Self-possession; knowledge that allows one to consciously improve/
evolve and use natural abilities (or ‘gifts’) – such as sexual charisma
– to the advantage of personal Destiny and Wyrd, and to confront
and resolve those qualities within character which are detrimental. Selfhonesty.
In early stages of development, such an individual causes unforeseen
disruption and resentment amongst others. Beginnings of that
which is re-presented by atu III.
This ritual has been performed under the vivid influence of the Blood Moon, which is, undoubtedly, an opportunity to unleash or presence Shugara, the stale Queen. Although I was vibrating Aosoth (Dark female force) and meditating on its symbolic for the entire duration of the ritual, I felt that they both played a crucial role throughout the seance. It is my opinion that Aosoth represents the quest for the knowledge of the causal self or, that which is conscious to the practicionner and under the weight of willpower. Shugara, on the other hand, would be the patroness of the acausal or what remains unseen, acting violently on our subconscious to awaken new districts of the “self”. Comparable in nature to the Zoroastrian demon Aka Manah, (the evil mind) it is through a mental Pathei Mathos (learning from adversary, or wisdom arises from personal suffering; or personal experience is the genesis of true learning.) that the practitioner abandon his old self to be reborn anew. This “renewal” was the purpose of this ritual.
- Crystal Tetrahedron.
- Aosoth Sigil & Written poetry.
- Sinister Imageries.
- Onyx Rock.
- Candles & Incense.
- The Sinister Tradition Handbook.
- Demonic Urn. (Optional)
- Printed Aosoth Tarot Image.
Performed outdoor, you must find a comfortable area from which you can observe the moon. On a small altar, place your crystal tetrahedron, surrounded by your incense and candles. You shall start by breathing slowly, admiring the dark and subtle emanations covering the moon a little more every minutes. Then, grab your copy of the Sinister Tradition and recite AtuXIV-Hel Poem at least five times. Meditate on its content and focus on the sigil while vibrating; “Agios Aosoth”. When the body is relaxed and the mind is lively, you must burn the sigil(s) and poetry that were written for this occasion. While watching your talented works dissolve, take a moment to think about the importance of what it means to live a “wyrdful life”. What do you want to keep and discard from yourself, what is it that you deeply desire to accomplish? When your purpose is clear, take your printed Aosoth image and put it in front of you. The moon is about halfway dark but you let yourself admire all the symbolism that lies in the artwork of Richard Moult. A full moon, a blue and lavender night sky, a maiden holding a tetrahedron and above all, a dark passageway with carved spirals all around.
“The spiral symbol can represent the path leading from outer consciousness (materialism, external awareness, ego, outward perception) to the inner soul (enlightenment, unseen essence, nirvana, cosmic awareness). Movements between the inner (intuitive, intangible) world and the outer (matter, manifested) world are mapped by the spiraling of archetypal rings; marking the evolution of humankind on both an individual and collective scale.” -Unknown
Calm and aware, grab your athame and cut your wrist generously. Let the blood poor on your Aosoth image, mainly on the moon and the maiden. You have now reached the second stage and most important part of the ritual. Position yourself for meditation and keep your crystal quartz tetrahedron in your hands for the entire duration of what will follow. The moon has now turned red as blood, the eclipse is complete. Now, picture yourself entering in the dark cavern that is depicted in the image. This passageway is the representation of your subconscious. What you will experience in there cannot be described into words. This exploration is yours and yours alone. You will die in there but will emerge as a new born being, imbued by dark acausal energy. The hours will pass, the eclipse will naturally dissolve over the course of time and you shall awake, trembling with energy, your empathic abilities overwhelming. Put aside your crystal tetrahedron and let your fingers taste the softness of your onyx rock while your other hand picks some tarot cards for a spread. After all is done, grab your items and leave the area. Make sure to note everything you experienced, specifically during meditation, then celebrate, eat copiously and go to sleep shortly after…
-Beldam 128 yf