So, What is Satanism?

The religion of Satanism represents arguably the largest Left Hand Path movement in the West. The “Left Hand Path” is an umbrella term referring to counter-culture religions. “Sinister” and “Sinistral” are the descriptive adjectives applied to religions to indicate that they are of the Left Hand Path, as “Sinister” is etymologically descended from a word meaning “left” and “Sinistral” means “left-handed.” The practitioners of Sinistral religions are referred to with another umbrella term– “the Black Lodge”– whereas the adherents to mainstream religion are called “the White Lodge.”
The religion of Satanism prioritizes the individual judgment of the witch. The Satanist does not have faith, but rather believes in whatever she happens to think is true. While many Sinistral texts are available to the Satanist, none of them are holy writ and none of them aspire to be dogma. A post in a thread on the Become a Living God forum can be of more value to an individual Satanist than a chapter out of Transcendental Satanism if she agrees with the post and not the book.
The Satanist seeks truth through personal research, practical experience, and directly channeled gnosis, which is knowledge attained from spirit. None of these things are perfect, confirmation bias can cloud research. Lack of perspective can cloud life experience, and spirits are occasionally willing to patronize certain misconceptions held by the witch, either for convenience or to insure her well-being in some way. While no Satanist consciously wants this, it is an ineluctable reality.
In perusing the channeled gnosis of other Satanists, the witch must be careful to regard almost all of her knowledge as tentative. She must search for trends in the revelations of black prophets and speculate on the impetuses behind the disagreements between authors.
Satanism is a very eclectic religion in that it draws from various different sources. The witch selects the practices which are useful to her and the postulations which resonate with her and arranges them into an ever-evolving patchwork spirituality. A Satanic witch who draws philosophical inspiration from the religion of Thelema, uses Norse runes in witchcraft, and practices Hindu chakra meditations all as part of her Satanic religion is very much a representation of the norm. In reading a book like the Baphomet Codex, a Satanist will happily select one postulation she agrees with even though she disagrees with the majority of the text and does not practice its rituals. She will do the same with any other book or religion she studies.
Satanism certainly constitutes a quest for self-empowerment, self-improvement, and self-understanding. The Satanist actively seeks to improve herself through spiritual meditation, research, introspection, physical exercise, magickal practice, and whatever other means are conducive to the mastery of her journey in life. The Sinistral witch pursues her quest for self-empowerment even to the point at which her magickal adepthood turns her soul into a goddess. She resides in the Qlippoth, known also as Hell and Sitra Ahra, a Hebrew phrase meaning “the Other Side.” Her spirit lives on as an exalted demoness, experiencing adulation and pleasure in Hell, which she is free to leave at any time for the pursuit of personally selected goals, even to offer her tutelage to living Satanists. This ascent into godhood, called an “apotheosis,” brings about the cessation of samsara, the process of death and reincarnation.
Satanism is open to people of all races, ethnicities, sexualities, nationalities, and moral dispositions. While Satanism champions heretical thought, it is not merely a reaction to or opposite of any mainstream religion. Theistic Satanism has its roots in the religions of Thelema, Stregheria/Stregoneria, polytheistic Paganism, and the writings of Kenneth Grant which are known as the Typhonian Trilogies.
Some Satanists would argue that Satanism does not count as a religion based on some technical speculations, but this essay does not use words that specifically. Some Satanists often say things like this: “Satanism is not a religion, it’s a way of life!” as if other religions were not ways of life. Refer to the dictionary definition of religion and you will see why Satanism is correctly considered one.
-V.K. Jehannum,

Raum (Goetia #40)

Names: Raum, Raim, Raym
Rank: Earl or Count
D/N: Nocturnal
Magickal Numbers: 37, 45
Zodiac: Taurus 0-10
Date: April 21-30; Oct. 8-12
Gematria: 247, 310, 807
Path: 16/Vau/Taurus
Color: Red, Yellow, Blue, White, Purple, Grey
Element: Air, Fire
Tarot: 5 of Pentacles/Disks
Legions: 30
Attributed Substances/Ingredients: Dragon’s Blood, Iron, Silver, Copper, Celandine, Calendula, Buckthorn
Primary Qliphothic Attributions: Nahemoth; Thagirion
Lesser Qliphothic Attributions: Satariel; Golachab
Trans-Sephirothic Veils: Spirit is Attributed to All 3
Primary Planetary Attributions: Uranus; Saturn; Neptune
Lesser Planetary Attributions: Mars; Jupiter; Venus; Pluto
Attributions to the Black Planets (From Most to Least Attributed): the Black Earth; the Black Moon; the Black Sun

Above: Raum’s traditional manifestation as a crow as drawn by G.A. Rosenberg

Raum pilfers the belongings of the wealthy, incites love, causes the downfall of the target, aids in legal battles, and imparts endurance and strength of will when the odds are against the summoner. Raum destroys cities and reconciles enemies.

