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ABRAMELIN1

il; the former the magic of light, the latter that of darkness; the former usually depending on the knowledge and invocation of the angelic natures, the latter on the method of evocation of the demonic races. usually the former is termed white magic, as opposed to the latter, or black magic. the invocation of angelic forces, then, is an idea common in works of magic, as also are the ceremonies of pact with and submission to the evil spirits. the system, however, taught in the present work is based on the following conception (a) that the good spirits and angelic powers of light are superior in power to the fallen spirits of darkness (b) that these latter as a punishment have been condemned to the service of the initiates of the magic of light (this idea is to be found also in the koran or

mbols for which are given in the twenty-first chapter of our third book. again these chapters will recall to many of my readers the extraordinary magical effects which faust is said to have produced; who, by the way, as i have before remarked, was in all probability contemporary with abraham the jew. introduction xvi but the mode of their production as given in this work is not the black magic of pact and devil-worship, against which our author so constantly inveighs, but instead a system of qabalistic magic, similar to that of the key of solomon the king and the clavicles of rabbi solomon, though differing in the circumstance of the prior invocation of the guardian angel once for all, while in the works i have just mentioned the angels are invoked in each evocation by means of the magical

o was reputed as a learned and very skilful man; but his art was the art of the juggler, or cup and balls player; and not that of the magician. in the town of prague i found a wicked man named antony, aged twenty-five years, who in truth showed me wonderful and supernatural things, but may god preserve us from falling into so great an error, for the infamous wretch avowed to me that he had made a pact with the demon, and had given himself over to him in body and in soul, and that he had renounced god and all the saints; while, on the other hand, the deceitful leviathan had promised him forty years of life to do his pleasure. he made every effort, as he was obliged to by the pact, to persuade me and drag me to the precipice of the same error and misery; but at first i kept myself apart from

shed them from mine heart. that impious bohemian,24 with the aid and assistance of his associate, performed astounding feats. he rendered himself invisible, he used to fly in the air, he used to enter through the keyholes into locked-up rooms, he knew our greatest secrets, and once he told me things which god alone could know. but his art cost him too dear, for the devil had made him swear in the pact that he would use all his secrets to the dishonour of god, and to the prejudice of his neighbour. ultimately his body was found dragged through the streets, and his head without any tongue therein, lying in a drain. and this was all the profit he drew from his diabolical science and magic. in austria i found an infinitude of magicians who only occupied themselves in killing and maiming men, i

was all the profit he drew from his diabolical science and magic. in austria i found an infinitude of magicians who only occupied themselves in killing and maiming men, in putting discord among married people, in causing divorces, in tying witch-knots in osier or willow branches to stop the flow of milk in the breasts of nursing women, and similar infamies. but these miserable wretches had made a pact with the devil, and had become his slaves, having sworn unto him that they would work without cessation to destroy all living creatures. some of these had two years (for their pact) to run, some three, and after that time they underwent the same fate as the bohemian. at lintz i worked with a young woman, who one evening invited me to go with her, assuring me that without any risk she would co


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less it were to repress the insolence of such as might attempt aught against you personally. never keep the familiar spirits in idleness, and should you wish to give one over unto any person, see that such person be distinguished and meritorious, for the sacred magic 90 they love not to serve those of base and common condition. but should such person unto whom you give them have made some express pact (with spirits) in such case the familiar spirits will fly in haste to serve him (13) these three books of this present operation ought to be read and re-read an infinitude of times; so that in the space of six months before commencing, he who operateth should be fully instructed and informed therein; and if he be not a jew, he should further be conversant with many of the customs and ceremoni

prejudice. in the present day many of the profoundest students of the qabalah are women, both married and single. 12 it is necessary that the reader should not misunderstand this passage. what are meant are those black magic works containing garbled and perverted words and characters; and which teach nothing but hurtful and selfish practices; the great point in which is generally the forming of a pact with an evil spirit. because true characters represent the formulas of the currents of the hidden forces of nature and true ceremonies are the keys of bringing the same into action. 13 it seems again to me here that abraham the jew stretches the matter too far. it is perfectly and utterly true without doubt that angelic magic is higher than that form of talismanic magic which has its basis in

e occult student will remark here the idea of turning to the east to pray, and to the west to invoke. but usually in magic it is advisable to turn towards the quarter sympathetic in nature with that of the spirit you wish to summon. 68 that is if you convoke them to serve you. but all mediaeval tradition implies that they are ready enough to come if you are an evil-minded person wishing to make a pact with them to obtain magical force, i.e. a goetic magician as opposed to an initiate adept. 69 this is why in religious and magical writings such stress is laid on the importance of controlling the thoughts; which are as it were our prototypical speech and action in all matters of importance. modern thought-reading would alone suggest this to persons unskilled in occultism. 70 les esprits juge


ALEISTER CROWLEY AD MEIORUM CTHULHI GLORIAM

oon upon its surface for, in the dark days of the moon, or in cloud, there can be little protection against the fiends from the ancient lands should they break the barrier, or be let in by their servants upon the face of the earth. in such a case, no recourse is to be had until the light of the moon shines upon the earth, for the moon is the eldest among the zonei, and is the starry symbol of our pact. nanna, father of the gods, remember! wherefore, the amulet must be engraved upon pure silver in the full light of the moon, that the moon shine upon it at its working, and the essence of the moon incantations must be performed, and the prescribed rituals as given forth in this book. and the amulet must never be exposed to the light of the sun, for shammash called udu, in his jealousy, will r


ALEISTER CROWLEY THE I CHING

concerning the forces of this divination: thou mayest read in "magick" where the master therion hath made discourse upon the subject by his understanding of the tao. abrahadabra a(rgenteum) a(strum) publication in class b 1 khien lingam of lingam- khien originating from the term, piercing advantageous, right and firm. the dragon lurks: it is no time to act. the dragon's in the field: now make thy pact. be active, watchful, using care and tact. the dragon leaps; a bursting cataract. the dragon ploughs the sky with pace exact. exceed not, dragon; lest thy force react (if all this heavenly hosts of dragons lacked their heads, good fortune would become a fact) 2 the khwan hexagram yoni of yoni- khwan: great, originating, right and fair, piercing and helpful, firm as in the mare. if the true ma


ALEISTER CROWLEY THE SWORD OF SONG

ture on ill-omen wings, a cannibal74 on human food. nor do i cry the scoffer s cry 710 that christians live and look the lie their faith has taught them: none of these inspire my life, disturb my peace. i go beneath the outward faith find it a devil or a wraith, 715 just as my mood or temper tends! and thus to-day that christ ascends, i take the symbol, leave the fact decline to make the smallest pact with your creative deity, 720 and say: the christhood-soul in me, risen of late, is now quite clear even of the smallest taint of earth. supplanting god, the man has birth( new birth you ll call the same, i fear) 725 transcends the ordinary sphere and flies in the direction x (there lies the fourth dimension) vex my soul no more with mistranslations from genesis to revelations, 730 but leave


ALEISTER CROWLEY EQUINOX EQ I 3

primary conditions of his existence, and to break up the equilibrium of his faculties with the surroundings in which they are destined to operate; in a word, to outrun his destiny, to substitute for it a fatality of a new kind. let us remember melmoth, that admirable parable. his shocking suffering lies in the disproportion between his marvellous faculties, acquired unostentatiously by a satanic pact, and the surroundings in which, as a creature of god, he is condemned to live. and none of those whom he wishes to seduce consents to buy from him on the same conditions his terrible privilege. in fact every man who does not accept the conditions of life sells his soul. it is easy to grasp the analogy which exists between the satanic creations of poets and those living beings who have devoted


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ingers fumble, and all the naught their ardour clutched, like all the rest, begins to crumble. where is the beast? his bliss exceeded all that bards sing of or priests mumble; no man, no god, hath known what he did. only this baulked him- that he lacked exactly the one thing he needed. 107 "faugh" cried the knight "thought, word, and act confirm me. i have proved the quest impossible. i break the pact. back to the gilded halls, confessed a recreant! achieved or not, this task hath earned a foison- rest. in caerlon and camelot let me embrace my fellow-men! to buss the wenches, pass the pot, is now the enviable lot of palamede the saracen" 108 xli sir arthur sits again at feast within the high and holy hall of camelot. from west to east the table round hath burst the thrall of paynimrie. the


ALEISTER CROWLEY EQUINOX EQ I 4

him far beyond the crimsoning rays of 43 this dying dawn to the mystic land where stood the great tree upon the topmost branches of which hung the golden fleece. long was he destined to travel, past lemnos and samothrace, and through colchis and the city of aeea. there, as a second jason, in the temple of hecate, in the grove of diana, under the cold rays of the moon, was he to seal that fearful pact, that pledge of fidelity to medea, mistress of enchantments. there was he to tame the two bulls, whose feet were of brass, whose horns were as crescent moons in the night, and whose nostrils belched forth mingling columns of flame and of smoke. there was he to harness them to that plough which is made of one great adamantine stone; and with it was he determined to plough the two acres of grou


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ave ridden against it with sword and lance and not availed to pierce it, this was by magic and forbidden art. laylah["contemptuously. it was good armour. bishop. the prisoner mocks us. on the third count, guilty [judges "echo "guilty" clerk. fourthly, that you did at midnight upon martinmas, 99 eighteen years ago, in the valley of hinnom, on the stone called succoth, bind yourself in a diabolical pact with satan, whereby he granted the power to change your sex at will, since which time you have become the father of an innumerable brood of devils, and in particular have travelled by night in the form of an owl to assault the virtue of many holy servants of the true faith, notably at the convent of st anne in this city, whereby the bodies and souls of the nuns were possessed and destroyed. p


ALEX SANDERS THE KING OF THE WITCHES

stamp out witchcraft by persuasion, the clergy, backed by civil law, overcame it by force-the same fate as had befallen the ancient religions of egypt and of the aztecs. ill england tolerance had prevailed until the arrival of the inquisitors. at first the law forbade them to use torture, but nevertheless rumour and terror were rife in every village. the clergy claimed that all witches had made a pact with the devil who, in return, gave them a 'familiar, usually in the form ofa domestic animal, to run errands for them and bewitch their enemies. at a time when most people believed that the earth was flat, it was not difficult to imagine such evil properties in any obedient animal, especially if its owner were unsociable; and lived alone (spiteful women are not confmed to the twentieth centu


ALICE A BAILEY23 THE EXTERNALISATION OF THE HIERARCHY

n on this is desirable. c. continue with the work of finding and organising the men and women of goodwill throughout the world. it is they who will constitute the agents of this group and other new age groups in the future. work done by you prior to the war is thus to be continued, and along similar lines. 10. make a close individual study of the four freedoms and the eight points of the atlantic pact, so that the members of this group can soundly envisage the freedoms of the new age and can therefore think clearly, teach the new ideals correctly, and aid in this main world objective. this- 217- the externalisation of the hierarchy copyright 1998 lucis trust understanding is more important than you realise. out of these suggestions your group plan can take shape. having made them and havin

the divine plan. this is expressing itself at present in the keen recognition by men everywhere of the need to establish right human relations, culminating in the objectives for which the united nations are fighting. these have been voiced for humanity by- 229- the externalisation of the hierarchy copyright 1998 lucis trust two great world disciples in terms of the four freedoms and the atlantic pact. these four freedoms relate basically to the four aspects of the lower self, the quaternary. enough light has been permitted to penetrate by the efforts of the buddha, to lead to a world-wide recognition of the desirability of these formulas; and there is enough love already in the world, released by the christ, to make possible the working out of the formulas. rest back on that assurance and


BLACK WITCHCRAFT

nsed. in ongoing ritual work, the magician begins identifying his or herself with samael (and lilith) within the parameters of their own life and initiation. the lord of the earth, being a name ascribed to samael (satan) and his fallen angels and demons, are but considered astral spirits, that which no longer take physical form, but may become manifest through the magician or witch who may make a pact with them, being initiation and dedication to the left hand path. samael is the patron spirit of the left hand path, as his word is what formed our thoughts and gave us the inner fire of the black flame, our individual process of thought and free will. the magicians who aligned their will with the left way, that of samael (the devil, were given powers over the earth in one way or another; all


BUCKLAND RAYMOND COMPLETE BOOK OF WITCHCRAFT

us ways that the witches may kill the child conceived in the womb, etc, etc. the second part, treating of the methods by which works of witchcraft are wrought and directed, and how they may be successfully annulled and dissolved' deals with 'the several methods by which devils through witches entice and allure the innocent to the increase of that horrid craft and company; the way whereby a formal pact with evil is made; how they transport from place to place; how witches impede and prevent the power of procreation; hoiv as it were they deprive man of his virile member; how witch midwives commit horrid crimes when they either kill children or offer them to devils in most accursed wise; how witches injure cattle, raise and stir up hailstorms and tempests and cause lightning to blast both men


CALLING TO THE FIRST OF WITCH BLOOD

n the gates of hell i invoke thee, cain of the serpent skin, who is the first of witch blood i conjure thee, cain who is the earthly devil, who is the master of spirits encircle and awaken within my flesh, my blood, my mind. by thy depths of which i walk herein shall i become reborn in the name and mark of the devil, whom i swear my spirit unto i am myself the redeemer and bringer of the infernal pact which holds no bounds nor mortal strain, yet my desires shall be filled by the eye within the blackened triangle of cain and the children of rebellion, rise up with me of cain and those going forth by night unto the infernal sabbat let the devil bless my name hearken and remain, satan be thy name adversary opposer fornicator deceiver all of which is my name body of shadow, body of light align


CHIREAU YVONNE BLACK MAGIC RELIGION AND THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CONJURING TRADITION

ntly executed.[3] of particular relevance here is the new york account's description of supernatural ritual activity. one of the insurrectionists f first collective acts bore the marks of african spirituality. according to a letter written by the chaplain of the english garrison in new york city, an oath had been sworn between members of the conspiracy and an african "sorcerer" who had sealed the pact between them using blood and an enchanted powder as a necessary protection that ensured their invulnerability. the oath, by which the group had "ty[ed] themselves to secrecy" involved a ritual in which blood was drawn and shared among members "by sucking c of each others hands" like many african rituals, this oath was a form of spiritual invocation. the conspirators were bound together by the


DAVID ICKE AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE

he rhineland in 1936, the british cabinet accepted it. the astors used their times newspaper to promote this view of hitler also. the authorised biographer of lord halifax shows how the milner crowd and the british cabinet were negotiating behind the scenes with germany, and making proposals that would have given hitler control over mainland europe. this was part of a british-german-united states pact proposed by milner's associate lord lothian in a meeting with hitler in january 1935. lord halifax also met with hitler in berchtesgaden on november 19th 1937. carroll quigley's research for the anglo-american establishment reveals that halifax (comm 300) convinced hitler of three points: a) that britain saw germany as the main defence against communism in europe; b) that britain was prepared


DAVID ICKE THE BIGGEST SECRET

he 16th century, the hospitallers and the templarswere merged into a joint order and much templar land and property was not absorbedby the knights hospitaller, even though most of it was there for the taking.the templars restored their influence in france under the title of the scots guard inthe mid 15th century. when robert the bruce was installed as the unchallenged king ofscotland, he signed a pact with charles iv of france, renewing what was known as theauld alliance. this was no surprise, given that the bloodlines which controlledscotland, including bruce and the sinclairs, came from france and flanders. in 1445, alater king charles, charles vii, formed the first standing army in europe since thetemplars and, in fact, it was the templars. pride of place in charless army was thescottis


DAVID ICKE RELATED THE HIDDEN GEARS OF FREEMASONRY

e the great spirit lucifuge, prince of demons, that each year i will bring unto him a human soul to do with as as it may please him, and in return lucifuge promises to bestow upon me the treasures of the earth and fulfil my every desire for the length of my natural life. if i fail to bring him each year the offering specified above, then my own soul shall be forfeit to him. signed. invocant signs pact with his own blood" page civ 'the lost keys of freemasonry' by manly palmer hall 33 "when the mason learns that the key to the warrior on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of his craft. the seething energies of lucifer are in his hands and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply this energy"


DEMONIC BIBLE

g, robe, wand, or any other ritual implement. although not essential to these rites, you may choose to burn candles and incense. if this is done, only black candles should be used. any "dark" or "evil" incense may be used in these rituals but i recommend patchouli or sandalwood. you will require a piece of paper, a pen, and a plate on which to place the burning parchment on the night you burn the pact giving your body, mind, and soul to lucifer. you will also require a bowl of water on the night you perform the baptism (this is "unholy" water. you will further require a small jar of oil for your anointing on the night you receive your ordination (this is "unholy" anointing oil) you may use any glass or cup as a "chalice. you may use any liquid as an "elixir (i have often used coffee rather

en made. each gate you cross requires that previous gates have been crossed. you must perform these rites in the order they are presented and you must not perform them outside of the context in which they are here given. if you are an experienced sorcerer, you may choose to perform one ritual each night "renunciation& proclamation" on the first night "lord's prayer backwards" on the second night "pact giving body, mind& soul" on the third night, etc. if you are less experienced, you may find it more beneficial to spend an entire lunar month crossing each gate and forming each alignment. if you cannot perform a ritual on a particular night, then continue where you left off on the following night. this is not a simple ritual which is performed within a ritual chamber for a determined length

rk lord* become celibate, abstain from drugs and alcohol, eat less* study the occult every day, perform ritual every night [beginning a few nights before the full moon] 3 nights before full moon: shave head, take bath of purification in salt water, recite "renunciation& proclamation" nine times. 2 nights before full moon: recite "lord's prayer" backwards nine times. 1 night before full moon: burn pact giving body, mind, and soul to lucifer, chant i give my body to lucifer, i give my mind to lucifer, etc. night of full moon: consecrate body as a temple to the dark lord [beginning immediately following the full moon] all of 1st lunar month: invoke the unholy trinity& unholy spirit every night. all of 2nd lunar month: call upon the nine lords of the abyss and invoke my unholy guardian demon e

of moral codes imposed upon man by church of state "lord's prayer" backwards (recite nine times) nema! livee morf su revilled tub noishaytpmet ootni ton suh deel suh tshaiga sapsert tath yeth vigrawf eu za sesapsert rua suh vigrawf. derb ilaid rua yed sith suh vig neveh ni si za thre ni nud eeb liw eyth muck mod-ngik eyth main eyth eeb dwohlah neveh ni tra chioo rertharf rua (drink from chalice) pact giving body, mind& soul (write upon parchment and burn; recite three times before burning, recite three times while burning, and recite three times after burning) i give my body to lucifer. i give my mind to lucifer. i give my soul to lucifer. my flesh is his flesh. my blood is his blood (lastly, drink from chalice then say) lucifer accept this, my sacrifice. ritual of consecration i bless an

le which i have prepared. come forth, unholy spirit, and manifest thyself. come forth, unholy spirit, and manifest thyself (drink from chalice [notes: the first few rituals of the demonic bible serve to bring the deep mind of the magician into contact with certain archetypes which exist in the sub-conscious or attract the forces of darkness to the magician using classical symbols such as making a pact with satan. having renounced god and proclaimed his allegiance to satan, recited the lord s prayer backwards, and burnt a pact giving his body, mind, and soul to lucifer the magician may begin to feel a presence in the room whenever he begins his nightly ritual. when the magician consecrates his body to the dark lord he begins to become a nexus or gate to acausal entities, dark gods, or force


DIABOLUS

mplement (fashioned) from the very substance of darkness, mingled with the power of zurvan, as it were a treaty, resembling coal, black and ashen. and as he handed to him he said: by means of these weapons, az (concupiscence) will devour that which is thine, and she herself shall starve, if at the end of nine thousand years thou hast not accomplished that which thou didst threaten to demolish the pact, to demolish time -from the zatsparam, from the dawn and twilight of zoroastrianism r.c. zaehner ahriman is within the ancient persian lands and lore the devil incarnate. known also as arimanius and angra mainyu, this sorcerous daemon was suggested by texts associated with zurvan to be the first born of the god zurvan, who is infinite time and space. his brother, ahura mazda is the christ lik

ne with zohak even when the serpents were cut the later came forth again. ahriman came unto zohak disguised as a learned elder and suggested that they feed the brains of men to the serpents. azhi dahaka, as he became, was a feared demonic sorcerer, one 13 digital edition edited by joseph peterson. 14 firdawsi, the epic of kings, hero tales of ancient persia translated by helen zimmerman. 13 whose pact with the devil was said to have lengthened his life and transformed him into a immortal daeva or demon, even later mythological reference that dragons and other serpents rise from his body. this can be connected by the libation vase which was of gudea, dated from 2350 b.c. which was found at telloh. this vase contains an image of two snakes entwined around a staff, representing magical power


DONALDTYSON FAMILIAR

hought, but was compelled to do so by her dark lord, the devil. the familiar was the devil's way of insuring the continuing obedience of witches to his evil purposes. the familiar kept tabs on the witch, and constantly urged her on to ever greater acts of mischief. even so, it was thought that the witch and her familiar were a team, both working for the devil, bound together by the witch's unholy pact. the spirit who remained in close association with the witch was the familiar, not the cat or dog or other pet that was thought to be the spirit's physical host. when an old woman suspected of witchcraft was seen by her neighbors talking to her pet cat, the common opinion was that she was conversing with her familiar demon, and plotting evil for her neighbors. the years of the european witch


DONALDTYSON SIGIL

eath by means of chants, mantras, invocations, imprecations, execrations, prayers, hymns and similar vocal forms used in magic. the sigil is manipulated within the imagination by means of meditation, concentration, and creative visualization. it is important to distinguish between a number of common related terms that may have overlapping meanings (signature of the demon leviathan, from the black pact of urbain grandier, 1634) the signature of a spirit is exactly what you might expect- the actual name of the spirit written down by the spirit. spirits often use obscure alphabets or letter forms, and mirror-invert their names or sign them upside down to further disguise them. over time the signatures become corrupted by careless copying. often it is not possible to actually read the signatur


ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OCCULTISM AND PARAPSYCHOLOGY VOL 1

he dead. the name derived from the individuals concerned: george jobson (an engineer who first introduced the telephone into britain, a. j. ashdown, and b. k. kirkby, and was associated with the mediumship of mrs. i. e. singleton (who became warden of the ashkir-jobson trianion guild. jobson, kirkby, and ashdown were preoccupied with the question of proving survival after death, and they formed a pact that whoever passed away would attempt to communicate with his comrades through an agreed signal.the initials b. k. k. in 1930, within three months of the passing of jobson, the signal was received through a medium not formerly known to the three, and thereafter instructions were communicated for the construction of instruments to facilitate spirit communication. the ashkir-jobson trianion wa

