Magical Diary

A Servitor for All Things Writing

A prayer for use at mealtimes, to Hermes Dotor Eaton, Giver of Good Things.

This is a basic ritual that anyone can use when working with The Forty Servants. A few parts of it are intentionally vague, and make the assumption that the practioner has some experience with magic.

The 12th letter of the Hebrew alphabet is Lamed; in the Hermetic Kabbalah, its meaning is: ox goad.

The Mother

In those moments
when you must wear
your bravest face as a mask
indeed, as armor
you will find me there.

The Witch

Invocation of The Witch Enodia*

I am the Queen
of earth and sky and sea
lady of the crossroads:
and patron of the restless dead.
Call me Polyonymous
and through me,
authority over all.

The Balancer copyThe Balancer

I lay between
what the heart desires most
and what the body must to survive;
the heart can not be tamed
but it may be tempered
the body can not be denied
but it may be disciplined.

I am the beginning,
I am the end --
I am the eternal, turning, moment between.

The Protector The Protector copy

when you have
used up all your weapons
and your armor is destroyed
I will be your sword
and your shield

The Messenger The Messenger copy

on black wings
I fly
to carry prayers heavenward,
and missives, earthbound,
to ears that will hear.

The Depleted The Depleted

Though I hang on the Tree of Woe,
Only the sky has no end.

The Desperate

I am the torturer
And the tortured;
Fear and pain and loss
are the tools of my trade.

The Father

I am the guardian at the gates
of initiation and sacrifice --
there will be blood;
but my love is a radiance,
that is terrible to behold.