A collection of ConjureMan Ali's thoughts about magic, the occult, and spirituality.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Honoring Saint Cyprian and Improving Magical Practice

In honor of Saint Cyprian's upcoming feast day, here is a little working that one can do to help improve magical power and talent. This work calls upon the aid of Saint Cyprian to open the roads to help the aspiring magician find the right teachers and resources on their quest and people who have done this work often report a heightened intuition that guide them in their magical work and find themselves coming across allies that aid them in their search for magical knowledge.

What you'll need:
Purple candle
Frankincense incense w/ charcoal and brazier to burn it on
Glass of water
Image of Saint Cyprian
Purple altar cloth
Florida Water
711 Holy Oil
Wooden Cross

On a Saturday night set up your altar with your purple altar cloth and an image of Saint Cyprian. On the left of the image set up your cup, but don't pour the water yet. On the right set up your candle. Right before the image set up your brazier and charcoal. You can place the oil and the Florida water nearby on the altar as well.

Knock on the table nine times, saying Saint Cyprian's name each time. Call out both vocally and with your heart, on the ninth time light your candle and pour your water into the cup and place the crucifix ontop of the glass. Light your charcoal from the flame of the candle and set your Frankincense into the charcoal.

As you do this say, "Saint Cyprian, I give gifts in honor of you. Come swiftly, Saint Cyprian and look favorably upon the request of this seeker."

Spend a few moments letting the incense waft up and watching the flame of the candle as your recite the Lord's Prayer softly over and over again. Repeat the prayer slowly nine times. This is best done while kneeling in front of the altar.

Once you've said your prayers and you feel that Saint Cyprian has come to you, take up your Florida Water and say:

"Saint Cyprian as in life you were a master of the Hidden Arts,
So too do you now hold the Keys of Knowledge.
Today, I am a humble seeker as you once were,
Today, I thirst for knowledge as you once did.
I ask that you favor me and quest my thirst;
Grant me the Keys of Knowledge,
Open before me the Book,
Guide me in my journey, great Saint Cyprian.
In your great mercy and in the love you hold for
people like me, I ask that you grant my request.
Aid me, help me, guide me.
In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost."

As you say your prayers pour a little bit of the Florida Water into your hands and rub yourself from head to feet with it. Repeat this prayer nine times as you rub Florida Water onto yourself from head to feet. Commune from the heart with the saint, then thank him and snuff out the candle, do not blow it out.

Go to bed facing the east.

In the morning wake up and take three sips from the water then pour it on your front porch or lawn. Dab some 711 Holy Oil on your finger and anoint yourself by making the sign of the cross upon your forehead then go about your daily business.

At night repeat the entire rite with prayers, lighting the candle, incense, pouring fresh water, and rubbing with Florida Water. Repeat the entire thing for nine days with the Florida Water and prayers at night and the anoininting with oil and drinking water in the day.

If done with a sincere heart, Saint Cyprian will open the doors that will lead you to the right places in your magical and spiritual journey. This is a powerful work, so be sure you are ready to receive the guidance it can provide. Sometimes the paths we are lead down are not the ones we expected.


Unknown said...

Very interesting rite, brother! I was just looking about for St.Cyprian's Book...hard to find in English these days, unfortunately. I've not done much directly with him, other than asking for his blessing before a spiritual bath using his soap or the like, ahead of an especially important bit of work. I've heard nothing but good of him as a co-worker and Saint.

M.C. said...

I love it; simple, sincere and straightforward. I think I'm going to use it Saturday.

ConjureMan Ali said...

Good brothers, this rite was taught to me by a curandero, who like rootworkers, tend to be straightforward and simple in their magical practice.

I cannot recommend Saint Cyprian enough. Now, he can be a bit aloof and he doesn't work with everyone, but with those he does work with he is gentle, non-demanding, and extremely helpful. He can boost your power, help you work with spirits, bring you the right teachers, and he himself will take on a guiding role in your life.

Some of the best work I have done has been under his guidance.

Frater AIT, finding his books in english is nearly impossible. However there is a move by some who work with him to translate his books.

Anonymous said...

Very nice! I too have heard nothing but praise about him, yet I have yet to work with him as an ally. Perhaps now is the time.

Brother Ash said...

I have been working with and making offerings to him for about a month now. I will take this as a hint from him that I should work this rite.

Theo Huffman said...

Got myself a nice purple altar cloth. Got myself a very nice purple candle.

Do you know of anywhere on this side (the Europe side) of the pond where I can get 711 oil? Is there an equivalent/substitute? Same question for Florida water. I was amused to discover, through a touch of research, that Florida water was, at one time, just the Yankee equivalent of Cologne water, and was also citrus based. Wait a second. The most well known and traditional brand of Cologne water sold in Germany is called 711 (deriving from the street address of where it was made). Now I'm going round in circles. I wonder if Cologne water would work? For the Florida water. Not the 711 oil. I think. I'm confused. Help? ;-)

ConjureMan Ali said...

Hello Scribbler,

For 711 Holy Oil you can use Holy Oil or High Altar oil. There should be shops in Europe that carry either. If not let me know.

As to Florida Water, if I recall correctly Spain imports quite a bit as there is large group of Brazilian and Latin American botanicas there.

If you cannot find Florida Water make a tea from Master Root, Anise, and Bay leaves and use that to rub on yourself.

Theo Huffman said...

OK. Got the 711 oil by mail order. And I got the master root in an awesome herb store in Vienna while I was on a business trip there a few days ago. Wouldn't you know my room number in Vienna was... wait for it...711?

So I'm all set. Now I just have to set up the altar in a place I've decided is appropriate and then study my calendar to find a Saturday following which I will be able to do the rite for eight more days.

ConjureMan Ali said...

Best successes in your work, Scribbler. The synchronicity surely points to all things being set for a fruitful relationship with Saint Cyprian. All the best.