First up, incense prep.
I folded a little piece of paper from a steno pad into something resembling a water bomb base. It helps with pouring it out in a more controlled manner and folds flat to be used later.
My block of cedar and a rough file for making the incense. It only takes a small amount of time when the file is rough.
This is all I’ll typically part with in a single, smaller ritual. I may us more at my discretion, but it’s unlikely. This will get supplemented by other resins. Copal, Frankincense, and Myhhr were also used and I did ask beforehand.
Don’t forget your ventilation. I also have the far left and far right windows open for cross breezes. There’s an ancient ceiling fan that I also have going.
I had hand drawn versions of the symbols for Iblis and Mahmas. I typically do not put them in circles in situations like this (the symbols or the entities). I don’t need to concentrate anything and don’t need the protection. The target’s name is on the back of Mahmas’ symbol, for privacy reasons, but let’s just say I found out about a case where a false call to the police for human-trash trailer park clout resulted in the death of a few people and ruined lives for over a dozen. With no repercussions. In fact, they even laughed and joked around talking about it. That doesn’t work for me.
I started with the evocation of Iblis from page 183. As I did this, I focused my intent into his symbol (this is too artsy to seem like a sigil). I did this despite him already being partially in the area.
I took the same approach with the conjuring of Mahmas (pg 97), ritual on pg 178.
I substituted a few words on purpose. I am not calling Iblis “Father”, nor stating I’m his “son”. Any worship-like words were substituted for respectful ones. I don’t recall what they are right now.
I waited until it stated for him to taste my blood before pausing to blood his symbol, to be burnt afterwards. I did place a drop on some copal and add it to the coal, since Iblis was already here and I felt a good sense of ease in his presence, between us.
There is a part in the book where, after calling the djinn, you can sort of use their presence as an attunement, like an open gateway/portal/power source like I do with other things. Mahmas explicitly said that should occur another time and it was clear from my impression that this djinn and I would be working together many times. “This is an initial calling (and request) and should stay such”. Works for me.
Iblis did stop me from blooding Mahmas’ symbol. It should happen with results. So, I set it aside to store until then. I wouldn’t hesitate to call on him again even while waiting for this request to happen, but there are 71 others to call on, too.
You may want to use his trapezoidal triangle if it speaks to you. If you need to focus you senses on a smaller area, this may help achieve that. I can’t speak to whether these djinn would see it differently, but most of the entities I work with wouldn’t be offended if this were done for that reason. A triangle to concentrate isn’t quite restrictive like a triangle of constriction. Respectful intent goes a long way there.
I will likely use a coal and repeat the cedar process for the rest of these entities. The reason is that it is a more formal introduction with them. Unless rejected or the entity is an ass, I will extend that courtesy. I should have more than enough discs for that.
There are some entities that felt more strongly during my initial reading of this book. I don’t know if I will have requests for those that are only interested in pregnancy termination. I’m thinking that the combination of the calling of Iblis first and this coal-cedar demonstration will tease out some other areas where they can be used.
I can tell you quite clearly that if they felt fear, religious fear or similar, they may have not been quite so…informal…with me. Doesn’t mean they’d be jackasses, but some of the others are absolutely NOT going to treat me the same. If there were fear on top of that, it might be harder for those sort.
I had originally intended to do this outdoors on an older wooden area that used to house the jacuzzi someone once had here. There were still people out and walking around, so I opted to do it in my enclosed porch/ritual space.
I will wait for a sign before calling on the next. Wife will be out of town, so I will have time on my hands, even with the added responsibilities.