I had an epiphany last night and early this morning. I'll try not to
wax all mystical and ecstatic on it, but it was beautiful. It made
sense of everything. Literally, everything. Birth, life,m death, struggles, woe, time, death, eternity, bliss, joy, it all wrapped up together around 4:30 a.m. in the following. The glyph is the key, ultimately.
I'm not getting into the boring details at the moment, I'm just going to summarize. I posted this to Ritual Magick, so if you've been there, you'll be wasting your time unless you want to hear me talk more about it. You should be working on this shit. I'll be coming down with a minor messiah complex for a few days, but I DID do some conjuring in the name of Messiah at daybreak, so hey, what can you expect?
Anyway, the result of my moment is the following layout for the altar:
In the center, you place four sealed vessels that have the spirits
of the Four Kings of the elements bound within, each in their
- South - Mahazael, sealed with the name Uriel
- North - Azael, sealed with the name Gabriel
- West - Azazel, sealed with the name Raphael
- East - Samael, sealed with the name Michael
Make sure you seal these demons in using something that you can let
them out if you need them later in your existence, but you want them
sealed unless they are actively performing something you've told them
Around these four sealed vessels, you place the following talismen
in their appropriate quadrant:
- South - Uriel~Ariel Talisman
- North - Gabriel~Tharsis Talisman
- West - Raphael~Cherub Talisman
- East - Michael~Seraph Talisman
These talismen should NOT use the seals of the angels as attributed
in other grimoires. These are the four elemental Kings, not the
Archangels of the planetary spheres that share the same names. To
get the appropriate seal, conjure each of the Elemental Kings
Beside each of the Elemental Kings' talismen, place the appropriate
elemental weapon. The wand in the East, the Cup in the North, the
Knife in the West, and in the South your own personal seal.
You now have two circles on your altar, the infernal circle in the
center, and the elemental circle around that. These two spheres
*are* the material realm, and at the exact same time they *are* your
personal Sphere as a magician.
Starting in the South, place 7 planetary Talisman in the following
order clockwise, 51.429 degrees apart (give or take a hundredth of a
These are the seven spheres that surround the magician's sphere.
These create the table of practice.
That's the physical manifestation of the Key. The Lamp should be
placed outside this circle to the east. The Divine Darkness that
Dionysius the Areopogate is outside the light.
The altar is now complete.
This is what mine looks like:
As you can see, I'm using the four elemental kings of the Tarot as temporary placeholders for Michael, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel.