Monday, 10 January 2011
The Azathoth Rite
“from chaos you came and to chaos you will return”
“we travel to the stars and from the stars”
This was a ritual to invoke the God Azathoth, and is described in Liber Kaos: The Psychonomicon by Peter Carroll on pages 147-151.
The aim of this rite is to gain the knowledge and conversation of the egrogore known as Azathoth, the Blind Mad God at the Centre of Chaos that H.P. Lovecraft encountered (only a fragment remains of the unfinished story by Lovecraft).
You may also ask for practical results that are compliant with the nature of Azathoth.
The ritual involves anointing with your own blood (just a small amount from your thumb will do, don’t forget to pass the needle through a flame to sanitize it) the pentacle of Azathoth gazing at it and closing your eyes or using a blindfold, then invoking the God using a special call, and start saying the letters of the alphabet until glossolalia is formed and the God is called from his abode.
These are my results of the working.
I carried out the procedure as in Liber Kaos, including banishing with GPR, and anointing the pentacle with fresh blood from thumb.
After shouting out/saying letters randomly for a short time glossolalia quickly occurred. After this came a sense of being “taken over” by something old, and a primeval language that was angry, harsh and yet elegant, with ideas of syntax was being uttered from my lips. There was no difficulty on my part, the language was not coming from my mind, I was now the channel of Azathoth. At the same time, the entity was speaking things into my mind, about it’s nature, and the nature of the other “ancient ones”.
The first message was that they will return to earth, when the planet is destroyed by ourselves. All along the Ancient Ones have planned to take back the planet by the process of us wiping ourselves out, and because we are so stupid, constantly having wars etc, it is much easier to do this.
“FROM CHAOS YOU CAME TO CHAOS YOU WILL RETURN”*
When I asked where they come from, the entity said:
“WE TRAVEL TO THE STARS AND WE COME FROM THE STARS”.
This may mean, they left (or some left) our planet, to return at the later time, maybe leaving “guardians” or lesser creatures deep in the earth, as I’m sure I have read somewhere in H. P. Lovecraft’s tales.
I also asked if he would make the material result I asked for manifest, to which he seemed to say yes. I still have to try this out, and will maybe post the results too, but until then the result I asked for will remain secret.
After a while, Azathoth finally said “I’m finished with you”. I lay collapsed on the floor for a little while, then got up and coughed for a while feeling the last “residue” of the entity finally leave.
I then “sobered” myself up, by repeating aloud my name, where I lived, my history etc.
I did a final GPR to banish, then went off to another room to do something else.
The whole experience seemed to invigorate me, and maybe even strengthen my connection to my HGA.
Points to note:
- I probably wouldn’t do this again without an assistant to play the part of exorcist and help bring me around again. I did manage to “sober up”, but it really was a very deep experience. This is not like the times I have carried out the Mass Of Chaos to invoke Baphomet, where without a group the effect seems to be somewhat less of a possession.
- What I believe the entity told me may not fit with everything in the H.P. Lovecraft Mythos, and whether it is true or not, well what is truth anyway?
- Is the Necronomicon completely fictional, it's gods and creatures purely coming from the mind of Lovecraft? Only you yourself can decided that one!
*As in many creation stories, legends of the world being created from chaos. The Bible (and the earlier legends that were adapted for the creation story in Genesis), the Egyptian creation story et al.
See you at the mountains of madness....
Above image taken from wikipedia licensed under Creative Commons.