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A friend, T, taught me the LBRP this weekend. It’s one of the first rituals you learn in hermetic styles of magick.
As a direct mage, I work with the forces, connections and signatures behind the magick. Here are a few notes you might find interesting:
My participation was limited because I couldn’t say the names right, and I don’t have experience intoning. But just doing the ritual halfway, with T doing everything properly, was enough to make the system that handles these rituals recognize me and connect to me.
That system is a front-end system, responsible for interacting with users. It works with several back-end systems, responsible for doing the actual magick.
I asked the front-end system “What is the result of the ritual we just did?” It’s reply: That puts me (the system) into a particular state for future magick work. Presumably, a different ritual (LIRH, for example) would put it into a different state.
You can also achieve these states through a direct communication. So, you wouldn’t use these systems by just sending them an end-goal, but you could replace each ritual with a single command and get the same results.If you liked this post, consider visiting my current blog at mikesententia.com.
So, to continue the software analogy… doing the LBRP is kind of like going through a secure login procedure? You’re setting up your secure connection to a particular set of ethereal software, and getting it ready to accept your next command lines?
Good question Andrew. My answer is here: