I Summon Thee, Leviathan, Your Cleansing Tides.


Heh-heh-heh-heh. Just a wonder how many folks have that eerie feeling, when one speaks of, or even summons the presence of Leviathan? Well, read on if you are genuinely curious. Else, be further away if this bothers you endlessly.

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Leviathan is one who holds many mysteries, bespeaks of the fears of the many, and is the keeper of the mysteries of the Ancient Seas. It is Leviathan (Heb:  Livyatan – “Crooked Serpent”) of whom many are taught (indoctrinated) to revile and hate. The Biblical personality ascribed to Leviathan is one of revulsion, hatred, sloth, and a multitude of other “sinful” natures in man. Leviathan was considered as part of the trio of great beasts created by God, for the purpose of the “end of times” – to eventually be killed and then handed to the tribes of Israel as a great feast. The other two: Ziz, and Behemoth. Ziz – of the Air, Behemoth – of the Earth, and Leviathan – of the Seas (Water).

For some of us in the other faiths (outside of  “another man’s religions”), especially those of us who are not opposed to working with dark energies and equally dark deities and spirits, Leviathan represents a force and power that can be hard to match when called upon to remove barriers, “wash away” those obstacles and useless remnants of outdated, out-moded ideas that have served their purposes. Leviathan is champion when it comes to clearing away many things that impede our personal growth.

However,

Leviathan’s power and strength IS to be respected. This is an ancient deity from times most ancient. The raw power of Nature as seen in the seas and oceans, is an awesome power – not a toy!

I have done a few rituals with the presence of Leviathan, and a few in honor thereof.  Some during a Dark Moon ritual, and some during a Full Moon ritual. By using the tides, coinciding with the Lunar phases, one can achieve some very amazing results and effects. I can think of very few better deities for such workings than Leviathan.

Unfortunately,

There seems to be very little in the mythologic texts on Leviathan as to whether we are talking of a “He-God” or “She-Goddess”. Though, some earlier Kabbalistic texts made mention of there once being TWO such similar creatures, with one of them being killed so as to keep them from procreating. There was no mention of which one was killed by God, and what its sex (or “gender”) was. So, one of my first Dark Moon Rituals (the one where I called upon Leviathan as the “star” deity), was done with a Priest AND a Priestess calling both aspects of Leviathan (sometimes referred to as “polarity-calling”). Talk about an awesome presence and a massive feeling of the presence of such power! – Therefore, NOT for the faint of heart.

The best way (and timing) to call upon Leviathan depends on what you specifically want to accomplish. Again, by utilizing the phases of the Moon (waning for drawing away or weakening, and waxing for beginning and/or strengthening), one can set up a suitable ritual to request an audience with Leviathan for the purposes of conducting the working.

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  1. A good Dark Blue cotton cloth for the altar is ideal.
  2. If you were going to call upon both the polarities of Leviathan (unless you somehow have been given exactly which gender Leviathan happens to be [Lucky-you!]), I suggest two different shades of blue for your candles (if you are burning two for the starters) – 1) Dark Blue, 2) Light Blue (or even an Aqua-color works).
  3. “Sea Foam” Incense (or something very sea-like as for aroma).
  4. A “Teth” symbol (the Aramaic/Hebraic character “Teth” – because it aligns with the “Serpent” and even looks like a serpent) – you could even carve it in a small piece of wood.
  5. For my stone for Water workings, I like to use Aquamarine, but Amethyst works equally well. Sometimes Amethyst may be best for Dark Moon calling and if you are looking to do some deep, inner-spiritual work.
  6. Of course, the water bowl with a little Sea Salt in it. (If you actually have some Dead Sea Salt handy, great! – Dead Sea Salt was used for centuries for cleansing and consecrating sacred spaces and tools.)
  7. A “Laguz” Rune would also be handy for the altar setting. If you were doing something of a stop or reduce spell, I would also suggest an “Isa” Rune.
  8. If you happen to have some real Seaweed available, this would be good for putting in the center of the altar.
  9. I sometimes also like to sprinkle some dried Elder flowers, lightly on the altar and on the ground around it (usually for outdoors workings though).

Setting up the Altar should be very simple for the more experienced practitioners.

Here, the Dark Blue Altar cloth is effect and appearance. Placing “Teth” in the center is where I would start. It has the spiritual-correspondence to the “Serpent” in which Leviathan can be envisioned as a massive Sea Serpent if you are looking for a good visual. You could also place your chosen stone next to “Teth” in the center of the Altar along with the “Laguz” and/or “Isa” Rune(s).

I sprinkle the dried Elder flowers on to the Altar and around it in a “Widdershins” fashion while chanting my wishes and intentions that this working is being set up for. I do this respectfully and with self-confidence towards those whom I am intent on summoning.

