Thank You for the insight, Euoi
This begs yet another question for me (perhaps better addressed in a separate thread):
In the working of Magick, is an intermediary indispensable in bringing to bear the necessary energies to achieve the desired result? Being generally accepted across the wide spectrum of practitioners that humans produce and emit energy which affects the same ethereal medium in which discorporate entities wield preponderant influence, would the marshaling and intentional focus of ones own spiritual puissance be sufficient for most spells (albeit lacking the potential potency afforded through allied force)?
I appreciate your judgment, and will post this as a new thread if you think it more appropriate.