I use triangles a lot for things, but not as a manifestation base - to attempt to answer this & M_K’s last post, the trad. Triangle Of The Art has 3 names round the outside, “Tetragrammaton,” “Anaphaxeton” and “Primeumaton” - spellings seem to vary when I quickly double-checked this online.
Then you have the name Michael wrapped (like Raphael’s “mantra wrap”) round as well. Here’s an example:
Because I never even touched on trad. grimoire magick until relatively recently, this had no place in my working repertoire, I just evoked spirits without it, so when I learned more about grimoire magick, I didn’t bother with it because I was doing fine anyway, getting full evocations and so on.
Also I didn’t come to this with the idea demons are “Grr” and want to damn you to hell etc., so I didn’t see the need to use “godnames” (if they are that - this blog post is quite interesting, looks at the Greek origins of the 3 names), and an angel’s name as enforcer.
BUT - that said, the name-wrapping method Raphael gave me works, and he told me that the use of the name Michael like that was similar, in terms of helping with the working - it’s not something I’ve had any significant problems with, but then I’ve been doing magick a long time and already have spirits I trust “on my side”…
I see no reason NOT to use it - but when I asked one of the demonic Kings what they would prefer, he suggested a plain black hexagon, and there’s a post I made about that here.
There are links to the black hexagonal shape on Saturn as well… anyway that’s what a trad. Triangle is like, that’s why I don’t use one, and that’s what I use instead. Sorry this is a bit long!
I might use one at some point because some of those Greek names are appearing in my discoveries, and seem to mean something slightly different to the “godname” theory, fates willing I’ll post about that if it turns out to be interesting.
ETA - I also meant to say I don’t know why this one differs, I didn’t follow up on the links posted with it, but my guess is that the wording on the trad. Triangle is to cause a suspension of normality (via the use of names of power/godnames/sacred geometry) as this seems to be the key to most magickal tools like circles, triangles, etc.
You have reality running as probablistic clockwork/weave, but you want to make an improbable thing happen, and/or a thing that violates normality, like a demon popping up for a chat.
So in order to do this (ref: The Kybalion’s use of laws) you invoke a higher level of law than everyday reality, in this case the creativity/power of God/your godself, you also maybe block some forces that would prevent your will becoming manifest.
That SEEMS to be the link between all tools (circles, triangles, hexagons etc). Don’t take my word for this though, I’m just speculating, albeit I think I’m onto something.
If that theory’s true then maybe this one was designed with powerful symbolism related to certain spirits/gods/forces who can also block/suspend clockwork reality.
I’m really rambling now & shall can it, soz. :[/quote]
I enjoy your ramblings. I for some reason thought you used one, I don’t use one myself and from what I’ve read on here the spirits hate the triangle. Your post brought to mind a Mark Alan Smith article about how he evoced Belial using a triangle and some enochian tablets and Belial told him to get rid of the tablets and the “god” names around the triangle.