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Volume One: Samhain 1991
Information from the E.P.I.C. Temple
of the ILLUMINATES OF THANATEROS
The CIRCLE CONSECRATION of CHAOS
by Fraters Vortrit & Rook, and Sorors Cyllan & Severian
Needed are a bell, tingshahs, or any musical instrument creating a
resonating, penetrating sound to be struck after each of the name
pairs are said, and three bowls. One of the bowls holding water,
another salt, and the third, empty, for pouring the salt and water
into. This ritual is written for a group of at least three operators,
but is easily adapted for solitary work.
- The Consecration
One agent holds a bowl containing water; another holds a bowl
containing salt. The third operator, who will deliver the names to
the eight directions, holds an empty bowl in the center.
- All operators begin a short meditation on the concept of an
unmanifest, or unliving, Universe (the One Plane that has no
duality, and therefore no potential for change).
- The third operator says "Hello" to the agents holding
the water and salt- filled bowls. These operators return this
opening, in unison, with the statement "Yes, hello."
- The bowls of salt and water are poured simultaneously into the
empty bowl held by the main (or third) operator, and all operators
proclaim the birth of duality in the name "THANATEROS!".
- The main operator (MO) then steps forward in the direction s/he
is facing, and flings droplets of the salt-water whilst the bell
is rung, and calls upon:
Visualization by all operators: The anthropomorphic entity of
Chaos as an old man or as a vast dark and watery sea, conjoined
with a young woman or a wind upon waves, representing
consciousness and intellect (or reason), imposing Order upon
- Turning 45ø to the left the MO flings hir fingers with the
salt-water, the bell is rung, and proclaims:
A huge serpent-dragon goddess of the sea-depths and a bright,
shining god armed with a sword, intent upon cutting the serpent
into equal, ordered pieces.
- Turning again 45º to the left, the MO flings salt-water in this
direction and proclaims:
A Grandmother, from whom is derived the Water of Life, who at
her bosom feeds plants, animals and humanity, and a Great
Anthropomorphic Hare (like a Pooka) who is the father of humanity
and the shepherd or king of all the animals.
- Turning 45º to the left, the main operator proclaims with a
fling of the salt-water and a ring of the bell:
A long-haired man in a loincloth hung upon a cross,
representing self- sacrifice, and a generous being with a torch
before him, representing gnosis and knowledge.
- Same as before but the MO proclaims:
Directly opposite from the beginning (Step #5) position and
visualization of an ill-defined all-father shaman god and a
trickster, who can confidently assume any form.
- The MO proclaims and flings with the names:
A jackal or some other dog-like headed god of the desert
wasteland, darkness, and chaos, conjoined with a solar hawk-headed
god of fertility, light, and conscious, and premeditated order.
- Again, 45º to the left, the MO proclaims:
A terrifying pair of deities locked in a never ending embrace.
Shiva is the all-begetter/all-destroyer, and Kali is the goddess
of lust and death.
- Again, 45º to the left, the MO proclaims:
A compound deity representing, respectfully, all possible
forms of manifestation and all forms of
self-identification/perception or conceits.
- All operators confirm the space "reserved" as the MO
returns to hir original position with the statement:
"WE BELIEVE THIS SPACE SACRED!"
Thus ending the preliminary rite.
L U G N A S A D H August 3, 1991
A private ritual space is set up, the grinding mantra memorized, and a
sigil for the desired skill generated. Cakes of corn should be hidden
near the site beforehand. Two groups of approximately equal number are
chosen randomly beforehand for the grinding step.
The group makes a slow deliberate procession to the private ritual
area. It is marked off with torches in a circle surrounding a
cauldron, a mortar and pestle atop a chair, and a chaosphere mounted
on a staff in the center.
The Banishing and Consecration:
The Vortex Rite, GPR, or any suitable preliminary banishing ritual is
performed. A chaostar is then drawn above the group by the main
operator and visualized by the rest. Ears of corn are handed out to
each of the participants to be used to write into the ground or sand
at their feet the skill they desire, or its accompanying sigil. When
this is accomplished the participants begin moving in a circle deosil
(clock-wise) and randomly shout "Hail Lugh!" as the main
operator begins the Preliminary Invocation. (During this walk/dance
the skill name and/or sigils will either be trodden and erased
underfoot or act as a boundary for the group's working, by its (the
The Preliminary Invocation:
LET US BECOME AS LUGH THE POET, THE WARRIOR, THE SMITH HE WAS
EVERYTHING HE WILLED TO BE
LET US KNOCK* ON THE DOOR OF THE HALL OF THE GODS AND DEMAND
FOR WE ARE WHAT WE HAVE WILLED AND ANYTHING WE DESIRE TO BECOME WE
* At the part "Let us knock" all shout "LET US
Repeat (at least once) as desired, or preface with more detail
about the Lugh myth. When the P. Inv. is repeated the participants
begin shouting out various skills and talents until the next step
The MO draws someone from the circle to grind corn and sigil-paper
with the pestle, sitting in the chair. The group begins the Grinding
Chant, splitting into two groups heading in opposite directions and
alternatively weaving in and out, to the left and then the right of
the oncoming members of the other group- half.
