first Pantacle is created as a symbol to represent the universe, and
is based on the formula of the Pentagram. Pantacles are symbolic
representations of the universe and there are many forms, both general
and specific, they can take.
Pantacle constructed by the Neophyte is based upon his or her current
understanding of the realm that has been entered and of the tasks
surrounding the sphere wherein they reside, which is Malkuth. However,
it must still be as universal as possible to aid in encompassing the
broadened perspective within. The Neophyte will find guidance in the
sections on Gemetria and the Magical Alphabet provided in Liber
DCCLXXII. The Pentacle is cast from pure wax, bees� wax
being most suitable, into a circle, with a recommended diameter of
eight inches and a thickness of half an inch.
let it be considered that the essence of a human is a direct
reflection of the universe and this micro-macro reflection can be used
as the foundation of the design. However, to do this properly requires
a balancing of the male-female reflection within the application of
the symbols chosen and arranged. The Baphomet drawn by Eliphas Levi is
an example of the proper balancing of the sexes. It may also be that
the Neophyte considers a system of symbols far more abstract or
possibly based on pure mathematics set to symbol or of an intertwined
pantheon set to symbol. The design is the Neophyte�s, yet it is
recommended that someone of a higher grade approve the finished
representation before it is engraved onto the Pentacle. The finished
and approved design is first redrawn into the Magick Record and from
this source onto the Pentacle.
Neophyte binds him or herself to Malkuth through comprehension, of
which the designing and building of the Pentacle is half of this
ceremonial consecration of the Pentacle is the other half of the
binding and is performed with all the skill currently possessed and
following the instructions in Liber
CDXII. However, some suggested guidance is now included for
consideration, but may be disregarded in favor of other methods.
the practical construction be focused that suitable energies from the
Neophyte, this greatly affected by the state of mind, be infused into
the Temple be arranged that the Pentacle, although accompanied by
other tools, is the central focus.
the method of construction be reflected in the ceremony. Every action
necessary to complete the Pentacle is symbolically represented.
a method of charging be included in the ceremony, and let it be
compatible with the method used in the construction.
the ceremony be finished with the wrapping of the Pentacle in the
emerald green silk covering and placed within the Altar for three days
and nights, and let the thoughts of the Neophyte constantly wander
back to the Pentacle, yet resisting the urge to unwrap it until the
three days have elapsed.