I remember taking organic bone broth as a supplement for the first time. Although I was healthy, for that moment, I felt like I was sick and being drastically healed by some chicken soup. That supplement's benefit felt like night and day for me, essentially meaning, my body was desperate for certain nutrients.
I first practiced the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram ("LBRP") back in my early college years (2002). Just entering these practices, I tried to turn this simple cleaning technique into an elaborate ritual. Given that I was doing this practice in my mother's home, I would have to wait until the middle of the night so that I would not disturb anyone. (Recommendation: Donald Kraig, Modern Magick).
Though I didn't fear the dark as much being at an older age, I was completely frightened as a child. As a young child, getting through the night was not an easy task, where I had the constant feeling that I was being watched. I have memories of, what I really believed at the time, that I was being touched (someone stroking my head). I would also suffer from sleep paralysis (night hag), where one particular event, I was awake, frozen, and hearing/feeling a loud snarling at the back of my head. Growing up, I brushed this off as "just my imagination". However, I remember a unique feeling after having done the LBRP in that same room years later as a budding adult. I felt an unfamiliar comfort and peace for the first time when I went to sleep. Nonetheless, as a budding adept at that time, I also brushed this feeling off as "just my imagination".
As an avid fan of channeled material, I had taken note that the LBRP was necessary for the "Law of One" material to be channeled. Hence, a ritual that I had originally considered to be a technique in certain small occult circles, turns out to have a much farther reaching benefit for many different practices. The infamous Aleister Crowley stressed the importance of this practice, especially if one is traversing the astral planes as explained in his Liber O. It is important to properly protect yourself as well as cleanse your aura should one attempt these practices that open you to a wider perspective. (Recommendation: Jason Louv, magick.me).
Having done my own intuitive training under numerous teachers, activations, etc., I now feel a much stronger connection to the Angels. Hence, the ever-elusive enochian magick that has always intimidated me, now feels like a doable practice. From the lectures that I have watched, the angelic essence as found through enochian magick sounds a lot like when tantric deities, like Kali, flush through the central nervous system. It's high octane, requiring the vehicle to be ready first.
Therefore, the beginning is the LBRP. After having intuitively developed at least some sort of connection to the angels, I recently dived back into these practices. Firstly commanding the presence of Raphael, Gabriel, Michael, and Uriel to help me with the ritual, allowing my inner channels to open up to flowing energy, the LBRP has taken on a substantial coloring (it's like the angels take over your imagination). Not only did I again receive that feeling of calm and peace thereafter, but it was like night and day, like drinking some of that organic bone broth. (Apparently, I attracted numerous "friends" from my last recent visit to a cemetery).
Do not underestimate the LBRP! Make it your best friend.
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"It cannot be too highly emphasized that the mystic swims in the same waters in which the psychotic drowns."
-James Wasserman, The Mystery Traditions