Method of Evocation #2 – Another Method of Evocation

July 31, 2013

This is an additional group ritual that I developed. It’s powerful, and I like it. Unfortunately it’s a difficult ritual to pull off, because of it’s sexual nature. You have to be in the right place, relationship-wise, to participate, and you have to know two other people in that same place, and you all have to trust each other enough and be close enough that you’d want to do something like this together. It may not be a ritual that can be used a lot, but it’s still a pretty awesome, an fairly powerful, ritual.

 

This ritual is intended for three people, but can be modified to accommodate four.

What You Will Need:

Three white virgin unscented candles.
Three candle holders.
A lighter.
Incense representing fire.

Additionally You May Need:

A candle snuffer.
Oils representing water, air, and earth.
Perfumes representing water, air, and earth.
Three bowls filled with blessed water.

Each of the three participants will represent one of the three element:s water, air, and earth. If there is a fourth participant, they will represent fire.

At the outset of the ritual, it should be decided who will be the ritual leader. In practice, the participant representing air is usually the best choice. If there are four participants, it may seem most convenient for the person representing fire to be the ritual leader, however in practice this turns out to be the worst choice.

All participants must agree to completely submit to the will of the ritual leader, lending their energy and themselves to the ritual howsoever the ritual leader directs it. It is the ritual leader who will call forth what is going to be evoked and the ritual leader who will actually converse with the entity. Likewise it will be the responsibility of the ritual leader to initiate and break the triangle.

To start, a large amount of energy needs to be raised in the room. All three participants can work together in order to raise the energy. If there is a fourth participant representing fire, this participant may be left solely in charge of raising energy for the ritual.

After the energy has been raised, the participants representing Air, Water, and Earth should completely disrobe if they haven’t done so already. The participant representing fire may or may not disrobe.

If there are only three participants, incense or a candle should be lit in the center of the room and a fire elemental evoked into it. If there are four participants, this step can be performed later.

Anointing the elements:

Each person should be anointed. This can be done with scented oils or perfumes, with blessed water, or it may be done through the elements inherent to each person.

Method 1: With Oils, perfumes, or water

The person representing the element of water should first anoint the person representing the element of earth, followed by the participant represent earth anointing the participant representing air, and finally the participant representing air anointing the participant representing water.

Begin the anointing by saying “I anoint you by the element of [name of element]. May [name of element] flow in and out of you.” Then anoint the person at each of the seven major chakras.

Method 2: With the elements inherent to each practitioner

The person representing the element of water should first anoint the person representing the element of Earth. They do this by saying, “With my flesh, I anoint you as Earth, and gift you my physicality.” Then, with their hand they touch the seven chakras on the other participant’s body.

Next, the person representing the element of Earth should anoint the person representing the element of Air. They should do this by saying, “With my breath, I anoint you as Air, and gift you my intelligence.” Then they should breath on the seven chakra’s on the other participant’s body.

Finally the person representing the element of Air should anoint the person representing the element of Water. They should do this by saying, “With my lips, I anoint you as Water, and gift you my emotion.” Then they should moisten their lips and kiss the seven chakras on the other participant’s body.

After each person has been anointed, each of the participants should evoke the elemental they represent and take the elemental inside themselves. All of the participants should be fully charged with their elemental before proceeding.

The participant representing the element of Earth should turn towards the participant representing the element of air and say, “I am the element of earth, and I shall stay beside you through this journey,” and then kiss the participant representing air on the lips. Then, kneeling down on the ground say, “and I submit to your will,” and kiss the participant on the feet.

Next, the participant representing the element of Air should turn towards the participant representing the element of water and say, “I am the element of air, and I shall stay beside you through this journey,” and then kiss the participant representing air on the lips. Then, kneeling down on the ground say, “and I submit to your will,” and kiss the participant on the feet.

Finally, the participant representing the element of Water should turn towards the participant representing the element of Earth and say, “I am the element of water, and I shall stay beside you through this journey,” and then kiss the participant representing Earth on the lips. Then, kneeling down on the ground say, “and I submit to your will,” and kiss the participant on the feet.

Each of the three participants should now sit on the ground, each one of the three points in a triangle, and each should have a candle in front of them.

The element of Earth should say, “I am the element of Earth, physicality and being.” Lighting the candle they should say, “I combine myself with the element of fire, the physical plane with the spiritual plane.” They should draw energy off the flame and feel element of fire flow through themselves, mixing with the element of Earth.

The element of Air should say, “I am the element of Air, thought, intelligence, and action.” Lighting the candle they should say, “I combine myself with the element of fire, the mental plane with the spiritual plane.” They should draw energy off the flame and feel element of fire flow through themselves, mixing with the element of Air.

The element of Water should say, “I am the element of Water, emotion, union, and love.” Lighting the candle they should say, “I combine myself with the element of fire, the emotional plane with the spiritual plane.” They should draw energy off the flame and feel element of fire flow through themselves, mixing with the element of Water.

The participant representing the element of Earth should send energy into the participant representing the element of air and say, “As the past flows into the present, I flow into [name of participant representing air], and the physical realm joins into the mental realm.

The participant representing the element of Air should send energy into the participant representing the element of water and say, “As the present flows into the future, I flow into [name of participant representing water], and the mental realm joins into the emotional realm.

The participant representing the element of Water should send energy into the participant representing the element of Earth and say, “Let the future flow into the past, as I flow into [name of participant representing Earth], and the emotional realm joins the physical realm.

At this point each participant should be actively pushing energy out towards the other two participants, and receiving energy from both participants in return. Only the ritual leader should be projecting energy outward not intended for other participants.

The ritual leader should announce “We have made a place of our bodies and souls which is devoid space and time. We three speak as one voice and act as one will, encompassing one energy.”

Next the spirit should be evoked. The ritual leader should say, “We call forth [name of the spirit] and ask that he/she/they join/s us tonight.”

If the spirit does not immediately show, you may wait several minutes and then try again. If the spirit still does not show after several tries, you may wish to attempt to evoke a different spirit (since the prep time on the ritual is so long).

Once the spirit does appear, the ritual leader alone should converse with the spirit, but speaking as the voice and acting with the will of all three participants. The ritual leader should also do their best to actively direct energy at the other participants and maintain the triangle. The ritual leader may have difficulty doing this in which case it is the responsibility of the other two participants to not only direct energy towards the ritual leader, but also to pull energy from him or her in order to maintain the triangle.

When the conversation with the spirit is finished, the ritual leader should announce that the evocation is finished and the triangle is to be broken. At this point all participants should stop directing energy at each other and wait a few minutes in meditation to make sure no more energy is being directed at them and allow the energy inside themselves to even out.

Beginning with the participant representing water, followed by air and finally earth, each should put out their candle and say, “I remove fire from myself, and return myself to an elemental purity.”

At this point the ritual is finished. The participants may individually wish to remove the elemental energy from themselves, or they may wish to keep it for a while longer. Even though the ritual is finished, it may be a good idea for all participants to meditate for a short while in order to even out their energies, reflect on the ritual, and recuperate.

Variations:

#Of course the ritual doesn’t need to be performed skyclad, but it helps and is highly recommended so long as all of the participants are comfortable being naked around each other.

#If you feel uncomfortable kissing someone on the lips and feet, you can substitute kissing on the cheek and simply bowing down at their feet for the same meaning.

#The ritual will work just as well if you everyone in the group would prefer to use the ten major chakras of Tibetan Buddhism rather than the seven major chakras.

#The fourth participant is entirely superfluous and the ritual actually works best with only three people.

#If the ritual is performed in the daytime, the word tonight should obviously be changed to today.

Important Notes:

#Because of the fact that there are three participants and strong sexual overtones, it is recommended that none of the participants currently be involved in a serious relationship with each other unless they are very secure in their relationship. Emotions like jealousy and feelings of infidelity can both hinder the evocation and negatively affect the results if it is successful.

#This ritual may attract random spirits and the dead into the ritual area. Be prepared.

#This ritual does strange things to the passage of time.

#With our experimentation, we’ve had greater success with this, and most other, rituals when they were performed after sunset. However with some spirits you may have greater success evoking them during the daytime hours, or during dawn and dusk.

Explanation of the Ritual

This ritual was originally written and intended for exactly three people. Because it is sometimes easier to find four participants than three, I’ve included additional information on how to perform this ritual with four people.

Basically in the four person variant a fire elemental is not invoked and instead the fourth person essentially performs the function of the fire elemental. This means that this person is essentially acting as an energy battery, and that they should be adept at raising energy. It also means that the fourth participant is more or less an outsider in this ritual where the other three members meanwhile are closely, and somewhat sexually, bonded acting under a single will. In practice I’ve found that adding a fourth participant often takes away from the tight bond shared by the other participants, and ultimately makes the ritual less powerful and less successful.

This also isn’t a ritual where one person can lead and the others can watch, it requires magical ability and participation from all participants. Because of this it’s essential that all participants have read through and understand this ritual and the role they will be expected to play in it before attempting this ritual.

In many ways this ritual is similar to ritual #1, and was in fact designed using ritual #1 as a template. In addition to reading through this ritual, all participants should take the time to at least read through and become familiar with ritual #1 as well, and it’s actually best if all participants have at least attempted ritual #1 once in the past, regardless of whether or not it was a successful attempt.

Each of the participants represents one of the elements, either water, earth, or air, and if there is a fourth participant this participant should represent fire. Ideally each participant should represent the element they feel closest too. However the ritual leader should represent the element of air, since this is the element of action, and normally in practice the ritual leader will be the strongest participant (especially since they will be doing the most work). It’s also best for the weakest participant to represent the element of Earth so that the participant representing water can cover for them as needed. If there is a fourth participant, this person only needs to be able to raise energy, but they should be fairly good at it.

It may seem convenient to have the person representing fire act as the group leader since this would allow them to converse directly with the spirit while freeing up the other three participants to maintain the triangle. In practice this is turns out to not be such a great idea since the person representing fire is outside of the group and doesn’t share the collective power or will of the group.

Prior to starting the ritual the participants should agree that they are going to completely submit to the ritual leader and that he will be in command of them and directing their energies for the duration of the ritual. The ritual leader is not truly in charge though, rather all three members are pooling their collective energies and will into a single energy and will, and three are acting as one. The ritual leader is simply the person through which the group expresses itself. It is however essential that the entire group act as one will, one thought, and one being, and so there is no room for dissension and all members must submit to the group will as expressed by the ritual leader. Likewise it is the responsibility of the ritual leader to make sure that they, too, submit to the group will and are always acting in accordance with the group will and not on their own behalf.

As with any evocation, a large amount of energy is going to be needed, especially for manifestations, and so some time should be spent raising energy prior to the ritual so that there is excess energy to work with. This is the only real advantage to having a fourth participant since this person can raise energy so that the other participants can conserve themselves for the actual ritual. If there are only three participants, all three participants should work together to raise energy so that they each can conserve as much energy as possible.

There is nothing wrong with discussing the ritual and raising energy nude, although these steps can also be performed clothed if the participants wish. However once the energy is raised and it’s time for the actual ritual to start all three participants should be nude as this is a skyclad ritual. If there is a fourth participant they may remain clothed if they wish since there is no reason for them to be nude, although they may also practice the ritual skyclad if they feel more comfortable doing so.

The reason why the ritual is performed skyclad is twofold. First the three participants are coming together and combining themselves into a single will. This is something that requires a very strong and intimate bond, a bond that is facilitated by practicing nude, something that is looked upon as being both intimate and as exposing ourselves and being vulnerable to others.

Secondly this is the first of several very clear sexual overtones in the ritual. Although the ritual contains no actual sex, there is sexual symbolism used through out the ritual and these are meant to create a sort of spiritual sex between the three participants. The ritual itself is a kind of sex magic. The sexual aspects of the ritual are used to combine the three individuals as one and to achieve a very deep and intimate bond between them.

Next each person should be anointed on each of the major seven major chakras. The seven chakras are located at the top of the head, between the eyes, the center of the base of the neck, the center of the chest between the breasts and just above the heart, above the navel but beneath the breast bone, about two inches beneath the navel and above the genitals, and at the genitals. The chakras exist on both the front and the back of the body, but for this ritual they should be anointed on the front.

The chakras are the various points on the body where energy enters, leaves, and can be manipulated. The seven major chakras are the most powerful chakras on the body, and for most people where the majority of energy will enter and exit their body. Anointing the seven chakras helps to convert the energy within the individual and the energy they receive to that of the element they represent, and it also helps to ensure that all energy leaving their body will be of their element.

There are two methods for anointing the chakras, the second method being the most powerful. The main difference is that the first method simply uses an outside source which is associated with the element to anoint the body, where as with the second method the practitioner’s are using the element, as it exists within themselves, to anoint the person. The main disadvantage of this method is it may be too sexual for all participants, in which case the first method should be used.

Whichever method is used, the order is always the same. First Water anoints Earth, then Earth anoints Air, and finally Air anoints Water. This order represents the route in which energy will flow through the group and also the chronological position of the elements, with Earth being the past, Air being the present, and Water being the future.

With the first method, you may use oil, perfume, or blessed water representing each of the three elements. If blessed water is used, the water should be blessed before the start of the ritual, and ideally it should be blessed about a day in advance. Also the ritual works best if each person personally blesses the water that they will use to anoint another.

[Note: I don’t have a method up for making blessed water right now. If you want to use that method you can wait for it, or just figure it out.]

If oils are used, each oil should represent one of the three elements of air, water, and earth. For air the best oils to use are vanilla, amber, or opium. For water the best oils to use are rose or lavender. For earth the best oil to use is musk. Prior to the ritual each person should apply a small amount of the oil they will be anointed with to part of their body and leave it there without washing it off for at least half a day in order to check for any allergic reactions.

If perfumes are used they too should be chosen by their elemental association. Perfumes that use rose or lavender as an ingredient are good choices for Water, and perfumes that use musk as an ingredient are good choices for Earth. Unfortunately finding an Air associative ingredient in perfume is not as easy.

As stated before, the purpose of this is to align the person’s chakras, and thus their energy, with the element they represent, and also to help ensure that energy flowing out of them matches the element. With the first method this is done by placing something associated with that element at each of the seven major chakras.

Each person should now evoke the element they represent and take this element into themselves. Methods for doing this are provided in chapter three, and all participants should be familiar with this method, or some other, and capable enough to perform it without having the actual element present.

Once each member is charged, the next step is for each participant to kiss another on the lips and feet. The kiss on the lips is to both show and form a bond of equality and intimacy between the two. The kiss on the feet is meant to show submission. The ritual works fine with a short, closed mouth kiss, although kissing in a more graphic way won’t hurt the ritual (but it is highly recommended that the kisses be the same between all participants). However, as with any physical contact of this nature in a ritual, it’s important that all participants discuss the issue beforehand in a frank manner and set up and abide by clear boundaries that all participants feel comfortable with.

It’s also important that all participants feel perfectly comfortable with the sexual overtones of the ritual and that their bounadries are being respected. If a participant feels uncomfortable or taken advantage of it will have a negative effect on the rate of success and power of the ritual, and can draw negative spirits to the evocation.

Next, one at a time, each participant should light their candle and draw from it the energy of fire, allowing the fire energy to flow through themselves and mix with their elemental energy. Drawing energy off of the flame is an easy energy manipulation trick. Section 1 contains exercises on energy manipulation to help any participants who may not yet be able to do this.

The final step prior to the actual evocation is to create the triangle. This is done by the participants sending energy to each other. The participant representing Water should send energy to the participant representing Earth, and then Earth to Air, and finally Air to Water. Once again sending energy is an easy energy manipulation trick, and there are exercises in section 1 to help anybody who is not yet able to do this.

The participants are also not just sending their energy to each other, but also themselves. As they’re sending their energy in this very intimate ritual they’re also allowing themselves to be given away to the other participants. Essentially each participant is combining themselves with another through a non-physical spiritual form of sex, the end result being that all three participants are combined as one with a single will.

Once the triangle is formed each participant should send energy in both direction towards both of the other participants. It’s vitally important that all participants are sending out energy as they receive it to form the triangle and empower the ritual rather than collecting energy for themselves.

The ritual leader is the only participant who should use or direct energy in any way other than towards the other two participants. Since the ritual leader may be using the energy they gain to empower the ritual, or they may be busy conversing with the spirit, they may at times slack in their duties of directing energy at the other participants, and the other participants will need to make up for this.

The participant representing Water has the duty of trying to make up for any deficiency in energy direction by the other participants, whether this is caused by the ritual leader being distracted or by the other member being too weak and needing help in performing their function.

Any of the participants may pull energy from either of the other two if they feel it is necessary to maintain the triangle or empower the ritual, and that, for whatever reason, the  participant is not sending as much energy as they need to. This is ethical as all three have agreed to submit to each other, to the group will, and act in accordance with a single will. Likewise it is assumed that, by agreeing to participate in this particular ritual, all participants are granting permission to have energy pulled from them as needed for the purposes of the ritual. Still this eventuality should be discussed by all participants beforehand to eliminate the risk of crossing boundaries or delving into the unethical territory of vampirism.

Once the triangle is formed the ritual leader may call forth the spirit that the group wishes to evoke. If the spirit does not immediately appear, the ritual leader should wait several minutes to see if the spirit does arrive. If the spirit still does not appear, then the ritual leader may attempt to call the spirit a second time, and even a third time if need be. If the spirit can not be reached the participants may wish to evoke a different spirit instead, especially due to the large amount of prep work that is needed to perform the ritual. It’s best to prepare a list of at least four or five spirits that you may wish to evoke during the ritual before starting so that you’re prepared when a spirit doesn’t show and don’t have to scramble to find and agree upon a new spirit.

Once the conversation with the spirit is finished, a second spirit may be evoked or the triangle may be closed.

Once all of the evocations and conversations are finished, the ritual leader should clearly announce that the triangle is to be closed so that all participants know it is time to end the rituals. All participants should then stop sending and pulling energy from each other. Before proceeding the participants should wait several minutes before moving any further with shutting the ritual down to make sure the energy moving between them has stopped and the connection to each other has been completely severed.

Next the participants should put out their candles disconnecting themselves from the element of fire and the spiritual plane, and returning to an elemental purity.

The ritual is now technically ended. The participants may wish to ground the elemental energy out of their body or otherwise realign their energy, or they may wish to keep the energy as is. Although not necessary, it’s usually a good idea to agree to have some quiet and restful time at the end of the ritual for participants to use however they need to in order to reflect upon the ritual or recuperate.

There are some very clear and direct sexual overtones to this ritual. Unlike purely skyclad rituals where sexual arousal is very rare for most people, in a ritual such as this one, which is technically sex magic, sexual arousal is a much more common occurrence, especially since there will no doubt be some sexual energy raised by the ritual. Due to the heavy sexual themes of the ritual, this shouldn’t cause any problem with the ritual itself, and if anything would only serve to facilitate bonds of intimacy and acts of spiritual sex. However this can create a situation which may become embarrassing, distressful, or otherwise uncomfortable for the participants, which is something that will not only negatively effect the ritual in many ways, but should be avoided whenever possible in any ritual.

The best solution to this problem is to discuss the eventuality of sexual arousal which may happen during the ritual beforehand, and to come to an agreement that everyone is comfortable with about what to do if a participant becomes aroused, which can be anything from agreeing to carry on with the ritual if this happens to having a plan in place to shut down the ritual as quickly as possible if this happens. This creates a much better situation than trying to figure out what to do after it has already happened in the middle of the ritual, and it also gives everyone the chance to set boundaries on what they find acceptable and unacceptable during the ritual.

There is also a lot of physical contact through out the ritual, and it’s done in a nude and sexually charged environment. This too should be fully discussed before the ritual. Of course all participants should be familiar with the ritual and fully aware of what they’re agreeing to do beforehand. But everything should also be discussed beforehand, especially every instance of physical touching within the ritual, and every instance of anything that may be considered sexual, even if no touching occurs. This is essential to make sure everyone is aware of exactly what everyone else is comfortable doing, and also so that everyone can set up boundaries of acceptable and unacceptable acts.

A lot of people try to skip having this discussion beforehand with rituals like this. Some feel embarrassed by the subject matter. Some are scared of coming off as a pervert with an unhealthy obsession with sex or as someone who is just trying to use the ritual to have a sexual experience. Some people are scared that talking about these things will scare prospective participants away.

