Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Rappin with Gabe
A few months ago I made a holy table for talking to the arcangels according to the method used by Frater R.O. in his excellenet primer A Modern Grimoire of Angel Magick, but I never got around to using it.
So, since I have been meaning to cycle through the seven angels and ask for certain "attunements", last night I took a solomonic bath, threw on the alb, and broke out the table, wand, and crystal.
Now I have used Trithemius's basic method before, but Frater R.O. does it with no circle, using a more intricate holy table instead. I meant to do it with no circle. But somehow or another I just ended up doing my typical circle casting for Angelic work without even noticing I was doing it till I was halfway through. This basically consists of the Lords prayer in Latin, incorporating the Khabbalistic Cross movements into the Doxology (keeping it in latin instead of hebrew) and than using the circle opening from the 6th and 7th: "Consecro et benedicto istum circulum, etc etc" while tracing the circle on the ground with the wand.
I also added the prayer of St Joseph the Visionary, which I have found helps with removing the normal senses, so that the subtle ones can take over. Other than that I used R.O.'s instructions.
Wonderful results. The table is simple enough in design, but tuned in Gabriel very quickly.
I can't discuss the specifics of what the session was like, at least for now, but I did recieve signs this morning that what I asked for was granted.
If you are reading this, and looking for a way to get your feet wet with Evocation, but not go all crazy with extraneus crap, I highly recommend contacting Frater R.O. and asking nicely for his PDF.