Between Sunday 30th of March and Wednesday 9th of April 2014 I performed an operation to charge my magical pentacle by:
- Carrying it with my at all times when out of the house.
- Having it set up permanently on the altar whilst at home.
- Performing a minimum of one indoor evocation every day.
- Performing a minimum of one outdoor evocation every day.
- Keeping an accurate record of all evocations and any significant dreams that occur. (I also made the additional commitment of blogging as much as I felt comfortable sharing of this record).
Day by day
- I communicate with the pentacle, make the commitment to the summoning storm, and bless it with water from a toad pond in the local forest.
- I evoke my Blue doll, Kazeebo, to communicate on matters relating to play, pleasure and having fun.
- I revisit the toad pond and evoke the spirit of the place. I am given a message about confronting our fears.
- I evoke my Purple doll, and communicate on my sex life and receive advice on creative collaboration with others.
- I evoke my yellow doll, and am given advice about glamours and requested to grant the doll a name.
- I enter the forest and talk to troll-like forest spirits, I promise to clean litter from the forest, and also told to work with the Dragon Environmental Network to help magically protect Red Kites.
- I evoke my Red doll, Stangyz, and ask her to help charge a sigil I prepared to aid the Red Kites.
- I communicate with spirits of the garden, and Persephone asks me to light outdoor lanterns for dead birds this coming Samhain.
- I return to toad pond and communicate with Aengus Og and Hades.
- I evoke my Orange doll, Peeair, and she gives me advice on a writing a series of books.
- I spontaneously take an opportunity to evoke the spirit of the River Ness and discuss drowning, depression and Kelpies.
- I evoke my Black doll, Depitou, and discuss working with different ancestors as spirit allies.
- I sit in my garden and receive wisdom from three wise trolls.
- Then I evoke my white doll and get a message about communicating and listening to both the heart and the head.
- I evoke my Green doll, who tells me to prioritise Love this year.
- In the evening I evoke the crescent moon, who speaks as the goddess Diana about Jung and gender.
- I awake in time to evoke the rising sun through my living room window and hear a choir of angels.
- Then in the woods I am surprised to encounter the KIA egregore.
- I talk to the daytime sky, who advises me that help for a friends problem will be found in a book I’m reading.
- Then in the evening, the house trolls invite themselves to my wedding.
- The penultimate evocation is of my Octarine doll. who instructs me to name herself and all the unnamed doll and troll spirits.
- Finally, I finish as I started, by talking to the spirit of the pentacle itself, by the toad pond in the forest.
Advice, Promises and Commitments
During that 11 day period communicated with many spirits and learned a great deal. I also promised the spirits some things. Some of the promises were ongoing commitments, whilst some of the should be actioned within a certain time frame.
Promises to be kept as a matter of priority:
- Collect litter from the forest.
- Restore the KIA Speaks feature of the KIA website.
- House trolls must come to the wedding.
- Give name to Yellow doll.
- Give the Red doll a new name.
- Remember name of Green doll. (I have done this now)
- Name the Octarine doll.
- Name all other unnamed dolls.
- Name all so far unnamed house trolls (with Lolita).
- Paint the back of the pentacle in the style of the photo of the tree cross section I took a while back, but ammend it to resemble the wheel of the year. Add a small pentagram to the center of this.
- Make a code that represents the number of days, the minimum evocations per day and total number of evocations and mark this against the part of the wheel of the year at which the operation was performed.
- Develop glamour of my ‘riest/Ideological’ self.
- Develop glamour of my ‘Business’ self.
- At Halloween/Samhain, place grave lanterns over the places in the garden we buried dead birds.
- Develop a better understanding of the anima and animus concepts from Jung, and once done make a statue of Diana based on my mature understanding of woman.
Commitments to permanent changes in behaviour:
- Prioritise love.
- Make sure Wedding is primary focus this year.
- Make friends out of love, accepting who they are, not what I can get out of them or hope to do with them. Don’t make friends hoping for sex. Don’t make friends hoping for magical group members. Don’t make friends hoping to obtain entheogens.
- Stop confusing a fear of loving something with feeling sick of it. It becomes an obstacle to long term love.
- Try and learn to be a better listener. Learn not to drift off into my thoughts when people are speaking about boring stuff.
- Collaborate with others more. Join in their collaborative projects. Make more of my own projects collaborative.
- Work with Dragon Environmental Network to help protect red kites and hunting birds.
- Call orange doll ‘eeair’ from now on. She wasn’t too fond of ‘eeaye’.
- Don’t rush off to speak to others when it would prematurely end a conversation you were having with someone else. See things through.
- But do check that others present consent to the topic being discussed.
- Also, try and notice when people are speaking words from their brain that disagree with their hearts, or words from their hearts that disagree with what they think. In both cases it is a warning sign of a disconnect resulting from some kind of hurt. Try to be patient with such people and listen to where their hurt comes from, rather than arguing with their words.
- Learn to remember peoples names better.
Other advice I was given:
- Life is good. Do not waste it.
- Write a Discordian style magic book, based on the Chaosphere, but with fun style ‘operations’.
- Make a booklet for this summoning storm operation.
- Contact my grandmothers as ancestral spirits.
- Perform a similar operation for the cup and divination.
- Perform a similar operation for the sword and invocation.
- Perform a similar operation for the wand and enchantment.
I think making this list is a useful way of summarising the advice that came from my spirit contact.