The first step in the empowerment process for people to have the kind of success I've had with the Angels and Daimons of the grimoires, in my oh so humble opinion, is Knowledge and Conversation with the Holy Guardian Angel.
"But RO, that takes foooooooorrrreeeeeeevvveeeeerrrrrr...."
6 months, 11 months, two whole weeks...
The time frame of how long it takes depends on a lot of variables; your personal religious bias, which traditional approach you pick, and most importantly, what your personal experience is with God. Abramelin purists have their opinions on what is proper, and graduates of the Samekh operation have their opinions on what is proper. I've seen Aaron Leitch argue that the spirit of the Abramelin operation is different than the one contacted through Samekh. I've had arguments and debates about the subject for years. Regular readers of the blog know my opinions on the subject, and those opinions are definitely not accepted globally.
So, to help clear the air a lot, or muddy the waters further, I'm going to start a course based on my experiences with the Genius, the HGA, and the Supernatural Assistant. I don't think I'll call it "Attaining Knowledge and Conversation with the Holy Guardian Angel," even though that's what I personally think it is. Instead, I'm going to call it "Acquiring the Supernatural Assistant." I'm focusing on functionality of the spirit rather than the belief system it applies to. You can call it whatever you want, but I'm calling it the Supernatural Assistant.
There will be three branches to the operation: Daily Prayer, Weekly Conjuration, and a One-Time Initiation. I'll provide the basic stuff you need to accomplish the goal. You'll get a ritual conjuration to perform, an overview of the evolution of the "HGA" in Western Magical Thought, and how it fits into the system that I've developed based on traditional sources. (I've realized I can't really call it a traditional system any more. Disappointing, that, but honest at least.)
We'll also have a Yahoo group, open only to members of the class. We'll be able to discuss things that are happening without fear of slams or appearing stupid in front of allegedly wise and experienced practitioners of the art.
Now, think about this carefully. Weigh out where you're at in your life, and what the possible consequences may entail. Going through this process is a lot like the black stage of the Alchemical Work. A lot of negative shit rises to the surface. Addictions, anger management issues, things you're in rebellion over, and god knows what else. It's rarely a pleasant journey to the candy land. It's usually painful and catastrophic. You learn that you're a fucked up asshole who hurts people for fun, if that's what you are. There's no room for hiding from yourself. If you're a loser, then it will become apparent to yourself and others. It truly sucks at times.
Why the fuck would anyone go through this shit on purpose? "For the joy set before him, Christ went to the cross." When you come out on the other side, you'll be better equipped to deal with life than ever before. You'll know who you are, you'll know what you're supposed to be doing with your life, and you'll have intimate access to the spirits that manifest your reality on a daily basis. There will be no aspect of your life that is beyond your influence, and few that are beyond your control.
The operation's goal is to get the Supernatural Assistant, but the process itself makes you a magician. It's hard to explain to people who haven't gone through it, but when we're done, you'll totally understand. Everything negative that is revealed to you during this process turns from a weakness into a strength. Life won't be all roses and perfect, you'll still slip and forget you're a magician from time to time, you'll still have bills and taxes and people who suck in your life, but you'll never be alone. You'll have someone with you forever who will be able to help you, no matter how badly things may be going.
I don't know how long it will take you. Based on previous experiments, less than half of the people who start will finish. Some folks will have already been through hell in their lives and have as easy of a time as I did, and two weeks of doing a daily ritual will be sufficient. For others, the process may take a year of Mondays.
There are NO REFUNDS, and no guarantees of success. I'll spend the money as soon as I get it, I guarantee that much. Your success will be dependent on a number of factors, primarily your devotion to the Work.
You will have me to talk to at least once a week, and daily on the group, as long as I have an hour or so to address any questions. You'll have your other classmates to talk to as well. I'm thinking it's going to be easier to do if you're not going through it alone.
The first class will be shipped on November 6th. That's the official date of Samhain this year, if my sources are accurate. I'll have to check with Lavanah to make sure, she's usually on top of things. I'm only going to be starting one of these courses every three months. Due to the closeness of the 6th, you can sign up for this course through November 15th.
I'll be taking us through both Saturn and the Sun on this trip, so gear up, hold your breath, and pray for safe passage.
To enroll, click on the buy now button below the Courses on the right of the blog. Assuming I've set it up right, you'll get an email link. Send me your email contact information, and I'll add you to the group.
Coming soon: The Seven Heavens Club: A course of initiation through the seven planetary spheres.