Insight Roles: Peter Carroll vs. the O9A

Insight roles are one of the most important and well-known steps in the self-transformative praxis of the Order of the Nine Angles. The idea is to go out of your way to involve yourself in a path of life which is foreign to your experience for an extended period of time. The most common form of insight role is group infiltration: join a religious or political group and pretend to have a legitimate interest in their agendas. The ideal insight role, by O9A Standards, will require the witch to pretend to be the exact opposite of what she understands herself to be, and if possible, should further the “Sinister Dialectic.” If the Sinister Dialectic is furthered, the insight role is described as having ‘gone Aeonic.’

By deliberately entering a foreign walk of life, the witch comes to be liberated of various misconceptions she has about persons she deems “the other” and forces her to see aspects of her character hitherto undiscovered. It develops empathy, dissolves the ego, and develops practical, worldly knowledge. What the witch experiences during an insight role will cause her to question her path in life, and either leave the Black Lodge or address her doubts and strengthen her conviction. However, Niners like to nitpick each other’s insight roles to no end. For example, some will argue that the witch is required to legitimately hold the beliefs which the role would require that she pretends to have. That’s one of the narrow stipulations which my insight role did not meet, and it’s one of a specific genre of stipulations which the magickian planning an insight role should ignore. My insight role lasted eight months, forced me to experience a completely different walk of life, taught me various practical skills, helped me learn about foreign personality types, placed me in uncomfortable situations, and furthered the Sinister Dialectic– but only in specific ways that Chavajoth would approve of. The standard and minimum length is six months– examples I’ve seen Niners undertake include fighting in a military insurrection in a foreign country, dealing meth, joining a monastery, joining National Socialist groups, joining the military, and joining a Mormon church. These are not the kind of insight roles that I would recommend.

One of the other major motivations behind the O9A’s cultivation of insight roles is the furtherance of the Sinister Dialectic, the sociopolitical agenda of the Order of the Nine Angles. In other words, it’s a British fellow’s disavowed political agenda from the seventies. Basically, it’s about destroying and rebuilding Western society in accordance with ideologically-determined values and forcing the obsolescence of various traditions of Western magick in accordance with the superstitious belief that the most modern Western magick is ‘not truly Western in essence,’ and thus cannot foster the magickal ascent of our culture. Paradigms of Satanic magick which do not conform to racialist stipulations are seen as counterproductive, and denominations of Satanism which are not founded upon the Sinister Dialectic are deemed inherently un-Satanic. In short, the pursuits of the Sinister Dialectic are founded upon an inability to understand the nature of the self-determination and self-becoming which is intrinsic to alchemy and man’s very core, and the magickian is required to believe that the agenda of the Devil can be narrowly defined by the disavowed political motives promulgated by an early denomination of Satanism which wants most Satanists dead.

Should a black magickian undertake something like an insight role, it is to be defined by her personal path. If it is group infiltration, then this is to be her own decision based on her own agenda, and if it is for the purpose of overcoming personal limitations and gaining life experience, then it is for her to decide what exactly is needed for her to achieve the growth she needs.

In a video describing his experience with Voudon, E.A. Koetting presented a different idea of an insight role: completely investing oneself in an unfamiliar magickal tradition for an extended period of time and experiencing as much of the system as possible. He described the experience as a test of endurance and learning experience which engendered various avenues of character development.

Experimentally delving headfirst into foreign spiritual praxes is something I’ve done myself. In fact, I did this twice while I was carrying out an unrelated O9A-style insight role– it goes without saying that I did not know my path at this point. Many of Koetting’s detractors adduce the immense stress he experienced during this ‘insight role’ when painting him as illegitimate, but as Koetting says, the immense stress is part of what makes the process productive. One of my two failed magickal initiations fucked me up pretty bad too, but it was worth the experience. I still use one of those two magickal praxes from time to time, but only as a minor supplement to my personal tradition.

In Liber Null & Psychonaut, Peter Carroll presents a similar alchemical practice to E.A. Koetting’s conception of insight roles. He calls it “Random Belief.” The idea is to fully invest in a given religious paradigm for a time span which can vary from a week to a year. In doing so, the magickian’s soul purportedly learns lessons that his soul might otherwise have to reincarnate for, and ideally, accumulates knowledge of the mechanisms behind Aeonic progression. Unfortunately, Carroll’s instructions recommend involution in religions which have no interest in alchemy, so his approach is not as conducive to the transcendence of the cycle of reincarnation as he would believe.

