So as I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been experimenting with a concept Frater R.O. came up with in this blog post here. Basically the concept is to run an electric current through a metal talisman which has been dedicated/consecrated to an entity (in this case an angelic spirit) and use that current to light up an LED under the scrying crystal, thereby bringing the essence of the entity into the crystal and lighting it up with spirit-tastic goodness for scrying, and consecration of ritual items, communions, etc. (I do NOT take credit for this concept, that belongs to R.O solely. This is my own visualization of it using his concept.)
I tried this using some loose wire and and LED a few times for “proof of principle” with great results. Then one day while meditating I had a “vision” of my own version of the The Box. This vision would not let me rest. I felt it almost violently clawing it’s way out of my brain and into manifestation, if that makes any sense. Like it was using me as a conduit to come into existence. So I made my own version with some modifications, the finished product is shown to the left, with Cassiel’s (Archangel of Saturn) lead talisman triggering the Saturnian light under the crystal.
Basically I started out using an old antique flatware case I dug up at the antique shop for next to nothing. I then engraved a modified version of the Table of Practice on it, and the 7 seals of the planets from Agrippa.The idea was to have it be a one-stop conjuration table/ToP, that I could place my incense burner and candle holders on too. Kind of like a conjuration center piece. I call it the Conjuration Station (geeky I know, but I like this kind of stuff).
For this I used the engraving head of the dremel tool. I find it MUCH easier to work with than a wood burner (albeit louder). There is also an 8th circle for “miscellaneous” spirits that are not planetary in nature. Then I painted it and added the electronics. Basically I drilled 8 holes in the triangle of the table of practice and fit through them 8 LED lights of different colors, each one representing one of the planets. A blacklight for Saturn, blue for Jupiter, Red for Mars, Yellow for the Sun, Green for Venus, Orange for Mercury, and cool white for the moon. I added a warm white light for the “misc” category.
I then connected 8 batteries (I’ll explain why I used 8 rather than just one later) to each light and ran the negative electrodes through each of the planetary symbols on the box.
So whenever you place one of the metal talismans I made earlier on it’s matching planetary symbol, it completes the circuit and the crystal lights up with the correct color to be used in evocation. It works pretty much perfect. It’s not going to be “truly” done for about another 7-12 months though.
I plan on empowering each battery separately with planetary essence to make it well.. a battery of planetary power. Each battery is going to wrapped in steel wool + lambs wool along with the appropriate metal and soaked in the appropriate oil, and left to sit for a full moon cycle on a small planetary “altar”, of which I am making 7 right now (another vision induced idea).
That way when you place a talisman on it, the battery it activates will have pure planetary “juice” running through it, up into the crystal. Also, I have about 10 ounces of pewter left, so I can easily make and engrave a metal talisman for pretty much any spirit I want to work with in about 30 mins for use with this box. I’m also thinking about adding Celestial and Cthonic circles on it (maybe burying the Cthonic battery in a cemetery for a month?). I don’t know, all I know is it’s not finished yet and I’ve just begin to scratch what I think I can do with it. The other night I had a dream about using a crystal skull with the Saturnian light instead of a spherical crystal for Necromantic work (Now I need a damn crystal skull!).
Is something like this necessary to to conjurations? Hell no, it’s total extravagance and I fully recognize that. However doing interesting stuff (well to me anyway) like this is part of the reason I like being a magician, so it makes me happy.
Here’s a gallery of the crystal lit up with each color. Click on each pic or a larger version.