The Esotericism of the Fourteen Planetary Spheres

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1: Bapki is the Planetary Sphere of the Earth, which may be accessed through the Sephiroth as Malkuth. Baphomet of Albion, being the O9A’s Mother of Blood, is the Planetary Spirit of the Earth. One is the number of the Supersoul, which Supersoul is manifest and fulfilled within the causality of Bapki, and which Supersoul has been misidentified with deities such as Krishna, Odin, and Jehovah. Baphomet of Mendes, being the iconography of Eliphas Levi, is an apt depiction of the Supersoul, which is properly addressed as Baphomet and Abraxas.

2: The Planetary Sphere of the Black Earth is the precursor to Bapki which may be accessed through the Qliphoth as Nahemoth (Black Earth/Na’amah), is the manifestation and fulfillment of Drakosophia, the energetic undercurrent of all demon magick. Two is the number of the so-called Adversary as the harbinger of manifoldness, isolate consciousness, and the inner nexion of man which we known as the Black Flame.

3: Qamar is the Planetary Sphere of the Moon, which may be accessed through the Sephiroth as Yesod. It’s known as the Garden of Eden; it’s the immediate astral/spiritual plane. Three is the number of the Triple Moon. The three heads of Hecate originally referred to her chthonic aspect– she was not considered lunar until later on. The three heads are the crossroads (compare the three heads of Asmodeus), which crossroads symbolize and can emulate a nexion via symmetry magick.

4: The Planetary Sphere of the Black Moon is the precursor to Qamar, which may be accessed through the Qliphoth as Gamalielim/Gomaliel (Black Moon/Lilith). This is the Nightside and underlying reality of the Garden of Eden. Four is the number of manifestation, and the Black Moon is the middle man which allows the Black Light of Thagirion to manifest within Qamar.

5: Utarid is the Planetary Sphere of Mercury, which may be accessed through the Sephiroth as Hod and the Qliphoth as Samael (Mercury/Adramaleck). Utarid connects to both Qamar and its precursor/underlying reality: Gamaliel (Black Moon/Lilith). The difference between a Qlipha and a Sephira is which middle pillar it connects to. Five is the number of the father and the pentagram, the glyph of magickal ascent which the Mesopotamians drew point-downwards. Observe the five A’s in Abrahadabra.

6: Zuhrah is the Planetary Sphere of Venus, which may be approached as Netzach and Herab Serapel (Venus/Bael). Six is the number of the mother and the hexagram. The hexagram and the pentagram combine to make eleven, the number of the Magnum Opus [Great Work].

7: Shams is the Planetary Sphere of the Sun, which is Qabbalistically accessed via Tiphereth. Seven is the number of completion and of the Numinous (supernal and chthonian alike). Seven is the finality which precepitates a cycle, and that the Sun is the center of the solar system is not lost on the archetypal interpretation of Shams.

8: The Planetary Sphere of the Black Sun, which may be accessed through the Qliphoth as Thagirion (Black Sun/Belphagore), is the precursor to Shams. Eight is the number of the Philosopher’s Stone and of the Great Work’s completion. Notice the similarity of eight to infinity.

9: Marikh is the Planetary Sphere of Mars, which planet is known as the Lesser Malefic, and which planetary sphere may be approached as Geburah or Golab (Mars/Asmoday). Nine is the number of Saturn, which planet is known as the Greater Malefic. Nine is also the number of infernality and the Black Flame.

10: Mushtari is the Planetary Sphere of Jupiter, which may be approached as Chesed and Gamchicoth (Jupiter/Ashtaroth). 10 is the number of the Divine Father: of Marduk, Zeus, and the Hidden/Demonic/Primal/Chthonian Male Face of Ishtar. Ashtaroth, appears as both male and female to practitioners of demon magick, and he/she does act differently depending on whether he/she manifests as female or male. Any research into Ishtar, whose Greek name is Astarte, will reveal how androgynous she was always held to be. The other Revealed Faces of Ashtaroth include Isis, Inanna, and Attar, the last of which appeared to different adherents by different genders.

11: Zuhal is the Planetary Sphere of Saturn, which may be approached as Binah and Sathariel (Saturn/Lucifugus Rofocalus). Within Sathariel are the thrones of Lilith and Eisheth Zennunim. Eleven is the number of the Great Work and the Infernal Divine. Observe the eleven letter’s of Abrahadabra and the eleven A’s of ZZNZ, the formula used to open the abyss. Saturn is the location of the gateway known as Falcifer– the Roman deity Saturnus (Kronus/Cronos) was known as Deus Falcifer [Sickle-Bearing God].

12: Al-Kawakib Al-Thabitah is the Realm of the Heavenly Fixed Stars and the Planetary Sphere of Uranus, which may be approached as Chokmah and Ghogiel/Chaigidel (Uranus/Baelzebuth). Twelve is the number of the attainment of the gnosis which percolates the Messiah/Magus.

13: Falak Al-Aflak is the so-called Primary Emanation, which may be approached as Keter. Thirteen is the number of chaos and death.

14: The Planetary Sphere of Pluto and Neptune is the Primary Sphere of Chaos and Death and the precursor to Falak Al-Aflak which may be approached as Thamiel (Pluto & Neptune/Satanas & Asterius). Moloch/Asterius is known as Minos and the Minotaur. The Roman deities Pluto and Neptune were the rulers of the underworld– while Pluto/Dis/Hades ruled the treasures within the Earth, Neptunus/Poseidon ruled the depths of the sea. Poseidon was one of the three deities, along with Ceres/Demeter and Persephone/Kore/Proserpina, of the Eleusinian Mysteries. The Eleusinian Mysteries were the Greek religion which predates the polytheism of Olympus– an initiatory tradition which pursued immortality in death via supplication of the deities of the Underworld. Cerberus and Mormo both appear in the Goetia.