949. mcculloch, joseph. the trumpet shall sound. london, m. joseph, ltd, 1944. naylor, william, ed. silver birch anthology. london: psychic book club, 1955. pleasants, helene, ed. biographical dictionary of parapsychology. new york: helix press, 1964. the wisdom of silver birch. london: psychic book club, 1944. the barbanell report in the 1970s, paul beard and maurice barbanell (1902.1981) made a pact agreeing that the one who died first would attempt to communicate with the other concerning what he had found in his new existence. barbanell was the long-term editor of the psychic news and other worlds, two of british spiritualism s leading periodicals. he was also a medium famous for his contact with silver birch, an american indian, from whom he channeled messages. paul beard was for many

and condemned. in this dreadful phantasmagoria and procession can be found the haughty templars, the blood-stained gilles de laval, the original of bluebeard, catherine de medici the marshals of france, as well as popes, princes, and priests. literature divulges traces of black magic in weird legends and monstrous tales, in stories of spells and enchantments. the tale of dr. faustus recounts his pact with the devil, his pleasures and their penalty when he must forfeit his soul to hell. traces exist in lewd verses and songs. infernal influence is seen in pictures, sculptures, and carvings decorating palaces and cathedrals; the devil s likeness peeps out from carven screen and stall, and his demons appear in gargoyles grinning and leering from niche and corner and clustering beneath the eav

animals as a wolf or a goat. these flights were named transvection by demonologists. sources: robbins, rossell hope. the encyclopedia of witchcraft and demonology. new york: crown publishers, 1959. brotherhood of the ram the brotherhood of the ram was a short-lived satanic group that operated out of an occult booksotre in the los angeles area during the 1960s and 1970s. members reportedly made a pact with satan renouncing all other devotions, especially any christian elements in their past. the pact was then signed in blood (see satanism) brotherhood of the trowel a whimsical masonic society founded in florence, italy, in 1512, composed of eminent architects, sculptors, and painters. its emblems were the trowel, the gavel, and the square, and its patron was st. andrew. the society may hav

thirteenth century, the idea of the fairy was demonized, and through the next century it became a popular belief that sorcerers and witches had spirit familiars. among the earliest appearances of the familiar was in 1303 when philip iv of france had pope boniface viii deposed. among other charges listed against boniface, philip accused him of sorcery and possession of a familiar. in return for a pact with the devil, a witch was said to be given a personal demon in the form of a domestic animal that would assist the witch in carrying out malevolent magic. the scottish witch isobel gowdie stated, each one of us has a spirit to wait upon us, when we please to call upon him. the most common form for a witch s familiar was a cat, and since so many old women kept cats as companions in their lon

th johan fust, the pioneer of early printing, whose multiplication of books must have been ascribed to magic. by the end of the century in which faust flourished, he had become the model of the medieval magician, and his name was forever linked with those of virgil, roger bacon, pope silvester ii, and others. the origins of the faust legend are ancient. the essentials underlying the story are the pact with satan, and the supposed vicious character of purely human learning. the idea of the pact with satan belongs to both jewish and christian magicoreligious belief, but is probably more truly kabalistic. the belief can scarcely be traced further back, unless it resides in the idea that a sacrificed person takes the place of the deity to which he gives up his life. the faust tale soon spread

haracter of purely human learning. the idea of the pact with satan belongs to both jewish and christian magicoreligious belief, but is probably more truly kabalistic. the belief can scarcely be traced further back, unless it resides in the idea that a sacrificed person takes the place of the deity to which he gives up his life. the faust tale soon spread over europe and the story of faust and his pact with the devil was celebrated in broadside ballads. the first dramatic representation of the story was christopher marlowe s tragicall history of dr. faustus. the dramatist g. e. lessing wrote a faust play during the german literary revival of the eighteenth century, but it remained for goethe to grant faust some degree of immortality through the creation of one of the great psychological dra

tragicall history of dr. faustus. the dramatist g. e. lessing wrote a faust play during the german literary revival of the eighteenth century, but it remained for goethe to grant faust some degree of immortality through the creation of one of the great psychological dramas of all time. goethe differed from his predecessors in his treatment of the story in that he gave a different character to the pact between faust and mephistopheles, whose nature is totally at variance with the devils of the old faust books. goethe took the idea of faust s final salvation from lessing. it may be said that although in some respects goethe adopted the letter of the old legend he did not adopt its spirit. probably the story of faust has given to thousands their only idea of medieval magic, and this idea has

emerged from the folklore of supernatural beings and heroic events and was made possible by the secular understanding of the ancient mythology of gods, devils, and heroes. during the elizabethan age, penny balladsheets and prose chapbooks told of sorcerers, ghosts, monsters, and warning signs in the heavens against the sins of the day. a favorite story was that of the sorcerer dr. faustus and his pact with the devil. the great witchcraft persecutions from the middle ages on provided archetypal themes of terror, wonder, and the eternal play of good and evil. themes of magic and enchantment from earlier arthurian legends were developed in malory s morte d arthur. there were also magic elements in some of chaucer s stories: the franklin s tale, the squire s tale, and the wife of bath s tale

rt story rather than the full-length novel. three irish writers made a notable contribution to the gothic novel with supernatural elements: charles robert maturin (1782.1824, joseph sheridan le fanu (1814.1873, and bram stoker (1847.1912. in maturin s novel melmoth the wanderer (1820) there is strong emphasis on episodes of terror, but the complex plot structure hinges upon the classic theme of a pact with the devil. le fanu wrote several short stories on supernatural themes, green tea being one of the most outstanding, but his gothic masterpiece was undoubtedly the longer story carmilla, in which he developed the vampire theme. it is a story of a female vampire, with a strong suggestion of lesbian love, set in a dreamlike landscape in an old castle in styria, a region in austria. carmilla

ater she wound up in france in the care of a very independent-minded governess. she grew into an attractive young woman and was the subject of constant male attention. her father moved her several times to keep her from the notice of the prince of wales, a royal heir who had a reputation for womanizing. one of the determining events in her life occurred in 1886 when one evening she quietly made a pact with the devil. she agreed that in return for the ability to control her own life, the devil could have her soul. coincidentally, a few weeks later, her father passed away. gonne decided to become an actress, but an illness prevented her debut on stage. she retired to france to recover and while there she met lucien millevoye, a french political activist who sought to win back alsace-lorraine

seemed to confirm popular theories about witchcraft, and became the keystone of a new wave of persecutions in scotland during the reign of charles ii (1660.85. gowdie emerged out of obscurity in april of 1662 when she gave the first of her confessions relating 15 years of involvement with the devil. according to her story, she had initially encountered satan at the church at auldearne. she made a pact with the devil that began with her renunciation of christianity. the devil placed his mark on her, on her shoulder, sucked some of her blood, and rebaptized her with it. he gave her a new name, janet. she confessed her new faith while placing one hand on her head and one on the bottom of her foot. in her four separate confessions given over a six-week period (april 13.may 29, a variety of sup

grand grimoire is divided into two parts, the first containing the evocation of lucifuge rocofale and the second concerned with the rite of making pacts with demons. the first portion of the grand grimoire describes a process for evoking evil spirits to assist the operator in discovering hidden treasure. the second part suggests the surrender of the magician s body and soul to the demon, but the pact is grossly unfair to the devil, for it is such that the magician can readily slip through his fingers. the work has been regarded as one of the more atrocious grimoires. sources: le grand grimoire, ou l art de commander les esprits celestes. paris, 1845. mcintosh, christopher. the devil s bookshelf. wellingborough, england: aquarian press, 1985. grandier, urbain (d. 1634) urbain grandier, a c

h fundamental magic instructions. basic instructions for summoning the seven olympic spirits believed to rule the planets are given. the grand grimoire, also known as the red dragon. this grimoire had also been discussed at length by eliphas levi. it had been published in the seventeenth century in france and was notable as a true work of black magic, for it included instructions on how to make a pact with the devil. the grimorium verum, an eighteenth-century work claiming sixteenth-century origins. it is based in part on the key of solomon and claims solomon as its ultimate source. it describes the characters and seals of the demons, their powers, and the method of invoking them. the grimoire of honorius, attributed to an eighth-century bishop of rome. it seems, however, to be a seventeen

tice. during the 1970s, peter j. carroll emerged as the primary theoretician of chaos magick, and he took the lead in the formation of the initiates of thanateros as a new magical order that would serve as a vehicle for chaos magick. by this time, encyclopedia of occultism& parapsychology. 5th ed. initiates of thanateros 789 chaos magick had spread across europe and the formal organization of the pact of the iot occurred in austria in 1977. the pact is loosely organized as a network of magicians and certain people designated to perform various functions. local temples, the basic organization units, are encouraged to experiment with rituals and disciplines and to share results with the larger order. it is understood that those that are most successful will be widely used and become the basi

as a network of magicians and certain people designated to perform various functions. local temples, the basic organization units, are encouraged to experiment with rituals and disciplines and to share results with the larger order. it is understood that those that are most successful will be widely used and become the basis for further change. less successful ideas will fall by the wayside. the pact exists solely to provide space for its members to pursue the great work, i.e, magick, and to provide gathering and programs for the spread of magick in what is considered the new aeon. the writings of peter j. carroll have been widely accepted and used within the iot. chaos magick has spread around the world and iot temples now exist in more than a dozen countries. iot in the united kingdom m

ommitted suicide in order to journey to the great beyond. in 1920 laszlo fell off a tram, and during two weeks in a hospital met a girl with whom he fell deeply in love. after recovery, he telephoned her, demanding that they become engaged, and when she refused him, he shot himself in the telephone booth. back in the hospital, he fell in love with another girl, with whom he later formed a suicide pact. in a somewhat confused scene with a gun, the girl died, while laszlo was only wounded. he was arrested for homicide. the police astonishingly agreed to hold a spiritualist seance at their headquarters with laszlo as medium, during the course of which laszlo claimed that he was the victim of an evil entity from the thirteenth century who desired to use psychic force to destroy victims. laszlo

a council of judges of the neighboring presidencies. they found on his body various marks said to be the undoubted signs of a sorcerer, and the inquest also brought out weaknesses in grandier s reputation. however, religious prejudice undoubtedly tainted this case. papers seized from him were said to contain much material subversive to roman catholic religious practice. the prosecution produced a pact with satan, promising grandier the love of women, wealth, and worldly honor, endorsed with diabolical signatures. some doubt as to the authenticity of this document is inevitable in view of the prosecution s claim that it was stolen by the demon asmodeus from lucifer s private files. this document, and a further claimed pact with the devil, apparently signed by grandier in his own blood, surv

shape of a huge black cat. between 1628 and 1642, such orgies involved other nuns, who exhibited frenzied symptoms of hysterical possession by specific devils. when the scandal became public, the nuns confessed but blamed madeleine bavent. attempts at exorcism were made, and the bishop of evreux investigated the convent for witchcraft. madeleine was charged with sorcery, witchcraft, and making a pact with the devil. she confessed and was expelled from the order, being punished with perpetual imprisonment in an underground dungeon with only bread and water three days of the week. she died soon afterward in 1647. father picard had died in 1642, but his corpse was exhumed and excommunicated. father thomas boulle was imprisoned for three years, tortured, then burned alive in 1647. the remaini


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the blood of infants during the night, a reference to the vampire-like characteristics of central american magical practitioners. he observed that the magician was ignorant of nothing that appertained to sorcery, and possessed great craft. magicians hired themselves out to people to work evil upon their enemies, and to cause madness and maladies. he added: the necromancer is a person who has made pact with a demon, and who is capable of transforming himself into various animal shapes. such people appear to be tired of life and await death with complaisance. the astrologer practices among the people as a diviner, and has a thorough knowledge of the various signs of the calendar, from which he is able to prognosticate the fortunes of those who employ him. this he accomplishes by weighing the

microprosopus one of the four magical elements in the kabala, probably representing one of the four simple elements.air, water, earth, or fire. the word means creator of the little world. mictlan the mexican hades (see also hell; mexico and central america) midday demons it was the belief of ancient peoples that certain demons became visible especially toward midday to those with whom they had a pact. they appeared in the form of men or of beasts, and would allow themselves be enclosed in a symbolic character, a figure, a vial, or in the interior of a hollow ring (see also demonology) the midiwiwin a secret society or exclusive association of the ojibway indians of north america. the myth of the foundation of this society is as follows: michabo, the creator, looking down to earth saw that

healing. the closing period of his life was spent in new york. sources: oxley, william. modern messiahs and wonder workers. london: trubner, 1889. monen a term from the kabala, referring to that branch of magic that deals with the reading of the future by the computation of time and observance of the heavenly bodies. it thus includes astrology. money (in occult tradition) money that comes from a pact with the devil is of poor quality, and such wealth, like the fairy-money, generally turns to earth, or to lead, toads, or anything else worthless or repulsive. st. gregory of tours (d. 594 c.e) told a illustrative story: a youth received a piece of folded paper from a stranger, who told him that he could get from it as much money as he wished, so long as he did not unfold it. the youth drew m

unts of pacts with the devil emerged after satan became an important figure in christian theology and an image of the devil began to spread abroad in popular preaching. it was given a biblical basis from a reading of isaiah 28:15, we have entered into a league with death; we have made a covenant with hell. thus origen (185.254 c.e) and, more important, st. augustine (354.430 c.e) could speak of a pact with demons. the earliest christian legend involving a pact with the devil is a story concerning st. basil (ca. 329.379 c.e. the most important was that of theophilus, bursar of the church of adam in northern cilicia (ca. 538 c.e. after his bishop withdrew his employment, theophilius sold his soul to the devil to recover the position. this story, translated into latin in the eighth century by

nt, theophilius sold his soul to the devil to recover the position. this story, translated into latin in the eighth century by paul the deacon, became a popular tale and was used as the basis of the drama le miracle de theophile, by ruteboeuf of arras. it was not until the medieval period however, that numerous accounts of pacts with the devil appear in literature. from the sixteenth century, the pact included homage and reverence to the devil and was thus considered a form of apostasy and heresy, crimes pursued by the inquisition. the first extended description of a pact with the devil seems to have been published in 1435 by johannes nider in his book 1165 formicarius. then in 1486 the malleus maleficarum (the witches hammer).the main text used by the inquisition and protestant witch-hunt

the first extended description of a pact with the devil seems to have been published in 1435 by johannes nider in his book 1165 formicarius. then in 1486 the malleus maleficarum (the witches hammer).the main text used by the inquisition and protestant witch-hunters over the next centuries.tied the worship of satan to witchcraft. witches were branded as evil for, among other reasons, having made a pact with the devil and then having intercourse with him. the publication of the witches hammer launched the great era of witch-hunts that culminated in the incidents at salem village, massachusetts, three centuries later. overwhelmingly, accounts of pacts with the devil are tied to witchcraft persecution. in 1587 the first book appeared recounting the story of johannes faust, the legendary magici

having intercourse with him. the publication of the witches hammer launched the great era of witch-hunts that culminated in the incidents at salem village, massachusetts, three centuries later. overwhelmingly, accounts of pacts with the devil are tied to witchcraft persecution. in 1587 the first book appeared recounting the story of johannes faust, the legendary magician who made the most famous pact with a devil figure, the demon mephistopheles. in exchange for his soul, mephistopheles agreed to serve faust for 24 years. he was granted every wish for that period, only to be killed by the demon when the 24 years ended. faust has inspired a number of literary reflections upon the individual s relationship with evil. signs of the devil s presence f. pierre crespet described the mark with wh

d him. the doctor was fortunate in the cure of ailments, and amassed great wealth in his practice, so much so that he left his children the sum of 78,000 francs. shortly before his death, when his conscience began to prick him, he fell into such a frenzy that he never spoke but to invoke the devil or blaspheme the holy ghost and it was in this unfortunate condition that he passed away. a priest s pact in the celebrated case of urbain grandier and the nuns of loudon, the diabolical pact between grandier and the devils was produced as evidence in his trial in 1634. it survives today in the bibliotheque nationale in france. this extraordinary document is handwritten in looking-glass letters in latin (presumably devils did everything in reverse) and bears the signatures (also reversed) of sata

oudon, the diabolical pact between grandier and the devils was produced as evidence in his trial in 1634. it survives today in the bibliotheque nationale in france. this extraordinary document is handwritten in looking-glass letters in latin (presumably devils did everything in reverse) and bears the signatures (also reversed) of satanas beelzebub, elimi leviathan, and astaroth. urbain grandier s pact, in his own handwriting and signed, states his allegiance to lucifer and his renunciation of the christian faith. in return, the pact promises grandier the love of women, wealth, and worldly honor. there are, of course, doubts as to the authenticity of this document, which the prosecution at grandier s trial claimed had been stolen by the demon asmodeus from lucifer s private files. charges o

, in his own handwriting and signed, states his allegiance to lucifer and his renunciation of the christian faith. in return, the pact promises grandier the love of women, wealth, and worldly honor. there are, of course, doubts as to the authenticity of this document, which the prosecution at grandier s trial claimed had been stolen by the demon asmodeus from lucifer s private files. charges of a pact with the devil were also entered in the trials of jeanne d arc and gilles de laval. modern satanism with the revival of occultism in the nineteenth century and the emergence of satanism in france, a new set of modern accounts of pacts with the devil began to appear. such pacts were discussed at length by paul christian in his monumental history and practice of magic (1870. montague summers, f

cts with the devil began to appear. such pacts were discussed at length by paul christian in his monumental history and practice of magic (1870. montague summers, for example, describes an incident reported in 1929 by maurice garcon, who claimed to have watched a sorcerer invoke satan in a secluded location near fontainebleau. at the peak of the midnight ceremony, the sorcerer offered the devil a pact written in his own blood. he offered his soul and another soul to the devil for every wish he was granted in life. however, the devil did not appear. gracon said he believed that the devil refused to become visible because he (gracon) was spying upon the sorcerer. sources: christian, paul. the history and practice of magic. n.p, 1870. revised edition, new york: citadel press, 1969. robbins, r

his efforts to improve agriculture and to bring about world peace. he was honored by many counties, and awards included: commander, lst class, royal swedish order of north star; grand cross, legion of honor (france; order of saint sava, lst class (yugoslavia; commander of order of imperial russians of st. stanislas, st. anne and st. vladimir; medal of city of bruges, belgium (for plan of roerich pact and banner of peace. his roerich pact and banner of peace was signed by twenty-two pan-american countries at the white house, washington, d.c, in 1935. among his many artistic activities, he was responsible for a number of works for the chicago opera company, for the russian ballet (scenery in prince igor, and for konstantin stanislavsky (setting of peer gynt. he wrote libretto, and designed

, 2000. satanism the worship of satan, the christian devil. the idea that such a parody of christian worship could and did exist emerged in several stages. central to satanism was the idea of magic and that extraordinary miracles, if not performed by god in answer to the prayer of one of his servants (i.e, a christian, had to be accomplished by the devil in cooperation with someone who had made a pact with the devil. once the idea of the pact became commonplace, it was but a short step to the notion of an organized community of devil-worshippers. some substance was provided by the small pockets of paganism that had not succumbed to the church s evangelical efforts. before the fifteenth century, the magic practices (i.e, witchcraft) associated with paganism had been defined as unreal and pa

th this enemy of humanity to give himself up to him, on condition he was made pope, and allowed to reign six years. sextus was raised to the chair of st. peter, and during the five years he held sway in rome he distinguished his pontificate by actions surpassing the feeble reach of the human intellect. finally, at the end of this term, the pope fell sick, and the devil arriving to keep him to his pact, sextus inveighed strongly against his bad faith, reproaching him with the fact that the term they had agreed upon was not fulfilled, and that there still remained to him more than a twelve-month. but the devil reminded him that at the beginning of his pontificate he had condemned a man who, according to the laws, was too young by a year to suffer death, and that he had nevertheless caused hi

, and he dashed the automaton to pieces. aquinas was also supposed to have written some tracts on alchemy. however, his credulity regarding demonology and witchcraft had an unfortunate influence on witchhunters, and he was later cited as an authority by such writers as heinrich kramer and jakob sprenger, authors of the infamous malleus maleficarum. although aquinas did not accept the concept of a pact with the devil, he endorsed the belief of diabolical association, and the incubus and succubus. he echoed albertus magnus in claiming that when satan tempted christ on the mountaintop, he carried christ on his shoulders, and this belief was used by later witchhunters to endorse the theory of transvection, or magical transport of witches through the air. aquinas also believed in the power of t

rnelius agrippa s three books of occult philosophy (1651, and william cartwright s comedies (1651. a collection of his latin verses was included at the end of henry vaughan s thalia rediviva (1678. vaughan was falsely identified with the mystical writer eiren us philalethes through the diana vaughan writings of leo taxil (pseudonym of gabriel jogand-pages, who also popularized a false legend of a pact between him and satan. vaulderie a term indicating connection with satanic powers, so called from robinet de vaulx, a hermit, one of the first persons accused of the crime. in 1453, the prior of st. germain-en-laye, guillaume de l allive, a doctor of theology, was accused of vaulderie, and sentenced to perpetual imprisonment. six years later there was burned at lille a hermit named alphonse


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ve s chain! whom helena doth paralyze, his reason he ll not soon regain. looking around him. i look around and through the glimmer unchanged, uninjured all appears; methinks the coloured window-panes are dimmer, the cobwebs have increased with years. the ink is dry, the paper brown and sere, yet all is in its place, in very fact; even the pen s still lying here which faust used when he signed the pact. aye, deeper in the pen is lurking still a trace of blood i lured him on to spill. to find a relic so unique as this would be some great collector s highest bliss. from its old hook the old fur coat s half falling, those merry jests of mine recalling which once i taught that lad as truth, which still may nourish his ingenuous youth. rough, fur-warm cloak, encased in you, a great desire comes


FIRE OF QAYIN RITE

eaven. thou art he: the scapegoat whose self-sacrifice purifies us of sin, ignorance and illusion, hanging inverted in the night firmament, thy one eye of the goat, open and glittering, who lightens our darkness with the fires of the stars, the myriad lanterns and blazing torches of all-knowledge. by the methods of the art rouse the inner fire and fervently invoke the daimon within by the ancient pact. let the forces of the goat be raised and the dragon-serpent of naamah- lilith be stirred through all five senses perfectly focussed upon the fire within the mortal flesh. o flame-breathing daemon and wizardly smith, who forgest the iron weapons of victorious liberation, the precious jewels of wisdom and beauty, hearken to me why am sprung from thy cunning seed, the hidden house of azazel. i


FRATER ELIJAH ANGELS OF CHAOS

he laughter. act i blacker than black, midnight of death i summon your bleak oblivion. time again and illusion seemed drawn up from the heart of nothing, i call your bliss. take my pain as an offering to my self my hurt is of the multi-verse, an empty void in my chest. despair god's of existence, your drama shall reap it's wretched sickle on you all. all shall be undone; the pentagram broken; the pact no more. an elicitation, an event something more, a mirror image amongst the swine. my magick is death, my death is life, and my life is ecstasy. this is my path, this shall be the cycle, this call to you oh grendel. adoptive son of the dragon, the word is upon our shoulders. tell of nothing, let us be destroyed by our desire so god may die. act ii my soul screams in orgasmic contradictions


FRATER U D PRACTICAL SIGIL MAGIC

tained in the last chapter, has already covered the basic principles and backgrounds of sigil magic, but it could not go into more depth due to the limited space characteristic of magazine articles. also, spare fs sigil magic has seen some further evolution during recent years, especially by english chaos magicians as manifested in the various publications of the iot order (iot today= the magical pact of the illuminates of thanateros. thus, ever-growing divergences from spare fs own methods and intentions have become quite common. to illustrate the word method (i.e, the construction of sigils employing the letters and words of a sentence of desire, figure 1 of the preceding chapter gives some examples. the whole procedure occurs as follows: 1. the sentence of desire must be formulated and

oversial magical writers nd practitioners. he became a member of the hermetic order of the golden dawn but later left the order roup, the a..a. later he joined the ts head. a prolific writer chaos magic.of recent origin, this system of magic ocuse ian fs reality. order of the golden dawn.this group egan operation in 1888 and fell victim to schism and strife in 190 e and umerous others. teros).the pact is a loose conglomeration of groups and individuals practicing chaos magic. a to found his own go.t.o. and became i, his magical system combined western cabbalistic magic with eastern tantrism, taoism, buddhism and yoga. f s on personal symbolism rather than a traditional system. experimental and free form, chaos is the field of potential from which we can tap magical forces. dogmatic magic.t

i.the brotherhood of saturn is a german magical order. highly secretive, some of their teachings are just coming to light. hermetic b 0. its importance is in its unique combining of numerous magical systems into a coherent whole. its membership included william butler yeats, arthur machen, sax rohmer, macgregor mathers, dion fortune, aleister crowley, israel regardie, a.e. wait n iot (the magical pact of the illuminates of thana glossary/ 127 tually became its sole ader the greater key of olom .the philosophical belief that abstractions, generalities or universals have no objective reality order of eastern templars. founded in the late 1800s, it claimed to koans.a buddhist method for meditation, it involves giving the meditator an idea with no simple answer on which to contemplate. the mos


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fishness developed in former lives that fitted the spirit of solomon which inhabited the body of jesus for the high mission it was destined to fulfill; to serve as a vehicle for the unifying unselfish christ spirit, for the purpose of bringing to an end the division between the sons of seth and the sons of cain and uniting them in the brotherhood forming the kingdom of heaven. when faust made the pact with mephistopheles, as recorded in the ancient soul-myth of that name, he was about to sign it in ink but mephisto says "no, sign it in blood" for this request faust asks the reason and mephistopheles says knowingly and cunningly "blood is a most peculiar essence" it is said in the bible that the blood of bulls and calves will not take away sins and that is reasonable, but how then about the


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ws of the self are essential to our own selfdevelopment and becoming as individuals. it requires that the witch be well disciplined and also well balanced, save from the gates of failure and madness. to look into the eye of set and lilith-hecate or even ahriman is to face off forces which would devour any not prepared to become bearers of the black flame, a luciferian spirit themselves. once this pact is made, when the sigillium diaboli is upon the mind, spirit and body, then there is no turning back only the ascension of the spirit as beyond the mortal clay. 6 in the modern world of magicians, sathan is our initiator and stimulator of the psyche. one should remember, in pre-islamic lore satan/azazel is considered the imagination sufism recognizes satan as the imagination itself. sathan is


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ic lore is indicative of a simple truth which is only to be known by those who have experienced it at first-hand- when you stand within the circle cast true about you like the horizon itself, then you are at the very instant of the tradition's beginning; you stand there at one, through the power of lineage, with the first-born of witchblood, and your presence within the circle is testimony to the pact which preserves the lineage from today until the last-to-die of the line has stepped therein: this is the course of the tradition amongst the race of men. for myself i need to look no further than the circle for the origination of the way! there burns the first fire and the vision amongst the flames, there the cipher writ amongst the forms of charm and wort, there lie both heart and hearth. a


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spect, it seems less that chaos magic died, and more that the furious debate which blew up around it for many years had become boring- it had hit the point where constructive criticism had degenerated into a mere slanging match. perhaps some chaos magicians shook themselves and wondered, after all, what all the fuss had been about. by this time, pete carroll had begun to reformat the iot into the pact, setting up temples in the uk, usa, and europe. the iot is seen as the order for serious chaos magicians in the same way that the oto exists for serious thelemites. at the time of writing, the iot pact has temples active in the uk, europe and america and, despite the apparent hierarchical structure outlined in pete carroll s latest book liber khaos/ the psychonomnicon, there appears to be muc

you re being scientific doesn t mean that you have to be serious at the same time. chaos silliness it was the discordians that pointed out that amidst the long list of dualisms that occultists were fond of using, the opposites of humour/seriousness had been left aside. humour is important in magick. as janet cliff once said, we re too important to take ourselves seriously. some members of the iot pact, for example, use laughter as a form of banishing, and of course there is nothing like laughter to deflate the pompous, self-important occult windbags that one runs into from time to time. important: rituals can be silly and no less effective than ones when you keep a straight face. magick is fun- otherwise, why do it? magical models the way that magick is generally conceptualised changes as


HOWE THE ALCHEMIST OF THE GOLDEN DAWN

of something which puts him in mortal fear, and that he contemplates going off to australia. it is too long a tale to tell you the whole of it. if you know thomas of frodsham and mean him by your allusion, i can tell you about him. he has come entirely to grief and is sending begging letters to every one. he was a medium in communication with the colour spirits with whom he appears to have had a pact, but on two occasions nearly lost his life thro' them. the most apparently peaceable elementals, if a storm happens to come on, will become very violent and uncontrollable. the conflict of the elements seems to excite them to fury, and woe to the mortal, not being an adept, who encounters them. thomas has gone the way of all mediums. i have investigated the circumstances as to a good many, an


HP LOVECRAFT A DARK LORE

second and most voluminous one- which i would not dare to quote or even form into words on paper. this hesitancy applies with still greater force to the things i heard whispered that evening in the darkened room among the lonely hills. of the extent of the cosmic horrors unfolded by that raucous voice i cannot even hint. he had known hideous things before, but what he had learned since making his pact with the outside things was almost too much for sanity to bear. even now i absolutely refused to believe what he implied about the constitution of ultimate infinity, the juxtaposition of dimensions, and the frightful position of our known cosmos of space and time in the unending chain of linked cosmos-atoms which makes up the immediate super-cosmos of curves, angles, and material and semi-mat


INDUCTION CHARM AND THE INITIATION

wn as the farthest star in the darkest skies. and it is only recently that man has learned to fhethe induction charm and the initiation (initiation stream i) copyright 2005 by robin artisson from the witching way of the hollow hill this initiation is the key to gaining the bond between the powers and the witch who wishes to access the workings described in this book on a deeper level. this is the pact you must take with the old powers, from the master-spirits, all the way to the powers of the land, and even the spiritual guardians of plants and beasts. it is not hard to perform, but it is lasting and binding, and if any hint of insincerity is in your heart when you perform this rite, it will not work. there is no getting out of this oath and pact, and it should never be taken lightly. you

this whole work; nothing written anywhere in this book should hold any sort of vagueness for you. you should have performed the rite of arriving, given later, if you can. there should really be no if you can- effort is always rewarded. open yourself, go simply; be aware, be clear. the fire of love that burns in your heart for the old ways and the land and the old powers is what draws you to this pact. you begin by making a compass round, as well and as perfectly as you can- for the initiation, it should, if possible, have at least one implement to each direction. you then invoke the witch-mother and witch- father, and, before you make the oath, you strip bare and put on new clothes. the old clothes should be clothes that you have worn often, which you will never wear again- they must be b

s and forests, fens, sky, human desires and destinies, powers inside the land, hear an oath, sealed by blood and by blood carried into the land: in the name of the pale woman below the hill, youthfully dead and ever-living, i am bound to your wisdom and power. great oak, birch, elder, thorn, holly, ash, growing creatures of green coat and root, spirits who guard you and carry forth your lives, by pact and oath i am sealed to you as friend, brother (or sister) and pupil, guardian and receiver. owl, hound, wolf and fox, badger and toad and bull, goose and raven, serpent and hare, horse, swine and stag, beasts of the land and air, and unseen places, by pact and oath i am sealed to you as friend, brother (or sister) and pupil, guardian and receiver. i shed my blood for you; from my left hand i

ge with these powers, and the essence of your oath goes with it. you now share blood with these powers, not just spiritual oneness. you become a blood member of their otherworldly house. this is why this oath is so serious and unbreakable. in the name of old fate, the pale woman under the hill, you then call upon all of the powers of green growing things, and beasts- and to both, you say this: by pact and oath i am sealed to you as friend, brother (or sister) and pupil, guardian and receiver. this is a strong contract, for you are telling the spiritual powers of all trees and plants, and all animals, that you will be their friend, their brother or sister, their pupil (willing to learn from them) but most importantly, their guardian and receiver. to be a guardian of plants and animals means

lso give to you, and you will receive. what you receive covers everything, from their flesh as food when you need it, all the way to their enjoyment, guidance, and company. this is a two-way contract. you will receive the flesh and bodies of plants and animals to sustain you; spirits will guide and protect you; it is a full contract. with your blood and words, you are binding yourself by oath and pact, blood and fate, to the land and to all beings within it, or on it. this is important, for this is the way of power- living creatures and plants mediate power to us everyday, and with deeper awareness, they will open up to you. your oath is also to the powers inside the land- referring to both the ancestral stream of your own dead kin, and to the dead in general, but also to the land-spirits

ask your new patrons to never abandon you to the grave- meaning that you will rely on them to see to it that you have found the wisdom you need before you go below the earth, to death. if they should require your death for some reason, you trust that they will not abandon you to hard fate utterly- meaning not give you up fully to the powers of death and dissolution. if you keep up your end of the pact, the powers will see after you, in life or death. and on the tail of that, you ask that this same protection be extended to those whom my love protects- those whom you love become protected as well. this is a great gift, and all the more reason for you to uphold your end of the pact, with no reservations. broadly speaking, what you will uphold is a life of protecting the land that you have be


ISIS UNVEILED

that the works of the greek philosophers were to be given up? it was none too soon that the great critics who appeared at the reformation, by comparing the works of these writers with one another, brought them to their proper level, and taught us to look upon them all with contempt" for such men as i^otinus, porphyry, lamblichus, apollonius, and even simon magus, to be accused of having formed a pact with the devil, whether the latter personage exist or not, is so absurd as to need but little refutation. if simon magus the most problematical of all in a faisterical sense ever existed otherwise than in the overheated fancy of peter and the other apostles, he was evidently no worse than any of his adversaries. a difference in religious views, however great, is insuf- ficient per e to send o

ingle glance, however, is enough to assure one that it could not have attained the marvelous perfection in which we find it pictured to us in the relics of the various esoteric systems, except after a succession of ages. a philosophy so profound, a moral code so ennobling, and practical results so conclusive and so uniformly demonstrable, is not the growth of a generation, or even a single epoch. pact must have been piled upon fact, deduction upon deduction, science have b^otten science, and myriads erf the brightest human intellects have re6ected upon the laws of nature, before this ancient doctrine could have taken concrete shape. the procrfs of this identity of fundamental doctrine in the old religions are found in the prevalence of a system of initiation; in the secret sacerdotal caste


K AMBER THE BASICS OF MAGICK

and witchcraft. however, we consider magick ritual a technique, not a religion. worship need not be involved. sometimes the invocation of an entity creates an artificial elemental. crowley says there are three different kinds of the basics of magick get any book for free on: www.abika.com 26 invocation- 1) devotion to the entity (as in the bhakti yoga of the hare krishna sect; the faustian devil pact. 2) ceremonial invocation- usual method of the middle ages. 3) drama- usually needs more than one person (as in a mass>>cautions< 1. often as not a ritual may produce side-effects, usually something similar to, though not exactly the desired goal. if the true goal is delayed (as sometimes happens) we may see the side effects first. and if for some reason the goal is not achieved at all('missi


KASAK VEEDE UNDERSTANDING PLANETS IN ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA

rth enki ea god of waters and wisdom nanna sin moon moongod, god of fertility and prosperity utu .ama. sun sungod, god of justice inanna i.tar venus goddess of love and war (ninurta) nabu mercury god of wisdom and writing (savior, redeemer) ninurta ninurta saturn god of war and hunting? nergal mars god of plague, famine, war, and the underworld 15 we bring an excerpt of a list of witnesses from a pact between the same assyrian king and median king ramataia (672 bc, signs denoting the planets are translated as modern planet names: in the presence of the planets, jupiter, venus, saturn, mercury, mars, sirius, and in the presence of assur, anu, enlil, ea, sin, shamash, adad, marduk, nabu, nusku, urash, nergal, ninlil, ishtar of niniveh, ishtar of arbela i tar, by all the gods in [the cities o


LETTER FROM A LUCIFEREAN

ntentions of the celebrants (i.e. in contemporary parlance, the statement of intent. as has been pointed out on a number of occasions by a variety of writers, the spirits known as demons become individuated by identification with human beings. thus one acquires one s own demon familiars, each of whom has a particular provenance. any process by which the passions are intensified is central to this pact between human and spirit. to this end, certain sexual acts can be specified as sacred- in the sense that they are only performed within particular ritual circumstances, thus retaining their emotional associations with taboo, forbidden pleasures and heightened sensuality. ritual sodomy, scatology and flagellation have their uses, but these are greatly lessened if they become normative to the p


LEWIS JAMES SATANISM TODAY AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION FOLKLORE AND POPULAR CULTURE

r at prearranged spots in forests, mountains, caves, or some other remote area, often by flying, to diabolical celebrations. satan himself presided over the assembly while seated on a throne. participants divested themselves of their clothing and copulated with demons. the core of the meeting often involved the sacrifice of a human being. babies were usually cooked and eaten. new witches signed a pact, renounced christianity, trampled on a cross, and received a mark on their bodies from satan s claw. although they are associated with the middle ages in most people s minds, the deadliest witchhunts were conducted in the twilight of the medieval world. it has been suggested that witchhunting was, in fact, a displaced reaction to the breakup of medievalism and the emergence of the modern worl

the ram appears to have been taken from a fictional satanist group in dennis wheatley s novel, the satanist. the group opened a bookstore in los angeles, california, which was closed in the 1980s, when the brotherhood disbanded. the group also ran a disco, satan s a go-go. members of this group considered satan a god of joy and pleasure, and accepted such traditional practices of satanism as the pact, through which they renounced all other devotion and their christian baptism. according to michael newton s account of a brotherhood ritual in raising hell, participants opened their meeting with a reading of baudelaire s litanies of satan and an invocation of lucifer before new recruits pricked a finger and smeared blood on a scrap of paper bearing his or her signature. see also baudelaire

that depicts themes of the dark and macabre, sets the stage for the spectacle of souls being ravaged by flames and demonic forces that accomplish their dark deeds by night and hide before dawn breaks. disney has done a superb job of creating entertainment that impresses imaginations all over the world with fearful, frightening images fodder for nightmares in young and old alike. faust the devil s pact idea entered into the popular consciousness of the middle ages via the tale of theophilus, who according to legend had been the treasurer of a church in the sixth century. unfairly dismissed from his job, he sought revenge with the aid of a magician. this sorcerer invoked the devil, theophilus sold his soul, and he was subsequently restored to his position. however, he eventually regretted hi

oul to satan though faust was motivated by pride rather than by the urge for revenge. also, unlike theophilus, faust did not escape his infernal fate in most versions of this story. the story of faust became the basis for a series of literary productions, including plays by johann von goethe and christopher marlowe. in the short story the devil and daniel webster, an american version of the devil-pact narrative by stephen vincent benet, a poor new hampshire farmer, jabez stone, sells his soul in exchange for seven years of prosperity. near the end of the term, however, stone regrets his bargain and hires the famous attorney daniel webster to defend him. webster successfully pleads stone s case and wins his acquittal from an infernal jury. other literary treatments of this theme are more su

t were i who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old! for that for that i would give everything! yes, there is nothing in the whole world i would not give! i would give my very soul for that (168) although no demon pops up to demand that gray sign a contract in blood, his wish subsequently comes true. wilde s novel was later adapted to become a film by the same name. see also pact with the devil for further reading: guiley, rosemary ellen. the encyclopedia ofwitches and witchcraft. new york: facts on file, 1989. oppenheimer, paul. evil and the demonic: a new theory of monstrous behavior. new york: new york university press, 1996. russell, jeffrey burton.mephistopheles: the devil in the modern world. ithaca, ny: cornell university press, 1986. wilde, oscar. the picture

t ways of dressing and of behaving during and prior to evocation ceremonies. they contain prayers and incantations, directions for the creation of amulets, instructions on how to sacrifice animals, and provide lists of demons and spirits who can be summoned through the grimoire. grimoires users were not necessarily devilworshipers. very often their intent was to summon a demon and, after making a pact with him, deceive him and take advantage of his powers. the handbooks gave readers the instructions necessary to carry out this trick. grimoires have often come under attack by religious authorities, and some of them have been condemned as dangerous or publicly destroyed. nevertheless, they continued to circulate in various versions throughout the middle ages. see also demons;magic and magica

ere are conflicting accounts about exactly how it transpired, the hell s angels murdered a young black man while the rolling stones were performing sympathy for the devil. the group subsequently backed away from the prince of darkness. heavy metal came into being in the late 1960s, through the music of groups like led zeppelin and black sabbath. it was rumored that led zeppelin had entered into a pact with the devil, but the group s association with the occult derived from interest in aleister crowley and other non-satanist occultists. black sabbath, on the other hand, actually sang about matters associated with satanism, but not in an approving manner. their song black sabbath, for instance, is a song of terror about witnessing a black mass. listeners are, furthermore, advised to turn to

th. dazzling technique and almost supernatural electricity (palmer, 1981. it is here that the deal-with-the-devil legend starts, according to some, prominently including the respected folklorist mack mccormick. many years later mccormick interviewed some of johnson s relatives, who told him of their belief that johnson had met satan at a crossroads at midnight and secured his musical talents in a pact with hell. they even said they knew where the crossroads was (apparently the intersection of highways 49 and 61 in clarksdale) on the other hand, house and other musicians who knew johnson would profess to know nothing of the story when interviewed by blues researchers decades later. johnson took up residence in the arkansas delta town of helena, where local and itinerant blues musicians, inc

h hunt. new york: basic books, 1995. mesoamerica 173 richardson, james, joel best, and david g. bromley. the satanism scare. new york: aldine de gruyter, 1991. victor, jeffrey. satanic panic: the creation of a contemporary legend. chicago: open court, 1993. wakefield, hollida, and ralph underwager. return of the furies. chicago: open court, 1994. mephistopheles the legend of faustus, who signed a pact with the devil by selling his soul to mephistopheles, became popular with goethe s faust. the basic narrative is, however, much older, originating as a mythical story during the medieval period. dr. faust s story drew upon the life of a philosopher who decided to make a living by casting horoscopes and predicting the future. in subsequent decades, faust s life was transformed into the legend

plex, multifaceted, and ambiguous character, representing not only evil against good, but also the oppositions of matter-spirit and chaos-order, as well as the stimulus to creativity. although in the late nineteenth century new operas depicted mephistopheles s and dr. faust s story, goethe s mephistopheles remained the masterpiece of the mephistopheleses represented in literature. see also faust; pact with the devil for further reading: davidson, gustav. a dictionary of angels including the fallen angels. new york: free press, 1967. rudwin,maximilian. the devil in legend and literature. chicago: open court, 1931. mesoamerica the aboriginal societies of the americas represent a wide variety of different cultures, a variety that is missed under the generic rubric indian through which native

ic, incorporating elements of wicca, tantra, the cabala, shamanism, and so on, as they see fit. not surprisingly, the ethos of ogdos is highly individualistic and antihierarchical, since it is essentially a voluntary organization of individuals whose primary magical practice is solitary. see also magic and magical groups for further reading: ogdos homepage: http//www.cix.co.uk/ mandrake/ogdos.htm pact with the devil it is a most certain and most catholic opinion that there are sorcerers and witches who by the help of the devil, on account of a compact which they have entered into with him, are able, since god allows this, to produce real and actual evils and harm, which does not render it unlikely that they can also bring about visionary and phantastical illusions by some extraordinary and

of folklore. in both its medieval and modern versions, one agrees to sell one s soul to satan (i.e, one voluntarily agrees to be damned) if one can have whatever it is that one wishes. these favors can range from specific benefits and powers to, more generically, a specific period of time during which one leads a diabolically blessed life. within the christian tradition, the notion of an infernal pact seems originally to have arisen from the idea that magicians and diviners cannot perform their feats without the aid of supernatural entities. because most sorcerers clearly did not receive help from god or his angels, then ipso facto they must be in league with darker powers. the idea of some kind of a formal agreement with a demonic being is suggested in the writings of early church fathers

rs like origen, but is not fully developed until the time of augustine. aquinas, who would later become the catholic church s official theologian, reaffirmed this notion in sententiae where he states that magicians perform miracles through personal contracts with demons (guiley n1989, 100. the biblical foundation for this idea comes from isaiah 28:15: we have made a treaty with death and signed a pact with sheol: so that, when the raging flood sweeps by, it shall not touch us; for we have taken refuge in lies and sheltered behind falsehood. although the original passage is not discussing an actual agreement with satan or one of his minions, it is not difficult to see how this verse might be interpreted so as to support such a notion. the bible also provided legitimation for the witch-hunts

veled against witches. for example, in his 1484 bull, summis desiderantes affectibus, after recounting a long list of dark deeds attributed to witches, pope innocent viii adds that witches also deny with sacrilegious lips the faith they received in holy baptism; and that, at the instigation of the enemy of mankind, they do not fear to commit and perpetrate many other abominable offences p 203 204 pact with the devil and crimes, at the risk of their own souls. medieval witch-hunting manuals, such as the influential malleus maleficarum (the witch hammer, 1486, contained lengthy discussions of the devil pact. thus at a witches sabbat, convened for the purpose of initiating new witches, satan asks the novice, whether she will abjure the faith, and forsake the holy christian religion. and never

