Do what Thou Will shall be the Whole of the Law
This is the second post on the series of the Archetypes and Occult psychology is the Hero Archetype. Throughout history the Hero Archetype is the most predominant of the Archetypes. It is the Hero Archetype that is seen as the Savior of mankind.
In fact, the Hero Archetype is in nearly every fiction book, movie and show ever. Take Harry Potter for example. Harry Potter is seen as a savior to the witching community because he took down He-who-must-not-be-named. He is the hero.
It’s interesting to see how much the human race is intrigued by these types of stories. They follow the same typical pattern, a dark force raises and threatens the world in some way. The hero is usually a laid back, happy-go-lucky person, or at least a little naive to what’s going on (the trickster phase).
Once the threat is present in the hero’s life the hero begins a journey of transformation. When all seems lost, and a devastating thing happens to the Trickster, they go through a transformation, and come out the Hero, ready to take on the forces of evil.
So today I want to show some Hero Archetype Examples, and how they connect to Occult Rituals.
Jesus Christ-The God Man
It’s a little odd, I know, that I put Christ on this list and the Trickster list, but it’s because He fits so well on the Trickster Archetype to the Hero Archetype. I will not go into how He represents the Trickster Archetype, as I have already went over this and you can check that out here.
I do want to focus on, however, on the Hero aspect of Christ. According to Christian Theology, Christ is the Savior of the world, and He a lone can wash mankind from their sins (notice the elemental force within this, washing, which is based off water, further implying an occult link).
He died for mankind, but was raised from that death, Transformed into a Complete Being, the Self. From then on, in Scripture and in Tradition of the Church, Christ is seen as the Hero, the Conqueror of Death. He purifies us through the Fire (Element 2), breathing upon us the Holy Spirit (number three), and giving us the spiritual food, His Body in the Eucharist (Element 4).
Christ does indeed, embody this perfect union of Self, which Jung would call individuation. This is the goal of mankind, and is the goal in which the Student of Occult tries to reach.
The Buddha-The Prince who became Peasant
Buddha is another great example of the Hero Archetype. He went through a drastic Transformation as he was trying to reach enlightenment. Went the Buddha finally sat under the Tree and Meditated, it came to him on how mankind can reach Nirvana.
Buddha then went forth to preach what he had learned. He went through a traumatic event, when he left the comfort of his palace and saw how broken and poor his country was. Filled with compassion, he knew he would have to change and find a way that would truly help those of his kingdom.
In a very real way, Buddha became the hero of the people, and his legend lives on through the Mythological power of the Collective Unconscious and the Archetypes.
Prophet Muhammad-Hero who met His Angel
Muhammad is an interesting Hero Archetype. He is a great example of the Hero who has come in contact with His Holy Guardian Angel, of which, occult students know about because the goal of the Arts is the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. His angel communicated the Koran to him, much like how Aleister Crowley’s communicated the Book of the Law to Him.
Muhammad carried his message onward to the people of the tribe he was from. Some accepted that message, and others rejected it. Needless to say, he was carrying the message forward that his Guardian Angel had commanded him to do. And we see the fruits of that even to this day, with thousands of professors of Islam worldwide.
The Rituals of the Heros
The Hero Archetype can teach us a lot about rituals. As I stated about Christ, the Hero Archetype is a perfect balance of the Elemental forces. It pulls together Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, and balances them so that none is greater than the rest from within.
So in order to take advantage of the Hero Archetype, one needs to make sure they have the proper set up on their altar. I have included some helpful links below to different types of Magick products, such as candles, altars, and the proper equipment for each Element.
It is, however, important to realize that reaching the process of individuation, and contacting the Holy Guardian Angel, is process, and it is not a short one. In later blogs I will talk about the different rituals that focus specifically on the Holy Guardian Angel, and there are some real intense ones. Please note that these rituals can cause a lot of strain on the body and the mind, and some of them are not recommended.
Of course, the best Ritual to do for the Hero Archetype is going to be the Lesser Pentagram and Hexagram Rituals, because they purify the Sacred Space (both outward and inward) and they call forth the Angels of the Universe, using the Divine Names.
Other than the Pentagram Rituals, though, the best thing to do is to find what works for you. Yoga, meditation, and personal rituals all work great because they come from within. The Holy Guardian Angel also comes from with, and to call upon the powers of the Unconscious like that, is to call upon the powers of the Holy Guardian Angel.
Some Helpful Occult Items
In practicing Occult Ritual Magick it is important to make sure you are equipped with good inventory, primarily because it helps your Unconscious make what’s happening in the Ritual, become reality. The more we use our senses, the more likely it is that something will happen that we can understand through using our senses.
Altar-Tree of Life Altar
This is a beautiful altar. I chose it because of its design and price. The Tree of Life is an Occult design for the Heavens and the Life of Man.
These candles are simple, cheap, and there are plenty of them. There really is not much more to say about it.
Incense Burner-MEDOOSKY Incense Holder Burner Tibet Lotus Copper Alloy
I love this incense burner and have been using it for almost a year. It takes several different kinds of incense, so you can pick and choose how you want your incense. I personally like incense sticks because they are so easy to use, and are effective quickly. Speaking of which…
I chose the scents because they are a sign of victory! That is what the Hero Archetype is all about! These sticks were also handmade, and natural. I found that to be pretty cool and it has a bit of a personal touch to it, which helps with the magic infusion.
In later post I will go though the long list of items you may want to get for your altar. This is a good start though, and it will help anyone who is trying to reach Self-Actualization.
Love is the Law, Love Under Will