Learning from archaeological evidence and the speculation of academics, I believe the Cult of the Minotaur, a continuation of the Cult of Ba’al-Moloch, was related to the Eleusinian Mysteries. At the very least, we know that bulls were especially sacred to Poseidon. Thaumiel is the precursor to and underlying reality of Kether.

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia


Satanic, Occult, & Typhonian Sermons: An Interpretation of Star Wars VIII (Spoilers)

This isn’t a normal type of essay for me: it’s about philosophy, and I’m not trying to be a prick about it. Topics discussed: the esotericism of Hebdomadry, guru syndrome, finding identity, confronting the Alternate Self/Shadow, the relationship of the Logos and the Alogos, self-pedestalized Occultists, extraordinary acquaintances, Anti-Cosmic Satanism, Vengir Satanis, Deicide, Michael Aquino, gifted non-initiates, & more.

The Supreme Leader is dead, and I have killed him.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

“Before there were Sephiras, there were Black Planets.” -The Adimiron

The Last Jedi was so complex in its meaning that I’ve managed to create something of an Occult-Satanic sermon in my interpretation of it. I think it will be legitimately useful for newer Occultists in particular, and I’m including a big clue into my conclusions about Demonolatrous Cosmology, which are based in gnosis and research alike. If I had to cite three thinkers who were integral to the worldview I’m presenting here, those would be Diane Vera, Professor Jordan B. Peterson, and Messiah’el Bey.

The Last Jedi‘s characters are certainly extraordinary people, but to me, they don’t feel unrealistic at all. A Demonolatress by the YouTube handle of Indigo Priestess said that practitioners of demon magick have a unique propensity to encounter extraordinary persons, and in my experience, this is certainly true. To me, the characters from Star Wars VIII feel like friends I haven’t met yet.

For example, I’ve had a few friends like General Leia: incredibly spiritually gifted, but disinclined towards being an Occultist. She sees the truth in what we Occultists say and experience, but it’s not her path. She even trusts our abilities. She may dabble, and sometimes when she taps into her gifts, she can manifest something phenomenal. The real life Leia-types aren’t going to fly, but maybe they’ll walk on water (true story, and she’ll fuck up if she tries it a second time).

It’s definitely a good thing that Leia got to use the Force in such a dramatic way during the actress’s final performance as Leia (she died). When Yoda appears as a Force ghost and burns the hiding place for the Jedi texts, he hides the fact that Rei had stolen the books. Here we see the hidden wisdom of an Ascended Master: Luke hadn’t even read the damn texts (which makes sense considering both his initial self-pedestalization and his later jaded shame), but Rei’s a rapacious learner: she will. Because of this, the Jedi tradition is being transcended the way that a dead tradition should be transcended, instead of being forgotten like Luke’s dumb ass had wanted.

In short, I feel like I understand these characters, and sometimes I relate to them. The Last Jedi explores its protagonists’ relationship to the Logos as it seems to manifest itself in the guise of mentors, leaders, political groups, spiritual traditions, and parents.

Hero worship is explored from both ends. When Rose meets her hero, Fin, she’s disgusted with who he turns out to be. She tazes him, arrests him, and excoriates him, but in time, she comes to fall in love with him– not as a hero, but as a human. She sees through the illusions of hero worship and comes to see and accept the actual value in the person and insight of Fin.

Luke Skywalker appears as the victim of hero worship– a man afflicted by guru syndrome. He’s a legend and he buys into his own hype: he pedestalizes himself and then fails like Ronda Rousey.

That’s a common thing in the Occult. Vengir Satanis and Michael Aquino both proclaimed themselves Ipsissimus. These self-proclaimed Occult masters of the Black Lodge came to realize how flawed they still were and renounce their self-appointments. A Facebook commenter described their ‘character arc’ to me with singular insight, writing:

That [happened] because they are truly Mercurial. As we personally evolve, we go through periods of birth, growth, death, and rebirth. Human spiritual evolution is cyclical. One may attain perfection, becoming XXI The World. But then it is necessary to start over as 0 The Fool. Enlightenment doesn’t necessarily mean forever.

An apprentice of man had taken up an interest in green witchery: the heavy use of plants, incenses, and crystals in magick. He asked me for my insight into the matter, assuming I had great knowledge regarding it, and I told him I knew next to nothing about green witchcraft.

“Can you at least recommend a trusted source on the topic?” He asked me.

I thought for a moment: “No,” I said.

He was taken aback by this. I didn’t realize how peculiar my ability to simply admit this was until a conversation with Voltigeur Dracovolos. Voltigeur sent me an abstruse excerpt from a text central to the Order of the Nine Angles and asked for my insights regarding it, whereupon I admitted to knowing nothing about the inscription.

When I later spoke to Voltigeur over the phone, he told me about the many persons he’d contacted for interpretations of the abstruse script. So many of the people he’d asked about it fancied themselves ONA heavyweights– that is to say, they had guru syndrome. They didn’t have anything resembling the insights they were being asked for, but they still felt the need to either make a shallow guess or give an ill-advised reading recommendation: ‘Oh, uh, I’m not sure. Maybe you should read ____________, that might have the answers that you’re looking for.’

