I suggest introducing yourself to him first. Only because - it is good to be introduced to some of these spirits. Namtillaku is a very gentle spirit, very understanding, like many of the angels associated with death. He does not need to be commanded, so start the relationship out on the right foot.
It was during my involvement with the necronomicon that my friend Allison's father died. She was concerned that she had not dreamt of him afterwards, and that it meant either he was trapped somewhere, or that their relationship had not been very strong - or worse, he had died angry or disappointed with her. Dreaming is her particular talent, so this meant a great deal to her. I had not worked with Namtillaku before, and while like many of the other currents of the necronomicon working with him had, for me personally, certain psycho-physical drawbacks, he came very quickly when called, answered my questions, and agreed to allow my friend to communicate with her father in that chosen medium. Thereafter she has dreamed about him periodically since, although not all of the dreams are always pleasant. Still, they are comforting to her.
There is probably a lake or river near where you live up there. I would suggest acquiring a very simple stone alter - could just be a large lake rock - like two white candles on either side of his sigil which you can find correctly drawn in several places on the internet, I have never seen it improperly reproduced, draw his sigil in black or dark blue on a white piece of paper (animalskin parchment of some kind is always preferable, or alternatively paper you made yourself) and simple sit before the altar at the water's edge, chant his name a bit, enter a lite trance if this is an option or you are capable, and ask that he come by the authority of Marduk his God, and by the word of power by which he is bound to the covenant, BANUTUKUKUTUKKU. You need not be harsh with this spirit. After you have discussed what you want with him, then ask about the best way to form a deeper connection with his aspect. Make the suggestion of placing his mark on an intended object of power and see what he has to say. A staff may not be appropriate, if there is a better option, he will say so.
p.s. winter is also an excellent time to enter into this particular relationship.
This post has been edited by Vagrant Dreamer: Nov 23 2008, 03:02 AM
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