Hello there fellow balg members,
I have been practicing the evocation methods presented in EA’s course for a couple months now. I have been working on structuring and meditating and really just trying to focus. As a newbie to evocation, the focus bit is the hardest part, especially when you are starting out and think you are doing everything to the letter. Then… ‘‘nothing happens’’ and then doubt sets in, and then you think you look like a fool doing this xD Then focus, and intent are lost! It has been an uphill battle for me, despite my past experiences, trying to get a spirit to manifest physically. Spoiler alert: I still havent gotten a complete physical embodiment of the spirit I am working with to appear in front of me as Id like it to.
However, I just had a crazy experience, that as soon as it ended I felt compelled to document it and then share what happened here.
Since I joined, there are a lot of links that I have bookmarked for later use. One of them happens to be the rather popular ‘Physic Development for the Magician’ thread, because who cant use new or different ways to develop psychically? I did the 3 stars and then void meditations one after another (an accomplishment! because I usually fall asleep as I do the 3 stars). I struggled through the void meditation though. With each step I would get side tracked, and start thinking of random things. I dont even remember, but as I would remind myself Im getting closer to the void, stuff like “KNIGHTS” would pop in my head and try to derail my focus. Instead of starting the meditation over every time I noticed that Id have random thoughts or catch myself dozing off, I would try to remember what number I was on and forge forward. If I restarted every time >.> I would get nowhere, If I am being honest.
I did the meditation, and then I sat up and kicked my legs off the side of the bed. I turned to stare at my obsidian black mirror and following advice from an article on how to call to spirits, started to rock back and forth slightly. In front of my black mirror I have the sigil of Glasya Labolas drawn on a flashcard, along with an amulet with his sigil on it as well. He was the spirit Ive been choosing to work with for evocation, as he is one of the goetia that really called out to me and still does.
Now here is the crazy part, as I rocked back and forth and thought of Glasya’s sigil in my head, his enn popped into my mind and I found myself reciting it. Chanting it softly to myself. The mirror fogged over, turned from black to a greyish sort of color, but that is not all. As I was chanting and rocking and seeing this, mist or what looked like incense smoke as it trailed in wisps, started to fill the room and the area around me. I chanted more and more, and the smoke came towards me and rushed past like a wind, and I felt my whole body tingle like an electric charge.
It was then, I knew without a doubt that I had successfully called Glasya, but despite my attempts at structuring, I could not get a clear image or even see anything else but the wisps of smoke around me. So instead of trying to force it, I reclined back and talked to Glasya thanking him for coming, and then explaining myself, and asking him if he would give me the power to execute my will or if he could help lead me there.
I felt really good about this for a second, but then doubt crept back into my head. Then I felt silly. Then, just like that, the moment was gone and I could no longer see the wisps.
This is the closest I have ever got to calling a spirit to physical embodiment!
To those who have, how have you overcome your own ‘silliness’ or feeling of doubt? I mean, even with all this happening, in the middle of talking to the spirit -and hearing nothing back- my logical mind kicked back in and totally threw me from my trance. This is concerning!