All the input Voltigeur was given was useless, but so many people were unable to admit that they simply didn’t have any insight into the matter at hand. That’s guru syndrome: the egoic self-delusion which precipitates the humiliation and failure (read: learning experiences) of adepts.

Luke’s ego leads him to corrupt Kylo Ren, and he doesn’t process his mistake correctly. He learns very little, going from a so-called guru to a so-called invalid. He admits to his failings, sure, but he can’t put them into perspective any more than his achievements. While Kylo Ren overindulges in his potential for monstrous acts, Skywalker overshames himself because of his Freudian Shadow. Both fail to properly confront the Freudian Shadow/Alternate Self from a place of balance.

It’s incredibly difficult to find your self-esteem, purpose, and courage without the love and confidence of either parent, let alone without both. Violence is a primitive form of child abuse; undermining the child is the sophisticated approach. If you spend enough time in daycare, you can wind up in the same emotional state as an orphan. Being undermined or abandoned by a parent, or even humiliated and betrayed by a close friend or significant other, can fuck you emotionally for years if you don’t confront it the right way.

If I was cursing you out and clearly planning to hit you, would you be scared of me?  Would it make a difference whether or not someone you wanted to impress was watching? Would you be more willing to take the hit if it was someone else that I was threatening? If I said hurtful things about you that you know aren’t true, could I make you believe them, at least for a while? Are you afraid to fight even though you aren’t afraid to take a punch?

What do you need to do to have the bravery to back somebody down or even hit somebody first even if there was nobody watching and nothing but your own dignity at stake? The answer is to find yourself: find your courage, your purpose, and your self-esteem. When you find these things, you can make the other person bitch out. The fact that Kylo Ren and Rei are able to find courage, and in Ren’s case, self-worth without this primal validation is a phenomenal feat, but it isn’t enough.

Skywalker repeatedly asks Rei what her identity and purpose are until she admits that she doesn’t have an answer. For Christ’s sake, my second former mentor did that to me for a while. He stopped when I answered with immediate confidence and insight months after the initial questioning session.

Rei spends the movies looking for her parents, but when she asks for a vision of them, she only sees her own reflection. When she searches for her parents, all she’s trying to do is find herself, and she’s going about it in the wrong way.

Like Rei, Kylo Ren projects the Logos onto his parents and places his hope of Becoming in his relationship to them. Kylo Ren has been so brutalized by the Logos in the form of his mentors that he honestly thought that killing his own father was the route to Becoming. In reality, redefining his relationship to mom and dad was a wild goose chase. The root of the problem was the mentors who had spurned him, so killing Han Solo does not redeem him the way he thought it would.

You don’t get over grief, you get through it. Let yourself be an introspective mess for a while and explore your pain and experience. Don’t be foolish enough to refuse to use a demon’s help (Google Saksaksalim) to get over what you’re going through: as a passerby suddenly said when I was wondering whether or not to evoke Saksaksalim for emotional healing, “Team work make a dream work.”

While Rei is projecting the Logos onto countless unsuited father figures and Kylo Ren is having tantrums when he’s excoriated by his mentor, Fin is busy not giving a fuck. When his leader tells him he was always scum, he smiles, calls himself “Rebel scum,” and defeats her. When Rose comes onto him, he isn’t desperate enough to reciprocate, even in the moment. Unlike Rei and Kylo Ren, he’s found himself, so his fondness of Rei has a unique legitimacy.

Anti-Cosmic Satanists project the idea of the monotheistic creator onto the tribal war god of Israel, and Niners consider Magian influences the source of the West’s perceived corruption. Like Kylo Ren, they’re inclined to lash out against meaningless external targets. In reality, the Alogos is the precursor to the Logos and Enlightenment lies in the reconciliation of Shams [the Planetary Sphere of the Sun] with its precursor: the Qlipha of Thagirion (Black Sun/Belphagore).

Jehovah is just a tribal war god who pulled off a massive scam, and Han Solo is just a war hero. Defining yourself without them is necessary because they are not the Logos, let alone “God.” Jehovah is not some Cosmic tyrant; your true enemy is within. “Let the past die. Kill it, if you have to.” Cursing a church is only useful in Becoming if it’s one that you grew up in. Theomachy and Deicide can be necessary to some, but if they are necessary to you, they still are not your True Will.

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia


A Review of My Work on YouTube

Chica de Pondeco is a generational witch about twice my age and who appears to have been a witch all her life. I asked my roommate to guess her age, and he guessed 32: that’s how real adepts age.

CdP works with the Infernal Divine and the Dark Gods of the O9A while remaining staunchly critical of the O9A, so if you’re into my content, you’ll probably be into hers.

In CdP’s video about me, she compares me to other magickians on YouTube including E.A. Koetting, and her words are very flattering. She even compares me to Dragonfeather369, a Wiccan who’s been Youtubing since 2012. I watched that girl in high school– shit, that girl was my cewebrity crush. Now I’m being told my YouTube videos are more entertaining than hers by a grown-ass woman who’s been a witch all her life.

CdP claims that I’m arrogant, despite paradoxically speaking more highly of me than I would have spoken of myself. I’m afraid the people calling me arrogant are holding me to a standard that I simply lack the life experience required to meet. I’m an Aries, a twenty-something, and a Devil-Worshiper. If I am arrogant, then fuck being humble– for now, at least. I’ll grow up naturally. If you have a problem with my conduct, be patient.

