The Wendigo is a short story written by Algernon Blackwood, first published in The Lost Valley and Other Stories - London, 1910. A guide on a hunting party in the Canadian backwoods is seized by the Wendigo - the terrifying whirlwind horror that inhabits lonely places. It is composed of numerous animal forms and has an unusual odor that Blackwood describes as the scent of lions. It picks its "victims" up and carries them through the forest at an incredible speed. Defago, prior to his abduction describes it thus:
"It's nuthin'-nuthin' but what those lousy fellers believe when they've bin hitten' the bottle too long - a sort of great animal that lives up yonder,'' he jerked his head northwards, "quick as lightning in its tracks, an' bigger'n anything else in the Bush, an' ain't supposed to be very good to look at - that's all!"
Dr Cathcart says of it:
"The Wendigo is said to burn his feet - owing to the friction, apparently caused by its tremendous velocity - till they drop off, and new ones form exactly like its own.''
If you haven't read it, go read it for the complete view on it. I see the Wendigo as the Pan/Baphomet/Cernunnos of the nameless aeon. I invoke it using Casteneda's Gait of Power, a mad exulting run through the wilderness.
Go to the woods, or the mountain etc, preferably where no one will see you. Harsh weather such as a thunderstorm is recommended so is nudity. Spend a while contacting the genius-loci, state your intent to it. Perhaps take a suitable substance, deliver the short enochian invocation then take off through the bush!
ZIRDO - ZONG - LUCAL
I am - of the winds - in the North
A - VPAAH - GIGIPAH - ZIR - UNIGLAG - CAOSG
on - the wings - of the living breath - I - descend - on the Earth
ZIRDO - AVAVAGO - LANSH
I am - the thunders - in power exalted
BAI - LUSDAN - IALPOR
soaring down - with feet - flaming
NIIS - PARM - ORSBA - VEP, OBOLEN - LEVITHMONG
come ye - run - drunken - as a flame, your garments - the beasts of the field
ZIRDO - VRELP - DS - IALPON - SA - TRANAN
I am - a strong seething - that - burns - in - the marrow
IAL - GIGIPAH
consume - the essesnce of life
ZAZAS ZAZAS NASATANATA ZAZAS
IA WENDIGO IA WENDIGO IA WENDIGO
"Simpson declares that Defago's face was more animal than human, the features drawn about into wrong proportions, the skin loose and hanging, as though he had been subjected to extraordinary pressures and tensions. It made him think vaguely of those bladder-faces blown up by the hawkers on city streets, that change their expression as they swell. But Cathcart long afterwards, seeking to describe the indescribable, asserts that thus might have looked a face and body that had been in air so rarefied that, the weight of atmosphere being removed, the entire structure threatened to fly asunder and become - incoherent...."
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