PROBATIONER GRADE: CHARGING TALISMANS
RESULT: The Magick Record and Journal
successfully charged and ready for use as a record of the grade
and as a talisman to bind the words to the knowledge and events.
FORMULA: (Gathering Energy + Imprinting Energy)
* Channeling Energy = Charging Talisman
PROCEDURE: Ready a suitable state of being for
the Magician, gather energy by chanting, channel energy by
contact, then anointing the objects with the Oil (Abramelin Oil)
and a blessing.
IMPLEMENTS: Books suitable for use as a Magick
Record and Magick Journal, two candles, and incense.
The candles, books, oil and incense are arranged and lit, then
left long enough for the incense fumes to fill the work area. In
this way the Magician enters the area in the candlelight and
immediately savors the strong scent
Every action and effort must be done with reverence. Upon
sitting with legs crossed, the Magician pauses, gathering
intent, and slowly, firmly places a hand on each book.
The chant continues until the hands are numb and yet impassioned
with the flow of energy. If true success is achieved, the books,
now talismanic tools, will shimmer as if glowing from the
infused energies stained upon them. This shimmering may not be
possible to see until the Student achieves some success in
developing the Higher-Sight in the Neophyte grade. Nevertheless,
anyone of a higher grade will be able to verify the results.
The anointing with oil is accomplished by dabbing, with the
finger, oil along the three open sides of the books. While
dabbing each book the blessing is spoken. The blessing is
customized to the nature of each talisman. That being the
Magick Record as the omnibus of knowledge, and the
Magick Journal as the examination of knowledge.
Each blessing can be followed by the snuffing of a candle,
leaving the Magician in darkness suitable for a moment of
reflection, before retiring from the working space.
Note: Using the charts in Liber DCCLXXII, the
Probationer must determine the suitable nature for everything
included in the spell. From what type of candles and incense are
used, to ensuring the language reflects the nature chosen. For
example, if it is determined that the result will be
accomplished by attributing everything in the spell to YESOD,
then the Candles would be white or beeswax (suitable to the Moon
which is in the house of YESOD) and the incense would be
Lavender or some other virginal scent. After selecting a
suitable nature (theme), a list of all attributes is made using
the appropriate and this list provides assistance in the
writing, and, more importantly, the tone of the writing.