I’m planning on doing an involved ritual tonight, the night of the summer solstice (which was in the afternoon today here), and am wondering about timing.
The purpose of the ritual is to attempt to manifest my patron demon, Marbas, to the point of at least being a visible apparition that I can see with my eyes open looking in front of me. At most, I hope to physically manifest him, although I don’t expect that because I suspect more practice will be needed on my part.
When is the veil between our world and the astral plane the thinnest? Is it 12:00 midnight, 3:00 AM, or the true middle of the night (halfway between sunrise and sunset), which here would be 2:49 AM?