— From the Draconian Ritual Book (2016), by Asenath Mason, p. 177, (emphasis mine) —
THE PROCESS OF ASCENT ON THE DRACONIAN PATH: My experience of being transformed by bliss
In Draconian rites of invocation the essence of gods and spirits is summoned both into the body and into the mind of the practitioner. This connection with the god-forms occurs on the subconscious level and is translated by the mind of the magician to conscious messages, insights, observations, etc., which can be utilized for the purpose of growth, initiation, and self-awareness.
These forces rise from within in consuming waves of energy, which usually feels ecstatic and overwhelming.
Natural defenses are crushed and annihilated by the dissolving nature of these primal beings, leaving us stripped from all forms of mundane conditioning. The ego is dissolved, and what remains is the raw ecstasy of the spirit which is taken beyond the gates of the flesh, decomposed and reborn in the Womb of the Dragon, from where it returns purified and empowered by the Dragon’s Fire, the awakened and activated Serpent Force within.
The key to successful invocation is therefore the ability to let go, turn off the normal defense mechanisms that we use in our daily life, and submit ourselves to the experience in totality. Without it we can only catch glimpses of the invoked god-forms, but we will not fully understand or absorb their powers.
It is not easy at all, especially having in mind that the Draconian initiate at the same time has to develop a strong personality
The more we struggle to control the experience, the less we benefit from it. What allows us to manifest our intent and hold a firm grip over our magical operations often prevents us from opening ourselves to other forms of consciousness and enter trances of possession.
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