Mass of the Seven Planets

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

The research for this Mass relied greatly upon the book Planetary Magick by Denning and Phillips, published by Llewellen. I used it as a guide and reference throughout this project, and recommend it highly for anyone seeking to explore the magick of the seven planets.

The Mass of the Planets has no Deacon, Priest or Priestess. It is composed of seven Directors as emanations of the planetary energies, and the Congregation.

The temple has a septagram drawn in ribbons or tape in the center, large enough that the endpoints reach the edges of the congregation. In each point of the septagram a planetary sigil is drawn, and a colored candle stands unlit (the candles are colored violet, orange, green, yellow, red, blue and indigo). In the center of the star is an altar. On the altar is drawn a septagram with a crystal globe at each point and the star itself drawn by copper tape or wire. In the center of the septagram is a round orgone generating device, raised slightly above the altar and sufficiently stable to hold a cup. In the center is a paten that is engraved with a septagram. In the center of the paten is the chalice, with the cakes surrounding.

Opening of the Temple

All stand facing the center of the temple, arms at sides. All perform the step and sign in unison.

ALL: Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. I proclaim the law of light, life, love and liberty in the name of IAO. Love is the law, love under will.

All raise arms, palms open, in a gesture of summoning from above, and turn slowly around in a clockwise circle, ending facing east, while saying the following:

ALL: From the aethers I call the spiral of Supernal light and the Divine Mind, bringing its blessing upon myself and all within.

All lower arms, then turn clockwise to face West, raise arms outwards with palms up.

ALL: (stamping once with right foot); PROCUL ESTE, PROFANI!

All fold arms over breast and face center.

ALL: Thus is the place of light established and the balance maintained. AUMGN. AUGMN. AUGMN.

Rite of Approach and Contact

All draw the septagram in the air with right hand pointed to center, vibrating the Greek vowel as listed, in the following procedure:

First stroke 1-2 (downwards, slightly SE): OMEGA
Second stroke 2-3 (upwards to NW): UPSILON
Third stroke 3-4 (downwards to SE): OMICRON
Fourth stroke 4-5 (straight across, right to left): IOTA
Fifth stroke 5-6 (upwards, NE): ETA
Sixth stroke, 6-7 (downwards, slightly SW): EPSILON
Seventh stroke, 7-1: (upwards, ending at beginning): ALPHA

The violet candle is lit by the closest congregant.

All sound the battery of 9.

ALL: The Ninth path, called Pure Intelligence, purifies the manifestations of the Sephiroth, proves and governs the formation of their similitude, and disposes in exact measure their intrinsic unity.

All sound the battery of 1.

ALL: IAO IAO IAO IAO IAO IAO IAO IAO IAO

All sound the battery of 3-5-3.

The orange candle is lit by the closest congregant.

All sound the battery of 8.

ALL: The Eighth path is Absolute Intelligence, instrument of the Primordial with its root abiding in the hidden regions of Gedulah, Magnificence, emanating from its own nature. All sound the battery of 1.

ALL: AZOTH AZOTH AZOTH AZOTH AZOTH AZOTH AZOTH AZOTH

All sound the battery of 3-5-3.

The green candle is lit by the closest congregant.

All sound the battery of 7.

ALL: The Seventh path is Concealed Intelligence, the dazzling resplendence of all qualities of Mind, discerned by intellectual vision and the gaze of faith.

All sound the battery of 1.

ALL: ALBAPHALANA ALBAPHALANA ALBAPHALANA ALBAPHALANA ALBAPHALANA ALBAPHALANA ALBAPHALANA

All sound the battery of 3-5-3.

The yellow candle is lit by the closest congregant.

All sound the battery of 6.

ALL: The Sixth path is Intelligence of Mediatory Influence, gathering the influx from all Emanations to flow into the founts of each of the Benign Powers with which they are linked. All sound the battery of 1.

ALL: ONOPHIS ONOPHIS ONOPHIS ONOPHIS ONOPHIS ONOPHIS

All sound the battery of 3-5-3.

The red candle is lit by the closest congregant.

All sound the battery of 5.

ALL: The Fifth path is Root Intelligence, itself the essence equaling the Unity and linked with Binah, the Intelligence emanating from the unfathomed depths of Wisdom which is Chokmah.

All sound the battery of 1.

ALL: SABAO SABAO SABAO SABAO SABAO

All sound the battery of 3-5-3.

The blue candle is lit by the closest congregant.

All sound the battery of 4.

ALL: The Fourth path is Receptive Intelligence, holding within it all of the high potencies, and from it issuing forth the successive modalities of the highest being of spirit through the power of the First Emanation, Kether.

All sound the battery of 1.

ALL: ZARIETOS ZARIETOS ZARIETOS ZARIETOS

All sound the battery of 3-5-3.

The indigo candle is lit by the closest congregant.

All sound the battery of 3.

ALL: The Third path is Consecrating Intelligence, the underlying principle of the Wisdom of the Beginning, the parent of Faith, which proceeds from its essential nature, and named for the Pattern of Faith, with its root, Affirmation.

All sound the battery of 1.

ALL: IALDABAOTH IALDABAOTH IALDABAOTH

All sound the battery of 3-5-3.

Invocation of Luna

ALL (facing SW point of temple septagram):

Sphere of dreaming
Night’s illuminator
Ruler of the tides
Pearl of the soul
Luna, thus we invoke
Thy pure silver fire
Enter and be welcome!

The Director of LUNA enters and stands at the SW point of the septagram.

All give the Hailing sign.

LUNA: Greetings of the heavens, and the blessing of Asphaleia in the name of IAO. (draws the planetary sign of Luna upon the congregation)

All: LEVANAH (all draw the septagram towards Luna).

Invocation of Mercury

ALL (facing NE point of temple septagram):

Sphere of Thought
Winged Traveler of the aethers
Divine Messenger
Magick’s Professor
Mercury, we invoke
Thy bright swift wisdom
Enter and be welcome!

The Director of MERCURY enters and stands at the NE point of the septagram.

All give the Hailing sign.

MERCURY: Greetings of the heavens, and the blessing of Lamprotesis in the name of AZOTH. (draws the planetary sign of Mercury upon the congregation)

All: KOKAB (all draw the septagram towards Mercury).

Invocation of Venus

ALL (facing W point of temple septagram):

Sphere of Emotion
Dancer of the heart
Love’s sweet inspiration
Harmony and rhythm of the soul
Venus, thus we invoke
Thy beauty and thy joy
Enter and be welcome!

The Director of VENUS enters and stands at the W point of the septagram.

All give the Hailing sign.

VENUS: Greetings of the heavens, and the blessing of Nike in the name of ALBAPHALANA. (draws the planetary sign of Venus upon the congregation)

All: NOGAH (all draw the septagram towards Venus).

Invocation of Sol

ALL (facing E point of temple septagram):

Sphere of Beauty
Mediator of the Balance
Shining arbiter of the day
Illuminator of vision’s clarity
Sol, thus we invoke
Thy radiant glory
Enter and be welcome!

The Director of SOL enters and stands at the E point of the septagram.

All give the Hailing sign.

SOL: Greetings of the heavens, and the blessing of Kalon in the name of ONOPHIS. (draws the planetary sign of Sol upon the congregation)

All: SHEMESH (all draw the septagram towards Sol).

Invocation of Mars

ALL (facing NW point of temple septagram):

Sphere of Justice
Defender of Truth
Inspiration of courage
Failure’s Adversary
Mars, thus we invoke
Thy steadfast strength and Will
Enter and be welcome!

The Director of MARS enters and stands at the NW point of the septagram.

All give the Hailing sign.

MARS: Greetings of the heavens, and the blessing of Dynamis in the name of SABAO. (draws the planetary sign of Mars upon the congregation)

All: MADIM (all draw the septagram towards Mars).

