Friday, 18 September 2020

A Practise and the Cults, Black Magick, Lucifer and Moloch


A look at some aspects of a magickal path, including personal and cult deities and some thinking about the rise and the role of the cult in various expressions in the magickal path.

The way to achieve magickal significance, within whatever spheres you operate or wish to operate, is to build up magickal pressure in your life. Stepping up the waves of synchronicity, allowing the best to arise from chaos and uncertainty. Creating and collapsing and navigating probability waves from all possible futures and all possible worlds. 

Our life is to become a magickal practise, a seeking and a study, a doing and a being.

There's only so much that study and meditation and ritual can really teach you, if it isn't at work in your life and personality then it isn't real. If you want to understand deep things then you must be a deep person, if you want to be a great person then you must do great  things. Have magickal adventures and be the hero of your stories. 

It's a journey and a path. Here are the major components of a practise of Rational Theistic Luciferianism, which is an occult path of self knowledge, wisdom and self actualisation.

  • Krav Maga or Ju Jitsu to master and control aggression and to build self confidence and challenge fear. 
  • Yoga or Tai Chi, for the spirituality of the physical. For Yoga I recommend Hatha, for Tai Chi Yang style. Qi Qong is a useful companion to either. 
  • Meditation, preferably straight mindfulness of breathing as taught by the Buddha in the Sutras. For discipline of mind and self understanding.
  • Qabbala or the Tarot, for occult mysticism and symbology. Chicken Qabala and Rider Waite to begin with.
  • Keep a magickal diary. Study and develop and communicate your own understanding of magick and your own magickal system.
  • Have an altar with personal and symbolic and mythological significance as a focus of ritual. 
  • Find your cult.
  • Pick a range of personal deities across a selection of pantheons with personal and mythological resonance.
  • Ceremonial magick, demonolatory and invocation as ritual. The LBRP, a banishing ritual, makes a good basis for a regular pracise of ceremonial magic.
  • Tantra or sex magick, try BDSM, explore yourself.
  • Try sacred medicines, but at the right time and in the right setting. Find good Shamen. I especially recommend Ayahuasca.
  • Music, creativity, drama, stand up, art of any kind. Develop self expression. Make things, build things, or write. 
  • Cultivate an understanding of the universe and modern science, from particle physics to medicine to the scientific method. Use it as a razor to avoid falling into absurdities like the conspiracy theories that riddle the New Age jungle. The Kurzgesagt video series are priceless for this.
  • Master something, know what it is to really master a subject. Know what deep understanding feels like. A gentleperson knows something about everything and everything about something.
  • Self understanding. Psychotherapy, deep relationships and deep communication. Deep honesty with yourself, facing yourself. Find ways to communicate who you are, identity culture and intersectional feminism are good for this.
  • Be your own master and learn from everyone. Stay thirsty.

You can't do it all at once, spend years over it. Done right your spirituality, the black flame, will touch every aspect of your life and understanding. Full growth requires full freedom, emotional, financial, spiritual, sexual. Wherever you are blocked or restricted your spiritual path is involved and must address. Face your deepest fears, get triggered, cross the abyss. Face your own death and accept it, stare relentlessly into the void.

Finding your cult or coven, those you commune with, is an essential part of the occult path. They're more often informal than formally organised and there are many different styles. A magickal order is a more formalised form of the cult. 

The human creature burns with life best at the heart of a blaze. Fire is the true communion, the true communication. The cults are where the interesting research is happening, but beware groupthink which is the antithesis of intelligence.

It can take a while, you can be in multiple cults, and it's best when you let them emerge. Happen naturally. Coalesce, coagulate, congeal, bleed together. Friendship circles. Companions on the road, if only for a while. 

Organisation equates to governance. Both are best avoided as long as possible. Governance creates responsibility, responsibility brings authority and authority corrupts.

Any living entity, which the true cult is of course, has to be self organising when it comes down tThe Kurzegesagt video series are perfect for this.o it. Our true wills align in the great work. 

One heart, one mind, one soul. Unity of purpose and vision and understanding. The idealised cult. A common understanding without impinging on individual liberty or expression. Where the full actualisation of every individual is the delight of the whole.

It is the network of cults, along with the cooperation of the Discordian sleepers, who form the New World Order. The Satanic shadow theocracy infiltrating every aspect of life, seeping into the world like an invisible poison. Hiding in plain sight and laughing.

The value and the danger of the cult mindset is that it enables rapid change of the individual. It accelerates the capacity for inner transmutation.

A cult mindset, a manifested cult deity or ruling demon, works more powerfully with more minds joined to it. This works even for non-exclusive cults, it's more complex to form but non-destructive to the individual! That tends to be seen as an advantage. All the cults I'm in are non-exclusive, obviously.

A good cult mindset takes time and many people to build. It needs to operate seamlessly within mundane reality whilst extending into new aspects of reality, uncovering capacity and aspects of the divine within the mundane.

Dungeons and Dragons is great cover and purpose and occult exploration framework for your common or garden lowkey cult.

The only way to join The Cult of Isis is to hear the call directly from the goddess herself. Isis, all women and divine beauty with an Egyptian robe, is a name of terror to her enemies.

The Cult of Mithras is centred around the temple in London, The Mithraeum which is hard to access except in the right circles.

The Cult of Joshua the Christ are secretive and elitist and hard to find. They're Luciferians who equate Lucifer with the Christ, although they're not historical dogmatists. Interesting bunch of Satanists, I helped them with some of their theology.

There are Discordian sleeper agents all over the world and in every walk of life.

Many are the cults who fly under the banner of the black hoods of Satanic Fellowship.

Pick several deities and demons to work with, across the pantheons, reflecting different aspects of your character and the divine. Use worship and study and your altar and rituals to connect with your deities and connect them to wider reality within your psyche and life and rituals through both personal significance and mythological correspondences.

Developing your own system includes developing your own correspondences and significance for the mythological symbols, the spiritual entities and the deities. So your work with them echoes.

  • Siva, who is bliss, the joyful destroyer and friend of the poor. One of the Hindu trinity.
  • Michael, the Hebrew archetype of war and leader of the armies of heaven.
  • Loki the trickster, the madman who is not mad. Among the Norse pantheon.
  • Lucifer the light bringer, bright morning star.

These are some of the lights and deities I work with. I'm starting to work with more traditionally demonic deities as well.

In a minor sense every time you use the name of a demon or deity it is an invocation, summoning to mind their nature and presence. This is the basis of invocation.

Their name explains and reveals their nature. In that way I invoke Moloch and Beelzebub and Kali and Asherah regularly. Ritual is more refined and higher energy of course. Requiring regular practise and working that into a part of your whole magickal practise which should consume your life in the pursuit of the black flame.

That's a summary of the path and practise I recommend. With a philosophy as the foundation, and mysticism to explain why the mythology and pantheon work. Consistent with analytical psychology as a path of self understanding. Advocating extreme freedom and tolerance, compassion and strength, love and the black flame. Become as the gods.

There are several related definitions of the term "black magic", all of which are close but express slightly different ideas. The same is true for most occult terminology, including the related concept of "the left hand path" (*). 

I work to the definition of magick that Crowley expounded: magick is the science of causing effect under will. By his understanding science itself is a system of magick. He emphasises pragmatism and empiricism, your ideas must work and that means work in practise. Crowley said of the pursuit of magick that it had the aim of religion but the method of science. Magick is doing things, having an effect, making a difference, and working out how to do that whilst you do it. 

The only theory worth a damn is the theory of the practise, a praxis. 

So these different definitions of black magick:

  • Evil magick. This is the popular definition magick that intends harm. 
  • Magick that is dark in nature, of the night. The magick of the goths and the vampires.
  • Magick that works against the will, without the consent, of the people it operates on. Advertising is a low grade version of this magick.
  • Magick that is unseen.
  • Death magick, magick to do with death and killing.

Good and evil are human constructs. Pick your gods wisely and command the demons, be a lord of hell.

I like the last definition: black magick is magick that is unseen. The black flame is magick. The essence of life, the passion and fire of life, the black flame. All the frequencies of life unseen by mundane eye, obscured by illusion and familiarity. 

