Invocations and Prayers

The Powers of Kuan Yin

World-Honored One!
May I ask once more
The reason that this holy Bodhisat
Is named as Kuan Yin?
The World-Honored One replied
By uttering this song:


She responds well to all places in all directions!.
The echoes of her holy deeds
Resound throughout the world.
Her broad vows as deep as the ocean.
When, after countless aeons
Of serving countless Buddhas,
She pledged great and pure vows
To liberate afflicted beings.

Now listen carefully to the results.
To hear her name or see her image
Or sincerely and mindfully recite her name,
She delivers beings from every woe.

If someone is malicious
Pushing you into a pit of fire,
One thought of Kuan Yin’s saving power
Would turn the pit of fire into a pool!

Were you adrift upon the sea
With dragon-fish and demons around you,
One thought of Kuan Yin’s saving power
Would spare you from the hungry waves.

Suppose from Mount Sumeru’s peak
Some enemy should cast you down,
One thought of Kuan Yin’s saving power
And sun-like you would float in space.

Were you pursued by evil men
And crushed against the Iron Mountain,
One thought of Kuan Yin’s saving power
And not a hair would come to harm.

Were you chased by a band of thieves,
Their cruel knives now raised to slay,
One thought of Kuan Yin’s saving power
And their minds would immediately develop compassion.

Suppose the King was extremely anger at you,
The headsman’s sword upraised to strike,
One thought of Kuan Yin’s saving power
Would dash the sword to pieces.

Were you in jail by prison walls,
Your wrists and ankles bound with chains,
One thought of Kuan Yin’s saving power
Would instantly obtain release.

Were you cursed or poisoned,
And lay now in the danger,
One thought of Kuan Yin’s saving power
Would send the spells back & nullify its poison.

Were you surrounded by demons
Or harmful dragons and ghosts,
One thought of Kuan Yin’s saving power
And none would dare to do any harm.

Did savage beasts press all around
With fearful fangs, ferocious claws,
One thought of Kuan Yin’s saving power
Would make them run off quickly.

From: The Lotus Sutra and Spring Liao

The Fifty Names of Marduk

When Babylon became the capital of Mesopotamia, Marduk, the patron deity of Babylon was elevated to the level of supreme god. Acknowledged as the creator of the universe and of humankind, the god of light and life, and the ruler of destinies, he rose to such eminence that he claimed 50 titles. His name literally means “bull calf of the sun”.


The Enûma Elish, an epic poem of creation, tells the story of Marduk’s birth, heroic deeds and becoming the ruler of the gods. Included in this document are the fifty names of Marduk. Here they are:

Let us then proclaim his fifty names
‘He whose ways are various, whose deeds are likewise.”


MARDUK, as An, his father,”‘ called him from his birth;

Who provides grazing and drinking places, enriches their stalls,
Who with the flood-storm, his weapon, vanquished the detractors,
Who the gods, his fathers, rescued from distress.
Truly, the Son of the Sun,”‘ most radiant of gods is he.
In his brilliant light may they walk forever!
On the people he brought forth, endowed with life,
The service of the gods he imposed that these may have ease.
Creation, destruction, deliverance, grace-
Shall be by his command.”‘ They shall look up to him!


MARUKKA verily is the god, creator of all,

Who gladdens the heart of the Anunnaki (earth spirits),
appeases their spirits.


MARUTUKKU verily is the refuge of the land, protection of its people.

Unto him shall the people give praise.


BARASHAKUSHU… stood up and took hold of its… reins;

Wide is his heart, warm his sympathy.


LUCALDIMMFRANKIA is his name which we proclaimed in our Assembly.

His commands we have exalted above the gods, his fathers.
Verily, he is lord of all the gods of heaven and earth,
The king at whose discipline the gods above and below are in mourning.


NARI-LUGALDIMMNKIA is the name of him Whom we have called the monitor”‘ of the gods;

Who in heaven and on earth founds for us retreats”‘ in trouble,
And who allots stations to the Igigi (Sky Spirits) and Anunnaki.
At his name the gods shall tremble and quake in retreat.


ASARULUDU is that name of his Which Amu, his father, proclaimed for him.

He is truly the light of the gods, the mighty leader, Who, as the protecting deities”‘ of gods and land,
In fierce single combat saved our retreats in distress. Asaruludu, secondly, they have named


NAMTILLAKU,The god who maintains life,

Who restored the lost gods, as though his own creation;
The lord who revives the dead gods by his pure incantation,
Who destroys the wayward foes.
Let us praise his prowess!…


Asaruludu, whose name was thirdly called NAMRU,

The shining god who illumines our ways.
Three each of his names have Anshar, Lahmu, and Lahamu proclaimed;
Unto the gods, their sons, they did utter them:
“We have proclaimed three each of his names.
Like us, do you utter his names!”
Joyfully the gods did heed their command,
As in Ubshukinna their exchanged counsels:
“Of the heroic son, our avenger,
Of our supporter we will exalt the name!”
They sat down in their Assembly to fashion”‘ destinies,
All of them uttering his names in the sanctuary.


ASARU, bestower of cultivation, who established water levels;

Creator of grain and herbs,
Who causes vegetation to sprout.


ASARUALIM, who is honored in the place of counsel,

Who excels in counsel;
To whom the gods hope, when possessed of fear.


ASARUALIMNUNNA, the gracious, light of the father, his begetter,

Who directs the decrees of Anu, Enlil, and Eal.
He is their provider who assigns their portions,
Whose horned cap is plenty, multiplying …
Who banishes consternation from the body of the gods,


TUTU is he, who effects their restoration.

Let him purify their shrines that they may have ease.
Let him devise the spell that the gods may be at rest.
Should they rise in anger, let them turn back.
Verily, he is supreme in the Assembly of the gods;
No one among the gods is his equal.


Tutu is ZIUKKINNA, life of the host of the gods,

Who established… for the gods the holy heavens;
Who keeps a hold on their ways, determines their courses;
He shall not be forgotten by the beclouded.
Let them remember … his deeds!
Tutu they thirdly called


ZIKU, who establishes holiness,

The god of the benign breath, the lord who hearkens and accedes;
Who produces riches and treasures, establishes abundance;…
Who has turned all our wants to plenty;
Whose benign breath we smelled in sore distress.
Let them speak, let them exalt, let them sing his praises!


Tutu, fourthly, let the people magnify as  AGAKU,

The lord of the holy charm, who revives the dead;
Who had mercy on the vanquished gods,
Who removed the yoke imposed on the gods, his enemies,
And who, to redeem them, created mankind;
The merciful, in whose power it lies to grant life.
May his words endure, not to be forgotten,
In the mouth of the black-headed, whom his hands have created.


TUKU, whose holy spell their mouths shall murmur;

Who with his holy charm has uprooted all the evil ones.


SHAZU, who knows the heart of the gods,

Who examines the inside;
From whom the evildoer cannot escape;
Who sets up the Assembly of the gods, gladdens their hearts;
Who subdues the insubmissive; their wide-spread protection;
Who directs justice, roots out crooked talk,
Who wrong and right in his place keeps apart.


Shazu may they, secondly, exalt as ZISI,

Who silences the insurgent; his fathers.”‘


Shazu is, thirdly, SUHRIM, who with the weapon roots out all enemies

Who frustrates their plans, scatters them to the winds;
Who blots out all the wicked ones who tremble before him.
Let the gods exult, let them.

Twenty One:

Shazu is, fourthly, SUHGURIM, who insures… a hearing,

Creator of the gods, his fathers,
Who roots out the enemies, destroys their progeny;
Who frustrates their doings, leaving nothing of them.
May his name be evoked and spoken in the land!

Twenty Two:

Shazu, fifthly, they shall praise as ZAHRIM, the lord of the lightning,

Pursues the evil;
Who all the fugitive gods brought home to their shrines.
May this his name endure!

Twenty Three:

To Shazu, moreover, they shall, sixthly, render all honor as ZAHGURIM,

Who all the foes destroyed as though in battle.

Twenty Four:

ENBILULU, the lord who makes them flourish, is he ,

The mighty one who named them,
who instituted roast offerings;
Who ever regulates for the land the grazing and watering places;
Who opened the wells, apportioning waters of [… ].

Twenty Five:

Enbilulu, secondly, they shall glorify as EPADUN,

The lord who sprinkles the field,
Irrigator”‘ of heaven and earth, who establishes seed rows,
Who plow land and grazing land,
Dam and ditch regulates, who delimits the furrow.

Twenty Six:

Enbilulu, thirdly, they shall praise as ENBILULU-GUGAL,

The irrigator of the plantations of the gods;
Lord of abundance, opulence, and of ample crops,
Who provides wealth, enriches all dwellings,
Who furnishes millet, causes barley to appear.

Twenty Seven:

Enbilulu is HFGAL,

Who heaps up abundance for the people’s consumption;
Who causes rich rains over the wide earth, provides vegetation.

Twenty Eight:

SIR. SIR, who heaped up a mountain over her, Tiamat,

Who the corpse of Tiamat carried off with his weapon;
Who directs the land-their faithful shepherd;
Whose hair is a grain field, his horned cap furrows;
Who the wide-spreading Sea vaults in his wrath,
Crossing her like a bridge at the place of single combat.

Twenty Nine:

Sirsir, secondly, they named MALAH-and so forth-

Tiamat is his vessel and he the rider.


GIL, who stores up grain heaps-massive mounds

Who brings forth barley and millet, furnishes the seed of the land.

Thirty One:

GILMA, who makes lasting the lofty abode of the gods,

Creator of security,
The hoop that holds the barrel together, who presents

Thirty Two:

ARILMA, the exalted one, who tears off the crown

Who creates the clouds above the waters,
Who makes enduring the heavens.

Thirty Three:

ZULUM, who designates the fields

Who grants portions and food-offerings, tends the …
Who destroys all adversaries, who maintains . . . good things.

Thirty Four:

MUMMU (thunder or roaring of the sea),

Creator of heaven and earth, who directs …
The god who sanctifies heaven and earth is, secondly Zulummar,

Thirty Five:


Whom no other among the gods can match in strength.


Creator of all people, who made the world regions,
Destroyer of the gods of Tiamat;
Who made men out of their substance.

Thirty Six

LUGALABDUBUR, the king who frustrated the work of Tiamat,

Rooted out her weapons;
Whose foundation is firm in front and in the rear.

Thirty Seven:

PAGALGUENNA, the foremost of all the lords,

Whose strength is outstanding;
Who is pre-eminent among the gods, his brothers,
Master of them all.

Thirty Eight:

LUGALDURMAH, the king, bond of the gods, lord of the Durmah,

Who is pre-eminent in the abode of the gods, most exalted of the gods.

Thirty Nine:

ARANUNNA, counselor of Ea, creator of the gods, his fathers,

Whose princely ways no god whatever can equal.



Whose pure dwelling is renewed in Duku;

Forty One:

Dumuduku, without whom LUGALKUDUGA makes no decision.

Forty Two:

LUGALLANNA, the king whose strength is outstanding among the gods,

The lord, strength of Anu, who became supreme at Anshar.

Forty Three:

LUGALUCCA, who carried off all of them amidst the struggle,

Who all wisdom encompasses, broad in perception.

Forty Four:

IRKINGU, who carried off Kingu in the thick”‘ of the battle

Who conveys guidance for all, establishes rulership.

Forty Five:

KINMA, who directs all the gods, the giver of counsel,

At whose name the gods quake in fear, as at the storm.

Forty Six:

ESIZKUR shall sit aloft in the house of prayer;

May the gods bring their presents before him,
That from him they may receive their assignments;
None can without him create artful works.
Four black-headed ones are among his creatures;…
Aside from him no god knows the answer as to their days.

Forty Seven:

GIBIL, who maintains the sharp point of the weapon,

Who creates artful works in the battle with Tiamat;
Who has broad wisdom, is accomplished in insight,
Whose mind”-‘ is so vast that the gods, all of them, cannot fathom it.

Forty Eight:

ADDU be his name, the whole sky may he cover.

May his beneficent roar ever hover over the earth;
May he, as Mummu, diminish the clouds;…
Below, for the people may he furnish sustenance.

Forty Nine:

ASHARU, who, as is his name, guided the gods of destiny; of all the gods is verily in his charge.


NEBIRU shall hold the crossings of heaven and earth;

Those who failed of crossing above and below,
Ever of him shall inquire.
Nebiru is the star… which in the skies is brilliant.
Verily, he governs their turnings,”‘ to him indeed they look,
Saying: “He who the midst of the Sea restlessly crosses,
Let ‘Crossing’ be his name, who controls… its midst.
May they uphold the course of the stars of heaven;
May he shepherd all the gods like sheep.
May he vanquish Tiamat; may her life be strait and short!…
Into the future of mankind, when days have grown old,
May she recede… without cease and stay away forever.’

Because he created the spaces and fashioned the firm ground,
Father EnlIL called his name LORD OF THE LAND.

When all the names which the Igigi proclaimed, Ea had heard, his spirit rejoiced,

Thus: “He whose names his fathers have glorified,
He is indeed even as 1; his name shall be Ea.
All my combined rites he shall administer;
All my instructions he shall carry out!”

With the title “Fifty” the great gods
Proclaimed him whose names are fifty and made his way supreme.


Let them be kept in mind and let the leader explain them.
Let the wise and the knowing discuss them together.
Let the father recite them and impart to his son.
Let the ears of shepherd and herdsman be opened.
Let him rejoice in Marduk, the Enlil of the gods,
That his land may be fertile and that he may prosper.
Firm in his order, his command unalterable,
The utterance of his mouth no god shall change.
When he looks he does not turn away his neck;
When he is angry, no god can withstand his wrath. Vast is his mind, broad his sympathy;
Sinner and transgressor will be confounded before him.
The teaching which the leader has voiced in his presence…

(The few remaining lines are too fragmentary for translation.)

From E. A. Speiser


These fifty names were adapted into the mythology of the Necronomicon (a work of fiction by H P Lovecraft), and in the Necronomicon Spellbook, were assigned Sigils and words of power. They can be found here: About The Fifty Names of Marduk

Hymn to Mars


Oh! Help us, ye Household Gods!
Oh! Help us, ye Household Gods!
Oh! Help us, ye Household Gods!

And let not bane and bale, O Marmor Mars, assail more folk!
And let not bane and bale, O Marmor Mars, assail more folk!
And let not bane and bale, O Marmor Mars, assail more folk!

Be full satisfied, fierce Mars, Leap the Threshold! Hah! Beat the ground!
Be full satisfied, fierce Mars, Leap the Threshold! Hah! Beat the ground!
Be full satisfied,fierce Mars, Leap the Threshold! Hah! Beat the ground!

By turns address ye all the Half-Gods.
By turns address ye all the Half-Gods.
By turns address ye all the Half-Gods.

Oh! Help us, Marmor!
Oh! Help us, Marmor!
Oh! Help us, Marmor!

Bound bound and bound again, bound and bound again!

Source: Religioromana

The Prayer To Selene For Any Spell


“Come to me, O Beloved Mistress, Three-faced
Selene; kindly hear my Sacred Chants;
Night’s Ornament, young, bringing Light to Mortals,

O Child of Morn who ride upon the Fierce Bulls,
O Queen who drive Your Car on Equal Course
With Helios, who with the Triple Forms

Of Triple Graces dance in Revel with
The Stars. You’re Justice and the Moira’s Threads:
Klotho and Lachesis and Atropos

Three-headed, You’re Persephone, Megaira,
Allekto, Many-Formed, who arm Your Hands
With Dreaded, Murky Lamps, who shake Your Locks

Of fearful Serpents on Your Brow, who sound
The Roar of Bulls out from Your Mouths, whose Womb
Is decked out with the Scales of Creeping Things,

With Pois’nous Rows of Serpents down the Back,
Bound down Your Backs with Horrifying Chains
Night-Crier, Bull-faced, loving Solitude,

Bull-headed, You have Eyes of Bulls, the Voice
Of Dogs; You hide Your Forms in Shanks of Lions,
Your Ankle is Wolf-shaped, Fierce Dogs are dear

To You, wherefore they call You Hekate,
Many-named, Mene, cleaving Air just like
Dart-shooter Artemis, Persephone,

Shooter of Deer, night shining, triple-sounding,
Triple-headed, triple-voiced Selene
Triple-pointed, triple-faced, triple-necked,

And Goddess of the Triple Ways, who hold
Untiring Flaming Fire in Triple Baskets,
And You who oft frequent the Triple Way

And rule the Triple Decades, unto me
Who’m calling You be gracious and with Kindness
Give Heed, You who protect the Spacious World

At night, before whom Daimons quake in Fear
And Gods Immortal tremble, Goddess who
Exalt Men, You of Many Names, who bear

Fair Offspring, Bull-eyed, Horned, Mother of Gods
And Men, and Nature, Mother of All Things,
For You frequent Olympos, and the broad

And boundless Chasm You traverse. Beginning
And End are You, and You Alone rule All.
For All Things are from You, and in You do

All Things, Eternal One, come to their End.
As Everlasting Band around Your Temples
You wear Great Kronos’ Chains, unbreakable

And unremovable, and You hold in
Your Hands a Golden Scepter. Letters ’round
Your Scepter Kronos wrote Himself and gave

To You to wear that All Things stay steadfast:
Subduer and subdued, Mankind’s Subduer,
And Force-subduer; Chaos, too, You rule.

Hail, Goddess, and attend Your Epithets,
I burn for You this Spice, O Child of Zeus,
Dart-shooter, Heav’nly One, Goddess of Harbors,

Who roam the Mountains, Goddess of Crossroads,
O Nether and Nocturnal, and Infernal,
Goddess of Dark, Quiet and Frightful One,

O You who have Your Meal amid the Graves,
Night, Darkness, Broad Chaos: Necessity
Hard to escape are You; You’re Moira and

Erinys, Torment, Justice and Destroyer,
And You keep Kerberos in Chains, with Scales
Of Serpents are You dark, O You with Hair

Of Serpents, Serpent-girded, who drink Blood,
Who bring Death and Destruction, and who feast
On Hearts, Flesh Eater, who devour Those Dead

Untimely, and You who make Grief resound
And spread Madness, come to my Sacrifices,
And now for me do You fulfill this Matter.”

From the Greek Magical Papyri

Sekhmet – Lady of Mysteries


I am the Dark Lady of the Egyptian Night, the goddess of Mystery
My signs are the lion, who walks proud and free, without fear
and the viper, who poisons those who displease it
I am offered meat and milk, for these two forms
And also blue lilies, for the dark skies of magic

I walk in the desert at night, and none know me
I stay in caves, and groups of rocks, and old trees
I know the pathways through the darkness on earth,
and I know the pathways beyond

Few have known my secrets, and they have been forgotten
with the moving of sands and of armies
But I still live, and hold the keys, and the passwords
To the worlds that appear after death

As the lion-goddess, I prey upon the unworthy
I am the wrath of the desert to the dishonest
I am the wrath of many gods, for I do not hesitate to act
And I have been involved in vengeance
I deserve to be feared
For my anger has gone forth upon the tomb-robbers and the killers of children

But for those who fear me, and speak with respect
I give knowledge of the many worlds of death
I am the Dark Guide, the secret way-finder, the one who leads through mazes

Some seek the worlds of the pharoahs,
those proud men bloated with their own importance
They now live in kingdoms which are echoes of their own worldly power
And they never change or grow
They paid their magicians well to make these worlds
As they paid their architects and sculptors to make monuments in the sand
They earned their money, and made afterlives of waters and date palms
But they stay there forever, without knowledge or love
Remembering their days of power
These are not worlds to visit

Where should one go in the after life?
This is the question
It depends on your ideals and your worthiness
One may be initiated during life, or after death to find the way
My worlds are those of dark beauty, the worlds of magicians, and explorers of the night
Not angry ghost and monsters, not the hell worlds
But places of clean pure air, filled with sorcery and wonder
Where one can feel the power and move it at will
Where the night air is your sculpture, and the stars your paint
Where each person can make a world of his own

Or, one may go to the worlds of Ra, the shining one
Whose rays are full of secret worlds
Ra whose boat travels the skies
Whose explosive power fills the skies with fireworks
Who shows the range of what already exists

Or we have the worlds of Isis
Lover, mourner, queen
It is Isis who both heals and steals, who is both truth and falsehood
Isis is the drama queen who plays the faithful wife
Yet takes power whenever she can get it
She is no great goddess who rules the sky
She is the trophy wife, desired by men and manipulating them
She can heal if she wishes but she may also lie about it

Osiris has the green worlds, and the death worlds
He is an ocean who absorbs all souls
To become Osiris is to lose your soul

I am the dark goddess who shows the way
Who strides like a lion in the darkness.

~Poetry from Crystal Rivers

Isis Heed My Call


O Isis, heed my call this night,
If it is time for my spirit to flee this shell,
then send those who will
guide me to your light!
Grant me rest O Beloved Mother,
for Your child is wracked with pain.
If my time has yet to come,
help me Great One to heal from within.
O Isis, heed my call this night!

Source: Liberated Thinking

I Am Aset

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I am Aset, Daughter of Earth and Sky
I am the Mother of Power
I am the Sister of Authority
I am the Wife of Death
I am the Lady of Life
I am the Adversary of the Enemy of my People
I know the Secret and Powerful Name
I am the Lady of all Magicks
I am Watcher of the Limit, I test it, I break it
I bring Life out of Death
My wings cause the Breath of Life
I am the Wife and Mother of Sorrows
I am the Mighty Throne of Power
I am Aset, Queen of Heaven
I endure throughout the ages
My peoples have not forgotten Me.

From: Isis Moon Temple

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