[quote=“Biosynth, post:5, topic:6212”]I don’t think it is as simple as saying they are masquerading as the Spirit you evoked. They have obviously employed some sort of trick to be able to be caught up in your evokation if this is happening all too often to people, meaning… there is a much deeper knowledge to Evokation that you have missed out on.
I think there is more to it than simply casting a circle and some sort of geometric shape, along with encantation to call down spirits.
You can cast all the circles you want and get whatever results, but as time goes on your Awareness raises in your practice and you begin to question why you are getting “Trickster” spirits as you can see them. Can you answer that question truthfully in the knowledge that you know for sure why that is, and can confirm it? If so, do you have a method to prevent it? Even if you can prevent it, did you investigate any possibilities on the side as to why it happened and that you aren’t just simply fooling yourself?[/quote]
Are you referencing me Biosynth in the above quote?
I did not say I get “trickster” spirits all the time when I do evocation. I was saying that I know from working with chief spirits that they will sometimes send imposters to test a new magickian, or simply a representative to aid the magickian in their work. In addition, simply skrying without the proper intent on calling a particular spirit can attract other wandering spirits into your presence.
Further, when I used to do exercisims and deliverence work while in RC Seminary, bringing forth an imposter spririt to say they were the chief or head of the group of spirits, or lie completely about who they were while inside an individual was a very common tactic.
If a magickian believes they are being mislead by a spirit, I’ve found that Names of Power to be effective in forcing them to revel the truth.
Personally when dealing with certain spirits, I approach them in confidence and with the proper respect due whatever their position. I haven’t encountered problems calling forth the right demon I wanted to work with.