You have my interest friend.
I have had this idea before but I'm glad you're bringing it to attention because I pretty much forgot about it.
>perhaps rituals were simply used to get the user into the right headspace
Yes, this is exactly what I believe. Daemons are not literally spirits, but rather, an extreme form of an emotion or feeling. These rituals are not about "conjuring up" some horned creature to grant you wishes. They're instead about putting yourself in an intense state of mind.
Believing it to be real may help the process tremendously (use doublethink).
An example of a ritual I made up (these rituals don't need to be found in an ancient book) to conjure the daemon of fear and paranoia:>consume dexamphetamine (or another mentally taxing stim) at regular intervals to stay awake for 48 hours straight (72 hrs would be ideal)>at midnight, with a candle, walk around inside a cemetery for 30min to an hour>additionally you can walk around naked to feel more exposed and vulnerable
This ritual might get the intended effect with some people (like me), while others will have to make their own if they feel like it's too easy.
But yes, I believe the combination of drugs, sleep and sensory deprivation, tulpas, meditation, mantras, and occult objects and symbols, can have powerful effects on the mind. They can also be performed in a group or alone for different/amplified effects.
(I do not think all this is necessarily healthy, but it is interesting nonetheless)>>4871
I would like to pm this with you for more talk about it if you want. Reply to this post with an email (throwaway or not idc)
You have reignited my interest in this topic again. I remember I was trying to think of a ritual that I could drill into my brain in order to make a daemon of intense anger (I don't know why I pick such dumb/unappealing mindsets but they interest me)
Anyways, let me know how your waifu goes. I suggest she picks a mantra for talking to her laptop ("let's love lain").
Additionally, I'd suggest you find a way of applying small electric shocks through your fingers before you begin. You could also experiment with tACS during your trip if you have the equipment available.
Best of luck.