Most novices immediately seek out spirit intervention in magic, whether or not they can actually hear them. That is a grave mistake in my opinion, as communication is essential. What most don’t seem to know, is how to actually develop the ability to hear spirits. It’s a lot easier than you might think and doesn’t require any complex exercises, chakra meditations, visualizations etc.
I highly recommend that you focus on achieving this ability with one’s ancestors. They are your closest spiritual allies after all. I already wrote a thread for calling your ancestors here:
Now, to the actual technique. After calling the spirit, you will sit down before their altar or place of manifestation. You will listen. If you feel like you need to prompt them, write down some questions before hand and ask them during the session. After asking a question, just sit there and allow your mind to wander. If you hear voices, get images, feelings, etc. write them down as the answer. When a spirit speaks, it can be in words, images, random thoughts etc. that all come together in one’s head to form a coherent conversation. Once you’ve written down all your impressions for one question, move on to another. At the end of the session, use a yes/no divination device to determine how close you got. Repeat this at least once a week, until you are able to listen and understand them without the need to divine afterwards. Don’t expect results within one to two sessions. Depending on how spiritually sensitive you are, it can take a while to get down. But you must be patient. Magic requires patience. If you can’t wait to develop the ability to hear spirits, you shouldn’t be working spirits in the first place. So, that’s my little tutorial. Hope this helps all you novices!