March 7, 2015

Goetia evocation: Dantalion (II.)

An update:

in the days that followed the evocation of the spirit Dantalion, there was a quite notable change of my overall psychological climate. I was full of energy, elated even, had a great time with my kid, enjoyed myself immensely. Power, joy and again the power of Light.
I know this was "his" work (I can sense his energy apart from other spirits).

Also, an old friend invited herself over to my place and we had a great time (in bed and all). I also see this as an influence from him (his office being to cause love etc...).

We (the spirit and me) had a longer chat yesterday about what the he wants from me in return. He kept on pushing blood, my energy etc... I then ended the discussion with suggesting that he could meet my HGA (Kali Ma) and ask Her for the energy and he backed down. I actually saw him being afraid.
I settled then on propagating his sigil a bit (after the tasks are completely fulfilled).

Anyhow, I consider this evocation a complete success and Dantalion my new "servant" spirit, thanks to my Mother Kali.

Dantalion is a powerful spirit and books speak about only his main abilities. He has shown me what else he can do (which is far beyond what the Goetia texts share) and taught me certain things that are of great use in daily life (he gave me certain words of power). There is no need to share these things here, suffice it to say that this particular spirit can do a lot.

March 4, 2015

Goetia evocation: Dantalion

I was inspired to perform Goetia operation with duke Dantalion.

Goetia states:

"The Seventy-first Spirit is Dantalion. He is a Duke Great and Mighty, appearing in the Form of a Man with many Countenances, all Men's and Women's Faces; and he hath a Book in his right hand. His Office is to teach all Arts and Sciences unto any; and to declare the Secret Counsel of any one, for he knoweth the Thoughts of all Men and Women, and can change them at his Will. He can cause Love, and show the Similitude of any person, and show the same by a Vision, let them be in what part of the World they Will. He governeth 36 Legions of Spirits."

I opened up and invoked my HGA (Kali Ma) first and then proceeded to evoke Dantalion. Right from the start I felt powerful presence and for a moment there I lost my line of thoughts as if some powerful force was influencing my mind and bending my will.
I was aware of this, however, and remembered that his office is this too (knowing thoughts of others and changing them at will).

I informed him that I did not call him out of malice or just for fun or out of curiosity, but to serve Adonai and all humanity.
His reply was a bit cheeky: So what?

Again, his powerful influence was present, and it took a while for me to focus again. I was not rude or impolite, I just focused on the name of my Kali and Her mantra and from that moment on all went well more or less.

I requested of him to take an oath (to speak it out laud) to come whenever and where ever I call upon him and to obey my requests and fulfill them to the letter and that his servants will also serve my HGA (Kali), Adonai - through me.

He asked what I offer in return and I again expressed my will that there isn't any and will be no pact and that I offer nothing in return. But, if he is obedient and hard working maybe my Kali will be more merciful with him. He was created to serve and with me, he will be called to serve the Light, without harming me, my loved ones, my friends or environment.

After that, his presence and his attitude changed and I actually saw him bow down his head. I saw him as a tall man, all in white light. I don't know if there were wings or just shining light.

I requested that he spoke out loud the oath which he did.

I then asked him what can he do, how can he serve. He explained more or less the same things as are outlined in the book.

Then I gave him first assignment which he took without any questions. I also informed him about a certain movement of my hand which will mean that he has to come immediately and obey my requests and fulfill them.
He said: Right.

Then I said that he may retire to his realm but to remember the oath he took.
I thanked him and he went away immediately.

After a while (10 or 15 mins) I made the agreed movement with my right hand and he appeared without delay.
I gave him second assignment and he again took it without any objections. Then I retired him.

That was all.

See an update on the Dantalion operation >>

Attaining the K&C of the HGA

In this article I want to share my observations about the event that is in Western hermetic tradition called attaining the Knowledge & Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel (K&C of the HGA).

I want to address the specific elements of such attainment and some very important moments in the sadhana of an aspirant that may make a huge difference in the process of attainment.

Therefore, I shall avoid rambling on and on about the history and theory behind the K&C of the HGA concepts. A lot of other texts have been dedicated to that, no need to repeat it here. I will also refrain from conveying my thoughts through complicated symbolism as there is no need for that either. No more secrets. :)

It is my observation that many sincere and dedicated individuals I have met personally might simply be wasting time and energy with things and rituals that are never ever gonna produce attainment of  K&C of the HGA. That is the main reason for writing about this rather important topic, hearing and following the inspiration of my own HGA.

Having said that, and on a more personal note, this specific process of attainment is by far the most subjective and individual. Therefore I invite you to view this text as my subjective reality - my aim is to share, not to educate or teach.

Setting the scene

Attainment of  K&C of the HGA in this context means conscious, real, deep and utterly intimate and clear awareness of the contact with the transpersonal (meaning transcendental, non-material and non-elemental) being, that is separate (possesses separate identity) from the aspirant and is not her higher self or the soul or atma or monada or star etc...

So, in a way, we can write an occasional looking in the mirror and seeing the HGA right off.

The K&C of HGA in this context therefore means complete non-material and trans-personal state of consciousness where adept leaves behind his/her mundane and relative personal (material) identifications and fully embraces 'new' and eternal Identity through 'melting' his/her innermost being with the HGA (in intimate exchange of Love).

Individuality is inherently present in every single unit of consciousness and each identity is eternal. Maybe qualitatively speaking we really are all one with all the Gods and Goddesses, but at the identity level we are separate. Every man and every woman is a star. So the HGA is different from the aspirant at all levels of existence (this still allows HGA to be within or without, that is, to perceive HGA within us or on the outside). And that's a very good thing, for it allows a love exchange, among other things.

Wasted years?

I have a dear friend whom I have known right from the childhood. He is a good friend and I respect him but on the other hand, for me, he is a fool (and I usually tell him as much, maybe not in those exact words). He is spending all of his time learning scriptures by heart, performing various elemental, zodiac and other rituals (he is in O.T.O.), happily (and probably unaware) avoiding facing deeper reality in both his personal and magickal / mystical life. And this has been going on for decades now.

Of course, he is, like many others I assume, only following the prescribed curriculum of his Order, never questioning its true face value, I guess.

And when it comes to the attainment of K&C of the HGA there are important things to consider, not just a priori following some instructions, in my experiences.

The level which HGA dwells on is NOT material or elemental. HGA is fully transpersonal being, living and breathing in different reality from ours. And if we are to make a contact with Him/Her, we ought to play by His/Her rules, not by material or elemental or zodiac ones.

Magick without tears, p. 496 shares (emphasis mine):

"But you must remember that your Holy Guardian Angel is not only far more fully instructed than yourself on every point that you can conceive, but you may go so far as to say that it is definitely his work, or part of his work; remembering always that he inhabits a sphere or plane which is entirely different from anything of which you are normally aware."

So, taking the above notions into consideration, my point is that executing planetary, elemental or zodiac rituals with the hope of attaining K&C of the HGA can fall short.

In my experience, one really has to raise his awareness ABOVE the planetary, elemental and zodiac levels, for the transpersonal being dwells therein not. How?

What are you focusing on?

This is very important, I feel: investing energy into material, elemental or zodiac rituals may be an obstacle in itself. Our focus determines our reality and focusing on those non-transpersonal levels is really not so efficient a strategy. Such rituals and practice might change planetary, elemental and zodiac parts of awareness of the individual BUT they will NOT help in attaining the K&C of the HGA by themselves.

Ben Sandler (IAO131 is his nickname) shares in his books the same notion, it seems:
"Initiation cannot be bestowed from others through words, symbols, rituals, or in any other way."

By studying the Buddhist (or Thelema or any other, for that matter) scriptures one may become a PhD in Buddhist literature (a very learned individual by all known standards) but it will not produce a Buddha, the Awakened One.
You don't have to earn a PhD in any tradition to attain permanent and truly transpersonal experiences. Quite the opposite. The more one is attached to the material, elemental and zodiac stuff, the harder the advancement.

