Servitors are artificial spirits that are made by the practitioner, and are used to complete tasks, or goals set by the practitioner to help him or her in their life, or magickal practice. Before you jump right into creating a servitor there are things you must plan out beforehand. Here are the things you’re going to need to think about before building your very own servitor:
Every servitor has a purpose, and it’s your job to pick your purpose for your servitor. A purpose can be anything. You could want your servitor to protect you, or your family. You could want your servitor to help you pass a test. You could have your servitor torture people in their dreams… You know whatever you want. It is important to give your servitor a purpose. So take time to think of things you would like your servitor to do for you, once you have your purpose feel free to move on to the next step.
2) Spiritual appearance
Now you must create an appearance for your servitor that it will take on a spiritual level. It is important to keep in mind when making your servitor’s spiritual appearance that the spiritual appearance should reflect the task that they were assigned to complete. If the servitor is for better communication with your peers, then it’s spiritual appearance shouldn’t be a Azathoth looking creature, but maybe perhaps some type of human or anthropomorphic entity. Besides that the you can create any type of spiritual appearance you would like. Male, female, tall, short it’s up to you. You can even say “screw it, and I’m making this one a shapeshifter”. So have some fun, and do whatever you would like. You also might want to draw a picture, or get some representation of their form once you decide upon it for later steps in the servitor creation process.
This one’s pretty self-explanatory, and again you can pretty much pick whatever you would like. All we’re going to do is think of some personality traits that you would like your servitor to have, like charming, intelligent, funny, friendly, loyal, etc… So take some time, and pick out your personality traits that you like, and move on to the next step.
Feeding a servitor is a lot like charging a sigil, and you can use all the same methods in order to feed a servitor in the same way you use to charge a sigil. You can also set up some methods of feeding for the servitor that the servitor can do on their own behalf. You could tell your servitor to feed on something like sunlight, or crystals that you have lying around. servitors can also be fed simply by giving them attention and placing your awareness upon them, though it is usually a good idea to have other methods of feeding Not setting up feeding methods, or not feeding your servitor will result in it going rogue, or it finding its own food sources which may not always be preferable.
There are some people that say the servitors lifespan should not be very long, but in my experience this has not been a problem. In my experience servitors only act up once they do not have a purpose anymore, or if acting up is programmed into their nature, or if they are not being fed. Life span should be based on purpose. If you want your servitor to help you pass a test, then its lifespan should only be until after the test then it will be destroyed. If you wanted your servitor to protect your property then you would need a lifespan that you can end at any time. So then you would need a phrase, or ritual to end its life when the time comes. This phrase, or ritual would not have to be elaborate. It would just have to be told to the servitor that once the phrase is spoken, or the ritual is completed they will be destroyed. That’s a good enough safety net I guess let’s move on to the next step.
6) The Housing
Now we need housing to ground the servitor to the physical plane. Housing can be things like a rock, a staff, a doll, something you made out of clay, etc… Servitors by nature do not need housing, but it is better to have a physical representation of them for control, and feeding purposes. Housing can be anything, but I would stay away from certain metals because energy does not flow as good through them as it does other materials. It is also better to have a housing made, or created by you, and your hands. This is so that the item is more connected to you personally. Once you find what housing you would like to use you are ready to go onto the next step.
This one is super simple all you have to do is pick a name for your servitor. Literally can be anything Meaningful, or otherwise. All you have to do is choose a name, and then you can move on to the next step.
8) Making a Sigil
Now you should make a sigil out of the name of your servitor. You will use this sigil as a true representation of your servitor. Once you have your sigil you can draw it, or carve it into your housing for your servitor. This would be recommended, but if you do not want to mark the sigil on the housing you can always put the sigil on a piece of paper, and put it underneath your housing during the “Bringing the servitor to life” step. The sigil will act as a connection point to the servitor much like the name, and housing.
9) Bringing the servitor to life
Now we just bring together all the materials that we have gathered thus far into a ritual. First thing you’ll want to do is cleanse the area. This can be done through any cleansing method such as smoke cleansing, or energy cleansing. Next you’re going to want to cast a circle or use some other form of protection technique. Now you’re going to want to enter an altered state of consciousness where you can strongly in vision the energy that you are manipulating. Close your eyes, and in your mind’s eye begin to mold the energy into the spiritual appearance of your servitor. Strongly visualize every little detail of your servitor’s being. Then breathe life into your servitor by just willing for the energy to be alive and to be conscious. Once you have molded your energy into the spiritual appearance of your servitor, then in your head, or out loud call to the servitor. Tell the servitor it’s name, it’s purpose, it’s personality, it’s feeding methods, and it’s lifespan. More focus, and will you use to create the servitor more put together the servitor will be. Now your servitor is done, and it is alive. Undo your circle, and before you send out your servitor for the task you want them to complete I usually wait one day, and feed my servitor a couple times. I find when I first create a servitor it is incredibly weak so I gave it one day to become a little bit stronger before it starts its task.