The Ouranos Rite
The seven classical planetary bodies can be used to represent the spectrum of psychology, according to the principle implicit in pagan thought that a cosmology must embody a psychology. Ouranos/Uranus, the eighth body, orbits outside the sphere of the classical planets and the god forms or thought form attributed to them. Thus it forms an ideal symbol for that which encompasses all the gods within its orbit: the magical personality. It represents not the power of the magic itself, which is attributed to Pluto; but rather the desire to be a magician, and the personality required to live as one. Astronomically, this equates with the curious orbit of Ouranos which, with its polar axis tilted at an eccentric angle, almost on the plane of the ecliptic, symbolizes the antinomian character of the magician, ever delving into that which is weird, occult and perverse, to unlock its secrets. Ouranos can also be thought of as the dark side of the Sun. Whereas the classical bodies orbit the sun, the bright center of the human personality; Ouranos represents something more dark, and perhaps devious, creeping round in the darkness outside of the normal.
The magician emblem of Ouranos is the serpent; and the god form may be invoked or visualized, bearing a serpent- shaped wand crowned with an Uraeus-style serpent in Egyptian style, and garbed in raiment bearing the serpent motif.
Ouranos has a characteristic color, which is idiosyncratic to the person invoking it, called Octarine; meaning the eighth color of the spectrum, which is the color of magic and may be any color that represents magic to the individual. For most magicians, Octarine is simply the color in which visualizations occur, if they are not deliberately made into any particular color. The background Ouranian color is dark green. Invoke for Knowledge and Manipulation of things magical–that is, for works of pure rather than applied magic–and for the discovery of magical knowledge and techniques and magical self-development, rather than to create direct effects. Ouranos may be invoked for the creation or discovery of magical languages, symbols and theories, and also for works of psychiatry.
THE OURANOS RITE
(The basic Ouranos Rite may be adapted for many purposes. It is presented here with an appended Ouranian Servitor Evocation.)
- Banishing ritual if required.
- Draw eight pointed star above the place of working and visualize strongly.
- Statement of Intent, aloud:
“It is our will to invoke Ouranos,” etc.
- Eight loud sounds.
- The Prologue is recited.
- Invocation 1 is read aloud.
- The sign of Ouranos is made upon oneself by drawing and visualization.
- Invocation 2 is shouted aloud as many times as desired. Sensory overload is sought, using any or all of the following:
- Participants gaze at the Ouranos sigil drawn on or held in the left hand, whilst whirling on the spot widdershins with increasing speed.
- Hyperventilation at will.
- Weird, discordant, eldritch noise/sound effects/music may be played.
- Stroboscopes set to epileptiform frequencies around 6.66 Hz are triggered.
- Participants visualize themselves in the Ouranos god form and chant the name “Ouranos”.
- Octarine light may be visualized onto the Ouranos sigil and emanating from the participants.
- Whirling ceases and the evocation may be used if desired. The Ouranian sigil may serve as a material basis for the evocation, or a more specialized pre- prepared object may be used.
- Laughter Banishing, followed if required by a banishing ritual.
WE CALL BY VISUALIZATION THE OURANOS SERPENT
GLOWING WITH OCTARINE FIRE THE COLOR OF MAGICTHE SERPENT STARES DIRECTLY AT US
EVOKING LUST FOR THE GREAT WORK OF MAGIC
THE SERPENT IS OURANOS, OUR IMPETUS TOWARDS MAGIC
IT BRINGS THE GIFTS OF KNOWLEDGE AND POWER TO ITS SERVANTS
WITHOUT MAGIC WE ARE MINDLESS SLAVES TO OTHER GODS
NOTHING CHANGES, WE SERVE ONE THEN ANOTHER IN THEIR TURN
WITHOUT MAGIC WE ARE ROBOTS, OUR CHOICES ARE PREDICTABLE
THIS IS THE SERPENT THAT MAKES US AWARE
OF THE WHOLE APPLE FULL OF WORMS WE CALL SELF
THIS IS THE SERPENT THAT BIT US AND INFLICTED US
WITH THE DEVIOUSNESS TO BECOME MAGICIANS
WE WOULD NOT BE WITHOUT IT, THOUGH WE MIGHT STILL EXIST
LET US THINK ON THAT.
