Prepare for the Ritual! You’ve got to collect tonnes of weird items, make sure the stars are right, and say the right words. It requires a lot of effort.
Seams like a lot of effort. Maybe that’s why so few slackers ever get one accomplished. If it was easy the planet would be awash with elder gods and disasters of epic proportions.
One day I fear someone’s going to discover an easy to learn and easy to accomplish ritual for summoning something nasty and then we’re all gonna die. That actually sounds like the premise for a fun made for TV movie. Somebody call the Sci-fi channel.