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DMKraig: Supreme Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.pagan.magick,alt.magick
From: tyaginator 
Subject: DMKraig: Supreme Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram (SIRP) (MM)
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 05:27:44 GMT

[sent to tyaginator by Donald Michael Kraig ]

nagasiva said at Q on MM: Supreme Inv Rit of the Pent.
[Oct/08/2001Mon 11:51]

> >Newsgroups: alt.magick
> >From: (Wayne Crawford)
> >Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2001 02:16:43 GMT
> >Subject: SIRP Questions
> >Reply-To:
> Hi all,
> I've been going over the Supreme Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram and
> I'm coming to question some of the pentagrams. I'm considering
> possibly making some changes that make sense to me (at this time) ocne
> I'm comfortable with the ritual, but I'd like to get the input of
> others, as well.
> The pentagram for Spirit Equilibrating Passive seems to me to be the
> Water Invoking Pentagram. It doesn't sit well with me at this time
> that the standard Water Invoking Pentagram is drawn in the same way as
> the Air Banishing Pentagram.
> Same with the Spirit Closing Active Pentagram, to me, this seems more
> like a Fire Invoking Pentagram.
> Below is my complete list of possible changes:
> Spirit Equilibrating Passive becomes Water Invoking.
> Spirit Closing Passive becomes Water Banishing.
> Spirit Closing Active becomes Fire Invoking.
> Spirit Equilibrating  Active becomes Fire Banishing.
> Fire Banishing becomes Spirit Invoking.
> Fire Invoking becomes Spirit Banishing.
> Having only 2 pentagrams for Spirit makes more sense to me, but I
> would love to hear where my inexperience has lead to flawed logic.
> Wayne
> [0=0] < [Me] > [5=6]


This happens to be a point that I have been debating
with others, as well as in my own mind, for years. I
can only give you the reasons why I support the
tradition. YMMV.

I don't think that the people who created and
popularized the ritual were just "armchair magicians."
That is, they didn't just think "This will work" and
then passed down "the law" that everyone must use it.
Rather, they, themselves used it and discovered that it

But, as was pointed out, it seems somewhat logically
uncomfortable. Aren't those pentagrams the same?

The answer, I believe, is two-fold. First, waving the
arms in the air does nothing. Nor will drawing 10,000
pentagrams in the air IF you don't know what you are
doing. I'm not saying that the physical action is
unimportant. What I am saying is that it contributes to
a magical act and is not, in an of itself magical.

So what happens during the SIRP? Obviously, the
magician practicing it is not just waving his or her
hands through the air. The physical action emphasizes
the act of Will and the mental action. Thus, the mind
and body are working in harmony to affect an astral
and/or physical change. So the real question is the
second part of this: what's going on in the astral.

If you look at the outline of the ritual which is on
page 214 of MM (the entire ritual can also be found in
other books), you will see that there is an order of
performance. At each quarter, you first make an active
or passive equilibrated pentagram of spirit and charge
it with Enochian. Then you make an inner wheel and
charge it with an appropriate Hebrew God name. This
effectively (if done with knowledge and energized
enthusiasm) results in opening a doorway (the "wheel"
is obviously the wheel of the zodiac). Once opened, you
then perform an additional set of ritual actions.
Specifically, you do the invoking pentagrams of the
elements and charge them with explicit kerubic

This, I believe, is the answer.

Use a key, open a door and walk into a room. You see
there is a door to another room. You use a different
key, but the door knob works the same way for each
room. One opens an outer room, another opens an inner
room. The action is the same, but the key (charging) is

This, I hope, explains why I prefer to use the
tradition. However, it is, after all, only a tradition.
If somebody wishes to change it, that's fine with me.
The only thing I would respectfully suggest is that the
person who makes the change acknowledge that is his or
her variation and that she or he keep accurate records
on successes (if they occur) and consider sharing them
with other people later on.




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