- Jun 29, 2021
As I have already stated, my method is initial. I do not need time or repeated exposures to read the makeup of a spirit. My methods are not for other people to mimic, as though they can do what I do. If I were to teach, that would require time working with a specific practitioner to understand where they are at and how to best help. If Loki came to me claiming to be Zeus, and I having never met either, I do not expect the trickery would work. A momentary glance at the assumed form would be enough to read that it is a disguise, that it is loki, and that it is no heavenly or weather based deity. If other people cannot do this, I'm sorry, but you asked how it would go for me.Yes, but I'm wondering how you can tell the difference from initial contact. If you've never encountered the real thing, how do you know the fake from the real? How do you eliminate any doubt before it even begins? That is what I'm wondering. Perhaps I missed it, and if so, apologies.
For this I would argue that in GT you're not asking for any random love spirit. You would already know the specific spirit you wish to call and would most likely have already gone through the preliminaries to prepare the ritual chamber/space as such. So you wouldn't be walking down the street and asking for a date. Or actually, if you were, it's because you knew the specific person you were crushing on was out on this street today and you went to find them to ask them out. And, if you did not know which spirit you wanted to call, you would evaluate your needs/wants and break out the grimoires and/or spirit catalogs to find one.
I do, however, like the "let the spirits come to me" approach you utilize. I use it with "post-named" spirits; that is to say spirits who's name I don't know until after the ritual begins and contact is established, such as Genius Loci, nature spirits like goblins or even Elementals.
There is no technique beyond a cold read. I see the essence, I see its configuration, and I know what I am dealing with. If you are not getting the answer you're looking for, try asking a different question.