Now, when one speaks of blood magick, they usually refer to the ritual use of blood as an offering to the Gods or Goddesses in a chalice or similar offering dish. The Abrahadabra Institute uses blood in a very particular way, circumnavigating the house or shrine with dried offerings of blood on tissues or paper is a very powerful ritual which will grant immediate effects; power and clarity as well as solar protection. It is very important that your own blood not fall into the wrong hands. This isn’t to say we should constantly be looking over our shoulder for people trying to steal tampons and bandaids out of our trash, however it is a good idea to make sure that it really does get thrown away if you cannot burn it. Burying is another option but I never liked the sound of that, too dreary and dark, ill befitting our solar aeon. Though I have never had a suspicion that the so-called Black Brothers were running blood drives in order to harness the energy of massive amounts of people, donating blood anonymously to a complete stranger is horrendous and for reasons any Magus will understand. This is to be avoided unless the person who you are donating to is known and you feel comfortable being linked to them for the rest of all time. That magick will affect you deeply.
I will now attempt to explain a very simple ritual which will take your out of the boundaries of your day to day routine and provide some interesting effects if you do it correctly. The wind whipping up at the end of the ritual or birds singing sweetly during is a good indicator that there is success, however there may be other effects which spontaneously arise, these are to be read symbolically according to Liber 777 or your own doctrines.
First make sure you have an amount of blood enough to soak six or seven tissues. By the word of Ra Hoor Khut the best is menstrual blood, and second, breast milk. I can’t find a reference to Crowley’s views on the matter at the moment, but I believe the consensus that the blood of a child is semen came from him originally. I think that it’s flat-out wrong and I don’t believe Crowley wrote the Book of the Law at all.
“The best blood is of the moon, monthly: then the fresh blood of a child, or dropping from the host of heaven: then of enemies; then of the priest or of the worshippers: last of some beast, no matter what.”
Few, I think realize that milk is modified blood and too often the work is performed with semen instead which is wrong and signifies a misunderstanding of the force and fire of the star goddess and her consort. Blood “dropping from the host of heaven” also refers to blood taken from the penis and not semen. The sacrifice of semen is a ritual to the Goddess having to do with the ancient Magna Mater cults. The goddess is closely linked to death, which Had confirms by stating thus: “I am life and the giver of life, yet therefore is knowledge of me the knowledge of death” Here he is reinforcing the importance of the balance. Again do not misunderstand us, we are not here to discourage anyone from semen rituals, but if you want to have a good Key of Sol rite, that is not how it should be done. The sexual act itself is different, if male and female are involved as there is a competition for the egg which is what the God of War and Vengeance is all about so it may serve as a stand in when there is no blood or fire available but it is a poor substitute, better used for other kinds of workings.
There is another use for blood and that is in the recipe for the so-called Cakes of Light which contain menstrual blood and are utilized in the rites of Ra Hoor Khut. An article will have to be published later on to explain how this is done although there are already many recipes available online from various Thelemic sites.
Once you have 5-6 tissues soaked in blood and dried, place them in your cauldron or censor and set it on your altar. Carefully light the first one, using a match or lighter, intoning ABRAHADABRA. Place the next piece in the cauldron and intonate VIAOV. Give praise to your Lord Ra Hoor Khut, then Nuit if you so wish, though she is inferred in his name. Do this smoothly and quickly without hesitation. A sacrificial instrument such as a spoon is useful in arranging the tissues as they burn. Place each tissue into the cauldron one at a time, burning each one and intonating VIAOV and ABRAHADABRA interposed, so that the flames grant you a lively and strong fire. You may then use the smoke from this fire to circumnavigate the house you live in around the outside, forming a complete circuit.
Intonate VIAOV and Abrahadabra as you go along the outside and explain your wishes to them. After you finish walking around the perimeter expect a sign of success. Allow the embers to full burn out before bringing the cauldron or censor inside. If you have an open cauldron you may spend the few remaining moments to speak with the fire intimately. If the fire has burned out before you finish the circuit it may be that you burned it too quickly or took too long. You can extend the length of time it takes for the embers to die down by adding a charcoal briquette tablet, however this may take too long. A small handful of herbs may be added provided they are safe for burning. Stick with solar varieties: frankincense would be best.
The next thing you should do it carefully bury the ashes. They cannot be used for any other purpose, although they will not harm you.
Some of the uses of this ritual are for laying a protection spell around the house or shrine, making a bet, improving relations with someone, decimating your enemies, procuring good fortune and speaking with the gods (Especially Ra Hoor Khut) It may not work every time but this can be improved with practice. The ritual is at least guaranteed to get the attention of Ra Hoor Khut. If that is something you have been wanting especially for a means towards transformation and luxury in body, mind and spirit then do this ritual with grace and elegance. Ra Hoor Khut does not tolerate slobs or plain dullards so beware it can and will backfire on you should you treat with him in a spirit of foolishness or jest (unless you are actually able to amuse him in some way) Ra Hoor Khut is the eternal and trasncendent spirit of Air and the properties of mental acuity, quick-footedness and skill in war are his. Be warned he is a taskmaster. If you are a quick learner you will learn and grow fast especially in military matters. It is an excellent ritual for soldiers.
Addendum: I should note that the proof is in the working itself. There is no special quality to the material itself – I have already warned people time and again that these are all tools used to manipulate our minds which are the true source of any and all magick. Generally speaking for most individuals the symbology here will almost always have a wholesome effect. You can substitute other items in place of blood and fire, but don’t try to kid yourself into thinking you truly know your own mind. If you do not get results try using a more conventional method. We’re trying to ignite mind here so be sure to operate based on that principal and don’t fetishize specific substances in an of themselves. That is idolatry.