Later this year I intend to embark on a commitment to a serious magical working lasting several months, with a commitment to daily rituals and other practises. To help get myself in shape (mentally) I thought it might be a good idea to do something like a ‘chaos monasticism’, as described by Pete Carroll in ‘Liber Kaos’. I remembered doing a 15 day monasticism in the latter part of the twentieth century.
Then I remembered that he also added similar exercises to these for the other elemental weapons in his book ‘syberMagick’. I decided to re-read these for inspiration as I have been working strongly on my pentacle.
My planned operation is similar to, and inspired by, the ‘Chaos CyberZoo’ as described by Carroll. However there are some differences, so I will describe the operation I am currently undertaking so those interested can compare. I have decided to call my own version a ‘summoning storm’.
To begin the operation I took the pentacle outside to a local powerspot and performed an evocation of the ‘spirit of the pentacle’ for guidance. I received some communication on how it would like to be painted on its inverse side. The paint on the main side has gone through several iterations, whilst the inverse side remains unpainted wood. I also received a communication on how it would like to be marked to commemorate the operation. As the spot I chose was next to a small frog or toad pond, I blessed the pentacle with its water.
For an undefined number of days I will:
* Carry my pentacle with me when ever I leave home
* Perform at least one evocation per day (I plan to do at least one out of doors, plus at least one indoors each day), using the pentacle in an appropriate way.
* Whilst at home, the pentacle will be placed on a specially prepared altar when not in use.
* Whilst outside, the pentacle will be placed inside a special bag of its own when not in use.
To conclude the operation I will take the pentacle back to the same spot I began, and perform a final evocation of its spirit. Thus will conclude the summoning storm.
I also plan to post regular updates on this site of my progress. I’m aiming for 11 days. This is day 1.