f: that she give herself to him, body and soul, for ever, and do her utmost to bring others of both sexes into his power. he adds, finally, that she is to make certain unguents from the bones and limbs of children; especially those who have been baptized; by all witch means she will be able to fulfil all her wishes with his help (kramer and sprenger 1970, 99 100) to provide evidence for the devil pact notion, the office of the inquisition was apparently not above creating documents. for example, one document that has survived the centuries is a contract between satan and the priest urbain grandier, written in blood, in which father grandier supposedly asserts, my lord and master lucifer, i acknowledge you as my god and prince, and promise to serve and obey you while i live. and i renounce

merits of jesus christ and his saints; and if i fail to serve and adore you, paying you homage three times a day, i give you my life as your own (cavendish 1967, 321) this piece of evidence was presented at grandier s trial in 1634, along with an endorsement signed in hell: we, the all-powerful lucifer, seconded by satan, beelzebub, leviathan, elimi, astaroth, and others, have today accepted the pact of alliance with urbain grandier, who is on our side. and we promise him the love of women, the flower of virgins, the chastity of nuns, worldly honors, pleasures, and riches. he will fornicate every three days; intoxication will be dear to him. he will offer to us once a year a tribute marked with his blood; he will trample under foot the sacraments of the church, and he will say his prayers

in grandier, who is on our side. and we promise him the love of women, the flower of virgins, the chastity of nuns, worldly honors, pleasures, and riches. he will fornicate every three days; intoxication will be dear to him. he will offer to us once a year a tribute marked with his blood; he will trample under foot the sacraments of the church, and he will say his prayers to us. by virtue of this pact, he will live happily for twenty years on earth among men, and finally will come among us to curse god. done in hell, in the council of devils. this is the famous written pact drawn up by the many devils (whose reversed signatures witnessed the pact) and urbain grandier, in loudon 1634 (fortean picture library) palo 205 [signed] satan, beelzebub, lucifer, elimi, leviathan, astaroth. notarized

oudon 1634 (fortean picture library) palo 205 [signed] satan, beelzebub, lucifer, elimi, leviathan, astaroth. notarized the signature and mark of the chief devil and my lords the prices of hell [signed] baalberith, recorder (guiley 1989, 101) after confessing under torture to the charge of bewitching nuns and enslaving them to satan, he was convicted and burned alive. modern versions of the devil pact are preserved in the confessions of evangelicals claiming to be ex-satanists, as in the celebrated case of mike warnke, author of the popular book, the satan seller. as if being sworn in as an infernal civil servant,warnke asserts that he was required to take an oath to the prince of darkness: repeat after me: i, known here as judas, do hereby and now, forever and a day, submit my soul to the

take an oath to the prince of darkness: repeat after me: i, known here as judas, do hereby and now, forever and a day, submit my soul to the custody and care of his highness of darkness, satan, master of the world. warnke s arm is subsequently pierced, and he is required to sign his name in his own blood into a large, black, leatherbound book. within contemporary religious satanism, the idea of a pact with the devil has been dismissed as christian propaganda designed to frighten the faithful. for instance, in the satanic bible, anton lavey, founder of the church of satan, notes, to the satanist, it is unnecessary to sell your soul to the devil or make a pact with satan. this threat was devised by christianity to terrorize people so they would not stray from the fold.with scolding fingers a

ed. the [palero] insists on having a head in which the brain is still present. after the macabre remains are removed from their graves, they are wrapped in a black cloth and the [palero] and his helper return to the [palero s house [after] the spirit of the [corpse] takes possession of [the palero] the assistant asks the spirit if it is willing to work for the [palero .once the spirit accepts the pact, the grisly ceremony is ended. the [palero then] writes the name of the dead person on a piece of paper and places it at the bottom of a big iron cauldron, together with a few coins. the body s remains are added to the cauldron, together with some earth from the grave. the [palero] then makes an incision on his arm with a knife that must have a white handle, and lets a few drops of blood fall

y thought of as presiding over the assembly seated on a throne. in addition to adopting the form of the cat, he could also show up as a goat, crow, toad, or even as a human being. participants divested themselves of their clothing and kissed the devil on his posterior. the core of the meeting often involved the sacrifice of a human being. babies were usually cooked and eaten. new witches signed a pact, renounced christianity, trampled on a cross, and were marked by satan s claw. s 231 232 sabbat in more recent times, various items of this tradition have been taken up by hollywood and by horror novelists. thus in an elaborate recounting of a sabbat in dennis wheatley s the devil rides out, many of the essential details are repeated. for instance: the fire under the cauldron was burning brig


LIBER ALEPH

by drunkenness, or by idleness, she hath no standard whereunto she may rally her forces. in this see thou her need of a well-guarded life, and of a true man for her god. i liber aleph vel cxi 172 #o de hac re altera intelligenda (more things to be understood concening this) ark then, o my son, how in the ancient books of magick it is man that selleth his soul unto the devil, but woman that maketh pact with him. for she hath constantly the wit and power to arrange things at his bidding, and she payeth this price of his alliance. but a man hath one jewel, and, bartering this, he becometh the mockery of satanas. let then his tutor thee in thine own art of magick, that thou employ women in all practical matters, to order them with cunning, but men in thy need of transfiguration or transmutatio


LIBER CXCVII STORY OF SIR PALAMEDES

poor fingers fumble, and all the naught their ardour clutched, like all the rest, begins to crumble. where is the beast? his bliss exceeded all that bards sing of or priests mumble; no man, no god, hath known what he did. only this baulked him.that he lacked exactly the one thing he needed .faugh. cried the knight .thought, word, and act confirm me. i have proved the quest impossible. i break the pact. back to the gilded halls, confessed a recreant! achieved or not, this task hath earned a foison.rest. in caerlon and camelot let me embrace my fellow-men! to buss the wenches, pass the pot, is now the enviable lot of palamede the saracen. 95 xli sir arthur sits again at feast within the high and holy hall of camelot. from west to east the table round hath burst the thrall of paynimrie. the g


LIBER LLL PARADIGMAT PIRATE

ths and onward. the exercises presented in the following sections are only guidelines. if the neophyte possesses knowledge of additional techniques and practices, or possesses the capacity to create her own, she is encouraged to do so. the iot considers every candidate on his or her individual merits and qualifications. no single approach could possibly fit every individual aspirant to either the pact or to the 3rd degree within the pact. however, there is a need to set down some guidelines for those who would like some indication of what is expected of them. section 1: the first section is a continuation of the dream work begun in liber mmm. however, if it has been awhile since the magician performed her liber mmm or if the practice of lucid dreaming is new to the magician, there is no ob


LIBER LXVII THE SWORD OF SONG

, a vulture on ill-omen wings, a cannibal74 on human food. nor do i cry the scoffer.s cry that christians live and look the lie their faith has taught them: none of these inspire my life, disturb my peace. i go beneath the outward faith find it a devil or a wraith, just as my mood or temper tends! and thus to-day that .christ ascends. i take the symbol, leave the fact decline to make the smallest pact with your creative deity, and say: the christhood-soul in me, risen of late, is now quite clear even of the smallest taint of earth. supplanting god, the man has birth(.new birth. you.ll call the same, i fear) transcends the ordinary sphere and flies in the direction .x (there lies the fourth dimension) vex my soul no more with mistranslations from genesis to revelations, but leave me with th


MANLY P HALL THE SECRET TEACHINGS OF ALL AGES

s the crystalline universal egg in whose transparent depths creation exists (2) it is a proper figure of deity previous to its immersion in matter (3) it signifies the theric sphere of the world in whose translucent essences is impressed and preserved the perfect image of all terrestrial activity. meteors, or rocks from heaven, were considered tokens of divine favor and enshrined as evidence of a pact between the gods and the community in which they fell. curiously marked or chipped natural stones are occasionally found. in china there is a slab of marble the grain of which forms a perfect likeness of the chinese dragon. the oberammergau stone, chipped by nature into a close resemblance to the popular conception of the face of christ, is so remarkable that even the crowned heads of europe

t what was promised would take place. but at the very first invocation which i attempted a mighty spirit manifested to me, desiring to know why i had invoked him. his coming so amazed me that i scarcely knew what to say, but finally asked him if he would serve me in my magical investigations. he replied that if certain conditions were agreed upon he would. the conditions were that i should make a pact with him. this i did not desire to do, but as in my ignorance i had not protected myself with a circle and was actually at the mercy of the spirit, i did not dare to refuse his request and resigned myself to the inevitable, considering it wisest to turn my mantle according to the wind "i then told him that if he would be serviceable to me according to my desires and needs for a certain length

my ignorance i had not protected myself with a circle and was actually at the mercy of the spirit, i did not dare to refuse his request and resigned myself to the inevitable, considering it wisest to turn my mantle according to the wind "i then told him that if he would be serviceable to me according to my desires and needs for a certain length of time, i would sign myself over to him. after the pact had been arranged, this mighty spirit, whose name was asteroth, introduced me to another spirit by the name of marbuel, who was appointed to be my servant. i questioned marbuel as to his suitability for my needs. i asked him how quick he was, and he answered 'as swift as the winds' this did not satisfy me, so i replied 'you cannot become my servant. go again whence you have come' soon another

first drawn. now, to insure success, do everything according to the description, and when you have read off the sacred invocation pronounce the name of the spirit which you desire to appear. it is essential that you pronounce the name very distinctly. you must also note the day and the hour, for each spirit can only be invoked at certain times" while the black magician at the time of signing his pact with the elemental demon maybe fully convinced that he is strong enough to control indefinitely the powers placed at his disposal, he is speedily undeceived. before many years elapse he must turn all his energies to the problem of selfpreservation. a world of horrors to which he has attuned himself by his own covetousness looms nearer every day, until he exists upon the edge of a seething mae

nscendental magic. the pentagram. the pentagram is the figure of the microcosm--the magical formula of man. it is the one rising out of the four--the human soul rising from the bondage of the animal nature. it is the true light--the "star of the morning" it marks the location of five mysterious centers of force, the awakening of which is the supreme secret of white magic. click to enlarge form of pact with the spirit of jupiter. from the complete book of magic science. the aforesaid bond of spirits, together with the seal and character of the planetary angel, must be written m virgin parchment and laid before the spirit [for signature] when he appears; at that time the invocant must not lost confidence but be patient, firm, bold, and persevering, and take care that he asks nor requires not

and return quietly to his home. but should the operation be performed in a retired part of a house, cc cetera, the circle may remain, as it might serve in alike future operation, but the room or building must be locked up to avoid the intrusion of strangers" the agreement set forth above is purely ceremonial magic. in the case of black magic, it is the magician and not the demon who must sign the pact. when the black magician binds an elemental to his service, a battle of wits ensues, which the demon eventually wins. with his own blood the magician signs the pact between himself and the demon, for in the arcanum of magic it is declared that "he controls the soul who controls the blood of another" as long as the magician does not fail, the elemental will fulfil to the letter his obligation

the black magician binds an elemental to his service, a battle of wits ensues, which the demon eventually wins. with his own blood the magician signs the pact between himself and the demon, for in the arcanum of magic it is declared that "he controls the soul who controls the blood of another" as long as the magician does not fail, the elemental will fulfil to the letter his obligation under the pact, but the demon will try in every possible way to prevent the magician from carrying out his part of the contract. when the conjurer, ensconced within his circle, has evoked the spirit he desires to control and has made known his intention, the spirit will answer somewhat as follows "i cannot accede to your request nor fulfil it, unless after fifty years you give yourself to me, body and soul

her terms will be discussed. the spirit may say "i will remain in your service as long as on every friday morning you will go forth upon the public street giving alms in the name of lucifer. the first time you fail in this you belong to me" if the magician still refuses, realizing that the demon will make it impossible for him to fulfil his contract, other terms will be discussed, until at last a pact is agreed upon. it may read as follows "i hereby promise the great spirit lucifuge, prince of demons, that each year i will bring unto him a human soul to do with as it may please him, and in return lucifuge promises to bestow upon me the treasures of the earth and fulfil my every desire for the length of my natural life. if i fail to bring him each year the offering specified above, then my

mise the great spirit lucifuge, prince of demons, that each year i will bring unto him a human soul to do with as it may please him, and in return lucifuge promises to bestow upon me the treasures of the earth and fulfil my every desire for the length of my natural life. if i fail to bring him each year the offering specified above, then my own soul shall be forfeit to him. signed [invocant signs pact with his own blood] the pentagram in symbolism, an inverted figure always signifies a perverted power. the average person does not even suspect the occult properties of emblematic pentacles. on this subject the great paracelsus has written "no doubt many will scoff at the seals, their characters and their uses, which are described in these books, because it seems incredible to them that metal


MICHAEL FORD A RITE OF THE WEREWOLF

is but a form from which its native spirit has departmsl i s h i n g 2 a rite of the werewolf the going forth to the infernal sabbat by michael w. ford, akhtya seker arimanius once the sorcerer has undertaken the self-initiation ritual entitled, a ritual of lycanthropy 1 in both parts, and he has visualized perfectly his werewolf shadow, or that similar beast of sorcerer, he has entered into the pact of the devil, the black man of the sabbat. it is the passing of that rite of initiation that will prepare the witch to travel forth to the infernal sabbat, symbolized as the persian arezura, the place in the north, the gates of hell. let the practitioner be perfectly still in focus and will, that nothing shall break his or her concentration of that task which draws the ka (the astral or body


MICHAEL FORD BOOK OF CAIN

s their own desire, they were free. did his mind become as the serpent, isolate and independent that as flame which was sacred and beautiful, azazel now could understand both good and evil, the darkness and the light. lucifer, my angelick initiator, my soul and father, understood that he was both demon and angel, that he was beauty and ugliness. all of those in the circle of spirits made a sacred pact to go forth into the world of horrors and do their will. azazel, who refused to bow before common clay, the profane image of flesh known as man and woman, and then found them more appealing. some were indeed fair, their women sensuous and their men showing a primitive potential of being. with this in mind, they would bring the fire to them. azazel and many of those angels took by will flesh i


MICHAEL FORD WITCHMOON

cubus inner publications p.o. box 926344 houston, tx 77292 usa nachttoter@aol.com my special thanks to- the illustrators of this edition, being nathaniel harris, shemyaza of immortal coil designs and elda isela ford, without whose knowledge, patience and companionship, this work would not be. 4 4 introduction 'darkside magic from an off-white perspective' by peter j. carroll, past grandmaster iot pact. we always advise our neophytes and initiates not to wake the elder gods, knowing full well that the best of them will rise to the bait and do so. the darkside glamour exerts a powerful charisma which every magician should explore and understand. since the dawn of history the training of sorcerers and shamans has included a 'harrowing of hell, a knowledge and power quest into the subconscious

that to take up with the devil, one should intimately know this spirit. the males, or heterosexual males would in turn have congress with female succubi, or children of lilith. the legends of nocturnal emissions carried on with these initiations or dream-induced congress. 49 49 osculum infame the initiate s dedication to undertake the initiate s oath of witches, by the symbolic kiss of shame. the pact should take place out in the open air, a wooded area with your altar being a stump or rock near a large tree. decorate the altar with the wood carving of the witches sabbat/luciferian inverse pentagram, or sigil of lucifer. within the context of this tome, lucifer represents knowledge, wisdom and light. baphomet, the god of witches may be adorned on altar as well. octinimos, of the witches sa


MICHAEL TSARION ATLANTIS ALIEN VISITATION AND GENETIC MANIPULATION

s very important to occultists. hence, the emphasis thatancient societies and priestarchies placed, and now modern criminal syndicates, placeon it. it is not a coincidence that the word blood is the second most common word inthe bible, after god. no blood, no deal! so meister dee with his colleagues andunderlings saw to it that his dark guardians would get all the blood they required. inhis great pact, he put the whole of mankind up as the sacrifice to his masters cause.this is the reason for the endless wars and conflicts that beset world history. wars areprecisely planned blood rituals, with all seemingly opposing sides being financed bythe same unseen echelons (see dr. who state of decay) to provide the physical resources and the human sacrifices, the pirates (men of thefire) were finan

hat the first human kings on earth were the offspring of custodial rul-ers who mated with the human women. those matings entitled the half-human offspring tobecome the early monarchs on earth (william bramley, gods of eden)atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation97 chapter 16serpents in the streetsgreat capitol cities of the world have precise geometric shapes because of sir johndee's pact with the macrobes. since the entire human race was offered up in the pact,what better way than to have humans live right in the center of enormous satanic ritualprecincts? we call these precincts cities. in the book, secret architecture of ournation s capitol, researcher david ovason gives information gleaned from thelibrary of congress, from the vaults and archives of washington d. c, and fr

bated every vice and addiction that one can imagine, imposed debtslavery, and basically industrialized the entire world. there were at least 40 million casualties from the black death alone. that was halfthe population of europe. as author william bramley proves in his classic, gods ofeden, the plague was man made. another event planned and executed by the progenyof atlantis in keeping with their pact was the second world war. here are the statisticsof the human mortality: soviet union 20 million china 10 million poland 5.8 million germany 4.6 million japan 2 million y ugoslavia 1.7 million france 600,000 great britain 400,000 united states 300,000 from the sword to the syringe106atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation there have been more wars since the creation of the united

centration camps. 1936 hermann grings four year plan begins. 1936 berlin psychoanalytic institute disappears as an institution in germany. 1936 diptheria vaccine injures 75 in france. 1936 matthias gring protects jungian psychologist gerhard adler and facilitates his escape to swit-zerland (cousin of herman gring. 1936 i.g. farben produces zyklon b gas for extermination camps. 1936 anti-communist pact signed by japan and germany. 1936 roosevelt policies in the pacific force the japanese to capitulate or fight. 1936 second wave of ufo sightings in scandinavia. 1936 matthias gring establishes german institute for psychological research and psychotherapy,dubbed the gring institute. the institutes work in psychotherapy was supported by the luftwaffe andappendix f: general chronology of events3

e rothschilds, who ask him to salvage their inter-ests in bohemia (czechoslovakia) left over from the nazi occupation. he is defeated by hitlers view ofthe rothschilds. donovans law firm successfully defends 18 oil firms against anti-trust charges. dono-van meets kim philby in spain and begins to build the oss around the hard core of the communist lin-coln brigade. 1937 italy signs anti-communist pact with japan and germany. 1937 american professor earnest hooten, a harvard university anthropologist, was described in thenew york times as one of the leading authorities on human evolution. says hooten, i think that a bio-logical purge is the essential prerequisite for social and spiritual salvation. it is very difficult to enforcesuch a measure in a democracy, unless it has been preceded by

titutionaldiseases, leading to the extermination of mentally ill and physically deformed children in germany.karl brandt heads the division responsible for adults, which would claim over 300,000 by 1945. 1939 brookhaven labs in new jersey allegedly perfects teleportation technology. 1939 u.s. state dept. approves groton, connecticut, plan to send sub plans to u.s.s.r. 1939 germany and russia sign pact for division of poland. 1939 interpol grouped with german gestapo. in 1991, interpol member janet reno would become theattorney general of the united states. 1939 german ss massacre of civilians in poland. 1939 compulsory vaccination in germany raises diphtheria cases to 150,000. atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation363 appendix f: general chronology of events 1939 cartels cont

atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation369 appendix f: general chronology of events 1943 t. henry moray attempts to reconstruct his radiant energy generator and is harassed by the fbiafter seeking gustave le bons book (see 1892. 1943 u.s. government sends citizens of japanese descent to prison camps in the u.s. 1943 general reinhard gehlen infiltrates soviet intelligence and forms a pact with allen dulles. 1943 diphtheria cases in nazi occupied france rise to 47,000 after germans force compulsory vaccina-tion. in nearby norway, which refused vaccinations, there were 50 cases of diphtheria. 1943 hitler decides to not use chemical weapons against allies, fearing allied development of the same.british capture nazi prisoner who turns out to be chemist from spandau plant. 1943 jua

the sham known as the cold war which would extendand continue the military industrial/pharmaceutical complex. 1947 reconstruction of western europe complete and retitled the marshall plan, and w. averell har-riman appointed as head of the plan, working out of the hotel talleyrand in paris, a rothschild man-sion. the rothschilds consolidate control of world money systems through the bretton woods pact,essentially a replica of the charter of the bank of england, which provided immunity from all judicialprocesses, declared the archives inviolable and not subject to any congressional inspection of courtexamination, and insured the tax-free status. the pact then proceeded to systematically loot westerneurope and the united states. the u.s. is ruled through the cfr, various foundations, and the


MICHAEL W FORD THE VAMPIRE GATE

pect of the dragon, the bringer of light. azhi [avestan/pahlavi] serpent, snake azhi dahaka [avestan/pahlavi] the son of angra mainyu/ahriman. azhi dahaka as the storm fiend has six eyes, three heads and three pairs of fangs. in human form, he was zohak, an ancient babylonian/scythian/assyrian king or shah, who according to zoroastrian mythology, was transformed into the immortal storm fiend by a pact with ahriman. azhi dahaka is said to be filled with serpents, scorpions, toads and other insects and reptiles. azothoz a sigillic word formula which represent the golden dawn definition of the beginning and end, alpha and omega. azothoz is a reversed form which is a symbol and glyph of the adversary, shaitan/set and lilith. this is a word which signifies self-initiation and the power which is


MICHAEL WYNN THE SOUL TRAVELERS

eating and greeting others with the right hand, while relegating the left hand to dirty jobs like cleaning one s house and body. teachings of the right hand path always include a firm belief in right and wrong, and the existence thereof. as stated before, the mark of the beast are those who have sold their soul to satan in exchange for vampiric transformation; this is also called making the black pact or oath. those endowed with the mark of the beast can easily change into the shapes of animals. there is also much speculation about the number 666, and its true meaning. but among the satanists, it has but one meaning: achieving a sort of godhood. the phoenix bird, or the dung beetle, is often used symbolically to refer to ritual of death and rebirth. it is also worth noting that people who


MIDNIGHTS CIRCLE A COMMENTARY OF AZOTHOZ

it shall rise all who read this book, and envision the tracing of this sigil of entry, shall then all open the gates to the dreaming place by the adversary of noon and midnight, who drinks of the golden chalice and blood filled skull, so it isspmidnight s circle a commentary of azothoz a book of the adversary presented by the night ravener (akhtya seker arimanius michael w. ford- a brother in the pact of witchblood azothoz presents in poetic form the antinomian concept of separation from the natural order. this is clear throughout the various grimoires such as nox umbra, book of cain, yatuk dinoih, goetia (luciferian edition, and the toad rite. azothoz is actually a strong foundation from which these works arose. as written as lyric and poem form, the original praxis of the spiral force is


