THE SPIRIT OF MARS

                          AN EVOCATION OF BARTZABEL
                              THE SPIRIT OF MARS

                          THE FORMULAE OF THE MAGICK
                    OF LIGHT, let them be puissant in the
                                    of the


The Ceremony consists of Five Parts:

  1. The Banishings and Consecrations.
  2. The Special Preparation of the Material Basis.
  3. The Particular Invocations of the Forces of Mars.
  4. The Dealings with Bartzabel, that mighty Spirit.
  5. The Closing.
                             Gloria Deo Altissimo
                                Ra Hoor Khuit
                    in nomine Abrahadabra et in hoc signo


  The Circle has an inscribed Pentagon, and a Tau within that.  Without are 5 pentagrams with 5 ruby lamps.  There is an Altar with the Square of Mars and the Seal of Mars.  The triangle has the names Primeumaton, Anaphaxeton, {119} Anapheneton and Mi-ca-el within.  Also the Sigil of Bartzabel, and his name.  About the Circle is the name ALHIM.


  The Chief Magus wears the robe of a Major Adept, and the Uraeus crown and nemmes.  He bears the Lamen of the Hiereus and the 1st Talisman of Mars.  He bears as weapons the Spear and Sword, also the Bell.


  The Assistant Magus wears the Robe of a Probationer and a nemmes of white and gold.  He attends to the suffumigations of Art.  He bears the 3rd Talisman of Mars (from the Key of Solomon), and the consecrated Torch.  The Magus Adjuvant is robed as his brother, but wears the 5th Talisman of Mars.  He attends to the Lustrations of Art.  He bears the Book and Pen.
  Upon the Altar is the Image of Ra Hoor Khuit, Isis is the East his Mother, Khem is the West facing him.  In the South is the Censer, in the North the Cup.
  The Material Basis is masked, and robed in red.
  On the Altar are also the rope, the burin, the oil, and the Lamen of Mars for the Material Basis.
  The Lamps are all alight.

                                    PART I
                    C.M. "At altar, kneeling in humility."
                    2 M. "With sword of C.M."
                    3 M. "In other chamber with M.B."
2 M. Performs Banishing Rituals of Pentagram and Hexagram {120} around whole
       room, and replaces Sword on Altar. 3 M. Washes M.B. with pure water,
         Asperge :   : Domine hyssopo et mundabitur;
         lavabis :   : et super nivem dealbabitur.
     He masks :   : with the mask and robe of Mars, saying:
     By the figurative mystery of these holy vestures of concealment, doth
        the Lord cloak thee in the Shroud of Mystery in the strength of the
        Most High ANCOR AMACOR AMIDES THEODONIAS ANITOR that our desired end
        may be effected through thy strength, Adonai, unto whom be the Glory
        in Saecula saeculorum A M E N.
              .her.    .her.
     He leads :   : to :   : place in the Triangle.
              .him.    .his.
     The Chief Magus now rises from his knees, and takes the Spear from the


C.M. Hail unto Thee, Ra Hoor Khuit, who art the Lord of the Aeon!
     Be this consecrated Spear
     A thing of cheer, a thing of fear!
     Cheer to me who wield it! ---
     My heart, its vigour shield it!
     Fear to them who face it ---
     Their force, let fear disgrace it! {121}
     Be a ray from the Most High,
     A glance of His unsleeping eye!
     Arm me, arm me, in the fray
     That shall be fought this dreadful day!
         "He hands Spear to 2nd Magus to hold."
         "The Chief Magus takes the Sword."
C.M. Hail unto Thee, Ra Hoor Khuit, who art the Lord of the Aeon!
     Be this consecrated Sword
     Not abhorred before the Lord!
     A guard of Steel, a tongue of flame
     Writing in adamant His Name!
     Puissant against the Hosts of Evil!
     A mighty fence against the Devil!
     A snake of lightning to destroy
     Them that work Mischief and Annoy!
     Arm me, arm me, in the fray
     That shall be fought this dreadful day!
          "He hands Sword to 3rd Magus to hold."
          "The Chief Magus raises his hands above the Altar."
C.M. Hail unto Thee, Ra Hoor Khuit, who art the Lord of the Aeon!
       Be this consecrated Altar
         A sign of sure stability!
       Will and Courage never falter,
         Thought dissolve in Deity!
       Let thy smile divinely curving,
         Isis, bless our dark device! {122}
       Holy Hawk, our deed unswerving
         Be thy favoured sacrifice!
       Holy Khem, our vigour nerving,
         We have paid the priestly price.
       Hail, Ra Hoor, thy ray forth-rolling
         Consecrate the instruments,
       Thine Almighty power controlling
         To the Event the day's events!
       Arm me, arm me, in the fray
         That shall be fought this dreadful day!

