Okay, looks like we have some issues with a certain group ritual so I am gonna point a couple things out. The main issue that I see going on with this stuff is clarity of intent. The last group rite that I saw on here was sufficiently vague that there was no agreement on what the actual purpose of it was even among those who said “I’m in”. A few thought it was about battling fucking space aliens. It should come as no surprise that months later noone could tell me what the outcome was.
It is vital that the purpose of any ritual is concise and clear. The outcome should be something that can be described with the the five senses and there should be some kind of evidence procedure for knowing if it has worked, also rooted in the five senses. An evidence procedure is simply knowing what visible signs to look for as evidence of progress. Vague poetic statements of intent filled with occultnik jargon like “igniting the black alchemy of infernal gnosis to fuel ascent” sounds cool but really means nothing. It’s feelgood fluff and will do nothing in the end.
A clear goal is necessary if you want the purpose to understood. It is not enough to get a bunch of people to say 'I’m in". If there is not a proper understanding of the end goal then there is no true agreement and no unity of purpose. There is therefore a muddying of the waters and a dispersal of energies as each participant is focused on their own private idea of what they think the purpose is.
Instructions for the performance of the rite should also be clear and everyone should be on the same page as to what any symbology means. This is one of the difficulties involved in public rituals when everyone is trying to perform the exact same rite. An alternative approach here is to form a loose cabal of people all working on the same properly understood goal but each using their own methods. Not everyone is adept in the same things so this can work well at times.
Once the rite is done, this is where the evidence procedure kicks in. When a reasonable time has passed you start looking for the signs of progress. This way a decision can be made as to whether or not the rite should be repeated, tactics should be changed, or the situation left alone.