"The Banishing Rite of the Dark Lord"

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"The Banishing Rite of the Dark Lord"

Post  Khephra on Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:30 pm

From Theistic Satanism (Ed: Is that an oxymoron?)

The Banishing Rite of the Dark Lord:

All Magickal traditions teach a 'clearing' rite of some kind. Banishing rituals are not, as some ignorantly presume, to banish "evil" spirits from the magicians temple. Rather, their purpose is to remove all extraneous 'vibrations', energies, and/or mental thought forms not consistent with the aims of the magician. You are creating, with this rite, a focal point for the powers of darkness to manifest.

The inverse Pentagram of Earth is mentioned in this rite, I will provide links to material that contains all the forms of the Pentagram that you will ever need. More on this later.

I will give the bare bones of the ritual first, and then I will give the 'inner' work that must be going on within the Magician to make this rite (or indeed any other rite) effective. This is where all that practice with meditation and visualization is put to use in a ritual format. Here, summed up, are the benefits of the rite:


  • A method of ridding the mind of disturbing and obsessive thoughts.
  • Expanding the energy field of the body, while freeing it of negativity.
  • Cleansing the Aura of negative spiritual and emotional vibrations.
  • Putting the Divine spark, within, in contact with the Divine Hadit {Satan}, without.


Here now is the Banishing Rite of the Dark Lord, a revision of the Golden Dawn's "Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram" using names more congenial to Satanists:

  1. Face any preferred direction. Visualize a bright white sphere above the head and vibrate: "AZAZEL!"
  2. Bring down the beam of light to the genitals and vibrate: "BELIAL!"
  3. Up to the middle of the chest, and across to the right shoulder. vibrate: "ASMODEUS!"
  4. To left shoulder, vibrate: "ASTAROTH!"
  5. Clasp hands at the chest, visualizing a bright red reverse pentagram upon the breast (or Hexagram of Alchemy. if known) vibrate: "BAPHOMET!" (or "BAPHO-METIS!")
  6. Go to the West, draw a reverse Pentagram of earth.. (note: the reverse Pentagram of Earth is drawn at all four quarters) vibrate. "LEVIATHAN!"
  7. Go to the South, draw Pentagram and vibrate, "SAMAEL!"
  8. Go to the East draw Pentagram and vibrate, "LUCIFER!"
  9. Go to the North, draw Pentagram and vibrate, "LILITH!"
  10. Return to centre of temple, with eyes closed you visualize the Daemons you have invoked, and the elemental energy's flowing in from each quarter. Then say, "AROUND ME FLAME THE PENTAGRAMS, THE STAR OF FORCE AND FIRE, WITHIN MY BREAST THE ETERNAL ONE, THE INFINITE AND IMMORTAL STAR."
  11. Repeat steps 1-5.


Explanations on the text:

Step one is self explanatory. To draw the cross of light (not the Xtian cross, let that be very clear) with your two fingers (middle and forefinger extended, other two fingers clasping thumb to palm of hand), visualize a beam of light following your finger tips to the areas of the body mentioned. The Cross is visualized as extending out to infinity. not stopping at the left or right shoulder and genitals but as an infinite line in all four directions, you! are the 'star' in the middle.

Regarding the Four Quarters (steps 6 to 9): You may change the order if you prefer. Start in the quarter that suits you best. Many Satanists start in the West. Others with a Luciferian bent may prefer to begin in the East, in which case you start with "LUCIFER!" Wherever you start, proceed anti-clockwise.

When drawing the Pentagram of Earth, it is visualized in flaming red as you draw it before you, arm outstretched (use Dagger if you have) and then stab the centre as you vibrate the Daemon's name. Visualize the Daemons as follows:


  • Leviathan: Before you is a great dark sea, and from it rises a huge serpent which towers over you, a vast ancient intelligence shines from its eyes.
  • Samael: A tall figure in hue of darkest pitch, surrounded by tongues of fire, (He is known as Samael the Black.)
  • Lucifer: An Hermaphrodite/Angelic figure suffused with light and wisdom, the force of which flows in to the temple.
  • Lilith: A tall, aggressive looking woman, wearing a long black dress, with long dark hair and eyes of fiery red, pictured against a backdrop of rocky, mostly-barren mountainside, with only patches of green here and there.


