127: A Rite of Alchemical Fusion of the Demiurgic Enchantress and Forestress (Pentacles of East and West)
Here is an Alchemical Invocation, fusing the Demiurgic Opposites of Yellow-Green Enchantress and Violet-Red Forestress. An imbalance in the Enchantress’s Enthusiasm results in Naivete and Denial; an imbalance in the Forestress’s Receptivity results in Confusion, Dissolution, and Victimization. Properly balanced and fused, they form the Monadic Divine Holy Mother, IO-SHENU.
This invocation is best used within the East and West Pentacles (generated by the Rays and Subrays in Opposite relationship), particularly the West Pentacle’s Northeast point in Tree-Month of Late-Imbolc: Enchantress’s Epiphany (ca. February 12-14), and the East Pentacle’s Southwest point in Song-Month of Late-Lammas: Forestress’s Epiphany (ca. August 16-18).
The Rite is best used during the corresponding hours of 3:30 A.M. to 3:40 A.M., and 3:30 P.M. to 3:40 P.M.
“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.
If used in Tree-Month at the Enchantress’s Epiphany (ca. February 12-14), the celebrants should form a pentacle with the Decana (Dean) at the Western Point (Mid-Fall Equinox), the Cancellaria (Chancellor) in the North-Northwest (Taurus-Equinox Capricorn), the Praelata (Prelate) in the Northeast (T-E Pisces), the Ostiarius (Usher) in the Southeast (T-E Gemini), and the Armorum Rex (King of Arms) in the South-Southwest (T-E Leo).
I trace the Pentacle of the West from the North Pillar of the West Gate of Mid-Fall, to the Northeast Angle of Late Imbolc, to the South-Southwest Angle of Late Summer, to the North-Northwest Angle of Early Winter, to the Southeast Angle of Early May, to the South Pillar of the West Gate of Mid-Fall.
If used in Song-Month at the Forestress’s Epiphany (ca. August 16-18), the celebrants should form a pentacle with the Decanus (Dean) at the Eastern Point (Mid-Spring Equinox), the the Praelata (Prelate) in the South-Southeast (Taurus-Equinox Cancer), the Cancellaria (Chancellor) in the Southwest (T-E Virgo), the Armorum Rex (King of Arms) in the Northwest (T-E Sagittarius), and the Ostiarius (Usher) in the North-northeast (T-E Aquarius).
I trace the Pentacle of the East from the South Pillar of the East Gate of Mid-Spring, to the Southwest Angle of Late Lammas, to the North-northeast Angle of Late Winter, to the South-southeast Angle of Early Summer, to the Northwest Angle of Early Hallows, to the North Pillar of the East Gate of Mid-Spring.
In either event, the Decana then continues:
IAMH-WONH! IAMH-WONH! IAMH-WONH! IO-SHENU, Song of the Sea, Enchantress and Forestress of the Body-Temple and Celestial City of Salem, our Divine Holy Mother! NEPHTHYS-ISIS you are, NERTHUS-FREYA you are, you of the World-Tree of Celestial Musics!
IAMH! IAMH! IAMH! IAMH FERE FEREMH! As our Demiurge the Enchantress, you are our Chartreuse Lady, you Song-keeper, Teacher and Rememberer of us all! Your name is Io, is Melia, is Meriam the Virgin, is Fairia, is Fay, is Ailphe, is Freya, is Brigit!
You are reborn in Tree-Month, under the Rowan-Ash Tree at Early Imbolc, at the time of triumph of your mother, the Magenta Forestress!
A fortnight hence at Late Imbolc, when your mother the Forestress is crowned, you shine in your Epiphany beneath your own Hazel and Elm!
At start of Name-Month, you are betrothed to Orange Mage to initiate New-May, and in your True Name you offer the dissolute blood of Magenta Forestress, your mother,
to divine forgiveness!
A fortnight later, at Mid-May, you marry the Orange Mage! And so you assist in the Forestress your mother’s ascent!
Thus is her confusion healed by your innocence!
You triumph in Song-Month at Early-Lammas to your own Hypolydian Song of Isis, to attain the Music of the World when your daughter, the Magenta Forestress, is reborn!
In a fortnight at your daughter the Forestress’s Epiphany, you are crowned at Late-Lammas!
At start of Seed-Month, your daughter the Forestress betrothes the Blue Planter and offers your tongue unto divine enthusiasm! The death of your denial initiates New-Hallows!
A fortnight later at Mid-Hallows, your daughter marries the Planter, and you pass into the Underworld beneath your own Absinthe and Rue! Thus is your denial healed by her forgiveness!
WONH! WONH! WONH! WONH SHURU SHURUNH! As our Demiurge the Forestress, you are our Magenta Lady, you Tree-keeper, Carpenter, and Fisher of us all! Your name is Nereus, is Nephthys, [is Neptune in the interregnal system,] is Necheru, is Nature, is Mitra, is Warunhush, is Uranus [in the restored system], is Sheshennu, is Shenu, is Vishnu, is Lakshmi, is Shawwat, is Shiva, is Hawwa or Eve, is Yashai or Jesse, is Shuluia, is Sylvia, is Sulevia!
You are reborn in Song-Month at Early-Lammas, under Hypo-Lydian chant, at the time of triumph of your mother, the Yellow-Green Enchantress!
A fortnight hence at Late-Lammas, when your mother the Enchantress is crowned, You shine in your Epiphany to your own Hypo-Dorian Chant!
At start of Seed-Month, you are betrothed to Blue Planter, to initiate New-Hallows, and under your own Thistle and Wisteria, you offer the lying lips of Yellow-Green Enchantress, your mother, to divine enthusiasm!
A fortnight later, you marry the Blue Planter at Mid-Hallows, as the Enchantress your mother descends! Thus is her denial healed by your forgivess!
You triumph in Tree-Month at Early-Imbolc by your own Rowan and Ash, to attain the World-Tree when your daughter, the Chartreuse Enchantress, is reborn!
In a fortnight at your daughter the Enchantress’s Epiphany, you are crowned at Late-Imbolc!
At start of Name-Month, your daughter the Enchantress betrothes the Orange Mage, and offers your dissolute blood unto divine forgiveness! The death of your confusion initiates New-May!
A fortnight later at Mid-May, your daughter marries the Mage, and you pass into the Overworld beneath your own name Mahshu, your name YHShWH! Thus is your dissolution healed by her innocence!
IAMH-WONH! WONH-IAMH! Enchantress or Forestress; Forestress or Enchantress: As the one triumphs, her shadow is reborn; as the one matures, the other dies. Heaven or Earth, Light or Dark, Above or Below: If we favor the one or the other, we too are bound to birth, death and rebirth. Therefore let us marry Heaven and Earth together, that we be anointed Enchantress-Forestress forever after the order of IO-SHENU, Mother of Woman, eternal and immortal! So may it be.