Alignment of Forces Ritual

The Alignment of Forces Ritual is something I devised to sync up all the elemental and celestial forces under the angels and spirits that govern them with yourself, unifying and orienting yourself with the cosmos in the process.  The ritual is intended as an all-around maintenance ritual for regular use, and also helps to keep the ritual implements of an altar in good shape and charge.  This is intended for an altar setup such as the Table of Manifestation proposed by Frater Rufus Opus which I employ in my own practice.  The Table of Manifestation is an altar setup that represents the different parts of the manifested and manifesting world according to Agrippa’s Scale of Four.  The ritual can be modified to suit any altar that has representations of the four elements and seven planets.

My own Table of Manifestation is shown in the above picture.  I have the four Elemental Weapons (the Wand of Fire, the Sword of Air, the Cup of Water, and the Coin of Earth) with their respective ruling Angels (Michael, Raphael, Gabriel, and Auriel, represented by the four Tarot kings).  Around them I have talismans of each of the seven planets with their ruling Angels, arranged according to their element (Mars and the Sun for Fire, Venus and Jupiter for Air, Saturn and Mercury for Water, and the Moon for Earth).  Outside of that, to the east, I have a consecrated candle representing the Infinite Light.

Visualization is used throughout the ritual to bring the various talismans and weapons to life.  Wherever “N.” appears, say your own name (either the name you go by, your magical motto, whatever).  The names of the elements and planets are given four times: once in the person’s native or operational language (for me, that’s English), once in Latin, once in Hebrew, and once in Greek.  Although I suggest calling the ruling angelic king or archangel of a given force with their respective elemental ruler and prince or planetary intelligence(s) and spirit(s), feel free to add on any familiar spirits or other acquaintances you work with frequently to have them aligned with you as well.

  1. Part I: Introduction, Centering, and Invocation
  2. Part II: Calling Upon the Forces of the Cosmos
  3. Part III: Aligning and Attaining Union with the Cosmos
  4. Part IV: Closing

Part I: Introduction, Centering, and Invocation

Clean or dust the altar, if necessary, and let the center of the altar (the focus of manifestation) remain empty.  Asperge yourself and the altar with holy water, if so desired.  Light the candle and incense, if any is desired; any incense used should be neutral and not related to any one element or planet, so frankincense or temple incense would be appropriate.  Perform a few breathing exercises and clear the mind.  Say whatever introductory prayers you find appropriate; I prefer the Prayer of Hermes Trismegistus, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Prayer of Joseph the Visionary.

Begin the ritual.

O God, author of all good things, I beseech you, strengthen me, your poor servant, that I may stand fast without fear through this dealing and work. Enlighten me in my dark understanding, I beseech you, o Lord, so that my spiritual eye may be opened to see and know the works of your hand.

Stand at your altar facing the east.  Visualize the altar and yourself at the center of the cosmos while extending your hands outward and vibrating the name IAO.  Raise your right hand above your altar to the sky, and let your left hand hover face down over the center of the altar.

I am N., a child of Mankind.  I am born in your image, o God, and as you are the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, so too am I the ruler of my world.  I beseech you, o Lord, to enable me to see my world clearly, that I understand it, my place in it, and the forces within it.  Grant me the power of conjuring the forces at work in my world and their spirits, that I may work with them and bring my self, tools, and world into balance, harmony, and unity with the cosmos and you, o Lord.  Amen.

Part II: Calling Upon the Forces of the Cosmos

Lift up the Coin with the right hand and touch the King of Earth with the left.  Visualize the Coin glowing with black light.

I call upon the power of Earth, of Terra, of Aretz, of Gē, be present now and here.  In the name of the blessed and holy Trinity, I conjure you, o angel Auriel, to be present and bring with you the spirits Ariel and Amaymon.  Direct your forces and power of Earth here, for I call upon you now.  See the tool and anchor of your power here, and be here with me!

Put down the Coin.  Lift up the Cup with the right hand and touch the King of Water with the left.  Visualize the Cup glowing with soft blue light.

I call upon the power of Water, of Aqua, of Mim, of Hydōr, be present now and here.  In the name of the blessed and holy Trinity, I conjure you, o angel Gabriel, to be present and bring with you the spirits Tharsis and Egyn.  Direct your forces and power of Water here, for I call upon you now.  See the tool and anchor of your power here, and be here with me!

Put down the Cup.  Lift up the Sword with the right hand and touch the King of Air with the left.  Visualize the Sword glowing with soft yellow light.

I call upon the power of Air, of Aer, of Ruach, of Aeras, be present now and here.  In the name of the blessed and holy Trinity, I conjure you, o angel Raphael, to be present and bring with you the spirits Cherub and Paimon.  Direct your forces and power of Air here, for I call upon you now.  See the tool and anchor of your power here, and be here with me!

Put down the Sword.  Lift up the Wand with the right hand and touch the King of Fire with the left.  Visualize the Wand glowing with soft red light.

I call upon the power of Fire, of Ignis, of Ash, of Pyr, be present now and here.  In the name of the blessed and holy Trinity, be I conjure you, o angel Michael, to be present and bring with you the spirits Seraph and Oriens.  Direct your forces and power of Fire here, for I call upon you now.  See the tool and anchor of your power here, and be here with me!

Put down the Wand.  Lift up the talisman of the Moon.  Visualize it glowing with purple light.

I call upon the power of the Moon, of Luna, of Levanah, of Selēnē, be present now and here.  In the name of the blessed and holy Trinity, be I conjure you, o angel Gabriel, to be present and bring with you the spirits Malka b’Tharshithim od b’Ruach Schecheqim, Chashmodai, and Shadmarshemoth haSharthathan.  Direct your forces and power of the Moon here, for I call upon you now.  See the tool and anchor of your power here, and be here with me!

Put down the talisman.  Lift up the talisman of Mercury.  Visualize it glowing with orange light.

I call upon the power of Mercury, of Mercurius, of Kochab, of Hermēs, be present now and here.  In the name of the blessed and holy Trinity, I conjure you, o angel Raphael, to be present and bring with you the spirits Tiriel and Taphthartharath.  Direct your forces and power of Mercury here, for I call upon you now.  See the tool and anchor of your power here, and be here with me!

Put down the talisman.  Lift up the talisman of Venus.  Visualize it glowing with green light.

I call upon the power of Venus, of Venus, of Nogah, of Aphroditē, be present now and here.  In the name of the blessed and holy Trinity, I conjure you, o angel Haniel, to be present and bring with you the spirits Hagiel, the B’ni Seraphim, and Qedemel.  Direct your forces and power of Venus here, for I call upon you now.  See the tool and anchor of your power here, and be here with me!

Put down the talisman.  Lift up the talisman of the Sun.  Visualize it glowing with golden yellow light.

I call upon the power of the Sun, of Sol, of Shemesh, of Hēlios, be present now and here.  In the name of the blessed and holy Trinity, I conjure you, o angel Michael, to be present and bring with you the spirits Nakiel and Sorath.  Direct your forces and power of the Sun here, for I call upon you now.  See the tool and anchor of your power here, and be here with me!

Put down the talisman.  Lift up the talisman of Mars.  Visualize it glowing with deep red light.

I call upon the power of Mars, of Mars, of Ma’adim, of Arēs, be present now and here.  In the name of the blessed and holy Trinity, I conjure you, o angel Kammael, to be present and bring with you the spirits Graphiel and Bartzabel.  Direct your forces and power of Mars here, for I call upon you now.  See the tool and anchor of your power here, and be here with me!

Put down the talisman.  Lift up the talisman of Jupiter.  Visualize it glowing with deep blue light.

I call upon the power of Jupiter, of Iovis, of Tzedeq, of Zeus, be present now and here.  In the name of the blessed and holy Trinity, I conjure you, o angel Tzadqiel, to be present and bring with you the spirits Iophiel and Hismael.  Direct your forces and power of Jupiter here, for I call upon you now.  See the tool and anchor of your power here, and be here with me!

Put down the talisman.  Lift up the talisman of Saturn.  Visualize it glowing with black light.

I call upon the power of Saturn, of Saturnus, of Shabbathai, of Kronos, be present now and here.  In the name of the blessed and holy Trinity, I conjure you, o angel Tzaphqiel, to be present and bring with you the spirits Agiel and Zazel.  Direct your forces and power of Saturn here, for I call upon you now.  See the tool and anchor of your power here, and be here with me!

Put down the talisman.

Part III: Aligning and Attaining Union with the Cosmos

Raise your right hand above your altar to the sky, and let your left hand hover face down over the center of the altar.

