Apart from being archetypes, egregores can also present themselves in phases to induce a deeper, more intensive working. These workings are often longer in duration than a typical single use invocation in order to create a lasting impact (over 2 years in my case). It might be one major event, series of events, and/or fallout after the event/s, or a culmination of all the above that kickstart these phases into action.
The egregore associated with these processes might reveal themselves intermittently to the individual in a variety of ways throughout the encounter just to make their presence known, or they might appear dramatically at the beginning or end. The details are always specific to the individual, but regardless of how everything unfolds, the individual will be fundamentally different afterwards.
These workings aren’t always voluntary either. Egregores are typically invoked to carry out a specific goal or task for the person working with them but in special circumstances they can show up unannounced and take over. It doesn’t matter how experienced you are, practicing magick is rolling the dice.
If you choose to experiment with any paradigm you will never be fully prepared for or fully in control over what happens after opening the gateway to that paradigm and are subject to everything within it, good, bad or ugly. Even those who are exceptionally strong willed have blind spots that can and will be exploited by whatever energy deems it necessary to do so. Some of us get to learn that the hard way.
This path is not one for the weak.
…But a true chaote lives for this shit. We invite these deeply transformative experiences willingly, enthusiastically, even when we aren’t exactly ready for them. We trust that whatever happens, positive or negative, is chosen either directly or indirectly, and more importantly, exactly what’s needed.
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