[quote=“Mephistor, post:1, topic:8161”]Basically i would like to add the Notion of Devotional Practice to my Paradigm toward a Deity Like Krishna and Shiva, but i really have no Clue how to do so while Keeping my Key Belief of Self-Deification and of Being the Master of my Own Existence,
Any Suggestion, Opinion or Advice will be really appreciated Thanks![/quote]
Hi my friend,
It is possible for magical practitioners to use both ritual (Intentional related ) and ceremonial rites that are performed out of appreciation for something, to honour what has already passed.
Ceremony is also a mark of celebration to appreciate what we have and show attention to the present as ritual is very much concerned with the future, as its intentions are geared to instigate an outcome.
You could quite easily set up a separate altar as a magical space devoted towards another entity. This would allow you to separate your ritual work from devotional rites. This altar could still be in the same room as your main work space but set up in a completely different way such as a shelf or hanging bird cage for example.
The presence of different altars allows you to separate your attention in others ways magically without disrespecting one for the other , or even putting one above the other.
Just make sure you look after this ritual space by keeping it clean and tidy > and most importantly, once you have finished with any rites there than please clean up and rectify the space back to how it is usually kept or this could be to your own detriment once the space has become active through usage, consecration or dedication.
I recently committed the same magical crime and I suffered in ways that many would call BAD LUCK, simply because I forgot to respect this very active space by rectifying it back to a more neutral state after ritual practice
Take heed of the above my friend as an activated altar devoted to either one or more entities must be respected and looked after, which is an act of devotion within itself.