This question keeps popping up in my head for a few days now and I’m wondering what your thoughts are.
The reason this is bothering me is because I sometimes don’t have the time, or am not in the right state of mind to make a more elaborate type of thing.
Part of my question was answered by @Nagash 's thread:
This kinda partially validated my point of view as I too always thought that once you’ re tuned into the spirit realm, there’s an invisible connection that acts like a “highway”. They here and feel you.
So, if I am able to communicate with and even attract different entities/spirits through my thoughts, why all the buzz about rituals?
Why are there such detailed instructions on what candles to use, where to place them, how often to chant an enn, when tu turn left and what to wear?
I kinda get that a well thought out ritual gets the practitioner in certain state of mind, but why the warnings that if it’s not done “correctly” it won’t work (or even might be harmful).
But performing such rituals just for the sake of doing it without feeling the connection? What if I just feel like lighting a simple candle (or not) and quietly state what I want?
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy reading instructions on such elaborate rituals, and sometimes putting in more effort and preparation into my own. But then I often feel pressured to “do it right” and end up doing nothing at all. And I think many new practitioners also get overwhelmed and scared.
So, to make a long story short: Why rituals & what’s the “benefit” of performing them?