In evocation, I notice many variables in place when you evoke an entity. In the Goetia, there are specific formulas one must employ in order to summon the demon. The entity is forced in into a triangle with threats, where the demon is obligated to fulfill the requests of the magician. The circle is so ornate that it would take weeks to complete, and it is covered with threats through the names of archangels and YHWH.
Then I see EA’s circle. He claims it is writing given to him by demons. I don’t doubt it. I have never seen him do anything that appears contrived. It’s all legit as far as I’m concerned. The channeling he used must have been intense.
Then, in EA’s video of a seminar where he includes a picture of his office space, there’s a circle with a triangle in the center of it, written in chalk on the floor. In another video, while summoning Azazel, EA creates the circle by laying rocks out, and pouring salt around the circle to absorb energies. I don’t remember quite why, but I do recall there was more than one reason. Finally, in the last evocation, I see EA with torches set in a circle.
Now, when I evoke, different methods have worked at different times. However, if full appearance is what the magician is striving for, is the Solomonic Circle the only way to go? Is the variation I see in the circles because they serve a different purpose; prophetic revelation, enhancement of power, full appearance, tutelage; or is this just coincidence?
Are variations the norm? Should they be? Does it all come down to intent, and what brings you to the place, mentally, where you can get close enough.
Thanks for any insights, everyone.