Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Gentle Art of Blessing

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

When God Paints

When God Paints

He Uses All Of His Colors
Ocean Mother
Source of All Earth's Life
Ever Changing Cradle of Creation
You are, She Who Dances with the Moon
Each Wave Celebrates Your Power & Fierce Beauty
The silence of the shore speaks the wisdom of the ages.

May the Waves fill us with Your Sacred Wisdom
Your Names flow from our tongues in Reverence
Thank You for the Wonderous Experience of Being Alive
We Chant Your Names and are Grateful
Yemaya ~ Sedna ~ Tiamat ~ Oshun ~ Aphrodite ~ Ijemanja ~
~ Mar ~ Anahita ~ Ningyo ~ Nereids ~  Mari ~
May Your Waters Birth New Life for Eons to Come. 

Healing flows from the Ocean in waves of tranquility and sanity.
The past is healed as the tides bring change and renew all they touch.

Great Ocean, cradle of life, in you we see eternity, in you we are renewed.

Colors from the deep, soft hued shells, vibrant corals, wispy flowing plantrs, and fishes,
of all colors share the deep with an endless variety of creatures. Each life, a living reflection
 of the Great Ocean Mother and the unimaginable diversity of the deep Oceans of the world.
Moments spent quietly at the Ocean 

feed the eternal parts of ourselves. 

The Mother of All

Yemaya is the Yoruban Orisha of the living Ocean, considered the Mother of All. She is the source of all the waters, including the rivers of Western Africa, especially the River Ogun. Her name is a contraction of Yey Omo Eja, which means "Mother Whose Children are the Fish". As all life is thought to have begun in the Sea, all life is held to have begun with Yemaya. She is motherly and strongly protective, and cares deeply for all Her children, comforting them and cleansing them of sorrow. She is said to be able to cure infertility in women, and cowrie shells represent Her wealth. She does not easily lose Her temper, but when angered She can be quite destructive and violent, as the Sea in a storm.

As modern sciences has theorizes and ancient cultures have known, life started in the sea. As an embryo we all spend the first moments of our lives swimming in a warm sea of amniotic fluid inside our mother's womb. We must transform and evolve through the form much as a fish before becoming a human baby. In this way Yemaya displays herself as truly the mother of all, since she is the seed of all manifestations. Yemaya dresses herself in seven skirts of blue and white and like the seas and profound lakes she is deep and unknowable, but also caring and nurturing. Yemoja embodies all characteristics of motherhood, caring and love. This maternal source of divine, human, animal, and plant life is most widely symbolized by the ocean. However, in Yoruba, Yemonja is the deity of the Ogun river, which is the largest river within the territory of the ancient Yoruba.

In the new world Yemonja is the deity of ocean. She represents the birthplace of life on earth. In ancient Yoruba river was the largest, most powerful body of water; therefore belief held that in the rivers was life spawned. As Africans of the Ifa religion came in contact with the ocean during their forced migration to the New World, Yemoja evolved with greater proportions, and consequently, the ocean became her symbol, the womb of the world. As a result of the middle passage Yemonja became one of the most prominent and worshipped deity in the New World.

For instance in Brazil, Yemaya is considered a national deity and savior for having protecting their ancestors during the middle passage. Among the Orisha, she is the mother of the most powerful Orishas including: Shango (God of thunder and lightening), Ogun (God of iron), Oya (goddess of the winds) and many others. With the forced infusion of Catholicism and the resulting syncretism of African religions, Yemanya has been canonized in the form of the Virgin Mary. In the Gelede Cult Yemaya is considered the ultimate female power.

Yemaya was brought to the New World with the African Diaspora and She is now worshipped in many cultures besides Her original Africa. In Brazilian Candomblé, where She is known as Yemanja or Imanje, She is the Sea Mother who brings fish to the fishermen, and the crescent moon is Her sign. As Yemanja Afodo, also of Brazil, She protects boats traveling on the Sea and grants safe passage.

In Haitian Vodou She is worshipped as a Moon-goddess, and is believed to protect mothers and their children. She is associated with the mermaid-spirits of Lasirenn (Herself a form of Erzulie) who brings seduction and wealth, and Labalenn, Her sister the whale.

Yemaya rules over the surface of the ocean, where life is concentrated. She is associated with the Orisha Olokin (who is variously described as female, male, or hermaphrodite) who represents the depths of the Ocean and the unconscious, and together they form a balance. Our Lady of Regla in Brazil may be linked to Her, and She is equated elsewhere in the Americas with the Virgin Mary as the Great Mother.

