Do not be fooled by the term lesser, in the Lesser Banishing
Ritual of the Pentagram (herein referred to as LBRP) for this is a
very powerful ritual in itself, and is a backbone of all further
high magickal work. This rite contains all the essential formulas
that you will later utilize, including visualization, vibrating
sacred names, and raising and channeling power. Adepts and
neophytes alike conduct this ritual on a regular basis. It is one
of the most pivotal and widely used rituals in the whole of
ceremonial magick. For this reason it is best that it is learned
as soon as possible.
The first part of the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram
(LBRP) is the Qabalistic Cross. This is followed by what may
properly be termed the actual LBRP. Finally the Qabalistic Cross
is repeated after the LBRP is completed.
The Qabalistic Cross:
1) Stand in the center of the room and conduct a relaxation
ritual. When you are thoroughly relaxed, imagine yourself growing
taller and wider. Visualize yourself extending through the ceiling
so that now you are looking at the city or forest of where you
live. Imagine that too as shrinking as you keep growing in size.
While this is happening, be sure to keep awareness of your feet
being flat on the ground. Continue to expand until you are exiting
the atmosphere of the earth. Continue to grow and expand until
even our solar system, our galaxy, and our universe have become
but grains of sand. At this point visualize a great white light
above your head growing larger and larger as you approach. Let
this light form a brilliant white sphere at the top of your head.
2) Touch your head and vibrate ATEH (Ahh-Tay). Hear the vibration
coming from the white sphere, not your mouth.
3) Touch your chest and vibrate MALKUTH (Mall-koot). As you do
this, visualize a line of pure holy light running down from the
sphere above, down the center of your body until it reaches your
feet. Let this light formulate another sphere at the bottom of
your feet. This is the sphere of Malkuth, which should be imagined
as a russet type color.
4) Now touch your right shoulder and intone Ve-Geburah (Veh
Geb-you-rah), and as you do so imagine another brilliant sphere,
this time red in color, materializing in your shoulder.
5) Now touch the left shoulder and vibrate Ve-Gedulah (Veh
Ged-you-lah). Imagine as you do this, a beam of white light
leaving the sphere on your right shoulder and moving directly into
your left shoulder. Another sphere is formed from the light beam
now in your left shoulder. This one is blue in color. You now have
two spheres on both your shoulders connected by a white connecting
line of light, and you have a sphere atop your head, and beneath
your feet, also connected by a line of light. Thus you have four
spheres that intersect near your coller bone, and two lines of
brilliant white light that form the Qabalistic cross.
6) Hold your hands in front of your chest with palms up, in a
cupping way, the same way you would hold your hands if you were
drinking water from your hands, and intone Le Olam (Leh Ol-am). As
you say this let your hands burst into divine yellow flames. Let
the flames recede into your heart center. When this is done,
Now it is time to perfrom the actual LBRP proper. You should let
the spheres fade away from your vision as you start the LBRP.
1) Walk to the eastern part of the room and construct, using your
dagger, the banish the
banishing pentagram of earth. Trace this as
vividly as possible in the air in blue flames. Let the traced
pentagram remain there, hovering where you created it. When you
have finished creating the pentagram, thrust your dagger into the
center of it as if to stab it and vibrate YOD HE VAV HE. While
still keeping your arm extended outwards from the stab, trace in
blue flame a quarter circle by keeping your arm extended and
walking to the south end of the room.
2) Now make the pentagram in the south. This time when you stab
intone Adonai (Ad-doh-nay). Trace another quarter circle until you
reach the west. There should now be a half circle from the east to
3) In the west, again make the pentagram. Intone
(Eh-he-yeh). Move to the north in the same manner.
4) Make the last pentagram, and intone AGLA (Ag-gah-lah). Complete
the circle of blue flame by having it meet back in the east. You
should now be standing in the east again.
5) Extend your hands outward shoulder length with palms facing
out. You should resemble the letter T. Say Before me and intone
Raphael (Raf-Fie-El). As you vibrate his name, see a tall
archangel dressed in yellow, holding the caduceus wand standing
6) While still facing the east say Behind me and vibrate
(Gav-re-el). Imagine a giant archangel behind you holding a cup
and wearing blue robes.
7) Say, At my right hand and intone
Michael (Mi-kay-el), and
envision him as a tall archangel wielding a sword and dressed in
8) Now say, At my left hand and vibrate the archangels name of
Uriel (Your-ee-el). Visualize Uriel as a tall archangel wearing
brown and holding a pentacle.
9) Intone Around me flame the pentagrams and within me shines the
six rayed star. As you say that visualize the flaming pentagrams
around you again. Then imagine a six pointed star inside of your
chest that is brilliant like the sun.