Raum imparts a dark and powerful metamorphosis unto his disciple, making him more warlike, warriorlike, and honorable. Raum can help his disciple embrace his individuality and/or dissolve the misconceptions of his self-image. Raum teaches astral transformation, draconic alchemy, and strengthens the psychic senses.

He can erect strong friendships and destroy people’s reputations. He gives aid to those who are trapped in warfare or political conflicts. He can engender horrific wars and bloodshed. He is said to generally manifest as a crow or blackbird and transform upon request, but I have never witnessed this.

The auspices of Raym are of use in sphereworkings through Falak Al-Aflak [the Primary of the Spheres]– that’s people called “Kether” when they knew it had nothing to do with the tribal war god of Israel. Obviously, Raum is also of use in sphereworkings through the Qliphas of Saturn, Mars, the Black Earth, and the Black Sun, and he can guide the sorceress through the Trans-Qliphothic Labyrinth and the Trans-Sephirothic Labyrinth alike (extremely dangerous; seek guidance).


Magickal Chants

Haezin Torgae Gostor Balzor
Channeled Chant to Evoke Raum

Porzon Dalthae Oztagor Noztagal Opatanda Ozthornal
Channeled Chant to Invoke Raum

Advoco Raym– Meticulosus Pentrale
“I Call Raym– Fearsome Spirit!”

Voco Te Raum Penitrale Ex Qliphoth
“I Call to Raum, Spirit of the Qliphoth!”

If you follow the hyperlink below, you will find a long list of fill-in-the-blank chants with various effects which can be used to invoke, evoke, and otherwise call upon Raum and any other demon:

V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

The Writings of Satrinah Nagash
Daemonolatry Goetia
Mark of Qayin
Gematria and the Tanakh
The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic


A Treatise on a Blacker Theism

What should become clear to the Satanist is that the finer points of theology are not of primary import. The raison d’etre of Satanism is the increase of personal agency through spiritual, intellectual, and corporeal self-empowerment. So long as the Satanist pursues evolution, he is looked upon fondly by the Devil. So all of this is of secondary import.

The first postulation to be addressed is the concept that this or that spirit is merely a manifestation of some archetype. This line of thought will be referred to as “archetheism.” Archetheism is the basis upon which Michael W. Ford equated Kali, Hecate, Az, Jeh, and Lilith– they are all manifestations of the ‘Sinister feminine’ ergo they should not be viewed as individuals.

But there is no such thing as a “Sinister feminine” because that’s not how archetypes work. Here’s an example of a legitimate archetype: the heroic outcast who defends the very ones who shun him. The adjectives “evil” and “female” paint a picture which is far too unspecific to be considered an archetype.

There is no Sinister feminine archetype, but there is the archetype of the femme fatale– the scheming and murderous seductress. Lilith is certainly a Femme Fatale, but Hekate certainly is not. Hecate is a Virgin Goddess, which is why so many of the names of Her children (Mormo, Baubo, Empousa, Lamia) are also names of Her they are reproductions of Her own Essence. She does reproduce, but She does so asexually.

So Hecate and Lilith are certainly not the same archetype, let alone the same being. And now we turn to Pantheism.

This is the concept that all deities are merely facets of Deity. This is that Cochranian postulation which is echoed in Wicca and the Baphomet Codex by Ego Diabolus. This postulation is presented, especially by Wiccans, to mean that we are all worshipping the same Divine in different ways, and thus it is to be rejected.

As Theistic Satanist Diane Vera observed, if the deities are all part of the All, then they are only part of the All in the same way that causal organisms are also part of the All. Approaching a Tiamat and Tezcatlipoca like they were simply facets of this All would be like approaching Vera and Ford as if they were just facets of the same.

And now, we must also dismiss the concepts of egregores and “masks of the higher self.” For example, when the 218 Current released Liber Falxifer, which presented a syncretism of Cain and Senor la Muerte, there were readers who were concerned that this Being was merely an egregore created by the 218 Current rather than a legitimate aspect of Cain.

Well, I have worked extensively with Cain, and one of my covenmates has dedicated herself to Qayen, taking Him as her Patron. It our my definite opinion that He has taken on this Falxifer/Reaper Aspect as a step in His personal evolution. It is also our opinion that He is indeed the same Being as Tubal-Cain, even though we are hesitant with soft polytheism.

My coven believes that Isis is the same Astaroth of the Qliphoth, and that Asmodeus of the Goetia is indeed Asmodeus of Sitra Ahra and Aeshma-Daeva of Ahriman. Immortal deities harbor agendas which are complex and multi-faceted, and so Hecate appears both to Wiccans and to the Temple of the Black Light’s congregation. The idea that certain deities are just egregores or subjective or “masks of the higher self” is just an attempt to explain away perceived contradictions. You will be surprised at how willing immortals are to patronize us. If this sounds like a decisively theistic position, it is.

-V.K. Jehannum


Psychic Vampyrism

Vampyrism is the art of feeding upon the life essence of fellow organisms. The Psychic Vampyre feeds not upon the blood of the flesh but the blood of the soul. This is the prana, the chi, the ki, the “blood essence,” as some authors call it. For the sake of these writings, we will operate on the New Age consensus that all of these terms are synonymous.
There are people who are intrinsically blessed with the necessity for Vampyric feeding. These people require prana, blood, or both from other beings by their very natures—they have a specific kind of soul. Naturally, Psychic Vampyres are more common than Sanguine ones.

Psychic Vampyrism differs from the consumption of blood in that anyone can benefit from Psychic Vampyrism. Humans naturally cycle energy in from their environment and back out into their environment in a process similar to respiration.

If one deliberately takes in prana from other people instead of their surroundings, they will lead an enhanced quality of life. You do not need to be intrinsically blessed with the Hunger to benefit from exogenous human energy in the same way that you do not need to be diabetic to benefit from clean eating.

Non-witches with the Hunger will subconsciously essay to elicit emotion and thus prana from other people via things such as the initiation of conflict, promiscuity, or class-clown behavior. Once the Vampyre learns to directly and deliberately satiate the Hunger through witchcraft, they experience an enhanced quality of life for three reasons.

One: the Vampyre can satiate the Hunger almost whenever it suits them.

Two: the Vampyre, now satiated, will no longer be driven to resort toasinine fucking behavior to get what they need.

Three: the Vampyre can get higher quantities and qualities of what they need all while developing their magickal skills. I have elected to use the spelling of “magick” as the addition of the letter K was originally a reference to the eighth letter, Kaf, of the Hebrew alphabet. 8 is the number of the Great Work.
Psychic Vampyrism increases longevity, visualization skills, vitality, psychic senses, personal magnetism, and holistic magickal talent. The practice of it increases the witch’s aptitude for psychic combat, empathy, psychometry, servitor creation, mind control, and the programming of energy with intent.

So here is the way that the witches of the Coven of the Second Torch acquire exogenous organic prana. Visualize a thin black tendril extending from the tip of your middle finger into the victim. Inhale deeply, visualizing the target’s energy flowing down your little wire and into your flesh. As you do this, rhythmically repeat the mantra “Surripio ki tuam” in your mind’s ear.
The mantra means “I am stealing your ki” in Latin, but the witch should view it as magick words used for the draining of energy rather than focusing upon what it means when they are feeding. Once you’ve got the hang of this, start using multiple tendrils, eventually on multiple targets, to take in as much energy as quickly as possible. You will learn to dig deeper and deeper into your victim’s astral body, getting richer and richer chi.

Once you have finished feeding upon the target, withdraw your tendril or imagine one withdrawing. It this proves troublesome to accomplish, issue the mental command “Rescind!”

The key to this is being in the moment and concentrating on the visualization. If you’re in a rush to get it done, you will have more trouble feeding than you would otherwise.

You don’t have to stare at your target, just keep them in your peripheral vision.

Taking a low amount of energy will heighten the overall quality of the target’s life essence. Taking a large amount will result in irritability and torpidity. One of my apprentices once fed deeply upon an intoxicated addict who was threatening me with a bottle in the hopes that the drunkard would relax. That is not what occurred.

The magickal numbers which I have channeled for the purpose of Psychic Vampyrism are as follows: 86, 37, 49, 560, and 8030. The witch may write these numbers on her flesh in sharpie while focusing on the intention of increasing the potency of her deliberate Vampyrisms.

