It is easy to underestimate the
importance of the planetary rituals, and this causing a lack of effort and
producing a weak result. Yet their importance cannot be overstated. Therefore,
let the rituals be rightly performed.
Let the Zelator choose five
planets, and the choice their own, and his or her reasoning being unnecessary
to disclose. Exclusively the Zelator chooses the order, and logic for the
order, to which the rituals will be performed.
Let a ritual be constructed for
each of the five chosen planets, all distinct in every way from the other.
Let at least one of the rituals be
constructed from nothing but the ingenium of the Zelator and the magical
alphabet currently possessed, and the four remaining rituals arranged and
executed in whatever classical sense is deemed most beneficial (such as a
ritual from the Greater Key of Solomon, a ritual of adoration secured
by a chapter of Liber VII).
Let the time and place of the
rituals be decided, without assistance, by the Zelator.
Let a symbol be drawn or a word
written, during or immediately after the ritual, born as a fruit of the labor
and the result produced.
Let the creation, execution and
results of the ritual be duly recorded.
If not following a path of
self-initiation, and if circumstances permit, the rituals should be witnessed
by one of a higher grade. The witness may be volunteered to assist or must
otherwise be completely silent and unobtrusive.
There are herb drugs associated with each planet, and if they
are used, it must be in a manner complimentary to the ritual and the desired
result. Additionally, methods of Sex-Magick may be employed, without or
without the assistance of the witness, again it must be complementary to the
ritual and the desired result.