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.


Evocations II – Magic Circle Exercises

March 21, 2013

These are some exercises to help teach you how to make magic circles. Exercise #7 requires a white bedsheet and a black magic marker. No tools are required for the other exercises.

These exercises were designed to build upon one another, so they should be attempted in order. They also aren’t meant to only be done once, but to be done over and over again until a person gets it. A practitioner should start with exercise #1 and continue to do that exercise again and again until they feel like they’ve been successful with it and feel comfortable with it, or until they feel they can’t get any better at it. Then they should move on to exercise #2, and continue doing this for all further exercises. A person may however, and should, go back to previous exercises and retry them from time to time to see if they’ve become any better at them, and to strengthen the core skills taught by the earlier exercises.

If you like, you can light incense to aid you during the exercise, however this isn’t necessary. Myrrh and Lotus will work really well. Cinnamon, Dragon’s Blood, and Vanilla are less effective, albeit still good choices. If you do use incense, you should stop using it by exercise #8 at the latest.

Likewise you may light candles if you wish. 1,3, or 5 candles in front of you for exercises #1-2. Four candles spread out around you making a square, or five spread evenly around you for all other rituals. However, once again, you should stop using candles by exercise #8 at the latest.

Exercise #1

Sit comfortably on the floor. Close your eyes. Take some time to relax and calm yourself. Clear your mind.

Notice the empty blackness in front of you. Imagine a circle being drawn there. Visualize the circle and hold it in your mind.

While visualizing the circle, think about all the things which the circle represents. Think about the idea of infinity. Imagine something tracing the line of the circle over and over again forever. Think about the idea of absolute divine power, and how that idea is represented within the circle. Think of all the things a circle means to you personally and what it personally symbolizes to you.

When you are finished spend a few more minutes sitting with your eyes closed. Think about and evaluate all of the things you have visualized. Spend a bit of time calming yourself and bringing your mind back to this world. When you are ready peacefully open your eyes.

Exercise #2

Sit comfortably on the floor. Close your eyes. Take some time to relax and calm yourself. Clear your mind.

Imagine a circle being drawn in the blackness. As the circle is being drawn, visualize immense energy coursing through it. When the end of the circle meets the beginning, and the two ends meet, visualize a sharp increase in the energy of the circle, and the energy becomming absolute and divine.

Continue to visualize the circle and the divine energy flowing through it.

When you are finished spend a few more minutes sitting with your eyes closed. Think about and evaluate all of the things you have visualized. Spend a bit of time calming yourself and bringing your mind back to this world. When you are ready peacefully open your eyes.

Exercise #3a

Sit comfortably on the floor. Close your eyes. Take some time to relax and calm yourself. Clear your mind.

Instead of imagining the circle being drawn in front of you, imagine the circle being drawn around you on the ground. Visualize the circle and hold it in your mind.

While visualizing the circle, think about all the things which the circle represents. Think about the idea of infinity. Imagine something tracing the line of the circle over and over again forever. Think about the idea of absolute divine power, and how that idea is represented within the circle. Think of all the things a circle means to you personally and what it personally symbolizes to you.

When you are finished spend a few more minutes sitting with your eyes closed. Think about and evaluate all of the things you have visualized. Spend a bit of time calming yourself and bringing your mind back to this world. When you are ready peacefully open your eyes.

Exercise #3b

Sit comfortably on the floor. Close your eyes. Take some time to relax and calm yourself. Clear your mind.

Imagine a circle being drawn around you on the ground. As the circle is being drawn, visualize immense energy coursing through it. When the end of the circle meets the beginning, and the two ends meet, visualize a sharp increase in the energy of the circle, and the energy becomming absolute and divine. Imagine the energy going upward, into the air above you, and creating a powerful and impenetrable barrier around you.

Continue to visualize the circle and the divine energy flowing through it.

When you are finished spend a few more minutes sitting with your eyes closed. Think about and evaluate all of the things you have visualized. Spend a bit of time calming yourself and bringing your mind back to this world. When you are ready peacefully open your eyes.
Exercise #4

Sit comfortably on the ground outside, in dirt or sand, or anywhere that you can mark the ground with your fingers. If you have thick carpet, you may be able to do this inside.

Close your eyes.

Place your hands together behind your back. Push your fingers into the ground and move your hands away from each other, drawing a circle in the ground around you, and meeting direcly in front of you.

Visualize energy coursing through the circle as you draw it. When your hands meet, visualize a sharp increase in the energy, and the energy becoming absolute and divine. Imagine the energy rising up into the air above you and creating an impenetrable barrier around you.

Think about all the things which the circle represents. Think about the idea of infinity. Imagine something tracing the line of the circle over and over again forever. Think about the idea of absolute divine power, and how that idea is represented within the circle. Think of all the things a circle means to you personally and what it personally symbolizes to you.

When you are finished, take your hand and wipe away part of the circle, breaking it. Visualize the circle of energy ceasing to exist immediately after the physical circle is broken.

Spend a few more minutes sitting with your eyes closed. Think about and evaluate all of the things you have visualized. Spend a bit of time calming yourself and bringing your mind back to this world. When you are ready peacefully open your eyes.

Exercise #5

Repeat exercise #4, but leave your eyes open the entire time.

Exercise #6

Sit comfortably on the ground outside, in dirt or sand, or anywhere that you can mark the ground with your fingers. If you have thick carpet, you may be able to do this inside.

Draw a circle on the ground, as in exercise #4. Visualize energy flowing through the circle as you create it, and visualize an absolute and divine at the end of its creation. Once you create the circle, remain sitting with your eyes closed, point your palms at the circle, and visualize the energy inside of you flowing into your hands, and then visualize that energy flowing out of your hands and the lines of the circle. Visualize your energy intermixing with the energy of the circle, and further empowering it.

When you are finished, take your hand and wipe away part of the circle, breaking it. Visualize the circle of energy ceasing to exist immediately after the physical circle is broken.