Magick of the black flame is unseen, the operation of the gods (**) seen only by the effects. No one sees the wind, we only see the branches dance and the trees fall and the windmills move. 

We harness the power of the unseen.  Lucifer as magician archetype. 

(*) I'm right handed and some years ago I noticed that my left hand was nearly useless, and unused, in most situations. I was only living to half my potential. From that point on I started to deliberately use my left hand in preference for all tasks except writing, which I'm atrocious at even with my right hand. After many years I'm now pretty much ambiguous. This is what I tell people the left hand path is.

(**) For the philosophically atheist we see the gods as abstractions for thinking about perceiving and interacting with the living human systems common to those within the same and different cultures. The ability to think with abstractions being a powerful aspect of human consciousness. The gods are a facet of the mind for working with non-rational truth like feelings and intuitions, but their nature is amenable to rational understanding and conceptualisation.

In Rational Theistic Luciferianism Lucifer is both a deity and a symbol. The light bringer, chief amongst demons. 

In traditional mythology Lucifer is the Devil, the rebel against the established order.

As the rebel against god, against the evil demiurge and conventionality, Lucifer represents and is a powerful force of individuality. The power of thinking for yourself.

In Anton LaVey's The Satanic Bible, Lucifer is one of the four crown princes of hell, particularly that of the East, the 'lord of the air', and is called the bringer of light, the morning star, intellectualism, and enlightenment.

In Rational Theistic Luciferianism we say that Lucifer represents the sacred self, the self archetype from Jungian psychology. The self is the totality of what it means to be a human.

In the journey of self knowledge and indviduation the self archetype is the last archetype encountered, the first being the shadow. Of the self archetype Jung said: 

"the Self...embraces ego-consciousness, shadow, anima, and collective unconscious in indeterminable extension. As a totality, the self is a coincidentia oppositorum; it is therefore bright and dark and yet neither".

As the light bringer deity Lucifer is the spiritual incarnation, the ethereal embodiment, of all that it means to be the light bringer. All light that is shed forth and illuminates is carried by the light bringer. Wherever light shines forth, Lucifer is there.

In our growth and development as released individuals we see more of the light, the scales fall from our eyes and vision is undimmed. Wherever we are light is soon seen and the celestial and infernal light shines, the black flame is apparent. We embody Lucifer in our psyche and spirit and partake of the Luciferian nature. The idealised and fully actualised self is Lucifer, and the light shines.

Any personal journey into individuation takes the seeker into the qualities of the light bearer and the rebel against conformity. Every journey of the soul towards freedom is towards Lucifer. Lucifer then is both our freedom and the symbol of our freedom.

Moloch the Blind who is industry. Moloch is a god of the Canaanites and Ammonites, or even several gods, surnamed "the king" and feared as a demon king by the Hebrews. Moloch reenters popular culture, the thread of the mythological continuing to weave, prominently through Paradise Lost by Milton and Howl by Allen Ginsberg. Moloch is associated with child sacrifice, through fire or war. 

The 12th-century Rashi, commenting on the Book of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 7:31) wrote:

Tophet is Moloch, which was made of brass; and they heated him from his lower parts; and his hands being stretched out, and made hot, they put the child between his hands, and it was burnt; when it vehemently cried out; but the priests beat a drum, that the father might not hear the voice of his son, and his heart might not be moved.

1 Kings 11:4-7

For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. So Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and did not wholly follow the Lord, as David his father had done. Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Molech the abomination of the Ammonites, on the mountain east of Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 33:6

And he burned his sons as an offering in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, and used fortune-telling and omens and sorcery, and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking him to anger.

In John Milton's Paradise Lost (1667), Moloch is one of the greatest warriors of the fallen angels,

First MOLOCH, horrid King besmear'd with blood
Of human sacrifice, and parents tears,
Though, for the noyse of Drums and Timbrels loud,
Their children's cries unheard that passed through fire
To his grim Idol. Him the AMMONITE
Worshipt in RABBA and her watry Plain,
In ARGOB and in BASAN, to the stream
Of utmost ARNON. Nor content with such
Audacious neighbourhood, the wisest heart
Of SOLOMON he led by fraud to build
His Temple right against the Temple of God
On that opprobrious Hill, and made his Grove
The pleasant Vally of HINNOM, TOPHET thence
And black GEHENNA call'd, the Type of Hell.

He is listed among the chief of Satan's angels in Book I, and is given a speech at the parliament of Hell in Book 2:43–105, where he argues for immediate warfare against God. He later becomes revered as a pagan god on Earth.

From Howl, by Allen Ginsberg.

What sphinx of cement and aluminum bashed open their skulls and ate up their brains and imagination?

Moloch! Solitude! Filth! Ugliness! Ashcans and unobtainable dollars! Children screaming under the stairways! Boys sobbing in armies! Old men weeping in the parks!

Moloch! Moloch! Nightmare of Moloch! Moloch the loveless! Mental Moloch! Moloch the heavy judger of men!

Moloch the incomprehensible prison! Moloch the crossbone soulless jailhouse and Congress of sorrows! Moloch whose buildings are judgment! Moloch the vast stone of war! Moloch the stunned governments!

Moloch whose mind is pure machinery! Moloch whose blood is running money! Moloch whose fingers are ten armies! Moloch whose breast is a cannibal dynamo! Moloch whose ear is a smoking tomb!

Moloch whose eyes are a thousand blind windows! Moloch whose skyscrapers stand in the long streets like endless Jehovahs! Moloch whose factories dream and croak in the fog! Moloch whose smoke-stacks and antennae crown the cities!

Moloch whose love is endless oil and stone! Moloch whose soul is electricity and banks! Moloch whose poverty is the specter of genius! Moloch whose fate is a cloud of sexless hydrogen! Moloch whose name is the Mind!

Moloch in whom I sit lonely! Moloch in whom I dream Angels! Crazy in Moloch! Cocksucker in Moloch! Lacklove and manless in Moloch!

Moloch who entered my soul early! Moloch in whom I am a consciousness without a body! Moloch who frightened me out of my natural ecstasy! Moloch whom I abandon! Wake up in Moloch! Light streaming out of the sky!

Moloch! Moloch! Robot apartments! invisible suburbs! skeleton treasuries! blind capitals! demonic industries! spectral nations! invincible madhouses! granite cocks! monstrous bombs!

They broke their backs lifting Moloch to Heaven! Pavements, trees, radios, tons! lifting the city to Heaven which exists and is everywhere about us!

Visions! omens! hallucinations! miracles! ecstasies! gone down the American river!

Dreams! adorations! illuminations! religions! the whole boatload of sensitive bullshit!

Breakthroughs! over the river! flips and crucifixions! gone down the flood! Highs! Epiphanies! Despairs! Ten years’ animal screams and suicides! Minds! New loves! Mad generation! down on the rocks of Time!

Real holy laughter in the river! They saw it all! the wild eyes! the holy yells! They bade farewell! They jumped off the roof! to solitude! waving! carrying flowers! Down to the river! into the street!

Spirituality is on the rise again, an occult revival. More and more continue to be disaffected by the slave religions but are turning to modern variants of old religions like Voodoo and Satanism, often through the gateway of atheist philosophical Satanism.

This is alongside and part of a revolution of sexuality and identity. Identity like sexual orientation, race, gender identity, neurodiversity and so on. Religion and spirituality are further dimensions of identity, and for me finding and expressing my identity is a big part of my religion. Finding full self actualisation and expression through ancient religious symbolism and mythology within modern a philosophy and rational psychological approaches to theism is kind of my passion.

I love the focus on individuality and freedom within Satanism and having modern philosophy (albeit predominantly atheist) at the heart, allied with mythological power and significance from the old symbols across all pantheons and traditions. This is the same approach as the religion of Thelema.

It's lovely that there's a primarily philosophical movement around. People are doing real personal philosophy within the modern Satanist movement and I think that's beautiful.

I believe you can worship the old gods like Moloch, or their modern psychological incarnation, and partake of those energies without having to sacrifice any children. Our system sacrifices plenty of children, blood and death magick based on the sacrifice of the poor or different is a fundamental part of our established systems. We call it civilization. Those gods are still around, but they're not inherently evil - the evil was done by men and women and the modern system exists in the minds of men and women.