Take a moment now to open your shoulder chakras. Visualize a brilliant white sphere in each shoulder as you vibrate “Lepaca,” the name of the Demon of Opening, to open the chakras. Once this is complete, you may send tendrils out of your shoulders instead of hands.

It should not be long before you start using multiple tendrils simultaneously, within time, even on multiple targets. Creating tendrils from the shoulders is more discrete than from the hands and it places the energy you drain in the center of your body almost immediately.

-V.K. Jehannum

Haures/Flereous (Goetia #64)

Element: Fire, Air, Earth
Legions: 20 or 36
Tarot: 6 of Swords; 2 of Pentacles/Disks
Gematria: 380
D/N: Nocturnal
Color: Green, Purple, Orange, Red
Direction: South
Planet: Venus, Mercury
Date: Dec 22-31; Feb 4-8; June; Summer; June 21st
Zodiac: Aquarius 15-19; Capricorn 0-10
Rank: Duke
Path: Ayin
Primary Qlipha: Thagirion (Black Sun/Belphegor)
Secondary Qlipha: Golachab (Mars/Asmodeus)
Attributed Ingredients & Substances: Dragon’s Blood, Mercury, Copper, Sage, Sandalwood, Rue, Red Sandalwood, Arnica, Copal, Sage, Scullcap

hauresAbove: Depiction of Haures/Flereous by G.A. Rosenberg.

Flereous appears in Traditional Demonolatry as one of the Nine Demonic Divinities. Conolly describes the demon as typifying the perfect balance of physical, mental, and spiritual consciousness. Despite having obscure lesser attributions to earth and air, Flereous rightfully appears in the spellwork of Demonlaters are the cardinal demonic elemental of fire. S. Conolly describes Flereous as or attributed Flereous to (it’s unclear) “that special fire or light that we all come from.” Flereous appears to most people as male, but my coven and I have most often contacted the demon’s female manifestation.


Flauros changes the witch’s personality, transforming her into a more dangerous predator. She assists in ascending unto hidden realms of the astral planes and shapeshifting within them. She teaches the witch to detect weakness or insecurity. She gives the witch the ability to intuit the qualities of stones and other natural things, such as an animal’s fur or bones. She shows the witch how to skry and teaches her about divinity, cosmology, angels, and himself. She rules over new beginnings, justice, action, baptism, love, and balance. Knowing all secrets, she can give answers concerning things past, present, and future.

Flereous rules scholarhood, focus, concentration, professionalism, discipline, and attention to detail. She can both raise the witch’s IQ level and strengthen her short-term memory.

According to J. Thorp, Flereous represents “sudden change, hastiness; lust for the ego” and her auspices are apt for rites of “Baptism, love, action, solstice.”

She can alter the astral body by giving it claws, which can be retracted. Furthermore, she can give the astral body dark, ravenlike wings which can help the witch alter the weather.

Above: Sigil of Flereous from the OFS Demonolatry Website

Flauros is a great ally in astral warfare and brings death to her victims by flame. She can turn spirits against a victim and see that someone goes undisturbed by temptation (from spirits or oneself). Her traditional manifestation is as a strong male leopard, but she can turn into either a human male with fiery eyes or a human female with golden eyes.

Names: Haures, Flaures, Flavros, Hauras, Havres, Flauros, Flereous
Traditional Enn (Summoning Phrase): Ganic Tasa Fubin Flaures
Constructed Chant for Summoning: Flavros, Hauras, Flereous – Venire Ducis Haures
Constructed Chant for Summoning: Liftoach Pandemonium, et germinet Flavros

-V.K. Jehannum

G.A. Rosenberg’s Goetic artwork was created through magick in colloboration with another black magickian. Like so many black magickal artists, elements of his artwork manifest astrally so that he can reproduce them via Graphic Design. People who think these images are “funny looking” have missed the point entirely– these images are black magickal gateways to the spirits they depict.

