Tips, Fun Facts, & Guideliness: A Chapter I Removed from the Grimoire of Deathful Wombs

  • If you summon a spirit for one purpose, abandon that purpose once the spirit manifests, and then ask for something else instead, the spirit will be furious. Making an additional request impromptu can go alright, so long as the additional request is not too much of a tangent from the original request.
  • The Ars Goetia, which contains 72 demons, was a rewrite of an older grimoire containing 69 spirits. The Ars Goetia included four additional demons and excluded one named Pruflas, who I’ve covered on my website.  72 relates to the muliebral current of magickal energy (as described by a religion I’m unfamiliar with), total magickal empowerment, and the Ophidian (draconian/serpentine) current.
  • If you disrespect the demons thoroughly enough, they might attack you even to the point of having deathly intent. Even when that happens, it is still entirely possible for the deities to forgive you and continue to further your ascent.
  • Forgiveness is easy to get from most spirits, but sometimes forgiveness is partial. Articulated apologies and offerings both make forgiveness easier to get, and making spiritual progress is a big way to regain their favor. I once had a deity who introduced himself to me by attacking the entire inner circle of the Coven of the Second Torch apologize to all three of us and repeatedly ask us to work with him.
  • Numbers which are sacred to Aeshugar are often simultaneously renowned for symbolizing or typifying the Great Work. 11, 66, and 777 are examples of this. 11 symbolizes the union of the macrocosm (hexagram) with the microcosm (pentagram) and the union of male and female. The number 13, sacred to demon magick, symbolized the path to spiritual immortality in Egyptian magick and relates to the thirteenth tarot card (Death). Nine is not quite the same, but close: it’s sacred to the Infernal Divine, as exhibited by the Nine Goetic Kings, the Nine Demonic Gatekeepers, and the Nine Demonic Divinities. It also symbolizes the Black Flame.
  • Each of us will resonate better with some demons than others from the very beginning of our work. This this is based partially upon the idiosyncracies of our physis—you will get the strongest manifestations by working with a demon whose physis is comparable to yours. Invocations of various demons will help you identify which type of spirits you resonate with. The ones most divorced from your physis will be difficult to invoke. By deliberately working with those spirits, you become gradually attuned to their physis. Not only will this give you the ability to effectively access greater portions of the Numinous, it will strengthen the weak points in your spirituality and balance your own physis. The more balanced your energy is, the more powerful it is.
  • All the deities have their own character, preferences, values, etc. Ra hates psychic vampyres to the extent that he is liable to attack entire covens of them unprovoked, but Tiamat, Qingu, and Absu all love vampyres and are quite interested in their success, evolution, and well-being. Shugara judges people based on character, deeds, and potential. Samael is more strict than most deities.
  • You don’t get over shit, you get through it—grieve normally. If you still have an emotional attachment to a bad memory, that means there’s something about it you still haven’t processed. Spells for emotional healing don’t make you weak—they just allow you to cooperate with the spirits who care about you. To rephrase that last sentence: team work makes a dream work.
  • Refuse to distance yourself from the persons and spirits important to you during times of hardship—that’s one of the worst things you can do.
  • Do not neglect your own well-being and mundane life for magick. The spiritual high can distract you from your outside life and incline you to procrastinate and neglect your obligations.
  • You’d be surprised how early in your life certain spirits may have had their eyes on you. Your relationships with them may go back to past lives and/or activities between incarnations. Don’t let it bother you if you aren’t one of these cases.
  • If spirits call you a fool, that means you’re doing the right thing: exploring unfamiliar territory. The Fool symbolizes the initiation process, as does death. Death also symbolizes change, transformation, evolution, etc.
  • Angels can be easier to hear during telepathy and are less likely to speak in riddles than demons. The riddles which demons communicate with expand the consciousness of the witch. Always record the messages you receive, as the implications of gnosis you don’t understand can turn out to have completely obvious implications when reviewed. One of the most important axioms of Thelema seemed innocuous and trivial to Aleister Crowley when he first channeled it.
  • Entities who are of a similar spiritual nature to yours or which share the disposition of your personality will easier for you to sense, see, hear, channel, evoke, and invoke. There are many factors defining the nature of your personal spiritual make-up including the state of your alignment with the various planetary forces, your Zodiac sign and its alchemical element, your alignment with the other alchemical elements, your attunement to various types of spiritual energy, and the position of your personality on the spectrum from feminine traits to masculine. Personally, I have always resonated very strongly with necromantic divinities. The first seven demons I summoned had distinct necromantic attributes—I was drawn to that trait of their physis because it resonated with me, even though I didn’t know it. Not only was I completely unaware that most of those spirits had necromantic specialties, I didn’t even know I was attuned to necromantic forces.
  • Some spirits have their own signature ways to give omens to the magickian– Shugara uses the rain, Surgat tampers with locks, and so forth. Omens often times simply serve to either let the witch know the spirit’s interested it her or assure the witch of their presence. It’s not too uncommon for spirits to hide your shit, appear in clouds, etc.
  • As far as I know, no perfect or omnipotent beings exist.
  • The gods destroy people all the time. Sometimes this can be so subtle that a magickal adept can be destroyed by a deity and think it’s helping him the whole time.
  • If a spirit tells you something you already know or reminds you to do something you already planned on doing, she’s doing it for a reason.
  • Offerings do not have to be given during ritual, and you’d be surprised how many different types of viable offerings there are. You can offer fur shed by your pets to a demon (burn it). Mercy-killing an animal on the side of the street can be an offering– so can stepping on an ant. Incense and lit candles used in ritual can serve as offerings.
  • Demons require offerings for sustenance, but they will only demand them of you if you did something wrong– unless a given offering is simply necessary for a ritual.
  • Ask the demon what they call themselves. If necessary, ask them to explain the symbolism of that title.
  • Consuming part of an offering to a deity takes the essence of that entity into your being.
  • Most practitioners of demon magick have a matron or patron demoness. When a spirit offers to fill this role, make it official with a personally designed ritual. You can use the magickal chants listed for each demon in the Demonology & Paganism category of my website or search the Magickal Chants section for a huge list of chants to make your rite as powerful and convenient to write as possible.
  • Refusing to speak about a rite will greatly increase its power, but speaking about it isn’t the end of the world.
  • Just because the numbers 10 and 12 are mostly known their Abrahamic significations doesn’t mean that they aren’t sacred to a some demons.
  • If a deity asks why it should fulfill your request, the right answer is always something to the effect of “I just wanted your help.” Anything else is technically a lie. Lying to a spirit about why you want what you want is a huge mistake, but even the most trustworthy spirits may lie to you about certain things either for your own benefit, to prevent you from knowing a truth you are not ready for, or even just to patronize you. This does not count as hypocrisy on their part– deity-human interactions are a special case.
  • You’ll wind up looking back at problems you could’ve solved with black magick.
  • Chavajoth does not want to destroy the universe. It wants to destroy the universe as you know it.
  • Chances are that whether or not human or animal sacrifice is immoral depends entirely on whether or not it is immoral to kill the person or animal in the first place.
  • Demons hate child abusers.
  • Destructive magick “thins the veil,” furthering the alchemical refinement of our universe.
  • Inverting a symbol can reverse its significations. The hakenkreuz or so-called Nazi swastika is useful for all demonic and Qliphothic magick– the reasons for this are 100% unrelated to Nazi esotericism. In Qabbalah (which Nazis hate), the regular swastika as used in Hinduism signifies the four letters of Jehovah’s name. It relates to the Sun, the highest Sephira, and Jehovah himself. Ergo, in demon magick, the hakenkreuz symbolizes the Black Sun, Chavajoth, and the highest Qlipha. The hexagram, a common symbol in countless Pagan religions but mostly known as the Star of David, can be drawn on its side to make a symbol useful for calling on Leviathan, Satan, Lucifer, Belial, Flereous, and Gargophias. A diagonal hexagram with its highest point at the upper left is apt for calling forth Lucifer, Lilith-Akhathil, Taninniver, and Euronymous. A diagonal hexagram with its top point at the upper right is apt for rites to Samael, Michael, Metatron, and Laylah.
  • Love and lust are very magickally powerful, and sexual interactions with a deity increase your energetic rapport with them.
  • Drawing one of the Goetic sigils is often enough to get the attention of the demon it’s attributed to. The demon may even manifest while the sigil is being drawn. Simply looking at any given sigil can make the sigil more powerful permanently. It is even possible to subconsciously activate a sigil by looking it– this is not a bad thing, nor does it mean that you are being vampyrized by whoever designed the sigil.
  • Some demons think less of you when you think less of yourself. If this becomes a problem with a spirit, tell them you’re trying to fix whatever problems you have and ask for your assistance. That’s worked for me before.
  • Force yourself to be confident about the effects of a rite during, before, and after its performance.
  • If a particular spirit fills you with intrigue and/or excitement, this means they want to interact with you.
  • When a spirit manifests to give you instructions or warnings, the advice is often as simple as “do this.” “Pay more attention to your surroundings.” “Don’t trust this person.” “Pay attention while you’re driving.” If a demon tells you things like this, the advice is often necessary for your well-being in your immediate situation. If you plan on doing a rite in the next couple hours and a spirit suddenly tells you to do it at 10:30 specifically, you might find that this is necessary to avoid a grave intrusion. It does not mean that 10:30 is some sacred time of day.
  • If a demon suddenly possesses you in your daily life and you can’t stop growling, this probably means that you should exit your present location immediately. And if you can’t or shouldn’t leave, avoid doing whatever you were about to do.
  • Unless you specifically expect a demon to adhere to its recorded appearance, it will often assume an appearance hitherto unrecorded, even to the extent of changing genders.
  • Demons don’t mind having kinky sex with you so long as you legitimately respect them and see them as more than sex objects.
  • Chavajoth hates Atheists, Christians, Muslims, pedophiles, and more. While almost all the gods hate liars and traitors, people who do not pursue evolution are hated by many spirits.
  • Even spirits renowned to be the most harsh, demanding, cruel, etc. often turn out to have a kinder side.
  • You should only offer your blood to the most important spirits in your path– always seek the guidance of your matron or patron and/or Higher Self before you offer blood to a new spirit. My Higher Self told me that I should not offer blood to most of the 11, but that offering blood to the metagod Chavajoth was advisable and different in effect. Once you’ve offered blood to a spirit, they are always with you, and their ability to influence you increases. This does not mean that they will take control of you at some point the way some people infer. Any amount of blood offered is sufficient to create this connection, and offering more blood later will not strengthen this connection.
  • Sperm can be offered to far more spirits than blood without being a mistake. Sperm gives spirits more control over your physical body, whereas blood is more known to increase their influence over the spiritual aspects of your person.
  • Cemeteries are great places for demon magick– just don’t use them without guidance.
  • Do not think the demons are limited to their recorded ranks and attributions. The Ars Goetia lists one color correspondence for each demon. While these color attributions are always reliable as far as I know, even the accidental thoughtform of a meth head would have more than one color attribution.
  • The more you work with, pray to, meditate on, and research an entity, the stronger your energetic rapport with them grows. Generally speaking, when you are thinking of a demon, it is thinking of you.
  • The idea of historical facts is a relatively new invention. Mythical stories often served to contain truth instead of fact. Imagine that a given mythological figure is recorded to have given his last piece of food to a stranger. Such a story would most likely not be intended to relate a specific and factual historical event. Instead, such a story might just serve to convey the mythological figure’s generosity.

