Bornless Ritual

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The Bornless Ritual, also known as the Preliminary Invocation of the Goetia, or the Invocation of the Heart Girt with a Serpent, is often considered the proper preliminary invocation to the Ars Goetia since it was introduced as such by Aleister Crowley.[1] Originally, grimoire magick did not include this particular ritual but routinely advised the magician (or "exorcist") to have a close bond to the heavenly powers before meddling with demons (e.g. the Book of Abramelin, the Keys of Solomon, etc.).[citation needed] As Stephen Skinner says, "The Bornless One" is nowhere mentioned, for instance, in his recent translation of the Goetia of Dr. Rudd, as the ritual is of Greaco/Egyptian origin. Skinner argues that the ritual is in fact an exorcism. [2]

"I summon you Headless One, who created earth and heaven, who created night and day [...] I am the Favor of the Aion; my name is a heart encircled by a serpent" [3]

A similar formula is also used in Crowley's Liber Samekh for establishing contact with the Holy Guardian Angel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sumner, Alex (2004). "The Bornless Ritual". Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition. 1 (7).
  2. ^ PGM V. 96-172: Stele of Jeu the Hieroglyphist in his letter:
  3. ^ Hans Dieter Betz, The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation, 1992. P. 103).