Consecration of a Magick Circle

                                                                                          Sumerian

Ban! Ban! Barrier that none can pass.
Barrier of the gods, that none may break.
Barrier of heaven and earth that none can change.
Which no god may annul,
Nor god nor man can loose,
A snare without escape, set for evil,
A net which none can issue forth, spread for evil.
Whether it be evil Spirit, or evil Demon, or evil Ghost,
Or evil Devil, or evil God, or evil fiend,
Or Hag-demon, or Ghoul, or Robber-sprite,
Or Phantom, or Night-wraith, or Handmaid of the Phantom,
Or evil Plague, or Fever sickness, or Unclean Disease,
Which hath attacked the shining waters of Ea,
May the snare of Ea catch it;
Or which hath assailed the meal of Nisaba,
May the net of Ensaba entrap it;
Or which hath broken the barrier,
Let not the barrier of the gods,
The barrier of heaven and earth, let it go free;
Or which reverence not the great gods,
May the great gods entrap it,
May the great gods curse it;
Or which attacketh the house,
Into a closed dwellng may they cause it to enter;
Or which circleth round about,
Into a place without escape may they bring it;
Or which is shut in by the house door,
Into a house without exit may they cause it to enter;
Or that which passeth the door and bolt,
With door and bolt, a bar immovable, may they withhold it;
Or which bloweth in at the threshhold and hinge,
Or which forceth in a way through bar and latch;
Like water may they pour it out,
Like a goblet may they dash it in pieces,
Like a tile may they break it;
Or which passeth over the wall,
Its wing may they cut it off;
Or which (lieth) in a chamber,
Its throat may they cut;
Or which looketh in at a side chamber,
Its face may they smite;
Or which muttereth in a chamber,
Its mouth may they shut;
Or which roameth loose in an upper chamber,
With a basin without opening may they cover it;
Or at which dawn is darkened,
At dawn to a place of sunrise may they take it.

Originally the Sumerians worshipped a primary deity they called "Nammu". They believed that this god split the heavens from the earth to create two offspring. The heavens became a son called "An" and the earth a daughter called "Ki". These two deities produced a son called "Enlil" who was the god of atmosphere, wind and storm. Enlil eventually became the primary deity of worship. This was around 2500B.C.E. The original story of creation came from the sumerians about two thousand years or so, before the Hebrew or Old testament version came about. They believed that man was formed out of clay and given the breath of life in order to serve the gods.( sound familiar?)  A god called "Enki" became poisoned by the goddess Ninhursag, for eating eight sacred plants that had been grown by Ninhursag. As he was dying, the goddess relented and formed eight healing deities to heal each of the eight parts of Enki's body that had been poisoned. Enki's rib was healed by the goddess "Nin-ti. In sumerian this means "lady of the rib". Two thousand years later, she would be known as "Eve" by another religion. The sumerians also believed in "sin". They also have a tale of how the gods flooded the earth for seven days and nights in order to destroy mankind for his evil ways. A large ship piloted by the king Ziusudra, carried the seed of vegetation and of mankind. After the seven days and nights, the god "Utu" cast his rays of light on the heavens and earth and man again walked the earth. Again, this was some two thousand years before similar stories appeared in the old testament of the hebrews.




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