Satan and Demon Existence

CAUTION: Do not operate heavy equipment or make life-changing decisions during or after reading this blog post. Side-effects include headaches, nausea, vertigo, and an abnormally high volume of alcohol consumption. Reader discretion advised. 🙂

There are always skeptics and believers. Convincing either side to consider the other’s point of view is a very daunting task. Some beliefs are hardwired into our cognitive motherboard when we are children. Sometimes preconceived notions are so deeply engrained, no amount of deprogramming can come close to changing the mind of those who do not (and will never) open their minds to even a possibility that someone else may have a valid point of view.

In some cases, it is similar to a vast continuum of audio geometry; the way humans translate sonic angles and cadenced measures of tonal (tonality) scales and tuning. Belief is certainly a matter of personal preference: why are major chords in music pleasing to some people and minor chords just as pleasing to others?the astral plane

At this point, you may ask “Why should I consider the belief that Satan and Demons truly exist?” or you may simply want to know what drug I am taking that makes a realist write about such an issue. No drug is involved, only my testimony which will be embraced by some and dismissed by others. The fact is, I have walked this ball of cosmic dust for over half a century and I do not plan to be here another 50 years. With the time I have, I feel a need to convey my experiences for those who will “consider”. The choice is yours……completely. First, let’s discuss human intelligence and why the human species is so cognitively unimpressive.

Look at your hands. Do you see anything? Bacteria lives on your hands and yet you cannot see the bacteria with the naked eye. (Some of you have more bacteria than others and I do not want to know what you have been doing with your hands.) The point is, up until the last half of the 1600s,  humans did not know that bacteria existed because we did not possess the tools to confirm its existence. Prior to that visual revelation, the believer may have said “I always wash my hands before a meal” and the skeptic may have said “While I take a healthy dump, pass the fried chicken”. So, could the skeptic avoid the possibility of necrotizing fasciitis or vibrio cholerae by simply professing “Bacteria does not exist?” At one time, humans also believed the earth was flat. Go figure!

Ok, so what about radiation? The believer may want to avoid having daily lunches near an X-ray machine. By contrast, the skeptic may plan an exciting two-week camping trip to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. If a dose of 500 roentgens within an hour is lethal to a human, two weeks may be more “fun” than any human can withstand. So, could the skeptic avoid death by simply professing “I have never seen radiation, so radiation does not exist?”

How about the wind, wifi, microwaves, UHF radio waves, radar beams, or cellular phone waves? Personally, I have never seen a bluetooth radio wave, so are those folks with a bluetooth earbud just talking to themselves? (Sometimes I really do wonder.) I have never seen a UFO but I certainly will not claim they do not exist. As we discover new frontiers, who can say what will suddenly become a fact in the future? After all, we do not know what is on the deepest ocean floor of our own planet.

There is a duality of astral landscapes and planes. The energy separating our three human dimensions (which are very limited) from the other dimensions and the veil of energy which serves as a quasi-gateway which allows a practitioner of magic to look to the past and find the future. We were; we are; we shall be; leaving a magical trail of breadcrumbs for our future brothers and sisters to follow.

The spirit world is much the same way because of the limited capabilities of our senses and our environment. Only those who have magical capabilities can transverse that boundary and interact with those from beyond. What I am trying to say is be open-minded and just because a concept is new or outlandish, don’t be so fast to dismiss the concept which does not fit our limited environment. After all, one hundred years ago there was no such thing as a “blog”.

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Until Next Time,

Satanic Blessings

A~N

Sathanas ad Abundantiam

A very happy Black Friday to everyone! It is good to be writing my blog again. Thank you for taking the time to read my innermost thoughts.

There was a question on our Dark Arts forum recently which I thought would be a good topic to expand upon. The question was concerning the importance of “casting the circle” during a Satanic (or any other) ritual. This is a concept that divides many practitioners and baffles many acolytes so I thought I would provide some thoughts along those lines. For those who deny the existence of Satan and demons, you can return to whatever you normally do when bored.

In the realm of magical operations and processes, many practitioners call upon celestial beings to assist with a positive outcome of the working. At a very elementary level, this is akin to asking an old friend for help with a task which you are unable to complete on your own. You can simply use your telephone (symbolic to a process) and call the one with strength, expertise, knowledge, etc. to lend a hand. But what happens when you mis-dial and end up connected to the wrong contact? Herein lies the problem and the solution is the circle.Nude women on Satanic Altar

I am sure no-one reading this post remembers the old telephone “party line” (no, not $0.99 per minute) which was a communal phone line people shared with one another. Before making a call, you had to pickup the handset and listen to know if some else was using the line. If you heard a conversation, you simply hung up and made your call later. If this were used today, we would have a multitude of people going “bat shit” waiting to make their call.

Now, imagine you are making a call (magically) to a familiar demon / spirit but while calling, another demon / spirit listens in on the call and responds instead. Since you can’t just magically hang up, there must be a ‘protection mechanism’ used or you will end up releasing an entity which you are unable to “put back into the bottle”, metaphorically speaking. There is nothing like an obnoxious, belligerent, uninvited visitor to put a big wrinkle in the fabric of your ritual. The same fun can be had while someone hits you in the head with a mace, but that is a topic for another blog post.

The Circle is that protection mechanism. It helps to contain the entity as it first appears and you can symbolically “pull the plug” before full manifestation. Be aware, once an entity has fully manifested in our physical dimension, you may not be strong enough (spiritually, magically, or cognitively) to control the uninvited guest. Symbolically, one foot here and one there places the entity at a serious disadvantage however, once firmly here in our reality, it may be beyond your capability to control.

Another piece to this magical puzzle is an assumption made by many: Manifestation = physical, flesh, bone, goo, etc. Let’s look closer at this and sort it into categories. The fist category is Dimensional – this is limited to the 3 dimensions that we, as humans, are capable of perceiving through one or more of our senses. Dimensional manifestation is one which we perceive through an experience in a physical manner. This may be a temperature, image, sound, feeling, etc.

The second category is Metaphysical – this is neither limited by dimensions nor by perceptions. Metaphysical manifestation of a demon / spirit is “of the mind”. This often occurs on the astral plane during a ritual or during meditation. Just to really confuse the novice, there is also Dimensional / Metaphysical manifestations also, such as possession of the host’s body and mind concurrently. This is also a subject for another blog post.

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While we are on this subject, let me explain Astral Presence. This is probably the most common form of quasi-manifestation for beginners in the dark arts. Astral Presence is the close proximity of an entity to the human yet the entity remains firmly on the other side of the veil. This is similar to feeling someone watching you when no-one is there; you feel like someone is in the room with you, or some experience someone (or something) “walking across their grave“; not a touch per se but a shiver up the spine. In my experience, these are brief and wonderful interludes which are calming and warming – but that’s just me.

My advice: Always cast a circle. You will be glad you did.

For more information on demons that I frequently call upon, take a look at my book Sanctum of Shadows Volume II.

Until next time,

A~N

 

My First Demon Manifestation

Very few things compare to the first time a demon manifests itself to the practitioner. It is absolutely a treat however, it is a terror as well. For me, it was a mix of emotions. I had practiced the Satanic arts for a few years; I don’t really remember how many years now, but I know I had been a steady practitioner for some time. I was not expecting the manifestation to take place at all so I was caught off guard as the room filled with an unsettled feeling of cold. It was almost like something out of a science fiction movie and I found myself actually quite scared. It felt like jumping into a deep swimming pool the first time as a small child. Once you leave the safety and security of the poolside, there is no going back.Satanism and Satanic Magic

I felt that after all the time invested and all the knowledge I had tried so desperately to attain, everything came together in one brief moment. I guess there are two questions to be answered for the practitioner; “When will I experience the thing that others tell me about?” and the second question is “How do I turn it off when it finally happens?”……. It was a very similar experience.

There is no safety rope, tether to sanity or division between reality and fantasy at the appointed time. Those things are over, for the new practitioner has left the comfort of the ‘known’; the safety of the poolside and you’re now committed with no turning back. Quite honestly, I do not remember the first few moments because it was almost like time stood still. There was no one around me; I was performing a ritual alone. There was no movement, no place for my beliefs and no need for my opinion. It had been so easy to lightly dismiss the vain babbling of those who claimed to have seen Satan and demons. I had laughed at them so many times while diligently searching, practicing and learning; like a virgin, I was ready…….I wanted it so badly!!

It was finally happening and I was terrified by what I felt. Imagine being outside a fenced yard with a large Rottweiler dog inside. As long as you are outside the fence, you may feel brave…….even feel boastful. You may even tease the mad killer but when the fence ceases to exist and you are facing that animal alone with no defense, it is a totally different story. I was frozen with fear and the funny part is, it was only an occultation; I was only seeing the glow of the demon becoming aligned for Syzygy¹. Moments later, He actually manifested as a being………….it still gives me shivers and as I write this, I actually have goosebumps. It is something so difficult to communicate with words! It is a feeling like someone has walked across your grave. That ominous chill goes up the spine, every hair stands up and you feel so alive; like you have never felt before. My ex-lover Heroin had never compared to the ecstasy I experienced that night!

I was frozen….virtually petrified with fear. When the glow finally faded and He became true to form, I was speechless. I had brought forth a demon and I had no fvcking idea what to say or do! I neither communicated with the demon that night nor did the demon communicate with me. I stood staring at this being from the other side of the Parallax Dimension veil. The encounter lasted, at most, 10 minutes; I don’t really know….I had lost all concept of time. It seemed an eternity as the demon faded into a vapor and slowly disappeared. I stood where the light had shown so brightly, quickly became dim and then……..black; my altar candles extinguished as the demon departed.

Nude Women Satanic RitualThe room was solid black as I stumbled around, found my lighter and lit the candles. I could do nothing but sit and stare blankly into the upper corner of the room while my mind raced. I had no explanation; my only thought was “I can’t tell anyone; what would I say; how am I ever going to explain this to anyone? They will think I am a fool and a liar!!!!”

Days went by before I mustered the courage to mention the encounter. The first person was my very dear friend who had taught me the secrets of Hoodoo. She was African-American, in her late sixties at the time and I loved this woman with every ounce of my existence. She had shown me a world of sobriety, had never called me ‘worthless trash’ (as the woman from whose crotch I was ripped two decades before had called me so many times), forced me to respect myself and others while opening the doorway; introducing me to the ways of magic. As we sipped coffee at Café Du Monde near the French Quarter in New Orleans, I told her my story. I labored with every word; it felt like the eyes of the world were upon me. Those words sounded so foreign and I braced for her reaction.

She smiled as a gentle expression came over her face. When I had finished telling her about my encounter, she chuckled and said “Now you know what I been tellin’ you so long. There is more on the other side; now you have seen it and you have had a visitor from there! Honey, everything is open wide just like your first encounter with a girl. Baby, you never gonna forget it!!” I smiled and said “You’re absolutely right. I will never forget it!”

That was over 20 years ago and I vividly remember that first time I had a visitor from the ‘other side’. Now, it has become second nature, but the excitement is almost the same when Satan or a demon comes ripping into our dimension. It is a joyous time of excitement that is absolutely mind boggling……….even today!

So for those who doubt and perhaps dismiss my words, for you I simply say “Wait your turn. When it happens to you, we shall be able to communicate on the same cognitive level of understanding. Until then, happy hunting!!!”

Until next time, I wish you Satanic Blessings and the best of luck in pursuit of your ‘first encounter’!!

Ave Satanas!

¹A visual refraction / reflection event common during Samhain; Occultation alignment while nearing an abnormally thin Parallax veil.