I have a question that I hope someone can provide guidance to. I have been studying energy work and the third eye for over a decade now, and have gotten some experience using the traditional means of summoning spirits using a pentagram and a triangle. I have been made aware of evidence that there are those who dont do it this way and use a simplified style. Im referring to goetic pathworking.
My question is does anyone here know to, or could maybe point me in the direction of a less complicated way. I've seen certain witches online using candles and sigils and chanting the enn. And different books say different things.
Ive considered doing simply that, using candles, enn chants and the sigil as a direct link. but for some reason I never find definitive help on what to do. And I don't always trust when someone just invents something off the cuff. thoughts?
I think the important thing to remember here is, most of what is supposedly credible sources of spirit work all came from "off the cuff" ideas.
Alister Crowley was one such person along with other theosophical icons around that time. Many people in the 17/18th century for example also engaged in seances just for a bit of fun!
My grandfather used a Oujda board once during the 1930s where he and a group of other boys also took part. None of them were really seriously trying to summon anything at all, but just as a bit of fun.
Getting onto your point however, I would say using a Oujda board appears to be the most tried and tested method for success in summoning spirits. I would warn you however (not that I know your level of knowledge), but I honestly hope you are as careful and as thorough as you can in terms of warding your home.
You don't want to get something nasty inside! Beleive me, I once had to seek the aid of an experienced witch to deal with an infestation of dark entities because I too once messed ever so slightly with spirits. From what ive read, Oujda boards do appear to be harmful on average.
That being said, there is in my opinion a much safer method and thats a Buddhist offering called Tsog. Its made from parmesan and you can do one of several pujas (all serve different purposes, I personally recommend Dorje Shugdan Puja as this is a protective deity in Tibetan Buddhism).
In pujas, especially Kadampa style ones. Offerings are made to what are known in the Buddhist world as hungy ghosts. They are souls that are reborn as these spirits and can sometimes be lost or tormented, not especially harmful given when you're also conducting a service of devotion to a particular Buddha.
Back when I lived in the monestary, we did these frequently. Offering to the spiritual guide puja for example takes around two hours to perform and is done twice a month that also includes this spirit offering.
Although im not sure exactly for what reason you would have to want to summon a spirit because all Buddhists are doing is offering special food, in some cases they do ask for guidence or protection from them so there is some (small) interaction. Anyway I hope this helps you a little bit.
I found this book to bevery informative when it comes to summoning:
"Spirit Conjuring for Witches: Magic Evocation Simplified"
it covers many different things related to theinvocation and evocation of spirits. I suggest giving it a read and going from there. It is definitely not a beginning witchcraft kind of book though, as long as you have a good foundation you should be fine.
"I'll have to use my own intuition I guess " This is your answer. What you refer to as 'off the cuff' summoning is the use of intuition on the part of different casters. This is the reason there isn't a simplified and repeated way to summon. Many of us use our intuition based on our own knowledge base, past experience, and inferences of the entities we are trying to summon.
Draw a pentagram in chalk on the floor, and, draw the sigil of the spirit in chalk aswell infront of the pentagram. Keep the sigil on the paper with you during the time of the ritual.
Light up a few red candles and call for the spirit's name with the sigil in your hand. If the spirit appears on the sigil infront on the floor, it's a success. But they don't always appear on the sigil.
You can try to check if the spirit is really there through ceromancy, if you don't know what ceromancy is, go look it up. You call for the spirit's name, and if the candle flame moves, the spirit is most certainly there.
If you're initiated, that's a plus. The spirits will want to be next to you if you're initiated. The non-initiated are usually scrutinized by certain deities because they lack initiation and experience.