125: Liturgical Invocations of the Demiurges and Archangels (Grand Crosses)

Liturgies of the Grand Crosses: Fixed (Regular), Mutable and Cardinal

“Armorum Rex” is the the Body-Temple’s King of Arms, Officer of Fire; “Praelata” is the Prelate, Officer of Water; “Ostiarius” is the Usher or Door-keeper, Officer of Air; and “Cancellaria” is the Chancellor, Officer of Earth. “Decanus” or “Decana” is the Dean, Officer of the Quintessence.

FIXED (REGULAR) CROSS

Here is a Brief Invocation or Collect for the Fixed Archangels and Demiurges, used for calling the Quarters of the Body-Temple. Like all Grand Crosses it protects, balances, and harmonizes the octaves of Spirit and Matter (as above, so below). In addition, the Regular Grand Cross blesses the ending of the seasons and of undertakings in general, and provides establishment, completion, stability, and the gifts of Light, Life, Law and Love.

The Regular-Cross Rite is best used during the Fixed Months of (Taurus-Equinox) Leo or Star-Month (ca. June 22 to July 22), especially Late-Summer at Mason’s Epiphany (ca. July 7-9); Scorpio or Bird-Month (ca. September 24 to October 23), especially Late-Fall at Cleric’s Descent (ca. October 9-11); Aquarius or Metal-Month (ca. December 22 to January 21), especially Late-Winter at Sage’s Epiphany (ca. January 6-8); and Taurus or Treasure-Month (ca. March 22 to April 20), especially Late-Spring at Hunter’s Ascent (ca. April 6-8).

The Rite is best employed during the corresponding hours of After-Prime (Noon to 2:00 P.M.), especially from 1:00 P.M. to 1:10 P.M.; After-Sext (6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.), especially from 7:00 P.M. to 7:10 P.M.; After-Vespers (Midnight to 2:00 A.M.), especially from 1:00 A.M. to 1:10 A.M.; and After-Matins (6:00 A.M. to 8:00 A.M.), especially from 7:00 A.M. to 7:10 A.M.

As this is a Fixed or Regular Rite, the Hallows or Magical Tools are arranged as follows: Leo’s Fiery Spear is in the South (or South-Southwest), held by the King of Arms (Armorum Rex); Scorpio’s Watery Cup is in the West (or West-Northwest), held by the Praelata (Prelate); Aquarius’s Airy Rod is in the North (or North-Northeast), held by the Ostiarius (Usher), and Taurus’s Earthy Pentacle is in the East (or East-Southeast), held by the Cancellaria (Chancellor). The Book is in the center, held by the Decanus (Dean).

Here, after tracing the Fixed Cross (like all the crosses, generated via Rays and Subrays in Inverse — “as above, so below” — relationship), we are invoking each Buddhic Archangel to open our awareness to the Atmic Demiurge above.

(Decanus)

As above, so below! I trace the Fixed Cross from Late-Summer in Star-Month, to Late Fall in Bird-Month, to Late Winter in Metal-Month, to Late Spring in Treasure-Month, and so again to Late Summer in Star-Month.

(Armorum Rex)

Hail Archangel MICHAEL, Leonine Seraph of the Constellation in the South!

Open you the gate of our Demiurge the CREATOR!

Hail, CREATOR, our Heavenly Divine Brother, golden Seer of Star-Month and After-Prime! Solar CREATOR of the blazing crown, you hold high the light-blade of the Lord of Heaven! May your sunny vision illumine the mind’s eye of this company now and forever! For your divine LIGHT we give you thanks.

(Praelata)

Hail Archangel AURhAEL, Scorpionic Power of the Phoenix in the West!

Open you the gate of our Demiurge the FOWLER!

Hail, SEEKER, our
Earthly Divine Daughter, turquoise Protectress of Bird-Month and After-Sext! Neptunian EMPRESS of nine bells and knotted cord, you hold the life-vessel of the Lady of the Lake! May your gift of soul-purpose lead the life-passage of this company now and forever! For your divine LIFE we give you thanks.

(Ostiarius)

Hail Archangel GAEWRIEL, Aquarian Archangel of Gaia’s Grail in the North!

Open you the gate of our Demiurge the SMITH!

Hail, SMITH, our Earthly Divine Brother, violet Alchemist of Metal-Month and After-Vespers! Jovial SMITH of the windy forge, you hold the rod of law of the Lord of the Earth! May thine upright grounding of divine will guide the walkings of this company now and forever! For your divine LAW we give you thanks.

(Cancellaria)

Hail, Archangel RhATHAEL, Taurean Throne-Angel of the Treasure-Tower in the East!

Open you the gate of our Demiurge the HIGH PRIESTESS!

Hail, MANTIC, our Heavenly Divine Daughter, rosy High Priestess of Treasure-Month and After-Matins! Persephonian ABBESS of the earthy mantle, you hold the love-dish of the Lady of the Mountain! May your perfect healing love refresh the hearts of this company now and forever! For your divine LOVE we give you thanks.