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

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Triple Numbers in Demonic Numerology

Like many Occultists within and without my readership, I have received many numerological omens via triple numbers which I did not understand. So, I did my research, and now I intend to shed what light I can on these numbers in the hopes that the reader will benefit.

111 is one numerical value of the names Samael, Pan, and Baphomet (note: other methods of Gematria will lend a value of 131 to these same names). 111 relates to various types of extreme spiritual progression such as the attainment of gnosis, alchemical transformation, and initiation through Kether, the highest Sephira. Remember that Kether and Thaumiel (Neptune & Pluto/Moloch & Satan) are the same power and the same force.

222 relates to equal opposites such as life and death. It also equates to the double Aleph, which relates it to Thaumiel, the highest Qlipha.

333 is the numerical value of the names Shugal and Choronzon, which names are those attributed to the principal demonic rulers of Daath (the Abyss).

444 is the numerical value of the name Abramelin, not that I know what to do with that information. The number is often interpreted to mean that one’s spirits are among them, and thus to be a sign of comfort. Alternatively, it is interpreted as a call to action, sometimes specifically meaning that one should either double down on what they’re doing or start putting unused knowledge into practice.

555 equates to a pentagram and signifies the Black Flame.

666 is held to be the “Most Holy Number of the Sun” in Thelemic consideration. The magickal square of the sun is comprised of every number from 1 to 36, and the sum of every number from 1 to 36 is 666. Shugal and Choronzon, while two separate entities, exist as a hivemind; their names together equate to 666. 666 is also the numerical value of the name Sorath, which name refers to the spirit considered the cardinal demon of the Sun. Coincidentally, Sorath is an excellent demon to work with in attempts to access Daath.

