No and no.
Simple distinctions such as this rarely have any sort of magical effect.
Furthermore, the books depict other tools that are used to engrave, cut, draw, and sharpen, but I'm unsure as to whether or not all of them are required.
Only if you want to waste your money on something that you may evolve out of within the month. Talismans can be duplicated, enhanced, and copied astrally.
I read that the most ancient ceremonial magick never required the practitioner to actually separate all of these jobs into separate tools, and rather that this factor was created from the European grimoires.
Pretty much. The body is the primordial tool.
For this reason I am wondering if these tools are actually all required.
They are not.
I understand that all the items worn, other than the shoes, must be of silk or of linen, and that the shoes must be of white leather, but must shoes be worn?
I’ve evoked in Halloween costumes before. In fact, I would argue that if you wear anything during ritual, it should be a costume of some sort, as appearances are just energy patterns and if you wear a resonant costume you’ll increase the intensity of the ritual.
I was told that all of the tools must be created by the magician. Is this true?
Generally better, not necessary.
My final question about Solomonic Evocation and it's material side is, do all of the tools have to be dedicated to their jobs and Solomonic Evocation, or can they also be used for other magicks?
Depends on how deep you intend to dive. If you’re going to be using the tools to the letter of Solomonic evocation, you might want to invest in other tools for other systems.
My curiosity about the magick and rituals themselves, however, is an entirely different story. Must those creatures evoked be demons of Goetia, or can they be any spirit?
While Solomonic evocation focuses specifically on the Goetic spirits and their corresponding angels, you can evoke anything, however I would be careful what you threaten. If you try to command Shiva or Set in the name of Yahweh, they’ll swat you like a fly and get on with their day.
Must the creatures invoked in the crystal be the Angels, or can they be other spirits, or even Gods?
As long as you know how to properly invoke the type of creature, you can put anything in the crystal.
Is the evocation process always that of commands, or are there ways for one to evoke spirits to physical appearance in a warm, welcoming way, on equal terms?
It is generally better to invite the spirits rather than command them. For some spirits commanding them works, such as subordinates or spirits that are controlled by a system you’re operating, but you can call the spirits as an invitation and proceed to speak with them on equal footing.
Finally, will these angels and demons appear before you even if you hold a different religion?
Spirits don’t have religion, they have superiors and subordinates.
Finally, in what ways could Solomonic Evocation be used in conjunction with psionics? I plan to learn about and delve into psionics as well (I'm a major fucking geek) and I want to know what ways I could used technology with Solomonic Evocation. Could I use a psionic tool in place of a solomonic tool? Could I create or learn about new technologies by attempting to create a Solomonic technology? If I do so, would the evocation still work? I hope to find the ways Solomonic Evocation is hindered or amplified by the use of psionics.
Brother Moloch of molochsorcery.com discusses this, he fused these exact practices together. he evoked using a radionics box and setting rates for the spirits and targets, if I recall.
This is true. it is looked down upon here because the demons are seen as friends, rather than tools to be commanded.
Generally, most of this forum practices Demonolatry, which literally translates to the worship of demons. Basically, the people on this forum have a fond respect for demonic spirits and many possess working relationships with demons.
I would wager that I am one of the (seemingly rare on this forum) few that is indifferent to angelic and demonic spirits alike.
For example, arianna has a submissive/dominant relationship with Azazel, Lady Eva had a demonic child and her uncle apotheosized into a demonic entity named Varnaskis after his death, these are only a few of the crazy stories you're going to be hearing around here.
That is correct.
By most definitions, I am a demon.
I have been called as much before, sometimes out of fear and sometimes out of respect. It is not far from the truth.
Ultimately, I'm basically a chaos magician, if you believe that a certain system is going to work, then it's going to work. If Solomonic evocation is what gets you to witness first hand your inner divinity, then by all means, go ahead. We are all free to find our own path.
Ding ding ding, ash knows what he’s talking about.