This simple little ritual is often the very first that neophytes in the Golden Dawn tradition will learn. It’s effect is mild, and it is often said that it is set preliminary to more dynamic rituals in order to center the magician in the working. I agree with this whole-heartedly. In my experience, it helps not only to center me, energetically, but to help me center my focus entirely on the following ritual rather than get caught up in whatever mundane worries that exist outside of the operation.
As always, the symbolism is not quite apparent, yet painfully obvious to the astute Kabalah student.
I’m sort of involved in a new blogging project. This was the first entry, by Soror-dxm.