These visualizations are not written in stone, but are a stepping stone to facilitate communion. The Daemons will give you their own images peculiar to you in time.

Vibration of infernal names: Here is how to vibrate the names across the Astral planes, which summons the energies to your temple of art. When performing the cross, inhale deeply while visualizing the energy of the universe traveling through your nose, down deep into your body, through your feet deep into the centre of the Earth. When exhaling you bring it back up through your body and vibrate eg: "AAAAAAZAAAAAAAAAZEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLL!!!" while feeling the area of the body vibrating to the sound of the name. When projecting the name at the quarters, you visualize the whole area in front of you, to the ends of the universe being shaken and resonating to the sound of the names, as the power comes back (this has to be experienced to fully know what I mean here) visualize your whole body vibrating as well.

Pentagrams: Here are online copies of Crowley's Liber O and Liber V vel Reguli. Liber O has all the point-up versions of the Pentagram, and Liber V vel Reguli has all the point-down (inverse) Pentagrams needed for this work. Be careful and make sure you know which Pentagrams are which. The rituals that they are taken from are not in the same sequence as 'normal' elemental workings (Look and you will see what I mean.) For now, all I want you to do is be familiar with all the various form of the Pentagram. But donít let this stop you reading the rest of Crowleys notes. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

As you can see, this simple rite has a lot of inner work that must be practiced to achieve the effect this rite was created for. This is only the beginning, but there is much here to digest. It is a good practice to do your Banishing rite first, and then practice the various meditations and techniques of your choice. There is a great deal more that I must comment on, but I think you have enough to go on for now.

So, practice this ritual until it is committed to memory, There is nothing wrong with using cheat notes while learning, but ideally you should soon reach a stage where this is not needed.

Of course, all rituals of this sort can be altered to accommodate Deities and Daemons of ones own tradition, but you got to start somewhere, and to give all the possible variants of this ritual would create confusion, Thus, I have given the LHP version I was taught.

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Re: "The Banishing Rite of the Dark Lord"

Post  Chakravanti on Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:18 pm

Concerning Pentagrams, I have noticed that upright tend to be used where creation and resolution are the goals and inverted where deconstruction or understanding is desired. Seems to be more of a tool than something inherently 'good' or 'evil'. As such can be modded to the same affects desired by one's 'satanitc' rituals. Of course, I consider the traditional theology of the church to be such a skew of reality and hermetic principles that it's terminology and rites, without heavy decryption and correction, cannot be reasonably used without expectation of some form of degenerating or misconstruing of the purpose of ones magical endeavors. Just IMHO....

Although I always felt Lillith to be a great depiction of my Anima.


From Theistic Satanism (Ed: Is that an oxymoron?)
I think that's kinda been the whole point of Satanism (at least since Anton Levay). Just one big joke and mock of the church. Claiming Atheism then purporting rituals, magick, inverted theology etc. I always thought he came up with a fairly reasonable set of Anarchistic laws. Still, I'm sure he meant the whole thing as a joke. The various meta-drama of the CoS kind of not-so-subtly suggests as much as well.

I thought he was pretty funny anyway...but then I've got a pretty sick sense of humor.
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Re: "The Banishing Rite of the Dark Lord"

Post  Khephra on Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:53 pm

Chakravanti wrote:I thought he was pretty funny anyway...but then I've got a pretty sick sense of humor.

For the most part, that's rarely a fault. Wink

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Post  Chakravanti on Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:48 am

Unless you live in repressed Domgatic cultural structure where criticism and original thought is punishable by death...or worse...
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