Dana Varahi and myself decided to engage in the DKMU Godform cycle. Our first week took place between March 1st and March 7th, and concerned the egregore behind the web created the Linking Sigil, the Red Queen, Ellis. Dana has written her own account of this first week. Ellis serves as the primary point of contact for connecting with the DKMU godforms. Judging from the accounts of others, it seems the bare minimum was to do one evocation per week, one per godform. Being no stranger to daily practice, Dana and I have opted to do a daily evocation, seven per week, thus seven per godform. Here follows an account of my seven days with Ellis.
The period between deciding to do the cycle and actually starting. I have a memory of a dream where a character mentioned Trigag, one of godforms later in the cycle, but I don’t remember much detail. We had prepared the sigil and many of the altar decorations in the days preceding the start. This time we put lots of thought into it and really followed the advice in the book concerning things Ellis likes, themes and correspondence. Last time we went in blind and got mixed results.
On the night before starting, after the altar was fully in place, we lit the red candles, burned incense and did a brief meditation, getting us in the mood.
During the day Dana prepared a couple of jugs of Sangria as sacrament. We prepared our journals and sketchbooks, cards for divination and pens and pencils before the altar ready for any direction we may be inspired to take, such as divination by card, automatic drawing, automatic writing, or just recording our communion as we went.
We listened to the Ellis playlist I had prepared during the day, building the connection. This time we turned it off for the actual ritual.
To kick the whole godform cycle off we performed a long version of the Kia IAO Centring. This is like the normal version but the IAO part is repeated facing each of the four directions and the Kia part is repeated after the IAO parts, after returning to face the altar. I then read out the ‘Calling to Ellis’ and Dana made the chimes at appropriate moments. This calling was slightly personalised but largely based on the one in the book, The DKMU Godforms.
Once I felt in contact with Ellis, I invited her to use me to make an automatic writing. What follows is my transcription of her words.
“I Ellis say to you that you should build and strengthen your connections. Build your friendships and maintain them. Connect. Engage. Show an interest in them. Build a world wide network.
Work with others, use their material, work through their systems. Expand your own, and support and encourage those working with it.
I grant you a sigil to focus this intent…”
There followed a sigil much like the LS sigil but with some modifications.
This time we left the Ellis playlist on during the ritual and started with the short form of the Kia IAO and another ‘Calling to Ellis’. I felt inspired to do a drawing of the sigil from Day 1 surrounded by automatic sigils around the edges. As I made this sigil I meditated upon the message.
I asked Ellis if she thought I should share the message or whether it was a personal message for me. She said it was for everyone and I should share it.
After re-reading the description of the glitterbomb sigil with Dana, we decided to empower our YES unicorn for compasionate independence with it, as it seemed a good fit. I added a pound symbol to the take in point and a euro symbol to the transform point. This seemed a good way to represent transferring support in Scotland from Britain to Europe. Dana felted a fearie Ellis, noting the red and green are fae colours. “Red and Green should ne’er be seen together, ‘cept in service of the faerie queen.”
I also made an LS stone so we could commune with Ellis in the garden, and received a message from Ellis regarding the rotated symmetrical versions of her sigil I had made some months ago. In the DKMU Egregores book, Ellis given seven ‘associated archetypes’. Ellis told me how five of these related to four of the sigils I made, and one I should have made but hadn’t. The tri-LS relates to Ellis in her more Hecate aspect. The quad-LS relates to Ellis in her more Papa Legba like aspect. The pent-LS relates to Ellis at her most Erisian. The hept-LS, which I never made, apparently relates to Ellis in her Thelemic Babalon aspect. And the octo-LS relates to Ellis in her Grandmother Spider aspect.
Today we also did a simple meditation by the altar indoors, and I got a vision of Ellis as a faerie queen riding a black unicorn into battle followed by a host of fae warriors playing horns and beating drums whilst chanting a beautiful but defiant battle song. The mood was full of confidence.
We spent the day in the city meeting some friends passing through the city we don’t get to meet very often, so our meditation today was briefer. I asked Ellis if she would be okay with me preparing some things for 663 and the other godforms in advance during her week, and she seemed content with the idea. I also asked about tagging the Linking Sigil onto my colour dolls, and she was okay with this idea but suggested that I should perhaps open them up in such a form as to be worked with by other remotely. As it turns out I didn’t get time to tag them during week one.
Dana prepared the sigil for 663 whilst I prepared the one for Ino. We watched a film called ‘The Frame’. I was expecting something cyberpunk, but instead got something rather oddly ‘Through the Looking Glass’, but in a gritty crime kind of way. We thought the film had Ellisian qualities.
After a couple of days where we did just meditation we renewed the strength of our contact with the Kia IAO short form and an Ellis calling. This time Ellis told me that there were godforms behind each of the #OpIntruder sigils and that we should prepare a cycle for them.
Meditation again. At first I got nothing, and then Ellis just wanted the Sangria. But as Dana fetched the Sacrament from the fridge (we generally kept it cool there until the end of the ritual), Ellis requested that I attempt a painting of herself as the faerie red queen riding the black unicorn from day 3’s vision. She understands I probably won’t be able to do this until after the cycle is over.
Two inspirations came today. The first is that after doing the DKMU godform cycle, we should do a similar one with godforms relating the KIA egregore. This will naturally include the KIA egregore herself, and also The Black Rat and Ronnie. Since Ronnie came from agent Trace, I had to get her permission to include him, but she consents, so that is three so far. It will grow.
The second was an idea for a novel.
In ritual I mainly received a strange political message about LS meaning Libertarian Socialism. The far bottom left corner of the political compass. I asked about the novel idea, and Ellis made the suggestion to move the setting to a complete fantasy world with fantasy nations and not an alternate Earth. This time we began by drinking sangria with Ellis and ended with the Kia IAO.
After the ritual, we dismantled the Ellis altar and assembled the one for 663 in preparation for Day 1 of the Doombringer.
Thus concluded our week with Ellis.