Black Mirror Ritual Invocation/Evocation of Lilith
I have, in the past, always used water as my preferred method for scrying. Consecrated water in a black or darkened bowl or other similar vessel works particularly well for me and at times I have had visions manifest outside of the bowl. Most of my ritual work is performed in a chamber dedicated to only ritual. This room is small but it does have the advantage of a ‘secret’ ante room. Essentially, at the rear of the room is a 4 door wardrobe that spans the width of the room…half of the wardrobe (2 doors) is actual packing space and the other half (2 doors) leads into an ante room with a wash basin and shower. Perfect for those times one needs a ritual bathe. Again, you couldn’t swing a cat in this space but it serves it’s purpose well.
My method for water scrying is quite simple really. INTENTION!!! INTENTION at the forefront of both Conscious and Superconscious mind. What will naturally follow is PERCEPTION and on it’s heels REALITY. Perception is Reality! If you believe that you are a mouse, then you will be as a mouse. If you truly believe that you are a God…well then!
I place an old wooden chair ( full of energy) that I keep for this ritual in the direction EAST (Lilith-Air). On a wood chest/trunk (old and gifted to me) I place the Blackened Bowl made of glass (my mother’s, which I’ve treasured all my life), fashioned and stained to represent blood…filled with consecrated water. The chest/trunk is placed in front of and close to the chair I will be using. On either side of the Blackened Bowl are candles, on the Right a Black candle representing the Black Temple or Death Majik and on the Left a Red candle representing the Red Temple or Blood Majik. Both Temples are important to Lilith. Also on the chest/trunk is a sigil for Lilith. Beneath the chair is a heavy Fire Bowl fashioned from Green Marble (again, old and gifted) which I use to Burn powders, herbs, roots, woods, oils and such. I use a different Fire Bowl in rituals where offerings of flesh are called for, a Carne bowl. For this ritual I will use Frankincense and Myrrh, roughly crushed and mixed with Marijuana and Blood. A really good, cheaper but nontheless fantastic substitute for Mary_Joanna would be Bay leaves. Local farmers market or your local grocer. They work well as a Psychoactive. THEY BURN RAPIDLY! I use a generous amount of them when I do use them, this gets the Smoke nice and thick just the way I like it.
DISCLAIMER: I am, in no way, shape, form or other advocating that any Other should do what I do! This method is my own and it works for me.
I turn out the room light and light both candles on either side of the Blackened bowl. Tone/Chanting/Music can induce trance as well and I use sound in much of my work. I proceed to light the mixture in the Marble Fire bowl beneath the chair. I am naked. I have a dark, thick blanket that looks and feels remarkably like wolf’s coat…usually it is on my bed (moving it from an area of sleep state/astral to ritual area imprints emotional energy to it) however, in this ritual setting it is wrapped partially around myself and the chair. It is trapping the heavy smoke now rising from beneath the chair, channeling it up and over my body as it permeates my skin, upwards towards my head where I breath it in. Sitting in the chair I will lean slightly forward at the waist, positioning myself in the chair in such a manner that I can see into the bowl clearly but that I DO NOT see my own reflection.
A low, deep chant will begin now as I call Her forth. My favoured method for this type of ritual is to write the Invocation/Evocation chant myself. I use everything I know about Lilith and use that as my focus when writing. This method has never failed me and I use it for almost every other working. Nothing is as powerful as that which we ourselves create! Imprinting Will/Intention on the Superconscious mind alters Perception and thus Reality. All focus and intent is on the words…on the mirror…on the ritual…on Her but never on the outcome. The Black Water is a Gateway!
I am not one who lectures people on the dangers of certain rituals or any other thing that is associated with what we do but, I will say this…If you are new to this or have no experience with Majik in any way, shape or form, then please do not attempt this ritual as it can be dangerous and the long term consequences of not being prepared far outweigh any thrill/high that you may experience in the moment. I would suggest that you take the time to learn the basics of Majik first and then progress from there. Understanding the workings of Protection and Banishment is really where you should be starting and BALG is a great resource which has been placed at your disposal to do just that. It always amazes me at how little thought people actually give to that statement. That you have an amazing resource of Majik at your fingertips, one that is filled with the ideas, dreams, passions and artistic imprints…the knowledge and experiences of so many, just a short read away. Take the time to learn…learn about YOU! Knowing yourself is the first step!
I will be performing the same ritual over the weekend however, I will be using a Black Mirror of my own making and not The Blackened Bowl. A mirror is essentially just water fixed in place. There will also be some differences in the ritual this weekend. For the first time I will be making use of my own version of a Psychomantium type chamber which I have built myself from a rescued old metal frame. It is just large enough for me to squeeze into. I will be positioned inside the chamber with a Black Mirror, the Marble Fire Bowl and possibly an Oracular head which forms part of my Death Majik working. Not sure as yet about light as I do want a tiny point of light for slight illumination of the mirror although, it would be exceedingly daft of me to forget that I am going to be inside of a rather cramped box which I know is in no way ‘fireproof’ and if a candle does tip over and I go up in the blaze as a burnt offering…I’m almost positive someone will remark how that is ‘proof(of)fire’. I am going over the finer details even now as I type this and I expect that changes will be made.
I need a cigarette! Why did I ever quit smoking?
I may indeed record part of the ritual for you to see.
There is a Scry which can be performed with candle and a silvered mirror in a darkened room. Again, all other ritualistic nuances apply. Seated in front of mirror, hold lighted candle away from face, slightly below chin level as you gaze at your reflection in the mirror. You may notice that your features alter and then shift back. Science (Seance) calls this the Troxler Effect which is peripheral fading that takes place in the brain i.e. " An optical illusion…" Or so they would have Us believe! My problem with that lazy pseudoliarific explanation is when said ‘optical illusion’ starts talking to you or as is the case in many workings…reaches out to touch you! This is a Scry I would perform when I was much younger albeit without the mirror. It is a Fire Scry and believe me when I tell you that it can and will induce nightmares but also physical manifestations which will become a part of your life. The key to this is Banishment of Fear! Fear is good, when used as a tool but only if Your Fear is used and controlled by You.
I have written about this experience a younger me had. How I moved beyond the Fear and how the experience changed for me when I did.
However, I should point out that it was during just such a Fire Scry ritual that I believe an Other Self…My Other, attached itself to me. This Other has been very successful! Inwardly and Outwardly subtle but there are things, all the outwardly features of this deific mask seem ‘normal’…but there are things that hint at this almost imperceptible Other. I will discuss this and what I think it could mean, further as I go along.
Anyhow, I will keep making entries here as I feel it may be important for me to have a separate record of events. I am rather excited about something else that I have planned which involves a sensory deprivation box that I am busy building for a 3 day altered consciousness ritual burial. Shamanic Life/Death/Rebirth. I will be burying myself, YAY!
See you on the Other side!