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

Damgalnuna, Damkina, Davcina, Ninhursaga: Mistress of the Earth

Disclaimer

I do not support the Order of the Nine Angles or associate with persons affiliated with it. Nonetheless, I do have beneficial relationships with many of the entities venerated by the O9A, and introducing these entities to the broader black magickal community has been something of a side-project of mine for some time.

I am writing this article because I believe that Davcina and other spiritual intelligences venerated by the O9A deserve a better pool of magickians to work with than that which the O9A has to offer. I believe that many members of my audience are or will become better equipped to work with and venerate Davcina than any “Niner” ever will be.

This article will exclusively feature original methods (chants & sigil) for conjuring Davcina. My experience is that the magickal current of the O9A causes the spirits they venerate to manifest in ways that are unusual, often undesirable, and generally unpleasant to both the magickian and the spirit.

Ergo, I have channeled a unique sigil for Davcina and channeled original chants which may be used to summon Davcina. The chants and sigil which the O9A present for the conjuration of Davcina do not appear anywhere in this article.

Regarding Davcina

Davcina is the Empress of the Earth and she governs astronomical magick. She can teach the art of divination—especially via stones or crystals. She is apt for the tasks of ego-dissolution and individuation. She is both a warrioress and a protectress, and she presides over child-bearing, death, and reincarnation. She can guide the witch to hidden groves on the astral plane wherein nature spirits reside. Davcina’s primary elemental association is earth, obviously, but her secondary affiliation is unto the element of water. In my first vision of her, she held a pyramid of smoky quartz, and wore a hooded green robe. Her short brown hair was still drying from being dampened, and her eyes were black.

Davcina was worshipped in Mesopotamia under the name Damgalnuna and she was integrated into Akkkadian/Babylonian Paganism under the name of Damkina. In these civilizations, she was regarded as a goddess of the earth and destiny, and the Mesopotamians associated her with cows. Mesopotamian litanies to her called her the “great wild cow” and referred to her as both “exceptional in appearance” and “pre-eminent forever.” She was called Ninchursanga by the Sumerians, who regarded her as a mother goddess who presided over child-birth. She was the queen of the mountains and again the consort of Ea.

Damkina was one of Sumer’s seven primary deities, and she was often described as “valiant.” She was considered the tutelary matron of Sumerian leaders who purportedly nourished the kings in her healing milk. Damkina was worshipped in some of the same temples as her son, Marduk, who was the civilization’s main deity—comparable to Zeus. The class of Mesopotamian priests which was responsible for exorcisms would call out to Damkina alongside other divinities for the purpose of casting out spirit.

Damgalnunna, called the birth-giver of the great gods, was the Mother of Marduk/Merodach, the god of Babylon who killed Tiamat. Damgalnunna was first considered the bride of Enlil, and later that of Enki/Ea. Later on, Enlil was condemned to the underworld, and Damkina was condemned to fall alongside him, attaining a chthonic connotation thereupon. Prior to the tradition of the fall, Damkina and her spouse were celestial deities. Damkina was not ill-spoken of, mistrusted, or rejected as a result of this fall.

Damkina’s hair was sometimes portrayed in the shape of an omega, while other portrayals depicted an omega surmounted atop the weapon she carried—sometimes a mace, sometimes a baton. She appears in a tiered skirt with a horned headdress with bow cases often adorning her shoulders.

Besides being the name of a chthonian river and the deity who rules it, Apsu is also the name of a causal river which flowed through the Mesopotamian city variously referred to as Eridu, Eridug, and Eri-dugga, names which translate to mean “good city.” Prior to being reduced to what we call the mounds of Abu-Sharain, Eridu was one of Mesopotamia’s most sacred cities. It was purported to be the residence to Enki/Ea who was often referred to as Nudimmud.

Damkina is associated with lions, cows, calves, and the doe. Ninhursag, the aspect of her venerated in Akkad, was called “the Mistress of Serpents.” According to my Guiding Spirit, Davcina is also related to jaguars).

Davcina appears in Hebdomadry [the Sevenfold Way] as the Dark Goddess of Wisdom and Mistress of the Earth whose influence is auspicious in works of enchantment. She is a goddess of success, opulence, abundance, and harmony, and she is considered the guardian of nature’s generative forces. Anton Long related her as well as Baphomet to the sphere of Jupiter, which is intriguing as some considered Ninhursag to have been the consort of a Mesopotamian personification of Jupiter named Sulpae.

Hagur related her to the archetype of “the Wisdom/Sophia,” which is oddly insightful, as Sophia is the mother of Yahweh and Damgalnunna is the mother of Marduk, and is regarded as the mother of “the gods” in general. Elaborating on this, Hagur attributes her to the dark light of “creativity”, the dark action of “involvement,” and the motivation of “intrapsychic union,” which Hagur defines as “the experience of wholeness.”

Referred to as the Wyrd Goddess, Davcina is attributed to the nineteenth pathway which moves from Jupiter to Mars. Concerning this planetary affiliation, Hagur wrote as follows in Nythra Khthunae Atazoth:

“Davcina, the Mistress of Earth has the characteristic, and is an important link between the planet Mars and Jupiter. The Planet Mars, named after the Roman God of War, was referred to by the Ancients as the “Lesser Malefic ” (lesser magic). It governs desires, sexual energies, focussed energies, dynamic action, animal nature, force, power, strife, strain, adversity, work, achievement, competition, and death. Mars also rules weapons, war, accidents, violence, surgery, tools, iron, and steel. The action of this Planet is sudden, forceful, and disruptive. The energy of Mars can be used violently and destructively, but with valour and fortitude. The energy of Jupiter is backing as it were the energies of Mars as a more protective urge towards success, that every action may develop in a more orderly way for the benefit of the fighter towards his victim. Jupiter is the planet of expansion, aspiration, higher education, Satanic philosophical reasoning (Satanic because it is the only philosophy that is absolutely humanistic and esoteric at the same time), justice (tooth for tooth, and eye for eye), and sovereignty.”

Carrying on, Hagur wrote thus of Davkina’s relation unto her disciple:

“As a mother she shapes her children, but also sets them free in the fulfillment of their own experiences. In fact, the difficulty of her task increases the longer she remains tied to them and carries the burden of their destinies with her.”

Davkina is related to a tarot card called the Mistress of Earth which signifies “Empathic manipulation (such as ‘enchantment’) to create Change via causal structure – amoral acts that may conventionally be seen as ‘evil.’ Actions provoked by unfettered passions and a reveling in the physical pleasures and challenges of life. ‘Ruthless ambition.’ Creativity and Change via destruction – ie. War, culling.”

In Nythra Khtunae Atazoth, Hagur wrote the following:

“Davcina is an important detail, say part, of the Cosmic Tree of Wyrd, in the sphere Jupiter; and, works very accurately between the microcosm (man) and the macrocosm, the Cosmic Tree of Wyrd, our universal sinister scheme. This is a fact to be grasped, and to work out. As dark knowledge increases and individual progress is made through pathworkings or other techniques of dark meditation, and as the faculty of transmitting from the sinister spheres to the individual mind has began from the acausal to the causal, manifestation will and is taking place.

“…A man or a woman who resembles Davcina, the Wyrd Goddess, can be totally absorbed by her characteristics, as archetypes are pre-existent, or latent,  internally determined patterns of being and behaving, of perceiving and responding.”

In Sumerian theology, there were multiple different deities of the earth, and they were all considered to have been related to, descended from, or part of the earth itself, which was a goddess, named Ki. The Sumerian Ki would thus be equivalent to the Mistress of Blood.

Non-O9A Sources

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology

Babylonian Magic and Sorcery by Leonard King

Temple of the Ancients (Guide to Ancient Paganism Part 1)

English-Sumerian Dictionary by Adapa

The Devils and Evil Spirits of Babylonia by Reginald Campbell Thompson

Temple of the Ancients (Guide to Ancient Paganism Part 1)

http://www.atkinslightquest.com/Documents/Religion/Legends-Folklore/Sumerian-and-Akkadian-Deities.htm

http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/section4/tr4031.htm

The Dictionary of Mythology by J.A. Coleman

Animal Magick by D.J. Conway

Myth and Ritual in the Near East by E.O. James

http://www.musesrealm.net/deities/damkina.html

http://www.mesopotamiangods.com/a-sir-sag-%E1%B8%ABula-to-damgalnuna-damgalnuna-a/

http://www.digplanet.com

http://www.pantheon.org/articles/d/damkina.html

Budsturga

Disclaimer

I do not support the Order of the Nine Angles or associate with persons affiliated with it. Nonetheless, I do have beneficial relationships with many of the entities venerated by the O9A, and introducing these entities to the broader black magickal community has been something of a side-project of mine for some time.

I am writing this article because I believe that Budsturga and other spiritual intelligences venerated by the O9A deserve a better pool of magickians to work with than that which the O9A has to offer. I believe that many members of my audience are or will become better equipped to work with and venerate Budsturga than any “Niner” ever will be.

