KIA once organised a day of rituals back in 2002. We had a big venue, and about 5 or 6 magicians took it in turns leading a bunch of weird rituals. One of those rituals was the ‘rawkcab Monk Ritual’, inspired by a bunch of monks from a computer game. These monks were fond of speaking in palindromes.
This ritual was timed such that the date and time were palindromic. I’m pretty sure the date and time was 20:02 30/03 2002. The magicians present read out a bunch of palindromic sentences from a selection that had been printed out in advance on bits of paper. The idea of the ritual was to do a bunch of stuff:
- Focus on the wyrd of the palindromic time and tap into its magic.
- Empower certain intents through this weirdness.
- Increase the wyrdness in the locality and by extension the world, by turning things on its head.
Well, guess what, a whole bunch of palindromic dates occur next month, (using US date format), from 5/10/15 through to 5/19/15, and this is an excellent time for some Drawkcab magic.
Ideas for what you can do as part of a Drawkcab monk ritual, all optional…
- Decorate your altar with images of deities and spirits with palidromic names.
- Include mirrors and other reflective images on the altar.
- Use audacity to create a backwards track of ritual music, and play this during the ritual.
- Make all sigils symmetrical by combining them with their mirror image.
- Walk around backwards in a circle whilst reciting palindromes.
Here are some of my favourite palindromes you can use in the ritual:
- Dog star, rats god.
- Rats live on no evil star.
- No word, no bond, row on.
- So remain a mere man. I am Eros.
- Sir, I soon saw Bob was no Osiris.
- Oh who was it I saw, oh who?
But you can find many more examples here: http://www.cs.arizona.edu/icon/oddsends/palinsen.htm