Last Saturday I began a pathworking through Enochian using the book Success Magick by Damon Brand. I shared some of my results from performing the first ritual here. At first I was reluctant, but after some reflection, consideration, and planning, I have decided that now is an ideal time for me to perform these rituals. I sense that this work is worthwhile, and that I will need to be immersed in demonic power for the work that I want to do in my future. I see this as being similar to my experience with Wealth Magick. It may not be the system I spend most of my time with throughout this life, but it seems that it can enhance all future work that I do.
Today marks the final day of the first ritual, Vision. The ritual calls upon Nalvage, and the power of Vision is said to be the power of clear and joyful perception. It is said that those who possess this power can see beyond the illusions of the mortal plane. The sigil used in the ritual contains four quadrants, representing a journey from lamentation, discord, and confusion to a place of peace and joy. Though results have already been forthcoming, it seems that this journey will continue as the work progresses.
The results have made sense, given the description of the power, though they have not been entirely expected. It was revealed to me that I chose to incarnate what could be said to be my soul through this physical vessel. Such ideas had occurred to me in passing before, but never had the impression hit me so clearly and vividly. I selected this life because it has great potential, and it would have been a tragedy without the powers of magick. Growing up I had this sense that I would not make it past an early age. It seems that this foresight was not inaccurate, but also not entirely literal. The self of my childhood has died to make way for my greater magickal self to arise. Such an experience has already occurred several times for me, it seems.
The powers have also unsurfaced a suppressed memory from my childhood. There was an instance when someone became violent with one of my siblings while we were relatively young. We were in our house, and he attacked without warning or restraint. I acted without thinking. Something possessed me in that moment, something which upon remembrance is undeniably demonic. I remember struggling with him, and then holding him down as he thrashed beneath me. I protected my family, and cried afterwards as my mind returned to me. When this memory re-emerged, I assumed that I needed to process the trauma of violence occurring through me at such an age. It became clear that this was not the case. I remembered that moment as I held the assailant down, and I remembered the power and the absolute pleasure of enacting violence upon the one who had attacked those who I protected. What needed to be resolved was the hatred that I never allowed myself to fully feel. I realized that this moment was a gift.
Other such personal revelations have occurred, and not usually during the rituals, but through the natural process of unfolding thought. The rituals have been relatively uneventful, save for one or two performances. In these I could feel myself being pulled up out of my physical body, similar to how I feel when pathworking with Lucifer. In today’s ritual, I saw the Earth as a square, with concentric circles radiating out from it. I knew that these represented the Aethyrs which I will soon be traversing. Prior to this image I saw no visuals, but could feel an expansion within my mind.
Going forward, I will be making a few modifications to my ritual process. I have already added the Light from the Dark technique (as described in a few of the GOM books), and I may add the archangel banishing as well (it certainly has been a while). I also intend to chant the associated Key for each ritual prior to chanting the divine and angel names. The author states that this is not required, but acknowledges that this does have value. I imagine they were omitted from the text to simplify the rituals for beginners, and perhaps to shield them from potentially overwhelming energies and experiences. I will also switch to performing the rituals seated, as I do with Lucifer magick. I have performed angel magick standing in the past, but I want to ensure that I can relax my body to enable me to hold and maintain any extended visions produced in the rituals. I already re-create the sigil by hand, and will continue to do so with each upcoming sigil. For the first few I will reference the alphabet guide to learn the letters. I have also been more diligent with recording my dreams, and will likely use this as a pathway to explore the angelic realms. I recently had a partial “projection” experience, and with continued practice I expect to be able to have these experiences more regularly. This is less for strictly “practical” purposes, but I have received a glimpse into these heavens, and the experience seems very worth the time invested.
I will not be summoning demons anywhere near as much as is my usual practice, but I will remain open to the possibility of performing summonings while in the midst of this pathworking. It seems that Kelly was at times summoning demons throughout the reception of Enochian, and this did not seem to impact the work in a negative way. Enochian will remain my focus until the work is done, but considering how I see this work as complementary to my main demonic practice, I could see myself potentially benefiting from a dose of demonic energy at times, or even just a breather from what will likely be an intense pathworking.
Unless something occurs to otherwise change my mind, I will continue to make these posts weekly as I perform this work, sharing some of my insights and experiences (I am sure that some things I will want to keep more personal). This seems to be aligned with the spirit of Enochian, and will likely make for good content besides. I suppose that I will keep these posts within one thread to prevent overly cluttering the forum and to keep this organized.
Thank you for reading. I look forward to sharing these wondrous experiences with all of you.