In part one of this blog I talked about the variables that many Practitioners work with in their attempts to achieve Magickal effects. These 'tried and true' methods have been handed down for centuries, in the Western & Eastern Traditions. They are based in observation and analysis of the original Practitioners successes and failures. They represent their understandings of the Archetypal forces operant in all types of Manifestation. However these observations were prone to the fallacy of False Cause. Just because a successful operation occurred during a particular hour of the night (or day), under the conjunction of certain planets, within the presence of certain colors or scents, etc; does not mean that any of these factors were determinant. That the thousands of Magi who have diligently trained themselves and their lineages in the use of these variables, to some success, has been supported by the evidence of partial accomplishments, hides the fact that it was Belief that was the determining factor.
Sorcery, and now Chaos Magick have through their efficacy demonstrated that these variables need not be taken as causal. The works of such masters as A.O. Spare, Phil Hine, and my friend Andrieh Vitimus (along with a host of others) clearly demonstrates that it is the condition of the Practitioners Beliefs and physical/mental condition which determines outcome.
Using this premise as a departure point I would like to comment upon the use of Invocation and Evocation. My interaction with colleagues of diverse lineages and orientations Magickally have made me aware of the fact that for the most part we are all still using Invocation and Evocation. This same interaction has lead me to 'pare down' my process of creating both Invocation and Evocation. Incantation as a Magickal form can be either Invocatory or Evocatory, so I will not expound upon it in this essay.
From my syllabus, I teach the following:
The Kybalion states, “This Principle embodies the truth that "All is Mind." It explains that THE ALL (which is the Substantial Reality underlying all the outward manifestations and appearances which we know under the terms of "The Material Universe"; the "Phenomena of Life"; "Matter"; "Energy"; and, in short, all that is apparent to our material senses) is SPIRIT which in itself is UNKNOWABLE and UNDEFINABLE, but which may be considered and thought of as AN UNIVERSAL, INFINITE, LIVING MIND. It also explains that all the phenomenal world or universe is simply a Mental Creation of THE ALL, subject to the Laws of Created Things, and that the universe, as a whole, and in its parts or units, has its existence in the Mind of THE ALL, in which Mind we "live and move and have our being."
We will now begin to use simple but effective tools to manipulate our relationship with the All in All. The first and second of these tools are Invocation and Evocation. Just like the words ingress and egress are related, so are these two related in the same manner. The first; Invocation is the ‘bringing in’ and the second; Evocation is the ‘bringing out.”
When we use Invocation or invoke we are calling upon that aspect of the All in All which is outside of our sense of self. The aspect we call upon may fall into various categories. Some of these are; the full Universal Consciousness, Entities such as Angels, Archangels, Elementals, Planetary Intelligences, Stellar or Galactic Intelligences, Devas, Djinni, or many others. We can also invoke states of being and existence we are personally connected to but which do not exist ‘within’ us, such as our Higher Selves or the Oversoul which our Higher Self is a component of. Finally we can invoke the non corporeal consciousnesses of other Human Beings such as our Ancestors, Ascended Masters, Saints, and even the pre-born.
When we use Evocation or evoke, we are going within ourselves and bringing forth to the external reality, those aspects of ourselves which are contained within our being. These are our Divine States and Thoughtforms. Some of these are our highest personality traits such as our courage, loyalty, faith, curiosity, steadfastness, and will.
Both Invocations and Evocations follow the same basic format. The following stages constitute that format.
Identification. This is the beginning of the process. You may say; I, followed by your name or some other statement referring to your self such as “the Seeker at the door of the Temple of Wisdom.” This is like giving your call sign when using a Shortwave Radio or CB. This is also just like the automatic process of switching within a telephone call. The system must know who (your assigned number) is calling in order to connect with the party being called.
The Invoked or Evoked Party. This is to whom you are communicating in the process. This is the entity or aspect of yourself which you wish to create the intended effect of the Invocation or Evocation.
The Intention. This is the outcome which the Invocation or Evocation is intended to bring about; ‘for the purpose of.’ This may contain multiple clauses or complex relationships.
Expected Outcome. This is the simple statement of what you expect the conditions to be after your intention is made manifest. This is the activated belief which triggers the manifestation.
Expression of thanks. By which every Entity or Aspect of Self invoked or evoked is dismissed. It is the expectation part of the I BE.
If you follow this simple format, you will be able to create effective Invocations and Evocations. You will see manifestation of your intention in direct proportion to your level of belief and expectation. These will control the amount of time necessary for the manifestation. The stronger the belief and expectation the faster you will see results.
I would like to offer the following Invocation, which I have used successfully to manifest abundance, as an example of the preceding formulation of creating Invocation/Evocation:
The Child of the Emanation Invocation
I......... child of the Emanation which has formed all; call upon the All in All in each and every one of its aspects which are in the realms of Transformation, Manifestation, Abundance and Fulfillment, to cause me to swiftly see and receive the wealth in all forms most particularly money; which has become manifest in my world and life.
I call upon these powerful aspects to cause me to see and receive the funds and credit I AM providing for the security of “..........................(self, all members of household and extended family)” to live in ever increasing Riches of the Spiritual and Material Manifestations of the Ubiquitous Love of the Ineffable Spirit.
I call upon the Eternal Living Mind of the All in All to bring me into alignment and resonance with It so that I may perform all tasks, experience all thoughts and visions, and receive the Spiritual Essence of It, in order to be the greatest blessing to my fellow creatures and most perfect tool of It’s purpose that I can be.
I offer up my thanks now and forever for all these Blessings and Gifts named as well as all those things I receive through the bestowal of the Unlimited Loving Kindness and Grace of God. I offer up my praise for the Perfection of all things and conditions which are constantly being revealed to me. I offer up my thanks for the incredible bounty constantly being given to me in quantities beyond my ability to experience desire for.
I lay my service to all upon the Altar of the All in All and ask that I be safely and easily brought into the fullness of my Vocation and Mission.
In the name of the Light and the Master of the Light, in the name of the Most High and all of its purposes; I decree that I Am moving forward creating and enjoying a constant flow of wealth, access to all things, cooperative relationships, influence, wisdom and power for my own purposes and desires as well as the manifestation of the Divine Plan.
In the name that is All that is and All that was and All that can be, I decree; I Am here and now in the center of the flow of unlimited energy and unlimited unceasing increase of all good things.
I'd be pleased to hear your comments and see your Invocations and Evocations.