After attempting to evoke spirits to visible appearance numerous times as per the Goetia, (and failing at this task so far), I decided that the problem might lie in my lack of spiritual authority.
(Before the most recent attempts, I reduced my food intake and switched to a mostly-vegetable-based diet. I also abstained from sex and alcohol. I have not been able to give up smoking or coffee. These steps have not proved sufficient.)
To remedy this, I am considering performing the Bornless Ritual or Headless Rite on a daily basis in the coming days.
My questions are as follows:
1. Does anyone have experience with the Bornless Ritual in the context of Goetic evocations?
2. Does the Bornless Ritual increase the magician's ability to do natural magic (e.g. candle magic) as well? Assuming an animist worldview or a spirit model of magic, presumably the Bornless Ritual would, in addition to increasing the magician's ability to command Goetic spirits, increase the magician's ability to impose his will upon the materials used in natural magic.
The Bornless Ritual works but what it does is it makes you a God before the entity by asking the abrahamic god to give you authority over all creatures. I guess, my question is, what system are you using? Modern, if so, which one? Are you using traditional methods? Are you using LBRP before and after? Also, this might sound a bit weird but something I do is say the first two Enochian Keys/Calls. If you are feeling extra bossy and want to still protect yourself from the entities (you do not have to and if you are into the abrahamic god) you can use his 'armour' on Ephesians 6. However, I do not find that to be necessary but I also do not look to have the entities submit to me. If they wanna work with me cool, if not, that's fine too.
I am using “traditional” methods. I have a circle and a triangle drawn out according to the diagrams in the Lemegeton. The pentacle is made of silver. The hexagram is made of brass. The sigil is made of copper. The ring is made of silver. I did not observe astrological timing for the creation of the pentacle and hexagram, as the Lemegeton did not specify any.
I initially used the black-box curse. I have since soured on the idea of the black-box curse as a failsafe mechanism to evoke spirits to visible appearance.
I do not use the LBRP.
If I do the bornless ritual, is it sufficient to pray it fervently? I am not too keen on the visualizations that some versions prescribe.
Ok, so, if you wanna do the traditional methods, then I would go with LBRP, Ephesians 6, and the Bornless Ritual, then the first two enochian calls (sometimes more if I need other things). I normally do not go for the traditional methods. I would not like to be forced into doing something by means of threats and curses. Many entities are willingly helpful. If I do find that I need to be extra cautious with certain entities because they lie or can be unruly then I employ traditional methods. However, I try to stay away from such entities when there are so many that want to help, but sometimes one lacks other choices.
In YouTube there is an audio of Israel Regardie speaking the Bornless Ritual. What I do, is chanted along as many times as needed.https://youtu.be/p9F1eETbKnE<br /><br />There are also other audios on YT that will chant the enn’s for you and with you on an endless loop if you needed.<br />My advice is this, although traditional methods are highly successful in their intent, I have the utmost respect for the traditional methods, but I do not really find it that it’s a good idea to curse and force demons to do your bidding unless you are high int the Christian ranks. No one likes being enslaved, cursed or threaten. You catch more bees with respect and honey.<br /><br />
Thank you again. I have some further questions as follows:
1. I am not familiar with the Enochian calls. What is the significance of the first two calls in this context?
2. After the Enochian calls, you said, "sometimes more if I need other things". What are some examples?
3. In her book, Practical Grimoire of Goetic Magick, Athena Wallinder says that the preparation for the ritual, e.g. cleaning the room, making the implements, etc., is part of the working, and that the LBRP clears out the magical energy that has accumulated during the preparation. For this reason, she recommends against performing the LBRP in Goetic workings. What are your views on this?
4. Some authors, e.g. Imperial Arts, seem to say that, as long as you follow the instructions to the letter, you will see the spirit. Other authors seem to say that you need to perform the ritual many times, before you see the spirit, or that certain preliminaries are required, e.g. fasting, prayers, abstinence, meditation, a certain closeness with God, etc.
Would you agree that, although Imperial Arts (and other authors) appears to have done nothing more than follow the instructions to the letter, his prior magical training may have been of an unwitting, but necessary assistance to him in working the ritual?
5. Some authors seem to think that the black-hilt knife, (which is not mentioned in the Goetia itself), is crucial. I am contemplating the creation of the Paul Huson version of the black-hilt knife. What are your thoughts on this?