I have recently begun a practice dedicated to an understanding of the nature of Apep that may be beneficial towards anyone trying to work with the true, raw, limitless force that is Apep.
Firstly, I will speak on how I was introduced to the mystery of Apep, before I came to know of It.
Three years ago, I woke into a state of strong sleep paralysis. In that motionless state, I slipped into a vision of an “entity” I had never witnessed before. In the midst of a vicious sandstorm, a towering, almost worm-like entity was facing me. Its head was covered in slate-gray scales, a peaked and jagged head, the point of which terminated in a sharp beak of those same stone-like scales. It had no eyes to speak of. Beneath the beak was a massive open mouth, full of the same scales, truly cavernous and awe-inspiring.
The being suddenly unleashed an enormous cracking sound, a sort of bellowing detonation that is truly difficult to describe. I immediately felt a sense of such utter doom and dread, a certainty that I was sitting in the face of something unstoppable.
Another Egyptian deity presented itself following this portion, but that isn’t relative to this instruction.
After my vision, I was rampant on discovering what entity I had encountered. I had little to no experience in Egyptology, but stumbled upon the old stories of the flint-headed primordial entity, Apep, the very face of entropy and destruction. I researched Its mythology, the nature of the entity’s binding, the history of the universe before the Gods of Egypt came to be.
After a great deal of time fearing working with the entity, one day, I took the dive. Using Kenneth Grant’s research on Apep’s seal, and stripping away the inclusion of any other Gods on the rendering of Apep’s seal (to remove the filter and restriction of those forces on Apep), I forged my first talisman, using a human scapula segment, gold, and dragon’s blood. I invoked the forces of Apep to rest within the talisman, and after ritual dedication in the feverish spontaneity that I know to have been prompted by those forces, I put the talisman around my neck.
This next part is not to dissuade anyone from the pursuing of Apep, since following this, my rewards have been great.
Firstly, the sensation of the talisman as a conduit of Apep was invigorating. It was like being plugged into a wall socket of tension, like feeling a tearing ocean spilling through and trying to jut out in any direction it could. My aggression was immediately up, as was a sort of malevolence.
Within a matter of hours, I was in a car accident. A whole host of negative happenings arose, multifarious in nature. However, I stuck with the talisman and the current for two weeks, acclimating to the current. I constructed a charging vessel full of sacraments I refer to as the “Grave” that I use to charge my and any other talismans of Apep I create, though it isn’t inherently necessary over time.
Once understood and acclimated to, this current can be directed to do absolutely astounding acts of entropy and damage to the enemies of a Practitioner who works with Apep. I have been working with this force for some time now, and it is effective in producing calamities, curses, destruction, storms, and truly any realm of magick a magickian can apply their mind to (in more advanced ways).
Apep, I have come to learn, is in no way a traditional sentient entity. It is the raw force of energized chaos and infinite possibility that bears a psychical visage, given personality because of how it filters through the human psyche and the magickal hyperspace. It is pure magickal force, inclined towards the destabilization of systems as it encounters them. Apep is a face of the Void, a font by which power may be drawn.
My magickal practice has been greatly affected by working with Apep, and has evolved into a strange and wending tree of essences and deities, from Pythia to Osiris and Horus, a vast magickal system of personal understanding, or magickal virtues, is hidden.
I do hope this is in some way helpful.