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Author Topic: Summoning Unfamiliar Entities  (Read 10276 times)
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« Reply #4: June 16, 2007, 12:19:10 pm »

Undecided Ok, I've been quietly sitting on my hands as I've followed the Goetia Demons post and decided to start a more general thread on the subject that will allow everyone who wants to weigh in to do so.

So here it is:

Let's discuss summoning unfamiliar or unknown entities (demons, angels, spirits, fairies, etc) for the purposes of doing our bidding.  I don't mean calling on deities for assistance or invoking the help of an entity known or familiar to you.  I'm talking demanding the presence of something which you have no personal experience with ("I read about xxx in a book, so I think I'll try summoning it for help" type of thing).

So where do you weigh in on the subject? Good idea or bad idea? Do you or would you do it? Why or why not?   

Secondly, for those who have summoned (or plan to summon) unknown entities:
What, if any, ethical rules would you apply in doing so?  What limitations or boundaries do you set for yourself (I will summon x but not y, etc)?  What is your attitude toward the entity being summoned?  What made you decide to summon something rather than using an alternative method to accomplish what needed to be done?

Let's talk... I know there are at least a couple of people with strong opinions on the subject.  Here's your chance to express them!  Cheesy

(To clarify the vocabulary Wink summoning is = 'get your butt downhere and do as I say'?)
Never did that, never will.
Neither I would use unknown language or symbols.

I invite - politly - some helpers. Sometimes a gooddess I havn't worked with yet - always listening to my gut feeling if that would be alright. At the very start, being a little witchling Wink, everything was 'unknown', but I consider myself lucky that those beings were helpful and friendy and now I've known them for years and trust them like old friends.
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'You had to repay, good or bad. There was more than one type of obligation. Thatís what people never really understood.Ö.Things had to balance. You couldnít set out to be a good witch or a bad witch. It never worked out for long. All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.' Terry Pratchett 'Lords and Ladies'

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