[Numinous is the Current and Great Work of the Adversary]
[Open the Infernal Plane! Open the Palace of the Pavement of the Black Diamond]
This magickal hymn calls upon Michael, known also as Mikhail and Michahel, for any determined purpose– such as magickal self-empowerment, the strengthening of chakras, or the sharpening of the spiritual senses. A magickal hymn can be added to any rite or used as a spiritual exercise in and of itself. I would recommend that this hymn, if being used on its own, be recited either three or seven times.
From what I can tell, most archangels are self-determined entities who are willing to work with black magickians, Occultists, witches, etc. Michael has appeared to me many times, twice helping me in spiritual combat, once helping me compose a magickal chant, but usually to give me much-needed and very accurate advice. While his presence was always helpful and his insight was always good, Michael’s presence always felt like an intrusion to me– a latent threat. Fortunately, I have improved my understanding of things, and have left behind my old black-and-white conception of the gods. Every article I’ve read about Michael has gushed about how loyal, protective, and helpful he was– these descriptions match my experience, and I’m a fucking black magickian. I despise Jehovah and Michael knows this, but he has had my back again and again regardless of the fact that I didn’t even respect him or want him to be present. All the articles I’ve read say that Michael is here for EVERYONE– all religions. So without further adieu, here is the magickal hymn I have dedicated to him.
Veni, Veni, Sancte Michael Archangele
Voco te Mikail– Invoco Archistrategos
Princeps Gloriosissime Caelestis Militia
Venire Regulus Michahel, Germinet Gnosis
Veni, O Veni, Aperiatur Caeli
Salve Michahel, Princeps De Seraphim
Agios Ischyros Dynastes Michael!
[Come, Come, Holy Archangel Michael/ I Call to Mikail– I Call to the Archangel/ Glorious Prince of the Celestial Militia/ Come, King Michahel, and Engender Spiritual Revelation/ Come, Oh Come, Open Up the Sky/ Hail Michahel, Prince of Seraphim/ Numinous and Mighty is Lord Michael]
Michael’s Sephirothic attributions are to Hod (Mercury) and Tiphereth (Sun), and his zodiac attributions are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. His color is red, his element is fire, and noon and Summer are apt for him. He engenders healing, courage, determination, motivation, guidance, organization, dependability, leadership, and stability. He rules over matrimony and music. He doesn’t discriminate when it comes to religion. Legend says that he gave Solomon his ring. His directions are the north and the south. His sacred dates are Sep 29, Nov 8, Nov 21, Sep 6, & May 8.
Art: Nocturnal Commissions by G. A. Rosenberg
When asked why any given person should take up the study and practice of sorcery, Aleister Crowley said that everyone performs magick, so the individual might as well become good at it. Everyone does indeed work magick involuntarily– we subconsciously emanate our expectations onto the world around us. This is why magickians are so often warned not to allow others, particularly the uninitiated, to know what the intended outcome of any particular spell being cast are– the involuntary exertion of their normalcy bias will hinder the results which the practitioner is striving for.
The witch is also cautioned not to stress about the intended results and to believe that she has done all that she can once she has acted upon the issue through the Craft. A spell often comes into effect once the witch stops thinking about it because stressing about the matter involuntarily tampers with the energy you’ve sent to remedy it.
Because of this tendency to involuntarily effect reality, it is necessary for the witch to cultivate self-esteem and a sense of optimism– they will bring about their own detriment otherwise. A very popular book called The Secret goes into much detail about how one can work this adventitious witchcraft most effectively and will doubtlessly be useful to any practitioner of the Craft. The book does overgeneralize and oversimplify the truths that it teaches, so it can only be truly useful to a witch who already has a legitimate understanding of the Occult.
According to E. Tisane, the police detective who codified the poltergeist phenomenon, most poltergeist activity is not actually derived from ghosts. He concluded that the preponderance of poltergeist activity is an involuntary magickal byproduct of the emotional turmoil experienced by spiritually gifted teens, who most often are yet unaware of that they’re gifted.
As one refines their character and esoteric faculties, the level of influence exhibited by their subconscious witchcraft is augmented incrementally. As we grow in power, we refine the intrinsic essence of our personhood, which is called our physis in Hellenistic thought. Through this act, we become magick itself.
The mind, spirit, and body are all connected strongly, especially in people born as psychic vampyres. As a vampyre, I feel an incredible difference in the quality of energy I imbibe when I drink from a physically fit individual than when I feed on someone corpulent. The pursuit of physical fitness is recommended in most spiritual traditions because physical fitness increases magickal power.
Even mainstream Occult authorities have written that living on the edge is the way to achieve the Lapis Philosophorum. Such difficult and trying experiences do much to actualize one’s latent spiritual gifts (not to mention building character) and are thus an important step in becoming magick.
Literature regarding Hebdomadry posits that pragmatically transgressive behavior awakens the spiritual potentiality of the witch. Hunting, martial arts, street racing, combat, weight-lifting, mountain climbing, cliff diving, intercourse, political riots, and other behaviors which constitute “living on the edge” bring about accelerated magickal anodos [ascent].
A woman posted poem written by her boyfriend (Michael Kuntz) on my facebook wall and asked me to analyze. The poem was obviously written from the point of view of Thelema or some other such tradition, but I decided to interpret it to the best of my ability anyway. This post will present the poem by Kuntz and thereafter present my conversation with the woman, whom we’ll just call GF, which occurred in the comments section.
“418” by Michael Kuntz
All my life I’ve wandered the lonely world astray
But found a rough-hewn diamond tumbling in the fray
Reeling from the spiral beam of Light from above
All my dreams resounding with the whisperings of Love
Had I known this diamond would’ve taken me from home
A Fool I would’ve been to pluck it from the loam
Death now stalks me on the Tree of Life I climb Unknown
As I glide through space and pass through time ever faster
Beside myself I ponder on the thoughts of the Master
Rising through the Spheres I find I’ve found the Secret Rose
All my life I’ve wondered as to what the Master knows
VK: Well, is the Secret Rose you? Since you identify so strongly with the Scarlet Lady?
GF: That’s flattering, but no. Tell me what else you notice about the poem. You’re brilliant; I know you can figure this out.
VK: Well, 418 is the numerical value of Abrahadabra, a mantra used to contact ones Inner Daemon. By Love, he is referring to the inverse polarity of Will [Agape (Love) and Thelema (Will) have equivalent numerical values]. I’m told that the “Black Diamond” is the name for a state reached via Qliphothic/Infernal self-transformation, so I’m guessing that “diamond” refers to Kuntz’s striving towards meeting his Inner Daemon. The line about death stalking him may suggest that he feels called (or “tempted”, if you like) to delve into Infernal self-transformation (maybe even to psychic vampyrism). The spheres would be the realms of the Sephiroth/Heaven (also called the Tree of Life, whereas the Qliphoth is called the Tree of Death)… It is this Secret Rose that I am not familiar with. It could refer to the Scarlet Lady called Babalon (female soul-mate/polarity), but it probably refers to the Lapis Philosophicus [Philosopher’s Stone], which is equivalent to the aforementioned diamond.
GF: Most excellent! The secret is the heart, true love! But there is another secret hidden in the poem that you’ve yet to notice.
VK: It could be said that Daath leads to Death. Choronzon of Daath brings about the dissolution of the ego, whereas the Azerate/Chavajoth brings about the Black Diamond… Am I right about that?
GF: I think you’ve got it right, but I’m still learning too. Thank you so much for spending your talent on me!
VK: I think I might blush.
GF: But, the most important lesson hidden in this poem has yet to be interpreted!
VK: I don’t care; I’m fucking tired of this.