Yemaya's colors are blue and white, and She is said to wear a dress with seven skirts that represent the seven seas. Sacred to Her are peacocks, with their beautiful blue/green iridescence, and ducks. The number seven is Hers, also for the seven seas.

Symbols and Sacred Objects of Yemaya

Ocean, rivers, mermaids, the virgin Mary, New Year's Eve, February 2, the North Star, half moon, rivers, dreams, pound cake, boats and ships, fans, sacred dance, and the Number 7, Fish, ducks, doves, peacocks, feathers, chickens, snakes, and all sea creatures, Oranges, tropical flowers, yams, grain, seaweed and other plants that grow in the ocean, scented soaps, raspberry, cinnamon, balsam, silver, pearls, mother of pearl, coral, moonstone, crystal quartz, turquoise, and any blue gem or bead, sky blue, silver, white, green, and especially a blue dress with full skirt of 7 layers.

Alternate spellings: Yemanja, Yemojá, Yemonja, Yemalla, Yemana, Ymoja, Iamanje, Iemonja, Imanje

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Earth Changes, why is Mother Nature So Angry?

Earth Changes, why is Mother Nature So Angry?

(Caption: Wall Street is rising from the ashes and consumption of luxury items is resuming Russia Today reports. 
"You know I have been seeking an answer for your question posed to my as to why Mother Nature is erupting in places where the poor people are. Of course, you would think, go get the bad guys the rich guys the military guys. But I got the impression today that Mother Nature has protected her people, the poorer people for a long time. They were in the shadows while the Industrial world wreaked havoc in its own land. Then about 20-30 years ago, this revolution decided that it needed to extend its borders, for surely they would have nothing left if they kept it up. They sat among themselves and decided they would come up with a plan to engage the Poorer people of the world, luring them with riches and the possibility of living like Westerners do with fast cars, money in the bank, huge mansions, etc. 

(Confessions of an Economic Hitman

Time after time, over and over again, these countries took the bait. But instead of helping the masses succeed to the level of prosperity they had promised, they lined their own pockets keeping the others working in sweat shops, 

(Caption: Most of these sweat shops consist of Chinese Migrant Workers kept in very horrible conditions, & tend to work, live & rest in the same place. Also in most cases they are not allowed to leave the premises…they are Prisoners to the money making machine. It is cheaper to move people to Europe on Mass than making in & shipping from China. 

under hazardous conditions, etc. In the US, the labor unions would never allow such a thing to happen, or in the European countries, but in the poorer, less industrialized countries, it's an easy draw. Just take a survey of the countries these powers attack, invade and colonize. Not any country that can truly fight back and win. They don't have the industry and they do not have the guns. Their industry and guns and war powers are primirally shipped in from the massive war economies of Russia, the US and even China. They seed derision between them, selling armaments to both sides. All the while exploiting their natural resources, because they have everyone fighting against each other, they don't realize who the real enemy is. While they are fighting, they are place in a situation to be ripe for even more exploitation because fighting and warring against each other brings damage to the infrastructure, famine, disease, distress, sexual molestations, and out and out murder on both sides. This opens the line of exploitation by the rich countries even wider, they can sneak in, with the IMF and the UN, offering shiny rocks and sticks, and head out with the real treasure, their natural resources.

(Caption: People continued life right alongside the military and guerrillas. After all people needed to house, feed and clothe their families.) El Salvador New War Child Soldiers 

As a mother, you can imagine how it must feel to have your child treated in this way. As a mother, you would protect your child in the best way you know how. And if you have to burn the whole house down to eradicate the misery that has been placed upon your child/ren would you not do it, to set them free? In this case the enemy is coming after YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN!! What mother would not protect to the death?

We get the story from the Bible where the two mothers quarreled over a child; saying it belonged to each of them, of course that was impossible. The case was resolved in Solomon's Temple, where he asked one of his guards to cut the child in half and give half to each. The real mother screamed no, and allowed the foster mother to take the child. She did this to protect her child's life. 

(Caption: "Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him."

The Earth Changes that are going on... are primarily a result of human beings doing little to protect Mother on a grand scale. Human beings are exploiting her and destroying her rich resources for their greed and unwillingness to do it in an ecological way that would not destroy the planet. Conscious awareness of the ecology of the Planet and working to maintain it would mean less money in the pockets of the Multi-Nationals. So they step over the poorer nations making them even poorer, terrorizing and threatening them with war, take overs of their governments, sanctions, etc., if they do not comply. Eventually the poorer nations capitulate and the cycle of exploitation continues.

