Lesson 5

Read Chapter 5 “Invoking the Name” of Donald Tyson’s book,Power of the Name, formerly titled Tetragrammaton.

Copy and paste the following questions into a new post to your Ning MemberFiles AOM 1st Degree study hall, insert your answers and post them with the subject line: Tetragram Lesson 5 from ________ (your magikal or priestly name)

1. Define what a sigil is and why it is essential in order to use the twelve overt Banners of Tetragrammaton.

2. T/F Donald Tyson invented the system for the permutations of the Tetragrammaton?

3. Explain the relationship between the sigils and the tetrahedron.

4. T/F Does inversion change the spelling of the banners?

5. Fill in the blanks: But once a Banner has been invoked, whether it is an overt or an ____________ form, the invocation of its mirror___________-___________ neutralizes it and dissolves its power to_______________, in effect sending it away.

6. What is the difference between invoking and banishing?

7. If you think of the coded language of semaphore …..think of the links between that and invoking/banishing. What do the two have in common?

8. List the Banners of elemental fire and their letter names.

9. T/F The tracing of a cardinal sigil does not create a circular or spiraling,energy flow.

10. The Tetragrammaton book mentions clockwise and counterclockwise. Why is direction important in occult work and what does it mean/do?

11. Tyson talks about the numbers 12 and 24 as being significant in magick.Please list both the beings/things associated with ’12’ and ’24’.

12. T/F The Banners do not represent the enthroned authority of God acting through the houses of heaven and the hours of the day and night.

13. Try out the various invoking/banishing symbols linked with each name of G-d on page 33 of your book.

Questions by Rev. Diakonissa Rhonda

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