In my travels stalking the Interwebs ( if that term offends you, what in the hell are you doing reading my page?), I am often asked the question “How do I communicate with Demons, Angels, or Aunt Penelope’s Aardvark spirit guide ?” . These queries come up over and over, by those new to the practice, and at times, in hushed tones and with baited breath, during personal messages from those who have been at it for years. This being the case, I’ve decided to give a bit of advice to help the everyday spirit worker “part the veil”.
Let me make myself clear about what I am talking about, ( “Cough” ) Calling Spirits, Casting out and Bringing in Demons, Binding Elementals and having High tea with Angels. Yes, gentle reader, that is what I’m writing about here.Because we live in a multi-dimensional reality, interactions with the spirit world are a natural part of the human experience. It happens every day, if you know it or not. Encounters with spirit entities can either be positive and uplifting or negative and detrimental. No, I’m not talking about Angels and Demons as a classification here when it comes to Positive or Negative:
“Kirsty Cotton: Who are you?”
“Pinhead: Explorers in the further regions of experience. Demons to some.Angels to others.”-Hellraiser, Clive Barker
The only classification that truly matters here is that the spirit has no material body (of its own) and can be called to the practitioner in a way that can be reproduced with some modicum of reliability. This can include such entities as Thought Forms and Elementals, Demons and Angels,Seelie and Unseelie Fey, Gods and Goddesses from around the world. The Art of the Karcist mainly deals with those entities that have never been mortal, or have been dead and changed for so many years (in the case of Gods or Loa) that they no longer recall their mortal lives. The funny thing about such entities and their relationship with man is that until roughly a century ago, all mental illness was treated as a sign of spirit oppression or possession.
Today all signs of oppression and possession are treated as a sign of mental illness. Because the outward symptoms of spirit oppression or possession (anxiety, disorientation, fantasies, delusions, etc.) are similar to textbook symptoms of neurosis and psychosis, the prevailing tendency is to diagnose such cases as paranoia, hysteria or schizophrenia. What I am proposing here is that the “spirit world” itself could affect the Physical and Mental body through the subconscious emotional connection with an individual Spirit. The resulting subconscious emotions will continually surface as dreams, visions, and flashes of images. Because these subconscious emotions stem from a natural interaction with the spirit world, they could never be totally repressed, but instead continually redirected into either positive or negative actions. When you look at the Preparation and Ritual that most of us go through to summon an entity to us: the states of paranoia (feelings of persecution and an exaggerated sense of self-importance), hysteria (exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement) and schizophrenia (hallucinations (most reported are hearing voices), delusions (often bizarre or persecutory in nature), and disorganized thinking and speech.)You can see that we are simply driving ourselves Mad for a short time to Evoke or Invoke an Entity.
So, my advice to you is simple, if your emotional state is directed towards purposely influencing the environment around you, a Spirit is called. Every individual’s mental state is accompanied by certain vibrations that resonate on the energetic and spiritual planes. The plane of physical vibrations arising from the human brain and nervous system has energetic counterparts that manifest through the vibrational resonance of the entity. To put it simply, we are filled with spirits, bacteria and the biospheric network of DNA based life has consciousness on a molecular level. “What the fuck are you blabbing about, Vincent?” I know, it sounds Mad, but that’s the point, calling an entity to you is a sort of controlled madness that we as practitioners must learn to turn on and off at the drop of a hat.
The effect of an individual’s influence over a spirit is initiated through the energetic principle of “induction,” which manifests on all three planes (physical, energetic, and emotional). The principle of induction is described as “that inherent quality or attribute of energy by which the manifestation of energy tends to reproduce itself in a second object by setting up a corresponding vibration, even though there is no direct contact between the two objects.” For example, the vibrational manifestation of heat generated in one object tends to induce the vibrational response of heat in other objects that are within its range of induction. Likewise, the vibrational resonance of light striking another object can render it capable of additionally radiating light; and through induction, a magnet can induce magnetism into a piece of steel suspended nearby, even though the two objects do not actually touch each other. In the same way, every form or manifestation of energy, including the thoughts and emotions of we hairless apes, can and do “Evoke” spirits or even cause change in other people. Take, for example, two people sitting in a room. If the first individual has covertly suppressed feelings of hostility and the second person is sensitive to the energetic resonances of anger, then the second person will begin to feel uncomfortable or suddenly act out the first person’s suppressed hostility (even if the hostility is not consciously being directed towards the second individual).
The emotional discomfort or the sudden acting out of emotional release then seems to happen for “no apparent reason. “This suppressed emotional state is like honey wine to a spirit with the same vibrational resonance, like attracts like and all that jazz. If the Practitioner can generate the same emotional state as, say Loki, then suppress this state and maintain it while creating an atmosphere of paranoia, hysteria and schizophrenia, the God of Strife and Mischief could not help himself, if just to see what felt so “right” about that particular time and place. When a spirit or entity approaches an individual, it will use whatever existing core images that it can find to gain access into the human’s mind and physical space. It will choose the strongest natural image available (sexual fantasies, anger and rage grief and resentment, fears and phobias, depression and despair, obsession and compulsion, happiness and joy, etc.).If we control what those images and emotions are at the time of summoning, we can have that much more influence over the end result of the ritual. More so, if we can recall that emotional state and invest it into an Item or even a hand sign (Mudra, for you Yoginis out there) the process of calling and summoning becomes accessible outside of the Ritual Chamber. Or, conversely, if we empty ourselves of all emotion and become a still and clean cup for the spirit to reside in for a time, the process of Invocation or becoming ridden is made much more accessible.
I do hope this Advice is found helpful by all of you, and that you find just what you are looking for in the ritual chamber of life. Stay Gold Everyone.
Art- How to Speak with Demons- Vincent Piazza 2015 Copyright
Sorce- The Grimorium Carceris :by Vincent Piazza (unpublished)