Monday, October 20, 2008

Goetic Enn Pronunciation Guide

Just like my Demonic Enn Pronunciation Guide, the square brackets contain the phonetically spelling of how I pronounce the Enns.

I've not heard these Enns spoken aloud by anyone so I went with what I think they should sould like. This guide will be kept updated as I find better pronunciations.

*Goetic Enns were compiled by Valerie Corban and are used here with her permission *

Bael –
Ayer Secore On Ca Ba'al
[Ah-yer she-core on ka Bah-al]

Agares –
Rean ganen ayar da Agares
[Ree-an gah-nen a-ya da Ah-gay-res]

Vassago –
Keyan vefa jedan tasa Vassago
[Keh-yan veh-fa yay-den Vass-ah-go]

Samigina (also Gamigin) –
Esta ta et tasa Gamigin
[Es-tah tah et tah-sa Gam-eh-geh-in]

Marbas –
Renich tasa uberace biasa icar Marbas
[Ren-ich tah-sa ubur-ak-a buy-ass-a ick-r Mar-bas]

Valefor –
Keyman vefa tasa Valefor
[Key-man veh-fa tah-sa Val-ef-r]

Amon –
Avage Secore Amon ninan
[Ah-vah-jay she-core Ah-mun neh-nah-en]

Barbatos –
Eveta fubin Barbatos
[Ev-ee-tah fu-bin Bar-bah-tos]

Paimon –
Linan tasa jedan Paimon
[Lin-an tah-sa yay-den Pay-eh-mon]

Buer –
Erato on ca Buer anon
[Eh-rat-oh on ka Bu-er ah-non]

Gusion –
Secore vesa anet Gusion
[Seh-core veh-sa ah-net Goo-ci-on

Sitri –
Lirach Alora vefa Sitri
{lir-atch all-o-rah veh-fa Sit-ree]

Beleth –
Lirach tasa vefa wehl Beleth
[Lir-atch tah-sa veh-fa Bel-eth]

Leraje (also Leraikha) –
Caymen vefa Leraje
[Kay-men veh-fa Ler-ah-jay]

Eligos –
Jedan on ca Eligos inan
[Yay-den on ka Ee-lig-os eh-nan]

Zepar –
Lyan Ramec catya Zepar
[Lie-an rah-mek kat-yah Zeh-par]

Botis –
Jedan hoesta noc ra Botis
[Yay-den hoe-stah nok ra Boat-is]

Bathin –
Dyen Pretore on ca Bathin
[Deh-yen pree-tor on ka Bath-in]

Sallos (also Saleos) –
Serena Alora Sallos Aken
[Sir-ee-nah all-o-rah Sah-el-os ack-en]

Purson –
Ana jecore on ca Purson
[Ah-na ya-core on ka Pur-son]

Marax (also Narax) –
Kaymen Vefa Marax
[Kay-men veh-fa Mar-ex]

Ipos –
Desa an Ipos Ayer
[Dey-sa an Ip-os ah-yer]

Aim –
Ayer avage secore Aim
[Ah-yer ah-vah-jay seh-core A-im]

Naberius –
Eyan tasa volocur Naberius
[Eh-yan tah-sa vol-o-cur Nah-ber-us]

Glasya-Labolas –
Elan tepar secore on ca Glasya-Lobolas
[E-lan the-par seh-core on ka Glass-ya-Lobo-las]

Bune (also Bime) –
Wehl melan avage Bune Tasa
[Weh-el meh-lan ah-vah-jay Bue-en tah-sa]

Ronove –
Kaymen vefa Ronove
[Kay-men veh-fa Row-no-vee]

Berith –
Hoath redar ganabal Berith
[Hoe-ath re-dar gah-nah-bell Ber-ith]

Astaroth –
Tasa Alora Foren Astaroth
[Tah-sa All-o-rah four-en Ass-tar-oth]

Forneus –
Senan okat ena Forneus ayer
[Sen-an oh-kat eh-na Four-nee-us ah-yer]

Foras –
Kaymen vefa Foras
[Kay-men veh-fa Four-as]

Asmoday –
Ayer avage Aloren Asmoday aken
[Ah-yer ah-vah-jay As-mo-day ack-en]

Gaap –
Deyan Anay Tasa Gaap
[Dey-ahn ah-nay tah-sa Gah-ap]

Furfur –
Ganen menach tasa Furfur
[Gah-nen men-ack tah-sa Four-four]

Marchosias –
Es na ayer Marchosias Secore
[Es na ah-yer Mar-chi-os-ee-as seh-core]

Stolas (also Stolos) –
Stolos Ramec viasa on ca
[Stow-los rah-mek vie-ass-a on ka]

Phenex (also Pheynix) –
Ef enay Phenex ayer
[Ef eh-nay Fen-ex ah-yer]

Halphas –
Erato Halphas on ca secore
[Eh-rat-oh Hal-fas on ka seh-core]

Lirach tasa Malphas ayer
[Lir-atch tah-sa Mal-fas ah-yer]

Raum –
Furca na alle laris Raum
[Fur-ka na ah-lee lah-ris Rah-oom]

Focalor –
En Jedan on ca Focalor
[En Yey-dan on ka Fo-kah-lor]

Vepar –
On ca Vepar Ag Na
[On ka Veh-par ag na]

Sabnock –
Tasa Sabnock on ca Lirach
[Tah-sa Sab-nok on ka lir-atch]

Shax –
Ayer Avage Shax aken
[Ah-yer ah-vah-jay Sha-ex ack-en]

Vine –
Eyesta nas Vine ca laris
[I-es-tah nah-es Vie-en ka lah-ris]

Bifrons –
Avage secore Bifrons remie tasa
[Ah-vah-jay seh-core Bif-rons ray-me tah-sa]

Uvall (also Vual or Voval) –
As ana nany on ca Uvall
[Ass an-ah nah-nee on ka Uh-val]

Haagenti –
Haaventi on ca Lirach
[Hah-ven-tee on ka lir-atch]

Crocell –
Jedan tasa Crocell on ca
[Yey-dan tah-sa Kro-kell on ka]

Furcas –
Secore on ca Furcas remie
[Seh-core on ka Fur-kas ray-me]

Balam –
Lirach tasa vefa wehl Balam
[Lir-atch tah-sa veh-fa weh-el Bah-lam]

Alloces –
Typan efna Alloces met tasa
[Tye-pan ef-nah Al-oh-sees meh-t tah-sa]

Camio (also Caim) –
Tasa on ca Caim renich
[Tah-sa on ka Kay-em ren-ich]

Murmur (also Murmus)-
Vefa mena Murmur ayer
[Veh-fa men-ah Mer-mer ah-yer]

Orobas –
Jedan tasa hoet naca Orobas
[Yey-dan tah-sa hoe-t nah-ka Oh-ro-bas

Gremory (also Gemory or Gamori) –
An tasa shi Gremory on ca
[An tah-sa she Gra-more-ee on ka]

Ose (also Voso or Oso) –
Ayer serpente Ose
[Ah-yer ser-pent-eh Oh-see]

Amy (also Avnas) –
Tu Fubin Amy secore
[Too fu-bin Aim-ee seh-core]

Oriax (also Orias) –
Lirach mena Orias Anay na
[Lir-atch men-ah Or-ee-ass ah-nay na]

Vapula (also Naphula) –
Renich secore Vapula typan
[Ren-ich seh-core Vap-uh-lah tye-pan]

Zagan –
Anay on ca secore Zagan tasa
[Ah-nay on ka seh-core Zah-gan tah-sa]

Volac (also Valak, Valac, or Valu)–
Avage Secore on ca Volac
[Ah-vah-jay seh-core on ka Vol-ak]

Andras –
Entey ama Andras anay
[En-tee ah-ma And-ras ah-nay]

Haures (also Flauros, Haurus, or Havres) –
Ganic tasa fubin Flauros
[Gahn-ich tah-sa fu-bin Fla-ree-os]

Andrealphus –
Mena Andrealphus tasa ramec ayer
[Men-ah And-reel-fus tah-sa rah-mek ah-yer]

Cimejes (also Cimeies or Kimaris) –
Ayer avage secore Cimejes
[Ah-yer ah-vah-jay seh-core Ki-meh-jes]

Amdusias (also Amdukias)–
Denyen valocur avage secore Amdusias
[Den-yen val-o-cur ah-vah-jay seh-core Am-dus-eh-ass]

Belial –
Lirach Tasa Vefa Wehl Belial
[Lir-atch tah-sa veh-fa weh-el Bee-lee-el]

Decarabia –
Hoesta noc ra Decarabia secore
[Hoe-strah nok rah Dee-kara-bee-ah seh-core]

Seere (also Sear or Seir) –
Jeden et Renich Seere tu tasa
[Yey-den et ren-ich See-er too tah-sa]

Dantalion –
Avage ayer Dantalion on ca
[Ah-vah-jay ah-yer Dan-tah-lee-on on ka]

Andromalius –
Tasa fubin Andromalius on ca
[Tah-sa fu-bin And-ro-mal-ee-us on ka]

Monday, September 29, 2008

Color your own Tarot, Part 1

Over at the OFS-Demonolatry forum, someone posted a link to an page that had color your own tarot deck on it. That got a few people thinking and a community craft project of coloring, or creating, your own tarot deck was started where everyone could participate and show off what they were doing. I'm going to show off what I've been working on here as well.

