Ritual I constructed
for the invocation of Hathor:
Design of the Robes:
-Plain white Tau robes
-1st priests hair parted in the middle in the
traditional style of Het-Heru.
-Green fabric to be tied around the waist of robes during
-sistrum rattle used during the invocation
-fresh flowers from a field
-a menat necklace
-a sizable piece of turquoise
-small sweet cakes
-greenish gold ink and parchment
-13 white candles
-7 black candles
-pine and rose incense
-assorted percussion instruments
-several pieces of green silk
-a black silk bag to hold the talisman
-sparkling wine or champagne and absinthe
-wand of sycamore
Inscribed by the 3rd priest during the ritual
using a green ink and parchment. Pictured below. The sign of Venus encompassing
the tree of life illustrating how the feminine divine houses the creative
force. Space itself being equated with the feminine. Aspects of ARARITA and the
formula of INRI are interspersed within the ritual. The symbols are the eye of
Horus and the Horns and Sun symbol of Het-Heru. (Attached in picture form at
the end of this document.)
Hour of Invocation:
January 1st, or close to this date, at midnight. At this time Sirius, the sacred star of Hathor
is closest to the Earth and the
most visible in the Northern Hemisphere.
The room is cleansed using lbrp banishing earth, lrh
invoking, grp invoking, and then grh invoking Venus.
Three persons are involved directly in this part being
the 1st priest (feminine), the 2nd priest (masculine), and the 3rd
priest being either male or female and androgynous in character.
The room is made dark and silence is kept for 3 full
3rd priest androgyne: begins to shake a
sistrum which continues through the next 2 parts.
1st feminine priest: With each epithet
they light a white candle (Total 13: Being the number of the moons per annum).
(Epithets are intoned.)
~House of Hawk-Eyed
~Lady of the Stars.
~Lady of Amenty.
~The Dweller in the Great
~The Dweller in Ras
~The Beautiful Face
in the Boat of Millions.
~The Seat of Peace of
the Doer of Truth.
~Lady of the West.
~Goddess of Death.
~Goddess of Love,
~Music, and ~Beauty.
1st feminine priest sinks beside the
altar in adoration of the names.
2nd masculine priest: steps forward and
lights a black candle for each place listed. (Total of 7: being the sacred
number of Netzach, Venus, Hathors homes, and the number of days in a week.)
Again the names are intoned.
~The Light of Thebes
2nd priest sinks beside the altar in
3rd priest, either male or female, in
the role of the androgyne steps forward and ceases the shaking of the sistrum
and places a piece of turquoise unto the altar.
devouring fire is thy soul, and the corpses of the dead are enkindled at thy
breath. May these flames of offering, this stone, and our deepest aspirations
be sufficient to awaken and enkindle you and manifest you to this place and time.
3rd priest gives a menat necklace to
the 1stP who adorns it.
Hathor, whose necklace is of the Souls of the blessed ones.
3rd priest gives the sistrum rattle to
the 2ndP saying:
faith, while in life, upon death.
3rd priest takes the ink materials and
parchment from the altar, assumes the godform of Tehuti, and begins to scribe
2ndP. begins to shake the sistrum allowing his
rhythms to be inspired by Het-Heru, while 1stP. Begins a free
form dance (preferably in a spinning or whirling manner) allowing the
inspiration of Het-Heru to set her movements.
3rd P. upon finishing the creation of
the talisman leaves the godform of Tehuti and resumes the inspiration of
Het-Heru, taking a sycamore wand from the altar and begins the invocation.
(During the invocation 3rdP. traces the invoking hexagram of fire,
earth, air, and water above it, and then tracing the sign of Venus over it.)
Hathor am I, and to
my beauty drawn.
All glories of the
Universe bow down,
The blossom and the
mountain and the dawn,
Fruits blush, and
woman, our creations crown.
I am priest, the
sacrifice, the shrine, I am love and the life of the divine!
Life, death, love,
hatred, light, darkness are surely mine.
Then the 3rd P. drinks an entire glass
of absinthe and sparkling wine saying:
melted into a liquor clear as water.
He then takes a long green silk sash from the altar and
ties it on his/her waist.
After about 3 minutes The 1stP. moves
toward the censer and places the resinous woods and rose incense upon its ash
igniting it and passing it to the other participants saying,
The water smoked
into a lucid air. then 1st resumes her dance.
The 2nd gives rattles and percussion instruments
to the other participants so they can make noise, but they remain seated and
ignited, and became Fire.
The 1st P. then ceases the dance,
approaches the altar, and does the invocation, ties the sash, and drinks.
2nd P. does the same.
The Fire dissipated
into Space and the Space resolved itself into a Profundity of Mind.
Come forward in turn
as the spirit of Het-Heru inspires you to join.
The participants approach the altar, not forming a line
but spontaneously coming forward as they see fit and partaking in the
invocation. The 3rd priest, 2nd, and 1st
take turns reading line for line to the new participants who then repeat and
then adorn the sash, take the drink, and begin to dance and/or play music.
After the dancing and musical invocations swell to a
point of strength (perhaps 15-20 minutes later) the 3rd speaks
The Mind of the
Father was broken up into the brilliance of our Lord the Sun. And the
Brilliance of our Lord was absorbed in the Naught of our Lady.
1st and 2nd priest take up a
conversation and congregants naturally become quieter and listen to the
2nd: I die. I am lost. My body has been
destroyed. What am I?
1st: Come here wayward one, to my sycamore, I
shall see you. I shall speak with you, with my mouth, and with my tongue.
2nd: I am fading, I am sinking. Where am I?
1st: In the West.
2nd: (repeats) The West.
1st: Wait for a while with me. Enjoy the
2nd: (repeats ... fadingly) The Silence.
(A short pause of silence lasting until the 1st
1st: Screams loudly in joy and agony.
2nd: (Returns the shout.) Birth! (Whispers:
ARARITA, makes sign of enterer, then places finger to lips in the sign of
1st: Yes, child. One is Thy Beginning! One is Thy
Spirit, and Thy Permutation One!
Take flight, new God. Alight the skies with your brilliance,
your radiance, your illumination.
2nd: I will.
3rd begins the final invocation by calling
the epithets, and the seven homes. Then the 3rd places the talisman
and the piece of turquoise into a black silk bag and ties it with his waist
sash. The 1st and 2nd do the same. And the congregants
come up and wordlessly add their sash.
The offerings have been made. May Het-Heru give forth her blessings of rebirth,
May she inspire you. Your dreams. May she act as your muse, your vision, and
3rd: (extinguishes all the candles) and
intones IAO (three times.)
The room is then cleansed and closed using grh banishing
Venus, grp banishing, lrh banishing, and lbrp banishing earth.