One of the things called for in Trithemius’ The art of drawing spirits into crystals is an ebony wand. I spent a good deal of time looking for an ebony dowel to use as a base for this with no luck. Well, about two weeks ago I found a source for one and tried it [...]
Spica Experiment Update01:57pm
Just a quick update, I’m seeing substantial movement on one of the tasks I requested be carried out. The task is something that will lead to a monetary result, and it looks like the money from the task will be substantially more than I initially anticipated. Nothing yet on the second task.
I’m trying a bit of an experiment with my Spica banner. In the past I’ve had great success making offerings to the daimon of the talisman without giving specific instructions on what it should do. This time I’ve made a small offering with specific instructions to perform two tasks and the promise of additional offerings [...]
Jake Stratton-Kent’s new book The Encyclopaedia Goetica Volume 1: The True Grimoire is now available from Scarlet Imprint. I’ve had my copy pre-ordered for a while and am really looking forward to reading this one. The books is Jake’s take on the Grimorium Verum based on several texts and years of practice. Even if you [...]
So in addition to all of the astrological talisman work I’ve been posting here I’ve been planning a series of initiatory evocations that I want to perform before the year is out. This will basically be a series of progressive evocations of the rulers of the various elemental and planetary spheres with the aim of [...]
I’ve been continuing daily relaxation and meditation practice. Progress is slow going, but I am making progress. I’m currently reading Ernest Wood’s Concentration: An Approach to Meditation and plan to begin working through the exercises once I have read the entire book. Work continues on the altar top for evocation, I’m currently sanding the white [...]
I’ve been undergoing a spiritual reboot of sorts recently. I’ve gone completely back to basics and am focusing on basic concentration and meditation techniques in my practice for the time being. I am also slowly preparing to perform an evocation of my Daemon using a variation on the methods of pseudo-Trithemius. The Daemon name was [...]