The island of Cyprus is the birth-place of the goddess Aphrodite, and she remains the patron goddess of this island even to the present day. She is concerned for Her people in their current time of crisis and wishes that they would call on Her more often. Invoking Aphrodite would be the way for the Cypriot people to find a solution to their current dilemma. (Message ends).
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Friday 7th October 2011 is, astrologically speaking, the best day of the year to invoke Venus, the planet of Love. It has nothing to do with the date but with the fact the planets are lined up in the most auspicious manner on that particular day. I have explained the full reasons for why this is so in a post from last year entitled Wedding Date for Prince William and Kate Middleton predicted by Astrology. Unfortunately the Royal couple chose not to go with my recommendations, but the fact remains that tomorrow is an excellent day for embarking on matters associated with the planet Venus, such as getting married, forming a long-term relationship with a new lover, etc.
I personally will be doing some ritual which will involve a Graeco-Egyptian invocation of Venus.
I wish you all a happy LoveFriday2011, and please share any glad tidings in the comments section below. 🙂
Today I shall begin the first in a series of Planetary invocations. These are all ones I use in my own magical practice.
One of my favourite sources for deriving traditional rituals is The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation, Including the Demotic Spells: Texts v. 1. Despite the name these are actually mostly from Ptolemaic Egypt and are thus more Graeco-Egyptian than Greek per se. The Greek Magical Papyri show an eclectic range of influences, including not just traditional Greek and Egyptian traditions but also Gnostic and even proto-Qabalistic ones as well.
Many of the spells are of the eye of newt and tongue of bat variety, but there are a number which are conducive to more theurgical types of working. One of these is the famous Bornless Ritual: another is the invocation I present below.
The following is an invocation to Venus – or more accurately, Aphrodite. I adapted it from a spell to invoke Aphrodite for divinatory purposes.
The invocation is in three parts: parts one and three – the basic invocation and the welcome to the Goddess – should always be used; part two may be used in addition to part one at the discretion of the magician. The words in bold type – the “barbarous names of evocation” – should be vibrated or chanted with a full breath – a very powerful effect is achieved when this is done properly.
I call upon You, the Mother and Mistress of Nymphs
ILAOCH OBRIE’LOUCH TLOR
Come in Holy Light and give Answer, showing Your Lovely Shape!
I call upon thee ILAOUCH who has begotten Himeros, the Lovely Horai and You Graces;
I also call upon the Zeus-sprung Physis of All Things,
Two-formed, indivisible, straight, foam-beautiful Aphrodite.
Reveal to me Your Lovely Light and Your Lovely Face, O Mistress ILAOUCH.
I conjure You, Giver of Fire, by ELGINAL, and by the Great Names:
NIOU NAUNIN IOUTHOU THRIGX TATIOUTH GERTIATH
I also ask You by the All Wonderful Names:
OISIA EI EI AO’E’Y IO’IAIAIO SO’THOU BERBROI AKTEROBORE GERIE’IE’OYA;
Bring Light and Your Lovely Face and the knowledge of Your Divine Self,
You shining with Fire, bearing Fire all around, stirring the Land from afar –
IO’ IO’ PHTHAIE’ THOUTHOUI PHAEPHI –
Hail, Very Glorious Goddess, ILARA OUCH!