As a Mother, you will suffer so much for your family, your children just to keep everyone on an even keel. But when something comes along to threaten you children, you become the Warrior in the First Brigade. You are hardwired to protect them, at all costs. A Mother who does not do this to the best of her ability is often times, so exploited herself she cannot even muster enough strength herself.

In the case of Mother Earth, she is bringing her children home, little by little, taking them back from the degradation and exploitation they have suffered. And it appears they are too weak to do it for themselves without her help. So Mother says, "Come Home Child, With Me!" Once she creates the storm, the multi-nationals will be scampering around to find another, safer area to exploit. They stand to lose billions of dollars in profits if they continue to exploit the natural resources in a unstable region. Mother is tired of her children and her body being exploited, she is pulling out the needles in her veins, she is disrupting the grounds that have been covered so much she cannot breath, she is cleansing her air with turbulent storms, hurricanes and tornadoes. She is erupting her bowls above and below the sea bed, so that she can be free of the exploiters who will only stop with a sign from God, Herself.. and maybe not even then.

Years ago, we complained about wholes in the ozone layer, but that has not stopped many from continuing using aerosals, which of course only are a fraction of the real reason, being rocket fuel, and space travel using fossil fuels. So they want to get off this planet and continue their destructive greedy habits and Mother is very unhappy.

(Caption: About a minute after the launch, the ground around us shook as if we Space Shuttle Liftoff.jpgwere experiencing an earthquake. Right on cue, the sound wave which had started as a low rumble from the distance hit us.

Natural Disasters are her way of letting us know, SHE HAS HAD ENOUGH! She is letting us know that while we may be moved by our greed to destroy one of the most beautiful planets in the Solar System, she will not go down without a fight. And if she has to go down, she will take all of us with her. It has happened to other planets in the past, it can happen to this one in the near future.

(Caption: This astonishing picture shows the Chaiten volcano erupting during storms in the middle of the night)

We, as human beings on this planet, especially the more affluent human beings, have to make a drastic change in our life style and stop living in excess! We have to begin paying attention to who suffers so that we can have our creature comforts. We have to look at what is takes from the planet to keep our lifestyles going. If we do not we won't have a planet to rob and steal from. In fact, if we build tall buildings on top of land that has been divested of it's life blood, these building will collapse into sink holes, mud slides, volcanoes, earthquakes, changes in weather patterns, changes in sea life, you name it. We are all connected, we are all one.

We have a very unhealthy relationship with Earth Mother. She cannot allow us to abuse and mistreat her without consequence. She is sad, she is hurting, we have totally desecrated her in our greed, yet without her where would we be?? Without her, where would we live?

Gaia-the Earth Mother Goddess.

(Caption:Mother Earth Cradling her Children

(Caption:This Master work by award winning artist Oberon Zell is his loving tribute to Gaia-the Earth Mother Goddess.

Added note: Have you noticed an increase in Fire Flies, hovering at very high distances in the trees?? What is the message they are telling us??? 

Friday, June 4, 2010

Star Magick


©Linda Falorio, 1994

"I salute the Deathless gods, I make my way, secure in the simple path I follow: AMMA, AMMA, PAR AEON ORION."

("Arise, Arise, the forthcoming of the Aeon of Orion.";
"Bind it, Bind it by the Aeon of Orion." __ Doric Greek, 12th Century B.C.) —A Prayer received in Twilight, 2.7.82.

The Moon is necessary for life on Earth, but what kind of consciousness might percolate through to us from the vast coldness of eternal night between the stars? For the spidery webs of starlight we see splashed across the night are nothing more than luminous flecks of foam upon dark waves of a mysterious outer ocean upon which we and the galaxies ride, for most of the universe is invisible to our eyes, made of dark matter, shadow matter. Similarly, human personality and dayside awareness are but luminous flecks upon the vast ocean of primordial consciousness which is dark, shadowed, hidden, yet which contains all possibility within itself and has the power to birth all possible worlds.

Star Magick reaches outward beyond the aura of the Moon and all She feeds, seeking extraterrestrial points of contact for human consciousness and Will. Lulled into forgetfulness of our birthright as beings seeded from the stars, compelled by animal desire, sensation and emotion, joy and need, and ruled by tides of hormones, tides of pheromones, body tides of the fecund Moon, we are sleepwalkers immersed in the waking dream our planetary lifewave daily weaves. Yet whether we are consciously aware of them or not, new and subtle currents, corroding stellar rays of alien systems continue to bombard and penetrate the tellurian web, pulsing frequencies rare and strange, coloring our perceptions with unearthly hues, luring unformed minds into as yet undreamed dimensions.

The thread of human history is shot through with tales of contact with transmundane entities and worlds, angels, demons, goddesses and gods, discarnate intelligences, E.T.'s, U.F.O's, and fairy folk of heavenly, i.e. extraterrestrial, origin. Numerous accounts exist: The Bible, The Necronomicon, A True &; Faithful Relation by Dee & Kelly, The Sacred Magick of Abra-Melin the Mage, Liber AL. Similarly, the Cthulhu Mythos, sprung from disturbing dreams, powerfully evokes the presence of such vast alien Intelligences who at a time before humanity was birthed held sway upon our earth, whose origins remain obscure, whose destinies we can little comprehend, yet who eternally attempt to penetrate our Lifewave. Who even now are curving toward our space-time, listening, watching.

Those whose consciousness is bound into the tellurian life web, who are not attuned to stellar currents may experience as "evil" such energy or influence from Outside our little world. Yet there is urgency, power, and evolutionary possibility in now opening our auras to these primal currents of consciousness, subtle tendrils of awareness, and strange geometries of mind that flow from the distant alien stars. There is possibility and power in seeking contact with those transmundane Intelligences that mutely dwell in the vastness of dark space between the stars. For timetables of extraterrestrial contact have rapidly compressed as human population has exploded. Human consciousness has multiplied, accelerating at a rate which will soon turn on the planetary exo-system and activate the consciousness of sleeping, dreaming Gaia, as we draw daily closer to the Comity of Stars.

Roots of Star Magick lie in West Africa. The Sirius Mystery speaks of the Dogon tribe of Mali with its complex mythology of pre-eval contact with extraterrestrial beings from the binary star-system, Sirius. Sirius, which figures importantly in Aleister Crowley's own traffic with transmundane intelligences: Amalantarah, Aiwass, Abul-Diz, LAM; Sirius, the Dog-Star, Star of the Dark God Set, which also figures importantly in the magickal writings of Kenneth Grant.

In Hecate's Fountain, Kenneth Grant speaks of the planet Emme Ya in the Sirius star-system as the origin of the Loa—Voudoo goddesses and gods, the Orisha in Yoruba tradition—who are "presently concerned with infiltrating the aura of earth". The Dogon know Emme Ya—Star of Women—as the planet of the primal goddess, the Orisha Yemoja. Mother of all African goddesses and gods, Her name—Mother of Fish—recalls ancient tales of the amphibious Nommos, powerful beings of god-like stature who brought civilization to earth from the star system of Sirius, and whom the Babylonians knew as the Musari.

Voudoo is a religion of possession. It's practitioners open the gates to Stellar Contacts, and invite their goddesses and gods to mount and possess them, to come down upon their heads and ride. Thus they commune intimately with their gods, the Loa, contacting directly in the numinous present the ancient stream of consciousness that first penetrated this planet from Outside. In traditional practice of Voudoo, the use of vevers—magickal designs and linear patterns used to identify, honor, and call upon the gods—springs from ancient memory patterns implanted in cells and blood and bones, of sigils in use long ago for establishing earth-contact with sentient stellar streaming.

For long ages have the Loa stood as the Inner Contacts which connect human consciousness with the Stellar Current—with the Current of LAM the terrestrial link for practitioners of Western Magick. Time out of mind the Loa first rayed to earth, infiltrating our planet as star-seed from Outside, seeking immortality. Thus the Loa, entering human space-time at the Point of Crossing, Tiphareth, seeded life on Terra with consciousness of Self by which each sentient being experiences itself as distinct, and as divine: for eternal life lies within the consciousness of cells.

Via the rite of Opening the Northern Gate (c.f. Waters of Return: The Aeonic Flow Of Voudoo, Louis Martinie, Black Moon, 1986) for the Loa to enter the akashic pathways to the group soul of magickal practitioners in the States, the current of Yemoja-Emme Ya was transmitted to this writer and others of her group through powerful dreams and in 1988 was earthed into a painting. "The Northern Gate" is 110, 11 x 10 by English Qabalah (E.Q)—c.f. LIBER CXV: The English Qabalah, L. Falorio, Headless Press, 1994), the number of "Amma Amma par Aeon Orion", and number of "A Wordless Aeon"—the Aeon of Zain. Eleven times ten is also the number of "The Backward Paths" upon which the Loa tread, and the number of "Hecate-Moon in Yesod", through which the Loa may be called forth into our dimension.

