Friday, June 12, 2015
THE LING PAl (COMMAND BLOCK) Of BEELZBUB
Zhao Wan Ling), "The Imperial Decree Block" (Chi Ling Pai), "The Command of the Five Thunders"
(Wu Lei Ling), and "The Thunder Command Block" (Lei Ling Pai) . The Command Block originated from the "Tiger Talisman," and was used in ancient China for giving orders to the imperial armies.I've adapted this Daoist Tool of magic to my own work and have used it to great effect with the sigils of Lucifer and Beelzebub.The one in the photo above will be the third I've invested, and I've had fantastic results with the ones that I have empowered before.The concept of using magical Command Blocks for summoning the Celestial Martial Generals was originally taken from this ancient military model. Book of Accordance with Spirits states: "The Command Block was recorded in the Rites of the Zhou (1028-221 B.C.) , in which an ivory block was traditionally used for arousing armies into action. The copper Tiger Talisman of the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.- 220 A.D .) was round in the upper part and square in the lower part with five characters inscribed on it, and it was shaped like a dewdrop. The back of the talisman was carved with a sitting tiger and an inscription of the following words: "The Tiger Talisman is Made for Summoning Generals." The modern Thunder (Command) Blocks that I've used are usually made of wood, measure 4 to 6 inches long, 3 inches wide, and 8 / 74 thick.But these dimensions are not set in stone (or wood,as the case my be) Think of it as a muti use magical Talisman that channels the power of the God or Demon that you invest it with. On the back of the Command Block, the magical seal of the Art worker is carved above any and all spirits that are in his or her service. On the front of the Command Block ,the magical seal carved above the "Heavenly Command"(a sigil created to give you Authority, control,and influence over all that you see or hear within your temple) is the sigil of the God or Demon that you plan to command in the name of.In the old system of the Daoist Wu,It was a magical reproach or rebuke of the Three Celestial Emperors (i.e.the Jade Emperor, the Yellow Emperor, and the Purple Emperor),but since most Western LHP magi do not work with such Archetypes,I've found a self made sigil wile Inovking the God or Demon works best . Because the Command Block contains the magical power of thunder, it should always be placed in a vertical position, with its base rooted on the Earth and its rounded top pointed towards the sky. In magic rituals, the Conjurer's right hand embraces the Thunder Block with his thumb positioned over the image of the sigil .This makes it easy for the Conjurer to imagine infusing it with the celestial or infernal power of the Demon or God. The edge of the Thunder Block is then slammed down onto the Earth Altar when issuing commands(or upon the floor of the place of working). This striking action is used to alert, summon, and command any and all Spirits that do not fall under your sway,or have been sent to your Temple by an enemy Conjurer who means you ill,It can also be used to clear the Dead from a home or administer help to those within the human realm and the underworld. I plan on writing more on this tool of the Art,and will include the whole process of Investment in my up coming book.Till next time.... Copyright 2015 Vincent Piazza