I will share my recent experience(s) in working with the Black Sun exercise in this article. But first off, a short introduction to those that do not know what the exercise contains. I first came across this exercise 3 years ago when I was still a beginning occultist and a dabbler; the Left Hand Path mage that goes by the alias E.A. Koetting published a video in which he gives the short version of what it is and what benefit it has for the practitioner. I remember doing this exercise very well back then and the mentally numbing effect it had on me, I felt absolutely worthless/ useless for 3 days or so after performing it for a day or five. So let me state immediately that the conclusion is that this ritual is not for beginners.
The link to the YouTube video: Black Sun Exercise (no longer available since YT has deleted his channel, see for yourself by clicking on it). See here for a text document of the video, copied & pasted as on His newsletter in ref. to the video.
I did this ritual again starting in September 2016 for a month and before doing so I performed divination like I always do to see the outcome and so that I don’t waste my time in undertaking something that doesn’t benefit me. The result was what happened and that is that the exercise had side-effects such as an increased appetite; I started getting cravings a lot more often( I used to eat once a day and now it’s three times a day). I also felt more rage boiling inside me(anger, hate etc.). But the positive results were very good: an increase in my monthly income( I mentioned in an earlier article that that was at $3000, turned into $3500 and heading towards $4000 at the moment), and I felt mentally healthier and stronger; good amounts of clarity and mental baggage disappeared, although I must point out that the BS exercise amplifies my existing work and the before mentioned benefits are a result of that. So not the exercise in itself. I managed to upgrade this ritual after practicing it for a few weeks by adding an image and scrying it which is more effective than the original exercise itself; I recommend that both be done(how I do it), so scry first and then the exercise itself. Image below can be used for scrying by copying it to a (white) piece of paper.
Another thing I need to mention is that the beginning is the hardest and you’ll feel “the burn” then but not anymore after a while and the meditation will take on different variations( in mine for example I started seeing a normal sun fusing with the black sun and the black sun getting more “shiny and glimmer-y” after a while).it should be done once a day. Lastly, this was my personal experience so it will probably differ for people, depending on the individual. My advice: Check first to see if it’ll do anything for you.
Also of interest (perhaps): Black Sun (occult symbol) Wiki