Something occurred to me recently after reading a Reddit post on nightmares after working with Goetic spirits. I myself have experienced this, though they seem to happen only when I meditate on or chant their enns. When I do a full on evocation, or at least my approximation of one following the Demons of Magick methodology (no tools, just imagined circle, calling Uriel, Raphael, etc., using their provided sigil which is bordered by angels, etc etc etc) as opposed to the full on traditionalist method, I can’t seem to recall any instance where nightmares occurred after the working, though I could be wrong. But if all I do is chant an enn, or stare at a sigil, the nightmares seem to occur quite regularly, and I’ll even get visits from other spirits that like to cause problems.
On the other hand, my most intense experiences have been by chanting the enns, primarily because if I sit around chanting an enn for 2 or 3 hours, I’m guaranteed to enter such a deep state of trance that I’ll even see Orbs, feel great heat, and other phenomena.
So here’s the question: Why DO the nightmares occur? Is this a sign of malevolence from the spirit? Though I find this hard to believe, since I’ve had experiences with Goetic spirits that seemed overwhelmingly positive. So what’s the explanation?