Goetic Demonolatry
by Ellen Purswell
A Modern Goetic Grimoire by Rufus Opus
Daemonolatry Goetia by Stephany Conolly
Terry Thayer’s Demon List
Gematria and the Tanakh by Brian Pivik


Andras (Goetia #63)

Rank: Marquis
Zodiac: Aquarius 0-15; Sagittarius 20-30; Capricorn 25-29
Date: Jan 30-Feb 3; Dec 12-21; Jan 16-19
Direction: East
Tarot: 10 of Wands/Rods; 6 of Swords
Color: Black, Red, Teal, Orange, Violet
Planet: Moon, Pluto, Mars, Sun
Animal: Hellhound/Wolf
Stones: Fire Agate, Black Tourmaline, Meteorite, Obsidian
Element: Fire, Air
Legions: 30 or 86
Gematria: 255, 556
D/N: Nocturnal
Trans-Sephirothic Veil: All Tree (Ain, Ain Soph, & Ain Soph Aur)
Sacred Numbers: 16, 9, 21, 32, 30
Primary Qlipha: Goloheb (Mars/Asmodeus)
Secondary Qlipha: A’areb Zaraq (Venus/Bael)
Attributed Ingredients & Substances: Cayenne Pepper, Violet, Iron, Silver, Jasmine, Dragon’s Blood, Amber, Knot Weed, Mustard Seed, Patchouli
Enn: Entay ama Andras anay

andrasAbove: Pathworking Artwork to Andras by G.A. Rosenberg

Andras originated in Zoroasrtian demonology as a daeva– an emissary of Ahriman, the hypostasis of Druj [Evil, Destruction, Self-Determination, Witchcraft]. He was one of the highest ranked among Ahriman’s emissaries and he ruled over warfare and combat. He was integrated into Hinduism as a celestial deity of war and lightning– comparable in station to Marduk or Zeus. He appears in apocryphal Jewish mythology as one of the Grigori or Watchers who fell from Heaven to fornicate with humans and taught humankind all manner of trades. Andras taught mankind about combat, specifically the ways in which the skull may be crushed.

Andras is a psychopomp who can teach and empower necromancy, mind control, shapeshifting, the concealment of things, lethal and non-lethal execration, initiation, and workings which use death energy. Andras should only be summoned for important matters as he can be blunt, serious, dominant, intimidating, direct, and sometimes impatient. With that said, he is helpful and he does want what’s best for the black magickian.

Andras is the father of Malphas. The two of them manifested alongside one another once recently to give me support and advice.

While Andras can sow discord, he can also reconcile ongoing conflicts by bringing them to culmination via confrontation. Andras imparts discretion and deception. He can cause countless manners of death and destruction and give one in an advantage in both violent non-violent conflict. He may completely uproot one’s current identity or life to make way for new developments, and he can overthrow existing hierarchies and powers. He can help the sorceress self-initiate through the Trans-Sephirothic Labyrinth and Trans-Qliphothic Labyrinth alike (this is dangerous; seek guidance).

Traditional Goetic lore depicts Andras as an angel with the head of either an owl or raven with wings who rides a (sometimes black) wolf. The sword he carries is variously described as sharp, cruel, shining, or covered in purple fire. One source referred to it as a saber. One modern source replaced the sword with a golden assault rifle and a bomb strapped to the chest. A more recent depiction describes Andras as a tall, tan, black-haired, attractive biker/punk type with black and red eyes, and does not mention weaponry.


Andras can teach the art of combat. He can increase one’s combative talents as well as physical fitness. He grants the witch the power to stand unshaken in the face of calamity. Andras can program the astral double for automatic unconscious astral projection. He augments one’s psychic intuition and magickal memory.

Goetic lore purports that Andras may kill the celebrant, but Goetic lore espouses the intimidation, coercion, denigration, and threatening of demons– he most likely will be kind to the black magickian who consensually evokes him. The provision in the traditional lore that he kills “the unwary” seems to solidify my opinion that he works to avoid being coerced and take revenge upon those who attempt to trap and coerce him. Some sources claim that Andras will also slaughter anyone else who is present for the ritual.

An RHP magickian told me that Andras is known to dominate other demons, and said that he never dares to evoke Andras without a circle. Obviously I have summoned Andras without protection and have not regretted it, as have so many of my sources.

Andras gets fast results, and it’s said that he often does so at the expense of unwanted and unexpected outcomes. He rips the bandaid directly off– you might not like it, but maybe you’ll be better off. (My spirits are telling me that this paragraph describes the experiences of a few of my sources and should not be considered a consistent or even common trait of Andras’s magick).

