By Donald Michael Kraig
In my previous blog post I described why the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram remains a valuable rite. In this post I’m going to begin looking into the first section of the ritual, known as the Kabalistic Cross.
According to Regardie’s The Golden Dawn, the book responsible for originally revealing the LBRP to most people, here are the complete instructions for performing this part of the ritual:
•Take a steel dagger in the right hand.
•Touch thy forehead and say ATEH (thou art)
•Touch thy breast and say MALKUTH (the Kingdom)
•Touch thy right shoulder and say VE-GEBURAH (and the Power)
•Touch thy left should and say VE-GEDULAH (and the Glory)
•Clasp thy hands before thee and say LE-OLAM (for ever)
•Dagger between fingers, point up and say AMEN