I invoke Thee, Djihauti, noble Ibis, wise Ape, divine Scribe, beloved son of Rē, whom the Gods adore. O Thou primeval Word of Creation. When Thou shinedst forth, the Universe came into being, and light appeared, and all things were dispensed through Thee; wherefore they all are under Thy dominion.

Thou who hast Thy throne about the height of the cosmos, and comprehendest all, encircled with the sphere of eternity and truth! O Thou who makest the way for the Gods; omniscient one, who knowest the mysteries and recordest them; judge of all mankind, overseer of the scales, mighty in speech, who knowest a man by his word.

Thou of fair countenance, who safely guidest the boat of night, and bringest peace unto the day-bark; Thee I invoke! By thy most holy and secret names, which are great, incorruptible, lofty and divine,come Thou unto me, O Lord of Truth, Thee I invoke.

Oh thrice-great Thôth, Thou who hearkenest unto the prayers of the just and humble, Thou sole Lord of wisdom, who lovest Truth, who judgest by Truth, and dost naught but Truth, hear me. Heart of Rē, tongue of Ta’atnun, throat of him whose name is hidden, come Thou unto me. Thee I invoke, Thou who alone in the universe imposest order upon Gods and men, who dost transform thyself in holy forms, manifesting things that are not, and from the things that are, making them inexistent.

O holy Thôth, the true sight of whose face none of the Gods can endure! Thou hast given life in the Land of the Living; Thou hast made souls to live in the Region of Flames; Thou hast given respect of Thy counsels in the minds and in the hearts of men: mortals, intelligences, creatures of light. Enter; manifest thyself unto me, O Lord Thôth, and enlighten me with Thy grace, that I may partake of the true Mind in Thee. I know Thee, Thôth, and thou knowest me.

O Thoth, Lord of Divine Words

I call upon Thy mighty name

I invoke Thee into my heart!

O Thoth, He who is like the Ibis,

God of Writing, Powerful in Magic

All knowing One, who sees all things

Escort of the Afterworld

O Thoth, rich in wisdom

Light shining from the moon

I implore Thee this night

To fill me with Thy glorious light!

my invocation

The Invocation of Thoth

  1. ו Procul, O procul este profani.
  2. Bahlasti! Ompehda!
  3. In the name of the Mighty and Terrible One, I proclaim that I have banished the Shells unto their habitations.
  4. I invoke Tahuti, the Lord of Wisdom and of Utterance, the God that cometh forth from the Veil.
  5. O Thou! Majesty of Godhead! Wisdom-crowned Tahuti (*another name for Thoth)! Lord of the Gates of the Universe! Thee, Thee, I invoke.
    O Thou of the Ibis Head! Thee, Thee I invoke.
    Thou who wieldest the Wand of Double Power! Thee, Thee I invoke!
    Thou who bearest in Thy left hand the Rose and Cross of Light and Life: Thee, Thee, I invoke.
    Thou, whose head is as an emerald, and Thy nemmes as the night-sky blue! Thee, Thee I invoke.
    Thou, whose skin is of flaming orange as though it burned in a furnace! Thee, Thee I invoke.
  6. Behold! I am Yesterday, To-Day, and the Brother of To-Morrow!
    I am born again and and again.
    Mine is the Unseen Force, whereof the Gods are sprung! Which is as Life unto the Dwellers in the Watch-Towers of the Universe.
    I am the Charioteer of the East, Lord of the Past and of the Future.
    I see by mine own inward light: Lord of Resurrection; Who cometh forth from the Dusk, and my birth is from the House of Death.
  7. O ye two Divine Hawks upon your Pinnacles!
    Who keep watch over the Universe!
    Ye who company the Bier to the House of Rest!
    Who pilot the Ship of Ra advancing onwards to the heights of heaven!
    Lord of the Shrine which standeth in the Centre of the Earth!
  8. Behold, He is in me, and I in Him!
    Mine is the Radiance, wherein Ptah floatheth over the firmament!
    I travel upon high!
    I tread upon the firmament of Nu!
    I raise a flashing flame, with the lightning of Mine Eye!
    Ever rushing on, in the splendour of the daily glorified Ra: giving my life to the Dwellers of Earth.
  9. If I say “Come up upon the mountains!” the Celestial Waters shall flow at my Word.
    For I am Ra incarnate!
    Kephra created in the Flesh!
    I am the Eidolon of my father Tmu, Lord of the City of the Sun!
  10. The God who commands is in my mouth!
    The God of Wisdom is in my Heart!
    My tongue is the Sanctuary of Truth!
    And a God sitteth upon my lips.
  11. My Word is accomplished every day!
    And the desire of my heart realises itself, as that of Ptah when He createth!
    I am Eternal; therefore all things are as my designs; therefore do all things obey my Word.
  12. Therefore do Thou come forth unto me from Thine abode in the Silence: Unutterable Wisdom! All-Light! All-Power!
    Thoth! Hermes! Mercury! Odin!
    By whatever name I call Thee, Thou art still nameless to Eternity:. Come Thou forth, I say, and aid and guard me in this work of Art.
  13. Thou, Star of the East, that didst conduct the Magi!
    Thou art The Same all-present in Heaven and in Hell!
    Thou that vibratest between the Light and the Darkness!
    Rising, descending! Changing ever, yet ever The Same!
    The Sun is Thy Father!
    Thy Mother is the Moon!
    The Wind hath borne Thee in its bosom: and Earth hath ever nourished the changeless Godhead of Thy Youth!
  14. Come Thou forth, I say, come Thou forth!
    And make all Spirits subject unto Me: