For this episode, I continue with the mini series of planetary meditations. For this mini series, I take you on a journey to connect with all 7 classical planets of antiquity. We will be using the classical planets. These are the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
For the planetary meditations, I will be using the Greek Vowels to call upon the planet, as per the Greek Magical Papyri and we shall also be using some of the Orphic Hymns during the meditations.
You will notice, that for these planetary meditations I will be changing some parts at the beginning. You do not visit your Oak tree for these, but what you do is open your door to a different dimension, a room that sits between the worlds.
For this meditation I am using one of the Hymns of Orpheus, translated by Thomas Taylor (1792). For this particular episode I am using the Hymn XXVII, to Mercury (Hermes):
Hermes, draw near, and to my prayer incline,
Angel of Zeus, and Maia’s son divine;
Studious of contests, ruler of mankind,
With heart almighty, and a prudent mind.
Celestial messenger, of various skill,
Whose powerful arts could watchful Argus kill:
With winged feet, it is thine through air to course,
O friend of man, and prophet of discourse:
Great life-supporter, to rejoice is thine,
In arts gymnastic, and in fraud divine:
With power endued all language to explain,
Of care the loosener, and the source of gain.
Whose hand contains of blameless peace the rod,
Corucian, blessed, profitable God;
Of various speech, whose aid in works we find,
And in necessities to mortals kind:
Dire weapon of the tongue, which men revere,
Be present, Hermes, and thy suppliant hear;
Assist my works, conclude my life with peace,
Give graceful speech, and my memory’s increase.
Below are a few books to get you started on Planetary Magic. I recommend you read Sorita D’Este and David Rankine’s book first. It is a very good book which has been thoroughly researched. I ask my trainees to read this book during training. Also you will find the link for more information on the Orphic Hymns.
If you want to know more on the PGM or the Greek Magical Papyri, I have written about it here.
Hope you enjoy the journey!
Betz, H., 1992. The Greek magical papyri in translation, including the Demotic spells. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
D’este, Sorita and Rankine, D. (2007). Practical planetary magick : working the magick of the classical planets in the western mystery. Avalonia.
Dunn, P. (2018). The Orphic hymns : a new translation for the occult practitioner. Woodbury, Minnesota: Llewellyn Publications.
Mierzwicki, T. (2006). Graeco-Egyptian magick : everyday empowerment. Stafford: Megalithica Books.
Opus, R. (2016). Seven Spheres. Nephilim press