-V.K. Jehannum

Daemonolatry Goetia by Stephany Conolly
Goetic Demonolatry by Ellen Purswell
Terry Thayer’s Demon List
The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic by J. Thorp
The Luciferian Goetia by Michael W. Ford
Gematria and the Tanakh by Brian Pivik
Aleister Crowley’s Illustrated Goetia
The Book of the Black Serpent
The Goetia Ritual Book by Kuriakos
Mark of Qayin by Asha’Shedim

Satan Cannot be Defined as Primordial Evil

“The Devil is primordial Evil, the Heart of Chaos Who is eternal. He was and He will be. The j.c. conception is just one of many human concepts; it will be destroyed as all human concepts will be. You can find the Devil’s shadow in every human religion, because everyone knows that Evil exists. It’s not evil of people who all will die. It’s Eternal Evil that will destroy the Universe.”

This quote has circulated Facebook a bit, but I believe the progenitor of the quote is an independent anti-cosmic Satanist whose Facebook name is Sommer Burtis. Let us lay out the various suppositions presented within the paragraph and examine their veracity.

One: The Devil is Primordial Evil

Good and evil are causal illusions erected by humans for the practical purpose of laying the groundwork for productive human interaction. Humans depend upon society (other people) for their survival, and human collocation can only be advantageous if the members of the group do not trespass against one another. At its most basic level, a society is just an organized cease-fire. This is merely a description of why morality came about, not an endorsement or refutation of it.

Adherence to morality and subversive behavior are merely different survival strategies, and a strategy is but a means to an end. Good and evil cannot be commendable qualities in and of themselves– their desirability is determined by what can be accomplished through them. Satan is kind, patient, and supportive when interacting with Satanists (moral strategy), and deceptive and destructive when interacting with his enemies (subversive strategy).

Morality is merely a group of strategies disguised as values. Since society as a whole benefits from its members being “well-behaved,” society has determined that being “well-behaved” is a positive trait in and of itself, rather than what it really is: a set of behaviors which happen to be advantageous for one who lives in a society and would like to see it preserved.

Sentient beings cannot be adequately or accurately described by good or evil. Better defining traits of the Devil are evolution, iconoclasm, individuality, sorcery, predation, transformation, and Faustian-Promethean values.

One could argue that since many of the traits most associated with Satan are considered immoral by the mainstream, it is accurate to define Satan as “evil (as seen by the common man)”. However, the Satanist would then be defining Satan within a paradigm he knows to be fallacious. That is not productive.

Two: The Devil is… the Heart of Chaos

Atazoth is the Heart of Chaos. Satan is a very different being.

(Note: Sommer does not summon spirits and considers it unproductive to do so)

Three: The Devil is… Eternal.

All spirits are immortal. They don’t die of old age.

Four: All human concepts will be [destroyed]

Citation needed.

Oh, and concepts cannot be destroyed. Even if no one believes in them, the concept still exists.

Five: You can find the Devil’s shadow in every human religion, because everyone knows that Evil exists.

Countless religions lack a theomorphic manifestation of immorality. The Platonic concept of defining Yahweh as the omnificent hypostasis of goodness is often unsupported even by the Bible itself.

Six: Eternal Evil will Destroy the Universe

This concept is based on the idea that the universe should be destroyed because it is (perceived as) non-conducive to the human’s rise to godhood and spiritual power, despite the fact that nature is inherently inclined to evolution and adversity. Any witch knows that “nature has an expansive effect upon spiritual endeavors,” as Nate Leved said, so the anti-cosmic stance is peculiar. As a daimon once asked me rhetorically, “Why would you want to destroy something so perfectly fucked up?”

Think about it. If Satan despises humanity and wants to kill us all, why does he help and guide Satanists who don’t want to destroy the universe?

More often than not, the desire to destroy the universe is contingent upon the belief that it was created by a demiurge, generally Yahweh, as a prison for humankind. This is a peculiar stance to take, since Yahweh’s rules for his people are so inherently anti-nature.

-V.K. Jehannum



On Deities who “Claim” to Have Created the Earth

Preface I: my guiding spirits told me that multiple deities came together to create the Cosmos.

Preface II: when I present gnosis of that nature, I do not expect immediate belief or even belief at all, unless I have given you some damn good reasons to trust me. Just remember what I said and put it in the “maybe” column until you get some confirmation from other spirits.

I talked with Molock about a week ago and asked him to tell me about himself. He said “I am the god of the Black Sun,” “I am the lord of the deep sea,” and more things of that nature.

Molock knew that I knew that he wasn’t the only deity who held dominion over the Black Sun, and he wasn’t trying to convince me otherwise. Belphegor, Lucifage, and Satan also share that correspondence.

