LIBER XXV THE STAR RUBY (Webster’s hack)
by Aleister Crowley with hacks by Webster.
Facing East, in the centre, draw deep deep deep thy breath closing thy mouth with thy right forefinger prest against thy lower lip. Then dashing down the hand with a great sweep back and out, expelling forcibly thy breath, cry APO PANTOS KAKODAIMONOS.
<the ‘Gnostic’ Cross>
With the same forefinger touch thy forehead, and say SOI,
thy member, and say O PHALLE, [The secret sense of these words is to be sought in the numeration thereof.],
thy right shoulder, and say ISCHUROS,
thy left shoulder, and say EUCHARISTOS;
then clasp thine hands, locking the fingers, and cry IAO.
Advance to the East.
Imagine strongly a Pentagram, aright, in thy forehead.
Drawing the hands to the eyes, fling it forth, making the sign of Horus and roar THERION.
[Receive back the reflux making the sign VIR]
Retire thine hand in the sign of Hoor-paar-Kraat.
Go round to the North and repeat; but say NUIT. [& make the sign Puella]
Go round to the West and repeat; but whisper BABALON. [& make the sign Mulier]
Go round to the South and repeat; but bellow HADIT. [& make the sign Puer]
Completing the circle widdershins, retire to the centre and raise thy voice in the Paian, with these words IO PAN, with the signs of N.O.X.
[Or, sez Webster, the signs of NOX can be given with the quarter calls, as noted above in [square brackets]. Also, “Io Pan, Io Pan Pan Pan, Io Pan” can be said gesturing to each quarter with each ‘Pan’ and with the last, moving into the Star posture at the center. This is followed by the Alternate Paian while holding the posture:
“IO Pan! IO Pan Pan Pan! IO Pan!
IO Iskuros, IO Athanaton IO Abroton (Strong, Immortal, Divine)
Kaire Phalle Kaire Panphage, Kaire Pangenetor (Phallus, All-devourer, All-begetter)
Hagios! Hagios! Hagios! Io Pan!”]
Extend the arms in the form of a Tau and say low but clear:
PRO MOU IUNGES (Before me Junges)
OPICHO MOU TELETARCHAI (Behind me Teletarchai)
EPI DEXIA CHUNOCHES (On my right-hand Synoches)
EPARISTERA DAIMONOS (On my left-hand Daimonos)
[Webster does the next two lines in English]
PHEG EI GAR PERI MOU O ASTER TON PENTE
For about me shines the star of five
KAI EN TEI STELEI O ASTER TON EX ESTEXE.
And in the stone the star of six is fixed
Repeat the [Gnostic] Cross Qabalistic, as above, and end as thou didst begin.