Spend a few more minutes sitting with your eyes closed. Think about and evaluate all of the things you have visualized. Spend a bit of time calming yourself and bringing your mind back to this world. When you are ready peacefully open your eyes.

Exercise #7

Unfold a large white bed sheet and place it on the floor. Sit in the center of the bed sheet with a black magic marker in your hand. Draw a circle around yourself as the inside border of your circle. Visualize energy coursing through the line as you draw it. Draw a second circle around the first to act as your outside border, but be sure to leave some space between the two circles. As you draw this second circle, visualize energy flowing through the line, and as the line completes itself, visualize a sharp increase in energy, and the energy flowing through the entire circle, from one border to the other. and the energy being absolute and divine, and reaching upwards into the air above you.

Take the marker, and between the inner and outer borders of the circle draw a symbol that has personal spiritual significance. Continue to sit in the circle, and closing your eyes think about or meditate on the symbol. Think of all the things the symbol means, and what powers it has. Spend several minutes or more doing this.

With your eyes still closed, move your hand over the image you drew. Imagine energy flowing out of your hand, and imagine this energy empowering the image, and turning it on. Visualize the energy and power you associate with the image flowing out of it, and flowing into the circle further empowering it.

Continue to draw more spiritually significant images into the circle and repeating the exercise.

If you feel up to it, after completing this part of the exercise you may also repeat exercise #6 inside the circle and empower it with your own energy.

When you are finished close your eyes imagine the energy of the circle dissipating and flowing away. Remain sitting with your eyes closed for several more minutes afterwords. Contemplate the ritual during this time and all the things that were visualized and all of the sensations that were felt.

Exercise #8

Sit comfortably on the floor. Close your eyes. Take some time to relax and calm yourself. Clear your mind.

Place your hands behind your back. Put your hands together behind your back. Without touching the ground, move your hands away from you, around you, and have them meet directly in front of you. As you do this, imagine the circle forming around you.

Visualize energy coursing through the circle as you create it. When your hands meet, visualize a sharp increase in the energy, and the energy becoming absolute and divine. Imagine the energy both falling to the ground and rising up into the air above you creating an impenetrable barrier around you.

Think about all the things which the circle represents. Think about the idea of infinity. Imagine something tracing the line of the circle over and over again forever. Think about the idea of absolute divine power, and how that idea is represented within the circle. Think of all the things a circle means to you personally and what it personally symbolizes to you.

Point your palms at the circle, and visualize the energy inside of you flowing into your hands, and then visualize that energy flowing out of your hands and the lines of the circle. Visualize your energy intermixing with the energy of the circle, and further empowering it.

Imagine your spiritual symbols appearing within the circle. Move your hands over them, let the energy flow out of you, and empower them.

When you are finished with the ritual, visualize the energy of the circle collapsing around you and the energy ceasing to exist as quickly as you can.

Spend a few more minutes sitting with your eyes closed. Think about and evaluate all of the things you have visualized. Spend a bit of time calming yourself and bringing your mind back to this world. When you are ready peacefully open your eyes.

Exercise #9

Repeat exercise #8, but with your eyes open the entire time.

Exercise #10a

Repeat exercise #8, but while standing up. Work on doing the ritual as quickly as possible.

Exercise #10b

Repeat exercise #9, but while standing up. Work on doing the ritual as quickly as possible.

Exercise #11

Create a magic circle while walking. Create the magic circle as quickly as you possibly can. Make the circle as powerful as you can make it. Make it so the circle follows you and you are always at the center of the circle as you walk. Then break down the circle as quickly as possible. Repeat this exercise again and again as many times as possible.

Further exercises:

Work on creating magic circles in various distracting situations and environments. Try doing it while having a conversation, while watching TV, while doing chores, and while doing various physically and mentally taxing activities, for instance.

See how large you can make the circle. Can you make it so it covers a larger area around you, or above you, or below you. Make your circles ever bigger.

Try to see how much energy you can get coursing through the circle and how powerful you can make it.

And of course, do it faster, and faster, and faster.


Evocations I – Classical Methods Explained

March 18, 2013

It’s going to be a few posts before I get to my actual evocation methods, because I have some background information so they can be better understood. I will be posting some really cool methods shortly though. As I side note I don’t like the classical method of evocation and I never use it. I consider it immoral and a tool of weak practitioners who cannot hold their own. Information on the method is provided only so a practitioner can have the necessary background to understand the methods I’ll be posting later.

When we look at classical ceremonial magic, the basic evocation ritual involves a circle and a triangle. Likewise the ritual is split into four parts: preparing the area, evoking the being, coversing with the being, and dismissing the being. None of these methods are native to ceremonial magic. There have always been evocations, even long before ceremonial magic came into vogue, and all evocations attempt to manipulate the same basic principles to bring about results. If we knew the exact evocation rituals of early man we would no doubt find similarities to modern ceremonial rituals, not because there has been a clear line of influence, but because both rituals attempt the same thing, and there is only so much room for variation. Even the rituals in this book, which are advertised as an alternative to the predominate ceremonial methods, have clear similarities. Once again this isn’t because of a direct influence, but because there is only so much room for variation.

Constructing the Magic Circle

The most important part of the classical method is the magic circle. There is no one way to make a magic circle, or even a best way. In fact the best way for you to make a magic circle would be based on your own spiritual beliefs and knowledge. In its most basic form a magic circle is just a circle. It can be drawn onto the ground with chalk, etched into dirt, drawn into the air with a wand, knife, or finger, or it can be drawn on a piece of cloth that is laid on the floor. The circle serves several purposes. It creates an area which exists outside of space-time, it connects the magician to the divine, it empowers the magician, and it protects the magician. Let’s go over each of these four purposes individually and how each is derived.

First off, in order to maximize our success with evocations, we need to be within an area outside of space and time. Not everything will be able to manifest into the available space. The area may be too small for it, or it may be a small creature and the area may be too big for you to see it. It may be of a vibration that cannot enter this world through normal means, or the enviornment of this world may be too foreign to it for it to manifest here. Likewise the entity’s normal movement through time may not be conductive to communication. It may be moving backwards through time, or stagnant in a single moment of time, or it may be moving too quickly or too slowly through time relative to the magician to make communication possible. It may also, for whatever reason, not be available at the exact moment of evocation.

