[quote=“KenTabor, post:6, topic:3980”][quote="-TWF-, post:5, topic:3980"]For starting out I’d recommend
-Two forms of divination, one for yes/no one for additional insight
-A scrying device, black mirror, crystal ball, black bowl of water
-Candles, they’re for more than just ambience. Fire is a gateway and can be used to both amplify intention and help one drop into trance.
Circles, chalices and athames are usuable but more in a ritualistic format and don’t have much magical use outside of being representations of elemental forces imo.
Other than that focus more on building real relationships with the spirits you work with instead of picking some demon of the week to get something done for you.[/quote]
I’ve been trying to get my act together and start gather things to get serious about this.
Once I pick a spirit to work with if they have a color associated with them I’ll get some in that color.
If I can find a specific scent that a grimoire recommends then I’ll get that. I can crush it up in a black bowl I have and it will burn that way.
Same thing here based on the spirit I decide to work with I’ll write that out. I don’t really know what to do other than just print it out on some paper.
Any recommendation on a grimoire with a list of demons in it? I mean I can search Google, but didn’t know if there was already a reliable source. Preferably one with a lot of information on well known demons. My plan is to find one that’s has an office appropriate to my goal and just go with what my gut tells me.
I think I can go buy a big black bowl and fill it with water, but I wouldn’t know how to use it. Any advice or resources for this?
Having something to be able to signal yes and no would be amazing. I’m on a low budget here so what would you recommend?
My living room is empty. I don’t have any furniture so it’s prime for a place to meditate in. EA talks about his circle being 6 feet and the triangle of manifestation measurements in his “calling upon hell” book. Can I just draw that on the floor with some chalk? I don’t have any materials to build something and his circle mat is like $300. Ideas there?
When I have all this stuff going, incense, candles, black bowl of water etc. how will I know what to look at or pay attention too. Concentrating hard enough to get into theta brainwaves I might miss something. How do I know when to open my eyes and look for signs?
I’m going to have to read the evocation as I don’t have the process or steps memorized for my first time. I don’t think this is a problem as EA talk about his book being on the altar. Thoughts on this?
EA says when you do an evocation the demon ALWAYS shows up. It’s just a matter of if you can communicate with it or not. When I dismiss it to go do what I said how do I know it won’t linger? I need stuff to get done. Not this poltergeist shit around my house. Do work! LOL![/quote]
You can do that but it’s not necessary. If your just going to use them for ritual lights buy the glass 7 day candles, you can get a case for about $50. That will give you a years worth of candles as you won’t be burning them down in one sitting.
If you’re going to be doing candle magic I suggest free standing candles, some place like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby should have any color you want year round.
You can buy a 1lbs bag of copal for cheap and it will last forever, you’ll need an incense burner meant for charcoal (swiftlite). Some go to incense is
Print it out and then trace over it with a marker or pen, if you use oils you can dress the sigil in an oil appropriate for the task you’re doing sigil magic for or a complimentary oil to the spirit.
If your going to be using Koetting’s system I’d reccomend his spirits first Kingdom of Flam/Book of Azazel. Don’t tackle Goetia until you know what you’re doing. You have to find a spiritnthat calls to you not whatothers think would be good.
Buy the Works of Darkness ebook. It will answer most of your questions and is a solid starter guide to doing this kind of magic. It will answer most of your questions and give you a good foundation.
The bowl of water is used just like a scrying mirror only it won’t cost $40 lol.
As far as the divination you can use a pendulum, a tarot deck that answers yes/no (Quest Tarot), there are many binary systems that can do this for you. Personally I do not go into trance for divination, never found it necessary. Just ask the question and go blank while performing the divination, you do not want your subconscious influencing the answer.
You can make a circle on a sheet and use that. You can make a nice one for less than $25. This took about 2 weeks to do in my spare time.