Regarding the Delusion of Spiritual Impetuses

Throughout my time in the Occult community, I have witnessed many conflate their personal failings and struggles with real or perceived spiritual callings.

Personally, I walk the path of the destroyer—in other words, a significant part of my calling is to magickally inflict harm upon the deserving. I was informed of this by the demons long ago, and on occasion, I have been chastised for not fulfilling my role eagerly enough. Now, throughout the years, I have had to battle tendencies towards anger, blind spite, unjustified vindictiveness, etc. What I have never done is attribute these personal failings to my spiritual calling.

However, I have watched many practitioners of differing paths fail to distinguish their weaknesses from their calling in that manner. For example, I have seen some persons called to be healers attribute their personal tendencies towards submissiveness or naivety to their calling to heal.

I have seen people attribute their youthful illusion of invincibility to their relationship with given deities. Instead of simply thinking “that could never happen to me” as many younglings do, they think “______ could never happen to me because I am a devotee of the [insert religion] deity of _________.”

Such misconceptions are both delusional and hazardous, and there are many other flavors of this bullshit which I have not specifically mentioned. Your personal flaws must be differentiated from real or imagined spiritual callings. Ignore this reality at your own peril, and, perhaps, the peril of your loved ones.

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia