In turn, I really wouldn’t recommend this attitude if you want success.
You may be a bit uncomfortable commanding spirits, but it really helps the magick to work. Commanding is not to be done rudely, or anything like that, but it is giving a request and simply knowing they will bring you what you want, and speaking to them like you have the right to speak with them.
Agreed. It also helps to not look like a weakling or a pushover, or reliant on charity - because you’re simply none of these things - this is giving your power away and being inauthentic, and that’s always going to lead to problems.
It does depend on the entity and your relationship, but being slightly formal and professional goes a very long way, imo.
I used to think, that, and in some cases that’s still going to be true, because it depends what you mean by it - there are some that stand there and literally command you to command them… it happened to EA, and it happened to me and few others I think…
it’s not about barking orders, it’s about getting in the right headspace and having the confidence to direct the energy correctly.
In qigong the way they put it is, to KNOW that it’s flowing right - not ask, hope or believe: know. This is how to have command. This is mastery. And shit just works.
So, I think there’s more of an issue with the English language being inadequate and having too many filtered meanings here more than anything.
I still don’t agree that they expect to be commanded with authority, @DarkestKnight is a ceremonial magician if I’m not mistaken, which is a type of Magick I never did and never will do, I use enns or prayer, it’s how I called many Infernals, including Satan
Well man do you I guess…if you’re satisfied with the results your getting then stick with the philosophy and practice you’ve got.
I’m curious though what you dislike about ceremonial magick. When practiced properly it’s safe and highly effective.
Ok I’m curious bro I’ll share something that happened a few weeks ago. During an evocation of Duke Agares the spirit showed up and immediately left the triangle and started coming towards me, then it started to go around my circle on my sides…now what would you do?..
I’m going to tell you what I did. I told him “No” in clear and certain terms. I then directed him to be seated in the triangle. He complied, I wasn’t asking him I was telling him.
What could have happened if I didn’t have the balls to direct the spirit? Do you understand what I’m saying?