How do you tell if the spirit you are evoking is the right spirit?
I am currently working with a spirit who claims to be Vine. When I first started building this relationship the spirit and I have, I asked him this… “Are you Vine?” His reply was strange to me, but I am not very experienced so accepted it… “I am the only Vine. No others can share my name less they be destroyed.” Was his reply.
I also scryed him into a door. He appeared as what I would describe as a clown like figure, a jester, with horns.
Also another experience I had with him that was rather odd, was a time I was at a friends house. My friend and I where hanging out and he ended up falling asleep. Upon my friend drifting off I started to hear a tapping. As if someone was tapping their fingers on the wall. 1, 2, 3, was the pattern. Though at times would be 1 tap rather than 3 consecutive taps. Though I don’t believe the taps to be important here. I then got myself into a meditative state to see if I could visualise any spirits in the room. Now I did not see anything with my own eyes but the image I got in my head… Well most people would call it terrifying. He appeared as a black figure or black mass, formless. His eyes where a solid color, though I don’t remember the color. He held a staff in one hand, at the end with a serpents head. and held a chain in the other, linked to a giant dog. The dog was barking and even sniffed me (I felt that physically.). Though he pulled the chain and yelled at it. I felt as if it would be nature to be scared though I was not… I was fascinated and excited. Upon my friends waking up to take me home, he parted and the taping stopped. Keep in mind the tapping continued through this entire experience.
I would like to think that this is Vine, but I do not trust him. The only real evidence I have to go on that he is who he says he is, is that he was told me the future more than once. And everything he has told me played out exactly as he said it would. And future telling is within his grimoire-ic description.
The reason I am here is because I have built a decently deep relationship. He has agreed to be my guardian and guide, though nothing binding. He says that if I no longer want a relationship with him that I may end it and we will have no further communication. Though, obviously I still do not trust him…
What are some methods I can use to see if it really is the real Vine and not some parasite? I still find his reply to my question odd, and really don’t know what to think of it. Is it even possible for a demon to destroy an imposter? Like I said a lack of experience and knowledge has brought me here. I have always received good help on these forums, and hoping someone would be kind enough to help me out (Once again).
I plan on doing a set of two evocations with him soon to seal up a deal him and I made. During these evocations I would like to find out the truth on whether or not he is who he says he is.