Solomonic Consecration of the Tin for a Key of Solomon Jupiter Pentacle


On the Day of the Moon in the Hour of Jupiter, with the Moon in 10 degrees Aquarius in the Lunar Mansion of Sa’ad al Ahbiyah (Mansion 25), I lit the odoriferous incense of Frankincense and said over the Tin, to be used later in the creation of a Key of Solomon 2nd Pentacle of Jupiter:

I exorcise thee, O Creatures of Metal, by ANAIRETON, by SIMULATOR, and by the Name ADONAI, and by the Name of Him through Whom all things were made, that thou shalt both be unto me an aid and succor in all things which I wish to perform by thine aid.

Then I prayed:

ADRAI, HAHLII, TAMAII, TILONAS, ATHAMAS, ZIANOR, ADONAI, banish from this Creature of Metal all deceit and error, so that it may be of virtue and efficacy to attain all that I desire to attain thereby. Amen.

I then suffumigated the metal in Frankincense, and began to inscribe the Consecratory Characters within the metal.

I continued until the end of the Hour of Jupiter, with more to do in another Hour of Jupiter. As the Hour of Mars began, I turned to the prayers. Holding the metal over the Frankincense, I began to pray:

Be ye present to aid me, and may my operation be accomplished through you: ZAZAH, ZALMAII, DALMAII, ADONAI, ANAPHAXETON, CEDRION, CRIPON, PRION, ANAIRETON, ELION, OCTINOMON, ZEVANON, ALAZAION, ZIDEON, AGLA, ON, YOD HE VAU HE, ARTOR, DINOTOR, Holy Angels of God; be present and infuse virtue into this Metal, so that it may obtain such power through you that all Names or Characters thereron written may receive due power, and that all deceit and hindrance may depart therefrom, through God the Lord merciful and gracious, Who liveth and reigneth through all the Ages. Amen.

Then, while repeatedly swirling the metals through the Frankincense smoke repeatedly, in a kind of hypnotic series of circular movements, I began to pray in an increasing state of ecstatic absoruption:

Psalm 72

By Solomon.

Elohim, give the king your justice
and the king’s son[a] your righteousness
        so that he may judge your people with righteousness
and your oppressed people with justice.

May the mountains bring peace to the people
and the hills bring righteousness.
May he grant justice to the people who are oppressed.
May he save the children of needy people
and crush their oppressor.
May they fear you as long as the sun and moon shine—
throughout every generation.
May he be like rain that falls on freshly cut grass,
like showers that water the land.
May righteous people blossom in his day.
May there be unlimited peace until the moon no longer shines.

May he rule from sea to sea,
from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth.
May the people of the desert kneel in front of him.
May his enemies lick the dust.
10 May the kings from Tarshish and the islands bring presents.
May the kings from Sheba and Seba bring gifts.
11 May all kings worship him.
May all nations serve him.

12 He will rescue the needy person who cries for help
and the oppressed person who has no one’s help.
13 He will have pity on the poor and needy
and will save the lives of the needy.
14 He will rescue them from oppression and violence.
Their blood will be precious in his sight.

15 May he live long.
May the gold from Sheba be given to him.
May the people pray for him continually.
May they praise him all day long.
16 May there be plenty of grain in the land.
May it wave in the breeze on the mountaintops,
its fruit like the treetops of Lebanon.
May those from the city flourish like the grass on the ground.
17 May his name endure forever.
May his name continue as long as the sun shines.
May all nations be blessed through him and call him blessed.

18 Thank YHVH Elohim, the Elohim of Israel,
who alone does miracles.
19 Thanks be to his glorious name forever.
May the whole earth be filled with his glory.
Amen and amen!

20 The prayers by David, son of Jesse, end here.

Psalm 118

Give thanks to YHVH because he is good,
because his mercy endures forever.
        Israel should say,
“His mercy endures forever.”
        The descendants of Aaron should say,
“His mercy endures forever.”
        Those who fear YHVH should say,
“His mercy endures forever.”

During times of trouble I called on Yah.
Yah answered me and set me free from all of them.
YHVH is on my side.
I am not afraid.
What can mortals do to me?
YHVH is on my side as my helper.
I will see the defeat of those who hate me.
It is better to depend on YHVH
than to trust mortals.
It is better to depend on YHVH
than to trust influential people.

10 All the nations surrounded me,
but armed with the name of YHVH, I defeated them.
11 They surrounded me. Yes, they surrounded me,
but armed with the name of YHVH, I defeated them.
12 They swarmed around me like bees,
but they were extinguished like burning thornbushes.
So armed with the name of YHVH, I defeated them.
13 They pushed hard to make me fall,
but YHVH helped me.
14 Yah is my strength and my song.
He is my savior.