A circle represents infinity. It has no begining or end. It encompasses all space and time. When we are inside the magic circle, we enter into a space that is outside of space and time. Inside the circle, space and time may move exactly the same as directly outside the circle. In fact this is how it will most likely be moving when the magician first enters the circle. However once the evocation begins the circle will shift its place in time and space as needed to be conductive to communication. It should be noted that the area directly surronding the circle may also be affected by these shifts in space and time. A person standing directly outside of the circle may not notice any change (such as the magician moving slowly or rapidly through time, for instance) because they are being affected by the same shifts. However inconsistencies in time can sometimes be sensed between the ritual area and an area that is far enough away.

Secondly we want a connection to the divine, or at least some sort of higher power. And in the next two steps we will talk about why we need that connection. A circle is generally seen as a symbol of the divine, or God, or the gods because it is infinite and all encompassing. Exactly which higher power you wish to draw upon is going to be dependent on your own personal beliefs. Christian mystics will usually draw upon the power of the Christian God or Christ, because they see him as being the highest power in the universe. Others will call upon something called the All or the Is, which is simply the sentient form of the accumulation of all things in the universe, seen to some as the supreme god or creator. Others will use a god or gods from various pantheons. And still others may call upon the power of the angels. Which one you decide to use isn’t that important. What is important is that what you’re using is real, that it is very powerful, and that you’ll be able to draw its power down and access it.

Thirdly the magic circle empowers the magician. In the classical method of evocation power is provided by an external source, and this source is accessed through the magic circle. Your connection to the divine is your source of power. It is important that the magician understand that their connection to the divine is their power source, and also that this power is absolute. They also have to have faith that the power they draw upon is absolute. If the magician does not have an understanding of and a faith in the power, they are projecting weakness instead of strength, and this in turn creates a weakness which can be exploited by the evoked spirit.

Lastly the circle provides protection for the magician. The circle is a source of absolute power, or at least a power far greater than what is being evoked, and this power cannot in any way be breached. The circle is not only there to protect the magician from a direct attack, but also to protect them from more subtle influences that the spirit may have upon the magician. Within the classical method of evocation this protection is essential, because from the begining the magician attempts to control and exploit the evoked spirit through force which creates a hostile relationship between the two. The magician does this with borrowed power, which only goes to illustrate how weak the magician is without his protections.

The Triangle

The other part of the classical ritual is the triangle. Much like the magical circle, there is no correct way to make a triangle. It can be drawn in the air, on the floor, in the dirt, or on a cloth. Usually the triangle is much less elaborate than the circle. The triangle is often seen as much less important than the circle.

The triangle is the space in which we wish to evoke our entity. Where as we wish ourselves, standing into the circle, to be connected into the highest power and a part of all times and all places, we want the exact opposite for what we evoke. We want the spirit to appear in a specific time and place. Ideally we want it to have a spiritual preseance which can be channeled into, an astral presence which can be felt, and a physical manifestation which can be seen and heard. We also want the entity to be contained, so that it can only affect the world in the ways we command it to, and we want it to be weaker than us so we can control it.

It should be noted that the importance of the triangle in the ritual varies between magicians and rituals. Some magicans prefer to always use a triangle, and only evoke spirits into the triangle, so that they always have the greatest amount of power and leverage throughout the entire evocation. Other magicians evoke spirits outside of the triangle, and only use the triangle when necessary to control the spirit, or when they feel they need the added protection. These magicians can use the triangle as a threat, forcing disobediant spirits into the triangle. Some magicians, meanwhile, omit the triangle all together, and instead only make use of the protections provided by the circle.

So why a triangle?

The representation of the triangle is multifacited. First and formost, three is the number of the universe. 1 (singularity), 2 (duality), and 3 (triplicity) are the three most powerful numbers in existance.

Three also represents the three realms into which we can evoke spirits. The first realm is the mental realm. Spirits in this realm can be channeled by experienced practitioners in order to communicate and share knowledge. The second realm is the astral or spiritual realm. Spirits in this realm have a presence that can be felt. They are able to move and manipulate energy and affect the astral realm. They can be seen by and communicate with practitioners who are sensitive enough to see and hear ghosts. Finally there is the physical realm. Spirits in this realm can physically affect the world. They can move objects. They can be seen and heard by anyone.

Three is also a number of incompleteness and seperation from the divine or complete power. Remember there are five elements. These five elements are represented by the five points of the pentagram. Combined these five elements are considered to be absolute power, which is why the pentagram is such a common and powerful magical symbol. However the number four has the same power. Spirit is often time looked at as the combination of the other four elements, or that the other four elements all spring forth from spirit. Therefor a representation of all four elements also represents spirit. Because it does lack spirit though, four is sometimes seen as being absolute power in the realm of the physical world where as five is absolute power in all realms.

Three however is one less than four. It only represents three of the elements. Anything evoked into the triangle is only allowed to be made up of three elements at once. At any given moment, whatever is in the triangle is missing one of the four basic elements from its being. This means it is within a very weakened state, a state through which it cannot make a true divine connection. This is essential because it garuntees that the practitioner, in the circle, is more powerful than the spirit, that the practitioner has access to a power that the spirit is denied access to, and that the protections provided by the ritual cannot be breached.

The Four Steps of the Ritual

Step 1 – Preparing the area – Adequate preperations need to be made prior to the evocation. Some practitioners prefer to perform a banishing ritual prior to the evocation so they can work within a clean space. Others prefer to use the existing energy of the area.

Most importantly the circle and triangle need to be constructed. Special care needs to be taken with the placement of the triangle. The triangle needs to be placed in an area that is free from any belongings. Likewise the area needs to be thouroughly cleaned and care needs to be taken that any skin folacels, nail clippings, hair, and blood, of both humans and pets, are not present. These things will provide a link to the practitioner and those close to him and can be used by a malicious spirit to exact revenge.

Likewise all reflective surfaces, including black mirrors like your computer monitor and tv, need to be covered, since they can give the spirit access to areas outside your control.

Energy also has to be raised in order to fuel the evocation. Spirits may need large amounts of energy to manifest, and having large amounts of energy available in the room will help with that. In addition to raising energy you may also attempt to burn candles and use incence to provide additional energy.

With this method, even if a spirit can manifest on its own, it’s considered poor form to be dependent on the powers of the spirit. The practitioner should provide ample energy for manifestation. In fact the practitioner should do everything they can to accomodate the spirit for the purposes of the evocation. A failure to do so shows weakness, and the practitioner needs to be careful to always come from a position of absolute power.

Any tools being used in the ritual also need to be put in their place. If a mirror is being used for communication it needs to go into the triangle. If sigils or rings are being used those need to go into their proper place. All magical tools at the ritual should be placed inside the circle unless there is a specific reason not to. Lastly the practitioner and anyone else attending the ritual needs to be inside the circle and needs to remain in the circle for the duration of the ritual.

Step 2 – The Evocation – Step 2 is the actual evocation. Here the practitioner needs to call forth the spirit by name and command him to come forward. If the spirit does not respond, the practitioner should become more and more threatening, until finally they use the power of the circle, if need be, to pull the spirit forward. During this stage the practitioner should also command the spirit to manifest within the realm of the practitioner’s choosing (either mentally, astrally, or physically). They should also make the spirit appear in a form that is pleasing to the practitioner. Everything in this stage needs to be a command, and everything needs to be done exactly to the practitioner’s wishes. The key here is to establish a position of power and control from the begining.

Step 3 – Communion – During this stage the practitioner talks with and commands the spirit. If the practitioner has evoked the spirit just for knowledge, then the practitioner should engage the spirit in conversation for that knowledge. If the practitioner has a task for the spirit, they should give the spirit this task. The instructions given to the spirit need to be clear and concise with no room for independent thought or action, and the spirit must be given clear guidelines that this task is the only way they are allowed to affect the world outside the triangle. The practitioner should not bargain with the spirit, agree to repay the spirit in any way, and if necessary the practitioner should force the spirit to perform the task. The task should be performed immedietaly taking no longer than the duration of the ritual for the spirit to perform its part.

Step 4 – Banishing – The last step is for the practitioner to use the power of the circle to completely banish the spirit from the triangle. This is of utmost importantance. The practitioner cannot leave the circle, nor should the triangle be broken, until after the spirit has been completely banished. To fail this step is to put the practitioner at the mercy of the spirit which he has abused and exploited with no power other than his own to protect him.

Pros and Cons

Advantages to using this method

1. With the classical method the practitioner is able to fully exploit the powers of the spirit. Instead of the spirit only doing what it wants to do or is willing to do it is forced to do what the practitioner wants it to do.

2. The practitioner is able to command the spirit and take from the spirit what he wants. The practitioner does not need to bargain with the spirit, to pay back the spirit, or depend on the charity of the spirit.

3. If done correctly and successfully, this method provides the practitioner the greatest amount of protection from not only direct harm, but also more subtle attacks such as being negatively influenced by the spirit.

Disadvantages to using this method

1. This entire method is a hostile act against the evoked spirit. Many normally non-aggressive spirits may become vengeful and violent and look for any opportunity to harm the practitioner. At the very least this method will create an adversitile relationship with most spirits where the spirit is not acting in the interests of the practitioner because it wants to, but is instead doing what it has to do.

2. The practitioner is dependent upon borrowed power for the evocation, control of the spirit, and his protection from the spirit. Although commanding from a position of power, the use of borrowed power shows the weakness of the practitioner. The spirit is controlled by, and possibly afraid of, the source of the power, not the practitioner.

3. All things considered, this method is probably the most dangerous. Although this method uses very powerful protections, it does so because it also creates such a dangerous position for a practitioner to be in. It creates a hostile situation while the practitioner’s relaiance on external power advertises his weakness. If everything is done correctly the method is entirely safe. However the smallest error (be it in the preperation, the ritual, the banishing, or even the wording of commands) can prove disasterous.

4. Many people have ethical and moral issues with this method. Many people see commanding and exploiting another, even if it is a spirit, for no other reason than because you can as unjust. Many different religions and spiritual beliefs take issue with this method.

#Note: I may be a bit biased because I am not a fan of this method. I believe that the only reason why this method is so popular is because many people believe it is the only method. My goal in writing this book was to not only explain evocations, but also to provide alternate methods for evocations. I’ve explained this method in such detail because I wish to give a complete overview of evocations in this book, and also because understanding this method explains a good deal of the theory behind evocations and how they work in practical use, and this will also show what has been changed in the ‘alterantive’ methods and why.


Methods of Evocation and Seance begin Monday

March 16, 2013

Starting Monday I’ll start posting my methods of evocation and seance, beginning with some basic theory. Unfortunately it will not be as extensive as my planned book, teaching a person how to go from inexperienced magician to summoning forth demons. It will however contain very powerful original methods of evocation and seance that have, so far, been unpublished and which can work as an alternative to the established methods. I just want to make sure that these rituals are out there and are not lost with me, and that I start posting them before google reader leaves us. Anyways I’ve been gone a while, so a heads up to start reading the blog again next week.


Thoughts on UFOlogy

June 23, 2012

This isn’t a conspiracy theory blog, nor is it a place to speculate on alien theories, so I’m going to keep this a bit short and simple.

First off, it needs to be said that most UFO stories are hoaxes. This isn’t a hoax perpetrated by individuals, but rather individual reporters and the media. UFO journalism has long been considered yellow journalism. Most of the major figures in UFO reporting have admitted that their stories were often times heavily embellished, that they often fabricated evidence to make the stories appear more true, and that sometimes when they had nothing to report they just completely made the shit up. We’re not even considering things like leading questions or dismissing negative evidence, we’re talking about journalism based on pure make believe.