MOTTA MARCELO THE COMMENTARIES OF AL

that of the gods? the gods crossed the abyss; they are perfect. see verse 45 "the perfect and the perfect are one perfect and not two; nay, are none" that is, they are the "fool of god" zero. with a true god you achieve samadhi, union; with a false god, one of the "fools" a 'black brother' you are enticed or ordered or coerced to pactuate. there is no union involved, no spiritual experience. the pact functions only on the emotional and intellectual levels, and you give without receiving, since the 'black brother' is, deep down, afraid of you. he or she will cheat you, and play with you, and brag to you about it and yet, all the time, you will sense his or her fear. with a god, fear is all on your side. with a 'black brother; the fear is mutual and usually his or hers is much bigger than y


NAUDON PAUL THE SECRET HISTORY OF FREEMASONRY

began cutting into rock without beforehand obtaining the consent of mother earth, whom he was mutilating. this is not the entire story, because avoidance of inspiring the hatred of a deity corresponds only to the negative side of worship by the professions. for his labor to be successful, the worker additionally had to ensure the positive support of the gods who dispensed the talents required. a pact was therefore necessary: by devoting himself body and soul to the service of the deity of the particular profession, the artisan would bilaterally contract sacred obligations, because by fervently striving to do his best in the domain of art, he compelled the god of his trade to come to his aid. so a union was therefore effected between the humble mortal and the god who worked through him, us


ONYX TABLET OF SET

? how do you react to skeptical inquiries concerning satanism and the church of satan? what is your rationale for this? what do you consider to be the psychological basis behind satanic ritual? does your interpretation justify impulsive behavior- such as the casting of an emotionallymotivated curse- under ritual circumstances? what is your interpretation of the tradition of the making of a formal pact with the devil? as a member of the priesthood, what use would you make of this interpretation? the church of satan has occasionally been accused of being either fascist or communist [among other things] in its doctrines. what is your personal opinion? how would you respond if questioned concerning this on public media? do you think that you can recognize a psychic vampire when you see one? wh


PHOSPHORUS

ithin the luciferian circle. a minimum four page essay on the goddess and how this feminine aspect is used within the male or female. see nox umbra, book of cain, book of the witch moon and yatuk dinoih. 3. creation of famulus (familiars) both lesser and greater. submit records and techniques used in creation rites. 4. grimoire working with the red dragon/grand grimoire famulus lucifuge rofocale. pact made with this daemon to invoke and become essentially, to open the way of shadow. 5. cain as the offspring of lilith& samael. tubal qayin and how this force represents initiation into the luciferian mysteries. this is a foundation work to future work with cain in the next grade. the book of cain 6. goetic work and sorcery within the yatuk dinoih, a minimum of 13 of the spirits called and for


RABBI MOSHE WISNEFSKY APPLES FROM THE ORCHARD THE ARIZAL ON THE PARASHAH

g-d promises abraham the land of israel in exchange for his children going into exile. it is called gthe covenant between the parts h since it was gendorsed h by abraham and g-d (represented by a pillar of fire) passing in between the severed halves of several animals. the idea expressed was: gjust as these halves are not complete without each other, so are the two of us not complete without the pact that binds us together. h why [in this passage] does g-d interrupt [the description of what is to befall abraham fs descendants] with the statement that abraham will come to his forebears in peace? furthermore [as we said above] what sort of tiding is this, seeing that [terah] was still serving idols, selling them, and through them causing everyone to err? know, then, that chochmah is what cl

el of the [male reproductive organ, associated with] yesod. as we have seen previously, the male reproductive organ is called gthe live one h because it gcomes alive h (i.e, becomes erect. the gend h of the glive one h is the gcrown of the yesod h (anatomically, the glans of the organ) that is exposed by circumcision. circumcision is the sign of the covenant between g-d and the jewish people, the pact between them obligating us (and enabling us) to always remain gopen h and sensitive to spirituality, just as the circumcised sexual organ renders the husband more sensitive to his wife fs experience of relations and not focused solely on his own sensual enjoyment. isaac (whose name alludes to this sensitivity) is thus the antithesis of the philistines. this sensitivity to divinity caused rebe

heir covenant with g-d. this passage, known as the gthe reproof h (tochachah)8 consists of exactly 98 curses [these curses] are all a punishment for the blemish caused in [the sefirah of] yesod. this is the mystical meaning of the phrase ga sword avenging the vengeance of the covenant. h9 this whole passage is referred to by the torah itself as a gcovenant h (brit).10 simply stated, a covenant or pact is an agreement between two parties sealed by the clause that if the pact is abrogated there will be consequences. the existence of consequences cements the relationship and makes it serious (or greal h) for the parties involved. as we have explained previously, the sefirah of yesod is where all the powers of the preceding sefirot coalesce into a concentrated essence (the seed or semen, which


RITUEL ET DOGME DE LA HAUTE MAGIE BY ELIPHAS LEVI PART I

ge; poisoned themselves by a society of which they had experienced nothing but the rebuffs and the vices, they poisoned in their turn all those who were weak enough to fear them, and avenged upon beauty and youth their accursed old age and their atrocious ugliness. the perpetration of these evil works and the fulfilment of these loathsome mysteries constituted and confirmed what was then called a pact with the devil. it is certain that the operator must have been given over body and soul to evil and justly deserved the universal and irrevocable reprobation expressed by the allegory of hell. that human souls could descend to such an abyss of crime and madness must assuredly aston90 the doctrine of transcendental magic ish and afflict us. but is not such gulf needed as a basis for the exalta


RITUEL ET DOGME DE LA HAUTE MAGIE BY ELIPHAS LEVI PART II

fourth book of occult philosophy, which was originally attributed to agrippa, but which is now believed to be by some unknown author. 90 the ritual of transcendental magic the princes of hell, attested judicially. judicially, o m. le comte de mirville. and preserved in the archives of justice as convincing evidences for the trial of the unfortunate urban grandier: these signatures appear under a pact of which collin de plancy gives a facsimile reproduction in the atlas of his infernal dictionary. it has this marginal note: gthe draught is in hell, in the closet of lucifer h, a valuable item of information about a locality but imperfectly explored, and belonging to a period in no wise remote from our own, though anterior to the trial of young labarre and etalonde, who, as everyone knows, w

is made of the certificate given by m. nicholas de harlay, learned in the hebrew tongue, who recognized that mlle. ranfaing was really possessed, that she had answered the mere motion of his lips without any uttered words, and given numerous other proofs. the sieur gamier, doctor of the sorbonne, having also adjured her several times in hebrew, she replied lucidly, but in french, saying that the pact bound her to speak an ordinary tongue. the demon added: eis it not sufficient for me to show that a understand what you say? f the same doctor, addressing him in greek, inadvertently used one case for another, whereupon the possessed woman, or rather the devil, said: eyou have blundered. f the doctor replied in greek, epoint out my error. f the devil answered, ebe satisfied that i mention the


ROBERT KIRK WALKER BETWEEN WORLDS

e soul beyond its common strain [that is, level of existence. if the palpable instances and realities seen and innocently objected [that is, shown] to the senses did not disprove it, and make this matter a palpable verity and no deception [we might think it similar to the results of the witch's ointment, yet since this [second] sight can be bestowed without ointment or dangerous compact [that is, pact, the qualification is not of so bad an original source [as that of witchcraft. therefore: 6. by my lord [tarbett's] good leave i presume to say that this [second] sight can be no quality of the air, nor of the eyes, because: 6,1 [there are people] such as live in the same air and see all other things as far off and as clearly, yet have not the second sight. 6,2: a seer can give another person

ving the english that tarbett refers to in his letter (page 41. sir walter scott recorded the sister's last words at execution as being 'many weep and lament for a poor old wretch like me, but alas few are weeping for a broken covenant' if scott's nineteenth-century report draws upon true sources, then it seem likely that she was talking not of her brother's erstwhile christianity, but of her own pact with the otherworld, and the general antagonism towards such covenants. kirk then repeats his basic thesis, that the sight is not criminal, that ancestral spirits appear to seers, that the fairy people create visions for the seers, rather than the visions being similitudes of the actual objects or persons seen. this is not mentioned by tarbett at all, and indeed he is not concerned with the t


RUBY TABLET OF SET

ed as a magus looked and saw. even so i set for him many tasks before i should again speak in this way. hear, my anointed man, in whose mortal flesh i, satan, have chosen to inspire my material self- into whose keeping i have given my true church- whom i have made magister within the realm of my shining trapezoid- whom i have incarnated as a magus- hear, now, anton szandor lavey. recall first the pact which, years ago, you drew up before me, and to which you set your own name. think not that i have been unmindful of that act long past, pale and lonely though it might seem beside the wreaths you have won from your own kind. you could not know but that you risked more than your life- yet you stretched forth your will through the darkness of the angles to seek mine. though you have brought ma

ou set your own name. think not that i have been unmindful of that act long past, pale and lonely though it might seem beside the wreaths you have won from your own kind. you could not know but that you risked more than your life- yet you stretched forth your will through the darkness of the angles to seek mine. though you have brought many honors to me, never was there such as this. take now the pact. in that chamber which you know to be most beloved of me, build now with your own hands a flame that is sacred to me. let your hands pass through the fire- once for each angle of my shining trapezohedron. speak again that great key which suspends the barrier between hell and earth, that i may bear witness to that which you undertake in my name. receive now my tribute. our pact shall be consum

that i may bear witness to that which you undertake in my name. receive now my tribute. our pact shall be consumed in the flame, and with this act i release you from your bond with me. through your alliance with the powers of darkness you have been granted knowledge far beyond that normally accorded your race. and for this you have been manifest as a magus. but now- of my own will and bound by no pact- i, satan, bestow upon you my greatest gift- for which there is no degree in my order. by my will, anton szandor lavey, you are divest of your human substance and become in your self a daimon. henceforth you are as a true god, and it is in your power to alter the machinery of the cosmos according to your desire. no charge do i lay upon you, for you are now my brother and no longer my liege. b

gave to this magus my diabolicon, that he might know the truth of my ancient gift to mankind, clothed though it might be in the myths of the hebrews. even you, who delivered the diabolicon from asia, did not know it for what it was. but he that i had fashioned a magus knew, and he thought often of the diabolicon as he guided the church of satan. upon the ninth solstice, therefore, i destroyed my pact with anton szandor lavey, and i raised him to the will of a daimon, unbounded by the material dimensions. and so i thought to honor him beyond other men. but it may have been this act of mine that ordained his fall. were i my self to displace the cosmic inertia, i should be forced to become a new measure of consistency. i would cease to be one, for i should become all. to make of man a daimon

us, and you may be assured that it will assume a meaningful place in the order."23 the diabolicon was retained unreleased in san francisco. although i subsequently circulated a few typed copies among the priesthood, the diabolicon was not made generally available until the publication of the first edition of this analysis& commentary in xi/1976. upon the ninth solstice, therefore, i destroyed my pact with anton szandor lavey, and i raised him to the will of a daimon, unbounded by the material dimensions. and so i thought to honor him beyond other men. but it may have been this act of mine that ordained his fall. for the next four years after the creation of the diabolicon, i wrote nothing similar to it. in the summer of ix/1974, however, i once more experienced the restlessness that had c

olstice message" in august i again sent the calligraphic original to anton lavey. in an accompanying note i disclaimed the prerogative to comment on it. anton replied with a note in- uncharacteristically- his own handwriting "it pleases me that you perceive that which you do. you have entered a new realm of comprehension and truly deserve the name of satanist."24 a question remains concerning the pact of anton lavey. i have not seen such a paper, nor have i ever heard him speak of it "pacts with the devil" were never considered to be necessary in the church of satan. the contents of this particular pact, presuming that it did exist, remain unknown. were i my self to displace the cosmic inertia, i should be forced to become a new measure of consistency. i would cease to be one, for i should

clearly; so my work has borne its fruit. bear that ever in your minds, and re-create the universe in the image of the setian will! our eyes may see far, far down the road [dee places a stone upon the altar] faust [priestess rosemary webb] i am faust, he who paved the way for modern man, laying the foundations of the black magical quest as perceived by you in this aeon of set. i am he who made my pact with the powers of darkness, a pact that defined the eternal quest, that i might live and prosper, seeking after the mysteries, until such time as satisfaction took me. learn from faust, o setian, that there is no satisfaction to be had, that the road of initiation never reaches an end, there is always a new view over the crest of the next hill. the search for knowledge, power, pleasure and a

-point to the starry realms. woden refers to his eye (the one which remains with his essence) as the north star, which is at the head of the constellation known as ursa minor or in germanic tradition the lesser wain or wain of the moon. also the fact that the moon is closer to the earth than the sun is reemphasized. 2. in this passage woden states that he became the blood-brother of set, making a pact with him. this is reminiscent of the blood-brotherhood between woden and loki, but we learn that this pact was made for rulership of the "worlds- the entire cosmos on all "planes" the method of the ritual referred to is one in which the blood of the participants is mixed with earth. it is possible that here the "earth" referred to is the reality of man on this planet. man as we know him is th

reminiscent of the blood-brotherhood between woden and loki, but we learn that this pact was made for rulership of the "worlds- the entire cosmos on all "planes" the method of the ritual referred to is one in which the blood of the participants is mixed with earth. it is possible that here the "earth" referred to is the reality of man on this planet. man as we know him is the vessel of this blood-pact, and is the third partner in a triad. the physical reality of man is the result of this mixture of the conscious essence with the earth. 3. in the third passage we discover something about when this might have taken place. woden says that set came to the northern heavens as the result of an exile from egypt, and that they again came into proximity as a result- woden in the lesser or lunar veh

ut. this is. n-nonsense" to which i replied "that's a very astute observation. now, why not humor me and sign it" html revision: oct. 15, 1998 ce subject: initiation reading list: the minutes crawled by. you could almost hear his teeth chattering. never underestimate the power of myth! watching the clock, i noticed that a full half-hour had gone by. at long last, through sheer effort of will, the pact was completed with the required signature. mr. f. was extremely tired. in the days that followed, i began to see a change- a metamorphosis if you will. thereafter, whenver f. expressed guilt or attempted to suppress his ego, i would gleefully whip out the parchment, hold it up to him, and exclaim "it really doesn't matter 'cause you're going to hell anyway" a great big smile would come across

e "psychological force(s" mentioned exist within the realm of one's subjective mind- a mind which does not recognize reason! it is a mind which recognizes only symbols and symbolic gestures. therefore, practically speaking, you cannot use reason to prove or disprove mysticism. oil and water, my friends, oil and water. mr. f. is one example. correspondingly, i too, on the following day, did sign a pact with the devil. it was a veritable love letter to satan! that night, the prince of darkness made a personal appearance. his immediate presence was overpowering! lying on my stomach in bed, i clutched a pillow to bury my face (i dared not look up- it would be too hideous. shivering from head to toe, i quickly thought to myself "wait a minute, john. pretend you're sleeping! that's right. just l

t we need to make ourselves open to the lessons that painful memories may be hiding from our selves. iii. remember that ancestral doors open very slowly, so you must resolve to accept what wells up from the unconscious. this is sometimes very hard to do- as setians, learning submission is very rough, and yet one of the ways the nine gates of hel are opened is through submission. as a sign of this pact with your ancestors, treat the next thing someone in your family asks you to do as a communication from your higher self. as an example of this willing projection, let's say your mom asks you to come fix her car. before you go, invoke your higher self to look for the mysteries involved. enter the experience with your senses as wide open as they can be. try to remember everything that is said

u have bestowed upon me. o prince of the pit, examine my soul and delight that it is black. horned chaos from the sith, gaze approvingly upon the matrix of a hornless one, for tainted yods and infernal blood flow through the being from the plains of yuggoth. through the essence of the old ones, so shall my own will be actualized, and my words be as a solid form. i secure my bond and consecrate my pact through the ebony visage that my eyes have beheld, for the way is nyarlothotep, and the key is yog-sothoth. by the angles of 4, 5, and 9, i command the deathless hordes to make your presence manifest, even unto me, each one in turn, and according to my will, such are the names [call of the abominations] azazal- buzrael beelzebub- balial azag-thoth- azmodius pazuzu [partake of the grail [the m

e presses the earth between hands, rubbing earth into hands. some earth is placed on the ground, and the initiate stands upon this earth. the participant states] feel in your bones this earth of geb, son of shu and tefnut, neter of the earth, this planet which gave you birth. feel his strength, his comfort, and his support. revel in the shimmering glow from the hearth of your heart, and make your pact of devotion with all those who stand upon geb's earth with their own two feet, learning and following the path of belial. seek and be glad, for infinity speaks only to those of self-realization, who know, and hear, and heed, the law [a participant anoints the initiate with water from the sea, and states] from the arid wastes and bleaching bones and nothingness you come into our midst. with pa

be beneficial to celebrant and gate [dress for working. dress can be your normal attire or again something conducive to your gate's attributes [compression/ enter chamber [ring bell [light the black flame [invocation, per black magic [drink from the grail, and say] behold, this [brother/sister, a child of darkness, who once again lifts this chalice, the grail of darkness, in the continuance of my pact with the powers of darkness, that i shall uphold the laws of our universe, seek the knowledge of set, and guard the temple of set. adam and eve, of the christian mythos, once tasted this nectar of darkness, but their minds were imprisoned by the selfish god called jehovah, and they died in their own guilt. my brother set has freed the minds of the elect from this monstrous death god that we m

riest manifest on earth! ia! nyarlathotep! ia! yog-sothoth! ia! shub-niggurath! ia! azathoth! ia! ia! ia! cthulhu fhtagn [graal sequence. fill the graal as these words are spoken over and into the liquid used. i have chosen a darkly colored fruit juice, apple/grape/raspberry to be specific] behold this brother, a child of darkness, who once again lifts this graal of truth in the continuance of my pact with the powers of darkness, that i shall uphold the oath of fealty to which i am bound, seek the knowledge of set, and guard his temple in the times yet to come. my brother set and those great old ones through which his gift may be experienced have freed the minds of the elect from the monstrous elder gods of death, that we may continue in our eternal quest for truth, wisdom, and knowledge o

powers of darkness, that i shall uphold the oath of fealty to which i am bound, seek the knowledge of set, and guard his temple in the times yet to come. my brother set and those great old ones through which his gift may be experienced have freed the minds of the elect from the monstrous elder gods of death, that we may continue in our eternal quest for truth, wisdom, and knowledge of being. this pact i guard with the essence of my deepest self, that i shall continue to xeper and remanifest even beyond this physical plane and that which we call the world of horrors [drink deeply from the graal, experiencing all that you can as the essence of truth flows into your body and being, charging it with magical force [statement of purpose/ description of gate] on this great night i, being of the e

d with harwer to better close the aeon and usher in the aeon of set. and this time was called the age of satan, because even the minds of the emerging elect were touched with the myths of the death-cults. in the year x of the age of satan, when some of the elect had come forth and been identified, set determined to bring to a close the age of transition and to establish his aeon. he dissolved his pact with the magus of the age, and witnessed the destruction of its church. on the north solstice of the year x, set gave unto his magus the great book of coming forth by night; and the foundations for a great temple were laid: a temple such as had not been seen for many ages. and the elect are charged with a task that is clearly defined: the majesty of set must not be allowed to dim, as it did i


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ty becomes vague, amorphous. it is becoming impossible to describe the world. pilgrimage, prophet, adversary merge, fade into mists, emerge. as does she: allie, al--lat _she is the exalted bird. greatly to be desired. he remembers now: she told him, long ago, about jumpy's poetry _he's trying to make a collection. a book. the thumb--sucking artist with his infernal views. a book is a product of a pact with the devil that inverts the faustian contract, he'd told allie. dr. faustus sacrificed eternity in return for two dozen years of power; the writer agrees to the ruination of his life, and gains (but only if he's lucky) maybe not eternity, but posterity, at least. either way (this was jumpy's point) it's the devil who wins. what does a poet write? verses. what jingle-jangles in gibreel's b


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current of witchcraft. this myth itself is reflected in the earlier babylonian tale where humankind are created from the blood of kingu, first of her brood leader of the dragon tiamat s army of chaos. through us, they walk upon the earth. according to the book of enoch, their identities are as follows; agni-el: who taught of enchantments of roots and the secrets of conjure. anma-el: made a sexual pact with a mortal woman to reveal the secret names of god. araqui-el/saraqa-el: taught the signs and secrets of the earth (geography and/or geomancy. araziel/arazyael: god is my noon. asael: made by god. asbeel: god s deserter. it is he who sowed the first seeds of dissention and lead the others astray. azael/azazel: possibly from the babylonian arsiel, who was the demon of the bottomless pit and

on of the hypertrophied ego, and he may be summoned to bring fruition to those desires the sorcerer may be loathe to admit to. chioa (hebrew, the beast. offspring of isheth zenunum, demon of prostitution, and sammael. arch-demon of tiphareth (crowley, 777. clauneck (grimorium verum. a subordinate spirit of lucifer. has power over goods and riches, can discover hidden treasures to him that makes a pact with him; he can bestow wealth. brings money from a distance. obey him, and he will obey thee. clistheret (grimorium verum. a subordinate spirit of lucifer. makes day or night about thee at pleasure. dagon, dagan (west semitic, corn, fish. chief god of the philistines (judges 16:23. lord of the deep ones, with the body of a man and a fishes tail for legs like an obscene merman. master of hell

he father of aradia and consort of diana. it is this godform that became the emperor of hell (grimorium verum. roman god of the morning star (venus. luciftias (enochian, brightness) whose return is heralded, alongside babalon, in the call of the thirty aethers. lucifuge (latin, running from the light. servants of lucifer who hunt for souls to damn. they are the henchmen who come to collect when a pact has been fulfilled, who tear the soul from the body with their sharp beaks and talons. lug, lugus, lamfada (celtic. irish god of light, sometimes associated with lucifer. god of war and the magick arts. mahazel (hebrew. demon prince of the element of earth. malibrance (latin. who torment hell s worst sinners. who have snakes coming out of their noses and ears, and who have hooves and tails. w

ss shall be said, for the dead. the prose shall be omitted and also the gospel of st. john, but at the end of the mass the warlock shall recite: confitemini domino quoniam bonus. in honour of the most holy and august trinity, the father, the son, and the holy ghost, amen (from lansdowne and sloane mss. british museum. the grand clavicle the conjuration of a spirit with whom it is sought to make a pact. this ritual follows the archetypal faustian pact, where the sorcerer pays with their immortal soul. such a belief would no doubt dissuade many a potential conjurer. the arrangement of the pact contains an interesting detail, however, that points to a more realistic and practical arrangement with the spirits. the conjurer agrees to set aside the first monday of each month as a day of ritual o

and punishment if neglected. such arrangements are common throughout the traditions of spiritist sorcery, such as the marriage of the voodoo practitioner to their master, or of the tantric shakti to her god; conjuration emperor lucifer, master of the revolted spirits, i entreat thee to favour me in the adjuration which i address to thy mighty minister, lucifuge rofocale, being desirous to make a pact with him. i beg thee also by the power of tetragrammaton o prince beelzebuth, to protect me in this undertaking. o, count astorat, be propitious to me, and grant that this night the great lucifuge may appear unto me under a human form, free from evil smell, and that he may accord me in virtue of the pact which i propose to enter into, all the desires i make. o grand lucifuge, i pray thee now

ue of the great words of this clavicle. aglon, tetragram, vaycheon, stimulamaton, ezphares, retragrammaton, olvaram, irion, estiyon, existon, eryona, onera, orasym, mozm, messias, soter, emanuel, sabaoth, adonay, te adoro, et te invoco, amen. manifestation of the spirit lo i am here. what dost thou seek of me? why dost thou disturb my repose? answer me. reply to the spirit it is my wish to make a pact with thee, so as to attain my desires, at thy hands immediately, failing which i will use the potent words of the clavicle to thy detriment. the spirit s reply i cannot comply with thy request except thou dost give thyself over to me in twenty years, to do with thy body and soul as i please. the pact thereupon throw him your pact, which must be written with your own hand on a sheet of virgin

ter, emanuel, sabaoth, adonay, te adoro, et te invoco, amen. the spirit will then once more appear and address you: why dost thou torment me further? leave me to rest, and i will confer upon thee the nearest treasure, on condition that thou dost set apart the first monday of each month, and dost not call me oftener than once a week, to wit, between ten at night and two in the morning. take up thy pact; i have signed it. fail in thy promise, and thou shalt be mine immediately and everlasting. the magician replies to the spirit as follows; i agree to thy request, subject to the delivery of the nearest treasure which i can at once carry away. follow the spirit without fear, cast your pact upon the hoard, touch it with your rod, remove as much as you can, return into the circle walking backwar