Yesterday, I printed off a version of the Vacchetta Tarot deck on 110lb. white card stock. I also printed a design I found on the reverse sides. You can find the Vacchetta deck here:

Now I just have to raid my wifes art supplies to get some coloring pencils! Here is what I have done so far:


I'm planning on picking a few primary colors for each of the suits and then go into more details for the major arcania.

I trimmed the cards tight to the lines but now I'm thinking I should have left a border. Not only would this look better but it would also allow me to round the corners with a corner punch. I might have to re-think what I've done so far or maybe just treat my current deck as a prototype.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Belial Amulet

I'm working through an exercise where everyday I'm meditating on a different Demon to see which one resonates with me the most. I started Thursday with Belial and had a very strong experience that inspired me.

On Friday, I spent the day making up an oleum to Belial, as well as starting on a shrine and making an amulet. I went with polymer clay for the materials for the amulet and so made a shopping trip to the craft store to buy some supplies.

I have to say that the polymer clay aisle was very intimidating to the uninitiated but after about 20 minutes of staring, that which included 5 minutes of running after my youngest child, I settled on a product. I bought 2 different colors of 'Sculpey III', Chocolate and Leaf Green. I also bought a copper metallic ink pen, some hemp cord, a gloss and a brush for the gloss.

This was my first time working with polymer clay and I had a lot of fun. I broke off about a quarter of the chocolate color and a quarter of the green and started to mold them into a disk. When I got what I wanted, I took a blunt pencil and indented the sigil of Belial on it. I fired it per the instructions on the packet of clay, then filled in the indentation with the metallic ink pen. I then brushed on the gloss, got really unhappy with the results and started again.

This is my second attempt:


I didn't put on any gloss this time.

I'm happy!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Making an Oleum, Version 1

I've already made up a base earlier and so I wanted to finish it off an make an actual oleum. Due to the up coming holiday I wanted to make oleum of Leviathan so I gathered the ingredients, tools and that made up base.


The dry materials consisted of sea salt and calamus root. I grounded the calamus but didn't bother grinding the salt - it is salt, I don't think I could get it finer.


I added everything to the double boiler and boiled it for about 15 minutes:


I then strained it through a fine mess strainer:


The mix in the strainer still looked like it had a lot of oil still in it so I put it into a clean, dry rag:


and squeezed it:


then I strained it some more:


I then added tincture of benzoin to the oleum to add to its shelf life:


Next was bottling time:


And the finished product:


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Making an oleum base

I tried my hand at making some oleum for the up coming Second Rite of Leviathan. I thought it best to first make the base and then later make the specific oleum for Leviathan. I figure I won't make a lot of the oleum of Leviathan which will leave me enough base to make different oleums later.

I went with Base #1 from The Complete Book of Demonolatry since I could easily gather all the materials that I would need.

First I gathered my tools; a double boiler, since I would be heating up oil on the stove top; two 2 cup measuring jugs; a fine mess strainer; a mortar and pestle and a suribachi; some 2 dram bottles and some mason jars.


Next I gathered all the herbs I needed.


Since I was using some root I thought that it would be best to grind it up in the suribachi. It was tough work and I didn't powderize all of it, but I thought it was enough.


For the rest of the ingredience I just mashed them in the mortar. I don't think it was really necessary since they were pretty ground up to begin with.


I added them all together in a cup and mixed them up before adding them to the double boiler.


I then added a half cup of Grapeseed Oil. I went with Grapeseed since I've read it is a better oil to use, but I'm sure olive oil will work fine.


This is what it looked like when I got the herbs and the oil mixed:


I boiled it for about 15 minutes before straining the oil into a clean cup:


I didn't get a lot of oil from this so I put the strained herbs back into the double boiler and added more oil, and boiled the mixture again. I did this about 3 times in total. I have about 1 cup of once strained oleum base when I was done.

I wanted to strain it some more since there was some sediment sitting at the bottom of the cup.


I strained it a few more times, cleaning the strainer each time and then finished by straining it through cheesecloth.


When I was done, I was pretty happy with the end product. It doesn't smell oily at all but more like the herbs that I used to make it. This picture makes it look greenish but it has a more reddish tint to it.


I'll make the herb mixture for the oleums that I want and add the base to it, then boil it. I'll let you know how that goes!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Tincture of Benzoin

Tincture of Benzoin is used to prolong the shelf life of oleums and so is an important product to have on hand. Usually 4 drops per 2 Dram bottle or 2 teaspoons per cup is enough.

I wanted to try my hand at making it for myself and so followed the directions that I found in The Complete Book of Demonolatry:

1 part Benzoin
3 parts alcohol

Now all I could find was Benzoin Gum:


Since the baggie contained 1/2 oz I figured I'd just add the baggie and 1 1/2 oz of Vodka in a mason jar.


I don't think that was the best idea since this is what it looked like:


I thought that maybe if I has added the alcohol first and then the benzoin I'd get better results. So, I went to Shaddow Domain, the local occult store, and bought some more. When I got home with it I decided to see how much volume was in the baggie of benzoin. It turned out that I only added the same amount of Vodka and not 3 times like I should have. I fixed this, then added more Vodka and benzoin to the jar and this is what it looked like:


Dismayed with this I thought that maybe I would get a better product if I blended it. So I did and then strained it before putting it back into the jar.


A far better product! It did however make shit of my blender that took me forever to clean. The benzoin gum powder makes very gummy gum when mixed with anything liquid.

Anyway, next time I think I will just buy the tincture of benzoin already made up

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Demonic Enn Pronunciation Guide

Since I wrote the Enn pronunciations for the Nine Divinities I wanted to create one for the Dukante Hierarchy, so here it is. The pronunciations, found spelled out phonetically in the square brackets, are completely my own. I've heard the Enns of the Elementals spoken on the ABYSS CD so I used what I heard those pronunciations.

I've not heard the rest of the Enns spoken by anyone so I went with what I think they should sound like. I'll keep this guide organic and update it when I find better pronunciations.

*Dukante Hierarchy listing used with permission from S. T. Dukante*

Family 1

Satan –
Tasa reme laris Satan - Ave Satanis
[Tah-sa ray-me lah-ris Satan - Ah-vay Sey-tan-is]

Unsere –
Unsere tasa lirach on ca ayar
[Un-zer tah-sa lir-atch on ka a-yar]

Satanchia –
Furca na alle laris Satanchia
[Fur-ka na ah-lee lah-ris Seyt-n-chi-ah]

Agaliarept –
On ca Agaliarept agna
[On ka Ag-a-lee-a-rep-t ag-nah]

Lucifage –
Eyen tasa valocur Lucifuge Rofocale
[Eh-yen tah-sa val-o-cur Loo-sif-uge Row-fo-kal]

Flereous –
Ganic Tasa Fubin Flereous
[Gahn-ich tah-sa fu-bin Flare-e-us]

Lucifer –
Renich Tasa Uberaca Biasa Icar Lucifer
[Ren-ich tah-sa ubur-ak-a buy-ass-a ick-r Loo-sif-er]

Beelzebuth –
Adey vocar avage Beelzebuth
[A-day vo-kar ah-vah-jay Bee-L-zee-buth]

Belphegore –
Lyan Ramec Catya Ganen Belphegore
[Lie-an Rah-mek Kat-yah Gah-nen Bel-fah-gor]

Mesphito –
Mesphito ramec viasa on ca
[Mess-fee-toe rah-mek vie-ass-a on ka]

Delepitore -
Deyen pretore ramec Delepitore on ca
[Deh-yen pree-tor rah-mek Del-ep-eh-tor on ka]

Belial –
Lirach Tasa Vefa Wehlc Belial
[Lir-atch tah-sa veh-fa weh-lik Bee-lee-L]

Family 2

Luithian –
Deyan anay tasa Luithian
[Dey-ahn ah-nay tah-sa Loo-thi-en]

Leviathan –
Jaden Tasa Hoet Naca Leviathan
[Yay-den tah-sa hoe-t nah-ka Li-via-thon]

Sonnelion –
Ayer Serpente Sonnillion
[Ah-yer Ser-pent-eh Sun-ill-eye-on]

Family 3

Abbadon –
Es na ayer Abbadon avage
[Es na ah-yer Ab-ah-don ah-vah-jay]