C.M.     "Takes Spear from 2nd M. and gives him the Censer and Torch; Sword"
           "from 3rd M. and gives him the Cup, Book and Pen."
C.M.     "Goes to apex of triangle.  The others support him at the base.  He"
           "takes the cord from the altar."

C.M.   :      :N! As thou art blindfolded save for that light and sight which
       .Soror .
         I can give thee, so do I now bind thee, so that thou mayst be for a
         space subject to my will and mine alone.  ("Ties hands and feet."
         "Takes Spear from altar.")  And since thou art without the circle in
         the place of the triangle, with this Spear do I invoke upon thee the
         protection of Ra Hoor Khuit, so that no force either of Heaven or of
         Earth, or from under the earth, may act upon thee, save only that
         force that I shall invoke within thee.
       Bahlasti!  Ompehda!
       So then, I being armed and exalted to the Power of the Most High, place
         upon thy head this drop of {123} consecrated oil, so that the ray of
         Godhead may illumine thee.
       And I place this holy kiss upon thy neck, so that thy mind may be
         favourable unto us, open to our words, sensible of the power of our
       And with this burin do I draw from thy breast five drops of blood, so
         that thy body may be the Temple of Mars.
       Wherefore also I command thee to repeat after me:
       I submit myself to thee and to this operation; I invoke the Powers of
         Mars to manifest within me. ("done")
           ("C.M. places about:   :neck the Lamen of Mars.")
           "Magi return to circle, face east."
C.M. Now, Brethren, since we are about to engage in a Work of so great danger,
      it is fitting that we make unto ourselves a fortress of defence in the
      name of the Most High, Elohim.  Frater Adjuvant Magus, I command thee to
      purify the place with water.
          ("3rd M. sprinkles thrice around circle walking widdershins.")
C.M. Thus, therefore, first the Priest who governeth the works of Fire, must
      sprinkle with the waters of the loud-resounding sea.
     Frater Assistant Magus, I command thee to consecrate the place with Fire.
          ("2nd M. censes the circle thrice around, walking widdershins.")
C.M. So when all the phantoms are vanished, and {124} through the Universe
       darts and flashes that holy and formless Fire --- Hear Thou the Voice
       of Fire!
         ("C.M. takes Sword.")
     The Lord is my fortress and my deliverer; my God in whom I will trust.
     I will walk upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the scorpion will
       I tread under my feet.
     Because he hath set his Love upon me, therefore will I deliver him:
       I will set him on high, because he hath known My Name.
         ("C.M. circumambulates thrice widdershins with sword.")
     Hail unto Thee, Ra Hoor Khuit, who art the Lord of the Aeon!
          Be this consecrated Tower
          A place of power this fearful hour!
          May the Names of God that gird us
          Be our sign that he hath heard us!
          By the five unsleeping Stars
          Ward us from the wrath of Mars!
          By the rood of God erect
          Be He perfect to protect!
          Arm me, arm me, in the fray
          That shall be fought this dreadful day!
          ("He now conjures the Dog of Evil.")
     Arise, Dog of Evil, that I may instruct thee in thy present duties.
     In the name of Horus, I say unto thee, Arise.
     Thou art imprisoned.
     Confess thou that it is so. {125}
     I have done this in the name and in the might of Horus.
     Except thou set thy face in my defence, thou art blind, and dumb, and
       paralysed: but thou shalt hear the curses of thy Creator, and thou
       shalt feel the torments of my avenging wrath.
     Therefore be thou obedient unto me, as a guard against them that hate me.
     Let thy jaws be terrible as the storm-parted sky.
     Let thy face be as a whirlwind of wrath and fury against the enemy.
     Arise, I say, and aid and guard me in this Work of Art.
     O thou! whose head is of coal-black fire!
     Thou, whose eyes are as columns of smoke and flame!
     Thou, from whose nostrils goeth forth the breath of destruction!
     Thou whose body is of iron and brass, bound with exceeding strength: girt
       with the power of awful blind avenging force --- under my control, and
       mine alone!
     Thou, whose claws are as shafts of whirling steel to rip the very bowels
       of my adversaries.
     Thee, thee, I summon to mine aid!
       In the name of Horus: rise: move: appear:
       And aid and guard me in this Work of Art!
     Rise, Dog of Evil, to guard the Abyss of Height!
     Rise, I say, to guard the Four Quarters: the Abyss of the North; the
       Abyss of the South; the Abyss of the East; the Abyss of the West.
     Rise, I say, to guard the Abyss of the Great Deep.
     Horus it is that hath given this commandment. {126}
     Be thou terrible against all them that hate me!
     Be thou mighty to defend me from the Evil Ones!
     At the confines of Matter: at the Threshold of the Invisible: be thou my
       Watcher and my Guardian!  Before the face of the Dwellers of the Abodes
       of Night!
     As a flaming sword turning every way to keep the gates of my Universe:
       let thy teeth flash forth!
     Nothing shall stop thee while thou settest thyself in my defence.
     In the name of Horus: Rise, Move, and Appear: Be thou obedient unto me:
       for I am the Master of the Forces of Matter: the Servant of the Same
       thy God is my Name: true Worshipper of the Highest.
              ("Much incense is now burnt, and there is a pause.")