According to Kenneth Grant, 777 relates to the Qliphoth as well as the Great Work.

If there is any particular piece of instruction which I want you to remember after reading this article, it is to slit your wrists down the road, not across the street. With any luck, your guides and/or the universe will no longer be met with deaf ears when attempting to communicate with you through these numbers. Failing that, you can use this knowledge to impress whichever godforsaken mongoloids are inextricably willing to suffer your abominable presence.

-Fookie Bookie
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

Analysis of the Number 13

The following essay appears in the Adversarial Esotericism category of my website, meaning that it consists of a deep analysis of the esotericism of demon magick which is neither productive nor necessary for beginners. Use the menu to navigate the different sections of my website to get the most benefit from my writings. The more insightful sections of this essay (i.e. the ones I’m most confident in) will have their headers highlighted in blue. If you like, you can only read the parts with blue titles and the conclusion, or even skip to the conclusion.

Thirteen is the prime number attributed to the tarot card Death (Atu XIII). In Gematria, 13 is the numerical value of Hebrew words meaning Legend, Father, Binding, Love/Beloved, To Desire, One, One/Unity, To Be Hostile To/To Be An Enemy To, Enemy, Those Coming, Waste/Emptiness/Void, And Through Her, Which is Coming, Goy, To Cure/To Remove, Health/Healing, To Be High in the Forehead, Valley, To Invade/To Attack/To Overcome, Oh!/Woe! (an exclamation of either pain or desire), Sorrow, Anxiety/Anxious Caution, To Remove/To Drive Out, Medicine/To Cure, Moving Slowly, I Came, and Shall Come. Several other Hebrew words with this numerical value denote overthrown rulers, freed captives, exiles, and foreign persons and foreign nations. The Hebrew word for Fisherman/Fisher which has a value of 13 originates from the same word for Fish which is associated with Dagon.

13 was Gerald Gardner’s ideal coven size, consisting of 6 couples and 1 leader. We can draw comparisons to King Arthur and the 12 knights of the round table, Jesus and his 12 disciples, and Odysseus and his 12 fellow journeymen. In Egyptian magick, 13 was the number attributed to the spiritual attainment of immortality. The relation of 13 to Death, Da’ath, the Brides of Samael, Gehenna, Bohu, and various demons relates it to the Qliphoth itself.

I: True Will

The Bible refers to various forms of love, which are of varying nature and value. The particular Hebrew word for Love, as listed above, is used to describe the Abrahamic deity’s love to his people. The Hebrew word which translates to either One or Unity is often used in reference to the Abrahamic god, in the context of ‘the lord is one.’ However, that is not the only Hebrew which translates to One with a value of 13 in Gematria. The coincidence of words meaning Unity, One, and Divine Love implies the True Will/Personal Wyrd.

II: Aeonic Sorcery

13 and 31 are traditionally held to signify the beginning and the end– the Alpha and the Omega. 13 is the Alpha. The two Hebrew words meaning One relate to the concept of the Alpha as well, as does the Hebrew word for Father. Another relation to the Alpha or beginning is contained in the Hebrew word for the month of the beginning of the construction of the temple.

The 13th Tunnel of Set is the location of Da’ath, and the numerical value of the word Bohu [Waste/Emptiness/Void] in Gematria is 13. The formless void/primordial Khaos is described by the Hebrew phrase Tohu-Wa-Bohu [Formless and Shapeless] hints at the void imply Atazoth (i.e. Azathoth or Azagthoth), the arbiter of aeonic progression who Kenneth Grant describes as a ‘reflex of the Abyss.’ Atu XIII (Death) can be considered a hint at Da’ath via Grant logic, and the coincidence of the Hebrew words for Father and One along with hints to foreigners also hint at Atazoth.

Qayin could be considered a Magus insofar as a Magus is an authority of human thought whose influence begets aeonic progression. The coincidence of these things, Atu XIII (Death), and the four Hebrew words implying a continual approach imply aeonic progression very clearly. The coincidence of hints to various deities and the True Will with Hebrew words relating to things given/endowed imply revelations– the word apocalypse always translated to Revelation.

III: Hecatean Sorcery & Demon Magick

The number 13 is of great significance to both Satanic/Luciferian magick and Hecatean magick. 13 is the numerical value of the names/titles Bohu, Qayin, and Hadad in Gematria. Hadad is one of the Kings of Edom and the Qliphothic and Goetic deity Bael was known as Hadad in native polytheism.

III-A: Bael & Bohu

The coincidence of Bael’s Syrian name Hadad with the name Qayin, Atu XIII (Death), and the Hebrew word for Valley hints at Tzelmoth, the Valley of the Shadow of Death. Tzelmoth is one of the Seven Hells among which the 10 Qliphas are located– specifically, it’s the Hell to which A’arab Zaraq (Venus/Bael) is attributed. Qayin, Qalmana/Luluwa, and Tubal-Qayin are all attributed to A’arab Zaraq. Qayin, Hecate, and A’arab Zaraq all hearken to the black birds which are held to signify and convey the presence of the Infernal Divine.

Bohu is one of the Three Veils Before Samael– that is, one of the three emanations of the Infernal Divine which predate, precede, and produce the three pillars of the Qliphoth.

III-B: The Four Brides of Samael

1 + 3 = 4, hinting at the Four Brides of Samael.* The Fish signifies the Divine Feminine, manifested most prominently amongst the Tree of Death by the Four Brides of Samael, and the thirteenth Tunnel of Set is attributed to Atu II (the High Priestess). The word And Through Her strongly hints the four brides in the context of demon magick as the ones who bred demons and in the context of Qabbalah (i.e. Gamaliel & Lilith), especially since 13 has such strong lunar connotations. The connotations of gift/endowment relate to Lilith and Agrat bat Mahlat specifically. The connotations of To Imagine and references to Desire signify the four as the causal agents of wet dreams and references to mourning and Atu XIII (Death) refer to them as the causal agents of crib death.

Gamaliel is the Qlipha of the Black Moon which is ruled by Lilith. The word Gamaliel is translated to mean gift/reward in certain contexts, which is interesting, as one of the other four brides has the name Agerath [Reward]. The coincidence of the hints at the primordial Khaos and Fish hints at Taninsam, the name of the Draconic aspect of Lilith– one of the two primordial Leviathans. Some consider her the first woman (note: Alpha, Beginning), and in the context of her being of the first woman, she is either an exile or escaped captive from Eden.

Lilith is one of the names given for the Qlipha of the Black Earth known as Nahemoth, Nehemoth, Nahemo, and Reschaim. Its location in the Seven Hells is called Gehenna, and the word Gehenna is used 13 times in the Bible (KJV). This Qlipha is ruled by Naamah/Nahema, a descendant of Qayin (and thus member of an exiled tribe) as well as of the first woman called Na-Ama-Hema [Deathly Mother of Blood]. The Qlipha of the Black Earth is where the descendants of Qayin (including the Nephilim) dwell, and the outer cortex of Gamaliel is known as Ogiel [Those Who Flee From God], and thus both are hinted at by the Hebrew words relating to exiles, freed captives, foreigners, and enemies. Nahema is described as what would be called a Drakaina in Greek magick– a woman with the lower body of a serpent or fish. Dagon came to be represented as a merman– that’s the relationship here.

Aggereth is also depicted as a Drakaina, and her only Zodiac attribution is to Pisces. The word Goy and the words for gift/endownment hint at the translations of her names: “daughter of uncleanness” and “reward.” Love hints to her insofar as she is the bride of Solomon (who wrote the Song of Solomon), by which husband she gave birth to a king of Edom. Four is the number of manifestation, and the Four Brides of Samael are the spirits through which the Infernal Divine becomes manifest.

III-C: Qayin

The names given for the first Ascended Master of the Black Lodge and demon magick are Qayin [Spear], Diaphotos [Enlightened One], Mahan [Whose Master is Himself], Adiaphotos [Benighted One], Barekhooh, Qabil, etc. Most people call him Cain. While the Bible simply describes Qayin as the first murderer, the founder of consensual marriage, the first tiller of the fields, the first founder of a civilization, and the first human born in the causal world.**

However, other religions represent him as something more. Islam describes him founding a cult of fire worship, making him the first Pagan, the first heretic, and the first person to found a religion. Mormonism depicts him as the first of two Satanists, heretics, and founders of human sacrifice alongside his wife, whom we know by the names Laphura, Luluwa, Qalmana, etc. In Sabbatic Craft, Stregheria, and Traditional Witchcraft, Qayin is the first Ascended Master, the first witch, the first of the witchblood, and/or the Witchfather or Witchbegetter. The Black Lodge holds Qayin as its founder and patron, either as an archetype or a real deity or Ascended Master.

III-D: Goetia

In Gematria, 13 is the numerical value of one Hebrew word meaning To Moan/To Growl/To Utter/To Mutter and another translating to A Moaning/A Growling. Based on how such Hebrew words are generally interpreted by authorities in Thelema and the Draconian Tradition, these words would undeniably hint at the Goetia.

Goeteia is the Greek word for magick, which word has a specifically black magickal connotation. The word Goeteumata means Charms/Spells and Goes is the word for sorcerer (the latter word usually refers to necromancers/black magickians). The Ars Goetia, being a Greek/medieval grimoire popularized by Aleister Crowley, is a codified 72-demon hierarchy for use in magick– it’s one of the most significant cornerstones of modern demon magick. The three Greek words cited above have their origin in a word which described mournful howlings specifically reminiscent of funereal ceremonies.

The coincidence of the Hebrew words for Growling/Moaning with Atu XIII and the words Oh!/Woe!, Enemy, and To Be An Enemy To hearkens strongly to Goetic magick. If that doesn’t convince you that 13 hints at Goetic sorcery, Qayin appears as the demon Camio in the Ars Goetia, Bohu is ruled by the Goetic demon Belial, Hadad and Tzelmoth hint at the Goetic demon Bael, and Muttering relates to the meaning of the name Murmur. Murmur, who appears as a demon in the Ars Goetia, originated in native Greek Paganism as Mormo, the son of Hecate and Father of Ghouls (note that the Hebrew word Father has a value of 13).

III-D: Hecate

The thirteenth Tunnel of Set is attributed to the moon and ruled by Gargophias, the direct emissary of Hecate. The number 13 alludes to Murmur/Mormo, the son of Hecate. Thirteen is also the numerical value in Gematria of Hach, the 81st of the 231 gates, and 81 is the number of magick specifically related to Hecate and the moon. The words for foreigner, the words relating to driving out/removing, and the hints at the True Will relate to three differing translations for Hecate’s name: “she who works her will,” “she that removes/drives off,” and “she that operates from afar.” Certain non-Biblical genealogies hold Qayin to be the descendant of Lilith and Lilith to be the descendant of Ereshkygal, and Ereshkygal is known to be an aspect of Hecate. Hecate the three-headed or three-bodied is the 3-in-1, the queen of the sky & earth & water in Greek mythology and the queen of heaven & earth & hell in Primal Craft.

Conclusion

The Draconian Tradition is considered a resurgence of the primal goddess cult. 13 hints at the aeonic resurgence of the Paganistic and chthonic tradition, which tradition often venerated the goddess. 13 signifies the Black Lodge’s reclamation and revival of polytheism through black magick and the veneration of the Infernal Divine.

13 relates to death and deathful/necromantic gods. 13 is the number of Death and the Abyss, and thus of the Qliphoth, which is known as the Tree of Death and Tree of Da’ath, whose ruler is signified by the four letters HVHI and the titles El Acher & Deus Alienus meaning “foreign divinity.”

13 is the number of the banished Pagan, polytheistic, and chthonic religions which are revisited via demon magick. Ritualized funereal mourning of Osiris was a magickal practice of calling the fallen deity back to what was once his kingdom, and in truth, the practice of Goetic and Qliphothic magick has a similar effect in aeonic magick. The Infernal Divine is the foreign, deathful, approaching, abyssic, feminine, and inimical pantheon whose return is hastened via aeonic operations of demon magick. 13 signifies the Infernal Divine’s ongoing desolation of vapid monotheism, evolutionary stagnation, and ideological orthodoxy.


*The Four Brides of Samael, being Aggereth/Agrat bat Mahlat, Na’amah/Nahema, Lilith, and Eisheth Zenunim/Qodesha, are the Four Queens of Succubi & Incubi and the Four Matron Demonesses of Sex Workers (this includes the priestesses of Pagan cults of sex magick).

**In Qabbalah, the Garden of Eden is Qamar [the Planetary Sphere of the Moon], which it refers to as Yesod, the lunar Sephira. Qamar, called Yesod in Sephirothic esotericism, is considered to be the immediate astral plane.

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

Samael: Devil, Demiurge, Angel, or Qlipha?

