Here follow the holy pentacles, expressed in their proper figures and characters, together with their special virtues; for the use of the master of art.

From this Head Crafter: References from the Hebrew testament are given from the Hebrew arrangement , and placed into the context they have come from. This makes it easier for me to understand the story (spell, from Speil, story) that gives this verse power. Unless I specifically lay claim to a translation, all Hebrew Testament quotes are taken from Hebrew-English Tanakh: the traditional Hebrew text and the new JPS translation; 2nd ed. Jewish Publication Society; 1999.


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Figure 32. — The First Pentacle of the Sun. — The Countenance of Shaddaï the Almighty, at Whose aspect all creatures obey, and the Angelic Spirits do reverence on bended knees.

Editor’s Note. — This singular Pentacle contains the head of the great Angel Methraton or Metatron, the vice-regent and representative of Shaddaï, who is called the Prince of Countenances, and the right-hand masculine Cherub of the Ark, as Sandalphon is the left and feminine. On either side is the Name ‘El Shaddaï.’ Around is written in Latin: ‘Behold His face and form by Whom all things were made, and Whom all creatures obey.’

From this Head Crafter:
It may be interesting to note the two horns over Metatron’s brow. This was a convention of early Artists, and used to refer to many holy saints. They have often shown Moses with a similar set of horns. I have heard the explanation being that the horns represent the two tablets of the Law of Moses. Whether that is the case, I cannot say.
They say that Metatron is the image of God. I might say Metatron is the Mask of God that protects the faithful from the full force of God’s image.

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Figure 34. — The Third Pentacle of the Sun. — This serveth in addition (to the effects of the two preceding) to acquire Kingdom and Empire, to inflict loss, and to acquire renown and glory, especially through the Name of God, Tetragrammaton, which therein is twelve times contained.

Editor’s Note. — The Name Ihova, twelve times repeated; and a versicle somewhat similar to Daniel 4.31 — “When the time had passed, I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my reason was restored to me. I blessed the Most High, and praised and glorified the Ever-Living one, Whose dominion endures throughout the generations.

WebCrafter’s Note.
The Hebrew testament renders the first word of this versicle as a third person without specification of who that person is.

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Figure 35. — The Fourth Pentacle of the Sun. — This serveth to enable thee to see the Spirits when they appear invisible unto those who invoke them; because, when thou hast uncovered it, they will immediately appear visible.

Editor’s Note. — The Names Ihovah, Adonai, are written in the centre in Hebrew; and round the radii in the mystical characters of the “Passing of the River.” The versicle is from Psalm 13.4-5 — “Look at me, answer me, O Ihovah, my God! Restore the luster to my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death; lest my enemy say, ‘I have overcome him,’ my foes exult when I totter.”

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Figure 36. — The Fifth Pentacle of the Sun. — It serveth to invoke those Spirits who can transport thee from one place unto another, over a long distance and in short time.

Editor’s Note. — Characters in the ‘Passing of the River’ Alphabet, forming Spirits’ Names. The versicle is from Psalm 91.11-13 — “For He will order His angels to guard you wherever you go. They will carry you in their hands lest you hurt your foot on a stone. You will tread on cubs and vipers; you will trample lions and asps.”

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Figure 37. — The Sixth Pentacle of the Sun. — It serveth excellently for the operation of invisibility, when correctly made.

Editor’s Note. — In the centre is the Mystical letter Yod, in the Celestial Alphabet. The three letters in the ‘Passing of the River’ writing, in the Angles of the triangle, form the great Name Shaddaï. The words in the same characters round its three sides are, in my opinion, from Genesis 1. 1: — ‘In the beginning the Elohim created,’ etc.; but the characters are sadly mangled in the MSS. The versicle is from Psalm 69.24 — “May their eyes grow dim so that they cannot see; may their loins collapse continually.” Psalm 135.16-17 — “They have mouths, but cannot speak; they have eyes, but cannot see; they have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths.”

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Figure 38. — The Seventh and last Pentacle of the Sun. — If any be by chance imprisoned or detained in fetters of iron, at the presence of this Pentacle, which should be engraved in Gold on the day and hour of the Sun, he will be immediately delivered and set at liberty.

Editor’s Note. — On the Arms of the Cross are written the Names of Chasan, Angel of Air; Arel, Angel of Fire; Phorlakh, Angel of Earth; and Taliahad, Angel of Water. Between the four Arms of the Cross are written the names of the four Rulers of the Elements: Ariel, Seraph, Tharshis, and Cherub. The versicle is from Psalm 116.16-17 — “O Ihovah, I am Your servant, Your servant, the son of Your maidservant; You have undone the cords that bound me. I will sacrifice a thank offering to You and invoke the name of Ihovah.

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