In 1996 in the book Middle Pillar by Israel Regardie (ceremonial magician and writer), Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero from the Metatron House wrote: “In the early decades of this century, little was known about the techniques of western ceremonial magic due to the veil of secrecy which had shrouded these practices. Unless a person happened to be a member of a magical organization, there was little chance of leaning the procedures and initiatory practices of high magic. This changed in 1937 when Israel Regardie published four volumes titled The Golden Dawn, a collection of ceremonies and teachings from the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.”
While the Middle Pillar and the four books mentioned are certainly of great value, I cannot consider the statement to be true. The presentation of the rituals that are given us there are far from revealing their entire mode of operation, even in a book like the Middle Pillar where Regardie expands the depth and extension of the Exercise better than ever before.
The end result is a ritual that is still as good as making the sign of the cross, that is, it does not belong to hermetic science but to folklore, in this case to hermetic folklore. For this reason, I will present what I consider to be one of the most complete forms, one that I call “The Grand Ritual of Purification” and that will deliver for the first time the ritual's proposition: that the ritualist assumes the Divine in all consciousness and ascends through the existential realms uniting all components of unity itself.
This ritual is the philosophical stone of magical equilibrium (the strong force of all forces) put in a practical formula.