LUNAR ADORATIONS


Monthly, on the night when the Moon is new, let the magician face Her and proclaim:

Then let him summon the force of ALIM by word and will, making the sign of 496 in Love.

Also, on the night when the Moon is in its first quarter, let the magician face Her and proclaim:

Then let him summon the force of ALIM by word and will, making the sign of 496 in Liberty.

Also, on the night when the Moon is full, let the magician face Her and proclaim:

Then let him summon the force of ALIM by word and will, making the sign of 496 in Light.

Also, on the night when the Moon is in its third quarter, let the magician face Her and proclaim:

Then let him summon the force of ALIM by word and will, making the sign of 496 in Life.

Let him conclude each of these proclamations with the sign of silence, and let him continue by making the signs of N.O.X.

Then shall he perform an adoration by which the spirit shall descend, that ALIM become ALHIM, and he too drink the nectar of the stars.

When all this is accomplished, let him compose himself to holy meditation, until he taste the dissolution. And let this vary according to the Moon, so that with Hecate he shall become lost in Ayin, with Artemis he shall become lost in Caph, with Celene he shall become lost in Nun, and with Diana he shall become lost in Pe.

And thus may he be grasp the celestial patterns of Life, yea and more, the patterns of Death, that these patterns serve him as a map and a recipe in his execution of the Great Work, the fruits of which are True Wisdom and Perfect Happiness.

NOTES:

In Crowley's Eight Lectures on Yoga he indicates that there are lunar adorations corresponding to the solar adorations of Liber Resh. He suggests the Hindu mantra gayatri, which is actually another solar adoration. This ritual is suggested to play the part of the lunar adoration. Another possibility would be to use a modification of the invocation of Thoth found in Liber Israfel, as Thoth is the Egyptian god of the moon.

Possible options for the adoration to invoke the spirit include Liber LXV I:1, and the "Prologue of the Unborn" from Liber VII.