Monday, 8 August 2016

What Are Demons?

Greetings readers,

I realize that this subject that I write about here is a very touchy subject and has a lot of differing opinions between people. Anyway, this is my own opinion on this subject going by ancient research and my own experiences, you may not agree with my opinion but that`s alright as we all have a mind of our own.

Firstly lets look at the word "Demon" itself, this is the way it is written in most writings on Demonology and mainly Christian Demonology. If we go back in time we will find the word "Daemon" which gives the word a different meaning altogether. It was due to the coming of the Christian movement that the word Daemon was changed to the word Demon. So there for you could say that the word Demon is a corruption of the word Daemon and not really a word at all.

If we go back in time further we will find that the word Daemon comes from the word Daeva/Deva which is a supernatural Divine, Heavenly being which is male and the female version of this is Devi, another word is Demigod which means the same thing. So now you could say that the word Daemon refers to a Divine spiritual being of the heavenly realms, in other words, a Holy Angel.

So by now knowing this knowledge, by corrupting the word Daemon to "Demon" and relating it to something sinister or negative is in fact a mockery of a Holy Divine being.

Before you read more into this, let me say that yes, there is negative Entities out there. If I was to say that there was not, well then I would be misleading you all.

Someone may say to me "Well over time words evolve and change" my answer to that is, no they don`t, they become corrupted.

Here is an example, if someone told someone a story and then that person told another person the same story and so on and so on. As that story went from one person to another it slowly changes and by the time it reached the last person it would be completely different than the original story. This is the same when it come down the the word "Demon", as it is not a real word.

Someone may say, well sometimes the "Demons" even call themselves Demons. In my experience on dealing with those in the worlds beyond our own, there are negative earthbound souls that like to frighten people. Also people can create thought forms that can be very powerful, and if the person in the living see`s the word Demon to mean a dark negative Entity, they may create a thought form of a negative energy. Not only this but negative Entities opposed to the Holy Divine beings may use the word Demon to describe themselves as a mockery to the real meaning or as part of their deception. When it comes to deceiving spirits or Entities, I would not believe anything they say. If they say they are a relative, I would not believe it, if they say they are a Daemon, I would not believe it. Most humans think that when a clearly negative Entity says that they are a Daemon, that are are talking about Demon when really their are talking about Daemon as a mockery to a Holy Divine spiritual being.

Now let me talk about something else in relation to this subject. A while back in time when the early Christian movement was making ground across the world through force. A lot of people had little choice but to convert and turn from their Gods/Goddess or be tortured or die.

One of the things that the early Christian Church Fathers did was turn a lot of the ancient Gods/Goddess`s into their "Demons" and even some into Holy Angels. One example would be the Babylonian Goddess Ishtar who was also the Goddess Astarte and Canaanite Goddess Ashtoreth, who later became the Demon Astaroth in The Lesser Key Of Solomon Grimoire.

                                                     The Babylonian Goddess Ishtar

The Goddess Astarte

The Canaanite Goddess Ashtoreth

The Male Demon Astaroth

There are many more examples than just this which calls into question the authenticity of Demonology in general. I often frown when I hear someone say that they have got a degree or certificate in Demonology or that they are a Demonologist as I believe a lot of what they have been tort is misinformation, especially if it`s Christian Demonology. 

If you take a look at or do some studies of ancient Grimoires, you will find a very heavy Christian influence, like for example The Lesser Key Of Solomon. The Lesser Key Of Solomon Grimoire is filled with descriptions of spiritual beings that are called Demons, including the one I mentioned above Astaroth. They are believed to be the Djinn that King Solomon called forth to help build his temple and then trapped them in a brass container. This is where the story of Aladdin`s lamb and the Genie in a bottle came from.

Another thing I would have to call into question is, at times the Lesser Key Of Solomon is called "The Book Of Evil Spirits". If you have read my last blog before this one, I talk about the difference between, Spirits, Entities and Ghosts, and yes I realize that people use them interchangeably. If you have not read that blog of mine please do thanks, it will explain a lot of things and hope sort out the confusion a bit. Anyway, back to The Lesser Key Of Solomon, a spirit is not an Entity and what is in the Lesser Key Of Solomon are without a doubt Entities or you could be right in saying ancient Gods. An evil spirit would be a bad, mean, angry, troubled, tormented, nasty earthbound soul and I have had to deal with a lot of them in the astral realm. These spirits can even attach themselves onto people and drain all of the victims energies right out of them. They can bring on bad luck for the host and disease and sickness, not just for the victim/host, but also for members of their family and even friends. 

 The word Genius also comes from this, today when we think of someone that is a genius, we think it means that the person is very smart. However, the real meaning behind the word genius means that if someone was possessed or under the influence of a Djinn which gave them great knowledge, they where said to be a genius. 

Another thing you will find if you do decide to do a deep study of The Lesser Key Of Solomon, is that these beings they call "Demons" have both positive and negative abilities depending on the motivation of the person calling them forth. This does not sound to me like the normal behavior of  Demons in the Christian sense of the word. So therefore it could be said that these beings are to serve humans and that they are nether good or bad, just like they are nether male or female, it all really depends on the motives of the summoner. In other words, the responsibility is solely on the summoner and the consequences there of and not on the spiritual being called forth.

                                              The Lesser Key Of Solomon Grimoire

This is just one ancient Grimiore I have used as an example out of many. So hopefully through what I have written here you now can see that negative Entities and Positive Entities are not as black and white as one might think. Also that what maybe labeled as negative on the surface, after a deeper study it may show something different.

Remember that there is no such thing as black or white Magick, just Magick and the will and intention of the person practicing it. The whole reason why someone may say that they are a white magi or a white witch is due to the fact that the name witch or magi in itself  has received negative criticism from misinformed, unenlightened people. Hollywood movies and also dogmatic religions that are dead set on trying to paint a dark picture on ancient traditions and Magick practices.

Thanks for taking the time to read this article of mine, if you found it interesting it would be great to see your comments below or if you have a questions in relation to this article please by all means let me know thanks ~ (C) Orion Silverstar 2016.





Sunday, 7 August 2016

The Soul, The Spirit......The True Self.

Welcome Readers,

Today I wish to briefly talk about the True Self and what it is?

Firstly I need to explain a bit about how to get there, the daily commitment, dedication and discipline.

One of the things is that, it has a lot to do with transformation on all levels, both spiritual and mundane.

It changes to a large degree one`s view of the world around them and their environment. With me, I have come to see things through different eyes, as I continue to grow in knowledge and wisdom that can only come from a Divine source. This wisdom and knowledge helps me to walk down the path to ongoing illumination.

Sometimes I have had to take a walk through the Valley Of The Shadow.  As I am sometimes met with trails and tests along the way, that if overcome, only makes me all the more stronger. This is a normal part of life and we all continue to go through it no matter how advanced spiritually we may seem to be.

Instead of putting my abilities on my past failures, which is limiting one`s self. I now know I can change my environment around me through my will and intention. I have been given the keys that are available to everyone that is a true seeker, to unlock the doors to new possibilities.

When I come before the Divine powers in ritual through what is called Magick. It is so powerful that all that is outside the space within the circle begins to fade away. Every sound, every object is no longer present, as my deep state of attention is shifted to my focus, my Will, my intention, my actions, my vibration within the circle. Caught up in the moment like a meditation or a trance like state.

As the change takes place from the inside out, within my soul as it connects with the astral worlds and is in itself part of the Divine, a true reflection.

Surrounded by the guardians of the four cardinal directions as they tower above me in greatness and might. Within a cone of energy above and below, or the middle of a perfect diamond. Allowing the spoken Divine names of power to vibrate, around me, through me, and off the walls of the diamond. Drawing down the Divine energy into my body as it swirls. Then sending it out through my wand to who ever I feel needs it the most, sometimes it is myself and there is nothing wrong with this.

Learning to blend my vibration in with the vibrations of my environment, becoming one with it, sensitive to it, to manipulate it in accordance with my will, if there`s a need for change.

When we are in our physical temple doing the workings of Magick, it is also symbolic for the soul in the physical temple of the body. This is why we must look after our bodies as you would when entering a physical temple in the mundane world.

In this writing I am going to be calling the soul or spirit the True Self.

My True Self becomes awakened as I come to know it more, for as I come to know it, I also know of it`s connection with the Divine and how it is part of it. It is my soul or spirit that continues on after the physical realm, the real me that seeks illumination and is on the path to such.

The realization that those things I used to hold important, the worldly needs of this physical realm, no longer mean as much to me and start to fall away like the Tower card in the Tarot. For once I thought my physical body and this physical realm was my True Self, so therefore I wanted to satisfy it. I now know that my physical body is like a Temple that houses my True Self. Communication with the Higher Powers and the Divine is made through the True Self, but in order to achieve this properly the Temple also has to be in order, which is your physical body.

What you do with your body or put in your body has a big effect upon your Charkas and Aura.

Everything of the physical, your body, your mind, will one day fade away, however your True Self and your consciousness will go on. I would rather use the word, True Self than Soul or Spirit here as many in this physical realm see these things as secondary to what they think is the real them, which is the mind and body. By using the words True Self it makes it hit home all the more and makes it seem all the more important, which it is.

We are not living Gods, however we are part of or it could be said a reflection of the Divine, our True Self that is. Some people wish to become Immortal in this physical realm, these people are not coming to know their True Self, for if they did, then they would know they already are immortal.

When we astral travel, we are travelling from our physical temple with our True Self and Consciousness. We can also listen to what our True Selves are saying to us by our own dreams. If we wish to communicate with or feel the presence of the spirit world around us. Then we need to get in touch with our True Self, as the spirit world around us and the True Self within us are part of the same. It is only through our True Selves in the physical are we able to communicate with other True Selves in the physical and non-physical.

To achieve this form of communication, it may come in many ways, an example would be our dreams and another example would be through telepathy. As one True Self is able to communicate with another true self on a telepathic level, or it maybe through astral travel, meditation, yoga, these are just some of the ways. Say for example I wished to communicate with someone in this physical realms True Self, no matter how far away they may be, I may astral travel to meet their True Self and then this person may receive the message via their dreams.

It is my hope that this brief write up has explained a few things in regards to the True Self, this write up in no way covers everything to do with the True Self. Maybe you may wish to share your own thoughts to this subject or wish to add to it at the comments below? If this is the case, please feel free to do so thanks, as I enjoy hearing what you have to say ~ (C) Orion Silverstar 2016.