So I have been reading a few different blog posts and forum posts in various places over the last few months from people that are working through the GD/Modern Magick lens. Invariably the ritual description starts with “did” LBRP and sometimes “LBRH”.
Scott has been working his operant field system where he notes the different interplay of Invoking and Banishing rites of these two rituals, which is cool.
My question though is: What about opening and closing by Watchtower?
In Modern Magic, there is no practical magick in the book described at all without doing opening and closing by Watchtower. When I was in high school and finally got Watchtower down it was a revelation! When I started working with the OTO and people were doing Star Ruby and Sapphire only, people were blown away by the results of working within the Watchtower vortex. So my question is: why don’t people seem to want to do it?
I mean I don’t necessarily work with those zone rites anymore, but I do occasionally if only because they were my central rituals for my first 10 years on the path. When I do it, I use heavily modified versions of the BRH and Watchtower, but the essence of it is still there. If you want an operant field – Watchtower will give it to you in spades!
Anyway, I am curious why this rite that is really one of the KEY elements to Modern Magick gets ditched by, well almost everyone. It is not that time consuming, and you can streamline it down if it is.