Ammon –
Avage Secore Ammon ninan
[Ah-vah-jay Seh-core Ah-mun neh-nah-en]

Mammon –
Tasa Mammon on ca lirach
[Tah-sa Mah-mun on ka lir-atch]

Family 4

Rosier –
Serena Alora Rosier Aken
[Sir-ee-nah All-o-rah Row-zee-er Ack-en]

Astarte –
Serena Alora Astarte Aken
[Sir-ee-nah All-o-rah Ass-tar-teh Ack-en]

Ashtaroth –
Tasa Alora foren Ashtaroth
[Tah-sa All-o-rah four-en Ash-tar-oth]

Astarot –
Serena Alora Astartot Aken
[Sir-ee-nah All-o-rah Ass-tar-ot Ack-en]

Amducious –
Denyen valocur avage secore Amducious
[Den-yen val-o-cur a-vah-jay seh-core Am-duce-e-us]

Asmodeus –
Ayer avage Aloren Asmodeus aken
[Ah-yer ah-vah-jay All-or-en Ass-mode-ee-us ack-en]

Family 5

Eurynomous –
Ayar Secore on ca Eurynomous
[A-yar se-core on ka U-re-no-mus]

Balberith –
Avage Secore on ca Baalberith
[Ah-vah-jay Se-core on ka Baa-el-bear-ith]

Babeal –
Alan Secore on ca Babeal
[Ah-lan Seh-core on ka Ba-bee-al]

Family 6

Verrine –
Elan Typan Verrine
[E-lan tye-pan Veh-rin]

Verrier –
Elit Rayesta Verrier
[Eh-lit Ray-es-tah Veh-ree-er]

Ronwe –
Kaymen Vefa Ronwe
[Kay-men Veh-fa Ron-weh]

Family 7

Svengali –
Desa on Svengali ayer
[Dey-sa on Sfen-gah-lee ah-yer]

Tezrian –
Ezyr ramec ganen Tezrian
[Ez-yer rah-mek gah-nen Tez-ree-en]

Family 8

Asafoetida –
Asana nanay on ca Asafoetida
[Ass-an-ah nah-nay on ka Ass-ah-foe-tee-dah]

Rashoon –
Taran Rashoon nanay
[Tah-rah-en Rah-shoo-en nah-nay]

Taroon –
Taroon an ca nanay
[Tah-roo-en an ka nah-nay]

Family 9

Berith –
Hoath redar ganabal Berith
[Hoe-ath re-dar gah-nah-bell Bear-ith]

Agares –
Rean ganen ayar da Agares
[Ree-an gah-nen a-yar da Ag-ah-res]

Abigor –
Aylan Abigor tasa uan on ca
[Aye-lan Ab-eh-gor tah-sa uh-an on ka]

Lillith –
Renich viasa avage Lillith lirach
[Ren-ich vie-ass-a ah-vah-jay Lill-ith lir-atch]

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Nature of Demons

Over at the OFS Demonolatry forum I was discussing the nature of Demons and so I thought I'd drag what I said over here and expand it. Keep in mind that the following is my opinion, and as such is organic. It will most likely evolve as I learn more.

In the beginning there was nothing and then it exploded. It exploded because it became conscious and aware, and it wanted to be something. So when it exploded the nothing became something, that something being matter and energy. This is called the Big Bang.

The first consciousness did not vanish when the universe formed but just fragmented. The fragments are as separate from each other as threads are in a tapestry but they all make up the whole, which is Satan. Everything makes up the universe and the universe makes up Satan but not all of Satan since He existed before the universe and so is more than the universe.

Over time some of the matter became life and some of that life became sentient, both here and elsewhere in the universe. Just as some of the matter became life and sentient, so did some of the energy but this did not take a lot of time and happened not long after the Big Bang occurred. This sentient energy are many and are called Demons.

The Demons noticed us and made themselves known to us. We are like them except we are matter and they are energy. As matter we are taking a lot longer to advance than they ever have. They see us as younger siblings and treat us as such. If we ask for help and are gracious of the help given then they will continue to give it. If we demand help and are not gracious then they will respond negatively or not at all.

Saying we are matter is not entirely true. We are matter but we are also energy. Our bodies convert matter to energy and our minds are part energy and can manipulate energy. We transform more energy than we need and release a lot of energy aimlessly. Demons enjoy our energy and so like receiving it. They don't need it but it is 'nice' to them. When we work with Demons, we send them energy and this pleases them.

And that is my simpified belief of the nature of Demons.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Review: ABYSS: Daemonolatry Hymns for Ritual and Meditation

ABYSS is a CD produced Abyss and Reckless Recluse that I found though the good people who brought us The Complete Book of Demonolatry, DB Publishing. Just reading on the inside sleeve that the lyrics come from S. T. Dukante-Mallory, the daughter of Richard Dukante, and M.D. Delaney, a generational Demonolator and the author of Sanctus Quattuordecim. The vocals were provided by S. Connolly, the author of the above mentioned Complete Book of Demonolatry.

They are 12 tracks on the disc and it is only 13 minutes long but it finally allowed me to hear some hymns and some Enns in a voice other than my own! Oh, all the lyrics can be found in The Complete Book of Demonolatry

Positive: For something made in a home studio, I was impressed with the quality of the sound as well as most of the music and the vocal works. I liked how most of the hymns have a version with music and without music. I say most because 'Ave Rege Leviathan' is a choir piece and so has no music accompanying it. I totally loved the fact that there is a track with the elemantal Enns on it, finally I get to hear what they sound like (I will be updating my pronunciation guide soon)

Neutral: I didn't like the backing music to track 6 for Meleus De Quo Maga, the drum beat was too loud compared to the vocals for my taste.

Negative: A track list wasn't included so I had to make one up myself. Here it is for those who want it:

Track 1: Rite to Lucifer with music
Track 2: Rite to Lucifer without music
Track 3: Meditation with music
Track 4: Meditation without music
Track 5: Ave Rege Leviathan
Track 6: Meleus De Quo Mage with music
Track 7: Meleus De Quo Mage without musci
Track 8: Liturgy of Love with music
Track 9: Liturgy of Love without music
Track 10: Earth Meditations with music
Track 11: Earth Meditations without music
Track 12: Elemental Enns (Belial, Lucifer, Flereous, Leviathan, Satan)

Overall, I love this CD! I hope to hear more from Abyss in the future.

I rate it: 9.0/10

Herb Suppliers

I recently bought some herbs so I can start making my own oleums. I had to buy everything that I needed from two different online vendors and I noticed a huge difference in the quality and the experience and so I thought I'd share.

I bought the lions share of what I needed at Mountain Rose Herbs and I would have bought everything but they didn't stock it. Their site is easily navigatable and even allows you to save your shopping basket so you can come back later to order. The herbs were well packaged in sealable bags and well marked with what the herb was and how it was cultivated, whether it was wild harversted or organic. After reading the literature that was sent with my order I'm really impressed with the lengths that Mountain Rose Herbs go to to make sure that they are supplying high quality products. I admit I didn't give it much thought beforehand, but now I'm far more conscious to getting herbs that aren't ladened with chemicals.

Along with the herbs I ordered, I also bought some same amber bottles, a mortar and pestle and a suribachi. For those who don't know what a suribachi is, it is similar to a mortar and pestle but the mortar is grooved and the pestle is made of wood.

I was surprised at the high quality of the tools given how much I paid for them.

For the herbs that I couldn't find on Mountain Rose Herbs, I turned to the Penn Herb Co. to find what I needed. While their site isn't the best and their prices were a little high (in my opinion), they did have a huge selection. The herbs I bought were decent quality, they just weren't to the level as Mountain Rose. In fairness, I'm sure I would have been more than happy with them if I didn't receive my order from Mountain Rose first.

Another difference I noticed is that with the cheapest shipping option, Mountain Rose offered tracking on the shipment while Penn Herb did not. Not a huge problem, but I do like checking on my packages.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Book Review: The Art of Creative Magick

Yet another title from author S. Connolly, this one directed towards all magical paths and not just Demonolatry. It can be still used by Demonolators, in case you were wondering. In a nutshell this book is a book of permission, permission to do magic as you want to do magic and not being constrained to other methodologies. On to the review:

Positive: This book reads really easy and I found myself devouring it very quickly. It is divided into sections: 'Symbolic Aspects', 'Spiritual & Belief Aspects' and 'Purposeful Aspects'. The first section covers your ritual space, decorating it, rituals tools and creating talisman, amulets and sigils. The next section covers beliefs in magic, creating a person pantheon and invoking your god(s), with the last section covering rituals and spells.

As said before, this book really empowers its reader to do what feels right for them and create their own form of magic.

Neutral: There is no 'Contents' page and I only noticed that when I was writing this review.

Negative: I don't see this as negative, but I can see how some would: Creative Magick encourages people to practice magic in a way that works best for them. I'm sure some practitioners would see this as bad,

Over all, this is a small book that is big on advice.

