I have been thinking whether I should post this or not.
On one hand, I think that if you do your work properly you will have realized this yourself. Then, on the other hand, looking at all the utter bollocks published I think "maybe not".
I want to clarify that this is not an opinion or theory based on reading varioys books. This is 14 years of work with the ritual.
Dispelling the illusions:
The Lesser banishing ritual of the pentagram is not a ritual of exorcism. It will not cleanse and purify any space whatsoever.
The LBRP, is as Crowley himself writes, the stone of the wise.
When Crowley wrote the star ruby, it was not simply a thelemic way of banishing.
If there really is something haunting you or your house, th LBRP will not get rid of it. Sorry.
If you are cursed by someone who knows what they are doing an LBRP will not get rid of that.
The LBRP is not a magical circle whose purpose is to create an impenetrable circle of protection.
If an asshole 16 year old finds a nice hoodoo charm to f&ck you over with, you can LBRP as much as you want, that curse will work and you are screwed.
Wannabee or actual initiate.
The Golden Dawn system is a system of initiations. It is a mystery school. Few will agree with me on this. (As if I care). If you are not an initiate in the Golden Dawn, you will at most get 20% out of the potential of the system. You can read as much Regardie or Cicero crap as you want. You will not be able to work the system fully. You can get as many of your superb actor friends as you want to do a neophyte initiation for you, you will NOT be an initiate and therefor e you will miss out most of the finer points of the system.
Part x (addendum)
You can read as much about Voudu or Santeria as you want. without initiation you are NOT a Vouduisant or a Santero. Why do you have the audacity to think you are free to use something just because its western?
The LBRP is designed to be used in conjunction with the other hexagram and pentagram rituals and the other rituals of the RR et AC and G.D. system. Within that context it is a cog in the clock, a necessary step for what you are using it for.
Everything is True Nothing is True
You can use anything for anything and everything for everything. Re-read all chaosmagickal texts you can find.
'This true,, but not. Chaos is true in isolation not in context.
Alright wise-ass. So The LBRP is what then?
The LBRP has one single purpose:
"To create a sphere of no elemental influence, it creates a microcosmic world for you to perform your theurgic operations and experiments in."
That is all it doesn. Nothing else and nothing more. This is one of the Secrets veiled yet clearly stated about the Stone.
How does the LBRP do this? Clearly not by any specific Objective magick that makes it work no matter what or how.
It works by the symbolism of the Kabbalistic cross where you state and stand yourself between the Mystery and the created world. You then push away all elemental influence towards the four corners of the room.
Imagine having 4 different colored papers shredded on your livingroom floor. The pentagram you draw and project is the broom you use to shove them out. The circle you draw is the eternal circle symbolizing eternity and the angels you call on to keep the erected circle in place for you to carry on with your further work.
The LBRP does not "follow you around". You know the feeling you get when properly doing it? that is because you are in a place where nothing is affecting you. It is an Alchemical laboratory, a vessel that you just cleaned and sealed.
If you are still thinking about stuff from your day, you have not done the banishing properly. If you are worried its not working, you haven't done the banishing properly.
Your microcosm is where you can perform the operations of Theurgy (a later post) and theurgy is a way for you to interact with the things beyond the platonic forms of being using symbols that you have decided upon.
Now why doesn't this get rid of the Djab I send after your ass, the jinx your sisters boyfriend who is 16 threw on you or the dead grandma who got raped and killed in your livingroom?
Because you are just in a panic-room. THEY are still out there waiting.
If its simple elememtal beings, Gnomes, small liquids, larvae or general elemental wibes, then yeh, sure they will dissappear by a simple pentagram (that you know means what?) and your intention to keep them out. Anything more complex? May I suggest you have a think to WHY there is a purifying and cleaning with water and fire in the neophyte ritual and why priests sprinkle holy water and why burning sage gets rid of shit your silly LBRP can't?
The LBRP is the gateway to working alchemical Theurgy as practiced by the RR et AC. NOT a tool that keeps away stuff from you.