Regardie’s Four Adorations | My Regimen



Taken from Israel Regardie’s ‘One Year Manual

I have been practising this simple ritual for almost a month now, and so far it has kept me within a disciplined regimen. This is a more relaxed variation of Liber Resh vel Helios, which is the magickal attainment of the sun and Universe. You are supposed to carry out Resh at particular times during the course of the day, starting at dawn. You can find Resh times by finding the times when the sun is just dawning, at its highest point in the sky (around midday/noon), at sunset/evening and lastly when the sun is at its lowest point (around midnight). You can find the times on Google or at this Resh link, as each day the times may differ. Due to my hectic schedule, and the terrible onslaught of more unorganised work schedules I have to commit to the Four Adorations until September. Hopefully this may help you in some way. End each incantation with the sign of silence, which is the index finger over the mouth.

As far as ablutions and salutations are needed, refer to Liber O, others are given to you by a teacher as I found, but I’m not 100% on that either (Gosh I am amazing right?). I have written in red, the number for that relates to the pictures required for each adoration. (I may have this wrong, as I haven’t asked anyone for confirmation yet!)

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In former great ages, man realized intuitively his relationship to nature and to the living universe in which he lived and was a part. He felt his unity with all the elements. In the fullness of his life he worshipped the Sun as a visible symbol of the unknown God in whom we live and move and have our being. It is axiomatic that light is life and both are dependent upon the Sun — which thus becomes a vital symbol of God.

In our modern scientific age of gadgets and things, with our unnatural way of life divorced from contact with the dynamic root of things, we may once more progress towards the full awareness of the source of life and love and liberty, we make ritual gestures of affirming a link between the Sun and ourselves. Upon the basis of these gestures of adoration, every act in life may be dedicated in such a way that living itself becomes sanctified and transformed.

Though God is a unity, the Sun, as a symbol of God, appears differently at each of its four daily stations — dawn, noon, sunset and midnight. Therefore an adoration is directed towards the Sun at each of these four stations.

At dawn, or upon arising, he should perform whatever abulations are customary and then turning towards the East, say audibly: (2, 3, 4 – signs of LVX: 7, 8, 9 and 10)

Hail unto Thee who art Ra in thy rising,
Even unto Thee who art Ra in thy strength,
Who travellest over the Heavens in Thy bark
At the Uprising of the Sun.
Tahuti standeth in His splendour at the prow
And Ra-Hoor abideth at the helm.
Hail unto Thee from the Abodes of the Night!

Much of the symbolism inherent in this simple adoration may be missed by the student for some considerable time. It does not matter just yet. But this should not be permitted to serve as an obstacle to daily practice, nor to deter him from adoring God in the form of the rising Sun every day of his life.

At noon, wherever he may be — at home, in the office, on the streets, or in a factory — let him adore God. It will help in some measure to bring God into his life. Face the South and say: (4)

Hail unto Thee who art Hathor in Thy triumphing,
Even unto Thee who art Hathor in Thy beauty,
Who travellest over the Heavens in Thy bark
At the Mid-course of the Sun.
Tahuti standeth in His splendour at the prow,
And Ra-Hoor abideth at the helm.
Hail unto Thee from the Abodes of Morning!

At the eventide, when the Sun goes down, let him face the West and adore the Lord of the Universe in these words: (2)

Hail unto Thee, who art Tum in Thy setting,
Even unto Thee who art Tum in Thy joy,
Who travellest over the Heavens in Thy bark
At the Down-going of the Sun.
Tahuti standeth in His splendour at the prow
And Ra-Hoor abideth at the helm.
Hail unto Thee from the Abodes of Day!

At midnight or upon retiring, turn to the North and say: (3)

Hail unto Thee Who art Khephra in thy hiding,
Even unto Thee who art Khephra in Thy silence,
Who travellest over the Heavens in Thy bark
At the Midnight Hour of the Sun.
Tahuti standeth in his Splendour at the prow
And Ra-Hoor abideth at the helm.
Hail unto Thee from the Abodes of Evening.

This particular practice should be made a regular part of everyday life and should be persisted in until it becomes a part of your way of life. Other exercises described here may be performed for limited or varying periods of time, but these particular Fourfold Adorations are to be integrated for all time into the daily pattern of living.


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15 thoughts on “Regardie’s Four Adorations | My Regimen

  1. I am a huge fan of yours and through co-incidence (or rather, syncronicity) I was considering buying said book. I definitely will (Will) now. Blessed be!

