Ritual magick is a practice followed by witches and witchcraft practitioners to achieve a specific goal with the help of elements, spells, and other tools. Practitioners of this ritual see it as a step to understanding the reconciliation between destiny and free will.
Usually, such practices focus on involving or invoking specific deities by a vocal technique called vibration, which is the essential aspect of any magical practice. It involves physical steps like standing in a particular position, breathing from the nose while imagining a specific God or deity, traveling through the entire body in imagination, with outstretched arms, and so on. According to many practitioners, the success of this ritual is only signaled by physical exhaustion.
Techniques of Ritual Magik
One of the main goals of performing Ritual Magick is to unite with God by uniting with the macrocosm and the microcosm. Since it is an intimidating process, it is acceptable to use magic to create circumstances and prepare the body for enlightenment. Many techniques ensure the goal is reached. This includes:
- Banishing: It is the process of elimination of all the unwanted forces and energies. The practice takes care in purifying themselves, their tools, and their working place. The purpose of this technique is to banish all the forces that might interfere with the ritual. Although there are many banishing rituals, The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram and the Star Ruby is famous.
- Invocation: The practitioner identifies themselves with the invoked deity with the help of devotion, calling forth, and drama. Apart from these three, many practitioners also employ the methods called assumption of god forms, where he concentrates on himself as the symbolic form of God.
- Evocation:This means invoking the God or spirit into an item or oneself, like food, drinks, etc. The objective of this technique is to infuse the food and beverages with properties generally, which is embodied by different deities so that the practitioner invokes those properties on consumption. The Gnostic mass and the Mass of the Phoenix are the two most popular evocation techniques.
- Eucharistic situation: This also involves the process which is mentioned above. It consists of applying the spirits and their characteristics into consumable things and objects so that when the practitioner consumes them, they employ the properties of the divine or the spirit.
- Consecration:Once the spirit enters the body, the practitioner dedicates their energy to achieving the goal with the spirit within the body. This ritual typically means the dedication of the entire body to a single purpose.
- Divination: It is the act of gathering information that can help guide the practitioner in performing excellent work and obtaining their goal. The intelligence either exists outside inside the practitioner’s mind, which allows them to find answers to their questions.