                             THE INVOCATIONS

        ("C.M. first performs the Invoking Ritual of Mars.")
        ("The Adepts stand at the points of the Tau.")
C.M. Even as of old there came three Magi from the ends of the earth to adore
      the Fivefold Star, so come we, O Lord, armed for the holy work of an
      Evocation of Bartzabel the spirit of Mars, that is obedient unto the
      Intelligence Graphiel, chosen from the Seraphim who follow Kamael the
      Great Archangel that serveth God under his name of Elohim Gibor, a spark
      from Thine intolerable light,
                              Ra Hoor Khuit!
    Therefore hear Thou the Oath of the Obligation that we assume before Thee.
        ("The Chief Magus points the Sword downward upon the apex of the"
          "Triangle of R.H.K. and the other Magi place their hands upon the"
     We, Perdurabo, a Neophyte of the A ∴ A ∴, All for Knowledge, a
       Probationer of A ∴ A ∴, and  GR:Alpha-gamma-alpha-theta-alpha, a
       Probationer of A ∴ A ∴, swear unto Thee, O Lord God, by Thine own
       almighty power, by Thy force and fire, by Thy glittering Hawk's eye and
       Thy mighty sweeping wings: that we all here in this place and now at
       this time do utterly devote ourselves, mind, body, and estate, at all
       times and in all places soever to the establishment of Thy holy
    And if we fail herein, may we be burnt and consumed by the Red Eye of
         ("Magi return to stations.")
    And this our purpose is fivefold:
    Firstly, that the Kingdom of Ra Hoor Khuit may be established in the Aeon.
    Secondly, that we may succeed in that particular design of which it is not
      lawful to speak, even before Thee.
    Thirdly, that we may have power to help the weak.
    Fourthly, that we may be filled with the Courage and Energy of Mars for
      the Prosecution of the Great Work.
    And, lastly, that we may obtain the service of Bartzabel that he may be
      obedient unto us thy servants, that between him and us there may be
      peace, and that he may always be ready to come whensoever he is invoked
      and called forth. {128}
    Now because in such a work it is not possible for us to do anything at all
      of ourselves, we have humble recourse unto Thine Almighty power,
      beseeching upon our knees Thy favour and Thine aid.
        ("The Magi kneel at three sides of altar, all clasping spears in the"
          "proper manner.")
    I adore Thee in the Song:

          I am the Lord of Thebes, and I
            The inspired forth-speaker of Mentu;
          For me unveils the veiled sky,
            The self-slain Ankh-f-n-Khonsu
          Whose words are truth.  I invoke, I greet
            Thy presence, O Ra Hoor Khuit!