I learned a lot about the LHP’s literary industry and underground last year. It’s not what I thought. The ONA isn’t the only sect with some dirty-ass laundry. I’ve heard a lot of secrets that I’m gonna take to my grave, and anybody who has more for me is doing me a favor. Chaos has followed my since I was young: it’s part of my physis. I’m lucky to have made it this far, and the road ahead is even crazier. I’m gonna need all the support I can get.

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia


Tree and Root
Above: Unrelated Magickal Artwork for Meditation Journeys by GAR

Archdemon Correspondences

Color: Grey, Yellow, Green, Blue
D/N: Diurnal
Tunnel of Set: 31 (Samael-Nehemoth)
Trans-Qliphothic Veil: Chasek; Bohu (Secondary)
Direction: North; Northwest; Northeast (Lesser)
Elements (In Order of Relevance): Water; Earth; Fire
Gender: Usually Male; Occasionally Female
Lesser Planet: Earth; Saturn
Primary Planet: Neptune; Mercury; Moon
Gematria: 171; 500; 1485
Channeled Magickal Names: Simkallathawn, Emkallanthorr
Primary Stellar Attributions: Algol; Regulus
Lesser Stellar Attributions: Aldebaran; Dabih (Least)
Qliphas Attributed (Listed from Primary to Least): Nahemoth, Gamaliel, Satariel

Pathway Correspondences

Planet: Pluto
Tarot: Judgment
Musical Key: C
Atavism: Prima Materia Manifesting in Corrupted Form
Siddhi: Transformation; Disappearance/Invisibility
Hebrew Letter: Shin
Yoruban Power Zone: Manamana; Orun-Apadi; Biri
Disease: Lethal Fevers; Non-Lethal Fevers Which Produce Insanity
Location: Samael (Mercury/Adramaleck)-Nehemoth (Black Earth/Na’amah)

The Nature of Shalicu

Shalicu’s Occult specialties include necromancy, geomancy, pyromancy, solar magick, green witchcraft, the Higher Self, the Black Flame, warding, shielding, shadowmancy, mirrormancy, execration, exorcism, and execration. He gives guidance and auspices in the divinatory use of crystal balls, tarot cards, bones, and Norse runes, and he imparts the gifts of transformation and invisibility.

Shalicu teaches the witch to understand the nature of the nightside energies and magickal influences that make the Qliphoth what it is. He imparts unwritten gnosis of the nature of the Qliphoth and teaches the forms of witchcraft which put the Qliphoth to optimal use. He can be called upon to stop a given spell from manifesting.

This archfiend can help the witch attune herself to the spiritual realities around her, awaken her latent abilities, and sharpen her astral senses. Shalicu can break any kind of barrier and teach the initiate to see through the illusory nature of the perceived limitations which impede her becoming and the manifestation of her Will. He can impose the phenomena of expansion, judgement, resurgence, reversal, change, alteration, termination, departure, and disappearance upon whatever you need them imposed upon.

Shalicu can increase the witch’s physical fitness and bone density, and he can improve her cardio as well. He rules weaponry, war, warriorhood, bravery, violence, and destruction. He is knowledgeable regarding vehicle mechanics.

Shalicu can modify the witch’s personality, making her more assertive and/or aggressive. He can make the witch a better liar and a better lay and improve her aptitude for manipulating people. He can make her a more industrious person and/or make her less of a push-over.

The auspices of Shalicu are of great use in object enchantment, such that he can even consecrate a chess board for magickal use (ask him to explain this because I can’t). He guides the aimless youth of our society who struggle with ADHD. Shalicu loves kids, so he protects children. He can be evoked to heal or at least permanently decrease the sympthoms of ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, dyslexia, anxiety, and stomach problems.

I’m going to copy and paste a series of phrases that my literary sources have listed amongst the attributes of Shalicu which I either don’t know how to interpret or think would best be presented to the reader as part of the following incoherent list. I’m going to emulate the original format that these two sources presented the information in and copy and paste the listed traits verbatim.

Shalicu: The final sparks of creation, transformation and invisibility, the change of reality, the force to become a new form, to extend energy of your need into the world, the union of two powers to create anew, energy of fire, ruler or head of the Qlippoth realm lies here, sealing the final touches, the fires of lust and sex.

The Nature of Shalicu’s Tunnel

Shalicu governs the Tunnel of Set between the Qliphothic Spheres of Samael and the Black Earth, which pathway Ford describes as the “Choronzonic transformation by struggle and fall” in The Luciferian Tarot. A musical project called y3mk has a magickal track for this tunnel (I haven’t listened to it, so don’t take this as a recommendation), which track is accompanied by the following description:

This song corresponds to the tunnel of Shalicu in an ongoing series on the Tunnels of Set. It has been created as the result of a personal exploration of the tunnel of Shalicu, which is related with fire, judgement, and the disruption of mental conditionings. Shalicu is the death of personality through fire, but it is also resurrection and the hope of leaving every attachment behind, therefore the promise of freedom. It is a journey through the Underworld, a cleansing which deconstructs the individual and even shatters him into pieces with which he can build again from scratch.

According to The Shadow Tarot by Linda Falorio:

here is the fire which purifies gross matter, the dross is burned away, the spirit is set free, with the power to reincarnate, and to move between the worlds at will. This is the tunnel of Plutonian forces, the tunnel of deep transformation/ mutation/ evolution of the psyche and the DNA. This lies beyond the energic bonds of matter at the interface of being and non-being, of time and anti-time. Gate for the Aeon of Maat, its appearance rises, fleeting, flickering in the waters of nether space, Night, Nothingness.”

