The Reconstruction Ritual (Reguli based)

The Reconstruction Ritual

(Being the Ritual of the Mark of the Beast, an incantation proper to invoke the energies of the Aeon of Horus, adapted for the use of the Irish Order of Thelema.)

 

Intent;

To aid in the reconstruction of the existing Social, political and religious order in Ireland, bringing it into alignment with the precepts of The Book of the Law.

 

Officers

 

Central invoker (C.I.)In centre, armed with a Blackthorn, co-ordinates entire ritual

Air invoker Stands in the North, performs Air invocation

Air drummerSeated in the North, drums and visualises the Forces of Air.

Fire invokerStands in the South, performs Fire invocation

Fire drummerSeated in the South, drums and visualises the Forces of Fire.

Earth invokerStands in the East, performs Earth invocation

Earth drummerSeated in the East, drums and visualises the Forces of Earth.

Water invokerStands in the West, performs Water invocation

Water drummerSeated in the West, drums and visualises the Forces of Water.

 

 

The First Gesture

Central Invoker; – Claps, 1-3-3-3-1

With thumb of right hand between index and medius make the following gestures:

 

  1. Describe a circle above head, crying NUIT!
  2. Draw thumb vertically downward and touch Muladhara Chakra, crying HADIT!
  3. Retracing line, touch centre of breast and cry RA-HOOR-KHUIT!

 

ALL; Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law!

 

  1. Touch centre of forehead, mouth and larynx, crying AIWAZ!
  2. Draw thumb from right to left across face at level of nostrils.
  3. Touch centre of breast, and solar plexus, crying THERION!
  4. Draw thumb from left to right across breast, at level of sternum.
  5. Touch the Svadistthana, and the Muladhara Chakra, crying BABALON!
  6. Draw thumb from right to left across abdomen, at level of hips.

 

C.I. – ‘I call on the forces of nature, spirits and entities of this locality and all that have an ear to hear. Witness these words of power whereby the energies of the Aeon of Horus work our will in the World!’

 

Central Invokerclasps hands upon Blackthorne, and crys; LAShTAL!

ALL; LAShTAL!

C.I. – THELEMA!

ALL –    THELEMA!

C.I. – IAO!

ALL; IAO!

C.I. – AGAPE!

ALL; Love is the law, love under will!

C.I. AUMGN!
ALL; (Clap 3-5-3)   ABRAHADABRA!

C.I. –  ‘Let the rituals be rightly performed with joy and beauty!’

 

The Second Gesture

Drummers (very quietly take up Mantra)

A KA DUA

TUF UR BIEU

BI A CHEFU

DU DU NER

AF AN NUTERU

 

C.I. – (Dances walks one circuit anticlockwise, giving Sign of Enterer when passing  Aeonic East, continues to the North, faces outwards and draws the Averse invoking pentagram of AIR, Calls upon NUIT! Gives sign Puella, then kneels in front of Air invoker)

Air Drummer (begins to drum gently, visualises the powers of air entering the circle)

 

Air Invoker; (turns outward , and faces the North)

AIR INVOCATION

I call on the wild winds, the power of Air

The storm and the stillness, the gale and the breeze

The raw power of the winds of Ireland

By the power of the sword I call you!

I call on the power of the ancient city of Findias

And the druid poet Semias, guardian of the light

I call on Nuada of the silver hand and the power of his Sword

I call on Dian Cecht, master healer of Erin’s past

I call to the mind and breath of freedom’s soldiers

Creatures of Air, visible and invisible, animal and spirit

I call you!

Be here!

Be with us!

Fulfil our will!

And the winds roar and the Air is alive

The storm ravages and the breeze calms

Feel the power of the almighty Air of Ireland

And let the gates of Findias be opened

That Semias may come forth and teach us the secret wisdom

Let the Sword of Nuada be drawn from it’s deadly sheath

For there is no one can escape or resist it

And may the master physician teach us his skills

And the warriors breath be free and minds be clear

As the birds of Air hasten to our call

And the spirits fly to aid our Will

Powers of Air I call you!

Carry our words of freedom across this land

Blow tyranny and superstition from Irelands face

Awaken the minds of those who will join us

Inspire the ideals towards which we fly

Powers of Air, I call you!

be here! Be with us!

Fulfil our Will!

 

(Air Invoker turns back to face centre, begins mantra ‘The land is alive the ancient powers are with us!’)

C.I. ~ (Circambulates as before giving Sign of Enterer when passing East, continues to the South, Traces Averse Pentagram to invoke Fire, pointing Blackthorne to centre calling HADIT!  Gives sign Puer, kneels during Fire invocation .)

