Emru Kakkabu

Emru Kakkabu

Title Translation: “Red Star” (Lauffenburger)

Modern Practice

This is a Mesopotamian style pentagram ritual, based on the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram, the Greater Ritual of the Pentagram and the Star Ruby, but using the Akkadian names of the four winds and a passage from Marduk’s Address to the Demons to create a version in the Mesopotamian modality. (The later of which interestingly bears more than a passing resemblance to the later portion of the Golden Dawn ritual in question.) The pentagrams are point-down as they are the proto-cuneiform sign ub which means “corner, angle, direction” as in the context of the four corners of the world. (Enenuru “The Four Winds/ Four Corners”, Halloran 4)

Face the East

Touch your forehead and say using your great voice: En

Touch your solar plexus and say using your great voice: E

Touch your right shoulder and say using your great voice: Nu

Touch you left shoulder and say using your great voice: Ru

(Enenuru “en2-e2-Nu-Ru Explanation”)

Make the orans sign and say: He-am! (Halloran)

Face the South, draw the pentagram in the air in front of you, and using your great voice say

Im-ulu ĝe-nu! (Halloran)

Face the West, draw the pentagram in the air in front of you, and using your great voice say

Im-martu ĝe-nu! (Halloran)

Face the North, draw the pentagram in the air in front of you, and using your great voice say

Im-sisá ĝe-nu! (Halloran)

Face the East, draw the pentagram in the air in front of you and using your great voice say

Im-kur-ra ĝe-nu! (Halloran)

(Enenuru “The Four Winds/ Four Corners” and Lauffenburger)

Make the sign of devotion and in using your great voice say:

When I enter the house, Utu is in front of me and Nanna is behind me. Nergal is to my right, Ninurta is to my left. In my mouth the incantation: Be released, evil! (Frahm et al.)


Sources Cited

“en2-e2-Nu-Ru Explanation.” Enenuru, enenuru.net/html/cuneiform_magic/explanation.htm.

“The Four Winds/ Four Corners.” Enenuru, enenuru.net/html/misc/fourwinds.htm.

Frahm, E. & Jiménez, E. & Frazer, M., 2016, “Commentary on Marduk’s Address, Muššuʾu, and Udughul (CCP 2.2.1.A.b),” Cuneiform Commentaries Project (E. Frahm, E. Jiménez, M. Frazer, and K. Wagensonner), 2013–2019; accessed August 27, 2019, at https://ccp.yale.edu/P430865. DOI: 10079/bcc2g3s

Halloran, John Alan. “Sumerian Lexicon: Version 3.0.” Sumerian Lexicon, Sumerian.org, 28 Aug. 2018, www.sumerian.org/sumerlex.htm.

Lauffenburger, Olivier. Akkadian Dictionary, Association Assyrophile De France, www.assyrianlanguages.org/akkadian/index_en.php.