Look at and invest into impermanent planetary, elemental and zodiac parts of awareness and only that is what will be seen. Dreaming instead awakening:

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. 
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” 
- C.G. Jung

Furthermore, I think it was Crowley who said that attaining K&C of the HGA is the single most important thing in the life of a person. I agree.
So whats the point in focusing on anything else, really?

Think about it, if you will:
the level from which we perceive a problem or a challenge can never be efficiently used to bring forth the solution to that problem / challenge.

So, we can never ever attain something that is beyond our current level of awareness by employing this exact same level of awareness and tools therein.

Granted, the rituals and various methods may help in the process of attaining K&C of the HGA on the intellectual or maybe energy levels, but they WILL NOT produce the attainment itself.
Nothing can.

The attainment of K&C of the HGA is a process which is totally beyond our control. It is quite the same story with the intimacy, isn't it. Can you force an orgasm? Can you make it happen using only your effort, your will, right now?

No amount of rituals and any other deeds can ever directly produce such attainment, simply because the attainment of the  K&C of the HGA is transpersonal in nature. And that being the case, surrender is needed.

The Being one is trying to attain is beyond elemental, planetary, zodiac spheres of awareness. S/he is completely and totally transcendental. S/he is trans-personal, above personal. S/he is eternal, whereas all other parts of awareness are impermanent, fleeting and ever changing.

And that being the case, the Being that is perfect by itself needs nothing from an aspirant.

The attainment of the  K&C of the HGA in hermetic traditions IS the result of the unconditional mercy. It is a gift, and it is a huge gift, actually. You can not make it happen, it is impossible to force it. It is the gift of intimate Love.

What then?

So, what to do?
Whatever you want, whatever you like :)

My unsolicited proposition, however, is this:

1. Realize first that your personal efforts alone will produce no real attainment of the K&C of the HGA.

Admit to yourself that you are not at all capable of attaining the K&C of the HGA on your own.
Admit that you actually need help from Above, from the Being you are seeking contact with.

Loosen up the grip upon the material, elemental and zodiac rituals, let them go. Tune down the (material) efforts a bit, let go of the intellect!

Depend only on the Being you are seeking Union with. Open up, surrender to Him/Her. Forget the darn material rituals and literal knowledge. Intellect can't really help here, not even in a triillion years.

2. Having done the above,
try to notice that there is a need present in you. There is a sort of lacking present in your heart of hearts.

There is a quality present in all of us, some sort of longing, a yearning. Become aware of it. Now, today.
People try to fullfill this inner need by oh so nany things on the outside (by magickal rituals, too). Humans have unlimited creativity for distractions, it seems. Waste of time, in my opinion.

Also, try do understand that everything that has been happening in your life (after you have decided to embark on this mystical/magickal path, and even before that) is just a way of your HGA trying to bring you closer to Him/Her. So do trust in Him/Her.

This is crucial:
now open up, and set your inner orientation, your intention to get closer to your HGA. Open your heart and reach out NOT by action, but by intention.

Reach out ONLY for the Light, only for Him/Her. Pray to Him/Her, intend for Him/Her to open your eyes, your heart and bring you closer. Surrender as much as your current state allows you.

Do this frequently.
Realize that everything that is happening in your world is controlled by your HGA. Link every thought you have, every emotion you feel, every event that occurs in your life to your HGA.

And inflame yourself in setting the intention, inner yearning ONLY for the HGA, ONLY for the Light from WITHIN. In other words, invoke often, not by performing ritualistic drama, but by making a space in your awareness for your HGA, not with some action but with pure Intention.

Do that, and in no time you shall be brought into direct contact with your HGA. Even combining above steps with your current practice will yield fast and lasting results.

Intimacy is the key here. Surrender and opening up to the intimate relationship or love affair with your  HGA is the key.
And that is a gift. It is the one result of a causeless mercy.

To sum up:
"It is the truth that liberates, not your effort to be free."
- J. Krishnamurti