O SCÉAL GO TALAMH GO SÉOL GO BLÔTH GO TORTHAI
Oh Scale Guh Talov Guh Sheel Guh Blough Guh Turhee.
Translation: From idea, to earth, to seed, to flower, to fruit.
Once hir corn/sigil is ground the mixture is thrown into the fire
of the cauldron with the shout "Hail Lugh!" and the
participant re-enters the circumambulation whilst another takes hir
place. The Grinding Chant continues until the last person has thrown
the sigil/corn into the oven (cauldron).
Participants all sit down in a circle and perform the Death Posture
(closing off the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth with the hands; bending
over and holding the breath until it can no longer be held; letting go
at the last minute and visualizing the sigil strongly just before the
breath is sucked in) to charge the sigils just burned.
When all have completed the posture, the wine or other beverage is
passed around, with toasts, etc. to banish any obsessiveness
developing. The cakes are brought out and the MO makes the statement:
NOW WITHIN THE HALL OF THE GODS AND GODDESSES LET US EAT, DRINK,
AND BE MERRY FOR THIS IS ALSO OUR WILL!
THE CREEPY-CRAWL CHAMELEON RITE
A Method of Not Being Noticed by Frater Vortrit.177
Introduction: An Occulting Primer
Fear and Self-Confidence. "Getting the Fear" brings on a
hyper awareness of one's outside environment (and a dramatic
heightening of all one's physical and psychic senses) when raised to a
pitch nearing terror by survival instincts. This is the definition of
pathic paranoia. The purpose of deliberately inducing fear in oneself
is to increase awareness and, although somewhat unpredictably, speed
in performing acts of an embarrassing or "not quite legal"
sort. This method, however, when it is the only one used, tends to
attract notice rather than detract from it.
Self-Confidence, when intentionally induced into an unlikely
situation, brings non-awareness, enabling the operator to continue
unhampered by fear of divulgence. This is effectively used in acts of
a self-righteous sort, in which the operator sees the act as a
"god-given right" despite societal taboos to the contrary.
An artificial superiority complex is one such example of a
self-induced confidence trick to hide unpreparedness, inability,
embarrassment and so on.
There is also the art of "Blending in" that often
includes both of these, and is the primary result of both when
attempting to become invisible. The act of inspiring confusion in mob
situations is included in the art of blending in, as it makes any and
all actions by a single or well orchestrated group seem of little
importance compared to the actions of a confused and/or panicking mob.
Therefore, one or all of these factors must be included in any
operation whose purpose is to cast a glamour of invisibility on any
person, place, or thing.
The following ritual outline can be used in any situation which
hostile discovery might be the result. Invisibility should not be the
only objective therefore, and so a cloak of silence is also implied.
Smell of course is fairly simple to conceal, and is used to advantage
by covering up or removing it. The aim of the ritual then is complete
invisibility, to include ultimately psychic manipulation of the
surrounding area of operation; creating a warp in the fabric of
perception to hide an unaccustomed weave. As with any modus operandi,
practice makes perfect, and therefore operators are advised to adapt
the ritual to fit any circumstance. The Creepy Crawl Chameleon Rite is
best performed by a group whilst a single individual speaks the
THE CREEPY-CRAWL CHAMELEON RITE
Preliminary: A few moments of silence and relaxed
awareness of one's surroundings. After a suitable period (when one is
calm and relaxed), the operators begin imagining everything they see,
hear, etc. as a potential threat. This should last only long enough
that high-pitched fear overtakes them.
Statement of Intent: "It is my/our will to
cast a glamour of negative perception on all that should come into
my/our sphere of influence."
Invocation of Invisibility: To be spoken aloud by
a single operant whilst all operators slowly spin, widdershins, with
eyes wide open and arms outstretched. Operators visualize a sphere of
dense black, smoky darkness enveloping the area surrounding them as
the Enochian invocation is delivered.
URANUN CARIPE BAGLEN OL
GEMEGANZA DE-NOAN CHIIS GOSAA
ZAMICMAGE OLEOL AG-SAPAH ARPHE
ORESA ETHAMZ TAA TABEGISOROCH
ZODINU AR ZURAH PAREMU
ZODIMIBE PAPNORGE MANINUA
ZONAC DODSIH HOXMARCH TRIAN
AMONONS PARE DAS NIIS KURES
(Visible only by will,
I blind and make deaf all others who may see or hear me.
A darkness shall cover them like that at the bottom of the ocean,
and they shall leave immediately.
Forgetfulness will envelope their minds and
anxiety grip their hearts should they come
to interrupt us in our work.)
The operators then see the smoky darkness dissipate as all that is
within the working area begins to "fold".
The unfolding process is completed by laughter whilst spinning
quickly deosil (to the right), decreasing speed to a full stop.
THE MASS OF RECONCILIATION
by Frater Rook.232
Even the best of working groups can, from time to time, experience
personality clashes between its members. This ritual is meant to help
alleviate the problems this can cause.
All operators come prepared to the working area with sheets of
paper, separately listing as many dislikes and reservations about each
and every member of the Temple that they have for some reason not been
able or willing to address directly to that member. There should be
one single "bitch sheet" for every other member in the
operator's group. Operators should also come prepared with one
positive and re-affirming statement about each person in the temple.
