The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram (LBRP)

The LBRP can be used by all to banish spirits and protect the energy and sanctity of their environment. This is the purpose that most people use it for today. For those who are interested though, it has far greater significance and is well worth researching. Aleister Crowley once said of the LBRP, “…this ritual … is the Medicine of Metals and the Stone of the Wise.”

Here it is:

The Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram

  • Touching the forehead, say Ateh (Unto Thee).
  • Touching the breast, say Malkuth (The Kingdom).
  • Touching the right shoulder, say ve-Geburah (and the Power).
  • Touching the left shoulder, say ve-Gedulah (and the Glory).
  • Clasping the hands upon the breast, say le-Olahm, Amen (to the Ages, Amen).
  • Turning to the East, make a Pentagram (that of Earth) with the proper weapon. Say (i.e., vibrate) YHVH.
  • Turning to the South, the same, but say ADONAI.
  • Turning to the West, the same, but say EHEIEH.
  • Turning to the North, the same, but say AGLA.
  • Extending the arms in the form of a Cross, say:
  • Before me Raphael;
  • Behind me Gabriel;
  • On my right hand Michael;
  • On my left hand Uriel;
  • For about me flames the Pentagram,
  • And in the Column stands the six-rayed Star.
  • Repeat (1) to (5), the ‘Kabbalistic Cross’.

pentagrams - invoking and banishing pentagrams

The names of God used in the LBRP are pronounced “Yod-Heh-Vav-Heh”, “Ad-oh-ny”, “Ee-hay-yay” and “Ahg-lah”. AGLA is an abbreviation using the initial letters of the phrase “Atah Gibor le-Ohlahm Adonai”, and this can be said in the North in place of AGLA. It means, “Thou art mighty unto the ages Adonai.” These four names are called “tetragrammatic names” by Mathers, and share a four-fold structure in common. They represent the Unity of the name as a whole, symbolizing Spirit, expressing itself through its four components, representing the four aspects of manifestation. Their placement at the four quarters therefore recapitulates the underlying structural meaning of the ritual as a whole.

Eliphas Levi, wrote:
The Sign of the Cross adopted by Christians does not belong to them exclusively. This also is kabalistic and represents the oppositions and tetradic equilibrium of the elements. We see by the occult versicle of the Lord’s Prayer, which we have cited in our ‘Doctrine’, that it was originally made after two manners, or at least that it was characterized by two entirely different formulae, one reserved for priests and initiates, the other imparted to neophytes and the profane. For example, the initiate said raising his hand to his forehead, ‘For thine,’ then added ‘is,’ and continuing as he brought down his hand to his breast, ‘the kingdom,’ then to the left shoulder, ‘and the mercy’ ā€” then clasping his hands, he added, ‘in the generating ages.’ Tibi sunt Malkuth et Geburah et Chesed per aeonas ā€” a Sign of the Cross which is absolutely and magnificently kabalistic, which the profanations of Gnosticism have lost completely to the official and militant Church. This Sign, made after this manner, should precede and terminate the Conjuration of the Four [elements].

The invoking and banishing forms of this ritual are identical except for the Pentagrams. The invoking form uses the invoking Pentagrams of Earth. The banishing form uses the banishing Pentagrams of Earth.


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