Creating Magickal Entities by David Cunningham.
So I picked this book up and its really a quick read. Its not what I was expecting or hoping for at all. This is basically simple servitor creation using Chaos magick, not that there is anything wrong with that but I was hoping this book would delve into some of the other methods of entity creation such as those incorporating the Tree of Life, folk magick methods such as a Toby/Mojo among others.Rabbi Judah Loew who was famous for his golem was mentioned only briefly with no real insight into his methods.
If you have literally any magickal experience you can skip the first few chapters as they are the usual regurgitation of Meditation, Visualization, Exercise and Diet to help build ones own energy.
As the book gets into the actual creation of the entity they bring up some methods I was not familiar with which seemed not really necessary but could aid one in the prepatory immersion of the entity’s creation. For example using a statement of intent as one would with a sigil and them using numerology to create a magick square as well as using the numerology found in the name to determine its features and gender.
Next they go I to different methods of programming such as using multiple symbols to create a sigil. In one example given for a house protection entity a simple symbol of a house, the Hebrew letter Beth, a Delta symbol, the rune Thusiaz/Thorn and the alchemical symbols of the sun and moon were used to all designate different functions of the entity.
Later simple methods of housing, calling, making contact and feeding are given. Again nothing is really in depth and is a general chaos magick method. Several Apendixes are given detailing different entities and how their use was determined by their creators.
All in all its not an impressive book but not a complete waste. I found some ideas such as the programming of the sigil to be intriguing and will likely try some of these methods out. Of one is looking for more diverse methods they should look elsewhere.