Sunday, May 5, 2013

Frater Volantis' Goetic Lecture

Back on August 12th of 2012, Frater Volantis (Bobby Creech) traveled out to the newly chartered Glory of the Stars Encampment OTO in Asheville, NC. The group met at the Fellowship House of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Asheville for the lecture. He talked about the theory behind Goetic summoning and it's practical application towards the higher aims of a magician. In addition, he talked at length on how to approach the art from a straight forward manner, discussing preparatory practices and equipment construction. 

As there are many gaps in the system that underlies the Goetia given in the Lemegeton; Aleister Crowley, SL Mathers, and numerous other authors and practictioners have given their own spin on the subject. Few, however, answer how the different ritual components and implements are used together to evoke a spirit. Volantis also covered what to do in the event that things go wrong with a Goetic summoning. In his own experience and in speaking with others, the subject of how to pick up the pieces after a working goes awry is not discussed in available published material, and many people quickly get in over their head due to the unbalancing nature of Goetic practices. 

Following the lecture and Q&A, the members of Glory of the Stars celebrated the Feast of the First Night of the Prophet and His Bride by having a sumptuous meal together.


1 comment:

  1. Very good lecture, very informative.
    Thank you Dove and Serpent Oasis.
    Thank you Brother Volant is

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