          Unity uttermost shewed!
            I adore the might of Thy breath,
          Supreme and terrible God
            Who makest the Gods and death
          To tremble before Thee:
          I, I adore Thee!

          Appear on the throne of Ra!
            Open the ways of the Khu!
          Lighten the ways of the Ka!
            The ways of the Khabs run through
          To stir me or still me!
          Aum! let it fill me!

        "All say, repeatedly:"
               A Ka dua
               Tuf ur biu  {129}
               Bi a'a chefu
               Dudu ner af an nuteru!

          "When the Chief Magus is satisfied with the Descent of the God, let"
            "all rise and let C.M. say:"
    So that Thy light is in me; and its red flame is as a sword in my hand to
      push thy order.  There is a secret door that I shall make to establish
      thy way in all the quarters ... as it is said:

            The light is mine; its rays consume
              Me: I have made a secret door
            Into the house of Ra and Tum,
              Of Khephra, and of Ahathoor.
            I am thy Theban, O Mentu,
            The prophet Ankh-f-n-Khonsu!

            By Bes-na-Maut my breast I beat;
              By wise Ta-Nech I weave my spell.
            Show thy star-splendour, O Nuith!
              Bid me within thine House to dwell,
            O winged snake of light, Hadith!
            Abide with me, Ra Hoor Khuit!

         ("Magus faces "Fire", and others support him.")
    Hail! Hail! Hail! Hail! Hail!
    Send forth a spark of thine illimitable light and force, we beseech Thee,
      that it may appear in the Heaven of Mars as the God Elohim Gibor.
    O winged glory of gold!  O plumes of justice and stern brows of majesty!
      O warrior armed with {130} spear and shield!  O virgin strength and
      splendour as of spring!  That ridest in thy Chariot of Iron above the
      Storm upon the Sea!  Who shootest forth the Arrows of the Moon!  Who
      wieldest the Four Magick Weapons!  Who art the Master of the Pentagram
      and of the blazing fury of the Sun!
    Come unto me, thou great God Elohim Gibor, and send thy Angel Kamael, even
      Kamael the mighty, the Leader of thine Armies the fiery Serpents, the
      Seraphim, that he may answer my behests.
    O purple flame that is like unto the whirling wheel of Life!  O strong
      shoulders and virginal breasts and dancing limbs!
    Kamael! Kamael! Kamael! Kamael!
    I see thee before me, O thou great Archangel!  Art thou not the Leader of
      the armies of the Lord?  Of the grey snakes upon whose heads are triple
      crowns of spiritual light, and whose tongues are triply forked with
      judgment?  Whose bodies are like the Sun in his strength, whose scales
      are of the adamant of Vulcan, who are slim and splendid and virginal as
      they rush flaming over the lashed sea?
    Come unto me, Kamael, thou archangel almighty, and send to me Graphiel
      that great intelligence of thine, that he may answer my behest.
    O moon, that sailest on the shoulders of the Sun!  Whose warrior body is
      like white-hot steel!  Whose virgin limbs and golden wings move like
      ripe corn at the caress of the thunderstorm! {131}
    O thou that wieldest the Sword and Balances of Power!
        Graphiel! Graphiel! Graphiel!
        Graphiel! Graphiel! Graphiel!
    Come unto us, thou bright intelligence of Mars, and answer my behest.  In
      the name of Kamael thy Lord, I say: Compel the spirit Bartzabel that is
      under thy dominion to manifest within this triangle of Art, within the
      Ruach of the material basis that is consecrated to this work, within
      this pure and beautiful human form that is prepared for his habitation.
    And now I see thee, O thou dull deceitful head, that I shall fill with wit
      and truth; thou proud heart that I shall humble and make pure; thou cold
      body that I shall fashion into a living flame of amethyst.  Thou sexless
      being of whom I shall make the perfect child of Hermes and Aphrodite
      that is God; thou dull ox that I shall turn into the Bull of Earth; thou
      house of idleness wherein I shall set up the Throne of Justice.
        Bartzabel! Bartzabel! Bartzabel!
        Bartzabel! Bartzabel! Bartzabel!

    Come forth, and manifest beyond the bars!
    Forth from the palace of seraphic stars!
    Come, O thou Bartzabel, the sprite of Mars!

