So I decided to kick off 2023 by purging my workplace of undesireables.
Long story short, there's a manipulative coworker at my job who needed to be taken down a peg or two. Preferably taken out of the situation completely. He gets away with a long list of bad behaviour because he sucks up to the managers.
I decided to perform the Astral Bomb Ritual for 7 days, just to see how it goes.
I started with the NAP relaxation ritual and the central pillar. Then I used the Defensive Armor Ritual rite three times, before using the Astral Bomb Ritual. I would finish with the de-hay-thooth gesture.
During the Astral Bomb Ritual, I would name the target and command to “diminish him” destroy his reputation, and get him to leave me alone or something along those lines.
For the first few days, when I was back at work, he seemed to have calmed down with his BS. Not much happened – he seemed to have left me alone at least, although not so much other people.
Another interesting thing is that during my time at work, after performing this ritual, he just seemed so small and insignificant to me. Everything he did just rolled off my back like it was nothing. Like he wasn't even worth the effort.
But he was still there, and nothing more seemed to be happening to him. I wondered if the defensive armor chant was working, but the astral bomb possibly wasn't.
Then on Saturday, something interesting happened.
I volunteer at an arts charity on Saturday afternoons. One of the other volunteers is someone I have set my sights on – another malicious individual who would improve the atmosphere by not being there. I wanted to deal with him magically at some point, but I didn't consider him to be a high priority.
That Saturday, he wasn't there, and I met his wife who told me that he had been hospitalized after his eye went completely red with some kind of rare infection. He could be out of the picture for a while.
So this is interesting. Did the spirits of the Astral Bomb Ritual decide that this guy was a more important target than the guy at my day job? As if the spirits were saying “never mind that douchebag at work, this guy is the real problem.”
OR perhaps it was my phrasing during the ritual? The chant itself targets just anyone who is my enemy. I added a mention of my desired target, talking about “diminishing him” and destroying his reputation.
In doing this was I too specific? In naming my main target, was I restricting what I wanted to happen to that target, while the other target who I wasn't even thinking about got the full treatment?
The other possibility is lust of result. I wanted Target A to go down, but instead Target B, who I don't think about as much and has been relegated to the back of my mind, got taken down.
I would be interested to hear what you guys think about this result. I'm still picking it apart myself. I can't help but wonder if there was a more effective way of performing the Astral Bomb ritual.