…The need to work with the energies of Shalicu may be signaled by experiencing resistance to, or fear of change, experimentation, innovation, anarchy, chaos. There may be feelings of alienation, of nonconformism, which result in feeling oneself to be “a rebel without a cause, or, there may be over identification with prevailing social norms, and bowing to peer pressure… Among the powers we may achieve through working here is the ability to shed limitations of preconscious human pasts, to decondition our responses, thus breaking free of crystallized, arbitrary definitions of self, as well as ingrained emotional patterns and ways of interpreting reality. Thus we are able to re-learn to view Self objectively, outside of space, time, and society, being detached from social, cultural, and national identities, customs, mores and beliefs.

To summon Shalicu, one may use any of the fill-in-the-blank magickal chants I usually list in articles like these (I’ll update this article later). In addition to that, the secret magickal names I’ve channeled for Shalicu could be vibrated alongside my invented magickal names which can be used to refer to any demon and operate like words of power calling upon that demon (they can also refer to multiple unrelated demons in amalgam and call them all forth simultaneously): Aeonifer, Diabalachara, Goessabim, Khaosophoros, Xulogos, Ala-Mashavah, & Semolshedim. Lastly, I do have a rather lengthy channeled magickal chant for calling forth Shalicu: Sallimkatha-Thah-Galla Limkathorra Linkatha-Ka-Kalla Limkorra-Kalla Shalicu Linkathaggallla.

The First Book of Luciferian Tarot by Michael W. Ford
Liber Azerate from the 218 Current
The Howling of Liber 231 by Frather Zephyros
The Shadow Tarot by Linda Falorio

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

The Psychic Vampyres are the Real Vampires

Psychic vampyrism, which is a known technique of white and black magickians alike, is the practice of feeding upon the spiritual energy of other persons, and sanguine vampyrism is the act of drinking human blood for sustenance. Most people who practice sanguine vampyrism consider drinking blood to be nothing more than a particularly potent way of taking someone else’s spiritual energy.

While most black magickians see vampyrism as little more than an optional practice which they may or may not adopt, some authorities amongst modern systems of vampyric magick believe that some humans are born with anomalies of the spiritual body which require them to feed upon exogenous spiritual energy instead of recycling nature’s prana like the majority of people do. Initiates of the Black Lodge who practice vampyrism tend to doubt the reality of born vampyres, but vampyres external to the  “Left Hand Path” insist on self-identifying as born vampyres.

I initially adopted the practice of vampyrism as nothing more than another spiritual exercise to improve my magickal talents in preparation for all the demon-summoning I dreamed of doing. I’ve practiced vampyrism about as long as I’ve practiced Satanism, and after leading a Hecatean-Qliphothic coven of psychic vampyres for a year, I’m confident in my self-identification as a born vampyre.

For the black magickians in my audience who don’t believe in born vampyres, I’d recommend the books The Ethical Psychic Vampire by Raven Kaldera and The Psychic Vampire Codex by Michelle Bellenger– two self-identified born vampyres. Once you’ve read those two books, or even just Bellenger’s, you’ll see all treatises on the practice of psychic vampyrism arising from Satanists, Luciferians, Niners, etc. as completely useless. In short, Bellenger believed in born vampyres, and there is no fucking way she would get that wrong– let alone her and Kaldera both. Not only did Bellenger write a better manual of vampyric magick than anybody in any of the religions that influence me, she wrote the best encyclopedia-style text on demonology I’ve ever read– and that’s only a portion of her immense literary corpus.

After reading Vampires: Burial and DeathThe Encyclopedia of Vampire MythologyThe Vampire Encyclopedia, and more, I have reached a conclusion: vampyre myths come about from rumors about real vampyre– both vampyres who didn’t know what they were and antiquity’s underground black magickians.

The overwhelming majority of vampyres described in world mythology fall into one or more of four categories: animated corpses, living human witches, the shades of deceased humans, and predatory species of evil spirits. Mixtures like a human corpse inhabited by a demon or the predatory ghost of human witch (compare that to the Undead Gods) exemplify the grey areas between the four mythological demographics.

Many mythological vampyres, including some therianthropic species, were considered to be either the astral doubles or familiar spirits of living human black magickians. In some cultures, the community’s benevolent practitioners of therionick magick, which were like any other magickians living in and trusted by our ancestors’ civilizations, would protect the villagers from vampyric practitioners of therionick magick in regular astral combat– at least, that’s what the people believed (this will be relevant later).

Generally speaking, mythological vampyres most often shapeshifted into stereotypically diabolic animals like pigs, serpents, cats, etc. rather than wolves. Werewolf trials and vampyre trials are lesser-known phenomena under the umbrella of the witch hunt phenomenon, with vampyre hunters being a strange fringe amongst the witchhunters who justified their belief in vampyres with arguments taken from Malleus Maleficarum. Werewolf myths are also believed to have some origin in the Pagan practice wherein warriors adorned themselves in wolf pelts and engendered altered states of consciousness.

While some mythological vampyres fed on the spiritual energy of humans, most of them drank human blood, including notable instances of living human witches drinking blood for magickal power. Needless to say, drinking human blood is pretty fucking conspicuous, so the fact that the preponderance of vampyres in world mythology drank human blood instead of feeding on spiritual energy makes perfect sense if these myths did arise from real predation by real spirits and witches. After all, how many people are psychic enough to know that a sorcerer took their prana?