I know a sorceress who was once told by Lilith to leave the Black Lodge entirely and become a white magickian. Almost a year of white magick later, she suddenly found herself subject to rabid demonic partial possession. She engaged in feral sex with her lover while in the state of partial possession and experienced types of orgasm which human physiology cannot produce independent of acausal influence. Demonic energy flooded her home in great quantity– she loved every second of the experience, but she was deeply confused as to why it had happened. I told her that she was being called to return to the Black Lodge.

So here’s my new recommendation for an insight role, for those of you who are led to endeavor one. Invest yourself in a new magickal paradigm, learning from practitioners of unfamiliar paths and working with deities of a different tradition. Don’t try to maliciously infiltrate another spiritual lodge. Instead, experiment with it. Don’t make it an exercise in play-pretend either– you are trying to uncover the objective reality behind religious beliefs and make discoveries about other pantheons via gnosis. The Nihilistic Chaote mentality of voluntarily believing in bullshit is unproductive– you are trying to understand the true nature of the Numinous and the role it plays in Aeonic progression. However, I must warn you to seek thorough instruction from your Higher Self, guiding spirits, and/or a tarot deck so you know in advance which spirits are legitimately invested in black magickal evolution and which among the approaches you are naively inclined to take in initiating through the foreign tradition is liable to fuck you. Ask which of the spirits in the pantheon of the other tradition are the best to start with. Ask which of the tradition’s spiritual practices are most important and productive, and ask what specific types of alchemical change you should be trying to get out of this tradition.

One of my failed initiations brought me into direct contact with a lot of deities whose worshipers consider them to be the Supreme Being. I was primarily practicing a black magickal paradigm of Shaktidharma, incorporating Vaishnavist and Buddhist practices in tandem. I was following the instructions of three devout and practiced Hindus and an array of new spirit guides. It was Bhairavi who designated herself as my primary Hindu goddess, and based on the literary teachings surrounding her, I decided that the alchemical changes which I would accumulate in working with her were most likely exactly what I was looking for.

When she first manifested herself to me, I asked one of my guides how powerful she was. According to the spirit, Bhairavi is of roughly equivalent power to Moloch. Her first words to me were angry ones– she told me to keep that fact to myself. On a later date, she manifested to me at random to try and convince me that Chavajoth had no real power. She ordered me to engage in degrading ritual practices as penance for significant failures in my daily life, which is where my relationship with her ended.

I worked with Krishna a fair bit too, following the instructions of the Hindus I knew to the T. I got some results and did make contact with the entity, but I sensed that something about my approach was wrong enough to discernibly tamper with my results. When I went to one of the individuals guiding me for advice, he explained that Krishna demands to be the primary deity of the magickian who works with him. This ended my relationship with Krishna. Every magickian has specific deities which are most significant to her Craft based upon the essence of her being. No deity should ever demand of anyone what Krishna demands of all his followers– if he respected your ipseity and free will, no such stipulation should precede working with him.

The final test came when the Hindu whose instructions I followed most closely attempted to steal my apprentice– he attempted to make the magickian feel lesser than him, tried to trick him into having a spiritual experience with his primary deity, and tried to convince him that I was planning to sacrifice him. When all three approaches failed and I attempted to cut ties with the man peaceably, a series of magickal transgressions against my apprentice and I ensued. After deflecting various pernicious spells, my apprentice and I cursed the Hindu and Krishna himself via separate spells. Now I know for a fact that Chavajoth can completely overpower Krishna, so it is impressive that Chavajoth does not demand the level of veneration which Krishna does. Apart from my matron demoness, Moloch is my primary Qliphothic deity, and he was equivalent in power to the deity who designated herself as my primary Hindu goddess. Both promised self-deification, but it was Moloch who was not offended by my interaction with foreign pantheons and never demanded self-degradation. I learned a lot about what makes the Infernal Divine so great that year.

Compared to the Infernal Divine, a lot of deities whose veneration promises spiritual attainment and who purportedly pursue the agenda of humankind’s evolution are not what they seem. I learned that a lot of these deities are only interested in human evolution when it comes hand in hand with servitude. I learned that some of the deities who are held to be interested in the betterment of humankind as a whole and to be appropriate for the veneration of the Black Lodge do not hold the respect for human self-determination which the Infernal Divine does. I also learned that a lot of spirits whom the Satanist would presume to oppose her ascent are viable and, if pursued, valuable allies to the black magickian. I learned a lot about the Numinous that year, and my conviction in my path is much firmer for the turmoil.

