Here is a small free booklet in PDF format, giving what you need to know about calling forth this Dread Lord. May it serve you well.
A well-deserved break after we wrote our Magnum Opus, we decided to revive our blog with a small booklet on none other than Lord Belial. Few know the exploits and journeys Belial has put us through - and what we have learned from Him can fill volumes upon volumes.
Here is a small free booklet in PDF format, giving what you need to know about calling forth this Dread Lord. May it serve you well.
Mind over matter - a term that most people have heard of - is a term commonly used in anything concerning the physical, such as exercising, fight training, and doing things with your own body that you never thought possible. It is not some highly guarded secret that only a select few can practice - no. It is an "ability" that any person, young or old, have. We like to compare mind over matter to "knowing without knowing" - knowing without knowing means that you simply KNOW something to be so, as an example, when you look at your coffee cup next to you, you don't have to think if you can lift it - you know you can. How do you know? You simply do.
So how does mind over matter relate to spiritual practices? We'll get to that in a bit.
In the practice of Qi-Gong, onlookers look in amazement at the masters of this practice being able to put their bodies through unthinkable acts of pain, without even having bruises or bleeding from it - an act that most people may consider "otherworldly" or "supernatural" - after all, if you just had to have someone hit you full force in the throat with a pole right now as you sit, you will surely die. So, how do they do this? Mind over matter. They describe it as gathering Chi or energy and focusing it at that exact point of impact on their bodies, and "envisioning" (knowing without knowing) that that area has become harder than steel etc - this is usually accompanied by shouts and hitting the area in question. Only highly trained people practice this - and this is understandable, as if you cannot utilize this successfully, death will be the result. The result of this is not just the energy they gather, but them having their brain and thus their own body KNOW that it is invulnerable. Simply imagine the possibilities of what your own body can do! (This does not mean you must try such great feats of will out of the blue - no. Concerning the physical, start small. Lift heavy weights, etc. We will not be held responsible for acts of idiocy!)
Now - the part that you have been waiting for - the spiritual application of mind over matter.
The spiritual application of mind over matter makes use of your own spiritual faculties and of course your will. No need for external forces on this. You can use this for anything whatsoever, and can be included in any paradigm or practice with ease. Say as an example that you have been looking for a new job and have found one that you believe would be perfect, however, you doubt that you will be chosen. The first problem is: doubt. You must remove any form of doubt whatsoever from you, or you will definitely not get anywhere - not even spellwork will assist you due to your doubt blocking progress and movement. You must know without knowing that you will succeed - with no question AT ALL. Next, you must will the result into existence - do not see the process leading to the result, but the result itself. This goes paired with knowing without knowing. See and know yourself as already successful. Then, let it go - this is one of the most difficult things to do, but it is imperative. Not being able to let go, means that you still doubt it, and will thus be unsuccessful. Your will will be hanging in the air instead of being achieved. After all, the success or failure of utilizing mind over matter in any aspect falls solely upon you.
You can apply the above example to any spiritual working. We ourselves utilize mind over matter in all forms of our lives - with great results. So go ahead, take the power into your own hands - what do you have to lose?
In ancient cultures Priests and Emperors were depicted as gods. We understand that they had to assume these roles, however can a modern human become a god? This subject is a bit tricky and received both praise and criticism across the Religious, Scientific and Occult beliefs. What is a god? A god is a self aware, all powerful being that was once human or never human and has ascended to the heights of heaven or hell in some myths and legends. But surely this is purely a thing of myth or individual belief and cannot possibly transmute in this world where Physics govern "all" things! Or is this the exact thing that society wants you to believe?
There are many Occultists who claimed to have achieved this divine state, but clearly they are charlatans. Remember, in order for you as an individual to learn and gain wisdom, you need to study history, by examining the failure and successes of others. And people like Crowley, Koetting, Blavatsky, Kelly etc were great showman, very much akin to stage magicians and illusionists, however as with all things the hands of time wears down their talent and sweep their novice glamor right out the door.
Are we saying that it is impossible to become a "GOD"? Not at all, however there are a few things you need to keep in mind.
The Character of a god:
The true character of a god is that of contentment. You won't announce that you are a god, as this is the ego and a characteristic of man. A god is in complete balance within and without exactly like the Hexagram.
The Laws of Natural - Physics:
Let's not be deluded, you will not physically be transformed into a Deity! You will grow old, weak and eventually, your body will die! Why? Because your body is governed by the laws of nature and Physics!
Mental Health and I.Q:
We are just going to say it. An idiot cannot practice the Occult successfully. Neither can a person with poor mental health. This is simply the facts. Why? Simply because you work within the abode of the Deep - a.k.a your subconscious and soul.
It takes a hell of alot of dedication, will and perseverance to see it through. You WILL NEVER EVER achieve this state of divinity if you cater to your negative ego, and reader, this is why The Become A Living God Franchise will fail over and over again. And for the same reason why so many others has failed in the past.
So, this is the basic rundown of this seeming "taboo". Unfortunately not many people understand that you do not have to have any religious views to tread this path, as they are far too busy casting stones and glorifying within their own ignorant shadow.
You know, we wrote so many pieces on spiritual ascension and self empowerment..sigh. It's like casting a bag of flour to the hungry masses only to be immolated by ignorance. Yet we are still carrying on not dissuaded by trials.
We praise those individuals that tread this path, and each of these people are worth a million suns. Keep it up, and know that you are the true Elite!
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We have decided to make this small pdf available so that a secret paradigm is no longer a secret. This is all about money, obtaining it and how to make it work for you in the world of the Occult. This is a must-read for anyone who struggles financially or individuals who wish to make a financial success out of their business. Enjoy - and yes, this pdf is free...simply click to download.
The Sigil may be constructed from the letters of the Alphabet (see above, left)
And even using color, reflecting the desired intent of outcome (see above, right)
The important thing to keep in mind is your comfort zone as an individual. This should not be overlooked at any point in time as this will determine the outcome of the operation. You can make use of the Rosy Cross or even Austin Osman Spare's method, as long as you understand the mechanics of the Sigil and how it is tied to the subconscious Will and Intent.
The methods in employing the finished product are numerous, and yet again fall upon the individual's discretion on how to employ the Sigil. In most cases the Sigil has to be "charged" constantly (not unlike a battery) with your Will and Intent and after a while you will be able to use it once-off with the desired result manifesting soon after. When you have mastered the subconscious you will not need the Sigil any longer, and the spoken word will become the Sigil - and then in all eventuality, mere Will will deliver the desired result.
