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MNDO wrote:Invoking Spiral Dance: Is this spiralling clockwise while also circling clockwise or are there a couple of different ways it should be done?
The secret word of the Neophyte: I have seen it written as M....M and I have seen it written in its entirety. Is it what I think it is?
Cutting the cross on the chest and drawing blood: How necessary is this?
Anointing the wounds: Would this be, the forehead, chest and buttocks?
Magical Motto: When giving this as in 'Speak fair words for ... May he flourish' would it be ones 0=0 motto or ones chosen 1=10 motto?[/qote]
Excellent question. Answer: 1=10.Rubric: What does this mean exactly? Is it to repeat a certain section, if so, which one?
What manuscript are you using? (I'm not sure I can answer that without pulling archive copies out of old files. All of our "in use" copies have been edited to spell that out more. But if you can remind me how it's written, I can probably answer the question.) (PS You should be asking your Zelator that one.)I would also like to know how it is to be performed. Is it just the one time or should it be performed at the beginning of a week and then doing some dedicated practice for a week and then ending with Liber P or should it be performed every day for at least a week?
If this is intended to effect your formal transition to Neophyte, then that's absolutely something you should ask your Zelator about (since they are varying from the standard system and not putting you through the temple version of 671). If you are working solitary, then you have a lot of latitude - again, see John St. John, where Crowley performed it nightly for several weeks IIRC.
If you are asking the "for a week" question based on Liber 185, then I'll just say that, no, that's not what the seven days are used for. (And I really can't say what the first six days are used for without screwing it up forever for anyone coming through the system in the future. If you're working solitary, it doesn't matter - just figure something out and make a decision about it.)
In practical terms, you have to do it enough times to know it and get good at it before you say, "OK, this is the one that counts for my transition." And you can do it as many times as you like thereafter. (Many people, having been admitted to Neophyte by the actual temple initiation version of 671, then learn and perform Pyramidos as part of the work of their 1=10 and perform it frequently.)I have have searched high and low for detailed information on Liber P but have found very little so any advice that can be provided to me will be very much appreciated.
Aleister Crowley’s self-initiation ritual, Liber Pyramidos, was an adaptation of the A.'.A.'. 1=10 [initiation] ritual, Liber ThROA. The Egyptian form is well known. What generally is not known is that the earliest form [of ThROA] employed a Greek pantheon: The mysterious “Alpha Delta Epsilon Iota” of the Opening are the initials of the names Hades, Demeter, Hermes, and Iacchus. The whole ritual, viewed thus, is the legend of “The Passage of Persephone Through Tartarus,” the initiation of the Daughter or Pure Soul of Malkuth unto her rightful heritage. Original drafts have not survived. I created the adaptation following for a stage of my personal Work, retrofitting the ritual to the pantheon of Greece in a period when she was heavily influenced by Egyptian importation.
bdc wrote:If the individual is "bound and hoodwinked" throughout a large portion of this ritual, how exactly are they expected to perform various actions, such as the cuttings, anointings and gestures during this portion?
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