Atu XXI. The Universe
An Atu is to be chosen and placed upon the Altar and Magick Incense of the Atu sacrificed.
The Magician is to perform the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram or the Thelemic Lesser Banishing of the Pentagram. Purification and consecration of the Temple. Purification and consecration of the Atu followed by the Casting the Spell of the Atu.
Make the Sign of Horus and recite: I tread upon the High! I tread upon the Firmament of Nu! I raise the Flashing Flame with the lighting of mine eye, ever rushing onwards in the splendour of the daily glorified Ra giving mine life to the Dwellers of the Earth. I rise, I rise like the Hawk of Gold! Make the Sign of Abrahadabra: ABRAHADABRA. Make the Sign of the Rending of the Veil.
The Magician is to assume āsana and perform the Gnostic Trance and then with the Fixed Gaze stare at the Atu upon a black background for half a minute to maximum 1 minute. Abruptly close the eyes and subject the Atu to dhāraṇā within an arch of the corresponding colour with the Sign of the Atu upon the keystone. After a few seconds when the object of dhāraṇā begins to slide into the Astral Vision with flashes of colour beginning to appear astrally vibrate the Names until the object of dhāraṇā becomes more transparent as if a window unto the Astral Plane. The Magician is to gaze through and beyond the Atu and witnessing it increasing in size when gazing through and beyond and moving through the Atu like moving through a door being a sensation akin to floating. Upon entry the object of dhāraṇā should be behind and the Magician should feel being inside the Atu bearing witness to the symbolic imagery, Esoteric Image, and other correspondences. Travel the Astral Plane in the Spirit Vision. All encounters with Spirits, Symbols, and all other Elements must be greeted and tested with Signs and Names. The Magician may also want to summon an Astral Guide by applying the Peripheral Vision astrally and vibrate the Name astrally too once or twice. All experiences, even nothingness, are to be received unassuaged of purpose and delivered from the lust of result. For the Aspirant, to act out and imagine what experiences might unveil if it was to manifest at this point is perfectly fine. Upon return travel on the same path and make the Sign of the Closing of the Veil. Make the Sign of Harpocrates. Perform the Qabalistic Cross or Qabalistic Ankh.