Good Morning all on this fine rainy day where I am and congrats going to EA and Tim for the grand day of the Mastering Evocation Course, may it bring them all their desires unto fruition.
This is my third exploration into the Goetia through what some may call Astral Evocation or the term I think is more apt “Remote Viewing the Spirits”.
As always I did my research online and with some light book reading on my end. The question that came to mind earlier yesterday was why would most magicians threaten and curse these entities unto submission?. It still confuses me but one answer may be the profound need for most individuals to control some aspect of their lives. Humans have a great knack for wanting total domination and have their persona thrusted at the unweary prey like a bad political campaign billboard slamming against the victims head. It seems to bring them joy or at least some temporary leashed control over the unwilling subject.
It appears that our egos get in the way of our true ascent. During my two year stay in Chicago I met a woman who was quite the dominatrix and control freak, at least on the west end of the city. As always, I wanted to experience this first hand and so I learned some very hard facts about letting go of the ego(breaking down my will as EA might put it concerning possession) and having another person take the reins and “teach me a lesson”.
I learned much about myself. I discovered that I would need several years of discipline to master the art of submission (from the dom/domme aspect) and so I am not the best candidate for this position. But what I did learn was to let go of fear and have another take charge of my issue/situation and so this is where the Goetia would come in.
I needed to find an entity that would fulfill a specific task that has been corrupting my life for many years. Although i will not, for personal reasons, reveal what that is, I will say that the Goetic “Demon” Orobas has enough influence to bend my reality through his will. His specs are impressive as listed on the Goetia and for years I wanted to evoke him and have him as one of my allies.
The task for him would be to procure dignities unto me as well as certain prelatures(an office normally held by clergy but this could also be interpreted as “ascent”/ “corporate ladder/etc). Unless for some strange unforeseen reason I would have to resort to curses and threats, I decided that I would instead take the route of making friends and allies. Makes no sense to threaten a guest that you have sought after (you need him more than he actually needs you). Threat’s are null and void.
My setup was the same as the previous sessions. Below you will see my altar (as per EE, exemption is the triangle design)
I used a black cloth, spirit sigil on paper, my tarot deck (used the two of swords as Orobas significator), Sage smudge stick (they last forever), one white candle and a small black candle. My journal with premade questions.
) Invoked Omnipotence exercise
) Stare at wall/ceiling (static rain)
) Sigil skrying
) calling out vocally the spirits name over and over(used his title as its only appropriate, in this case Prince Orobas)
) Mentally viewing the entity and making conscience contact
) ask questions
) license to depart
All of the above WITHOUT any formal ritual(s). This, I admit, is definitely not me but as i stated above, I have to let go and allow the teachings of another to guide me. Think outside the box.
As I gazed at the sigil it did take a little longer than usual for it to charge and light up, and as my voice grew firm with his name unto the air inside my temple I began to see with my peripheral vision that everything around me was going dark except for the sigil in my hand. The lines and shapes began to disappear/reappear, and then the glowing aura around it became very pronounced lifting itself off the paper.
The room felt incredibly heavy and thick. My heart began to race as if i was doing the hundred yard dash. My body heating up and I feared that something was about to collide on top of me from the ceiling. It was that heavy.
I kept my breathing as steady as I could possibly control. All of a sudden I saw what appeared to be the most humongous black stallion horse walking towards me. I saw its hooves and black shiny hair from its leg approach me quietly from behind.
) Would you show yourself to me within my mind?
From a dark void came galloping this huge Black Stallion whinnying harshly and stopping. Shaking its head at me while a low rumble came from its large nostrils. It then propped itself on his behind awaiting my questions.(NOTE: nothing at all like what most magicians have encountered and witnessed, not a donkey nor an ass…interesting)
He appeared to have his reins on but then they disappeared.
) By what other sigils are you know as?
He provided one to me
) what other abilities do you possess other than what is written in most grimoires?
“I have said this to many before you, the gift of prophecy, lifting up man to higher ground, Invisibility, transmutations,transmigrations
(NOTE: I felt as if he really wanted to run off somewhere, his energy was intense, bordering on anxiety attack)
)Issued my personal task
He agreed with specific timeframe
) What is the nature of familiars?, would you be able to provide me with one?
“Familiars employ my own power they will guide you through your daily life. Ask and ye shall receive.”
“Yes they will be by your side.”… (NOTE: the reason for obtaining familiars for myself would be to not only have “assistants” help me out in my life but also to help me absorb new occult material and help with magickal practices)
) would you consider yourself a demon?
“This is falsehood! I am not. Never believe what idol worshipers say”
What does your world appear as?
I envisioned a barren red desert landscape with a wind/sandstorm going at 500 mph. Nothing but vacant wasteland and some rocks. Barren
I thanked him and gave the license to depart.
He galloped back unto the dark void from where he came.
Performed a simple three card spread.
No threats,no curses, just two different entities having a small chat. This is my holistic approach to sigil skrying and working with any spirit. Respect them and they will unto you as well.
Although i really didn’t do the justice that orobas deserves here’s my rendition of what i saw within my mind last night. Used Live Brush and Corel painter along with Photoshop for finishing touches.