Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Myth of "Free Will"

Greetings,

Free will is one of those topics that touches all humans across the board, whether they are Pagan or of a religious bent.  There are many ideas regarding free will and its implications, all of which have a basis in religious texts, but none of which have a basis in fact or in social transactions.  I will explore this concept, the existence of which we all seem to take for granted as though it goes without saying that it exists, and should therefore be respected as an inviolable trait of humanity.  I believe it does not exist, and therefore cannot be respected, and I'll explain why during this post.

Most of the teachings regarding free will come from religious texts, such as the Qur'an and the Bible.  Free will is regarded as one of the main traits separating mankind from other species such as animals and even the angels.  It is postulated to have been engineered into man during his creation as a gift from God, and as a crown jewel which somehow exalts mankind even above the angels in the sight of God.  It is ostensibly the power to decide one's own course of action given a set of conditions and relative parameters, regardless and irrespective of any outside influences.

I suppose it's helpful to define our terms before we continue.   Free will is defined in the dictionary as "the power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability to act at one's own discretion."  I'm struggling to see the difference between that idea of free will and  what those of the "animal kingdom" have.  It's the idea of self-determinism without outside influence that I have a problem with.

The main problem with the idea of free will becomes apparent when one asks the question "Free from what?", as if decisions and the corresponding behaviors which flow from them are never and should never be influenced in any way.  Only they are influenced, all the time and to varying degrees.  So precisely how "free" is free will?  Not very free at all, as we'll discover.



THE INFLUENCES UPON WILL - A SHORT LIST

There are many influences on our decision-making process, likely many more than we're aware of when making decisions, but these are just a few worth considering:

1. Biological Imperatives - Using Maslow's Hierarchy, we see that there are many physiological needs which must be addressed for an individual's life to persist, and are therefore outside the bounds of decision-making as to whether these things are to be pursued or not.  These needs are the acquisition of adequate food/water, clothing, shelter, sex, air, and even sleep.  The lack of any of these things is not conducive to life, and so the unconscious biological imperatives which drive their acquisition will inform and drive every higher impulse on both a subconscious and a conscious level.  In other words, one cannot decide not to eat or not to breathe ever again if one expects to live, and so these decisions are removed from the playing field since they cannot be controlled.  Further, any decisions stemming from these imperatives are inescapably outside of conscious control or will.

2. The Emotional Mind - Decisions are made in the emotional mind long before they are recognized as a conscious decision by the rational mind and acted upon.  The emotional mind itself is pre-conscious, and is almost entirely driven by hormones.  Therefore, hormones are largely the primary decision makers, and not the rational mind.  This does not mean that one cannot consciously decide not to follow a hormonal compulsion, but one cannot ignore them altogether for the most part.

3. Addictions - Addictions impair the emotional mind, and therefore the rational mind by extension.  When I mention addictions, I am including not only those proclivities for substances legal or illegal, but also emotional addictions such as power and the drive for domination, along with commonly unrecognized addictions such as television, video games, or even the seeking of approval.  Violent and aggressive compulsions can also indicate an addiction to adrenaline.  If someone is addicted to something, then their so-called "free will" has indeed been hijacked by that something.  Just ask any crack, meth, or heroin addict, or the person who has attempted to stop smoking dozens upon dozens of times.

4. Infections - There are parasites which can and do alter body chemistry in order to create compulsions for the consumption of substances, or other activities, which will create a favorable habitat for them to grow and reproduce.  Candida is one such fungal parasite.  One of the indicators of candida infestation within the body is the craving for refined sugar, regardless of the fact that refined sugar is toxic to the body.  We may call it "carbohydrate addiction", but it's usually just an infection, and candida is one of the most common of all infections, especially in our sugar-addicted world.  There are multitudes of these sorts of parasites, which include species of viruses and bacteria, any or all of which can and do hijack our decision making processes.



IMPULSES

As we can see, we are driven by impulses far more often and more effectively than we'd like to believe, and these impulses are themselves driven by factors that we are almost never entirely aware of.  So how is it that we believe ourselves to have free will, when in its operation our decision making processes are no different from those of "the animal kingdom", from which we prefer to divorce ourselves and arrogantly proclaim our superiority over?

The point is that impulses, not rational thought, drive decisions far more frequently than we'd like to believe, and far more often than so-called free will does.  Most importantly for the purposes of this post, the impulses of others are precisely what magick targets within them, regardless if you directed your spell directly at them or not.

For example, when the topic of love spells comes up in discussion, most practitioners believe that it is wrong to target a specific party with your spell as that will tamper with and influence their free will.  Instead we are supposed to do a non-specific spell and allow the universe to bring this desired person to us.  That is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard of.

If you do a blanket spell such that you draw compatible parties to yourself for purposes of dating, you will have little to no control over any traits or qualities within them that you do not desire, even if the spell works.  Let's say you do draw an astrologically-compatible partner to yourself with your magick, but then you discover (usually after you've fallen for them) that they have some long-standing mental illness, or anger or trust issues, or herpes, or perhaps they are from a cultural or racial group that is incompatible in some way to your life or family.  Maybe they're a raging alcoholic.  Your magick may have worked, but you've still failed to get what you truly want.