However the only mature way to perform these rituals is to first have all participants discuss them in a frank and open manner. And especially with this ritual it’s important that the participants at least have a level of trust and openness with each other for the discussion, otherwise the bonds between the participants will be too weak for the ritual to achieve much success.

On a final note, this ritual is sexual in nature, but the goal of the ritual is not to have sex, and the participants shouldn’t have sex with each other during the ritual. Even if all participants are comfortable having sex with each other, actual sexual intercourse is not conductive to the ritual. In addition although participants can expand some of the physical aspects of the ritual to make it more sexual, it should be noted that an orgasm by any participant will be counter-productive to the ritual. And if what everyone really wants is a threesome sexual adventure, then just go to bed together and have sex, don’t try to justify it up with a ritual.

Explanation of Variations:

#Just about any skyclad ritual can be modified so that it can be performed clothed. That is also true of this ritual. But it is highly recommended that the ritual be performed skyclad, especially considering both the intimate and sexual nature of the ritual. If the participants are not close enough to feel comfortable around each other naked then the ritual probably won’t be very successful anyways.

#The kisses may also be substituted for less sexual acts. Sometimes this may be necessary when someone is in a relationship or otherwise doesn’t feel comfortable with that level of physical contact. A kiss on the cheek and bowing at ones feet doesn’t carry the same weight though, and it will ultimately weaken the ritual.

#Tibetan Buddhism uses ten major chakras instead of seven. If the participants feel more comfortable using the Tibetan system, the ten major chakras of the Tibetan system may be anointed instead.

#This has already been well explained, but the fourth participant is unnecessary and the ritual actually works best with three.

#It should be obvious, but the word tonight needs to be changed into today in order to accomadate a daytime ritual.

Explanation of Notes

#When two of the participants are in a relationship with each other, even if they’ve both agreed to the terms of the ritual, it would still not be unheard of for one of the two to begin to feel jealous or upset during some of the more sexual or physical parts of the ritual. These are perfectly normal and healthy emotions, but they can have devestating effects on the ritual. Because of this it’s best that people in a relationship together not participate together in this ritual unless they have a very secure or open relationship.

Pros and Cons

Advantages

-Instead of being dependent upon a single magician this ritual uses the collective power of three or four magicians which makes the ritual easier to perform, more powerful, and usually increases the rate of success.

-This is the most powerful method of evocation I’ve currently written down in which the practitioners are the primary power source.

-This method is powerful enough to call forth almost any spirit.

-This method is both non-aggressive and respectful of the spirits, which helps promote mutually beneficial relationships with spirits.

-This method is ethically sound under most spiritual systems. No harm is done to the spirit and no attempt is made to bind the spirit’s power or control it.

-Due to the fact that there is little reason for normally non-malicious spirits to be hostile when evoked under this method, and because the practitioner is seen as a source of power, there is a much smaller chance that a spirit, given opportunity, will attempt to harm the practitioner or attendees in any way.

-Because the practitioner is not dependent upon multiple protections to ensure their safety, there is much greater room for error and experimentation and small mistakes are usually not disastrous in this method.

Disadvantages

-Once a spirit is evoked, the practitioners will have very little control over them. To overpower the spirit with the triangle in this method would cause the magician to expend a great deal of energy and is not advised except in cases of absolute emergency.

-It is not uncommon for the magician to have to bargain with or befriend a spirit in order to procure a favor from it.

-The magician’s only protection is himself and his power, and during the ritual he is being drained in order to sustain the triangle.

-The ritual is very energy intensive, and it may take quite a bit out of the practitioners, especially if they are not used to very powerful rituals.


Method of Evocation #1 – General Method of Evocation

July 31, 2013

Well here it is, my method of evocation. This ritual was written and developed by me after studying dozens of ancient texts, finding all of the previous methods unsatisfactory, doing additional channeling, and further improved by experimentation. I’ve done this ritual, the whole thing, over a hundred times. I can now cast this in my head, and I have magic items designed to specifically cast this spell. It works. It is absolutely amazing in how well it works. This is not the method of some amateur evocator who just read Goetia and now fancies that he’ll try to sell you a book about his knowledge. This is a method I’ve used a lot. That I’ve used for many years. That I know better than just about any other spell or exercise. I’ve seen spirits physically manifest, objects move at high speeds across the room, walls become intangible, time become inconsequential, and I’ve personally been shot at close range during one of these rituals and lived through it almost completely unharmed. This is magic. Real magic, the stuff of fantasy novels. If you’re bored with magic, or with studying, this ritual is awesome, it is sublime, it is everything you’ve been wanting out of magic, and it is everything I love about magic.

You do need to know how to evoke a fire elemental to make it work. I’ll get some exercises up later. Maybe. Let’s face it, I really suck at posting the things I’m supposed to post. Energy manipulation 3-5 will be up one day too, I swear.

Gather together the following items:

Three white unscented and unmarked virgin candles.
Three seperate candle holders for the candles.
Oils representing:
Water (Recommended: Sandlewood or Jasmine)
Earth (Recomended: Musk)
Air (Recomended: Vanilla or Nutmeg)
Incense representing fire (Cinnamon is highly recommended).
An incense burner
A cloth for dressing the candles.
A lighter (matches are not recommended).
A knife for candle carving.

Additionally you may wish to gather the follwing items:

A candle snuffer to put out the candles.
A wand to aid in raising energy.
A sword or knife for emergency use.
A pen and paper for recording information.
Chalk to draw on the floor to aid visualization.
Additional incense to set the mood, raise energy, or channel.

Prior to the beginning of the ritual, prepare the candles as follows:

The first candle is the candle of water. Spread your saliva around the candle to create a bond with it. Carve into the candle the runes of water. Dress the candle in the oil representing water. The dressing should first move down and clockwise, and then counterclockwise and up.

Say, “I give this candle the element of water and all that it encompasses, as taken from my body and soul,” while moving your hand in a circular clockwise motion over the candle. While doing this pull the element of water from yourself and push it into the candle [#Note, we are not evoking water into ourselves first, we are simply pushing the water that is already in us out into the candle].

The second candle is the candle of air. Spread your saliva around the candle to create a bond with it. Carve into the candle the runes of air. Dress the candle in the oil representing air. The dressing should first move down and clockwise, and then counterclockwise and up.

Say, “I give this candle the element of air and all that it encompasses, as taken from my body and soul,” while moving your hand in a circular clockwise motion over the candle. While doing this pull the element of air from yourself and push it into the candle.

The third candle is the candle of earth. Spread your saliva around the candle to create a bond with it. Carve into the candle the runes of earth. Dress the candle in the oil representing earth. The dressing should first move down and clockwise, and then counterclockwise and up.

Say, “I give this candle the element of earth and all that it encompasses, as taken from my body and soul,” while moving your hand in a circular clockwise motion over the candle. While doing this pull the element of earth from yourself and push it into the candle

Arrange the three candles so that each is in a different place in the room or area in which the evocation is to take place. These three candles will form the three points of the triangle. The triangle should be as large as possible. At a minimum, the triangle should be large enough so that all of those attending the ritual can fit within it comfortably.

Raise as much energy as possible.

Place the fire incense within the triangle. Light the incense and say “I call forth the element of fire, may its power fill the room.” Evoke a fire elemental into the flame on the incense.

Creating the triangle:

Begin with the earth candle. Light it while saying “I hereby combine the element of earth with the element of fire, the physical plane with the spiritual plane.”

Next light the air candle while saying, “I hereby combine the element of air with the element of fire, the mental plane with the spiritual plane.”

Finally light the water candle while saying, “I hereby combine the element of water with the element of fire, the emotional plane with the spiritual plane.”

Now draw a line (physically or psionically) between the earth candle and the air candle. Say, “As the past flows into the present, let earth flow into air, the physical realm into the mental realm.”

Draw a line (physically or psionically) between the air candle and the water candle. Say, “As the present flows into the future, let air flow into water, the mental realm into the emotional realm.”

Draw a line (physically or psionically) between the water candle and the earth candle. Say, “Let the future flow into the past, water flow into earth, and the emotional realm flow into the physical realm.”

Say, “I have created a space that is devoid time and space.”

Speak the name of the spirit that you wish to call forward. Ask the spirit to come forward. For instance “[name of spirit] I ask that you come forward,” or [name of spirit] I request that you appear.”

When you have finished conversing with all spirits, the triangle needs to be shut down.

Erase the line (physically or psionically) between the earth candle and the water candle. Say, “I hereby remove the element of water from the element of earth, the future from the past, the emotional realm from the physical realm.”

Erase the line (physically or psionically) between the water candle and the air candle. Say, “I hereby remove the element of water from the element of earth, the future from the present, the emotional realm from the mental realm.”

Erase the line (Physically or psionically) between the air candle and the earth candle. Say, “I hereby remove the element of air from the element of earth, the present from the past, the mental realm from the physical realm.”

Blow out the water candle. Say, “I remove the element of fire from the element of water (the emotional realm from the spiritual realm) and return it to a purity.”

Blow out the air candle. Say, “I remove the element of fire from the element of air (the mental realm from the spiritual realm) and return it to a purity.”

Blow out the earth candle. Say, “I remove the element of fire from the element of earth (the mental realm from the spiritual realm) and return it to a purity.”

The ritual is now completed.

Variations

1. To increase the likelihood of a physical manifestation: Light the incense and evoke the fire elemental after lighting the three candles and forming the triangle.

2. To have increased safety and security during the ritual: Put each of the three candles on an altar to a particular deity that you feel comfortable with. If at all possible put the candle on an altar of a deity associated with the same element as the candle (ie, Zeus for air, Saturn for earth). Either prior to lighting the candles, or while lighting the candles, ask that particular deity for protection.

3. To decrease prep time: Many of the ritual acts can be done psionically, or are only included to strengthen the ritual. Once you’re practiced with the ritual and become proficient at it, much of it can be eliminated or substituted with psionic magic. Because of the long preparation for the ritual (about thirty to forty-five minutes usually), this can greatly reduce the prep time. In the past I’ve done this ritual almost completely psionically in a few minutes.

4. To decrease the prep time and save money on supplies: The candles used in the ritual can be saved and used again! You have to be able to remember which candle represents which element. By reusing candles you can skip the entire candle preparation segment of the ritual. However the ritual seems to have a greater success rate when the candles are fresh. If you have difficulties with recycled candles, try fresh ones.

Important Notes:

#Although attendees can leave the area at any time, the magician casting the triangle should not leave the area prior to the triangle being closed. If they must (such as a potty break) they need to be a short distance away and quickly return to the area. Failing to do so can make them sick and weak.

#After the triangle is cast no one should manipulate energy within the room or area. Doing so may have a direct and negative effect on the magician casting the triangle.

#If you cast the triangle and do not evoke a spirit, strange things start to happen.

#This ritual may attract random spirits and the dead into the ritual area. Be prepared.

#This ritual does strange things to the passage of time.

#The ritual seems to be affected by the people in attendance.

#With our experimentation, we’ve had greater success with this, and most other, rituals when they were performed after sunset. However with some spirits you may have greater success evoking them during the daytime hours, or during dawn and dusk.

Explanation of the ritual.

Let’s start by explaining exactly what we’re trying to do. We want to evoke a spirit. In order to do that we need a space with a lot of energy that is outside of space and time. We’re creating this space inside of a triangle. The triangle exists outside of space and time, and it also mashes together the various realms that make up the universe.

In order to do this, we’re literally ripping a hole in reality. The triangle we create exists outside space-time as we know and perceive it. The area in the triangle, and usually a certain amount of the area directly surrounding it, is actually inside its own little pocket dimension. The pocket dimension is created by the magician casting the triangle literally pushing his or her own soul outward and turning it into a space. This space is loosely anchored into the physical realm and time-space at the point where the triangle is created. Anyone and anything that is inside the triangle is literally existing within the soul of the practitioner. When the spirit arrives it is actually entering a dimension that exists within the practitioner which is being projected outward into the area.

You’ll also notice if you read the section on the classical method that the triangle in this method has aspects of both the triangle and circle in the classical method. Much like the circle of the classical method, we’ve created an area outside of space and time. But here all four elements (and thus all five elements) are present within the triangle. Likewise both the practitioner and the evoked entity exist within the triangle.

However with this method the energy fueling the evocation is largely being supplied from the practitioner. Some of the area’s natural energy may be pulled, and some energy is being provided by a fire elemental, but the majority of the energy is still coming from the practitioner, and the additional energy provided by the fire elemental is due to the practitioner’s skill at evoking elementals. The entire space meanwhile is encompassed by the power, will, and being of the practitioner, putting him or her in a place of power while showing that he or she is a powerful magician. The lack of protections also shows that the practitioner has faith in themselves and their power.

The first part of the ritual is the gathering of supplies, which should be self-explanatory and is pretty boring, but we’ll go over it anyways.

First you need three white unscented and unmarked virgin candles. Why did we pick white? Long ago color wasn’t really associated with candle magic because until relatively recently candle dyes were so expensive only the wealthy could afford colored candles. I really don’t get into the whole color and candle thing, but maybe you do. White is either an amplifier or something that projects whatever’s in it outward, and it’s also blank. It’s the perfect default candle for almost any candle magick. We want it unscented because we are going to scent it ourselves with our oils. By unmarked, it means be careful going to ‘occult’ stores. Some of stores will bless or mark candles with runes and symbols in order to prevent them from being used for certain types of spells they view as immoral or dangerous. Sometimes it’s very hard to see the markings as they can be very light. If you buy your candles at the arts and crafts store or from reputable mass market online retailers (like Azure Green) as I do, this won’t be a problem. Lastly by virgin I mean that the candle has never been burned before and it hasn’t been blessed or left on an altar or anything. In other words it is a brand new clean candle.

