Temple arranged as in 0=0 ceremony
banishings of pent., and hex performed, opening by watchtower done by previous R.S. R.S.=Rex sacrorum in E., W.G.=water guard in N.,F.G.=fire guard in s.,heg.=Hegemon in center
R.S. do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law!
ALL Love is the law, love under will!
R.S. frater kerux,proclaim the Equinox and announce that the password is abbrogated.
Kerux (moves to n.e. corner) In the name of IAO, and by command of the very honored Rex Sacrorum,I proclaim the vernal (autumnal) Equinoxs arrival and announce that the password is abbrogated. (returns)
R.S. let us consecrate the return of the Equinox
(pause) R.S. light
Heg. One reconciler between them
(all except Heg. make sign of enterer towards altar)
W.G. cold F.G. south
Heg. one reconciler between them
(all make sign as before,except Heg.)
R.S. one creater
F.G. one preserver
Hierus one destroyer
W.G. one redeemer
Heg. one reconciler
next R.S. one avenger
(officers face out for respective prayers)
R.S. holy art thou, lord of air, who hast created the firmament ( makes + in air )
F.G. Holy art thou, Lord of fire, wherein thou hast shown forth the throne of thy glory. (makes + in air)
Hierus Holy art thou, Lord of water, whereon thy spirit moved in the beginning. ( makes + in air)
W.G. holy art thou, Lord of earth, which thou hast made for thy footstool.
(all officers face in)
Heg. Holy art thou, wha art in all things, in whom are all things. If I go up to the heavens thou art there and if I go down to the depths, thou art there also. If I take the wings of morning and flee unto the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me. Thine is the air with its movement, thine is the fire with its flashing flame. thine is the water with its ebb and flow. thine is the earth with its enduring stability. (makes + over alter) make open the path path of creation intelligence between us and our minds. enlighten our understanding. encourage our hearts. let thy light crystalize itself in our blood, fulfilling us of resurection. (pause) AHA!
next R.S. there is no law beyond do what thou wilt. Hierus thou hast no right but to do thy will!
Kerux all who are present but not members of the H.G.O.A., please exit the temple for a short time.
Installment of the new R.S. takes place here by method of horus. ommited for public viewing purposes.
(new kerux retrieves guests. all new officers are in their places.)
Kerux welcome guests of the HGOA, behold our Rex Sacrorum,who has been installed and enthroned, he is the revealer of the mysteries among us for the ensuing six months. very honored king, will you, in the presence of the children of your temple and their guests, make your statement?
R.S. I will. sorors et fraters et sodalis of the order, seeing that the whole intention of the lower mysteries, or of external initiation, is by the intervention of the symbol, ceremonial and sacrament, so as to lead the soul that it may be withdrawn from the attraction of matter and delivered from the absorbtion therein, whereby it walks in somnambulism, knowing not whence it cometh nor whither it goes; and seeing also that thus withdrawn the soul by true direction must be brought to the study of divine things, that it may offer the only clean oblation and acceptible sacrifice. Now this there for I testify to from my throne in this temple and I promise to lead you by the rites of this Order, that through love under will and such sacrifice, you will be prepared in due time to enter into the greater mysteries.
(during the next speach R.S. is preparing for Liber XLIV)
( Kerux reads pro rege, lege, et grege from 0=0 papers)
( the R.S. now does Liber XLIV )
R.S. Lord most secret, bestow upon us health and wealth, and strength and joy and peace and that fulfillment of will and of love under will that is perpetual happiness.
(makes + in air over altar)
( strikes breast ) o lion and o serpent that destroy the destroyer, be mighty among us. ( repeat twice more) (makes cross on people with sceptre)
R.S. do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.
ALL love is the law, love under will
R.S. I invite you to smell the perfume of this rose as a symbol of air.(smells rose) to feel the warmth of this sacred fire as a symbol of elemental fire. (holds hand over candle) and to eat this bread and salt as types of earth. (eats it) and finnaly to drink this wine as a symbol of elemental water. (drinks)
(Kerux goes to hierus, then hegemon, then F.G., then W.G., and finnaly to the guests. after everyone else has partaken the kerux partakes. after drinking contents of the glass s\he overturns it on altar.)
R.S. The lord and lady bless you.(makes + on people) the lord and lady enlighten your minds, comfort your hearts and sustain your bodies. ( makes + ) The lord and Lady bring you to your true wills, the great work, the summum bonum, true wisdom and perfect happiness.
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