This article will be placed under the Adversarial Esotericism section of my website, meaning that it is a piece of advanced analysis of a depth unnecessary and unsuited for beginners. Read this if you will, but it will be confusing and unproductive from the standpoint of practical magick. Furthermore, these analyses are my responses to YouTube comments, and therefore comprise an incoherent essay(s) comprised of coherent points. My website will be most useful if you use the menu to find what you’re looking for.

I refer to the particular metagod composed of Satan, Leviathan, Lucifer, Samael, etc. as the Devil with a capital D because is basically what he is. After communing with Aztec and Hecatean spirits at length, I have concluded based on their views of my metagod that he is the (Big) Devil. I only use “the Devil” to refer to this entity.

Satan and Lucifer are indeed “titles,” technically speaking, but so are names like Baal and Elohim. The words Mammon, Rahab, Belial, and Abaddon are similarly used as legitimate names for specific entities, just as Daath and Yesod are different Hebrew words used to identify specific cosmic regions depending upon context. I do not consider titles such as these inadequate names, although I use other names like Lucibel, Lumial, Lumiel, Lucifero, and Asturel as other titles for the aspect of the Devil entitled Lucifer. I always use Satan to refer to the Devil, but I have seen two Aztec spirits (which spirits were emissaries of Tezatlipoca, Tlazolteotl, and Huitzilopochtli) proclaim “I am Satan” in identification with that principle represented by Satan. This principle with which they identified in these exclamations is that principle which has been semi-erroneously described (i.e. limited) by such descriptors as Sinister, Adversarial, Evil, Anti-Cosmic, Predatory, Faustian, Promethean, Antinomian, etc.

I know the name Samael is used for (i) the Highest Face of the Devil, (ii) the Demiurge, and (iii) an archangel. I use the name Amalek to refer to (i), as my guides have verified its propriety. The ToAF uses “Saklas” and other names given for (ii) in reference to (i), and while I initially gave them the side-eye for doing so, my guides told me that these names are indeed appropriate for (i).

So here’s my SPECULATION about Samael, since I am certain of so much of what I said, but uncertain of the matters to follow. Perhaps (i) is the same entity as (ii) and (iii). Perhaps the height of his power and the greatness of the agency he exerts upon humanity is so great that he was considered a demiurge like Jehovah was, and perhaps he was held to be an archangel for the same reason that Azazel and/or Shaitan (i.e., Melek Taus) is considered the same entity as that spirit held to be the direct emissary of Allah by the Yezidi– whatever that reason may be. To know this reason, I will have to become far more knowledgeable regarding both the agency which the Devil wields over humankind as a whole and the way that his acts are interpreted by different cultures.

If (i) is the same entity as (iii), we have two options. Either Samael has authority over both realms like Laylah does (my gnosis) and like Hecate does (according to Mark Allan Smith) or it is the Planetary Sphere of Mars that he has authority over, which planetary sphere would be known as Marid in Arabic, and which Planetary Sphere includes both the Qlipha and Sephira of Mars. Beats me.

Now for the Qlipa known as Samael (Mercury/Adramaleck). We know that Lilith rules the Qlipha of the Black Moon known as Gamaliel, we know that Nahemoth (Black Earth/Nehema) is often referred to by the name Lilith, and we know that Lilith’s true throne is within Sathariel (Saturn/Lucerifuge). It is likely that (i) has the same relationship to the Qlipha known as Samael (Mercury/Adramaleck) that Lilith has to Nahemoth (Black Earth/Nahema), whatever that relationship may truly be. It is not far-fetched that Samael may have authority over Samael, because Lucerifuge has authority in Thagirion (Black Sun/Belphegor), Satan has authority in Ghagiel (Uranus/Baelzebuth), and Eisheth Zenunim has authority in both Thagirion (Black Sun/Belphegor) and Sathariel (Saturn/Lucerifuge). The extent, nature, and purpose of the authorities I have cited and speculated about is an enormous mystery.

Lastly, we address the relationship of Iblis/Shaitan to Azazel and which of them is truly Melek Taus. Well, my gnosis of a certain aspect of the Devil entitled Noctulius is that Noctulius is directly related to Lucifer and not directly related to Satan. Whatever the nature of Noctulius’s direct relationship with Lucifer is, which relationship appears to be a significantly greater one-ness between the two than the one-ness between separate aspects of the Devil like Azazel and Satan, is possibly the nature of Shaitan/Iblis’s relationship with Azazel, which would make them two manifestations of the singular aspect also known as Melek Taus. This relationship would be likely identical to the relationship that Apollo has with his lupine manifestation (Lycoctonos) and his manifestation in the 7FW (Sauroctonos), in that they are the different manifestations of the same aspect.

I have provided many answers and many guesses. It will take a long period of time for me to have all the answers, but if my goals are met, I should have whole or partial answers to all of these questions within less than a year and a half.

The following paragraph was a response to a comment saying that the name Satan can or should be used as an appropriate title for Loki and other deities non-identical with the Satan of Thaumiel, which Satan of Thaumiel is separate from the other aspects of the Devil (namely Azazel & Lucifer) attributed to Thaumiel.

It is disadvantageous for a native English speaker to use the name/word Satan to refer to entities such as Beelzebub, Belial, and Loki because we, as native English speakers, do not use ha-satan as a word to signify any given adversary. What you are doing here is using Satan as if it were no different from the title ha-satan, but only using it to refer to given deities, and thereby using the name Satan as simultaneously interchangeable and non-interchangeable with the title ha-satan. You are using a title in a way that is cannot actually be useful. I never bitch at people for using the words Satan, Lucifer, etc. differently from the way that I do unless it is a direct response to what I have said on my platform.

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-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

The Esotericism of the Fourteen Planetary Spheres

Do not read. This article is attributed to the Adversarial Esotericism Category of my website, which means that it’s advanced and in my opinion, non-essential. My website will be far more useful to the reader if the Menu and Categories are used.

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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). Nahemoth 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 mine 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. 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

 

The Best Approach to Soft Polytheism

My causal, human mind wants Satan to be the same entity as Loki and Ahriman because of how simple the universe would be if that were true. Believing this misconception would give me a sensation of understanding that makes me more comfortable in my relationship with the Numinous*. There are distinct similarities, archetypally speaking, between these divinities, and concluding that they are all the same would relieve me of the feeling of ambiguity that makes me more hesitant to pursue a relationship with those divinities than I would be if I were certain of their identities.

*”The Numinous” is a synonym for “the Divine” with specific philosophical connotations. The concept of the Numinous, coined by Rudolf Otto, is central to my philosophy, as well as to the philosophies of Mircea Eliade and David Myatt, who is also known as Stephen Leather and Anton Long. Anton Long’s take on this concept is the one most influential to me. You do not need to understand the philosophical concept of the Numinous to understand my writings, you just need to understand that “the Numinous” is a synonym for “the Divine” but never a synonym for “the Divine All.”

