Can someone please explain to me in detail what it means to summon something or someone?
I keep reading about summoning demons and so. Are demons the only type of being that can be summuned? Why would you wan't to summon a demon? Do you have to be a "dark" witch in order to be able to summon something?
By: PeyoteCoyote / Knowledgeable Nov 21, 2012
Post # 2
To summon, in general, means to bring to you. You ask a spirit, demon, elemental, etc to come to where you are for the purpose of working with them. No you don't have to be dark and no it doesn't have to be demons. When i mention summoning i generally mean evocation, but some use it to refer to invocation as well.
That depends on the individual. The spirits have lives, friends, and such. They don't have to come to you, but if you try to summon them multiple times, they might feel its important. How would you feel if you ran to help an emergency just to find it was actually a stranger trying to give you a snack and talk.
By: Muurta / Beginner Nov 21, 2012
Post # 5
For summoning, I actually recommend inviting things into your life as some beings don't like being dragged from what they're doing to please a human. If you're inviting something, then make a nice little offering for them and ask for them to join you in your workings or your life and be sure to thank them for their time. I also think if you have to ask what it is, then don't try it. You should study and learn about things before trying them, especially when it comes to other beings. I hope this helps! (:
There's a great book on summoning which I use called the Lesser Key of Solomon. It deals with summoning demons, spirits, and angels for assistance, knowledge, advice, and other things using the being's seal to "bind" it. There's also another section called the Notary Arts that details a ceremony on how to gain more wisdom and knowledge. No you do not have to be dark to summon demons, you just have to be careful. I have only summoned the spirits in the book and used the notary arts; I have not tried to summon the demons or angels because the rituals require time and preparation. If you do try to summon anything I wish you best of luck :D
Using the Goetia exactly as written is risky, because you threaten the demons. Using it but deviating in the slightest is risky because it leaves the door open for error. Not to mention the techniques only apply to monotheist faiths (using the names of God, the Christian angels, ect.).