This is a Ritual to Mephistopheles. It is taken partly from Marlowe's "Doctor Faustus" play as well as some of my other rituals and parts, bits and bobs from the Latin Black Mass or Missa Niger.
I suggest performing my Meditation to Mephistopheles preferably one moon cycle prior to the performance of this ritual. In anycase, at least a week or more in advance.
The tone setting should be of a medieval character.
If you have medieval clothing this is the time to use it. A rapier and main gauche (fencing dagger) are excellent as your ritual sword and dagger.
This is the reason for all of the latin used within the ritual. Black magicians of the middle ages would have most certainly used Latin in their infernal conjurations, so it is used liberally here.
This should be performed as a "play". In other words the form is not as strict as a normal rite, and should have some pauses between "scenes". It should not be rushed, but natural and with a relaxed yet commanding/forceful delivery. If you wish to set for a while and relax between sequences, then do so.
A relaxed and measured pace is best. Dont wear yourself out, or rush which is the mistake most people make especially toward the end. Give plenty of time.
This is important and even critical. You may perform a sequence, step off "stage" so to speak, and take a brief breather or relax..as with all rituals
however, phones unplugged and strictly off, is my rule.
There is nothing that will let the steam out of a ritual more than a damned phone ringing.
Originally, Doctor Faustus was a play written by Marlowe and was enacted on English theater stages in the late middle ages. On that note as much flourish and "personae dramatis" as you can muster are called for, even to the point of overacting and over-exaggeration of gesture.
"Hamming it up" a bit ala the Shakepearean genre and tradition is quite appropriate. .
You are drawing and calling upon the ancient "theatrical" spirit that has been breathed into this particular work since medieval theatergoers saw it enacted.
I would suggest using a lot of candle light in this ritual.
For the pact to Lucifer I suggest a full quarto sheet of parchment. It would be in the best interest, to already have the pact written upon it, to be signed in blood during the ritual proper.
If you cannot manage a full sheet, try to get at least some "parchmenty- looking" paper. I would use a black feather to do the signing in blood, and to those squeamish, just use a small pin or needle and poke your finger and squeeze it to get a small puddle, OK ..if you dont have the stomach for something more substantial. .
tsk, tsk thou chicken hearted knave..LOL!
If you use a full quarto sheet you might not want to burn it at the end, but store it in your altar box or elsewhere.
As far as music, I would suggest some appropriate Medieval music, preferably minor tone chamber music..
I also suggest instrumental only.
I will key up music and play it between sections to provide a line of demarcation between each ritual sequence.
Ideally, this would be performed by two persons. One would be person making the Infernal Pact, and the HP playing the part of Mephistopheles. However, as with most of my rituals this is written for solitary usage, but would be an excellent candidate for another participant or in a group setting with some appropriate changes and additions in dialogue.
For after ritual I suggest a small medieval-style feast and copious drinking of wine and good English ale.
In nomine Magni Dei Nostri Satanus introibo ad altare Domini Inferi.
Bell is rung nine times as pollutionary.
Musical introduction and brief interlude.
Invocatio Infernam -
In nomine Satanae, Terrae Principis, Mundi Regis, vires Tenebrarum
iubeo suam Infernam potestatem mihi conferre!
Patefacite protas Inferni et procedite ex abysso ut me salutetis fratrem et amcum vestrum!
Concedite mihi indulgentias de quibus loquor! Nomen vestrum suscepi ut pars mei sit! Vivo sicut bestiae agri, vita carnali gaudens! Iustis faveo et putridos exsecror.
Per onmes Deos Abyssi, impero ut haec de quibus loquor fiant!
Procedite et respondete nominiibus dum mea vota declaretis!
The Infernal Benediction -
Gloria Deo Domino Inferi, et in terra vita hominibus fortibus. Laudamus Te, benedicimus Te, adoramus Te, glorificamus Te, gratias agimus tibi propter magnam potentiam Tuam: Domine Satanus, Rex
Inferus, Imperator omnipotens.
Ego vos benedico in Nomine Magni Dei Nostri Satanus.
Present and then drain the Chalice of Ecstacy and refill.
A Brief Musing -
"Stipendium peccati, mors est."
Ha! "Stipendium? "
The reward of sin is death? That's hard.
Si peccasse, negamus, fallimur, et nulla est in nobis veritas.
If we say that we have no sin
We deceive ourselves, and there is no truth in us.
Why then belike we must sin,
And so consequently die.
Ay, we must die, an everlasting death.
What doctrine call you this: Che sera, sera,
What will be, shall be? Divinity, adieu.
These metaphysics of magicians,
And necromantic books are heavenly;
Lines, circles, letters, characters.
Ay, these are those that I most desire.
O what a world of profit and delight,
Of power, of honour, and omnipotence,
Is promised to the studious artisan?
