Evocation

conjurationconjurersummonconjuringconjureconjurorsummoningconjuredconjurersevoked
Evocation is the act of calling upon or summoning a spirit, demon, deity or other supernatural agent, in the Western mystery tradition.wikipedia
268 Related Articles

Demon

demonsevil spiritevil spirits
Evocation is the act of calling upon or summoning a spirit, demon, deity or other supernatural agent, in the Western mystery tradition. Evocation is the magical art of calling forth spirits, angels or demons to bring spiritual inspiration, do the bidding of the magician or provide information.
In Western occultism and Renaissance magic, which grew out of an amalgamation of Greco-Roman magic, Jewish Aggadah and Christian demonology, a demon is believed to be a spiritual entity that may be conjured and controlled.

Grimoire

grimoiresblack bookbook of spells
In contemporary western esotericism, the magic of the grimoires is frequently seen as the classical example of this idea.
A grimoire (also known as a “book of spells”) is a textbook of magic, typically including instructions on how to create magical objects like talismans and amulets, how to perform magical spells, charms and divination, and how to summon or invoke supernatural entities such as angels, spirits, deities and demons.

Invocation

invokeinvokedinvocations
This sort of evocation is contrasted with invocation, in which spiritual powers are called into the self from a divine source.
In some religious traditions including Paganism, Shamanism and Wicca, "invocation" means to draw a spirit or Spirit force into one's own body and is differentiated from "evocation", which involves asking a spirit or force to become present at a given location.

Supernatural

supernaturalismsupernatural powersspiritual
Evocation is the act of calling upon or summoning a spirit, demon, deity or other supernatural agent, in the Western mystery tradition.
In Western occultism and Renaissance magic, which grew out of an amalgamation of Greco-Roman magic, Jewish Aggadah and Christian demonology, a demon is believed to be a spiritual entity that may be conjured and controlled.

Necromancy

necromancernecromanticnecromancers
The conjuration of the ghosts or spirits of the dead for the purpose of divination is called necromancy.
Necromancy is a practice of magic involving communication with the dead – either by summoning their spirits as apparitions or raising them bodily – for the purpose of divination, imparting the means to foretell future events, discover hidden knowledge, to bring someone back from the dead, or to use the dead as a weapon.

Hoodoo (folk magic)

hoodoovoodooRootwork
The term "conjuring" is also used as a general term for casting spells in some magical traditions, such as Hoodoo. Within some magical traditions today, such as contemporary witchcraft, hoodoo and Hermeticism or ceremonial magic, conjuration may refer specifically to an act of calling or invoking deities and other spirits; or it may refer more generally to the casting of magic spells by a variety of techniques.
Regional synonyms for hoodoo include conjuration, witchcraft, or rootwork.

Key of Solomon

The Key of SolomonClavicula SalomonisThe Greater Key of Solomon
Manuals such as the Greater Key of Solomon the King, The Lesser Key of Solomon (or Lemegeton), the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage and many others provided instructions that combined intense devotion to the divine with the summoning of a personal cadre of spiritual advisers and familiars.
Book I contains conjurations, invocations and curses to summon and constrain spirits of the dead and demons in order to compel them to do the operator's will.

Franz Bardon

Important contributors to the concept of evocation include Henry Cornelius Agrippa, Francis Barrett, Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, Aleister Crowley, Franz Bardon and Kenneth Grant.
Bardon's second work, dealing with the evocation of spirits, outlined first the symbolic meaning of the traditional ritual tools and temple designs, then goes on to describe a method of evoking spirits.

Shamanism

shamanshamansshamanic
Methods of this exist in many cultures that feature a belief in spirits, such as the shamanic traditions.
A shaman (, or ) is someone who is regarded as having access to, and influence in, the world of benevolent and malevolent spirits, who typically enters into a trance state during a ritual, and practices divination and healing.

Angel

angelsAll Angelsangelic
Evocation is the magical art of calling forth spirits, angels or demons to bring spiritual inspiration, do the bidding of the magician or provide information.
There is no evidence in Judaism for the worship of angels, but there is evidence for the invocation and sometimes even conjuration of angels.

Witchcraft

witchwitchessorcery
Within some magical traditions today, such as contemporary witchcraft, hoodoo and Hermeticism or ceremonial magic, conjuration may refer specifically to an act of calling or invoking deities and other spirits; or it may refer more generally to the casting of magic spells by a variety of techniques.
Divination, and magic in Islam, encompass a wide range of practices, including black magic, warding off the evil eye, the production of amulets and other magical equipment, evocation, casting lots, and astrology.

Ceremonial magic

ritual magicmagicianceremonial magician
Within some magical traditions today, such as contemporary witchcraft, hoodoo and Hermeticism or ceremonial magic, conjuration may refer specifically to an act of calling or invoking deities and other spirits; or it may refer more generally to the casting of magic spells by a variety of techniques.
Enochian magic is a system of ceremonial magic centered on the evocation and commanding of various spirits that was the magical exploration made by an English occultist Dr. John Dee.

Spirit

spiritsspiritual beingruach
Evocation is the act of calling upon or summoning a spirit, demon, deity or other supernatural agent, in the Western mystery tradition. The conjuration of the ghosts or spirits of the dead for the purpose of divination is called necromancy. Evocation is the magical art of calling forth spirits, angels or demons to bring spiritual inspiration, do the bidding of the magician or provide information.

Deity

deitiesgodsgod
Evocation is the act of calling upon or summoning a spirit, demon, deity or other supernatural agent, in the Western mystery tradition.

Western esotericism

esotericesotericismesotericist
Evocation is the act of calling upon or summoning a spirit, demon, deity or other supernatural agent, in the Western mystery tradition. In contemporary western esotericism, the magic of the grimoires is frequently seen as the classical example of this idea.

Religion

religiousreligionsreligious beliefs
Comparable practices exist in many religions and magical traditions and may employ the use of mind-altering substances with and without uttered word formulas.

Magic (supernatural)

magicsorcerymagical
Evocation is the magical art of calling forth spirits, angels or demons to bring spiritual inspiration, do the bidding of the magician or provide information. Within some magical traditions today, such as contemporary witchcraft, hoodoo and Hermeticism or ceremonial magic, conjuration may refer specifically to an act of calling or invoking deities and other spirits; or it may refer more generally to the casting of magic spells by a variety of techniques. Comparable practices exist in many religions and magical traditions and may employ the use of mind-altering substances with and without uttered word formulas.

Latin

Latin languageLat.la
The Latin word evocatio was the "calling forth" or "summoning away" of a city's tutelary deity.

Glossary of ancient Roman religion

aedesfanumdivus
The Latin word evocatio was the "calling forth" or "summoning away" of a city's tutelary deity.

Tutelary deity

tutelary deitiespatron deitytutelary
The Latin word evocatio was the "calling forth" or "summoning away" of a city's tutelary deity.

Siege

besiegedsiege warfarebesiege
The ritual was conducted in a military setting either as a threat during a siege or as a result of surrender, and aimed at diverting the god's favor from the opposing city to the Roman side, customarily with a promise of a better-endowed cult or a more lavish temple.

Neoplatonism

NeoplatonicNeoplatonistNeo-Platonic
The calling forth of spirits was a relatively common practice in Neoplatonism, theurgy and other esoteric systems of antiquity.

Theurgy

theurgictheurgisttheurgical
The calling forth of spirits was a relatively common practice in Neoplatonism, theurgy and other esoteric systems of antiquity.

Lesser Key of Solomon

The Lesser Key of SolomonArs GoetiaLemegeton
Manuals such as the Greater Key of Solomon the King, The Lesser Key of Solomon (or Lemegeton), the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage and many others provided instructions that combined intense devotion to the divine with the summoning of a personal cadre of spiritual advisers and familiars.

The Book of Abramelin

The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the MageAbramelinThe Book of the Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage
Manuals such as the Greater Key of Solomon the King, The Lesser Key of Solomon (or Lemegeton), the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage and many others provided instructions that combined intense devotion to the divine with the summoning of a personal cadre of spiritual advisers and familiars.