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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A character study:Victor Dee Strider

This is a Character study for the main Character in my upcoming movie, "The Conjuration of Victor Dee Strider,a Modern Faustian Tale"I plan on giving a full character Analysis of all the main parts in the movie to give you,as well as the Actors playing these roles a sense of what type of shoes they need to fill.I hope you enjoy it,almost as much as I've enjoyed Writing it!

Victor Dee Strider is a Master of the Arts of Magic,a Luciferian, as well as a drunk, gambler, thief,and con-man.Pro diabolism to his last breath,he is always looking for the long game,and the next trick.Very vain and always acts in a irreverent or blasphemous manner.There is a charming but idle, empty, hollow feeling about him,as if he's just playing the part a human being.But he wasn't always like this and has spent 20 years studying nearly every facet of the Occult sciences,from Traditional Chinese medicine to Norse runes to philosophy and theology. Victor has also been called upon in the past to teach his skills including his proficiency in the black arts,and took on many students.But as he rises up through his field and gains respect from some, fear from others,he begin to use Drugs and let his addictions control him.He started working for the Mob and the Triads at the same time as a Mage for hire and did the Black Mass for cold hard cash.The petty dabblers loved him,and told him so at every step. Still, nothing in this seedy underworld that he put himself in appeases his need for a broader understanding of the world of Magic and all that is in it. Victor was willing to give up everything he has to gain this understanding,but instead turned his back on the Art for wine,woman and a fast buck.This dissolution pervades everything he does.and after sometime of this,the lack of satisfaction and joy is too much and he becomes a hermit in his house, rarely talking to anyone or going out.And then he gets sick,starts seeing things,even the smallest spell he casts bring strange results.He goes to a Doctor friend he knows in the Mob,and finds out some horrible news,He has a Brain Tumor growing in his head,and it has been there for quite some time,he has 3 weeks to live.

Victor is on a desperate quest to find answers,and it shows in every move he makes; to discover how he can trick his way into completing the great work,and how this will affect his place in the larger scheme of things.Victor has a messiah complex which only gets larger as the story goes on.He is unaware how far he has fallen that he had become an entertainment for the fools that follow him,as well as the spirits that he works with,he is the subject of their admiration and scorn in equal parts.His amorality and cynicism give, what would be a very dull character, life.And as he comes to grips with the fact that he is going to die we see a glimpse of Humility and a resigned acceptance of his fate.But,this quality never lasts for long,and his pride and tenacity often rears its head through out the movie.

He often wears a hat and vest,Sometimes a full suit in the 1950's style of men's dress,at others just a Heavy Metal T-shirt and jeans.Walks around like he owns the place,but as we get deeper into the film we see him start to shrink in on himself at times and even have some self-doubt.Defiant till the end,and no regrets,That is Victor Dee Strider.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

It was a time of Summer Demons,and Magic floods...A conversation with Lilith.

It was the time of Summer Demons,and Magic floods the pools of my heart and mind. Every stream poured the_left_hand_path_by_mistertrece-d4i5ykfinto the river, which swelled in its turbid course. The banks receded so far from each other that it was impossible to tell a Luciferian from a Satanist,Witch from Magician.Then the Spirit of the Lake Pontchartrain laughed at my foolish blind eyes and all the satire of the earth was gathered within me. Down with the stream I journeyed east until I reached the ocean.There, looking eastwards and seeing no limit to its waves, My face changed,my heart broke,and Lilith laid her hand upon my fevered brow. And as I gazed over the expanse, I sighed and said to Lilith, “He who has heard but part of the truth thinks no one equal to himself. And such a one am I.”“She just kissed my cheek and stroked my hair.When formerly I heard people detracting from the Grand work of the Left Hand Path or underrating the heroism of the Way,I did not believe such would effect me,and my own path. But now that I have looked upon your inexhaustibility of fighting from left to right,Satan to Lucifer,Atheistic to Theistic--alas for me I have no dog in this fight, I shall forever be a laughing-stock to those of comprehensive LHP belief!"To which Lilith replied: “You cannot speak of ocean to a well-frog,--the creature of a narrower sphere. You cannot speak of ice to a summer insect,--the creature of a season. You cannot speak of Magic to a pedagogue: his scope is too restricted. But now that you have emerged from your narrow sphere and have seen the great work, you know your own insignificance,and I can speak to you of great principles.The branches of the Left and the Right--are they not to the universe but like puddles in a marsh? The Left Hand Path--is it not to the surrounding ocean like a man drowning on a piece of driftwood? Of all the myriad magical paths,Luciferianism is but one. And of all those who inhabit the Left Hand Path, live on the fruit of the black flame, and move about in the sinister way, an individual Practitioner is but one. Is not he, as compared with all creation, but as the tip of a hair upon a Beelzebub's Head?“Dimensions are limitless; time is endless. Conditions are not invariable; terms are not final. Thus, the wise Luciferian looks into space, and does not regard the small as too little, nor the great as too much; for he knows that
there is no limit to dimension. He looks back into the past, and does not grieve over what is far off, nor rejoice over what is near; for he knows that time is without end. He investigates fulness and decay, and does not rejoice if he succeeds, nor lament if he fails; for he knows that conditions are not invariable. The Left Hand Adapt who clearly apprehends the scheme of existence does not rejoice over life, nor repine at death; for he knows that terms are not final.”

If you adopt, as absolute, a standard of evenness and a criterion of what is right which is so only when convenient, your results will not be even or right.Those who trust to their senses become slaves to objective existences. Those alone who are guided by
their intuitions find the true standard. So far are the senses less reliable than the intuitions. Yet fools trust to their senses to know what is good for mankind, with alas but poor results.So live your life by the song of your gut,let that deep feeling guide your actions on the Left Hand Path,and always to thine own self be true.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Conjuration of Victor Dee Strider, A Modern Faustian Tale

Let's join together and make this Left Hand Path Movie possible!

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We need funds raised to make the movie The Conjuration of Victor Dee Strider, A Modern Faustian Tale. The movie will be shown at the Left Hand Path Consortium and entered into the Atlanta Film Festival. We need money for costumes, food, equipment and other expenses that go along with making a movie. We really need your help to make this possible.we will put your name in the credits via Tiers and a free movie poster signed by the Director and Writer.

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$250 Junior Producer
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Lucifer

A fresh voice on Luciferianism...The Hat likes this...Do you?

EOSPHORUS & HESPERUS

Our position on Luciferianism

A simple yet concise view on Luciferianism by a satanist

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Magical Tools: to use or not to use, that is the question

I truly have a love/hate relationship with Magical Tools and Implements of power, and take a rather middle of the ground view on the subject. Between the Old Guard view that you must use the right tools at the right time to get the correct results, and the Chaos Magicians postulation of “Here, let’s take a bit of black electrical tape and slap it on this dirty piece of window glass and what do you know, we have a Skrying mirror”.!7890383328_7e1d7061b3_z








A very Insightful student of mine said something that sums up the way I see tools perfectly, “Just like when you learn the rules of the English language, you need to Learn them right the first time, then you can throw them out the window. “English Grammar rules exist so that we don’t sound like complete idiots when we write. The rules about Tools and correspondences exist for the same reason, but for the benefit of the spirits and your subjective will.


Most of them have a good reason for being around; after all, the Pen and Parchment play a vital role in the Grimorium Verum, most Enochian feels just empty and wrong without a Skrying Stone or Mirror. However, that’s not to say that all rules about Magical tools are written in stone. In fact, some of them seem to be the work of books that tell you to buy this, that, and that skull over in the display case, so you better sprint on over to the Warlocks Closet and Emporium and spend your whole paycheck on all this cool stuff! tumblr_m2lnfg0tki1qgujc8o1_500



Most Tools of the Art are simply charged items, filled with Chi or the force of some entity that you have worked with, be it a wand, wax doll, sword or talisman. “The tool is not the tool - the tool is how you use it." Some wise old mage said in times past (or it could have been a cobbler, who knows?)How you direct your energy is what magic is all about, and is the true source of Occult powers. Skilled sorcerers are able to increase their internal power in order to successfully perform rituals, and since each charging of a Tool is a ritual in and of itself, your Chi is an integral part of Tool use.

It is well known that ghosts and entities are attracted to the brilliance of the lights shining from the altar and from the Magician’s own life force. Magical Tools, and every item that we come in contact with daily, are simply charged items. Everything that we manipulate with our hands picks up an impression, although some items from their material base can keep a charge longer and have a more permanent lasting effect.

Anything biological will work best in the magical arts, the once living cells take and keep a charge well, but we must fight against rot of course and their worth is only as good as the preservation techniques that are put into making them last. The next best material is metal. the seven planets of the ancients symbolized the seven primary metals used in magic; gold, silver, copper, iron, Mercury, tin, and lead respectively. The third category of material used in magical practice is stone. This includes glass, rubies, diamonds, and an assortment of precious and semi-precious stones. Artificial materials are not recommended for any magical work, but they do make great containers to block such energies from seeping and draining out of charged materials (Tupperware anyone?)Keeping them Wrapped in silk is the traditional route for the storage of most tools. The various esoteric symbols, colors and items in magical rituals serve to further conjurer’s intention. Likewise, the use of incense, music, and other materials are used to intensify the senses and empower the rite.Ritual_implements Just a few thoughts from the Grimorium Carceris: Copyright 2015 Vincent Piazza

FURTHER WRITINGS OF SUN LUTANG

DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN THE INTERNAL & EXTERNAL SCHOOLS OF MARTIAL ARTS,a very well written paper by Sifi Sun Lutang.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Thoughts on Baphomet..

baphometAh,dear Baphomet ; from Medieval Latin Baphometh, Baffometi, Occitan Bafometz)Beloved by occultists,Satanists and Freemasons alike,He/She/it is getting new attention since the raising of the statue that is to come on the Oklahoma Statehouse lawn...The state of Oklahoma placed a monument to the Ten Commandments on the lawn of its capitol building in 2012, leading the New York-based Satanic Temple to apply for permission to place a monument of its own, on the basis that the government must treat all religions equally. By allowing a Christian monument on the grounds, it argued, the legislature opened the door to the placement of similar monuments to other religions."

But how did this being come about in the first place?

The Goat is known to most occultists from Astrology first developed by the Chaldeans.The Goat symbolizes male fertility, and is known, to even those who peruse the daily astrology columns of the local newspaper, as representing the astrological sign of Capricorn; Dec. 22 to January 22. Capricorn is a combination of both a Goat and and a fish. According to J.E.. Cirlot in his Dictionary of Symbols; this dual aspect refers to the dual tendencies of life towards the abyss ( or water) " or chaos of the beginning of time, and " the heights or mountains " or order and malkuth (the earth) as symbolized by the goat aspect.This is all well and good,but what does old Eliphas Lévi’ have to say about it in his Dogme et Rituel de la haute magie (1855-56 & 61, translated into English by A. E. Waite under the title Transcendental Magic),

"The Pentagram, which in Gnostic schools is called the Blazing Star, is the sign of intellectual omnipotence and autocracy. It is the Star of the Magi; it is the sign of the Word made flesh; and, according to the direction of its points, this absolute magical symbol represents order or confusion, the Divine Lamb of Ormuz and St. John, or the accursed goat of Mendes. It is initiation or profanation; it is Lucifer or Vesper, the star of morning or evening. It is Mary or Lilith, victory or death, day or night. The Pentagram with two points in the ascendant represents Satan as the goat of the Sabbath; when one point is in the ascendant, it is the sign of the Saviour. By placing it in such a manner that two of its points are in the ascendant and one is below, we may see the horns, ears and beard of the hierarchic Goat of Mendes, when it becomes the sign of infernal evocations."

As you can see,a number of entities are associated right off the bat,St John,thsigil-of-baphomet-red_designe goat of Mendes,and even Lucifer and Lilith.then when you add the idea that it is just an old French corruption of the name of Mohammed (which was Latin-ized to “Mahomet”) – the Prophet of Islam,things get very cloudy indeed.You see, during the Crusades, the Knights Templar lived for quite some time in Middle-Eastern countries where they became involved with the teachings of Arabian mysticism.Some say This contact with Eastern civilizations allowed them to bring back to Europe the basics of what would become a large part of western occultism, including Gnosticism, alchemy, Kabbalah and Hermetism. The Templars’ affinity with the Muslims led the Church to accuse them of the worship of an idol named Baphomet.But this, in and of itself is not the whole tale,when you dig deeper you can see that this Goat Headed deity, being formed of both male and female principles, with a Caduceus of Mercury for its phallus,has much to teach us outside of the known tales of the church. One arm points up and one down,with the Latin ' Solve et Coagula' written on them.giving us As above,So below a term loved,used and abused by magicians on the Right and Left side of the playground.

The Order of the Nine Angels see Baphomet as a sinister acausal entity, depicted as a mature, human women, naked from the waist up, who holds in Her hand the bloodied severed head of a young human man. She is the dark, violent, Goddess - the real Mistress of Earth - to whom human sacrifices were, and are, made. She - as one of The Dark Entities, as Vamperess of The Dark Gods,brings death and dark Knowledge in each blood soaked hand.

Arkon Daraul, an author and teacher of Sufi tradition and magic argued that Baphomet came from the Arabic word Abu fihama(t), meaning “The Father of Understanding”.  Arkon Daraul, A History of Secret Societies.

Dr. Hugh Schonfield, , developed one of the more interesting theories. Schonfield, who had studied a Jewish cipher called the Atbash cipher, which was used in translating some of the Dead Sea Scrolls, claimed that when one applied the cipher to the word Baphomet, it transposed into the Greek word “Sophia”, which means ” knowledge” and is also synonymous with “goddess”.

Even old man Crowley though that Baphomet was a divine androgyne and "the hieroglyph of arcane perfection": and had this to say In Magick (Book 4) "
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 who one personally dislikes... This serpent, SATAN, is not the enemy of Man, but He who made Gods of our race, knowing Good and Evil; He bade 'Know Thyself!' and taught Initiation. He is 'The Devil' of the Book of Thoth, and His emblem is BAPHOMET, the Androgyne who is the hieroglyph of arcane perfection... He is therefore Life, and Love. But moreover his letter is ayin, the Eye, so that he is Light; and his Zodiacal image is Capricornus, that leaping goat whose attribute is Liberty.

What is Baphomet? Is it a symbol of Satan,Lucifer,the Freemasons? Or perhaps of spiritual enlightenment? Is it a symbol of good or evil? The answer is simple: It is both.

So much more can be said about this,but for now I will leave you with these thoughts on the mix of Gods,Satan and the symbolism of Baphomet by the old goat himself......

“We don't worship Satan, we worship ourselves using the metaphorical representation of the qualities of Satan. Satan is the name used by Judeo-Christians for that force of individuality and pride within us. But the force itself has been called by many names.We embrace Christian myths of Satan and Lucifer, along with Satanic renderings in Greek, Roman, Islamic, Sumerian, Syrian, Phrygian, Egyptian, Chinese or Hindu mythologies, to name but a few. We are not limited to one deity, but encompass all the expressions of the accuser or the one who advocates free thought and rational alternatives by whatever name he is called in a particular time and land. It so happens that we are living in a culture that is predominantly Judeo-Christian, so we emphasize Satan. If we were living in Roman times, the central figure, perhaps the title of our religion, would be different. But the name would be expressing and communicating the same thing. It's all context.”
― Anton Szandor LaVey, The Secret Life of a Satanist: The Authorized Biography of Anton LaVey

Sorses: Magick (Book 4),Crowley.The Secret Life of a Satanist,LaVey.Arkon Daraul, A History of Secret Societies.Transcendental Magic,Eliphas Lévi’. Dictionary of Symbols,J.E.. Cirlot .http://vigilantcitizen.com/hidden-knowledge/whoisbaphomet.

 

 

 

The next level of Satanism

Interesting thoughts on the GCOL....

Confessions of a Warlock by Curtis Lavender (Lancer, 1970)

Oh,the pulp fiction of the 70's,loved this stuff as a kid...

The O9A And Modern Satanism

Hmmm,may have to take a look at this later for a bit of light reading.....

Satanism, Scientology & Occult Overlords with Peter Moon

Time to put on the Tinfoil Hat folks......

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Opening of a Left Hand Path Taoist Altar in Practice...

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The "Opening" of my LHP Taoist magical ritual begins with the rites of Purification, Grounding, Casting the Magical Bagua Circle, and Calling the Gods of the Four Directions to the altar, described as follows: To begin the Opening Ceremony, I first washed my stinking corpse and put on clean clothes,I never work with shoes on to give an easier access to Earth and underworld Qi.I spoke the words of Purification and focused on my Cinnabar Fields, or dantian as I did so:

• INCANTATION TO PURIFY THE HEART
AND THE MIND
"The God Tai Shang Lao Jun and Lord Beelzebuth
always observes and responds
to all of the changes in the world.
They drive away the unworthy
and confines the ghosts.
They save lives
and protects the people.
They provide wisdom
and purifies my mind and heart.
They makes my mind and heart tranquil
and helps to stabilizes my mind and heart
so that my soul will find immortality.
Quickly, quickly carry out this Order
As a Mandate of my will"
"An - Fu - Jie - Fu - Luo -
Ban - Ruo - Bo - Luo - Mi "

• INCANTATION TO PURIFY THE MOUTH
"The spirit of the mouth is Dan Zhu,
he spits the filthy Qi out of my mouth.
The spirit of the tongue is Zheng Lun,
he connects my destiny,
and cultivates my spirit.
The spirit of the teeth is Lou Qian,
he removes the false,
and protects the truth.
The spirit of the throat is Hu Pen,
he refines the dew,
and transmutes the Qi and Shen.
The spirit of the heart is Dan Yuan,
he allows me to connect with the truth.
The spirit of the thoughts is Si Shen,
he refines my fluids
and forever preserves
the energy of the Tao,in the name of Lucifer I preserve my Qi!"

