As Janna said, the best how-to sites surface when you least expect them. I’m not even going to ask what she was looking for when she found a site on How to Create a Golem in the comfort of your own home.It’s all very practical. Here’s a bit from the site’s FAQ:
What happens if I do something wrong?If any of you try this, let me know how it works. (via Janna Silverstein)
Theory suggests that if something goes wrong during the initial creation process of the golem you will need to restart the process from the very beginning. It should have no immediate adverse effects.If something goes wrong after the golem has been created, and the golem begins destroying the village, it is possible to destroy it:If you created the golem by writing EMETH on it’s forehead, erase the first E, causing it to read METH or “death”.
If you created it by placing the name of God in its mouth, remove the parchment.If you recited the words of creation: “if one wants to return [the golem] to the dust, one should [recite the sequence in] the opposite order” —Eleazor of Worms
I’ve followed all of the directions correctly but it still won’t work. What did I do wrong?
Golem creation is generally reserved for those learned wise men, like Rabbis or Zaddiks, who have dedicated their life to God and the Torah. Those Rabbis who have been attributed with golem creation are considered to be very holy and spiritual. If you can’t successfully create the golem, either you have made a slight mistake in pronounciation or you have not achieved the proper state of holiness.
Will the golem kill me?
This is entirely within the realm of possibility. Golems seem more uncontrollable the longer they have been in existence. Thus, the longer you use the golem, the more likely it will rampage.
Can my golem be tried as an adult?Contact your local authorities for the laws concerning golems. You may be considered liable for any destruction of property caused by the golem should you lose control of it at any point.