Many black magickians begin to question their sanity as they are forced to confront, through gnosis, hidden truths about reality. I have never questioned mine, and I would urge you not to question yours. It will always be possible to accomplish more with magick than we are capable of believing is possible. There are always truths about the Numinous that we will never be able to accept or understand. Our guiding spirits and True Will determine how much gnosis we are to be burdened with. There is certain knowledge we need to have to transcend mortality and actualize our True Will, and we are going to receive that knowledge if we are willing to work for it, but there will always be truth we cannot handle, and that will be withheld from us by our guiding spirits and our own reasoning process. All of us will live in the dark until the day we fucking die.

The demons who guide you, despite being legitimately invested in your acquisition of gnosis, will lie to your face. Forever. This is why it is so difficult to accurately identify one given spirit with similar entities from other religious paradigms. When you ask your guiding spirits whether or not Satan and Ahriman are one and the same, you are like a child asking your parents if Santa is real. Frankly, your parents are more concerned with what you want for Christmas, and the child will still have the mind of a child regardless of the answer they give him.

In general, ascertaining whether or not two entities are one requires two or more of three things: (i) thorough research, (ii) personal gnosis or coven gnosis, and (iii) the personal or coven gnosis of witches who are external to your in-person magickal group (online acquaintances). It is optimal for coven gnosis or personal gnosis to be the first source you pursue so that you don’t have preconceptions cloud your gnosis. There will be occasions where the circumstances allow for completely accurate conclusions to be drawn in such matters without the two-source-minimum guideline I just provided– it’s just a guideline.

I used the two-source minimum rule to find out that Davcina, a goddess venerated in Hebdomadry (the paradigm of the ONA), was the same entity as the ancient goddesses Damkina/Damgalnunna/Ninmah/Ninhursag. It was in a manuscript by +o+ (the Temple of THEM) where I got the idea that Davcina could be Damkina. I didn’t bother with trying to figure out whether or not +o+ was right about that– I already doubted +o+’s ability to correctly identify the divinities of Hebdomadry with deities from older polytheisms for a reason (they were usually right, but sometimes they weren’t). Instead, I asked Qalilitu, my matron demoness, about Davcina. I channeled large amounts of information about what Davcina’s abilities and attributes were. When I later started researching Damkina, I found that the descriptions of that Sumerian goddess matched both the descriptions of Davcina in Hebdomadry as well as my personal gnosis about her.

So, I decided to perform an experiment. I was still in the ONA at this point, so I had a bunch of Niners seek personal gnosis about whether or not Davcina was the same entity as Damkina, as well as whether Damkina and Davcina were the same entity as Damgalnunna and Ninhursag. My gnosis was largely confirmed– these four entities were the same goddess, but they were different aspects of that goddess. These different aspects would act independently of one another, even to the extent of occupying different ranks in the hierarchies of the gods.

You’re probably wondering why the fuck I was so cautious. I had channeled personal gnosis that confirmed the postulations of an authority in Hebdomadry, and not only that, I had had the accuracy of my personal gnosis confirmed by later research about Damkina. Why was I so paranoid that I felt the need to correspond with other practitioners? Well, let’s talk about Ahriman, and I’ll tell you how I figured out the he was a separate entity from Satan.

Ahriman is a devil from an ancient paradigm of absolute black-and-white duotheism known as Zoroastrianism, which religion is named for its founder, a spiritual teacher named Zoroaster or Zarathustra. In Zoroastrianism, Ahriman is not simply the leader of the evil spirits called daevas or dews. He is the sentient hypostasis of Druj itself.

Druj, a philosophical concept in Zoroastrianism, is linguistically translated to the English words “falsehood,” “evil,” and “destruction.” It’s a metaphysical force which struggles against the force of Asha, and the two linguistic roots for the word Druj come from words meaning “below” and “to blacken.”

The daevas were simply the various divinities of neighboring polytheisms– “daeva” is variously translated as “wrong god,” “false god,” and “god that is to be rejected.” The word “devas” is used in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism in reference to divine beings and/or gods (albeit in somewhat different ways). The worship of daevas was believed to inadvertently engender the furtherance of Druj, as did the practice of Yatuik Dinoh (witchcraft), for the daevas sought the increase of chaos, deception, and turmoil.

Progressions of Zoroastrian doctrine came to redefine the daevas as personifications of immoral traits. The six arch-daevas personified the six foremost sinful behaviors, just like the two demonological classifications of Peter Binsfield and The Lanterne of Light attributed seven demons to the seven deadly sins. The six arch-daevas struggled against the six “divine sparks” which equate to archangels in Zoroastrianism. Among the daevas was Aeshma-Daeva, the dew/daeva of wrath often identified with Asmodeus in Abrahamic demonology. He’s going to come up later, as will the arch-daeva Indar and the daevic bride of Ahriman known variously as Az, Jeh, Jehu, and Jahi.

Needless to say, Druj is a feminine noun (Asha is neuter). The name “Jehu” translates to “Whore,” and menstruation came about when Az-Jehu convinced Ahriman to engender great evil. Adherents to polytheism worshiped devils in disguise, and of course, most artistic representations of Jesus take influence from the iconography of Zoroaster. You get the idea.

The Coven of the Second Torch, which I led, originated with only myself and two incredibly gifted neophytes whom I refer to in writing as Terror and Chase. Unlike me, Chase and Terror had the gift of mediumship, so they would regularly become vessels for consensual possession by the spirits which Hecate has designated as our teachers. We’d had three Hecatean spirit guides assigned to us, and their names are to never be published. The daimon (I only use the word ‘daimon’ to refer to the non-deity spirits of Greek and Roman polytheism) assigned to me was a hermaphroditic empousa– a powerful, young emissary of Hecate full of vitality. The daimon assigned to Chase was a male lamia– a daimon once banished to wander eternity before Hecate suddenly freed him so that he could become one of our guides. Both of these spirits came to answer to the archdaimon, a male strigae, who was assigned to Terror– the youngest member of the coven.

When the archdaimonic strigae possessed Terror, he would become limited to Terror’s vocabulary if he spoke to me in English. In one of our later seances, the archstrigae told me that while he did not know where he came from, he did know that the strigiai (the vampyric owl-daimones among Hecate’s nocturnal procession) were created by Hecate and “the Winged God” via asexual reproduction.

