The circle can be permanent (i.e.
painted) or temporary (i.e. constructed using the Thoth Tarot deck, drawn with
chalk or created on a roll of canvas). The signifiers for the four quarters
can be any object of suitable nature or a reasonably extrapolated object
complementing the natures of the quarters (see Liber
DCCLXXII). They are
placed at their respective quarters, outside the circle, and serve, among
other purposes, as a method of discerning the proper directions. The candles
are set up outside of the circle either in front of the signifiers or evenly
spaced between. The Magician remains firmly fixed in the centre of the circle
throughout. All movement is by turning on the axis.
the Circle: The Magician, facing the
northeast, points to the edge of the circle and recites the prepared Statement
while turning widdershins (counter clock-wise) tracing the boundary. The
method of pointing is left to the Probationer�s discretion. (i.e. a single
finger from the hand pointed with the remaining fingers tuck into the palm and
the thumb overtop or both hands clasped together with fingers
interlaced and the two index fingers pressed together and pointed to the
boundary). The statement must be concise (i.e. �I surround myself with
this circle of protection�.) and the tracing of the circle should finish
at the same instant as the statement, with the Magician finishing in the same
direction as he or she started. The Probationer must learn to project their
energies into the circle thereby creating a discernable effect.
the Quarters: The Magician, points to
each quarter and recites the prepared verses, one suitable verse per quarter.
The Probationer must compose his or her own quarter calls using the charts in
Liber DCCLXXII as a guide. However, the following represents an excellent
example of verse, written by a Probationer, for the quarter calls:
Thee, crowned with Light, armed with the Sword, Lucifer! Great angel
enlightening the World, spark of the Stars. Arise and come forth from the air,
to this Temple of four gates and guard this circle from all perils approaching
from the East!"
Thee, crowned with Life, armed with the Wand, Satan! Lion serpent, master of
the flame, heart of the Stars. Arise and come forth from the fire, to this
Temple of four gates and guard this circle from all perils approaching from
Thee, crowned with Love, armed with the Cup, Leviathan! Dragon of the deeps,
guardian of the bitter seas, mirror of the Stars. Arise and come forth from
the water, to this Temple of four gates and guard this circle from all perils
approaching from the West!"
Thee, crowned with Liberty, armed with the Disk, Belial! Thou horned and
mighty bull, ruler of the land, concealer of the Stars. Arise and come forth
from the earth, to this Temple of four gates and guard this circle from all
perils approaching from the North!"
the Spirit: The Magician again faces
northeast (being the direction of the Aeon of Horus) and the fifth verse is
recited while forming a pillar (i.e. standing completely straight) or
pointing, using the same method as the quarters, to the heart:
Thee, crowned with the unity of Light, Life, Love and Liberty. Heart of the
Universe, Spark of creation, Mirror of All, Concealer of Naught, Thou Star!
Arise and come forth from Within. Enter in turn or at once this Palace of four