You need candle holders for the candles. Since the candles need to be set up at different points in the room each needs its own holder.

Next up we need three oils for our candles, one for each of the three elements (water, air, and earth). In addition to the element that is represented by the oil, it’s also very much okay if the oil is fire associative too.

First up we have water. Sandlewood is my favorite oil for water, it represents both fire and water, and it’s usually a very easy one to find. You could also use Jasmine which represents fire, water, and to a much lesser degree air. Rose and rosewood represent fire, water, and earth. I try to stay away from this one because of the earth association, but if you can’t find anything else you can use these ones.

Second we have air. Vanilla and nutmeg are both airy and are both very good choices for air. Vanilla is more about intelligence while nutmeg has more of a mystical edge to it. Amber is okay, it’s knowledge associative, and I’ve used it, but I prefer not to because it’s also past associative. In a pinch you can also use opium.

Finally we have earth. Musk or a variant (such as Arabian musk) is the best choice. There are very few earth associative oils out there and musk is the only one I’ve ever been able to just walk into a store and buy.

Then we need to pick out our incense, which is fire associative. Cinnamon is the number one choice. It’s ability to raise and amplify energy comes in handy during the ritual, and it’s also one of the easiest incenses to find. Ginger will also work. Most fruits that are red or reddish, except for apples, are also fire associative (like mangos and oranges). Why we need an incense burner should be obvious.

We also need a few odds and ends. We need a cloth to dress the candle. Ritual cloths are nice, but they’re very inconvenient because they need to be washed after every use. I usually use paper towel and it works just fine. You need a lighter to light the candles. You shouldn’t use matches because we’re playing with a fire elemental and that creates a small fire hazard. You also need something to carve the candles with. I use a pen knife. You can really use anything, including a toothpick or nail.

You also may want some optional items for the ritual. A candle snuffer is a safer way to put out candles when you’re finished with them. A wand will help with raising energy, and although far from necessary a lot of people will prefer it. Ritual knives and swords can be very useful if something goes wrong and you are attacked during the evocation. I highly recommend having a pen and paper available since a lot of times you’ll get a spell or word or name you’ll want to write down. You may want chalk to draw on the floor with. And you can have additional incense to set the mood or raise energy prior to casting the triangle, or to help you channel after the triangle has been cast.

Next we’re going to prepare our candles. All three candles are going to be prepared in essentially the same way, the only difference being the element used for each. It really doesn’t matter what order we prepare the candles in.

The first thing we’re going to do when preparing a candle is spreading our saliva upon it. The best way I find for doing this is putting the candle in your mouth (if it is small enough) or you can do anything from licking the candle to rubbing the saliva from you hand. In any case the point of this is to establish a bond between the practitioner and the tool by use of a bodily fluid. Properly applying a bodily fluid will help to quickly establish stronger links with magical tools. We could use just about any bodily fluid. Blood would actually make a much stronger bond, however blood is a bit difficult to get out. Likewise semen and menstrual blood would both create a stronger bond than saliva, but saliva is a far less gross choice. Plus if your masturbating on candles or pulling out a tampon, don’t expect attendees to show up to your next ritual. We’ll get to why we need such a strong bond in a little bit.

Next we want to carve the symbols of the element into the candle. I’ve supplied a nice assortment of symbols for each of the elements. You can apply all of them, or some of them, or one of them, or even just apply symbols from a different source. This process is mainly to help strengthen the fact that this candle represents the element in question and to help associate the element with the candle.

The next step is to dress the candle with the appropriate oil. Once again this step is to help associate the candle with the element in question. Make sure you use different corners of the cloth to apply the oil, or use separate cloths all together, to prevent the oil from mixing. Dressing the candle downward in a clockwise motion symbolizes something entering the candle. In this case it will be the element that we draw out of ourselves in a future step. Dressing the candle upward in a counter clockwise motion symbolizes something being taken out of the candle, in this case the element leaving the candle and forming the triangle when we later light it.

The next step involves actually enchanting the candle. Although its important to understand every aspect of the ritual and have your mind and energy focused on the intent of every action, we now get to the point where we have to be able to perform some psionic magic. This step is really nothing more than simple energy manipulation (pushing energy out of your body) and knowing what a particular element feels like so you can identify it and pull it out of yourself. If you can’t do these two things, you can still attempt the ritual and see how well it works for you, but you’ll have a much lower success rate. If you have problems with the energy manipulation, try working with the exercises in section . If your not familiar with the elements, try the earlier rituals for evoking elements and taking them into yourself until you feel comfortable with them.

Why do we say things in ritual? Announcing what we’re doing makes clear our intentions to the universe and any forces that may be present and acting upon the ritual. It also makes our intentions clear to us. It takes a collection of thoughts that may be kicking around in our head and puts them into a clear, concise, and structured phrase. It gives us the clarity and focus that will help us properly direct our actions and energies.

So we’re doing exactly what we’re saying. We are giving this candle the aspects of ourselves which are defined by this element. The reason why we are doing this is because later we will use our own soul or spirit or whatever you want to call it to form the triangle that we’ll use for the evocation. So the candles, taken as a group, will encompass our soul and the spiritual connection of our soul.

It’s not enough to just say we’re doing something though. Saying that we’re doing something just helps us focus and make clear exactly what we’re doing. As we are saying what we’re doing, we actually have to do that act. In this case we have to take the particular element out of us and push it into the candle.

If you did the elemental evocations you should know what each element feels like. Beyond that this is just like pushing energy out of yourself. Find the element within yourself, push it out like it was energy. You can push out non-elemental energy too if you need to at the same time, it won’t hurt the ritual (in fact it may help energize the candle). We make a clockwise circular motion over the candle when doing this as a ritual aid. The ritual is a common one, it mimics the motion of a screw. Clockwise to push something in, counter-clockwise to pull it out. You can use a different method to charge the candle if you prefer, however the screw ritual is a good and common method.

As a final note on charging the candles, we are not pulling elementals into ourselves to use in the candle. We are taking what naturally exists within ourselves. The reason is that we, and not elementals, are going to be the primary source of power for the triangle.

Now we need to set up the candles for the triangle. This step is pretty self-explanatory. We just have to find three flat surfaces where we can put candles and their holders. As with anytime we use a candle, we want to put the candle somewhere without a draft either from wind, a fan, or a vent. If you can’t do that then you need to buy something called hurricane glass which is a glass or vase that goes around the candle to protect it from drafts. We want the triangle to be as big as possible. Remember we have to fit in the triangle, other attendees will probably want in the triangle, and the evoked spirit has to fit in there too. The more room we have in the triangle the more room we have to work with.

Next we raise energy in the room. Any method you wish to use is fine. We’re going to need lots and lots of energy for various parts of this ritual, so the important thing is to raise as much energy as possible right now. We won’t have a chance to raise large amounts of energy later.

