Ok, so I’ve got a bit of experience in writing petitions, sigils etc but last night was a bit of an interesting one and thought I’d seek out some different views on the possible meaning.
So I began yesterday by writing a letter to Asmodeus, introducing myself and a requesting for a task I’d like fulfilled (break-up), when I required it etc. I wrote that the letter was too be my initial offering and should it be successful, I’d like to continue working with him in that format and making other offerings down the line. I chose this method as I’m not yet ready for Evocation.
Now normally, I burn my petitions when I’m in the bath or shower & use the exhaust fan, windows etc to rid any smoke smell - which has never been an issue, until now. Last night was no different to my normal routine, I had written my petition earlier in the day, meditated on it through the afternoon and once I’d finished work headed home to get it happening.
Headed into the ensuite, lit a white tealight candle, popped on some audio of Asmodeus Enn going in the background, read my letter aloud and folded it up into a cigarette shape for an easier burn.
I used normal A4 printer paper, nothing fancy (same as I’ve always done) and had the sigil drawn on the back of my letter/petition. Went to set it alight on the candle, and no matter what I did the flames would not take hold properly. They’d burn for a few seconds, then end up as glowing embers on the paper. After multiple attempts, different parts of the paper, I ended up sitting it into a glass dish on the floor as I hopped in the shower.
The letter continued to smoulder and smoke, and although I had a window open, fan going at this point and it just would not dissipate.
In the end it took about 10 minutes to burn down to ashes but never had a proper flame the whole time. And of course, managed to get the smell through the entire house
It wasn’t a normal smoke/burnt paper smell either, it was smoky, but almost sweet which I also found unusual.
I did a quick check with the pendulum that I had been successful and it seemed to show that I had been, but I’m interested in hearing others thoughts on why this happened / what occurred