Unless you specify every single thing that you want in a person, and are willing to wait until a person fitting those specific parameters becomes single and enters your sphere of influence (which could take a long while), you're still getting the luck of the draw.  And for what?  Because you didn't target the one you actually wanted because you were afraid it would affect their free will somehow?  Tell me exactly what doesn't affect their will, especially when armed with the knowledge found in the preceding section.  Tell me exactly why we are held to a higher standard than the rest of the entire natural world, of which we are a part?

If you target a specific person with your love spell and are successful, and then find out later that you aren't compatible with them, at least you aren't left with feeling as though the universe made a mistake, or that somehow you should have phrased your intention differently.  Trust me, I've been there.



MAGICK INFLUENCES FREE WILL - SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

Everything conscious acts upon everything else in order to either expand it's sphere of activity and to live as abundantly as it intends.  The roots of all plants impose upon and invade the soil to displace it, regardless of whichever organisms live and find their homes within it.  Cats will interrupt your sleep when they are hungry, no matter how early it is in the morning or how late you went to bed the night before.  Dogs will interrupt your favorite television program when they have to go outside and relieve themselves.  Small children could care less about whatever it is that you're doing when they have a boo-boo, or perhaps a crayon drawing which they've decided requires your immediate attention.

Men routinely impose their will upon other men (and women), as that is a general and even expected trait of alpha masculinity.  Women do the same thing to men and even other women using their own powers of femininity and emotional coercion.  Magick is simply a non-physical form of influence and coercion, and is logically no different from any of the above examples.



POWER AND POSITION TRUMP SO-CALLED "FREE WILL", AND ALWAYS HAVE

The overall point is that power and position can and will trump anyone's decision-making process or free will, either intentionally or not.  It happens all day, everyday, and in every conceivable way.  Therefore I contend that although the idea of having free will may sound good, it doesn't really stand up to scrutiny as to whether it actually exists the way we think it does, so it shouldn't even be considered at all.

If an organism living in your gut unbeknownst to you decides that it wants you to eat salty foods, then you will feed it salty foods because it is in a position to demand those foods and has the chemically-directed power to make you comply.  If the government decides that it wants 20% of your income, then it will get 20% of your income, because it has the position and military power to force your compliance.  If your wife decides that she is withholding sexual intercourse for some perceived wrong on your part, then you simply ain't getting any from her, because she has the position and sexual power to block your late-night advances.

It is no different with magick, nor should it be.  It's the way nature itself has been designed by our creator, and we as practitioners of magick (black, gray, or white) simply operate within nature's law, especially those of us who are attempting to accomplish the work of self-deification, also known as The Great Work.


Those with the position and power to make a thing occur at their whim have every right to do so until they are effectively resisted.  And those who demonstrate having a weak will, or who are unaware of your intentions and/or workings upon them, should not be respected at all with regard to whatever behaviors or resources you can magickally or mundanely elicit from them, whether they've decided that they want to do what you want them to or not.

If they can resist your magickal influences, or mundane coercions, that's great for them.  If not, then too bad, and life goes on as it should.


"There is no law beyond do what thou wilt."

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The "Wealth Area Network": My Adventures with Orobas (Part 2 of 2)

Greetings,

To continue the post I began a few days ago about Orobas, I'd like to show you some of the work we've done together.


THE JUPITERIAN WEALTH BOX

In my last post, I spoke about a Jupiterian Wealth Box that I constructed last year and which has worked wonders for me since it has been  empowered by Orobas' presence within it.  The box, as meticulously designed, is intended to concentrate the beneficial energies of Jupiter into a practitioner's sphere.



The front of the box is designed as a square divided into 4 quadrants.  In the upper left quadrant we see in gold flake the Norse rune Fehu, which symbolizes movable wealth.  In the upper right quadrant we see the planetary symbol for Jupiter, the planet of wealth.  In the lower right quadrant we see the planetary seal of Jupiter, and in the lower left we see the magic square for Jupiter, with a sigil in the approximate shape of Kaph.  The numbers touched by the sigil, which add to 28, correspond to the numeric value of the Hebrew word "כח " ("Koach") corresponding to "wealth, riches, ability, and power" by the use of Gematria.

The color painted on the box is a very specific shade of bluish purple, which corresponds closely to the Golden Dawn color for both Venus in Briah, and also the queen scale color for Tiphareth.  Jupiterian planetary magick typically uses this color as well, as it is sort of a "royal" blue.  So I felt that this particular shade would be perfect, since it in one way or another corresponds to 3 energies each of which are known to attract money.

The inside of the box has even more symbolism, and draws upon all 4 elemental worlds.  It contains a number of magickal items along with the empowered seal of Orobas engraved upon a silver disk, which itself was engraved and consecrated along with the box itself while Jupiter was exalted in Cancer.  I will not publish publicly the entire contents of the inside of the box, but suffice it to say that every single detail has been well thought out in order to bring about a manifestation of money. 

The very first time I used the Wealth Box, it generated about $4000 from simply placing a check into it for a far lower amount that I'd received from a customer.  I've been using it ever since in different ways, most of which are documented in part one of this post.  The Wealth box is truly one of a kind, and of all of the magickal items which I've designed and built, it is one of my favorite pieces.  It even has it's own altar in my temple.


JOIN THE "WEALTH AREA NETWORK"

Recently, it occurred to me that if there were more of these boxes out there which were being fed regularly, the cumulative effect would be more wealth for everyone who had one in their home or place of business.  Thus, I have a proposal to make.  I am intending to duplicate the success of this box by creating the world's first and only (to my knowledge) magickal Wealth Area Network.  To do this, I want to build identical (to mine) Jupiterian Wealth Boxes for 11 other people, which will make a total of 12 of these boxes in existence.

The people involved must agree to be a part of this working for the long haul, meaning at least two years but preferably longer.  Your involvement would consist of at least 1 monthly offering to Orobas, on the first Thursday following the new moon.  That's it.  You would get a reminder via email from a Google Calendar widget that I would set up for the group.  If you want to share a story about how your fortunes changed once this box came into your hands, you can do so but you're by no means obligated to share.  The consistency of the monthly offerings is the important thing, although I would like to share a story or two from time to time on this blog.

I would really like to be involved with those who are looking to gain serious wealth, and who also have a means of doing it.  Working at a job does not normally get you the type of wealth I'm talking about, because ordinarily you cannot have a cap on your income such as a set wage and expect to become wealthy (unless you have another stream of passive income or similar).  Again, I've been working with this box for over a year, and it has never failed to produce results.  I want to see what it'll do for other people, and in what other applications it can be used, and then share some of that on this blog.

Strict privacy and anonymity is promised and assured.  No one will ever know anything about the 11 participants in this long-term working, not even the other participants.  I will not share your information with anyone at all. 


The requirements are simple:

1. Send me an email with your name (or your magickal name if you'd like to remain anonymous) disclosed, and let me know a little bit about yourself and your magickal background, along with the address where you would want your box shipped.

2. Once I receive your email, I will let Orobas pick (via divination) who will be a part of this experiment.  Since he will be the one fed by your monthly offerings, he must be comfortable in your home, and you must be comfortable with him constantly being a part of your life, although he is widely known to be of a good-nature.  This is ultimately his project, so he's the one who will choose the participants. 

3. Commit in writing (to Orobas, in a agreement) to making synchronized monthly offerings with the rest of the group, during any hour of Jupiter on the first Thursday following the new moon every month.

4. Once you receive your box, make the required offering every month along with the rest of the group.  If you choose to make more frequent offerings, that's fine.  But only one per month is required.


If you will do these things, then I will do the following:

1. Construct your Wealth Box identically to mine, which includes performing the same rites and rituals that I used when mine was created.  In order to address the subject of my admittedly opportune astrological timing when the construction of my box occurred, I will take some of the same materials out of my box and place them into yours.  This will invoke the magickal laws of similarity and contagion, and cause your box to work exactly as mine does, just as if it had been made at the same time when I made mine.

2. Engrave and consecrate a silver disk using the seal of Orobas, exactly like mine.  I will then bind his presence to this disk and place it into the box.  Then I will consecrate the box and the disk together, and ship them to you.

3. I will ask for a donation of $220 to cover the cost of the materials and the amount of time involved in it's creation, before building your box and shipping it to you.  I am not trying to make money on this box; I intend to make money by being bombarded along with you by the massive wealth current that we will collectively invoke into our homes and businesses every month, so that's why the requested donation amount is so low.  If I were to sell this box outright, it would be worth many times more than what I'm asking for as a donation.  Especially as a limited edition of only 12 ever to be made and empowered in this manner.  I will send a PayPal invoice for this amount to your email address, so no financial information will be disclosed to me personally.

4. Send a monthly email reminder via Google Calendar to your email address.



That concludes this post.  If you have any questions about this project, feel free to leave your question in the comments section or just send me an email and I'll answer it promptly.



EDIT (10/12/2014): The two-part post for Orobas which I wrote began as a series of knocks upon my wall while I was in my bedroom, which I discovered to be Orobas getting my attention as he sometimes does.  I was then summoned into my temple and communed with him to see what he wanted, at which time he expressed some displeasure at the fact that I had been working with him for a year and had never written on my blog about him once, whereas I had written quite a bit about my exploits with other demons.  I promised to make amends for that with a two-part blog post, at which time he mentioned that if I did that, he would put an end to all of my current financial issues.  The pact was then struck.

I then wrote the first of my two-part post for Orobas, as an offering of sorts, detailing our exploits and relationship.  Soon after writing the first installment, I experienced a marked increase in business and grossed a healthy 5-figure sum over about a month's time, which completely resolved my lingering financial issues and then some.  Because my monthly obligations are kept low, the proceeds from this month-long increase in business could potentially carry me financially until early next Spring.  This all came about from keeping the business cards of the two main decision makers at my largest commercial client in my Jupiterian Wealth Box with the intention of influencing these two to send me work.

Orobas is indeed true to his word, and for that I am grateful.  Hail Orobas!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The First Enoch and the Origins of Enochian Magick

Greetings,

Continuing the research that I've been doing on Enochian Magick and how it originally began, I ran across an interesting passage in the Book of Genesis which sheds some doubt upon who the supposed father of Enochian Magick actually was, instead of who we THINK it was. 


First, let's look at a scripture found in Genesis 4:17 (KJV):

"And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch."

Second, let's look at another scripture found in Genesis 5:18 (KJV):

"And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:"


So basically, we have not one but TWO Enochs listed in the Bible, one who is the son of Cain (Qayin), and the second who is the son of Jared, and who is the seventh generation from Adam in the lineage of Adam's son Seth.  This second Enoch, the more famous one, is the same one who was said to have been translated because he pleased God, and so he never actually died according to the scriptures.

In occult teachings, this second Enoch is also said to have been transformed into the angel Metatron.  He is ostensibly the one thought of when the term Enochian Magick is mentioned, but that identification may actually be in error, or at least not fully attributable to him.  This post will explore that possibility.


THE ACTUAL FALL OF MAN REVISITED

One of the things which is glossed over (a politically correct term for "hidden") in the Genesis scriptures is the allegorical nature of the fall of man, ie Original Sin.  We have been taught that Eve, due to the serpent's beguiling, ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and convinced Adam to do the same.  Then they were tossed out of the Garden of Eden, and now everyone supposedly needs a savior (Christianity in a nutshell).

But, in occult circles, it is known that the interaction between Eve and the serpent (Samael) was actually of a sexual nature, and resulted in the birth of Qayin, who was NOT the son of Adam as the scripture said.  Abel was the first son of Adam with Eve, but Qayin was the son of Samael and Eve.

So the sin was not simply "eating" from the tree, but was rather the mixing of divine (angelic) genetics with human genetics through a forbidden sexual act.  When Adam "knew" Eve (allegorically written as him partaking of the same fruit from the tree) she basically showed him the same sexual acts which Samael had shown her.  This is what got God so upset, and ultimately got the first family kicked out of the Garden of Eden.

Anyway Qayin, after his exile and travel into Nod, went on to build many cities (more than likely in the continent of what we now know as Africa), and so did his lineage, including Nimrod.  He went out from the "presence of the Lord" so it's very likely that he embraced the presence of his father Samael.  Qayin's firstborn son Enoch had the privilege of having Qayin's first city named after him.  But after that we hear no more about this first Enoch, other than he died.

The second Enoch, as the scriptures say, walked with God and pleased him so much that he was translated so that he would not see death, and basically became Metatron.


HERE'S THE ISSUE I HAVE WITH THE WHOLE STORY

Since it's been established that the second Enoch was so righteous, and pleased God so much to the point where he was spared the sting of death, how is it possible that the magick we now know as Enochian came from him, or should be attributed to him?  Even if God taught it to him as the myths allude, he probably forbade him from teaching it to anyone else.  This reluctance to share knowledge is partially what got everyone else killed who didn't know this type of magick, as I'll get into in a moment.

If Shemiyaza and Azazel, among the other fallen angels, were the ones who taught men magick and all the building blocks of civilization, and were subsequently punished for it, then it stands to reason that the magick the angels taught COULD NOT have come from, and really had almost nothing to do with the second Enoch.  (Even Dr. John Dee never called his revealed style of magick "Enochian" - that label came later.  Dr. Dee called it Angelic Magick.  As a matter of fact, Dr. Dee never even used this style of magick from what records we have, although I do have my suspicions about the whole Spanish Armada incident.  But basically all he did was reconstruct it with the help of Kelley and the angels.)

Logically, it makes more sense that this form of original magick would have been taught to, and stemmed from, the line of Qayin and his son, the first Enoch, and would probably have been taught to them by Samael since they were his descendants.  Some have called Qayin the Witchfather, so it's likely that he taught this form of magick to his descendants, and so it was passed down. 

(As a side note, there are some speculations that Qayin and Azazel are one and the same, which would make Azazel the son of Samael.  There are also speculations that Azazel is the firstborn of Lilith and Samael.  So if we judge by both accounts, it's probable that Azazel is the son of Samael, but it's not clear whether he is actually Qayin, or simply Qayin's more-powerful brother.)

Enochian Magick must therefore originally have been the Magick of the Nephilim, or better yet, the Original Magick, which was probably known by both Enochs.


Let's look at the Book of Enoch for further clues.  Here's Enoch 8:1-4:

"And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all colouring tinctures.

And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways.
 

Semjaza taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, Armaros the resolving of enchantments, Baraqijal taught astrology, Kokabel the constellations, ezeqeel the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiel the signs of the earth, Shamsiel the signs of the sun, and Sariel the course of the moon.
 

And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven…  "


So now by this scripture we've established that not only were men taught magick, astrology, constellations, and the watching of planetary bodies, etc., all of which are portions of Enochian and other later forms of magick, we can also see that not all men benefited from this knowledge.  It's not a stretch to believe that if "men perished", then these victims were probably from the lineage of Seth and not Qayin.  The lineage of Seth (typical humans) likely had no answer for the advanced knowledge, weaponry, and genetically-derived magickal powers of the line of Qayin, and so they were slaughtered (and eaten as described in Enoch Chapter 7). 

