The last ceremonial item for the Grimoire Verum will be purchased next week. All is in readiness. A few non-essentials but definite niceties I'll work on getting as funds allow. It's been a very long wait, but at last patient slow progress has finally won out. The chamber for the rituals is in readiness, with the circle prepared. I have fellow practitioners with me competent and eager to perform the work with me. As these preparations proceed it will have the added benefit of readying the crystal skull for the conjuration of the Sibyl. Until then, the skull lies safely shrouded in silk. It's got a good energy to it, I just know it's going to be perfect as scrying vessel I need for the conjuration. It's in fact so good, eventually I'll really have to consider getting one for Scirlin and the Verum work proper.
Lots of preparatory work related to the GV work, necromancy will be indeed a very big part of the next few posts. Plus we have Obon coming up here in August and that is always a treat despite the dangers it can sometimes represent. Indeed it is necromancy all around. Tis the time of the dead!
Somewhat off topic, but in the world of fiction, Vampires are scary again. Do yourself a favor if you enjoy some good horror, and watch, The Strain.
The Grimoire Verum group on Yahoo has had some really interesting and insightful discussions recently, look for some experimentation with some of those applications suggested there, on these pages (with credit given of course). I'm definitely excited to get out of the preparation phase and into the actual practical workings. It has been a VERY long time since I started blogging about my GV work, and it's just feels so very good to go from reader to operator. I've been treated well with my Daemonolatry adaptations, fused with sorcery, and rootworking, but now I'm finally getting into a magical system with deep deep roots. I think it likely that it took this long because I had a lot of maturing to do, and as a test to see, was I really going to stick with it? If some of my readers are on the same sort of path. I urge you not to become discouraged. Take it however slow you need. You'll get there, and the quality will be improved for your steady hand and meticulous attention to details. I can certainly attest to that because one of my frequent errors is missing those crucial details. I play fast and loose and get sloppy. With Goetia, that's probably the worst thing to be. So take it slow, but be dedicated.
Well, that's all I have for tonight!