The LBRP for Beginners
One of the most common requests from visitors to my site and in my psychic self-defense class deals with people wanting to know a more advanced method of psychic protection magic. The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, also called the LBRP, is a protection spell to drive away negativity.
The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram is a spell from the practice of protection magic. It is used to push negative energy away from you and align yourself with various helpful energies. It is an advanced magick ritual, though typically one of the first rituals (if not THE first) that a student of the magick arts tends to learn.
As with all magick rituals, you should be calm, emotionally stable, and mentally focused before attempting to work with the LBRP protection spell.
Please note as you move forward that there are many variations of what you are about to read. All of them likely right. Understand that as a magick practitioner develops, so too do they build their own style. The following comes from the manner which I have personally created for myself.
Part One of the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram – The Cabbalistic Cross
The first part of the LBRP is called the cabbalistic cross. You will be chanting some Hebrew words throughout the Ritual of the Pentagram.
Facing East, use an athame (or your pointer finger and middle finger together) to make a cross over your forehead. An athame is a small dagger whose sole purpose is to direct energy during magick rituals.
You will be making other crosses during the cabbalistic cross. Each time, the cross should be created by going from top to bottom and right to left. As you do this over the forehead, chant “Ah-Toe.”
Now make a cross over your chest. This time you will chant “Mal-Kuth.”
Make a cross over your right shoulder. As you do this, chant “Vee-Ga-Bor-Ah.”
Finally, make a cross over your left shoulder. Chant “Vee-Ged-Uh-Lah.”
Now cross your arms over your chest. Chant. “Le-Oh-Lham, Amen.”
What you are saying with these words is, in essence, “Thy is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory, Forever. I do believe.”
This part of the LBRP opens your crown and throat center while protecting the heart center. It also begins to flow a powerful channel of Higher or God force energy through the body.
Part Two of the LBRP – The Banishing of Negative Energy
For the second part of the ritual, you’ll be drawing either a pentagram (as the name traditionally implies) or a cross. Many people are not comfortable drawing a pentagram due to misconceptions they have consciously and subconsciously picked up from pop culture. I never force someone to draw a pentagram. In every magick act, there is always more than one way to implement the energy. In this case, if a person is not comfortable drawing a banishing pentagram, then they should draw a cross in a similar manner described in part one.
Those who wish to draw a pentagram need to know the difference between the banishing pentagram and the invoking pentagram. The banishing pentagram is traditionally drawn by starting at your left hip. Draw a line from there to the top of your head. Draw a line from the top of your head to your right hip. Draw a line from your right hip to the left shoulder. Draw a line from the left shoulder straight across to the right shoulder. Finish by drawing a line from the right shoulder to your left hip.
Now that we know how to draw the banishing pentagram, we will use it in each of the cardinal directions. As you draw it, you will also be chanting.
Draw the banishing pentagram while facing east and chant with power “Yod-Hey-Vow-Hey.” As you finish, thrust your fingers or athame straight forward with force. You should visualize the pentagram (or cross) while drawing it. Visualize a force of power propelling all energy away from you when you thrust your athame/fingers forward. You’ll do this thrust and visualization with each direction.
Thus when we turn south, we will do the same visualizations. However, we will chant with power “Ad-Oh-Nie.”
Turn West. Draw the pentagram and thrust while chanting “Eh-Hi-Ah.”
Finally, turn North. Draw the pentagram and thrust while chanting “Ah-Glah.”
Now, return to the East and draw the pentagram once in silence.
What you are saying here are various Hebrew names for God. What you are doing is pushing all negative energy away from you.
Part Three of the LBRP – The Invocation of the Archangels
While facing the East, raise your hands and chant… “Before me, Raphael.” As you do this, visualize an angel with staff flying before you.
After you finish that visualization, chant… “Behind me, Gabriel.” As you chant this, visualize an angel standing in a body of water holding a scroll behind you.
“On my right hand Michael.” Visualize an angel with a flaming sword, surrounded by fire and in armor, on your right side.
“On my left hand Uriel.” Visualize an angel standing on a mountain holding scales on your left side.
Finish the chant in one of two ways.
The traditional way, if you’ve chosen to work with the pentagram, is, “For about me flames the pentagram and within me shines the six ray star.”
The optional way for those opting to use the cross is, “For about me flames the holy cross and within me shines the power of God.”
This, in effect, summons the angels and lets them know that they should continue to watch over and protect you.
Part Four of the LBRP
To finish the ritual, you should repeat part one.
Once you are totally finished, spend a few minutes observing how you feel. You’ve now effectively not only eliminated negative energy, but you have also cleared your aura. You have also created a safe space around you that should follow you wherever you go for the next 24 hours.
I usually recommend that my students do this either every evening before bed or every morning upon waking up. Additionally, anytime a person feels overwhelmed, they should take time out and perform the ritual.