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  3. Hello, I’ve just started reading Israel Regardie’s book, “The One Year Manual”. I need some clarity here. Are the four adorations stand alone rituals? Or could they be incorporated into the QC and LBRP? If so, what would be the outcome of such a practice?

  4. Khepri means “to become” or “becoming” and is the name of ra rising in the morning. Ra is his name at noon and atum is ra retiring in old age and the egyptians equated him with the sun setting. Should these adorations be edited so that they coinicide with the egyptian belief system?

    • Yes, the full version of this has those details, but also takes note of other systems too. Unfortunately it was written for an audience who were already quite well versed in several systems, including the Egyptian system. Since all religions coincided at some point some folks like to acknowledge the similarities and celebrate the differences.

  5. I’m glad I found your post. I just started the Four Adorations today from a 1975 edition of The One Year Plan. I was surprised to see the changes that must have happened in more recent editions. For example, here is the Dawn Adoration from 1975:

    Holy art Thou, Lord of the Universe,
    Holy art Thou, whom Nature hath not formed.
    Holy art Thou, the Vast and Mighty One,
    Lord of the Light and of the Darkness.

    It looks like Regardie changed this particular exercise in later editions to more closely resemble the Golden Dawn ritual? I’m really very curious to know if he mentions anything in the newer editions about why he changed this. Would there be any advantage for someone who has no background in the Golden Dawn and no plans for future affiliation to perform the version with references to Egyptian mythology? The 1975 adorations make more immediate literal sense but you allude to deeper meanings in the Golden Dawn version. The 1975 versions are also each very unique with no repetition so would require more effort to memorize. I’m going to have to put some thought into which version to use. I’d greatly appreciate any advice. Thank you!

    • I like that one! Much more universal! Especially if you aren’t following the Golden Dawn version, or those of Kemetic, Tameran or Egyptian versions.
      From my edition nothing is said, though I’ll have a look at my other books once I’m back at university as they are all stored there. It seems as though he may have changed them to suit a more modern (at the time) audience of order practitioners. I’m not sure, but it would be interesting to find out. Please let me know if you do find anything!

    • I like the Judaeo-Christian ones better…. could you post all four please.
      I can only find the Egyptian ones.

      • Ive not seen the Judeo-Christian ones? Didn’t even know they existed! What’s in them?

      • A web search of the alternate Dawn Adoration above brought me to a Golden Dawn-related page with this text described as a “hermetic prayer”. The remaining three are reproduced below. The final sentence of the Noon Adoration is referenced to a letter/article written by Crowley. The Evening and Midnight Adorations appear to be unique to Regardie’s 1975 edition.

        Noon Adoration:

        Strengthen and inspire me, O Lord of Life,
        That my will and my heart may ever aspire to Thy strength and stability.
        Help me to realize that fear is failure and therefore to be without fear,
        For in the heart of the coward, virtue abideth not.

        Evening Adoration:

        Glory be unto Thee, O Lord of Life,
        For Thy joy flows out to the ends of the Universe.
        Be my mind open to the Higher.
        Be my heart a center of the Light.
        Be my body a Temple of the Holy Ghost.

        Midnight Adoration:

        O Lord of the Universe,
        Let Thy light shine forth upon me to illuminate my darkness.
        Grant unto me the help of my higher Genius
        To realize Thy Throne of Glory,
        The center of the World of Life and Light.

      • You’re quite welcome. I’m still curious about Regardie’s reasoning in ultimately going with the Golden Dawn Adorations in later versions of the book. In the introduction to the second edition (1975), Regardie states that the only major change from the first edition is the deletion of rituals of “Opening and Closing of the working area” because they “belonged to a system alien to the present simple method… as such [they were] wholly out of place, and should never have been included.” Anyone with a first edition who can speak to what these rituals were and what “alien system” they were from? Golden Dawn? It seems that Regardie started out trying to craft a nonsectarian spiritual development program. In the second edition he further edited out a few things he saw as extraneous. But then at some point, he started introducing some Golden Dawn-related elements again. I’d love to see the “Introduction to Edition X” where he explains his thinking behind bringing in the Egyptian mythology-themed Adorations.

      • Me too. I can’t help but wonder if he possibly changed them to suit Crowley? I hope not. Thank you for introducing me to the alternative editions. I’m tempted to create my own again.

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