I rate it: 8.0/10

Ok, Vacation over...

I took a week off from posting to concentrate on getting everything ready to go fro 2 up coming promotions at work. I got what I need done for now, so I'm back!

I have a lot of things to post about, so lets get this show on the road...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Book Review: Sanctus Quattuordecim

Sanctus Quattuordecim, as you linguaphiles out there know, means (the) Sacred Fourteen. It is a book about sigils and as you can imagine, it has 14 of them contained within. These sigils have been supposedly passed on to the author's great-great-great-grandfather though ascension and are now being shared with us who have bought the book. On to the review:

Positive: 14 sigils might not seem like a lot but these sigils are pretty comprehensive in their scopes and help with everything from concentration and learning to purification and cleansing to separation and revenge. Along with each sigil is a list of correspondences from what Demons, plants, planets, colors, hour, day, numbers, stone, element, and metal are associated with each one.

Not just throwing out the sigils, the author also explains how they can be used. He mentions how to join or trine sigils, not just the ones discussed in the book. To finish it all off, he talks about 14 rituals that can be used with any of the 14 sigils.

Neutral: I'm not too incredibly happy with how the sigils are drawn in the book. They do show the sigils but they are kind of pixalated from being drawn what looks like freehand in MS Paint. In saying that, I probably couldn't have done better!

Negative: Nothing struck me negatively with this title. It was short but it was cheap so that didn't bother me.

Over all, the material in this book is designed to be used by people who already know the basics of Demonic Magic. You can learn all you will need to know about demonic magic in The Complete Book of Demonolatry and The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic.

I rate it: 8.5/10

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Projects to blog about

I thought I would have had some of the projects I've been working on completed by today, but sadly I don't. Life has been cruel to my spare time, and frankly, season 2 of Heroes came out on DVD not to long ago and I've been watching that. So, instead of showing you the end result of what I've been working on, I thought I'd just tell you what I've been working on. Maybe it will get you excited to see the end results.

I've been reading through The Magician's Companion for the last 2 weeks or so and I'm almost done, so once I am, I'll be posting my thoughts and a review. Goetic Demonolatry, Sanctus Quattuordecim, and The Art of Creative Magick arrived from lulu yesterday so I'll be reading them very soon. I've already given them a brief once over and I know I'll have great things to say about 2 of them and not so great things to say about the other. I won't say which one just yet.

I've been planning to buy a few books on Hermetics and use the money I get from selling my plasma to pay for them. With the purchase of a pickup last week, that plan is going to be limited while I divert some of my book money into my truck payment. So, I guess that means I'll just start re-reading some older books of mine and refresh my memory enough to review them instead.

Since reading the Al-Jilwah for the first time last week, I've been doing some research into it and so I'm planning on posting my thoughts on Yazidi's Book of Revelations. There is a lot already out there in web-land but I just don't feel right not adding my two cents!

Now that I have a pickup, the huge overhaul of my garage has begun and the cleaning of some space is now immanent. I'll be able to start experimenting with, and making, oleums. My candle making supplies have resurfaced which I'm viewing as an auspicious sign for my want to make my own ritual supplies. I've been keeping an eye open for other bits and pieces to serve as my ritual tools. The coming of the 2nd Rite to Leviathan is spurring me into overdrive. I hope to be ready for it. Of course I'll have a lot of say as I get prepared and I'll be sure to share it here.

I have a pray ritual that I've been tossing around in my head concerning The Nine Demonic Divinities, I've been working through a fully comprehensive pronunciation guide for Demonic Enns, and I've been comparing Demonic correspondences with other cultures/religions/pantheons and I've been coming up with some interesting conclusions and ideas.

I have plenty on my plate to keep me blogging, I just need to get some of it finished and finalized first!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Demonic Enns Pronunciation - Nine Divinities

I've been trying to learn to pronounce the Demonic Enns and I'm not sure if I'm sounding them right. I thought I'd write out how I'm saying them as phonetically as possible to share with everyone. Please leave a comment saying if you say them differently, or the same for that matter, maybe between us all we can get a more accurate pronunciation. Maybe it might grow into a guide.

It really is difficult to learn how to say them correctly when you are just reading them out of a book or off of a screen. Anyway, here are the Enns to the Nine Demonic Divinities with my phonetic pronunciation in the square brackets

EDIT: I've heard some of the Enns been spoken and so I'm updating my pronunciations

Satan -
Tasa reme laris Satan - Ave Satanis
[Tah-sa ray-me lah-ris Seyt-n - Ah-vay Sey-tan-is]

Lucifer -
Renich Tasa Uberaca Biasa Icar Lucifer
[Ren-ich tah-sa ubur-ak-a buy-ass-a ick-r Loo-sif-er]

Flereous -
Ganic Tasa Fubin Flereous
[Gahn-ich tah-sa fu-bin Flare-e-us]

Leviathan -
Jaden Tasa Hoet Naca Leviathan
[Yay-den tah-sa hoe-t nah-ka Li-via-thon]

Belial -
Lirach Tasa Vefa Wehlc Belial
[Lir-atch tah-sa veh-fa weh-lik Bee-lee-L]

Verrine -
Elan Typan Verrine
[E-lan tye-pan Veh-rin]

Amducious -
Denyen valocur avage secore Amducious
[Den-yen val-o-cur a-vah-jay se-core Am-duce-e-us]

Unsere -
Unsere tasa lirach on ca ayar
[Un-zer tah-sa lir-atch on ka a-yar]

Eurynomous -
Ayar Secore on ca Eurynomous
[A-yar se-core on ka U-re-no-mus]

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Freedom of Definition

Who gets to define your religious beliefs?

Do you?

Does anyone else?

I'd answer those questions as: Me. Yes. No. I can't imagine many people not doing the same. Everyone has the freedom to practice and believe in whatever religion they choose as well as to define what it is they practice and believe in.

This is all stemming from reading other peoples writings where I see them defining the beliefs of other people. I've seen Muslims define the beliefs of Christians, and Christians define the beliefs of Pagans, and Pagans define the beliefs of Satanists, and Satanists define the beliefs of other Satanists, and so on ad nauseam.

It is wrong, and if you do it then you should stop it. I've been racking my brain to remember if I ever defined another persons religion and I can't seem to recall anything, however, I'm sure I have. I apologize.

Don't get me wrong, just because I believe that you should not define other people beliefs doesn't mean that I think you shouldn't, from time to time, take their own definition of their beliefs and bash them over their heads with it. This is not my attempt to get people to play nice, it is my attempt to get people to stop being stupid. That is what this is all about, to stop people from lying about each other to try to win an argument or make a point. If you truly wish to argue a point or vilify someone else's beliefs then just use what they have already said, or use whatever 'book' they subscribe to, just don't make shit up.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Book Review: Ater Votum

I've seen the book before online as a pdf and liked what was in it enough to buy a physical copy (there is something to be said to having something in your hands instead of on the screen). It says right on the cover that it is 'a daemonolatry pray book' but I found out that is was a little bit more

Positive: Twenty three prayers, one page of blessings, eighty four proverbs and the Al-Jilwah with commentary - all packed in within the covers of this book. It is a tiny little thing, the Ater Votum, but it took me some time to read it. Nearly everything gave me pause as I stopped to think about it.

I was really impressed with the Proverbs, which are supposed to be have found carved on Egyptian temples. These gave more the most pause as their meanings slowly soaked in.

This was my first time reading the Al-Jilwah, but it is far from my first time hearing about it. I'll save getting into for a later post, but I do have to say that is did provoke a thought or two. The commentary from S. Connolly gave greater dept to the text in my opinion.

Neutral: A few of the prayers didn't ring for me, but I doubt all the prayers will ring for all the people

Negative: I'm really pushed to find anything negative about this book. I guess at a stretch I could say that it was too short!

Overall, I've found a book that I'm going to find myself going back to, not for information, but more for inspiration. I like that in a book!

I rate it: 8.5/10

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Book Review: Demonolatry Rites

This is a short little book that arrived today in the mail from Demonolatry Rites is, as you can guess, a book that contains rites, or rituals, from demonolatry. It is collected and edited from the lovely S. Connolly who you might recognize as the author of The Complete Book of Demonolatry. On to the review:

Positive: For such a short book it packs a punch and doesn't waste time getting to it. A two page introduction is all that is that is standing between the reader and twenty rites. I think that is worth repeating: twenty rites!

This book reveals a lot of information from many Demonolators private collections, everything from rites to the elemental Demons, creating talismans, curses, ridding yourself of previously held religious dogma to rituals to help you find love, protect your car and find lost items.

My favorite is called 'Pillars of the Sisters' and is a seven day rite to seven Demonesses. It is beautifully imaged and beautifully written.

