Bardon’s The Practice of Magical Evocation

The next method for impregnation is the so-called charge with magic volts, using, for this purpose, the electromagnetic fluid. The volt is charged, after its creation, with an electromagnetic fluid. The qualities of the intelligence in question are concentrated into the centre of the volt by help of imagination, imperturbable confidence and sure power, and are so condensed by repeated action that the metal of the talisman absorbs the volt. When the process of charging by volts is repeated, the magician has to concentrate on the wish that the intelligence in question is connected to that particular volt and that it will bring about by it the desired causes in the Akasha-world, and with them the desired effects.

I picked up an excellent copy of Franz Bardon’s The Practice of Magical Evocation, at Half Price Books, today. Electronic copies are easily found, but the sigils look outstanding in print. Here are some photos:

Electronomicon Preview 1

Here is the first in a series of previews of the Electronomicon that I will be presenting at this year’s Esoteric Book Conference. Click the image to view it full-size in a light box.

Electronomicon Plan

Tickets to the conference are still available, and the art show and book fair are free to the public, so even if you are not ticketed, please feel free to come by and see me and the other artists there.

Evocation and Invocation with EPOC

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Here are synopses for two exhibitions I am developing, that experiment with the Emotiv EPOC‘s ability to recognize state transitions corresponding to occult activity.

Evocation

A human actor evokes (i.e. draws out) an entity and projects it into a defined space such as the Triangle of Art in Solomonic evocation (see below). The actor wears an EPOC headset that, having been previously trained, recognizes her intention to project the entity, and signals the activation of a robot occupying the same space. The overall effect is of having magically evoked the spirit into the robot body. (I am not presently concerned with the robot’s subsequent behavior, but will elsewhere address magical behavior in robots, perhaps as addendum to this project.)

Triangle of Art
(thanks to Osiris for the image)

Invocation

This project was inspired by a scene from Ghostbusters: Louis Tully (played by Rick Moranis) has been possessed by Vinz Clortho, arrested by the New York City police, and delivered into the hands of Egon Spengler (played by Harold Ramis) who connects Louis-Vinz to an EEG-looking device capable of showing the demon within him on a sort of spectral (pun intended) analysis monitor. The project plays with the idea that who we are on the “inside” — our so-called spirit or soul — may appear differently to an observer than our “outside”/physical appearance to the same or other observers.

Vinz Clortho

A human actor wearing an EPOC headset is observed by a video camera that transmits a moving image of her profile to a viewing screen. She invokes (i.e. draws in) an entity, and her invocation is detected by the EPOC which alters the signal between the video camera and monitor, in a manner corresponding to the nature of the entity invoked. Alternatively, a still image of the actor’s face is projected and then switched to or morphed into the face of the entity during the invocation.