I’d first like to say that I’m new to forums in general. I did try the search feature to find anything on what I’m about to ask but nothing came up. So I apologize if I have blinders on and this has been asked already.
A little bit about my magick career so far. I’ve been actively practicing for about two months now, I’ve gotten to the point where I can enter the TGS and keep it going. I wanted to make sure I had this down before any attempt at evocation, which took up most of the two months as I started from scratch. As of now I only have three evocations under my belt, the first I felt didn’t work and the following two I was getting responses internally immediately (among other things). No thinking, no pauses, but responses to my questions and requests. Old hat to most of you but exciting for me.
These evocations have all been with King Paimon, one thing I had asked of him was to help me become a better practitioner and that I wished to get to know him. He agreed, advised me to take all of this very seriously (He actually said this both times we spoke, almost stressing it as to avoid getting on his bad side) and to contact him the next seven nights. Now immediately I’ve been seeing an effect. If I have a question, I find the answer immediately either in a book or on some online resource (Like I knew exactly where to go, only I didn’t), fantastic information I was unaware of is just popping up, meditation seems easier, I feel more focused, and strangely today a strong desire to purchase a censer and incense (I’ve been using incense sticks).
Evoking one entity this many times in the beginning without evoking any other, is this to be avoided? Should I be practicing this art with other entities and not just one for this length of time at this point in my career?
Should I limit the number of evocations I perform in one day? I know one can evoke numerous spirits at a time but what about numerous different spirits in a day in separate rituals?
Is it normal to lose track of time during this process? I feel as though less time has elapsed than what my clocks say when I finish, almost as though I’ve been somewhere else during the evocation and upon returning a sort of time dilation has occurred.
One last question to tack on: what is the consensus on offering gifts to an entity? I’ve found that some people do it and others not. While I’m not worshiping these entities, nor have I been asked for anything, I do feel as though a sign of gratitude/respect should be shown for the work they are doing. I’m not offering blood but small things such as a glass of wine, tobacco, water, incense, usually a liquid and something solid.