Tales From the Nightside: The Draconian Path

Dragon

Image: Sima Domke

“If the sky could dream, it would dream of dragons.”

Ilona Andrews

If you walk the Left Hand Path, either as a Theist or an Atheist, you have had encounters with the Dragon or Archetype. There are few things synonymous with our path but the Dragon, Serpent, Great Mighty Sea Beast (all one in the same, really) seem to be the top contenders.

Whether it is a metaphorical process of death and rebirth as the Ouroboros (Uroboros) suggests, or the shedding of skin aka accepting change via the Serpent metaphor; the Dragon is the epitome of what it means to walk this path.

Throughout history there have been depictions, stories, and great tales from the likes of Tiamat in Baylonian/Sumerian Mythology; Nidhogg (Nidhoggr) and Jormungondr in Norse Mythology; Leviathan and Her consort Behemoth in Hebrew mythology, though many suggest that Her origins are from the Canaanite Sea Beast, Lôtān or Litānu. Python in Greek Mythology; Apep in Egyptian Mythology, just to name a few. We then of course have the depiction of the Dragon as the Serpent who tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden.

I find it interesting that Leviathan is mentioned as a female in the Book of Enoch:

‘And that day will two monsters be parted, one monster, a female named Leviathan in order to dwell in the Abyss of the ocean over the fountains of water; and (the other), a male called Behemoth, which holds his chest in an invisible desert whose name is Dundayin, east of the garden of Eden.’

1 Enoch 60:7-8

I also find it interesting that Tiamat is described as “a primordial Goddess of the ocean, mating with Abzû (the God of fresh water) to produce younger Gods. She is the symbol of the chaos of primordial creation, depicted as a woman, she represents the beauty of the feminine, depicted as the glistening one. It is suggested that there are two parts to the Tiamat mythos, the first in which Tiamat is a creator goddess, through a “Sacred marriage” between salt and fresh water, peacefully creating the cosmos through successive generations. In the second “Chaoskampf” Tiamat is considered the monstrous embodiment of primordial chaos. Some sources identify her with images of a sea serpent or dragon.”

In all the other stories the Dragon is associated with strong masculine energy, and Satan but could it be that the Dragon really is a female? Only a female can birth beings into creation, and if we adopt the ideology that we come from the great Void aka the Womb of the Dragon, it surely must be a She.

Before I get into that, let me first explain what it means to walk the path of the Dragon.

Like the serpent is sure to coil, our path is sure to be crooked; there is nothing that is going to be handed to us, and answers will not come easily. This is not a path for the faint of heart, or those who seek instant gratification. The Left Hand Path is a path of battling self, going against the status quo; this is a path of searching, of pain, and endless leaps into the Abyss where we go to molt, shed our skin, and come out a better version of ourselves– a stronger, more aware, and enlightened version.

The Dragon shows us how to be an element of our own, and reminds us of the Chaos that was necessary for our birth. Not only did a star have to die for us to come into existence but the act of sex, the moment of orgasm, the very second when the sperm meets the egg, are all moments of sheer Chaos: beautiful, Divine, creation.

The Dragon is an unforgiving force but one of freedom, and individuality; She grants us permission to be exactly who we were created to be.

The Dragon is in all of us because we all come from Her Womb, but children or not, Her natural instinct is undeniable, She will devour us all the same. We must face our own inner Dragon, or surely the Beast’s true nature will turn on us.

Now that I have said my piece, let me give you some information for your reading pleasure.

For Jung the Dragon is “the personification of Sulphur and is by far the male element. Since the dragon is said to impregnate himself by swallowing his tail, then the tail is the male organ and the mouth is the female organ.  The winged dragon represents personal obstacles that must be overcome to insure a more-perfect being; thus, leading to the saying: “You conquer the dragon or he will conquer you.”  We see that Jung did, certainly, inspire awareness of the connections between modern psychology and ancient spiritual practice.  Some credit the Chinese as the inventors of dragon. The origins of dragon lore are a matter of some debate. It is known that at least as far back as 300 BCE, some bones of prehistoric animals were labeled as coming from dragons. In Christianity the dragon is generally a symbol of evil, a demon or the devil. The most famous Christian legend is that of St. George slaying the dragon. “

If you notice how the Sulphur symbol (pictured) resembles the male sex organ. The Ouroboros (also pictured) as noted above is said to impregnate himself by swallowing his own tail. We know this metaphor today to be the idea of life/death/rebirth, repeat.