This article will exclusively feature original methods (chants & sigil) for conjuring Budsturga. My experience is that the magickal current of the O9A causes the spirits they venerate to manifest in ways that are unusual, often undesirable, and generally unpleasant to both the magickian and the spirit.

Ergo, I have channeled a unique sigil for Budsturga and channeled original chants which may be used to summon Budsturga. The chants and sigil which the O9A present for the conjuration of Budsturga do not appear anywhere in this article.

Budsturga
Above: Channeled Sigil of Budsturga

Budsturga is one of the deities venerated by the Order of the Nine Angles. In my personal gnosis, she is a goddess established in authority over the Trans-Qliphothic Abyss (Tohu) who, like Noctulius, was spawned from the Trans-Qliphothic Void. By species, Budsturga is basically a hybrid of a Shaitanic Djinn (Shayateen) and a water elemental. Budsturga relates to the elements of fire and water. Her magickal numbers are 45, 54, 96, 68, 42, 79, 64, and 87.

Budsturga is described in the tradition of Hebdomadry as “a blue, aetherial entity” and as “a Dark God, of female aspect, trapped in the vortex between the causal and acausal spaces.” She is described as representative of “hidden wisdom,” but as simultaneously dangerous to sanity. She appears variously as androgynous, as male, and as female.

Budsturga’s influence is helpful in the act of dissolving the ego and achieving individuation. She can bring about astral projection with ease, but in a most unpredictable way. She can be called upon, within a lucid dream, to scry into and control another person’s dreams. She can help the witch break down astral barriers and auric defenses. She can be called upon to break down bad habits or personal inhibitions, but doing so with her auspices is risky.

If I had taken anything she said to me at face value when I first spoke to her, I would have been misled. I had to contemplate the deeper meaning behind her words. For example, “I am not your mother” was really “I am Naught, your mother.”

According to Ungon Epavucell, Budsturga appears as a blue light. She is a nuclear blue, the tint of a sickly man’s flesh. She is like a cancerous atom which infects whichever other atoms she comes into contact with. A witch that Ungon worked with asked Budsturga her name, and Budsturga responded with laughter.

Budsturga transcends duality, such that she can create and organize as easily as she can destroy and disorganize. She has great wisdom to direct and teach. One witch recorded Budsturga as appearing as a dark, faceless shape of greyish-blue light.

I have channeled a secret name of Budsturga which is suitable for public release. That name is Tympassea– it means “Garden of Life.” Secret names are only for use in magick and worship.

The four all-purposed summoning chants I have channeled for Budsturga are:

  • Shiella Harkorr
  • Nee-Ar-Hen-Gal-Or-Gay
  • Budsturga Lensakata
  • Lonjaggor Ieznara Lensorgar Lenpargon

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

Abaddon, Apollo, Sauructonos

Names (of Abbadon): Abaddon, Abadon, Abbaton, Abaddown, Appolion, Appolyon, Apollyon, Apollo, Abaddon Shadai, Sauructonos, Apolluon, Apolhun, Apollyn, Aggelos Abussos [Angel of the Abyss]

Described as an infernal and serpentine angel and called “the Un-nameable One,” Abaddon is the Angel of the Bottomless Pit. He rules over dark knowledge, poetry, sexual perversion, witchcraft (especially necromancy), medicine, isolation, music, temporal death, life in death, the sun and vampyrism. A great chief of demons and a lord of the abyss, he rules over death and disease. He is one of the four demonic gatekeepers, alongside Amaymon, Azazel, and Beliar.

53152867_419195798649398_4981745674870587392_nAbove: Sigil of Abaddon’s Serpentine Aspect Channeled by Augustus Grigori

The name Abaddon means “Destroyer.” Its trilateral root is ABD, meaning “to perish.” In Gematria, his name has a numerical value of 63, which corresponds to the phrases “the Heart of a Beast” and “the Glory of God” as well as the words “prophet,” “dung,” “fervor,” “builder,” and “Binah’s ‘secret nature.'” Through an alternate method, Abaddon attains the value of 713 via Gematria, equating to “the Sphere of Saturn,” and “return.”

The name “Apollon” is often interpreted as “deprived of multitude,” since pollon means “many” and a- is a negative. His number in Isopsephy is 1461, which relates to the words “foundation” and “matter.”

According to Heinsius, Abaddon is the same being as “the Read Dragon” or “Red Titan,” Pytho/Python/Porphyrion, a dragon which Apollo is said to have killed in other myths after it attacked his mother (Leto/Lytona). Apollo killed Python, “the Demon Dragon,” in order to usurp its ownership of a temple.

27658606_1954853278166684_1634173410_nAbove: My Sigil of Apollo with His Magickal Numbers Written Around It

Called “the Prince of War” and “the most august light of reason,” Abaddon is the chief of the  demons of the seventh hierarchy (Furies) as well as cat demons and grasshoppers. His furies beget frenzy, bloodshed, homicides, frenzy, massacres, and lunacy.

Serving Satan in the office of psychopomp, he holds the key to the Outer Darkness. He is the enemy of Uriel who saw Yeshua (Christ) crucified. According to Abramelin, he is an officer under Amaymon.

Abaddon is simply the incorporation of a previous Greek deity into magickal demonology. In Greek mythology, Apollo, the Lord of the Silver Bow, was venerated in festivals held on the new and dark moon and often given gifts of cinnamon. Described as “shepherd-like in feature” and as very physically attractive, he ruled nature and sat beside Helena on Olympus. He was born on Asteria, the Golden Star Island known as “the earth which floats in the air.” Other myths depict him being born in Hades.

Apollo is one of the few greater deities whom the Greeks called a “daimon.” Apollo is called the “far-striker” or “far-darter” and he is viewed as a god of archery. He guarded a hilltop wherein a certain Sibyl/prophetess integral to Greek mythology dwelled. Apollo, like his sister Artemis, often sent plagues, and was both a “sinister” as well as a “light” deity.

Apollo is the divine image of the principium individuationis and the apparition following the fourth logos, and he acts as an interpreter of dreams and he plays a seven-stringed lyre. He ruled over philosophy, prophecy, healing, magick, destruction, esotericism, and theatre. Apollo is the light of the life of the material world, but not of the soul. He is also purported to be the god of Hyperborea, the second continent whereon the second race was born.

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Above: My Sigil for Apollo’s Lycanthropic Aspect

Apollo is related to the sapphire, the metal gold, the plant Laurel, the elements of water and fire, the Far North, as well as the swan, the eagle, and the horse. The number 7 is considered sacred to him, so it’s no wonder Abaddon leads the 7th legion. As the god of the Sun, Apollo is related to the Greek letter Epsilon which means “builder,” just like the aforementioned Hebrew number 63. Epsilon is also purported to symbolize justice, ether, and quintessence.

The Greeks initially associated the planet Mercury with Apollo in the morning and another deity in the evening, and their name for the planet was “Stilbou,” which means “the gleaming one.” Other myths depict Apollo as the father of Asclepios, who rules Mercury. Once this son died at the hands of cyclopes, Apollo avenged him by massacring the one-eyed race.

While he is often purported to have spent his winters in Hyperborea, other sources purport that Apollo appeared as a ravenous wolf before his temple at Delphi during the colder months. This manifestation of his was of a destroying aspect, as was the golden sword he often carried. The name for this aspect is Lyceus, a slaughterous hunter and patron of wolves.

One of the Greeks’ many names for Apollo was “Sauroctonos,” meaning “Lizard Killer,” and it is under this name that Apollo/Abaddon appears in the Septenary Tradition of the Order of the Nine Angles. Sauroctonos rules the 20th pathway which leads from Mars to Saturn (remember that Abaddon was numerically connected to “the Sphere of Saturn”) and he corresponds to the ninth card of the sinister tarot. He is the lord of revelation and isolation who begets intimations of the Abyss. He causes hidden aspects of the self to manifest on the surface and he is depicted as an honorable and immortal warrior who begets psychological and occult evolution. The integration of his energies will beget either knowledge of wyrd (the Will) and insight, or madness and death.

One of Apollo’s names has a numerical value of 371, matching the Greek word for “birth.” His names “Delphian” and “Pythian/Pythius” number to 769, which is equal to the values of the Greek words for will, mind, thought, and feminine. Yet another number counts to 852, equaling “female slave,” “the end,” “the last,” and “thirty.” Another equals 1011, and thus the words four, to change, oppression, pride, communion, intercourse, wide, lukewarm, and the phrase “in three parts.” Looking at a name of his which numbers to 1061, we get an association with the phrase “all-productive.”

I have concluded that Abaddon, Apollo, and Sauroctonos are merely different aspects of the same being. It is possible that Apollo absorbed draconic/serpentine aspects after defeating Python, and that he went on to join the demonic ranks in order to battle Jehovah, and that he attained a demonic aspect as well in doing so. Either way, I am excited to work with this spirit.

