I considered trying to Con them because part of their "Ritual" involved lighting a Candle, and if it went out then you had to change spots in the Circle. If I made it to Spirit, I coulda "talked" to her myself.
But, I'm above lieing about contact with Gods and Goddesses. It keeps me a firm record to myself (any reason to keep my slef-esteem up!
), and to others (the "not lieing" part, atleast) and I'm sure the Gods and Goddesses in question would have wrote the OTHERS off as stupidity, but expect more from me. I've never really found it good or really beneficial to lie in reguards to Magick and my Beliefs.
I mean, what do I look like? A Christian? (ROFLMFAO I had to do it sometime... Now, I've got that outta my system.)
But, the Ritual involved BLOOD and Red Wine, with other things that Actually HAD consequences to things (Last time I checked, Oni and other mighty Evil Spirits loved the smell of Blood. O.o) and the reigning hellfire would ensue, reguardless if they intended on it or not. If it HAD gone foreward, atleast. As you can see, Logic prevails in the most unlogical situations...
That and Occam's Razor will almost always prevail as a solution!
Eventually, I will come to that ONE Magickal situation that I can't explain. That single time when I'll throw my hands up and say that it's not worth the trouble, and then bother with calling Gods down for a mono-nu-mono meeting. But, untill then, the Gods and Goddesses can come to ME if it's so important. I don't want to sound selfish, but that's just the way it is. It's not that they are tools... It's just that I feel that pestering the Gods and Goddesses with such petty Mortal worries is useless.
"If the gods wish for a man to go from here to there, then it shall happen reguardless."
-Athena from the Odyssey, speaking of Odysseus' perilous journey ahead of him
SO, if the Gods and Goddesses wanted something to be done, then they could do it (I believe). Why should I bother them with petty Mortal worries and troubles? I can only really claim to have been in contact by Two Gods- Artemis, and Athena. Both came to me, and in that we've become somewhat of friends (though these reasons, I'm sure, will play out later on). But unless they're there to ask, and are clearly not busy, why bother them? Yes, I'm sure they have decades of Wisdom and Intelligence, and deeper insight to many things...
But who am I to demand the Presence of a God or Goddess?
The only other case I would ever do that for is Love... Simply because it is the most perplexing and greater than all Magicks, and beyond comprehension to mere man.
DAMMIT. OFF TOPIC ONCE MORE!!!