Since Qayin and his offspring were out building cities and such, they probably warred against the sons of men for necessary lands and resources in order to set up those cities.  It eventually got so bad on the earth, as those from the line of Qayin were wiping out those from the line of Seth, that God decided to flood the earth to kill off these extremely powerful Nephilim, and that's how the flood happened.  It was a genetic war of demi-gods (Samael's lineage) and humans (Adam's lineage), and the humans were losing badly because they weren't taught the same things.  They were "destroyed for the lack of knowledge" as it were.


Our further clue is found back in Genesis, where God pronounced judgement upon Adam and Eve for sinning.  He said to the Serpent (Samael) "I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed." (Genesis 3:15 KJV)

So we can see the beginnings of the genetic or racial warfare between the race of demigods (Nephilim) and the race of humans (seed of Adam and Seth) in its inception from this scripture, and it all started because of God's curse and because of Enoch's reluctance to share his knowledge.

This is possibly why people (humans) fear those who practice magick so much; it's a primal fear and they just can't help it.  I believe there's probably a genetic memory of the slaughter of humans (or "muggles" if I were to use the term from the Harry Potter books) by those who are of a higher and different seed stock or lineage (witches, sorcerers, and the like), and who possessed more knowledge than they did.

There's more I could add to this, including the Sumerians' take on this same story, but I won't for the sake of brevity.

The Gifts of The Fallen

Greetings,

I've been contemplating and researching a lot of information regarding the fallen angels, and what they actually bequeathed unto humankind.  There isn't really a lot of information regarding what occurred in those early pre-flood days other than what's found in texts like the Book of Enoch, Genesis from the Bible, and if you can make sense of it enough to tie it in with all the different names of the same key players, some of Zechariah Sitchin's work.

For this post however, I'm going to stick to the Book of Enoch's rendition of events.  In that rendition it says the following:

"And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all colouring tinctures....Semjaza taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, 'Armaros the resolving of enchantments, Baraqijal (taught) astrology, Kokabel the constellations, Ezeqeel the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiel the signs of the earth, Shamsiel the signs of the sun, and Sariel the course of the moon.

By this passage it is generally understood that the 3 primary things that humans were taught were the working of metalwork/warfare/construction, magick and the knowledge of the natural world (which would also have included agriculture and medicine), and the arts of self-beautification and self-fulfillment.  As we can see from this passage, there were many more than these primary 3 things taught to mankind.  And I'm sure there were probably other things taught to us which didn't make it onto Enoch's list.

These three main branches of knowledge, along with the rest of what was taught to us, were the basis of early civilizations, and yet serve as the building blocks of civilization to this day. 

Thus it follows that the fallen angels are the original authors of civilization as we know it.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

My Adventures with Orobas (part 1 of 2)



Greetings,

I've been working with Orobas, known as the 55th spirit of the Shem ha-Mephorash, for roughly a year now, primarily for business-related things.  I have been remiss in writing about this work, so I will fix that now.  His was the first seal and presence that I bound to an object in order to anchor his presence in my home.  My work with him over the past year has deepened tremendously, and I consider him a strong ally and friend.  This post is going to be my first two-part entry on my blog, and is dedicated to him.

Those who have worked in demonolatry are quite familiar with Orobas, albeit mostly from grimoires and anecdotal writings by some, including a very famous rendition by Lon Milo Duquette in his first book "My Life With the Spirits".  I'll admit that I became interested in working with Orobas after reading Duquette's very frank disclosures within that book, but at that time I had no experience in Goetic summoning and was very apprehensive to do it.


I first summoned Orobas late last summer and asked him if he would be amenable to a long-term working for business success.  The terms of the pact were laid out and agreed upon, and it was his suggestion to engrave his seal upon a silver disk, which I did on an astrologically auspicious Thursday while Jupiter was exalted in Cancer.  I consecrated this disk after the engraving, and then placed it within a specially-designed Jupiterian Wealth Box which was based upon "Jupiterian Cash Box" idea found in Jason Miller's "Financial Sorcery".  This wealth box was placed in the Eastern quarter of my temple upon my permanent wealth altar.  At the time, I was a bit puzzled about being spirit-led to place this altar in the East, but since then I know why Orobas wanted it to be placed there.  It is there because Lucifer is the ruler of the Eastern Watchtower/Direction, and Orobas is directly answerable to Him

Once a month on the first Thursday of the New Moon cycle, I make an offering to Orobas in order to ensure that my expenses for the month are covered, and they always have been.  I can't tell you how many times I have spent my last, only to have another moneymaking opportunity to show up immediately, to the point where I have never actually been without money to meet my needs and responsibilities since the start of this working.  I attribute that to my work with Orobas primarily, as he has been placed in charge of handling the inflows of money into the household.

These monthly ceremonial offerings typically consist of Sandalwood incense and at least 4 blue candles surrounding the box.  The energy released during these offertory ceremonies is intended to be used to fuel the work itself, since absolutely nothing is done for free in the spirit world.



The following is a partial list of things that this sort of long-term Goetic work, and an underlying relationship/partnership with a demon, makes possible:

1) The Empowerment of Familiars:  I conjured a spirit using a magick square found in the Book of Abramelin and sought to empower it over time to perform needed tasks for me.  Orobas, whose presence is constantly in my home, saw what I intended and offered to help me out with this, so once I consented, he essentially "programmed" the spirit for me.  This spirit has since become quite powerful, but I will not say what it does for me, nor it's name because it is my own personal spirit answerable only to me.

2) The Multiplication of Finances:  In accordance with the intended purpose of the Jupiterian Wealth Box, I place cash and checks that I receive within the box and then conjure Orobas to multiply these funds, which he does.  He is essentially the living "battery" which empowers the box, so I energize him with my monthly offerings.  This arrangement works out well.

3) The Influencing of Others:  I've also placed business cards of people who I want to hire me for work inside my Wealth box, and have seen them favor me above others who are more qualified or connected than I am.  I've also placed a blank contract (upon which I have placed his seal) inside the box (I'm a contractor), and then seen actual contracts signed for profitable work not long afterwards.

4) Healing: One of the things that you won't see in any grimoires is the additional powers of the demonic hosts in addition to what is written.  For example, unless you have a close relationship with Orobas, you'd never know that he can actually heal, because most people only call upon him for financial matters since that's what he is most known for.  However, his healing power is quite effective as I have felt it myself.

5) Extracurricular Mischief:  A few months ago, I took the seal of Orobas as engraved upon my silver disc to a Bingo parlor on a night out.  I kept this disc in my pocket, and together Orobas and I basically "stole" a ton of luck energy from the crowded hall to be used for our own purposes.  The energy we took was so strong that I actually broke out in a sweat and started to shake as I channeled it through my body and into his disc.  The resident spirits of that particular Bingo parlor were none too happy about this energy theft, but they could do nothing about it to me directly because I was and am under his protection.  A series of lucky breaks occurred for me not long afterwards, although the second time we did this it wasn't quite as successful as the first time.

Actually the second time we arrived to do this again, a few of the people in the parlor were quite rude to me (which had never happened before - and I've been there many times).  I thought it was funny because these people were obviously being influenced by the resident spirits of the hall itself who had it out for me because of my prior theft.


6) Magickal Tutoring:  I have never been a member of any order, cult, coven, or any such group.  I've learned most of what I know about magick from research, intuition, extensive experimentation, and also from the spirits themselves.  Orobas is a master magician, and he has tutored me on many effective magickal  techniques for effecting changes in my life.  One thing about learning magick directly from demons is that they strip away all of the dogma found in the various traditions, leaving only the bare bones of what you really need to do to make a spell work.  Demons are nothing if not efficient.

7) Forewarning:  Orobas has come to me many times, usually late at night using loud "knocks" in my walls, to summon me into my temple so that he can tell me about things of which I should be aware that are on the horizon.  This has helped me to sidestep a number of potential disasters.  He is always looking out for me, which is why I don't worry about much in the way of hostile spirits or personal calamity.  He does not permit any to tempt the conjuror.

All in all, Orobas is quite an ally to have around.


THIS CONCLUDES PART ONE OF THIS POST.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Lucifer Kicked My Ass (...but I'm grateful for it)

Greetings,

Most of the time, we as human beings look for acceptance from others, at least within groups of those who think and feel the same way we do individually.  This gets us back to "birds of a feather" and all that.  The acceptance of fellow humans is a strong need found in most, however it can be a debilitating weakness.  It is not the attitude of a God, nor of the serious mage, for to require or seek the approval of others raises them to a superior position over you whether that is recognized or not.

From that perspective is where I write this post.  I have summoned dozens of Goetic spirits, including some of the kings (with whom I yet enjoy a productive relationship), but until recently I had never attempted to contact the Emperor Himself, Lucifer the Light-Bearer.  I'll detail how this all came about.

In months past, I had felt a bit of the call of Lucifer yet not strongly enough to make contact with Him.  It was more of a "contact" between my and his consciousness, even as I considered myself a Gnostic Luciferian if any labels are needed at all, but I always knew that He and I would cross paths eventually in ritual.

HOW IT ALL STARTED
A few days ago while lying in my bed at night, I began to hear strange noises in my house like knocks in the walls, etc., which wasn't exactly strange or uncommon because that sort of thing occurs frequently enough to where I'm used to it.  Guests in my house, upon hearing these knocks are usually somewhat startled until I explain the phenomenon as spirit contact.

What made this particular time different however, was the simultaneous tapping on the top of my head by some unseen hand along with a series of electrical shocks that were going through my bare feet causing them to spasm uncontrollably.  This went on for perhaps 15-30 seconds.  Because I recognized this as a spiritual manifestation, I didn't get alarmed, I simply switched my vision and senses to see exactly who was making contact with me and what they wanted.  (After all, it's not like a spirit is going to knock on your front door or call your cell phone when they want to talk to you.)

Suddenly my vision was greeted by the form of Melek Taus, the Peacock Angel, in full regalia.  I wasn't expecting to see Him there, but instead expected perhaps one of the other spirits with whom I enjoy a relationship.  But above my bed, suddenly there is the Peacock Angel with a multitude of  eyes in his plume, all of which are focused on me.  Obviously, this made it a bigger deal than I'd expected.  We spoke briefly, and although I do not remember the entire conversation now, I remember that we agreed to meet at an appointed time and day, which I followed through with.  That meeting is essentially the topic of this post.

For those who aren't familiar with Melek Taus, He is an early (historically-speaking) form of Lucifer, who is yet worshipped as the one true God by the Yezidis, a sect in Iraq that is said to practice the world's oldest religion.  It is said that He was the one who rebelled against God and was cast out of heaven, similar to the story in the Bible.  It is also said that He was the one who actually created this universe, along with us.  You can find more information about him with an internet search.


OUR MEETING AND CONVERSATION
On the night when we agreed to meet, I stripped down to just my boxers and entered the temple.  Usually when summoning deities from the highest ranks of the Goetic pantheons, I would have worn my robe, but for some reason I was led to go in as close to naked as possible.  Because I didn't feel comfortable being completely naked in ritual this particular time (although I have done sky clad rites in the past), I opted to wear boxers only.

I lit the temple candles, burned some copal resin incense to fill the room with smoke, and was told to only use Frankincense and Myrrh incense for this.  I was not to contact either of my Patrons, but was to stand before the Emperor alone and (practically) naked.  I also lit 1 candle for each of the 4 directions.

I anointed my temples with my psychic power oil, because it helps me to hear spirits better.  I placed Lucifer's seal before me in the East, and stared into it until I could see a faint bluish outline around it which reminded me of lightning or electricity.  It was then that I knew He was listening.

Prior to this rite I had prepared a series of 8 questions to ask Him, most of which I won't share here or at all due to their personal nature.  But before I had the chance to ask them, I listened to what He would say to me and He spoke at length to me about my life, and some of the things in which I had been involved.  After this, He indicated that he wanted me to recite the entire Bornless Rite for Him, not actually perform the rite, just recite it, which I did.  His reasoning was so that I could see that it referred entirely to Him; He said "See whether you can find any line of this rite which is not applicable to me."  After this challenge, I saw Him in every stanza like I never had before.

During the time while I was reciting, I noticed how hot the temple had become.  It may have had something to do with the fact that I had so many candles burning in such a small room (although it was no more than usual), or that I had closed the air conditioning vent (it's always closed in there).  But I was glad I hadn't worn much clothing in there, otherwise the heat would have been unbearable.

After reading the rite using the same voice I use when performing it, I was practically buzzing with power, which may or may not have been the point of Him wanting me to read it.  All of the candles in the room had begun to flicker wildly as if there was air moving in there, but this is exactly why I always keep the vent closed in there so that I can rule out air movement when I see the candles flicker like that.  The flickering candles generally serve as an indicator of the presence of spirits.

Of the 8 questions I had written, I only asked 7, and will only speak about 2 of them.  One had to do with self-discipline and how to cultivate it in the absence of a teacher or trainer.  The other had to do with childhood trauma and how to overcome it.  This was when things got really personal.

Lucifer went up one side of me and down the other.  He pointed out the many areas of my life where I am failing myself, but He also instantly cleared up nagging questions that I've had about myself for as long as I can remember.  He knew me more intimately than I know myself.  He brought me closure on a lot of things in an instant, things which I had been stumbling over practically from day one or as long as I can remember.  It was a 30-second therapy session after which I saw myself more clearly than I ever had before.  It almost brought me to tears, but I was loathe to shed tears before Him or anyone.  He showed me that my unwillingness to shed tears was an incorrect response.

He said "Emotion is the first power given, and is the same power by which an infant controls an entire household until that emotion is socialized out of the infant and subsequently repressed.  The infant, having no ability to move or feed itself, yet creates it's environment and habitat by voice and emotion alone - similarly to God."  We have forgotten this power - relegating it culturally to the (preferably) suppressed "Id" if I were to use familiar psychological terminology .  He then drew parallels between an infant and Horus the Child.  He challenged me to find my voice, my "kiai" if you will, if I were to use martial arts terminology.

The value of this revelation is absolute.  I've since learned that the emotional brain develops in humankind before the "thinking" brain.  Therefore "thinking" is subject to emotion, not the other way around.  Therefore if one is in touch with their underlying emotions fully, or their "id", their corresponding thoughts and actions will be most congruent with their "true" will.

He also challenged me to be better, in all aspects.  He brought all of my remaining fears to the forefront, and told me to work on them for a month straight before calling Him again.  I realized that no one had spoken to me in this manner since my perhaps little league football coach, my boxing coach, or possibly my dad and uncle, and that I had unwittingly and unconsciously surrounded myself with yes-men and women.  No one currently around me or in my circle challenges me like that, and I didn't realize that until encountering Him.

At first I was offended by what he was saying about me and to me, until I realized the value of what He was doing for me.  He was basically saying "put up or shut up", and I just wasn't used to that anymore - but it was exactly what I needed to hear.  He wants me to find the truth of myself, with no delusions, by the testing of myself.  For that I was and am grateful.  I've since noticed quite a positive change in myself, and my way of thinking - obviously His influence.

He also spoke to me about the Garden of Eden, and how there was an Owl there along with the Serpent, but how that Owl is not spoken of in scripture.  Devotees of Lilith will recognize this Owl as being representative of Her.  He also spoke about the genetic mixing of the Divine and the human in those days, but I won't go into all of that here.

