The Lesser Banishing Ritual Of The Pentagram

Incredibly cool animated video about how to perform the lesser banishing ritual of the pentagram. Now, it should be noted that coming more from the school of Chaos Magick, I’ve never actually done any of the traditional ceremonial magick stuff but I might give it a try someday if I have time. I took the basic principles and designed my own inner fixation incantations that have more meaning to me in particular. Does this ritual work? I have no idea, give it a whirl and let me know. ‘Tis far more technical than any of mine. I normally repeat major key guitar riffs I’ve written in my head until I feel the waves of invading negativity have subsided.

Should be noted that I dove into magick not thinking there was a necessity to banishing rituals and found out pretty quick that there absolutely is. In fact, if I was ever going to give advice to any aspiring mage, the first thing I’d tell them would be: make sure you come up with a good banishing ritual. Shit gets weird real fast. I’m also posting this because I had a conversation with a friend and fellow Occultist last week about how ridiculous it is that so many metal bands co-opt Occult imagery and equate it with Satan or daemon worship when all you have to do is read a fucking book to figure out that’s not what it’s about at all. That’s just how the church has slandered it and man did that particular smear campaign work. What I find uber-creepy is that a lot of people really want to believe in daemon worship because they’re just that fucked up from their childhood or whatever. This particular ritual involves evoking rather specific angelic forces. Ooooooooh, spooooooky.


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Thad McKraken is a psychedelic writer, musician, visual artist, filmmaker, Occultist, and pug enthusiast based out of Seattle. He is the author of the books The Galactic Dialogue: Occult Initiations and Transmissions From Outside of Time, both of which can be picked up on Amazon super cheap.
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15 Comments on "The Lesser Banishing Ritual Of The Pentagram"

  1. Karen Eliot | Jun 5, 2013 at 5:35 pm |

    I think for people from a certain background, the symbolism of “devil worship” can be quite legitimate and powerful. I was not raised in a religious home so blasphemy has no “charge” for me, but for many people it can release substantial amounts of magickal energy.

  2. Gabriel D. Roberts | Jun 5, 2013 at 6:11 pm |

    Why do I want to listen to Iron Maiden now?

  3. You’re gonna burn in Hell Thad! Like Cpt. Howdy,

  4. I don’t know whether I count as an aspiring mage or not, though I do read a lot of magical writers and find the concept fascinating – that all could be due to the obvious links with the perennial philosophy. But I have read more than one magical writer who says that banishing is either unnecessary or that they simply don’t do it. is this naivety/stupidity? or could it be that if you stay within a certain type of invokation, banishment is unnecessary? or even, could it simply depend on the personality of the mage, given that entanglement seems to be such a key part of the whole process (at least, if it is to be effective)?

    • Spasmodius | Jun 6, 2013 at 8:02 am |

      I think one of the functions of the LBRP is hat it demarcates your mental “ritual space” with your “everyday life” space, which is a psychologically healthy thing to do.
      Phil Hine calls it “psychic hygiene”.
      “a strong concern with hygiene and protecting oneself against pollution by others which can be found in both the writings of Golden Dawn initiates and Theosophists…These notions…should be understood within the wider context of Victorian concerns with moral purity and social hygiene – the fear of contamination (both physical and moral) which necessitated the establishment and policing of boundaries – as much a concern in respect to population centres in the UK as it was in respect to the Colonies.”

      Take it away Phil..

  5. disqus_gJa9EBwe1A | Jun 6, 2013 at 8:01 am |

    waves of invading negativity. dude might be the company you keep, or you may need 90 essential nutrients to make sure your feeling right.

    I am a third generation card reader, and studying since 13.Don’t mess with things you do not understand involving the Qabalah.

    Besides the guy who started Disinformation belongs to the Church of Satan, just ask him to stop” doing what thy will.”

    • Thad McKraken | Jun 6, 2013 at 11:03 am |

      Honestly, I used to drink…a lot. I think that’s where a lot of the negativity was coming from. “They” even sort of explained that to me which is why I stopped. That being said, I think anyone raised in western society is pretty maladjusted and has various levels of darkness they need to address in themselves when pursuing a spiritual path of any variety and you’re going to have to work through this. I admittedly don’t know dick about the Qabbalah.

      Also, funny thing about the church of Satan.

      1. They don’t believe in Satan.

      2. They’re atheists and as such not occultists.

      3. They basically believe in Ayn Rand’s objectivism and have openly said as much. Yep, their beliefs have more in common with the Tea Party than Aleister Crowley.

      Despite this, the second you bring up Occultism, for some reason they always come up. It’s like if you every time you brought up video games someone started talking about the show Friends or something. What does the Church of Satan have to do with the Occult? Absolutely nothing actually. Totally different thing. If you brought up The Church of Satan in regards to right wing republicans, that’d make sense.

      • Unity 7777 | Nov 11, 2014 at 5:04 am |

        Ayn Rand was a Jewish fraud, the Austrian school plays into the hands of the NWO.

    • Matt Staggs | Jun 6, 2013 at 11:33 am |

      I really like the mythos you’re building here. Our Reptilian Masters (or “ORM” as they’re known around the shop) will be pleased.

    • Cyprus Mulch | Jun 6, 2013 at 1:16 pm |

      You seem to have the Church of Satan confused with the Thelema of Aleister Crowley. “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law” originates in Thelema.

      While Anton LaVey was arguably influenced by Crowley’s aesthetics and image (that of cultural villain), their belief systems and practices are different. They tend to get lumped together because of their “diabolical glamour,” and because they’ve both probably gotten more sensational media attention than any other occultural currents of the last century.

  6. emperorreagan | Jun 6, 2013 at 9:53 am |

    I consider the formal bowing – centering – fight position prior to randori to basically be a banishing ritual.

  7. Beth Sykes | Jun 6, 2013 at 3:07 pm |

    I wish I had a different video like this to start each day with. If anyone knows a good site, please let me know. Sorta Your Daily Start your Day with Positive Energy Ritiual and Ch:ant type of thing. Or an email service would be great. Open your email. Energize. Positivize. Go make it a great day.

  8. I’ve been working with the Golden Dawn system for about two years now. The
    Qabalistic Cross with the LBRP in the right state, set and setting can
    induce out of body experiences, glimpses of Samadhi, and states of
    consciousness usually only experienced on psychedelics. Practically
    speaking, the QC visualizations connect you to vertical time or
    eternity, bringing the 5th dimensional transcendental light of the crown
    into the horizontal 3d plane of manifestation through the shoulder
    centers (Chesed and Geburah). The LBRP expands your sphere of sensation
    (aura) and through the sacred patterns of Pentagrams imbued with names
    of divinity (you can replace the Christian names with any divine names
    which have meaning to you, just be sure that they’re aligned with the
    direction you’re facing) you banish any negativity, parasitical
    entities, or blockages that may have accumulated in your Aura. Holding a
    visualization of 4 blue and blazing pentagrams at 4 points around you
    stimulates the opening of the pineal gland and Ajna chakra, helping to
    develop 360 omni-vision.

    A major difference between the traditional Golden Dawn approach and the
    more Crowleyesque one in the video is that the light of the crown in the
    Qabalistic Cross ritual is brought to the SOLAR PLEXUS, not the
    genitals. The light is brought as far as the 3rd (fire and will) chakra
    rather than the 1st (base drives) and 2nd (sex) chakras.

    There is also the Lesser Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram. Banishing the negative and nasty is an excellent practice, but is complimentary to invoking the positive and good.

    If you’re interested in ritual or ceremonial magic I highly recommended
    (forcefully implore) you to explore the works of Magical Adept par
    excellance Josephine McCarthy, she is completely revolutionizing magical
    teaching and has pulled down countless veils of unnecessary secrecy.
    Her Magical Knowledge series is completely unprecedented and transcends
    centuries of magical writing. Her website is

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