    Come: I unbind thee from the chains of Hell,
    Come: I enclose thee in the invisible
    To be my slave, thou spirit Bartzabel! {132}
    By the spear, the sword, the spell,
    Come unto me, Bartzabel!
    By the word that openeth Hell!
    Come unto me, Bartzabel!

    By the power o' th' panther's pell,
    Come unto me, Bartzabel!
    By the circling citadel,
    Come unto me, Bartzabel!
    By this mind of miracle
    Come unto me, Bartzabel!

    By Ra Hoor Khuit, by Elohim Gibor,
    By Kamael and the Seraphim; by Hoor,
    Khem, and Mentu, and all the Gods of War,
    Ares and Mars and Hachiman and Thor,
      And by thy master, Graphiel,
      Come unto me, Bartzabel!

   And if he come not, let the Chief Magus and his assistants humble themselves mightily, and repeat these holy invocations, even unto thrice.
   And if still he be obdurate and disobedient unto the Words of Power, the Chief Magus shall assume the dignity of Khem, and conjure him and curse him as his own ingenium shall direct.  Yet, if the rites have been duly performed, he will assuredly have manifested before this.
   And these will probably be the tokens of the manifestation:
      A ruddy light will play about the form of the Material Basis; or even a
        dark lustre beetle-brown or black.  And the Face thereof will be
        suffused with blood, {133} and the Heart beat violently, and its words
        will be swift and thick and violent.  The voice thereof must be
        entirely changed; it may grow deep and hoarse, or at least strained
        and jerky, and it may be that it will suffer the torment of burning.
      On the appearance of the Spirit much incense is thrown upon the Censer.

                                  THE CHARGE

   Hail, Bartzabel, and welcome, thou mighty spirit of Madim!
   Welcome unto us art thou who comest in the name of Graphiel and of Kamael and of Elohim Gibor, and of Ra Hoor Khuit the Lord of the Aeon.
   I charge thee to answer and obey.
   1. How shall the Kingdom of the Aeon be established?
   2. Will success attend that particular design of which it is not lawful to speak?
   3. We shall obtain power to aid the weak; in what manner?  Give us a sign.
   4. Give us a sign of the Courage and Energy of Mars that floweth and shall ever flow through us by virtue of this ceremony.
   5. Lastly, O thou Spirit Bartzabel, lay thine hands upon this sword, whose point I then place upon thine head, and swear faith and obedience unto me by Ra Hoor Khuit, the Lord of the Aeon, saying after me: {134}
   I, Bartzabel, the Spirit of Mars, do swear by the glory of Him that is Lord of the Aeon, and by the Might of Elohim Gibor, and by the Fear of Kamael and the Hosts of Fiery Serpents, and by Graphiel whose hand is heavy upon me --- before which names I tremble every day --- that I will punctually fulfil this present charge, not perverting the sense thereof, but obedient to the inmost thought of the Chief Magus; that I will be ever the willing servant of thee and thy companions, a spirit of Truth in Force and Fire; that in departing I will do no hurt to any person or thing, and in particular that the Material Basis shall not suffer through this ceremony, but shall be purified and fortified thereby; that I will be at peace with thee and seek never to injure thee, but to defend thee against all thine enemies, and to work eternally for thy welfare; finally, that I will be ready to come unto thee to serve thee whensoever I am invoked and called forth, whether by a word, or a will, or by this great and potent conjuration of Magick Art.

                              A M E N.

                          THE BENEDICTION

   Let Ra Hoor Khuit bless thee!
   Let His light shine perpetually in thy darkness!
   Let His force eternally brace up thy weakness!
   Let His blessing be upon thee for ever and for ever!
   Yea, verily and Amen, let His blessing be upon thee for ever and ever!

                            THE LICENSE TO DEPART

   Now, O thou Spirit Bartzabel, since thou didst come at my behest and swear faith and fealty unto me by the Lord of the Aeon,
     I license thee to depart in peace with the blessing of the Lord until
        such time as I have need of thee.

                                 THE CLOSING

   Let the Chief Magus perform the Banishing Ritual of Mars, give great Thanks
     unto the Lord of the Aeon, and perform the Lesser Rituals of the
     Pentagram and Hexagram.