Thursday, May 28, 2015
An example highlighting the idea of demonic flux in relation to authority is found in the writings of Johannes Wierusl6 (c.l515-1588) in which a demonical Commonwealth is seen in full development. In many respects this reflected existing political tensions and the movement towards the ascendancy of parliamentary over monarchical powers in the sixteenth century. Weirus describes a great revolution taking place in Hades; .Satan has been dethroned and Beelzeboul has assumed his place. In reaction • .Satan forms an opposition party with himself as head.The now Emperor of Hades. Beelzeboul. was said to have been worshipped by the people of Canaan in the form of a fly. hence he establishes 'The Order of the Fly' - the only Order of Knighthood which appears to have existed among the demons.The inhabitants of the Empire of Hell were said to have numbered 44.435,156. A qabalistic parallel to these two opposing parties is to be found in the representation of the Qlipoth of Kether as expounded in The Book of the Black Serpent' and applied in the teachings of the magical order of the Golden Dawn. Here an inversion of the unity of the first sphere of the Tree of Life belonging to Thaumiel the 'bicephalous ones' is ruled by the two contenders Satan and Moloch.The dyadic nature of the demonic is also reflected in the name 'Diabolus',whose etymology from the Greek reveals dia, that is two, and bolus, that is morsel ' ... for he kills two things, the body and the soul."
From a dualist perspective, demons are the agencies of God; they were seen as 'customs officers' to the souls of the dead and goalers for those who fell through sin, via their own free will. This function satiated the malicious nature of the demon, profited from their hatred of humanity, and fulfilled their love of inflicting pain and suffering. All misfortune, caused by demons or not, was considered the fault of the individual. If a man was being tormented by demons he was beyond hope. as this was the will of God. Herein lies a paradox. for demons as the agents of God could provide the means by which others were ensured of salvation. but they themselves were beyond salvation. In this light Beelzeboul becomes the irredeemable redeemer.As Lucifenians we may disregard all or part of this Mythology as the Black Flame guides us,I've found it is best just to call him up and ask direct. That's just a taste of the Info on the Old man....Copyright 2015 Vincent Piazza