I bought some flying ointment from the Black Arts Foundry for use in ritual (also, I like drugs). For those that do not know, flying ointment is a blend of herbs and other things that when applied on the skin can produce effects that make trance work easier.
This is my report.
Date: 9/13/2014 3:30 P.M.
Location: Temple room at the altar I have for St. Cyprian
Mood: Overall balanced, a bit apprehensive as I have not tried this before and it has been a while since I had taken any psychoactive drug or chemicals.
Objective: Making offerings to St. Cyprian, and holding congress with him.
I had tested a small patch of the ointment on my skin two days prior to test for an allergic reaction, nothing. So following instructions I applied a (slightly smaller) pea sized glob of the ointment to the area where my 6th chakra would be, and a small amount to the soles of my feet.
Effects can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to manifest, so I sat in meditation at Cyprian’s altar and preformed Jason Miller’s “Pillar and Spheres Ritual”
Upon completion of that ritual I lit Cyprian’s candle and incense and proceeded with the method of calling Cyprian as found in Conjure Man Ali’s ebook. I knelt and knock on the altar 9 times while calling Cyprian’s name between each knock, then proceeded with a prayer.
The room temperature changed along with the familiar feeling I get when a spirit I wish to speak to is present. I proceeded to make my weekly offering to St. Cyprian and speak to him.
At this point 45 minutes had past, I felt much more relaxed almost like I had taken a good toke or two.
I should note that as I do not have good relationship with St. Cyprian yet, and as I was not trying to evoke anything to visible appearance, I focused on his statue and just spoke with him.
Trance was much easier and the channeling answers came much quicker, but I am not sure if that was a placebo effect and I had gotten into a deeper trance because I expected to. Basically once I felt his presence I asked my two questions then went into a trance to channel the answers. I also scryed into the incense smoke which seemed easier, but again this could just be a placebo effect.
Upon getting my answers I thanked Cyprian and promised to be a serious student worthy of his tutelage. I then ended with my normal “Thank you for coming, and may peace ever regin between thee and me.” spiel I use at the end of spirit communications.
Later divinations would confirm that I was indeed in contact with St. Cyprian and the answer to my questions were true and helpful, also a fruitful relationship is in the works.
Total time: 1 hr, 45 minutes.
Conclusion: I honestly could feel a difference, but as stated above this may be a placebo effect. Next time I plan doubling the dose and seeing what developed.