Fun Fact: The word Ouroboros comes from Oura meaning “tail” and boros meaning “eating”, thus “he who eats the tail”. Some translations have noted it to mean “tail devourer”.

Leviathan Ouroboros

Jung not only associated the Dragon with the collective unconscious, creation itself and overcoming obstacles, he associated it with the Hero Archetype, and the need to rescue the Feminine:

“In the fight with the dragon the hero battles the regressive forces of the unconscious which threaten to swallow the individuating ego. The forces, personified in figures like Circe, Kali, medusa, sea serpents, Minotaur, or Gorgon, represent the Terrible side of the Great Mother. The Hero may voluntarily submit to being swallowed by the monster, or to a conscious descent into Hades so as to vanquish the forces of darkness. This mortifying descent into the abyss, the sea, the dark cave, or the underworld in order to be reborn to a new identity expresses the symbolism of the night-sea journey through the uterine belly of the monster. It is a fundamental theme in mythology the world over — that of death and rebirth. All initiatory rituals involve this basic archetypal pattern through which the old order and early infantile attachments must die and a more mature and productive life be born in their place.

“The mythological goal of the dragon fight is almost always the virgin, the captive, or more generally, the ‘treasure hard to attain.’ This image of the vulnerable, beautiful, and enchanting woman, guarded by and captive of a menacing monster gives us a picture of the inner core of the personality and its surrounding defenses. The hero’s task is to rescue the maiden from the grasp of the monster and, ultimately, to marry her and establish his kingdom with her. This dragon fight and liberation of the captive is the archetypal pattern that can guide us through those major transitional passages in our personal development where a rebirth or reorientation of consciousness is indicated. The captive represents the ‘new’ element whose liberation makes all further development possible.

“In response to the call the hero undertakes a journey, usually a dangerous journey to an unknown region full of both promise and danger. Often the journey is a descent. Sometimes, as with Jonah, Aeneas, Christ, and Psyche, it is a descent into the depths — the sea, the underworld, or Hades itself. Always there is a perilous crossing. Sometimes the faintheartedness of the hero is balanced by the appearance of guardians or helpful animals that enable the hero to perform the superhuman task that cannot be accomplished unaided. These helpful forces are representatives of the psychic totality that supports the ego in its struggle. They bear witness to the fact that the essential function of the hero myth is the development of the individual’s true personality.”

Regardless of how you view the Dragon, or what experiences you have had, it is clear that the Dragon in all Her forms has made a mark in history among every culture, and that is something that cannot be denied. Her story has been demonized, but we owe everything to Her primordial Chaos; the great Void, the Womb of Darkness, the Great Mother Herself.

For we are nothing without Her.

“I say unto you: one must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. I say unto you: you still have chaos in yourselves. Alas, the time is coming when man will no longer give birth to a star.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

In Nomine Draconis!

Sources, and Further Resources:

http://stottilien.com/2012/06/03/the-symbol-of-serpent-and-dragon-an-jungian-view/

http://www.cgjungny.org/d/d_mythpsyche.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leviathan

http://www.crystalinks.com/ouroboros.html

http://www.tokenrock.com/explain-ouroboros-70.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiamat

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apep

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_(mythology)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B6rmungandr

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%AD%C3%B0h%C3%B6ggr

Run Wild

wild

Image: Ludovic Florent’s series “Poussières d’étoiles” (Stardust)

“I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories… water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.”

Clarissa Pinkola Estés


We seem to have lost touch with our wild side, this is equally accurate for both men and women alike, but for the sake of this piece, I am going to specifically focus, and talk to my fellow Wild Women. I want to reach out to the Women of this planet, and let them know they are not alone—YOU are not alone. The only way for us to ascend as a planet is to first ascend as individuals and then together. From my observations, and from being a Woman myself, I can attest to the fact that we are too hard at times, most times, on ourselves and our fellow Woman, it is past damn time that we embrace each other. We are all Her, and She is Us.

You guys know I am on a Goddess quest, and for those who read the NR Facebook page, then you know that I have started reading, Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. I can say with certainty that my new Goddess path, and this book have already impacted, and changed my life in great ways.

I started reading the book and page after page I noticed two things; first, I was empowered, second, I was angry. I could hear Her roaring from deep within, my own Wild Woman that I had oppressed to fit into society’s mold of who, and what I am supposed to be. We are not taught that we are all Goddesses in our own right, we are not taught the power that comes in our femininity, and sexuality, we are not taught that it is in our mind, our voice, and our feelings that the true essence of Divine power exists. There is nothing, in my opinion, more Divine than a Woman. But, She has become beaten, and watered down so She is silent, discouraged, cowered in a corner.

