Let’s get some interesting conversation in here.
It seems that in this entire forum there’s an odd reliance on others; ‘newbies’ are pandering to the more advanced members for ‘help’. For those more advanced members, I have a question for you:
Seeing as we all practice differently and have separate influences, where do you get your main influence? Do you take the grimoiric approach and implement ‘sacred’ tools and designs, with the formulaic invocations and such and use it to access the Other realms? Or do you Listen to the spirits and use their knowledge, letting their rituals and Forms seep into your Being?
I understand that using the grimoiric approach will produce the latter in time, but I’m asking what your main influence is. I saw on EM that TWF is going to begin work with the ‘The Book of Abrasax’ and his work with that grimoire will be mainly influenced by the ideas put forth by Cecchetelli in that work. Additionally, you can see that Poete is heavily influenced by the mythos of the Lemegeton and has invested much time into investigating and decoding those puzzles.
Myself, I shy away from reading other people’s works and have limited my collection of occult books to keep my Work more individualized.
So again, where is your main influence?