The Modified Elemental Solar Adorations in this post are an adaption from other works. They pull from the tradition of the Golden Dawn. Inspiration is from Israel Regardie’s “The One Year Manual”. There are other variations from the teachings Paul Foster Case. They are currently not published.
The Modified Elemental Solar Adorations below correspond to the four quarters aligned with those from the Sepher Yetzirah. They use 3 the mother letters in relation to the elements of air, fire and water. Along with the corresponding areas of the physical body. Most versions use an Egyptian or Astrological prayer. There is no prayer for the method here.
If you follow an Esoteric Christian path here is a suggestion of prayers. The Lord’s Prayer at Sunrise, the Jesus Prayer at Noon, the Hail Mary at Sunset and the Glory Be at Midnight. Meditating on the meanings and events of these prayers is helpful. It will allow you to find links with the times of day. Ask, who is saying them and to whom? Which aspect of the male, female, and reconciling energies is the focus?
Why use the Solar Adorations?
The rationale behind the use of the solar adorations is to allow one to attune with the consciousness of the Sun, the Logos of our solar system. After using these adorations for a time you will get a sense of feeling in sync with the Sun. Not only daily, but yearly as well. This exercise is highly encouraged as it creates a connection to the Invisible Worlds as well as the symbolism of the Sun. It is suggested to also meditate on Tifareth and its symbolism. Aligning these adorations with the cycles of life and the seasons of the year helps to enrich these simple rituals.
Elemental Grade Signs and Adorations
You will use the elemental grade signs from the Golden Dawn and its offshoots. The signs below create space for the elemental symbols. Physically perform each one. Stand in the elemental grade signs a few times before doing the adorations. Close the eyes and feel what is happening in the physical and etheric bodies.
While performing the 2=9 sign you will feel the chest expand and open up. Performing the 4=7 sign gives a sense of concentration and warms the entire body. The 3=8 sign has a calming and cooling feeling. The 1=10 sign is very stabilizing and has a sense of collecting or congealing the day’s energies.
Experiment, experience and discover this for yourself. Approach these exercises in a scientific manner. Experiment with them keeping an open mind and feeling what each sign is doing. Always record your results, the conditions, and times during the initial few weeks. See John Michael Greer’s “Circles of Power” and Donald Michael Kraig’s “Modern Magick” for further use and information on the grade signs and their uses.
Modified Solar Adorations
The times of day below are guidelines. The signs are in the diagram below from Israel Regardie’s “The Golden Dawn”.
Face the East and make Theoricus sign. The fingers should point behind you and parallel to your ears. See the Air symbol ? in the chest in bright glowing yellow. Take at least 3 deep breaths. Feel the element of Air energizing your whole chest area, your cardiovascular and pulmonary system while holding the sign. Feel the reconciling, male and female energy of balance flowing through your entire being. Make the sign of silence.
Face the South and make the Philosophus sign. The feet spread apart, heels together, at a 45 degree angle. See the Fire symbol ? flaming in red. The bottom of the triangle running just above the top of your eyebrows. The symbol should sit within the triangle created by your hands making this sign. Take at least 3 deep breaths. Feel the element of Fire energizing your brain, nervous system and entire head area while holding the sign. Feel the male energy flowing into and through you. Make the sign of silence.
Face the West and the make the Practicus sign. The feet spread apart, heels together, at a 45 degree angle. See the Water symbol ? centered over the navel. Visualize it in bright watery blue, centered in the triangle made with your hands. Take at least 3 deep breaths and feel the Water element energizing your entire abdomen. Energizing all the liquid processes of the body while holding the sign. Make the sign of silence.
Face the North and the make the Zelator sign. The hand palm up and the arm slightly bent at the elbow. See symbol for Earth ? over the legs and feel all the solid aspects of you being full of energy. Take 3 deep breaths while holding the sign. Make the sign of silence.