DIAMOND SAPPHIRE

GEM of RADIANT LIGHT

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Version 9.1 March 11, 2013 e.v.

0. PREPARATION.

[In the East, the Stele of Revealing hanging above all other items. On the altar a single white candle (shin), a small bowl of fresh water (maim), and incense (aleph), red sandalwood preferably.  These items to be arranged in a descending triangle (single point to the west), with the candle at the top left angle, water at the top right angle, and the incense at the bottom. Within the triangle should be placed some visible image of the Great Work, such as a statue of Horus, Buddha, Durga, Shiva or any other image of Awakened Consciousness. Cakes of Light may be used for the Eucharist, with a Grail of Wine. Additionally, a smaller second altar may be used to place any images that invoke the aspiration, with fresh flowers, fresh food offerings, and any other images or items that are found pleasing and inspiring.]

I. OPENING.

[All participants are seated in meditative postures. When ready, the Adytum should be opened by whatever ritual methods the Officiant sees fit. At a minimum, banishing by fiat should be performed:]

BAHLASTI! OMPEHDA!1 [pause]

Officiant:    Nu is my Refuge [raising arms slightly]
                  As Hadit my Light [continuing to raise arms]
                  And Heru-Ra-Ha is the Strength, Force, Vigour of my arms.2  

                  [Arms are now raised outstretched.  Cross arms over chest, right over left.  When complete, turns to face the assembly:]

                  [Strikes gong once *]  Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

All:             Love is the law, love under will.

                  [Chant three times:]
                  A KA DUA
                  TUF UR BIU
                  BI A’A CHEFU
                  DUDU NER AF AN NUTERU

II. REFUGE and DEDICATION

Officiant:    We take refuge in Nuit.

All:             May we with all sentient beings embody the Great Work, consecrating our lives unto the blue-lidded daughter of Sunset, the naked brilliance of the voluptuous night sky.3

Officiant:    We take refuge in Hadit.

All:             May we with all sentient beings embrace the Law of Thelema, and come to know and fulfill our True Will, making our Wisdom wide and deep as the sea.

Officiant:    We take refuge in Heru-Ra-Ha.

All:             May we with all sentient beings attain the supreme realization, that we may truly lead the multitude to freedom from all hindrances, that the Aeon of the Crowned and Conquering Child may be manifest here on earth.

Officiant:    The Word of the Law is Thelema.4   Every man and every woman is a star.5

                  Make of yourself a Light. Let all be a Lamp unto oneself, spreading Light in the Darkness even as the rays of the Sun shine brilliantly and indiscriminately on all.


All:             In Light, may all sentient beings, boundless as the sky, come to know and fulfill their True Will.
                  In Life, may they have happiness and the causes of happiness.
                  In Liberty, may they be liberated from suffering and the causes of suffering.
                  In Love, may they never be separated from the happiness which is free from sorrow.
                  With the Law which informs these all, may they rest in equanimity, free from attachment and aversion.

III. FORMULATION of the LIGHT

Officiant:    This shall regenerate the world, the little world my sister, my heart & my tongue, unto whom I send this kiss.6
   
All:              Within the embrace of Light, Life, Love and Liberty that is the Law of Thelema, beneath the Starry Canopy of Heaven that is Nuit, we aspire towards the accomplishment of the Great Work.

                  For the benefit of all sentient beings, we strive to perfect ourselves that we may live life according to Will, and come to the Knowledge & Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel.

                  We strive to embody the One Law of Thelema, establishing the New Aeon of the Crowned & Conquering Child.  For as long as space exists, and sentient beings endure, may we too remain, to dispel the darkness of the world.

