Hello everyone. Im very new to the Goetia and spirit invocation in general. Ive only called one other demon before, who was Furfur, and despite being accompanied by thunder and storms his presence seemed quite mild and friendly.
Last night while using my scrying mirror I called out in my mind to any spirit that could hear me and I got a reply. He said he was Asmodaus and told me to look him up in the Goetia so I did. I realized I had been coming across the name for a couple of days and even came across it a few more times shortly after this experience without ever intending to. I tried to focus in order to make my will known to him and he said to me “Cease your desires! I am not here to grant wishes! I am here to test you. If you pass you will have access to all demons under my command.”
Basically he had me perform 3 acts as quickly as I could, one right after the other. I wont go into details but they were acts that almost immediately put me into a state of heightened elation. I sat in front of the mirror again and heard his voice much clearer, almost as if he were actually in the room with me and physically speaking. He said “This is the key to spirit communication. States of ecstasy, when focused, will open the gates.” Then he was gone. Just like that it was over.
I had never learned much about Asmoday beforehand so once I started looking at sources online and saw that he is usually one of the more… intense spirits in the goetia I got a little nervous. He didnt seem like the type to give something for nothing especially having not been summoned. I am appreciative of the lesson he gave but should I take precautions when summoning from now on and if so where do I start? Or is this an example of a demon just being helpful in my time of need? (I had been thinking on how to communicate more easily with spirit lately) If anyone can shed some light on the situation I would be most thankful.