god is an oath

Lesson 7: Demons

By: Admin Vorst

Live class date and time: To Be Determined

Demonologist, demonolator and Satanists.

Demonologist study demons.

Demonolators study demons and worship them as divine beings.

Satanists adhere to Satan and or may not include demons in their religion or practice.

These terms can overlap,but don’t need to.

With this I’d like to quickly introduce myself. Hi, I’m Vorst and I’m both a Satanist and a demonolator, though Satan is my God, above everyone else. I’m also oath-bound to Him, which means I’ve promised to worship Him my entire life.

With this a warning: don’t make oaths for the fun of it. Changing your mind can happen, and in experience: neither gods nor demons will take kindly to oath-breakers.

Where does the word ‘demon’ come from?

The word comes from the Ancient Greek word 'δαιμον’, which the Romans also wrote as 'daemon’ later on in their own literature.

The meaning of the word 'daemon’ is: a spirit between gods and Man. You can see that the Greeks nor the Romans ever saw daemons as malicious spirits.

That changed with the rise of Christianity and Abrahamic religions in general. In contrary to Roman tactics, some of the now newly conquered Christian countries slowly began to forbid and shun any worship of gods and spirits outside of their own pantheon.

To the eyes of the Christian in these places, foreign beliefs were seen to be evil, corrupt and disfigured. Their gods being viewed as evil beings, out there to ruin people’s lives. They were to be portrayed as such that no one would ever want to associate themselves with these deities, and so previously normal words to describe certain entities had now gotten a sinister meaning.

That is the reason why people in modern times have taken it upon themselves to use 'daemon’ again instead of 'demon’, to distinguish themselves from the people who see them as solely malicious.

What are demons?

In modern shows and TV-series most hold on to their favourite stereotypes: terrifying evil creatures constantly possessing humans. In the more obscure films and media forms, they’re starting to slowly get to the truth of demons, usually portraying their wit and intelligence. This is most likely due to Christianity becoming less influential - and the fact that controversy is a great hit in everything.

Darker parts of the human self. Our darker emotions, such as fear, anger and sadness are seen as our personal demons. But also addiction, violent behaviour and sexual acts, as demons themselves are often associated with exactly these. These inner demons, as they are called, are obviously not the demons I will be discussing.

In reality, the entities known as demons are spirits and/or gods from ancient times. Most of the time, however, there is a line between when an entity is considered a demon, and when a god. Satan, per example, is referred to being both “the God of this world” and the king of demons. Some say he is not a demon, and some say he’s a demon but not the leader.

Another example of this is Astarte. Both seen as the female counterpart of the demon Astaroth, but she is also known as the Middle Eastern goddess Ishtar, worshipped from the Bronze Age in the ancient Levant among the Canaanites and Phoenicians.

Another example being Beelzebub, the Lord of Flies, as Biblical scholar Thomas Kelly Cheyne suggested that it might be a corruption of the name Ba‘al Zəbûl, “Lord of the High Place” (i.e., Heaven) or “High Lord” - a god previously worshipped.

The line between whether demons are gods or spirits is fairly vague. It is also worth noting that some have mentioned that some, like Astarte, might take offence to being referred to as a demon, so do be aware when contacting them and ask them what they want to be referred to as.  

Possession.

When people do feel like they’re possessed it’s usually either that they’re not well in touch with their inner selves, or that they’re influenced by negative energy of maybe a spirit. Though it is far more often the first scenario that’s causing the sensation. Of course, this excludes people with mental issues, who I advice to seek professional help in these cases. Also, therapists can help too.

Are demons evil?

Demons are as equally evil as gods are, as demonolators see them as divine beings. We all know gods of war, and yet they were worshipped. We know of gods who have murdered, assaulted and committed various human crimes and were and/or are still worshipped. There are various reasons for this, one being that gods can never be wrong, as they are not bound by human rules and transcend human morality. This, however, is more of a philosophical idea so I will not elaborate on that now.

Because demons are often portrayed as having characteristics similar to humans, one could never fully call a demon solely evil, nor could they ever be solely good.

This will probably make you wonder:

Is it reasonable to fear demons?

Absolutely. Whereas not per se evil, all are capable of acting hostile - this being their one trait everyone agrees on.

Demons are ancient and powerful entities that often care not for human problems. They often view humans as either acceptable or downright worthless to them.

And why would they in any other way?

In most religious practices, a god grants a human their prayer to come true when the human has presented themselves favourable to said god.

In the case of demons? They require no worship. Some gods don’t need worship either, but in the case of demons they appear completely separate from humanity. Despite that, as demons are closer to the raw core of human emotions than the general god would be, demons feed on the strongest of feelings: sadness, anger, fear, love and happiness. Demons are seen as spiritual predators in this regard.

As they require nor seem to desire an active response from humans, they are not inclined to mix themselves with mortals.

This does not mean a demon will never be genuinely kind. They will be. But do note that demons are skilled tricksters in getting what they want through fake promises and sweet lies.

When assured a demon expresses interest, kindness and acceptance a mutual agreement can be agreed on.

Banishing a demon?

So before I go into working with them, I’ll discuss how to get rid of them. First of all: ask them to leave. Be polite. Maybe they’re just simply approaching you.

If that does not work, try salt or spells to make others distance yourself from you.

You could also try and evoke another authority figure, like your god, to protect you.

Don’t engage them in a fight. Antagonized demons are the last you would want.

Working with demons?

Demons are wise teachers and are willing to share their secrets when either politely asked or forced to do so.

Either way seems to work fine, and have different names as well.

Evoking a demon is the act of forcefully conjuring a demon in your space, as in shown and described in the book of the Lesser Key of Solomon.

Invoking a demon is the act of inviting a demon in your space. You leave it up to the demon whether or not they show up.

The latter is obviously far more polite; modern demonolators prefer that one and I will be discussing that one the most.

Invocation differs from person to person. But, I will now state the general idea of doing this safely.

Always go for an invocation and never an evocation. This is personal advice. Demons will not be pleased if you force them. When casting a circle, during invocation the demon will be inside the circle together with you, with positive energy.

During evocation, the demon will be trapped inside the circle, the person outside looking in. Honestly, it’s terrible to start an acquaintanceship like that.

In order to prevent antagonizing the demon, be polite and go for an invocation. An invocation can be as difficult as you want it to be, in its simplest form it can even be as small as a prayer.

In my case, I cleanse my room, surround myself with a mental barrier (or through a smell I associate with Satan) where I invite the demon in. Then I draw a general summoning circle in the air. This can be done with a ritual knife, athame, wand or you hands. When using a sharp object do remember not to stab it in the air as if it’s an attack.

We don’t tend to attempt to knife our guests.

Afterward, or during, I say the Enn for the specific demon I wish to invoke.

Enns are short sentences in an unknown language, claimed to be demonic, of invitation, admiration or requests of protections. There are various theories on how they were found. The first demonolator who wrote them down was Alexander Willit in the 16th century. Later, other demonolators used them in their practice too. We know it is a language, with grammar, but we do not know the grammar itself yet. We do know the meaning of some sentences. Because we know little, we also do not know how to correctly pronounce these enns. Say it how you want.

Some examples of this language and their translation: “Ganic Tasa Fubin Flereous” could be translated as Fire protect the flame, Lord Flereous, per example. Another example is the enn for Barbatos, which is: “Eveta fubin Barabatos”.

After that, I go and meditate until I feel a presence. When I do, I politely try to communicate with the demon, mentally or verbally. There are various ways a demon can show itself depending on your spiritual state. Experienced demonolators reported manifestations so strong they initially thought someone had broken into their house.

When done, I thank the demon and end the invocation. This can be as simple as saying goodbye and as complex as an entire ritual. Do what you feel works best.


Originally posted on another blog, it was moved here.

protection

“As to that, sir, I swore an oath before the altar of God to protect this woman. And if you’re tellin’ me that ye consider your own authority to be greater than that of the Almighty, then I must inform ye that I’m no of that opinion, myself.”

– Outlander, chapter 25 “Thou Shalt Not Suffer A Witch To Live”


“It is dangerous for her here, without me.” Fraser’s eyes had momentarily lost their sharp focus; the lines of his face relaxed in exhaustion. His eyes half-closed and he sagged back. Then, suddenly, his eyes opened again.

“She is an Old One,” he said. “They will kill her, if they know.”

– The Fiery Cross


“Ye’ll take my wife over my dead body,” he said, raising his powerful voice enough to be heard across the clearing. I was rather afraid they would. He’d been right—so far—about Hiram not countenancing lynching, but it was clear that public opinion was not in our favor.

“Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live!” someone shouted from the back of the crowd.

– A Breath of Snow and Ashes

I can’t lose you
I can’t lose the person who lights my soul on fire

I swore to you that I would always protect you
and god, I failed in that oath
but somehow your scars make me feel more worthy of you


like you’ve entered the darkness that resides within me
and given it some of your light


oh yes, you deserve so much more than I can give you
my broken burning heart that beats half in your chest
but I’ll give you all of me and let you make me better

y’all know about anchorites? anchorites were raw as fuck. people (usually women) who wanted to abandon the secular life and devote themselves fully to god but like, decided that just going to a monastery or a convent was not #drama enough, so they would go out and find a cathedral that was willing to take them on as an anchorite and they would swear an oath of allegiance to the church and god and then they would step into a small enclosed cell just off the wall of the church and the churchgoers would brick up the cell WHILE THE BISHOP DELIVERED A FUNERAL SERVICE and the anchorite would just live out the rest of their life in this tiny cell, which had a little window to watch mass and also to like, give the anchorite food and water, and pass their chamberpot in and out, but that was it. you become an anchorite and you just sit in a tiny room reading the bible ‘til you die. there were HUNDREDS of these. HUNDREDS of people did this. and then henry viii founded the church of england and that was the end of that but like, what a time.

I’m rewatching Into Darkness, and Pike is giving Kirk the dressing-down of his life, accusing him of “using blind luck to justify playing God!” and oh my word what would Pike say if he was alive long enough to hear about McCoy bringing Kirk back from the dead??

Like McCoy was this close to getting a dressing-down for smuggling Kirk onboard in the first film, and here he’s violated his Hippocratic Oath (”I will not play at God”), again for Kirk.

I think that Pike would gladly give McCoy the worst lecture of the doctor’s entire life, and then buy him a drink because somebody’s gotta watch out for that kid, and Pike’s not going to be around forever.

3

“I am finished doing what I swore an oath to God 28 years ago to never do again. I’ve created, “something that kills people.“ And in that purpose, I was a success. I’ve done this because, philosophically, I am sympathetic to your aim. I can tell you with no ego, this is my finest sword. If on your journey, you should encounter God, God will be cut.”

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) dir. Quentin Tarantino

10

“…I had stolen a whole sackful of apples one night, and by no means ordinary apples, but apples of the very best sort. It was the fear of the moment that made me seek refuge in this story–inventing and telling stories came naturally to me.”

“Whether my crime was stealing or lying–(hadn’t I sworn a false oath by God and everything that was sacred?)–was immaterial. My sin was not specifically this or that but consisted of having shaken hands with the devil. Why had I gone along?”

- Demian ; Hermann Hesse

What it means to be British, from Captain Britain and MI-13 #5 (2008)

Faiza Hussain is a British-born Pakistani medical doctor whose powers were triggered by an alien weapon while she was working triage during the Skrull Invasion of Great Britain. Later, she became the wielder of the sword Excalibur and joined MI-13 as the steward of the Black Knight, Dane Whitman.

Blessed as it is with mythical properties, Excalibur is capable of slaying even immortal beings such as spirits, gods, and vampires, but Faiza takes her Hippocratic Oath very seriously, and even uses her powers in a non-offensive capability to neutralise her foes. She can disassemble anything- including people- into their component parts, manipulate them on an atomic level, and reassemble them, restoring them to their original condition and repairing any damage. She can also immobilise groups of foes, and has even demonstrated the ability to resurrect herself and others from death by falling from great height by restoring any damage sustained at the precise moment of impact, effectively healing herself as the impact forces kill her.

Faiza lists her three main fandoms as cricket, British superheroes, and the S.A.S. In the Age of Ultron continuity (Earth-61112), she was chosen by Brian Braddock to succeed him as Captain Britain before he sacrificed his life to try and repel Ultron’s takeover of the United Kingdom. Although this version of her hasn’t been seen since the Captain Britain and the Mighty Defenders limited series published during Secret Wars, Faiza’s creator Paul Cornell has expressed an interest in the possibility of having her take on the mantle in the 616 continuity.

