Heiros Gamos of Anáriel – Background
by Soror Diluvia
Anáriel (the middle –á- is an “ahh” sound stretched into two-syllables) is a curious being, occupying a liminal existence between
different categories of nonhuman person – angelic-god, neighborly-fae, and demonic-adversary – and having a story which begins
within immanent time, yet eventually transcends it. They are a gregariously playful, sometimes-tricksy being, with many apparent
forms and manners of interacting with humans who engage with them.
From the experiences of several people this author is aware of, they have appeared most commonly as a usually-nude, hermaphroditic
satyr-like being, but deer-like instead of goat-like. They often have great antlers and furred deer-footed legs to mid-thigh, as well as
iridescent wings. Alternatively they have appeared as a winged-serpent, also crowned with antlers and shimmering with iridescent
scales or wings. Either form may be accompanied by symbolism relating to deer, serpents, eggs, green-gold light (like light shining
through a forest canopy), and intense sexual imagery.
Anáriel is also known to change their presentation depending on context and whim, especially (if heard) their voice, and may present as
human, cryptid, divine, profane, masculine, feminine, and varying degrees of both and neither. They enjoy speaking with various
accents, and sometimes highly unusual or lyrical grammar or inflection. Their playfulness may seem confusing at first, especially as it
often presents through bizarre synchronicities, but is intentionally used to help their petitioners break through mental blockades, and to
find new or unusual ways of engaging with reality.
As such, this tripartite symbolic “wedding” ritual is designed to assist practitioners in finding new paths and spiritual allies via
generative, ambassadorial synchronicities; experiences designed to disrupt entrenched modes of thinking, and allow exploration of new
and exciting possibilities and connections in the practitioner’s life.
DISCLAIMER: this ceremony is not without risk – if you do not want your life to change or be disrupted then do not perform this
ritual. Even if you do, don’t expect that bringing the playfulness of the wild into your life will always be comfortable! If and when it
works as intended it should provide healthy disruption and bring change to stagnant situations, but this change may not always appear
"positive” at first, especially if you have unhealthy attachments you aren’t fully aware of. If you pursue it, be prepared to be pushed
beyond your comfort-zones.
Seeking advice in advance from trusted allies (including advice from spirits and ancestors or divination) to find out if performing this
ritual is a good idea is highly recommended, regardless of experience level.
Additional Note: this ceremony was written with Anáriel’s consultation, and hybridizes symbolic elements from several traditions,
including alchemy, thelema, christianity, polytheistic paganism, animism, and several others. It also contains coded language intended to
act meta-symbolically to unlock the human mind and spirit in various ways. To that end the website NAEQ.io was used extensively, and
the human author would like to thank one of its creators, Wren Collier, as well as Ebra O’Bedlam, and other users of the private “Fourth
Order” chat-server for their support in this project.
This ritual ceremony is a playfully transgressive, yet serious opportunity for social engagement beyond the bounds of “normalcy”,
whatever that means for you. This means that preparation will entail a temporary disruption of your ordinary routines. If you have a
normal fasting or exercising or partying or socializing schedule, or really any kind of “standard” way of doing things, find a way to
temporarily upend them. If you typically engage in ceremony with psychoactive substances, either try a new substance or try fasting
Regardless, try to perform this ceremony (at least for the first time) in some setting or context in which you have never performed a
similar act, or do something dramatic to set this experience apart from other ceremonial experiences you may have had. The key here is
disruption; you are asking for disruption so start your plan on a foundation of disrupting your routine as a way of making this event
sacred and transgressive. Remember that “safe” is relative, and please don’t risk your life, but most people have fairly established
routines, whether magical or non-magical, and shifting those in some significant way should go a long way in making this work. If you
are unwilling to try something uncomfortably new, again, don’t do this ritual!
Apart from that it’s not a bad idea to set the scene in some useful ways - campfire in the woods, candle in a dark library, in some area
forbidden to the public, on a mountain under the stars, by a public hiking-trail under forest-canopy in broad daylight, in the middle of
the mall, etc. Get in an altered state if that will help you step out of your comfort-zone. Anáriel has a deep appreciation for decadent
indulgence, especially psychoactive substances and dancing, but will be just as likely to arrive if you are altered from fasting, exercise,
intense breath-work, etc.
Finally, it may be extremely helpful to prepare a request for a particular part of your life you would like disrupted. Offerings associated
with that part of your life will be welcome and should be offered while speaking the request aloud, and burned in a fire, buried, thrown
into the woods, offered to a stranger, etc. Be careful with how you word the request, as Anáriel is a trickster, and may use the nature of
your words themselves to produce the change necessary to find the path you need to take.
The ceremony should be closed in a fully spontaneous manner, and not any particular way, but it’s a good idea to have some form of
“goodbye” however informal, simply for formality’s sake (contradiction intended here). Following the ceremony, pay attention to things
coming together in threes and pointing you in a direction that is challenging or intriguing in some way you hadn’t previously
considered. Sometimes the synchronicities may become quite intense but eventually they will settle into some new sense of stability as
you pursue the new path they lead to, but the ritual may be performed again to reinfuse any routine that has become mundane with
renewed weird or absurd intensity.
And after all else: Live Delightfully and Do What Thou Will!
Opening Call to Ana’ariel
In the between times,
In the between places,
In morning and dusk, in cave and mountain, in forest and desert.
With the shape of movement,
With the shape of personhood,
With tension and release, with cthonic and stellar, with verdancy and disintegration.
To our eternal ancestors,
To our fleeting incarnations,
To past and future, to left and right, to backwards and forwards.
We come together within the loving union of now; by our Will.
19683 – Heiros Gamos
A=1 B=20 C=13 D=6 E=25 F=18 G=11 H=4 I=23 J=16 K=9 L=2 M=21 N=14 O=7 P=26 Q=19 R=12 S=5 T=24 U=17 V=10 W=3 X=22 Y=15 Z=8
[A=1 L=2 W=3 H=4 S=5 D=6 O=7 Z=8 K=9 V=10 G=11 R=12 C=13 N=14 Y=15 J=16 U=17 F=18 Q=19 B=20 M=21 X=22 I=23 T=24 E=25 P=26]
Ancestors wake as I hymn with thee.
Grant your support and enliven me;
We are all one in our wakening.
O antlered brother of mighty Pan,
Kingly desire of Baphomet,
Angelic exile in heaven's thrall,
O cousin of all gods, dance with us!
Teach us and bring us to right working,
That we may waken our gods within!
Opaline green-child of tangled wood
Titan born union of, Vital-flow
Link us to sacred aid By thy tongue
We birth Anáriel; one who knows,
And speaks with every god by their name,
And carries messages twixt and tween.
Come to us androgen, fruitful one.
Give us your favor and blessed love,
That we may make below as above.
“Vivite delicate, et quod vis fac”
In her enchanted wood by a cave
Down from the clouds he came, bold and brave
Singing and glowing seductively
Wild ambassador from the green
Dappled beams through the leaves glistening
Ease our communion with those unseen
Queen of all calling "Will", here I lay
So with tongue, past my veil, part thy way
Kindle my cave with a pulse reborn
Eros to Logos wed red to blue.
Marriage of heart and mind, I with you.
We become someone entirely new.
You are me, I am you, what are we?
Who if I cry amid tangled vines
Sings me to dancing among the leaves
Born from death, syzygy, dancing still,
Singing truth grown from lies, through our will,
We become Heru-ra, hybrid child.
Three sisters stood and they blessed my bones
Three mountains mine did I leave behind.
Nine rows by nine shall they lay in line
Marriage made, winged flame, flowing light;
It ascends from the earth to the sky,
And again it descends down to earth
All is in a nut shell; this we know.
Many nuts there may be, find your own
And find a fire you shall feel inside.
Drink of me for to love is to die,
And in the dying the Breath of Life.
Crown to nut seed to shoot glory mine.
Lambent lord, coruscate, shining one
We give thanks for your aid in our need,
Liminal in our minds, wild and green.
The veil of sorrow; the pall of death
Rituals of the old time are black
Bid me within thine house
Write sweet words for the kings
In virtuous words these vices are
Sweet wines and wines that foam
The prophet of the lovely star
Kisses of the stars rain hard upon thy body
Sparks of the intimate fire
The work of the wand and the work of the
Snake that giveth knowledge & delight
Arouse the coiled splendor within
Burn to me perfumes wear to me jewels
Before all men then will I lift her
Her lovely hands upon the black earth
Ending of the words is the word Abrahadabra
Mystery of the letters is done