Eye of the Sorcerer Meanderings of a modern Sorcerer SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011 The Miracle of New Avatar Power When asked which grimoire a budding Sorcerer should learn & use, more often than not people will point to the Goetia, the first book of the Lemegeton. The reaso n for this is twofold: First there is a LOT of material (most of it absolute garbage) written on the Go etia and how to use it. Much of it is contradictory with some groups advocating worshiping the Demons listed in there to oddball temples using their pseudo-Maso nic material as a background for the workings. Second, most MagicKians believe it is the most practical of the Medieval grimoir es. This too is inaccurate and a misnomer. Frankly, the Clavicles of Solomon ten d to be more practical with the seals being made for all things under the nature of the Planets. If you want to know how to use the planets in a practical sense , check out Agrippa's "Three Books of Occult Philosophy" which you can read onli ne free at the Twilight Grotto website. The truth is that these Medieval grimoires offer some help for those who spend h ours upon hours of study and if your heart is definitely focused on working with them, then get a copy of Aaron Leitch's "Secrets of the Magical Grimoires" and read through that before you attempt to work the grimoires. In the last forty years, there has come to light a few 'modern grimoires' that a re pared down (but never watered down) versions of grimoires listing Spirits & h ow to work with them. These books are NOT complicated compared to the Medieval g rimoires. Now many people will look at the two & say, "Well the obviously the Me dieval ones are real because they're old & because they're complex" which is utt er rubbish. So age & complexity is proof that something works in Sorcery? For re al? As a practitioner since 1987, I can tell you that I have worked with grimoires o ld & new, ancient & modern, complex and simple; end result? They all "work" if y ou know how to make them work Enter a little known grimoire from the 1970's that I was first turned onto by my friend, Ray, at a psychic study group back in the 1980's in Dunedin, FL. My tea cher, Ron Parshley, had a copy in his vast library of books & he loaned it to me to study. This book was fascinating because it listed Spirits such as Nitika wh o could give you "wealth" or Elubatel who could help with "success" or Gadiel to "protect you from evil" or Kadriel to help you "uncover secret knowledge" & so forth. To give you a better understanding of what 'The Miracle of New Avatar Power'(or "NAP" for short) can do for you, we should discuss some of the things people hav e told me about their use of it as well as how I've come to where I have with us ing it as well.... Right after I got involved in the Occult in the late months of 1987, my brother told me about an old friend of ours named 'Jay' who performed a chant from some book & got money. It seems Jay found a book on the Occult, chanted the chant for money & later that week, a city police officer rear ended Jay's car. Jay got $5 00 in damages (and this was the mid-1970's!) I had my brother call Jay, and he & I spoke on the phone. Jay told me it was some book like 'the Voltar Powers' and he had trouble remembering it. He told me he no longer had it because he got ri d of it right after all this went down with the cop. When I asked Jay why, he sa
id "it scared him" presumably it had more to do with the fact that it actually w orked and like many, if something is found to actually work, FEAR is automatical ly the response. I searched the used bookstores far & wide for a copy of 'The Voltar Powers' but none such existed. Later, when I met Ray at a psychic study group in Dunedin, FL , he told me about a book of practical magic that involved summoning Spirits and it was called 'The Miracle of the New Avatar Power'. At the time, the only book I could find that was even close to this was Al G. Manning's "Miracle of the Ne w Ishtar Power" which had a similar title to NAP so I also thought that Ray had the title mixed up as well like Jay had because Ray told me he no longer had a c opy of it. I obtained a copy of Manning's book & thought I had found THE book Ja y told me about. So I investigated Manning's book right, left, upside, downside forward & backward. To my delight, Manning's book worked very well though the Spirits in there were personal creations aka Thralls that Manning had made & then named them after anc ient Sumerian & Egyptian deities such as "Ra", "Bast", "Osiris", "Thoth", "Isis" , "Nergal", "Marduk" & of course, "Ishtar". Manning's book is a fully, self-cont ained system that works. I will write more on it later, but for now, suffice to say I was delighted later to discover that NAP actually existed & when I spoke w ith Jay recently, he confirmed that NAP was indeed the book he found & used. My copy of NAP came from a friend of mine, and he sent me a bound photocopy of i t to experiment with. I was pleased to note that the system is rather simplistic & not exactly Auric based like many of the 70's Occult manuals were from the Pa rker Publishing group. Most of these books were about priming your Chakras & the n channeling that energy into X. Some actually worked with the planets & a few w ith the Four Elements but most seemed to go along with the 7 Chakra system of Ma gical development. I worked with NAP for quite some time, experimenting with the exercises and list ing of Spirits with their chants. My results were quite fascinating. I discovere d that it was best to use several of the Spirits together such as to bring me mo netary success, I'd invoke Nitika & Elubatel and then ask them to work together in harmony to bring X amount to me. Usually such bounties of cash came in the wa y of new leads in sales or more often than not, referrals. Once in a while, I'd get a request to help someone magically & they'd give me a nice donation for my time & efforts. Here is the NAP ritual that you are supposed to complete (at least once) and as you can plainly see it is a "relaxation exercise". Quietly read the words aloud, listening to what you are saying. Read slowly and carefully, pausing between sentences, and stopping for about three seconds where ver you find three periods (...) in the text. It should take you a full four min utes to read the words aloud from beginning to end. *""I am beginning the New Avatar Power Ritual. I call on the Inner Planes to wit ness. I state my purpose thus: ANKAR YOD HAY VAW HAY. I begin to wind down, to l et go and be rid of all the tensions of my body. To let my muscles relax, unwind and let go. The tensions are beginning to drain from my body. Soon, a gradual h eaviness will start to weigh down my thighs, my arms, my hands, my feet, my legs , my body. My muscles unwind and let go. All my muscles are relaxing, unwinding and relaxing. Very soon I shall feel the unwinding, the letting go. Unwinding an d letting go. Unwinding, letting go. Unwinding, letting go. Deeper and deeper... letting go... unwinding and letting go. The tensions drain from my muscles and they will soon become loose, letting go, relaxing and unwinding. Noises round ab out me will drift into the background. I shall feel the relaxing, the letting go , the unwinding. Breathing easily and deeply. Easily and deeply. Unwinding and l
etting go... drifting into the peace and serenity of complete relaxation. And as my body unwinds and relaxes, so I enter the peace and quiet, where only these w ords have meaning, and nothing else disturbs me. Letting go... unwinding... lett ing go...unwinding... relax... relax...let go...let go...let go...relax...relax. ..relax...let go...let go...let go. I call on Thee, Mighty Arzel, who stands in the East, to assist me in this and all my ventures. I know now that my New Avata r Power is flooding to the surface. * I now close my eyes gently." Now sit quietly for about two minutes, letting your mind wander as it will, and then open your eyes. [Point A] From this point in the Ritual you always begin to perform a spell or other piece of magical working. For easy reference, think of the point where you open your eyes again as "Point A" in the Ritual. I shall be referring to Point A later in this book. The instructions will say: "Carry out the New Avatar Power Ritual to Point A" an d this tells you that you should prepare for the Ritual and say or listen to the words as explained from the initial instructions up to this point. Also, for the sake of simplicity, from now on I will refer to the New Avatar Pow er by its initials-NAP. Wherever you find "NAP" in the text, you will understand that this refers to New Avatar Power. Notes On The NAP Ritual 1. If you own a tape recorder [or an iPhone], you can make a recording of the ab ove Ritual words, between the asterisks, from * to * After recording the words, let the tape run silently for a further 10 minutes, so that when you replay the tape, the Ritual words are followed by 10 minutes of silence. Then instead of reading the words to yourself each day, you can start the tape r ecording speaking to you as you sit in the dim. In that event, you can dispense with the reading lamp shining over your shoulder, and you can listen to the whol e of this part of the Ritual with your eyes closed. You will, however, need the lamp later for reading spells. When the tape reaches the Words of Power "ANKAR YOD HAY VAW HAY" (which, like al l other Words of Power in this book, is pronounced exactly as it is spelled), sa y the Words aloud, and near the end of the tape, begin saying the words aloud fr om "I call on Thee..." through to Point A of the Ritual. 2. You should carry out the Ritual daily for best results; 15 minutes is the max imum you need for the Ritual and the magical workings that follow it. Try to mak e yourself a present of that daily quarter-hour -- it will be the most stupendou sly valuable present you have ever given yourself. If your day is really packed tight with things to do, set your alarm clock for 15 minutes earlier, so that yo ur first action of the day is to carry out your New Avatar Power Ritual and a ma gical working. Thus begins the work to perform before you begin to work with NAP. After this th ere are a couple of other simple, easy rites you're supposed to use. These are: 1. Central Pillar Ritual 2. New Avatar Power Circular Ritual 3. New Avatar Fountain Ritual When you read the Central Pillar Ritual, you quickly discover it is the old Midd le Pillar Ritual of the Golden Dawn (or at least the late Israel Regardie). The Power Circular Ritual is nothing more than swirling the energy from Malkuth to K
ether & back down again or from your feet to the top of your head & back down ag ain. Finally the Fountain Ritual is about bringing that energy from your Malkuth shooting up through your body out of the top of your head like a water fountain . The idea here is to learn to channel energy throughout your body & then get it active by moving it around. After this, then you can use the various incantations such as the following for Nitika: "In the Power of the Names EH-HEH-YEH, YEH-HO-VO-EL-OH-HEEM, & YEH-HO-VO-AH-VAYDAH-AHS I place this Invocation with Thee, NEE-TEE-KAH, Genius of Wealth. Know t hat I require and command Thee to bring me gold. Thou hast dominion over wealth and Thou shalt bring this very instant to shape the future such that money shall come to me, enough and to spare, by the powers of these Words and Invocation. B e Thou ruled by me in the Names SHAH-DYE-ELL-KYE & AH-DOE-NYE-HA-AH-RETZ. So mot e it be." [I have taken the liberty of giving you the phonetic pronunciations of the names ] Once you have spoken the incantation aloud, you simply tell the Spirit what it i s you desire. I often repeat these incantations three times and vibrate the name s as Israel Regardie suggested you do. This seemed to impact the ritual in a muc h stronger way; thus I stuck to what works. To dismiss, I'd simply thank the Spirit in a normal, everyday language sort of w ay & offer to give them a candle, some food & drink at a specified later time. ( Unpaid Spirits can cause all sorts of havoc in your life and, yes, many of the S pirits will NOT say anything about payment) Next blog I'll discuss more about this modern grimoire. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 Miracle of the New Avatar Power Part 2 For a number of years, I used NAP as it was laid s precisely the way you're supposed to & frankly big deal since I'd worked with the Middle Pillar er of my own formative years. I found the CPR to erform as laid out in NAP calling on the various
out in the book. Did the ritual the Central Pillar Rite was no Exercise by Regardie for a numb be acceptable & worthwhile to p energy personalities.
How I got to summoning more than one Spirit for a project came as a result of my Candle Magic days. I was always a big fan of the involved candle workings as ou tline by practitioners like Henri Gamache, Buckland & even ol' Anna Riva. Those rituals, if you study them, are based on using different colored candles with va rious anointed oils for different aspects of your ritual. Sometimes you want dar kness to go away or an Astral candle for you and an Astral candle for each perso n involved in your problem. Upon reflection, one day I realized that very few problems are really all that s implistic. The idea was NOT to make Sorcerous matters complex and it's foolish t o try & attack a problem that has multiple variables to it with old fashioned th inking that a simple dart will hit the target. This is a reason why I think old time Candle Spells such as those using a single colored candle often fail for pe ople. Their desire is such that there are a lot of factors to overcome. In the older grimoires, Spirits are often listed with something like one to five specialties. That's not to say that a Spirit that has one thing attributed to i t, such as Marchosias [from the Goetia] is a 'Strong Fighter,' but that being a strong fighter is Marchosias's strong point. He can do many other things than si mply fight, but when it comes to whooping ass, that is His specialty.
Some of the NAP Spirits seem to be pigeonholed as well such as Nitika's specialt y is wealth, Elubatel's is success, and so on. Thus when I was out of work, betw een apartments and just about broke, I decided an injection of old fashioned Sor cery was in store here. Staying at my buddy's house put me in a bind because I c ould not set up an altar, burn candles & such. Why? Well for one his wife was an 'Attitude Born Again' (meaning she never went to church nor practiced her faith , but perish forbid if anyone else had a differing opinion because her attitude changed and she was a 'Born Again Xian'!) He had pets that roamed the house, and leaving unattended candles burning was a fire hazard. I opted for using NAP since it did not require any sort of altar, candles, oils or anything other a clear goal & time to practice. "I needed a job fast, and thi s job couldn't simply be one where I was just earning a check, but rather it had to be one where I was getting benefits along with commissions, bonuses & the li ke. I wanted to be completely OUT of the financial hole, so I decided on calling Elubatel first since I needed SUCCESS at getting employed again. Thus on a Thursday evening after an intense hot shower, I performed the NAP rela xation ritual to get my mind & body relaxed. (Being tense only stymies your Magi cal abilities.) Then I performed the Central Pillar Rite, the Circulation Ritual & then the Fountain ritual as laid out in the book and in that order. The relax ation ritual took me about 7 minutes to do, and the rituals after took me less t han five minutes to complete. Then slowly, clearly I read the incantation for Success which summoned Elubatel. In fact I read it three times in all; then using my pendulum, I checked to see if the Spirit arrived. Once I was certain Elubatel was there, I spent a few minu tes telling Him about my plight, how I got to where I was and my game plan to br ing myself out of the depths of despair. I said I needed a job with X, Y & Z whi ch needed to be local, obtainable and who wanted me. I also told Elubatel I may need some help with the hiring process since most likely the place would have te sts to pass. I dismissed Elubatel after I thanked Him for His visit. I promised that once I h ad my own place, I'd burn a candle in His honor and tell others about Him. Then I decided to summon Nitika (the same way as I did Elubatel) to help me with keep ing me financially afloat while I was going through the job search & hiring proc ess. Nitika was also informed that I would need help negotiating my new salary r equirements so as not to leave money on the table. I too promised Him what I did the other Spirit. Then I shut myself down. Within three weeks, after many tests, interviews & the like, I was employed, on my way to a training center where I was going to be taught the equivalent of a u niversity level course in advertising crammed into just a few short weeks of tra ining. Though the Spirits were there helping me along the way. [One of the reasons many practitioners fail at summoning Spirits is that they're confused believing they need to do all sorts of shenanigans like memorize every thing (though some key parts such as the Incantations to be used are helpful.) A lso, a lot of practitioners desire to physically SEE the Spirits to confirm that they're not playing make believe. What I usually tell Novices is to suspend bel ief for a moment, then act as if the Spirits actually arrived, standing there (w hich They actually are even if you cannot see nor feel Them), then simply talk t o the Spirits. Tell Them what troubles you & be humble enough in asking for help .] The first week while job hunting, I was getting all sorts of road blocks with cr ap like "We prefer people with a bachelor's degree" and other such nonsense (for a typical, commissioned sales position). So by adding the General Purpose Invoc
ation the second week, I began to notice these stumbling blocks were being remov ed. During the second week of my NAP experiment, I continued to finish with the Gene ral Purpose Invocation after the Success & Money Incantations asking the Spirits IAO Petahyah & Opiel for their assistance. This turned out to be an opportunity to have them help me weed through the unfortunate circumstances that often barr ed me from becoming employed with a desirable company. Such things could be an i nterviewer doesn't like your hair color, your weight, the style of your clothes, you don't have a bachelor's degree or some such thing. By the third week, I finally got a solid lead with a company selling advertising that paid in the range I desired, was close to home, had paid training, salary plus commission, bonuses, perks & company paid half the benefits. (Impressive. N ow to get hired!) So I summoned Elubatel & told Him of the position, who I would interview with & the like. Later that night, I got a dream from Elubatel telling me to send out t hank you cards. Well, in business you don't send thank you cards for an intervie w BUT you CAN send a thank you letter. So I typed one up & took it with me. Upon leaving the interview, I asked the manager for one of his business cards and ad dressed the letter to him, typed up the envelope then mailed it that night at th e post office. Needless to say he was impressed & later told me that I was the O NLY ONE out of the 103 who interviewed for the 8 positions to be filled, to send a thank you letter! (Again the Spirits came through for me.) In the meantime, Nitika saw to it that I was getting money from all sorts of wei rd & uncanny occurrences such as in one of my books, I found a book that I had u sed a $50 bill as a bookmark & totally forgot about it begin there. In a couple of other odd instances, one of my brother's friends needed some Skip Tracing wor k done on some of his bad debt receivables; another acquaintance of his paid me to teach him how to better sell for his business. Money was coming steadily to m e but nothing like I really wanted. Still Nitika was working overtime helping me stay afloat. The Spirits were really kicking ass for me! I had a great job, was making great money, out of debt, the future looked brighter than ever all thanks to working w ith Elubatel, Nitika, IAO Petahyah & Opiel. What did this teach me? That summoning Spirits does NOT have to be overly comple x & complicated. Yes there are things you must do; however with talent you can g et Spirits to do a lot for you, especially Spirits like this. I would hazard a g uess that the Spirits from books like this one, Mannings & Malak's have probably had more exposure to the public than classical grimoires. I say this because Medieval Grimoires were aimed at a certain audience which did not have a large group; and even in subsequent years, can we really say that th ere's been millions or even thousands of Karcists who have summoned these NPE's [Non Physical Entities]? However Malak's, Manning's & Grey-Cobb's books were aimed at a mainstream, more general metaphysical & New Age audience with thousands of copies of these books sold. Plus, some people who worked with these modern grimoire Spirits first even tually went on to study the older Medieval texts. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011 Miracle of the New Avatar Power Part 3 This is my third & final installment for "The Miracle of the New Avatar Power" b ook written by the late Geoff Gray-Cobb. I was going to let the second installme
nt be the last but I felt compelled to discuss this fantastic modern grimoire ju st a bit further... One of the things Gray-Cobb included in his grimoire was the 'Magic Mentor.' Thi s was the author's attempt at bringing a NPE into the waking consciousness of the practitioner. The method is simple yet many modern Ceremonial MagicKians wo uld sneer at the simplicity believing that creating a NPE like that to be too ea sy. Why shouldn't it be? Frankly, according to the ATR [African Traditional Religion s], making a Spirit actually is more complicated than that; however, for purpose s of just using Inner World Magic, it works well. Most ATR practitioners know th at the Spirits created/found on Inner Plane contacts, as preached by organizatio ns like the Golden Dawn, to be too simplistic anyway; however, for the use of bo uncing ideas off someone, this works. There is an affinity here to the Long Huna system's Aumakua (re: Ow-mah-koo-ah) or the Higher Self. Long claimed that the Aumakua was simply there and it was al ready plugged into the ALL of EVERYTHING or the Poe Aumakua (re: Poe-ay-Ow-mah-k oo-ah) which Long likened to Jung's Collective Unconscious. Gray-Cobb gives ideas on how to use the Magic Mentor & primarily focuses on usin g it to instruct yourself in Magic. You can use it to help you attain things, do things & so on. To me, this is a lot like my own Thralls where I create these a rtificial NPE's to do whatever it is I desire them to do. Central Pillar Ritual By learning this ritual, Gray-Cobb next gives you a method of how to procure mor e out of life by invoking Planetary Intelligences, Colors & Sounds all through u sing the Central Pillar Rite. Frankly, he could have gotten this idea from Israel Regardie's "The Art of True Healing" where Regardie suggests using the Middle Pillar ritual with King & Quee n Scale colors via the Golden Dawn to either receive or send energies which also would help you bring items or send assistance to someone else. Does the Magic Mentor work? Yes it does. Why? It is an artificial construct you give life to then order it to become intelligent by commanding it to go find _ a nd learn _ then discuss _ with you. Some may think of this as an imaginary frien d and is it? Yes and much more than that since It is capable of performing Magic "for" you. While not necessary, you can give this Magic Mentor a candle as an offering on a regular basis & tell It that you wish for It to go & learn greater Magic so that It can teach this greater Magic to you. Gray-Cobb even tells you how to use a pendulum to communicate with Spirits. I wa s taught how to do that by the late Enid Hoffman & the late Ron Parshley. Using a pendulum to communicate with Spirits is natural and not too much different tha n using a planchette & Ouija board. You ask the question, wait while being still then allow the pendulum to move of its own accord over a letter/number wheel. S imple. Elegant. Works. Testing Your NAP In chapter 5, Gray-Cobb does something very few Metaphysical authors ever do: he teaches you how to test whether your NAP has power! He starts the chapter off by talking about using NAP to guess cards, he quickly
moves into testing NAP as a way to build self-confidence in that you know it wor ks. Some of the tests he gives are: Mail Box Letter Contents Telephone Caller News Headline Playing Card He gives you a total of 15 tests in all. He gives you some idea of how the test should work & then you put your NAP to the test. You may not guess accurately ri ght away but over time you should develop the ability to guess accurately. The Radio State test goes something like: you tune your radio to your favorite s tation then shut it off. Relax. Allow your NAP to bathe you in power & then try to guess the song that will be playing when you turn the radio on. The better you become is in direct proportion to how often you practice. Each te st is a fun challenge and while little more than parlor games, still they do wor k, allowing you to build self-confidence while strengthening your Occult powers. In closing I'd like to suggest you try NAP if you have not yet. It's a fun grimo ire that offers the earnest practitioner a LOT for the time & effort. It is just as powerful as the Key of Solomon is. If you want wealth & riches, mind power, love & sex, influencing others and getting your way in life, this is a great mod ern grimoire to start with. ---------------------Footnotes:"  Non-Physical Entity  My method of using a purple candle with Power oil on it should suffice; barr ing that, try a plain white candle dressed with Holy oil.
Re: The miracle of new avatar power by Gray-Cobb, Geof by BrotherM Â» Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:55 pm In NAP the MOST important thing is to use exactly the words, and have very stron g and specific visualisations. NAP will return no results at all unless you know exactly what you are asking for and channel that with your entire being. I find it best if you strongly re-inforce that visualisation and emotion after each se ntence of the chant (i.e. a brief pause to channel) Very interesting Seal for Elubaitel my friend, he is my favourite spirit in this book. On another note, I got NIP [The Magic of New Ishtar Power by Al G Manning], no r esults or connection at all. I guess Manning's spirits don't like me. Re: The miracle of new avatar power by Gray-Cobb, Geof by BrotherButterball Â» Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:05 am axeezo wrote: Ive been wondering, would it be a good thing then to re-write the wording in the
NAP chants slightly, or not. Many people have used them as they are published a nd gotten results for them, so would trying something new take more time for the m to respond in the way you want them to. I did read a post somewhere that a guy used a different kind of formula to evoke one of the spirits from the Goetia, t he spirit did come after some time, but the magician was told by the spirit to e voke it " By the Book" methods next time. All that aside my main question stands about the rewriting of the chants . Axeezo.... Hello Axeezo, In the Book of Ceremonial Magic also titled as The Book of Black Magic by Edward Waite,it is written that the spirits serve those who are friends and confidante s. The late Al Manning may have been on to something as he often told me over the t elephone, "The Spirits love to party. Make it a game. And play the game and win. " So, to answer your question, in my opinion as a magician, you should find and fo llow your own true will. In other words, do as you will with the wording. If you are just starting out, I would avoid changing the wording in the NAP curs es in the back of the book. One suggestion comes to mind. You can add great power to the NAP rituals and spe lls by performing a slightly longer version of the Invocation of the Bornless On e. The other name for this is Liber Samehk. Geof Gray Cobb wrote his own shorter version of that Invocation and streamlined everything. Hope this helped you. Brother Butterball Re: The miracle of new avatar power by Gray-Cobb, Geof by BrotherM Â» Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:45 am I respectfuly disagree with Billy on this one, I do not think that additional ri tual will help in NAP *UNLESS* you were brought up on ritual and that is natural ly how you express yourself. The objective of NAP / NIP etc is direct contact wi th the currents and the benefits that brings. I see no benefit in building layer s between yourself and the raw building blocks of the universe. Just my 2p and no offense meant to anybody BrotherM