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                ( QUENTIN TARANTINO ) ( KILL BILL VOL.1 ) ( WARNING: NSFW THEMES )

  1. “Revenge is never a straight line. It’s a forest, And like a forest it’s easy to lose your way —To get lost. To forget where you came in.”
  2. “That woman deserves her revenge and we deserve to die. “
  3. “Do you find me sadistic?”
  4. “I encourage you from time to time, and always in a respectful manner, to question my logic.”
  5. “The price you pay for bringing this up is… I collect your fucking head.”
  6. “I didn’t think so.”
  7. “I am finished doing what I swore an oath to God years ago to never do again.”
  8. “If on your journey, you should encounter God, God will be cut.”
  9. “It was not my intention to do this in front of you.”
  10. “So I suppose it’s a little late for an apology?”
  11. “I need to know if you’re going to start any more shit.”
  12. “It’s mercy, compassion, and forgiveness I lack. Not rationality.”
  13. “Look. I know I fucked you over. I fucked you over bad. I wish to God I hadn’t, but I did. You have every right to want to get even.”
  14. “Suppress all human emotion and compassion. Kill whoever stands in your way, even if that be Lord God himself.”
  15. “When do you want to die? Tomorrow? The day after tomorrow?”
  16. “You didn’t think it was gonna be that easy, did you?”
  17. “I have vermin to kill.”
  18. “Do you want to screw me?”
  19. “Will you keep your voice down?”
  20. “I don’t owe you shit!”
  21. “Come on home, honey.”
  22. “I didn’t say “sell me”, I said “give me”. “
  23. “Why should I help you?”
  24. “How did you find me?”
  25. “Bullshit!”
  26. “When fortune smiles on something as violent and ugly as revenge, it seems proof like no other, that not only does God exist, you’re doing His will.”
  27. “Burn in hell! I’ll tell you nothing!”
  28. “I am going to ask you questions. And every time you don’t give me answers, I’m going to cut something off.”
  29. “I might never have liked you. Point of fact, I despise you. But that doesn’t suggest I don’t respect you.”
  30. “Dying in our sleep is a luxury our kind is rarely afforded. My gift to you.”
  31. “This is definitely the work of professionals — a sure and steady hand did this.”
  32. “This is the work of a salty dog. You can tell by the cleanliness of the carnage.”
  33. “You stay right where you are!”
  34. “You and I have unfinished business.”
  35. “Shut up! Do you know what would happen if they heard you?”
  36. “Please — Please forgive my betrayal.”
  37. “No more of that.”
  38. “You call that begging? You can beg better than that.”
  39. “Take a good look at my face. Look at my eyes. Do I look familiar?”
  40. “Oh great. I don’t care.”
  41. “I know I don’t deserve your mercy or your forgiveness.”
  42. “What is the meaning of this outburst?”
  43. “And what exactly are we celebrating?”
  44. “Have you gone mad? I will not tolerate this!”
  45. “Apologize!”
  46. “We meet there around two-thirty in the morning dressed all in black.”
  47. “How about tonight?”
  48. “You can stop right there.”
  49. “Look, if I could go back in a machine, I would. But I can’t.”
  50. “All I can tell you is that I’m a different person now.”

anonymous asked:

So I've noticed lately that I think Kenshin must have picked up "scaring" people from Hiko. I think Kenshin secretly enjoys scaring guys with his glare or using really intense threats lol. Thoughts?

You kidding? Kenshin fucking lives for it. 

See below:

Dude wouldn’t lay out this much sass unless he LOVED it XD.

(Though sometimes it leads to problems…)

A small list of African deities

ALA/ALE - Nigeria. Earth Mother and creator goddess. Community laws, morality, and oaths.

ASA - Kenya. God of mercy, surviving the impossible or insurmountable.

FA - Dahomey. God of personal destiny.

FAMIAN - Guinea. God of fertility and protector against demons.

KATONDA - East Africa. God of judgment, and against all odds, and divination.

MBABA MWANA WARESA - Zulu. Goddess of the rainbow and crops.

MUKURU - Southwest Africa. God of rain, healing, and protection.

MUNGO - Kenya. God of rain.

NYAME - West Africa. God who prepared the soul for rebirth.

OGIJN - West Africa. God of iron and warfare, removal of difficulties, and justice.

OLORUN - Yoruba. God of truth, foreseeing, and victory against odds.

RUBANGA - Banyoro. God of fertility, children, harvest, health, and rebirth.

SHANGO - Nigeria. God of storm and war.

WELE - Bantu. God of rain, storms, creativity, and prosperity.

YEMAYA - Yoruba. Goddess of women and children.

Yet another windfall from Conway’s Little Big Book of Magic