Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The First Enoch and the Origins of Enochian Magick


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.


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.


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


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)


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 which 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.


Friday, August 8, 2014

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


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.

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.

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.  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, their corresponding thoughts and actions will be 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 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


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?

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Interplay between Light and Shadow


It occurred to me again yesterday that the things we find in nature can teach us so much about physical reality and what causes it to exist.  For example, I was contemplating a particular tree while relaxing on a hill in the park with my daughter, and how we can both see and miss the fullness of a tree's appearance.  I'll explain.

A tree (and actually everything) is the result of the light which feeds it, and the darkness from which it grows.  It is only a representation of the miracle of life, and the polarities of light and darkness between which it develops.  You can see these polarities represented by simply looking at the tree from a new perspective.

The light from the sun illuminates the tree so that you can perceive it, and the shadow behind and under the tree gives the tree "depth".  In other words, the light and shadow are inextricably a part of the tree, but we miss those things when just contemplating the tree itself.  Since the sun's light nourishes all created life, and since all things cast a shadow while in the presence of light, the sun and the shadow are also a part of all things within this reality.

By this example, we can see the forces of light and shadow, and how necessary they both are for our existence.  You cannot extricate the origin of a thing from the thing itself, because if you do, that thing becomes undefined.  All things originate from the sun itself, or from the stars, and are present manifestations of an ongoing process.  All things also cast a shadow.  Therefore to exalt light above shadow is in error, because both are necessary and must be balanced.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Truth about Belial


Recently I'd begun working with Belial for a few business-related things, along with to fulfill a desire to know more about him and understand who and what he is.  Few "demons" have as varied a story as he, being the ancient avowed enemy of God (Yahweh), and none have his reputation for being Evil Incarnate, or Satan himself, except perhaps Lucifer (albeit incorrectly in Lucifer's case).  It is said that he was the first to rebel against God during the war in heaven, and some legends say that he was the one who convinced Lucifer to rebel against God and to take a third of the angels with them.

However, it seems to me from my dealings with him that we've only heard part of the story, and the parts which we've heard have been drastically modified to align with the popular culture's imaginations, themselves being nearly-irreparably contaminated with Christianized-thinking.  This post will offer a different take on his legend, along with a less-favorable image for "God" than what we currently have.  Belial serves an ancient and vital purpose, like everything and everyone else in Creation, so we'll talk a bit about that as well.

As is known amongst most occultists and mystics, all of what we perceive around us is illusion (maya), meaning nothing is actually real, it all just appears to be real and is generated in part by what we expect to perceive.  In other words, if we do not expect to see or perceive something, it is generally invisible to our senses.  What we expect to see is entirely driven by whichever socialization processes we undergo as human children.  This framework of socialization, and of civilization itself, is known as a "matrix" which can be thought of as the sum total of what we believe about the universe and how it operates, along with our role within it.  The universe itself responds to our ideas about how it operates, and essentially becomes precisely that, so this is why it's vital to operate from observation instead of dogma or belief.

So if what we are taught as children is lies designed to keep us operating at a manageable frequency of consciousness (or limited intelligence), then we can be ruled by those operating at higher frequencies, ie, the elite or the ruling class who know the truth about human existence.  This has always been the case for as long as human civilization has existed.  The ruling classes of all civilizations are those who perform no meaningful or productive labor, instead relying on their carefully-crafted illusion of rulership over the "lower" classes, and their instituting of multi-varied socialization processes, to perpetuate doing no laborious work themselves.  These are they who survive off the labor of others in order to "rule".

We see this throughout history, with most empires (and governments) being enormous labor and wealth extraction apparatuses, which benefit the few at the expense of the many.  These apparatuses have borders, which are the boundaries of a kingdom or a state or even a city, and they separate one slaveowner's plantation from another's.  We call these plantations different names, like the USA, or perhaps the Roman Empire.  The most successful slaveowners were known as Kings, Queens, or Emperors, but are now called Presidents, or possibly dictators, etc.

