This time I decided to try out a different part of the forest for my outdoor evocation. There is a place set back from the main path where some curiously round large rocks poke out gingerly from the surround shrubs. I decided to sit on the rock with the pentacle on a slightly lower part of it before me.
Initially I realised I wasn’t sure what I intended to evoke. I wasn’t sure whether to go for the spirit of the forest itself this time, or whether since this was a new spot maybe I should get to know the place spirit first. As I was deciding a wedge of about 30 to 40 geese flew over.
I opted for the place. I used the same technique as yesterday, staring at the pentacle until the surroundings start to dance, and then looking for pariedolia. This time I was rewarded after a few seconds with the spotting of a shy green troll hiding behind some saplings. It was like a shy child because it was looking at me with one eye poking out from around the corner and just half its mouth visible.
It threatened to eat me, but of course I didn’t believe it. This was the game of a troll child. I challenged it to come out and eat me then, but it fell silent. It started telling me I should be buried in these woods, but I told it that it was unlikely that would be allowed. My ashes maybe. It wanted my ashes so I started bargaining with it.
However, suddenly this troll was replaced with another one that spoke in a chiding voice, to the both of us, saying how they don’t want my ashes. This troll was more confident and adult in behaviour and had a grandmotherly voice. At first it appeared grumpy, but I think that is because it was chiding us for bargaining over my ashes.
I asked her what I could do for her and she told me I should remove litter from the forest. I asked what I would receive in return and she chided me again for ‘always thinking about trade.’
This set me off thinking in my head for a bit, I’m not sure how long, but when I realised I had drifted I refocused on the troll and apologised “I do this all the time to people too” I reassured her. “You should work on that” she told me. I promised I would.
She indicated it was time I look for another spirit to talk to, and as I was looking two wood pigeons flew over and landed in some nearby trees. Soon after I noticed a strange little plant that resembled a small bird with a large beak. I greeted it.
“Feed me” it said in fast trill voice. I promised to.
“Thanks for feeding me” it said.