Franz Bardon has made a method available on mastering the self in his magnificent contribution to the Occult through his writings, and Phil Hine in his Chaos Magic writings has presented some material worth investing in. Frater Akenu also wrote a book on it titled "Liber Azag: The Book of Sigils" that is also excellent material. In our book "The Etheric Keys" we have included a big section on Sigil Magick as well, and are going to create a short course on Sigil Magick, so you as an individual have many options in your path to gain knowledge from.
Many of you know our standpoints concerning all world religions - regardless of it being Left-Handed in nature or Right-Handed. What you might not know is why we have these standpoints, and why we personally follow no religious beliefs. This blog post is concerning religion - and how "belief" does not mean "worship".
We weren't always without religious beliefs - believe it or not. We both started our childhood lives indoctrinated into the belief of our parents: Christianity - as parents usually do with their children before the child is even old enough to understand, let alone make up his/her own mind. Obviously, as we both grew older, we knew that something felt "off" with our belief system then, with many questions unanswered - and have thus broadened our perspectives. At a young age, both of us then shifted our gaze upon Black Witchcraft and Satanism. Baron Araignee was lucky enough to have found an adept teacher in Black Witchcraft to teach him the basics thereof, but Baronessa Araignee entered into Satanism without any teacher. After Baron exhausted all his teacher could teach, he then pursued other avenues by himself - one of those actually ended up in trying to find out what truly makes Christianity "tick" and has completed the High Catechism. This, however, was long before we met eachother.
When we met, Baron took Baronessa under his wing and properly taught her everything he knew at that point in time. Then - we became both teachers of one another, as well as students of one another - our knowledge equaled to this very day, and still growing. Regardless - back to the point of religion. We wished to see all that religion has to offer and have fully delved into virtually all modern religious beliefs - Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Atheism, Taoism, Satanism, Luciferianism - too many to mention. Then, we pursued the ancient religious beliefs from all countries - including the origins of modern religion you see around you today. We also delved into the writings and practices of many Occultists throughout the ages. Of course, during this period, we practiced the Occult Arts related to these systems and mastered them - so when we say we are well-experienced in most belief systems and Magickal Practices - we aren't bullshitting you. And no - we will not compose a list of all that we have delved into.
Now, with our "experience" concerning religion listed, on to what we have learned. Out of all we have learned concerning religion, only one thing is actually "good" or "positive" - that truth can be found in the strangest of places. By now you would know that our own personal path in the Occult and Magick is basically spiritual ascension and enlightenment, growing our own spiritual power etc - and thus our practices reflect this...as we follow no "pre-existing" path or manner in achieving our goals. We use what works for us and discard the rest. Now, what does this have to do with "truth can be found in the strangest of places"? Simple - if you sift through all the superstition and religious dogma that all religious texts are riddled with, you come across some writings that all state the same thing - however we will not reveal it here, but in our Great Work to come...unless you wish to know it now - then delve fully into everything we have delved into, remove the nonsense and you will see it for yourself. Yes, you read right - at the core of all religions, be it modern or ancient - is one prolific message.
Apart from this one true thing concerning all religions - everything else is typical of the human negative-ego...and thereby, not "divine knowledge" at all - the original messages have been twisted over the ages to suit society (to say the least).
One thing that people cannot seem to understand is that being spiritual, or believing in things beyond this world of man DOES NOT mean that you have to worship and crawl around on your knees like an idiot. This is the main difference between spirituality and religion. Take us as an example - we are "spiritual"...we believe in things, Beings, worlds and such beyond this physical world of Earth and humanity - not blind belief mind you, but by experience, knowledge and wisdom - we believe in the unseen, the known and unknown...BUT - do we worship any of these Forces? Not even a bit. Do we blindly follow anything? Not at all. Do we sit on our asses and "let things take it's course" and leave everything up to "fate", believing that some higher power controls us and everything around us, and that nothing can be done? No.
See, worshiping anything restricts you - not just your spiritual growth, but even your knowledge, free-thinking, free-will - everything. Subconsciously, by worshiping anything - you brainwash yourself to think that you are weak and powerless - and since your subconscious sees everything as truth, you thereby become just that - weak and powerless. The subconscious is a tricky thing.
But - we're not saying that you must be an arrogant asshole - not at all. You must still know and realize that as you sit now, there are still Forces that holds more power than you and if you try to take Them on you will lose terribly to say the least. However, respecting and honoring is not the same as worshiping. Thus, you can respect Them, and even honor Them - but never worship. Here's a hint: if you grovel on your knees before a Force more powerful than you, the Force will see you for what you are - weak and powerless, and will treat you as such, not respecting you nor your will at all. However, if you approach a Force more powerful than yourself with respect and honor - without making yourself lesser than what you are - the Force will respect you back, and you will get much further much faster in your chosen path...and word spreads in the Worlds Beyond.
To wrap this all up - religion has caused pain, suffering, war, famine, discrimination, mass murder, hatred etc to those people who do not follow a certain form of it - history is proof thereof. We cannot tell you what to do with your life, however, as long as you have learned something from this post - you must reflect on it and think deeply on where you stand in your own life and practices. As we have said numerous times - religion has no place in the Occult, and this is for good reason. Religion is all about control and restriction...but the Occult is to see the unseen and know the unknown - to grow yourself. Are you a Dragon soaring high above the kneeled masses, or are you a sheep gleefully following the path set by society? Are you a man, or are you a God? Gods did not create religion...man did.
When we think back on our book Liber Infernos Infernar, the writing thereof seems so long ago. We can remember the dark energies that called out to us, wanting to be a part of the pages, persistent in it's maddening whispers. We went days upon days without sleeping, driven like some kind of mechanized tools, without reason or self awareness. Pounding away at the computer keys like an infernal jackhammer. This book took a toll on us unlike any other.
That joyous relief when it was completed! The absolution, the reprieve! The closest we can get to explain the writing of that book was like insanity descending into Hell. We where changed spiritually in such extent that it is hard to translate into mere words.
The other day we discussed our written works and noted how it has changed since we published Liber Infernos Invernar. Well, this is simply a reflection of the authors, we suppose. Our books are simply a reflection of our spirituality, and small things are usually overlooked. We didn't even notice it...
Then followed "The Stars are not Right and The Etheric Keys" and we personally feel that these two books are our most prolific and significant books to date. What many of you don't know, is that "The Etheric Keys" was written in a period of Ascention where we came to a bitter and terrible realization. Now this book was actually written a good couple of years back when the very foundation of our Occult/Spiritual beliefs came crumbling down around us. Yet again, it is hard to explain the exact mental and spiritual torment we endured at that very moment. It was simply terrible. Spiritual Ascention usually is.
