Wendy went out with friends for ‘holiday stuff’ – I think lately that’s code for red wine and bookstores – but I had all the things I needed for the spell, so I finally tried it. It took a while to set the altar up properly, down in the basement of course. There were so many details and so many strange things I needed to set up; specific candles, herbs, oils, and even a genuine fossil; that was hard to find, and that’s going to take some explaining when it shows up on the credit card statement. Another hard thing was that I had to memorize the spell – I wasn’t supposed to have it written down for some reason, so I said it over and over again until I had it memorized.
It was weird – when I started setting up the altar I still thought it was stupid, that the email was a hoax. I felt embarrassed that I was even attempting it. As I was completing the setup, though, I felt a change – I don’t know if it was something mental, or a real physical change, maybe a bit of both, but by the time I was ready to start the spell itself my hands were shaking and I was sweating.
The spell itself… something happened. I felt it, like a static electricity that covered my whole body as I started the spell and lit the candles. I felt something, some kind of energy rising and heard an electric sounding hum that filled the air. Things in the basement started moving around and falling off shelves as I recited those strange words, and then as I finished the spell I got cold – the temperature in the whole room dropped significantly. The candles flickered wildly and then went out, all at the same time. I felt dizzy and lightheaded, I don’t really remember what happened all that clearly. The video camera was having issues, too – when I went back to review the footage, it looks like it started fuzzing out then apparently cut off. And on the video there’s a sick sounding chanting in the background that seems to start just as the energy of the spell really spikes. I think it’s when I invoke Hastur.
So did it work? I guess that’s the big question, and the answer is – I don’t know yet. I’m still shaking, and I can’t even think about sleeping right now I know something happened, something definitely happened when the spell was cast, but I’m not sure what – I just hope I didn’t make things worse.