15 The sound of joyful singing and victory is heard
in the tents of righteous people.
The right hand of YHVH displays strength.
16 The right hand of YHVH is held high.
The right hand of YHVH displays strength.
17 I will not die,
but I will live and tell what Yah has done.
18 Yah disciplined me severely,
but he did not allow me to be killed.

19 Open the gates of righteousness for me.
I will go through them and give thanks to Yah.
20 This is the gate of YHVH
through which righteous people will enter.

21 I give thanks to you,
because you have answered me.
You are my savior.
22 The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
23 YHVH is responsible for this,
and it is amazing for us to see.
24 This is the day YHVH has made.
Let’s rejoice and be glad today!
25 We beg you, O YHVH, save us!
We beg you, O YHVH, give us success!
26 Blessed is the one who comes in the name of YHVH.
We bless you from YHVH’s house.
27 YHVH is El, and he has given us light.
March in a festival procession
with branches to the horns of the altar.
28 You are my El, and I give thanks to you.
My Elohim, I honor you highly.

29 Give thanks to YHVH because he is good,
because his mercy endures forever.


Psalm 124

A song by David for going up to worship.

“If YHVH had not been on our side . . .”
(Israel should repeat this.)
“If YHVH had not been on our side when people attacked us,
then they would have swallowed us alive
when their anger exploded against us.
Then the floodwaters would have swept us away.
An overflowing stream would have washed us away.
Then raging water would have washed us away.”

Thank YHVH, who did not let them sink their teeth into us.
We escaped like a bird caught in a hunter’s trap.
The trap was broken, and we escaped.
Our help is in the name of YHVH, the maker of heaven and earth.

I then began to recite the Benedicite Omnia Opera, feeling lightheaded and ecstatic, still swirling the metals through the Frankincense smoke repeatedly, as I prayed in a rhytmic, trance-like pace:

O all ye Works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever. O ye Heavens, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Waters that be above the Firmament, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O all ye Powers of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Sun and Moon, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Stars of Heaven, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Showers and Dew, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever. O ye Winds of God, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Fire and Heat, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Winter and Summer, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Dews and Frosts, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Frost and Cold, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Ice and Snow, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Nights and Days, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Light and Darkness, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever. O ye Lightnings and Clouds, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O let the Earth bless the Lord : yea, let it praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Mountains and Hills, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O all ye Green Things upon the Earth, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Wells, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Seas and Floods, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

 O ye Whales, and all that move in the Waters, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O all ye Fowls of the Air, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever. O all ye Beasts and Cattle, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Children of Men, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O let Israel bless the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever. O ye Servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Spirits and Souls of the Righteous, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye holy and humble Men of heart, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O Ananias, Azarias and Misael, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

I then conjured the metal, saying:

 I conjure thee, O Creature of Metal, by all the Holy Names, YHVH, ADONAI, AGLA, EHEIEH that thou obtainest efficacy and strength, and becomest exorcised and consecrated, so that none of the things which may be written upon thee shall be effaced from the Book of Truth. Amen.

So ends the first round of exorcisms, consecrations, and carving in the metal. Until the next appropriate Hour of Jupiter… I retire into sleep, lightheaded, exhausted, with a full and grateful heart…


Day of the Sun Magic – Consecrating Three Daggers for Banishing and Invoking

GoldenDawnlogoDate: Sunday, January 21, 2017
Time: 10:50 – 12:02
Sun Phase: Zenith
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent
Planetary Day: Day of the Sun
Planetary Hour: Hour of Saturn (during banishings) and Hour of Jupiter (for consecration)
Astrology for center of the ritual time, c. 11:30 a.m.:

Mood: Tired, but excited
 Rite of Purification by Water, Neuro-linguistic programming state-shifting, four-fold breath pranayamic altered state induction, LIRP, LBRH, Ceremonial Consecration of a Banishing and Invoking Dagger, Prayers and Consecrations from the Lesser Key of Solomon, Elemental and Planetary Invocations integrating formulae from the Supreme Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram, LBRH, LBRP

Altar Set-up: Altar in the center of the Temple. Black cloth. White cross and red triangle on the altar, as in the Neophyte Grade Initiation. Incense in the East, lit, Stolistes Cup in the West, Salt in the North, Candle in the South, lit. Place the dagger to be consecrated in the center of the Triangle on the Altar. Place the Tarot cards of the Magician on the left of the Triangle, the Fool on the right, and the High Priestess beneath the Triangle.



