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A∴A∴ Publication in Class D
The Ceremonies proper to the obtaining [of] a familiar spirit of a Mercurial nature as described in the Apocalypse of St. John the Divine from a frog or toad.
“He had crucified a toad
The Wizard Way
In this Ritual the Chief Officer representeth a Snake, because of Mercury. (The proper food of snakes is frogs.) The Mystery of Conception is the catching of the frog in silence, and the affirmation of the Will to perform this ceremony.
The frog or toad being caught is kept all night in an ark or chest; as it is written, “Thou didst not abhor the Virgin’s Womb.” Presently the frog will begin to leap therein, and this is an omen of good success.
Dawn being come, thou shalt approach the chest with an offering of gold, and if available, of frankincense and of myrrh. Thou shalt then release the frog from the chest with many acts of homage and place it in apparent liberty. He may, for example, be placed on a quilt of many colours, and covered with a net.
Now take a vessel of water and approach the frog, saying: In the Name of the Father ☩ and of the Son ☩ and of the Holy Ghost (here sprinkle water on its head), I baptize thee, O creature of frogs, with water, by the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
During the day thou shalt approach the frog whenever convenient, and speak words of worship. And thou shalt ask it to perform such miracles as thou desirest to be done; and they shall be done according to Thy Will. Also thou shalt promise to the frog an elevation fitting for him; and all this while thou shalt be secretly carving a cross whereon to crucify him.
Night being fallen, thou shalt arrest the frog, and accuse him of blasphemy, sedition and so forth, in these words:
This sentence is then executed. After the mocking upon the Cross, say thus:
Then shalt thou stab the frog to the heart with the Dagger of Art, saying:
Presently thou shalt take down the frog from the cross and divide it into two parts; the legs shalt thou cook and eat as a sacrament to confirm thy compact with the frog; and the rest shalt thou burn utterly with fire, to consume finally the aeon of the accursed one. So mote it be!
And this ceremony shalt serve also as a ceremonial assumption of the Curse of the Grade of a Magus 9°=2□ A∴A∴.
[This Book is to be given to any Knight Companion of the Sacrosanct Order of Kadosh VI° who has given evidence of his capacity for it to a Brother already possessing it by personal examination only, such examination to extend continuously over eleven [Editor’s note: The rest of this sentence is missing in the copy of the MS. available to us.]
A.C. to C. Stansfeld Jones, An XII Sol in ♑ ☽ in ♊
“I must close; the frog-elemental whom I invoked has arrived, and I must slay Shaw* and the slave god.”
(* opus to The Gospel According to Saint Bernard Shaw)
[?] within a short time after this Ourgiou there appeareth suddenly a ghost (?) (in that remote back-block!) so like a [?] [?] as to show immeasurably (?) that she was it!
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