We need to put the incense within the triangle because we want it to be a part of the ritual, and not exist outside of it. When we light the incense, we have to evoke the fire elemental. I’m assuming that you’re using stick incense, which is the easiest to find and the easiest to use. Evoke the fire elemental into the flame either on the stick of incense or on the lighter prior to lighting the incense (and it will most likely jump over once the stick is lit). You do have to blow out the flame on the stick, but don’t worry the fire elemental can jump into the cherry of the stick afterwards. The fire elemental is going to provide a lot of excess energy which will be needed through out the ritual. By bringing forth the fire elemental at this point it will lend the majority of its energy to creating and maintaining the triangle, taking a lot of the weight off the practitioner and allowing the practitioner to have a greater degree of control over the entire ritual. Note that the practitioner is not taking the fire elemental into themselves, they’re just summoning it into the room. The fire elemental may start jumping between the candles during the ritual. In my experiences this is fine, just leave it be. This spell does use a fire elemental so take all necessary precautions when working with fire elementals.

Now we can start to create the triangle in a magical sense. First we are going to light each candle individually. Remember that fire is in between being physical (it generates heat and can burn you) and being spiritual (it has no mass or form), and so it acts as a bridge between the spiritual world and the physical world. When we light each candle, we are combining that element and the world it represents (either the physical [earth], mental [air], or emotional[water]) with the highest realm which is represented by the element of fire.

Note that there is no element connected to the astral realm. That is because the astral realm is technically part of the physical realm, and so the astral realm is also represented by the element of earth (just like the physical realm, the astral is composed of matter and energy).

The important thing to remember when lighting the candles is that we are combining the element represented in the candle with the element of fire, and bringing those two realms together. As the candles are directly tied into our body and spirit, we are also connecting ourselves to this highest realm.

Next we need to combine the candles, and we do this by creating lines through which the candles can flow into one and another. Generally these lines can be created psionically by envisioning imaginary lines between the candles. If you need the extra help, and it is convenient to do so, you can draw the lines between the candles on the ground. Make sure you do these candles in order, earth to air, air to water, and water to earth.

Earth will naturally flow into air, as earth represents the past and air the present. Likewise, and for the same reason, air should flow into water. It is simply a matter of creating a path (by making the line connecting the two) and then pushing just a small amount of the element from earth into air, or air into water. After that they should flow forward and backward on their own.

The final part is to connect water with earth, and the future into the past. This one is just a little bit more difficult, as it is not natural for the future to flow into the past. But by connecting water into earth last it is made a lot easier. Create the line, the same as you would the first two, and then push water into earth. It will take a bit more force, but once the element starts moving it will complete the triangle and all three elements will flow as they should.

Once we’ve created the triangle, we’ve now made our special space. Inside the triangle all time is connected, and all four worlds (physical & astral, mental, emotional, and spiritual) are strongly tied together with little or nothing separating them. Our special space is a place where the rules of time and space no longer exist. Also note that all four, and thus all five, elements are connected together. So are the four worlds. And so are all points in time connected together in an infinite loop. Our triangle now has the all-encompassing infinite that is represented by the magic circle.

Also the triangle is essentially the practitioner. It is an outward extension of the practitioner, it is an aspect of them. Because the triangle is connected into the highest spiritual realms, so is the practitioner. Because the triangle connects into everything and is a part of everything, so is the practitioner. In these aspects the triangle is just like the magic circle. Unlike the magic circle though the triangle does not connect the practitioner into an external higher power. Instead the triangle is the practitioner’s own self and power acting on the environment. So the power of the evocation and all aspects of the ritual come forth from inside the practitioner.

Now is the time to start evoking things. All you need to do the evocation is a name and an intent to bring it forward. Simply speak the spirit’s name to bring it forward, and barring some unforeseen external barrier, the spirit should show. It’s best to speak the spirit’s name, asking it to show, and to be polite. If your intention is truly to ask for an audience, the spirit may refuse to show (although this is rare in my experiences). If it doesn’t show or you do not want to ask, you can force the spirit to show simply by willing it to come forward from inside the triangle.

You can evoke multiple spirits this way. The best way to do this is if you still are not tired after speaking with a spirit, wait for it to leave and then call another spirit forward. Be careful as this ritual is very taxing and it is very easy for the practitioner to become weak which puts them at a major disadvantage should they evoke something that happens to be malicious.

Also keep in mind that this ritual will start sucking energy out of everything, and it needs a lot of energy. It will take a lot out of the practitioner. It’s also going to start using that fire elemental. And it will start sucking the energy out of the room, out of ritual objects, and out of the people in attendance during the invocation. Just attending this type of evocation can take a lot out of you. Casting it will take a lot more. It is a very energy intensive spell.

When you are finished you need to shut down the triangle. Remember the triangle is pulling energy off of everything around it along with the person who cast it. It needs to be shut down. Doing this, however, won’t necessarily close everything you’ve opened with the evocation.

We take the triangle apart in a backwards order from the way we created it. If you drew the lines in chalk, you should do your best to erase them. In any case, you have to erase the lines psionically. Basically just visualize them fading away, or being blown up, or however you want to do it. Remember when we remove a line we are disconnecting those two elements from each other, those two worlds from each other, and those two aspects of time from each other. Start with the line connected Earth to Water. As soon as this line is gone the triangle is broken, and you should notice a lot of the strain from the ritual has been lifted. Space, time, and energy within the triangle should start to feel somewhat normal again after this. Continue with the other two lines.

After the lines are gone go to each candle, starting with water, and blow them out. When we do this, we are removing that particular candle from its connection with fire, and at this point the candle again becomes a pure element. Once all three candles are blown out the triangle is shut down and the ritual is complete. Although the strain of the ritual should be gone, now that the practitioner is no longer empowered by being connected into the ritual and they may suddenly become exhausted (this is normal).

The candles may be saved to be used in future evocations, but be careful to remember what they are and not to light them for other purposes. Lighting one of the candles may draw energy out of the practitioner since they are connected into them.

Explanation of Variations:

1. In the original version of this method the incense was not lit and the fire elemental was not summoned until after the triangle was finished. This seemed to increase the likelihood of a physical manifestation. Using the fire elemental first was discovered by accident when I screwed up the order of the ritual.

If you’re just starting out, and just want this ritual to work and want anything to come forward, it’s best to summon the fire elemental first. When summoned first, the fire elemental will help to generate the necessary energy to create and maintain the triangle, which is the most important part when doing the evocation.

When the fire elemental is summoned after the triangle, normally the fire elemental’s power would be lent to creating and maintaining the triangle, but instead that is almost entirely drawn from the practitioner’s own power (along with some energy from the room). However now the fire elemental’s power can be used later in the evocation, both to draw spirits forward and by evoked spirits to help them manifest and take action.

