From Arnaud Vincote of Gallery of Magick Discussions and Experimentations:
Servitors are man-made entities. Working with these kinds of spirit have its drawbacks and its definitive advantages.
This article will mostly explain some particular details you should know about servitors. If you don’t know much about servitors, you should first read Damon’s “Magickal Servitors” book. If you don’t want to read it now, just keep in mind that servitors are spirits created by an occultist to charge it with a particular mission, and are fed by various mean, in order to get it to grow more powerfully.
THE KEY OF SACRIFICE
Damon gives instructions on how to feed servitors in his book, these instructions are great. However, I found out one incredible way to feed a servitor, it consists of performing a sacrifice.
“What? Do you mean something like killing an animal?” obviously not, I’m talking about SYMBOLIC sacrifice, where no living being will have to suffer. You could almost consider this as an offering, but it will be more powerful if you convince yourself that it is indeed, a sacrifice to some extent.
The idea is to take something which has a strong symbolic value and give it to your servitor in some theatrical fashion.
I’m not the one who came up with this idea of symbolic sacrifice, the person who created it is named Fenwick Rysen, he was a member of a well-known Chaos Magic order, the AutonomatriX Guild.
He gave birth to a servitor called Fotamecus. With this servitor, he could make time going faster or slower.
One day, he invited several friends to perform a ritual, where they sacrificed a clock by smashing it with a rock to make Fotamecus more powerful, do you see the symbolism behind this act?
After the ritual was done, they couldn’t seem to evoke Fotamecus to communicate with it. Fotamecus came back days later, announcing that the ritual has made him far more powerful and that he was ready to wield its power more than ever! This is the definitive proof that symbolic sacrifice is the way to go!
Fotamecus became a powerful servitor, fed and evoked by thousands of people around the world, today, it is still considered as one of the most popular servitors of Chaos Magic.
However, this makes Fotamecus more than just a servitor, it is a group servitor, or even, what we would call an egregore! Something more powerful than a common servitor and fed by many groups of people.
But the term egregore also refers to something else.
Want to know something crazy? Us, members of this particular Facebook group, we created an egregore. Not consciously, but we did.
Just by getting together with a common interest, forming a group and chatting about magic, we directed our energies unconsciously to the astral plane, and created some kind of entity, an egregore, a spirit just like a servitor, but fed by the interactions of our group.
Every political party, every sports club, every corporation and in short, every group of people, have an egregore.
Some people think that communicating and feeding the egregore of the group can improve the group itself, I strongly believe this, and has done this in the past.
Does it give you the idea to get in touch with our egregore?