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Ceremonial Magick and the Franz Bardon Tradition (Levels 1-3)

A course by Andre Consciencia with Illustrations by Adventures of a Magus (

For a long time, the rituals of ceremonial magic have been reduced to their lesser imitations, turning into ways to work holistically for small effects and soft pathways to initiation, falling short of any true mastery over their hermetic nature. A ritual of ceremonial magic should, nonetheless, codify and compile all the mystical steps and technical aspects necessary for authentic adepthood.


In this course of three levels, we will be taking the two most famous rituals of the Golden Dawn the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram and the Middle Pillar Exercise and decode them into a full course of adepthood, inner mastery, invocation, evocation, theurgic incantation and divine communion.

Each gesture and intention will portray a reflection of a deep magical and mystical work undergone by the student who will be applying mostly methodologies from Franz Bardon's three works Initiation Into Hermetics, The Practice of Magical Evocation, and The Key to True Quabbalah, an author we chose for his universality that can be applied to most traditions and to the generality of rituals.

This course is essentially a mentorship with Andre Consciencia taking anyone regardless of their level of experience through a course of inner mastery towards adepthood.

Duration: 1 Year.

About this Course

Level 1 - The Grand Ritual of Purification

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.

Level 2 - The Grand Ritual of Evocation

What we call The Grand Ritual of Evocation is based on the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram. This Golden Dawn ritual, abbreviated as LBRP, is said to be one of the most important tools of the magician.

It has been said that doing the LBRP is like casting the circle, or that it is a ritual of protection. While this is true, it is far from describing the full nature of the ritual.

This ritual is a ritual of attaining Godhood or the Godhead through evocation, it evokes God in its quadripolar face, so that by seeing it we die to be reborn as His/Her Presence.

It is a ritual of protection only in the sense that nothing remains to attack us once we are no more and only God is. It is the casting of the circle in the sense that at the center of the circle there lies the eternal and everlasting light that casts it.

Level 3 - The Grand Ritual of Invocation

The Grand Ritual of Invocation combines all that we have learned so far and culminates in the assimilation and assumption of the completion of Godforms. It is the most complete version of the Godhead that I have attained while remaining conscious of its components and details. The practitioner who does it regularly will be an Adept of the highest caliber.


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Ceremonial Magic and the Bardon Tradition (Levels 1-3)


Andre Consciencia

André lives in Moita, Portugal and has been a dedicated practitioner of magic and mysticism for more than two decades.

He met Fraternitas Hermetica (an order based on the works of Franz Bardon) while still a minor and had an initiator that stood even after the order vanished. He also has worked with his old initiator for 20 years. He has experience of other magical systems such as AMORC, Order of Michael’s Grail (with roots on Dion Fortune), Thelemic Golden Dawn, Astrum Argentum, the Typhonian OTO and the OTOA-LCN.

André teaches neo-shamanism and has his own active group of practitioners. Aside from his shamanic path, which he puts to use as a simple way to reach the uninitiated, he has been through the hermetic magical systems of Franz Bardon, as well as through systems presented by Rosicrucian orders and Thelemic organizations, still being a member of the Chaorder of SilverDusk and a member of the Inner Council of the Horus Maat Lodge, in which he holds the Portuguse Nexus.