(Decanus)

As above, so below! The Fixed Cross is complete. May all ye Archangels and Demiurges guide and protect this company in Light, Life, Law, and Love, now and forever! So may it be.

MUTABLE CROSS

Here is a brief Invocation or Collect for the Mutable Archangels and Demiurges, used in calling the Quarters of the Body-Temple. Like all Grand Crosses it protects, balances, and harmonizes the octaves of Spirit and Matter (as above, so below). In addition, the Mutable Grand Cross blesses the Cross-Quarters and the middle of undertakings in general, and provides adaptability, flexibility, maintenance and the gifts of Strength, Forgiveness, Authority, and Enthusiasm.

The Mutable-Cross Rite is best used during the Mutable or Cross-Quarter Months of (Taurus-Equinox) Sagittarius or Seed-Month (ca. October 24 to November 22), especially Mid-Hallows at Enchanter’s Descent (ca. November 8-10); Pisces or Tree-Month (ca. January 22 to February 19), especially Mid-Imbolc at Mage’s Epiphany (ca. February 5-7); Gemini or Name-Month or May-Month (ca. April 21 to May 21), especially Mid-May at Forester’s Ascent (ca. May 6-8); and Virgo or Song-Month or Loaf-Month (ca. July 23 to August 23), especially Mid-Lammas at Planter’s Epiphany (ca. August 8-10).

The Rite is best employed during the corresponding hours of Nones (8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.), especially from 9:00 P.M. to 9:10 P.M.; Compline (2:00 A.M. to 4:00 A.M.), especially from 3:00 A.M. to 3:10 A.M.; Lauds (8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.), especially from 9:00 A.M. to 9:10 A.M.; and Tierce (2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.), especially from 3:00 P.M. to 3:10 P.M.

As this is a Mutable (Cross-Quarter) Rite, the Hallows or Magical Tools are arranged as follows: Sagittarius’s Fiery Blade (Arrow or Thunderbolt) is in the Northwest, held by the King of Arms (Armorum Rex); Pisces’s Watery Cup is in the Northeast, held by the Praelata (Prelate); Gemini’s Airy Wand is in the Southeast, held by the Ostiarius (Usher), and Virgo’s Earthy Pentacle (Torque or Necklace) is in the Southwest, held by the Cancellaria (Chancellor). The Book is in the center, held by the Decanus (Dean).

Here, after tracing the Mutable Cross (like all the crosses, generated via Rays and Subrays in Inverse — “as above, so below” — relationship), we are invoking each Buddhic Archangel to open our awareness to the Atmic Demiurge above:

(Decanus)

As above, so below! I trace the Mutable Cross from Mid-Hallows in Seed-Month, to Mid-Imbolc in Tree-Month, to Mid-May in Name-Month, to Mid-Lammas in Song-Month, and so again to Mid-Hallows in Seed-Month.

(Armorum Rex)

Hail Archangel URIEL, Sagittarian Virtue of the World-Bloom in the Northwest!

Open you the gate of our Demiurge the PLANTER!

Hail, PLANTER, our Earthly Divine Father, azure Sower of Seed-Month and Nones! Dionysian PLANTER of the arrowed pestle, you hold the lightning-bolt of the Lord of Thunder! May your electric spiral-growth inseminate this company now and forever! For your divine STRENGTH we give you thanks.

(Praelata)

Hail Archangel ShAIChUNhAEL, Piscean Virtue of the World-Tree in the Northeast!

Open you the gate of our Demiurge the FORESTER!

Hail, FORESTER our Earthly Divine Mother, magenta Joiner of Tree-Month and Compline! Uranian CARPENTER of the great axe, you hold the chalice of the Lady of the Deep! May your blessing of communal release magnetize this company now and forever! For your divine FORGIVENESS we give you thanks.

(Ostiarius)

Hail Archangel EREMIEL, Twinned Cherub of the Holy Name in the Southeast!

Open you the gate of our demiurge the MAGICIAN!

Hail, MAGICIAN, our Heavenly Divine Father, orange Poet of May-Month and Lauds! Mercurial MAGE of the drama-mask, you hold the bardic wand of the Lord of the Wind! May your magic voice vibrate in the speech of this company now and forever! For your divine AUTHORITY we give you thanks.

(Cancellaria)

Hail, Archangel IOFAEL, Virgin Cherub of the World-Music in the Southwest!

Open you the gate of our Demiurge the ENCHANTRESS!

Hail, ENCHANTRESS, our Heavenly Divine Mother, green-gold Singer of Loaf-Month and Tierce! Isiac MUSICIAN of harp and horn, you hold the pentacled necklace of the Lady of Summer! May your glad song sound on the lips of this company now and forever! For your divine ENTHUSIASM we give you thanks.

