Hello all - not my first post, but certainly my first thread. I was hoping that some of you more experienced magicians with families of your own would be able to offer some advice/thoughts on this matter.
I’ve always been drawn to the occult at a young age but would have to refer to myself as mainly an ‘armchair magician’ through the years, mostly reading and doing meditation, chakra work and simple ritual, such as the LBRP. Until recently finding E.A.'s work, I found myself stuck, as I didn’t know where to venture into, and ended up losing some of my occultic interest. Thankfully, I’m back into it full swing now, I’m very excited and I have ordered E.A.'s complete works as my ‘manual’. Having said that, my main concern with any magickal work, namely evocation is this:
My wife and I are expecting our baby boy to be brought into this world toward the end of January, which obviously will take a major priority among my life, which is sure to change in drastic ways - this is our first child.
I have heard E.A. say that he will rarely practice evocation in his home as his young daughter is living there and he doesn’t want to have her life affected by the spirits/energies/entities and that if he does, he will always banish afterward.
So I suppose the question that has been racking my brain is if any of you have experience in this area of doing magickal work in your home but having a small child/baby living in the same home? I do have my own studio/temple area, which has a door and will be explicitly the only place where I perform any ritual or magickal work. Would it be clear to say that things are safe as long as I am banishing the energies afterward, the baby is not in the room with me, and I’m not evoking any particularly nasty demons at the start of this path? Do any of you refuse to do any work with children in your home? Is my concern unneeded?
Any advice is VERY appreciated, as this is really my only real ‘fear’, if you want to call it that.
I was planning on actually doing some sigil magick, possible evocation soon to the Archangel Raphael for the healthy birth of my boy and a safe delivery for my wife.
Thoughts? Thanks everyone.