Then we get into unscrupulous mass media outlets, namely FOX and now apparently the History channel, and reality gets even more fuzzy.

I’d also like to weigh in on the government conspiracy theories ever so briefly, and say that they’re crap. Places like Area 51 do have a lot of UFO sightings, and the government likes to keep that area pretty well hidden and secure. That’s because the air force does testing of experimental aircraft and other weapons which the general public is not yet aware of, and for reasons of national security it’s important to keep this information concealed from enemy nations. An enemy spy and an X-Files fan may not be so easy to tell apart.

In the same way, the air force does investigate UFO sightings, but for reasons of national security, not because of a extraterrestrial concerns. What some might view as an alien spacecraft may be a test run of a new type of aircraft from say China, or formally from the Soviet Union, to see if it could fly undetected in enemy territory.

It’s also important to keep this information concealed, possibly even for decades, not because the air force is hiding alien encounters, but because it’s hiding its investigative procedures. We don’t want China knowing the criteria we use for determining if something is or isn’t an enemy aircraft, or a weather balloon, or an unidentified object. If they knew that, they could possibly develop an aircraft which is designed to prey upon our investigative techniques to appear as something it isn’t.

But that isn’t to say there isn’t some modicum of fact behind the UFO theories. The UFO mythology that now exists, although greatly embellished by the media, is at its core based on a handful of real sightings and encounters. It’s this modicum of fact I want to look at, from a more spiritual perspective.

Out of all the folks who reported on UFOs and other paranormal activity, John Keel seems to be the one man who possessed both intelligent, logical, and sane reasoning and a great deal of journalistic integrity. Keel treated UFO reports like any normal journalist would treat their subject, by reporting the facts of the story as they were discovered. Reading his books it’s also clear that he understood, very well, that sometimes things are misperceived, and a perfectly normal event, under the right conditions may appear to be something more fantastic, such as an alien or paranormal encounter.

Over the years, what Keel discovered was that whenever he had an alien encounter or UFO sighting which, based on the evidence presented to him, he personally believed to be factual, there was also a lot of other unexplained paranormal activity in the area which would not normally be associated with UFOs. This might be things like ghost sightings, ghost activity, instances of precognition, and the like. This led Keel to the belief that perhaps what we’re dealing with is not extraterrestrial contact, but some other sort of paranormal event, or that paranormal events were otherwise somehow linked to aliens.

This is actually the belief I’m going off of. UFOs have become a very big thing, especially over the last 70 years. Because of this it seems that, in recent times, a lot of paranormal events have been incorrectly perceived and hypothesized as alien encounters. Most notably the rare occurrences in which a physical entity appears do in no part to the intentional actions of the observer.

There are a lot of different non-human things out there, and some of them end up in this world for a period of time. Some stay here for very short periods of time, and others manage to hide themselves for longer periods of time. I’m going to look at the five most common and likely real types of aliens, and compare them to the knowledge I’ve accumulated of other beings.

The Nordics

I’m starting with the Nordics, because they’re what inspired this entire mess of an article in my head. If you’re not a UFO fanatic, you probably have no idea what the Nordics are. I never heard of them until very recently.

The Nordics appear as very large human men. They’re usually around seven feet tall, broad shoulders, and all of that. They have fair skin and hair. Nordics are always men, women Nordics are never reported. Their personality is usually described as youthful, playful, and happy, and sometimes they are also described as wise and protective. They also seem to be concerned with spirituality and are sometimes noted as being magical beings. Often times they communicate telepathically.

What I just described, that’s a frickin’ elf. When I read that description, knowing what elves are like, it’s clear as day to me that a Nordic is another name for an elf.

First off, modern fantasy has warped the concept of what an elf is. Their fair yet androgynous appearance is taken to mean that the men are effeminate. On the contrary, the opposite is true. The women are very masculine. They’re muscular, large, have broad shoulders, and although elves are usually able to discern genders among their own kind, humans are not. Among humans, even female elves tend to get mistaken for men.

Elves are also very fair skinned and have light hair. They don’t do well in heat, and they prefer temperatures a bit colder than what humans are comfortable at. Their skin doesn’t do well in the sun either, and they burn easily. For this reason, at least in traditional folklore, they often stay in the shade, most times appearing in the forests and in the shadows.

Elves do live considerably longer than humans. This tends to make them not very career driven, at least by our standards, and instead they come of as having a very carefree and playful sort of personality. This is why they’re often described as playful, gay, and child like.

In all other ways though Elves are very similar to humans. So much so that they’re probably just an alternate evolutionary path of a human. The worlds they tend to inhabit are usually colder, either do to a different atmosphere or possibly just being slightly farther away from a star. This accounts for their bodies evolving lighter skin tones, and also their inability to remain comfortable in direct sunlight and heat. Although they live considerably longer, they’re childhood is only slightly longer than humans, and they have about as many surviving children over a lifetime as humans typically do. This means they don’t spend the majority of their life raising children, and so gender roles within a family are not so well defined, and so from an evolutionary standpoint the genders have not differentiated as much as in humans.

Hopkinsville Goblins

The Hopkinsville Goblins were reported in several places, most notably the Sutton family farmhouse. The Sutton family farmhouse encounter is one of the most famous alien encounters due to the large amount of evidence. There were two incidents that occurred that night, there were numerous witnesses and their stories and descriptions of the events matched fairly well, there was evidence of the reported shoot out and damage to the farmhouse, the family dog was noticeably frightened by something, and law enforcement was brought in with trained police officers reporting that the people seemed truly frightened of something, to the point that they at least were sure that these people believed what they were reporting. There was also no financial motive for making the report. On the contrary considerable damage was done to the farmhouse during the shoot out.

What’s described in the case may actually be something very close to goblins. What was described sounds a lot like a type of dark fae that does periodically show up. I’ve seen these things appear in small numbers, however I’ve heard stories of a few different instances where they showed up physically in larger numbers and the incidents were very similar to the Sutton sighting.

Andromedans

This is a name given to a type of alien that appears as an energy being, which is very similar in appearance to a ghost.

I don’t think I have to go into too much more detail about my thoughts, since pretty much any non-physical spirit fits the description of an Andromedan. I would however like to conjecture that the specific UFO mythology perhaps isn’t based on actual spiritual beings, but rather even higher beings from the mental planes, which are made out of thoughts and ideas. These have a very celestial quality to them.

Reptilions

There’s all sorts of legends of these things, Reptile humanoids who disguise themselves like men in an attempt to take over the world. They control all the world governments, and live in secret underground bunkers, or some other such nonsense.

These things are real. They’re nasty little buggers, and they do tend to come out of the ground. I’ve never heard of them having any sort of shape changing ability, or any other way of disguising themselves as humans. They have a diminutive intelligence, probably being as smart as a child. They will bully small children, and torture and kill animals. Some of them at least can speak some English, and they like the curse words. They use simple weapons and tools, and they are probably a very technologically limited race. I doubt they’re intelligent enough to understand modern politics, let alone take over the world.

All the sightings of these things seem to come out of Southern California. There was a claim, in the 30s, of an ancient city of theirs found underground. I’ve also heard they appear in the myths of the Hopi, and that they believed them to be mean creatures that had cities underground.

My guess is that there’s a gate open somewhere in the Southern California area these things are aware of, and that every so often they sneak through before going back again.

Grays

Finally, the most famous, the grays. I don’t really have an explanation for them, since they don’t really match up with any other sort of entity I’m aware of. The only thing I can say about the grays is that, thinking of them, I get a weird alien vibe I’m not entirely comfortable with. I’ve had similar vibes before, and it isn’t always negative, but I’d be very cautious and distrustful around something with that energy signature.


Of Weights and Measures, and the S Word

May 20, 2012

The History of Astrophysics

I’ve been reading up on the history of astrophysics. Astrophysics is pretty interesting, to me at least, because just 100 years ago it really wasn’t a science. It was just a bunch of guys taking readings and speculating about how the universe worked. Some of that speculation was genius. Some turned out to be completely wrong.

Back then, to be an astrophysicist, you didn’t really need to be a scientist. Some of the pioneers had university degrees and were well learned, but others weren’t. All you really needed to be an astrophysicist was a nice telescope, or you had to work for someone that had one.

To these early pioneers it must have seemed impossible for astrophysics to ever be a real science. We hadn’t yet breached outerspace, and these early astrophysicists were trying to figure out the science behind systems that were sometimes millions of light years away.

But there were some really smart people. They found the right measurements to take, sometimes because they were looking for it, and sometimes by accident. They were able to infer data from those measurements, match up a model of the universe that is consistent with how we understand the natural forces of physics, and by and by astrophysics became a scientific discipline. It’s now a complicated subject with a variety of specialties and various university degrees. Almost all of the great contributions in the field from the current generation have been made by those with a degree in astrophysics or a related field, usually a doctorate degree.

Nearly all sciences seem to have started out this way. They weren’t initially a science, at least not as we know them today. They started out, pretty much, as a sort of philosophy, and it’s no coincidence that the earliest recorded Western scientists were the Greek philosophers. Science always begins with a bunch of guys doing experiments and making observations to help them understand how things work, the practice, and then formulating various hypotheses and theories to put their understanding into words, the theory. As the theory and practice builds, empirical evidence starts top present itself, and these philosophies start drifting more and more into being sciences, until eventually they turn into the current complicated messes requiring special degrees.

The reason why I’m talking about astrophysics is because that early stage it was at 100 years ago, where it wasn’t really a science but more a philosophy, is where I see magic today. Right now we’re a bunch of guys trying to piece together a philosophy that works through personal practice and theory. As practicing magicians, it’s a pretty neat time to be involved with magic, because right now anyone that is practicing magic and contributing to the collective theory may end up being a major contributor to a future branch of science. And I don’t mean a major contributor in the sense of Hawkings, or someone else of Hawkings caliber who maybe isn’t so famous. I mean a contributor at the caliber of Newton or Aristotle.

Weights and Measures

With astrophysics, the transition from philosophy to science happened because of a convergence of different things. Better technology, in terms of telescopes, and a better general understanding of physics were key components, but they weren’t necessary. Even if the improvements on the telescope had stalled at some point, and even if physics were not as well developed, astrophysics may still have made that leap. With every philosophy turned science though there is one key component that is so vital that the field cannot evolve without it, measurement. Every field has been developed into a science only after there is something to measure, a means to measure it, and a unit to express that measurement in.

Once these things are established, we then have some empirical evidence that we can chart and graph and feed into equations. It allows us to develop the field mathematically, to discover previously unknown relationships, to better explore the field through a comparison of what we expect to see and what we actually see, and it also allows for laboratory conditions, independent verification, and repeatable experiments.

So far this lack of measurement has been the biggest stumbling block in the evolution of magic as a scientific field. The advent of a measurement system is the key event that will catapult magic into the realm of science. Anyone wanting to make waves into the study of magic should seriously consider attempting to develop a system of measurement. That will be the single most important contribution to the field in the history of the world.

A lot of people have already realized this, and this has led to two schools of thought on the development of a measurement system, neither of which has shown any progress.

The first school of thought involves measurements of correlation. This is very big among the paranormal investigators/parapsychologists/ghostbusters schools. Basically we take something we can already measure, and see how those measurements vary when taken during a magical working or paranormal event. Things like temperature and EMPs are commonly measured.

So far the best these measurements of correlation have been able to achieve are abnormal measurements. These are measurements that are different than what is expected. However they’re not different in any expected way. Ergo the room doesn’t automatically drop between five and eight degrees when a ghost enters. It doesn’t automatically drop even, some experiments have it increasing in temperature. The data varies so wildly that we can’t peg a difference in measurement to any sort of paranormal activity.

These are really just stabs in the dark. Usually the practitioner isn’t sure exactly what is being measured, or even if, say, a ghost were really in the room, or if the magical operation were successful and not pure hokum. Theories as to how and why a metaphysical event would affect what is being measured are usually purely speculative hypotheses which are rarely predictive when put into practice.

