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The Archangelic Invocation

Instead of the Hebrew Archangels I described, you could use Wiccan Deities to invoke the 'pure' form of the Elements.


The Air image in Wicca seems to be masculine and relates to Herne, the Black Man, the messenger of the Gods, or the Sky Gods: Odin, or Lugh as the rising Sun God. The God can be imagined as riding through the night sky, at the head of the Wild Hunt, or rising above the branches of the world-ash. Instead of the Sword given to Raphael, the God might carry a staff, spear or wand, which is attributed to Air in most Wiccan traditions.


The Fire image is definitely masculine and relates to the Horned God: Cernunnos, Lucifer, call Him what you will. He stands in the hot light of the noonday sun, radiating fiery energy. He would bear an Athame or sword, which is the weapon of Fire in most Wiccan styles.


The Water image is the Maiden, the mistress of the Moon and the Tides: Aradia, Artemis, Venus rising from the waves. Her image is lit by the silver light of the moon, upon a tranquil reach of water or the foaming sea. She might hold the chalice, symbol of water (alternatively, the cauldron might be envisioned).


The Goddess in Her aspect as Earth Mother is here: Hertha, Habondia, Demeter. She stands beneath the golden, life-giving sun surrounded by the fruits of the Earth. Before her, a platter flows with good things of the Earth, for the disk/shield/platter is the pentacle, magick instrument of Earth. These are only bare sketches of the magickal images that a witch might use to replace the Qabalistic images of the traditional pentagram ritual. I offer them for what they are worth.

When all of the flaws of the LBRP are corrected and the elements of the ritual are properly balanced, a New Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram emerges:

1. Facing east, touch the forehead and say Eheieh (I am).

2. Touch the groin and say Malkuth (the Kingdom).

3. Touch the right shoulder and say ve-Geburah (and the Power).

4. Touch the left shoulder and say ve-Gedulah (and the Glory).

5. Clasp the hands upon the breast and say le-Olahm IAO (Forever,


6. In the East, trace the banishing pentagram of Air. Vibrate Eheieh.

7. Turn to the North and trace the banishing pentagram of Earth.

Vibrate Adonai.

8. Turn to the West and trace the banishing pentagram of Water.

Vibrate Eloah.

9. Turn to the South and trace the banishing pentagram of Fire. Vibrate


10. Turn to the East to complete the circle. Extend the arms in the form

of a cross and say:

11. Before me Raphael.

12. Behind me Gabriel.

13. On my right hand Michael.

14. And on my left hand Auriel.

15. For about me flames the pentagrams.

16. And within me shines the six-rayed star.

17. Repeat the Qabalistic Cross (parts 1-5).