Written by Sherrie Locke on 3 Kej, April 2014
Before you perform any type of magickal working, just as you know what other parameters must be set up and activated, you would know from the very beginning whether it is a work of…
Evocation: to bring something in front of you.
Invocation: to bring something into you.
One is Yang.
One is Yin.
Yang projects an intention.
Yin opens to receive.
Is what you are doing an outside thing? What do you want?
Is what you are doing an inside thing? To increase what you are and your potential by stripping away illusions?
All true magick is solely the later; all else is gray area and ego desire.
You can also read my article on Esoteric versus Exoteric, which also applies.
Evocation is Exoteric in nature in the sense of a new car, riches, etc… the outside world or ornaments.
You may be summoning something, knowledge, a guide, or?
You might not yet know how you feel about a subject or a thing. You can use this for research, bring it forth, then you have the option to banish it at will if need be. I’m from Texas, where we say, “You might not know if you want to hitch to that trailer.”
For instance, you can either evoke or invoke ancestors. I would really want to know the real history before invoking. Sometimes a family member can have an addiction or a trait and invoke an ancestor with the same taste. Note: likely not a good attribute.
But say an ancestor that was a great painter or a great composer or musician could be a worthy invocation for assistance.
Most religious ceremonies, indigenous ceremonies, even plant rites and healing ceremonies are invocations. Working on the inside of yourself or others or in ‘field.’
If it has to do with deities, archetypes or nahuales, it is invocation. In ‘field’ is invocation.
Gray and Black magic are all exoteric works in which you are manipulating things. See why I say, that car, that business: it’s all a gray area. Pulling into yourself is exoteric evocation.
Think about this, make it intentional for yourself and good for everyone if there are others lives involved.
All that you do rolls back around, usually more than once.
Blessed be and be a blessing to others whose lives you touch.