"An - Xiu - Ni - Duo - Luo - Niu"

• INCANTATION TO PURIFY THE BODY

"The Heavenly Lord Ling Bao, The Lovely lady Astaroth,
Pacifies and reassures my body
My Hun and Po are disciples
of the profound mystery
of the Five Organs.
Green Dragon and White Tiger
bring everything into order
Phoenix and Turtle/Snake
serve and protect me
with the truth"
"An - Ao - La - Xiu - Li -
Mo - Ke - Ba - Mi - Niu"

 

I then pour fresh water and wine into the cups on the altar table,and recite the INCANTATION TO REMOVE TURBID QI and THE FIVE DRAGON REMOVE MORBID QI INCANTATION,walk around the room and make sure All of the doors and windows are closed,light most,but not all of the candles and began to bring in Qi from above and below,moving it within my Orbit and packing it into my Dantian until I can no longer hold it,I push my Dantian out until I am surrounded by a sphere that fills the space. I then lock the sphere in place with these words.

• INCANTATION TO PROTECT THE ALTAR
"Heaven and Earth and Hell are the Natural law!
As their spirit manifests,
Filthy Qi disperses!
The Mysterious Void within
is radiant and bright,
invoking the presence
of My Supreme Original Immortality!
!t invokes the spiritual powers
of the Eight Directions, and makes me
Authentic and Immortal!
The Ling Bao Command Talismans,
teach people how to reach
the Nine Levels of Heaven,and the Nine Levels of Hell!
As you ascend to the Heavens
all sadness in left behind!As you descend to the Hells all wisdom is gained!
If you understand the Great Mystery of the Big Dipper,
You will have the power
to befriend devils and bind demons!
And possess the ability
to kill 10 thousand ghosts!
The Incantation of
the Spirit of the Middle Mountain,
and the Jade Text of the Primordial Origin!
To hold and recite them one time
prevents disease and extends your life by one year!
To travel to the Five Sacred Mountains,
will give you the knowledge of everything
under the Heavens and Hells,
and the ability to bind and call powerful devils and gods!
I do this so that I can
protect my sacred altar,
and disperse and remove all negative Qi,
and forever keep
the energy of the Dao,for this is my will made manifest!"

I then use THE NINE PHOENIX INCANTATION to call and Summon
The Great Spiritual Powers of the Eight Trigrams, Qian, Kun, Gen, Zhen, Xun, Li, Kun, and Dui! By doing so I lay a Bagua to establish the boundary of the Altar and make it the cauldron, or Ding for the Qi to collect in.f37b5-i2bching
I then Light the Incense and make offerings to the spirits and gods present,by this time the Air is very heavy and thick,many spirits have come to this opening so I must calm myself and focus on the task.

I open the Altar with these words:

"Tonight I Open the Altar
The incense is burning in the Burner!
The Jade Letters are revealing
The secret way to remove Negative Qi
I pay tribute to the Jade Emperor,Lucifer,BeelzeButh,Astoroth,
and kowtow three times,
to pay respect to these worthy Immortals!
I come to the altar
and receive endless blessings,
even the dead can receive new life!
To the Gods who remove Turbid Qi
I bow low!
I use the Baji (8 Supreme Energies)
in accordance with the Bagua
to establish the boundary of the
Altar of the Original Essence!
According to my will,
I now pay tribute to these Grand Spirits! Tonight, at my Daoist Altar,
I burn incense in order to call and invite
the gods of the Eight Trigrams:
Qian of Heaven, Kun of Earth,
Li of Fire, and Kan of Water
Gen of Mountain, Xun of Wind,
Zhen of Thunder, and Dui of Lake!
From the Southern Red Heaven,
And Three Realms, we invite
the Jade Light of the Great Nine Phoenix
Removing Turbid Qi General! He removes all Turbid Qi
from the Five Directions
and protects the altar,
subduing all spirits!
Because I am sincere,
the altar is now
peaceful and still!
And now I present
his Open Command Talisman
with all Sincerity,
and offer the report!"

I Open the Altar
and present
the Tai Shang Spirit Treasure
Open The Altar Talisman,
To the God Beelzebuth
My personal Guardian!
Today I invite the Gods and Demons who guide me
to come to this altar,
and to kill all evil spirits sent to harm me!
Guide the lonely, departed souls,
and bring them all to another world!
The Heavenly Gate is now open,The Gates of Hell are now open,
and all of the celestial gods are bowing,all of the Lords of Hell are cheering,
The Three Realms are now expecting,
All of the Devils and Angels must now be submissive
or they must kill themselves! You can hear the sound
of beautiful jade clicking!
All surroundings are peaceful and quiet,
As if ordered by the Immortal within me.
The Order is quickly transmitted,
as fast a wind fire!
And the Thunders of the Great Dao
are all assisting Me in My Work!
In this year 2015,
In this month June,
And, on this auspicious night,the 24th!"

I then preformed a very long Water Invocation that is too long to write here...by this time I'm in a very deep trance state,so then sat and skryed upon the crystal, asked for Visions of what is to come with my work with this Altar,received them,Thanked the spirits and Immortals for attending,pulled all of the Qi back into my Dantain,drained about half of it into the Earth to ground,and stored the rest.I let the offering and incense stand overnight,as well as My Hat upon the Earth Altar to pull in any residue Qi.I'm quite pleased with the rite,and all of the spirits I spoke to seemed to approve as well.....Once again,I do warn you to not try this at home.Till next time Friends,stay gold. Copyright 2015 Vincent Piazza
T12N9oXv4dXXXXXXXX_!!0-item_picWarning!All of the work that I do is experimental and is a mix of Taoist magical arts and Left hand path ritual methodology,I accept no responsibly for your state of mind,spirit or life if you try and repeat my practice.

The "Opening" of my LHP Taoist magical ritual begins with the rites of Purification, Grounding, Casting the Magical Bagua Circle, and Calling the Gods of the Four Directions to the altar, described as follows: To begin the Opening Ceremony, I first washed my stinking corpse and put on clean clothes,I never work with shoes on to give an easier access to Earth and underworld Qi.I spoke the words of Purification and focused on my Cinnabar Fields, or dantian as I did so:

• INCANTATION TO PURIFY THE HEART
AND THE MIND
"The God Tai Shang Lao Jun and Lord Beelzebuth
always observes and responds
to all of the changes in the world.
They drive away the unworthy
and confines the ghosts.
They save lives
and protects the people.
They provide wisdom
and purifies my mind and heart.
They makes my mind and heart tranquil
and helps to stabilizes my mind and heart
so that my soul will find immortality.
Quickly, quickly carry out this Order
As a Mandate of my will"
"An - Fu - Jie - Fu - Luo -
Ban - Ruo - Bo - Luo - Mi "

• INCANTATION TO PURIFY THE MOUTH
"The spirit of the mouth is Dan Zhu,
he spits the filthy Qi out of my mouth.
The spirit of the tongue is Zheng Lun,
he connects my destiny,
and cultivates my spirit.
The spirit of the teeth is Lou Qian,
he removes the false,
and protects the truth.
The spirit of the throat is Hu Pen,
he refines the dew,
and transmutes the Qi and Shen.
The spirit of the heart is Dan Yuan,
he allows me to connect with the truth.
The spirit of the thoughts is Si Shen,
he refines my fluids
and forever preserves
the energy of the Tao,in the name of Lucifer I preserve my Qi!"

"An - Xiu - Ni - Duo - Luo - Niu"

• INCANTATION TO PURIFY THE BODY

"The Heavenly Lord Ling Bao, The Lovely lady Astaroth,
Pacifies and reassures my body
My Hun and Po are disciples
of the profound mystery
of the Five Organs.
Green Dragon and White Tiger
bring everything into order
Phoenix and Turtle/Snake
serve and protect me
with the truth"
"An - Ao - La - Xiu - Li -
Mo - Ke - Ba - Mi - Niu"

 

I then pour fresh water and wine into the cups on the altar table,and recite the INCANTATION TO REMOVE TURBID QI and THE FIVE DRAGON REMOVE MORBID QI INCANTATION,walk around the room and make sure All of the doors and windows are closed,light most,but not all of the candles and began to bring in Qi from above and below,moving it within my Orbit and packing it into my Dantian until I can no longer hold it,I push my Dantian out until I am surrounded by a sphere that fills the space. I then lock the sphere in place with these words.