All things that move between the quiet poles
Shall be at my command. Emperors and Kings,
Are but obeyed in their several provinces,
But his dominion that exceeds in this,
Stretcheth as far as doth the mind of man:
A sound magician is a demi-god.
Here, tire my brains to get a Deity.
Go forward, thou in that famous art
Wherein all nature's treasure is contained.
Be thou on earth as Jove is in the sky,
Lord and Commander of the elements.
How am I glutted with conceit of this!
Shall I make spirits fetch me what I please,
Resolve me of all ambiguities,
Perform what desperate enterprise I will?
I'll have them fly to India for gold,
Ransack the o'cean for orient pearl,
And search all corners of the new-found world
For pleasant fruits, and princely delicates.
I'll have them read me strange philosophy,
And tell the secrets of all foreign Kings.
I'll have them wall all Germany with brass,
And make swift Rhine, circle faire Wittenberg.
I'll have them fill the public schools with silk,
Wherewith the students shall be bravely clad.
I'll levy soldiers with the coin they bring,
And chase the Prince of Parma from our land,
And reign sole king of all the provinces.
Yea, stranger engines for the brunt of war,
Than was the fiery keel at Antwerp's bridge,
I'll make my servile spirits to invent.
These books, my wit, and experience,
Shall make all nations to canonize me,
As Indian moors, obey their Spanish lords.
So shall the spirits of every element,
Be always serviceable to me.
Like lions shall they guard me when I please,
Like Almaine rutters with their horsemen's staves,
Or Lapland giants trotting by my sides.
Sometimes like women or unwedded maids,
Shadowing more beauty in their airy brows,
Than has the white breasts of the queen of love.
From Venice shall they drag huge argosies,
And from America the golden fleece,
That yearly stuffed old Phillip's treasury,
If thee will be resolute.
Now that the gloomy shadow of the night,
Longing to view Orion's drizzling look,
Leaps from th'Antarctic world unto the sky,
And dims the welkin, with her pitchy breathe,
Begin thine incantations,
And try if devils will obey thy hest,
Seeing thou shalt presently pray and sacrifice to them.
Casting the Satanic Circle-
Within this circle is Lucifer's name,
Forward, and backward, anagrammatised:
Th' abbreviated names of demons and potentates of Hell,
Figures of every adjunct to the Infernal Regions,
And characters of signs, and evening stars,
By which the spirits are enforced to rise.
Then fear not, and be resolute.
And try the utmost magick can perform.
Calling forth the Demonic Elementals -
From the South, Satanas, Fiery Adversary and Patron of the Path, Come forth and witness this rite in the honor of darkness – from the Gates of Hell which open in the vessel of choice shall the Coiling Dragon arise in them. Hear me Satan!
(Light quarter candle if using)
From the East, Lucifer, my Angelic Essence, Samael, Do Come forth and witness this rite in the honor of Light, that from the Gates of Hell arises Darkness yet when we shall awake it shall be in Light. I summon
Lucifer! Take the flesh through the Black Flame within!
(Light quarter candle if using)
From the North, Belial, Lord of the Earth and the Infernal Path, I do summon thee from thy place in Hades, arise from the underworld as my shadowed essence, let the Dragon come forth…Belial, Lord of Spirits of the Wolf and the Serpent, illuminate this rite in Undeath – Immortal Essence as the Beast of the Earth!
(Light quarter candle if using)
From the West, Leviathan, Crooked Serpent of the Oceans of Immortal Existence, I call thee forth to witness this rite. Open thy eye to me and arise from the depths! I walk the path of the Daemon that I walk the earth in search of wisdom, in the spirit I walk the ghost roads to become as you – I summon Leviathan!
(Light quarter candle if using)
Illuminate me, O Diabolus, by thy name, and judge me by my strength.
Hear me Satan and give heed, give flesh to the words of my mouth.
In the name of the Infernal Dragon.
Dominus Satanas, Deus Potentiae, Veni Satanas Rex Infernus.
Open wide the Gates of Hell!
Zazas, Zazas, Nasatanada Zazas!
(Here I give an offering of flash powder and incense of Mars)
Hail Satan! Open wide the gates and come forth by these names!
Summoning of Mephistopheles -
Sint mihi Dei Acherontis propitii!
Valeat numen triplex Jehovae!
Ignei aerii, aquatani spiritus, salvete!
Orientis princeps Beelzebub, inferni ardentis monarcha, et Demigorgon,
propitiamus vos, ut appareat, et surgat Mephistophilis
Dragon, quod tumeraris; per Luciferi, gehennam, et inconsecratam
aquam, quam nunc spargo; signumque; cornuto quod nunc facio, et per
vota nostra, ipse nunc surgat nobis dicatus..
In English -
May the gods of Acheron be propitious to me.
Away with the three-fold godhead of Jehovah.
Welcome, spirits of fire, air, water, and earth.
We ask your favor, O prince of the East, Belzebub, monarch of burning
hell, and Demogorgon, that Mephistopheles may appear and rise.
What dost thou delay? By Lucifer, Gehenna, and the unholy water which
I now sprinkle, and the sign of the horns which I now make, and by our
vows, may Mephistopheles himself now rise,
commanded by us.
"Therefore the shortest cut for conjuring - Is stoutly to abjure all godliness
And pray devoutly to the Prince of Hell."
The Pact with Mephistopheles -
Learn thou of my stout fortitude and pride,
Go bear these tidings to great Lucifer,
Seeing I hath incurred eternal death,
By desperate thoughts against Jove's deity.
Say he surrenders up to him - his soul,
So he will spare him (name period of time),
Letting him live in all voluptuousness,
Having thee ever to attend on me,
To give me whatsoever I shall ask,
To tell me whatsoever I demand,
To slay mine enemies, and to aid my friends,
And always be obedient to my will.
Go, and return to mighty Lucifer,
And meet me, at midnight,
And then resolve me of thy master's mind.
Despair thee in God, and trust in Beelzebub,
Now go not backward, be resolute.
Turn not to God. Why he loves thee not.
The God thou serv'st is thine owe appetite
Wherein is fixed the love of Beelzebub
Go forward, in that famous art.
Contrition, prayer, repentance? What of these?
Rather, illusions, fruits of lunacy,
That make them foolish that do use them most.
No, think of honour and of wealth.
Cast no more doubts; Come Mephistopheles,
And bring glad tidings from great Lucifer
Is't not midnight? Come, Mephistopheles!
Veni veni Mephistopheles!
Hail and welcome Mephistopheles!
The Blood Pact - To be made at the stroke of Midnight:
Then stab thy arm courageously,
And bind thy soul, that at some certain day
Great Lucifer may claim it as his owe,
And then be thou as great as Lucifer
Lo Mephistopheles: for love of thee I hath cut my arm,
And with his proper blood assures his soul to be great Lucifer's,
Chief Lord and Regent of perpetual night.
View here this blood that trickles from mine arm,
And let it be propitious for my wish.
I give it in manner of a deed of gift.
Then hear me read it, Mephistopheles,
On these conditions following.
First, that (full name) may be a spirit in form and substance.
Secondly, that Mephistopheles shall be my servant, and be by me
Thirdly, that Mephistopheles shall do for him, and bring him
Fourthly, that he shall be in his chamber or house invisible.
Lastly, that he shall appear to the said (name), at all times, in what
shape and form soever he please.
I, (full name), by these presents, do give both body and soul to
Lucifer, Prince of the East, and his minister Mephistopheles, and
furthermore grant unto them that (name time) being expired, and these
articles written being inviolate, full power to fetch or carry the said (full
name) body and soul, flesh, blood, into their habitation wheresoever.
By me X___________ __(signed in blood).
Then, Mephistopheles, receive this scroll,
A deed of gift, of body and of soul.
But yet conditionally, that thou perform
All covenants, and articles, between us both.
Swear by Hell and Lucifer
To effect all promises between us both.
I do deliver this as my deed.
Take it, and the devil give thee good of it.
Consummatum est: this bill is ended,
And I hath bequeathed my soul unto Lucifer.
Consign the Infernal Bill to the Black Flame.
Drink deeply of the Chalice of Ecstasy.
The Eighteenth Key (English)
O thou mighty light and burning flame of comfort!, that unveilest the glory of Satan to the center of the Earth, in whom the great secrets have their abiding, that is called in thy kingdom: "strength through joy, " and is not to be measured. Be thou a window of comfort unto me. Move therefore and appear! Open up the mysteries of your creation! Be friendly unto me, for I am the same!, the true worshipper of the highest and ineffable King of Hell!
The Eighteenth Key (Enochian)
Ilasa micalazod olapireta ialpereji beliore: das odo Busadire Oiad ouoaresa caosago: casaremeji Laiada eranu berinutasa cafafame das ivemeda aqoso adoho Moz, od maoffasa. Bolape como belioreta pamebeta.
Zodacare od Zodameranu! Odo cicale Qaa, Zodoreje, lape zodiredo Noco Mada hoathahe Saitan!
Now release the Elemental Demons if you summoned them. Hold forth your
dagger or sword.
Turn to the North.
Say: Belial, I now release you with Earth. Extinguish candle if used.
Turn to the West.
Say: Leviathan, I now release you with Water. Extinguish candle if
Turn to the South.
Say: Satan, I now release you with Air. Extinguish candle if used.
Turn to the East.
Say: Lucifer. I now release you with Fire. Extinguish candle if used.
Hail and farewell Mephistopheles!
"All secret arts of nature lie hidden in me. I govern in the hour of Jupiter; therefore I am very much attached to man, and warn him against making pacts. But if he will not heed my warning, then he will find no mercy from me when his hour strikes; nor would the star of Lucifer my Principal which is called Cerumepihiton and hardens the heart of men, allow it. I am most friendly when I appear as a grey man."