Thursday, December 26, 2019

Low Magick (Candle Magick) Plus Demonolatry = Success!

Queen Paimonia (to some, King Paimon)
Queen Paimonia (to some, King Paimon)

Subtitle: The Magician With No Candles

by Amethyst Black

I want to share a post, especially written with the beginner demonolator in mind, because so many seek basic education as they initiate their occult journey. Demonolatry involves magick on all levels--high and not so high, but can also propel low magick in a big way (there's a very simple definition of high/low magick at the foot of this article). This is important, because based upon what we see around us within the magickal community, it's logical to assume that a significant number of magicians don't bother doing much magick at all. Why? Probably because of the amount of effort it is to engage, and because the impression tends to be worse than the work itself. Truly though, once we get to it, it's nothing to cast a spell or engage in a rite; with candle magick it's a true cinch. As complicated as daily life can be, it's hard to commit this to memory.

On a related note: One of the primary tasks one has in demonolatry, obviously, is to connect with whichever demon or deity or multiples of same, that they intend to work with. As most of you know, when it comes to selecting a patron deity, the choice needs to be made mindfully; though this comment is veering just a tad off topic, it cannot be stressed enough. A point of great importance is, if selecting multiple patrons to keep the circle very small, or you may look back with regrets. With multiples, when you have a pressing issue to go to your patron with, you have the extra added inconvenience of deciding who to commune with.

Once the connections are in place and a few bonding rites have been done, there is a flow of energy and power in place, that was not there before. What do I mean by bonding rites? Rites where nothing is asked of the deity or demon in question, but offerings are made and thought towards them and the honoring of them is the work. No, they do not require this, and magick can and will and always has, been done without offerings and honorings. However, the thing is, when we keep the flow of energies going and robust by inputting what we can, magickal energies are greatly enhanced. Yes, you can do magick without offerings. But pay attention to the difference of what happens with and without doing that.

After we have a few bonding rites under our belts, or perhaps instead have done a couple or few meditations to them, when we invoke or evoke them to help they are usually more than willing to assist us in propelling magickal workings. As already alluded to, often when magicians think of magick that needs doing, we think of this huge task that puts us out of our neatly scheduled, or perhaps sometimes lazy, day... the altar setup, finding quietness, the centering, the spell preparation, sigil drawing, space clearing, LBRP or Star Ruby, and so on--it can seem a lot to do. At times we find motivation to do it as needed, and other times we do not.

When we do not want to do elaborate high magick, is there any lower magick even worth the effort? I can hear the responses people offer, and they vary greatly. You over there, are saying--"low magick works, but not nearly as well as high does," and that guy over there is saying--"low magick works, but better for some than for others"; and that woman in the back row there, saying--"high magick requires too much effort and occult knowledge, so I prefer to do low magick." I am not going to argue them, but will instead ask, generally speaking now, IS low magick valuable? ... In all cases? I cannot tell you, as I have not done a controlled study. What I can say though, is, I had a chance to observe how it works lately in ONE case, and the results were remarkable... highly so. Allow me to tell the tale...

Candle magick/low magick
I had company, I had a relative over. I was with them in one room and they were being boorish, as most always is the case. It is their very nature to be that way apart from anything I do. I had a candle burning in another room, for Queen Paimonia. I had been honoring her in burning it, and after the candle had been burning for some time I asked her--if it be her will, would she please assist me in keeping a calm environment over the holiday season. Simple words were all I used in this case, and other than that, her sigil beside the candle and some incense burning.

Candles out this way, are hugely expensive. I live in a very rural area, and a candle that costs 6 or 8 bucks at Walmart, costs over twenty here. So I try not to burn candles for unnecessarily long times. After the candle had been burning significantly long after my request, I went in the room and asked Paimonia if I may extinguish the candle flame. By movement of the flame she showed no, not yet. I returned to the room the guest was in, and henceforth had the chance to observe that asking Paimonia if I may extinguish the candle, marked the end of a phase of exceptional boorishness from that individual. The timing is interesting as well, as it's been my experience that key points are chosen for phases of activity to change when working with demons, as they want to make it as clear to us as possible what's happening and at what point things changed. The individual in question standardly doesn't say sorry or rethink anything they've said to me; yet that time they did, and even said something that came across as an apology. I went back some time later and asked Paimonia again if I could/should put out the candle, and was shown yes.

There was no more of that attitude from the guest that evening. 

The moral of this tale, is simply to say that a simple candle spell, once the relationship with a deity has been founded and fed into, can work wonders. From this it's easy to see that there is no reason ever to say that we don't feel like doing a spell, because, see how simple is it to light a candle and place a sigil there and ask that a task be done? The only thing that may be problematic, is if you don't have a candle handy. A magician with no candles handy though, really needs to get his/her stuff together, IMHO. Incense is a good save; however, if you don't have incense handy either, Wow... know what I'm sayin'?

It's December 25th today and Yule thus realize that I have my hands full (pardon the pun). There's more I have to say on the topic discussed within this post, but for now we will pause, and will tack on a part two in the near future. In closure my feelings are, that if a person has a strong preference for really low magickal acts, maybe they should look at psionics/radionics, because nothing is easier than it. As well, you can actually effectively use psionics magick along with demonolatry--you can have demons advise you in how to use it more effectively, and also can have them further empower it.

In part two we will look at graduating candle magick to somewhat higher levels of the art, but not so high as to defy its simplicity.

Defining High and Low Magick: high magick is more intricate and involves more occult knowledge and ritual process, and/or connecting with demons or deities (with specific rituals to do so), and so on; thus it could best be described as ritual magick or ceremonial magick. Low magick is simple and direct work, with little to no detail. Any simple spell is considered low magick. Think about burning a candle, sigil magick, burning herbs with a message of intent, and so on. Aside from this, some magicians define high magick as that which serves one's higher purpose or higher will, and low magick as that which does not. 


Other Articles of Interest
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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Magick :: Use Discretion, Act Wisely, Stay Safe

Demon in flames

Knowing Where One's Boundaries Lie in Magick

by Amethyst Black

Off the hop, let's acknowledge that for most this particular lesson in magick will never arise... but at any rate, when approaching "the line of where one belongs in magick according to their experience," there are some serious considerations to make. As an example... for over a year I'd been answering questions posed to me by a young magician. He was an upstanding fellow, much like any regular person. You don't know him so I can tell his story with him remaining anonymous. He knew a lot but at the same time was a tad naive in magick. I mean to say, in some ways he was very knowledgeable, but in many basic ways quite green and unimaginative. So he had a fair few questions for me over the previous one year's time.

After a while he started to, urm, act strange. I wasn't sure if it was his magick, that he was then expecting me to assist him in clearing up after, or if he had come off of meds for a serious condition. Either way, his questions had changed significantly in nature. I will say that circumstantial evidence presented strongly suggesting that he'd crossed over his line of experience and or safety in magick, but also it was starting to become clear that he had a serious mental condition. Whether it was previously existing I cannot say. At multiple points during our conversations he was advised to seek professional mental health assistance. Note: if at any point I had been sure that his condition was mental health based, I'd have insisted he seek a mental health professional and left it at that.

Synchronous with the last few days of Facebook messenger conversations between he and I, within my Facebook demonolatry group there had been numerous synchronicities involving the Virgin Mary. It took me a while to realize that Mary was hinting that I send the fellow referred to, to her for help; which ultimately I did. That was the last thing I did to assist him, but for to answer a question that I will soon share. Keep in mind that I normally work with demons and deities, and typically have avoided working with Saints and other figures that are often seen as being associated with Abrahamic faiths. However, ultimately if a powerful entity comes to me I am not going to walk away... it's more that when seeking assistance from an entity, I'm not highly likely to wander in that direction. I spent a lifetime rebuking religion, and the scars run deep. Too though it must be said, that Mary did not relate to me as a religious figure... none ever could, it would not wash.

Today I re-read the very last thing the fellow said to me via Facebook messenger, and it read "if I consume something that I left by the dybbuk box, will (the food) contain energies from it?" At the time he'd asked that I responded as if he WAS NOT wanting the energies from the dybbuk box. However, upon re-reading it I quickly understood that on top of what he was suffering with till that point, which was most likely brought on by his own magickal acts, he was also planning to consume more potentially harmful magickal energy. Needless to say I blocked him. I don't have time for that. This story offers a typical outline of what happens when someone comes to me asking for help in cleaning up after getting ensnared in their magick or in alleviating a demon attack. Either they don't do the work as asked, or they compound sh*t in acting from a perspective of ignorance, or even sheer stupidity.

The person's behaviour within this story reminds me of one of the messages of the Wheel of Fortune tarot card (reversed)... take that wheel and spin it, as hard as you can... don't think where it's headed and where it will stop, don't think about who gets thrown off, knocked down, or who ends up at the top--just yank 'er a good one (through actions)...

What was he suffering with? He was experiencing overlapped timelines, a demonic attachment, and a malevolent version of himself attached to himself, that interfered with his conversations with others... and that's just part of it (yahI really don't care to discuss it any deeper); and as stated, he kept on at it. I have implied this already but it's important to restate it in closure: in hindsight it seems easier to believe that he was not "well" to begin with. However, it's nearly as easy to believe that he loosened his own screws in doing all the sh*t he was doing--what he'd told me he'd been up to, throughout our conversations, hinted at a lot of magick directed at creating alternate realities for himself... he was not wanting to live his true life, it seems, and as a result ended up living a very surreal one in its place...?

The moral of this story? be careful, use discretion and intelligence in magick, practice safety, both in beliefs and in practice. Above all though, if you feel yourself falling, by all means ask for help; but for gawdssake listen, and do the freakin' work, and wisely. (If the advice doesn't ring your bell, move on to find someone else who can help you in a way appropriate for you [don't waste your time or the magician's].)

Yet there's an alternate moral too--that sometimes as a magician helping others deal with predicaments, one needs to define where to set boundaries of how much time they will allow another to usurp. I realized (as always, in hindsight), that if I'd have been paying attention to what I needed this interaction to be (shorter, less time consuming!), I'd have approached it entirely differently.

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