C O N T E N T S
Double Current Feather
(while standing upon the
earth, raise your chosen feather to the sky and say)
At the still point of spirit
in the judgment hall of Truth
I seal the sign of ongoing balance,
this feather that bears the sky-gods in motion.
Here is a counter-weight to my heart,
and the quill-plume of the
(pass the feather through
May this carry my soul as a whirling wind
high to the heights of the storming sky
and the curving arch of purple night.
Spiral higher in timeless flight,
reveal the pattern of the
(pass the feather quickly
over the fire, so that light shines through)
Born to touch the burning stars
the pulse of life within the heart
beats to the turning of day and night.
The honey-gold nectar of solar flame
ignites rainbow wings of
(splash the feather with
The sea-bird wheels in silent hunting
then swifter than the wave descends
with dark death riding her claws;
diving deep among ocean's mysteries
to seize the gold and silver
(touch the feather to altar-stone)
By the single breath behind many masks
that speaks creation's silent word
I wield the power of this symbol:
The double force of Vulture and Hawk,
the circling serpent, the
Aeon's black flame.
(hold the feather to your
By Nu who conceals Hadit, and Had the seed of Nuit!
By Horus and Harpocrates, who go forth and return!
By Babalon, who guards the Grail
and rides upon the sun-crowned Beast!
I charge this feather with magicks of Maat,
She who was, is Not, and shall be:
Who stands between pillars dark and bright
crowned with the radiant feather of truth,
wrapped in the veil of the triple beyond
and giving the sign of millions-of-years.
Tahuti speaks the Words of Ages,
Pan pipes the music for the double-wanded dancer.
Ychronos, conjure it! Chthonos, conjure it!
(make the sign of silence,
touching the feather to your lips)
~ Shade Oroboros