V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

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Invocation of Satan

Physis is a term within Greek philosophy which signifies the ever-changing spiritual essence and character of the celebrant. Olam Ha-Qliphoth [Qliphothic World] is a Qabbalistic moniker for the physical plane. Translations of foreign phrases appear in brackets, and magickal chants appear in italics.


Agios Octinimos-Drakosophia! Io Satanas Khaosophoros To Mega Antikidos!
[Numinous (is) the Demon Magick and Alchemical Attainment of the Current of the Adversary! Hail Satanas, Bearer of Chaos, the Great Accuser!]

Regent of the Black Sun and the Qlipha of Stars Suspended Aloft,
I Conjure You Forth into this Temple of Flesh,
To Descend Within Me Amongst Chaos and Fire
And Imbue My Physis With the Essence of Your Being.
Hearken Unto the Magickal Words and Make Your Power Known Within Me.

Io Satanas Khaosophoros To Mega Antikidos! Ascende Seminator Diabolus! Aperiatur Qliphoth; Invoco Satan! Io Ho Kantegor! Cio Exitosus Sophos Satan-Zabulus! Salve Sathanas Megist Agente Ex Sitra De-Smola! Baruch Ha-Sathanas! Aperiatur Acharayim, Et Germinet Satanas! Voco Te Domine Satanael-Zabolus! Omnituens Diabolus-Sataniel Gloria! Salve Megist Satanas– Aedifex Sol Tagimiron!
[Hail Satanas, the Bearer of Chaos, the Great Accuser! Arise, Father Diabolus! Open the Qliphoth; I Call to Satan! Hail the Accuser! I Praise You, Destructive and Wise Satan-Zabulus! Hail Sathanas, Great Emissary of the Sinister Left Side! Blessed is Sathanas! Open the Backwards Tree, and Bring Forth Satanas! I Call to Lord Satanael-Zabolus! Glory to the All-Seeing Diabolus-Sataniel! Hail Unto the Great Satanas– Artificer of the Sun of Tagimiron]

Hail unto Satanas,
The Great Muse of Olam Ha-Qliphoth,
Master of the Temple; the Lord over All.
Patron of Alchemy and Self-Hood,
The Hammer and Dragon of Justice,
Saturnian, Black-Solar Spirit,
Fiend over Thaumiel.
Hail, Artificer of the Black Flame,
Father and First-Born of Darkness.

Tasa Reme Laris Satan (x7)

Sathanas, Sathan, Sathanel (x9)

Diabolos, Deofol, Satanael, Satanas (x9)

Io Satanas Khaosophoros To Mega Antikidos! Ya Namosh Sitra De-Smola Alogos Drakosophia Exat! Io Ho Kantegor! Ho Drakon Ho Megas!
[Hail Satan, the Bearer of Chaos, the Great Adversary! In the Name of the Sinister Left Side, the Unwritten Gnosis, and the Undercurrent of Sinistral Demon Magick, Let it Be So! Hail the Great Accuser! The Great Dragon (HDHM is a Name for the Entire Universe)]

 

Shugara

Channeled Table of Correspondences

Element: Air; Fire
D/N: Nocturnal
Direction: Northeast
Planet: Neptune; Saturn
Sacred Numbers: 6, 8, 13
Colors: Pink, Red, Yellow, Indigo, Purple, Grey
Qliphothic Attribution: Every Qlipha on the Middle Pillar
Lesser Attributed Qliphas: Golachab; Gashkelah
Primary Tunnel of Set: Gamaliel-Thagiriron
Secondary Tunnel of Set: Thaumiel-Thagiriron
Other Attributed Spiritual Plane: Purgatory (the Core of the Earth)

Table of Correspondences in Hebdomadry

Sinister Tarot: Atu XVIII (the Moon)
Musical Key: G Major
Opposite/Counterpart: Atazoth
Archetype: The Black NightRider
Motivation: Retreat into the Deep Self
Dark Light: Sinister Imagination
ToW Pathway: Qamar-Utarid

shugara-sigil-e1501205219420Above: OOT61M’s Rendition of Shugara’s Sigil in Hebdomadry

The Nature of Shugara

Shugara originated as the Japanese witchcraft deity most commonly referred to as Shagura– a name meaning “Autumn Rain.” Other name variates include Shigare, Shugara-a, and Shugra. While many Oriental divinities cannot be effectively conjured via Western magickal practices, Shagura and O-Yama/Emma-O certainly can. Some say that the manifestation of Shagura takes months of work to reach its full potential. She’s described by David Myatt as one of the most hideous intrusions which can be engendered in the causal plane; Myatt calls her “very dangerous.”

According to Temple of Satan*, Shugara is an entity of “fury and the bringer of death” “who lurks waiting in the pits of the Abyss!” The operators in this story call up Shugara by Enochian chant and are consumed upon the appearance of the entity. This narrative is true to life in that even experienced Niners and Hindus have had nightmaric experiences even evoking Shugara, who is referred to as “the Beast” in O9A literature.

Shugara manifests as male and female alike. She is partially demonic in the Goetic-Qliphothic since of the word. She has been known to manifest as the corpse of a female child, a wooden spider, a black figure, and more. Conjuring her can engender great change in your life, so if you intend to call upon her when you are possessed of desirable circumstances, seek advice from a tarot deck or your spirit guides first. Some even say that Shagura should only be called upon as a last resort, which is the same thing that S. Ben Qayin said about Azathoth.

Hagur describes Shugara as follows (note: English is not his first language):

Shugara, highly developed intellectually and greatly motivated achieves objectivity wherever he is found, bringing about the deep sinister intent.

I can thoroughly vouch for this description. Shugara is an incredibly wise and yet unpredictable goddess. She’s a master tactician whose plans consistently exhibit an astounding brilliance and intricacy. One moment you think she’s your enemy, the next minute she’s giving you valuable (and cryptic) advice at random. I’ve had people send Shugara after me or my friends  and wound up being called by the goddess to obliterate the magickians who sent her.

Shugara plays by her own rules. She may, under certain circumstances, involuntarily possess her worshiper’s friend to convey a cryptic message. She may use unusually dramatic signs to demonstrate her presence. She may introduce herself to you by attacking you at random to test you and get to know you. It would appear that she’s inclined to force you to witness the hidden ugly realities of the social circles you run in. But however unpredictable she may be, I have learned to trust the governing wisdom of her actions.

Shugara is known to be loving and kind and to forgive with great maturity. She may provide mundane blessings to the magickian at random– little things that make your life better and easier. She is certainly possessed of a sense of humor as well. According to the writings of Hagur:

Shugara is compared with a frog revealing human heads within its mouth, exposing his unfettered passion for destruction, war and culling, his only pleasure and challenge. And, he does act through all those feeling attracted to the archetypal Dark God Shugara. He brings near all those with a rough ambition.

So, Shugara embodies aggression, as a strong will force working through human history from ages immemorial. He also shows forth that showing compassion whether towards oneself (self-pity) is dangerous and also hypocritical towards others, as the doer will pay the price for his emotional action. The risk is especially high when Sinister Satanists in temple ritual are exercising Black Magick over victims, and are at the same time tormented and beaten up by doing it, the price to be paid for the lack of character will be very high.

*Temple of Satan is part of the Deofel Quintet– a series of five allegorical novels which impart certain magickal and philosophical teachings. Deofel is an Old English word for “Devil.” Certain Niners do not acknowledge the fifth entry to the Deofel Quintet– to them, Temple of Satan would be part of the “Deofel Quartet.” There are two versions of the controversial fifth entry; the latter of which (being the one I recommend) was edited so that it would be more useful (i.e., contain more magickal knowledge).

img_0564.jpgAbove: My Original Sigil for Shugara

Shugara in Witchcraft

Shugara’s planetary attributions are to Neptune and Saturn, and she also holds authority over the spiritual realm of castigation within the core of the earth wherein dead souls suffer for their actions if they deserve it. On the Tree of Wyrd, Shugara is attributed to the pathway leading from Qamar [the Planetary Sphere of the Moon] to Utarid [the Planetary Sphere of Mercury].

