So, for the last week or so, a creature has been appearing in my dreams, but hazily. He seems helpful and friendly. He has something for me, something he will give to me when I’m ready for it? I don’t think he’s spoken yet (not that I remember anyhow) I would really like to get to know him better, so I’m going to work with him for my 30 day challenge. I might evoke instead of invoke (as if there’s really a difference! ha) depending on what I find out during this initial research phase.
He is kind of an opener of ways (like Ganesh or Legba), but more of a gate-keeper. I call him “Alien Ganesh” for now, because he looks like a cross between an elephant and a big-head grey alien.
He isn’t a god of magicians, but he might be a god of magic. He certainly has sway over psychic powers, and spirit/energy/magic perception. He is in charge of hidden (not lost, intentionally hidden) things/places; because he is a god of occlusion, he is also sometimes a god of revelation. This is the thing I’m most sure of.
I say he, but it might be a she. It has a big, round belly…a pot belly or a late-term pregnancy? It’s wearing a crown, possibly made out of fire, or tendrils of some plant, or maybe snakes, or tentacles, or fingers? I think it has four arms, and eyes in the center of its (upper set of) palms. It holds an elongated spinning egg shape (maybe a spindle?) between the two other hands. Possibly between the upper right and lower left hand, with the other two palm out, showing the eyes.
I don’t know a name yet… Asratan? Azrafon? Something like that I think.
I tried to draw some pictures, but I’m a really bad drawer. OTOH, my partner is an illustrator, so we played “police sketch artist” for a while. He promised to draw me another one later tonight or tomorrow with the noted changes (in particular, holding the spindle thing)
I have tomorrow off, so I might try to go into a trance and ask him to show up and provide a name or seal or something. I’m busily googling, but I don’t have much to go on. If these pictures strike a chord with anyone, please let me know! 🙂