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The DinGir have truly looked favorably upon our efforts of saving the important assets that are so necessary in this day and age, for they provide us with the means of establishing and maintaining a working structure that keeps the Tradition on its feet and the members happy.
Let me provide you some insight on why I feel that we have received a blessing from the great Gods.
To really feel the way that I do now you must at least be able to imagine the scope of what it actually takes to come to an understanding of the material one is studying at that particular point in time. Let me tell you that trying to gain understanding of certain parts of the Book can be extremely frustrating and has caused me to utter more curses than an evil witch on steroids.
Finding a transliteration of the in English written Preliminary Purification Invocation has been just such a frustrating task I had appointed myself with, for it has taken many months and many failed efforts to have finally become able to provide to our readers a version of this important magickal incantation in a proper form, meaning that it is written in the ancient tongue.
Very early in the morning I was speaking to Warlock and I asked him about the origins of a certain piece of material he had worked on in the past. At the moment of asking the question I had for him, it was born more out of curiosity than actual intent of delving deeper into the matters I had asked about.
Warlock answered my question by sending me a link which indeed contained the knowledge I had asked about. These particular matters, however, had already been, to a greater extent, researched and worked on by Warlock himself and needed no revising as the work was proper and true. Therefore I quickly lost interest in the website I was directed to. Now, many hours later, I suddenly decide to click on this still opened page again and I was oddly surprised to find not the incantation it had shown this morning, but I was looking at the very words of the Preliminary Purification Invocation!
My heart was immediately uplifted and my fatigue disappeared like snow in the sun, for finding a proper confirmation of the authenticity of this much used invocation was a real blessing.
The Preliminary Purification Invocation, as we know it, originates from an Akkadian ritual text which has been reconstructed from several existing copies and which originally features 28 lines.
Line 8 on the reconstructed text marks the beginning of our own invocation, that being the first sentence. It continues with lines 9 to 13, but then skips a line and continues with lines 15 to 17.
Let us now review how our invocation is written by taking these particular sentences and put them in the proper order by numbering the lines from 1 to 9.
1. NA-NA-RAT AN-E TE-LI-TU DINGIR ISH-TAR
2. BE-LET DINGIR.MEŠ SHÁ AN-NA-SHÁ AN-NU
3. MU-TAL-LA-AT DINGIR.MEŠ SHÁ QI-BIT-SA SE-RAT
4. BE-LET AN-E U KI-TI MU-MA-‘I-RAT KÀL URU.URU
5. DINGIR ISH-TAR ANA MU-KI KIT-MU-SU ŠU.NIGIN EN.MEŠ-E
6. ANA-KU … A … AK-TA-MIS IGI-KI
7. GIM NA.ZA.GÌN LU-BI-IB ZU-UM-RI
8. GIM NA.GIŠ.NU ŠIR.GAL LU ZALÁG.MEŠ SAG.MEŠ-IA
9. GIM KÙ.BABBAR EB-BE GIM KÙ.GI RU-SHE-E A-DIR-TA A-A AR-SHI
According to the reconstructed tablet the meaning of these lines are almost identical, with the exception of some particular words.
Here, let me show you…
1. Bright one of the heavens, wise Ishtar,
2. Mistress of the gods, whose “yes” is indeed yes,
3. proud one among the gods, whose command is supreme,
4. Mistress of heaven and earth, who rules all towns.
5. Ishtar, at your name all lords are bowed down.
6. I, (name), son of (name), have bowed down before you.
7. May my body be purified like lapis lazuli.
8. May my features be bright like alabaster.
9. Like shining silver and reddish gold, may I not be dull.
Unfortunately I lost the link to this information, but if you want to look it up then go to: K. C. Hanson’s HomePage.
I would also like to suggest that each practitioner should start learning to use this invocation in the ancient tongue, especially those who are new to the Tradition, as it is an important aspect of our Workings.