posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 02:05 AM
Greetings and Health,
I never dug the 'cutting the little doorway' method. A ceremonial magician will spend a good hour or more just preparing the circle ceremonially
(that is to say, not including preparations of the area prior to the ritual proper - e.g. floorcloths, tape, chalk, whatever, etc), so yes, I've
always held that it f*cks up all that astral energy in the area that was only recently prepared just to simply cut through it all because someone
drank too much coffee before the working and has to take a piss.
This stuff can't be taken lightly.
Of course, some will respond that all of the banishings, consecrations, etc., of the area and of the practioners themselves shall prevent unwanted
energies from muddling things about - and that has proven in a majority of cases - but, it will diminish the energy of the circle thus erected -
without a doubt.
In other words, I would only cut the door in the event of an emergency - and even then, it depends upon the type of working. For example, I would
certainly not step out of the circle during an evocation (demonic, angelic, or what have you), because the risk is just too great. Read about the
time Aleister Crowley was evoking a particularly formidable entity whose name I won't mention - the entity materialized, as expected, and being of a
nature that isn't necessarily friendly to humans, literally kicked sand over the circle (because the evocation took place in a desert) and thus gained
entry. Not good at all.
It is believed by many that Crowley and his partner in the working never fully recovered after being exposed to such hostile energy of that nature.
I consider the Greater Key of Solomon as the Gold Standard of Evocation (but as certainly not the minimum requirements for magickal
practice/performance). If you or the High Priestess are looking for the roots of High Magic, as Wicca is an amalgamation of High Magic and folk
religion, then give this book a glance along with standard material from the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, as well as Aleister Crowley's Religion
of Thelema: in all that rests a lively wealth of info that will help you make Wicca truly your own practice.
As an aside, of course, not every detail of Solomon's Great Grimoire must be followed to a T - but do have a look there and give an eye to Paul
Huson's 'Mastering Witchcraft' - you will see how much was lifted from the Greater Key of Solomon - and all to good effect; 'Mastering Witchcraft' is
an excellent resource.
Yours in LVX,