• INCANTATION TO PROTECT THE ALTAR
"Heaven and Earth and Hell are the Natural law!
As their spirit manifests,
Filthy Qi disperses!
The Mysterious Void within
is radiant and bright,
invoking the presence
of My Supreme Original Immortality!
!t invokes the spiritual powers
of the Eight Directions, and makes me
Authentic and Immortal!
The Ling Bao Command Talismans,
teach people how to reach
the Nine Levels of Heaven,and the Nine Levels of Hell!
As you ascend to the Heavens
all sadness in left behind!As you descend to the Hells all wisdom is gained!
If you understand the Great Mystery of the Big Dipper,
You will have the power
to befriend devils and bind demons!
And possess the ability
to kill 10 thousand ghosts!
The Incantation of
the Spirit of the Middle Mountain,
and the Jade Text of the Primordial Origin!
To hold and recite them one time
prevents disease and extends your life by one year!
To travel to the Five Sacred Mountains,
will give you the knowledge of everything
under the Heavens and Hells,
and the ability to bind and call powerful devils and gods!
I do this so that I can
protect my sacred altar,
and disperse and remove all negative Qi,
and forever keep
the energy of the Dao,for this is my will made manifest!"

I then use THE NINE PHOENIX INCANTATION to call and Summon
The Great Spiritual Powers of the Eight Trigrams, Qian, Kun, Gen, Zhen, Xun, Li, Kun, and Dui! By doing so I lay a Bagua to establish the boundary of the Altar and make it the cauldron, or Ding for the Qi to collect in.f37b5-i2bching
I then Light the Incense and make offerings to the spirits and gods present,by this time the Air is very heavy and thick,many spirits have come to this opening so I must calm myself and focus on the task.

I open the Altar with these words:

"Tonight I Open the Altar
The incense is burning in the Burner!
The Jade Letters are revealing
The secret way to remove Negative Qi
I pay tribute to the Jade Emperor,Lucifer,BeelzeButh,Astoroth,
and kowtow three times,
to pay respect to these worthy Immortals!
I come to the altar
and receive endless blessings,
even the dead can receive new life!
To the Gods who remove Turbid Qi
I bow low!
I use the Baji (8 Supreme Energies)
in accordance with the Bagua
to establish the boundary of the
Altar of the Original Essence!
According to my will,
I now pay tribute to these Grand Spirits! Tonight, at my Daoist Altar,
I burn incense in order to call and invite
the gods of the Eight Trigrams:
Qian of Heaven, Kun of Earth,
Li of Fire, and Kan of Water
Gen of Mountain, Xun of Wind,
Zhen of Thunder, and Dui of Lake!
From the Southern Red Heaven,
And Three Realms, we invite
the Jade Light of the Great Nine Phoenix
Removing Turbid Qi General! He removes all Turbid Qi
from the Five Directions
and protects the altar,
subduing all spirits!
Because I am sincere,
the altar is now
peaceful and still!
And now I present
his Open Command Talisman
with all Sincerity,
and offer the report!"

I Open the Altar
and present
the Tai Shang Spirit Treasure
Open The Altar Talisman,
To the God Beelzebuth
My personal Guardian!
Today I invite the Gods and Demons who guide me
to come to this altar,
and to kill all evil spirits sent to harm me!
Guide the lonely, departed souls,
and bring them all to another world!
The Heavenly Gate is now open,The Gates of Hell are now open,
and all of the celestial gods are bowing,all of the Lords of Hell are cheering,
The Three Realms are now expecting,
All of the Devils and Angels must now be submissive
or they must kill themselves! You can hear the sound
of beautiful jade clicking!
All surroundings are peaceful and quiet,
As if ordered by the Immortal within me.
The Order is quickly transmitted,
as fast a wind fire!
And the Thunders of the Great Dao
are all assisting Me in My Work!
In this year 2015,
In this month June,
And, on this auspicious night,the 24th!"

I then preformed a very long Water Invocation that is too long to write here...by this time I'm in a very deep trance state,so then sat and skryed upon the crystal, asked for Visions of what is to come with my work with this Altar,received them,Thanked the spirits and Immortals for attending,pulled all of the Qi back into my Dantain,drained about half of it into the Earth to ground,and stored the rest.I let the offering and incense stand overnight,as well as My Hat upon the Earth Altar to pull in any residue Qi.I'm quite pleased with the rite,and all of the spirits I spoke to seemed to approve as well.....Once again,I do warn you to not try this at home.Till next time Friends,stay gold.

The Opening of a Left Hand Path Taoist Altar in Practice...

11124426_903043269734590_426792637_nWarning!All of the work that I do is experimental and is a mix of Taoist magical arts and Left hand path ritual methodology,I accept no responsibly for your state of mind,spirit or life if you try and repeat my practice.

The "Opening" of my LHP Taoist magical ritual begins with the rites of Purification, Grounding, Casting the Magical Bagua Circle, and Calling the Gods of the Four Directions to the altar, described as follows: To begin the Opening Ceremony, I first washed my stinking corpse and put on clean clothes,I never work with shoes on to give an easier access to Earth and underworld Qi.I spoke the words of Purification and focused on my Cinnabar Fields, or dantian as I did so:

• INCANTATION TO PURIFY THE HEART
AND THE MIND
"The God Tai Shang Lao Jun and Lord Beelzebuth
always observes and responds
to all of the changes in the world.
They drive away the unworthy
and confines the ghosts.
They save lives
and protects the people.
They provide wisdom
and purifies my mind and heart.
They makes my mind and heart tranquil
and helps to stabilizes my mind and heart
so that my soul will find immortality.
Quickly, quickly carry out this Order
As a Mandate of my will"
"An - Fu - Jie - Fu - Luo -
Ban - Ruo - Bo - Luo - Mi "

• INCANTATION TO PURIFY THE MOUTH
"The spirit of the mouth is Dan Zhu,
he spits the filthy Qi out of my mouth.
The spirit of the tongue is Zheng Lun,
he connects my destiny,
and cultivates my spirit.
The spirit of the teeth is Lou Qian,
he removes the false,
and protects the truth.
The spirit of the throat is Hu Pen,
he refines the dew,
and transmutes the Qi and Shen.
The spirit of the heart is Dan Yuan,
he allows me to connect with the truth.
The spirit of the thoughts is Si Shen,
he refines my fluids
and forever preserves
the energy of the Tao,in the name of Lucifer I preserve my Qi!"

"An - Xiu - Ni - Duo - Luo - Niu"

• INCANTATION TO PURIFY THE BODY

"The Heavenly Lord Ling Bao, The Lovely lady Astaroth,
Pacifies and reassures my body
My Hun and Po are disciples
of the profound mystery
of the Five Organs.
Green Dragon and White Tiger
bring everything into order
Phoenix and Turtle/Snake
serve and protect me
with the truth"
"An - Ao - La - Xiu - Li -
Mo - Ke - Ba - Mi - Niu"

 

I then pour fresh water and wine into the cups on the altar table,and recite the INCANTATION TO REMOVE TURBID QI and THE FIVE DRAGON REMOVE MORBID QI INCANTATION,walk around the room and make sure All of the doors and windows are closed,light most,but not all of the candles and began to bring in Qi from above and below,moving it within my Orbit and packing it into my Dantian until I can no longer hold it,I push my Dantian out until I am surrounded by a sphere that fills the space. I then lock the sphere in place with these words.

• INCANTATION TO PROTECT THE ALTAR
"Heaven and Earth and Hell are the Natural law!
As their spirit manifests,
Filthy Qi disperses!
The Mysterious Void within
is radiant and bright,
invoking the presence
of My Supreme Original Immortality!
!t invokes the spiritual powers
of the Eight Directions, and makes me
Authentic and Immortal!
The Ling Bao Command Talismans,
teach people how to reach
the Nine Levels of Heaven,and the Nine Levels of Hell!
As you ascend to the Heavens
all sadness in left behind!As you descend to the Hells all wisdom is gained!
If you understand the Great Mystery of the Big Dipper,
You will have the power
to befriend devils and bind demons!
And possess the ability
to kill 10 thousand ghosts!
The Incantation of
the Spirit of the Middle Mountain,
and the Jade Text of the Primordial Origin!
To hold and recite them one time
prevents disease and extends your life by one year!
To travel to the Five Sacred Mountains,
will give you the knowledge of everything
under the Heavens and Hells,
and the ability to bind and call powerful devils and gods!
I do this so that I can
protect my sacred altar,
and disperse and remove all negative Qi,
and forever keep
the energy of the Dao,for this is my will made manifest!"

I then use THE NINE PHOENIX INCANTATION to call and Summon
The Great Spiritual Powers of the Eight Trigrams, Qian, Kun, Gen, Zhen, Xun, Li, Kun, and Dui! By doing so I lay a Bagua to establish the boundary of the Altar and make it the cauldron, or Ding for the Qi to collect in.f37b5-i2bching
I then Light the Incense and make offerings to the spirits and gods present,by this time the Air is very heavy and thick,many spirits have come to this opening so I must calm myself and focus on the task.

I open the Altar with these words:

"Tonight I Open the Altar
The incense is burning in the Burner!
The Jade Letters are revealing
The secret way to remove Negative Qi
I pay tribute to the Jade Emperor,Lucifer,BeelzeButh,Astoroth,
and kowtow three times,
to pay respect to these worthy Immortals!
I come to the altar
and receive endless blessings,
even the dead can receive new life!
To the Gods who remove Turbid Qi
I bow low!
I use the Baji (8 Supreme Energies)
in accordance with the Bagua
to establish the boundary of the
Altar of the Original Essence!
According to my will,
I now pay tribute to these Grand Spirits! Tonight, at my Daoist Altar,
I burn incense in order to call and invite
the gods of the Eight Trigrams:
Qian of Heaven, Kun of Earth,
Li of Fire, and Kan of Water
Gen of Mountain, Xun of Wind,
Zhen of Thunder, and Dui of Lake!
From the Southern Red Heaven,
And Three Realms, we invite
the Jade Light of the Great Nine Phoenix
Removing Turbid Qi General! He removes all Turbid Qi
from the Five Directions
and protects the altar,
subduing all spirits!
Because I am sincere,
the altar is now
peaceful and still!
And now I present
his Open Command Talisman
with all Sincerity,
and offer the report!"

I Open the Altar
and present
the Tai Shang Spirit Treasure
Open The Altar Talisman,
To the God Beelzebuth
My personal Guardian!
Today I invite the Gods and Demons who guide me
to come to this altar,
and to kill all evil spirits sent to harm me!
Guide the lonely, departed souls,
and bring them all to another world!
The Heavenly Gate is now open,The Gates of Hell are now open,
and all of the celestial gods are bowing,all of the Lords of Hell are cheering,
The Three Realms are now expecting,
All of the Devils and Angels must now be submissive
or they must kill themselves! You can hear the sound
of beautiful jade clicking!
All surroundings are peaceful and quiet,
As if ordered by the Immortal within me.
The Order is quickly transmitted,
as fast a wind fire!
And the Thunders of the Great Dao
are all assisting Me in My Work!
In this year 2015,
In this month June,
And, on this auspicious night,the 24th!"

I then preformed a very long Water Invocation that is too long to write here...by this time I'm in a very deep trance state,so then sat and skryed upon the crystal, asked for Visions of what is to come with my work with this Altar,received them,Thanked the spirits and Immortals for attending,pulled all of the Qi back into my Dantain,drained about half of it into the Earth to ground,and stored the rest.I let the offering and incense stand overnight,as well as My Hat upon the Earth Altar to pull in any residue Qi.I'm quite pleased with the rite,and all of the spirits I spoke to seemed to approve as well.....Once again,I do warn you to not try this at home.Till next time Friends,stay gold.

 

 

The Lonesome Life of a Practicing Occultist

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Making Veves with Aja Lastrange and Jeana Aultman





Making voodoo veves,the right way....

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Lucferi dancing at the St John Eve Head washing ceremony...

11641897_902546696450914_1370437636_oI've just returned from the most important Voodoo holiday of the year in New Orleans with St. John’s Eve celebrations and rituals honoring the great Hoodoo Queen Marie Laveau. It is a longstanding tradition, Voodoo baptisms have been performed on the banks of Bayou St. John each year on St. John's Eve since Marie Laveau was the reigning Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. According to Alyne Pustanio, "Madame Laveau held a yearly rite on the night of St. John’s Feast, gathering at the shores of the bayou in New Orleans that bears his name. There, she and her devotees would worship the powerful Lwa (spirits) of their belief system with offerings and gifts to ensure a propitious year. The rites have more to do with pagan Midsummer celebrations than with the Church-sanctioned feast of St. John, but because these gatherings were held on his feast day, St. John the Baptist is forever associated with Voodoo—and Marie Laveau—in New Orleans" (Pustanio, 2012, p. 56)It was fantastically moving,I could feel the serpent dance up and down my spine as I moved to the beat of the drums.The houngan and mambo did an grand job of keeping the Loa happy,and the crowd controlled. Every loa is responsible for a particular aspect of life, with the dynamic and changing personalities of each loa reflecting the many possibilities inherent to the aspects of life over which they preside,and I could feel many in attendance.The cadence rose as each one of us made our way to leave an offering at the altar of Marie Laveau,born  in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, Thursday September 10th, 1801. She was the natural daughter of two free persons of color, both biracial, one of whom was Creole. The beautiful Marie Laveau,was the most famous and powerful Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. She was respected and feared by all.You could feel the reverence and respect wash over you in waves.As I stood there swaying to the chants and music,the calling of Papa Legba,I felt a welling sense of pride in being from this great city, and the honor invested in me to take part in a ritual that has gone on here since 1874.I made an offering of a home made doll and a pouch of tobacco ,as I felt it fitting to leave a part of my work at her feet(She was the first commercial Voodoo Queen and she specialized in romance and finance. She was a very astute business woman)I made my Appeals 3 times with full concentration,and then offered The Hat to her feet and let it drink in her presence.When the water came around for the head washing,it had gotten quite hot by that time,but the moment the liquid touched my brow,I could feel a cooling sensation travel through my entire body.I want to thank Island of Salvation Botanica and La Source Ancienne Ounfo for putting on a wonderful ritual,and letting this old son of New Orleans and Luciferian take part.             11261196_902546146450969_1770247434_o"On the eve of St. John
I must wander alone,
In thy bower, I may not be!"-
Marie Glassion, nee Lavaux

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Beginners primer of the art for fun and profit

Beginners primer of the art for fun and profit.

Beginners primer of the art for fun and profit

ddgg“The subconscious has a symbolic language that is truly a universal language, for it speaks with the vocabulary of the great vital constants, sexual instinct, feeling of death, physical notion of the enigma of space—these vital constants are universally echoed in every human. To understand an aesthetic picture, training in the appreciation is necessary, cultural and intellectual preparation. For Surrealism the only re requisite is a receptive and intuitive human being.” --Salvador Dali

Well hello aspiring conjurers, I would like to start this work with a discussion about the components of ritual and how any ritual that you come across can be broken down into four simple steps. We will also be talking about Salvador Dali’s “Paranoid Critical” method, because in prison or in any stressful situation or living condition this method seems to be the most efficient way to gain great progress in a conjurer’s practice of the Art Magick.
The four simple components that any ritual can be broken down into are:
1. the opening word
2. the circle or the sphere
3. the main body of work
4. the closing word
No that matter how simple or complex a ritual may be these components are universally followed in most if not all of contemporary Western occultism. This framework goes back to the earliest attempts of man to create ritual and to work with the gods and spirits of almost every culture since the dawn of time. Examples can be found in the early Sumerian and Babylonian writings, The Greek Magical Papyri (Latin Papyri Graecae Magicae, abbreviated PGM), as well as the Egyptian book of the dead, Tibetan Buddhist Tantric practice, and ancient Taoist Shamanic workings. Adam Falkenstein in his 1931 "Haupttypen der sumerischen Beschwörungen" was the first to observe and record four principal categories of Sumerian incantation. Falkenstein studied the late Udug-hul incantations to make these distinctions, and right away we can see a correlation to Ritual Magick as it is practiced today.
Type1. Legitimationstyp (Legitimation type)
Cunningham:"priestly legitimation" -Incantations in which a exorcist legitimates himself as a representative of a deity.

Type 2. Prohylaktischer
Cunningham: "Prophylactic-type incantation"(Prophylactic = protecting from disease or infection) *Note-Most Disease or sickness in Sumerian Magic was thought to be a Demon or Evil Spirit

Type 3. Marduk-Ea typ
Cunningham: “divine dialogues" -Incantations which contain the transfer of ritual instruction from a senior to a juior god,this transfer in effect re-enforces the corresponding actual ritual of the Exorcist

Type 4. Weihungtyp/Kultmittelbeschworung (.Ritual sealing Practices of the Exorcist)
Cunningham: "Consecration of divine purifiers"-These Incantations consecrate or seal items or places for example the Tamarisk or the Reed, which were seen as pure and able to bestow that purity upon the Exorcist. Places like the Ziggurat or Ritual chamber were seen as conduits between the divine and temporal worlds. This type of incantation might correctly be seen as pre-empting or post-cleaning a ritual procedure.
It is my belief, from the research that I’ve done, that the complex ritual form of Western magic today directly stems from the Babylonian and Sumerian ritual ideas of yesteryear. These four Sumerian types of invocation and incantation were singular rituals but with the addition of Greco-Roman, Egyptian, and Renaissance influences, ritual magic today is a fusion of the four types I have outlined above. . To quote Jake Stratton-Kent from his well-researched work, The Geosophia” The over emphasis on the Judao-Christian elements in the grimoires has long obscured the immense contribution of the Graco-Roman or Hellenistic world to Western magic. Ancient Jewish and Christian traditions were but parts of this world. “ Now some of you may say “but Vincent, what about the spell work without a circle! There are metric tons of work that use no circle at all, especially on the left hand path!” And I say fiddlesticks to such balderdash, the circle is almost always there in every ritual ever performed by man, woman, God or beast …

To quote Jake Stratton-Kent once more” In short a circle is not an obsolete symbol of a superstitious fear of spirits, but an intentionally created ritual space for various Purposes. It is not always required for all kinds of ritual work, but neither is it of no value, quite the contrary. Making sacred space is among the most primal of rituals, such intentional actions are as worthy of the term Psychoactive as any substance.” For want of a better term you may call it the aura, the bioelectrical field, the second skin, the Hara or the tan tien … Whatever you choose to call it this force that you admit from the center of your being is the circle that all magicians cast at each ritual. Be it from your mind’s eye, your forefinger or the ritual sword and dagger, we use the life force to protect ourselves in most if not all ritual workings. In fact without it you would die, or be soon at the threshold of death’s door…… But I wandered too far, too soon....... An excerpt from the GRIMORIUM CARCERIS Copyright 2015 Vincent Piazza

Monday, June 22, 2015

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A luciferi and his thoughts on conjuration,magick and the left hand path

IMAG0783[1]Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,My Name is Vincent Piazza and this my Blog on all things related to Magick,The Goetic Arts,Conjuration,Taoism,Luciferianism and the Left Hand Path as it is seen today by a practicing Taoist, Diabolist and Magician like myself.I will also be posting updates on my new book "The Grimorium Carceris", Progress on the movie that I am working on called "The Conjuration of Victor Dee Strider", as well as posting research on all subject matter so that other Practitioners can comment and correct me on the glaring mistakes that I am very likely to make.Let's start this little tale with a few things about me,I've been a Dog Trainer,Bank Robber,Strip club Doorman,Salesman of Opera seats,Ironworker,Manager of an S&M club in San Francisco,College student,Dockworker, IT Professional and am currently running a small shop in New Orleans that sells Bartending supplies,Pipes and Swords.During all of that time my one true passion has been the study of Magick and the Occult,mainly the forms of Ritual that have some relevance to the calling of spirits,be it Demon,Angel,God or what have you.I am also a Dedicated Taoist and mix much of the older Arts of Taoist inner alchemy and magical practices into my own work.In my subjective worldview I see the path of the Taoist Immortal and the end Goal of the Left Hand Path to be one in the same.Needless to say this is not a popular theory with most Taoist priests or Wu,but it has been gaining steam in a few groups of the sinister persuasion.I do hope you enjoy what I have to share in this small corner of the web,and look forward to having a grand discussion on the Art with each and everyone of you who visit me here.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Art of imitating fiction in occultism,and occultism in fiction.Aka.That's how they do it in the movies!

Twenty-first century fiction has taken quite a magical turn. The top-grossing films of today feature wizards, hobbits, vampires,werewolves and even our old buddy Batman. Fantasy series of the Magical bent have been crazy successful both on the bestseller lists at home and abroad. You can't throw a dead cat without hitting a witch on television these days.And this is bleeding back into the Occult world as well,a Loop of culture that is feeding itself in ways that we will feel for many generations to come.And it's not just books and movies,World of Warcraft has over a million players each day, from all over the world casting spells and summoning demons. Oscar Wilde once wrote  "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life"and this is far more true now then ever before,and I think it is a wonderful advancement.When Superman becomes a Archetype (and I believe he already has)magicians and witches will invoke him for his power,strength,and might,Evoke him to save cats from trees and old ladies from muggers.


The Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung, in Symbols of Transformation, distinguishes between “two kinds
of thinking”: “directed thinking” and “fantasy thinking.” Directed thinking is logical, linear, consciously driven—the mode of scientific rationality. Fantasy thinking is deassociative, nonlinear, unconsciously driven—the mode of dreams. Jung argues that both of these forms of thinking are valuable and necessary, but that modernity has skewed the balance between the two. As he put it, “We have become rich in knowledge, but poor in wisdom. The centre of gravity of our interest has switched over to the materialistic side, whereas the ancients preferred a mode of thought nearer to the
fantastic type.” This is Magical thinking at it's finest deassociative, nonlinear, unconsciously driven. Or as A.Spare put it 


“Darken your room, shut the door, empty your mind. Yet you are still in
great company - the Numen and your Genius with all their media, and your
host of elementals and ghosts of your dead loves — are there! They need no light by which to see, no words to speak, no motive to enact except through your own purely formed desire.”
― Austin Osman Spare, The Logomachy of Zos 


Contemporary fantasy,reclaims myth in its own right; it explicitly embraces Magical
thinking, without recourse to scientific reason. The relative prestige and prominence of
the SF genre in the twentieth century reflects an era which felt compelled to recast mythic
fantasy thinking in the garb of rationality. The twenty-first century Magician,Left Hand Path or Right,have started to take steps that suggest this disavowal is increasingly unnecessary, and that the popular culture of our era can now embrace the value of magic without shame,and work with any spirit they choose...even Batman! 


 (See Taylor Ellwood and his work with pop culture magic for a much more in-depth view on this subject) 

Sources :Austin Osman Spare, The Logomachy of Zos,
The Magical Turn in Postmodern Culture - SCMS 2013 by Ted Friedman
 
Copyright 2015 Vincent Piazza

The Art of imitating fiction in occultism,and occultism in fiction.Aka.That's how they do it in the movies!

Twenty-first century fiction has taken quite a magical turn. The top-grossing films of today feature wizards, hobbits, vampires,werewolves and even our old buddy Batman. Fantasy series of the Magical bent have been crazy successful both on the bestseller lists at home and abroad. You can't throw a dead cat without hitting a witch on television these days.And this is bleeding back into the Occult world as well,a Loop of culture that is feeding itself in ways that we will feel for many generations to come.And it's not just books and movies,World of Warcraft has over a million players each day, from all over the world casting spells and summoning demons. Oscar Wilde once wrote  "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life"and this is far more true now then ever before,and I think it is a wonderful advancement.When Superman becomes a Archetype (and I believe he already has)magicians and witches will invoke him for his power,strength,and might,Evoke him to save cats from trees and old ladies from muggers.


The Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung, in Symbols of Transformation, distinguishes between “two kinds
of thinking”: “directed thinking” and “fantasy thinking.” Directed thinking is logical, linear, consciously driven—the mode of scientific rationality. Fantasy thinking is deassociative, nonlinear, unconsciously driven—the mode of dreams. Jung argues that both of these forms of thinking are valuable and necessary, but that modernity has skewed the balance between the two. As he put it, “We have become rich in knowledge, but poor in wisdom. The centre of gravity of our interest has switched over to the materialistic side, whereas the ancients preferred a mode of thought nearer to the
fantastic type.” This is Magical thinking at it's finest deassociative, nonlinear, unconsciously driven. Or as A.Spare put it 


“Darken your room, shut the door, empty your mind. Yet you are still in
great company - the Numen and your Genius with all their media, and your
host of elementals and ghosts of your dead loves — are there! They need no light by which to see, no words to speak, no motive to enact except through your own purely formed desire.”
― Austin Osman Spare, The Logomachy of Zos 


Contemporary fantasy,reclaims myth in its own right; it explicitly embraces Magical
thinking, without recourse to scientific reason. The relative prestige and prominence of
the SF genre in the twentieth century reflects an era which felt compelled to recast mythic
fantasy thinking in the garb of rationality. The twenty-first century Magician,Left Hand Path or Right,have started to take steps that suggest this disavowal is increasingly unnecessary, and that the popular culture of our era can now embrace the value of magic without shame,and work with any spirit they choose...even Batman! 


 (See Taylor Ellwood and his work with pop culture magic for a much more in-depth view on this subject) 

Sources :Austin Osman Spare, The Logomachy of Zos,
The Magical Turn in Postmodern Culture - SCMS 2013 by Ted Friedman
 
Copyright 2015 Vincent Piazza

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Journey to the West and a Luciferian Monkey...


"Far across the Eastern Sea, on the island called the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit, a magic boulder had sat on the mountain’s peak since the creation of the world. Bathed in the energies of Earth and Heaven, quickened by the light of Sun and Moon, the stone became fertile, and at last cracked open to release its young.
From this stone egg emerged a full-grown monkey. As it gazed about and above, golden light shot from its eyes to the farthest reaches of Heaven and Earth."-The Monkey King,retold by Aaron Shepard.



The story of Journey to the West is based on the true story of the Buddhist monk Huanzang (602 – 664) who went to India in search of the scriptures of Buddha.Chinese fables, fairy tales, legends, superstitions, popular beliefs, monster stories, and whatever the author could find in the Taoist, Buddhist,and shamanic works.Wu Cheng`en (1500 -1582) published the story anonymously and is now accepted as the author,But I believe the story had many unknown authors that contributed to it. According to Liu Yiming, the 11th-generation master of the Dragon Gate Sect, who lived in the Qing Dynasty, the author was Qiu Chuji, also called Chang Chun (1148--1227), the founder of the Dragon Gate Sect, a Taoist school. The most likely explanation is that Wu Cheng`en received the manuscript from Taoist adepts, who didn`t want the origin of the book to fall into the wrong hands.
The monkey is the Archetype of the fallen rebel,and we can see a number of parallels to the fall of Lucifer in this tale.

"An egg was turned into a monkey to complete the Great Way. -- Journey to the West, chapter 1"
"My birth was not like that of an ordinary being. My body was formed when sun and moon mated.
-- Journey to the West, chapter 86"
So Monkey was born from an egg,and he was a motherfucker from day one,extremely intelligent, he has learned all his magic and Ti Chi from an immortal Taoist master.It is said he could transform himself into seventy-two different images such as a tree, a bird, a beast of prey, or an insect that can sneak into an enemy's body to fight him or her inside out. Using clouds as a vehicle, he can travel 108,000 miles at a single bound.Feeling like his balls are huge,he calls himself
The King in defiance of the only authority over the heaven, the seas, the earth and the subterranean world -- Yù Huáng Dà Dì, or "The Great Emperor of Jade." This pisses the Emperor off,and when the masters of the four seas and the Hells come to complain,The God has no choice but to call in heavens army to kick some monkey ass.But,things did not go as planed for heaven,and with his gold-banded Iron rod that he stole from the Dragon King,Monkey walked right into Hell,and threatened the Hadean king into sparing his and his followers mortal life so that they all could enjoy eternity.As an Immortal,The Monkey King started wiping the floor with the Heavenly army The celestial monarch had no choice but to offer the monkey an official title in heaven with little authority. When he has learned the truth that he is nothing but an object of ridicule, the enraged monkey revolts, fighting all his way back to earth to resume his original claim as The King.



Eventually, the heavenly army, enlisting the help of all the god warriors with diverse tricks, manages to capture the barely invincible monkey. He is sentenced to capital punishment. However, all methods of execution fail. Having a bronze head and iron shoulders, the monkey dulls many a sword inflicted upon him. As the last resort, the emperor commands that he be incinerated in the furnace where his Taoist minister Tai Shang Lao Jun refines his pills of immortality. Instead of killing the monkey, the fire and smoke therein sharpened his eyes so that he now can see through things that others can not. He fights his way back to earth again.
At his wit's end, the celestial emperor asks Buddha for help. Buddha imprisons the monkey under a great mountain known as Wu Zhi Shan (The Mount of Five Fingers). The tenacious monkey survives the enormous weight and pressure. Five hundred years later, there comes to his rescue the Tang Monk, Xuan Zang, whom we mentioned at the beginning of the story.
To make sure that the monk can make for the West to get the Sutras, Buddha has arranged for Monkey King to become the monk's escort in the capacity of his disciple. soon on their way to the west, two more disciples, also at the will of the Buddha, join their company. One is the humorous and not uncourageous pig transgressed from an inebrious celestial general for his assault against a fairy; the other a sea monster who also used to be a celestial general now in exile for a misdemeanor.
The party of four was further reenforced by a horse, an incarnation of a dragon's son, start their stormy journey to the West -- a journey packed with actions and adventures that brought into full play the puissance of the monks' disciples, Monkey King in particular.A delightful Tale that any Sinister Mago or Maga can find inspiration from,The Hat,and I, endorse it highly!
 Sources include :The Monkey King,retold by Aaron Shepard,
http://innerjourneytothewest.com run by;Walther Sell
,The Magic Lotus Lantern and Other Tales from the Han Chinese (World Folklore Series),By:Haiwang Yuan

Copyright 2015 Vincent Piazza

Journey to the West and a Luciferian Monkey...


"Far across the Eastern Sea, on the island called the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit, a magic boulder had sat on the mountain’s peak since the creation of the world. Bathed in the energies of Earth and Heaven, quickened by the light of Sun and Moon, the stone became fertile, and at last cracked open to release its young.
From this stone egg emerged a full-grown monkey. As it gazed about and above, golden light shot from its eyes to the farthest reaches of Heaven and Earth."-The Monkey King,retold by Aaron Shepard.



The story of Journey to the West is based on the true story of the Buddhist monk Huanzang (602 – 664) who went to India in search of the scriptures of Buddha.Chinese fables, fairy tales, legends, superstitions, popular beliefs, monster stories, and whatever the author could find in the Taoist, Buddhist,and shamanic works.Wu Cheng`en (1500 -1582) published the story anonymously and is now accepted as the author,But I believe the story had many unknown authors that contributed to it. According to Liu Yiming, the 11th-generation master of the Dragon Gate Sect, who lived in the Qing Dynasty, the author was Qiu Chuji, also called Chang Chun (1148--1227), the founder of the Dragon Gate Sect, a Taoist school. The most likely explanation is that Wu Cheng`en received the manuscript from Taoist adepts, who didn`t want the origin of the book to fall into the wrong hands.
The monkey is the Archetype of the fallen rebel,and we can see a number of parallels to the fall of Lucifer in this tale.

"An egg was turned into a monkey to complete the Great Way. -- Journey to the West, chapter 1"
"My birth was not like that of an ordinary being. My body was formed when sun and moon mated.
-- Journey to the West, chapter 86"
So Monkey was born from an egg,and he was a motherfucker from day one,extremely intelligent, he has learned all his magic and Ti Chi from an immortal Taoist master.It is said he could transform himself into seventy-two different images such as a tree, a bird, a beast of prey, or an insect that can sneak into an enemy's body to fight him or her inside out. Using clouds as a vehicle, he can travel 108,000 miles at a single bound.Feeling like his balls are huge,he calls himself
The King in defiance of the only authority over the heaven, the seas, the earth and the subterranean world -- Yù Huáng Dà Dì, or "The Great Emperor of Jade." This pisses the Emperor off,and when the masters of the four seas and the Hells come to complain,The God has no choice but to call in heavens army to kick some monkey ass.But,things did not go as planed for heaven,and with his gold-banded Iron rod that he stole from the Dragon King,Monkey walked right into Hell,and threatened the Hadean king into sparing his and his followers mortal life so that they all could enjoy eternity.As an Immortal,The Monkey King started wiping the floor with the Heavenly army The celestial monarch had no choice but to offer the monkey an official title in heaven with little authority. When he has learned the truth that he is nothing but an object of ridicule, the enraged monkey revolts, fighting all his way back to earth to resume his original claim as The King.



Eventually, the heavenly army, enlisting the help of all the god warriors with diverse tricks, manages to capture the barely invincible monkey. He is sentenced to capital punishment. However, all methods of execution fail. Having a bronze head and iron shoulders, the monkey dulls many a sword inflicted upon him. As the last resort, the emperor commands that he be incinerated in the furnace where his Taoist minister Tai Shang Lao Jun refines his pills of immortality. Instead of killing the monkey, the fire and smoke therein sharpened his eyes so that he now can see through things that others can not. He fights his way back to earth again.
At his wit's end, the celestial emperor asks Buddha for help. Buddha imprisons the monkey under a great mountain known as Wu Zhi Shan (The Mount of Five Fingers). The tenacious monkey survives the enormous weight and pressure. Five hundred years later, there comes to his rescue the Tang Monk, Xuan Zang, whom we mentioned at the beginning of the story.
To make sure that the monk can make for the West to get the Sutras, Buddha has arranged for Monkey King to become the monk's escort in the capacity of his disciple. soon on their way to the west, two more disciples, also at the will of the Buddha, join their company. One is the humorous and not uncourageous pig transgressed from an inebrious celestial general for his assault against a fairy; the other a sea monster who also used to be a celestial general now in exile for a misdemeanor.
The party of four was further reenforced by a horse, an incarnation of a dragon's son, start their stormy journey to the West -- a journey packed with actions and adventures that brought into full play the puissance of the monks' disciples, Monkey King in particular.A delightful Tale that any Sinister Mago or Maga can find inspiration from,The Hat,and I, endorse it highly!
 Sources include :The Monkey King,retold by Aaron Shepard,
http://innerjourneytothewest.com run by;Walther Sell
,The Magic Lotus Lantern and Other Tales from the Han Chinese (World Folklore Series),By:Haiwang Yuan

Copyright 2015 Vincent Piazza

Friday, June 19, 2015

MAGIC OF THE SINISTER WAY: Zuo DAO

The  Practitioner of  the  Zuo  Dao (Sinister  Way) initiates the use of an individual's Gui (ghost)  and  Shen  (spirit)  and utilizes love,hope,desire, suffering,pain and fear in order to achieve the goals of acquiring power and control.This goes against the "normal" White use of Taoist magic that strips away emotion and draws from the Void itself.After experiencing a spiritual "Awakening," an individual's soul must grow and mature with the knowledge and new insights that it has gained.
Otherwise, there is  the potential of misusing the infinite power available  within the  teachings of both Yang and Yin.  Without  guidance  and instruction in energetic and spiritual integrity, the
innocence of the individual's awakened internal soul eventually enters into conflict as to how to
use and control this infinite power.All Practitioners of the Sinister Way start Yang,or Zheng Dao (True Way),as it is said in the Canon "The Wu of Yang seeks to gain control
over himself, while the Yao of Yin seeks to obtain control over others."Without true understanding and control over him or herself,The use of any dark Art will lead any practitioner to the disaloution of self. The use of sinister magic works with malevolent spirits and demonic entities by means of rituals,  pacts  and agreements, rites, seals, invocations, possessions and  other spiritual  practices  in  order to  initiate control by creating desire,strong emotion,  anxiety,  depression,  disease or death (physical, energetic and spiritual). This practice constitutes the principle functions of the demonic in Taoist Myth and legend.In Taoism,this type of sorcery was also called Yao Dao (the Way of the Demon), Yao Shu (Demon Skill), Yao  Fa  (Demon Law),  or Xie  Dao  (the  Evil  Way),  Xie  Shu  (Evil Skill), or Xie Fa (Evil Law). Yao Dao were famous for  their ability  to  use various  types  of poisons as  an instrument of  magic (known  as "Ku" sorcery). These priests could induce severe diseased states, initiate coma (in  order to  steal  a victim's soul or Po), or cause death.The practice of Xie Dao lends itself to many applications. For example, such sorcery can be used for creating love spells or infatuation spells, to cause a separation, to cause a victim to become impotent or infertile, to ruin a rival's business, or to cause insanity or death.  Taoist Exorcism Skills are still practiced by the Chinese in Malaysia and Indonesia to counter strike the black magic cast by the Bomoh / Pawangs in Malaysia and the Dukuns in Indonesia  , that are regularly engaged by people to cast black magic to destroy their enemies.Most systems of sorcery and black magic practiced throughout the world share similar rituals,east and west, even though they are practiced in different parts of the continents. One example of a similar type of ritual used by all practitioners of the sinster way is the Hex (or Voodoo)  Doll.
 In  Hexing Doll  Sorcery, an  effigy  made  of  straw,clay,cloth or flesh is fashioned  to represent  the  victim.  Hair,  nails  or any belongings of the victim are also attached to the Doll;  a  soul invocation (mantra) is recited to summon the intended victim's chi and energetically link it to the doll. Needles or pins are then stuck into the doll to inflict harm on the victim.This ritual is done the same way in almost every system I've come across it in, be it from the east,west noth or south.
The power of the Sinster way comes largely from the ability to summon and direct spirits, which
can exert tremendous power over an individual's Jing, Blood, Body Fluids, Qi and Shen.The Wu Zu  may  also  elicit the help of spirits of the dead, elementals, nature spirits, as well as demonic entities. Through their assistance, a worker can use  the natural energies  of  the  Earth,  working with the
celestial powers of planets and star constellations, performing divination, creating spirit guardians,
summoning  and  controlling  spirit  entities  that inhabit the mountains, forests  and lakes,  as well
as speaking secret incantations to effect physical changes in their victims or clients.

More will be written on this,and other things of the Sinister way soon,when I have the time,but for know I leave you with these words of The Old Dust 12 Poems (Part 9) by By Li Bai (李白)
The living is a passing traveler;
The dead, a man come home.
One brief journey betwixt heaven and earth,
Then, alas! we are the same old dust of ten thousand ages.
The rabbit in the moon pounds the medicine in vain;
Fu-sang, the tree of immortality, has crumbled to kindling wood.
Man dies, his white bones are dumb without a word
When the green pines feel the coming of the spring.
Looking back, I sigh; looking before, I sigh again.
What is there to prize in the life's vaporous glory?

Sources; "Daoist Exorcism: Encounters With  Priests, Ghosts, Spirits, and  Demons" by: Jerry Allen Johnson,"THE  ENCYCLOPEDIA OF  TAOISM" Edited by Fabrizio Pregadio ,Taoist sorcery blog by: master Kumantong

Copyright 2015 Vincent Piazza

MAGIC OF THE SINISTER WAY: Zuo DAO

The  Practitioner of  the  Zuo  Dao (Sinister  Way) initiates the use of an individual's Gui (ghost)  and  Shen  (spirit)  and utilizes love,hope,desire, suffering,pain and fear in order to achieve the goals of acquiring power and control.This goes against the "normal" White use of Taoist magic that strips away emotion and draws from the Void itself.After experiencing a spiritual "Awakening," an individual's soul must grow and mature with the knowledge and new insights that it has gained.
Otherwise, there is  the potential of misusing the infinite power available  within the  teachings of both Yang and Yin.  Without  guidance  and instruction in energetic and spiritual integrity, the
innocence of the individual's awakened internal soul eventually enters into conflict as to how to
use and control this infinite power.All Practitioners of the Sinister Way start Yang,or Zheng Dao (True Way),as it is said in the Canon "The Wu of Yang seeks to gain control
over himself, while the Yao of Yin seeks to obtain control over others."Without true understanding and control over him or herself,The use of any dark Art will lead any practitioner to the disaloution of self. The use of sinister magic works with malevolent spirits and demonic entities by means of rituals,  pacts  and agreements, rites, seals, invocations, possessions and  other spiritual  practices  in  order to  initiate control by creating desire,strong emotion,  anxiety,  depression,  disease or death (physical, energetic and spiritual). This practice constitutes the principle functions of the demonic in Taoist Myth and legend.In Taoism,this type of sorcery was also called Yao Dao (the Way of the Demon), Yao Shu (Demon Skill), Yao  Fa  (Demon Law),  or Xie  Dao  (the  Evil  Way),  Xie  Shu  (Evil Skill), or Xie Fa (Evil Law). Yao Dao were famous for  their ability  to  use various  types  of poisons as  an instrument of  magic (known  as "Ku" sorcery). These priests could induce severe diseased states, initiate coma (in  order to  steal  a victim's soul or Po), or cause death.The practice of Xie Dao lends itself to many applications. For example, such sorcery can be used for creating love spells or infatuation spells, to cause a separation, to cause a victim to become impotent or infertile, to ruin a rival's business, or to cause insanity or death.  Taoist Exorcism Skills are still practiced by the Chinese in Malaysia and Indonesia to counter strike the black magic cast by the Bomoh / Pawangs in Malaysia and the Dukuns in Indonesia  , that are regularly engaged by people to cast black magic to destroy their enemies.Most systems of sorcery and black magic practiced throughout the world share similar rituals,east and west, even though they are practiced in different parts of the continents. One example of a similar type of ritual used by all practitioners of the sinster way is the Hex (or Voodoo)  Doll.
 In  Hexing Doll  Sorcery, an  effigy  made  of  straw,clay,cloth or flesh is fashioned  to represent  the  victim.  Hair,  nails  or any belongings of the victim are also attached to the Doll;  a  soul invocation (mantra) is recited to summon the intended victim's chi and energetically link it to the doll. Needles or pins are then stuck into the doll to inflict harm on the victim.This ritual is done the same way in almost every system I've come across it in, be it from the east,west noth or south.
The power of the Sinster way comes largely from the ability to summon and direct spirits, which
can exert tremendous power over an individual's Jing, Blood, Body Fluids, Qi and Shen.The Wu Zu  may  also  elicit the help of spirits of the dead, elementals, nature spirits, as well as demonic entities. Through their assistance, a worker can use  the natural energies  of  the  Earth,  working with the
celestial powers of planets and star constellations, performing divination, creating spirit guardians,
summoning  and  controlling  spirit  entities  that inhabit the mountains, forests  and lakes,  as well
as speaking secret incantations to effect physical changes in their victims or clients.

More will be written on this,and other things of the Sinister way soon,when I have the time,but for know I leave you with these words of The Old Dust 12 Poems (Part 9) by By Li Bai (李白)
The living is a passing traveler;
The dead, a man come home.
One brief journey betwixt heaven and earth,
Then, alas! we are the same old dust of ten thousand ages.
The rabbit in the moon pounds the medicine in vain;
Fu-sang, the tree of immortality, has crumbled to kindling wood.
Man dies, his white bones are dumb without a word
When the green pines feel the coming of the spring.
Looking back, I sigh; looking before, I sigh again.
What is there to prize in the life's vaporous glory?

Sources; "Daoist Exorcism: Encounters With  Priests, Ghosts, Spirits, and  Demons" by: Jerry Allen Johnson,"THE  ENCYCLOPEDIA OF  TAOISM" Edited by Fabrizio Pregadio ,Taoist sorcery blog by: master Kumantong

Copyright 2015 Vincent Piazza