Saturday, November 5, 2011
Normally I would have tried for yesterday since it was a Friday, but I was busy that evening. So, I decided to try the more Abra-Melin based method of reckoning the planetary times. It just so happened that Venus hit the midheaven at 2:55pm today. So, around that time, I performed my version of the Trithemius rite modified with Strategic Sorcery tech.
When asked what the best time by her Nature was to call her, Haniel answered that the absolute perfect time to conjure her would be on a bright, clear summer day while Venus is in the middle of the sky.
Then I asked her what method I could use to conjure her in less formal situations. What I got was, "Let art and, if possible, people be around thee. Sing my name aloud or under the breath in a melody of thine choice. Hold thine arms out as if for embrace and speak thy will."
When it came time for the initiation itself, Haniel jumped right into it! It wasn't like others I've gone through. it was very sensual. I mean, VERY. Sensual. All over...all kinds of places. Yeah.
The scent of the incense (benzoin and red sandalwood) seemed to expand and permeate my sense of smell completely, even seeming to push out the smoky aspect of the smoldering incense. I felt increased bloodflow to certain parts of my body, and muscles in my lower back began to twitch wildly for a moment.
Then it was all over! After the initiation, I had a question for Haniel about Venusian talismans and she gave some advice as well as a brief consecration/empowerment of the lamen I was wearing. After that I closed down like normal.
Overall, this is one of the more vivid and powerful conjurations I've done. Haniel was very nurturing, personable and friendly, much like the forces of Venus are reputed to be! ;)