This time Dana and I collaborated on creating the sigil focus. We used a ‘faerie door’ we had obtained sometime previously, but never used. It seemed perfect for Ino. It is a self standing door constructed from wood. Dana died this with metallic black wood dye, so the grain of the wood is still visible and creates an effect. I painted the sigils on top with a silver enamel. As Ino has two sigils, a closed form and an open form, I painted each side of the door with one of the variants.
The open side has the latch.
The closed side is locked with no way to open.
We also collaborated on creating the playlist for Ino.
Dream: Was with a man from the ‘shared house’ dream from last night (see week 2 day 7 dream 4). We are sitting on a large outdoor garbage bin, deciding which of two doors to take. It felt partly like the scene in Labyrinth where Sarah had to solve a riddle to decide between two doors, but also like the ‘helping hands’ scene in that was no actual riddle presented.
When I made the decision a woman appeared and made us get off the bins and form an orderly queue. I know she was there and heard her commands but have no memory of actually looking at her. Was this Ino? By ‘us’, I mean all the guys from the shared house dream had appeared to help form the queue. I also think one of them was in the ‘moving house’ dream.
I then got a revelation about the two forms of Ino. The closed door for possibilities is complemented by the open door of pathways, because once you have chosen a preferred possibility, you then need to know how to reach it.
Ritual: We both performed the Kia IAO centring. We both read from our calling to Ino, in which we inserted a modified line from the KIA Litany, “We have made a secret door the manifestation.” Dana rang the chimes.
I began with an unguided pathworking from the Ziggurat of 663 into the surrounding ruins, much of it reclaimed by jungle or buried in ash. I was looking for a door. When I came to one my mind began buzzing with ideas. When I realised these were coming from Ino I asked why she was giving me ideas on that topic. Apparently I asked. Perhaps a stray thought, worry or concern during the meditation.
I mostly sensed her presence but she did appear in glimpses. I suspect these were more inspirations of how she might look rather than actually being her though.
She seemed excited when I asked about the possibilities for the week ahead.
When I asked about the idea for a novel I got in week one, with Ellis, she claimed credit for it. Apparently she was with me even back then?
She didn’t like my idea of a painting for her at all. She gave me plenty of alternative inspirations she thought were better.
We discussed a few more topics before Dana closed the ritual with a final chime.
Today I asked Ino for an automatic drawing and got this one…
Ino declined to explain the drawing, saying it was up to me, although she did offer to write a story based on it.
Ino also advised me that Trigag would be very agreeable to helping with the Fotamecus ritual we had planned for the spring time change.
I thanked her and said goodnight.
Dream 1: This involves small teams of soldiers fighting a man eating giraffe-like monster as it walks between the ruins of some old tower blocks in a deserted city. I was a soldier with a grenade launcher. My notes concern the window I was shooting through as a symbol of Ino, and also the door I escaped through when my grenades failed to do any significant harm to the creature.
Dream 2: An 17th/18th century battle with sabres. A man who attempts to denounce a colleague as a demon after seeing his reflection in a shield, but the others won’t turn on him because he single handedly liberated a ship. A demonic pirate captain? Zalty?
Ritual: Today I talked to Ino concerning a project I wanted to do collecting together some of the best material on KIA into short booklets. Ino advised I start with Octarine Magic.
Dream: An agent trying to help someone escape from a house being searched by secret police. A pirate boy with two toy cutlasses in the garden. Three orthodox Jewish men in traditional atire, running away from something down the street, that something turning out to be like ‘amber’ from the series ‘Fringe’.
Ritual: Today Dana and I coordinated our efforts to discuss the same project with Ino and compare notes. This proved illuminating as the message we got contrasted with the usual roles we fall into when discussing the project, helping us both to see each others viewpoint from a different angle.
I make an Ino stone for the garden altar. It was however too cold and windy to sit out.
Film: We watch ‘Kubo and the two Strings’. In addition to a lunar with faceless sisters being Ino references, a magic ship references Zalty, and lake monster with hypnotic eyes references Trigag.
Ritual: Got some further advice on preparing a document of the KIA godforms.
Ritual: Apparently Ino has asked Dana for monthly full moon rituals. Tonight Ino gave me a sigil to use alongside the prosperity web in one of these full moon rituals. The purpose of the sigil is to open our eyes to working in the digital crypto economy and decreasing our dependence on traditional economy.
Sighting: Saw a strange light in the sky before the ritual. 90% certain it was just a plane. We see lots of planes most nights, however this one did not behave like the others and seemed strange.
Ritual: I asked Ino for an automatic writing…
I know what you wanted to write but I have a different message for you. I’m glad you’re listening because what is the point of asking for an automatic writing if you pre-plan what you might write in it?
I know more than you think I know. I want you to know that. I want you to know that I know. I want you to know that I know that I know that you know that I know. But really. As you pass through the gate, beware! Be aware! For through here lie dragons! Monsters! Behemoths! The dread Trigag! Pirates! Some try to scare you, others tempt you.
I know. Tempt you with what I hear you ask? Hidden treasure, adventure, freedom, a life less ordinary.
I know what you pirates seek. Sovereignty. It is hard being a slave. Harder still to be free in a world that wants you to stay a slave and does everything it can to re-enslave you.
I know. But allow the adventure to transform you and you will be equipped to rise to the challenges. You will be prepared to face failure because success is never guaranteed. That would be too easy wouldn’t it? If it was easy, everyone would do it. I know.