So as of joining I have evoked him twice now. These were my first evocations and I wasn’t sure how they would work. Let me tell you, it went a lot better than I thought.
The first time it was about 23:00 and I had his Sigil on have floor in front of me illuminated by a candle. It was hot AF in my room so the window was open so the breeze could come in. It almost blew out the candle a few times but it was worth it not to roast. I had cleaned my room to prepare and then I started the evocation. On the 3rd time I called his name the candle, which had been flickering in the wind, stood straight up. The wind in my room completely stopped and the candle got several inches taller. I felt a presence, like someone behind me. I finished the ritual and as soon as the presence left the wind returned and the candle almost went out. Definitely a semi freaky but encouraging beginning.
The second time was this morning around 9:30. I had been reading “Evoling Eternity” as well as listening to Erics lectures, so I changed my perspective on the Sigil and on the whole process a bit. This time I called Raphael 7 times and when I felt the presence I knew he was there. It wasn’t sinister or even good, it just felt powerful. I asked him to give me his knowledge of medicine and his healing gift, and then at the end his presence diminished. To finish I burned the Sigil and scattered the ashes into the wind.
So that’s my first summoning experience. Any words of advice or helpful remarks for working with angels/spirits in general?