The tincture I've created has resulted in extremely vivid dreams, if consumed before sleep. I am unsure if this is purely an energetic phenomenon. The phrase Solve et Coagula has floated about in my consciousness of late. It means "seperate and combine"-and sums up the processes of Alchemy quite nicely. With the next tincture I make, I'm going to solve et coagula 7 times (one for each day of the week, and each major Planetary force) , and then consecrate the evolved tincture using the Greater Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram Earth, for the purpose of obtaining a Vision of the Goddess Nepthys and the Realm of Earth. I think it would be good to increase my personal understanding of the Godforms used in the Invoking rituals, and hope to use the tincure as a consumable talisman, creating a link physically and spiritually between myself and the Godform in question.
I am currently working the Earth and Air forces in my grade work, and so will begin with Nepthys and Djehuti.
A couple of days ago I consecrated my new Lotus wand, which went very well. The wand itself feels consecrated, and appeares to "flash", for lack of a better term, when gazed upon with the awareness centered in the Inner Eye-the same gaze used to perceive auras.
I used a modified personal ritual, as oppossed to the standard SIRZ for that work reccomended by the Order. The results, suprisingly, were no different. I believe this is so because I understand the principles behind why the SIRZ works in the first place; with that understanding in hand, one can build personal rituals along a similar framework, summoning and grounding the appropriate forces.
That being said, the original rituals often have layers of meaning that reveal themselves as one progresses along the Path, and should be respected and studied.......and used. I prefer to delve into personal creativity to demonstrate my mastery of magickal principle, and often use the standard ritual for further work. This has paid dividends, as the old rituals continue to release pearls of meaning that were occulted to me before.