The 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.
The 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.
Additionally, 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.
The Neophyte binds him or herself to Malkuth through
comprehension, of which the designing and building of the
Pentacle is half of this fastening.
The 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.
Let the practical construction be focused that suitable energies
from the Neophyte, this greatly affected by the state of mind,
be infused into the Pentacle.
Let the Temple be arranged that the Pentacle, although
accompanied by other tools, is the central focus.
Let the method of construction be reflected in the ceremony.
Every action necessary to complete the Pentacle is symbolically
Let a method of charging be included in the ceremony, and let it
be compatible with the method used in the construction.
Let 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.