Yet the Loa stand in relation to beings more vast and more mysterious: the Outer Contacts, "the pre-eval Nephilim," "Gods of the Shadow" (both 11 x 10—E.Q.), who pre-figure the ancient Loa. These, the Old Ones, Ancient of Days, eternally time-traveling from star-system to star-system via transmission and mutation of information anciently encoded in sentient strands of DNA, first pushed forward life on Terra toward forms more like themselves. And in their progress from star to distant star, these alien forms of consciousness, vast, and of a symmetry beyond our comprehension, left behind a foam formed upon receding waves—seeds of awareness, seeds of consciousness, antennae—earth-bound sensitivities receptive and resonant still to their distant whisperings of dreaming sleep among the stars.

In Twilight dimensions of awareness accessed in trance and magickal sleep, we may open a deep and long-forgotten gateway via Daäth to call upon the Outer Contacts. Channeling through the magician's lens of awakened consciousness and Will, we invite these vast transcendent beings to once more intersect our world. Through such a series of magickal workings by the Pittsburgh Group, directed toward contact with LAM and the Maatian Current, was produced an astral vision of "the Black Planet where there are 2 Suns" (253;11 x 23—E.Q.) Emme Ya, planet of the Sirius binary star-system, would be just such a planet with two suns. Through the same series of workings an ancient sigil was received—a form of the Voudoo vever of the Marassa, the Twins of the Aeon of Zain,its ritual use perhaps dating from Atlantis—which automatically activated a long disused Stellar Gateway deep in the Shenandoah mountains, and through which the primal Goddess of Space emerged, awakened into our dimension.

NODENS, God of the Deep and the Abyss, and all the Elder Gods first came to Earth from Betelgeuse, in Orion. In Voudoo-Orisha practice, Orion is known as "Oxossi, the Blind Hunter in Starlight" (23 x 11—E.Q.). In Afro-Cuban Palomyumbe tradition, Oxossi is the Witch Doctor, the Sorcerer of the kingdom, the Master of Powders who flies through the air. Dispenser of Justice, Oxossi is the Divine Hunter who lives in the woods with Osain, Orisha of the Dead, who is also known as Olade, Ruler of Space. There are secret clans in Nigeria and Brazil that follow only Oxossi—in Nigeria, they dress in Leopard skins; in Brazil Oxossi is the Jaguar, and his cult is one of the most respected, i.e.feared.

Oxossi, "The Jaguar, God of Night", "Hunter in Moonlight", "Master of Powders", "The Sun behind the Sun", is "The Lord Initiating": Uriens-Orion. Orion the Archer, "The Sagittarian Influence Manifesting" (23 x 11—E.Q.), is the herald of Sirius-LAM; and the Dog-Star is none other than the Dog of Orion-Oxossi, the Hunter. The great nebula Ensis, the "sword sheath" in the constellation of Orion/Set which has the power to magickally "blind", is the phallus of the god Set. "Carajo!", a Spanish expletive—Ass's Phallus—is used to call upon the long-eared Set to show mercy, to avert his Evil Eye. Orion, having been blinded: "He came to see by gazing at the Black Sun, by going into Darkness" (418—E.Q.).

Crossing the Abyss from Tiphareth to Kether via Daäth at the dark time of the Moon when the Stellar Current most potently penetrates our conscious field, Orion-Oxossi treads the 13th path of the Priestess, Gimel, Neptune, Moon, path of "Khonsu, the Strider of the Stars", the Traveler of the Night Sky. Oxossi also links with the Voudoo Ghuedhe, Loas of death & sex, who are called by Petro rites—rites of the Shadow, of atavistic resurgence, of the widdershins world and left hand path, whose drum beats follow "in-betweenness" patterns, and whose vevers draw their power from the unseen spaces between the lines of force which unite the eight directions.

It is Legba, God of the Crossroads—Carfax, the Point of Intersection—who is called upon to open the gate for the Loa to enter human space-time at the Point of Crossing, Tiphareth. And as Legba/ Ellegua/ Baron Samedhi opens the Gate via Tiphareth for the Orisha to enter human space-time, so we may call upon Oxossi, as intermediary between Inner and Outer stellar contacts—as intermediary between what we know ourselves to be and adumbrations of far-future selves, time-travelers forward from a non-existent present to the distant stars—to open the Gate to Outside via Daäth that the Old Ones may pass from their universe into ours, and enter our consciousness dimension.

