so I’ve read all the books of EA including the last one (I didn’t finish Spider and the Green Butterfly yet).
I performed three evocations of the same entity lately, namely Raphael. the reason I started doing this is because I am trying to magically sustain the physical recovery of a person that is very dear to me, and that has very little chance with the Western medicine.
I repeated the evocation every third day, doing it late during the night. I have used candles, a magic circle, that I have drawn on canvas, cup and dagger. No incense, as I used the mirror.
I progressively got a stronger and stronger feeling of a presence coming during the evocation. I delivered my request, and asked if an offering is needed. I got the image of some fresh grass, flowers and something like jewlery. I delivered it the next day with a sigil posted on the black mirror, an opened sigil and a prayer. The operation is finished today.
During the offering the energy was very intense, almost physical, not threatening, but surely humbling.
I made some observations and hope other more seasoned practitioners will share some suggestions.
Firstly, the energy that powers an evocation seems to flow out of yourself ~ that’s why I use meditation or other methods of ‘charging up’ before I do anything ~ but also from the implements that you use. I got a very clear feeling at one point that I can’t go any further due to the scarcity of my tools.
So I’ve started to look more into the grimoires, especially the GV, and saw there are alot of implements, and alot of time is aloted to their manufacturing. It seems that the specific formula of the implements functions as a code that ensures the eficacity of the operation. They say the evocation could be performed even without many of the tools, but if you want the spirit to work with you and for you, that is another problem.
Now I can’t help wondering… EA says in many of his book about offerings when he talks about his experiences, but when he outlines the practice there is very little detail about it.
I also wonder if we can use his method of evocation for any spirit from whatever grimoire ~ because most of them seem to be bound to a kind of pact / code that is outlined in the specific preparations for the evocation (which can take quite some time, and tend to be quite laborious).
Also, concerning the sigils, I plan to use one from the GV, is it ok to just open it using EA’s method? I mean each of the entities has some specifics that were supposed (at least traditionally) to be taken into account.
Thanks for reading,
PS: I haven’t looked for any signs of improvement of the ‘target’, didn’t specify any time frame, I just said, ‘as soon as possible’.