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ent, the god of darkness, destruction, death, and evil. these, and countless other examples, not only depict man's devils as animals, but also show his need to sacrifice the original animal gods and demote them to his devils. at the time of the reformation, in the sixteenth century, the alchemist, dr. johann faustus, discovered a method of summoning a demon- mephistopheles- from hell and making a pact with him. he signed a contract in blood to turn his soul over to mephistopheles in return for the feeling of youth, and at once became young. when the time came for faustus to die, he retired to his room and was blown to bits as though his laboratory had exploded. this story is a protest of the times (the sixteenth century) against science, chemistry, and magic. to the satanist, it is unneces

o turn his soul over to mephistopheles in return for the feeling of youth, and at once became young. when the time came for faustus to die, he retired to his room and was blown to bits as though his laboratory had exploded. this story is a protest of the times (the sixteenth century) against science, chemistry, and magic. to the satanist, it is unnecessary to sell your soul to the devil or make a pact with satan. this threat was devised by christianity to terrorize people so they would not stray from the fold. with scolding fingers and trembling voices, they taught their followers that if they gave in to the temptations of satan, and lived their lives according to their natural predilictions, they would have to pay for their sinful pleasures by giving their souls to satan and suffering in


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e pressing the soil back and forth against the initiate's soles and palms, speaks] priest: now, as before, when the mother of us all cushioned out paths with the pure pagan silt of ages, she offers herself anew. as thy true role of earth-child emerges and pervades thy being, return for this and all time thy feet to her bosom. revel in the shimmering glow from the hearth of thy heart, and make thy pact of devotion with all her children whose paws have tracked and learned the way of belial. seek and be glad, for infinity speaks only to those of self-realization, who know, and hear, and heed the law [priest anoints the initiate with water from the sea, and speaks] priest: from the arid wastes and bleaching bones and nothingness thou cometh into our midst. with parched and swollen lips, with e


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book ii: the satanic philosophy. 11 infernal romance. 12 hellscapes and the rise of evil man. 12 creative darkness. 15 core theory and application of black magick. 16 lycanthropy..18 book iii: the satanic soul. 20 the articles and their arrangements..21 the satanic ritual..25 book iv: the satanic philosophy..27 pandemonium: the infernal hierarchy. 28 book v: the rituals of satanic proper. 29 the pact of satan. 30 the ritual of antichrist..33 -vi- preface to the original edition as we approach the dawning of the millennium, we will continue to see the rapid decay of the judeo-xian religion. persons of pride and intelligence will turn away from god and its church. enlightenment, selfishness and realism will take precedence over the moralities of altruism and mysticism. xians and their house

created situations; the use of what is commonly known as superstition. 3 the devil and demons were created and have been re-created by man throughout history. the devil and/or demons are re-created through ritual and outer magickal art; in all other instances, our doctrine maintains a stance of non-belief, i.e, book i: the denouncement of theism -29- book v: the rituals of satanic proper -30- the pact of satan membership with most elite organizations or private societies usually require an initiation rite and/or formal membership document which is signed by the initiate. this tends to be true (though in varying forms) also with regard to satanic organizations and realms. historically speaking, black arts practitioners seeking satanic alliance would call up a demon, or satan himself, to mak

of satan membership with most elite organizations or private societies usually require an initiation rite and/or formal membership document which is signed by the initiate. this tends to be true (though in varying forms) also with regard to satanic organizations and realms. historically speaking, black arts practitioners seeking satanic alliance would call up a demon, or satan himself, to make a pact in exchange for power of various sorts instead of joining a satanic group. moreover, hundreds of years ago, such groups weren t open or well-known, now were devil s books readily available to the general public through retailers, as any kind of satanic worship was considered a crime punishable by death. thank the devil and enlightenment for our freedom from some of god s religio/social injust

ds of years ago, such groups weren t open or well-known, now were devil s books readily available to the general public through retailers, as any kind of satanic worship was considered a crime punishable by death. thank the devil and enlightenment for our freedom from some of god s religio/social injustices; anyone can now enter into union with the devil without being completely criminalized! the pact of satan is synonymous with the xian rites of baptism as a purification device, whereas the xian baptism is performed to symbolically cleanse the initiate of original sin, the pact of satan represents the initiate s willful rejection of the belief in the existence of deities, and a rejection of the widespread xian doctrines of deceit. ultimately the pact serves as a greeting and acceptance in

e, whereas the xian baptism is performed to symbolically cleanse the initiate of original sin, the pact of satan represents the initiate s willful rejection of the belief in the existence of deities, and a rejection of the widespread xian doctrines of deceit. ultimately the pact serves as a greeting and acceptance into satan s world of darkness. special note regarding solitary satanists: making a pact with satan is not necessary to successfully practice the black arts. the pact of satan ritual is geared to individuals who prefer to further formalize their dedication in a group setting. requirements for performance the standard altar articles are employed in the customary manner in addition to the initiate s pact articles (which sit upon a small table to the immediate right of the altar) wh

he black arts. the pact of satan ritual is geared to individuals who prefer to further formalize their dedication in a group setting. requirements for performance the standard altar articles are employed in the customary manner in addition to the initiate s pact articles (which sit upon a small table to the immediate right of the altar) which consists of: one satanagram pendant, a black robe, two pact of satan contracts (one for the initiate and one for the priest who represents the devil s emissary) and a pre-arranged satanic (magickal) name chose by the initiate. attendance requirements: the priest performing the rite, an assistant and the initiate. the priest and his assistant are garbed in the customary manner. the initiate wears a silver (gray is acceptable) robe -31- the pact of sata

htened fallen angel exodus from the heavenly abyss of slavery and the tyrant king the knowledge and will of your dark soul, satan! dark creator of the angles of darkness, herein we the dark souls dwell! guide and empower him (her) now and forevermore! in luciferi honos! 4 all drink from the chalice of change (the celebrant, then his assistant, and finally the initiate. 5 the celebrant recites the pact of oration which the initiate repeats after him: lucifer lord of my dark soul, i (common or xian name) do hereby renounce god, jesus the nazarene, xianity and my former baptism, for i am of the earth, darkness, and the powers of the infernal one! accept me as your evil ally by this name (satanic name! in luciferi honos! 6 the celebrant presents the two pacts of satan to the initiate for signi

rant presents the two pacts of satan to the initiate for signing. 7 the assistant removes the silver robe from the initiate who then dons the black robe. 8 the celebrant bestows the satanagram pendant upon the initiate while saying: welcome (satanic name, brother (sister) of darkness! 9 all turn to face the satanagram as the celebrant finalizes the rite with the words: in satanicus honos -32- the pact of satan lucifer lord of my dark soul, i, do hereby renounce god, jesus the nazarene, xianity, and my former baptism, for i am of the earth, darkness, and the powers of the infernal one! accept me as your evil ally by this name_ initiate dated this night_ witness_ priest/priestess of satan -33- the ritual of antichrist the sigil of antichrist if you truly have a darkness to your soul then thi


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you and your immediate reaction is to leave. the analogy is simple, the light is the acquisition of knowledge. but once you have learnt something- seen the policeman's severed head on the table- you cannot unlearn it. therefore you have to live with that knowledge. the acquisition of occult knowledge concerning oneself and the world is not simply learning how to do spells, invoke demons or make a pact with the devil, rather it implies the acquisition of something that will drastically change the way the satanist sees the world. it is akin to the eastern concept that life as man knows it is an illusion and that magical traditions can take man from the falsehood of normal uninitiated life, to the truth and meaning of existence. renunciation, once one has begun to explore both oneself and the

. he is lord of life- of all the sensual delights and pleasures. he is also 'evil' or 'dark' or 'sinister- merciless, ruthless, master of death. he can and does promote suffering, misery, death. but all these things are impersonal- they are natural consequences of life, of change and evolution. satan, by his nature, cannot be 'bribed' or 'propitiated- and neither can his services be bought, by a "pact" or anything else. he is not interested in such futile things. thus, there can be no such thing as a 'religious' satanism- the offering of prayers or offerings or promises or whatever in return for satanic favours. such things imply fear, subservience and those other traits of character satan despises. rather, the satanic approach is to glory in satanic deeds and chants and such like because


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ean picture library) side of the bed where his wife lay sound asleep. bellamy stared at the strange woman for several minutes, noting especially the elegant styling of her hair, before the lady vanished. when mrs. bellamy awakened, the reverend described her mysterious caller. he was startled to learn that the description fit that of a schoolgirl friend of his wife s with whom she had once made a pact that the first one to die should appear after her death to the survivor. the astonished clergyman then asked his wife if there was anything outstanding about her friend, so they might be certain it had been she. her hair, she answered without hesitation. we girls used to tease her at school for devoting so much time to the arrangement of her hair. later, bellamy identified a photograph of his

o covet and campaign for the position by calling himself the beast and 666. hollywood has capitalized on the fascination of certain christians and horror movie fans with the menacing evil of the antichrist and depicted him in a number of motion pictures. in rosemary s baby (1968, an unsuspecting young wife (mia farrow) is selected to bear the antichrist after her husband (john cassavetes) makes a pact with satan. the omen (1976) spawned a series of three films that follow the antichrist from early childhood to his position of wealth, power, and charismatic mastery as an adult. in the first of these films, gregory peck, as the unsuspecting surrogate father of the antichrist, is warned of his son s true identity by a number of priests and other individuals who all meet untimely t h e g a l e


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ced his craft also brought him condemnation, poverty, and prison. agrippa became immersed in the supernatural and the occult and sought to develop a synthesis that would unite various magical systems and religious traditions with the kabbalah. while in paris on a mission for the emperor maximilian i (1459.1519, agrippa formed a secret society with a group of like-minded scholars and noblemen. the pact they vowed to uphold envisioned a reformed world, and they pledged to come to one another fs assistance whenever needed. later, when their efforts to restore one of their members to his former position of power failed, the group was disbanded. a humanist and feminist ahead of his time, agrippa exalted the position of women far above the prevailing sentiment of the early sixteenth century. in

raft.enough, at least, to have become convinced that all witches received a familiar, an imp often disguised as a cat or some other t h e g a l e e n c y c l o p e d i a o f t h e u n u s u a l a n d u n e x p l a i n e d magic and sorcery 111 either guilty or innocent, of course, the accused witch was eliminated as a real or a potential emissary of satan on earth. animal, after they had signed a pact with satan. hopkins believed the familiar sustained itself by feeding upon the witch fs blood, and if such an act of unholy nourishment could be observed, it would immediately prove the guilt of a suspected witch. because torture as an aid to interrogation was forbidden in england, hopkins devised a system of watching, searching, and swimming to test those individuals who had been accused of

ar that rings were commonly worn by persons of rank at that period, and that rings were bestowed upon others either as gifts or for the purpose of transferring authority. rings worn only as ornaments were common in early egypt, in greece, and even among less civilized peoples. in antiquity, it was the custom among people of the lower classes to break a piece of gold or silver to seal the marriage pact. one half of the token was kept by the man, the other half by the woman. this custom came before the exchange of rings. in ancient ireland, for instance, it was the custom for the man to give the woman he wanted to marry a bracelet woven of human hair. her acceptance of it was symbolic of accepting the man, of linking herself to him for life. it appears that the ring as a love pledge existed


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y the earl of surrey in the reign ofhenry viii, and after that period it was a favourite accusation against all political enemies that they were inleague with "the foul fiend" who appeared to them in human form horned like a bull or a stag. thus johnknox was said to have held converse with the devil in the cathedral churchyard at st. andrews.[21] there isstill extant a record that cromwell made a pact for seven years with the devil on the night before the battle ofworcester, and he not only won an overwhelming victory but died that very day seven years later in themiddle of the worst thunderstorm within human memory; which was proof positive of the truth of the story inthe minds of the royalists.[22] on the other hand the royalists in scotland were believed to have soldthemselves to the ev

appeared in the dress of the period. here again the congregation would see no difference between their the god of the witcheschapter i. the horned god11own and the christian priest, who also wore special vestments when performing religious ceremonies. thisalteration of costume is specially noted by de lancre,[24 "it is always observable that at any time when he isabout to receive anyone to make a pact with him, he presents himself always as a man, in order not to scare orterrify them; for to make a compact openly with a goat smacks more of the beast than of a reasonablecreature. but the compact being made, when he receives anyone for adoration he usually represents himselfas a goat".the evidence that the devil appeared as a man to a possible convert is found continually, and it is veryobvi

served as a garter. the beliefs of modernfrance give the clue as to its importance.[25] according to traditions still current, there is a fixed number of the god of the witcheschapter iii. the priesthood27witches in each canton, of whom the chief wears the garter in token of his (or her) high position; the right ofbecoming chief is said to go by seniority. in haute bretagne[26] a man who makes a pact with the devil hasa red garter. the red garter figures also in one of croker's stories of irish fairies,[21 "the cluricane showedtom where the crock of gold was buried under a big boliaun (ragwort. tom tied his red garter round it torecognise it again, while he went to fetch his spade. on his return he found every boliaun in the field had ared garter tied to it. here the garter had obviously

n prison, received "a bite or nipp in his loyn, which he found painfull for a fortnight. isobel adams ofpittenweem, said at her trial in 1704, that "the devil put his mark in her flesh which was very painful"[47] in1705 the two northampton witches,[48] elinor shaw and mary phillips, who like the rest of that covenremained faithful to their god unto death, had been pricked at their finger ends.the pact or covenant was probably a late custom, introduced when the religion was falling into decay. in allreligions the god promises to the convert eternal life and eternal happiness in return for fidelity and service,but the promise of mundane help enforced by a written contract suggests a form of propaganda which couldonly have occurred when the religion was hard pressed for converts. the written

il, anddo all the mischief he can as occasion offers, and leaves his soul and body to his disposal after death. thedevil on his part articles with such proselytes concerning the shape he is to appear to them in, the servicesthey are to expect from him, upon the performance of certain charms or ceremonious rites. clairegoessen[50] a belgian witch tried in 1603, made a covenant with the devil "this pact was written on paperby satan himself with blood taken from a prick which she made for that purpose with a pin in the thumb ofher left hand, and was signed by the prisoner with her own blood. half a century later, in 1657, a belgianman-witch named mathieu stoop, signed a pact with blood drawn from his right leg, but was marked at thesame time in the right armpit.various methods of making a pac

wn from his right leg, but was marked at thesame time in the right armpit.various methods of making a pact with the devil were in vogue in france, belgium and wales until a recentperiod. in belgium[51] the would-be candidate goes to a cross-road at night carrying a black hen. the devilin the form of a man will come and bargain for the hen, then will buy it by giving the seller what he desires.the pact is made for the duration of seven years. in the department of entre-sambre-et-meuse,[52] theritual is slightly different "come to the wood and you will see a man coming to you. this is the chief. hewill ask if you will engage in his society. if you refuse he will tell you to return whence you came. if youaccept, the term of the engagement is for seven years, and you will get a plaquette a day


THE KEY TO THE MYSTERIES

indecent because one possesses organs which modesty does not name, but one is obscene when one exhibits them. husbands, hide your domestic wounds; do not strip your wives naked before the laughter of the mob! women, do not advertise the discomforts of the conjugal bed: to do so is to write yourselves prostitutes in public opinion. it needs a lofty degree of courage to keep conjugal faith; it is a pact of heroism of which only great souls can understand the whole extent. marriages which break are not marriages: they are couplings. a woman who abandons her husband, what can she become? she is no more a wife, and she is not a widow; what is she then? she is an apostate from honour who is forced to be licentious because she is neither virgin nor free. a husband who abandons his wife prostitute

oss to his apostles. st. helena and golgotha are the beacons of the new civilization; they are the two piles of an immerse bridge made by the rainbow of the final deluge, and which throws a bridge between the two worlds. and can you believe that a past without aureole and without glory, might capture and devour so great a future? could you think that the spur of a tartar might one day tear up the pact of our glories, the testament of our liberties? say rather that we may again become children, and enter again into our mother's womb "go on! go on" said the voice of god to the wandering jew "advance! advance" the destiny of the world cries out to france. and where do we go? to the unknown, the the abyss perhaps; no matter! but to the past, to the cemeteries of oblivion, to the swaddling-clot

this book never leaves me, and i comply rigorously with all the prescribed ceremonies. why, then, have those who used to visit me abandoned me? eli, eli, lama "stop" said eliphas "do not parody the most formidable words that agony ever uttered in this world! who are the beings who visited you by virtue of this horrible book? do 154 you know them? have you promised them anything? have you signed a pact "no" interrupted the owner of the "grimoire "i do not know them, and i have entered into no agreement with them. i only know that among them the chiefs are good, the intermediate rank partly good and partly evil; the inferiors bad, but blindly, and without its being possible for them to do better. he whom i evoked, and who has often appeared to me, belongs to the most elevated hierarchy; for

from heaven like lightning. if the demons tempt us, it is by the voluntary complicity of our passions, and it is not permitted to them to make head against the empire of god, and by stupid and useless manifestations to disturb the eternal order of nature. the diabolical signatures and characters, which are produced without the knowledge of the medium, are evidently not proofs of a tacit or formal pact between these degenerates and intelligences of the abyss. these signs have served from the beginning to express astral vertigo, and remain in a state of mirage in the reflections of the divulged light. nature also has its recollections, and sends to us the same signs to correspond to the same ideas. in all this, there is nothing either supernatural or infernal "how! do you want me to admit" s


THE NECRONOMICON SIMON VERSION

oon upon its surface for, in the dark days of the moon, or in cloud, there can be little protection against the fiends from the ancient lands should they break the barrier, or be let in by their servants upon the face of the earth. in such a case, no recourse is to be had until the light of the moon shines upon the earth, for the moon is the eldest among the zonei, and is the starry symbol of our pact. nanna, father of the gods, remember! wherefore, the amulet must be engraved upon pure silver in the full light of the moon, that the moon shine upon it at its working, and the essence of the moon incantations must be performed, and the prescribed rituals as given forth in this book. and the amulet must never be exposed to the light of the sun, for shammash called udu, in his jealousy, will r


THE WITCH CULT OF ZOS VEL THANATOS

and real advancement. a comparison of one bol tarot card in different versions bol ii 1930s bol iii 1994 bol iv 2003 this page is a part of my project "early occult tarots on the web: images and descriptions. my russian tarot pages himthe witch cult of zos vel thanatos austin osman spare and the witches sabbat art and image by austin osman spare commentary by the night ravener, a brother unto the pact of witchblood 2004 confidential: for initiates of the order of phosphorus only. not to be sold or passed beyond the circle. the commentary is from a personal magical perspective of the editor and in no way implies the ideas of aos or his interpretations. initiation is unique and solitary what i may see you may not. nothing is true our word is the lie. zos kia: unparalleled focus of magickial


THE ABYSS AND TABAET

rom the womb and came forth to his father zurvan. it was zurvan who insulted his son and called him dark and stinking but considered the second born, action-less son ohrmazd was favored and made sacrifice to his father zurvan. ahriman reminded his father of the promise of the first born, but was granted a period of time, thus ahriman went away from those of the arrogant light. ahriman soon made a pact with his father, which was manifest as az, the bride of darkness 'pondering on the end, zurvan delivered to ahriman an implement from the very substance of darkness, mingled with the power of zurvan, as it were a treaty, resembling coal, black and ashen. and as he handed it to him he said "by means of these weapons, az (concupiscence) will devour that which is thine, and she herself shall sta

man an implement from the very substance of darkness, mingled with the power of zurvan, as it were a treaty, resembling coal, black and ashen. and as he handed it to him he said "by means of these weapons, az (concupiscence) will devour that which is thine, and she herself shall starve, if at the end of nine thousand years thou hast not accomplished that which thou didst threaten- to demolish the pact, to demolish time- the dawn and twilight of zoroastrianism the zurvanites and zoroastrians held a form of dualism wherein if one approached from the zoroastrian view, the power of ahura mazda would be useful in only battling evil, powerless against a materialistic or spiritual benefit other than using such to keep one from temporary torment (the zoroastrians do not believe in an eternal hell


TYSON DONALD NEW MILLENNIUM MAGIC

orm pacts with foolish human beings. even the lowest man or woman has free will and can deal death by the exercise of that will. the devil pretends to rule the man or woman who has sworn an oath to it, but without the human being it treats as its slave, it is ineffectual. through intimidation the devil causes the individuals who have surrendered free will (sym- bolized by the signing of the black pact) to do its evil for it. any human being can license demons to kill other humans in his or her own name, and all the conse- quences of these actions fall on the damned soul of the person who gives the com- mand, not the demon who commits the act. once the spirit has been sent on its mission, the sigil is carefully covered once again with silk, by means of the sword. the aperture of the circle


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in air. 12. fairies have been observed to pass directly into solid rock. aliens have been seen walking through doors. there are also obvious similarities between the experiences of those who believe themselves abducted by aliens and the experiences described by women accused of witchcraft during the renaissance. alien abductees are often marked; witches were marked by the devil as a sign of their pact with him. aliens try to get women abducted to care for hybrid infants; chapter nine: ufo abductions 147 witches nurse the familiars that are bound to them at a mark on their bodies known as the witch's teat. aliens carry abducted humans through the air; the devil, or the witch's imps, carry the witch through the air. aliens rape abducted women; the devil or his demons rape witches. sometimes


WEOR SAMAEL AUN ESOTERIC COURSE OF KABBLAH

odos los templos de la ciencia jinas con mi cuerpo. oguara! oguara! oguara! llevadme (esta invocaci n se repite millares de veces antes de adormecerse. 97 the transubstantiation (third part of the 14th arcanum) the last supper of the adorable savior of the world comes from archaic epochs. the great lord of atlantis also practiced this ceremony, as the christ jesus did. this is a blood ceremony, a pact of blood. each one of the apostles brought their blood in a cup and then they mixed their blood with the royal blood of the adorable one within the chalice of the last supper (the holy grail. thus, this is how the astral bodies of the apostles joined the astral body of the christ, by means of this pact of blood. the apostles drank the blood contained within the chalice and jesus likewise dran

ey mixed their blood with the royal blood of the adorable one within the chalice of the last supper (the holy grail. thus, this is how the astral bodies of the apostles joined the astral body of the christ, by means of this pact of blood. the apostles drank the blood contained within the chalice and jesus likewise drank from it. the holy gnostic unction is united with the last supper through this pact of blood. when these christic atoms (solar astral atoms) descend into the bread and the wine, they are in fact converted into the flesh and blood of the christ. this is the mystery of the transubstantiation. la transubstanciaci n (tercera parte del arcano catorce) la ltima cena del adorable salvador del mundo data de pocas arcaicas. el gran se or de la atl ntida tambi n la practico como el cr


WICCA WITCHCRAFT TODAY

hat the quest exerted a steady pressure on the life of the parish, encouraging resentment, suspicion and fear' hence the modern manx hatred of the informer. by these means the church got to know the type of people who were likely to be witches. the quest men pried and searched everywhere, and they would be the people who searched the belongings of john curlitt and found, or pretended to find, the pact with satan. they doubtless caused the killing of nearly all the remaining witches and many others, some of whom were not of the cult, until there remained only those who were of families too high to meddle with and possibly some of those who were too poor to be worth looting. witches would become good church members to avoid persecution; after all, they had biblical authority for bowing the h

king in a circle. it may be noted the grand master of the templars always carried a wand of office, crowned with an octagon. i have never heard any suggestion as to its meaning. i suggest that the rites performed may at times have included circumvallation round a central point or altar, that it included a dramatic form of death and resurrection or regeneration, or a visit to the underworld, and a pact or alliance with the god of death and what lies beyond, and the point within the centre of the circle may have had a great meaning for them. also that the number eight had some significance. it is said that this is simply because the templar cross had eight points; but could it not be that they revered the number eight and therefore gave their cross its eight points? another great templar 'ha

ed on the principle that any stick is good enough to beat a dog with. it was first used against all the various sects of heretics, then against the knights templar. witches do not kiss the devil's posterior, first because they never kiss anyone's posterior and, secondly, because the devil is never there for anyone to kiss. i cannot make it any clearer than that, can i? as i have said, there is no pact with the devil or with anyone else. this, i think, arose from the faust type of legend which may have been coined by clerics to frighten people from thinking of engaging in magical practices, or possibly to explain why people who performed magical experiments of the more or less permitted key of solomon type, without using a medium, usually did not succeed. these stories were usually fabricat

y clerics to frighten people from thinking of engaging in magical practices, or possibly to explain why people who performed magical experiments of the more or less permitted key of solomon type, without using a medium, usually did not succeed. these stories were usually fabricated in order to boost the power of some saint and were to the effect that a sorcerer, after years of failure, had made a pact with the devil, selling his soul for so many years of wealth and power. when his time came he prayed to the particular saint, who called up the devil and by force or trickery got the pact back. the sorcerer then promptly gave all the profits of his sorcery to the saint's shrine and died in an odour of sanctity. the story of these pacts is rather naive, but there was a belief in them, and grim

particular saint, who called up the devil and by force or trickery got the pact back. the sorcerer then promptly gave all the profits of his sorcery to the saint's shrine and died in an odour of sanctity. the story of these pacts is rather naive, but there was a belief in them, and grimoires, textbooks of semi-black magic, were printed, professing to tell one how to raise the devil and conclude a pact with him, and at the same time to trick him. this was usually done by a play of words, giving him your body and soul, whether you be buried inside or outside the church, and then getting buried inside the church wall, that is, neither inside nor outside- in other words, cheating him. they seemed actually to have thought that the devil was too simple or too ignorant to buy the book and read it

e soul swore that it had never used any sorcery; it was on the point of gaining heaven, when suddenly a devil would produce the missing document from his files. it would be admitted as evidence, proved to be the accused's signature, and the devil would win the case and the soul. now each coven is independent, and during the fierce persecution the members of some of them may have used some sort of pact to bind them together; but this would not have had any diabolical associations, if only because this would have had the most disastrous results if found. again, when the hell fire clubs were in vogue amongst freethinkers two hundred years ago, it is just possible that there were some witches among those who attended them, and that they may have helped to make up some of the ritual which was a

ll goes on. a very common but untrue charge against witches was that initiates were required to abjure christianity. at the initiation a long charge was read which told the candidate what would be required of him; but there was no question of giving up any other faith. he was told that he would obtain benefits and help in the future life by the aid of the goddess, who asked nothing in return. the pact with the devil is nonsense; the only promise is one of secrecy and to help one's brothers and sisters when in need. one has to be formally introduced to the coven, though in name one is introduced to the mighty ones- the spirits of the dead members of the cult who have not been reincarnated and who are supposed to be present. i can see no real reason why one cannot be a good enough though uno


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ordinary material effects and phenomena are produced by the labour of the evil spirits under the command introduction ix usually of the good (d) that consequently whenever the evil demons can escape from the control of the good, there is no evil that they will not work by way of vengeance (e) that therefore sooner than obey man, they will try to make him their servant, by inducing him to conclude pacts and agreements with them (z) that to further this project, they will use every means that offers to obsess him (h) that in order to become an adept, therefore, and dominate them; the greatest possible firmness of will, parity of soul and intent, and power of self-control is necessary (q) that this is only to be attained by self-abnegation on every plane (i) that man, therefore, is the middle

titious ceremonies. near constantinople, in a place called ephiha, there was a certain man, who, instead of enchantments, made use of certain numbers which he wrote upon the earth; and by means of these he caused certain extravagant and terrifying visions to appear; but in all these arts there was no practical use, but only the loss of soul and of body, because all these only worked by particular pacts, which had no true foundation; also all these arts demanded a very long space of time, and they were very false, and when these men were unsuccessful they had always ready a thousand lies and excuses. in the same city of constantinople i found two men of our law, namely, simon and the rabbin abrahame, whom we may class with rabbin moses of mayence. in egypt the first time i found five person


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s which in our times be reputed and preached abroad as wisdom and magical secrets; he should as well undertake to count the waves and the sands of the sea; seeing that the matter hath come to such a pass that every trick of a buffoon is believed to be magic, that all the abominations of impious enchanters, all diabolical illusions, all pagan idolatries, all superstitions, fascinations, diabolical pacts, and lastly all that the gross blindness of the world can touch with its bands and feet is reckoned as wisdom and magic! the physician, the astrologer, the enchanter, the sorceress, the idolater, and the sacrilegious, is called of the common people a magician! also he who draweth his magic whether from the sun, whether from the moon, whether from the evil spirits, whether from stones, herbs

rts; is alike liable to be deceived by the demon; seeing that of themselves they possess no other virtue than a natural property; and they can produce no other thing than probable4 effects, and they have absolutely no power in spiritual and supernatural things; but if, however, on certain occasions they5 cause you to behold any extraordinary effect, such is only produced by impious and diabolical pacts and conjurations, the which form of science ought to be called sorcery. finally, let us conclude that from the divine mystery are derived these three kinds of qabalah, viz: the mixed qabalah, and the true wisdom, and the (true) magic. we will, therefore, show forth this last, and the manner of becoming its possessors in the name of god and of his celestial court! of abramelin the mage 45 the

cal art, he would soon be discovered (by you. it of abramelin the mage 105 is certain, however, that if he who operateth be instructed in the true and sacred magic, like yourself, that he131 could produce no effect upon you; because against the grace of the lord, by whomsoever received, no operation can take effect, whether for good or for evil; but should such be diabolical operations by express pacts and similar sorceries, it is certain that you would soon bring them to shame. chapter xxii (this chapter is only for evil, for with the symbols herein we can cast spells, and work every kind of evil; we should not avail ourselves hereof) all these symbols are to be either buried in the ground, or placed under doors, steps, or buried under paths and other places by which people do pass, or wh

on of this sacred science, the which also he receiveth from god himself, who hath by this means closed the way against the demon, this being the only object and end of this sacred science. for the enchantments whereof the evil enchanters and sorcerers make employ, are in no way wrought by the true method, and they only have power to execute their end in proportion to the tributes, sacrifices, and pacts, rendered in return, which latter evidently bring about the loss of the soul, and very frequently that of the body as well. consider that it is the pride of (the demon) which hath chased him out of heaven, and think what a heartbreaking thing it is for him to see a man, made of vile earth, command him who is a spirit, and who was created noble, and an angel (as well; and also that it is nece

il you shall pass the gulf of this miserable world (1) let god, his word, all his commandments, and the counsel of your angel, never depart from your heart and from your mind (2) be the declared enemy of all the evil spirits, their vassals, and adherents, during the whole period of your life. dominate them, and regard them as your servitors.136 if they make propositions to you, demanding from you pacts, or sacrifices, or obedience, or servitude, refuse them with disdain and menaces (3) it is more than evident that god can know the heart of men, the which none else can do. you should therefore force yourself to test severely for some time him to whom you intend to give this (knowledge. you shall closely note his method of life and habits; you shall discuss the subject with him, seeking to d


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rtain blind man d acali, a certain bearli, a peter d abano,6 and many others. ah! how many of them do but deceive themselves! i do not say that these men did not perform extraordinary things; but it is necessary to note their manner of working, for their science is imperfect, and their authority proceedeth not from god by the intermediation of his holy angels, but proceedeth directly from express pacts made with the devil,7 and (acteth) by means of consecrated books full of thousands of diabolical conju- 5. in the original: d a a a mil florins dor. 6. yet peter of abano or apona is always considered to have been a great and powerful magician. of abramelin the mage 212 rations and impious exorcisms; in one word things which be contrary unto the commandments of god and the peace of men. and

this is why it is most necessary to be upon one s guard and to distrust oneself, the true commandment will be that which will be given when he who commandeth shall have maturely reflected and considered who he is in himself, and who he is who should serve and obey him. and if a mortal 7. i cannot possibly see that the well-known heptameron or magical elements of peter of abano in any way counsels pacts, or deserves the above severe speeches of abraham the jew. the sacred magick 213 man not having on his side the support of the power and will of the lord shall have sufficient force to command the spirits and to constrain them to obey him (they, namely) who have the same virtue and power, which god hath granted unto them, they having lost nothing hereof; and they also being spirits from god


ALEISTER CROWLEY AD MEIORUM CTHULHI GLORIAM

t queen of the ancient ones! know, sixthly, that thou shalt not seek the operations of this magick save by the rules and governments set down herein, for to do other is to take the most awful risk, for thyself and for all mankind. therefore, heed these words carefully, and change not the words of the incantations, whether thou understand them, or understand them not, for they are the words of the pacts made of old, and before time. so, say them softly if the formula is "softly, or shout them aloud if the formula is "aloud, but change not one measure lest thou call something else, and it be your final hour. know, seventhly, of the things thou art to expect in the commission of this most sacred magick. study the symbols well, and do not be afraid of any awful spectre that shall invade thine


ALEISTER CROWLEY MAGICK IN THEORY AND PRACTICE

sit as piles of dust in the city of the pyramids, awaiting the great flame that shall consume that dust to ashes. for the blood that they have surrendered is treasured in the cup of our lady babalon, a mighty 192 medicine to awake the eld of the all-father, and redeem the virgin of the world from her virginity. ii before leaving the subject of black magic, one may touch lightly on the question of pacts with the devil. the devil does not exist. it is a false name invented by the black brothers to imply a unity in their ignorant muddle of dispersions. a devil who had unity would be a god<"the devil" is, historically, the god of any people that one personally dislikes. this has led to so much confusion of thought that the beast 666 has preferred to let names stand as they are, and to proclaim

n your palaces as the balance of righteousness and truth" is your duty to your holy guardian angel, and the duty of the demon world to you. these powers of "evil" nature are wild beasts; they must be tamed, trained to the saddle and the bridle; they will bear you well. there is nothing useless in the universe: do not wrap up your talent in a napkin, because it is only "dirty money! with regard to pacts, they are rarely lawful. there should be no bargain struck. magick is not a trade, and no hucksters need apply. master everything, but give generously to your servants, once they have unconditionally submitted. there is also the questions of alliances with various powers. these again are hardly ever allowable<spiritual beings, in whose ranks ar


ALEISTER CROWLEY MAGICK WITHOUT TEARS

hilosophy which flourished (more or less) is the middle ages- read your erdmann if you want the gruesome details. but why should you? the model for mr. sludge was david dunbar? douglas) home, who was really quite a distinguished person in his way, and succeeded in pulling some remarkably instructed and blue-blooded legs. personally, i believe him to have been genuine, getting real results through pacts with elementals, demons or what not; for when he was in paris, arrangements were made for him to meet eliphas l vi; forthwith "he abandoned the unequal contest, and fled in terror from the accursed spot" what annoyed browning was that he had added to his collection of "femora i have pulled, those appendages of elizabeth barrett; and where r.b. was there was no room for anyone else- as in the


ALEISTER CROWLEY THE SWORD OF SONG

s a mirror, wherein who sees muck is muck (3) a careful naturalist will understand much from the voices of the animals he has studied long. even a child knows the difference between a cat s miauling and purring. the faculty may be greatly developed (4) business capacity may be stimulated (5) abnormal states of the body may be* a poet of great ability. he edited a book called of black magic and of pacts in which he vilifies the same. the sword of song 66 corrected, and the involved tissues brought back to tone, in obedience to currents started from the brain. so for all the other phenomena. there is no effect which is truly and necessarily miraculous. our ceremonial magic fines down, then, to a series of minute, though of course empirical, physiological experiments, and whoso will carry the


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oraries no. iv wisdom while you waite [the hibernation of a. quiller, senior, and the approaching marriage of a. quiller, junior, have prevented either of them from contributing their columns as usual- ed] wisdom while you waite the book of ceremonial magic. a. e. waite. wm. rider& son, ltd, 15s. it would ill become us to review this book; which, when it was called "the book of black magic and of pacts" was dismissed by the editor of the "goetia" as "a farrago of twenty-fifth-rate shoddy schoolboy journalism" and we are glad to see that in the new edition mr waite has corrected his logic by that editor's light. but the introduction is new, and deserves comment. mr waite still talks as if his mouth were full of hot potatoes. the length and obscurity of his archaisms renders him almost unint


ARADIA GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES

as to magicor its non-existence was once a real factor or great power in rebellious social life, and to this veryday as most novels bear witness it is recognised that there is something uncanny, mysterious,and incomprehensible in woman, which neither she herself nor man can explain.for every woman is at heart a witch.we have banished the broom and the cat and the working miracles, the sabbat and pacts withsatan, but the mystery or puzzle is as great as ever; no one living knows to what it is destined tolead. are not the charms of love of every kind, and the enjoyment of beauty in all its forms in nature,mysteries, miracles, or magical? page 65 n r r r r r the gospel of the witches, as i have given it, is in reality only the initial chapter of the collection ofceremonies, cantrips, incanta


BUCKLAND RAYMOND COMPLETE BOOK OF WITCHCRAFT

decide that way. so, after the challenge, the initiate is blindfolded and bound and led into the circle. there is an oath of secrecy taken by the initiate, in the majority of traditions. once this has been taken the blindfold can be removed and, shortly afterwards, the cords. it is strictly an oath of secrecy. there is no repudiation of any previous religion. there are no crosses to spit upon, no pacts to sign in blood, nogoat's buttocks to kiss! after the oath comes the showing of the tools. each coven has a number of so-called "working tools. these are presented, one by one, to the initiate by the priest. as each one is presented its use is explained and, to show she has understood the explanation, the initiate lays her hands briefly on the tool..at the end of the ceremony the initiate i


CHAOS MAGICK AND LUCIFERISM

eate your gods with care, for they will reform you in their own image. carroll himself, while not distinctly left hand path or luciferian, is an adept of quite colorful work. the staunch and focused liber null (weiser) addresses the nature of evocation as: the art of dealing with magical beings or entities by various acts which create or contact them and allow one to conjure and command them with pacts and exorcism. these beings have a legion of names drawn from the demonology of many cultures: elementals, familiars, incubi, succubi, bud-wills, demons, automata, atavisms, wraiths, spirits and so on. carroll broke down the facets and avenues of various cultures integrated within occultism and delivered a concise definition-such is a must for any student. musick may be created in the same in


DAVID ICKE AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE

ust need time..my son, the president of the united states, will owe you his father's life. he won't refuse you ever. you have my word" 11 jfk, meanwhile, was making his own deals with the mobsters. fbi phone taps and documents reveal that john "jack" kennedy had "direct contact" with meyer lansky during the 1960 presidential campaign.12 so here we had a situation in which the kennedys' had agreed pacts with the israeli lobby (israel and the rothschilds in effect) and organised crime. in return the israelis/rothschilds wanted control of president kennedy's middle east policy and the mob wanted to 258..and the truth shall set you free be left alone to operate their international crime syndicate, headed by meyer lansky, without interference from the government law enforcement agencies. they w


DEMONIC BIBLE

e as powerful, as a genuine magical sword. this applies to all of the ritual implements. here then is a short list of ritual tools you will require, followed by a sample ritual working which a coven may wish to employ. ritual tools& supplies 2 silver-plated candle holders, black candles, brass incense burner, charcoal blocks, powered incense, brass thurifer, cauldron, or burning dish (for burning pacts, seals, requests, etc) 2 silver-plated chalices (in purple-velvet boxed set, some form of elixir, iron sword, dagger or athame, bell, gong, plate containing unholy bread, bowl containing unholy water, libation dish (for pouring out drink offerings, jar containing unholy anointing oil, trapezoidal altar (waist height, large enough to support one person, black altar cloth (with inverted pentag


ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OCCULTISM AND PARAPSYCHOLOGY VOL 1

was published in paris in 1580 and again under the title fleau des demons et des sorciers at wiort in 1616. in its first and second books bodin demonstrated that spirits have communication with mankind, and he traced the various characteristics and forms that distinguish good spirits from evil. his topics include the methods of diabolic prophecy and communication; evocation of evil existences; of pacts with the devil; of journeys through the air to the sorcerers sabbath; of infernal ecstasies; of spells by which one may change himself into a werewolf, and of carnal communion with an incubus or succubus. the third book explains how to prevent the work of sorcerers and obviate their charms and enchantments, and the fourth divulges the manner in which sorcerers may be known. he concluded his

eville spearman, 1970. levi, eliphas. transcendental magic. london: g. redway, 1896. reprint, new york: samuel weiser, 1970. melton, j. gordon, and isotta poggi. magic, witchcraft, and paganism in america: a bibliography. new york: garland publishing, 1992. shah, idries. the secret lore of magic. london, 1957. reprint, new york: citadel press, 1957. waite, arthur e. the book of black magic and of pacts. london: george redway, 1898. reprinted as the book of ceremonial magic. london: william rider& sons, 1911. reprint, new hyde park, n.y: university books, 1961. reprint, new york: bell publishing, 1969. the cereologist british publication concerned with the phenomenon of crop circles. address: clements farm, wheatley, bordon, hants, gu35 9pa, england. website: http//www.abel.net.uk/ sayer. c

at. sources: barrett, francis. the magus. london: lackington, allen, 1801. reprint, new hyde park, n.y: university books, 1967. de villars, l abbe de montfaucon. comte de gabalis. 1670. reprint, new york: macoy publishing and masonic supply, 1922. levi, eliphas. transcendental magic. london: redway, 1896. reprint, new york: samuel weiser, 1970. waite, arthur edward. the book of black magic and of pacts including the mysteries of goetic theurgy, sorcery, and infernal necromancy. london: george redway, 1898. revised as the book of ceremonial magic. new hyde park, n.y: university books, 1961. elf arrows (or elf bolts) the superstitious name given to small triangular flints, known as belemnites, found in many countries, but notably in scotland. it was believed that these stones were arrows sho

pe leo iii and certain conjurations of a semimagical character, including the seven mysterious orisons, which are merely clumsy imitations of the roman ritual. from an extant edition of 1633, it seems unlikely that this book was the work of pope leo iii and is more likely a compilation by a maker of grimoires (textbooks of black magic. sources: waite, arthur edward. the book of black magic and of pacts including the mysteries of goetic theurgy, sorcery, and infernal necromancy. london: george redway, 1898. revised as the book of ceremonial magic. new hyde park, n.y: university books, 1961. endless cord, tying knots in around 1877.78 j. c. f. zollner (1834.1882) of leipzig, germany, investigated the phenomena of the medium henry slade, looking particularly for anything that might prove a fo

among those were paracelsus. who in his search for the elixir of life discovered laudanum, a form of opium distilled from poppies; cornelius agrippa; basil valentine, prior and chemist; henry khunrath, physician and philosopher; and a host of students, all searching for the mysteries of life, the innermost secrets of nature. some people believed the activities of these men to be nothing more than pacts with the devil. the knowledge that the alchemists gained could be acquired only by evil means. religious people reasoned that the soul of the magician was the price promised and demanded by the evil one. these myths and imaginings centered around one magician especially, and in the faust legend we may find the general attitude and belief of the middle ages regarding the interaction of learni

nd communication with one s guardian angel (what some would call the higher self, an essential occurrence in the development of any ritual magician. mathers s translation appeared in 1898 and, as with his other works, was also reprinted in a pirated american edition. mathers s work inspired others to action, not the least being arthur e. waite, who in 1898 published the book of black magic and of pacts including the mysteries of goetic theurgy, sorcery and infernal necromancy. waite included a lengthy survey of the history and origin, as far as it could be known, of the various grimoires and then provided a working summary, with copious quotes and illustrations, of some of the more important grimoires. in addition to the key of solomon and the lemegeton, the following grimoires are discuss


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85. in addition to his work in physics, pack tested a number of subjects under hypnosis for enhanced extrasensory ability as compared with a normal state of consciousness. he believes hypnosis may enable subjects to develop esp. pack was a charter associate of the parapsychological association. sources: pleasants, helene, ed. biographical dictionary of parapsychology. new york: helix press, 1964. pacts with the devil throughout history there have been documentations of individuals making agreements with the devil. an agreement said to have been entered into between louis gaufridi and the devil follows: i, louis, a priest, renounce each and every one of the spiritual and corporal gifts which may accrue to me from god, from the virgin, and from all the saints, and especially from my patron j

roof in the chapel of st. ignatius, and for reproduction of the true contract containing the deal made with the demon. the young man made profession of the orthodox catholic faith, renounced the demon, and received the holy eucharist. then with terrible cries he said that he saw two goats of immense size standing with their forefeet in the air, each holding between its hoofs one of the contracts. pacts with the devil encyclopedia of occultism& parapsychology. 5th ed. 1166 but when the exorcism began and the name of st. ignatius was invoked, the two goats disappeared and there issued from the arm or left hand of the young man.practically without pain and leaving no scar.a contract, which fell at the feet of the exorcist. there remained the contract that had been retained by the demon. the e

new age movements. waite died may 19, 1942. sources: gilbert, robert a. a. e. waite: a bibliography. wellingborough, northamptonshire, england: aquarian press, 1983. a. e. waite: magician of many parts. wellingborough, northamptonshire, england: crucible, thorsons, 1987. waite, arthur e. azoth; or, the star in the east. london: theosophical publishing society, 1893. the book of black magic and of pacts. london: george redway, 1898. revised as the book of ceremonial magic. london: william rider, 1911. the brotherhood of the rosy cross. london: william rider& sons, 1924. the hidden church of the holy grail. london: rebman, 1909. the key to the tarot. london: william rider, 1910. the occult sciences. london: george redway, 1891. reprint, secacus, n.j: university books, 1974. the pictorial key

is no praise or homage to the devil, no liturgy, evil or otherwise, nothing is said backwards, and there are no gestures with the left hand; in fact with the exception that it is a religious service and all religious services resemble one another, the rites are not in any way an imitation of anything i have ever seen. in other words, gardner denied the reality of burning times witchcraft with its pacts with the devil and parodies of christian ritual. for this he substituted a murray-style old religion, in which the devil was merely the ritual leader with his crown of stag s horns.and often a nobleman in disguise. witchcraft, he alleged, had come down from the stone age as a fertility religion that honored the god of death and what comes after (in other words, rest and reincarnation) and th


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he literary material pertaining to it. in his essay, supernatural horror in literature, he mentions academic works such as frazer s the golden bough, and margaret murray s the witch cult in western europe, as well as authentic grimoires such as the keys of solomon and dr. john dee s book of enoch, or liber logaeth. he had also read waite s collection of medieval texts, the book of black magic and pacts, macgregor mathers translation of the sacred magic of abra-melin the sage, and cotton mathers, wonders of the invisible world, which documents the witchcraft phenomena centred around salem in 1692. the titles of these volumes are echoed in those which were created by lovecraft and his fellow contributors to the cthulhu mythos: de vermis mysteriis, the pnakotic manuscripts, les cultes des gho


GRIFFIN DAVID MAGICAL EVOCATION OF THE AVERSE FORCES

ivine have been diabolized, shunned, and feared. thus repressed, these forces take on a twisted sort of autonomy and indeed manifest in a fashion disruptive to consciousness. therefore, the magician extracts an oath of obedience from the demon as the climax of the evocation. in rosicrucian magic, the demon does not swear this oath to the ego of the magician. such an oath would be like the demonic pacts described in certain grimoires and would place the magician's ego in great peril, likely leading to inflation, obsession, or to a state of mind once described as demonic possession. furthermore, unlike the abra-melin system, the demon does not even swear its oath to the magician's holy guardian angel. in rosicrucian magic, the will of the magician magnified by the power of the magic sword ob


LEWIS JAMES SATANISM TODAY AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION FOLKLORE AND POPULAR CULTURE

held responsible for creating carousels, music, dancing, and drama. see also demons; judaism for further reading: godwin,malcolm. angels: an endangered species. new york: simon and schuster, 1990. ronner, john. know your angels. murfreesboro, tn: mamre, 1993. astaroth astaroth is mentioned in a variety of sources, often without much detail. in arthur edward waite s the book of black magic and of pacts it is declared that, before he fell from heaven, astaroth was a prince of the order of thrones. in lewis spence s an encyclopedia of occultism, it is argued that astaroth belonged to the order of seraphim. in the grimorium verum, it is maintained that he has set up residence in america. waite, in the lemegeton, refers to astaroth as a great duke in the infernal regions, whereas according to

rned one, he appears in association with fertility and sexuality cults and in the practice of witchcraft. the devil was held responsible for the healing powers of witches practicing the sabbath rituals for centuries throughout europe. satan has also inspired literature, poetry, art and music throughout history. there are numerous accounts of imaginary trips to the underground kingdom of satan, of pacts with the devil, possessions and exorcisms. the concept of satan and his role have evolved across time, reflecting the development of culture and of changing views of human conditions.while he has been blamed for massacres and for mass destructions, he has also been held responsible for inspiring artistic creativity. see also demons; iblis; judaism; zoroastrianism for further reading: davidso


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a mirror, wherein who sees muck is muck (3) a careful naturalist will understand much from the voices of the animals he has studied long. even a child knows the difference between a cat.s miauling and purring. the faculty may be greatly developed (4) business capacity may be stimulated (5) abnormal states of the body may be* a poet of great ability. he edited a book called .of black magic and of pacts. in which he vilifies the same. notes 63 corrected, and the involved tissues brought back to tone, in obedience to currents started from the brain. so for all the other phenomena. there is no effect which is truly and necessarily miraculous. our ceremonial magic fines down, then, to a series of minute, though of course empirical, physiological experiments, and whoso will carry them through i


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er, 1928-31; second edition stuttgart: teubner, 1973. regardie, francis israel: ceremonial magic. wellingborough: aquarian, 1980 (ed) the golden dawn (full title: the teachings, rites and ceremonies of the hermetic order of the golden dawn (4 vols) chicago: aries press, 1937-1940; 6th edition in one volume, st. paul, minnesota: llewellyn, 1989. waite, arthur edward: the book of black magic and of pacts, including the rites and mysteries of goetic theurgy, sorcery and infernal necromancy. london: 1898. second edition as the book of ceremonial magic, london: rider, 1911; reprinted new hyde park, ny: university books, 1961; secaucus, nj: citadel, 1973; ware, herts: wordsworth editions, 1995 (as the wordsworth book of spells. 51 endnotes liber samekh 1 the goetia version of the invocation has


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reason above faith. the evocation circle itself will be used in a manner to call spirits forth into the circle, from which they will be bound. one will use the circle that is developed from goetic sources for this work, and the triple hermetic circle of hamara t would be used for the magician to stand or sit within. some sorcerer s due to aesthetic alignment prefer to use 23 the goetic circle of pacts, as developed by eliphas levi. this would be advised if for the advanced black magickian who is able to ultimately balance the concepts of holy and infernal. one would use the rituals of daemonic evocation or summons of shadow forms or qlippothic beings for such operations, not the great work or holy magick. let the sorcerer not be bound by the instruments of magickal art, for these are oute


MANLY P HALL THE SECRET TEACHINGS OF ALL AGES

the sprig of acacia--the juice of the grape--the magical powers of the mandrake. 93 stones, metals, and gems prehistoric monuments--the tablets of the law--the holy grail--the ages of the world- talismanic jewels--zodiacal and planetary stones and gems. 97 ceremonial magic and sorcery the black magic of egypt--doctor johannes faustus--the mephistopheles of the grimores--the invocation of spirits--pacts with demons--the symbolism of the pentagram. 101 p. 8 the elements and their inhabitants. the paracelsian theory of submundanes--the orders of elemental beings--the gnomes, undines, salamanders, and sylphs--demonology--the incubus and succubus- vampirism. 105 hermetic pharmacology, chemistry, and therapeutics the healing methods of paracelsus--palingenesis--hermetic theories concerning the c


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periment of seeking favor and love, observe in what manner the experiment is to be carried out, and if it he dependent upon the day and the hour, perform it in the day and the hour required, as thou wilt find it in the chapter concerning the hours; and if the experiment be one that requireth writing, thou shalt write as it is said in the chapter concerning the same; and if it be with penal bonds, pacts, and fumigations, then thou shalt cense with a fit perfume as is said in the chapter concerning suffumigations; and if it be necessary to sprinkle it with water and hyssop, then let it be as in the chapter concerning the same; similarly if such experiment require characters, names, or the like, let such names be written as the chapter concerning the writing of characters, and place the same


RITUEL ET DOGME DE LA HAUTE MAGIE BY ELIPHAS LEVI PART II

he mopses pretended to recruit only among catholics, and for the penal pledge at reception they substituted a solemn engagement upon honour to reveal no secrets of the order. it was more effectual than any oath and silenced religious objections. the name of the templar baphomet, which should be spelt kabalistically backwards, is composed of three abbreviations: tem. ohp. ab, templi omnium hominum pacts abbas, gthe father of the temple of peace of all men h. according to some, the baphomet was a monstrous head, but according to others, a demon in the form of a goat. a sculptured coffer was disinterred recently in the ruins of an old commandery of the temple, and antiquaries observed upon it a baphometic figure, corresponding by its attributes to the goat of mendes and the androgyne of khunr

of mediaeval superstition in our own day? one thing only surprises me, that, believing in the devil and his agents, men do not rekindle the faggots. m. veuillot is logical and demands it: one should honour men who have the courage of their opinions. pursuing our curious researches, we come now to the most atrocious mysteries of the grimoire, those which are concerned with evocations of devils and pacts with hell. after attributing a real existence to the absolute negation of goodness, after having enthroned the absurd and created a god of falsehood, it remained for human folly to invoke the impossible idol, and this maniacs have done. we were informed lately that the most reverend father ventura, formerly superior of the theatines, bishops' examiner, etc, after reading our gdoctrine h, dec

monogram of constantine is drawn, not with the blood of the victim, but with the operator's own blood. he and his assistants must have bare feet and covered heads. the skin of the immolated victim must be brought also to the spot and, being cut into strips, must be placed within the circle, thus forming a second and inner circle, fixed at four corners by four goetic circle of black evocations and pacts the sabbath of the sorcerers 89 nails from the coffin mentioned already. hard by the nails but outside the circle, must be placed the head of the cat, the human or rather inhuman skull, the horns of the goat, and the bat. they must be sprinkled with a branch of birch dipped in the blood of the victim, and then a fire of cypress and alderwood must be lighted, the two magical candles being pla

las of his infernal dictionary. it has this marginal note: gthe draught is in hell, in the closet of lucifer h, a valuable item of information about a locality but imperfectly explored, and belonging to a period in no wise remote from our own, though anterior to the trial of young labarre and etalonde, who, as everyone knows, were contemporaries of voltaire. evocations were followed frequently by pacts written on parchment of goat skin with an iron pen and blood drawn from the left arm. the document was in duplicate: one copy was carried off by the fiend and the other swallowed by the wilful reprobate. the reciprocal engagements were that the demon should serve the sorcerer during a given period of years and that the sorcerer should belong to the demon after a determined time. the church i


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chers are really watching in the guise of the elder gods and the oracular states are fostered through the dreaming state. cell 9 being the aat of the 10th and 21st letters of the sacred alphabet beware! the personified forms of formless powers are there to serve and to mediate, they may also serve to imprison and to chain he who is the slave of his own lusts. in this cell the secrets of the blood-pacts stemming from our venerated master cain, the forger of the in-between are set forth. the general importance of bloodbounds in flesh as well as in spirit are set forth as important components of the adepts search for completion. the importance of the witches blood, either inherited by family-tradition or inherited through the spiritual family of sorcerers that recognize the witches blood with

the witches blood within the adept- the blood is still important, to become one with the line of transmission. blood is life and this fluid has been revered by all religions in all ages as a profound transmitter of the people s prayers to the god and through the giving of blood the desired effect of the prayer. this cell speaks of chuaylil- the bloodthirsty god and the importance of blood, blood-pacts and blood-bounds, the secrets of the witches blood. the commitments to the craft is equal to the commitment to the chuaylil. blood is requested! there is more than a hint towards the essences in the medieval grimoires in this cell, which is due to the influence of the yud, of the sacred alphabet, a letter that is really conducting the concentration of secret undertakings performed in the occ


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plications are intended by the word; indeed it was several thousand years before anyone saw the need to invent a white magick to balance the black. working tool rather than an end in itself, find no less difficulty than our cowan (uninitiated) contemporaries. i have already stated my belief that the modern language of psychology is no less advanced than the ancient systems of sorcery. in his work pacts with the devil, dr. christopher s. hyatt quotes from the personal correspondence of carl jung, the psychologist whose concept of archetypes forms the basis of most commonly acceptable modern interpretations of spirit. it seems that whilst in his published works he stated his belief that such experiences are all in the mind, he privately believed in their objective existence. it is simply tha

release, he produced another book on occult philosophy, completely contradicting the opinions he wrote of previously. grand grimoire french, dated perhaps from around the 17th century, with many spurious forgeries bearing the same name. it is in two parts, the first dealing with the evocation of lucifuge rofocale by means of the blasting rod (wand, the second dealing exclusively in the making of pacts. it is the most classical of all grimoire, and that most likely to have inspired the story of faust. the black pullet rome, probably late 18th century. also called the screech owl, or treasure of the old man of the pyramids. places particular emphasis on talismanic magick, and includes some great designs for occult jewellery. the heptemeron known otherwise as magical elements, attributed to

visibility (goetia. the title of baal is syrian and means god or lord. baal-berith (syrian. patron devil of disobedience, who tempts humans into blasphemy, quarrels, contention, and murder. ex-prince of cherubim, now grand pontiff and master of infernal ceremonies, chief secretary of hell, minister of foreign affairs, and infernal archivist. his name appears as a counter-signatory in the infernal pacts. baal-chanan, baal-hanan archdemon corresponding to netzach (waite. balam (goetia, 51st spirit. once of the order of dominations, now a demonic king ruling 40 legions, with the heads of a man, a bull, and a ram, with the tail of a serpent. rides a bear, carries a goshawk, speaks hoarsely. tells fortunes, gives invisibility, makes men witty. baphomet this character has long been identified wi

d unjust profit (luke 16:9-13. the prince of tempters, the devil of avarice and greed. identified as a devil in the works of aggrippa and nettesheim. patron devil of avarice, and ambassador to england. who is so stooped from the impact from the fall that he must spend his days staring at the ground. possibly a form of mammitu, the akkadian goat headed queen of the underworld, goddess of oaths and pacts, spouse of nergal. marax, morax (goetia, 21st spirit. earl and president commanding 30 legions. appears as a bull with a human face. teaches astronomy, gives wise familiars who know the virtues of herbs and stones. marbas (goetia, 5th spirit. president commanding 36 legions. appears as a great lion. gives true answers on secret matters, causes and cures disease, teaches mechanics, transforms


SATANISM AN EXAMINATION OF SATANIC BLACK MAGIC

caucus, 1972. beest, christos. the black book of satan iii rigel press: shrewsbury, year of fire 103. satanism- an examination of satanic black magic side 14 af 21 file//c:\windows\skrivebord\nyt%20til%20bibilotek\ona\various\satanism_an_examin. 20-04-03 beest, christos. caelethi. the black book of satan ii thormynd press: shrewsbury, year of fire 103. black, s. jason& hyatt, christopher s. ph.d. pacts with the devil new falcon publications: phoenix, arizona, 1993. brown, stephen. the satanic letters of stephen brown thormynd press: shrewsbury, no publishing date given. cavendish, richard. the black arts pan books ltd: london, 1967. collins, andrew. the black alchemist. abc books: leigh-on-sea, 1988. collins, andrew. the second coming. century: london, 1993. dark lily. the voice of the lef


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st. he had discovered sadistic satisfaction and pleasure in the torture and murder of children. on september 13, 1440, jean the bishop of nantes signed the legal citation which would bring the baron gilles de rais to trial. among the charges levied on him were the killing, strangling, and massacring of innocent children. in addition to such horrors, he was also charged with evoking demons, making pacts with them, and sacrificing children to them. etienne corillaut, one of de raises s personal servants, later testified at his master s trial when the marshal of france was accused of having slain as many as 800 children. rather than be put to the question by the court, de rais chose to confess every sordid and gory deed. such a confession would spare him the ordeals by torture awaiting those


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st published in paris in 1581 and again in 1616, 20 years after bodin fs death, as fleau des demons et des sorciers. in the first and second volumes of this monumental work, bodin offered his proofs that spirits communicate with humankind, and he itemized the various means by which the righteous might distinguish the good spirits from their evil counterparts. those men and women who seek to enter pacts with satan in order to achieve diabolical prophecy, the ability to fly through the air, and the power to shapeshift into animal forms are dealing with evil spirits. bodin acknowledged that he was well aware of spells by which one might summon incubi or succubi for carnal pleasure. the third volume details methods by which the work of sorcerers and witches might be destroyed, and the fourth v


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t queen of the ancient ones! know, sixthly, that thou shalt not seek the operations of this magick save by the rules and governments set down herein, for to do other is to take the most awful risk, for thyself and for all mankind. therefore, heed these words carefully, and change not the words of the incantations, whether thou understand them, or understand them not, for they are the words of the pacts made of old, and before time. so, say them softly if the formula is "softly, or shout them aloud if the formula is "aloud, but change not one measure lest thou call something else, and it be your final hour. know, seventhly, of the things thou art to expect in the commission of this most sacred magick. study the symbols well, and do not be afraid of any awful spectre that shall invade thine


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eate your gods with care, for they will reform you in their own image. carroll himself, while not distinctly left hand path or luciferian, is an adept of quite colorful work. the staunch and focused liber null (weiser) addresses the nature of evocation as: the art of dealing with magical beings or entities by various acts which create or contact them and allow one to conjure and command them with pacts and exorcism. these beings have a legion of names drawn from the demonology of many cultures: elementals, familiars, incubi, succubi, bud-wills, demons, automata, atavisms, wraiths, spirits and so on. carroll broke down the facets and avenues of various cultures integrated within occultism and delivered a concise definition-such is a must for any student. musick may be created in the same in


TRUE HISTORY OF WITCHCRAFT

in this system, is the mere absence of light. all else is illusion. the goal of the occult path of initiation is balance. in freemasonry and high magick, the symbols of the white pillar and black pillar represent this balance between conscious and unconscious forces. in gardnarian wicca, the goddess and horned god- and the priestess and priest, represent that balance. there is nothing, nothing of pacts with the "devil" or the worship of evil in any of this; that belongs to misguided exchristians who have been given the absurd fundamentalist sunday school notion that one must choose the christian version of god, or choose the devil. islam, judaism and even catholicism have at one time or another been thought "satanic" and occultists have merely played on this bigoted symbolism, not subscrib


TYSON DONALD THE POWER OF THE WORD

ncapable of deep affection, committed with fanatical zeal to ideals and causes, willing to sacrifice everything for a higher purpose, inclined to perverse sexual amusements, tactless, unpredictable. function: to advance social disobedience, terrorism, demonstrations, fanatical causes, extreme political movements of both the left and right, desperate acts of self-sacrifice, hunger strikes, suicide pacts, media campaigns. form and function of the wings angel: shabuel (shbv+al) pronounced: sha-bu'-el hebrew: 5 1 3 enochian: clfll)$c)i banner: hihv polarity: sun ripe: mercy side: right invoking sex: male element: earth quality: cardinal sign: capricorn house: tenth direction: north-northwest banishing stone: chrysolite (yellow-green) apostle: john enochian god name: or0 enochian senior: habior


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'atheist' marlowe's doctor faustus, whilst a long series of histories and plays on the theme in europe culminated in goethe's magnificent faust. it was a credulous age and the story was readily believed: no one seems to have considered whether anyone would think it worth while to suffer millions of years of torture for the sake of a few years' pleasure. there are examples of the existence of such pacts, but it is presumed that either they were based on false evidence planted to convict some poor wretch, or on the acts of stout freethinkers or madmen. bishop wilson reports a manx case in his notebook dated peel, november 29, 1720, as follows 'john curlitt of murlough, in the county of down in the parish of killough, did give himself body and soul to satan the devil, who is called lucifer, a

rlitt' john curlitt stoutly denied writing this, saying that it had been planted on him. the bishop said it was in his handwriting and evidently believed in it but, curiously enough, seems not to have taken any legal action. this may have been a case of forgery by some enemy, or possibly done for bravado, as there were several hell fire clubs then in existence. but at that time the idea of making pacts with the devil was firmly believed in and jurists accepted the idea that if anyone were so evil as to sell his soul for money or any other reason, then it was clear proof of heresy. and heresy meant death. seemingly they did not bother to think that if they executed the criminal the devil would get his soul all the sooner. the church took measures to obtain information on all subjects, and t

es, resembling the sort of thing the nazis and the communists accused people of doing, and getting confessions in the same way by the most atrocious tortures. i suppose these books were sold to the type of people who believe nowadays in sixpenny fortune-telling pamphlets; they were made to sell, and the most famous among them was the grimoire of pope honorius. the whole question of belief in such pacts intrigues me, because a certain number of specimens do exist. it would seem that the belief was that at the last day, as at a great trial, the soul swore that it had never used any sorcery; it was on the point of gaining heaven, when suddenly a devil would produce the missing document from his files. it would be admitted as evidence, proved to be the accused's signature, and the devil would

s would not have had any diabolical associations, if only because this would have had the most disastrous results if found. again, when the hell fire clubs were in vogue amongst freethinkers two hundred years ago, it is just possible that there were some witches among those who attended them, and that they may have helped to make up some of the ritual which was a bit of fooling and which included pacts. but it is as true that there may have been butchers and bakers and candlestick-makers who might have done the same; that would not mean that all members of these trades concluded pacts with the devil. members of these clubs might have been interested in things phallic, as they interested aleister crowley fifty years ago. he belonged to the witch cult; he certainly knew about it and he may h

ho thinks reincarnation heresy, who will not countenance any form of superstition and belongs to the sabbath day observance league, would certainly not make a good witch. it is possible that the grandfathers of some of these people may have called their leader the devil in the days when it was considered rather advanced to talk of the devil. it may be argued that many witches confessed to signing pacts. of course they did, and so would i if i were tortured long enough. recent experiments by the nazis have proved that people can be made to say anything under torture. by confessing to dealings with the devil they were quickly condemned and burnt, but they avoided giving away essentials. they confessed to using charms to gain good harvests, without mentioning the methods used, and always deli

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