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Two Fragments of Ritual

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick,alt.thelema,alt.pagan.magick
From: 333 
Subject: Two Fragments of Ritual (Signs+)
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 03:39:26 GMT

50020611 VII

> 93,


> Is anyone here familiar with "The Supreme Ritual" one of two 
> rituals from The Equinox Number Ten article "Two Fragments of
> Ritual"?
> It involves signs that I have not seen alluded to elsewhere. 
> For example: 
>	[Gives the S... of a B...  of the A..., which i.
>        destroys by the S...  of M..T. the God

I found

["Gives the S... of a B... of the A...., which" 

my guesses (I'm looking at the Big Blue Brick's Tech Index)

            Sign of a Babe of the Abyss, which"

	I. "destroys by the S... of M..T. the God."]

                            Sign of Mentu the God

>                 and
> 	[i. repeats S... of M..T. and O. gives S... of 
>	 Baphmet.

[I. "repeats S... of M.. T. and O. gives S... of Baphomet."]

             Sign of Mentu and O. gives Sign of Baphomet 

>                 Can anyone describe them?

they are apparently N.O.X. signs of the Grades. Reguli seems 
to have descripts as follows:

	MENTU 6=5 N (Puer):
		Let him give the sign of Puer, standing with
		feet together, and head erect. Let is right
		hand (the thumb extended at right angles to
		the fingers) be raised, the forearm vertical
		at a right angle with the upper arm, which is
		horizontally extended in the line joining the
		shoulders. Let his left hand, the thumb
		extended forwards, and the fingers clenched,
		rest at the junction of the thighs (attitude
		of the Gods Mentu, Khem, etc.).

Babe could be either of the below, according to Book Four,:
	BABE Babe of the Abyss (Puella):
		Let him make the sign called Puella, standing
		with his feet together, head bowed, his left
		hand shielding hte *muladhara cakra* [spine base],
		and his right hand shielding his breast (attitude
		of Venus de Medici).		

	BAPHOMET Babe of the Abyss X (Mulier):
		Let him give the sign of Mulier. The feet are
		widely separated, and the arms raised so as to
		suggest a crescent. The head is thrown back
		(attitude of Baphomet, Isis in Welcome, the
		Microcosm of Vitruvius).

all from:
	"Magick -- Book Four -- Liber ABA", Aleister Crowley,
	 with Mary Desti [Sturges] and Leila Waddell, Samuel
	 Weiser, 1994; pp. 574-5.

corrections welcomed.

for the interested, an online copy of the Two Fragments of Ritual
may be found at:

amongst other locales.
>                 93/93



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