In the Qliphoth, Shugara is attributed to all four Qliphas in the central column of the tree, which Qliphas are attributed to the three black planets and Thaumiel (Neptune & Pluto/ Moloch & Satan). She has lesser attributions to Golachab (Mars/Asmodeus) as well as Gashkalah (Jupiter/Astaroth)– her attribution to Golachab is stronger than her attribution to Gashkalah. Her primary attribution in the Qliphothic pathways is to the Tunnel of Set between Gamaliel (Black Moon/Lilith) and Thagiriron (Black Sun/Belphegor), and her secondary ToS attribution is the pathway from Thaumiel (Neptune & Pluto/ Moloch & Satan) to Thagiriron (Black Sun/Belphegor). Note that the second Tunnel of Set that she’s attributed to is the where Da’ath is located.

The auspices of Shugara are apt for lunar magick, casting runes, necromancy, astral projection, lethal and non-lethal execration, Qliphothic self-initiation, pyromancy, initiation through the spheres of the core of the earth and the moon, warding, shielding, exorcism, kundalini work, and chakra work.

Seek guidance before you work with Shugara. Ask whether or not you should use the O9A’s sigils and chants and whether or not you should use my sigils and chants.

 

 

Shugara within Hebdomadry

While Sauroctonos and Gaubni were deities that I was meant to work with only and handful of times and thereafter forget about them, the goddesses which the O9A refers to as Davcina and Shugara are spirits that I will be working with for a very long time.

Sauroctonos is the deity known as Apollo in Olympian mythology and Abaddon in magickal demonology. While I am free to work with Apollo/Abaddon as I please, I was instructed to call upon the specific aspect of this deity which the O9A calls Sauroctonos only a handful of times. When you work with Sauroctonos, you will be given instructions of how many rites to him you should perform. If you call upon him one more time after the number of rites that Sauroctonos has instructed you to perform to him, he will castigate you. I’m told that if I had called upon him an additional time after that, I would have been punished.

My point in sharing that information about Sauroctonos is to show you that the Nekalah or “Dark Gods” venerated by the O9A are often manifestations of known Pagan deities which operate in a fashion particular to Hebdomadry (the magickal praxis of the O9A). While Sauroctonos is an aspect of Apollo, he will not act the same as Apollo generally would if called upon via the praxis of Hebdomadry.

While my intention in writing this article is to delineate facets of Shugara which were not integrated into the praxis of Hebdomadry, I will be discussing the representation of Shugara within the literature and magickal paradigm of the O9A later in the article. Regarding Shugara, Hagur writes:

Shugara influenced by the Moon knows the wilderness of the Dark Pool, the wilderness within us all. This may be the deepest value of such an experience when meditating on the Dark God, the recognition of our kinship with the Chthonic Underworld. Once entered into the Dark Pool, one becomes more reflective and responding to the persuasive pull of the Moon. In the Moonlight, the Sinister Man in communion with Shugara becomes a self-conscious part of the Pool, nature at night where the landscape is
muted, details are indistinct, and yet beautiful and mysterious.

Downward the Pool of the inner sinister self through meditation, “the spiral staircase is used to arrive in the Blue room”, where the chaotic program (dark force and power, war, adversity, ark energy and sex) of Mars is evoked. The spiral staircase is man’s unconsciousness, where his dark life energy is moving at incredible speed through atoms into cells, organs and body. “The Blue room” (indigo blue, almost black) stands for the sinister man’s intelligence and ego under Moon control, becoming the perfected Sinister Satanist.

Many Niners record a sense of self-discovery resulting from the ToW’s sphereworking via Shugara. Increases in confidence and self-knowledge are a common motif. Persons evoking Shugara via Hebdomadry often describe a physically extant stench arising as Shugara manifests. One Niner even described the stench being so awful and lingering for so long that he wound up searching his chamber for something dead. An O9A blog entitled Yorkshire Rounwytha presents a recording of a sphereworking through Qamar [the Planetary Sphere of the Moon] via the Tree of Wyrd– Hebdomadry’s equivalent to Qabbalah’s Tree of Life. The Niner writes:

I begin to chant the name, Shu-ga-ra echoing throughout the darkness and filling my mind. I note under the incense a vague smell growing, and realise what it is- rotting meat. The stories are true, then.

I then stand up and begin my spiralling dance, feeling incredibly dizzy quite quickly. All throughout the rite I had felt a nagging doubt at the back of my mind. I feel unprepared, the sounds of civilisation are bothering me and I do not feel as engaged as I was the previous times I undetook the Dark Pathways. I feel this rite may be a failure. Regardless I carry on until dizziness forces me to the ground, out of breath and finishing the rite with a beseechment to Shugara. During the rite, I felt genuine fear at what I was calling, my mind imagining great black cat-like creatures peering through the darkness at me, with yellow eyes waiting to consume.