We’re taking measurements, and hoping, like the astrophysicists of yore, that we’ll happen upon a measurement that will finally tie something together, and give us the first step towards empirical evidence and actual science. Unfortunately it’s a crap shoot, and thus far we’ve failed miserably to come up with anything of any use. The technology to take these measurements is getting cheaper, and as more and more magicians start taking measurements, there’s a better chance that someone will stumble upon something and win that lottery. However there’s no guarantee that there’s anything to find, or that we’re taking the right measurements. The continued lack of any success is making me believe that this is most likely a fool’s errand.

The second school of thought is waiting for a new invention that will accurately measure something we couldn’t measure before. Of course the most important thing to measure would be magical energy. Once we can measure energy, assuming even the most common theories are correct, measuring magic will be a cinch.

Unfortunately this will never happen, not like they thing anyways. No one is going to serendipitously figure out a way to measure magical energy. Even if they did accidentally invent a device that could do that, they wouldn’t know what they were measuring, or that they were measuring anything at all.

Imagine that our bodies completely adapted to the temperature of the room, and we had no sense of heat. One day some fellow notices that putting mercury into a glass tube causes it to rise and fall sporadically. Through observation he may be able to determine some things. It’s always lower during the night than during the day. In winter, it’s usually lower, and in summer it’s usually higher. When it rains, it tends to get lower. For every theory he can develop about why the mercury rises, there’s going to be contrary evidence. An unseasonably warm spring may cause the mercury to rise more than it does during the summer, so it’s not activated by the cycle of the seasons. Maybe he notices that it rises a lot when he sticks it in the fire, so he assumes it measures light. But it still goes up in the darkness. In fact, in an enclosed space with no circulation, it may go up more than it does when exposed to the light of the sun or moon. He may notice that if he puts it into food as it cooks, it will tell him when the food is done. But after the food stops cooking, the mercury will go down, even though the food is still cooked.

Without understanding what it is he’s measuring, the thermometer becomes a novelty item, so misunderstood it’s useless for anything other than being a fun toy, or an always mysterious object of scientific inquiry. Coming across an object that can measure energy poses the same difficulties. Even if it does come to fruition, we may never figure out what it is that the object is doing.

The Units Come First

We can’t just go around measuring crap, then making up units. First we have to figure out what we’re measuring, then we make up the units to measure it with. Only after we have all this can we start constructively developing a way to measure it.

We could start with a basic unit of measurement that we’ll call a Crowley (because everyone seems to like Crowley). As with all American units of measurement, we’ll have other units that match up with Crowleys in a manner so convoluted only the initiated can understand the reasoning. So 1 Crowley = 2.5 Grants = 20 Regardies = 1340 Duquettes = 100,000,000,000,000 Levays. Likewise there will be 666 Crowleys in a Super Crowley. The Brits will develop their own unit of measurement, the Waite, with 1 Crowley being equal to 2.145 Kilowaites.

That’s all good and fine, but now that we have our unit of measurement, the Crowley, we need to apply it to something that can be measured.

Measuring Something

We don’t need a measuring device in order to apply our measurement to something. The best part about a Crowley being a made up measurement is that we can say a Crowley equals whatever we want. All we have to do to make a Crowley a valid point of measurement is to apply it to something, then we can use that something as a baseline for measuring other things.

For instance a BTU is equal to the amount of energy needed to heat one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit. It is sometimes equated to the amount of energy released by one match. Sure, comparing it to a match is a rough estimation, and not all matches are the same, but if we could do just that with energy, we’d have a starting point.

Some care has to be taken in choosing what to measure. As I see it, there are three core concepts we need to keep in mind when choosing what to use as the baseline for our measurement system.

First we need to keep the act simple. In fact it should be as simple as we can possibly make it. The more complicated the magical operation becomes, or what we’re trying to do with the magical operation, the more we open ourselves up to unforeseen variables and outside influences.    This will only lead to the wild discrepancies we get when we try to measure temperature changes or EMPs. A simple act makes it easier to achieve laboratory conditions. Even if laboratory conditions aren’t completely met, by keeping the act simple we come closer to achieving laboratory conditions than we otherwise would have, and our approximations, though still approximations, are more exact and fluctuate less widely.

Second we need to do something that is observable and measurable. This allows us to both verify that an observation was successful and correlate our measurement of magical energy to other measurements. This means we can’t do something that is, as of today, unmeasurable, such as raise energy, or make someone fall in love with us, or astrally project. Unfortunately these are the sorts of magic that magicians tend to be good at.

What we need to measure is something like moving a chair half an inch through telekinesis, or causing a candle to spontaneously ignite. These tricks are a bit more difficult to do, and even magicians who have succeeded at them have difficulty reproducing the event with any regularity.

Third we need to stay away from probability magic. Percentage shifts are too difficult to measure when we don’t yet possess a verified method of measuring energy. The issue with percentages is regardless of the percentages, the outcome of a successful operation still can’t be determined because an instance of success or failure has no bearing on the outcome future attempts.

For instance, suppose I have a completely unbiased coin that has a true 50/50 chance of coming up heads and tails. If I flip the coin 100 times, there’s no guarantee that the coin will come up heads 50 times, or even about 50 times. Although unlikely, the coin may never come up heads and always come up tails. Even if I use probability shift magic to make that coin come up heads 99% of the time, out of 100 flips, or even ten million flips, it may still come up tails every single time. Under these circumstances it’s impossible to measure the effects of magical influence versus pure luck (although with ten million flips we could, arguably, establish a case for magical influence, but it would be too physically difficult to continue repeating the feat to prove the likelihood of the argument).

The Problems With Magical Energy

Even once we tackle the normal issues with measurement, energy poses new issues when we try to measure it. For one, at least how we understand it today, not all energy is the same. There exists thousands of identified forms of energy. It’s not unlikely that there are millions or even more forms of energy existing in the universe. Each form of energy has its own peculiarities, and would most likely have to be measured differently.