 

Fire Drummer (begins to drum gently, visualises the powers of Fire entering the circle)

 

Fire Invoker (turns outward , and faces the South)

 

FIRE INVOCATION

I call on the raging flames, the powers of Fire!

Raging inferno and gentle flame

The Fire that consecrates, the flame that creates

Fire beneath Ireland, flame in the core of every star!

By the power of the spear I call you!

I call on the ancient power of the City of Gorias

And the druid poet Esras, guardian of the ways

I call on Lugh and the power of his Flaming Spear

And Brighid, burning lady of the forge!

I call on the flaming will and burning desire of freedom’s soldiers

Creatures of Fire, visible and invisible, animal and spirit

I call you!

Be here!

Be with us!

Fulfil our will!

And the flames roar and the Fire is alive!

The world is consecrated and the land recreated

Feel the power of Fire of Ireland

And let the gates of the city of Gorias be opened

That Esras may come forth and teach us the secret wisdom

Let the Spear of Lugh be upraised!

For no battle can be sustained against it

Or the man who holds it in his hand

And let Brighid renew our weapons in the flame of her forge

For the Battle of Conquest is near at hand!

And let warriors’ wills be enflamed and their desires burn!

As the creatures of Fire hasten to our call

And the spirits fly to aid our will

Powers of Fire, set this land alight with deeds of Freedom

Burn tyranny and superstition from Irelands face

Enflame the wills of those who would join us!

Let our hearts be filled with a creative flame

And the Sun blaze bright upon us

As we reconstruct this land anew!

Powers of Fire be here!

Be with us!

Fulfil our Will!

(Air Invoker turns back to face centre, begins mantra ‘The land is alive the ancient powers are with us!’)

C.I. ~ (Circambulates as before giving Sign of Enterer when passing East, continues to the East, Traces Averse Pentagram to invoke Earth, pointing Blackthorne to centre crying Therion!  Gives sign Vir, kneels during Earth invocation.)

 

Earth Drummer (begins to drum gently, visualises the powers of Earth entering the circle)

 

Earth Invoker (turns outward , and faces the East.)

 

EARTH INVOCATION

I call on the growing land, the powers of Earth

The mountain and the valley, the field and the forest

Raw power of the Earth of Ireland

By the power of the Disk I call you

I call on Danu, Mother of the Gods

And Carnun, Lord of the beasts

I call on the power of the ancient city of Falias

And the druid poet Morfessa, great wisdoms guide

I call on the power of the Stone of Fal

I call to the bodies of freedom’s soldiers

And the creatures of Earth,

visible and invisible, animal and spirit

I call you!

Be here!

Be with us!

Fulfil our Will!

And the land grows and the Earth is alive

The mountains rise and the valleys fall

The fields are fertile, the forests wild

Feel the power of the all-present Earth of Ireland

And the Lady Danu lend her aid

And the hooves and horns of Carnun be with us

And let the gates of the City of Falias be opened

That Morfessa may be come forth

and teach us the secret wisdom

And let the Stone of Fal cry out,

for the land has found a rightful king!

And let the warrior’s bodies be upright and strong

As the animals of Earth hasten to our call

And the spirits fly to aid our will

Powers of Earth I call you!

Build the Foundations of freedom secure in this Land

Provide us with the Wealth to achieve our ends

Fortify the Bodies of those who will join us

Earth our ideas into the world of Women and Men

Provide us with persistence and determination

To reconstruct this Land Anew!

Powers of Earth be here!

Be with us!

Fulfil our Will!

(Earth Invoker turns back to face centre, begins mantra ‘The land is alive the ancient powers are with us!’)

 

C.I. ~ (Circambulates as before giving Sign of Enterer when passing East, continues to the West, Traces Averse Pentagram to invoke Water, pointing Blackthorne to centre calling Babalon!  Gives sign Mullier, kneels during Water Invocation.)

 

Water Drummer (begins to drum gently, visualises the powers of Water entering the circle)

 

Water Invoker (turns outward , and faces the West.)

 

WATER INVOCATION

I call on the powers of Water

Raging torrent and gentle stream

Placid lake and mighty sea

The Water that cleanses, element that lustrates

The Raw power of the Waters of Ireland

By the power of the Cup I call you!

I call on the powers of the ancient city of Murias

And the druid poet Uiscias, guardian of the tides

I call on the Dagda and the power of his Cauldron

I call Mannanan Mac Lir and Fann

Lord and Lady of the mighty seas

I call to the feelings of freedom’s soldiers

And the creatures of Water, visible and invisible, animal and spirit

I call you!

Be here!

Be with us!

Fulfil our will!

And the rivers flow and the Water is alive

The land is cleansed by life giving rain

Feel the raw power of the Waters of Ireland

And let the gates of the city of Murias be opened

That Uiscias may come forth and teach us the secret wisdom

Let the Cauldron of the Dagda be brought to the camp

For no company will ever leave it unsatisfied

Let the Lord and Lady of the seas cast their waters to cleanse us

And the warriors feel the bright waves of freedom

As the creatures of Water hasten to our call

And the spirits fly to aid our will

Powers of Water I call you!

Cleanse this Land of it’s disease

Quence the thirst for freedom across this Land

Awaken the feelings of those who will join us

Aid us reflect on our ways

That we may reconstruct this Land anew

Powers of Water, be here!

Be with us! Fulfil our Will!

(Water Invoker turns back to face centre, begins mantra ‘The land is alive the ancient powers are with us!’)

 

The Dance

 

(The Central Invoker begins to dance anti-clockwise, circling around and ‘picking up’

each of the Elemental Invokers and Drummers in turn, all take up the dance, free and impromptu, spinning at each quarter. All take up the chant, ‘The land is alive! the ancient powers are with us!’ Then let the central invoker  call the various powers of the locality as they see fit, from each quarter where possible, but let this section be more wild and freeform. Let the drumming increase in volume and intensity and the drummers continue to visualise the forces in the circle. The Dance should continue until the the Central Invoker feels that sufficient energy had been raised. The C.I. shall then spiral inwards to the centre and upraise the Blackthorn , signalling to the drummers to stop. The Elemental Invokers and Drummers remain close to the C.I. but facing inwards from their respective quarters.)

 

Central Invoker; (Traces the Mark of the Beast towards Aeonic East, Crys AIWASS! Traces invoking hexagram of the Beast.)

ALL; (Place hands on Blackthorn and direct the accumulated energy into it, while Vibrating AUM, when the vibration is finished let the C.I. strike the ground with the Blackthorn and all cry HA!  All but C.I. return to their respective quarters.)

 

Central Invoker (Gives sign of Mater Triumphans, crys THELEMA!)

 

ALL; (cry THELEMA!)

 

Central Invoker;

Before me the powers of LA!

Behind me the Powers of AL!

On mine right hand the Powers of LA!

On mine left hand the powers of AL!

(leaping in the Air.) Above me the powers of ShT!

(Strikes ground) Beneath me the powers of ShT!

(Clasps Blackthorn) Within me the Powers!

About me Flames my Fathers face, the Star of Force and Fire

And in the column stands His six-rayed splendour!

The Final Gesture

 

Central invoker;Claps, 1-3-3-3-1

With thumb of right hand between index and medius make the following gestures:

 

  1. Describe a circle above head, crying NUIT!
  2. Draw thumb vertically downward and touch Muladhara Chakra, crying HADIT!
  3. Retracing line, touch centre of breast and cry RA-HOOR-KHUIT!

 

ALL; Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law!

 

  1. Touch centre of forehead, mouth and larynx, crying AIWAZ!
  2. Draw thumb from right to left across face at level of nostrils.
  3. Touch centre of breast, and solar plexus, crying THERION!
  4. Draw thumb from left to right across breast, at level of sternum.
  5. Touch the Svadistthana, and the Muladhara Chakra, crying BABALON!
  6. Draw thumb from right to left across abdomen, at level of hips.

C.I. – ‘May all here called go forth to do their will in the world, charged with the words of power of this Aeon of Horus’

C.I. LAShTAL!

ALL; LAShTAL!

C.I. – THELEMA!

ALL –   THELEMA!

C.I. – IAO!

ALL; IAO!

C.I. – AGAPE!

ALL; Love is the law, love under will!

C.I. AUMGN!

ALL; (Clap 3-5-3)   ABRAHADABRA!

 

Notes

This Group version of Liber V vel Reguli was adapted from notes written by Aleister Crowley at Cefalu. (see here)

This ritual has been used to good effect within the Irish Thelemic community since1994 when the ritual was first prepared and used within Fortified Island Oasis of O.T.O.

It has since been used in a co-ordinated series of workings accross the Island, with performances at the quarters and centre of each of the Provinces of Ulster, Connaught, Leinster and Munster and continues to be performed regularly within the Irish Order of Thelema, both as a group ritual and adapted for solo use.

Elemental invocations © Irish Order of Thelema

Original Text from Liber V vel Reguli © Ordo Templi Orientis