Several variants of mythological vampyres arise from or are influenced by the incremental degradation of human flesh engendered after death– for example, the existence of necrophages that glow like fireflies brought about a lot of misconceptions. When a series of suspicious and unexplained incidents of the kind(s) considered symptomatic of vampyric activity would occur in close sequence, our ancestors would dig up whichever corpse resulted from the most stigmatized or “suspicious” person amongst the recently dead.

Normal phenomena of corpse decay would have produced fluids around the mouth, which our ancestors would interpret as resulting from the corpse’s blood-drinking habit. A villager stabs the corpse, and the crowd gasps as the deceased emits a hideous moan. Of course, we know today this moan was the sound of the corpse deflating, but our ancestors were not so enlightened. What if a vampyric witch were amongst our ancestors’ midst? The villagers just keep checking the local burial place for moans or luminescence. As the uninitiated conjure wild stories of the time they survived the perfidies of the undead, the heir to a hidden generational Craft or the elected worshiper of some darksome divinity continues her witchcraft unsuspected.

Do you know how S. Conolly, the magickian who coined the term “Demonolatry,” came to venerate the Devil? Probably not, considering how many learned Occultists still think she’s man. According to one of the entries to her YouTube channel (OFS Adrianna), Stephany Reisner Conolly once prayed to Satan in childlike ignorance after the Abrahamic deity failed to answer her prayers by helping her find her toy. Satan obliged the girl, terrifying her. This experience stuck with Conolly, and eventually, it got her thinking, and boom, one of the most influential black magickians in the West was born.

It wouldn’t take a generational witchcraft tradition to make one of our ancestors take up vampyrism and the Craft. Sometimes, it takes as little as a single action born of childhood naivety to create a lifetime adherent to the Infernal Divine, as we see with S. Conolly. The guiding spirits of hidden historical witches could have instructed their adherent in the practice of vampyrism, and would have been particularly inclined to do so if their adherent was a born vampyre. Perhaps another vampyre is born when an underground witch asks her guiding spirits about the local stories of blood-drinking corpses.

According to The Psychic Vampire Codex by Michelle Bellenger, if a born vampyre goes too long without feeding, she’ll astrally project in her sleep and drink a bitch. The vampyre might not remember the act– especially if she’s uninitiated, but the victim often experiences something pretty jarring– a vivid nightmare in the least.

Persons born with the vampyric attribute of soul are subconsciously inclined to engage in various behavior-traits to regularly enable involuntarily vampyric nourishment. Circumstances wherein the uninitiated vampyres amongst our ancestors couldn’t pursue mundane methods of subconscious vampyrism would result in their astral double predating upon someone else in the community. This would have engendered more of the folktales that conceptualized what we call mythological vampyres, and the presence of myths about vampyres in a given community, many of which myths originate from predatory spirits, make it more likely for a local witch to take up vampyrism.

If a vampyre wears silver, it’s very, very difficult for them to feed (copper does the opposite). Even today, self-identified born vampyres who wear silver all the time can think that they just naturally suck at feeding on distant victims for years, even if they have multiple other vampyres to talk to it about in person.

All it would have taken is to start vivid and widely attested vampyre myths in a particular community is one uninitiated vampyre with a silver piece of sentimentally-valuable jewelry– her times of accidental energetic self-starvation would engender regular instances of preternatural attack that would spread amongst the locals. Perhaps a witch hidden amongst the crowd takes interest in the stories, and if she’s the heir to a generational tradition of witchcraft, vampyrism could become a family tradition, or at least part of what the generational heirs are taught such that some become vampyres and others do not. Shit, the Christians would blame the vampyric attacks on the Infernal Divine the same way they do with poltergeists.

The conclusion to be drawn from this essay should be simple: vampyrism is not a trend. It’s one of the most legendary and long-lived forms of magick and paranormal activity there is. When a practitioner of psychic vampyrism self-identifies as a vampyre, they aren’t roleplaying: they’re drawing the inevitable conclusion that they are the very type of sorcerer which has terrified humanity for ages in its predatory and uninitiated instantiations. The legends come from us. It’s not the other way around.

This is something that the modern vampyric community has forgotten in its unyielding pursuit of self-humiliation. The Gotham Halo, being a vampyric community native to New York, borrows its organizational structure from a computer game and integrates the worst company it can as if it were their aim to degrade the name of vampyrism as thoroughly as possible.

The Gotham Halo was founded by legitimate Occultists, many if not most of whom venerate and commune with the Undead Gods. Vampyres who aren’t in one of the Occult lodges most popular in the vampyric community will often pretend to be. The first groups to self-identify as vampyres were Post-Satanic magickal lodges dedicated to the pursuit of magickal immortality. But the vampyric community has strayed from what makes it commendable. They’ve made their Occult movement synonymous with the fandom of a video game. They’ve lumped a magickal paradigm in with a pseudoscientific health problem. And, worst of all, they’ve completely forsaken the legitimacy of who they are by blending vampyres with the worst group they could: otherkin.

Among the vampyric community are persons who identify as medical sanguine vampyres. Rather than viewing the consumption of blood as a good way to acquire exogenous human prana, “medsangs” believe they have an undiscovered clinical affliction which necessitates the consumption of human blood.

Now, let’s say the medsangs are right. Let’s say they do need human blood– for all I know, they really do. Debunking pseudoscience is not what my blog is about, and frankly, I wouldn’t tell someone that they’re making something like that up on principle alone. With that said, Medsangs have lumped what they say is a clinical disease in desperate need of scientific research together with a magickal paradigm and a videogame fandom. If they aren’t full of shit, they have made the worst decision they possibly could.

