I’ve been thinking recently about Astral gateways, specially ones such as the KoF gate. According to EA, a gateway is an area of our world where the “Astral curtain”/Veil is weaker, allowing spirits to cross through whenever they like. One such example is in Ipsissimuss, EA was hired to expel a demon when he was in high school and it turned out to be a gateway that was causing the disturbances -so he closed it. My question here, is to what extent do gateways function? Spirits seem to have no problem manifesting in our world, they’ve Manifested in my life many times outside of ritual. The process of evocation also draws the spirits nearer into this world and into our awareness, however once you dismiss the spirt and conclude the ritual, most of the time, the Energy fades.
I also seem to remember EA mentioning in KoF that the gateway can be used to enter the temple of casualty, but it can also be used by the Flame entities to enter our world. What’s the difference between a spirit coming through a gateway and evoking one? In the former circumstance would the spirit stay in this world for a longer scale? Opening a Gate and allowing spirits to come and go as they please would be pretty beneficial to me, so another question would be how would I go about creating/opening a gateway?