Posted 28 April 2015 - 12:59 AM
Posted 28 April 2015 - 04:16 PM
Posted 01 May 2015 - 08:28 PM
Posted 04 May 2015 - 05:05 AM
yes agreed. In various articles and other places I've seen some people write that they banish both open and close and i was hoping maybe someone here did the same and i might hear why they may do that. but i agree with you, i see no logic in banishing when one is trying to invoke or evoke.
Don't banish at all at the beginning, you're removing the energy the entity needs to manifest! Banish afterwards, after giving the leave to depart.
Posted 07 January 2016 - 10:22 PM
Once you get into the more advanced and complicated rituals, it can get pretty cumbersome to perform multiple QBCs or LBRPS. In my personal practice and depending on what I'm doing, like you said, I will open with an elemental LIRP and close with elemental LBRP.
The only time I change this and do LBRP/LBRP, is when I'm not using a dedicated space. If I'm in dedicated space, there is no reason to LBRP. If it is new space or space that frequently has a lot of foot traffic, I will always LBRP, then I would LIRP, both at the start. Close with LBRP. There are also often times that I will not LBRP and will leave the energy open. Again, dependent upon what I'm doing.
Posted 08 January 2016 - 07:28 AM
Also, my grimoire practice is dusty, but I'm pretty sure the Lesser Key of Solomon does not include LBRP, which is a Golden Dawn thing.
Re the question, it depends what you're practicing. To my knowledge, witches and magicians have very different approaches to the way one deals with the entities summoned during workings.
Posted 14 January 2016 - 08:58 AM
Posted 15 January 2016 - 04:49 PM
Banishing all the time is actually a detriment to your practice in the long run. Makes you weak and separates you from a lot of beneficial energies.
Posted 03 February 2016 - 02:07 AM
Posted 22 March 2016 - 10:40 PM
Edited by Nera, 22 March 2016 - 10:43 PM.
"There are some who may seem -seem not- as others seem,
who walk life's ragged mile
hid' beneath Man's common guise.
Yet such are they that seem by day,
who walk abroad by night."
Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:43 PM
LBPR is rubbish neophyte magic for the ceremonial crowd, thus there are so many self-important ceremonial magicians who cannot summon anything at all, don't bother with it, there is so much better.
I fear I may be detracting from the OP, and if that is the case I will gladly remove this post or have it removed. But in case it is OK, Aurelian, I was wondering if you'd be willing to share your thoughts on some of the better Banishing rituals out there. I have thought about using the LBR but the ceremonial stuff just doesn't seem to vibe and I'm having a hard time finding good alternatives.
Posted 22 February 2017 - 12:05 PM
The Solar Cross is actually effective, Elspeth.