- When all members participating in the mass have assembled in the
working area, they clasp hands in ritualized bonding for a few
moments of complete silence.
- All file out to find a place outdoors for a prearranged time of
meditation upon their own shortcomings.
- Assembling again in silence, each operator places a sheet in
front of the intended recipient face down. No one looks at the
pile of complaints and negative criticisms assembled in front of
- Statement of Intent "It is our will to lay to rest the
negative energies that we are plagued with in our Temple."
- All operators begin chanting memorized Group Invocation until
sufficient no mind is achieved.
- At will, but one at a time, each member picks up the pile of
sheets in front of them and ritually burns each one while
simultaneously speaking the positive statement to its recipient.
This is effected by pointing at that member so that they will (all
eyes should be open as soon as the first papers are burned) be
cued to stop the chant briefly while the rest continue. After they
have received the affirmation or compliment they continue chanting
until everyone has burned their negative pile saying one positive
statement to each of the operators present, and the Magister
Templi has delivered the Spell of Reconciliation.
- Laughter banishing, and hugs, etc. conclude the Mass.
D E S I N O O' L O S N O T R E S O R G L: Cease Gk: all Fr: our
D E S I N O O' L O S C A I N A Y D I S C O R D E Vt: this L: strife
The Spell of Reconciliation
DRITT LE TUR AUS CAI NAY ROOK
Rs: By Fr: the Syl: Power Ger: of Vt: this Swd:smoke
OG FUEGO NOS POISCAT PEWIEN ATH-REITE
Dn:and Sp:flame L:we Rs:seek Pol: a Gl:reconciliation
NOS RAIGHAIL OLOS LAULAUNA OLE OG L:
we Gael: order Gk: all Hwn: unfriendly Nor: and
RA HO OKUA INO ARU TUPA SPOLJA
Heb:negative Hwn:influences Jp:be Swl:cast SrCrt:outside
Rs:Russian Sp:Spanish Fr:French Gl:Gaelic Hwn:Hawaiian
Heb:Hebrew Jp: Japanese Pol:Polish Gk:Greek Ger:German L:Latin
SrCrt:Serbo-Croation Syl:Sylvian Vt:Vietnamese Swd: Swedish Nor:
Norwegian Swl: Swahili
Membership Roster Additions to the Barbaric Dictionary
Frater Vortrit.177.2º, MT
Frater Talgarth.024.3º, IS
Soror Morgana.365.4º, AR
The Position of the E.P.I.C. Temple on the
"European Conflict" of the IOT.
TO ALL PACT MEMBERSHIP (and the
Revolutionary Council) :
It is our position that the Hierarchical Gambit, as outlined in Liber
Pactionis, is a functioning and practical structure for the Pact at
large. It's essence of "Responsibility for the Responsible"
insures that temples will continue to interact, the network thrive,
and that charisma is not the sole quality rewarded within our internal
It is also our contention that the Revolutionary Council, in an effort
to confound Pact membership as a whole, has set up another structure
which seems to give free reign to whomever claims to have the most
information, irregardless of content, and functions primarily as an
economic pyramid scheme. We do not accept the claims or degrees of the
Revolutionary Council, although we see any attempt at creative
reformation as remaining open to discussion. We do not appreciate
members of the Revolutionary Council calling themselves members of the
As such, we have always felt that within each and every PacTemple,
it's own members have the freedom to choose how the grades will be
administered, if at all. Administration on the larger scale like the
Pact itself is necessary, even if it is not so within its Temples.
What most of the Conflict rests upon seems to be a Power move between
Fraters Neonfaust and Stokastikos. [Ralph Tegtmeir a.k.a. Frater U.D.
and Peter J. Carroll; Ed.]
We would expect that the Ice magic /Revolutionary Council's aims and
agenda be outlined in detail for all Pact membership to read. This
issue has been a farce in our opinion, due to the fact that no such
explanation has ever been generated by the side in disagreement with
current Pact policy.
In summary, we see no alternative but to dismiss the Revolutionary
Council altogether as a failed attempt at sabotage, carried out by
individuals for personal gain, and an enemy to the Pact membership
currently working in the structure of the Illuminates Of Thanateros as
outlined originally. We would also suggest that any disagreements
between Section Heads or others in positions of leadership within the
Pact be completely explained in writing to all Magister/Magistra
Templi immediately when it concerns policy or protocol, in both German
and English (or whatever language is spoken in that particular
temple). This would enable voting by mail for those unable to attend
meetings, and provide a concise record of each member's stance on any
We are interested in all forms of Liberation, and the Freedom to
choose. We feel it is integral to the Pact that each Temple is allowed
to be autonomous once "chartered", and care taken in the
sponsoring of candidates. We believe that the body of the Pact has a
structure that provides transference of information and responsibility
throughout its network. A structure that works is far better than one
which begs for allegiance but will not or cannot explain its motive or
NOTHING IS TRUE - EVERYTHING IS
PERMITTED - SQUABBLING IS FOR IDIOTS!