And not all death is evil anyway, it's the cycle of life and death and the endless cycle of rebirth, at work. We're sentimental creatures, it helps the species survive. We're animals, we live and die.

As we move in substance away from the Abrahamic religions and into atheism we find nihilism. The gods we had, celebrities have all fallen. Everything we thought we knew was wrong, science keeps proving this and the past keeps changing. We're at the mercy of forces beyond our control and nobody really understands what's going on, the virus has brought that home.

In the face of climate change and nihilism people look for purpose and meaning. The old rules about gender are changing, the old authority structures are changing and becoming less male, the patriarchal oil based system is less respected and the divine feminine arises and the spiritual arises out of the search for meaning and identity. The old gods reflect more aspects of reality, including the darker aspects we find in our present our past and our future, and the old gods are less tainted with the evil of the Abrahamic religions have wreaked. The demons are our warriors in fight against the demiurge, the scourge of the slave religions.

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Short Meditations: The Penalty for Rape, Morality, Interesting Times and Orientation


Welcome to the New Age jungle,
Toxic positivity, spiritual bypassing,
Conspiracy theories and outright lies.

We hope you enjoy your stay,
We hope you never leave.

The Penalty for Rape

A fair amount of stuff on my timeline recently about killing paedophiles. I'm not particularly squeamish and I think that the world would be a much better place with fewer living paedophiles, although it is the act that is the abomination not the thought. 

I also can't help but think that if rapists tended to die then there'd be a lot fewer rapes after a while. That would make it easier for women to trust men, including to believe that we're actually on their side I guess and that would make the world a much nicer place to live in for men as well as for women. 

As a downside it would be a more violent world, quite a lot of murder to start with. Although, that's only violence that is already happening just not being experienced (much) by men. I don't think that many would have to die before it made a difference. I'm down with it being socially understood that rape is a death sentence. The police aren't doing it. 

I'm not really down with doing it myself and I'm not yet moving in assassin circles. Maybe I need more nutter friends. I used to be friends with a guy called Nobby who said he didn't mind being a psychopath because he thought society needed some psychopaths. 

I know the names of one unconvicted rapist and one unconvicted paedophile (well, last I heard he was in prison for child porn but he hasn't been done for the child rape). Both were cult members. Several women friends have told me something of when they were raped. It makes you want to kill.

It's not the state it's the streets and there are different rules. Don't get caught, that's the rule. That cuts both ways.


If you take your morality from the society you keep, those around you, then you're only as bad as everyone else. 

Alas, time and time again, we realise that common morality treats people awfully. To only be as bad as everyone else is a terrible curse. 

You don't escape moral responsibility for those you reject, ignore, hurt and casually despise just because everyone else does it too. Take personal responsibility for your beliefs and behaviour because you're personally responsible for them. 

Individuate or perish.

Interesting Times

The world is an interesting place and we live in interesting times. Thresholds and crossroads, the brink and the abyss.

We're on the way to true AI, Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). That journey will change everything technologically speaking. Just like self driving cars will change everything. They're coming pretty fast, bit by bit.

Quantum computing, if it happens, will change everything technologically. Again.

Fusion has the potential to change everything, various countries are working on it and the UK is closest with CCFE.

Cheaper battery storage and solar panels can make a difference, if not quite change everything.

Electric cars will change everything, especially if we get cheaper and less polluting power. Moving away from an oil economy shifts power. New money, the tech giants, is very strong and that's real power.

Climate change is going to change everything in a big way.

Culturally I think there's a new occult revival, alongside a revolution of sexuality and identity in the face of nihilism and climate change.

A commercial space industry is changing everything. 

The rise of the pandemics! Great plagues, great plagues. Meanwhile we live longer and fewer live in poverty, we conquer diseases. Progress happens and the wheels turn.

First past the post as a voting system seems to produce two party systems that are awful. So shackled to the short term and populism is the inevitable result. The UK is in a difficult situation but with a less dictatorship prone system than the US.

I still say we need a shadow Satanic theocracy. Maybe we could call it the New World Order or something silly.

The American political, military, economic and healthcare systems all seem tied up in a horrible deadlock with no way out, just ever increasing public debt. Already they've been printing money because they can't borrow fast enough. That's worrying.

War between nuclear states India and Pakistan is worrying.

China and Russia are both malevolent and threatening. America seems to have full on cold war with China at the moment, dragging us and Europe into it.

UAE peace with Israel seems to bring some entrenching of power, the Palestinians seem fucked.

Stray "decommissioned" Russian nukes as sources for dirty bombs.

Syria is fucked, loads of other countries seem fucked. The resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan and the state of Iraq. Iran with nukes is genuinely scary. North Korea with nukes is genuinely scary.


The big question for polyamory is whether or not it's an orientation or whether it's innate in everyone but dormant due to social convention. 

I'm not sure that question can be answered definitively, but in practice you have to treat polyamory as an orientation because you have to believe those who identify as monogamous.

"Determined individuality is the only way to know who you truly are, to be certain your ideas and opinions and worldview come from you and not from other people. Individuate!"

Luciferianism, Demonolatory and the Black Flame

I'm a Satanist, and specifically I'm a Rational Theistic Luciferian. I think a theistic approach to the individualistic philosophy and belief frameworks of Satanism is a rational choice because it is more powerful psychologically. For an introduction to my Satanism, the philosophical and mythological underpinning of my Luciferian practise, you can read:
This page is a collection of essays on the practise and philosophy of Luciferianism as a spiritual path and world view. Topics covered include the philosophy of The Black Flame, worship, mysticism, angels and demons, altars, ritual and invocations. Several of the pieces cover the role and the nature of the demonic deities in Rational Theistic Luciferianism and Demonolatory. Demonolatory is the use of worship in ritual as a magickal practise for innner transmutation.

So, a bunch of my Christian friends think that there are Satanic paedophile cults trafficking and abusing children. They're thoroughly evil, and Luciferians, and many celebrities are in on it. This was one of the themes of the #SaveOurChildren event. #SaveOurChildren was a hashtag on Facebook, mostly filled with posts on QAnon conspiracy theories like Pizzagate and Wayfair which Donald Trump is apparently trying to save us from. I discussed it with some of my Christian friends who are concerned that I have been a fallen Christian for some time and am now a Luciferian Satanist. I'm a Rational Theistic Luciferian, however I think that what my friends believe in is a fiction, a hoax, a conspiracy theory. And really quite an offensive one at that. 

Most Satanism is an atheist philosophy, and I love it even though I'm not an atheist. It has been growing massively all of over the world due to the popularity of the documentary Hail Satan!

There are many different styles of Satanism, that's why I love it so much. It's a highly individualistic path. 

Here's where it gets freaky. There is one actively evil Satanic order that I know about. They're called the Order of the Nine Angles and they have a history and presence in the UK and they are white supremacist, what's more the modern incarnation advocate rape and possibly worse. The Order of the Nine Angles, O9A, is despised by the Satanic community. Any shop found selling their insignia is boycotted and publicly vilified until the O9A material is withdrawn.

A prominent Luciferian philosopher, the "left hand path ideologue" Michael Ford, has written books of magic about The Order of Nine Angles and written books for them. He's pretty well known amongst Luciferians as there aren't many Satanic philosophers. 

  • Note: a member of Michael Ford's Satanic Order, a fellow moderator of mine in a Luciferian Facebook group, responded on Facebook.

You can look it up and check for yourselves. So maybe my Christian friends are right, perhaps there is an evil Satanic order with Luciferian magic and ideology and maybe that order could be involved in sex trafficking. If the rumours about them are true. 

What is a good general definition of Luciferianism?

Clearly Lucifer as a symbol is part of the answer, and by choosing Luciferianism you are declaring a philosophy, belief system or spiritual system with Lucifer as a central idea.

Lucifer comes from the Latin, the Latin Vulgate, meaning Venus - but more specifically "light-bringer" - and has historically been associated with the Christian Satan. Neither the Venus association, not the Satanic association, are relevant to all Luciferianism but I'd say that Lucifer as light-bringer is.