I sit in front of the altar afterward, wondering if it had been a success. I felt the doubt grow and turn into anxiety and then the anxiety give way to a vey uncomfortable feeling. I saw men, in ancient times, worshipping great slabs of rock smeared in blood and lit by fire, the horrors of war, the horror of being human in this vast world.

The terror slowly filled me, making me feel incredibly disturbed and jaded, as if I had witnessed a gruesome accident of some sort. I had wholly misinterpreted what Shugara’s essence was, and suffice to say, it was and is not a pleasant essence at all. Shugara is the pathway from the Moon to Mars, and quite fittingly…

…No frogs revealed human heads, just a stark and uncompromising view of what this world can offer in it’s most bloodied form.

Another Niner recorded his experience with Shugara as follows:

This is when the acknowledgement proper to Shugara began. I vibrated the name for what felt like half an hour before I felt compelled to stop. The caves I was in were far off the visitor’s path, and I knew that the local bats weren’t in residence at the time, so I could be reasonably certain that no natural noises would occur, and I prepared to sit in the pure darkness for another hour or so, vigilant for any sign. 
What began then was a strong burning sensation on the skin, accompanied by a powerful and sickening scent, at once sweet and brutish. I am not one to experience panic, but what followed could be best described as something akin to a drawn-out panic attack. It came and went over an unclear amount of time, and was followed by a sense of blurring of self, a dull ecstasy that felt more like dread when unexplored. 
The sensation still sits with me now. I ruminate on it daily, and it will change me. I have felt and seen what a world in flames could mean at its worst.

New: Approaching Shugara

Allow me to provide clarity on some of the concerns that I expressed in this article. We’ll start by contrasting Shugara with Atazoth, whom Hagur provides as an exogenous counterpart, and Choronzon, whom Shugara is mistaken for by disabled cock-stained assclowns by a few rumor-prone Alex-Jones-type people.

Atazoth and Choronzon alike have both manifested to me as entirely lucid, rational, beneficent, and transcendentally wise intelligences. However, they have also both manifested to me as disharmonious forces whose mere presence was affliction. The reason for this is simple: Atazoth and Choronzon (and Shugal, for that matter) are, at their core, lucid, self-aware, and prudent intelligences, but should a person evoke one of them with the fear that she will be contacting a babbling and volatile deity, they would manifest in the very state of disharmony which the magickian was paranoid about.

This is what differentiates Shugara from Choronzon, Shugal, and Atazoth: Shugara is not possessed of whatever component-of-being causes Atazoth to manifest as a blaze of fury and idiocy when it is believed by the summoner that he will do so. On one occasion, I summoned Shugara on the fly with the O9A’s chants, and she began joking around with me. Her words would have been the world’s funniest joke if I hadn’t misidentified them as hostile derision. I became worried that I might have accidentally caused her to manifset in the disharmony-of-composure that Atazoth embodies when he is summoned by someone who has taken the phrase “blind idiot god” too literally.

But I hadn’t. Shugara fixed my problem, made a hilarious joke, and stayed around me for a day or so longer, giving me life lessons and emotional support via both astrally audible words and direct telepathic communication. My conversations with her produced very tangible changes in a couple situations of personal adversity.

So, now I see that Shugara, even when summoned in a frantic state of mind, even when summoned as a last resort, and even when she is summoned by using only the praxis of Hebdomadry, is a trustworthy goddess. If I compose myself as well as I intend to in future interactions with her, she’ll never have to prove herself to me again.

When summoning Shugara, you can use any chants and any sigils provided for working with her by the David Myatt, yours truly, or any resources about Shugara which are truly worth reading. It doesn’t make much difference; in her words: “You aren’t powerful enough to control how I manifest.”

Magickal Chants

Io Shagura-Khaosophoros
“Hail Shagura the Bearer of Chaos!”

Subrige Mater Shagura
“Arise Mother Shagura!”

Shagura Liftoach Qliphoth
“Shugara, Open the Qliphoth!”
Calls upon Shagura to strengthen the sacred space, strengthen the rite, and induce a gnostic state in a singular celebrant designated by intention.

Salve Shugara Matercula Nex
“Hail Unto Shugara, the Mother of Deathly Violence!”

