Complete Idiot's Guide to Summoning
Complete Idiot's Guide to Summoning - Part ITMSo you want to summon a demon...
Summoning's a practice that's almost as ancient as humanity itself. From the early days on, men would practice animal calls in the hopes that the animal in question would appear so that the hunter could kill it and eat it. This art form was later refined when man discovered GodTM
, and learned that he could, in fact, bind angels and demons to his call!
Dr. John Dee, a famous occult researcher, and his assistant, an alchemist by the name of Edward Kelley, summoning a spirit before promptly being killed and eaten.
Summoning was long thought to be a speciality of the ceremonial court magicians of old Europe, who were ardent practitioners of Christianity. However, what people never realised is that any less-than-intelligible individual with a knack for drawing neat-looking circles was capable of summoning an infernal hellspawn to perform their bidding. Even practitioners of Magick could call these spirits and bind them to their will.
So how does one begin such a process?
Well, first you must determine what it is you want the demon to do. In this case, there's a whole catalogue of them in The Book of Ceremonial Magic
by Arthur Edward Waite. However, for the sake of simplistics, we'll cut the number to a select few entities as listed below, for more of a "general purpose" summoning.
Second, you must determine the method of summoning. Most summoners recommend a complicated ritual involving complex circles, elaborate incantations, and even more complex purification processes. However, what we want is results, so the best method for this process would be complete invocation. What's an invocation, you ask? Well, it's one of two methods. Evocation is forcing the demon to appear. This makes the demon hard to control. Invocation produces the quickest result, by allowing the demon to manifest in the personality of the caster.
So how do we invoke?
Draw a big circle in the ground around you, preferably with a purified wand or athame. Be sure to put crosses in the circle too. You could also put some strange, mystical writing for extra effect. In fact, if you write it in Angelic, you might even be able to control the demon better.
Once the circle is created, clear your mind and concentrate. Speak aloud the following invocation.
"Demons dance beneath the shroud
I call to you in words aloud
Appear in mind my willing slave
Lest I send you to the grave!"
Then call the name of the entity you wish to invoke three times. The demon will respond and appear, and then it's yours to control. If the demon doesn't co-operate, you can always banish him by speaking the following incantation aloud.
"GET THE HELL OUT OF MY HEAD!"
Upon hearing that, the demon will promptly leave.
I hope that's enough for you. Next week I'll be talking about evocation, and learning how to summon spirits to do your housechores. All the best to you in your workings!LIST OF ENTITIES YOU SHOULD TRY TO INVOKEBelial
Let's face it: there's nothing quite as cool as being able to summon one of the big kings of Hell himself. And let's face it: Lucifer is too much of a prig to be summoned by anyone. So what's an aspiring hell-knight to do? Summon Belial, of course! With this little friend in your back pocket (almost quite literally), you'll have access to a bizarre range of powers that include smelling like fire and brimstone, and making life hell to others through lies and false promises!Sytry
Sytry is said to have the power to induce lust and make women appear naked. How is that not the power you've wanted all this time?Thoth
Thoth was an Egyptian wizard who deified himself as the God of Magic (not Magick). By invoking him you'll gain a presence of someone with an air of importance about them! You can really make people take notice!Yourself
Seriously, this is one of the best invocations you could perform. Why? Well, because you'll really have a sympathetic understanding with this spirit, which shows the two of you will work in tandem really well. Not only that, but you're getting an advanced taste of what it'll be like when you're a certified God of MagickTM
, and other people will want to invoke you!