Oh, and the book includes two Appendices that has some of the information held in other books that is great to have on hand in this one.

Neutral: There is a rite called 'To Learn Magick' that was just a tease. All the information to perform the rite is there but it was very short.

Negative: Nothing really except for my own petty want for more!

Overall, Demonolatry Rites is a great book that holds greater knowledge. I'm rating it in context: it is a book of demonolatry rites only, not something to for someone who knows nothing about demonolatry at all.

I rate it 9.0

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Demonolatry 101

From the Greek words ‘daimon’, meaning ‘tutelary deity or lesser god’, and ‘latreia’, meaning ‘service or worship’ comes the modern word of Demonolatry, meaning worship of demons. Followers of Demonolatry are known as, if male, Demonolators, and, if female, Demonolatresses.

While their maybe a minority of Demonolators who worship demons under the transposed meaning of demons as evil entities and creatures of hell, most Demonolaters reject that meaning. This article will be focused on those Modern Demonolators, the majority, who worship demons as the ancient Greek word, and later Latinized version, meant: ‘lesser god, guiding spirit, tutelary deity’ that are ‘replete with knowledge’.

Modern Demonolatry is a polytheistic religion that worships many demons as part of a pantheon, along with associated mythology and rituals. It is not a universally codified religion where all Demonolators worship the same pantheon and follow the same beliefs, but rather a personal religion where each person or group chooses what pantheon to believe in as well as beliefs to follow. As such, there are those whose beliefs can be called soft polytheistic by believing that the demons are facets that are part of the whole; as well as those who can be called hard polytheists that believe that the demons are complete and separate entities.


The Demons worshipped by Demonolators are many times are the actual gods of the pre-Christian civilizations. They are viewed as complex entities of greater or lesser status within the pantheons. They each have their own individual skills, specialization’s and spheres of control, along with their own needs, desires and histories. Since they are ‘guiding spirits’ that are ‘replete with knowledge’, Demonolators view the demons as teachers and mentors and form relationships with individual demons as such.

There is a natural balance in Demonolatry for demons are binary opposite in nature. For every demon of destruction and fire, there is a demon of creation and water; but not all demons can be classified as extremes for there are demons that fall between, in the gray areas between black and white.


Of the many ‘codified’ pantheons followed by Demonolators, two of them are more widespread than others. The Richard Dukante Hierarchy, and the Goetic Hierarchy.

In 1963 Richard Dukanke released his Hierarchy, which consists of nine families of demons. He compiled it from the grimoires of Demonolator families and it is one of the few hierarchies in existence that included female demons. Dukante was still working on his hierarchy until his death so it still remains uncompleted.

The Goetic Hierarchy comes from the ‘Ars Goetia’ also known as ‘The Goetia’, the first section of ‘The Lesser Keys of Solomon, a 17th century text that is claimed to have been written by King Solomon. The Goetia names seventy-two demons and assigns them ranks and titles of nobility.

Many Demonolators follow a pantheon of their choosing that contain demons from a variety of sources, but regardless of what pantheon followed, most Demonolators also choose a Patron or Matron Demon which they worship above all others.


Since Demonolatry is not a universally codified religion, there is no ‘set’ practices that Demonolators adhere to. However, they’re two types of practices that exist: religious and magical.

Religious Demonolatry primarily deals with the adherence and observation of certain religious holidays spread across the calendar year. These are celebrations of certain aspects of life, such birth and death. Prayers for self-empowerment are also practiced religiously.

Magical Demonolatry is not something that is practiced by all Demonolators, however all Demonolators practice religious demonolatry. Those who do practice magic do so in a manner that is believed is more respectful to the demons and as such demons are never evoked, or called forth against their will, but rather invoked, or invited to be present during a magical ritual.

Demonolatry Families

They are some Demonolators who claim to follow generational demonolatry, which they first learned about from a parent or older family member and that many more in their family are also following. These demonolatry families claim to reach upwards of five hundred years into the past, with traditions being past on through many generations and though many personal journals or grimoires.

Holidays Observed

The holidays and rites observed by Demonolators vary from one Demonolator to another as the following of hierarchies vary from one Demonolator to another. However they are many Demonolators who observe the spring and fall equinoxes, and the summer and winter solstices by celebrating a rite to whatever demon they find appropriate. A celebration of a Demonolators Matron or Patron demon is also practiced.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Ouija Board

My wife and I have used the Ouija board in the past and have always had 'fun' experiences with it. We don't put to much thought into and definitely don't obsess about it. Personally, I don't know how it works. I'm open to the idea that the board actually is a medium through which you can talk to the other side. I also don't rule out the idea that the planchette is moved by subconscious thoughts. Within a ritual space I believe that it is its most useful, but that is a post for later.

What really gets me though are the people who believe that the Ouija is dangerous, that there is a slew of demons just waiting for someone to pop open a Parker Brothers board so they can jump all over them and cause evil things to occur. These people acknowledge that these so called demons have some type of higher power to be able to possess them or haunt them. This, to me, is a very pretentious view point. Why would a higher being even notice you if you were not actively seeking them? And how do they benefit from this possession or haunting?

I think all the problems people claim to have experienced with the Ouija comes down to this: they are mentally deranged. Maybe this is caused by a deep guilt imparted on them by their religion or maybe it is a desire to be a victim. Whatever it is, I find it pathetically amusing! It is a self-fulfilling prophecy: If you think bad things will happen to you if you use the Ouija, they will; and not by anything supernatural.

The Ouija is a like a telephone: most of the time when you use it you are just dialling random numbers. The person on the end is as likely to cause you harm as if you did it in real life. If you use the Ouija in a ritual space or meditation, you are just calling someone specific.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Beginning Blogging: Advice

I've learned a few things about blogging, stuff I wished I knew before I began. I thought I'd write some of it down and share it with you.

1. Find a home for your blog

There are many different blog hosts out there, each with their own special features that other hosts don't have. No host is better than any other so it ultimately comes down to preference on which one you choose to use. Here are the three well known blog hosts: Blogger/Blogspot, LiveJournal, Wordpress.

2. Decide what your blog is about

While it might be easier said than done, the best thing to blog about is something that you are interested in and want to blog about; BUT it should also be something that you won't burn out blogging about. If the subject is too narrow and specific, chanced are you won't have a whole lot to say after a few months worth of posts. You'll have said it all. On the flip side, your blog shouldn't be so broadly categorized that it can only be summed up as a blog about everything. Choose a definable subject. If you fancy blogging about more than one subject, then don’t be scared to create more than one blog. It is ok to have more than one interest that you want to post about. It is just easier to partition them into different blogs.

3. Post something

Now that you have your blog and know what it is about, it is time to get down to busy and start posting. Hopefully you will have picked a subject that you know well enough and your mind is full of ideas of what to talk about. Great! Start posting.

If you find yourself drawing a blank, don’t worry you can overcome it. If you don’t know what to post for your very first post then why not just post a little about yourself. Who are you? Why are you blogging? What do you hope to achieve with your blog? Just let it all come out.

Ok, what if you’ve already been posting for a while and are now drawing a blank? Again, don’t worry. Read back over your old posts for some ideas. Maybe you could expand on something you’ve said earlier. See what other people are saying about the subject that you want to write about, maybe you can say something different or expand on it more. Do a news search about your subject. An idea will come.

4. Update Often

If you ever hope that people will become regular readers of your blog then you will have to become a regular poster to the very blog you hope they will read. You need to update often. A good target to shoot for it at least one post everyday. Not only do this create more content on your blog, it also helps to keep your blog relevant, attract more readers, and makes your blog feature higher on searches.

If you find that you are brimming with ideas for more and more posts and can’t wait to write them, the go ahead and write them. You don’t have to post them today, you can save them for a later day when you might not have any time to post or find yourself experiencing a writers block. You mother might have told you that it was good to save you money, well I’m tell you that it is good to save your posts too.

5. Find some friends

I’ll bet dollars to donuts that you are not the only person blogging about a specific subject (unless that subject is you). By finding others that are blogging about the same thing you are, linking to them and asking for the favor returned, you are creating and also become part of a larger blogging web. It makes it easier for readers of one blog to find another blog and maybe become a reader of that one too. By being part of a community of like-minded bloggers, you can gain ideas from each other, share readers and maybe even build deeper and more meaningful content.

6. Find some readers

This is what it is all about. I don’t know any blogger who writes just for themselves, it is all for the reader. If you have followed the above steps and created some content worth reading, then the reader will start finding you. Of course you can make it a lot easier for them!
Search for blog listings and submit your blog to them. Technorati is a great resource. Look on other blogs and see if they have any tags for blog listings you didn’t know about. Follow the link and submit there too.

Learn about ‘Search Engine Optimization’.

Comment on other blogs, especially if you can link back to something relevant on your blog. Word of warning though: When commenting on other blogs, remember that quality is better than quantity. Don’t over do it and become a ‘one line’ spammer.

