Saturday, October 26, 2019

The Potential Message of Lilith as Hekate, in one Isolated Incident; by Jude

Hekate tri-form statue
A tripled formed Hekate statue. Wikimedia file; public domain
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Dear Facebook Friend;

I hope you don't mind that I took the liberty of answering your most evocative question on my blog, but I do so without revealing your name, and write with the utmost degree of sincerity and respect. You asked an open question within an FB group environment, stating that you normally commune with Lilith, but the last time Hekate came instead and you didn't quite understand why. You also pointed out that you'd read an article that shed some light, but felt that there may have been some relativity to the fact that you've been paralyzed since 2018, within her visit. Your question was not to me personally, but yet I was moved by it, hence this is my response...

Though it is not being suggested that you were previously in a state of stasis, nothing good comes to one in such a state; at best people get by when things stay the same. However, there is much to be learnt through change. Sometimes the universe shakes us up with a serving of less than well received change; some comes a bit later in life. It seems that when an aggressively life changing health situation such as you are dealing with comes later in life, the person has their past and their less challenging physical level of ability within it, to compare their current situation to. That smarts.

Consider this, if you will. Imagine your life like the holographic Nintendo type game it truly is. To reach your best level of self, your mission in this lifetime, either you win by natural instinct, or the universe steps in as a tool to jump start you to win. The universe handed you the cheat code. It's not what you'd have asked for, but still it's what happened.

Look at Aleister Crowley, his health challenge came to him relatively early, he had asthma. His solution was to master his mind and body to the extent he could. He did yoga, played chess, meditated, became a seasoned mountain climber, and so much more. He took drugs, and did not deny himself heroin--which was one of the few viable ways back then, to relieve oneself of that kind of pain on an ongoing basis. Most don't remark on the depth of pain Crowley suffered; heroin was definitely called for. Partially because of his heroin use, he became one of the greatest magicians of all time, and also perhaps partially due to it he became one of the most prolific authors of all time. At the very least he didn't let his medical heroin usage become an obstacle to him. Asthma was to him as a grain of sand to an oyster--enabling him to create a pearl, or rather, many of them.

You've asked about Hekate. Here's how I see things. I have mentioned before that I have done numerous meditations while working on my own depiction of Goetia hierarchy. Though most would not consider Hekate a Goetic, in my perception of the hierarchy she is relevant. What I can say is that in my own gnosis, at the highest levels of spirit there is not a lot of difference between one being and the next, meaning that there are not strict borders between them. One entity can easily adopt some traits from another or blend with another or become one with them. So when Lilith shifted you to Hekate, that was her showing you that at that/this point in time, she was/is Hekate. Many do not know this but darker flavoured magicians most often do--when it comes to magick and occultism, Hekate is one of the darkest goddesses. All dark goddesses are aspects of Lilith and also of each other. Lilith is an avatar of the unknowable godcluster energies, as obviously they are both male and female. They are light, dark, male female, up, down, in and out, etc, ad infinitum; my point is that as they are Lilith, they are also Eve, Samael, Adam, and so on and so forth.

Lilith, John Collier painting
John Collier Painting. Wikimedia file; public domain

The message you were expected to get from Hekate coming to you as part of Lilith, or instead of Lilith, however you see it (I'd probably tend to see Hekate's presence as being a gift of love and empowerment from Lilith, but it's your journey), is probably exactly what you got. When we seek answers and are resonating with a certain deity as we consider, they'll usually lead us to find what we seek. I read some of that article (the link you posted) and a few things jumped out. It underscores that Hekate assists women to empower themselves, to stand high amongst men within a patriarchal society, to make their own way apart from the general way, she helps find answers and helps one to illuminate themselves, she can help one to discover reason to center their emotions concerning their physical body; she is goddess of all crossroads of challenge, and perhaps above all, she is the dark goddess--like Lilith, Babalon, Kali, Ashtoreth and others... when ready She will beckon you as it's your time to cross the Abyss (the last two points are from my own gnosis rather than the article you brought up). These things should help you identify why Hekate is with you.

Learn all you can from Hekate/Lilith. Call her to you when you magick. Make offerings to fuel her and to let her know your appreciation for her. Meditate to her sometimes. In these ways you keep your connection to her vibrant and alive. In magick Hekate is amongst the shortlist of most knowledgeable deities and daemons.