Officiant:    Come forth, o children, under the stars, & take your fill of love! I am above you and in you. My ecstasy is in yours. My joy is to see your joy.7   [Strikes gong once *]

[Optional: Led by the Officiant, all perform the Lantern of Thebes.When finished:]

IV. THE DIAMOND SAPPHIRE GEM OF RADIANT LIGHT

Officiant:    [strikes gong once]:

The light is come to the darkness, and the darkness is made light. Then is light married with light, and the child of their love is that other darkness, wherein they abide that have lost name and form. Therefore did I kindle him that had not understanding, and in the Book of the Law did I write the secrets of truth that are like unto a star and a snake and a sword.8

And unto him that understandeth at last do I deliver the secrets of truth in such wise that the least of the little children of the light may run to the knees of the mother and be brought to understand.9

 [Announces the Dharma reading. This is a selection from any of the canon of the Thelemic Holy Books. In most cases Liber AL vel Legis, chapter I, is most suitable. Liber VII and Liber LXV are also favorable. At the discretion of the Officiant, any of the Holy Books may be used.]

[All chant the dharma reading monotone, following the lead of the Officiant.  The silent meditation is directed towards healing.  On each inhalation, participants should visualize streams of radiant white light pouring into their bodies, cleansing and empowering them.  On each exhalation, the light is transformed into white radiance at the heart center and then projected back out into the universe in all directions, cleansing, healing, and inspiring all sentient beings.  The meditation should be no less than 11 minutes. When done:]

Officiant:    There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt.10
            
All:             [chant eleven times, the gong being struck at the beginning of each repetition:]
                  A KA DUA
                  TUF UR BIU
                  BI A’A CHEFU
                  DUDU NER AF AN NUTERU

V. EUCHARIST and FINAL BENEDICTION

Officiant:    Remember all ye that existence is pure joy; that all the sorrows are but as shadows; they pass & are done; but there is that which remains.11   [pause].

[Goes to East of altar, facing West over the altar elements, and invokes:]
   
Oh Goddess of Infinite Space and Infinite Stars, may all my speech, howsoever idle, be recitation of Your mantra; may all the actions with my hand be the making of ritual gesture toward You; may all my walking be the pacing around Thy image in worship; may all my eating and my very living be Homa rites in Your honor; may the act of my lying down be prostration before Thee; may all my pleasures be an offering to Thee! Whatsoever I do may it be counted for the worship of Thee - Always to Thee.12

[Partakes of Eucharist by first holding hands over the candle flame, then dipping right forefinger in the water and anointing forehead, and then smelling the incense. while making silent dedication and prayer.]

[If Cakes of Light are employed13 , the Eucharist proceeds with the following. Officiant raises the Grail on high with both hands while saying:] Thou shalt drain out thy blood that is thy life into the golden cup of her fornication.14   [Lowers Grail to level of heart, and holds it with left hand.]

[Raises a Cake of Light, holding it over the Grail on high:] Thou shalt mingle thy life with the universal life. Thou shalt not keep back one drop.15   [Brings Cake down to heart level, above the opening of the Grail. Then silently consumes the Cake of Light, and drains the Grail. When done says:] There is success.16

All:             [Each person in turn is invited to say a prayer or give offerings at the altar, and partake of the Eucharist. When done:]
   
Officiant:    I am uplifted in thine heart; and the kisses of the stars rain hard upon thy body.17
                  May Light, Life, Love and Liberty be extended universally to all, under the regency of the One Law of Thelema.

[vibrate once] ABRAHADABRA [single knock]



1. Liber Legis, III:54

2.
After Liber Legis III:17
3.
After Liber Legis I:64
4. Liber Legis I:39
5. ibid. I:3
6. Liber Legis I:53
7. ibid., I:12-13
8. Liber VIII:000
9. ibid. 00
10. ibid. III:60
11. ibid., II:9
12.
Adapted from verse 27 of the Anandalahari
13.
The cake and wine are partaken of by the Officiant alone. However, if preferred the entire congregation maypartake. If so, a cake of light and goblet of wine should be prepared for each participant ahead of time.
14. Liber Cheth, v.2
15. ibid., v.3
16. Liber Legis, III:69
17. ibid. III:62

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