He looked at me, doubting that I would know which deity he was referring to. I had to guess, and I guessed right (Hermes). The archdaimon would remember the name Hermes and be able to say the name Hermes until the possession seance ended, at which point the daimon would leave the vessel and Terror would become conscious with no memory of the seance. Terror still wouldn’t know who Hermes was when he awakened. While the strigae still knows who Hermes is and can still give excellent insights into the nature and history of Hermes, he didn’t know the name Hermes when he was in Terror’s body. These are the mechanics of possession.

So, I now had coven gnosis about the origin of strigiai. Could I rely on it? I would later go on to read the Greek Magickal Papyrus and learn that Hermekate was a codified metagod used in ancient sorcery– a union of Hermes and Hekate comparable to Lidagon (the union of Darkat and Dagon) and Hermaphrodite.

One night, the Coven of the Second Torch invited two non-initiates to a casual hang-out. It was a casual affair, but after two of Chase and I’s coworkers overheard us talking on shift and asked to join the coven, we were getting greedy. Most witches in their twenties can’t achieve an evocation, but the three of us could teach anyone to do it, and no one who endeavored ritual with us ever doubted that what we did was real. We were naive– just because we could show people that magick was real didn’t mean they would be brave enough to pursue initiation, and just because someone performed a ritual with us that permanently improved their life didn’t mean that they would share our drive for attainment. Many who came to us would perform an evocation with us if they’d been contacted by the spirits of Satan (or in this case, it was the spirits of Tezcatlipoca and Tlazolteotl which one of the non-initiates had had an experience with), and even if they weren’t able to see and communicate with what we summoned like we could, they would get results (and sometimes knowledge) that would benefit them forever, and then they would decide within days that our path was too… much. Our role in their lives was to make them understand the revelations and experiences they had received before they came to us. We struggled to learn the lesson that experience of the Numinous does not prove that one is destined for the Craft.

Terror entered total possession while Chase was taking a nap, which was difficult for the non-initiates to watch. Despite the fact that we were gifted, possession was still new to us, so the way we act to give the spirits hold of us is more dramatic than it is for some. One of the non-initiates was quiet, but the other kept asking me if I could say for certain that what was going on was safe– and he kept asking.

“Are you sure he’s okay?”

“It’s fine,” I said. “He does this all the time. We all do. I can’t do it like he and Chase can, but we all love it.”

The possession took hold and I started speaking with the spirit. The non-initiate who’d expressed his worries to me was quiet while the other kept asking questions to see how the archdaimon would answer. The boy believed that what was happening was real, but he was skeptical about the spirit itself. He asked how the world was created, how it would end, and the daimon answered. The answers were consistently smarter than anything that Terror and Chase could come up with together, they provided incredible wisdom, and they knew impossible things. Non-initiates who witnessed our seances were always taken aback by that, especially this querent.

The other non-initiate looked up and nervously broke his silence. “Terror’s a really good friend of mine,” he said. “I know a human can’t do much, but if you hurt him, I will do everything I can to kill you.”

The archdaimon put his hand on the man’s shoulders. “I know that,” he said. “That’s why I consider you a friend.”

The non-initiate was shocked, and he gradually started to trust the strigae and our Craft. As the conversation progressed, I decided to ask the strigae which spirit our coven should evoke later that night when the non-initiates were gone.

“The Prince of Persia,” said the archdaimon through the possessed body of Terror.

This very much confused the non-initiates. “The movie?” One of them asked.

“That’s a nickname,” the daimon said. “V.K. will know who I mean.”

I thought for a second and then made a guess. “Asmodeus?”

The strigae nodded with the vessel’s head. “Yes, Asmodeus!” he answered. “He kicked Raphael’s ass once, but the Bible and lied about it.” He blinked. “Well, shit, that wasn’t the Bible… Uh, anyway, you can basically ask Asmodeus for any kind of strength that you want.”

I’m paraphrasing the spirit’s responses about as accurately as I can. This is how I found out that Aeshma-Daeva, the evil spirit of Persian religion (Zoroastrianism) was the same entity as Asmodeus. I thought for a moment. “Is Ahriman the same being as Satan?” I asked.

The spirit said yes, but the vessel’s facial expression confused me. Like he’d become unhappy about something, or disappointed in some way, and he’d just been smiling when he spoke of Asmodeus.

I remembered Robert Fraize’s claim that Tiamat and Satan are the same entity. I’d never believed that was true, but if Ahriman and Satan really were the same, maybe this whole soft polytheism thing holds more water than I thought it did. Before I started leading a coven, I wasn’t even sure whether or not Satan wasn’t just part of the mind like so many thinkers said. We were just getting started, and things were happening so quickly.

“Is Tiamat the same as Satan too?” I asked.

“Yes,” the archstrigae said again, still with that look on the vessel’s face.

I thought for a moment, trying to reconcile these facts (lies) with what I already knew.

“Shouldn’t Satan be the same as Absu instead?” I asked. “Absu’s male, Tiamat should probably be Lilith, right?”

“Oh yeah,” said the archdaimon. “You’re right.”

Something was up. The archdaimon was knowledgeable of every deity I’d asked it about despite being consistently limited by Terror’s vocabulary. The lamia that was assigned to Chase wasn’t familiar with most of the deities that modern black magickians work with, but the archstrigai always gave reliable insights about deities that Terror had never heard of. He was even familiar with the difference between the Baphomet of the ONA and the Baphomet of Eliphas Levi– he gave me great insights about the latter (we’ll get back to that). He gave me advice about how to summon the ONA’s Baphomet that was completely unlike anything the ONA had advised, and I was pleasantly surprised when I later read a piece of that same advice in Evoking Eternity by E.A. Koetting.

Besides, the spirit went from not being able to name Asmodeus despite knowing the that the demon had originated in Persian religion to knowing the truth behind the myth of the fight between Asmodeus and Raphael. He was not only familiar with that myth, he was even clearly familiar with the existence of the apocryphal Book of Tobit from which the myth originated. He had demonstrated that he knew the Book of Tobit was not included in the Bible despite being incapable of producing the name of the text with Terror’s lips (I had to Google it myself). The whole thing was fucking amazing. Something like confusing Tiamat and Absu with one another wasn’t like him.

When the strigae left Terror’s body, I told him that we were supposed to summon Asmodeus as he recovered from grogginess (which only took a moment). Terror’s immediate response was “Who the fuck is Asmodeus?”

“The Prince of Persia,” I said.

After the ritual to Asmodeus, I never doubted that Aeshma-Daeva and Asmodeus were the same being. But some reason, I didn’t feel confident that Ahriman was really Satan. I trusted the strigae completely– the daimones had loved us since we were little kids, and the strigae even had strong allegiances with the Infernal Divine (Hecate is very much aligned with Satan). Weeks later, during another seance, Chase entered total possession with his new patron demon: Niantiel, the ruler of one of the pathways in the Qliphoth.