So here's my attempt at a general definition:

Luciferianism is a system of thought and practise centered around the idea of Lucifer the light-bringer.

Lucifer associated with Satan, Luciferianism as a branch of Satanism, is one major branch. This comes in both theistic and non-theistic flavours.

Luciferianism as an atheist, or non-religious, philosophy around being light or acknowledging the light is another. Those following Blavatsky, who had a publication called The Luciferian largely come under this branch.

Lucifer as a deity, worshipped as Venus and also known as Eosphorus (or one of many other names including the goddesses such as Ishtar and Inanna associated with the evening star) is another

An attempt at some philosophical poetry on what a "demon" is, a meditation on what it could mean. The poem evokes the popular fears of "demons" and the "demonic" emotionally, and then by name and then by legend. The stories of the demons are some of the stories of humanities greatest fears of evil projected into the void.

Psychic static,
Your worst nightmares,
Dark as all hell.
Scratching the coffin,
For centuries,
Nails growing back,
Bone cracking through flesh,
Pain never ending,
Just boring, boring, boring.

The scream and electric neon crack and flicker,
Through psychic static,
That skritch-skratch,
At the back of your brain.

Do your thoughts betray you?
Can they climb in?
Through psychic static.

That pressure in your head,
In your soul,
In your chest.

Strong feelings,
Can they climb in?

Legion, Abaddon, Aplloyon,
Hades, Lilith, Ba'al Zəbûl, Moloch,
The ancient fires burn,
Babies in bronze,
Burning, burning, burning,
Forever screaming,
Those ancient fires.

Can they climb in?
Through psychic static.

A demon, or an angel for they are the same thing just by different name, in as much as they are able to have impression or interaction with your life and your experience of life is a thing of the mind. An entity constructed of the same thing your whole life is constructed of. Psyche.

Things of the mind can be real, like depression or friendship.
Things of the mind can be shared like an emotion or an experience.
Things of the mind can be older than any individual and evolve and grow like an idea or culture.

So it's all in your mind. Everything. It's all in your mind, and in everyone else's mind too. We share them, the angels and demons. We are made of them and they are made of us.

They are aspects of the divine, as are we. They are legends and stories, they are thoughts and ideas, they are a part of history and our collective psyche.

Raw life, living dreams, they are made of the tears of the lost, they are shared consciousness, the gods and the Djinn, the archetypes alive within our life, myths and rumours, our worst thoughts and our highest aspirations.

They have guided and shaped us as we have formed and created them. We are the co-creators, the divinely mad, holy fools.

Why do you categorise angels and demons as being the same thing? A lot of people would argue strongly against that.

That's a good question. My answer is as a matter of classification from within the practise of the Christian religion, which is where the popular idea of "angels and demons" predominantly comes from. 

Although they're portrayed very differently, and spoken of very differently, according to those legends there are many "spiritual beings" created by God - the Elohim, the heavenly host. At some point one third of those "fell". The ones that fell are the "demons". This is standard Christian theology and believed and affirmed by most church streams.

According to the legends this theology is based on angels and demons were originally exactly the same thing. They were all spiritual beings, the inhabitants of the heavenly realms. Whether they're now called an angel or a demon is just a matter of what side you think they're on, not because they're any difference in nature or even perhaps appearance. 

Other belief systems, or at least religions outside the Abrahamic ones, don't feature angels and demons particularly. Instead they have different gods and goddesses, or other classes of spirits or no spirits at all. So the angels and demons within the Abrahamic spiritual systems and worldviews clearly correspond to the gods and goddesses. If you look at the names of the demons and demonesses of the Abrahamic legends they include the gods and goddesses of many other belief systems. The legends and myths are all interconnected and intertwined. 

For example Asherah the goddess is called a demon by the Hebrews and her devotees were persecuted by the prophet Elijah. 

So the difference between a goddess and a demon is what side you think its on. Who they serve, their stories and legend. All the things they're made from.

Even within Christian theology and source texts there are different types and categories of spiritual being. The Celestial Hierarchy by Dionysius the pseudo-Aeopagite is considered a "canonical" text on the topic. The powers and thrones, seraphim and cherubim, angels and archangels. 

Within that belief system and mystical framework Lucifer is usually portrayed  as an archangel alongside Michael and Gabriel. Some Luciferian mythologies have Lucifer as a fallen Seraphim.

So different types of spirits, different categories of entities is already present within the language. If we look at what we might usefully mean by the language today, searching for correspondences in topics like analytical psychology, then we may see interesting patterns of human thought and behaviour as common (or shared) benevolent and malevolent consciousness.

All of the legends should be read as poems and metaphor, and not heaven forfend as history lessons. What is of particular interest is how human thinking about themselves and the divine and human spirituality and psychology have evolved alongside how the legends have evolved as they sprang from many different wellsprings. 

Now the term daemon is even used for a computer process, ones that runs in the background without you necessarily even knowing they exist.

True name reveals true nature, this is why in mysticism the names of the gods are an invocation. To speak the true name of a god or demon, filled with longing for them, is to know that god. 

What you truly desire is what you become, you grow towards the lights you pick. To long after the gods is to take on something of their nature and character. 

Long after the divine. Hunger and thirst for it. Enflame thyself!

Make an altar from wood, on it inscribe one of the sacred symbols. The sigil of Lucifer, Leviathan's cross, a pentagram or the unicursal hexagram.

On the altar place candles and incense or essential oils. Agarwood or frankincense are ideal. 

A crystal as large and beautiful as you can afford. Quartz or amethyst or smokey quartz are perfect. 

Obtain a sacred blade, an athame.

Any other votive offerings or sacred objects or symbols, personal to you, can also go on the altar. 

On the ground before the altar trace out one of the sacred symbols, place candles on points of the symbol permitting you to be contained within it. 

Perform a banishing or some other ritual to cleanse the room. LBRP is ideal. Some use sage. 

Sit comfortably within your symbol. Rested but alert, imagine a fine thread drawing you up from the base of your spine to your crown. The lifting of the spirits. 

Perform the invocation, as an adoration to Lucifer. A pure longing, a deep desire. Deep calling out to deep.

Anyone who claims to have a shortcut is full of crap. 

I've meditated for years, I've taken sacred medicines and psychedelics, I've dedicated myself to worship and prayer for years, I've engaged in psychotherapy for years to understand myself (well two years so far with a Jungian psychotherapist who specialises in the kink and polyamarous communities).

Anyone offering a shortcut is full of shit. 

You can cut down the time it takes with ceremonial magic, a highly focused transmutation of consciousness, the alchemy of the psyche. There are those of us working on it, maybe we'll get it down to months or even weeks. No guarantees, at the moment it's the hard road or bust.

The demon or spirit represents, or psychologically actually is, the highest aspirations of an aspect of human consciousness. Lucifer is the light bearer. So invocations are to have connection to the highest aspects of consciousness.

That's why the surroundings and ritual of the invocation are important. You create an environment and atmosphere with emotional resonance to the mythological, both personally for you and echoing out into objective reality through universal symbols. That's why an altar with votive items and the use of sigils are strongly associated with invocation, along with religious practises of devotion such as meditation to build strength of character and a disciplined mind able to apprehend the divine.

But if you can find the black hoods, the cults are where the research is happening.

Trying to summon Lucifer, or any spirit? What do you have to offer, why should they listen? Think they're interested in your broke ass that can't get laid? You gotta bring something to the table. 

Souls are a dime a dozen, seven billion on this planet. You wanna offer yours you gotta make it special, put some work into it. You gotta move the spirits, give them no rest. 

William Gibson said it best, in the book Count Zero from The Sprawl Trilogy, talking about Voudon:

"Voodoo isn't like that," Beauvoir said. "It isn't concerned with notions of salvation and transcendence. What it's about is getting things done.

You follow me? In our system, there are many gods, spirits. Part of one big family, with all the virtues, all the vices. . . . Voodoo says there's God, sure, Gran Met, but he's big, too big, and too far away to worry himself if your ass is poor, or you can't get laid. . . . Voodoo's like the street. 

Some duster chops out your sister, so you don't camp out on the Yakuza's doorstep, do you? No way. You go to somebody who can get the thing done. Right?

My latest crystal, The Dragon's Egg, a Septarian nodule. Representing the release of the dragon, the freeing of the inner beast.

Enflame thyself!
Be enveloped in the black flame.

Make an altar of wood. On it one of the sacred symbols, a sacred blade, some incense or essential oils and as expensive a crystal as you can afford. Agarwood or frankincense are the best incense.

On the ground trace out the sigil of Lucifer, a pentagram, Leviathan's cross or the unicursal hexagram. A candle at each point. 

Sit comfortably within your sigil, imagine a thread drawing a straight line through your spine up to the crown, the lifting of the spirits.

You will to be Satan, to be satanic, adversary, enemy, Ahriman. Will to succeed, will to survive, will to thrive, will to overcome, will to power.

I seek the black flame
The black flame comes to me.
I seek Lucifer,
Lucifer is in me and I am in Lucifer.

The black flame rises.
Like a serpent up my spine,
The black flame rises.
The black flame consumes me,
And I am made flame.

I am holy,
I am pure,
I am sacred.

Lucifer burn in me.
I burn with the flame of Lucifer.
Light bringer, bright morning star,
Son of the morning, daughter of the evening.

A shorter summoning, in the attitude of worship which art the highest adoration:

Lucifer, highest light of the godhead,
Thee I summon and invoke,
Hail to thee Lucifer,
Brightest part of me,
Hail to thee Lucifer,
God which I am and which thou art.

I am rooted,
I am stable,
I rest on solid ground.

Deceiving spirits of the air I abjure thee,
Lucifer I conjur thee,
Deceiving spirits of the air I abjure thee,
Lucifer I conjur thee.

Demonology is the study of demons. 

Demonolatory is the worship of demons. 

There's the worship of Lucifer; a style of Luciferianism which isn't incompatible even with atheistic philosophical Satanism if we see Lucifer as the highest ideal of life and self and find that expressed mystically in various ways such as the Atman and Brahman, personal self and universal self, and the self archetype of Jungian analytical psychology. The atheist sees it all as happening within the human consciousness, within the psyche. A theist may agree, they might argue however about what the word "real" means.

Worship is a veneration and adoration and connection through love and respect and awe to a sense of the divine. A communication and transmission between the divine and the human. Worship is greatly feared. But what you love you learn from and you grow in character and nature from the lights you pick. But what you love you learn from and you grow in character and nature from the lights you pick. What you learn from changes you, this is why worship is feared. Abandoning  yourself to change. 

In picking a deity we are picking a light to grow towards, to have our nature reach out in aspiration to the qualities of life that we see in the the deity as a living wellspring to draw from. That reaching out and stretching out with the emotions and mind and senses is the worship and is the growth. I call it rational theism because it just works best if you believe in it and you can't ever know one way or the other with certainty. Choosing to believe it and searching for how it might be true within reality as you really find it is a more powerful psychological approach. An honest search for truth.

So call yourself an atheist, but the channel flows strongest when you are abandoned and have let go fully. If you must play tricks in your rational mind to tell yourself it isn't real then so be it. Who cares, meaningless, utterly meaningless. We can know the divine, or as much of the divine and the devil as the human soul can bear. Let it live in your mind, have life in your life.

What you love you learn from. What you adore you learn from. What you worship you learn fastest from and have the deepest and most beautiful connection to. If you do the worship right. That's with true living worship. It's an attitude, a lifestyle, a weapon of warfare and the fire of the gods. The living fire of human psyche infused with the fire of the gods, enflamed with the black flame. The flame that transmutes the mundane to the ineffable, the infernal and the supernal. Which we then apply through the channel of our lives into the world around us, in continuous harmony or disharmony with the magickal cacophany we all take part in and are subject to.

So an invocation, an adoration, a devotion, knowing the name of the demon, summon and invoke and evoke and speak forth the nature of the demon. True name reveals and expresses and is true nature. Speak the name of Lucifer. Speak the name of Moloch the Blind and the Baals. Speak the name of Asherah and Inanna and Astarte and Ishtar. The demons of Goetia and the names of the Djinn and the names of God. Speak them all if you know them and you are able to speak them in spirit and in truth. 

Who knows the names of the old gods, the gods of the druids never written by the druids and only by the Romans. Who knows the names of the new gods, American Gods perhaps?

Rational Theistic Luciferianism takes a rational approach to understanding and working with the spiritual entities. We understand that these entities can have psychological reality and also that our whole experience of life is comprised of psychological reality. So the question as to whether they are real or not is irrelevant, they are only as real as the rest of our life. A much more interesting question is in what ways can they be real, can we find meaning in the legends and stories of the spirits and whether they can be useful in our search for inner transmutation and playing with the synchronicity waves of life, both to understand and to influence our life in our pursuit of self knowledge and the great work. 

The spirits represent humanities greatest aspirations and our worst fears, all projected onto the void. The gnawing abyss, where our demons hide. Through the spirits we apprehend and find connection with the divine. Different spirits representing different aspects of the divine and so may be worked with to different ends. 

Lucifer the light bearer, the sacred self and self archetype is the foremost amongst demons. The Christ mind, Krishna consciousness, is the clear light and the black flame but Lucifer is the light bearer. The devil to the demiurge, Lucifer the great rebel and enemy of the slave gods. The demiurge is the psychic presence and manifestation of the evil god of Christianity and the slave religions. The brightest heart is the rebel heart.

Demons have little useful meaning by the popular imagination, we dig deeper for meaning into mythology, mysticism and analytical psychology. As elements of our shared history and collective psyche demons are of the realm of the collective unconscious and do not manifest easily on the surface without a thin veil between the numinous and the mundane or particular pathologies.

An invocation is to invoke the presence and essence of the spirit. The full spirit is the substance of the psychological essence. Psychological essence, psyche, spirit. 

To invoke a spirit requires great strength of mind and focus which is why it is a work of dedication and a labour of love. Ceremonial magick, the purest source of which I know being Thelema, is the most concentrated connection with the spiritual and a disciplined magickal practise a strong component of the strength of spine which is a life that is a suitable offering for the fire of the gods. A great rod and staff up which the Kundalini may unwind and uncoil the great creative surge. 

Meditation, particularly mindfulness of breathing as taught by the Buddha in the Sutras is another powerful way to train and discipline and tend to the mind. 

The master thinks what she wants to think and does not think what she does not want to think.

We work with the gods that call us the most. They represent and are the highest and purest aspects of consciousness. We grow towards the lights we pick, so pick your gods well. What you aspire to you are drawn to in character and are changed by. The cost of doing magick, of working with the gods, is that we are changed by it. 

In the invocation the name of the god is a spell. True name reveals true nature. The name is repeated as part of an invocation to provoke a deep longing for the spirit, a connection with it, a summoning, speaking their name. That is a transformational process. Our inner nature is made of the same nature as the gods and to be connected to it is to change them and to be changed, the mingling of the stories and the blood. 

Everyone creates their own magickal system and understanding through the ancient symbols that resonate through history and through the collective psyche and through personal symbols connecting a person to their own nature and journey. 

The occult is a framework above all things for self understanding. We are formed in relation to the world and every action is in relation to the world. We cannot affect the world without changing ourselves and we cannot understand ourselves without also understanding the world. 

As we form the intention for a spell and working with the gods associated with the spell we consider the whole process. It builds in us and we consider what the ritual will be. What sigils will be involved, which incense or essential oils we will use and which votive items to place on the altar. 

The magickal work is our life. Charted and developed through a magickal diary or some personal record of our thinking and understanding. Magickal adventures, sacred medicines, communion in the cult. All these things charge the magickal energies and bring inspiration and psychological power and force. We build up a steamhead of magickal force, pushing out ripples and waves that carry the intent of our spell and ritual out into objective reality. 

The ritual itself is the focus, the centre, but the intent spirals into the ritual and from it and is carried by and echoes in our life.

There is always a cost to magick. An equal and opposite reaction for action. Arranging that is best done as part of the magick. And get to know some demons, some gods. Learn their names, their smells, their pleasures. Build connections with the Tarot and the Qabala and astrology and angels and demons and gods and faeries and legends and myths and symbols and your own personal history.

Invoking a demon, the knowledge and conversation of the holy guardian angel if you like, is something you're building up to. It's the work of a life. The whole of a life bent to understanding, to searching, to pushing forward, to seeking, to thirsting, to acting. It's a determination. It's a passion, a magickal energy eked out of life drop by drop until the river flows.

Although Rational Theistic Luciferianism takes a rational approach to understanding the spiritual and the nature of the spirits, the connection itself is not primarily through the rational and logical part of the mind. The rationalising part of the mind that thinks it's in charge when really the emotions are making the decisions. 

The id, Leviathan that ancient enemy who dwells in the ocean, is a great power and a great force. The primal urge and surge. Our connection to the unlimited power of the collective unconscious, source. The inner wellspring, our godlike nature which is submerged under concrete, tarmac and routine. The evil gods of the slave religions and conventionality who dull our connection to the ancient creative genius we are all part of and individuate from and into. 

93% of our experience of life is in the rational, but 93% of our power is in the non-rational. Inside every person resides a great beast. Repress it and forever live in fear of yourself, or master it and rule.

The zenith of inner transmutation is the release of the beast, to unlock the innate power and creative potential of every individual. The muse, the holy guardian angel, to befriend your inner psychological demons and dance with them whilst the world burns.

We know the possible range of human experience goes far beyond the rational. We connect with the beast, the raging passion, the flame that burns, the unquenchable desire. Drink mightily, try drugs, give in to lust, explore the occult, break your fears, over share, be direct, wear your heart on your sleeve, take chances and face the truth about yourself and despise people who are worth despising. Walk with compassion and see deeply.  Talk to the homeless and give them money, make friends with the poor.

The goal of ceremonial magick and the magickal path is to be all that you can be, to find the best within yourself, to live to your potential. Individuation, self actualisation, empowerment, freedom, fulfilment. It doesn't come without a struggle. The struggle to be free is the freedom.

Experience life, find out your limits. What do you really like, what do you really want, what can you really achieve, who do you admire and who do you envy? Love and hate, be angry. Be furious. Don't be afraid of hate. Experience all of life. Speak your truth fearlessly and fuck the haters. Fall down spent and exhausted and at an end of yourself. Whatever it takes. Refuse to live half a life.

One life, one chance. We can burn with life, we can touch the fire, we can be changed by it. It's possible.

You enflame yourself in prayer the same way within the path of the black flame as any other path.

Devote your substance to it.
Give yourself fully to the flame.
Let the pursuit be an honest one.
No higher goal, no other aim.
Be consumed, be all ablaze.

You must believe that you can.
You must believe that you are worthy.
You must grip this determination with all your mind, all your heart, and all your strength.

You must know that the black flame lives.
You must know that the black flame burns.
You must know know that the clear light and the dark flame are one.
That a heart enflamed with this fire is a constant meditation on the heart of the sun.
The black flame changeth matter even unto the alchemists ultimate desire. Even unto the crushing of the heart of the atom.
So the black flame refines the heart that longs after it into the purest gold.

No heart is there that can resist it.
No mind is there that is stronger.
None can quench it.

The dark flame is the destroyer.
The dark flame burns in the day and is unseen.
The dark flame burns at night and nothing else may be seen.
The dark flame is your shadow, burning whilst you sleep.

The dark flame does not fear hate.
The dark flame does not fear malice.
The dark flame will see it through to the end.

Abbadon, Hades, Sheol.
Undifferentiated malice.
Unsuppressed rage.
They move through the heart of men.
The dark flame is unperturbed.

The dark flame contains the cries of the children.
The souls of the lost.
It knows the path to hell.
It knows the path back again.
Not a tear is lost, not a tear is wasted.

In the black flame burn your deepest desires
In the black flame is the memory of pain.
And we are the unmakers.
The co-creators.
The divinely mad.
Holy fools for love.

A heart that burns for justice.
A heart that burns for change.
A heart that burns to burn.

This is the heart that kindles the dark flame.

A prophet once said that the devil was all the things that other people disapproved of, they ascribed it all to the devil. Their devil has great powers, they have more faith in him far more than in their God if they were honest with themselves. Their God is pretty distant really, always seems to be talking to other people.

Lucifer, the world's devil, gets a lot of blame and most unfairly. Such a beautiful creature. Fire and glory, the clear light and the black flame. The supernal and infernal conflagration. A name that is legend.

The black flame is the fire of life, unseen by mundane eye. The spirits, the essence and substance of spiritual life, are made of the black flame which is the fire of the gods. 

Since humanity stole the fire of the gods our psyche, our spirits and inner nature, has the same nature as the gods. We live with their life, but as slaves. Our freedom and power and godlike nature submerged in asphalt and concrete and routine. The fear of death and the daily grind. The purposelessness and despair and joyless copulation. Imagination given over to television and unfulfillable dreams and petty disputes and glories.

So Lucifer is rebellion against the established order, rebellion against slavery. The first light to pierce the veil of night, the last of the heavens still seen by day. Night walker's companion, day walker's warning. Lucifer, bringing the light to our eyes and the fire to our hearts. The well is deep, the path is yearning and longing. Aching, wordless cries, groans too deep for words. That true desire, unquenchable, passion's wellspring. An endless longing as deep calling out to deep.

The light bringer brings clarity and truth, and the flame of pure passion which is the flame of life, of which all other passions are but a pale reflection. It is the matrix and the aether, Hadit and Nuit. This is the black flame, so enflame thyself. The black flame is not seen by the mundane eye, neither perceived nor understood. Neither desired nor received. For who would look with the light of truth and see who they really are?

Complete freedom, no pleasure or knowledge forbidden, all is innocent and incorruptible delight.  No hell but what they make. Many gods, no masters. 

Lucifer, the sacred self all holy and fire and reflecting fire, is complete actualisation and indviduation. The creative genius fully alive and connected to and part of that ancient creative genius. The serpent kundalini released, Leviathan unchained and the inner beast is free. The dragon flies.

What is there that lasts? What is there that has value? Friendship passes, life passes, culture raves and roars and passes. Maybe there is nothing of true value, we're parasites on a doomed rock. Despair will overtake those who cling on to life and they would wish that rocks had fallen on them to cover them. Storms are coming.

But there is a fire of life. There is a flame and a source. We are not doomed and hopeless, victims of fate and other people's decisions. Let the sword come. Let the fire come. Let's ride the wave, let's survive, let's thrive, let's read the signs of the times.

Hail unto thee Lucifer,
Bright morning star,
Son of the morning,
Daughter of the evening.

Hail unto thee Lucifer,
Who bid the serpent speak,
Hail unto thee dark Lord,
Passion and desire are yours.

Light the black flame,
Clear light guide my feet,
No knowledge forbidden,
No desire unmet.

Rise up in me dark Lord,
I consecrate myself to thee,
Thou who heralds the break of the day,
who greets the first light of morn.
Be wisdom to me,
Give me eyes to see,
Give ears to hear,
And hail unto thee.

The earth labours under a great curse. The curse of work, toil and troubles, in a garden of delight. We have tasted the fruit, Lucifer's children. We have seen the madness, drunk from the cup of despair and had our fill. No more. No longer shall we toil as slaves.

We are a people of royal birthright and destiny, heirs of the morning star. In the morning star all may claim freedom: man and woman alike, black and white, Jew and Arab, trans and cis, straight and queer. Every person is a star.

Separation and restriction we cast aside, constraint and restraint we throw off. Will to live, to be alive now, that is the sacred duty. Really live, burn with the sacred flame. The beguiling black flame. Many hear the call. The seductive whisper of power, divine genius, irresistible life, the fulfilment of dream and desire. Only by fire can you be tested, only through danger can you find your limits. Maybe there are no limits and maybe you crash and burn. Lucifer muse and temptress, snake and siren.

Which fire traces the shape of our greatest aspiration and our darkest fears? The fire of mythology. That pervading strands of common life have us all intertwined and captive, that fate commands our destiny and will draw you to a grey end in service of the grey gods and the bureaucrats of the heavens.

Individuate or perish. The ancient wheel turns and grinds all to dust, flesh and bone splintered and minced and the civilised sausage sizzles and then is devoured. Great gobbits, great mighty grease balls, fat and fury. The stain on the chin of Bacchus. Leviathan smirks, Abbadon yawns, whilst Lilith laughs with delight. 

The ancient symbols! The fairy tales, the nightmares that stalk in the dark, that creep in the void.

Insomnia, anxiety, neuroses, the fear, the fear, the fear. Our towns under a dark sky. Everyone is alone and afraid, all afraid. We're all going to die, we're all going to die and we're afraid to live. 

Stretch out your mind, let it roll around the aeons. Strive for cosmic significance. Wealth comes and goes and rots. And the world may burn and the economies may turn and the bombs may fall or the zealots come and kill everyone you love. Fear wasting your life. Become who you really are, work out who that is. Your true desires, your true will, the real you. Unafraid and unashamed. Cast fear and shame far from you. 

Everything changes, even the past. See yourself differently, your past differently. Get a new perspective. Learn from what is gone, all fuel for the fire.

Even the demons change and evolve and grow. Let them come, let the old gods rise, and new gods with them. Let vengeance fall for all the blood spilled. Let every tear be counted and numbered and may the remembrance be glorious and terrible. 

OCD, ADHD, anxiety, social anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, schizophrenia, autism, ME, bulimia, chronic pain, dysphoria, borderline personality disorder, bipolar, PTSD and complex PTSD, trauma, addiction. Pain. Worry. Fear. The black sky, the heavy sky. Life bleeding away. Our diagnoses, the modern diseases. Inner demons and the ghosts of the past. Our sickness. A lid hammered over the heavens by sexual violence and the fear of violence and humiliation and loneliness and poverty and oppression.

Where are the rebels. Where are those will tear off these bandages of madness. Who will stare their own insanity in its eyes and laugh and laugh and burn with the black flame. We are the descendants of the mad, we inherit our madness. Madness is all we can know. All is void, starless gaping gaps in reality. Where did we come from and who are we. It all changes, even the past and we do not know and we cannot know. 

If you're going to be mad you might as well enjoy it.

From the abodes and the towers,
I summon thee,
And thou shalt answer.

My cry is the collapse of mountains, 
The yawning of the earth,
I pursue thee with a fierce passion,
As a mother bear protecting her cubs,
Against the lean and scarred wolf.

You are not safe in the heavens,
You are not safe in the grave,
Your name I speak,
As legend you are.

We are not a people bereft,
The fire burns and we will have answer,
The ancient fire burns still,
The fire where our ancestors burned their own children,
As offering to the gods,
Against the horrors of this life.
Against the strength of the devil.

Blood that has been spilled,
Blood that is the life,
Demands an answer,
The circle of life, real life all bloody of tooth and claw.
Our hearts live and bleed with those ancient cries.

Let blood cry out to blood,
Let pain cry out to pain,
Let passion and desire cry out to passion and desire,
All depth, the horror and glory of humanity,
The created realms and the flesh,
All darkness plumbed.

We have ransacked the heavens,
We have ransacked hell,
And your name rings out.

Light bringer,
Bright morning star,
Son of the morning,
Daughter of the evening,
Lucifer, Lucifer, Lucifer.

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Short Meditations: Does God Exist, Plastic Jesus, Empathic Narcissist, Join a Cult and more


Plastic Jesus

The tame and impotent god smiles a cheery and toothless grin. This god gets on with everyone; he welcomed the merchants back into the temple and invited the Pharisees to the best seats in the synagogue. 

No righteous anger from this one, what a nice chap he is. Not like the last one, we didn't like him. Such a nasty fellow, a troublemaker who always upset people and didn't know his place. Totally different from our new Plastic Jesus, we like him. 

And doesn't he get on well with his mate Concrete Jesus from the orthodox churches. A bit severe but so unchanging and rock solid faith, such a lot to admire. Just like Christians used to be, takes you right back.

Does God Exist

Does God exist or not? There's a definitive answer but a lot of you won't like it. Here's the answer: Does God exist or not? You can never know. 

Any experience of God must be psychological and therefore, short of miracles, there can't be any objective proof. So it cannot be proven, ever. And even with a miracle you can't prove there isn't a non-miraculous explanation. So you just can't ever prove the existence of God. If God did exist, having created reality in the way it exists now, we could never prove they existed. So we'd have to stop worrying about that question.

However, the human animal has been gifted by evolution the capacity to connect with and experience what the mystics call the divine and the religious call God and the unbeliever mocks. So it's not a question of believing or not believing, it's a question of using the faculties of your mind or not.

I don't believe in the supernatural, I merely believe that the natural is more super than we give it credit for.

Empathic Narcissist

I identify as a narcissist. I'm an empathic narcissist though, the only valid kind of narcissist. I love other people but I love me too and I think about myself a lot. I think everyone does and you're allowed to, and you're allowed to have a positive opinion about yourself and stand up for yourself. In order to know yourself, to resolve your own trauma, and to understand the world which has shaped you, you have to think about yourself a lot. So it's not something anyone can ever criticise you for.

But I definitely love myself, there's no-one quite like me in my eyes.

As a narcissist I'm happiest when I'm at the centre, preferably amazing and delighting people. I don't mind serving so long as my part is noticed and acknowledged. Without that I get sad or angry. 

Unfulfilled narcissists can be selfish, bitter and manipulative. 

My theory of psychological pathology and inner healing: every pathology has a fulfilled aspect.


Whilst living in the cult as a true believer I fasted from all food for seven days. I did this once a year for a few years. I did it as a religious devotion, an exercise in discipline, and as a form of self denial to seek God.

I'd only feel hungry for the first day or two and then it was a kind of freedom and a slight edge to all of life. That first meal was always so eagerly anticipated, and because of the expectations such a disappointment. I'd fast from Tuesday dinner to Tuesday dinner. This was the cult Tuesday roast dinner, which we always had for our compulsory love feast called the agape meal where for the first few years we *always got shouted at in the second half by the senior apostolic leader of the cult with whom I lived.

Join a Cult

Bored, aimless and lacking purpose? Want to meet new and exciting people, most of whom probably aren't crazy? Join one our cults. 

We have a fine selection of cults, all of which participate in some way in The Great Work. The goal is, of course, world domination. Taking over the world by sending all the evil world leaders and the military industrial complex mad through their belief that we're doing black magic which is sending them mad.

To make a beginning of it we're practising on a particular church. One guilty of some heinous crimes over many years I would add. Apparently there are already some people having breakdowns.

The Great Work is begun!

We use the determined believers of the slave religions as insanity amplifiers. They want to believe in black magic and all manner of awful evil. The sensible ones stop believing, clearly it's bullshit and why would anyone drive themselves mad over it!? That's a nice side effect of the approach.

It turns the slave religion mindset directly against the host, as the mindset will insist the host goes mad in order to prove it is true. A sensible host abandons the mindset. Unless there are too many strong sources of insanity around them of course, then it's very hard not to believe because you can see it's true. By then it's too late.

Of course, the obvious way to convince someone you're doing black magic that is sending them mad is by doing black magic to send them mad. The cults have been busy. The black hoods of the Satanic fellowship bid you good day.


People using disliking you as a social tool for conformity, to stop you saying things they don't like. It's intellectually dishonest and morally repugnant. They'll usually say it's not what you're saying, it's the way that you say it. They don't listen to you because they don't like you. Nasty people. Social exclusion is a great evil. Love is the law, love under will. We choose to love.

Saying things you know people won't like you for, if they're true and need to be said, is a character quality worthy of admiration.


If you give in to your children's demands because you can't bear to see them unhappy you're teaching them that emotional manipulation works. If you don't care about their emotions you're cruel. 

So sometimes you have to make your children unhappy and still feel their unhappiness. Hardening your emotions to not feel it is bad for you, and means you're no longer connected to your child's emotions. Never letting them confront and learn to deal with difficult emotions produces childish and emotionally stunted adults. Balance.


The hell law of Principia Discordia:

The Hell Law says that Hell is reserved exclusively for them that believe in it. Further, the lowest Rung in Hell is reserved for them that believe in it on the supposition that they'll go there if they don't.

My hell law:

No hell but what they make.

"There's a lot of power in not reading things. Sometimes. Like messages or replies to comments. Just saying what you have to say and walking away."

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Essays on Satanism and Lucifer

Show me how you live and I'll work out what you believe


The beauty of Satanism, as a religion or philosophy, is that it defies definition and it means something unique to everyone who claims it as theirs. This is true of all religions and philosophies, but never more obvious than in Satanism.

The ones who believe in a literal Satan, the personification of evil, tend to be Christians and have a history of being the worst kinds of people. Satanism has arisen in stark contrast, and typically stands against, the slave religion from which it borrows language, symbols and traditions. Alongside all the other philosophies and traditions that Satanists take inspiration from. 

Satanists are both atheist and theistic, although the modern variants charting a beginning in Laveyism tend towards the philosophically atheist. As with all religions in the resurgent its adherents, now most prominently of the TST (The Satanic Temple) variety thanks to the huge and well deserved success of Hail Satan!, tend to think that they are the only true Satanists. Modern rational theistic Luciferians like myself tend to smile at this. There is nothing new under the sun. 

Nonetheless, a unifying strand amongst all the many flavours of Satanism seems to be a rejection of the control of conventionality and the slave religions and a determined individuality of consciousness. Jung called this individuation and the highest goal of religion and philosophy. The transmutation and the phoenix, the philosopher's stone of the ancient alchemy. 

In my personal Satanism Lucifer represents that rejection of control from the outside, by others. Lucifer is the sacred self and the self archetype to use more of Jung's language. Your individuality is sacred and holy.

My personal Satanism is utterly and irredeemably selfish. It recognises that I is an inherently selfish perspective. We all see and understand life from our own perspective, inescapably so. Not only this but our first sacred duty and responsibility is to survive, and then to thrive. You're allowed to care about yourself, to love yourself. Indeed this is the wellspring from which love for all beings springs. Put your own oxygen mask on before attempting to assist others.

You're allowed to think about yourself a lot, everyone does. You're allowed to have a good opinion of yourself. In order to know yourself, to resolve your own trauma, and to understand the world which has shaped you, you have to think about yourself a lot. So it's not something anyone can ever criticise you for. The rest of the world makes up half your life, so it deserves about half your attention. You have an absolute right to explore and find your own true will for yourself, and no-one has any right to stop you.

Further more it seems reasonable that how people treat me personally is how they treat people like me. I love people like me, so if people treat me badly there's a good chance they're an enemy of my people. By that measure I judge people substantially by how they treat me. 

People using disliking you as a social tool for conformity, to stop you saying things they don't like. It's intellectually dishonest and morally repugnant. They'll usually say it's not what you're saying, it's the way that you say it. They don't listen to you because they don't like you. Nasty people. Social exclusion is a great evil. Love is the law, love under will. We choose to love. Saying things you know people won't like you for, if they're true and need to be said, is a character quality worthy of admiration.

Being willing to be enemy, Satan, is a core tenet of my Satanism. That which art love I will trust it completely. That which art the enemy I will fight, even though I am scared I will fight. I am willing to stand up for what I believe in and be me against all opposition. 

And yet my selfishness prompts me towards generosity of spirit, for I know this is the best I can be and my selfishness would have me be the best that I can be. My selfishness sees that I can make the most of my life, and make the most difference in this life, if I am and become all that I am capable of being.

Altruism is another gift from evolution, granting a survival advantage to the group even to the detriment of the individual. Compassion is the deepest pleasure, so the wisest and most self-interested of hedonists pursues compassion with all their heart.

Hail Satan, hail you!

My Personal Satanism

My personal Satanism stands as enemy, Satan and Ahriman the spirit of destructive opposition, to the evil gods of the slave religions and conventionality who are identified with the super-ego. The id, the primal urge and surge, is represented with Leviathan that ancient enemy who dwells in the ocean. I'm a rational theistic Luciferian. Lucifer is the light-bringer, bright morning star, the sacred self and the self archetype. 

The endless, the limitless, the boundless, the infinite. Lucifer is. Guardian of the numinous and holder of the keys to the abyss. Lord of the infernal and of the supernal, dweller on the threshold.

The twin of Lucifer, the evening star, is the goddess worshipped as Asherah and Inanna and Ishtar and Astarte and Ashtoreth. Asherah who was declared a demon goddess and her priestesses persecuted by the Hebrews, along with Baal and Moloch the blind who is industry, whom according to legends the Kings of Judah sacrificed their own children at the Valley of the Children of Hinnom, also known as Gehenna and Sheol and which was cursed by the prophet Jeremiah. Baal who is Ba'al Zəbûl, first amongst Baals, Lord of the Heavenly Dwelling and a Prince of Hell called Lord of the Flies by the Hebrews as an insult.

The precepts I uphold within my Satanism are the precepts of Thelema:
Love is the law, love under will.
Do as you will shall be the whole of the law.
Along with: No hell but what they make.

And my personal moral law which I call the Aslan principle: what I do is Narnia business.

The Aslan principle works in both directions: what other people do is Narnia business too.

The culture of these precepts is Radical Inclusion.

You can bridge the rational and the irrational. Once you accept that both are merely the product of the mind there is no need to fear either. And most of our power is in the non-rational, strength resides with Leviathan.

Most people give over their imaginations to television and their minds to banality. And they see no gods or goddesses, neither demon nor angel, and they are pleased with themselves for the failure of their imagination. "What a clever person I am, so much cleverer than those who came before" they say to themselves as they close their mind's eye and change the channel.

93% of our experience is in the rational, 93% of our power resides with the non-rational. This is the 93/93 rule of my Satanism.


I'm a rational theistic Luciferian. The human animal has been gifted by evolution the capacity to connect to the divine, and we either shut that down or we live to the greatest extent using all of our mental faculties.

In my Satanism, religion and philosophy, Lucifer represents the sacred self and the self archetype, but let's look a little bit at what "Lucifer" means mythologically.

In modern Christian traditions, which have informed the popular perception and portrayal of Lucifer, Lucifer is conflated with Satan and is the personification of evil. Lucifer is a fallen archangel, a serpent and a dragon, the worship leader of the angelic host become demon and chief amongst demons. Tempter of the faithful and infernal liar.

The word itself "Lucifer" is old English, but comes from the Latin meaning "bright morning star", Venus in the morning aspect. Venus has been worshipped as a deity for all time. In her evening aspect she is the goddess, appearing even in the Christian traditions as Ishtar and Inanna and Ashtoreth and Astarte and Asherah the demon goddess whose priestesses were persecuted by the Hebrews.

Lucifer in the Latin was only loosely associated with deities by the Romans until around 400AD when it appeared in the Vulgate, the Latin translation of the Bible which was the predominant form of the Bible from around 400AD-1100AD. The word Lucifer is used for the archangel in Isaiah 14:12. The word Lucifer first appearing itself directly in the King James translation of the Bible in 1611. 

This is the rendering of the Hebrew word הֵילֵל‎ (transliteration: hêylêl; pronunciation: hay-lale) meaning "shining one", rendered in the Septuagint as heōsphoros, "bringer of dawn", the Ancient Greek name for the morning star. Modern religious doctrines of Lucifer are all based on that one verse and that's where the name comes from.

So Lucifer is Venus, the bright morning star. Son of the morning and of the evening. Worshipped in her evening aspect of the goddess. This title, bright morning star, is claimed by The Christ in the Apocalypse of John, chapter 22 and verse 16. Our dark Lord Lucifer died for our sins. As with all the gods they are worshipped under many different names. Worship and veneration of Venus, Lucifer, is older than Christianity, the Greek venerated the god Phosphorus, bright morning star, son of the morning and of the evening.

To the extent that the divine is perceived by our connection with the whole, the choice is not between philosophical atheism or theism but a practical choice between a deeper connection and understanding of life itself or not. The only theory worth a damn is the theory of the practise. A praxis.

"Films use references to other movies and aspects of culture to create meaning. In understanding mythology and sacred texts we find meaning partly through correspondences in them with other mythology and sacred texts."