Elelogap – Praise the Cool Refreshing Water!

Last Saturday I had a dream. In that dream my Beloved was sprinkling holy water with my Aspergillum. She used the aspergillum I have in real life, the one I bought on eBay which is made and blessed by Russian orthodox monks:

aspergill

She sprinkled with such force that the hairs at the end where falling out. At first I was a bit worried for the loss of my aspergillum, but in the dream I took it as an opportunity to start making my real Solomonic one, using thread spun by a virgin, and replacing the hairs with herbs (from the True Grimoire (Verum): Mint, Marjoram, and Rosemary). In the dream this was made easy, because my Beloved said that she had made some thread in her youth. When waking I inquired, and she indeed had spun some in her youth, but it was lost now. But still, I took this dream as a sign to start making my true aspergillum.

A day later my Beloved went back to her apartment… And discovered that it was flooded. The neighbors had a water leak and the water reached 3 apartments on her floor and dripped up to 6 floors down, causing electricity damage on the way down. We cleaned up her apartment and made stock of the damage. To us, this has become a blessing in disguise because we are about to move in together in our new home in about a month or so. We wanted to take the floor with us, but had a hard time fitting the moving of the floor into our tight schedule. Insurance now pays for a new floor and all other things that have been damaged (table, bookcases, a few books etc).

Apartment flooded

I didn’t link these two events together, the dream of the damaged aspergillum and the flooding of her apartment, until after I worked with the spirit Elelogap yesterday.

Yesterday I woke up from a dream in which Jake Stratton-Kent offered to teach me (Jake is the author of an awesome book series, which I will buy as soon as I have the money). Prompted by the dream I started looking up material by the man on the internet, saw some awesome video and looked up his offers on Amazon. There I found the gem http://amzn.com/B00AXYGWAK and felt immediately drawn to buy this booklet, because it talks about baths and aspergillums, and both where on my mind and in my practice this week. I took a healing bath the night before this dream.

After reading the booklet, drinking water in the name of Elelogap, taking a walk through sunshine and rain, sharing water with Elelogap on a bridge (crossroads with water), walking away without walking back, and seeing (out of season) signs of new beginnings: a cat with cubs, a duck with ducklings… I prepared for a little ritual that evening.

I showered while chanting Mundabor (I shall be clean), and Elelogap. Sprinkled the ritual space with holy water containing a few drops of essential oil inspired by the herbs of Grimoire Verum, and did an impromptu invocation of Elelogap.

elogap
The presence was easily felt. Like waves, expanding, undulating. I felt a little nausea, and my sight actually got a little fuzzy. Elelogap told me:

I am a purifying presence.
The first step on the magical path is letting go what you no longer need.
I will wash it away from you so it can be replaced with new things.
I clean, I clear I purify.
I make visible the divine (I saw a lilly or lotus on a pond, opening up, showing the light shining within).
Making the aspergillum and delving in the mysteries of water is the right first step.
It will purify you and prepare you to do this magick.
This is the first initiation.

Has Elelogap flooded the apartment, destroying the old, and through insurance giving the ability to buy new things for our new home? Has Elelogap in my dreamlife destroyed the old aspergillum, so I would go on a search and meet this spirit?

I’m not sure what this means for my practice. Will I go the Grimoire Verum route? I definitely want to explore the Elemental, Earthly and and Chthonic aspects of magic more, but I am not sure if I am ready to accept the whole Verum hierarchy yet. I will start my quest for the thread spun by a virgin though, and when that is done, grow the herbs for the aspergillum, maybe while working with the herb spirit from Verum. I do feel this has been an important step on the path of Solomonic Magic.

Another thing of note. The three spirits that came into my life spontaneously, and with great effect, all start with the prefix El-. I wonder…

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The Aduration of Metatron

I want to share with you two rituals from the Greek Magical Papyri that I think are awesome. Both for daily work and for opening (and closing) any other ritual work. Together, they might well establish what Scott Stenwick at Augoeides calls the operant field: a cleansed personal sphere (Microcosmos), interfacing with the Macrocosmos, ready to do world changing Magick.

The first is the Adjuration of Metatron (I got it from the Book of Abrasax by M. Cecchetelli). The second is Calling of the Sevenths to Induce Equilibrium.

The Adjuration of Metatron

I will describe this ritual including the visualizations I use, ending with a short comment.

metatron

Beginning with visualizing a ball of great bright light above my head, representing the Presence of God, my connection with Cosmic Consciousness, the Light of Pure and Primordial Awareness, my Greater Self.

By the great name of the Father, and to his Glory!
And that of those who stand in his presence,
ATHONAS, SIAK, KSAS, SABAK, KAAB, KAESAS, EKOE!

I call upon thee, O Angel of the Presence!

The light fills me, and permeates my aura.

By Thy Great Names, Given Thee By God:

By Metatron, Draw for me your sword and banish the profane!
I imagine Metatron where I stand, stretch my hand as a sword, sweep the circle clockwise to banish the circle.
By Dynamis, Bend for me your bow against the things that oppose me!
I changed the wording a little, the original says, “against he that opposes me!” I visualize bright light arrows shooting outward in all directions, while moving my right hand as if I picked an arrow from my quiver over my right shoulder and knocked it on the bow in my left.
By Chasdiel, Cleanse for me the whole of this place!
A blinding wave of light explodes from my heart center, wiping away everything from the room, cleaning the whole room and beyond. This while moving my hands from above to my my heart center, then sweeping them outward, sometimes stamping my right foot.

During the next part I visualize a bright white Angel in the direction mentioned: holding a sword in the left, blasting the quarter with light coming from the right hand. Then holding the sword with both, guarding the direction.

By Jael, Cleanse for me the Depths!
By Yahoel, Cleanse for me the East!
By Megameidan, Cleanse for me the North!
By Pa’Aziel, Cleanse for me the South!
By Na’ariel, Cleanse for me the West!
By Hadariel, Cleanse for me the Heights!

I end by basking in the light of the Presence all around me, enjoying the cleansed and empowered feeling this ritual has awoken within me and my sphere.

You see that this ritual is a powerful cleansing ritual, preparing the space, and offering protection. Since Metatron is the Angel of Presence, you have also just surrounded yourself with the Presence of God on all sides of yourself. You stand in the Presence of God, maybe even slightly realize the part of yourself that is the Presence of God: the Pure Presence, Awareness, Conscious Ground, that is the Source of All Things

A powerful state to be in to start your magick.

I do not always have the need to follow this ritual up with the calling of the sevenths, but when I do I can report it is very balancing and empowering. Let me know if you want me to write about that ritual.