One of the easiest issues to explain is negative versus positive energies. Negative energies, like fear and rage energy, tend to be more wild and more difficult to control. That means that when using these energies to perform a magical act, more energy is lost, therefore more energy must be expended to do the same act. Much less joy energy is needed to light the candle or move the chair than rage energy, since more of the rage energy will be misdirected and lost by the practitioner.

Another issue deals with higher energy versus lower energy. For the most part, positive energy is higher energy, and negative energy is lower energy. These types of energy behave differently. Lower energy has a dissipating affect. It naturally moves towards the lower planes. The affect, as felt, is that it works itself up, it exerts itself, it totally expands its stored power, and then it fades out. Positive energy, on the other hand, draws more of itself into itself. So when there’s some of it, it tends to snowball. So when rage energy leaves your hand, by the time it reaches the chair to move it, it may have died out, and there’s much less energy acting on the chair. In contrast, once joy energy leaves your hand, it should start drawing more joy energy into it from on high, so a larger amount of energy will actually be acting on the chair by the time it moves it.

However energy doesn’t always behave like this. If you build up enough of a negative energy, and are well enough connected to the lower planes, the energy may start snowballing as if it were positive energy, and may even have an adversarial affect on the snowballing effect of positive energy.

None of this should matter though. Whether or not an energy snowballs, or there’s lost energy, the actual energy needed to perform the act should still be a constant, ergo the same amount of energy is being used. The efficiency of the machine (in this case the practitioner), or the energy itself is inconsequential to the measurement being taken. In practice though, energy sensing and manipulation is entirely subjective, and this subjectiveness needs to be taken into account in order to move all aspects of energy manipulation into an objectively verifiable state.

The third issue deals with the somewhat sentient nature of energy. Different energies are better at different things. We can make an energy do whatever we want it to, but it’s always far easier to get an energy to do what it naturally does. This is why, for instance, having the wood of a wand match its purpose is helpful. By their nature, rage energy is destructful, fear energy scatters and inhibits, joy energy is blissful, and love energy is powerful. Making Joy energy destructive is possible, but it’s far more difficult than when using rage energy for the same task, and more than likely it’s going to require a lot more energy.

Solutions, Sort Of.

These issues with energy measurement can be sidestepped by using a specific type of energy. We set the measurement to a specific type of energy, and then we chart variations between the different types of energy. Again though we reach a few problems.

One is that we don’t have a good system of classifying energy. We’re largely dependent on broad approximations. Calling something joy energy should give a competent magician an idea of what I’m referring to. However the energy that I associate as joy energy may not be the same energy they associate as joy energy. In some instances, they can be very different kinds of energy.

The best classification system magicians have ever come up with is a color based classification system. Exact shades of colors should tie to specific energies. Unfortunately with the limited spectrum seen by most humans, a large number of energies are not represented. Also, in order for the color system to work, the shades need to be exact, otherwise we’re still working with broad approximations. In the past this was impossible, but technology has made accurate recreations possible. Still differences in human vision and lighting conditions may still make these classifications approximations.

Secondly we have to take into account the fact that different people are better equipped to deal with different energies. This again adds an element of subjectivity to any experiment, since the practitioners own efficiencies and preferences need to be taken into account.

Special Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, and Magic

One other method to possibly move magic into the realm of science is by using it to fix a major hole in the modern model of physics. Accordingly there are four known forces in the universe, and possibly other unknown forces. These forces are Electromagnetism, Weak Nuclear Force, Strong Nuclear Force, and Gravity. The first three forces are codified and covered under the theories of quantum physics. Gravity, as of today, has not yet been codified with the other three forces, and instead is covered under the theories of special relativity. This hole is the biggest mystery of modern physics.

What’s clear is, even with special relativity in place, gravity isn’t fully understood. Gravity deals with the fact that, for some reason, objects containing mass tend to be attracted towards each other. For ages magicians have been stating in various ways the law of attraction, simplified as like attracts like. The fact that objects containing mass tend to be attracted towards each other, to me anyways, seems like the law of attraction in action. Like is attracting like.

Magical theory could provide the missing link needed to codify Special Relativity with Quantum Mechanics. It would solve a good deal of modern physics’ issues.

The best part of special relativity and quantum mechanics is that a lot of people have already put a lot of work into figuring those things out. A good portion of it has been proven through experimentation, and there’s a good deal more data that has been inferred through observation. Although there are still missing pieces, a lot of that jigsaw puzzle has already been put together. If magic is fitted into modern physics, it will no doubt offer up, nearly instantly, methods of quantification and wholly new theories based on the current information of the sciences.

The problem is, despite using the law of attraction to explain magic, the law isn’t very well understood. There’s never been a concrete reason given as to how or why like attracts like. It’s not common sense. The universe could have just have easily been built upon the premise that opposites attract, or that like things repel each other. If we could unlock and fully understand the law of attraction, it may unlock some of the mysteries of modern physics, and in doing so elevate magic to a science in its own right.

Secret Information and Oaths of Secrecy

I’m going to touch upon this subject ever so briefly. For the most part, I don’t think it’s relevant to the discussion. It’s also something that needs a much bigger explanation than I can give in a handful of paragraphs. I hope to do a much larger post discussing secret information in the near future.

I will say that science is not a game of secrets. It’s dependent on open information and peer review. Furthermore the sciences thrive on working off of the collective knowledge of the human race. From time to time we’ve found it prudent to keep certain technological advancements under wraps, mainly for the purposes of empowering ourselves over others. However, by and large, science has always been based on the fact that we achieve more by everyone working together with the same base of information.

This has been one of the major obstacles with magic. By not sharing data and results, and not encouraging peer review and dissension, magic has remained a philosophy, and it has yet to reach the potential that physics and chemistry has.

The idea of secrecy is already falling apart, and as a result magic is moving closer to becoming a field of science. The more we move towards becoming a science, the more we’re going to throw away the notion of secrecy, and many other worthless superstitions that plague the practice of magic. The more we eliminate secrecy now, the quicker we’ll come to realize the potential of the field.