Kaballistic Prayer to the Goddess
Prayer for the nullification of profane and discursive thought during
prayer and meditation - by Soror Sia II*
translation by Mark Tippetts from the siddur Tephilat Yesharim, a
Sephardic prayer book. Subsiquent revisions were made to make it accessible
to both men and women on a Thelemic, Kaballistic path.
Behold, I contemplate the Ain from which was manifested the Sephiroth,
which are Kether, Chokhmah, Binah, Chesed, Gevurah, Tephereth, Netzach,
Hod, Yesod, and Malkuth. The light is hidden and concealed in the Highest
Kether, and from there the light spreads out into the Yod, which is Chokhmah;
the Hey, which is Understanding, the Vav, which includes the six Sephiroth
Chesed, Gevurah, Tephereth, Netzach, Hod, and Yesod; and the Hey, which
is Malkuth. Unto the Great Light which is clothed in the ten Sephiroth
we raise the focus of prayer, blessings and acknowledgments; the learning
of the Law; and the fulfillment of the Will and the words of the Prophet;
and all good thoughts and holy convictions of the heart, in order to bring
down the highest influx and great blessing from the light which is Atiqa
Qadisha (who is the Highest Kether) to Abba and Imma (who are Chokhmah
and Binah), and from Abba and Imma to HaQadosh Barukh Hu and the Chaqal
Tapuchin Qadishin (which are Tephereth and Malkuth).
Behold, I also believe one Secret and ineffable LORD and in one Star
in the company of Stars of whose fire we are created, and to which we
shall return; and in one Father of Life, Mystery of Mystery, in His name
Hadit, the sole viceregent of the Sun upon the Earth; and in one Air the
nourisher of all that breathes.
My Will is One, It is with One. It was, it is, and It will be. It was
hidden and concealed in Kether. It is the One clothed in the ten Sephiroth
of Atziluth, and It will be the One clothed in Tephereth and Malkuth.
Unto my Will I dedicate my Nephesh, my Ruach, and my Neshamah for the
sanctification of IAO, and Ie accept upon myself the yoke of the Kingdom
with great love and enthusiasm, as it is written:
I believe in one Universe, the Mother of us all, and in one Womb wherein
all are begotten, and wherein they shall rest, Mystery of Mystery, in
Her name Nuit.
I am the manifestation of the Serpent and the Lion, entwined in my Heart,
the child of the Gods.
Behold, I reveal my faith and my will before the Blessed Holy Ones wholeheartedly
and enthusiastically, to nullify utterly, in complete surrender, according
to the Law, all alien, defective, corrupt, and forbidden thoughts; every
kind of evil idea; every evil, defective, corrupt, and forbidden image;
any thought of haughtiness, particle of arrogance, or ulterior motive;
and any kind of anger, wrath, or impatience, should it arise in my heart
or mind at any time that is contrary to my True Will.
Behold, I decree about them that they are all totally null and void in
every aspect and detail, invalid and unfounded, without exception in general
and in principle. May this decree, proclamation, and acknowledgment which
I am decreeing, proclaiming, and acknowledging before the Blessed Holy
Ones have force, courage, and strength like the force, courage, and strength
of the Law of Thelema and the Heart of Ra-Hoor-Kuit. So has the Prophet
of blessed memory given unto us knowledge of Duty and magick, in the making
and keeping of holy oaths of magick and Will. And may the force of this
oath be established and efficacious according to the Law of Thelema. And
may this decree and this proclamation and acknowledgment which I decree,
proclaim, and acknowledge be valid and established in the courts of the
Aeythers and Earth, in the assemblies of all the chosen, the prophets,
and the people of the Great Order, and before the Stele, the Fire, the
Water, and all of the Saints of Thelema.
I now confess in complete and perfect gratitude, authoritative, ever
and eternally established, wholeheartedly and enthusiastically, that all
my labor is for the sake of Union with my Holy Guardian Angel, who is
my True Will and the Light that emanates from Kether. Whether in prayer,
in study of the Law, or in fulfillment of the commandments mentioned in
the Law, and the words of the Prophets and scribes, in all matters of
holiness, all is for the sake of doing my True Will. Blessed Be the names
of Nuit and Hadit, our ancestors, Rulers of the world, Who have sanctified
us with their commandments and commanded and given to us the Book of the
Law of Truth, and to unify HaQadosh Barukh Hu and the Shekhinah in love
under will, unifying the name Yod-Hey with Vav-Hey in complete unity,
in the name of Thelema.
May you be pleased with me, Holy Ones of our ancestors, and may you establish
the works of our hands, and may our works be established.
May the words of my lips and the meditation of my heart be desirable
to you my Self of myself, my Will, and my Beloved.
So Mote It Be