June 4, 2015

On the nature of Spirits

I was gonna title this blog post "On the nature of Demons" but then I changed my mind. All Spirits I will write about have nasty reputation and I don't want to add to it.

These spirits are not evil or bad, far from it. There is sooooo much I have learned and they have helped me really a lot thus far. Always fulfilling my requests, quickly and efficiently, oftentimes surprising me with the results.

Although these Spirits are all of the same nature (meaning that they are perfect servants of The One), I got to know them in various settings: through Abramelin operation, Goetia evocations and Grimorium Verum operation, as an important part of stabilizing at the Geburah, if I use Qabalah terminology.

As above so below

Let us take a look at this first:

"...Elemental Demons are neither good nor evil, neither benevolent nor malevolent by nature; thus they may be employed for either good or evil purposes. It is not the demons, nor the calling of  them, nor magical art that is evil, rather it is the use that evil men may make of magical art that is evil.

There is no harm in magical art that is not first in the hearts of evil men; those who are good, and intend good, produce good; those who are evil, and intend evil, produce evil. 

Men who are good and faithful need fear no harm from magical art, for demons are conquerable and made subservient to the will of a good man by fortitude and courage..."
- Quoted in Grimorium Verum by Jake Stratton-Kent

The above text, also shared by Dr. John Dee, resonates with my current reality pretty much completely.

At the Abramelin operation the 4 Dukes (see The Book of Abramelin, a new translation for details on the operation) give the magician their servants. And the Duke Amaymon gave me a servant named Asteris.

And in a certain operation where I requested the presence of Asteris, my HGA impressed me with surprising piece of information: "Asteris is Amaymon himself".

I reacted immediately and requested of the Spirit to identify himself: "Are you Amaymon, only using the name Asteris?"

The feeling in the room changed considerably, the demon (at the time I still used the term "demon") became angry and dark. Well, that was my perception.
And he hissed a dark and dense vapor at my direction, through his mouth.

I just sat there, witnessing everything, with no magical ring, no triangle, no protective circle, no wand etc..., fully aware of the presence of my HGA and my qualitatively oneness with Her.

The dark vapor (I could understand that it was poisonous) just disappeared and the spirit Amaymon remained alone, fully present, bright. He affirmed that it is indeed himself using a different name. He was calm and not at all threatening or dark or evil.

I remember writing into my diary: "...I don't know what the demon thought would happen. Wasn't he aware of the presence of my HGA?!"

OK, so what has all of this got to do with the subject under discussion?

Well, my point is that even in that particular operation the "elemental demon" was completely neutral in essence, just like Dr. John Dee is saying. It was my inner ignorance, my fixed ideas about Amaymon that were reflected in his behavior.
As above (or within) so below (or without).

Pure spirits of my HGA, Goddess Kali

Months after the above event and after the "Geburah" initiation and after stabilizing therein (dates of posts here on the RHK Blog do not reflect correct sequence of events in real life), the relationship with the servant and other spirits has changed completely.

Now I am aware that it is the One God/Goddess that is living and breathing through those Spirits. They are not demons, not evil, not bad. Faaaaar from it.

They only come to a magician or a Tantric in a form that reflects his/her inner climate. This is also a notion supported in Grimorium Verum.

I had to face a lot of fear, distrust, doubt etc... when facing the four Spirit Kings and working with them, for example. But when all of these loose ends were dealt with, well, my perception was free from inner conflicts and outer oppression and now I perceive these "Infernal Kings of Spirits" as completely pure, powerful, loyal.

There is NONE else besides Him (God), meaning that there is no other force operating in the world that can do ANYTHING against Him. It is my current Understanding that He / She is doing everything, including the work that is done by Spirits or the so called demons.

Practical value

For example, the spirit Amaymon, he is very very patient, he can do most of things I ask. The information about him in various books are simply not all there is to him. Far from it. The One God is working through this particular spirit. And he is one of my favorite servant spirits, along with Paimon, Oriens and Ariton. I also work with the emissary Scirlin, Astaroth/Astarte and Elantiel. The master of all these spirits, a serpah, The Light Bearer, is the best, of course. Enough said. :)

Also Goetia spirits are loyal servants of my Goddess. I sometimes work with Seree, Dantalion, Bune. Great and powerful spirits, very skilled.

Especially Dantalion has been very very helpful. He can alter the line of thoughts in any person, for example.

After we got to know each other a bit better, he gave me his words of power that can alter and erase thoughts, bestow harmony and peace of mind, bend and bind will of others, protect against magick, read thoughts and discover secrets of others. All in accordance with the Will.

Whats the point?

Why am I sharing all of these details?
Well, withholding at least 90% of everything that has transpired thus far in operations with these Spirits, I am making one subjective point, I guess:

There is NONE else besides Him/Her (God/Goddess), meaning that there is no other force operating in the world that can do ANYTHING against Him/Her.
It is my current Understanding that He / She is doing everything, including the work that is done by Spirits or the so called demons. It is Her that is doing everything, the Queen of Time, Space and Demons.
And honoring the full presence of God/Goddess means honoring ALL of Her/His creation. 

And, there is NO God but man.

June 1, 2015

Goetia evocation: Paimon (II.)

Working with Paimon the king (see first post >>) has been fruitful, so an update is due:

In the first three days after the evocation, I felt his presence almost physically. I did not attack him or do anything rash as I knew I actually requested of him to give me a sign that the task I gave him was being delivered.
Well, he made sure that I knew that he is delivering as promised.

His presence was very, very strong, non-intrusive but borderline obsessive nevertheless. I have dealt with powerful spirits and Deities before so I handled it pretty well, I think. Paimon certainly is a spirit not to play around with.

It has been almost one month since the evocation (see what transpired back then >>) and I can share that the king Paimon is indeed a powerful spirit and that he can indeed help a great deal.

I kept bumping into various texts on the mystical kabalah both online and in real life, knowing that there are no coincidences: I required of Paimon to teach me innermost secrets of this ancient system. I was able to understand the texts I read in more depth than ever before, experiencing insights along the way.

Authentic Kabbalah, on the other hand, is more close to my heart and Paimon with his 200 legions of servant spirits had less work to do. I experienced deeper and deeper insights into the teachings of this authentic and ancient system of reality interpretation and I knew that my request to help me master the Authentic Kabbalah was being delivered big time.

One of Paimon's offices is to confer secrets of others. Well, my previously well developed ESP (extra sensory perception) has skyrocketed with his help. I seemed to simply know the innermost secrets of those around me that I focused my attention on. And it was not pretty, I must say. Oh well...

There are other requests that are being delivered, but they are more along the personal lines so I will refrain from sharing the progress. Suffice it to say that Paimon can teach anything and everything, even the most recent scientific or psychological developments and facts. He is a King, after all, serving Kalika very very well.

What is most important, as far as I can see, is that relationship with Paimon has developed beyond anything I would want to imagine one month ago. I see now that Paimon is no demon, but very very powerful spirit, willing to help and assist those that see beyond the apparent fog around Goetia spirits and have deeper insights into nature of these spirits in relation to the one Godhead.

I also understand now, on a deeper level, the warning in the illustrious Book of Abramelin which states (I am paraphrasing here) that it is an insult to HGA and God to use these spirits for bad and negative things.

With intention one binds such a spirit to do many things and with purity of heart and blessings from above, one "confers redemption" even to spirit as powerful as Paimon.