Horus: Hawk headed God of Strength and Silence, and the Great
Work. He is the Successor to Osiris, the God of the Patriarchy.
Experiments indicate that his primary function in terms of
practical effects will be access to Energy in whatever particular
form it is the Will of the individual practitioner to experience
and utilize it. Since s/he is the crowned and conquering child,
who is an androgynous or integrated positive/negative, yin/yang,
male/female being, this often involves exploration of the
practitioners nongender polarity (for a man his feminine aspect,
for a woman her masculine aspect).
Abrahadabra, his reward, is the path of the Great Work, union of the individual with their own personal Godhead. Such apotheosis must take place very individually, and his Ordeal x is a totally individual matter upon which individual meditations cannot help but be instructive.
His aspects in terms of the planets would be Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, and the Moon. His season is spring and if he could be said to have one Element it would be Air as the mediating element between the Active Fire and Passive Water (Hadit and Nuit or Yang and Yin if you prefer) or spirit, as the balancing element between the other four. His other deity aspects as listed in the Book of the Dead (Papyrus of Ani), and A.E Wallace Budge's "The Gods of the Egyptians" are quite numerous 86 for the Aspects with names beginning with Heru, with the Harpocrates aspect and the Ra Aspects, and the Khensu Aspects, the deity has undoubtedly been sharing nervous systems with many kinds of magicians for a long time.
Horus is the Metaphor for the New Aeon. The Aeons that have past, the Aeon of the Mother and Father, were necessary while most of humanity were evolutionarily speaking, infants. Society during these aeons was comprised almost exclusively of people seeking surrogate parents in the form of religious and political leaders, and people attempting to take the place of these parents, usually in an infantile way which involved utilization of their gender polarity (men yang and women yin). Now humanity is at least at the end of its infancy. More than ever individuals are ready to stand on their own two feet and take responsibility for their Wills. Only an infant needs their parent to carry them. The primary social task of this Aeon will be the recognition of the individual as the unit of society. Horus is a God of war and vengeance because at this point the forces of the Old Aeon will not let him exist peacefully. This metaphor holds whether we contemplate the terrified wielders of the Nuclear terror that comprise our national leadership, or the inhibitions and guilt (especially concerning sexuality) that adorn the lives of all victims of the Judeo-Christian ethic with our struggles against them. Horus is not struggling against his father Osiris, but rather against the Qlipthotic remains of his dominion. As the lord of strength, he operates in the Element of fire. As lord of silence he operates in water. As the balance between Hadit and Nuit, he operates in Air. As the current aggregate of experiences(God) currently ruling the world, he operates in Earth. As the Lord of the Great Work and personal and Species Evolution, he operates in Spirit. Hadit and Nuit are omnipresent as the interplay of the entire Multiverse (the 0=2 formula). Horus is the current operating mode for success in Magick in the world today. His Magickal Image is a Hawk headed young man on a throne. As a God enthroned s/he condenses the interplay of the Gods of the 93 current. He demands the ordeal of the Great Work, the union with ones individual Genius, or Godhead, or H.G.A. This is something that we are all capable of in the sense that it is at least something on the close side of the Abyss, and has as a clear guideline "success" as proof.
Part 1 Cross of Balance:
Grasping with the active hand above the head, visualize your hand
grasping life force in a glowing shaft, and pulling it down to your
forehead at this point (also feel the prickling of the power on
your skin, hear the singing of the power in your ears, smell it in
your nostrils, and even taste of it on your tongue, these
sensations varying in their particulars from person to person):
Vibrate -- HERU-RA-HA!
Part Two: Opening the Pentagram gateways
Stand facing the East with your wand in your active and your cup
in your inactive hand and trace an invoking pentagram of AIR.
Vibrate, while stabbing outwards in the center of it and exhaling,
one of the four names of Horus:
Ra-Hoor-Khuit: The Martial "strength, force, vigour of your arms" aspect of Horus who both overcomes adversity and heals through a fierce harmony by cutting away the imbalanced. Will POWER. Hoor-Paar-Kraat: The child Harpocrates who derives his Power through Silence. The Gedulah Sphere aspect. MEMORY. Heru-Ra-Ha: The synthesis of both of these things into one. The Solar Horus of the Tipareth Sphere. The Mystical, rather than the Warrior protector, or the Lawgiver, Horus. TRANSMUTATION/HEALING. (Note: another place for this aspect of Horus is in Kether, as the highest aspect of Godhead currently attainable by human beings in this Current Aeon)
Horus: the synthesis of all these aspects in one. The "personality" aspect of this deity that operates in the world of Malkuth as the ruler of the world during this Aeon.
Choose the name you will to use based on the purpose of a
South: Trace the invoking pentagram of FIRE.
West: Trace the invoking pentagram of WATER.
North: Trace the invoking pentagram of EARTH.
The Rulers of the Four Quarters:
The Old Aeon offered us contact with Archangels. We prefer to
deal with a multiplicity of deities, so creating/contacting a less
Experimentation indicates that the four Children of Horus can be valuable allies in the attainment of this state in that they can extend the control of the magician over the protective powers of their father enabling the Omnipotence of Hadit and Nuit to become ever more and more manifest in the Circle or Aura of the Magician who stands at the Center Place. As s/he wills, so mote it be. This list of attributions will be helpful in further understanding them.
HAPI: Earth. Protective physical force. name means "goddess who
refreshes her brothers." Magickal image: Ape headed mummy. Magickal
The practitioner who is not prepared to invoke, in varying stages, the forces of hir physical dissolution, which is the negative aspect of the forces involved, should not contact these entities. It could be argued that just by living and breathing we invoke the forces of our physical death so what harm could this do, but if it is not your will to be working with these energies at the present time, you should either be prepared to bind the death forces, or simply not contact them in your rituals. Gradient exposure is the effect we seek.
Invoking the Rulers of the Four Quarters:
Stand in the middle of your Circle. Stand in the Sign of the
Sphinx: Arms flung wide to form a V, Legs spread wide to form an
inverted V. The symbolism here is an X. This means:
Once in this position say:
Magickal Images of the Rulers of the Quarters:
TUAMAUTEF: A mummy with arms crossed in yellow bandages and a
Jackel head. Before him floats a dagger identical to your own.
Around him billows the forces of Air. Imagine the same stimuli as
you did for the Pentagram (visualize, feel, hear, smell, taste.)
Always use the Wand and Cup for invocations.
Trace the Circle Clockwise.
Using this Circle for Banishing:
When casting this Circle for the purposes of Banishing, it is
in all ways similar to the Invoking Circle except for:
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