Chase had been asleep when we gave the non-initiates our first seance, and Terror wasn’t present for this one. Plus, Niantiel was unrelated to the group of daimones which Hecate had sent to guide us. Like Terror, Chase was unfamiliar with Zoroastrianism and Ahriman. It was the perfect opportunity, and Niantiel told me that Satan and Ahriman, while similar, were not the same entity.

This taught me two important things. First, just because your spirits tell you that one entity is the same as another doesn’t mean you can believe it. Even if you channel excellent gnosis and your spirits really are invested in your success doesn’t mean your personal gnosis or coven gnosis on matters like these will be accurate. You can do everything right when you look for these answers, but it still won’t matter. Seeking these answers is almost a lost cause in and of itself. The fact that Asmodeus is Aeshma-Daeva would suggest that Ahriman is Satan, and yet Ahriman and Satan are separate. Figuring out whether one deity is the same as another is really that fucking complicated, so it’s no wonder the spirits don’t care to tell us the truth and let us carry our misconceptions. That’s why there are Satanists who misidentify Satan with so many other gods. Some say Satan was Tiamat, some say he was Marduk, and others say he was Enki– and those are just the entities that people misidentify Satan with in one religion (Mespotamian polytheism). The spirits allow us to make these misidentifications because the truth of such matters really is that close to being a lost cause.

And it gets worse. Ahriman is not Satan, but Aeshma-Daeva is Asmodeus, so what about Az-Jehu? Az is the same entity as one spirit in Abrahamic religion– take a guess who. Michael W. Ford identifies Az with Lilith, which makes sense, but he goes on to identify the both of them with Kali, which is more of a stretch, and he also identifies Ahriman with Satan, which we know is wrong. In the Choronzon edition of The Book of the Witch Moon, Ford identifies Cain with Pan.

Ford deserves a lot of fucking respect, and I was wrong not to show him that respect in the past. But really think about this. Ford identifies Cain with Pan in writing. The spirits are right not to trust our judgment about matters like this.

So, are you ready for the answer? Az-Jehu is the same entity as Semyaza, the male leader of the Grigori (the fallen angels called the Watchers). I’m completely confident about that, however ludicrous that sounds. So now, I’m going to give a list of the deity=deity conclusions I’ve drawn

Satan, Leviathan, Lucifer, and Azazel are all aspects of the same entity. In Qabbalah, the highest aspect of the Devil (which lies beyond even the entirety of the Qliphoth) is referred to as Samael, not to be confused with the angel named Samael or the Qlipha named Samael. So I’ll put it like this: Lucifer and Satan are different aspects of Samael which operate independently from one another the same way that Christians believe Jesus, Jehovah, and the Holy Spirit operate (Note: Jesus was just a human who became an overrated immortal charlatan that New Agers are wasting their time with ascended master). Some practitioners of demon magick like E.A. Koetting and Adam Percipio consider Satan and Lucifer to be separate entities, and they’re only kind of right. When they call on Lucifer, regardless of believing him to have been a Roman god or whatever, they are still manifesting that same aspect of Samael. The counterintuitive claim made by a YouTuber called “The Serpent’s Key” that Paimon is also an aspect of Samael turned out to be true, but Diane Vera’s belief that Belial is an aspect of Satan is wrong (which is lame, cuz I believed her).

Amaymon is not the same entity as Mammon.

Machaloth is not the same entity as Magoth.

Astaroth is the same entity as Astarte, Inanna, Ishtar, Isis, and Attar. However, those goddesses are different aspects of one deity, possibly independent aspects at that– just like Satan and Lucifer.

Abaddon/Apollyon is the same entity as Apollo, the Olympian god of the Sun– that’s something I know for certain. Qalilitu, my matron demoness, told me that Apollo and Abaddon are not independent aspects. Sauroctonos, one of the entities the ONA venerates, is the same entity as Apollo (if you Google Sauroctonos you’ll wind up on Apollo’s Wikipedia page). However, when Apollo is contacted via Hebdomadry, he manifests in a very unusual way. I have rituals on my website to Lycoctonos/Lyceus (Apollo’s manifestation as a wolf) and Sauroctonos (Apollo’s manifestation when accessed through Hebdomadry). Only work with Sauroctonos if you’re guiding spirits tell you to do so because it’s weird as fuck. I was told to perform a certain number of invocations to Sauroctonos and then stop. When I did it one more time than I was told to, Sauroctonos castigated me for it. It was very useful, but I’ll probably never work with that manifestation of Abaddon/Apollo again. One of the leading voices in the ONA proclaimed that Abaddon was Abatu based on no evidence whatsoever, and Qalilitu told me they were wrong.

Mephistophiles is the same entity as Ophiel, the Olympic spirit of Mercury. Mephistophiles has nothing to do with Mephitis and he is probably not an aspect of Samael.

Andras is the Zoroastrian daeva Indar and the Hindu deva Indra.

Murmur is the same entity Mormo, the son of Hecate.

Alex Jones is the same entity as Bill Hicks (kidding).

Camio/Caym is the highest aspect of Cain/Qayin. Tubal-Qayin is another aspect of Qayin, which aspect appears to have came into being by some form of initiatory self-transformation he enacted. He isn’t the same as Pan though.

Azanigin, Az-Jehu, and Semyaza are all the same entity. I’ll have to tell you how I figured that out some time, because it’s a long story. Azael, Azazel, and Semyaza are all separate entities from one another, and Azazel and Azrael are not the same.

The goddess which the ONA venerates by the name Baphomet is the planetary spirit of the planet Earth (and she’s really great to work with). She is not the same as Lilith, and she has nothing to do with Bastet regardless of what the leading voices in the ONA say. The etymology and history given for Baphomet in ONA literature is completely made up, and they have a devious reason for making it up.

Atazoth of Hebdomadry is the same entity as Azathoth. In fact, Anton Long stole his teachings about Atazoth from Kenneth Grant’s teachings about Azathoth (he also stole his teachings about Azanigin from Grant’s teachings on Aza, a Gnostic demoness who originated from Az-Jehu).

Budsturga is not the same as Durga.

Darkat is not the same as Lilith.

Satanchia (also called Put Satanachia) is the same as Chia.

Lilith, Eisheth Zenunim, and Na’amah are all separate entities from one another.

But here’s the one you’ve been waiting for: Santa isn’t real. And neither is Vindex.

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia