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I've been trying invocations to our lady Nuit and a thought ocurred to me, why are there so many gods to be invoked and so many rituals of invocation of this or that god if the revelation of the Beast already details a triad of Nuit, Hadit and Ra-Hoor-Khuit?

Please keep in mind that I don't know much about the qabalah and I've barely starting my own daily magickal work, so if there is a qabalistic reason or something of that sort, I simply don't know it. But still, it comes to me as quite a puzzle on why there are so many deities being invoked when we already know the 3 most important Gods.

Also, a question of praxis, I've beeing experiencing this: When a ritual "works" for me, by the way I kind of invent them and do what I can with the little knowledge I have, when it creates a possitive effect on me, and I'm able to "let go", make the ritual more artistic and living instead of mechanical and or programmed to it's final detail, the second time I do it, the exact same ritual in the exact same way, it's effectiveness kinds of wears down, is it just me?, why does this happen and what am I doing wrong?

By the way, thanks for all your help, and it's great to have this forum! 😀

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By know it seems like I asked a very silly or basic question...

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I've been trying invocations to our lady Nuit and a thought ocurred to me, why are there so many gods to be invoked and so many rituals of invocation of this or that god if the revelation of the Beast already details a triad of Nuit, Hadit and Ra-Hoor-Khuit?

Please keep in mind that I don't know much about the qabalah and I've barely starting my own daily magickal work, so if there is a qabalistic reason or something of that sort, I simply don't know it. But still, it comes to me as quite a puzzle on why there are so many deities being invoked when we already know the 3 most important Gods.

My 93 cents..
All the gods from every pantheon seem to be different facets of the same diamond. There is some kind of saying out there, something to the effect of: there are many gods because there is one god and there is one god because there are many gods.
The All is the All no matter which phone number you use to dial in. Different phone numbers have different operators at the other end that specialize in different things.
Now, the dreaded quoting from the Book of the Law...
Chapter 3, from Liber Al:
22. The other images group around me to support me: let all be worshipped, for they shall cluster to exalt me.

Also, a question of praxis, I've beeing experiencing this: When a ritual "works" for me, by the way I kind of invent them and do what I can with the little knowledge I have, when it creates a possitive effect on me, and I'm able to "let go", make the ritual more artistic and living instead of mechanical and or programmed to it's final detail, the second time I do it, the exact same ritual in the exact same way, it's effectiveness kinds of wears down, is it just me?, why does this happen and what am I doing wrong?

That is why it is suggested to keep some kind of record, so you can go back and see for yourself the reason for the shift in energy. It may be an external influence or just part of the process of being consistent in your practice. The dry spell is part of that process. Its like with excersise, when you first start out, you really sweat and feel the burn. After awhile, all that disappears, but you are still getting much benefit from it even though you don't feel the same physical effects. You don't feel those effects anymore because you are getting healthier and can then do more or try something more challenging. Then again, if you are just beginning to excersise and don't feel those things, then yes, something isn't right.
There are some rituals, like the LBRP, which seem to always produce a profound electric effect no matter what mood you are in. This is kind of a grey area with alot of exceptions for any given rule and that really needs to be colored in through personal experience. Hopefully, the other posts in here have helped point your Arrow in the right direction.


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I've been trying invocations to our lady Nuit and a thought ocurred to me, why are there so many gods to be invoked and so many rituals of invocation of this or that god if the revelation of the Beast already details a triad of Nuit, Hadit and Ra-Hoor-Khuit?

It looks like you are on the right track to me. To be a Thelemite as defined in Liber L, one must be allied with the Gods of the Book, not the gods of popular religions.

Please keep in mind that I don't know much about the qabalah and I've barely starting my own daily magickal work, so if there is a qabalistic reason or something of that sort, I simply don't know it. But still, it comes to me as quite a puzzle on why there are so many deities being invoked when we already know the 3 most important Gods.

The choice of simplicity and potency over convolution and complexity is a logical one, but requires a dedication that few seem to be willing to undertake.

Also, a question of praxis, I've beeing experiencing this: When a ritual "works" for me, by the way I kind of invent them and do what I can with the little knowledge I have, when it creates a possitive effect on me, and I'm able to "let go", make the ritual more artistic and living instead of mechanical and or programmed to it's final detail, the second time I do it, the exact same ritual in the exact same way, it's effectiveness kinds of wears down, is it just me?, why does this happen and what am I doing wrong?

You're doing fine. Crowley pointed out that a magician is better off doing crude rituals of his own design than the polished rituals of someone else. In order for a ceremony to become a ritual it has to be repeated; I perform a few rituals of my own design, but most rites that I perform are designed and executed spontaneously.

By the way, there is no convincing evidence that statements in the Book of the Law encourage the worship of Gods other than the Egyptian gods featured in it. Sure, a verse or two can be taken out of context and twisted to make it seem otherwise, but the bold statements made in Liber L that are critical of the gods of other religions stand as testament to my conclusions.


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