Then came "The Gospel of The Ghouls" and "The Book of Azarak", nothing really special to add concerning these two books, other that they both are leading up to something greater, perhaps our Magus Opus? Only time will tell, as we are uncertain as of yet. There are many good authors in the Occult, but very few Great ones. What we believe greatness is, is the ability to embrace the soul of an individual and confound the heart thereof with wisdom in truth and truth in wisdom. But then again - that's our perception on the matter of "greatness". We are certain there are others which is more meaningful.
Life in general can be seen as a series of books, you being it's author. Some of your books will be comic, while others will be tragic. A lot of the books contains twists and turns, strange plots and interesting characters. But one thing you must realize is YOU are the author and control the outcome of your story, no matter what the title of the book is.
The following post is written by us originally for our forum, The Arcane Lodge.
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There are two choices in which path to follow in traditional High Magick. We believe that these two paths are joined, however we will view them seperately for the moment. These choices are: "Divine or Infernal". In man's plight to master the Metaphysical, he/she first has to "choose" which path to follow. If he/she chooses the "Infernal Path", the Initiate has to become the lessor Demon/Imp, climbing the infernal ladder of ascention. Which Demon will guide the initiate through the Ranks and levels of Hell? Only the worthy King Paimon who is the torch of Lucifer!
When the initiate ascended the steps and shines bright above Lucifer, then he/she will be Baphomet! The twin serpent of glorious despair! Then, only then, the Initiate will become Mage. The Magus Opus.
Throughout history there were many Authors who attempted to present a pathworking that will assist the initiate to Ascend. Barrett, Crowley, Bardon, Jung etc. However many initiates have lost the true translations of these Powerful Rites and preferred to house entertainment of Lessor Magick.
What some fail to grasp is that High Magick empowers the "I" through self immolation of the shadow self-but not destroying the shadow, however making it obedient to the "I" of individual Power. Whereas working with Demons/Daemons or Angelic/Celestials directly as a subservent individual, removes the WILL of "I" and retards growth of the Higher Self. The "I" becomes Omegus, then the external force Alphus Prime.(No Pun intended). This is contrary to the directive and objective of Magick as it is imbalance. You may view this as "Yang" without "Ying" and so on. This will allow or permit regulatory universal "Energy" to be drawn to the individual and rectify the gross "imbalance" by means of trial or conflict. This is simply "Cause and Effect".
The True Ascention is when the Mana of the External Being aligns with the Mana of "I", thus spiritual Alchemy creates Gold or the Sun. The Initiate will transcend/ transmute/ evolve from being base metal such as lead into the Glory of GOD of Alphus and Omegus. The end product would be Baphomet. Not "Satan", not "Belial" but HEXAGRAM.
What metal can be associated with the Path of Ascention? Quicksilver ( Mercury) as this is Ether which binds all particles in existence. Some call this Kaos. Mercury joins and binds kindred matter as it is a liquid conduit of Hell's communion, joining Spheres, Entities etc by directed Will.
From Lead, transmuted by Mercury and resulting in Gold. I.E. The Initiate will be transformed through Directed Ether/Kaos and by will become Mage/Baphomet etc.
These four points are the "Base or Foundation" of High Magick. There exists other guidelines in "The Great Arte", however, The "Seven Hermetic laws" of the Sage serves to compliment and direct the path of the Initiate. Contrary to belief, these guidelines are not tainted by sentiments or influences of the "Right or Left Handed" paths. This so called "Black and White" Magick is simply the invention of the negative ego that through wanting perception and guidence of the Unfulfilled "I", has fractured Magick in twain. Remember, Magick simply is Kaos, but through Perception and Will it becomes.
While browsing through the seeming insidious pages of the "Demonic Bible" it's a familiar reflection however more like a dull mirrored image of other Religious paradigms. The difference between this author and others is that this self proclaimed "Anti-Christ" has actually lived his life and writes from practical experience.
What we respect about individuals such as this is the simple fact that they have discovered through the immolation of ignorance, that this thing man calls "Religion" is nothing more than a ruse. A poor construct shared by the feeble of intellect.
Many wise men and women throughout history where labeled as Heretics, for their "outlandish" beliefs, philosophies and insight. Even though these individuals had Spiritual beliefs, to this very day they are known as Atheists - conveniently enough, they are not amongst the living to contest this accusation. It is easy to judge and detest that which contests conformity, but harder still to accept the contra-mundane.
Fortunately, the 21st century has sprouted products of evolution. Both in the Metaphysical field and the Sciences. But the Occultist has not embraced the potential of the Occult Science. For as long as this continues, there will always be misguided individuals that ingests the putrid yoke of mental coagulation.
What some fail to see, is that Magick is a mere reflection of human evolution. The same can be observed with poetry, art, cinematics etc. Will man-kind ever reach the heights of "heaven" and ascend beyond the reach of the Gods? No, we do not believe so, simply because humanity has become comfortable with their stagnant and bad habits - well, they are so hard to break.
If a few does ascend, then it will only be a few. In each generation of all the world's population, only one Legion will spiritually ascend (regardless of their means). This will only be through conscious effort. Through all the material written by the few, from the beginning of man's literacy, what excuses can man find...No, they will be pointing at something else as a scapegoat.
It is not our concern if humanity ascends or not, sooner or later our bones will be dust and will be in a place you can never reach. Your sole concern should be what do we know that you don't?
We can write numerous books on the subject of Spirituality and Magick, but it means nothing if the individual cannot grasp the true message. Perhaps it's some spiritual-genetic flaw that blinds humanity's spiritual senses, but none the less we can understand why the "Fallen Angels" refused to bow to mankind...imagine if there is truth to this mythos?
Humanity is an animal by nature, however an animal without the resources of fang and claw. So what did nature give man to remedy this seeming flaw? Man was granted higher intellectual capacity, forethought and reasoning. The real difference between animal and man is simply instinct vs flawed reasoning or as the Greeks refer to as "Depravatos".
Prometheus is more than just forethought, it's actually spiritual insight. Prometheus of Greek myth gave fire to man. This fire is obviously "forethought". In many other cultures this is represented as fire, flame or torch. In Germanic tradition Sowulo or Sig is another representation thereof, and let's not forget the two Ravens, Huginn and Muninn directly linked to Odin. Very few people know that the two Ravens with Odin forms a Divine Trinity. One is not greater than the other - as the Ravens take flight from his shoulders and this brings relief albeit temporary, for they shall return to burden Him once more with the weight of wisdom.
We will end this post with these final words: "Knowledge can be bought cheaply, but wisdom can never be sold"
Many Dark Blessings,
Many times we are contacted by Practitioners and are asked this single question:
"Why can't I manage to Evoke and communicate/work with External Entities successfully?"
In order to answer this question, we will have to start at the paradigm that leads up to Evocation/High Magick:
Sympathetic Magic A.K.A "Low Magick". You need to understand that before you can even attempt High Magick. You need to master the very basics first, then work your way up to a Zenith. A good place to start is Witchcraft and Chaos Magick as both of these two paradigms have a decent understanding of Sympathetic Magick and much, much more.
Think about it. Dee, Crowley, Barrett and many others did not just simply stroll into a"Temple of High Magick" and mastered it overnight! It took years of study, dedication as well as immolating ignorance in order to become Adept in this paradigm. High Magick is not simply known as HIGH MAGICK for some trivial reason. In order to even attempt Grand Necromancy, the Mage will have to be an Adept High Mage! These two Practices are closely linked to one another, unlike any other paradigm.
We see MANY Daemonolaters "attempting" to work with Daemons, however some of these individuals do not even know the basics of Magick nor fully understand it! There are many Practitioners of the Occult that follow this ignorant trend.
If you do not work yourself up from the basics, you simply won't have the Spiritual Authority, Strength and Will to successfully communicate with these Intelligences, never mind WORKING with Them! These Beings will simply use and mislead you, if you're fortunate, and you will become a slave to Them due to your inability to spiritually perceive and know beforehand when you are in fact being deceived!
Remember, these Intelligences ARE NOT your friends or Family, unless one or more becomes a Patron/Matron on your spiritual path, but this is a matter altogether different. Don't fool yourself, the minute you think you are in control, that's the moment when you have become a slave. Why? Because They exploit weakness to Their full advantage, after all - it's a simple Universal Law that the strong will dominate the weak, it's nothing personal dear reader.
High Magick is not some metaphorical rest room that you can simply walk into and relieve yourself. It takes A LOT of hard work, self discipline and dedication to master! We find it extremely ridiculous that any Tom, Dick and Harry thinks that they can simply wear High Magick as if it's some ratty robe!
Remember, there is a great difference between dabbling and practicing ACTUAL Magick. We've heard the term "mental masturbation" mentioned once or twice and this would be a good example thereof.
The result for not having developed your spiritual faculties in extent and degree and attempting High Magick will be:
1. Delusions (Mental Masturbation) - this simply means that you will unknowingly contact your subconscious, which will manifest as an Archetype and assume the role of the Intelligence you attempt to communicate with. As seen with attempted Divinations allegedly "working" through Deities and so forth. This form of actual Divination does exist (Divining via Divinities) however the spiritually inadequite will not know the difference, nor succeed.
2. You will unknowingly Evoke a Demented or Malicious Spirit and it will:
A. Mislead you
B. Destroy you
C. Possess you.
D. Manipulate you
E. All of the above and worse.
The simple truth is that the practice of High Magick requires a Great Degree of Intelligence, Creativity, Willpower, Dedication and Numen. There are many skeptical practitioners in the field of Magick (irony) that will simply scoff at these written words and shrug at best, however, we gain nothing from writing the Truth. You see dear reader, the Truth is simply perception from a uncorrupted mind, and we all have virtues and vices, however even the blind can see what is obvious and make a lucid and sane conclusion.
So kindly, do NOT dabble with the Occult, rather master the basics first and work yourself up to the path you feel suits you best. Save yourself a world of grief and find a Master Teacher of the High Arte. These teachers are spread far and wide however we are here. We are willing to teach and instruct those who are willing and capable.
Thank you for reading, we hope this post will serve you well.
"Shaitan" - In Greek of the classical period aitia and diabole were often used for the same thing. The word diabolic itself derives from the Greek word diaballo meaning to “pass beyond” or “over”, from the root dia – “through” and, as a causal accusative, “with the aid of”. Later, diaballo acquired amoral sense – for example “to set against” (Aristotle) although it was sometimes used (as diabolos) when a ‘bad’ or ‘false’ sense was meant, as for example, a false accusation.
Please note that we (Araignee) are not members of a Satanic group, Church, Guild or Sect and that this written piece is from our perspective, belief and outlook on the subject matter of Satanism. Another Note: There are many paths to follow in the Occult/Magick world so do not assume that Satanism is the only path as this would be foolish. Refer to our other Blogs for further reading on Occullt/Magick Paradigms.
For hundreds of years the Judeo belief system has provided a convenient religion for the ignorant masses. Well, we can clearly see that this vile dogma is being obliterated through scientific and spiritual progress, Indeed a spiritual revolution is at hand where the old is replaced by a lack of interest in tired and strained ideologies and beliefs. Is mankind actually beginning to think for themselves? Or are they fence-sitting upon the gilded wall of science and religion?
Expectantly, most world religions view Satanism as a "dark" and evil belief, without having the most basic of understanding on it's construct, belief and ideologies. Personally we (Araignee) do not believe in the external Intelligence known as "Satan", however we have closely worked with most Demonic Entities in the known and unknown pantheons.
Satanism is not about religion, it is anti-religion. The mere fact that some splinter-groups of the Satanic Church worship Demons etc, defeats the purpose of the word "Satanic". The cornerstone of Satanism is simply - "Being without Master" but when Belial's name is mentioned, some of the modern day Acolytes readily fall to their knees... Enough said. Satanism today can be viewed as the protagonist of Christianity due to their lack of ethics, understanding and education, and for this very reason Satanism won't receive the respect it so rightfully deserves.
In all our years practicing Magick, we have performed Black Masses, Sacrificial Ceremonies , Demonic Evocation, Constructing and opening Infernal portals, Blood Sorcery through Demon Kings, Pacts and much more. As mentioned, we have spoken to Legions of Demons and all Their Rulers have one thing in common: They Despise groveling fanatics. Azazel, Belial, Zamael, Lucifer etc, all of these mighty rulers will discard the individual that shows ANY sign of weakness , however they will immolate the arrogance of man and turn it against them like a ravenous rabid beast. Do not misunderstand us, a little respect goes a long way, however there is a thin line between submissive and respectful.
Now on to the short subject of Satanic Mages. Many a times we have encountered these so called Black Magicians and Sorceres that portrays themselves as bad-asses, wearing black make-up and hooded cloaks, however these are just scared and insecure kids hiding behind pretentious junk. There is nothing Satanic or malevolent about this sort of trend and is usually short lived once they are devoured by a lessor Demon or grow up. Personally we do not recognize "Black or White" Magick as this is simply conformity to morals or beliefs, and WE DO NOT CONFORM. We have nothing but contempt for Satanic cultists, Right-handed fanatics and teary eyed ideoligist humanitarians.
The fact of the matter is not even the Demon Lords care for this so called "Black Magick" Rites, as They simply view it as a means to an end. As long as it gets the job done - anything goes! And this is exactly the mentality needed to succeed on all platforms. What about morals! Where do you draw the line? Simply put - a truly moral individual does not need "laws" to guide them, it will be quite apparent.
