Summoning Demons – Invocation
Invocation is the main technique of summoning demons used by Satanists and demonolators. Before discussing details, let’s see what invocation is and how does it differ from evocation.
An invocation (from the Latin verb invocare “to call on, invoke, to give”) is a magical act in which we invite (politely) a spiritual entity to come. Invocation can take also a form of a prayer. During that process we open ourselves to the spiritual energy of an entity, allowing for natural, unrestricted communication, exchange of energies, sometimes merging of consciousnesses. If a circle is created during the ritual (not always), it is used for balancing of energies, creating a suitable environment for the magician and summoned entity. Both are within the circle.
An invocation suggests free, unrestricted exchange, politeness, respect, closeness, made on positive emotions.
An evocation (from Latin word evocatio was the “calling forth” or “summoning away”) – is a magical act of commanding, forcing, threatening (with names and symbols – usually of Christianity) spiritual entity. The circle is created here every time to protect magician from summoned entity/energy and to bound, restrict entity within it. The magician is in that case inside the circle, demon outside.
An evocation suggests fear, restriction, forceful domination based on negative emotions.
Remember, old grimoires are written from christian point of view so all rituals there are evocations. Demonolators don’t use them but there is no problem with using such references, information, and others to transform them into your invocation ritual.
An invocation is the most natural method of summoning demons (or any entity) and in opposition to evocation, it doesn’t create unnecessary tension and boundaries, which restricts flow of an energy. An evocation on the other hand requires a lot of energy and results are weak in comparison to opposite method. An invocation instead is or could be very simple and powerful. Because of that evocation isn’t only used by Demonolators to summon Demons, but is also used by Christians or christian occultists to summon Angels. There is simply no better technique that yields such results. Demonolators don’t have to protect themselves from Demons so they can summon Demons as easily as christian occultists Angels.
The catch by the method of invocation in case of Demons is, you need to let go completely of christian dualistic beliefs and notion of Demons, otherwise, your subconscious convictions cause unpleasant results. So you need to have complete demonolators beliefs, positive attitude toward Demons, then you will be able to work safely and receive satisfactory results.
There are several ways of performing invocation:
1) An invocation ritual
This is the most complicated method but it is recommended for newbies who begin their journey through demonolatry. It is also used by more advanced practitioners during celebration rites or for more special occasions, or if believed that this is the most proper way to do it.
Every proper ritual has 3 phases: a beginning, a body ritual, an end.
a) Beginning – Chose a proper place, clean it so you would feel that this is not an ordinary occasion. Prepare all needed ritual utensils. Place four candles north, east, south, west (could be of any color, although I prefer black ones, you can have one of each corresponding color) on each quarter of the circle. If you don’t have the corresponding color you can simply use white tea lights. Works very well. The altar is in the middle (more or less) of the circle, directed north or any direction you find suitable for that occasion.
When you are ready, begin north invoking earth energy by calling on earth elemental Demon of your choosing, for example, Belial. Take deep breaths, relax mentally and physically. Take dagger/athame/stick/finger, point it upwards (at the sky) and draw in front of you ZD sigil as shown above on the picture, visualizing energy lines creating the symbol, reciting at the same time enn: Lirach Tasa Vefa Wehlic, Belial. You can repeat the enn three times. Imagine earth, its energy, feeling, entering the circle, creating it. Then you turn east and invoke air energy by calling upon Lucifer (or any air elemental Demon of your choosing). Repeat previous step using Lucifer’s enn: Renich Tasa Uberaca Biasa Icar, Lucifer. Then visualize air energy, it is feeling, entering the circle and creating it. Correspondingly you do the same south for fire (Flereous – Ganic Tasa fubin, Flereous.) and west for water (Leviathan – Jedan Tasa hoet naca, Leviathan.). In the center invoke Satan (Tasa reme laris Satan) as the fifth element, the spirit, combining and balancing all elements together. Then you invoke chosen Demon in the middle using his/her enn in a similar way as by elements.
b) Body ritual – That’s up to you, depends on what you want to achieve. You can write down your wishes, burn them, channel Demon, draw picture/Sigil or burn one, dance, sing, meditate, work with energy, visualize, have sex, etc.
c) End – Thank demon and all other elemental demons for being present and hearing you out, say goodbye, extinguish candles with fingers or candle extinguished (don’t blow off!).
It’s good to write your all impressions, feelings, and thoughts down. They may very strongly, no ritual is the same. Depending on your focus and sensibility, you can achieve full, clear contact or slight, unclear impressions, in such case don’t worry. You will succeed with patience and motivation. Don’t try too hard. A ritual should be serious but also fun! Be creative. Your attitude must be light, only then you will be able to hear, sense Demons. Ask them that you want to have clear answers and for the confirmation, if you have doubts, it may come in few days or quicker.
Personally, I don’t use circles and I don’t call the elements anymore. I did it when I start, the early years, but with time and when you work with certain Demons the above ritual is not nesseccary.
Of course, it’s good to follow general rules of ritual magick here. So for example: be rested. If you are exhausted, schedule ritual for different time (although there are some rituals that require being fatigued mentally, probably because mind easier detaches itself from physical then, however, control and focus drops down). Don’t eat too much and shortly before ritual (small fast could be a good idea if you are not distracted by hunger, otherwise light meal is the best way to go; sometimes food sacrifice is a part of a ritual – every rule has some exceptions), heavy stomach distracts, also digestion holds our energy more in physical range, so spiritual experiences may be harder to obtain if you are new to this. It’s good to darken the ritual space and let be lighted mostly by candles, but rituals can be also done with full light, loud music. Whatever takes you in the proper mood.
With time, experience or talent you may receive connection with chosen Demon at any moment easily just by asking him/her in thoughts or even just by thinking about him/her! Or you may have easiness to connect in such way with certain Demons while with others you must take more work. Some Demons are easier, some harder to get in touch with, depends on the person, there is no rule here. Sometimes I am asked about a certain Demon and immediately I hear this demon answering me, I receive additional information mentally. It’s not always like that but it happens. Understand that with time communication with Demons will be coming easily and naturally if it isn’t already.
Remember, Demons can hear you mentally unrestricted so you can’t hide anything. But they don’t have ego like we do so they don’t judge, don’t react exactly like people. They may seem sound and react humanely at first glance, but they don’t get angry, resentful, scared, jealous. If they do, then you are not talking with Demon only with lesser energy (residue after living person) or there is a chance you’re making it up… However, Demons may give you kick in some way. It is known for some to experience small electric discharges if you violate the agreement (like you oblige to drop smoking yet you had a moment of weakness) to make you remember. They are not fairies so they can be blunt.
When speaking to Demons, there is no reason to worry about wording, demons read our intentions and understand our thoughts and emotions better than we do. And they do have a sense of humor. So relax, let go of fear and allow Demons to merge with your energy. In time and frequent contacts with Demons, you may notice you have changed and behave more like them.