7. Ping, Tag and Label

Since you are now on a few blog lists, you will need to remember to ping them to make them aware that you have new content. While most blog lists do track new content automatically, with such a large quantity of blogs to track, it will be awhile before they get to you.

Learn about Technorati’s tags. It makes it easier for people to find you when they are searching for the subject that you are posting about.

Label your posts. This helps organize you blog so that your readers can search through what you’ve written before. If you’ve been adding one post everyday, you’ll have 365 after one year. Help your reader out and make it easy for them to navigate though your content.

8. Write your pillars

Pillars are the articles that you write that hold up your blog. They are the big, juicy and informative posts that have impact. Pillars are timeless beauties that are tutorials or educational posts that are of use to your reader. Typically they are of a length greater than 700 words, if not longer.

The purpose of ‘pillars’ is to draw in more readers with some of your best work. When I say they are ‘timeless beauties’, I mean that they will be just as relevant a few years from now as they are today.

They also give you something more to advertise. Instead of just pimping your blog, you can also start pimping your pillars in places where they would be more appropriate.

9. Sticky your popular posts

Now that you’ve gotten a few pillars wrote, it is would be a good idea to ‘sticky’ them on your sidebar. While you are at it, why don’t you sticky your most favorite and your most popular posts are well. Don’t know what blogs are most popular? They are probably the ones with the most comments, or if you are tracking your blogs stats, then they are the ones that are the most viewed. This is all about creating an easy to navigate blog and making sure that your best work doesn’t get lost in the shuffle.

10. Track your stats

By tracking your stats, you can learn a lot of information about your reader that can help you out. You can see where they are coming from, what they are looking at and how long they are staying. Many stat trackers will allow you to see what word searches people are finding you with.
Doing a search on ‘blog stats’ will find you a few free stat trackers. Most will tell you how to load their tracker on your blog and how to make everything work.

There you have it, start blogging, have fun!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Jason King on youtube

It has just be recently that I discovered actual 'channels' on youtube, and not long after that I found Jason King. This guy really knows his stuff and has uploaded a lot of videos talking about Satanism in some form or another. Ninety six as I'm writing this. He calls himself a 'postmodern satanist', and right on his channels front page is; 'Yes, I accept the existence of Satan' so, to me, he is a theistic Satanist. I think he accepts that label on one of his videos.

I've not got through and seen all of his videos but I have seen about ten of them. They have all struck me as well thought out and intelligent. You can tell, and I don't think it is much of a secret, that he is reading off a screen as he is making the video. With the black light in the background, sometimes in the foreground, and the fact that he is just a floating talking head, the videos aren't the best videos on youtube. However, they are so packed with information that really is thought provoking that if the production of his videos bother you, then you really need to overcome it.

Enough preamble, here is the link:

Friday, August 22, 2008

Just an update

I have had a busy few days that kept me from posting yesterday. Today isn't shaping up to be any less hectic.

Yesterday I went and donated some plasma then turned around and spent the $20 I got on 'Demonolatry Rites' and 'Ater Votum' from lulu. Hopefully I will get them next week. When I do I'll make sure to get them reviewed.

I've been working on a pronunciation guide for some Demonic Enns that can be found at, I need to get permission first to post them in the Hierarchy Order which I'm working on getting.

I'll leave you with this: Adrianna from OFS youtube channel

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

All about me

I don't know if I've mentioned this, but I usually post on this blog while at work. On Wednesdays I don't work alone and to be frank, I burned myself out writing the previous two posts. Today I thought I'd take it easy and fill out one of these 'get to know me better' things you can find everywhere on myspace. Plus, it gives you a chance to get to know me (like you care!)

Name: Jeremy

Age: 26

Birthplace: Cork, Ireland

Birthday: December 31st

Current Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho

School: St. Oliver's Primary School, St. Brendan's Collage, Tralee Tuition Center

Eye Color: Blue

Hair Color: Brown

Right or Left Handed: Right handed

Shoe Size: 12 UK, 13 American

Skin Type: Fail

Single? Nope, married the last 5 years

Pepsi or Coke: Neither, I don't drink soda.

McDonald's or Burger King?: Arby's

How many pairs of shoes do you own? 5... I think.

Do you smoke? Nope, unless I was set on fire.

Have you ever stolen from a friend? Nope

Do you do drugs? I do ibuprofen

Do you drink? Yes, water.

Do you shower daily? Yeah, what type of questions are these?

Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate

Do you want to get married? I already am

Do you want to have kids? More? No, three is enough

Future Job: I like my current job and will probably stay for a long time

Favorite Sport: Combat sports, mainly medieval combat

Do you get sea sick? Sometimes

Do you believe in yourself? Absolutely

Do you think your attractive? I'm not that bad

Do you like thunderstorms? Sure, unless my power goes out when I don't want it to.

Do you sing? To myself and very badly

Do you play an instrument? Does guitar hero count?

Are you a health freak? Not really, but I do like keeping in shape

Are you scared of the dark? No

Do you get along with your parents? Most of the time

Siblings? I got a sister

Pets? 2 dogs

Number of Tattoos: 1

Number of piercings: 4

Number of Cd's I own: CD?! I have over 5k songs downloaded

Style: Casual

Fruit or Vegetable: I like them both

Short or Long Hair: I have short hair now, I used to have long hair and I probably would grow it back if I could

Best Friend: Corny as it may sound, but my wife Andi is my best friend

Coolest Friend: Scott is probably the coolest

Prettiest Friend: Andi!

Weirdest Friend: I don't know anyone weirder than myself, but Pink comes closest

What would you like to get pierced? My tongue, but I can't due to work regulations

Have you ever stolen from a store? I don't think so

Have you ever been kicked out of a store? No, and strangely I wouldn't be proud of it either.

Have you ever cheated on your boyfriend? I'm straight and never have had a boyfriend, but I've never cheated

Have you ever turned down a dare? Yeah and I'm sure everyone has. "I dare you to kill yourself"...

Have you ever kissed a boy on the lips? Yeah

Own a stuffed animal? I bought stuffed animals, but I don't think I own any

What grade are you in? Ok, that is telling of who this questionnaire is designed for

Number of past things your regret: I try not to regret anything. Everything I have done has made me the person that I am today. I like who I am today.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Demonolatry Vs. Demonology

Demonolatry and Demonology are often misunderstood and mistakenly confused by those who don’t know the difference. Hopefully, this article can correct that. While one deals with the study of demons, the other deals with their worship. Before we delve into the meanings and differences of the two words, lets take a deeper look at their root – Demon.


In many religions, popular folklore and mythology, demons are seen as supernatural entities that are often thought of as evil and malevolent. In the Abrahamic faiths, demons are fallen angels of their god that reside in hell.

From the Ancient Greek word of ‘daimon’, which meant ‘lesser god, guiding spirit, tutelary deity’, came the Latanized spelling ‘daemon’ (plural – daemones) which were seen as ‘supernatural beings between mortals and gods’ that could be both lesser deities and ‘ghosts of fallen heroes’. These daemones (‘replete with knowledge’, ‘divine power’, ‘fate’, or ‘god’) were not necessarily evil but rather intermediates between the ‘divine and mortal’.

The Christian’s ‘New Testament’, being originally written in Greek, caused the usage of the word ‘daimon’ to be applied to the Judeo-Christian idea of evil spirits and their gods enemies that were cast out of heaven and into the abyss. By the 4th century, with the establishment of Christianity, the transposition of the word, from the ancient Greek meaning to the modern meaning we know to today, was complete.


Demonology is the study and classification of demons and/or the belief about demons. It is a branch of theology that deals with the ‘supernatural entities that are not gods’. It does not just deal with the malevolent entities that the word demon has come to mean but rather both malevolent and benevolent entities.

Often times referred to with negatively, demonology was not always seen as evil or sinful as the modern terms connotation would have one believe. Greek philosophers, ancient Babylonians, Zoroastrian mystic and many early Christian writers wrote about the subject.

Demonologists have made many attempts to classify demons into certain categories based on the nature of the demon, the sin with which it is believed they tempt morals, the month which their powers maybe strongest, the office or ranking which they hold, and many other characteristics.

In 1589, Peter Binsfeld classified the demons according to the one of the ‘seven deadly sins’ which he believed they corresponded to:

Lucifer: pride
Mammon: greed
Asmodeus: lust
Leviathan: envy
Beelzebub: gluttony
Satan/Amon: wrath
Belphegor: sloth

During the 16th century is was believed by Demonologist that each demon has more strength to accomplish certain tasks during the month that they corresponded to:

Belial in January
Leviathan in February
Satan in March
Belphegor in April
Lucifer in May
Berith in June
Beelzebub in July
Astaroth in August
Thammuz in September
Baal in October
Asmodai in November
Moloch in December


Demonolatry (pronounced by the author as demon-All-O-tree) is the worship of demons and is seen as a religion by those who follow it. Demonolators do not accept the modern transposition of the word ‘demon’ to mean evil and malignant spirits but rather the older Greek and Latin meaning of ‘replete with wisdom’ and ‘tutelary deity’.

