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.

Satan Darzarrenna (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!
[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]

 

Second Magickal Hymn for Primal Craft

After I wrote and consecrated a magickal hymn to the Trident of Draconian Magick and the Atlantean Current, which Trident consists of Lucifer, Belial, and Hecate. A friend channeled instructions for two additional magickal hymns for the praxis of Primal Craft. This hymn calls to the four demonic princes: Lucifer (also Lucifero or Lumial), Belial/Belias, Uriens, and Hasmodey/Asmodeus. Specific instructions were delineated to him by Hecate and thereupon relayed to yours truly. I have followed the instructions to the letter. Triodathannis is the magickal name that I wrote and consecrated for the Trident– it’s a singular proper noun which refers to Belial, Hecate, and Lucifer as a group. It is magickally charged and somewhat powerful.

Agios Ischyros Genitor Lumiel.
Exsurige Alogos Omnium Genius.
Adlaudate Lucifero, Et Adlaudate Belias,
Agente Ex Sitra Ahra,
Agente Ex Triodathannis.
Dominus Ex Inferno, Rex Meterbuchus!
Invoco Dominus Uriens,
Plasmator Azoth Gehennalis.
Ave Regulus Infernum,
Et Salve Asmoday.
Laudate Genitor Golab.
Agios o Hasmodey!
Salvete Principes Inferni!
Orire Spirituum Sitra De-Smola!
Aur Chashakh Pandendos– Aparete Spirituum Qliphoth!
In Nominibus Et Potestate Triodathannis,
Sub Imperio Et Voluntas Hecate,
Regina Coeli, Regina Terrae, Regina Inferos!
[Numinous and Mighty is Lucifer/ Arise, Patron of the Unwritten Gnosis/ Praise Lucifer, And Praise Belial/ Emissary of the Trident/ And Emissary of the Other Side/ Lord of Hell, King Belial/ I Call Lord Uriens/ Creator of the Black Light/ Hail the Prince of Hell/ And Hail Hasmodey/ Praise the Father of Golab/ Numinous is Hasmodey/ Praise the Father of Golachab/ Hail the Princes of Hell/ Arise, Spirits of the Sinister Left Side/ And Spread the Black Light– Appear, Spirits of the Qliphoth/ In the Names and Powers of the Atlantean Trident/ Under the Dominion and Will of Hecate/ Queen of Heaven, Queen of Earth, Queen of Hell]

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

 

Magickal Hymn for Primal Craft (Lucifer, Belial, & Hecate)

This magickal hymn calls upon the Trident– Hecate, Lucifer, and Belial– which Trident is comprised of the primary divinities of Primal Craft as codified by Mark Allan Smith in his series of grimoires. The Trident has become integral to the modern Draconian Tradition or Draconian Current as well.

A lot of my articles about deities and gods feature original sigils. If these sigils are of my invention, they appear in lackluster artistic representation on paper and are photographed via cellphone.

This magickal hymn was clearly more important than ones I’ve written before in that it was a gift to a valued friend and a contribution to a wondrous tradition. I made an entire ritual out of consecrating it, which I have never done in the past. I called on Hecate, Aradia, Lucifer, and Belial to empower it.

My magickal hymns may be used for any intention selected by the celebrant. They can be integrated into any ritual to call on the deities named to empower the rite or empower oneself. My magickal hymns can be recited without any added ritual for a specified intent as miniature self-empowerment exercises– one of the advantages of reciting some of my hymns in times when a full ritual cannot be performed is that these hymns will strengthen your energetic resonance with its deities, making it easier to call forth, perceive, and communicate with said deities.

Lykania is the TotBL’s name for Hecate’s lycanthropic aspect, which aspect the TotBL claims is specific to the 218 Current (its tradition). I have always said that currents, as defined in this context, do not exist at all, and the inclusion of a clearly identical lycanthropic aspect of Hecate in Queen of Hell by Mark Allan Smith lends evidence to this standing assertion of mine. Allu is the given title for Hecate’s hellhounds (called Kunes Aidao in Greek).

Queen of Hell makes the assertion that Belial is the same entity as Beelzebuth, and I have verified the accuracy of said assertion with my own guiding spirits, although I doubted it at first. Hence the name Baal Zebul is used in reference to Belial in my hymn alongside Belial’s alternate names Beliar and Belias. Alternate names for Lucifer appear as well, including Lucifero, Lumial, and Lucibel. I am sure you will find this of use.

Concelebrate Divina Lykania,
Matrum Allu, Monstriger.
Salve Erus Lucifer.
O Arbitrator, Admirabilis.
Et Conladaute Belias,
Rex Ghagiel Et Rex Bohu.
Io Domine Belial.
Evoco Megist Baal Zebul.
Concelebrate Cordatus Lucifero,
Aethereus Lumial, Rex Acharayim.
Salve Hekate Trioditis,
Et Salvete Sanguinalis Beliar
Et Praeceptor Lucibel.
Adveni, Spirituum Sitra Achara.
Invoco Deitas Hecate!
[Praise the Divine Mother of Werewolves/ Mother of Hellhounds, Producer of Monsters/ Hail Lord Lucifer/ Oh Master, You are Wondrous/ And Praise Belias/ Lord of the Qlipha of Uranus and the Veil of Emptiness/ Hail Lord Belial/ I Call the Great Lord of the High Place/ Praise the Sagacious Lucifero/ Immortal Lumial, King of the Qliphoth/ Hail Hecate who Frequents the Crossroads/ And Hail the Bloodthirsty Beliar/ And Lord Lucibel/ Come, Spirits of Sitra Achara/ I Call the Goddess Hecate]

Abraxas

Names: Abraxas; Abrasax
Color: Red; Grey; Blue
Star: Deneb, Algedi, Procyon
Primary Direction: East
Secondary Direction: Northwest
Primary Planetary Attribution: Sun
Secondary Planetary Attributions: Black Sun; Saturn; Jupiter
Lesser Planetary Attribution: Earth
Element: Fire (Primary), Earth (Secondary), Air (Lesser)
Known Incense Preferences: Nag Champa & Spicy Patchouli

“The basilisk is related to the all-powerful Gnostic god Abraxas, ruler of magic and spiritual powers in the universe, who is portrayed in art as having the head of a cock or lion and the body of a man with legs that end in serpents or scorpions.” -Carl Jung

As I will explain in the article to follow, I believe that Abraxas is an avatar of the Cosmic Mind/Supersoul. In my original version of this article, I used the titles “the Absolute” and “the Supreme Being” as synonyms for the Supersoul. I have learned better. The Supersoul is the Cosmic/Created All, but the Cosmic/Created All is far from being “the Absolute” or “the Supreme Being.”

Abraxas was featured as a deity in Egyptian religion, as the Demiurge in Gnostic cosmology, and as a demon in Christian demonology. His conflicting depictions throughout world religion made me hesitant to approach him at first, but I was drawn to him all the same.

I channeled my personal gnosis of Abraxas’s magickal specialties from my guiding demons and found him to not only be phenomenally useful in alchemy but to be potentially one of the best allies that a practitioner of demon magick can have, despite the fact that Abraxas is not really a demon (or the Demiurge). Later on, I asked Nyx whether or not Abraxas was the Supersoul, and she told me that he was. In fact, she specified that Abraxas is a direct projection of the Supersoul into an avatar– a semi-sentient and theomorphic intelligence which can be worshiped, summoned, etc. The Supersoul’s self-projection in the form of the manifest divinity known as Abraxas is a temporary occurrence– it’s the Supersoul’s act-of-manifesting in response to the endeavors of men to contact the Absolute.

I wasn’t going to share my personal gnosis that Abraxas is indeed the Supersoul (or at least, the entity which allows us to commune with it directly) with the public because I thought that I had no right to answer a question of such great importance to the magickian based on my own gnosis, even though I firmly trust my personal gnosis. I thought I should just list Abraxas’s specialties and tell the reader to find her own gnosis about whether or not Abraxas really was the true Supreme Being. Gifted practitioners have since verified the information I channeled.

Abraxas is invested in the furtherance of the Black Lodge. He works to foster the mainstream’s tolerance for the Black Lodge and receptivity to its practices. Despite not being a demon or part of the Infernal Divine, Abraxas facilitates the manifestation of the Black Light within the Cosmos and pursues the furtherance of the phenomenon of the generation of the Black Flame.

The teachings and auspices of Abrasax are apt for the use of Ouija boards and the practice of necromancy. He teaches sex magick and rules fertility. He can help the witch establish genuine, sustained opulence. Abrasax rules the Higher Self, the revelation and experience of the witch’s true physis,* and the Higher Self’s bestial or therianthropic/theriomorphic manifestation as the Spirit Animal.

*Physis is a term from Greek philosophy which refers to the inner nature (both character and spiritual essence) of a person. The word physis carries the philosophical connotation of being an ever-changing emanation of the Numinous.

Abraxas is knowledgeable regarding stellar magick, the use of sensory deprivation in spiritual endeavors, and meditation. Abraxas can help the witch attain gnosis of and control over wyrd (destiny/fate) and glimpse the connections between us all. He can help the witch ascend to the point of apotheosis.

For a list of magickal chants to Abraxas, follow the hyperlink below:
https://vkjehannum.wordpress.com/2018/04/20/magickal-chants-to-abraxas/

I’m going to provide links to my favorite articles about Abraxas. The first article I will provide a link for has a sigil and a summoning chant for Abraxas.
https://www.araigneearcaneservices.org/blog/the-one-known-as-abraxas

Abraxas


http://www.angelfire.com/co/worldegg/abraxas.html

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

Shax (Goetia #44)

Names: Shax, Scox, Shass, Shan, Chax, Shaz
Rank: Marquis
Legions: 30
Tarot: 9 of Swords
Element: Air; Fire
D/N: Nocturnal
Gematria: 390; 1200
Date: June 1-10
Planet: Moon; Uranus; Neptune
Color: Black; White; Violet; Pink
Compass: Southeast (Primary); Northwest
Primary Qliphothic Attribution: Nahemoth (Black Earth/Nahema)
Secondary Qliphothic Attribution: Satorial (Saturn/Lucifage)
Primary Stellar Attribution: Alpheneca
Secondary Stellar Attribution: Pleiades
Tertiary Stellar Attribution: Dabih (Beta Capricorni)
Attributed Substances: Jasmine, Silver, Vetivert, Galangal, Ague Weed, Rue

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Chax can be called upon to remove or grant understanding, perception, and memory. He can attune the target or witch to her emotions and make her self-aware. He can align one to her Higher Self, True Will, physis, and personal wyrd and tune her in to her astral double, love, clairvoyance, and clairaudience.

Scox can give aid in shadowmancy, mirrormancy, nature magick, pyromancy, rune-casting, hydromancy, skrying and tarot divination. He can initiate the witch into fairy magick and nature magick.

Shax appeared to me as a grey, bald, humanoid form with unusual bodily proportions– his hands were small, his limbs were short and thin, and his head was very large. His eyes were entirely red and his robes entirely black. He has acted goofy in order to make me laugh.

Shass imparts desirable familiars and reveals hidden truths. He can divest the well-to-do of their money and engender the temporary acquisition of desiderata. He is useful in reverse engineering things and predicting the future releases of rival corporations. He can also orchestrate escapes.

Stephany Conolly puts it like this: Shax can bring you blessings in general– that could mean that you suddenly figure out how to get what you want (or that your circumstances become conducive to the acquisition) or that non-material desiderata can be suddenly imparted to you by the demon, and often times, these gifts are received at random by magickians interacting with Shax. Shax might, however, divest you of things temporarily until you learn to appreciate or treat them appropriately.

Magickal Chants

Liftoach Pandemonium, Et Germinet Chax
“Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Chax”
This chant calls forth Shax/Chax and simultaneously presences demonic/infernal energy to raise or strengthen a sacred space.

Ayer Avage Shax Aken
This is the traditional ‘demonic enn’ or calling chant for Shax.

Thankallah Thimgorra Linkatharra Shax Emkallathorra Emka-Kah-Gah-Gah-Lindrathawl Limkathaggorra Limkithim
A long, channeled magickal chant used to call forth Shax. I spelled it such that it could be easily pronounced– it’s meant to be read like a dumbass redneck would read it.

Cio Ambrosius Marchioni Shaz-Chax-Scox
“I Call the Eternal Marquis Shaz-Chax-Scox”
This is simply a Latin chant which I wrote, empowered, and had consecrated.

Sources

The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic
Daemonolatry Goetia
Aleister Crowley’s Illustrated Goetia
A Modern Goetic Grimoire
https://www.demonicpedia.com/demons/shaxscox/

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

Shalicu

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

Archdemon Correspondences

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

Pathway Correspondences

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

The Nature of Shalicu

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

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

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

shalicushalicuAbove: Two Original Sigils of Shalicu by an Anonymous Contributor

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

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

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

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

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

If you’d like a sigil of Shalicu which you should print instead of draw, click this image to go to Daemon Barzai’s original sigil of Shalicu:

The Nature of Shalicu’s Tunnel

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

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

According to The Shadow Tarot by Linda Falorio:

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

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

Magickal Chants

Liftoach Pandemonium, Et Germinet Shalicu
“Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Shalicu”

Invoco Shalicu In Nomine Qliphoth
“I Call Shalicu in the Name of the Qliphoth”

Devoco Shalicu Divinus Erus Prophetarum
“Come, Shalicu, Immortal Spirit-Ruler of Prophets.”

Agios Es, Ambrosius Divus; Perveni Shalicu
“Numinous Art Thou, Everlasting Spirit; Come, Shalicu.”

Sallimkatha-Thah-Galla Limkathorra Linkatha-Ka-Kalla Limkorra-Kalla Shalicu Linkathaggallla
This is a Channeled Summoning Chant for Shalicu

In Nomine Adamas Ater, Aperiatur Acharayim, Et Germinet, Et Germinet Shalicu
“In the Name of the Black Diamond, Open the Backwards Tree, and Bring Forth, and Bring Forth Shalicu”

Sources

https://library.hrmtc.com/2012/11/14/shalicu/
The First Book of Luciferian Tarot by Michael W. Ford
Liber Azerate from the 218 Current
The Howling of Liber 231 by Frather Zephyros
The Shadow Tarot by Linda Falorio
http://lam777.angelfire.com/magickQlippoth.htm

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

The Psychic Vampyres are the Real Vampires

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

A Ritual to Qalilitu

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Specify Requests)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ya Namosh Sitra De-Smola Alogos Drakosophia Exat!
[In the Names of the Sinister Left Side, the Unwritten Gnosis, and the Underlying Force(s) of All Demon Magick, It Is So]

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