Magickal Hymn to Michael

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.

Physis and “Becoming Magick”

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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].

-V. K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

The Proper Mindset for Evocation (Summoning)

It was originally an archangel by the name of Michael who helped me hammer out the kinks in my method of evocation. He taught me to focus on feeling two emotions within myself and to concentrate both on feeling those emotions and on the ritual effort at hand.

I don’t know whether it was a lesson in humility or an attempt at breaking down my ego [causal illusion of self-understanding], but the method he went about this was Biblical scripture. The seventh verse of the first chapter of Second Timothy is forever present in my ritual chamber/bedroom because of this:
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and self-discipline.”

The first emotion which I concentrate on experiencing is a feeling of love for whichever divinity I intend to evoke. If love is not conducive to the working at hand (or is merely embarrassing to the sorcerer), it may be replaced with feelings of respect, admiration, trust (and/or feelings of safety in the entity’s presence), or with concentrating on how badass the spirit you’re summoning is.

Remind yourself that the being you are working with is an incredibly ancient, wise, and powerful entity, and take care to respect them as such.

The second emotion which I concentrate on experiencing is power. This is a feeling of self-assurance, of aplomb, and/or of absolute safety in the act of witchcraft, is another important step, which should follow the first. Focus on love and power simultaneously, starting with love.

The aspect of the proper mindset for evocation is self-discipline: the act of concentrating completely as possible on the ritual task at hand. I concentrate completely on my feelings of love for the entity, and upon the rapture of my own self-assurance, and on the ritual tasks, chants, and visualizations at hand. This is the proper mindset whether you summon Archangels, Mahavidyas, the Undead Gods, the Nekalah, the Azerate, Goetic Demons, and all of the other kinds of beings I’ve summoned.

-V.K. Jehannum, 2016 Anno Maleficarum