People worry over this stuff all the time, so I’m going to clarify some things and ease your mind. Many books set up elaborate rituals and so called rules that you MUST follow (according to the author) or else the ritual or spell will fail. Bullshit.
Commonly asked questions and answers that came straight from demons or my own experience.
**What if I don’t have the correct candle color for a spell or ritual?
No big deal. Candle colors are associated with certain purposes, entities, demons, and so on. Having the correct candle color only serves to make you feel comfortable and confident that all your spell supplies are matching the intent or desired goal outcome. It’s just for your peace of mind only. Like a placebo. So if a spell says red candle and all you have is blue, use it. Don’t focus on the color not matching the ingredients in a spell, if you don’t think about it or dwell on it, it will not matter. As long as your intent is there and the desire for results is strong, you will still succeed.
**My ritual says summon the demon or god to the east, I don’t know which direction is which?
Also, no big deal. Even though that particular direction is associated with the demon or god, you do not have to face that direction to get results. Again, if the intent is there it will not matter. And I’ve never had an entity complain about my direction. I evoke king Paimon to the south all the time and he has not once complained. And every book and online source says summon him only to the west or it will not work. Well, yes it does work so suck it you overly complicated grimoire authors! LOL
**Do I need to draw a circle around my sigil to make it complete?
No. LEAVE THE CIRCLE OUT. It is not necessary, in fact Lucifer told me that the circle can actually entrap the energy of the sigil making it harder to connect with the entity. From the start of my first summoning days I never drew a circle, it just didn’t feel right so I asked Lucifer and Paimon about this one day and they told me to leave it out, it was a distraction for many magicians they said. Although as others have pointed out, some feel like they need the circle, so follow your desires.
**A spell calls for herbs, gemstones, incense, or crystals that I do not have and I am unable to purchase those items in my current situation. What to do?
Again, no big deal. Focus on your intent and outcome MORE than focusing on miniscule details like incense, stones, etc. Those are just like the candles, they only serve to ease your kind and help you better connect to the purpose, goal, god, demon etc. during the ritual because those items are associated with those purposes or entities. The items themselves have NO actual link to the entities or goals, they were just assigned to a specific item because these entities have told magicians they like those items, or magicians have scryed for that info. But the items have no link of any kind, it’s only in your mind and the power you give those items. If you realize the items are just there for focus and are truly not needed, you can feel more comfortable if you have to substitute for something similar or forgo the items all together.
A real magician of any kind, black or white, left or right, can summon, curse, invoke, and cast spells without any tools at all. So if we can do magick without tools and still get the desired outcome, then obviously such tools are not needed. It’s all a placebo effect for your mind. Tools are not necessary, they just help you focus, they look cool, and they make your rituals more elaborate if you like that sort of thing. If you leave a tool out or substitute with something else and it fails, it’s because you were too focused on it and worrying that the missing or replaced item will effect the spell or ritual. Worry, fixation over details, and distraction causes failure!