Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law
Love is the law, love under will
Liber xxv

The Ritual of the Star Ruby

Class: D
Number: 25
The Ritual of the Star Ruby - Crowley: "An improved form of the 'lesser' ritual of the Pentagram".
Liber xxv

Facing East, in the centre, draw deep deep deep thy breath, closing thy mouth with thy right forefinger prest against thy lower lip. Then dashing down the hand with a great sweep back and out, expelling forcibly thy breath, cry ΑΠΟ ΠΑΝΤΟΣ ΚΑΚΟ∆ΑΙΜΟΝΟΣ. With the same forefinger touch thy forehead, and say ΣΟΙ, thy member, and say Ω ΦΑΛΛΕ, thy right shoulder, and say ΙΣΧΥΡΟΣ, thy left shoulder, and say ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΟΣ; then clasp thine hands, locking the fingers, and cry ΙΑΩ.

Advance to the East. Imagine strongly a Pentagram. aright, in thy forehead. Drawing the hands to the eyes, fling it forth, making the sign of Horus, and roar ΧΑΟΣ. Retire thine hand in the sign of Hoor pa kraat.

Go round to the North and repeat; but scream ΒΑΒΑΛΟΝ.

Go round to the West and repeat; but say ΕΡΩΣ.

Go round to the South and repeat; but bellow ΨΥΧΗ.

Completing the circle widdershins, retire to the centre, and raise thy voice in the Paian, with these words ΙΩ ΠΑΝ with the signs of N.O.X.

Extend the arms in the form of a Tau, and say low but clear: ΠΡΟ ΜΟΥ ΙΥΓΓΕΣ ΟΠΙΣΟ ΜΟΥ ΤΕΛΕΤΑΡΧΑΙ ΕΠΙ ∆ΕΞΙΑ ΣΥΝΟΧΕΣ ΕΠΑΡΙΣΤΕΡΑ ∆ΑΙΜΟΝΕΣ ΦΛΕΓΕΙ ΓΑΡ ΠΕΡΙ ΜΟΥ Ό ΑΣΤΕΡ ΤΟΝ ΠΕΝΤΕ ΚΑΙ ΕΝ ΤΗΙ ΣΤΗΛΗ ΌΑΣΤΕΡ ΤΟΝ ΈΞ ΕΣΤΗΚΕ.

Repeat the Cross Qabalistic, as above, and end as thou didst begin.


  1. This ritual formed Chapter KE of The Book of Lies. A slightly revised version appeared in Appendix VI of Magick in Theory and Practice. Variations in the MTP version are recorded in footnotes;

  2.  (Apo pantos kakodaimonos) gr. “Away all evil spirits!”;

  3.  (Soi) gr. “Unto Thee;

  4.  (O Phalle) gr. “O, phallus”. The secret sense of these words is to be sought in the numeration thereof;

  5.  (Ischuros) gr. “Mighty;

  6.  (Eucharistos) – gr. “Grateful”;

  7.  IAO – substitut for Κύριος (Kúrios) gr. “Lord”;

  8.  (Haos) The Sign of Horus is the Sign of the Enterer described in Liber O. The version of the Star Ruby in Magick has Θηριον (Therion), gr. “Beast”;

  9. The sign of Silence, see Liber O. The version of the Star Ruby in Magick has Hoor-paar-Kraat;

  10.  Babalon. The version of the Star Ruby in Magick has Nuit;

  11.  Eros. The version of the Star Ruby in Magick has Babalon;

  12.  (Psyche) gr. “Soul”. The version of the Star Ruby in Magick has Hadit;

  13.  Io Pan;
  14. The signs of N.O.X. are described in Liber V vel Reguli;

  15.  (Pro mou iunges opichõ mou teletarchai epi dexia chunoches eparistera daimonos pheg ei gar peri mou o astér tõn pente kai en téi stéléi õ astér tõn ex estéxe). gr. “Before me the Iunges, behind me the Teletarchs, at my right the Sunoches, at my left the Daimons; for about me flames the star of five and in the column the star of six is fixed”. For the Iunges, Teletarchs and Sunoches see the Chaldæan Oracles.