The Great Rite pays homage to the male-female polarity in the universe. It expresses physical,
mental, spiritual and astral union between the male and female.
It is associated with the sacred marriage. Neo-Pagan witchcraft is a fertility religeon
which includes intercourse.
The Rite releases enormous power which may be directed for magical purposes. It is one
of the eightfold paths.
The rite is usually performed within the magical circle. The rite is usually carried out
in a symbolic manner rather then in actuality.
The high priest plunges a ritual knife into a chalice filled with wine which is held by
the high priestess. In some covens the union is done in actuality
These are very old handbooks of magic, some of which may date back to ancient times. These
books were well used during the 16th and 17th centuries.
In some covens they may still use some magic texts from these books. The original purpose
of these grimoires was to conjure up the Demons who would be used by the magician to gain wealth or bring harm to enemies.
Grimoires give very detailed instructions which are very difficult to carry out. These
instructions include what to wear, what prayers and incarnations to use, the tools that are required, precise astrological
times, recipes for incense, seals, sigils, magic circles, amulets, talisman and more.
Grimories first came into common use around the 13th century and is thought by some to
have been linked to the Knights Templar. A true grimoire is written by hand, those that are typed or mass produced are fake
and should be thrown in the rubbish bin.
Much of the material in grimoires is taken from Egyptian texts dating back to around 100A.D.
Using the Demons meant making a pact with them.
The grimoires help the magician outwit the demons so as not to fulfill the magicians end
of the bargain. The greatest grimoire is "The Key of Solomon" which was attributed to the legendary King Solomon.
Another grimoire connected to Solomon was the "Lemegeton" which included both white and