The Psalter of Cain
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The Psalter of Cain consists of a series of devotional magical works to Cain, holy ancestor of sorcerers. Its magical foci are dedicated specifically to the Ancestral Manes of the Sabbatic Current, the shade-mothers and fathers of the Companie of the Wise. Historically, the figure of Biblical Cain is known from the context of Italian witchcraft and Romany magic, as well as esoteric orders of Freemasonry and the Society of the Horseman's Word. However, it is from the British witchcraft-lineages of the Cultus Sabbati that Cain has come to modern occult prominence as the especial patron of the Witch's Art, the embodiment of Exile and Opposition explicit within the Elder Craft. In its rarefied embodiment of Crooked Path Sorcery - the ever-deviating path of Bane and Blessing, the power of Cain arises from his mythic forms of Transgressor-against-God, First Murderer, Wandering Exile, and First Tamer of the Horse, among others.
Sum Ttbi. J " Qayin Al-Na'am! 0 Wanderer: Overseer of the eight-ostrich flock Four within, four without 0 Majarrah. Arise Jewel of the Night Garden: The tamer-traveller of wild beasts! Sin! Kyriel Sin! Kyriel Sin! Stimulus Ego Sum Ttbi. Qayin Al-Baldah! 0 Wanderer: Void interstice 'twixt eyebrow and eyebrow, Cunning extinguisher of life's blood! Arise Jewel of the Night Garden: The Place of Starless Deserts! Sad! Bethnael Sad! Bethnael Sad! ^ Stimulus Ego Sum Tibi. 4 Arabic: 'The Milky
Sum Ttbi. • Qayin Al-SadAl-Su'ud! 0 Wanderer: Who art the Black Warrior of Fortune, Profit us 0 Rain-Star ofMighty Destiny! Arise Jewel of the Night Garden: Refuge of retreating Winter-Drafts! Dhal! Abrinael Dhal! Abrinael Dhal! • Stimulus Ego Sum Ttbi. ^ Qayin Al-Sad Al-Ahbiya! 0 Wanderer: Thou Demon of triple-tented Concealment, Who art the Jug-bearing waterer of Secrets! Arise Jewel of the Night Garden: Make open the Tomb of Fertile Earth! Fa! Aziel Fa! Aziel Fa! • Stimulus Ego Sum
CainI When all four horseshoes have been hammered in, the circle is shod and ready for the work. The participants turn the mill, deosil and stamp heavily upon the ground, clap, or beat the ground in a steady rhythm with their sticks. The hammer is beaten upon the tongs until the sounds begin to seem as a continuous heart beat. The following charm is repeated over and over (or interspersed with any of the four previous charms). One for the Red, Onefor the Bay, Onefor the Black, And one for the
didplough become knife and tiller murderer, The right hand that sowed and drew the plough, Foiled by the hand that wields the blade, A knife to rip and a blade to rend. A portion of the meal is enjoyed and the rest is placed in the furrow. As thefruits ofthe First Sacrifice are lain beneath thefurrow, The seed conies to rest within the earthen grave, Untilglided by die ligfit ofthe golden lamp it seeks to rise again. The crop that reaches to the heavens shall sow the seed thatfalls to earth, A
shaded with tall evergreens. The great river waxes mighty and deep, the roar of its blood become a great thundering, even as the very Heart of the Land. At the river's edge, the torrent bears up a pale bone-cup. Thy hands reach forth to take the Blessed Cup, now dipped and filled with the red vintage, and at last raised up before the Sight of thy Inner Eye. Taking the Cup of Wine, gaze into its surface by candle-light. Into it, pour forth from the mind all images previously envisioned backwards