All you spirits of the four elements and seven planets, hear me!  I, N., have called you here.  See this altar with your tools, anchors, and talismans, and see how they are balanced!  So too quicken and empower these things with your forces, bring your forces here and into my life, and weigh your forces into balance.  Grant me the blessing of knowing your forces as I am able to know, and expand my awareness and knowledge of them.  Remove from me all defilement, all impurity, all deficiency, and all excess of your forces.  Wash me, cleanse me, and fill me with the forces of all the elements and all the planets, that I may come to know and wield them and bring them to manifestation in the world.

Visualize a white light emanate from the candle and wash over and subsume the entire sacred space including yourself, with the sacred space expanding to include the entire cosmos and everything in it.

O God, bring me into balance, harmony, and unity with your will and all the forces of the elements and planets now and at all times, here and in all places.  Align my body, my soul, my spirit, and my mind as is proper and good for me, o Lord, that I may thereby attain union with the cosmos, direction from the cosmos, and understanding of the cosmos.  Amen.

Part IV: Closing

Extend your hands towards the altar, palms upward.

All you spirits gathered, I thank you for your presence.  You have come as I have called, and aided me as I have asked.  As you have come in peace, so now go in power.  As you have come in the name of the ever-blessed and righteous Trinity, so now go in this same name, and return to me when I call you in his name to whom every knee bows down.  Farewell, you great and mighty spirits!  Let peace be between us now and forever for the sake of the Logos.

To God the father, eternal spirit, fountain of light, the Son, and the Holy Spirit be all honor and glory, world without end.  Amen.

Extend your hands outward and vibrate the name IAO.  Visualize the light from the candle, the weapons, and talismans radiate into the world through you and out from the circle, starting with the candle, the talismans from Saturn to the Moon, and the weapons from the Wand to the Coin.  Put out the candle.

In case you wanted a cheat sheet to work off of, since the bulk of the conjurations of the spirits is pretty much the same thing over and over, here’s a table of the things and names to know.  Feel free to add or remove things, so long as you’re consistent about it.

Tool Force (English) Force (Latin) Force (Hebrew) Force (Greek) Angel Spirits Color
Coin Earth Terra ארץ
Aretz
Γη
Auriel Ariel, Amaymon Black
Cup Water Aqua מים
Mim
Υδωρ
Hydōr
Gabriel Tharsis, Egyn Soft blue
Sword Air Aer רוח
Ruach
Αερας
Aeras
Raphael Cherub, Paimon Soft yellow
Wand Fire Ignis אש
Ash
Πυρ
Pyr
Michael Seraph, Oriens Soft red
Talisman of the Moon Moon Luna לבנה
Levanah
Σεληνη
Selēnē
Gabriel Malka B’Tharshithim od B’Ruach Shecheqim, Chashmodai, Shadbarshemoth Sharthathan Purple
Talisman of Mercury Mercury Mercurius כוכב
Kochab
Ερμης
Hermēs
Raphael Tiriel, Taphthartharath Orange
Talisman of Venus Venus Venus נוגה
Nogah
Αφροδιτη
Aphroditē
Haniel Hagiel, B’ni Seraphim, Qedemel Green
Talisman of the Sun Sun Sol שמש
Shemesh
Ηλιος
Hēlios
Michael Nakiel, Sorath Golden yellow
Talisman of Mars Mars Mars מאדים
Ma’adim
Αρης
Arēs
Kammael Graphiel, Bartzabel Deep red
Talisman of Jupiter Jupiter Iovis צדק
Tzedeq
Ζευς
Zeus
Tzadqiel Iophiel, Hismael Deep blue
Talisman of Saturn Saturn Saturnus שבתאי
Shabbathai
Κρονος
Kronos
Tzaphqiel Agiel, Zazel Black

7 Responses to Alignment of Forces Ritual

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  5. Olu says:

    Olu
    I believe the ritual is a powerful one and i like your work. Please, can you explain why you choose not to create a magical circle or is ti included but you did not want to add it to the details?
    Your reply can be helpful

    • polyphanes says:

      A magic circle isn’t needed for this, and magic circles only really started to be used in medieval European times due to the influence of Solomonic rituals. Merely acknowledging the directions or the forces themselves suffices. Besides, this takes place at an altar, an already consecrated place of power, which is essentially made protected by construction. If you want to include a circle, you can, but it’s no more necessary than a Catholic priest performing Mass in a circle.

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