If you have a fireproof bowl (preferably sitting on a good porcelein platen or a good piece of tile), this can be placed towards the center of the Altar just above where you placed the other items so far. This is where you offer the dried Sea Weed over a charcoal tab (provided you have proper ventilation, or better yet – are outdoors).

Then you would set up the four quarters directions with the appropriate tools (My usual: Incense for the East, Blue candle to the South, Water bowl to the West, and Bowl of Sea Salt to the North). If you have a few small Seashells, they can be placed around the Altar in some of the still-vacant spaces.

Being this is a powerful working for removals, banishments, reductions, and even endings,

This would be done best on the very night before the New Moon (aka: a “Dark Moon”).

Therefore,

After creating and dedicating the circle, I usually like to call the circle guardians in reverse (“Widdershins” circling) starting from the West (or from the North). Being that Leviathan is considered a Being of the Deepest Seas, I call him (or her) starting from the West so that my circle of callings “returns to the Sea” as a symbolic gestural meaning that all things eventually return to the Seas (the “Womb” of all life on Earth).

Now,

Whether you choose to call upon one aspect of Leviathan, and/or the other is up to whatever best suits you. In a group ritual, if you have a High-Priest AND a High-Priestess who will be working from the center, you may choose to call upon both aspects (the Masculine AND Femine) by the respective “ritual-leaders” (what we did as in “calling polarities”). In either case, be thoroughly prepared for a massive influx of power, as Leviathan seems to prefer to work from within the Beings doing the calling. (This is just from my experience. Yours may vary accordingly.)

In a group, each participant may be willing to “offer up” whatever specific negative or “dirty-laundry” up to the Altar. Each should be thankful before departing the Altar, and returning back to the edge of the circle. In a solo rite, there is just you and Leviathan (along with the quarters guardians).

I typically like to incorporate a good prepatory meditation, the ritual act(s), and then a few moments of quiet contemplation in meditation format before beginning the closure process. As always, thanking the deity AND the quarters guardians helps to bring a peaceful conclusion to the working, as well as a pronounced feeling of fulfillment at the end of the rite.

Because I would have called the quarters guardians in “Widdershins” direction, I bid them farewell in the exact opposite direction (like winding and then un-winding a spring) I summoned them.

I would very HIGHLY recommend a good five to ten minutes of Grounding-and-Centering Meditation after the conclusion of the actual ritual. (The “Cakes-and-Ale” may only partially return things to normal within the participants, until they have had a few minutes to work with.)

Other than that,

A pretty simple basis for a good ritual. The important thing here is, to have a good, clear intent on what you want to accomplish BEFORE you start firing things up in the ritual.

I wish you many blessings and hope this ritual will serve you well. It may also be apropos for this ritual to be done towards (just before) the Winter Solstice, so that you have a better chance of starting the New Year with something fresh. 😉

– Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon of the Temple,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS

 

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An Eye-Opening Prayer: Open Up to The Light of Truth, and Set Yourself Free.


I bring to you, this prayer to help me and others to open the eyes of the World’s Peoples through our words of power, and our Loving hearts.


 

To The Great Father,
Whose Shining Light Begins the Day,
And Illuminates All Within and Without,
To The Great Mother,
Whose Calmness in Manner,
Brings Peace to Us by Night,
To The Great Circle of Dragons,
Whose Powers of Discernment and Judgment,
Bring out the Truth into Full Light,
So That All Things will know,
The Gifts of Peace, Love, and Light.

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All Ye Great Dragons, One and All,
Please Hear My Plea for Sanity, Justice, and Harmony,
Let the Peoples of the World, Our Fellow Beings,
And All Nature’s Children,
Chant the Blessings of Peace, Love, and Light.
Let Us not be cowed into Silence,
In the Face of Evil.
Let Us not be conquered by the Lies, Omissions, and Half-Truths,
That plague Our World and Our Fellow Beings.
Let Our Strengths, Be Greater than Our Weaknesses.
Let Our Fears, Be Transformed into Resolve.
Let Our Adversaries Beware, For Their Lies Shall Harm Us Not!
Let Our Will, Be the Way to Peace and Harmony.
Let Your Powers be Our Power, The Power to Right that which is Wrong.
Let Your Blessings Course Through Us, So We May Bless Those Less Fortunate.
Let Doers of Evil Beware, For We Stand With and fore The Gods.
Oh, Ye Great Dragons of Ancient Times,
Let the Universe Know of Our Resolve,
To Bring the Peace, Love, and Light as given by You,
To This hurting World, and Comfort its Child Beings.
 
– Ne’Shae Daasha!

 

And, . . .

Let This prayer be intoned and breathed throughout your whole being. Let it resonate with your Will and the Divine Will. For this, we must do, if we are to survive to another Great Age!