Soror C.R. and I performed an initial Qabalistic Cross and then a ritual bathing to purify ourselves for the working. After this ritual bathing, Soror C.R. reported that she already felt herself falling into an altered state of hypnotic relaxation. We then practiced NLP state-shifting combined with laughter yoga to evoke a positive, relaxed state, which we deepened through a four-fold breath pranayamic altered state induction.

I then began to lead the ceremony as Soror C.R. sat in a chair behind the altar, focusing all of her Will on the Operation and projecting energy into each invocation and consecration as well as following along with the vibrations of words to empower and synergize my work. When I passed near her, she would touch me and send a flood of joyful, loving energy into me to strengthen and fortify me in the working.

Prior to the ceremony, three daggers were painted at the same time for the use of three magicians, Soror C.R., Frater F.S.S.F, and myself. These daggers were all hand-crafted with handles of light-weight wood by another craftsperson. I painted each of them with a combination of Pentagramic, Hexagramic, Lesser Key of Solomon, and Enochian symbolism, as explained in “An Untraditional Golden Dawn Banishing Dagger.

We decided to consecrate the three daggers at the same time, just as they had been painted at the same time, in a simultaneous ceremonial consecration so that they would endow them with an astrological connection intended to amplify the effects of group rituals performed by the three of us using the three daggers in tandem through a kind of astral harmonic resonance.

In order to not bias the sharing of our experiences after the ceremony, Soror C.R. and I decided to immediately write down our observations individually after the completion of the ritual and only discuss our experiences after our reflections were already locked into our written accounts. The following account is a collation of these two independently written accounts.

I began by performing the lesser invoking ritual of the pentagram followed by the lesser banishing ritual of the pentagram to energize and clear the room for the working and felt the Temple space intensify and lighten. Both of us reported that we experienced the pentagrams, hexagrams, and Archangelic images swelling in intensity as each of the rituals unfolded. Soror C.R. felt humbled to be in the presence of the Angels. As I recited the prayers from the Lesser Key of Solomon, I felt a rising wave of awe and wonder.

When I gave the LVX Signs, Soror C.R. later reported that she saw the corresponding letters vividly shining in the astral in bright yellow light, just as I had visualized. After each Lesser Key of Solomon-based elemental consecration of the Altar elements, I purified and consecrated both Soror C.R. and myself with the symbol of each element. I then invoked each element and projected the elemental energy into the dagger, equilibrating it with Spirit Pentagrams and the Enochian formulae of the Supreme Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram.

Each of the Elemental consecrations produced a distinct feeling and effect that both Soror C.R. and I independently documented in our written accounts after the ritual. I felt the flood of each element flowing through me and into the daggers and saw them glow in light in each elemental colour before being balanced in white light of Spirit and fading out in turn. Soror C.R. had powerful experiences during each elemental consecration following the Solomonic, G.D., and Enochian formulae.


During the invocation of fire, she felt warmth on her cheek and saw a burst of fire over the daggers. During the invocation of water, she felt moisture on the back of her neck and then a feeling of being submerged underwater. During the invocation of air, she felt a current of wind she described as “overwhelming.”  During the invocation of earth, she felt a sensation of earth being rubbed on her cheek and smelling fresh earth as if pulled from a garden.

Soror C.R. also noted that during the fire invocation, the fire hexagrams, invoking fire pentagram, and Michael (Archangel in the Southern Fire) astral images lit up and resonated with the shift in the energy. She observed similar ‘sympathetic glowing and resonating’ for the hexagrams, pentagrams, and Archangels of the other elements during their invocations.

In a very insightful comment, Soror C.R. later wrote that the ceremony revealed to her that “it is best not to try to force the visualizations, but rather to open to them in a receptive state and let them come to you.” When they came, the images did not come as she had expected or predicted. While she had expected to see the water energy express as an external symbol like a waterfall, instead, it came as a sense of being submerged and floating in the ocean.

Throughout all of the stages of the ritual, Soror C.R. and I both reported feeling a sense of the Light of Kether radiating downwards and enlivening the astral images build up and overlayered by the stages of the ceremony from up above us in the center of the Temple space.

When I created the Vortex of Light through the Mystic Circumambulation formula from the Neophyte Grade Ritual, Soror C.R. later described seeing the golden vortext of light swirling around the Temple space as I rapidly circumambulated along the boundaries of the circle, projecting the Sign of the Enterer on each passing of the East, and projecting a white triangle, symbolizing the influence of the Supernal Sephirot, up and into the center of the Temple space above us. Soror C.R. and I would draw energy from this central Triangle and then project it into the working as needed.

As the consecrations and invocations of the elements came to a close with the Earth Invocation, Soror C.R. reported seeing a bright green and smelling pine, feeling like a branch of pine needles were rubbing up against her cheek.

