Theme song for this first part is the hour long version of Kavinsky’s Night Call. Pop it into a new window and enjoy. Or don’t.
I’ve been preparing to start the KoF rituals this morning. The initial symbols and incantations have been drawn in the front, I’ve written out the order of the Gate opening ritual. Read and reread various passages to reduce the number of times I mess up until I find the rhythm that experience typically provides.
I was guided towards using a pendulum to determine which of all the Kingdoms to start with. The thought of simply starting from the front and following the presented pattern left me with the impression that there was a better way to go about it. I listed out all of the kingdoms and then just ended up using my pen and listening to the impressions I got when I ran over them all with my eyes closed. I kept hitting on the Kingdom of Blue Flame. Thus, the first entity will be the Grand Demon Satagraal.
I decided to open the gate first and go through it before opening the Kingdom of Blue Flame square.
I energetically drew the circle, the triangle, the inner circle of the triangle, and the other symbols both inside and outside these areas. I thought about using chalk or pencil, since I am moving in less than ix months and don’t want to repaint. The truth is that I don’t have the space to do it any other way than energetically, if it has to be large enough to be in. I opted to sit instead of lay in it and had to do it in daylight. Everything laid out, it was time to get to it.
I began the banishment and protection incantations and the incantation for the gate. Three quarters of the way through the gate incantation, I realized I forgot the symbols at the top of the “drawn” gateway. While I knew I could continue and it would work, it felt off. It was at this point that I heard an unknown voice say, “(draw them) and start over”. I did and noticed it was certainly much stronger at the same point.
(I did do it around 1030 am, as it was going to be the best time for privacy for the rest of the day. I felt it would’ve been more immersive (and require less focus) and had fewer neighborhood distractions at night.)
The gate opened. I projected into it and found myself in a nothingness that seemed both vast and confined. It was different than projecting myself into the Abyss in my work through of The Necromancer. The “air” was still, dead still, but with an infinite potential that was just on the verge of humming with strength. Very strange and nothing I’ve felt before. I paused for a while to simply exist in it. I could also tell I wasn’t entirely alone. Another presence was diffuse, but there, paying attention to what I was doing. I knew it wasn’t Satagraal, but it didn’t feel like a threat. I also couldn’t pinpoint exactly where it was.
I decided to work towards manifesting my ideal life in the future. There is a scenario I work on in the mundane (both mundanely and magically). I brought it to the Regnum Spiritus, envisioned it, felt its success, and sent it off. I don’t cling to it when I give it “boosters” and wouldn’t here, either. I’m simply paying for it in advance.
But it wouldn’t leave. It remained attached to me I tried several times to get it to go, but it wouldn’t. Was this somehow a frivolous request? I felt that wasn’t the case. So, on a whim, I posed it to the working itself.
“Your health”, I heard. I wasn’t expecting an answer, which was clearly coming from myself in some way. I added in the health component (which I had left out), and it took of without delay. That was odd and I had no idea why I even thought to “ask” it. (I considered leaving this part out, but left it in, since it was part of the experience).
I did forget to mention that I could “see” the Blue Kingdom when I first landed to wherever I landed in that place. It seemed close, yet distant. I felt I could’ve travelled to it, but knew I should open it properly at least the first time.
The working done, I returned to the present.
I grabbed the square for the kingdom and opened it. I could already feel Satagraal’s notice as the gateway was overlaid with the square for the kingdom. I spent a little more time gazing into it after it opened, to sync more with the changes in the environment. I opened Satagraal’s sigil and knew he was expecting me. I projected into the square.
And knew I was not in the Blue Kingdom. I was looking at an idyllic rolling countryside and the castle in front of me had onion shaped domes more like those seen in the Russian Orthodox Church. I knew that the voice and presence I had heard and felt was inside of it. I knew that there was a strong association with the color blue, which was on only one of the towers of the three I could see.
I went inside and was greeted by an entity that looked more scholarly than warrior-like. There was no fierceness in him and I didn’t pick up on any particular skill or affinity. He could sense my confusion and knew I had no mistrust of him (which is odd for me).
“I will help guide you, when needed” was all he said and I knew the conversation was done. I could also feel Satagraal was ready for my arrival and that he knew this was happening.
I instantly moved into the blue nebulous environment of the Blue Kingdom. I was only there for a few seconds before I found myself standing before Satagraal. He was certainly more serious, with a deeper focus than the previous entity. He looked at/through me and nodded, “Call on mine”. I also got a quick flash that the trip to the other location was planned. The meeting was done before I could ask who would even be first. I returned.
Since the gate was going to be used for the whole path, I decided to keep it open, with restrictions on who and what could come through and for what reasons. I blooded a piece of paper I connected to it, stated my intention, pushed them into the paper, and burnt it. I’ll have to put in an exception for it when I do the banishment and protection portion of the ritual. I will also no hesitate to close it if the energies become a problem.
After doing some digging, I found that I had gone to the Third Kingdom of Flames and met Frontasch, the Spirit Guide. Made sense.