To call upon spirits for help, divination and inspiration - - - magic effected with divine intervention.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Invocation - - - Evocation
There is a definite difference between Invocation and Evocation in a Magical sense. Invocation means to call or invite in; Evocation means to call or demand forth.
Invocation you are kindly inviting a spirit to come forth, join and bless you at anytime and anywhere.
Evocation you are taking a risk when demanding a response. Evocation always takes place within the confines of a circle (supreme symbol of protection).
Throughout history magic has been tied to tradition. Witches worked their spells that had been handed down from their ancestors or what they thought would approximate lost magic rituals. A creative witch will combine with traditional elements their own special magical words and spells, those that have meaning for their purposes.
MAGIC MAKING ---
2. A Circle,
3. Prayer - Invocation/Evocation in written form,
4. 3 sticks of incense and powdered incense -fairly large amout - spirits need a material essence to manifest in,
5. Smoke - capable of supporting a visible manifestation,
6. Call out the name of the spirit (or say Spirit Guides) you are invoking or evoking, clearly and cofidently three times,
7. When there is ample smoke if you can't visibly see shapes or images, take a snapshot with a camera. Do not leave the circle till you are finished talking or asing questions. Try not to ask more than three questions during one sitting. The answers can become confussing.
8. Thank your Guide for their knowledge, and then say farewell.
9. Close your circle.
A book of beliefs, rituals, witchcraft laws and ethics, herbal lore, incantations, chants, dances, spells, divination methods, Sabbat rites and miscellaneous topics, which serves as a guide for witches in practicing their craft or religion.
Book of Shadows -
or grimoire, is a handwritten collection of Witch's rites and practices that have been collected.
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Reflects my practices and beliefs as well as pictures of spirits that have been summoned . A dynamic collection of information, with additions being made as necessary.
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a person who possesses magical powers and knowledge of spells, rituals, and incantations which summon supernatural powers.
The most powerful and sacred way of communicating with the spirits is tobacco.
Indian rituals, cermonies and religious observances, tobacco is the unifying thread of communication between humans and the spiritual powers. The spirits are said to be extremely fond of tobacco and that the only way they could recieve it was from Indians, either by smoke from a pipe or by offerings of dry tobacco.
Tobacco offered directly or as smoke allows for communication with the spirit.
The method I apply is I offer to bring the tobacco smoke into myself and then blow it towards the spiritual recipient. The sharing of the smoke between me the one offering and the spirit receiving it creates communion between us.
The product on one level of being of a phenomenon or enitity already existing on a higher level. Visual or physical manifestation of an enitity or activity on the astral plane.
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