The Staggering Power of the Stele of Jeu or the Rite of the Headless One

Light in Extension: A Magical Journal

By Frater S.C.F.V.

Introduction – Apotheosis, Identification and Graeco-Egyptian Magic

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After a powerful Invocation of Cassiel, Archangel of Saturn and Angel of Saturday from the Heptameron on the Day and Hour of Saturn during Day 6 of my Novena to Saint Cyprian of Antioch, I felt moved to perform a powerful and ancient Rite.

The Stele of Jeu or Rite of the Headless One occurs in the Greek Magical Papyri or Papyri Graecae Magicae V. 96-172. As Dee Rapposelli (2016) points out,

The Greek Magical Papyri are a compilation of highly syncretic texts that date from the 2 century BCE to 5 century CE of Hellenistic Egypt. They are Graeco-Egyptian magical spells and are loaded with Egyptian, Greek, Gnostic, Orphic, and Hebrew [Divine Names]—sometimes all in the same [papyrus.]

The rite has classically been understood as a powerful ritual of exorcism, for it contains repeated references to subjugating all daimons…

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