Tonight I performed the evocation of my black doll, Depitou. This worked out well because I felt it had to be at night, and I don’t have to get up for work tomorrow, or Sunday, meaning I did this fairly late. Which is why I’m just now writing this up gone midnight. Unlike the others, this doll can’t sit up, so I propped them up on a photo-frame with an Austin Osman Spare postcard inside. This seemed suitably magical for the altar and to be placed on the pentacle.
For some reason Depitou spoke to me in the voice of Bella Lugosi, real slow at first. It sounded almost ridiculous, so I asked the doll why it was speaking like that and it replied that it did so, because that was its voice. I just had to accept that I suppose, no point fighting the way an evocation unfolds.
Then it told me: “Listen. You have spirit allies in the underworld if only you contact them. Your Grandma and Nana. A and D. These are more important allies than your Uncle. He was an ‘intellectual’ influence mostly, whereas A and D were more emotional influences. A will be harder to contact because she died when you were just a babe, D will be easier but you may find you don’t know her as well as you thought.”
I took all this in. This was a much more one sided conversation than with the other dolls.
“Now go get some sleep, it told me, you’re tired.”
Well that ended the conversation, but I didn’t go straight to sleep since otherwise I wouldn’t have the write up in my diary and this blog post written.