The invocations of multiple spirits and Divine Names from the Lesser Key of Solomon produced a great feeling of exaltation that made me swoon slightly as if dizzy; Soror C.R. later reported feeling a tingling sensation and light-headedness coming over her during these sections, which very much mirrored my own experience. Reflecting on these phases of the ceremony, she later wrote that she distinctly felt that “we were not alone.” I saw what seemed like sparks of white and silver light just outside the circle and even tendril-like ‘energy snakes’ like those that Donald Michael Kraig had once described. Perhaps some Elementals were attracted by the invocations and consecrations…

The Planetary invocations were similarly powerful; each planetary energy had a distinct feel, distinct colour in clairvoyance, and a unique character, such as the loving, green Venusian energy and the abundant, confident, electric blue Jupiterian energy. I equilibrated the Planetary energy in the daggers after each invocation so that they didn’t nullify one another.


The ceremony was not without surprise. Towards the end of the ritual, when I had intended to recite sections from the four Elemental Prayers in the Elemental Grades of the Golden Dawn from a printed sheet–prayers themselves drawn from translations of Eliphas Levi, as Pat Zalewksi had pointed out to me–I realized that only the first prayer had printed! But, as every practical magician knows, when things like this happen, there is no way forward but to flow and adapt with how things unfold. This I did, improvising and ad-libbing prayers in the same spirit as the Elemental Prayers for Water, Fire, and Earth.

The result had a pleasant side-effect; although this represented a deviation from my planned script for the ritual, the result was a deeper tuning into the energies of the elemental forces, and to love and faith to speaking from the heart, which only added to the collective effect of the ritual. Overall, upon its completion, I felt the ritual was a great success. The last few Qabalistic Crosses in the final banishing rituals felt more powerful for Soror C.R. and made the visualizations more intense for her.

Towards the end of the ceremony, Soror C.R. later reported that she felt some sadness at the state of peace into which she had entered in the altered ritual state of consciousness might leave her. In this moment, she had a vision of the presence of her aunt, grandfather, and grandmother standing beside her. They carried reassurance with their presence; their message was “it will be okay, you can still tune into this peaceful presence…”


By the end of the ritual, when all the consecrations and invocations of the elements were complete, Soror C.R. reported feeling a synthesis of her earlier astral imagery; she felt as if she were submerged under water, holding the pine branch, warmed by fire, and blown by a gust of wind, with the white light of spirit tying all together in Tiferetic harmony.

At the end of the LBRP, Soror C.R. repeated feeling as if she were “totally protected, absolutely safe, like a child” safely ensconced in the protective embrace of loving parents. The feeling moved her because she said she had not felt like that in a long time. I felt much the same.

As we picked the daggers off of the Altar after the ceremony, the effect it had produced was unmistakable. The daggers positively seemed to hum with energy! The energy felt balanced and equilibrated, however, exactly as we had aimed to achieve. We wrapped the daggers in white and put them away so that from this moment, none but their intended owners would touch them.

This ceremony was very intense for me. I projected my deep love for Soror C.R. and my deep brotherly love for Frater F.S.S.F. into every movement of the ritual, Willing as intensely as I could that these daggers should help, protect, and energize them and me in our workings.

While the energy in the daggers was well-balanced; the balance of elemental energies in my own Sphere of Sensation seemed temporarily thrown off. When the ritual came to a close, I felt both drained and simultaneously lightheaded, like a pleasant feeling of overwhelm, both airy and fiery at once, with a backnote of deeply spiritual peace behind it. As this faded out in the two hours that followed, however, a deep sense of vulnerability, of very sensitive and tender emotional rawness crept in like a descending wall of fog.


An hour after that, I documented that all of my senses felt intensified. My emotions seemed heightened and unimpeded. Much to my surprise, the simple act of smelling sheets fresh out of the dryer was so intense that it was an almost overwhelming experience. Gazing at my aura around my hands, I saw sparks of white electric-like energy snapping around it.

It was very clear to me that my energy was imbalanced and I was having flare-ups of airy, firey, earthy, and  watery sensations, emotions, thoughts, and experiences. Thus, by 6 hours after the ritual, I did some grounding and equilibration work with the Qabalistic Cross and some hearty laughter. As a result, the unstable elemental energy seemed like it began to subside and equilibrate into a gentler state of balanced calm.

Still, this ceremony was an intense one, so intense that neither Soror C.R. nor I were able to sleep through the night. By the following night, however, we were sleeping like babies once more. Ah magic… never a dull moment.


For more on the design of the Dagger, see this journal entry.

For a complete breakdown of the steps performed in this Ceremonial Consecration of Banishing and Invoking Dagger using G.D., Enochian, and Lesser Key of Solomon formulae, see this post.