So I found this cool site that sells 7-foot tall statues of Cthulhu. Resin casts are a mere $3900. But... the dude can do it in BRONZE. It would weigh 1200 pounds and cost as much as a Prius. My wife wouldn't let me install it anywhere fun, like in the front yard holding the mail box at a non-euclidean angle. But you know, it's pretty awesome to have a BRONZE CTHULHU.
But see, here's the thing: I can't freaking afford it. I can't believe it. I'm sitting here, and I already had one fierce conversation with a certain entity who is SUPPOSED to bring riches to a man about this very subject. THIS... THIS is what I want. I want to have a $30k whim pop up and be able to write out a check and place an order for said whim without it even denting my net worth. Hell, I think it would be an investment anyway, a bronze Cthulhu can only go up in value, imho.
But there it is. I'm not where I want to be. I don't have millions of bajillions of dollars in accounts spread across the world. That was the original intent of the charge to the Spirit I made, and it failed. I didn't get the seven something million. I'm pissed about it. I had plans for it.
Now, there have been awesome things I've gotten from the spirit. I'm very happy with the relationship. I've learned how to ask for things. Perhaps most importantly though, I've learned that there are simply limits to what certain spirits can do.
Bune can't win the lotto for me. I've tried on more occasions than I care to admit. I think it's too immediate, like I'll conjure him the day of the lotto, not giving him any time to do anything to set things up in my favor, or conjure him at the scratch-ticket dispensing machine. I mean, it's too late. You never conjure your spirits when you're sitting at the table, there's no time left for conjuring, when the dealing's done. I keep trying though.
Last night I conjured him for Guitar Hero. I've done it a couple of times. One of his traits is that he makes a man eloquent. I asked him to make my fingers "speak" the songs eloquently. It brought me great pleasure to finally get five stars on all the songs in the game. I think it's worth it.
So there are times when I can get instant results, and times when I can't. And there are ways the spirit can manifest riches, and there are ways it can't. Getting to know the spirits is valuable, and it makes you a more powerful magician. You won't be calling a spirit for $7MUSD and end up with an awesome job and everything you wanted the money for, you'll end up getting the cash. At least, I hope so.
Anyway, I've got another blog going for Goetic stuff, and I'll post something about the powers of the different ranks of the spirits of the Lemegeton's Goetia that I've worked with. Bune's a Duke. I'm hoping the Kings are better at massive quantities of Gold. Pure, heavy, incredibly valuable blocks of solid Gold.