Invocation of Jupiter

ALL (facing SE point of temple septagram):

Sphere of Compassion
Arbiter of Mercy
Fortune’s patron
Bestower of abundance
Jupiter, we invoke
Thy gracious benevolence
Enter and be welcome!

The Director of JUPITER enters and stands at the SE point of the septagram.

All give the Hailing sign.

JUPITER: Greetings of the heavens, and the blessing of Doxa in the name of ZARIETOS. (draws the planetary sign of Jupiter upon the congregation)

All: TZEDEQ (all draw the septagram towards Jupiter).

Invocation of Saturn

ALL (facing N point of temple septagram):

Sphere of Transcendence
Gatemaster of Time
Creativity’s aspiration
Cycle of Life’s renewal
Saturn, thus we invoke
Thy transformative power
Enter and be welcome!

The Director of SATURN enters and stands at the N point of the septagram.

All give the Hailing sign.

SATURN: Greetings of the heavens, and the blessing of Sophia in the name of IALDABAOTH. (draws the planetary sign of Saturn upon the congregation)

All: SHABBATHAI (all draw the septagram towards Saturn).

The Dance of the Planets

Part I

(Music. The seven directors turn to face the center and begin moving down the paths of the septagram in unison. Each proceeds according to the emanation of the planet invoked: Saturn slow and stately, Jupiter dignified but with grand and sweeping motions, Mars martial and forceful, Sol steady and straight, Venus seductive and graceful, Mercury rapid and hurried with many expressive gestures, Luna gentle and swaying with expanding and diminishing gestures. All meet in the center and move past the altar to the right, holding out their hands to touch over the top of the altar as they turn to follow the septagram’s line to the other side. All reach the further point in unison, and continue this process until the septagram has been completed and all are returned to their original points, where they turn to face the congregation).

(All face Luna and sound the battery of 9)

ALL: AIGLE TRISAGIA

LUNA: IAO (tracing the planetary sigil for Luna upon the congregation)

ALL: PHUL (tracing the septagram to Luna)

(All sound the battery of 3-5-3)

(All face Mercury and sound the battery of 8)

ALL: ALETHES LOGOS

MERCURY: AZOTH (tracing the planetary sigil for Mercury upon the congregation)

ALL: OPHIEL (tracing the septagram to Mercury)

(All sound the battery of 3-5-3)

(All face Venus and sound the battery of 7)

ALL: CHARIS

VENUS: ALBAPHALANA (tracing the planetary sigil for Venus upon the congregation)

ALL: HAGITH (tracing the septagram to Venus)

(All sound the battery of 3-5-3)

(All face Sol and sound the battery of 6)

ALL: THEIOS NOUS

SOL: ONOPHIS (tracing the planetary sigil for Sol upon the congregation)

ALL: OCH (tracing the septagram to Sol)

(All sound the battery of 3-5-3)

(All face Mars and sound the battery of 5)

ALL: ISCHYROS

MARS: SABAO (tracing the planetary sigil for Mars upon the congregation)

ALL: PHELEGH (tracing the septagram to Mars)

(All sound the battery of 3-5-3)

(All face Jupiter and sound the battery of 4)

ALL: PANTOKRATOR

JUPITER: ZARIETOS (tracing the planetary sigil for Jupiter upon the congregation)

ALL: BETHOR (tracing the septagram to Jupiter)

(All sound the battery of 3-5-3)

(All face Saturn and sound the battery of 3)

ALL: AIONOS KYRIOS

SATURN: IALDABAOTH (tracing the planetary sigil for Saturn upon the congregation)

ALL: ARATRON (tracing the septagram to Saturn)

(All sound the battery of 3-5-3)

Part II

(Music. The seven directors turn to face the center and begin moving down the paths of the septagram in unison. Each proceeds according to the emanation of the planet invoked: Saturn slow and stately, Jupiter dignified but with grand and sweeping motions, Mars martial and forceful, Sol steady and straight, Venus seductive and graceful, Mercury rapid and hurried with many expressive gestures, Luna gentle and swaying with expanding and diminishing gestures. All meet in the center and move past the altar to the right, holding out their hands to touch over the top of the altar as they turn to follow the septagram’s line to the other side. All reach the further point in unison, and continue this process until the septagram has been completed and all are returned to their original points, where they turn to face the congregation).

