Term: Assumption of Godforms
A technique used in several magickal systems. The magician creates the image of a deity by various means, including visualization of an archetypal image of the deity, concentration of the sigil of the deity, vibration of the deity’s name, etc. Once created, the magician “steps into” the image (this may be done mentally, physically, or both). The magician then functions as a manifestation of that deity. This is typically done in certain initiatory rituals, so that it is a deity performing the initiation for the purpose of using powers and abilities attributed to the deity for healing, divination, practical magick, etc., or as part of certain forms of sexual magick.