The Eight Stellar Gateways:

The eight directions of space are Stellar Gateways into dimensions of the Void where the kalas of the stars ray through. They are channeled by the magician in communion with the Angel at the point of Tiphareth, through the crystallizing lens of the single Star that informed the moment of the magician's birthing into flesh, and which signifies the Will.

In the East, the Great Old Ones rise from their twisting caverns deep within the earth to the call of those who channel the Ophidian current. They come readily, with hissing of serpents, and croaking of frogs, when Orion, SAH, the Eye-Star, Horus of the Resurrection rises with the rising Sun at Spring Equinox—Ostara—in the House of Ra, and the risen star-body of Osiris resurrects in the womb of Nuit, Lady of the Stars.

In the South-East, the blue and golden Goddess Sirius, Stone Serpent, Serpent's Tooth rains the honey of her kalas upon the little earth as the star Sirius, sparkling, scorching, Heavenly Wolf, the brightest visible star, regarded by the ancients as another, greater, Sun rises at Sunset on the feast of Imbolc, heralded by the dread voice of Hastur, Howler in the Waste. 

In the South await the Thunder Dragons—Druk Pa—of the Draconian current, and the winged Fire-Snake, who swoops into consciousness with thunder and lightning when Algol, Ra's Al Ghul, the Demon's Head, Caput Medusa, the Head of the Gorgon, Piled up Corpses—"the most evil star in the heavens"—rises with the Sun at Winter Solstice.

From the South-West swirl stellar vortices, black holes that shed corroding stellar rays and kalas of alien sentience, sucking all into themselves, spewing dark matter into being, as worlds die and universes come to birth, and the Pleiades rise in the East at Sunset on Samhain, the feast of Great Cthulhu, who lies dead yet dreaming in the deeps of space.

In the West, the watery abyss, lies the lair of the Deep Ones, cephalopodous dragons who manifest with gurgling sounds when Orion, the herald and husband of Sirius-Sothis-Isis rises with the setting of the Sun in the House of Tum at Mabon, Fall Equinox.

The North-West blazes with meteor star-fire of a million dying suns as Sirius rises with the rising Sun at Lammas, Feast of Set, the beginning of the Egyptian year, the beginning of the Dog Days, scorched by the dog-star, Sirius, rising with the Sun.

In the North, Realm of Space, hive the Maatians, whose presence is signaled by humming of bees, the chirping of bats, and dry clicking of nocturnal insects, the desolate cries of night birds, and the sound of vulture's wings that flap against the night, when Algol-Lilith rises with the setting Sun in the House of Kephra at Summer Solstice, Feast of Yog-Sothoth.

In the North-East shine the Pleiades, with Alcyone, the brightest star__Al Wasat, the Central One, Temennu, the Foundation Stone, Amba, the Mother__revered in ancient times as the central Sun around which the Universe revolved. Here resides Tsaggothua who flies by night, toads, frogs, leapers behind the Tree and Voltigeurs, as the Pleiades rise with the rising Sun on Beltane feast of Shub-Niggurath, Black Goat with a Thousand Young.
The Rite of Opening the Gates:

Assume the Spider Mask, at the center of the Web of Stars as they weave from Equinox to Solstice and cut cat's cradle across the quarters of the year:

Make sacrifice to Oxossi, outdoors, at the crossroads of the Stellar Gateways, at the rising of the Black Sun, the Sun behind the Sun, Khonsu, the Moon at Midnight. Call upon Oxossi with his colors, deep space blue; star-light yellow. His emblems are the crossbow, bow; arrows, pigeons and doves, his numbers 3 & 7. Offer Oxossi anisett grenadine (50-50), as well as absinthe—The Kala of Wormwood—invoke The Wormwood Star!

In Twilight trance of magickal sleep, on the threshold to the Mauve Zone, call upon Oxossi to open the secret door of Daäth at the intersection of the 8 directions of Space, the 8 Stellar Gateways, opening dimensions into the Void through which the Old Ones—those transmundane Intelligences that dwell in the cold vastness of dark space that lies between the stars—may enter our dimension and communicate their sentience to us. Via the Angel and the beacon of its single Star, channel their transforming stellar kalas, distilled essence of the silence of dark matter, Shadow Matter, the Dark Wine of the Moon, and the secret whisperings of primordial consciousness rayed to us from the mysterious wellspring of the outward racing Stars.