Let them hear you growl.

I feel like even now in 2015 there are cultural norm’s that need not be norms anymore. I mean, has anything good ever come from being “normal”?

Why is it that a Woman is considered less than if she chooses to not have children? Is this question asked of the men? Why is it that we have become consumed by this body shaming campaign? Where it seems that “Team Fat” and “Team Thin” are battling it out; as someone who leans more towards the fat team, but has batted for the skinny team before, I say, why can’t we all just grasp the concept that ALL Women are beautiful, all bodies are beautiful, all people are beautiful.

If you have to put another down, to build yourself up then you are weak. I think a skinny Woman is just as Divinely delicious, as someone who is fat. Yes, I said the F word. Oh. My. Gawd. Did you hear that profanity?

We are starting to take the power back with the word bitch, so now it is time that we take the power back with the word fat. For me personally this word has cut deeper than any object ever could, but this word will not haunt me anymore, this word will not define me, I will define it.

I am a Woman who is going through menopause at 30, I have had numerous surgeries. I have chronic health issues, and I love food! If you put all of this into an equation the answer you get is weight gain but I could be dead. So if given the choice between death, and being happy and fat, I will choose the latter, any and every day. While on the topic, fat does NOT always mean unhealthy.

Continuing on…

The wage gap in the U.S. and around the world is astonishing, but in our male dominated society the real issue/s affecting Women keep being swept under the rug. There are certain states wishing to jail Women for having a miscarriage, one Woman sits in jail for just that, actually. We can discuss the politics of how she disposed of the dead baby, but to jail her? Come on! How about the rape laws being passed? Or, the infamous Hobby Lobby decision in regards to birth control pills?

The reality is that this is a male world, for now, and we are just living in it. We are entering the time of Aquarius, and we are reminded of love and feminine energy. We are leaving the heavy male energy that is Pisces. I hope that some of this cosmic energy shift has an effect on people because right now, the way things are, I feel like I am living in the Twilight Zone. (Insert creepy music)

Why are there so many unnecessary expectations put onto Women? I feel like we are given a one inch area to exist within, and if we step outside of that box, that zone, we are automatically considered damaged goods, and labeled all types of things–Slut. Bitch. Whore.

If we dare to speak out against the injustices Women face, or the equality we demand we are suddenly labeled “angry feminists who have daddy issues”. If we ask for wage equality we are greedy, or as it was pointed out on Fox “News” today–Women are “less ambitious”. (Disclaimer: I am being sarcastic, and I would never cite Fox as an actual news source.)

So, to my fellow Woman, please read these words:

Live this life how you see fit, push the boundaries and then push some more. Climb mountains with peaks as high as the sky, and dare to go higher. Be at the mercy of your emotions, and no matter how many times your heart is broken, make sure to love again and harder still. Do not be defined, or confined by the labels that anyone dare to put on your soul, your sexuality, gender identity, or your body. Do not allow another to make decisions for you, ever, and don’t be guilt tripped into anything; stand your ground! Make more love than you do war. Find peace in your crumbled past, and solace in your bright future. Get dirt under your fingernails, and mud on your feet. Take care of your Self first and foremost. Love the skin you are in, tell your body how beautiful She is, and how much you love Her. Never take anything for granted. Live and love fiercely, and with a passion. Follow your intuition before the voices of doubt in your head. And, never forget to howl at the Moon as often as you can.

We were wild once, I plan on getting back to my roots.

Now let them hear you roar.

My Advice for Beginners

Oxana Mazur

Image: Oxana Mazur

To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.

Socrates


Last week a very kind soul messaged me on Dear Wicked and said that she had a suggestion, and she hoped I wouldn’t take offense to it. So, the curiosity took over and I welcomed what she had to say. She told me that if I want to challenge my writing then I should write a beginner’s guide of my suggestions to those new to the path. At first I thought the suggestion was brilliant, but when I wrote the outline, and sat with this idea in my head, I realized that I do not want to tell people what to read, or do. That will only make me feel as though I am preaching, or as if I am on a superiority complex, ego trip. So, I have decided to tell you what I did, and why it worked for me. You may each take from this what you want. This is my experience of what brought me to the Left Hand Path.

The first thing that needs to be established before we can even talk about reading material, or Magickal workings that should be mastered is personal Philosophy. This deals with how you see and view the world around you, everything you know to be “real”.  I think everyone needs to know a general idea of the path they want to follow. The first thing I knew to be true for me was that there is no personal God, and this was for a few reasons; I knew that more than one God existed, but I also knew that there is a Divine Feminine in Goddess form, and I had the strongest inclination that there was even something bigger than them. I have Roman Catholic roots, and to be honest I am grateful for this time spent in the church. My time inside that wretched place was filled with giggles from my friends on the other side, and I learned a lot. I believe that my knowledge of the lies in the Bible helped me on my path in the Occult world, and helped me better understand how much my beloved Daemons have been demonized themselves. The church also steered me in the direction of becoming a feminist, once I saw how women are considered less than in every aspect, I wanted nothing more than to fight for our cause. I left the church at 11, and have not looked back since.  The other thing I knew to be my truth was that the world is to be seen on a Universal level but to also realize that everything I know to be “real” is just a collective of everyone’s perception of how it is “supposed to be”; If you remove these intentions of what the world is supposed to be, what do you actually see? Try it some night during meditation.

The key to Magick is as simple as this: “As above, so below, as within, so without, as the Universe, so the Soul…”  Hermes Trismegistus

The main portion of Hermes’ teachings is: As I see it, so it is. I know this is a hard concept for many to even begin to master, hell, I have a hard time with it, but if we all work towards a common goal to remove the illusions put in place centuries ago, I believe a change can be made. The Laws of Attraction, and Manifestation are not complicated, but it takes a bit of getting used to. Society has drilled it into our heads that the world we live in, the world we see, is real by every definition but it isn’t.

I believe that establishing a personal Philosophy will help you tremendously on your path. Are you attracted to a Pagan path? Are you drawn to a theistic, or atheistic point of view? Do you seek comfort in worship, and ritual or will you make it individualized and do what you will? There are many factors that should be considered before establishing a set path. I have struggled with the title Pagan since I started on my journey; I do not fit into the mold of what Pagan’s represent. I have for the most part always been awake, so there was a deeper spiritual side of me from a very young age. I was drawn to all belief systems in the sense that I read about as many of them as I could, I also am a history nerd so reading about ancient civilizations was fun for me. I wanted to know why people are drawn to Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Paganism, Wicca, Atheism, Satanism; I read about them all. Even after all of this Seeking, I still felt like I didn’t fit in, I still felt like there was something missing; I felt like I fit everywhere and nowhere at the same time. I stumbled upon Theistic Luciferianism and finally there was a light at the end of the tunnel. I mean the whole path itself can be quite confusing because we do not have guidelines, per se, of what it is to be a Luciferian. I have seen the majority break it into two groups: One who follows the ideology of what Lucifer represents: Self, Pride, Knowledge, and Rebellion; One who seeks Self. The other group is one who actually worships Lucifer. The latter seems to be counterproductive in my eyes, and is becoming less popular but it is still around. I feel that the worship of Lucifer is going against what he actually wants us to do. He has never allowed me or anyone else I know that works with him to bow in his presence, so why exactly would there be a path to worship such a Divine being? A being that wants nothing more than to spread knowledge of how the story really went.

Once you have some kind of personal belief in place, the next step is to start putting them into practice. My workings consist of Demonolatry, Hoodoo, and Hinduism (My form of meditation and yoga is of a Hindu origin, and I have worked with Ganesh, Kali, Shiva, and Krishna) For me, Demonolatry was something that was just a given for me to do, I knew I had the natural talent to work with such powerful beings. I just want to note that I do not consider this practice a religion, I know there is much discussion as to if it is, or is not one. My choice was to master the talent of working with Daemons first, so I personally began with Jinn; they would help clean my house. From here I went up in the hierarchy, and I have said in the previous post, the big boys are much more diplomatic but can and will squash us like the bugs that we are if we waste their time. The lower level Daemons seemed to be much more aggressive, and unruly. The times when I am drawn to cast Magick, I take what I need from each path, and look at the ingredients I have; I make all my castings personal. If I had to say what type of Magick it is, it would be Dark Arts with a splash of Hoodoo. I believe war water is a phenomenal tool, and that dragon’s blood ink is the key to strong Magick. I know many who have elaborate altars, and entire altar rooms. I know some who have artifacts, skulls, and fancy athame’s to help add to the motif, or mood. I, however, do not have fancy tools, I stick with the basics and allow my power to be the catalyst. On my altar I have banishing salt, and I will tell you how simple the recipe is. I took equal parts pink himalyan salt, and coarse sea salt, then I added pieces of dried sage; just buy a sage bundle and put the salt and sage into your mortar and pestle and voila, you have banishing salt. I have a stock of moon water; this is water that has coarse sea salt in it, and was charged in Moonlight, you may add herbs for specific healing purposes, or protection, calming, banishing, etc. This water has multiple every day uses, it is good for cleansing crystals, and your body when bathed in it, but for someone like myself who uses a method of water scrying it adds a nice kick of energy and added sight. I use taper candles in various colors; beeswax are the best, I have unscented plain wax candles because sometimes the beeswax one’s are out of my budget. (Stock up when you can) I have cinnamon, I think this is an underestimated tool. Not only does cinnamon represent abundance, and prosperity but the mixture of a stick and ground powder is a great tool for banishing unwanted or negative energies from a space. I have a small mirror I use for its literal purpose of a “looking glass”. And, I of course have paper with a black marker. I am not in a place where I am able to draw my sigils with chalk, so I have come up with a way that suits me. When I need to summon, banish, conjure up, anything and/or everything, I use paper and marker; works like a charm.

I think the problem we have is that people are forced to believe that Magick is about the tools you have, and that in order to become a Master of Self that you need to read all of these fancy books, and practice “fancy” forms of Magick with even fancier tools. The most important tool you have is yourself and the intentions that you give out, the rest are just amplifier’s to make life a little bit easier. There is no right or wrong way to practice, just as there is no right or wrong way to start your journey, the key is to start. The Universe will make sure everything else comes to you when you are ready, or when you are at the point where you can Manifest it yourself.

If you have even begun to question this world, and know that you are “different” then you have already made the first step, the rest will get easier with time. Also, I will always be a novice in my Magickal career, there is always room for improvement and there is always room for more knowledge; No one knows everything, and no one ever will.

The only thing we can Master is Self…

LESSONS IN MAGICK: The Way of the Daemon

Demon

Image: Tiago Arrais

“If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels.”

Tennessee Williams

As always this is my personal experience and I am by no means claiming to be an expert.

I believe in consciousness; God consciousness, Christ consciousness, Divine Light and Violet Flame.

Along with Infernal consciousness, Lightbringer consciousness, Black Flame consciousness, Serpentine Gnosis and the Void.

‘As above, so below’

I know the terminology used in this piece will throw some people off; being that it’s biblical.

But, forget the words Angels and Daemons and just read.

“The one thing I know for certain is that I know nothing”.

I have been dealing with Angels and Daemons for almost 20 years, and they have been both my monsters and saviors.

I was asked about Daemons; what they are like, their personality and such, if they follow a hierarchy etc.

I believe that the point is to try and give folks an understanding of these fierce, Magickal, and mysterious beings.

I share my knowledge because only when people have their questions answered will they begin to seek their own personal truth and the awakening that humanity so desperately needs will take place.

Sometimes we have to create the paradigm shift ourselves.

Sometimes we are the shift.

Daemons have archetypes of themselves throughout time; once you dive into the hierarchy, and history you will find that it’s all the same players just different names.

I have found that how we deal with Daemons and how they respond to us is subjective; they seem to appear in a way we are forced to pay attention, thus why some have the ability to show as either sex, or stay in an androgynous form.

A fallen has the ability to appear in three forms; serpent, Angel or “human”. Daemons usually appear as shadows in corners, or in reflections (mirrors, glass, windows, water, and their favorite, pictures.)

They move very quickly, are very calculating and pay attention to every move you make.

Both races have the ability to come in an ‘incognito mode’ but that just means we can’t “see” them; they are always felt, at least that is my experience.

There is a ‘race’ that is Daemonic, they never had grace flow through them (never were Angels) and then there are the fallen; also known as the Grigori, or the Watchers, the original 200 who fell with Lucifer during the rebellion.

Stories create egregores, it’s paramount to understand that. I may not believe the story, but the energy it created is undeniable.

From what I understand of the text, more than 200 fell with Lucifer; the number is around 3,000 but the 200 “originals” seem to have a different power source, and are ranked higher than the others.

The idea of Daemons existing in Hell before the rebellion has been around for centuries, it was made even more popular in the 18th century with Johannes Wierus and his translation of the Lesser Key of Solomon and the Goetia.

Wierus wrote that Lucifer took 1/3 of the Angels which equaled 2,400; when they arrived there were 11 Princes of Hell who had 6,660,000 Daemons each under their command.

This is important for several reasons.

I am sure you see the ‘666’ also, 2+4=6, and according to Christian numerology the number 11 is known as an ‘unholy Divine’ number, 10 being the Divine because of “it’s round perfection”.

In reality 11 is an awakening number, a master number; no wonder the Christians make it out to be “evil” or “bad”.

I work primarily with Lucifer, Belial, Molloch, Baal (Ba’al which is truly a title meaning Lord) and Jinn (Djinn).

Molloch in my experience is a much more violent form of Baal; think Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

I always have G with me, and I believe that Crowley was correct when he said that the most important moment in our Magickal career is to learn who our guardian Angel is.

Having G around is what allows me to easily access these Divine beings.

In the beginning though I was a victim to them because I did not lay down boundaries, and I allowed them to feed off my fear.

I know when they are around because it will suddenly get overwhelmingly hot, and Lucifer is the hottest of them all.

Similar to the flushed feeling when wearing Moldavite; ironically, said to be a stone that fell from his crown when he fell from grace.

When Lucifer is around there is an overwhelming smell of Sulfur, and at times I can taste it.

Belial smells like cigars and depending on his mood, or the intentions behind the summoning the smell itself can be sweet or absolutely repulsive; like you are living in an ash tray.

Baal is a very powerful energy, and his overwhelming disdain affects how he smells to me, it can only be described as a swamp, or musty— I really cannot put it into words, and with him comes a very depressing energy.

As far as personality goes they all have their own quirks, but the one common denominator that they have is a fantastic, twisted sense of humor.

I find that when Lucifer is around his mood can rub off on me, and at times he has influenced me to stir up some trouble when he was bored. A trickster in some regard.

The Jinn are by far the most temperamental, and if they are not kept busy they will destroy your house.

The higher up in the hierarchy you go, the more they require from you, this also means the importance of drawing boundaries is going to be for your protection.

I do not invoke, I would never invite an outside energy inside myself; I may summon and allow them to have access to this world through my eyes, so to speak, but in no way are they to enter my body, or soul.

Spirits can hurt you as much as they can help. You must know the Daemon you are working with, you must show respect but not consider yourself beneath them, and absolutely not above them.

Equal.

Daemons should not be called to do simple bidding, they do not take kindly to being called for something mundane; make sure you know the price for the task that you have requested.

I suggest when summoning to offer them something. For example, I use incense, candy, wine, cannabis, vaginal secretions, cigars, blood and saliva.

Not everyone should be offering bodily fluids because this can cause an unhealthy bond with the Daemon (or any Spirit).

As for the hierarchy, it is a nobility ranking system and it goes as such: Prince, King, Marquis, Duke, Earl and President.

Each noble member has “minions” or “foot soldiers”, these are lesser Daemons who do the bidding of higher ups.

They are ruthless, and have absolutely no moral compass; nothing to lose, everything to gain.

If you are ever visited by one of these it is best to banish them, and do note that the lesser Daemons once banished, can usually not get back to this plane.

Each Prince is in charge of one of the Cardinal directions: North, South, East, West.

The important members to know are the big three: Lucifer, Belial and Leviathan.

When working with these Daemons they seem to be more diplomatic but this means that they also require more out of you; except Leviathan, she is a beast and will test every limit you have placed on her, and then devour you.

The last question I was asked is, are Daemons the old Pagan God’s.

Yes.

This goes back to the whole archetype, or shadow theory; the idea that Daemons or fallen have created other beings from pieces of themselves.

Examples would be Set, Pan, Hermes, Prometheus, Enki and Cernunnos to name a few, are all said to be versions or shadow selves of Lucifer himself.

Daemons (Daimons) used to be messengers to Yahweh (YVHV, YHWH), and they were given the duty of delivering human prayers, and souls to him.

I believe that Daemons themselves are demonized.

The word Demon is what Christians refer to when speaking of “Evil beings” whereas the spelling Daemon, or Daimon shows respect, and Divinity.

I have worked with all kinds of deities, and energies and the ability to work with Daemons is not something that is just bestowed upon us; it takes time, effort, motivation and concentration because if they sense a weakness, they will feed off it. You will become psychological prey.

If you show them that you are a predator just as they are, they will allow you into their Kingdom and show you the ways of the Ancients. 

Open Your Eye

Third eye

Image: Giga Kobidze

“The paradox of reality is that no image is as compelling as the one which exists only in the mind’s eye.”

Shana Alexander


I had an open forum of sorts and asked the followers on Dear Wicked what they would like to hear from me, or what they are looking for when it comes to topics we discuss. I have written plenty about myself, and I think it is time to start sharing some of the knowledge that I have stored in my brain. I would like to note that I am by no means an expert, and everything I write about will be from my personal experience and research that I have done. We are all individuals, and our experiences will be unique. I ask that no one compare themselves to anyone else because that is a path that will only lead you to disappointment or destruction. The topic of this first post is how to open, or activate your third eye. I would like to say that if you have to “force” your mind’s eye to open, then perhaps it is not the proper time to do so, you don’t want an adverse effect to happen.

The third eye, known as the pineal gland in the medical world, is “a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain. It produces the serotonin derivative melatonin, a hormone that affects the modulation of wake/sleep patterns and seasonal functions. Its shape resembles a tiny pine cone (hence its name), and it is located near the center of the brain, between the two hemispheres, tucked in a groove where the two rounded thalamic bodies join.” (Wikipedia) They continue to describe the pineal gland as the pineal body, epiphysis cerebri, epiphysis, conarium or the Third Eye, with the latter being the aspect most spiritually-minded people focus on. The gland itself is activated and stimulated by light, and it has been studied that just 15 minutes of daylight, or simulated daylight has a significant effect on the decalcification of the gland.  By the time the average person is 17 years of age, they have significant calcification, this is usually caused by fluoride in dental products, and municipal drinking water.

If you Google “how to decalcify your pineal gland” the results show page after page giving detox’s and herbs to help decalcify and awaken the gland. I am going to tell you guys what has helped me, and how I personally expanded my own consciousness by opening my mind’s eye.

The first most important thing to do to help reverse this process is to avoid products with fluoride in it. I think that for a lot of people this can be challenging because all public drinking water in the U.S has fluoride in it, and none of these water supplies are routinely regulated, thus there is not exact measurement only “guesstimates”. When we are children it is important for dental products that contain fluoride because it does help teeth. I have heard every conspiracy theory regarding this poison being put in our drinking water, and none of those water filtration systems remove fluoride. There are two kinds of drinking water that can speed up the process of decalcification and are fluoride free; distilled, and alkaline water. I have been able to easily find distilled water at my local grocery store, and Walmart. However, suddenly I cannot find alkaline water. I used to buy it in bulk when I would see it, but suddenly I can’t find any. But, it is out there. There is a company based in Brooklyn, NY called Wat-ahhh, and they carry a variety of “brain healthy” water. They have a website, check them out. As for the dental products, unless you have really bad dental hygiene, there is no reason for your products to have fluoride in them. When you are looking for toothpaste, and mouth wash just simply read the ingredients. If you really want to be gung ho about this, you can wash your fruits, veggies, and any other prep for food with the alkaline and/or distilled water. If you are cooking with it, not to freak anyone out but some studies show our food can actually absorb the fluoride.

Secondly, I believe our diet is the most important aspect to awakening the mind’s eye. This is my experience, and you may take from it what you wish. I have cut out red meat, I found that the vibrations were too heavy and lowered me down, even with a blessing while cooking, and before eating. I have never been a fish person, I do occasionally like Sushi. I do eat chicken, and pork but am very picky about the meat. I have a high protein diet, it is what works for me; I get protein from many other places than just meat. I think that you cannot have enough fruits, and veggies. They are perfect raw, steamed, grilled, baked, and any other way you can imagine, there are so many things you can do with fresh products, make sure to buy local. When it comes to produce, there is much debate over organic, and non-organic foods. This is the rule I have learned to go by, if you can buy from a farmer’s market, then go! I think it is great to support anything local. Also, you can talk to the grower! However, this is not something tangible for many people. If you can buy all organic then good for you, but if you can’t, then you do whatever you can do. I have learned that frozen fruits and veggies are easy for me being a city dweller. I put frozen fruit; berries and such, in the microwave for 1 minute, 30 seconds, and it makes this ooey, gooey goodness that I put over vanilla frozen yogurt. I also live by the rule that the brighter the vegetable is, the healthier it is for you. We can raise our vibrations simply by the food we eat. Stop that processed garbage, food substitute, “food like product” non-sense. Start reading labels, and controlling your portion. Drink water instead of soda, and try tea instead of coffee. You want your body to be as natural, and pure as it possibly can be. Also, can we please stay away from anything GMO?

While on this topic, let me bring up drinking. I personally do not drink alcohol, I used to but have since stopped because it just isn’t for me. I think that alcohol can be detrimental to our progress on the path, and does nothing more but destroy the body, and kill the mind. I suppose some people would say the same about the weed I smoke, I guess to each their own. You do what is best for you, but all in moderation if you want to achieve real progress.

My third suggestion is meditation, or some type of “quiet” time. I know that people have lives, and I know how hard it is to meditate. I have learned that it can be extremely beneficial. For me, meditation has always been a quiet time for me to reflect. I sometimes sit in lotus flower position, I sometimes lay down it depends on my mood. The ultimate goal is to silence the mind, get through all of the racing thoughts move past the doubts, the fears and all the chatter of the outside world. Try to get to a place where all you can hear is your heart beating, and breathing; the breath is the most important focal point for the mind, they should be in synch. I like to hold two quartz points, one inward in my left hand, and the other outward in my right. I find that even though I don’t particularly get along with quartz, this recharges me.

The next suggestion is lighting. Since the pineal gland is triggered by light it is important to stimulate the gland by getting at least 15 minutes of sun light per day. But, the trick is you are to “stare” at the sun. I am not suggesting staring directly into the sun and burning your retinae, I suggest looking in the general direction of the rays. If you are in a place where there is not a lot of sunlight, or your schedule does not allow you to get this recommended light, they do have simulation light bulbs. I have a “daylight” lamp and it does wonders for my mood when I am feeling really dark.

The final suggestion that I have would be using crystals. If you use crystals specifically for the third eye, it can be especially helpful. Your third eye is responsible for intuition, visions, premonitions, dreams, spirituality, and other so-called sixth sense abilities.  Placing crystals on your forehead (brow Chakra) while you meditate or, wearing them as jewelry, enhances your spiritual senses by opening up your third eye chakra. Some crystals I suggest are: lapis lazuli, moldavite, amethyst, apophyllite, Herkimer diamond and kyanite.

The key to waking up your third eye is to be as gentle to your body as you can be, be conscious of what you are putting on and inside your body, and take time each day for yourself. No matter how much preparation you do, nothing can prepare you for the moment that eye rips open.

That is when life begins.

Musings of a Modern Mystic: The Individual


Individual

Image: The Non, ‘Alchemia Mysteria’, 2010

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The individual is the most endangered species in our world today.

I find that even those who are ‘rebels’ by their own definition are doing nothing more than following the mentality of other self-proclaimed ‘rebels’. I understand that human’s need definition, or whatever (touchy subject because I despise labels) but to call yourself Free while following another seems counterproductive. No?

I know that I have, like many of you, sought out like minded individuals, and yes, I now prefer the company I keep to have somewhat of a similar world view.

However, I do not require us all to be the same, or all share my personal Philosophy.

It’s called a personal Philsophy for a reason.

What is the point of keeping company if they do not challenge you, in a positive way?

I have found that people who are different than I in regards to Philosophy teach me tolerance, and remind me how far I have come with maintaining respect.

Our society is nothing more than a social structure that “they” claim to call Democracy, and we follow suit like the good little herd we are.

But, what happens when you wake up?

What are the consequences of a Spiritual Awakening?

What do we lose when breaking the illusion?

What do we gain?

I think these are important questions to discuss if we want to get more free thinkers on our side, and no one seems to answer them.

I feel like our community is so divided, and full of Ego that when a “newbie” comes along the dynamic becomes one of dominance instead of one of teaching.

Why do so many people feel the need to establish dominance when an individual does not threaten you, or your ‘pack’?

First thing is first, I had no one to help me on my Spiritual path until years into it when I encountered 2 mentors; now, I look at everyone as a mentor of sorts.

 I am the first to admit that an Awakening sucks, it’s terrible; I had physical pain that I cannot even put into words, I had visions that made me question my sanity and my “reality” was destroyed.

I lost friends, I became an entirely different person, but I would never choose for it to have played out differently.

We need to establish that yes a lot of the work on any spiritual path is up to the individual, and they are required to pass tests from the Universe on their own; that doesn’t mean we can’t help them.

I believe the more support we give each other, the further our cause will spread.

I have lost everything, but I earned my Freedom.

I walk an Ancient path, one that many refuse to understand but I still walk it proudly; I am no longer in the shadows.

I would secondly like to address the whole dominance thing. I get it, and have been guilty of it myself.

I am an Alpha female, and it’s in my nature to test anyone who tries to come near me, and mine.

But, I am trying to ease up on this primal reaction because I truly believe that I have the ability to help people on their path. I also think that when one feels the need to constantly establish dominance, it only shows how weak they truly are.

The possibilities of what we can attain together as a collective unit are boundless, but a unit of individuals CHOOSING to work towards a common goal without sacrificing Self are infinite.