So what the fuck does a Christian who self-medicates with human blood have in common with a vampyric magickian? How can those two demographics even stand being around one another in the first place? The answer is fashion, roleplay, and BDSM.

But the worst is the otherkin. While the existence of transpeople has been proven with neurology (and only lost its perceived credibility because of sociology), otherkin think that their self-identification with animals is somehow justified by this science. While transwomen just want to live like any other women, otherkin have no intention whatsoever of going back to the wild they claim they belong to. If otherkin weren’t full of shit, I wouldn’t know what otherkin were. They’d be doing animal shit and I’d confuse them for feral children or something. Instead, they’ve sought refuge in a world of self-medication and roleplaying.

Let’s say medsangs and otherkin both exist: an unclassified clinical affliction and the world’s smallest minority are now bound to each other, and all hope for either demographic to be scientifically researched like they should be is lost. The scientific community has condemned the New Age which the medsangs and otherkin have lumped themselves in with. The most embarrassing part is that the existence of movie franchises like Underworld has legitimately put the otherkin and vampyres at odds with one another due to the roleplay element. As long as the vampyric community exists the way it does, everyone involved with it is doomed.

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

A Ritual to Qalilitu

{This is my ritual to Qalilitu, a high-ranking archdemoness of the Qliphothic Sphere of Gamaliel (Black Moon/Lilith). Qalilitu, whom I have elected as my Matron Demoness, was originally recorded by Daemon Barzai in an anthology called Qliphoth Opus III by Black Tower Publishing. Since Qalilitu is my Matron Demoness, I owe incredible thanks to Daemon Barzai, with whom I have no affiliation. Persons unacquainted with this demoness may Google “V.K. Jehannum Qalilitu” to find my article about her, which article includes original magickal chants and a sigil.

This rite to Qalilitu is perfect for a curse, exorcism, empowerment of the psychic senses, or object consecration. The witch is required to specify her own requests. One may use this ritual, for example, to satisfy the three of the following requests: (i) strengthening the psychic senses, (ii) improving the astral double’s ability to shapeshift or teaching it to shapeshift into a specific form Qalilitu specializes in, (iii) strengthening the astral double for astral combat, (iv) strengthening the evil eye and/or the aptitude for glamour magick, (v) to strengthen the aptitude for psychic vampyrism (this includes the ability to take other people’s energy, personal magnetism, and the ability to digest/break down foreign prana/chi), (vi) holistically increasing magickal powers, (vii) increasing the aptitude for death magick and/or necromancy, and (viii) strengthening divinatory abilities.

Like many of my rituals, my rite to Qalilitu is composed entirely of voces magicae or barbarous tongues. This includes the vibration of magickal names, consecrated Latin chants, and the use of Enochian script. Like the rest of my rituals, this rite is designed to generate significant power without the use of magickal equipment, candles, sigils, incense, etc. While such material accompaniments are wonderful and may/should be implemented at the prerogative of the celebrant, this ritual can be performed without them. Phrases in italics are to be chanted and names in bold are to be vibrated. Translations of foreign phrases appear in brackets and explanations appear in parentheses. If you struggle with the pronunciation, simply pronounce your best guest and know that this is entirely sufficient. It is far more important to be confident in your performance of the rite than it is to pronounce every word correctly}

Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia! Io Qalilitu! Ya Namosh Panachasragoth Exat!
[Numinous is the Adversarial Current and the Path of Demonic Alchemy! Hail Qalilitu! In the Name of the Infernal Divine, Let it Be So]

Venire Mater Qalilitu! Liftoach Kliffot! Liftoach Pandemonium! Liftoach Hekel Lebanath Ha-Adamas Ater! Yehi Aur Chashakh! Agios Ischyros Qalilitu, Filia Luna Nigrantis! Solpeth De G Omaoas Qalilitu Od Niiso Pugo Caosgi!
[Come, Mother Qalilitu! Open the Qliphoth! Open the Infernal Plane! Open the Palace of the Pavement of the Black Diamond! Let There Be Black Light! Numinous and Mighty is Qalilitu, the Daughter of the Black Moon! Hearken Unto Your Names Qalilitu and Come Forth unto the Earth]

Qalilitu + Madogiel + Aeonifer + Khaosophoros + Xulogos + Ala-Mashavah + Diabalachara Semolshedim + Goessabim + Madogiel + Qalilitu
[(This Eleven-Name Vibration Formula Contains Qalilitu’s Alternate Name Madogiel Along with Seven Invented Magickal Names which are Useful in the Calling-Forth of Any Demon, Demonic Metagod, or Group of Demons)]

(Specify Requests)

Ol Zodameta Ds Gohed Gmicalzoma Cicale De Gamaliel O Sitra Ahra
[I Conjure You Who Are Everlasting with a Power Understanding the Mysteries of the Qliphothic Sphere of Gamaliel]

Qalilitu Arphe Ozamran Pambt Bagle Zirdo Hoath O Il Odlonshin A Iadanah
[Qalilitu, Descend and Appear Unto Me, for I am a True Worshiper of Your Powers and Numinous Teachings]

Solpeth Bien Sa Zorge Micalzo Qalilitu
[Hearken Unto My Voice and Be Friendly Unto Me, Mighty Qalilitu]

Ol Oecremi Isli Ol Um Isli Sa Ol Zodameta Qalilitu
[I Praise You, I Call You, and I Conjure You, Qalilitu]

