QUOTE(Edunpanna @ Dec 31 2006, 04:23 PM)
This refers to one of the mysterious missing pieces of the Necronomicon. Somewhere in the Preface Simon mentions that the manuscript did not appear to be complete.
You can make your own invocations if you wish. I do not feel it will be crucial to gate walking however.
I have never conjured them on the last three days and have never had any trouble gate walking. I have an invocation of Enki and an Invocation of Anu. Probably in the future I will make an invocation to Enlil but I wait until I feel divinely inspired before I try to compose such things.
My point here is that its ok to alter the ritual slightly as long as you stay within the major guidelines.
If you want to make your own invocations to the Three Great Watchers that is great.
I have gained a lot on a spiritual level from making invocations to Enki and Anu.
I would think you would also.
I feel this to be the most important part of the gate walking ritual. For Simon to leave it out when he obviously had access to the maqlu tablets is nothing but irresponsibility for the welfare of the people who use the book.
In the Malqu it was very important for the priest to call upon these three enity's before ascending to the stars. First divsion
opens with an invocation to the Gods of the night sky, then introduces the heavenly court of the skygod Anu
and the Netherworld of Ereskigal. Second divsion in the Ritual
is in the cosmic and divine area of the Enlil Circle
(the Ekur). The third divsion
is Shamash (and Girra), and his Daughter of the morning sky (goddess of dreams) along side them is Ea's (Enki)
temple Which introduces Ea and Asalluhi (Marduk) in the Subterranean Apsu
Anu is very important to call on. Because if you get in trouble when walking the gates saying "anu u antu iŠpurữ inni" which translates "Anu and Antu have sent me" may get you out of it.The prayer the Malqu gives to incorporate the priest into the company of Anu and Antu is Thus:
Standing on a rooftop:
Raising up a broken palm frond and mastakal plant,
I offer water to the Gods of the sky.
As I purify you yourselfs,
May you purify me myself.
At the request of the priest, the Gods of the sky prepare him, induct him, and introduce him into the presence of Anu and Antu.
A good Incantation for Enlil is
Enlil is my head, my face is the day;
Urash, the peerless god, is the protecting spirit leading my way.
My Neck is the necklace of the goddess Ninlil,
My two arms are the sickle of the western moon,
My fingers tamarisk, bone of the gods of heaven;
They ward off the embrace of sorcery from my body;
The gods Lugal-edinna and Latarak are my breast and kness;
Muhra my ever-wandering feet.
This will protect your whole body during the ritual and lead your way.
A incantation I like for Enki which gives you the voice of Enki is
O EA, King of the Deep
I, the magician, am thy slave.
March thou on my right hand,
Be present on my left;
Add thy pure spell unto mine,
Add thy pure voice unto mine,
Vouchsafe (to me) pure words,
Make fortunate the utterances of my mouth,
Ordain that my decisions be happy,
Let me be blessed where'er I tread,
Before me may lucky thoughts be spoken,
After me may a lucky finger be pointed.
Oh that thou wert my guardian Genius,
And my Guardian Spirt!
Now you are a direct agent of the divine.This post has been edited by distillate: Jan 4 2007, 09:37 PM