It was passed around in my occult circles that there was a
decent totally awesome Cazimi Mercury election, a powerful timing to do anything astrologically related to Mercury or its forces, this morning between 6:15 and 6:45 a.m. around my location; the Mercury hour made it valid. Since Mercury is among my favorite forces, and Hermes my favorite gods, I decided to take this opportunity to recharge my angelic planetary talisman of Mercury as well as a few crystals (Mercury topazes, fittingly enough) under this influence. Something kinda like my Saturn talisman consecration from about this time last year, but I changed things around a bit. The time window was just barely enough, and I learned to do more setup ahead of time, but it was sufficient for my needs.
The big change is that I’m starting to put my orgone setup to good use, so I made that part of my altar setup. Basically, I have a crystal ball in the middle with a small plate over it supporting some objects which act as a focus for the energy and force; above that, I have an orgone accelerator or “shooter” that pumps more energy into the focus and crystal ball. The crystal ball radiates the force pumped through the objects above it from the orgone accelerator outward. Around the crystal ball, four crystal bars “catch” the field and reflect it back inwards to the crystal ball, forming a constantly-strengthening sphere of force. The crystals are “linked” up using a “thread” of force or energy that syncs them all together, then activated with a final “pulse” of energy into the crystal ball. (Expect a full post and explanation of some experiments I’m doing with this orgone setup in the near future, once I gather a few more supplies and run the experiments. Then I’ll stop giving explanations every time I talk about this stuff.)
I coupled this with my standard consecration setup by setting a consecrated candle to the east, my censer to the west, and eight candles inscribed with orange symbols of Mercury around the orgone setup. The resulting setup looks pretty awesome, if I may say so myself, and definitely produced a kick throughout the ritual and will keep going for as long as I have it set up. For practical reasons, I’ll consider the consecration complete once the inner candles burn out, and will dismantle it then. For now, I’m enjoying the bright orange Mercurial light and orb of force in my room, as well as how smoky it is from all the incense.
The ritual was composed as following:
- Preliminary prayer, meditation, empowering.
- Setting up the consecration altar components.
- Asperging the area with holy water to cleanse and sanctify the area.
- Lighting the consecrated candle. Mercury candles, and charcoal for incense.
- Linking up the crystal ball to the four perimeter crystals and the perimeter crystals to each other.
- Linking up the crystal ball to the eight Mercury candleflames and the flames to each other.
- Pulse of Mercurial energy with the seed vowel Ε (Greek epsilon, vowel associated with Mercury).
- Opening prayers and invocations, consecration of ritual space and incense.
- Picatrix invocation to Mercury.
- Conjuration of Raphael, Tiriel, and Taphthartharath.
- Presentation and suffumigation of the talismans of Mercury to the spirits and forces of Mercury.
- Setting the talismans into the orgone setup focus.
- Conjuration of Raphael, Tiriel, and Taphthartharath to consecrate, dedicate, bless, empower, and sanctify the talismans of Mercury.
- Recitation of the Orphic Hymn to Hermes eight times.
- Directing the forces of Mercury into the talismans using the seed vowel Ε.
- Second conjuration of Raphael, Tiriel, and Taphthartharath to consecrate, dedicate, bless, empower, and sanctify the talismans of Mercury.
- Recitation of the Prayer to Saint Raphael eight times.
- Thanks to the spirits and forces of Mercury, license to depart.
- Closing of the ritual and closing prayers.
For those interested, the Mercury incense blend I used consisted of two parts nutmeg, two parts frankincense, one part benzoin, one part clove, and one part Power blend incense.