I would posit that, in general, if a deity says “I am the creator of this earth,” that deity probably isn’t trying to trick you into thinking it was the sole creator. That’s just the way they talk.

-V.K. Jehannum

Tanninsam and Leviathan

Satan and Lilith both have primordial-draconic-oceanic aspects which rule over “pride.” Both of their serpentine-Khaotic aspects can be called Leviathan or Chaosifer [Chaos-Bearer]. Satan as a Leviathan has been called “Theli” and “Tannin”, while Lilith as Leviathan has been called Tanninsam.
Apocryphal myths disagree on whether Yahweh was fighting either one or two Leviathans before the world was created. These skirmishes are written to have occurred in a primordial ocean called “Tehom” or “Tehomoth”, meaning “Depth” or “Depths” in Hebrew. The story goes that Yahweh defeated them and mutilated their genitals so that they could never reproduce.
The idea of there being an limitless ocean before the world was created is prevalent throughout world religion. The Norse called it Ginnungagap, the Greeks called it Khaos, the Egyptians called it Nu or Nun, the Mesopotamians personified it as Tiamat and Absu, and the Aztecs called it.
Now a spirit portrayed as heroic often had to battle a water-based serpentine or draconic being in what is called a Chaoskampf, a struggle against Chaos. This happened to Marduk, Hercules/Herakles, Tezcatlipoca and Huizilipochtili, Baal, Yahweh, Zeus, and more. A right-handed spiritualist would probably interpret this as the need to restrain one’s “baser” needs, but it’s not that simple.
Tanin means “dragon” and Tanninsam means “poisonous dragon.” “The Dragon” is a common title in the Occult for the Black Flame/Divine Spark which renders humanity capable of sorcery and apotheosis. Many Occult authorities say that the Black Flame or Dragon is the substance of the primordial acausal Khaos, so it is likely that the Leviathan aspects correspond to this depiction of the Black Flame. That would give them dominion over the spiritual potential of humankind.
Humanity’s spark of spirituality is portrayed negatively in Orthodox religion. In Oriental thought, humanity is capable of witchcraft because of Maya, which they define as the illusion of individuality. That makes some sense, as I wouldn’t be trying to become more powerful than everyone else if I didn’t consider myself an individual.
In Qabbalah, the Black Flame originates from the Infernal Sun, which resides in a realm called Thagiriron or “Disputers.” Once again, individuality is portrayed as a source of conflict. While individuality does indeed make conflict possible, the White Lodge is ignoring the other blessings of the Black Flame and ignoring the fact that conflict is a source of evolution.
Leviathan is said, in Hebrew scripture, to be the King over the “Sons of Pride.” Pride is believing in yourself above others, and that could easily be another negative portrayal of the Black Flame. Psalm 104:26 is translated differently by different rabbis. One translation claims that Yahweh created Leviathan so that the two could compete.
Are you aware that certain Gnostics interpret the myth of Yahweh removing the Serpent of Eden’s legs as a metaphor for the Lucifer principle being bound to the earth/matter. Let’s adopt a similar line of reasoning regarding the purported castration. The Chaos Bearers both preside over and symbolize the Dragon, the spiritual spark of humanity, right? Well, Vedic thought depicts a serpentine force of spirituality within humanity. Restrained in the genitals, I’ve heard. The Kundalini.
So the Chaosifers preside over the serpentine nucleus of spirituality in mankind, which is indeed bound to matter, to us, and which can help us become like gods. Michael Aquino described Leviathan as the principle of continuity and eternal existence, and it is the Dragon which allows us to become immortal.
So the Chaos Bearers are deities of the Black Flame/Acausal Dragon. In addition to this, they preside over tempests, storms, draconic magick, water, destruction, the acausal/Khaos, spreading panic, dissolving the ego, upsetting order, the creation of sacred space, atavism, losing unproductive guilt/compassion, and psychic vampyrism.
Certain apocryphal texts depict Leviathan as being the apocalyptic beast of the sea, as Behemoth is the apocalyptic beast of the earth, and Ziz of the air. Leviathan is related, in Christian thought, to the end of the world, and carries the Antichrist on his back in Biblical art. I will borrow now an argument from David Geiffodd and venture that the Leviathan is not going to destroy the world, he is merely going to destroy the world as we know it. That, or Biblical prophecy is unreliable.
-V.K. Jehannum