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reply to post by golden23
Playing with invocation or evocation when you have not been properly trained is akin to handing a kindergartner a loaded weapon.edit on 5-1-2014 by CIAGypsy because: (no reason given)
There is a part of me that is very curious about delving into this type of stuff, but I cannot brush off a strong intuition-like warning that is preventing me from proceeding. While it would be nice if one could have some type of confirmation that all this stuff is real, running the risk of experiencing long-term irreversible negative consequences just isn't worth taking the chance.
I found an interesting link warning about The Goetia and The Lesser Key of Solomon, for those interested.
These unusual impressions (1-5) produce unusual brain-changes; hence their summary (6) is of unusual kind. Its projection back into the apparently phenomenal world is therefore unusual.
Herein then consists the reality of the operations and effects of ceremonial magic, 6 and I conceive that the apology is ample, as far as the “effects” refer only to those phenomena which appear to the magician himself, the appearance of the spirit, his conversation, possible shocks from imprudence, and so on, even to ecstasy on the one hand, and death or madness on the other. But can any of the effects described in this our book Goetia be obtained, and if so, can you give a rational explanation of the circumstances? Say you so? I can, and will. The spirits of the Goetia are portions of the human brain. Their seals therefore represent (Mr. Spencer’s projected cube) methods of stimulating or regulating those particular spots (through the eye).
The names of God are vibrations calculated to establish:
(a) General control of the brain. (Establishment of functions relative to the subtle world.)
(b) Control over the brain in detail. (Rank or type of the Spirit.)
(c) Control of one special portion. (Name of the Spirit.)