Shugara O-Yama Emma-O Shagura Ramaphest
Two names of Emma-O, two names of Shugara, and a magickal word of power. This chant calls upon Shugara and Emma-O to open or close a portal to Purgatory. (Note: NEVER open a portal to Purgatory unless instructed to do so by your guiding spirits. Follow the hyperlink below for my video about Purgatory).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm2JLVWyAJQ

Sammitrakashah Shaloazoth Chasheinphos Shagura Gashar-Abyllo-Kresh
Shugara Xuliphazoth Saphorozos Shugara Aeonifer Goessabim Khaosophoros Diabalachara Shagura Mavethol Artorzozam Manifestos
This is a string of names and words of power which is used to call upon Shugara in the context of Qliphothic-Goetic rites of demon magick. Best used in the middle of the rite or at its end.

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

 

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

Magickal Hymn to the Mother of Blood

While I am very critical of the Order of the Nine Angles, their teachings are a legitimate repository of real Greek and Druidic magickal knowledge, regardless of how much of their tradition was stolen from Kenneth Grant. Many of the Nekalah (the deities the O9A venerates) are very much worth working with, Baphomet being one of them. While most Satanists use Baphomet to refer to whatever they interpret the Goat of Mendes to represent, the O9A uses the name Baphomet in reference to a divinity which is, in truth, nothing less than the very Planetary Spirit of the Earth (that means that everyone can work with her). This hymn calls upon the Planetary Spirit of the Earth to impart magickal empowerment to the celebrant. When I wrote it, even I was surprised by how potent the hymn turned out to be.
15128984_1717363398582341_6174464307912520139_oAbove: John Putigano’s Sigil of What the O9A Calls Baphomet

Ave Baphomet,
Ave Baphomet,
Agia H Baphomet.
Agios Sirena Sinistra,
Agios Mater Baphomet,
Sancta Regina Rubedo.
Veni, Regina Mundis;
Aperiatur Mushrati, Mater.
Agios ischyros Baphomet;
Veni, veniat ad me.
Agios o Baphomet;
Veni, et germinet anados;
Veni – aperiatur Mushrati.
[Hail Baphomet/ Hail Baphomet/ Hallowed be Baphomet// Hallowed Darksome Spirit Maid/ Holy Mother Baphomet/ Sacred Mistress of Alchemy/ Descend, Queen of the Earth/ Open the sphere of Jupiter, Mother// Hallowed is the Sacred Baphomet/ Come, come unto me/ Hallowed be Baphomet/ Come, and bring about magickal ascent/ Come; open the sphere of Jupiter]

Magickal Hymn to Noctulius, Azanigin, & Aosoth

{This Latin hymn to Noctulius, Aosoth, and Azanigin was written to be seven stanzas. I personally consecrated it prior to offering it up to the deities it entreats. This hymn may be recited one or more times as a stand-alone self-empowerment exercise or recited in pursuit of guidance or gnosis. Alternately, the hymn can be incorporated into or added onto a given ritual. I am not affiliated with nor do I condone the agenda of the Order of the Nine Angles, but I find the Nekalah to be very much worth working with}

Rege Azanigin; Voco te Aosoth
Veni Noctulius, Rex Qamar et Rex Noctem
Germinet Anados, Gnosis, et Azoth
Invoco Aosoth, Matrona Mortem et Magia
Ave Noctulius, Versipellis et Venefico
Ave Azanigin Mater Zuhal et Khaos
Agios o Noctulius et Aosoth; Azanigin Gloria
[Reign, Azanigin; I Call to Aosoth/ Come, Noctulius, King of the Sphere of the Moon and King of the Night/ Engender Magickal Empowerment, Provide Gnosis, and Manifest the Fifth Element/ I Call to Aosoth, Matron of Death and Magick/ Hail Noctulius, Shapeshifter and Witch/ Hail Azanigin, Mother of the Sphere of Saturn and Khaos/ Numinous is Noctulius as well as Aosoth; Glory to Azanigin]

For a List of Magickal Chants to Davcina, Follow this Hyperlink
https://vkjehannum.wordpress.com/2016/11/22/magickal-chants-to-damkina/

For Other Magickal Chants to the Nekalah [Dark Gods], Follow this Hyperlink
https://vkjehannum.wordpress.com/2016/11/22/magickal-chants-to-the-nekalah/

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia