Defense for Spiritual Warfare, Part 1
I am reading through this course and have a few questions concerning certain invocations.
Fons Alpha on the other hand is more like putting up a defensive shield. It is a prayer of protection. That prayer is more important when you are actually being attacked, if someone is trying to hurt you or harm you or dissuade you from what you are trying to do.
How can this be used in a situation where you are being attacked?
Here is the prayer in question:
Fons Alpha Et Omega, Figa, Figalis Sabbaoth, Emmanuel, Adonay, O, Neray, Ela, Ihe, Reutone, Neger, Sahe, Pangeton, Commen, Agla, Matheus, Marcus, Lucas, Johannes, Titulus Triunphalis, Jesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum, Ecce Dominicae Crucis Signum Fugite Partes Adversae, Vicit Leo De Tribu Judae, Radix David Alelluyah, Kyrie Eleison, Christe Eleison, Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Et Ne Vos, Et Venia Super Nos Salutare Tuum, Oremus.
This is quite a mouthful and it is not the longest prayer. Surely, you would be thwarted and return to your physical body before you could ever finish such a prayer. This prayer seems far too lengthy relative to the time an attacker has to lay hands upon you. I don't see any practical application for this in the heat of battle. Would an instructor care to elaborate on the use of this particular prayer as well as other long prayers like the Conjuration of the Four or Seven in defense against a hostile aggressor? I find Belilin difficult enough to utter in hostile situations against multiple or hidden aggressors. I can't imagine being able to rattle off the Fons Alpha under duress. If I had that kind of concentration, the level of psychological equilibrium associated with that level of concentration, I would think I would be beyond the need of such prayers.
Or is the Fons Alpha a "defensive shield" you erect in advance as a precaution? Which then begs the question of how long does it last? And can you visually perceive it in the internal worlds in order to know that the prayer was successful because if it isn't I don't see how you'd be able to erect it under genuine duress.
But regardless of the Fons Alpha's usage, the question remains open concerning offensives prayers like the Conjuration of the Seven.
I would like to first explain why I am coming from the perspective that the Conjuration of the Seven is reactive, as opposed to proactive. In the article of the same name (I jumped ahead a little to look into these prayers) an instructor recounts an encounter with Moloch. It was said that he attempted to conjure Moloch, but Moloch was unfazed and mocked the instructor. Later the teller of the account said Samael Aun Weor told him he needed to use the Conjuration of the Seven because that demon was too powerful. In that instance the instructor is told that he would have to recite, "'By the holy Elohim and by the names of the Genii Cashiel, Sehaltiel, Aphiel and Zarahiel, at the command of Orifiel, depart from us Moloch! We deny thee our children to devour,’ because he is a very strong black magician."
Seeing as we wouldn't know who a particular demon is during such an encounter we would need to recite the entire invocation, not just the segment relevant to a particular personage. If this instructor had attempted such a prayer surely Moloch would have made quick work of him before he got close to finishing the invocation.
In this same article it is stated:
"[...]we have to invoke all those forces in order to conjure Moloch, because he is very strong. We also name the genii of Saturn / Binah which descend through the left side of The Tree of Life in order to conjure Moloch. He is very strong. He can swerve you easily."
Is this saying that Moloch is more powerful than Cashiel, Sehaltiel, Zarahiel and Aphiel combined? Only being overpowered when a fifth angel, Orifiel, is invoked? Following this line of thought, do angels maintain dominance by virtue of superior numbers? Or is there any dominant faction at all between the two? The talk of duality and the fighting between god and demon seem to imply both are on an equal level, but at the same time I read elsewhere that most demons are sealed in the Abyss. Could an instructor give more detail on these relationships?
Audience: What direction does the altar need to face?
Instructor: When setting up an altar there are a lot of details that you can apply. Some of them are in The Yellow Book by Samael Aun Weor. It is best if possible for your altar to face the east, so that when you are sitting at your altar you face the east. In some houses it is not possible, so you can get as close to that as you can. If you cannot do that, it is not a big deal. It can be a symbolic east. North is also good, but east is generally the preference.
What is the significance of the eastward direction?