Always remember, the laws of men is fallible for it was created by men, thats why these little details are overlooked. It's not about the world, it's about you, and what you can get out of it! Selfish indeed, but remember - this is a world of talons and claws, whether we live in a concrete jungle or the wilderness, self-preservation is key. This does not mean that you have to disregard the law of your respective country! This will be foolish and unproductive.
Here are a few Satanic Ideologies from the "Satanic Bible" under the Chapter: Book of Satan part 5 to guide you on your path:
1. Blessed are the strong, for they shall possess the earth - Cursed are the weak, for they shall inherit the yoke!
2. Blessed are the powerful, for they shall be reverenced among men - Cursed are the feeble, for they shall be blotted out!
3. Blessed are the bold, for they shall be masters of the world - Cursed are the righteously humble, for they shall be trodden under cloven hoofs!
4. Blessed are the victorious, for victory is the basis of right - Cursed are the vanquished, for they shall be vassals forever!
5. Blessed are the iron-handed, for the unfit shall flee before them - Cursed are the poor in spirit, for they shall be spat upon!
6. Blessed are the death-defiant, for their days shall be long in the land - Cursed are the gazers toward a richer life beyon d the grave, for they shall perish amidst plenty!
7. Blessed are the destroyers of false hope, for they are the true Messiahs - Cursed are the god-adorers, for they shall be shorn sheep!
8. Blessed are the valiant, for they shall obtain great treasure - Cursed are the believers in good and evil, for they are frightened by shadows!
9. Blessed are those that believe in what is best for them, for never shall their minds be terrorized - Cursed are the "lambs of God", for they shall be bled whiter than snow!
10. Blessed is the man who has a sprinkling of enemies, for th ey shall make him a hero - Cursed is he who doeth good unto others who sneer upon him in return, for he shall be despised!
11. Blessed are the mighty-minded, for they shall ride the whirlwinds - Cursed are they who teach lies for truth and truth for lies, for they are an abomination!
12. Thrice cursed are the weak whose insecurity makes them vile, for they shall serve and suffer!
13. The angel of self-deceit is camped in the souls of the "righteous" - The eternal flame of power through joy dwelleth within the flesh of the Satanist!
How easy it is to twist the words of LaVey so that it may suit the needs of the masses. The Satanic Bible was the first book to be printed that brought together these Beings in one volume - one religious volume of Anti-Religion and non-conformity.
We do not admire the Author, but respect him for his originality, insight and forethought. When LaVey wrote the Satanic Bible, he assuredly did not forsee a statue of Baphomet being erected in our modern day and age! We believe he had greater concerns at the time in dealing with his new established congregation.
In conclusion: No one can live this life for you, you have to do this all by yourself. One day your body will die, in the mean time, you should come first above all or you will not be able to tend to your desire and self imposed responsibilities. This is the true message of LaVey and the Satanic Path. The True Satanic Pantheon is YOU. Master yourself. Become Belial. Become Samael .Become Lilith. Be Lucifer.
Recently, we have come across a number of books claiming something dreadfully false in the world of Necromancy. True, many books on the subject matter are written from the individual's perception and personal belief, however - we draw the line on certain matters. In particular - a series of books in which the author thereof claims to be Death/Azrael's "soulmate". As soon as we have read this claim, we were shocked that someone can make such a claim and distribute such falseness under the cover of truth, obviously preying on individuals who do not know better. It is obvious to us that this individual is catering to their perverse ego - and treading the most dangerous path imaginable.
Many of you may know our love for Necromancy, as well as our knowledge and practical experience regarding it as well - so we felt that some misconceptions on the pantheon of Necromancy and Necromantic Forces must be set straight once and for all - so that people who are truly dedicated to this art will benefit in extent and degree. Please see the diagram in this post for an "illustrated" example of the chain of command.
So, you would imagine that such a powerful Force would demand worship, correct? Not in the least. In our opinion - Death is the only Force in existence that deserves and is worth great praise and worship...however, Death cares not for worship - and as a fact, actually dislikes it greatly. We strongly advise against it.
It is extremely difficult to describe Death, as even we find it impossible to describe it wholly. All that we know of Death, is out of personal experience - which is unlike anything you ever have or will experience if you are fortunate enough to make contact. This doesn't mean that you have to be part of a "secret club" in order to contact Death - no. Simply put, Death weighs and measures you - your pasts, present, and futures - and Death alone decides whom to communicate with and who not. Death knows all, sees all and hears all. So, after all this - knowing that Death is self-contained, knowing the power - do you seriously think Death has a soul-mate...a human one at that? Do the math.
If you wish to work with a Spirit of the Dead, it is wise to have an Agent of Death oversee it all - however, you do not have to work with the Dead in order to work with the Agents, as you can work with Them directly. The only Force governing the Agents of Death, is of course Death. Their power is immense and are well-known to consume those not of Necromantic nature, hence keeping Them seperate from the rest. They are easier to work with than most, however They can be very strict.
In many cases of individuals saying that they have seen Death Itself, they have seen an Agent of Death instead...as no one can see Death's true visage. Examples of these Agents are Hekate, Hades, Hel, Santa Muerte, Kali, Shiva, Baron Samedi, Carrefour, Centella Ndoki and many more. Some Agents of Death were once human, however through Their actions in life, They were elevated to become as They are now.
Believe it or not - 99.9% of all cases of true possession, it is a human Spirit doing the possession - the main reason for this is because They wish to live again, however They also do this to punish an individual (for example dabbling). The only reason why the Roman Catholic Church has stopped performing exorcisms, is due to the lack of success rate - instead of trying to exorcise the Dead, they try to exorcise a Daemonic Force...you can see the problem, however - due to their beliefs (that only Daemons possess) they will never admit this.
Regardless, the Dead will be as They were living - if you try to work with a Spirit who, while living, was a devout Christian - you will waste your time. Some of the Dead are easier to contact than others, as the Dead can - and do - ascend...and some of the Dead are generally easier to work with than others. If you are a Neophyte for example, we will not recommend you trying to summon, say...the Spirit of a powerful Practitioner...this is begging for trouble.
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So now you have a basic overview of the Necromantic Pantheon - Death governs the Agents of Death and the Dead and the Agents of Death answers to Death and governs the collective Dead.
Keep in mind that this is a small write-up on this topic and we did not mention everything concerning Death, the Agents and the Dead. If you want to know more, get our book "The Gospel of The Ghouls" or take a course from us.
As we all know - there are many, many paths in the Occult World, some have been named, others not - some self-created and some already existing. In these paths, you make use of/work with External Forces, Spirits, Beings, Deities, Planets, Energies, Ideals, Thoughtforms - you name it. However, apart from the obvious - what makes all these paths valid and workable?
