He had appeared, numerous times, through my work with the Keys, to the point where there was a connection of some sort to be found, but I was unable to understand what the connection was without further research. In researching him, I found several associations between him and the Stars and, thusly, the Heavenly Wanderers found within planetary magical practices. He was often considered to be a heavenly bull, a king of the things outside of man's control, and in some cases he's been called a Lord of Saturn. Saturn functions as a sort of planetary gateway to deeper practices, so it made sense that the connection with the stars would exist.
My utilizing the Gayatri mantra further inspired me, as its a Vedic mantra used to inspire awareness as to humanity's place in the Universe's equation. When using it, the name Moloch would come to my brain in accordance with starry roads and so forth, so it both interested and perplexed me for a long time. Gunter's discoveries and results, as posted previously, were further verification of gnosis I'd been sitting on for quite some time.
That being the case, I decided to proceed and evoke Moloch and see what I could find out.
In keeping with my way of evoking spirits, I decided to keep it relatively simple. Doing so was not disappointing, though I have to admit that he proved to be a very interesting source to speak to.
After doodling the sigil that had been burned in my mind for some time, I found that he appeared quickly, without malice or any apparent desire to stir up fear. Instead, the air in the room started buzzing with a strange current of energy and it was as if my tile floor became alive. The shift in presence was immediately noticeable, and it felt like an extremely parental energy presented itself; I use the term "parental" rather than "maternal" or "paternal" because it was neither masculine nor feminine. It was strong in that it was something that I could feel vibrating through my very being, but there was no aggression, anger, caretaking, or even swooning; instead, it was very present, but very ambiguous outside of this feeling of having a parent in the room. It was like talking to something that's been around for longer than humans have been, and its a feeling I'd felt before in dealing with my Patron. The phrase "indescribable", ironically, is pretty damned descriptive here.
Along with this energy shift came a voice that resounded clearly in my mind, to the point where I could swear that he was talking at me in the room physically. The voice commanded respect, but was neither aggressive nor passive, offensive nor gruff...it was very factual and to the point without seeming overbearing or yielding. Very strange.
Immediately after Moloch's appearance, I had the desire to grab my mortar and pestle and start compiling a blend of incense; in doing so, he dictated that I mash together various resins for a recel....Frankincense, Copal, Myrrh (as a base), and Benzoin (aka Styrax). There was enough in the mortar that breaking it down wasn't really very easy, but on instinct I set myself to the task of doing so. As I did, he spoke to and through me, saying that his function was to grind people down so that they were forced to confront the reality of their situation. It wasn't a malicious intent even, but more like a refined version of what Satan does in the Abrahamic worldview. He just challenges you and forces you to see the truth rather than the veil of illusion we're more comfortable with sorting out.
It felt like the evocation lasted hours, but in reality I was "out" for about twenty minutes. I half came out of the mindset when my partner texted me and let me know that she was coming home - she was 5 miles away and felt the result of my conjuration.
After setting my phone down and recovering from the distraction, Moloch didn't seem the least bit phased. There was a clear sense of timelessness as far as his being was concerned, reinforcing the idea that humanity was a blink of an eye for him....weird as hell, really.
So I continued macerating the resins and then, out of the corner of my eye, this blue/green/gray vortex appeared; at first I thought something else was coming into the room, but then I noticed that the energy looked sickly and was actually being dragged out kicking and screaming. There was this noticeable "wumph" sound, and then a distinct void in the room, though Moloch hadn't left. Immediately after, my property was filled with this odd, comforting energy that I had seen and experienced several times when I was much younger. I saw a stang over the altar that felt as if it had been driven into place, and then as soon as it had appeared the energy had settled into place and things felt as right as they could be. Some things that were in need of cleansing were obviously out of place and noticeable, so it was as if the evocation had led to the clearing of my mind and space that then showed me all that was left to be done.
Right before my lass returned home, I thanked Moloch for coming, as my recel had been crafted, and he left without any weirdness or unpleasantness. I then set to work on the various things that needed doing and things went off without a hitch. Now, my whole house has been invigorated and the life on my property has been given some oomph; leaves are greener and healthier, and there's less of the weird hangers-on that have been coming out of the woodwork since Sowen. The same thing can be noticed down the entire street - even the neighborhood dogs have been, for want of a better term, blessed.
All in all, it was a very rewarding experience, and it gave some proof that I've been on the right track. Definitely worth investigating further, as I had a great deal of fun with it and the effects are still very present after 24 hours.
Happy Monday, folks.