Through "dynasties", certain families pass down this avoidance of labor to those in their "royal" bloodlines, thereby establishing their family line as being exempt from meaningful work - which gets us into the concept of royal families.  In modern times, after the advent of what we call Democracy, citizens are given a voice by being "allowed" to "vote" for whomever is to lead them, but they themselves are eternally unfit to "rule".  This is the illusion of "rulership" in a nutshell.  However, rulership is nothing more than essentially owning slaves (which are renamed "citizens" to make their plight more palatable), whether through overt or covert means.  There are different levels or degrees of slavery, ranging from outright slaves to the clergy class, but these all fall below the highest level of society which is the ruling class, to which none of them shall ever rise.

On a more metaphysical level, we know through the work of those like Lon Milo Duquette and others, that there are beings known as angels which uphold and enforce the existence of various aspects of creation.  Belial is actually the Angel of Free Will itself, or even of the "freed" will, and without him, what we perceive as free will and self-determination would not exist.

Belial is the spirit who first said "Do what thou wilt", which is why Aleister Crowley and others have been so enamored by him.  He is the spirit of Anarchy, or that which upholds the state of being masterless.  He is also the chief architect of rebellion against all "authority", while preferably becoming a ruler oneself.  He is the reason why people want to become rulers, so that they will have no masters.

With that said, let's see how and why he has been maligned by Christians and even Yahweh from day one.  Belial represents the sum total of the entire threat against every government, every religious organization, and every ruling class whereby they would lose their carefully crafted illusion of rulership and thereby lose power.  He represents the throwing off of any and all masters, and the recognizance of no authority.

As such, he had no choice but to rebel against the heavy-handed and authoritative nature of Yahweh, because to do otherwise would go against Belial's purpose for being.  He is thus the equal and opposite of Yahweh, for where Yahweh wants no gods to be worshiped except him, Belial represents the worshiping of no "god" whatsoever.  The dynamic between Yahweh and Belial is akin to the "unstoppable force meeting the immovable object", or something that can have no final outcome or victor.

If we look at Belial's name in Hebrew (בליעל), we find it is translated as "being without worth" or "worthless one" and "without value" or "never to rise".  His name has a Gematria value of 142, which corresponds to "worthlessness, wickedness, destruction, destroyer" along with "God loathes" "to take one's stand" "to set up, or stand".  So, what Belial represents is those slaves or citizens who will not perform any work for anyone in the ruling class, nor recognize any rulers at all as such, thereby nullifying their own intrinsic value to the slavemasters and/or to the ruling class.  He also represents the ruling class itself, or they who have no masters.

He is the ultimate enemy of established human social hierarchy, social structure, and those laws which undergird it, at least as far as the rulers are concerned.  Yet those in rulership positions revere him in private, for within their own empires they are the masters, and recognize no masters above themselves, and recognize other slavemasters or rulers only as peers.  Once reaching the ruling class, they can rise no higher in human societies, thus can they be said "never to rise".  Also upon reaching the ruling class they are no longer expected to work either, so they are then "without value", as labor is the most vital form of capital in any society, so those who do not labor have no real value, only illusory. 

In the grimoires, Belial is said to offer senatorships, and to help one to rise on one's job, or in business.  He essentially rules "how high one climbs" in life.  He is the patron Angel of entrepreneurs also, as their dogged self-determination and burning desire to have no "master" mesh well with his energies and overall purpose.  He is a necessity, not a demon, because the ambition to be masterless, or to be at the apex of any given hierarchy, is itself what fuels all social dynamics no matter the species.

He is as ancient as is the rebellion against rulership of all kinds, and of one-upmanship.  He is king of the hill, or that which climbs the mountain solely to reach the top of it in order to look down upon all that is below it.  He represents the ultimate apex predator of any and all given ecosystems, and the striving to be at the top, and as such is quite necessary.  This is why he is known as the King or God of this world, because this world is run by the whims of those at the top, and most behaviors are in some way tied to "getting to the top".

You can even see his dynamic in the act of conception, where millions of sperm cells are shot towards a single ovum, yet only one "winner" will fertilize it or accomplish its purpose or will.  You see it in plants as well, where pollen is spewed into the air, yet only an exceptional few grains will find their marks, while the others find oblivion.  The strongest, smartest, and luckiest make it to the top, and the others simply serve as food.  This is neither good for the winners, nor evil for the losers, it's just the way things are on earth.  Some win, others lose, end of story.

There is more I could say about these ideas, along with my work with Belial himself, but I simply wanted to record my impressions of him and what he represents in this post.