(Decanus)

As above, so below! The Mutable Cross is complete. May all ye Archangels and Demiurges guide and protect this company in Strength, Forgiveness, Authority, and Enthusiasm, now and forever! So may it be.

CARDINAL CROSS

Here is a brief Invocation or Collect for the Cardinal Archangels and Demiurges, used for calling the Quarters of the Body-Temple. Like all Grand Crosses it protects, balances, and harmonizes the octaves of Spirit and Matter (as above, so below). In addition, the Cardinal Grand Cross blesses the beginning of the seasons and of undertakings in general, and provides initiation, energy, decision, and the gifts of Order (and zeal), Wisdom, Faith, and Understanding.

The Cardinal-Cross Rite is best used during the Cardinal Months of (Taurus-Equinox) Aries or Beast-Month (ca. February 20 to March 21), especially Early-Spring at Abbess’s Epiphany (ca. March 7-9); Cancer or
Planet-Month (ca. May 22 to June 22), especially Early-Summer at Smith’s Ascent ca. June 7-9); Libra or Gift-Month (ca. August 24 to September 23), especially Early-Fall at Fowler’s Epiphany (ca. September 8-10); and Capricorn or Crystal-Month (ca. November 23 to December 21), especially Early-Winter at Creator’s Descent (ca. December 8-10).

The Rite is best used during the corresponding hours of Fore-Matins (4:00 A.M. to 6:00 A.M.), especially from 5:00 A.M. to 5:10 A.M.; Fore-Prime (10:00 A.M. to Noon), especially from 11:00 A.M. to 11:10 A.M.; Fore-Sext (4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.), especially from 5:00 P.M. to 5:10 P.M.; and Fore-Vespers (10:00 P.M. to Midnight), especially from 11:00 P.M. to 11:10 P.M.

As this is a Cardinal Rite, the Hallows or Magical Tools are arranged as follows: Aries’s Fiery Sword is in the East (or East-Northeast), held by the King of Arms (Armorum Rex); Cancer’s Watery Cup is in the South (or South-Southeast), held by the Praelata (Prelate); Libra’s Airy Staff is in the West (or West-Southwest), held by the Ostiarius (Usher), and Capricorn’s Earthy Pentacle is in the North (or North-Northwest), held by the Cancellaria (Chancellor). The Book is in the center, held by the Decanus (Dean).

Here, after tracing the Cardinal Cross (like all the crosses, generated via Rays and Subrays in Inverse — “as above, so below” — relationship), we are invoking each Buddhic Archangel to open our awareness to the Atmic Demiurge above:

(Decanus)

As above, so below! I trace the Cardinal Cross from Early-Spring in Beast-Month, to Early-Summer in Planet-Month, to Early-Fall in Gift-Month, to Early-Winter in Crystal-Month, and so again to Early-Spring in Beast-Month.

(Armorum Rex)

Hail Archangel ZADOCHIEL, Arian Dominion of the World-Dragon in the East!

Open you the gate of our Demiurge the HUNTER!

Hail, HUNTER, our Earthly Divine Son, ruddy Rider of Beast-Month and Fore-Matins! Martial EMPEROR of the horned altar, you hold high the fiery sword of the Lord of the Mountain! May your zeal enliven the souls of this company now and forever! For your divine ORDER we give you thanks.

(Praelata)

Hail Archangel MYRRhAEL, Cancerian Seraph of the World-Sphere in the South!

Open you the gate of our Demiurge the SAGE!

Hail, SAGE, our Heavenly Divine Sister, amber Scholar of Planet-Month and Fore-Prime! Lunar SAGE of the soma-cup, you hold high the lamp of the Lady of Heaven! May your enlightenment illumine the minds of this company now and forever! For your divine WISDOM we give you thanks.

(Ostiarius)

Hail Archangel ANACHIEL, Libran Throne of the Mercy-Seat in the West!

Open you the gate of our Demiurge the HIGH PRIEST!

Hail, HIGH PRIEST, our Heavenly Divine Son, verdant Hierophant of Gift-Month and Fore-Sext! Venerable CLERIC of the triple ring, you hold the threefold staff of the Lord of the Lake! May your gift of grace guide the hearts of this company now and forever! For your divine FAITH we give you thanks.

(Cancellaria)

Hail, Archangel RhWKAEL, Capricornian Archangel of the World-Stone in the North!

Open you the gate of our Demiurge the MASON!

Hail, MASON, our Earthly Divine Sister, indigo Architect and Sculptor of Crystal-Month and Fore-Vespers! Saturnine Mason of the squared compass, thou holdest the pentacled coffer of the Lady of the Earth! May your laughter quicken the walkings of this company now and forever! For your divine UNDERSTANDING we give you thanks.

(Decanus)

As above, so below! The Cardinal Cross is complete. May all ye Archangels and Demiurges guide and protect this company in Order, Wisdom, Faith, and Understanding, now and forever! So may it be.