Warning!!!: The following represents a sketch of my
personal1 approach to servitor construction. In
it I talk about elemental and planetary energies, these are part
of my personal belief system and you are under no obligation to
accept them yourselves. The basics of servitor creation remain the
same, the shaping and naming of the servitor, the building up of
its energy form, and its awakening and directing to its target.
- Firstly decide upon the general purpose for which you are
forming a servitor. For example this may be "To assist me in all
matters concerning the acquiring of wealth for myself and
others." You should treat this as a statement of intent and
tighten it up as you would do normally.
- Decide upon a name and physical appearance for your
servitor. These should be symbolic of your intent.2
- Make a model to serve as a material base for the servitor.
Some magickians use ready made models such as lead miniatures
for this. I prefer to sculpt mine out of clay, as this allows me
to include herbs and minerals symbolic of the servitor's purpose
in the model. With these I also include a small quantity of
blood or semen, as these substances have a reputation for
forming a strong magickal connection and accumulating magickal
power. You can if you feel like it ritualise the whole sculpting
of your material base, so as to provide a battery of energy of
an appropriate type to work with in your creation ritual.
- The creation ritual itself. Lay out the place where you are
working as you would normally. Place the material base in the
centre of the circle. I often place it upon either a diagram
symbolic of its general purpose drawn in powder, or upon my
- Banish with your usual banishing ritual.
- Name the servitor using some kind of naming ritual. For
example, sprinkle the material base with salt water saying "By
the powers of Earth and Water, I name you
." Then cense the base with incense saying "By the
powers of Fire and Air, I name you
- Move to the quarter of the circle that you attribute to
the element of Earth, connect with that element, and direct
the elemental energy into the legs of your model.3
- Do the same for Water directing the energy into the
modelís abdomen and groin.3
- Do the same for Fire directing the energy into the modelís
chest4 and arms.3
- Do the same for Air directing the energy into the modelís
- Now make a connection with the planetary energy5
appropriate to the servitorís purpose. For example, Jupiter
for wealth, Venus for love etc. Direct this energy into the
material base, seeing the servitor's astral body forming out
of the energy around the model.
- Fill your body with general life energy, and concentrate
this energy in a glowing ball in your right hand (assuming
that you are right handed). Take the servitor in your left
hand, see it as a small sleeping creature. Breathe upon it
saying "Come Alive,
." Pouring some of the energy from your right hand
into it. See it starting to stir. Repeat this a symbolically
appropriate number of times until you have used all the energy
from your hand. Each time your call to the servitor must be
more fervent, and you should see and feel the servitor
becoming more awake. With the final cry itís eyes spring open
and you can feel its tiny heartbeat in your hand.
- Now with the full force of your will, you must aloud
specify to the servitor its function, the duration of time for
which it shall exist and the method by which it may be
destroyed. For example say " you shall assist me in
all matters concerning the acquisition of wealth for myself
and others. You shall obey such spoken commands that I give
you when I call you by name. The term of your existence shall
be for four years from this day. Your existence shall cease
upon the shattering of this your material base, at which point
you shall be reabsorbed into me, your absolute, this being the
fulfilment of your nature."
- Command the servitor now to rest within itís material
base, and wrap the model in a silk cloth of an appropriate
- Perform a final banishing.
- Unwrap the servitor when you wish to use its services, and
command it by name. Then leave it unwrapped. When it has
completed itís duties, command it to rest again within the
model, and wrap it up again.
- Do not forget to reabsorb the servitor when its time limit
1: Most of the method that I use is based on
Method 2 of elementary construction, from Franz Bardonís book
"Initiation into Hermetics".
2: I would use various Qabbalistic
techniques, such as gemetria, to formulate the name, and perhaps
then the Golden Dawn technique of forming telesmatic images to
find out what the servitor looks like.
3: For example I would for Earth go to the
North, draw the invoking pentagram of Earth and project the energy
into the model using the sign of the enterer, while vibrating an
appropriate word of power. I would use the West for Water, the
South for Fire, and the East for Air.
4: The attribution of the chest to Fire and
the head to Air is the system I use. There is an equally popular
alternative tradition that gives the chest to Air and the head to
5: I would use the appropriate planetary
hexagram to assist in this, and then the sign of the enterer to
project the energy.