OURANOS WE INVOKE THEE!MAGICIAN GOD, THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUN
THAT LURKS AS THE SECRET SELF IN THE PSYCHE
COME OURANOS, COME!
ARISE, THE SINISTER ILLUMINATION WITHIN US
SHATTER THE SPELLS AND ILLUSIONS OF MUNDANE REALITY
UNLEASH THE URAEUS SERPENT POWER!
GIVE US THE KNOWLEDGE OF GENIUS AND DEPRAVITY
THE BRIGHT SECRETS AND THE DARK
THE NECTAR AND THE POISON
THE SECRET VICES AND HOPES OF ALL OTHER SELVES
SHOW US THE POWERS OF MANIPULATION AND INTRIGUE
OPEN THE REALMS OF THE GODS
SHOW US THE WAY OF THE SERPENT WAND
ZAMRAN MICALZODO OURANOS
VRELPE MALPIRGE OURANOS
ZODACARE OD ZODAMERANU OURANOS
OURANOS OURANOS, IO OURANOS!I AM THE SECRET SELF WITHIN WHOSE ORBIT LIE ALL THE GODS
I AM THE ANTINOMIAN WISDOM OF THE OTHER SIDE OF THINGS
OF THE KNOWLEDGE WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE
OF SINISTER ILLUMINATIONS FROM STRANGE POWER SOURCES
I AM OURANOS, THE MAGICIAN GOD
I AM THE MANIPULATOR, THE ARCH JUGGLER
I AM THE GENIUS OF DARK INTRIGUE
FOR I KNOW THE SECRET MOTIVES OF THE SELVES
AND I SEE THE HIDDEN MOTIVES OF OTHERS
I AM THE CHILD OF CHAOS
I AM DISTURBANCE AND I AM UPHEAVAL
URAEUS CROWNED WITH THE SERPENT OF POWER
WHICH UNLEASHED LEADS TO GENIUS
BUT TO DEPRAVITY WHEN BALKED
NOTHING IS TRUE AND EVERYTHING IS PERMITTED
I KNOW THAT I HAVE CREATED TIME AND SEX AND DEATH
TO LIMIT AND EXPRESS MYSELF
I, OURANOS, GOD OF MAGIC!
ZIRDO COMSELEH IAIDON OURANOS
IO CHAOS!I OURANOS GOD OF MAGIC
OPEN THE GATES TO THE SUBCONSCIOUS
I OURANOS OF THE OCTARINE FIRE
OPEN THE GATES TO THE AETHER
I OURANOS INVOKE THE OURANIAN WYRDSPEECH
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH ME
AS I SPEAK IN TONGUES OF CHAOS
PHENOMINIZE MY CREATURE, TAKE FORM
WITH THE BREATH OF MY MINDI GIVE YOU LIFE
IN THIS SHAPE
WITHIN MY MIND
I GIVE YOU LIFE
UPON THE ASTRAL PLANE
WITH THIS BLOOD1
I GIVE YOU LIFE
IN THE NON-LOCALITY MATRIX
TAKE THIS FORM
WITH THE SIGN OF OURANOS2
I BIND YOU TO MY WILL
I NAME YOU ______________
EVER ANSWER MY SUMMONS TO THIS NAME
FOR YOU ARE MY SERVITOR
AND I AM THY GOD
SERVE ME WELL
I WILL REWARD YOU WITH LIFE
NOW I COMMAND THEE
WITH THESE WORDS:
OD FISIS NANAEL
TO LURK QUIETLY AND AWAIT MY SUMMONS.
- Blood or other fluids to anoint the servitor and give it the necessary life-force are produced and delivered to the servitor now.
- The planetary sigil of Ouranos/Uranus:
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