O.T.O. Samhain Ritual
Open the Temple in fire.
Hierophant: Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
Hierophant: Ve Gabolah.
Ring bell 5-5-5-5-5
Priest strikes staff upon ground 3-3-3, 5-5-5-5-5, 3-3-3
Return bell and staff to altar.
Hierophant: Let all adore the King of Fire.
All do the god form of
Hierophant picks up dagger and points toward the East, standing in the West.
Hierophant: In the sacred names and letters:
OIP * TEAA * PDOCEE *
Hierophant: I declare the sacred fire one and eternal in all worlds seen and unseen.
(priest lights censer)
Hierophant: Glory be the light, eternal fortress on the frontiers of darkness. Blessed Be. (all repeat)
Priest drops more incense in censer.
Hierophant: Hail those from the caverns of the dark. (sign of enterer)
Bell: 3-3-3 5-5-5-5-5 3-3-3
Hierophant: Behold, the West is Ameti, Land of the Dead to which many have gone for rest and renewal.
OPEN WIDE THE GATES THROUGH WHICH ALL MUST PASS
LET THE SHELLS OF KINDERED SOULS RETURN THIS NIGHT
DESCEND UPON US, ALL ARE TRULY WELCOME TO OUR FESTIVAL.
APPROACH THE WALLS OF OUR CASTLE (all repeat)
3-3-3, 5-5-5-5-5, 3-3-3
Hierophant: Hail those from the caverns of the dark. (all repeat)
pick up contract at sacrifice;
KINDRED SOULS HERE THIS NIGHT, TO THEE WE GIVE OUR SACRIFICE
UPON THIS PAPER WE EACH HAVE WRITTEN A CONTRACT BINDING OF SOULS TO SOULS
SO INTO THE FLAMES & LET IT BE CONSUMED
IT IS BETWEEN YOU AND I, NO ONE ELSE.
as written, to bind the contract, drink of the blood.
So mote it be (all repeat).
Others who desire a sacrifice may now do such; come forward one after another.
all participating in the sacrifice
After last sacrifice; all raise hands upward, vibrating
Hierophant: Our sacrificing done, I proclaim this evening rite over.
LOVE IS THE LAW, LOVE UNDER WILL. (all repeat)