(All face Luna and sound the battery of 9)

ALL: SHADDAI

LUNA: IAO (tracing the Presigillum for Luna upon the congregation)

ALL: SHADDAI EL CHAI (tracing the septagram to Luna)

(All sound the battery of 3-5-3)

(All face Mercury and sound the battery of 8)

ALL: ELOHIM

MERCURY: AZOTH (tracing the Presigillum for Mercury upon the congregation)

ALL: ELOHIM TAZBAOTH (tracing the septagram to Mercury)

(All sound the battery of 3-5-3)

(All face Venus and sound the battery of 7)

ALL: TZABAOTH

VENUS: ALBAPHALANA (tracing the Presigillum for Venus upon the congregation)

ALL: YHVH TZABAOTH (tracing the septagram to Venus)

(All sound the battery of 3-5-3)

(All face Sol and sound the battery of 6)

ALL: ELOAH V’DAATH

SOL: ONOPHIS (tracing the Presigillum for Sol upon the congregation)

ALL: YHVH ELOAH V’DAATH (tracing the septagram to Sol)

(All sound the battery of 3-5-3)

(All face Mars and sound the battery of 5)

ALL: GEBOR

MARS: SABAO (tracing the Presigillum for Mars upon the congregation)

ALL: ELOHIM GEBOR (tracing the septagram to Mars)

(All sound the battery of 3-5-3)

(All face Jupiter and sound the battery of 4)

ALL: ZARAIETOS

JUPITER: ZARAIETOS (tracing the planetary sigil for Jupiter upon the congregation)

ALL: EL (tracing the septagram to Jupiter)

(All sound the battery of 3-5-3)

(All face Saturn and sound the battery of 3)

ALL: TURANA

SATURN: IALDABAOTH (tracing the planetary sigil for Saturn upon the congregation)

ALL: YHVH ELOHIM (tracing the septagram to Saturn)

(All sound the battery of 3-5-3)

Part III

(Music. The seven directors turn to face the center and begin moving down the paths of the septagram in unison. Each proceeds according to the emanation of the planet invoked: Saturn slow and stately, Jupiter dignified but with grand and sweeping motions, Mars martial and forceful, Sol steady and straight, Venus seductive and graceful, Mercury rapid and hurried with many expressive gestures, Luna gentle and swaying with expanding and diminishing gestures. All meet in the center and move past the altar to the right, holding out their hands to touch over the top of the altar as they turn to follow the septagram’s line to the other side. All reach the further point in unison, and continue this process until the septagram has been completed and all are returned to their original points, where they turn to face the center and the altar).

Consecration

(All seven directors face the altar and move slowly to it with arms out and palms forward. When they reach the altar, all intone/vibrate their respective invocations in unison:

Luna: IAO
Mercury: AZOTH
Venus: ALBAPHALANA
Sol: ONOPHIS
Mars: SABAO
Jupiter: ZARAEITOS
Saturn: IALDABAOTH

All Directors with congregation: QADOSH QADOSH QADOSH IAO

(The Directors turn and move back to the points of the septagram)

Communion

(Each communicant begins at the point of Saturn and walks the septagram once, stopping to look into the eyes of each Director, and ending at Saturn. Moving down that point to the altar, the congregant lifts the eucharist and says):

This is the body and essence of the gods.

(the communicant consumes the eucharist and lifts the cup):

This is the blood and spirit of the gods.

(the communicant drains the cup)

There is no part of me that is not of the gods.

(the communicant refills the goblet and returns to the congregation through whichever point of the septagram is then desired).

Closing

(All Directors turn to the congregation and lift their right hand in blessing)

ALL DIRECTORS: May the powers of the universe bless you and keep you in health and wealth and happiness, and the accomplishment of your True Will and the Great Work.

(The congregation leaves the temple).

Love is the law, love under will.

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