It is said that evocation of daemons can serve one or both of two purposes, enchantment and/or divination. It is said that an enchantment is basically when you want to influence the future whereas divination is when you want to predict it. In practise I find it slightly different. For me divination is simply a kind of enchantment where what you want is to obtain information. Communication with daemons tends to give information simply as a result of them talking to you and telling you things. Of course you can ask for information on specific subjects. You can also ask for them to do things for you. They might refuse, but I find if they are friendly they will mostly help. I never resort to old school techniques of binding them to my will as I can usually find a daemon willing to enter proper friendship.
Before today my evocations in this summoning storm have been for divination. Today is different. I had an enchantment I wished from the red doll. I made a sigil for it. I made this in the form of the ‘Dragon Tree Rune‘, a bindrune created by Dragon Environmental Network back in 1990. I first came across it myself during the Talking Stick Magickal Conference of 1994. At this event I took part in a magickal charging of the same rune by directing energy at a large version of it (made of card if I remember correctly) was passed around from dancer to dancer.
This time however I constructed a composite sigil much like the one made for the KIA Egregore group sigil charging ritual. Only this time I was drawing it alone. The main aim of this sigil is for a rather specific cause, to bring to justice those responsible for poisoning red kites and buzzards in Scotland, in particular the 13 birds so poisoned in a 2 mile radius in Ross shire. As pointed out to me in the comments of my recent ‘Thunderbirds and Red Kites‘ post by Janice Duke. More generally however the sigil also aims to bring an end to industry practises that threaten these birds, seals, and other wildlife. And if that isn’t possible, to destroy such industries.
With this in mind, I began this evocation by raising martial energy. I began with what I could remember of the Tai Chi fan form. Then putting the fan aside I performed martial moves for several minutes, combining Tai Chi with Tae Kwon Do.
When done, I sat down in meditation before the altar, as always starting with an address of the pentacle. This time I really felt the presence of the doll even whilst I was addressing the pentacle, but she waited patiently for her turn. I sensed she was already aware of what I wanted.
“You know why I summoned you.” I asked.
“To charge this sigil behind me.” she replied.
“You accept there will be a risk involved?”
“Yes, I accept that.”
“Very well, I shall charge the sigil for you.”
“Is that all?”
“That is all I want, but I am willing to listen if you have anything to say.”
She then gave me some advice which I will not share publicly, concerning my strengths and weaknesses in magical defence.
“You also need more allies. I can’t help you get them, for that you need to ask the Green Doll, but I can advise that you need them.” she concluded.
“Okay thanks, I will.” I told her.
I bowed to her, but she chided me for not keeping eye contact, which reminded me of my old Tae Kwon Do master.
I bowed again, this time keeping eye contact.
The evocation was over.