Hello E.A. Koetting, I’ve been thinking about what you said in the first video of Mastering Evocation. You were raised in a Mormon household, with a very religious family, yet you were able to go to a cave and succesfully contact a demon. I was raised in a household of Yhwh yet since I was 14 I’ve always felt that eventually I would be unhappy with it and start to pursue magick to get what I want. I’ve been inactive for 4 years with the religion, not handing any reports and missing weekly meetings, as well as many major events.
I am in the process of writing my letter of disassociation, in case I need to do this step as an official indication of my intent since 4 years ago.
Has your Mormon upbringing held back results in your evocation at first or did it not really matter? Has it interfered in any way even when you were not practicing the religion? I want to know this, because I’m using sigils and gazing and getting faint glimpses of something. Yet I want to be sure if the results will be much better and clearer if I make the disassociation more official.
Edit: I would like to add that my great uncle, my grandmother’s uncle, was a practioner of magick most likely in voudon practices. That was the last of magick practioners in our family and I seem to be the only one interested in many generations.