Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Lenpw, Guardian Of The Flame

י"ח באדר תשס"ז

I prepared my unique Abramelin Blend (hereby named Liorah's Abramelin Blend) tonight under the daily archetypes of Aaron and Lugh (given it was after sundown). The planetary hour was Mercury. I have been very depressed and tired today. Neverthless, I made myself do it - against the psychophysical forces conspiring to prevent me from doing it.

I ground and blended the ingredients in my mortar as tonight's 6th portion (of 13 total portions) of the reversal candle was burning. I also burned a small 4 inch black chime-size ritual candle (as well as other daily altar candles) in parallel. Witch's Brew incense was burning.

After completing the blend preparation and cleaning my tools, it was time to snuff out the reversal candle (in the center of my altar) for tonight. As I was doing it, I noticed the 4 inch black ritual candle near it (on the left side of my altar) was burning low to the candlestick. The bottom of the flame was at the top of the silver candlestick and the melted wax was even with the top of the candlestick.

Oddly, similar to once before, another formation (as drawn above) had "climbed up" from the right side of the candlestick. This time the formation towered over the flame, as if guarding it. Immediately, the formation called into my mind the name "Anubis". The formation looked like pictures of Anubis I've seen! It even had a tail and two pointy ears and a nose! Anubis was guarding the flame of my ritual candle.

From Wiki on Anubis:

Anubis is the Greek name for the ancient jackal-headed god of the dead in Egyptian mythology whose hieroglyphic version is more accurately spelled Anpu (also Anup, Anupu, Wip, Ienpw, Inepu, Yinepu,"Inpu", or Inpw). He is also known as Sekhem Em Pet. Prayers to Anubis have been found carved on the most ancient tombs in Egypt; indeed, the Unas text (line 70) associates him with the Eye of Horus. He serves as both a guide of the recently departed and a guardian of the dead.

Anubis was the guardian of the dead, who greeted the souls in the Underworld and protected them on their journey. It was he who deemed the deceased worthy of becoming a star. Ancient Egyptian texts say that Anubis silently walked through the shadows of life and death and lurked in dark places. He was watchful by day as well as by night. He also weighed the heart of the dead against the feather symbol of Ma’at, the goddess of truth. One of the reasons that the ancient Egyptians took such care to preserve their dead with sweet-smelling herbs was that it was believed Anubis would check each person with his keen canine nose. Only if they smelled pure would he allow them to enter the Kingdom of the Dead.

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Liorah-Lleucu said...

Additional sun data: 19 deg. constellation Aquarius, 16 deg. signe Pisces.

Additional moon data: 38 deg. constellation Virgo, 1 deg. signe Scorpio.

Waning gibbous, 18 days old, 85% full.

Additional general data: psychic depression began to lift after blend was completed.

Liorah-Lleucu said...

Follow-up incense burned in censer using bamboo charcoal:

banish negativity (delight) X2
Liorah's Abramelin X1
drop of dragon's breath
drop of lavender
rosemary X3
drop of sandalwood X1

10:30pm, planetary hour Saturn

Dare to be true to yourself.