I asked for some questions earlier this week and they have been pouring in.
Lets get right into it.
Can you give any advice on how to best conjure Genii Loci? I’ve tried several times to no avail. Thanks!
Yes. What works for me is a combination of study and offering. Study of a place, or plant, or site can reveal specific keys to unlocking its subtle geography and the spirits that inhabit it. Making offerings, first a very general feat for all the spirits of an area, then later more specific offerings aimed at specific spirits. So for instance I would have a spirit feast at my home and invite all the spirits of the land, underworld, air, elements, mountains, oceans, etc…. Then later I might make a more focused and intimate offering to spirits of a certain garden or tree or graveyard. Recently I made a large offering to the dead of the area that I am living for the summer and was then directed to a specific site for a specific spirit.
Offerings will help you gain favor, but if you want contact you will need to develop your capacity for seeing and communicating in that other world. Scrying practice just for practice, meditation, and inner heat practice all help immeasurably in this.
Now just because I am suggesting offerings does not mean that you never need to compel or be forceful. First of all you need to be able to exorcise if things go south, which can happen. Secondly some spirits ONLY appear when compelled and approached with frankness if not outright force. Be humble yet frank in your requests.
If you are in a place where the Genii Loci are well known and have established protocols, use those protocols. Do not assume that they will dig whatever it is you normally do.
G’day sir, About the royal stars, I notice spica in your seal of
sorcery ..why is this ?
Good Catch. The other three stars in that seal are Alderbaran, Regulus, and Antares – all Royal Stars. Fomalhaut, the fourth Royal Star is replaced by Spica because Fomalhaut is far from the eliptic and thus not one of the 15 Behenian Fixed Stars that have seals. There are Greek sources that use Spica’s qualities to stand in for Fomalhaut. That grouping was given to me by Hekate to use for “whirling the stars in your favor” and I published it as part of the spirit Trap in Protection and Reversal Magic. Honestly it was as much a mystery to me as it is to you until I did some more research on why she would have chosen those seals.
You made a prediction months ago about the Democratic Primary that cause quite a stir, but which proved accurate. Who is going to win the Presidency?
Yes, I interpretted the Emperor card as Bernie Sanders and people lost their minds, which I still don’t understand. He was running for president after all.
Ok…. lets ask the cards…. who will win the general election for president…. oh fuck.
The man who has been playing the fool is going to slip right past and behind the woman who has the judgement and discernment and take the throne. Not what I want to see, and I hope I am wrong, but that’s what the cards say.
What’s up with your hat? Are you Indiana Jones or something?
Nope. Not even the same kind of hat. He is wearing a Fedora. I am wearing a Tilly Hat made from Hemp. A TH4 to be precise. Cannot recommend Tilley enough: guaranteed for life, insured against loss, the works.
My eyes have gotten much more sensitive to sunlight in the last few years and a good hat helps A LOT. I am 43 and not as concerned about looking like a dork as I was.