Hello, I am considering attempting my first evocation tonight. I have sigils of some demons, but they do not come with circles around their sigils of the images I found them: does that mean that when drawing or copying their sigils, a circle around them is unnecessary? Or would circles surrounding their sigils be necessary? Also, as I write this, I’d say that my astral senses are moreso around “normie” levels, though I will say I think I can see auras of people and myself when I don’t look directly at them as a bright white mist.
So when I attempt my evocation, just have their sigil (possibly surrounded by a circle) on paper, make sure my mind is open, and call on them to appear? Should I wait for something to happen or should I greet them and ask them my request for them? What should I possibly do about offerings?
One more thing I’d like to ask about is ritual daggers. I tried looking for some daggers online but I wasn’t so sure of what to get. Does anyone recommend any daggers that could be used for ritual purposes, and if so, could you link to one? Also, although right now I find it unlikely, if I wanted to do a blood pact (the idea doesn’t sound so beginner friendly tbh but I could be wrong), what are some techniques where I could draw blood safely with minimal impact to my hand if that’s the purpose of them?