I haven’t really discussed too much about rituals and such yet either here or in the podcasts.
This is really for two major reasons:
Firstly, because a lot of that material is pretty deep and better suited for something like the Circle of Darkness, where you can really take the time to apply the material and test it out for yourself.
I see Dark Ascent as standing in the gateway between the law of attraction and black magick, so I try to bridge that gap by combining the two and leading deeper into black magick for those who are interested.
But secondly, because ritual is actually a very small part of black magick.
That’s not to say that ritual isn’t important. I know I’ve taken a hardline approach in the past against ritual, saying it was absolutely unnecessary.
It does have its usefulness, in very specific contexts.
In my own practice, I perform a formal evocation at least once per week, sometimes more. I definitely think they’re important, but it’s not the mainstay of my magickal practice.
The thing is, I got very good over the last 3.5 years at changing my reality purely with my thoughts. So, why would I do an all-out ritual if I didn’t need to?
I do one if I want to meet a new spirit and form a connection with them, if I want to give an offering to a spirit I already have a relationship with, or if I simply need to add more energy to a working to speed things up or overcome resistance.
But other than that, my practice is almost entirely in the mind.
And the beings I work with, particularly Lucifer, have taught me how to become even more powerful in that department.
So the thing you must understand is that black magick is 99% mindset and vibration. All the magick in the world won’t overcome the strongest resistance. Or, it might, but it’d be insanely unpleasant and thoroughly not recommended.
But instead, if you start with the right mindset, your results will improve exponentially.
There’s a certain beauty about doing the inner work, and then just securing things in place, if necessary, with just the right ritual or evocation. It’s intelligently applied force, instead of brute force that haphazardly smashes through all obstacles.
So if you are reluctant to get into rituals, don’t worry. You can do a lot without ever having to light a candle, though once you are ready, that can certainly add to your practice.
And if you are anxiously waiting to get into the ritualistic part, stop a moment and be sure you have the preliminary work done first. If you want to go deeper, there are lots of ways to do that on Dark Ascent.
I’m offering one such vibrational technique in next weekend’s free webinar, called “Reality Crafting: A Technique to Create What You Want”.
It’s a technique that combines my expertise in the law of attraction with the new knowledge I have gained in black magick. And, it involves no rituals. It was taught to me by Lucifer some time ago, and I’ve gotten great results from it. I’ve never before shared it on Dark Ascent, nor even with any of my clients.
If you’d like to learn this totally new, never-before-taught technique, then just click the link below to sign up for the webinar.