It has nothing to do with whatever Beings you call upon, whatever rituals you use, whatever tools you create - it's simply you. The main thing that all magick has in common (apart from energy), and is often overlooked - is you. You as a practitioner.
Look at, for example, starting a fire. You get a nice little area, place the tinder and stack the wood on top. You have the fuel for the fire - but there is no fire. So, you take a flint, strike it to let the sparks fall unto the tinder and voila! Now you have a fire. Magick is like a fire - the wood is your ritual tools and implements, the tinder is energy/ether, the sparks from the flint is will and desire, and - most important of all - the flint is you. Without the flint, you can have whatever kind of wood you want, whatever tinder you want, whatever area you want - there will be no fire. Same with magick - you can work with whatever you want, use whatever tools you want, use whatever methods you want...it doesn't matter. What matters is you.
We have written about this in many places - however, it's an important factor that should not be disregarded. Many books written on magick is flawed due to this - the author claims that if you do not use their methods, their rituals, their Beings - you will never succeed.
This is why not all meditations, spells, rituals etc will work universally perfect for all practitioners alike - as each individual is unique and have different mental and spiritual requirements and viewpoints. This brings us down to - if you cannot associate with something, it won't work - whether it's a Daemon, Construct, Ideal, spell or whatever. Here follows a good example:
Joe Black is a LHP practitioner through and through in both beliefs and ideals. He makes use the the Averse Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram and it works wonders for him. One day, he tries the RHP version - and it simply does not work at all. At the same time, Samantha White is an RHP practitioner. She makes use of this same RHP version daily with 100% success - and when she tries the Infernal Middle Pillar ritual...failure. Why? Because of their personal viewpoints, associations and beliefs. Does it mean that one method is bullshit while the other is not? No - it simply means that you need kindred association with all your workings. You have probably heard or read concerning placebos or placebo effects as well - it works for the same reason - your belief in it. The Buddhists clearly state that if you do not have the belief, you will not succeed - and this is for good reason.
Here are a couple of points to keep in mind:
2) Spiritual Growth
With these three points, you will always be successful within reason.
One of the things that most practitioners and practitioners-to-be debate upon is the timeframe magick takes to work in. Is it three days for a sign, three weeks for movement and three months for manifestation? Or is it seven? There are honestly so many examples of this. After monitoring such claims from people and grimoires alike, we've decided it's time for us to chip in as well - not to conform, but rather to give our opinion. Whatever you want to make of this and whether you want to believe this or not - is solely up to you.
So...how long does it take for magick to work? No-one alive or dead, not any Beings, Spirits or Deities can truthfully and accurately say. But why not? Now it's time for the nitty-gritty of it. In this post we shall explain the common things that can either slow down the process of magick, or speed it up. To do this, we're going to give you a crash-course in how magick works.
Magick is energy - and the intent of your spell/working etc is thus energy as well. Regardless if you work with your own faculties or with external Forces - it all boils down to energy. For ease of visualisation - you can see this energy as a thick viscous substance impregnated with will and intent surrounding the person or goal you have in mind. This substance is linked to both you and your target. From the moment you cast your spell or do your working - hell, from the moment you set your will and intent upon your goal before you even do your working - this mass of energy is already manifested and attached to the parties involved. So, since it is instantaneously attached to all parties involved, then why doesn't it take immediate effect like you see in the movies? Time for reality...
- Reality versus Hollywood
TV series, movies, books - anything concerning the Occult and Magick that you see on the telly with actors, producers, writers, directors and so forth is just that - a work of fiction. Yes, it might be LOOSELY based upon the truth...however it is dolled up for the masses to make it more elaborate and at times to carry over the meaning behind it. Think very carefully and lucidly now - do you seriously think that if you throw a poppet together and stick it full of pins, that the victim all of a sudden falls down with wounds directly over where you placed the pins? No. Same goes with Beings and such in Evocation - you will NOT see Them as is depicted in movies. If it was like this, then you would see people dropping all over the place with their limbs ripped off by an unseen Force - which you do not see. So if your life-long belief of magick was based upon the dreams of Hollywood...sorry to disappoint.
There is negativity surrounding absolutely everyone and everything, all thanks to the negative ego...and thanks to this same thing, some people are more engulfed in negativity than others. Negativity is everything that is...negative. Insecurity, stress, worry...name it. So, how does this effect timeframes? Simple. This negativity that surrounds you as well as your target can be seen as a wall. So, the energy form your spellwork has to penetrate this wall (or at times walls) to get a good hold upon your target and even you to get the results to manifest. It does this by slowly breaking through little "gaps" in these walls and obviously, the more walls, the longer it will take to breach it. To speed it up, at least on your end - YOU MUST LET GO OF ANY AND ALL DOUBT IN YOURSELF AND YOUR WORKING...because negative self doubt will only cause it to take longer. The less negativity there is surrounding you and your target - the faster it will take effect.
- Be realistic
After a working has been done...do not expect ridiculous results. For example if you cast a spell for money, do not expect a fortune of money to magickally appear in your bank account from an unknown donor while you sit on your ass. That happens in fiction...not in reality. Be realistic in your expectations. Magick can and does perform miracles...but not like this.
- Spiritual Energy
To send energy, you must have energy to send. This goes along with a strong will, intent and desire for results. If you are not 100% invested in your goal...there is immediately room for self-doubt. Also - when you first step into the world of the Occult, do not think you can make the whole world bow at your every whim. You need to grow in your energy as well as your spiritual power - hence you must conquer yourself before conquering others.
- Let it go
There is a reason why grimoires that are worth their salt tells you to let it go after you have cast a spell. This works for two reasons. If you did the working without any external Forces - if you do not let it go, then it shows self-doubt again. If you did the working with an external Force and you do not let it go - it shows distrust in Whom you have worked with, and thus weakness. Do the math.
- Strange Ways
Magick sometimes manifests in very strange ways. Remember - energy and thus magick always takes the easiest route to the goal. So be clear in your statements, and also keep your eyes and mind open for "strange happenings" after you have done your working...it might lead to your desired goal. There is no such thing as coincedences.
This is simply a few examples concerning timeframes in magickal workings - for a more complete write up regarding this matter...refer to the book we wrote which is available here on our website, called "The Stars Are Not Right".
If you switch on the telly, or read a newspaper - you are almost assuredly going to come across something concerning discrimination. Be it against gender, race, age, belief...you name it and it happens. It is all around you. So, do you recognize this discrimination in another part of life? You probably do...the world of the Occult.
People in general tend to look down upon others who doesn't look like them. It's a built-in primal aspect of mankind that assures that you will automatically be more helpful and understanding to those who are your same age, race or gender...and even belief. If someone shares a certain trait with you - you automatically give that person favor above another who you cannot associate with. As you can see - this is actually a very "animalistic" quality of humanity...and has no place in this day and age - let alone the world of the Occult.
But why do people do this? The simple answer is fear. We'll let you think about this and come to your own conclusions...
This is a post about discrimination in magick and the Occult. Ask yourself honestly - in your journey, did you ever come across people or even grimoires stating things like: "Diana is a Deity that can solely be worked with by females" ... "Male practitioners cannot be witches" ... "If you are not Asian, you cannot work with the Taoist Deities" ...and much more of these examples are floating around. Do you see the falseness in this?
Magick and the Occult is blind - blind to race, age, gender and everything else. The only thing that Beings and Spirits may look at is your level of spiritual power. This spiritual power has nothing to do with anything physical - it has to do solely with your spiritual development and ascension.
This is food for thought - will you discriminate or be discriminated against due to ridiculous limits placed upon by the masses...or will you become the Divine Creature you are meant to be?
The world of Magick and the Occult has been an alluring field for many, many aeons. From the dawning of mankind to where we are now - even in this day and age where science and technology are at the forefront of every human's interest...something more internal, ancient and powerful dances on the threshold of the human psyche. Even the most devout religious groups (who ironically claim that magick is "evil") - have this same wonder and awe behind closed doors.
The reasons for people to seek out the Occult Arts are as numerous as the people practicing it. From controlling the aspects of one's life, fame and fortune, controlling others and gaining power to teaching others, growing spiritually and much more. No-one can say that your reasons for pursuing the Liberal Arts are "wrong"...however some people are a bit covert in their reasoning. Let us elaborate. Take as an example that you go visit people you don't really give a shit about (such as family, friends etc)...while you are there, you are friendly, kind, polite and act as if you actually want to be there. But in reality - you're just there because the drinks are on them, or because your aunt's cooking is better than your own and you're not in the mood to cook. This simple example is how people are sometimes blinded to their true reasons for pursuing the Arts.
Sometimes, a person will claim that they are on the road to true power etc - but what they will not admit (perhaps even to themselves) is that they want proof of life after death or they want proof that there are Forces out there in existence beyond humans. The most of these kinds of people are insecure of their own beliefs and capabilities - and will thereby seek a Higher Power or Force to make them feel comforted in their own existence. This is a clear indicator that they are being ruled by their Negative Ego or Shadow-Self...the primal part of humanity where you want to be part of something greater than yourself, because you feel that by yourself, you are insignificant. This is also the driving force for many to worship Deities and Beings blindly. People - by nature - are very insecure and need approval etc in order to feel as if they matter.
So, dear reader - regardless what your motives are in pursuing Magick or the Occult Arts...be aware of your actual motives. Know that all magick stems from YOU first and foremost, regardless of Beings and Deities. After all - if you work with a Being to get a new job (as an example), YOU set things in motion by your own Will and Desire...and YOU called upon the Being to assist you in your goal. The Being did not approach you and told you what you want. Beings are simply there to assist you in your goals until you grow so much in your spiritual power, that you do not need Their assistance any longer. As any true practitioner can tell you - in your path, regardless what it may be - you will grow spiritually, and a time will come when you can create change yourself with no need for calling upon External Forces. At all times and places, be true to yourself! Conquer your Negative Ego that insists that you are insignificant, and see your true potential and worth.
When we first eyed the Occult market on a International level-it looked a bit bleak. Then we came across names such as "E.A Koetting" and then it seemed hopeless. Was this the Creme De la Creme of the modern day Occultist? Thankfully not! Just another quick money maker like the scammers from old. Remember the age when every Tom, Dick and Sally claimed to be Mediums? The exact same scenario.
We discovered very few fellow Master Occultists along the way - and some simply disappeared from the "radar". Perhaps we too will disappear into obscurity. Not yet though, not yet! We scoped the market and joined some Neophyte Forums in order to determine what these individuals were being taught. Except for arrogance (LOL) not much. Circulated, mainstream material that we have long since stored into the vaults of yesterday. Most of these Neophytes where in fact arm-chair practitioners, adept only in the art of bookworming. All talk and no action as the saying goes. However a select few have A LOT of potential, however there are not alot of dedicated Adept teachers out there. It's a terrible shame really...
While we did our market research, we came across alot of pestering individuals. Some begging spells from you like broke dick dogs taring at garbage bags for scraps. These very individuals might turn out to be our world's next politicians. Then you encounter others that will attempt to befriend you with ulterior motives, like wolves in sheep's clothing, not knowing that they have entered the lair of the two man-eating Tsavo lions. We usually tag them along on a poisoned leash, like a hangman waiting for the grand finale!
The time will come when you discover your path, then be merciless in your pursuit. Do not give way to man or god. Stand your ground and fight with Hell's fury to achieve your result. If you lose family and friends because of this, SO BE IT! If your family and friends cannot support your ambition and passion, let them go, you're truly better off without them. And if they do support you, listen to lucid reasoning, consider their council and keep them close to you.
We have very few people we consider "friends", however those individuals we confide in from time to time are those we will always support and consider. In all our years practicing our Craft, we have learned many lessons of life, however we became wise. Now, other things seems trivial to us and even insignificant because of our spiritual growth. As time progress you too that pursues Spiritual Ascension, will find it so and this in turn can become a great sorrow. The truth can be a very bitter pill to swallow for some.
The moral of this story, dear reader, is that you should be very vigil and not believe everything at face value. In order for you to know your path is to properly dissect it, until you discover all it's hidden shadows and bring it to light of your own reasoning.
We wish you the best of grace on your journey!
In your everyday life, you encounter limits. You know the limit of your energy while exercising, you know the limit of your appetite while eating, you know the speed-limit while driving and more. What are the purpose of these limits? To get to this, we must first understand the two different types of limits.
1) Limits placed by something/someone external from you.
2) Limits placed by yourself.
Now, because this is not a writing on your non-magickal life - we will discuss the different limits in your own magickal life.
In the world of the Occult - you will encounter limits. Some self-imposed and others not - some for your own good, and others not. The key here is understanding your limits and if they are productive or not.
Before you say that all limits are bad - think on this. You must know your limits as you know yourself. This means that if you, for example, just started reading about magick yesterday...you shouldn't attempt to Evoke today. This is a recipe for disaster. You must know your current level of knowledge, skill, capabilities, your Will and Desire and if you are ready or not. This doesn't mean that you will never get the opportunity to Evoke - no! In the world of the Occult - especially when you first start off - there is no easy way to reach your goals. It will take a lot of effort on your behalf - and this includes experience. Obviously, to get experience, you must push yourself past your usual limits - stepping out of your comfort zone - after all, theory will only get you so far. Here's where knowing your limits are important...if you do not know your limits, you won't know how far you can push yourself. In magick, it is usually not better to "jump into the deep end" (again, especially if you are a neophyte) - and it's best to take it step by step at first...even though you want to run. The world of the Occult has been there since the dawning of time - and will remain until the end...so it's not going anywhere. Know your current limit and know if you are ready to overcome this limit.
Another self-imposed limit (as we discussed in another thread) is specific paths or religions. We are not criticizing any paradigm, belief or those who follow them. We are simply showing you that if you're not careful - they can limit you...in a bad way. These limits cause you not to grow spiritually beyond a certain point, or to not grow spiritually at all. Look at some of the most prolific practitioners in history - they never simply stuck to one paradigm, and most of them didn't have any religious beliefs. It is in the human nature to want to believe and even worship something greater than you are - but if you are reading this, we believe you don't want to be like the rest of the masses, and you actually wish to pursue greatness. You cannot pursue greatness if you are crawling around in something else's shadow looking for approval. Know if your paradigm or beliefs are limiting you - and choose to break free, or to remain.
Then there are the limits posed on you by...you guessed it...that old devil called society. "Practicing magick is evil"..."There are no such things as Spirits or Beings"..."The only real things are things you can see and touch"..."There is only one true belief/religion"...society wants you to dress like them, speak like them, think like them, act like them - ultimately be them. Females should wear mini-skirts and crop-tops, must look anorexic, must go for plastic surgery, must go for males with lots of money and must have long blonde hair and a tan. Men must be muscular with a beard and short hair, must like cars and booze, must be attracted to the above-mentioned females and must have lots of money...no knowledge, wisdom, free-thought or even spiritual growth ever needed nor wanted. These people are society's darlings...as they cannot stand and be themselves - they can only follow. The rest who don't follow - who have the potential to become great in the Liberal Arts...are discarded as "unwanted mistakes". Have you ever wondered why? We can tell you that they are jealous, yes...but we will not. There are two types of people in this world - lions and sheep. So, will you take the easy way out and betray yourself by becoming a sheep, or will you see that this world and this life is only temporary and be true to yourself, knowing that while the sheep are crawling around in their own spiritual hells...you will tower above them like the god you are. The sad fact is that even if this reaches every single person in the world, only 5% will truly think deeply about it and apply this. Know the negative limits society places upon you and decide to overcome them.
Adding on to this - is another face of society - perception. "All Satanists or Satanic Witches must wear only black, blaspheme every chance they get, must work only with the Infernal Masses and must be sexually depraved." ... "All Shamans must be on a constant high with braided and beaded hair, carrying crystals and perfumes wherever they go."..."All Chaos Mages must have a paradigm that seems unorganized and must be eccentric and must have some mental condition." ... "Alchemists' sole practice is to transform physical metals into other physical metals and have nothing to do with the spiritual"..."Your race or gender determines your paradigm and you cannot choose." ... "All practitioners, regardless of their practice, must skulk around in the shadows and look like Goth rejects." Well surprise, surprise - we know people practicing all the aforementioned paradigms...and guess what? Those who are actual practitioners are absolutely nothing like society's perception on them (if you're reading this, you know who you are LOL). You most likely heard things like this floating around...and another sad fact is that people play into these roles! It doesn't matter what you practice, what gender you are, what race you are, where you live - what matters is YOU being TRUE TO YOURSELF! Know the limits you play into blindly and overcome them.
We're not writing all this to try to dictate how you must be and mustn't be...nor is this everything on the subject matter. We're only writing this so that you can open your eyes, open your mind and think, grow and reach your full potential. Whether you make use of this or not is up to you.
In the world of the Occult, you will come across many different paradigms. The other night we watched an episode of "American Horror Story - Coven" Here we see two different paradigms, such as Traditional Witchcraft and American Folk Magick traditions. This reminded us of the attitude and claims certain individuals will make in this Obscure world:
"No! Voodoo is better than Witchcraft! " or " Satanism is better than Luciferianism" and blah-blah-blah. Reminds you of kids arguing over which game is better than the other. When it comes down to that old Devil, known as truth, ALL the various Paradigms in the Occult is worth as much as a pile of warm faecal matter, IF the individual practicing it has no spiritual development. So NO, yours is not better than mine and his is not better than her's.
There is this specific misconception floating around out in the world and it needs to be remedied with common sense. Reader, in all of these paradigms, there is ALOT of superstition and rubbish embedded. So Yea, they are equally crappy. What makes you as an individual not crappy, is if you decide not to practice these silly ideals and beliefs which is hovering about and question why something is presented as it is. If something looks none-sense, and sounds nonsense-then most assuredly it is non-sense, and no amount of nonsense explenation will make it turn out sound and lucid.
We can give numerous examples of idiocy but it's simply pointless. In the past, all sorts of diseases was attributed only to Devils and so on - these idiots believed it with their whole hearts and beings, so that it became part of their daily lives! Obviously today we know that the vast majority of these people where common, poor and uneducated. However, the ordinary people of the time shared this beliefs with Occultist. These same Occultists wrote literature concerning these disease inflicting Demons, and to this very day there are idiots believing this same primitive ideology! This is clearly flawed reasoning!
Can Beings inflict disease upon the living? Assuredly they can! However these Beings are not the origin of disease and plagues! The Virus and Bacteria which causes disease, has been inhabiting this planet long before the Ape-Man invented scapegoats. The only thing to be blamed here is man-kind's flawed reasoning.
Let's take a closer look at some of the worlds most reputed "Magical" countries. Africa, Haiti, Europe and India.
Africa has had its share of famine, war and unrest for as long as can be remembered. However it is claimed that some of the most powerful beings and spirits resides here. Bullshit! If these so called powerfull Beings resides here, then why the hell is Africa a third world country, and it's people starving?
Haiti, the land of Diasporic Voodoo! Where are these powerfull Lwa protecting its people from suffering? Haiti is in so much economical shit that its akin to Zimbabwe.
Europe. This is possibly the most war-torn continent in History! Where are these Divine Pagan gods to help its people?
And finally, India...we are not even going to comment.
You see dear reader, it's not the traditional paradigm of a nation that makes it better than the other, but the practitioner of the Art.
The other day we noticed a post on a "Occult Forum" where a ignorant individual stated that "Demons have a antagonistic nature...." this is a clear indicator for us that this guy NEVER worked with a so called "Demon" or has the spiritual capacity of an extreme novice. ANY spirit will will take full advantage of an individual who has not developed him or herself spiritually enough! Hell, thats akin to giving a kid free roam in a candy store! Don't play with fire boys and girls then you won't get BURNED!
Baron and Baronessa Araignee
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