-V.K. Jehannum

Update: Abaddon has made it very clear to me that he is not Python, but that he did devour & integrate the draconic aspect of Python. You probably shouldn’t refer to him as Python.

Sources:
Dagon Rising by Frater Sadashtor, The Greek Qabbalah by Kieran Barry, Satanism Today by James R. Lewis, Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology by J. Gordon Melton, Ophiolatreia by Unspeakable Press, Magick of the Ancient Gods by Michael W. Ford, Fosforos by Johannes Nefastos, A Manual of Occultism by Sepharial, Diabolicon by Michael Aquino, The Black Grimoire of Satan by T.J. Dawson, Evoking Eternity by E.A. Koetting, Liber Typhon by SaToGa
The Book of Azazel by E.A. Koetting, Sepher Sephiroth by Aleister Crowley and Allan Bennett
The Black Book of the Serpent, Hidden Wisdom by Guy G. Stroumsa, Ascension Magick by Christopher Penczak, Otonen – A Guide to the Stage of Initiate by the Order of the Nine Angles, The Self-Immolation Rite by Hagur, The Goddess Hekate by Stephen Ronan
Thelemic Qabbalah (Volume III) by Frater Apollonius, Practical Planetary Magick by David Rankine & Sorita d’Este, Pomba Gira by Nicholaj de Mattos, The Goddess Baphomet by the Order of the Nine Angles, Greek Magical Papyri Texts or Papyri Graecae Magicae,  Satanic Gnostic Manuscripts by Hagur, Introduction to Magic by Julius Evola, The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche, Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Witch’s Master Grimorie by Lady Sabrina, The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky, Studies in Occultism by H.P. Blavatsky
Volume II of The Sacred Book of Abramelin the Mage, Hermetic Magic by Stephen Flowers, The Dark Gods in the Spheres and Pathworkings by Hagur, Presencing Falcifer by the Temple of THEM

Noctulius

Primary Direction: West
Secondary Directions: East; North
Element: Fire
Lesser Planetary Attributions: Mercury; Saturn
Primary Planetary Attributions: Moon; Venus (Evening & Morning Star)

NoctuliusAbove: My Channeled Sigil of Noctulius

Disclaimer

I do not support the Order of the Nine Angles or associate with persons affiliated with it. Nonetheless, I do have beneficial relationships with many of the entities venerated by the O9A, and introducing these entities to the broader black magickal community has been something of a side-project of mine for some time.

I am writing this article because I believe that Noctulius and other spiritual intelligences venerated by the O9A deserve a better pool of magickians to work with than that which the O9A has to offer. I believe that many members of my audience are or will become better equipped to work with and venerate Noctulius than any “Niner” ever will be.

This article will exclusively feature original methods (chants & sigil) for conjuring Noctulius. My experience is that the magickal current of the O9A causes the spirits they venerate to manifest in ways that are unusual, often undesirable, and generally unpleasant to both the magickian and the spirit.

Ergo, I have channeled a unique sigil for Noctulius and channeled original chants which may be used to summon Noctulius. The chants and sigil which the O9A present for the conjuration of Noctulius do not appear anywhere in this article.

The Nature of Noctulius

Among the Dark Gods of the ONA are multiple aspects of the Devil: Satan, Lucifer, Shaitan, and Noctulius. Like Amaymon, Noctulius is a counterpart of Lucifer, and I want to make it clear that Noctulius is far more closely connected to Lucifer than to Satan.

Noctulius appeared to me once as a talking raven with glowing red eyes, once as a black-furred werewolf, and once as a floating corpse-wizard. I have found this spirit to be possessed of a kind, welcoming, fatherly, and didactic disposition– a description verified by a former Niner who goes by Eye of Star on YouTube. Noctulius told Eye of Star to just call him Deofel (Note: Deofel is an old English form of the word Devil).

Noctulius hails from the Void, and many demons answer to him, some of which are known to me. His emissary Ayarllah appeared to me as a floating anthropoid in a tattered grey robe– I could only see blackness under his hood, but skeletal hands extended from his sleeves. Another emissary of his, Djemzhalha, appeared as a white, red-eyed spectre with the lower body of a black serpent. In addition to these, Noctulius commands legions of spirits which appeared to me as white ghost-ravens.

In Hebdomadry (7FW), Noctulius is said to be an earth-based deity of night who can give aid in workings of enchantment, especially those with baleful intent. He presides over death magick, pyromantic gnosis, and lunar magick. He can guide the witch through harsh exercises in torture magick and self-transformative rites of sadomasochism, as well as the alteration of consciousness via trance and workings of vampyrism.

Said to rule over Sinister awakening, Noctulius is the only deity besides Atazoth to be mentioned by name in the O9A’s initiation rite. The incense petrichor is attributed to him because he is held to be primarily attributed to the sphere of the Moon.

Associated with the archetypes of the king and the priest, Noctulius represents raw nature. According to Sinister tradition, he is the “primal awareness of the vibrance of life” which turns a man into an “accuser” (note: the name Satan is often translated as accuser). He rules earthquakes and tornados and he can teach one to control the wind and the weather.

Hostia refers to Satan and Noctulius as “the demonic forms of the spheres.”

“Noctulius” is the Latin word for a species of bat called a noctule (Nyctalus noctula), the largest species of bat in the UK. It might be worth pointing out that early Christians believed that the Devil took the form of a bat to harass men when he wasn’t otherwise occupied.

Representing liberation and heresy, Noctulius is “the laughter of the savage, wild god,” who terrifies the uninitiated. Noctulius is associated with “hidden knowledge” and “sinister knowledge/terror.” He can do wonders for your third eye and astral hearing. He rules the first and fourth transpersonal chakras.

In The Black Book of Satan, various names are recommended for males as well as females. Noctulius is listed amongst the males, so he is likely male at least most of the time, as he appeared to me, but there are still entities in Naos listed as female who sometimes manifest as male.

One O9A initiate depicts her invocation of Noctulius as such:

“I saw [name restricted] laughing, he turned on the lights and said: ‘HE was here!’ On my comment that he entered my body, he replied: ‘It wasn’t me – He was inside of you.’ I started laughing. [name restricted] said he saw my face changing into demonic forms, huge, limitless rays of Dark surrounding me, and how he had some strange, short communication with Him while He was in me. I have no idea what happened, but this was so unbelievable that I feel strange even now…”

Hagur’s depiction of Noctulius is as follows: “He represents the will as the male correlative of the High Priestess, the fluidic basis (once more) of all transmission of activity in passionate and intense reactions. He is the Sinister God, the truth behind the veil of dark light. Linked with the Moon, he has also the Goddess tendencies, “the jewelled Lady” combining the “inner sinister” and “outer dark qualities”. “Impaled on a throne” as a Hierophant, he is the Judge of equity, but certainly not afraid of causing destructive situations. He knows that the sinister man (woman) has to be motivated to change and practice, even if it means the shedding of blood through “opfer” as a stirring sinister impulse. But, he is also the prudent Dark God who would not attack anyone honest, and in heart and mind treading the Sinister Path; but protecting him or her to be able to “winter in the wildest woods”.”

The Temple of THEM has linked Noctulius to the Pleiades due to the remarkable similarity of the sigil of the Pleiades with the sigil of Noctulius given in Hebdomadry. The Pleiades have an astrological influence considered to be a mix of the moon and another planet, usually Mars. It is purported to have a distinctly evil (Diabolic?) influence, and it is associated with passing from this world to the afterlife (initiation?), mourning, violent death, journeys, and the judgment of the dead. Its most well-known star, Alcyone, is associated with the attainment of occult knowledge and magickal power.

Magickal Chants

Noctulius Barizbana
This is a Channeled All-Purposed Summoning Chant for Noctulius
(The “iz” in the Channeled Word is Pronounced Like the “iz” in the Name Lizzy)

Barabem Noctulius Sondrathor
This is a Channeled All-Purposed Summoning Chant for Noctulius

Laudate Praevalidus Seminator Noctulius
Translation: “Praise Unto Mighty Father Noctulius!”
This is An All-Purposed Summoning Chant for Noctulius

Io Noctulius, Maximus Infernus
Translation: “Hail Noctulius, Infernal Elder!”
This is An All-Purposed Summoning Chant for Noctulius

Ayarllah, Djemzhalha, Noctulius
All-Purposed Chant/Mantra Which Calls on Noctulius and His Two Attendants

Pozaron Kozarala Shondrathora Sharaboth
Channeled Chant to Evoke the Ghost-Ravens of Noctulius

Bibliography

  1. Long, Anton. Hostia.
  2. Long, Anton. Naos.
  3. Temple of THEM. Presencing Falcifer.
  4. Hagur. Dark Forces Words.
  5. Long, Anton. The Black Book of Satan.

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia