opening for ceremonies
performed in the Western Esoteric Tradition
, of which the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram
would be an example.
The practitioner utilizes a series of gestures, vocalizations and visualizations to attain an altered state of consciousness designed to place one in the 'Center of the Universe'. Thus through balancing oneself in this manner, one may call down (or forth) the divine force into the self.
Reference should be made to the Qabalistic Tree of Life from which this ritual was constructed.