If you are following the Mastering Evocation course, then you know none of that is required, right? It seems you are getting bogged down in minor details. There are numerous ways to evoke a spirit, ranging from the simple to the very ornate and complex.
Black candles are traditional, but I have summoned demons with white, blue, and red without issue. In EA 's system, candle colour does not matter so use whatever is handy. I used 1 black and two white when I evoked Lucifer because I had nothing else. If I remember correctly, I used sky blue for Mephistopheles.
For incense, EA recommends copal resin as a good all around manifestation base for any entity.
Offerings are not necessary within EA’s system so he doesn’t cover them. If you are hung up on the belief that you just have to give offerings, look into the work of S. Connolly for suggestions. She has a chapbook called Demonic Offerings available on Kindle.
You don’t need incantations either. It is sufficient just to call, “Lucifer, come! Take form before me, that I may see and hear you clearly!”
However, if you think weird words are necessry, try the Incantation to Summon Forth (which is actually included in the course workbook I believe):
I’m going to quote @charles9 who previously posted a summary of the video seminar i linked above:
Post if you have questions about each step with some info on what your basic beliefs or previous experiences have been so far, we can probably brainstorm simple ways to tick each of those off the list.
(sigh) in the course he just glossed over scrying and different ways of seeing spirits, then went on to record himself doing rituals from 1 big jump. the guide didn’t help. But ok, I’ll take your word for it.
I’ll do what you all recommend and get back to you on the results. I’m just bogged down by school and college. I have a lot of bills to pay and cannot afford to lose my job and a lot of college classess…
The workbook is only meant to be a guide, not a word for word transcript. You are supposed to follow the videos.
Sections 1-3 are the theory and basic discussion, and section 4 contains the preliminary exercises for trance and structuring. He also goes into using seals to ask questions of spirits to develop the ability to hear by writing down what pops in your head in response. I wouldn’t say he glosses over scrying, but all scrying is, really, is the culmination of the trance, structuring and questioning exercises. It ties the previous lessons together.
From there, he goes into a demonstration of a basic evocation of the elemental king of Air, Paralda, for opening the senses. After that, he does an evocation of Mesphital to continue the development of the senses. He also includes an evocation of Beelzebub as an extra, which is not tied to the lessons.
If it helps, the basic steps of evocation are: Trance, opening of the seal/summoning, structuring form within the manifestation base (be it a scrying medium or incense smoke, the process is the same), communication.
I have the course myself so feel free to ask about anything you don’t understand.
K.I.S.S. can take you far my friend. If you need a medium to help learn to scry in order to help develope your sight for evocation, try using the night sky. It is just as effective as any scry mirror and is completely free to use.
Scrying requires being receptive, and it can take many attempts to see passed the mist. It takes practice. It took me about two months to have my first real success, and half of that time was spent simply learning to sit in trance without trying to force something to happen.
Meditation clears your mind and aids in focus, but on its own it doesn’t automatically “turn on” your clairaudience or clairvoyance.