excellent virgins evoke rejoicing, son of Night!
This is the
book of the most secret cult of the Ruby Star. It shall be given to none, save
to the shameless in deed as in word.
shall understand this writing— it is too subtle for the sons of
If the Ruby
Star have shed its blood upon thee; if in the season of the moon thou hast
invoked by the Iod and the Pe, then mayest thou partake of this most secret
instruct another, with no care for the matters of men’s
be a fair altar in the midst, extended upon a black stone.
At the head
of the altar gold, and twin images in green of the Master.
midst a cup of green wine.
foot the Star of Ruby.
shall be entirely bare.
ritual of the Flaming Star.
ritual of the Seal.
infernal adorations of OAI.
Mu pa telai,
Tu wa melai
ā, ā, ā.
Tu fu tulu!
Tu fu tulu
Pa, Sa, Ga.
Qwi Mu telai
Ya Pu melai;
ū, ū, ū.
’Se gu malai;
Pe fu telai,
Fu tu lu.
O chi balae
Wa pa malae:—
Ūt! Ūt! Ūt!
Ge; fu latrai,
Le fu malai
Kūt! Hūt! Nūt!
Ti— Ti— Ti!
Wa la pelai
Tu fu latai
Wi, Ni, Bi.
shalt excite the wheels with the five wounds and the five wounds.
shalt excite the wheels with the two and the third in the midst; even
♄ and ♃,
☉ and ☽,
♂ and ♀, and
five— and the sixth.
altar shall fume before the master with incense that hath no
is to be denied shall be denied; that which is to be trampled shall be
trampled; that which is to be spat upon shall be spat upon.
things shall be burnt in the outer fire.
the master shall speak as he will soft words, and with music and what else he
will bring forward the Victim.
shall slay a young child upon the altar, and the blood shall cover the altar
with perfume as of roses.
the master appear as He should appear— in His glory.
stretch himself upon the altar, and awake it into life, and into
(For so we
conceal that life which is beyond.)
shall be darkened, save for the fire and the lamp of the altar.
shall he kindle a great fire and a devouring.
shall smite the altar with his scourge, and blood shall flow
shall have made roses bloom thereon.
In the end
he shall offer up the Vast Sacrifice, at the moment when the God licks up the
flame upon the altar.
things shalt thou perform strictly, observing the time.
Beloved shall abide with Thee.
not disclose the interior world of this rite unto any one: therefore have I
written it in symbols that cannot be understood.
reveal the ritual am IAO and OAI; the Right and the Averse.
alike unto me.
Veil of this operation is called Shame, and the Glory abideth
comfort the heart of the secret stone with the warm blood. Thou shalt make a
subtle decoction of delight, and the Watchers shall drink thereof.
the Serpent, am the heart of IAO. Isis shall await Asar, and I in the
Priestess shall seek another altar, and perform my ceremonies
shall be no hymn nor dithyramb in my praise and the praise of the rite, seeing
that it is utterly beyond.
assure thyself of the stability of the altar.
rite thou shalt be alone.
give thee another ceremony whereby many shall rejoice.
let the Oath be taken firmly as thou raisest up the altar from the black
words that Thou knowest.
For I also
swear unto thee by my body and soul that shall never be parted in sunder that I
dwell within thee coiled and ready to spring.
give thee the kingdoms of the earth, O thou Who hast mastered the kingdoms of
the East and of the West.
I am Apep,
O thou slain One. Thou shalt slay thyself upon mine altar: I will have thy
blood to drink.
For I am a
mighty vampire, and my children shall suck up the wine of the earth which is
replenish thy veins from the chalice of heaven.
be secret, a fear to the world.
be exalted, and none shall see thee; exalted, and none shall suspect
are two glories diverse, and thou who hast won the first shalt enjoy the
with joy within thee; my head is arisen to strike.
lust, the sheer rapture, of the life of the snake in the spine!
than God or man, I am in them, and pervade them.
these my words.
For I am
nothing, and me thou shalt fear, O my virgin, my prophet within whose bowels I
fear with the fear of love: I will overcome thee.
be very nigh to death.
But I will
overcome thee; the New Life shall illumine thee with the Light that is beyond
thou? I, the force that have created all, am not to be despised.
And I will
slay thee in my lust.
scream with the joy and the pain and the fear and the love— so that the
ΛΟΓΟΣ of a new God leaps out among the
shall be no sound heard but this thy lion-roar of rapture; yea, this thy
lion-roar of rapture.