Modern Demonolatry is a polytheistic religion that worships demons as part of a pantheon. As a polytheistic religion, there are those whose beliefs can be called soft polytheistic by believing that the demons are facets that are part of the whole; there is also those who can be called hard polytheists that believe that the demons are complete and separate entities.

What demons make up the pantheon is completely up to the individual Demonolator or Demonolatry group, but there are many common ones in usage. Those demons found the Lesser Key of Solomon are often times followed as well as those laid out in the hierarchy of Richard Dukante. Many Demonolaters dedicate themselves to the worship of one demon over all others while still worshipping those others but just not to the same extent as their primary demon.

Rites, those both religious and meditative, are practiced as part of the worship of demons which also includes days that are holy to certain demons. Magic is also an important aspect within Demonolatry, however every Demonolator does not practice it. Those who do practice it do so in a manner that is believed is more respectful to the demons and as such demons are never evoked, or called forth against their will, but rather invoked, or invited to be present during a magical ritual.


While many today see demons as evil spirits and fallen angels, it was not always the case. The ancients saw them for what they were – divine entities that were replete with knowledge. There are people today who also see them as such, those people who worship them are called Demonolators and practice Demonolatry. Those who just study them, either as the modern ‘evil spirits’ or even the ancient ‘lesser deity’ are Demonologist and practice Demonology. Congratulations, you now know the difference!

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Theistic Satanism 101

Theistic Satanism is not an easy thing to define since it means different things to different people and different groups, but lets give it a try:

Theistic Satanism, also called Traditional or Spiritual Satanism, is the belief that Satan is a god, deity, or higher power, and is worthy of worship and respect. It differs from atheistic Satanism, also known as symbolic or modern Satanism, such as that followed by Anton LaVey’s Church of Satan, which believes that Satan is a symbol of a mans true nature to satisfy his desires and urges, and not an actual entity.

There are many different viewpoints and many different groups that can claim the title of Theistic Satanism but none of them have exclusive use of that title. Regardless of this, many use their own definition and their own meaning and so can cause confusion amongst people who only know of that one kind of theistic satanism. Since it is possible to have views and beliefs so divergent and still remain within the definition, given about, of theistic satanism, this confusion is understandable. Hopefully this article can bring some enlightenment.

Reverse Christianity

One of the first to come to mind and most ‘infamous’ type of theistic satanism is "Reverse Christianity", sometimes known as devil worship. It is the belief in the Christian concept of Satan that is described in their bible. While the title is used pejoratively by some Satanists, those who label themselves as such usually assume it with pride. It is the belief that Satan is warring against the Abrahamic god and His victory is desirable. They see Satan as a champion for the freedom of humanity, but not necessarily a god but rather a fallen angel who is rebelling against the Creator. This form of theistic satanism is probably the form that most people who do not know much about Satanism think about when they think about Satanism, as well as what some Satanists think about when they think about theistic satanism.

Pantheistic/Panentheistic Satanism

Pantheistic Satanists believe that Satan is the sum of the universe, the force permeating nature and is deserving of their reverence and worship. Satan is seen as the ‘dark force of nature’ and the personification of the cosmic principle. They also believe that since Satan is ‘The All’ and since we are part of the all, then we too are part divine. Closely related to Pantheistic Satanists are Panentheistic Satanists (notice the ‘en’ between ‘pan’ and ‘theistic’) who believe that the whole of the universe makes up part of Satan but Satan is not the whole of the universe but rather more than the universe.

Polytheistic Satanism

Polytheistic Satanists worship Satan as a god but not as their only god. He is one of many in a pantheon that can be as unique as the individual believing in it. Some polytheistic satanists may not even worship Satan as the primary god in their pantheon. The polytheists overlap greatly with pantheists/panentheists as seeing the universe as part/whole of the gods. Polytheistic Satanism can also be subdivided as soft polytheists or hard polytheists. Soft Polytheists see the gods as facets of the whole, each god a part, or personality, of the whole. Hard Polytheists see the gods as separate entities from each other, distinct beings in their own right.

Theistic Satanists as a whole tend to agree that Satan wants a more equal relationship with His followers. One of a mentor/student than like that of the Abrahamic gods relationship with its followers; which is seen as one of control and repression. As such, self-development is important to theistic satanists who see it as Satan’s will for us to exercise individuality and freedom of thought.

Theistic Satanism, united in a belief of Satan, do not all adhere to the same system of morality. It is believed that Satan does not dictate rules and behaviors for His followers other than that of person responsibility, everything else is for the individual to decide for themselves. Without personal responsibility, no one can lay claim to their victories or failures and can’t be rewarded or punished accordingly and so will not grow as Satan wills it.

Like any believe system, theistic satanism is complex and is diverse as its followers so this is by no means a complete definition of theistic satanism, but hopefully it can serve as a basis for understanding for those who need it. As an often-misunderstood path, it behooves all who call themselves Satanists to be educated on the subject and to educate others who are not enlightened on what exactly theistic satanism entails.

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Complete Book of Demonolatry

The Complete Book of Demonolatry marks my first order from, and I have to that I am satisfied with their service. I've mentioned elsewhere that lulu is a print of demand (POD)publisher so I was expecting a delay in getting the book since it had to be printed first. I ordered it on a Thursday night and it arrived a week later on Friday morning which made me quite happy. Anyway, onto the review:

Positive: The title of this book did not lie, this really is the complete book of demonolatry. It doesn't take it for granted that the reader knows anything about demonolatry so it starts from the beginning with a definition of demons and demonolatry, walks you through the history and then plunges right into the good stuff (not saying that the definitions and history isn't any good!) - the meat and potatoes of demon worship. The practicality of the book was quite amazing; an example - the book has a ritual where it has the practitioner sprinkle sand at the cardinal points and mentions that if you have carpet in your ritual chamber that it would be best just to sprinkle the sand into a bowl set at those points. I love it when the author of magical tomes live in the real world!

Neutral: The book delves a bit into Hermetics. While the author mentions that Hermetics is important in demonolatry, it still left me a little perplexed. I didn't quite get it but it wasn't too put out since the book directed me towards some good resources to learn more.

Negative: I don't have the book in front of me as I write this review so I can't give specifics, but I'm pretty sure I spotted one typo somewhere near the end of the book. If you are like me and are not bothered by one typo then just forget about this section.

Overall, this title was a great read packed with more information that I thought possible.

I rate it 9.5/10

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Religious Freedom

I thought I'd mention religious freedom today since it crossed my mind when I was talking to Magistra_Y over here. Too often I see or hear of people of a Left-Hand Path leaning attach and ridicule others of the same leaning. This is upsetting when you think of all the other religious paths that attack us. There are too many people who see us as evil and wrong as it is and would happily see us not be 'allowed' to practice our faith.

The good people over at OFS-Demonolatry have a great page all about religious freedom that you should really check out:

This is a short post today since I got 'The Complete Book of Demonolatry' in the mail yesterday and I want to get back to reading it. A review will come in the next few days!

Friday, August 15, 2008

A Demon talking through the tarot?

Ever since I started getting interested in Demonolatry, every time I do a tarot reading for myself the cards tell me that there is a 'spiritual advisor' or 'advisor' who can help me grow spiritually and creatively. Admittedly, I've only done two personal readings in the last 2 weeks but it has been enough to get me wondering who or what the cards are talking about.

Last night while I was meditating, I was visualizing that I was floating aimlessly in the black void. It wasn't long before I 'saw' a black figure. This figure didn't seem to be of my own creation but I was more concerned at the time that I could even see a black figure on a black background. This figure was gesturing for me to follow it, so I did. It 'flew' off so I followed it but eventually it just faded and disappeared. I was a little weirded out by it. Hopefully I can get more answers soon.

I feel like there is an entity that is trying to contact me, I don't know if this is an external or internal entity, but I'm not making much out of it at the moment. I'm trying to be receptive and open-minded but I'm not jumping to conclusions. I'm not going to be so egotistical to say that there is a Demon who has taken an interest in me and is trying to make contact but I'm going to be a little egotistical and not rule it out!

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Like minded bloggers

I've been looking for a few like minded bloggers lately but I think I must not be looking in the right places. I'm not able to find anyone, or rather anyone that is active. When I say 'like minded bloggers', I'm not being picky, I'm not just looking for theistic satanists or demonolaters. I'd like to get in touch with anyone who blogs about the darker side of magic/the occult.

If you are a such a person, please leave a comment letting me know you are here. If you are not such a person but know where I could find someone, the please leave a comment letting me know where to point my browser. I'd really like to get more blogs on my blog roll and maybe ever get this blog on a few blog rolls.

As you can see on the right of this post (you might have to scroll a bit!) that I only have three blogs, at the moment, on my blog roll.

Jeremism is just one of my other blogs that I use to go on about stuff not relevant to this one. It isn't all that active, and is more me just ranting.

OFS Demonolatry is the only blog I could find concerning Demonolatry out there. I must not be looking very hard because I'm sure it isn't the only one.

Theistic Satanism, a blog by Diane Vera, is just one out there about theistic satanism but the others have more leanings towards religious freedoms than satanism. That doesn't mean that I'm not interested in them, I just prefer 'Theistic Satanism'.

I'd love to have more on my blog roll, so like I said above, please comment and tell me where I can find more blogs.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My book wishlist

I thought I'd compile a list of the books that I want to buy, mainly on the subjects of Demonolatry and Satanism. I'd like to buy at least one book every payday so I can expand my library and learn more than I can online. If you have any comments on my list, please don't hesitate to post them. If you really think I should move a book up my list or drop it completely, then I want to hear from you.

I've recently been acquainted with and have found a lot of books that I can't find on, however, the books that I can find on amazon tend to be cheaper and will ship immediately. I guess I should mention that is a POD, or print of demand. If you don't know what that means, POD's don't keep stock of the books they have but rather print off a copy when it is needed. That is my understanding at least.

Anyway, here is the list:

The Complete Book of Demonolatry by S. Connolly

I've already purchased this off of lulu and it is being shipped at the moment. I'm excited to receive it since it is supposed to have all the information someone new, like me, needs to know about Demonolatry. I've actually searched for other books on Demonolatry and I can't find anything that is more complete that this title. I guess in this case the title says it all! The stats say it has over 402 pages and weighs in at 1.2 lbs. so it is hefty enough for me to believe that it is chock full of goodies. Its average rating is 5/5 on Amazon and 6/7 on lulu.

Hexagradior - The Bible of Magic by Nemo

This book says that it explains the essence of magic, how some magic works and other magic doesn't. That sounds like a lofty claim but after looking through some of the reviews on amazon (it's rated 4.5/5) my curiosity has been aroused.

Demonolatry Rites by S. Connolly

Another title from S. Connolly, this time giving more Demonolatry rites. I'm interested in reading this so I can have a broader collection of rites so when I'm ready I can work up my own. This book only has 106 pages but it says it has 20 rites and is nicely priced.

Goetic Demonolatry by Ellen Purswell

I own a copy of the Goetia and I've always been intrigued; this seems to be the next step in learning how to work with the Goetic demons. This is a small book but it has a nice and small price tag too.

Sanctus Quattuordecim by M. Delaney

The description says it is as much as book on sigil magic and it is on demon magic. The chaote in my is very excited about that. This book seems to delve a little into generational demonolatry since it says that the sigils in the book were received 150 years ago by the authors family. Another small book for a small price.

Luciferian Witchcraft by Michael Ford

The product description says that it is a 'complete grimoire of Left Hand Path initiation'. That grabbed my attention right there. It has gotten 4.5/5 from 15 reviews. I've heard a few things about the author and so I wanted to check out at least one of his titles. I went with the best reviewed and biggest: this book has 504 pages and comes it at 2.5 lbs. I hope size counts in this case.

Grimorium Verum by Joseph H. Peterson

'Grimorium Verum is one of the most notorious handbooks of black magic', with an introduction like that how can I not want to buy it. I've not actually read a lot on this title as I have on others so I'm not that excited about it at the moment. Maybe once it moves up my list I might decide more on whether to buy it or to drop it. Any feedback would be appreciated!

That is my list so far. I'm sure I have missed a lot of titles that I should look into, but once some books start coming in I'm sure I'll be checking out their bibliographies for more books to read.

Like I said at the beginning of this post, if you have any comments on this list, positive or negative, please let me know. I'd like to save some money by not buying something not worth it.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Oh my Satan!

Since when did the Abrahamic god change its name from Yahweh/Jehovah to 'god'? And why does it get to claim exclusive use of the word 'god' as its name? Wondering what I'm talking about? Here are some phrases you might have used yourself or heard others use:

- Thank god
- God willing
- Well holy god
- God damn it

In the society I'm living in, each and everyone of those phrases is taken to mean that the god in question is the Abrahamic god and not another deity. To make sure the English language hasn't evolved its meaning of the word god, I turned to the American Heritage Dictionary (or at least the version) and this is what I found:

- A being of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshiped
by a people, especially a male deity thought to control some part of nature or

Nope, the meaning hasn't changed, so why does society at large pretend it has? Ethnocentrism? I don't know, but I think maybe.

The crown jewel of this argument that the Abrahamic god (or maybe just its followers) changed its name: Oh my god.

To many Abrahamic people this amounts to nothing less than blasphemy in their religion. They use a book from their bible to prove this point of theirs:

Deuteronomy 5:11 You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your
God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.

Since the Abrahamic god's name is Yahweh/Jehovah, I don't see why 'oh my god' makes wrongful use of their gods name; unless it, or they, changed its name.

My point to all this: I'm taking back the word 'god', I'm not going to allow the followers of Yahweh/Jehovah to have exclusive use of it, I'm starting a revolution! Ok, scratch the last one.

Being a Theistic Satanist, I worship Satan as my god. He is not my only god but that doesn't matter in this case. When I say "oh my god" I'm referring to Satan. When I say "God watch over me", I'm beseeching Satan to protect me. My god is Satan - not the Abrahamic god, not a Hindu god, or any other god. I get to use the language as it is intended to be used, thank god for that!

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Reputation of Satanism

While browsing through Diane Vera's site, Theistic Satanism, I came across an article called 'Should Satanist care about the reputation of Satanism?'. She highlights some points made by people who disagree, who think that satanist should not care about the reputation of Satanism, or who think satanism is better served by having a bad reputation. She then, quite articulately, refutes those points. (You should really do read the actually article, I'm not even close to doing it justice).

I completely agree with Diane on this issue, an issue that has been on my mind of later since I read this article about satanic vandals striking a church. This defacement of property, which amounts to little more than teen angst, has thrown satanism into the public arena with its only ambassadors being two idiots.

I'm not too up to speed on the rights of Canadian citizens but I'd bet that they do have the right to religious freedom. Regardless of where such hate crimes occur, it makes it difficult for us Satanists who are trying to champion freedom of religion; especially when those who also call themselves satanists are the ones infringing on others freedom of religion.

For those satanist who want to start a religious war, know this: we will loose. War is not won by the amount of hate you have for your enemy but rather by the amount of bullets you have to shoot at you enemy. Very often the same people who leap-frogged the 1st Amendment landed firmly on the 2nd Amendment.

For those satanist who want to keep satanism underground: you can stay underground but I'm not. I'm proud to be a Satanist and I want to talk and practice openly. I'm realistic enough to know that I would suffer negatively if I were to do so and that saddens me and makes me want to change it.

For those satanist who want complete freedom to practice their religion: you are not alone. There is more than just satanists who want to enjoy the same freedoms that the major religions enjoy. It isn't going to be easy but it isn't going to be impossible either. We need to educate society not alienate it.

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

What exactly is a Satanist/Demonolater supposed to like like anyway?

Over at Demonolatry Space, there is a group for people who don't look like what people would imagine a Demonolater or Satanist too look like. It has gotten me thinking, since I fit nice and snugly into that category, what exactly is a satanist or demonolater supposed to be like?

I typically wear 'casual wear', as in jeans and t-shirts. During the summer time I can be found in shorts and sandals. I mostly wear light colored shirts. I once owned a black t-shirt that had a baphomet on it, but that got all ink stained when I was working at a printing press many years ago. Now my most exciting black shirt has 'Guinness' written across the chest.

I'm in my mid-twenties, married with kids. I have a mortgage, two cars, two dogs and a trampoline in my backyard. I work diligently at watering my lawn to keep it nice and green. I spent my weekend cleaning out my garage and I work in Law Enforcement.

I do have one tattoo that is covered when I wear any clothing. My left ear is pierced twice; I have to take the rings out when I'm at work; and my nipples are pierced. My hair is classed as 'conservative' by my department and I have a neatly trimmed goatee (some of what you can see from my little picture on the right).

My kids have their friends over to play and have sleepovers. I eat dinner with my in-laws twice a month. I have a gym membership. I spend many hours a week outside jumping on my trampoline. I sew. I'm not artistic in any way or form. I love listening to ABBA and I play disk golf from time to time.

Am I any less a Satanist/Demonolater? No, I'm not. I pray to Satan many times a day, and wear a baphomet under my shirt. I preform some ritual ceremonies a few times a year (not as much as I would like). I believe in magic and practice it. I meditate, practice vampirism and I'm learning the tarot. I do this all while living and looking like an average American guy... fancy that.

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