As I venture towards conjuration via the fourth of the 4 Incantations by EA Koetting, it occurs to me that I have a couple of basic fears that I’d like advice on about overcoming. These are likely products of attending Catholic school (despite my family not being Catholic - a story for another time) and also watching a great many horror movies over the years (starting with the Ring when I was 11). Anyways, here they are; any advice is appreciated.
The first is that I am terrified of mirrors, particularly when they are in the dark. I refuse to have mirrors in my bedroom. So, the thought of mirror scrying, a basic technique that many have mentioned on this forum, is terrifying to me. And being a naturally high-strung person I think largely increases the chance that I’ll freak myself out with a mirror before actually accomplishing anything occult or magickal. Anybody got advice on this?
The second is a bit more basic - I am generally afraid of the dark, but only when I’m alone. If my husband is lying next to me, I don’t mind the lights being turned off, but if he’s not, I can’t sleep without my bedside lamp on. As most LHP rituals call for darkness (and no, candle light doesn’t help, just makes the fear worse), this is a pretty big setback. I’m sure I’m not the only one, though. So, anybody got advice on this one too?