Hello, it seems people get the impression that EA’s system of evocation is something someone lines up candles and incense and starts reading (with sigils). -rather than…
one uses the sigil and the name, and just "reaching out" to connect to the (and get response From the) Entity.
In other words, in this case ArchAngel Raphiel would be first contacted "mentally" (not the best way to term it), and then via OpeningASigil &or their Name (which should resonate to/from their presence).. which seems to be the step your referring to.
and then a slight presence, then a more distinct concrete presence.. later Evoked Presence. -the distinct that fdbk from the Entity, and even beyond the "magickal aspect" doing even the first stage can often have "ideas/insights" arise.. ie just trying to attune to Raphael (different calling that name, rather than calling upon "great and might Power, ArchAngel Raphael
- wondering how such "Royalty" might look at your situation vs just a codeword) .. but anyway, while trying to attune to and thus beginning the "preparatory immersion" (learning about- integration to).. you may have an idea arise, try this (or some idea could arise to your friend in their mind, or even circumstances could change, apparent synchronistically to... but as a result of this attunement, but not being the goal-
ie goal to attune enough that this ArchAngel could step forth Physically_concretely distinct into your room, all else let go (like making arrangements for a trip/vacation/holiday… calling places, make reservation, packing luggage, make arrangements for pet sitting -and the goal of your trip could be to learn about XYZ… and then before you go you might walk into XYZ info in your town, so you could cancel your trip… just as an ex) -if you try to attune to have that info or to have events shift, that makes to contact different than if just making contact to “get to know”
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Thus there is a difference having an Entity “Do something” vs as their Presence becomes more drawn-near things shift just per their radiance… Without them Doing anything beyond Coming Closer to your situation (ie not closer “physically to your location- per a map” but closer in relation casually), as a part of you Calling Forth.
so hopefully the last part of my post helps (as I think it is your “real” question, but briefly the first part of my post here referenced your specific (what is the “correct” sigil- which implies a few things that could be seen in other magickal systems, but not as much in what EA writs in EvokingEternity… but that is my exper-opinion). luck