Thursday, March 01, 2012

The Favor of Kings

A lot of people go around the world feeling like ... well, I don't know, small. Insignificant. Afraid. Worthless. Unwanted, superfluous, an extra in the play of life that no one notices until they trip and screw up the lead's blocking.

It strikes all of us at some point, but knowing that everyone else feels small and insignifcant and afraid sometimes doesn't really make it any easier to live with when it's happening to you personally. In fact, I'm pretty sure it makes it worse.

Magicians throughout time and space have had to suffer this feeling, and at some point, one of them did something about it. Or maybe everyone eventually does something about it when they realize they can. I don't know. Whatever happened, we have the Favor of Kings, and it's pretty fucking sweet.

I first ran across it in my Demon Magic time. There, nestled in the attributes of Eligor, Orobas, Orias and Belial, I found spirits who brought the Love of Lords and Great People, and who brought the favour of friends and foes. Favor. Love. It means, quite simply, that these spirits can make the people in power, the people in your life like you, really like you. When people like you, they make ways for you to succeed. They help, they give money, they give time, they set up interviews with their bosses for you. And when the King likes you, everyone else has to at least pretend to like you, so it's a win-win, pretty much.

I've seen it in other places since then. I've found methods of accomplishing this result in my Work in all the spheres, with all the angels. Saturn makes you wise, and can put you in positions of influence with powerful people. Jupiter makes you Kingly yourself, and people like hanging out with Kingly types who are quick to laugh healthy, hearty laughs. Mars establishes you as a key person on any team with targeted goals. The Sun just fucking crowns you the Golden Child, makes you shining and brilliant, and people flock to you. Venus makes you inspirational. Mercury makes you eloquent. The Moon teaches you the ways of the Glamour.

And I tell you brothers and sisters, it feels good to be liked. It helps you get ahead in life when powerful people like you.

I've been busy at work lately. My contract was cancelled, and they benched me. That means they pay you from the overhead pile of cash until they find other work for you to do that's billable. If they can't find anything for you quickly, they fire you. So I've been relying on the Favor of Kings a lot lately. I got punted to a couple writing projects that were desperate, and I blew everyone away with my mad skills. I think my boss has kept my skills her little secret. Today during a boring meeting with a project manager in Atlanta, it slipped that I'm famous in DC, Atlanta, and my own Baltimore office among the management. There's nothing they've thrown at me that I haven't been able to handle like a boss. And I don't think I've done anything all that spectacular.

So find a way to tap into that. Conjure the archangel of your favorite planet, the one that rules your Sun sign is a good start if you can't think of any that you'd like to work with, and ask them to bless you with the Favor of Kings. Make yourself a talisman in the right hour, and ask them to bless it, and carry it around with you. You'll quickly find that people like you, for no apparent reason.

It's exactly like that feeling you get when you feel insignificant for no particular reason, but completely opposite. And totally worth the time it takes.


  1. I do like this post! I don't know if I've been Favored by Kings, but it sure feels as though Their Rays have been spilling over into my life as of late, and you're right. It feels really good! :)

  2. The Favor of Kings indeed. I like the sound of that! :) I'll have to keep this advice in mind the next time I have a chat with the Archangels and other helpful spirits. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great Post.

    I would couple it with advice to read "The Art of Worldly Wisdom" by Baltasar Gracian, which is a three hundred year old guide written by a Jesuit for gaining the favor of kings.

  4. The late (and dearly missed) Robert Hendricks (a.k.a. I AM, IAMRAH) is mostly remembered for having created two techniques : The Solar Grounding Ritual (in which you saturate yourself with the Sun’s Energy/Power)n and the Solar Banishing Wave.
    In my experience one can use the SGR with the Energy/Power of whatever Planet one wants, and as one of the results the right kind of people tend to flock towards us.
    Below you’ll find the description of the SGR by I AM’s own words
    Solar Grounding Rituals
    Visualize yourself as growing very large...huge. Grow until you can put one foot on the Sun and the other on the Earth. Size DOES matter! It is even better if you can see yourself bigger than the Galaxies. See yourself in the darkness of space with your feet on the two worlds.

    Draw up power from the Sun into yourself and re-direct it into the Earth. Just make certain one foot (I have always put the Right foot on the Sun) is firmly planted on the Sun and the other foot is firmly planted on the Earth. You need to feel the power rising up from the Sun into your body, feel your body being infused by this energy, and then feel the power flow down the other leg into the Earth.

    Do this continuously for about 15 minutes. At the end of the 15 minutes, shut off the flow to the Earth while still drawing the power from the Sun. Continue this for about 1 minute. At the end of this exercise see yourself shrink down to your normal size.

    Do this exercise two to three times a day for the next week. This exercise should make an immediate difference in your available energy and should also ground you. I will not tell you WHAT you will feel however I guarantee you that you WILL feel the energy within you and passing through you.

    Many are unable to do this exercise for a full 15 minutes when starting. If you are doing it properly you may need to do it for shorter periods initially. Additionally, to call this exercise a "Grounding" exercise is VERY misleading. Once you begin this exercise you will experience some unusual things that will open an entire new world to you. This results of this exercise actually change based on YOUR NEEDS at the time.

  5. This reminds me of a book I was recommended, but have not got around to buying yet: "Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions" by
    Guy Kawasaki.

    It's not magic as you might find in a grimoire, but purports to help one win favour of people with power & influence.

  6. The old chestnut goes is that there are three curses of increasing severity (often said to be Chinese, though there is no proof):

    1. "May you live in interesting times."

    2. "May you come to the attention of those in authority."

    3. "May your wishes be granted."

  7. Lance, don't be such a downer, man. The favor of kings can be a two-edged sword, sure, just like everything else. You're not guaranteed a safe, pleasant life even if you do strive for obscurity, keeping your head down, and taking as few chances as possible. The rain falls on the just and the unjust alike, the rich and the poor, the hungry and the obese.

    I like living in interesting times. It's interesting. Yeah, it sucks sometimes, but I didn't just incarnate to experience good times, I'm here for the whole spectrum. and I don't buy the sit back and do nothing approach, I enjoy the game.

    People in authority are able to get more shit done. Yeah, I had to work harder, I had to apply myself, I had to shine, and if I failed I could have jeopardized my career here. It was a little bit risky. I could have done nothing, kept my head low, blended in, and staid in the background. I wouldn't get ahead, I wouldn't find opportunities, and when the time I billed the Overhead bucket started sucking away the profit margin, I'd be quietly canned. Bleh.

    And if the granting of my wishes is a curse, there's something seriously wrong with my wishes.

  8. And I'm always free to make new wishes.

  9. Not being a downer, just keeping things in perspective :-)

    "There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it."
    -Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, IV

  10. @Lance, the perspective you're bringing is negative, and should not be applicable to magicians. If getting what you want turns out to be something you don't want, you simply change things and aim for something else. Achieving your desires is an ongoing process, and when you achieve goals, you're supposed to make new ones. The fallacy behind your quotes is that the achievement of wishes or goals is somehow supposed to completely satisfy a person and make them totally happy forever, and everything stops right there. It never stops. Existence is always about establishing goals and achieving them, repeated ad infinatum across time. If one is under the impression that achieving any goal will bring ultimate satiety and happiness, one is in for a rude and depressing experience when they achieve their goals.

    But if you understand that your dreams and ambitions are supposed to be living, expanding, changing things across your lifetime, you won't be upset when you accomplish your goals, you'll simply integrate them, and turn your attention to the next thing. Onward and Upward, world without end amen.

  11. Would it be pointless to do this with all of the archangels of the planets? I just wonder if it would be overkill, or possibly adding the different flavors of each sphere.

    You always impress me with your tech, R.O. After I do this, I think it's time I make a few purchases and start my work with the Gates.

  12. @Anon, Interesting question. I'd say it never hurts to work through all seven spheres to bring down a desired effect.

    It's just easier to work with the one that feels right for the situation. If you want the favor of the Kings of Literature, you might go with Mercury/Raphael, Judges/Juries/Police/Authority Figures would be Mars/Kammael, and so forth.

  13. I saw this post, and used your gates rituals to gradually open up the favor of kings in all seven planetary realms, using a copy of the Emerald Tablet that I made as the focus of the work.

    At about the same time as this began, I discovered my car's emissions and registration were expired... everyone, from the DMV to the policeman who pointed it out to the mechanic who fixed it to the folks who re-tested my vehicle, have been totally nice. And the cost was a few hundred less than the cost I expected. Even the fines involved have been the lowest possible legal minimum, and a verbal warning. Easy, given the potential for real trouble.

    And things at work have gone a little easier, because I've been able to draw on a new kind of authority.

    It's been a startling growth for me, overall. I'd never thought to ask for this in my magical work before, and to get so much of it immediately was really rewarding.

  14. Thanks a lot R.O. for this post.

    More than techniques, I like the ideas on "how" to use then.


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