How to Summon an Angel
“In the evening, go up to your housetop and, facing the light of the goddess, address to her this hymnic spell as you again sacrifice myrrh troglitis in the same fashion. Light a fire and hold a branch of myrtle ... shaking it, and salute the goddess.
”At once there will be a sign for you like this: A blazing star will descend and come to a stop in the middle of the housetop, and when the star has dissolved before your eye, you will behold the angel whom you have summoned .... “
Papyri Graecae Magicae I:70-76