We spoke about many things, both magickal and mundane, most of which have made it into my personal journal.  Another interesting thing that He said was that there is no good nor evil (as we conceive of it), there is only what is "effective and what is ineffective", potent or impotent.  I probably spent an hour or so with Him in conversation.  But I was so glad that He not only helped me to find closure in the remaining things I was struggling with for all these years, but He also helped me to focus on the realities of life in this pre-apocalyptic era.

People can say what they want to about Lucifer.  I've met Him, and there is none like Him.  He's not at all who people think or say He is.  He is incomparably greater.  There is no "submit" in Him, nor humility, nor sycophancy, nor weakness.  He is incredibly gracious and loving (to His own), a Master Teacher and Healer, and an iron-willed taskmaster, all simultaneously; the Full Circle of 360 degrees.  But make no mistake, Lucifer is a warrior indeed.  He reminds me of a 5-star general, who makes his soldiers feel inspired to go into battle knowing that He is right there with them on the front lines.

I am still in awe of Him.  I believe Him to be a primal aspect of God Almighty (NTR), and all lesser gods to only be aspects of Him.  Others may disagree, and that's their choice.  I believe the Egyptians would have recognized Him as Ptah, or the One God/One Thing.

I could go on, but I'll stop here.  Peace and Blessings.


UPDATE 8/10/14: After this working was done, two very positive things occurred for my business which I can easily attribute to working with Lucifer.  One was finally receiving a long-overdue payment from a client for which I was almost ready to jeopardize a long-standing relationship with them over (I really hate having accounts receivable, especially when I have to wait much longer to be paid than what the client had originally indicated).

The second thing which occurred was a newer customer reviewed my company very favorably on a popular contractor's website, and it was the very first time this has happened for my company - we had no reviews prior to this.  Both of these developments were dated for the same exact day when I spoke with Lucifer.  Many thanks unto Him for His aid.

Monday, August 4, 2014

A Different Spin on Gravity

Greetings,

Ok, I'm going to take a break from black magick with this post to document an idea I had the other week.

I have this thing about trees.  I love being around them, especially in highly wooded areas.  There's a park not far from my house where I sometimes go to clear my mind.

So anyway, I was checking out this tree, and the thought occurred to me: "What if the tree isn't actually growing up, but instead is growing OUT?"  I'll explain.

What if what we call gravity doesn't actually exist at all as the force they claim it is.  I'm admittedly not a physicist, and I know that sounds nuts, but follow the thought process for a minute.

What if trees are basically hanging onto the earth by their roots, but are just sort of hanging into the sky and by extension, space.  We know that for those living on a rotating sphere, there is no real up or down, it's all perspective.  So if there's no real "up" as we like to think, maybe the trees (and other plants) are growing "out" because of the centrifugal forces of the earth's spin.  We know there must be a force that causes most plants to grow toward the sun and sky.  Let's take it further.

What if we (people), along with everything else, are not being pulled down to the earth by whatever is at the core as we've all been taught, but instead are being pushed down to the earth by whatever is in space?  What if all of the stars, planets, moons, and everything that is in rotation is throwing off centrifugal forces in all directions, which balances everything else in the galaxy or universe.

Could what we call "gravity" actually be a manifestation of the average of centrifugal forces from space pushing down on everything on the surface along with the centrifugal forces from the earth pushing up?

If you could somehow cancel the centrifugal forces from space, would that help you levitate by riding the waves of centrifugal forces on the earth?  Is that how the pyramids were built?

We know that sound can cause levitation effects.  We've seen it occur plenty of times - I just saw someone do it on America's Got Talent, and stories and videos are all over YouTube which show it as well.  Maybe specific sound frequencies can cancel or disrupt the earth's centrifugal force causing an object to float.

Isn't this a much simpler idea than the problematic idea of gravity?  Did you know that they really don't have much of a working definition of gravity other than: "It's a force that draws things down to the center of the earth".  Add to that, physicists when trying to reconcile Newtons Laws with the relativity and quantum theories of Einstein run into plenty of inconsistencies in their calculations with regard to gravity.  They reconcile some of those inconsistencies by relating gravity to magnetism, but "gravity" affects things which aren't magnetic, so how exactly does that work?

Long story short, they don't really know what gravity is, and can't really define it, they just "know" what it does.  That's not a definition.  Why should anyone believe in something that doesn't have a REAL (as opposed to a working) definition, especially when a real definition CAN'T be provided?  They can't even prove that what they call gravity exists at all as a force separate from magnetism or from centrifugal forces, let alone that it's a "law".  We just know we don't fly off into space as a result of the earth's spin, but no one can explain why without using a bunch of arcane equations that few people understand.

Sorry, but I just don't think nature is that complicated where it needs equations which are 3 city blocks long in order to describe it, or to describe how it works.

Anyway, not to belabor the point but I'd love to hear someone else's take on this idea.  It's really just an intriguing possibility, and I'm not saying gravity doesn't exist because I don't actually know whether it exists or not, at least in the way that they describe it.

Where's Neil DeGrasse Tyson or Michio Kaku when you need them?