when evoking, i place items in the triangle as offerings including certain metals associated with the particular spirit. for example, gold for goetic kings.
i’ve found that the metal resonates with the spirit to some degree and acts as a sympathetic “talisman” to draw them towards the triangle in order to manifest. interestingly, after ritual, the metal object carries the resonance of the particular spirit for a a long while and is not easily banished.
i’m wondering how one would go about charging an item or intentionally allowing it to act as a gateway for specific daemonic entities. for example, a piece of jewelry associated with Azrael would align the owner/wearer with death and necromantic energy. i want to go beyond the basic squares and pentacles of the planets (i.e, mars for activity and violence) and focus the currents of particular entities into these objects.
they could then be used as a sympathetic link to that particular spirit/s and confer upon the owner the benefits (and no doubt the pitfalls) of the daemon’s nature. i believe this could aid ascent if the magician actually wants to become more like the possessing daemon, gain the abilities of the daemon, or if they work with particular entities a great deal and would like to infuse their life with the entities’ energies outside of a ritual setting.
finally, i don’t want to simply engrave an entity’s sigil on something and call it finished. i understand there are some benefits to this approach, but by the same token, a sigil does its best work when it’s opened and the associated spirit is evoked. i want the objects i have in mind to act as a surrogate home or gateway for the entity, and not simply become aligned to the spirit’s vibration (as is the case with sigils). obviously, selecting the correct metal for a particular spirit already “aligns” it somewaht, so i’m looking way beyond the elementary sympathetic practices.
kind regards, james.