I’ve been writing a series on familiar spirits (see the last installment). I said that in the next section I would talk about how to summon a familiar for yourself.
That’s run into a snag.
It’s funny. I actually consider familiars to be a specialization of mine; having worked extensively with them, I assumed it would be easy to write a how-to. But it’s a big project. When I first called a familiar it was with a custom method of my own devising. In trying to summarize that process I realized that it’s built on a number of prerequisites:
+ Knowledge of what a spirit is
+ Experience communicating with spirits
+ A fearlessness toward spirits based on knowing how to protect myself
+ A proficiency with magic ceremony in general
+ The use of a custom tool I made for this purpose
+ The certain knowledge of my purpose in asking for a familiar
Given all of that, where do I start?
I thought I would start in the most sensible place possible: with whatever you want to know.
Instead of trying to put all those factors into a single how-to post, I’ll just ask. What do you want to know about how to summon a familiar? What are you uncertain about?
How can I help you?