It was superb.
To begin the rite, as per the custom of Gentlemen For Jupiter, I threw on my finest garb and chose an excellent musical selection (in this case, some Frank Sinatra). Once seated, I called upon Tzadkiel using the Modern Angelic Grimoire (Fr. RO) and felt almost instantly that very graceful, at-ease presence one could only describe as Jovian. I explained to Tzadkiel the nature of the Working and entered into a receptive state to receive any attuning, initiation, Wisdom, or instruction he might offer.
At this point, I sang the Orphic Hymn to Jupiter to the tune of "When I was 17", which was unusual and beautiful. As the connection thickened and I felt that mellow, yet energetic vibe, I asked Tzadkiel to send me Iophial and Hismael in the name of El. Using an oration similar to what Rufus Opus describes in his Gate of Jupiter eBook, I lifted my herbal talisman and new amethyst necklace up to them for consecration and empowerment. The smoke of the incense swirled intimately around them as I continued to pray and petition, holding the bag and the stone to the rising smoke.
I entered into spirit vision (eyes closed in meditation) where I encountered several spirits of similar form who told me to straighten out, hold my hands to my sides, place my feet straight upon the floor and receive a blessing. In spirit vision, I could see several hands of blueish, radiant light enveloping me and I could see and sense a field of blue energy enveloping my body and expanding my aura. At this point, the Emperor card of the Tarot came to mind and within that moment, I was standing before him in his throne.
"Stop bullshitting around," he said sternly, "You are meant for better things than what you are wasting your time on now. You are made to be Mighty. Mighty of God, and Mighty as a practitioner of the Art of Magick. We can help you, but you must be willing to take the opportunities we give you. You can't be fearful and resistant to change, your laziness will not be accepted. It is beneath your caliber, it is beneath your calling, and it is beneath the aims of this mystery cult you've been allowed to participate in. You will be known as many things in this life, and you must live up to those roles and treat them well. You will be a husband, a father, a man of action and direction, a Master of his craft. You must treat the people in your life with care and love, you cannot let life pass you by without this, you will not get another chance with them. You know what you are meant for and what you are made of, now go out and DO IT. We will help you acquire everything you need to accomplish your goals and your tasks, but you must not waste what we give you."
Clear enough, yes?
This was followed by a period of meditation on Jupiter seals as well as the sigils fellow members of GFJ constructed to represent our goals as a group. I could see the energy moving in the symbols in such a lively way. Once this was done, I bid Tzakdiel farewell and stepped outside with some fine coffee, a fine cigar, and some fine music.
I continued to speak out the Hymn and meditate upon the seals of Jupiter. For a time, I was simply basking in the bliss that is the very essence of Jovian magick. After which, I poured some out as a libation to the spirits of Jupiter and thanked them for their aide.
I am quite hopeful for the manifestation and integration of these forces in my life and am keeping a watchful eye out for opportunity, because I'm working with a lot of dead ends right now, dead ends that need to be changed.