If you feel comfortable with the ritual, and that you can handle the additional energy strain, and you haven’t had much luck getting physical manifestations from spirits, try evoking the fire elemental after the triangle is completed.

Note that all other parts of the ritual happen in their normal order, and the candles are now lit and connected into the spiritual plane through fire prior to the lighting of the incense.

2. Initially, when I first created this ritual, I put the candles on altars to the gods and used the gods represented by these altars as a protection. Once I felt comfortable and safe casting evocations, I didn’t really feel like I needed this protection anymore, and so I removed it from the ritual. If you don’t yet feel comfortable doing evocations with no protection besides yourself, you may wish to add this step back into the ritual. In my opinion though it is unnecessary. If you are strong enough to cast the triangle, you should be strong enough to handle almost anything you manage to evoke into it.

3. All of the ritual, like any ritual, is only present to help you focus your mind and power and also to help you manipulate the exterior forces of the universe. There is nothing here that can not be done mentally. I don’t suggest trying to do that from the beginning. But once you’ve done the ritual a few dozen times and feel comfortable with all the parts, start stripping physical actions away and see if you can do them with your mind. I typically do this ritual with no other acts besides lighting three candles and one stick of incense, and if I really wanted to I could (and have) eliminated even those steps. This does slightly weaken the ritual, but at the same time it saves on prep time and work.

4. This one is fairly self explanatory. The candles can be used again simply by relighting them. This is true of almost any candle used in a ritual. If you are reusing candles, you can skip all the steps involved with candle preparation and go straight to setting up the three candles in a triangle. The ritual tends to be a little bit weaker when done this way, but not by much. The only important things to remember are which candles correspond to which element, and not to use the candles for any other purpose (since they will drain the practitioner).

Explanation of notes:

There are no real protections offered and there is no danger with leaving the triangle (unlike leaving a magic circle during an evocation). In fact the least safe place to be is within the triangle, so by leaving it you are actually safer.

However the magician who cast the triangle should not leave it, or if he or she does they need to not go very far and return quickly. It’s actually not uncommon for the triangle to expand outward a bit and actually take up some parts of the room that aren’t actually inside of it. The magician can usually get away with being several feet outside the triangle. And leaving for a short period of time, like for a quick potty break, probably won’t be a problem.

But, and we found this out through experimentation, if you go far from the triangle and leave for an extended period of time, you will begin to get sick. The triangle is going to be pulling on you and taking energy from you, and everything running around inside of it will be running around inside of you. As you increase your physical distance from the triangle, you also increase the strain it puts on you.

Likewise manipulating energy inside the triangle can be detrimental to the casting magician. Anything done to the energy in the triangle is literally being done to them. If the inside of the triangle fills with an energy they are uncomfortable with, they will feel the negative effects from it. If you swirl around the energy in a circle you will probably make them nauseous. It is best for everyone involved to leave the energy alone once the triangle is cast.

If you do cast the triangle, you should always evoke a spirit into it. If you just leave the triangle up without evoking a spirit, and without giving it a purpose, strange things start to happen. If you want to know more, you can try it sometime. It’s not dangerous, it’s just weird, and most likely a waste of an evening.

This ritual uses large amounts of energy and punches holes into time, space, and reality. Rituals like that tend to attract things. You may have large amounts of random spirits, especially smaller and weaker ones and especially the dead, converging upon the general area surrounding the triangle, and possibly even inside the triangle. Most of these things are harmless and they are usually weak enough that they are easy to deal with if they become a problem.

We’ve also noticed strange occurrences in regards to the passage of time with this ritual, and even how time operates. Sometimes spirits will begin to appear and manipulate the environment hours, days, or even weeks before they are evoked or a decision is even made to evoke them. We’ve had instances where multiple clocks inside the triangle were out of sync with multiple clocks inside the triangle. We’ve seen an hour pass in mere minutes, and at other times hours seem to have gone by in less than half an hour. Once we walked outside during a ritual and heard ourselves inside speaking and having a conversation that we had hours ago.

The people in attendance can also affect the ritual. Remember the ritual is going to be drawing on the energy in the room, and the triangle is actually very sensitive to the energies of anybody inside of it. Because of this the people attending the ritual can influence its flow, direction, and the make-up of the triangle just by being present.

As with many rituals, we found this ritual to work best after the sun has completely set. Most magic seems to work best after dark. There are certain spirits that can only be evoked at specific times either during the daytime or during dawn or dusk, so in some instances you may have to use the ritual during the daytime. The ritual should still work regardless of the time of day.

Expect this ritual to take a good amount of time. Prep time alone can get be close to an hour long. As for the actual evocation itself, there are too many variables to tell how long it will take. It depends somewhat on how many spirits you plan on evoking and how in depth you want to get with each one. But time also starts acting screwy, and minutes can drag on for hours, or you could lose an hour or two in mere minutes. I’d say if you want to do this ritual, plan to spend the entire night doing it. You may be able to end it early, but you might not.

Pros and Cons

Advantages

-This is my preferred method of evocation. It’s a great general method of evocation that’s useful in most situations. It’s also a happy medium between the power of the ritual and the complexity of it.

-This method is actually very powerful. You should be able to call forth almost any spirit using it.

-This method is both non-aggressive and respectful of the spirits, which helps promote mutually beneficial relationships with spirits.

-This method is ethically sound under most spiritual systems. No harm is done to the spirit and no attempt is made to bind the spirit’s power or control it.

-The practitioner is the primary power source of this method. This ritual is performed through the practitioner’s own power.

-Due to the fact that there is little reason for normally non-malicious spirits to be hostile when evoked under this method, and because the practitioner is seen as a source of power, there is a much smaller chance that a spirit, given opportunity, will attempt to harm the practitioner or attendees in any way.

-Because the practitioner is not dependent upon multiple protections to ensure their safety, there is much greater room for error and experimentation and small mistakes are usually not as disastrous with this method as with traditional evocation methods.

Disadvantages

-Once a spirit is evoked, the practitioner will have very little control over them. To overpower the spirit with the triangle in this method would cause the magician to expend a great deal of energy and is not advised except in cases of absolute emergency.

-It is not uncommon for the magician to have to bargain with or befriend a spirit in order to procure a favor from it.

-The magician’s only protection is himself and his power, and during the ritual he is being drained in order to sustain the triangle. The magician may evoke a hostile spirit when, because of the triangle, he is in a very weakened state.

-The ritual is very energy intensive, and it may take quite a bit out of the magician who casts the triangle, especially if they are not used to very powerful rituals.


Actual Methods of Evocation – Intro

July 31, 2013

What follows are three of the methods of evocation that I use. Unfortunately, if I try to release this material as I originally planned, it’ll probably never get done. At the very least I need information about how to evoke and eat elementals, because that is an essential part of these rituals. If you know how to do this already, you should be good. I’ll try to get that information up shortly. I also need to post some information about how to make blessed water, and I want to post my seance method eventually.