Today I was having a long discussion with a ‘partner in crime’ about the LBRP on how to end the ritual. As I consider it being an invocation, calling into yourself the energy of the spirits, I never dismiss the entities at the cardinal points afterwards, I only give my thanks.
He told me that the LBRP is not an invocation but rather an evocation, because you invite the entities (archangels, gatekeepers of hell, whatever system fits you) to acompany you during the ritual, so you should always clearly dismiss the powers so they don’t stick around.
After the discussion I immediately performed an evocation of google but it didn’t give me a clear answer. Some people state it’s an invocation, other say it’s definitely an evocation. There’s also a third group who claims there’s no difference between the two, that the entities always manifest when you call upon them, whether it’s their energy or a full physical manifestation.