Agios Ischyros Qalilitu, Filia Luna Nigrantis! Venire Mater Qalilitu! Qalilitu, Venire. Madogiel, Venire. Aperiatur Acharayim Et Germinet Qalilitu! Qalilitu Venire Et Germinet Xul! Venire Mater Qalilitu! In Nomine Adamas Ater, Aperiatur Acharayim, Et Germinet, Et Germinet Qalilitu! Invoco Qalilitu In Nomine Qliphoth! Agios Ischyros Qalilitu, Filia Luna Nigrantis! Liftoach Pandemonium, Et Germinet Qalilitu! Qalilitu, Venire. Madogiel, Venire. Aperiatur Acharayim Et Germinet Qalilitu! In Nomine Adamas Ater, Aperiatur Acharayim, Et Germinet, Et Germinet Qalilitu! Artorzozam! Manifestos!
[Numinous and Mighty is Qalilitu, Daughter of the Black Moon! Come, Mother Qalilitu! Qalilitu, Come. Madogiel, Come. Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Qalilitu! Qalilitu, Come and Manifest the Black Light! Come, Mother Qalilitu! In the Name of the Black Diamond, Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth, and Bring Forth Qalilitu! I Call to Qalilitu in the Name of the Qliphoth! Numinous and Mighty is Qalilitu, Daughter of the Black Moon! Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Qalilitu! Qalilitu, Come. Madogiel, Come. Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Qalilitu! In the Name of the Black Diamond, Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth, and Bring Forth Qalilitu! (Word of Power for Summoning or Calling-Forth)! (WoP For Summoning or Calling Forth)]

Qalilitu Venire Et Germinet Xul (x11)
[Qalilitu, Come and Manifest the Black Light]

Ya Namosh Panachasragoth Exat! Io Qalilitu! Ho Drakon Ho Megas!
[In the Name of the Infernal Divine, Let it Be So! Hail Qalilitu! The Great Dragon! (Note: HDHM, which Translates from Greek as “the Great Dragon,” is a Name for the Entirety of the Universe which Serves as a Default Ritual-Closing Exclamation. Panachasragoth is My Invented Magickal Name for the Entirety of the Infernal Divine, and YNPE Calls on the ID to Empower the Ritual. Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia the My Default Ritual-Opening Phrase that I Use)]


Calls to Nyx, Luna, and Hecate

{The falling are my calling-forths of Nyx, Luna, and Hecate which I integrate into my rituals as add-ons. They are very short. The Call to Hecate uses chants from Liber Azerate and the Temple of the Ascending Flame’s mantra of Hecate}

The Call to Hecate

Ave Agia! Eko, Eko Hecate! Salve Pandeina Antanian Hekate! Aperiatur Stella, Et Germinet Agia! Io Hekate Io Ho! Veni Hekate!
[Hail Agia/Hecate! Greetings, Greetings Hecate! Hail (Three Names of Hecate)! Open the Sky, and Bring Forth Agia/Hecate! (Magickal Chant to Hekate)! Come Hekate]

Hekate Trimorphis Trioditis Enodia (x3)
[(ToAF’s Mantra to Hecate)]

Aperiatur Stella, Et Germinet Agia (x3)
[Open the Sky, and Bring Forth Agia/Hecate]

Anana Hecate Ayer (x3)
[(Demonic Enn for Hecate)]

Io Hecate! Ol Oecremi A Micalzo Hecate! Arphe Odzamran Gohed Hecate! Zacam Sa Ol Zodameta Hecate! Ol Oecremi a Micalzo Hecate! Ave Agia!
[Hail Hecate! I Praise the Mighty Hecate! Descend and Appear Everlasting Hecate! I Move You and Conjure You Hecate! I Praise the Mighty Hecate! Hail Agia]

The Call to Nyx

Io Nyx! Ol Oecremi A Micalzo Nyx! Arphe Odzamran Gohed Nyx! Zacam Sa Ol Zodameta Nyx! Ol Oecremi A Micalzo Nyx! [Hail Nyx! I Praise the Mighty Nyx! Descend and Appear, Everlasting Nyx! I Move You and Conjure You, Nyx! I Praise the Mighty Nyx]

Astraea-Nyx Phylia-Nox (x6)

Nyx Phylia, Admirabilis, Divina Astraea, Patefi Caelis (x6)
[Kindly Nyx, Wonderful Art Thou, Eternal Astraea/Nyx, Open the Sky]

The Call to Selene

Ave Luna Nocticula! Io Selene! Ol Oecremi A Micalzo Selene! Arphe Odzamran Gohed Selene! Zacam Sa Ol Zodameta Selene! Ol Oecremi A Micalzo Selene! [Hail Luna Who Shines At Night! Hail Selene! I Praise the Mighty Selene! Descend and Appear, Everlasting Selene! I Move You and Conjure You, Selene! I Praise the Mighty Selene]

Luna + Noctiluna + Selene + Phoebe + Cynthia + Phoebe + Mene + Pasiphae
[(This is My Name-Vibration Formula for Selene. It Uses the Name Phoebe Twice)]

Salve Mene Regina Qamar (x3)
[Hail Mene/Selene, Queen of the Planetary Sphere of the Moon]

Veni, Siderum Regina Bicornis (x3)
[Come, Two-Horned Queen of the Stars]

Salve Phoebe-Mene-Selene-Noctiluna-Cynthia! Veni, Siderum Regina Bicornis! Ave Luna Noctilcula! [Hail Mene/Selene, Queen of the Planetary Sphere of the Moon! Come, Two-Horned Queen of the Stars! Hail Luna Who Shines At Night]