This is a short prayer to coffee published in The Equinox — Crowley’s Review of Scientific Illuminism. Find a printable page below.
Coffee Blessing Invocation
“O coffee! By the mighty Name of Power do I invoke thee, consecrating thee to the Service of the Magic of Light.
Let the pulsations of my heart be strong and regular and slow!
Let my brain be wakeful and active in its supreme task of self-control!
That my desired end may be effected through Thy strength, Adonai, unto Whom be the Glory for ever!
Amen without lie, and Amen, and Amen of Amen.” - Source
These brief words intend to transform an everyday beverage into a potion for energy work. Crowley poetically projects his ideals of the effects of coffee: power without anxiety, diligence and mental self-mastery. The drink becomes a Magic tool. While this is just an example of how one could say this dedication, its power lies in the act of giving meaning and sacredness to a daily habit.
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Note that the term “Adonai” used by Crowley in this prayer is a Hebrew word meaning “Lord.” It is sometimes used to refer to the Holy Guardian Angel.
Being a poet and ceremonial magician, Crowley held in high esteem the power of invocations. In this case, coffee may work as a concentration tool for magical workings, artistic endeavors or daily rites.
But coffee has a very interesting history and many spiritual uses. Lots of people drink coffee on a daily basis so why not write your own invocation to coffee? By mixing its chemical effects with the benefits of prayer, we elevate our spirit and maybe give our coffee a richer taste.
I’m with you, @Francisco! Definitely a preference for tea But this is very interesting information about coffee magic and Crowley- and a good reminder that it’s a great practice to be mindful and appreciative while brewing!
Wow- a mixture of both black tea and coffee! I’ve never heard of this before, it sounds really interesting! I imagine it’s got a very strong kick of caffeine! What do you usually add to it, @janelle?
Black tea is great for, you guessed it, an energizer!
Red tea is great for connecting to the earth because of it’s high mineral count and Red tea is also known for its ability to improve heart health.
I have Mint- vitality, prosperity, and safe travels
** Star Anise- luck and psychic awareness**
** Thyme- strength**
** Honey- sweeten my grumpy morning**
** Rosemary- removing negative energies**
** Lavender- purity and love**
** Cloves- protection**
** Cinnamon sticks- raising spiritual**
** vibration(I ran out so they aren’t pictured)**
I also add some French Vanilla creamer here and there lol.
When I am stirring my drink, I start counter clockwise to banish any lingering energies that attach themselves during the night or even from the previous day. I tell yesterday thanks for the lessons!
Then I stir clockwise to bring in the new energies of the day. To bring abundance in various forms. To be present in my life and express gratitude. I check in with myself doing a body scan.
Ohhhh this is such great info- thank you, @janelle! I love how you included the uses for each of the herbs and spices too, it’s very helpful!
I especially love the use you wrote for honey Sunny golden and sweet syrup is a great way to brighten up a morning mood! My mother always said that a spoonful of local honey helps to prevent colds and allergies too, not to mention that the tasty stuff is rich in antioxidants and fights bacteria and fungus! A very tasty addition to morning tea
I’m going through a chai craving right now- I think it’s my love for Autumn and the traditional flavors of fall, although my taste buds are pretty far ahead of schedule- there’s still two months before Mabon and the Autumn Equinox! But this post has really given me a craving for something with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger
I’m not too experienced with red tea- this is great to know!
I always stir my drinks with intention!
Clockwise to attract something or anti-clockwise to banish.
I’m always muttering something under my breath!
I’ll repeat it 3 times in a rhyme and ‘seal’ it with a pentagram and ‘so mote it be’
The pentagram is new - I can’t remember where I read this - probably somewhere on pinterest but it’s a very satisfying end to the ritual before drinking!
This is so awesome! I drink loads of coffee so this is perfect for me. I have so many magickal things going on right now and this is going to help for sure. Thanks so much @Francisco for sharing this. I feel like I’m having the best day of my life. I plan on doing a ton of magickal reading today, I actually plan on reading out loud to my new wand to see if it can soak up some power from my words. Thanks again.
When I make coffee for my husband I stir it clockwise from the crescent waxing moon to the Full moon and counter clockwise from the Waning Gibbous moon to the New Moon. He has terrible health issues and I call on good health to come to him in the waxing and the bad health to leave him in the waning. I stir it nine times. I really don’t bother much with my coffee.
Well said! Never underestimate the power of coffee
When coffee arrived in Europe in the 16th century, clergymen pressed for it to be banned and labeled Satanic. But Pope Clement VIII took a taste, declared it delicious, and even quipped that it should be baptized.
Luckily for me (avid coffee drinker) that Pope Clement VIII didn’t give in - however, not sure about “baptizing” the drink LOL. Perhaps when we personally bless/set positive intentions may be considered baptizing? Tomorrow morning, I will definitely take a step back and give it some thought. Sorry, I’m the one that rushes straight to the coffee machine, pour myself a cup, and just “go-for-it”!