As a part of my deal with the Grand Duke Dantalion I am to publicly write about my experience with him. I have worked with this djinn multiple times and have not been disappointed, ever, in his quick workings and wonderful execution. When I work with him I feel that there is a lot of power involved and that it is beautiful in way that no tangible item can be. I believe that my work with this daimon is lovely because I find that emotions add to my experience with him and that I often feel both empowered and relieved when I ask him to assist me along this journey.
Though my deal with him I would like to keep somewhat private, the matters we (Dantalion and I) discussed were based on teachers mindsets, astral travel, a possible job and something else with vaguely could be called knowledge. I knew, before I went into this ritual, what I wanted out of it and that I belive is a fundamental step in any magickal setting. I prepared for a while, in my thoughts, so that I knew what I was/would be asking for. In these workings, with djinn and daimons and the like, I have found that respect is always the best approach. Because of this, I try to invite the daimon to join me and ask if they would be willing to hear out my requests and work with me. I have found this approach to work very well in the past.
In this ritual I had the main lights off and left on a clock (digital) that is always on. Aside from this, my phone sat on the edge of the desk and there were no other electronic interferences. I had out a bowl of water in case I was feeling the scrying side of this ritual and I burned jasmine incense. I lit a blue candle, a light purple one, and a black one. I had a little pile of pre 1982 pennies because Dantalions metal is copper and they were convenient. Although I do have his sigil in the form of a pendant I could not find it so I was not wearing it-- I did however trace his sigil onto a sheet of computer paper and left this out for the duration of my ritual.
I began with a meditation just to clear out my mind of any/all thoughts and to focus myself on the moments ahead of me. At some point, I just felt ready to go on and so I did. I began with his enn, avage ayer Dantalion on ca which I had written on the page of my Book of Shadows that I had open for this ritual. At some time during this low chanting I began to shiver--not with coldness but with some foreign stream of energy. I went on chanting for a little longer and I remember feeling something that felt like the whisper of a touch on me. It was on my chest, shoulder of neck though it could have been gently all. At the time I brushed past this though in retrospect that was a brilliant moment. I held my pendulum, because I like using them and trust them, out above the incense and asked if the Duke was there. There was a strong yes. I proceeded to ask for yes/no/maybe to make sure of what they would be represented by. I found, as I have in the past, that my pendulum swings much more strongly above the incense then anywhere else. I went on to ask for the favors and this took a little while just because of my requests and because I wanted to make sure that everything would be in place and was well understood though I knew Dantalion, the Grand Duke, would understand even if I didnt explicitly state everything. At some point, I wanted to see him and throughout I could hear a strong and assured, though quiet and soft, voice in my mind. Though I wont share what I heard, what I saw when I closed my eyes--at his request I believe--was a depiction similar to many seen on the internet. I wrote, I just saw in my mind an image of MANY heads, spun around like a carousel--not all human. I glimpsed some sort of book though not clearly. I also asked for him to write through me and the experience was something unparalleled to any other Ive had. I felt as though my mind was cleared of so many thoughts I hadnt even thought were consuming it. I felt a sort of safety that seemed so serene and loving. My hand felt weightless and I remember the candles shining so brightly before so quickly lowering as this happened.
At the conclusion of the ritual I made sure to ask again if he had accepted all my requests and was pleased with his affirmative response. I folded the paper with the sigil twice and taped the edges shut and then put it into my Book of Shadows where it still is. I felt a sense of calm and perhaps lighter when it was done. As the next few days went on I could feel little nudges in my mind and made sure to pay them close attention.
As I did ask for help on my final exams, in the process of taking them I found myself catching little errors Id made. I strongly believe that it was the great duke himself who helped me out with those incidents as these were times when I felt the little mental nudges. For a written exam, I made a little sigil (Dantalions) and taped it onto my computer. I wore his sigil throughout exams and in my pocket or bag until now because now I have seen the very real manifestation of the requests that are due now. The intangible results I expect to feel and one that is a little in the future I will expect to see then. But it was my deal that I would post this after finals.
Again, so many thanks to this wonderful Grand Duke who has helped me in many ways over time. To the Grand Duke Dantalion, who governs 36 legions of lesser djinn and was called the 71st Goetic spirit of King Solomon himself, thank you for working so closely with me!
Thank you to Dantalion