– Rev. Dragon’s Eye

 

Rethinking Cause-and-Effect: How the “Web of Life” fits in.


I have been doing some further thinking, based on what I read in Michael Talbot’s “The Holographic Universe”.


 

Some interesting images and thoughts came to me that also related to when I was reading the “Kybalion” by the Three Initiates. It had to do with the Hermetic Principle on Cause and Effect. Some ascribe this to being the “Karmic Laws”, even though there is some misinterpretation of Karma in many of today’s groups. I would like to provide a little bit of a different insight into the nature of Cause and Effect.

I ) Causes and their Effects do interrelate with each other and CAN also operate in the reverse:

In other words, there are cases where the Cause(s) and Effect(s) can affect each other in the reverse order, IE: A cause in one instance can become the effect of the action of the other, which was its effect and, instead, become its causor. This can be considered as a “mirroring” of the Cause-and-Effect instance(s), as the cause(s) and effect(s) may “change places” with each other based on the particular situation or “need”.

II ) Causes and Effects are not necessarily singular and purely linear:

Each “cause” can possibly have multiple influences or multiple “effects”. Just as each “effect” can have multiple contributing “causes”. Much like any action on a spider’s web, can be felt, whether greatly or slightly, in more than place upon its web – even, at the same instant. Anyone with a background in mathematics would be amazed at how “irrational” Nature can be. Nature works very heavily with irrational numbers and ratios; Which show up in the many calculations of arcs, spirals, and other circular “events”.

III ) Also, Nature likes circles, spirals, and “non-linearity”. Therefore, causes and effects can easily rebound and cycle; as per the first two observations I stated above:

What this says, is that certain conditions may have it that one or more causes may feed into themselves through their one or more effects. I like to think of this as a “feedback loop”; something that the nature of spirals and cycle often work by. Now whether a particular “spiral” results in an increase or decrease in strength and energy is another matter. I such a “feedback” results in the same level of energy and strength being repeated over and over again, then you may have what results in a steady cycle – of this set of causes and effects!

IV ) Causes and their resulting effects that feedback upon each other can also cause “ripple effects”:

The analogy and actual demonstration of tossing a stone into a quiet, placid body of water (whether at a pond, or just a home swimming pool) and its resulting ripples comes to mind. Now, if one were to toss more than one stone, perhaps even at slightly delayed intervals, one would see the action of the ripples from each of the landed stones (the “causes” or “events”) as they collide with each other. These colliding ripples may either cancel some of their energies out, OR they may create some interesting new ripples. These collision points can be referred to as “interference points”.

V ) Interference points as resulting complex events due to multiple influences and/or other contributing causes and/or effects:

When two or more event “ripples” collide, a new event may occur at that point. Some believe that major events of such great magnitude and power are only possible with the help of multiple contributing causes and effects, because of the amount of energy contributed multiplies exponentially. So, if there are more powerful influences that contribute even a tiny amount of additional energy towards the “intended” effect, the end effect’s energy will be far greater by magnitudes! (This is something to think about when planning the execution of another magical working, etc.)

This also why a small group of fairly new practitioners may see considerable effects, if they are all focused on the same intention, to their working more so than one solitary who may only practice his/her art occasionally. This may also explain why some workings may be best done in a group ritual, rather than as a solitary if that solitary witch does not have much extensive practice in workings by him/herself?!?

VI ) Nature is all about causes and effects:

Right there is the ultimate truth about the power and workings of Nature. We see these causes and their related effects around us all the time. All things that occur are because of Nature’s causes and effects; This highlights the “Natural Law” at its most basic level. Natural Law does not operate on only one or two “planes” at a time. Nature is very “Holographic” and operates on ALL planes at the same time. Therefore, some of the most powerful workings, coming from some of the most learned in the Arts of magic and Nature, know to use the powers of Nature to their advantage and to “super-power” their workings.

Those who try to work against the powers of Nature, are simply working out of balance with Nature and will probably fail miserably. Nature is far more powerful than any of us alone! Therefore, it makes the most sense to work alongside that Natural power, and in balance with Nature, when deciding to do a working. The ancient shamanic wise-folk knew of this many thousands of years ago.


 

A final note:

As per what I have written here, please consider carefully the idea of limiting the effects of your spells. If some spells can continue on by themselves, all due to the right kinds of influences and energies being present to keep powering them, you may have a difficult time in determining where and how to end an errant spell. THIS IS WHY, in some groups, it said that once an intention is powered up and released into the open Cosmos, it can not (I like to say: “may not”) be recalled! So please consider how to “tie up” a spell enough so that it only does what it is intended to do, and then dissipate or cease altogether.

 

Rev. Athauliz “Dragon’s Eye” Firestorm,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS