In this ritual banishing isn’t recommended so if you do have a need for one it’s best to do it before you begin your preparation. Empowering creativity has a lot to do with inspiration and you never know where it might come from. You could accidentally banish your best Muse. Stay open to everything that comes to you.
1. Choosing the subject.
Creative Will represents all of your ideas and projects and forces driving them, such as imagination and desires. This might be purely of a sexual nature if you want to enchant for more interesting and varied sex life, or purely of intellectual nature if you want to empower your current project like writing a book or making a film. It may be somewhere in between if your empowerment focuses on making your life more interesting and pleasurable in general. You could also enchant for all of those options. Once you identify your creative domain you can begin constructing your altar.
2. Constructing the altar.
A) If you are actively working with the eight colours of magic model it may be that you already have your purple altar set up. (skip to C.)
If not prepare your purple altar in the following manner. Find decorations such as cloth or candles in purple colour to form a base. After this choose the deities, egregores, servitours and other spirits that for you represent the purple working. In here you may decide to represent sexuality on its own or you may extend your focus to include intellectual, artistic, scientific and other aspects of creativity. Interestingly many gods and goddesses representing love and romance also represent different arts which is helpful.
C) Having your purple altar ready now direct your attention to the focus of the ritual. Find an object that in some way relates to your chosen domain. For example I chose a mini dv tape to represent film making, a crayon to represent both drawing and painting (traditional and digital), a sigil to represent my writing, a whistle to represent sound and music and a soft leather whip to represent sensual sex. Once you’ve found your objects arrange them on the altar as you see fit.
3. Opening the ritual.
In fact you began this ritual as soon as you started preparation but you may want to light candles, burn some incense and stay still for a moment just to calm your mind and focus. You may want to include an element connected to your domain. For example if you want to empower your music you could open the rite by playing an instrument or singing. If you have more than one creative domain you may want to represent some of them here. I began by burning some Abramelin incense, which as well as opening the ritual and creating sacred space, represented my research on oil and incense and the book about Abramelin recipes I’m writing.
The libations should serve double purpose. They should connect you with the Purple Current and/or the deities you work with by altering your mind state. You want to achieve some form of trance. Your method will depend on your domain. If you are focusing on sexuality then making love or any other form of sexual trance would be the best or you could drum, dance, meditate, sing mantras or simply get stoned. Whatever you do keep in mind the Purple Current.
5. Answering to the Gods.
Once you feel your mind has elevated see the great spirit of creativity standing in front of you and in the manner of the magic gold fish informing you:
I can grant a wish to make one of your creative projects successful. Name it and I will make it happen.
Do not rush with the answer and do not limit your self to one answer either. Bear in mind that the spirit can make anything happen. Aim as high as you can and be imaginative. If the project you are working on is doing well and you’re likely to achieve success with it anyhow you may want to think how to expand it and make it better and bigger. Think not about the prestige and fame or financial rewards as this belongs to wealth magick. Think about the Great Purple- something that will be a great success but will also be enjoyable, fun to work on, exciting and above all creative. Remember that the spirit will grant the success but you will still have to do the work so think in terms of an experience not only a goal. Do not forget at this stage that your answers must constitute some creativity so if all you can think about is holidays in the Caribbean, find a creative aspect to it. Maybe you would like to become a chef specializing in Caribbean cooking and open small restaurant on the islands.
If you decided to work purely with sexuality let this question be about romance and sexual adventure. If you could learn something new to enhance your sex life what would you choose, belly dancing, Japanese rope bondage, yoga? Alternatively you could choose to identify the sexual adventure of your dreams. Which of your sexual fantasies you would like to see come true? Again be inventive and think big.
In any case record each of your ideas.
6. Libations 2- empowering the creative will.
Once the answers are recorded you may want to choose one out of all your ideas that you want to focus on. If your creative domains are varied you may prefer not to choose and empower all answers regardless how crazy some of them might be. If you wish you can read them all out loud. This can be really fun especially when playing this in a group of people. Raise toast to each and all of them and praise the gods and goddesses of creation and the Purple! Your creative will has now been empowered.