In ancient Egypt she was Heqet; this illustrates that just as she is a goddess of death, she is also bringer of life. Her presence strongly suggests there will be a birth in your life... birth as in a tarot Ace type meaning... there will be an opening of energy that will be ripe to start something grand and new, and what you do with it is entirely up to you, what becomes of it is entirely up to you and the approach you take and the energy you invest into it. As well and for what it means to you, Heqet is a goddess of revival and renewal.

Hekate coming to you is a blessing. If it were me I'd be honored. As the answers you seek all take their place within your own gnosis, you'll feel the same. I get a strong feeling of necromantic magick being ideal for you... what do you think? ... Why do I ask? Because it's one of Hekate's "things" in magick. Beyond that, what is the message of Hekate's triple form? What would be the message of her/you as the maiden, the mother, and what will be her message as you become the crone? Sounds like some deep meditating. What does her moon goddess form tell you? It urges me to think of the messages of The Moon tarot card... one being, when life leaves one bewildered, to sink into the depths of the subconscious to find answers; meanwhile simply strive to be water, conform to your environment like water to a cup and in that way, accept. I also can't help but draw a correlation with Lucifer in her being relative to Yesod, but no elaboration will be provided, as this article would become too long.

No one's suggesting it's an easy journey; but it's as much about the journey as the goal, which one never reaches--it's the Fool's journey; once we get to Kether, we turn around and come back. We can't find the reasons for everything, this is a part of what is ineffable; the ineffable is not a god, or is it? Yet we are that god too.

But one message of ineffability is--not to limit oneself through applying words of self description.
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Darkest Blessings to you, and thanks for letting me have the floor. 

Jude
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In publishing this piece, my intent was to illustrate how to break the components of experiences such as this person's, down into more easily analyzed bites; and also to provide an example of how to grasp messages relative to the visit of a deity or daemon.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Why Are Magicians Often Poor? What Can Be Done to Create Change?

Why are magicians poor?

Subtitled: The Magus with No Money


by Jude

Why it is that many magicians are poor, or at least, not wealthy? This could be an erroneous judgment call, because as a rule people don't announce their financial statuses on social media. But based upon what we do see, this appears to have a basis in reality.


Why Do They Have Financial Issues?


As my own theory goes, initially people are drawn to magick to overcome obstacles in their life. Hence people who become magicians, as one potential obstacle, are likely to be facing financial issues. How it works, is that as a result of the energy they expend they either prosper or fail to prosper. What comes to them is directly in response to what they put out, the same as it works for everyone. They have an energy frequency that is achieved through their thought and action. Some claim that it cannot be their own actions causing their hardship, as they've tried every resolution and nothing's improved. Yet we do create our own reality. When people end up in that maze of financial or any misfortune, it's difficult to find a way out.


How Can They Create Improvement?


It's safe to say that most people have analyzed their plight with great care. However, in doing that there is some tendency to neglect external influences. Yes, there are those who place blame entirely externally, but that's another matter.

So here's what to do... keep in mind I suggest this for everyone, including myself. To be frank, I have Lyme disease which leaves me tired. When I do my magickal work I am less tired and am more likely to attend to things magickal and otherwise. But sometimes I simply don't feel like it, and this is the nature of being human. Hence I speak to you as a co-journeyer, certainly not a guru (laughs).

And with that said, here are the things I'd suggest we keep an eye on in order to extricate ourselves from difficulty, especially financial:

1) Examine your views on money, this including any thoughts that are poverty related, such as chronically complaining about the cost of things, or buying items only when they're on sale even if you need them before that. Or passing up the chance to visit someone because it costs gas, or to take a gift to a dinner host to keep another few bucks in your pocket. Or have you ever caught yourself complaining, "that's for rich people," or some other relative thing to suggest that you are not rich, or that rich people are not good people?

2) Pay attention to who is in your innermost circle. Are they negative or positive thinkers? Do they tend to see the bright side or the downside of things? Maybe you yourself don't have poor money-related thoughts, or have over come them; but does one or more of those around you, have a poverty mentality? Block out all their stuff with shielding. As you block though, allow an otherwise free energy flow.

Lose those who energetically hinder you, from your inner circle. If you cannot easily walk away from them repel them by magick. And if you are in a circumstance where it's not easy for you to distance yourself from someone with a poverty mentality, consider calling on the Goetic demon Dantalion to change their mind. Many of you viewing this at least dabble in baneful magick. There will be some however, who feel that what I just suggested interferes with free will, which is by definition black magick, and may feel that "black magick is this or that"; but the truth is, black magick is what you make it. You can make your journey through life and magick easy or hard, and it begins with your mind, so control it. Keep your thoughts positive and focused when you do any magick where you feel there may be a potential for fallout, and never let that concern stop you from extricating yourself from a situation. Sometimes there are few other ways to move out of a current mire. Anything worth having has a price. Working out has a cost--pain. Its payoff is worth it. Going to the grocery store costs--money, time, gas, inconvenience, etc. But you get to eat. Getting married has a cost... you get my point. Black magick is no different.


Aura Healing, Space Clearing, Cord Cutting, etc.


3) If you've undergone trauma or psychic attack, your aura may need healing in order to pull things back together. LBRP at least three times a day for as long as needed, and in that way your aura will be enabled to heal itself. You are vulnerable without your aura intact, so this is a biggie.

4) To deal with ancestral issues, use cord cutting. This will allow you to distance yourself from your ancestor's energies, thoughts, actions and mistakes.

5) Do energy clearing; Cleanse yourself, your home, your office, everywhere. Magickal baths work wonders for personal energy cleansing; bells, singing bowls, and smudges (especially ethically sourced palo santo), are great for space clearing. Energy clearing needs to be done on an ongoing basis; more so as one begins a phase of it. Other solid alternatives for energy clearing include burning dragons blood resin incense, or frankincense and myrrh. For periods of especially heavy energy, consider adding a pinch of asafoetida to your incense. It stinks, I won't lie, but it removes everything you don't want from within your space and personal energy field.

6) Block out any baneful magick or psychic interference entirely. Create a ward, also mentally reject banefulness--tell yourself that it doesn't exist in your universe. If you can't wrap your mind around that, do the work. LBRP regularly, use a hex breaking spell, create a ward; do whatever you feel you need to do.

7) Pay attention to what you do to encourage money to come your way. The less you do, the less money will come your way, it virtually goes without saying. People inherently know this, so if  you aren't doing all you can to draw money to you, then it may be time to consider if you are either depressed, or somehow energetically challenged. There could be something within your environment energetically stunting you; it could be anything. Random examples would be: the ley of the land under your home, or electricity towers or lines interfering. If energetically challenged you can fix that with LBRPing and spellwork. Keep in mind though, that there may be someone near you who is energetically stifling you, and this can happen whether they know they are doing it or whether they don't. If this seems to be the case, remove them from your environment; if you can't, make sure to energetically protect yourself. If you're depressed, seek professional help.


Use Affirmations, or Sigils?


8) Affirmations: to consistently repeat positive affirmations may cause confusion. Your subconscious knows the truth. With you announcing you are rich while your subconscious mind has been trained to perceive lack, it's only logical that turmoil will ensue. You can work to reprogram your brain by strategically placing sigils designed for the purpose, within your environment. If you like you can ask Dantalion to help you with subconscious reprogramming. Dantalion's greatest expertise lies in changing thoughts and perceptions, and includes other mind related work. 


Draw Money: Use Rituals, Sigils, or Have a Deity or Daemon Assist


9) Do some money drawing magick. Call on Clauneck, Bune, Lakshmi, Ploutos, Plouton, Hathor, Venus, Satan, Jupiter; or Mercury/Hermes (Mercury or Hermes, esp. for those in business). Heck, call on them all at once; if nothing else it will be a heck of a party.  NOT. Just kidding. Focus is key; no need to get carried away.

10) Keep charged, money drawing sigils around you.

Other necessary work that could and should be done, is to meditate this issue, either to the universe or to your patron deity; needed answers will come. Don't expect your deities or demons to do all of the work for you. They can help considerably, but if you don't create change of your own, you aren't likely to experience long term success. And periodically do a spot check. Where does the focus of your attention lie, on problems or solutions? On the hell and or blockages you face, or on creating more beauty for yourself?

That's enough to think about for a while, so ciao for now.

Jude

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