Planning Magickal Work for the New Year

It’s that time again to do a year in review and ask yourself what magick you may be wanting to work next year. I find it helpful to have the following at the ready:

  • A Yearly Planner – dedicated to your magickal work.
  • An Astrological Planner – if magickal timing is important to you, or you want to harness particular planetary aspects. (I am a fan of the Llewelyn Astrological Pocket Planner.)
  • A list of your favorite Daemons to work with for every purpose
  • A list of things you want to address in the new year. Think of mundane things, absolutely, but also think about bad habits you may want to break, or changes in perception or thinking that you’d like to make. Or maybe you want to draw new people or opportunities into your life.

Once you have all of this in front of you, it will be much easier to prioritize which things you want to tackle first and you can begin planning your magickal work in your planner/notebook.

Perhaps instead you want to learn a new skill. The key then becomes working a new skill into your schedule/calendar and then finding ways to stay motivated to practice that skill, or learn all you can about a particular subject.

For those of you interested in a year end review workbook with some planning pages, you’re welcome to join my reader group on FB to download your free PDF and access other free planning tools. You might also want to take the class: Establishing Your Daily Practice and Planning Your Magickal New Year.

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Practical Psychic Self Defense

Introduction

The aim of this article is to provide practical guidance on how to protect yourself from psychic attack. It is based on the premise that we are all surrounded by an invisible world of energy, and that some of this energy can be harmful to us.

Most people are unaware of the invisible world, and so they are defenseless against it. But there are things that you can do to protect yourself. This article will teach you how to recognize psychic attack, and how to deal with it effectively.

What is Psychic Self-Defense?


Psychic self-defense is a set of techniques and practices used to protect oneself from psychic attacks, energetic manipulation, and negative Influence.

Psychic self-defense is not about warding off evil spirits or fighting spells. It is about developing a strong sense of personal boundaries and self-awareness, so that you can protect yourself from anyone who would try to violate your energy field.

There are many different techniques that can be used for psychic self-defense. Some of the most common include:

• Developing your own personal energy field: This can be done through practices like meditation, visualization, and energy work. When your energy field is strong and well-protected, it will be more difficult for negative energies to penetrate it.

• Clearing your space: This involves using methods like smudging (burning Sage or other herbs), setting up an altar with protective symbols, or using essences and oils to clear the energy in your space.

• Shields and defense mechanisms: There are many different ways to create energetic shields around yourself. Some common methods include visualizing a shield of light around you, using affirmations and positive statements, or holding crystals or other protective stones close to your body.

• Dissolvingattachments: If you think you have picked up an unwanted attachment (an entity that has attached itself to your energy field), there are several methods that can be used to dissolve the attachment and release it from your system. These includevisualization, prayer, Reiki healing, and using specific crystals or herbs.

Psychic self-defense is an important skill for anyone who is interested in energy work, spiritual development, or working with others on a deep level. By learning how to protect yourself energetically, you can prevent burnout, anxiety, and emotional manipulation.

The Three A’s of Psychic Self-Defense


The three A’s of Psychic Self-Defense are:

  • Awareness: Knowing what is happening around you.
  • Action: Doing something about it.
  • Assistance: Getting help when needed.

How to Develop Your Own Psychic Shield

There are many ways to develop your own psychic shield. One way is to imagine yourself surrounded by white light. This light can be visualization or mental projection. Another way is to say a prayer or affirmation that asks for protection from negative energy. You can also work with specific stones and crystals that have properties that can help to protect you from psychic attack.

Tips for Strengthening Your Psychic Shield

Below are some tips for strengthening your psychic shield:

-Set the intention to create a strong, impenetrable shield around you.
-Visualize your shield as a bright, white light that surrounds and protects you.


-Focus on being grounded andcentered.
-Release any fear or negative energy that you are holding onto.
-Strengthen your connection to your higher power or guides.
-Trust your intuition and inner guidance.

Conclusion

Now that you are familiar with the basics of psychic self-defense, you can begin to put these techniques into practice in your own life. Remember, the best defense is a strong offense. The more you work to develop your own psychic ability, the better equipped you will be to handle any negative energy that comes your way.

Author’s Note: Initially I had intended to try to write this as a book but realized it is only an article. When I took it off my hard drive and cut and paste it into the blog, I forgot to change the word book to article. That has been rectified. Sometimes you think you’re writing a book and it’s an article. It happens. – F

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The Basics of Necromancy

What is Necromancy?

Necromancy is the art of communicating with the dead – either to summon their spirit or raise them bodily – in order to gain information usually. It is often associated with black magic and evil, but this is not the case. Necromancy has been practiced throughout history and across cultures for a variety of purposes.

Necromancers may summon the dead for any number of reasons: to ask for their guidance, to gain insight into the future, or simply to communicate with those they have lost. The dead may also be raised for their help, like to destroy an enemy, or help the magician find opportunity.

SUMMONING A SPIRIT

The first step in necromancy is to summon the spirit of the deceased. In some traditions, this can be done by calling out their name, chanting their name repeatedly, or by summoning them through a divination device such as a crystal ball or spirit board. Once the spirit has been summoned, it can be asked questions or commanded to do certain tasks.

In Daemonolatry, we will often ask one of the Death Daemonic to escort the correct spirit forward to save time and lessen the chances of a more malevolent spirit coming through.

Discernment when working with spirits is encouraged.

RAISING THE DEAD

The second and more questionable (as in – is it real) type of necromancy is raising a dead body from its grave. If this is, in fact possible, it would requires a great deal of power and, if horror films are to be believed, often results in monstrous creatures known as zombies. lol

It is because of the mythology of raising the dead that necromancy is often considered a dangerous and feared art. Though all practitioners, beginners and experienced alike should be warned: Necromancers should be careful not to abuse their power or they may incur the wrath of the dead. Wrath of the dead is a real thing. Piss them off, or piss off a necromancer with their servile dead, and you could regret it. (I know this sounds like a thing of fiction, but I have known a mage or two who have dead servitors.)

The History of Necromancy


Necromancy is a practice that dates back to the ancient world.

The actual origins of necromancy are uncertain, but it is thought to have originated in Africa or Asia. It was likely first practiced by shamanic cultures as a way to contact the spirit world. Necromancy then spread to Europe, where it was practiced by the Greeks and Romans. Much like cursing, and magick overall, I view it as a HUMAN tradition because you can find instances of necromancy in every culture in every corner of the world.

Necromancy fell out of favor in medieval Europe, becoming associated with black magic and witchcraft. However, it continued to be practiced in other parts of the world. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in necromancy, as people seek to reconnect with loved ones who have passed.

The Different Types of Necromancy


Believe it or not, there are a few subset types of necromancy, each with its own focus.

One type of necromancy is thanatology, which is the study of death and dying. This type of necromancy can be used to help the living deal with death, or to learn more about what happens to the soul after death. It’s often an area dominated by grief counselors and clergy (especially funerary priests in the traditional Daemonolatry realm).

Another type of necromancy is necrophagy, which is the practice of eating corpses. This type of necromancy is uncommon (and not encouraged by any sane practitioner), and allegedly can be used to gain power over the dead or give one the power of the person who passed. It was a more archaic tribal practice and, IMO, is best left to the halls of history.

In Daemonolatry we call our funerary priests (aka Sem Priests in some groups) necromancers since they make it their business to know every faucet of death, dying, grief, communicating with the dead, and working with the death Daemonic.

Necromancy in the Modern World

In the modern world, necromancy is often limited to the practice of communicating with the dead, and tit for tat exchanges where the dead will work for offerings (coins, tobacco, etc…) The rituals used to contact the dead are vast and varied depending on the tradition but here are a few still-practiced methods.

  • Writing letters to the dead.
  • Leaving offerings or candles on their graves.
  • Rituals that summon the dead by name.
  • Rituals where higher spirits escort spirits from the realm of the dead into the temple.
  • The practice of putting up ancestral altars to honor the dearly departed.
  • Asking the dead to visit one in one’s dreams.

The Ethics of Necromancy


While necromancy is still practiced by numerous traditions, there is still a great deal of debate surrounding its ethics. Some believe that necromancy is morally wrong because it violates the natural order of life and death. Others argue that necromancy can be performed ethically if it is done with respect for the dead and with the understanding that they are no longer alive and should not be treated as such.

There are many different ways to practice necromancy, and the most important thing is to be honest with yourself about your intentions and to be respectful of the dead, and the Death Daemonic if you’re working with them.

To learn more about Daemonolatry Necromancy

Guided Meditation Made Easy

Introduction

Meditation is an effective way to focus and calm the mind, and there are many different types of meditation that can be practiced. Guided meditation is a popular type of meditation that involves following along with a audio track or script that leads you through the practice.

Guided meditations can be beneficial for beginners who are new to meditation, as well as experienced practitioners who are looking for a different type of practice. Guided meditations can be found on audio tracks, as well as online and in apps.

What is Guided Meditation?

Guided meditation is a process of relaxation that involves focusing on a particular thought, image, or feeling in order to achieve a state of calm and peace. Unlike other forms of meditation, guided meditation is typically done with the help of an experienced teacher or guide who can offer guidance and support throughout the process.

Guided meditation can be an effective tool for reducing stress, anxiety, and pain. It can also be used to improve sleep quality, increase energy levels, and promote overall wellbeing.

The Benefits of Guided Meditation


Guided meditation is a great way to ease into a meditation practice, especially if you are a beginner. When you have someone else leading the way, it can be easier to relax and let go of thoughts that are crowding your mind. Guided meditations can also help to focus your attention on a particular issue or goal that you are hoping to achieve.

There are many different benefits that have been associated with guided meditation, including:

-Reduced stress and anxiety
-Improved sleep quality
-Lower blood pressure
-Reduced symptoms of depression
-Greater feelings of well-being and calmness

How to Get Started with Guided Meditation


Now that you understand what guided meditation is and how it works, it’s time to learn how to get started. If you’ve never tried meditation before, guided meditation can be a great way to start.

  1. Choose a comfortable place to sit or lie down. You may want to use a yoga mat or sit in a comfortable chair. Make sure that your spine is straight and your body is relaxed.
  2. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Focus on your breath and allow your body to relax.
  3. Once you are feeling relaxed, start the guided meditation recording. If you are using an app, choose a guided meditation that suits your needs and hit play. Follow along with the recording, focusing on the narrator’s voice and breathing deeply.
  4. After the guided meditation is over, take a few moments to sit quietly and reflect on your experience. Notice how you are feeling physically and emotionally. Pay attention to any thoughts or emotions that arise during this time.

Tips for Successful Guided Meditation


There are a few things you can do to ensure that your guided meditation is successful. First, find a comfortable place to sit or lay down. You want to be able to relax your body and clear your mind, so it’s important to be in a comfortable position. Once you’re settled, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Inhale slowly through your nose, filling your lungs with air. Exhale slowly through your mouth, letting all the air out. Repeat this several times until you feel yourself starting to relax.

Now that you’re relaxed, it’s time to focus on the present moment. Start by focusing on your breath. Feel the air moving in and out of your lungs. Notice the sensation of your chest expanding and contracting. Once you’re focused on your breath, you can start to notice other things around you. Listen to the sound of any nearby birds or traffic. Feel the warmth of the sun on your skin or the coolness of the breeze blowing through the trees. Pay attention to any smells in the air.

If your mind starts to wander, that’s okay! Justgentle notice where it goes and then bring your attention back to the present moment. The more you practice, the easier it will be to keep your focus on the here and now.

Guided Meditation Resources

There are many ways that you can get started with guided meditation, and there are also many resources available to help you. Here are some of the best resources for getting started with guided meditation:

  1. The Mayo Clinic offers a free online guided meditation program, which includes a variety of different exercises and techniques.
  2. The Huffington Post has a great article that outlines 10 different types of meditation, including guided meditation.
  3. Headspace is a popular app that offers both free and paid meditation programs, with the latter offering more personalized guidance.
  4. Smiling Mind is a free mindfulness and meditation program created specifically for children and young adults.
  5. Udemy offers a variety of different courses on meditation, including a course on guided meditation specifically.

What no Longer Serves

The days have become much shorter than I would like them to be, and you can’t ignore the chill in the air. The beginning of the harvest time tends to be a busy one, with vacations ending, children going back to school, and in many areas, it is time to literally bring in the harvest to prepare for the cold months ahead. For me, as a practitioner; it is also a time to determine what has worked for me over the past year, both personally and magickally and make changes for the upcoming year.

When I have cut to the core of the issue and figure out what actions, beliefs, or approaches no longer serve me as well as they once did it is time to make an energetic cut from those things.

1 piece of black yarn 24 inches long

1 white candle

A mixture of crushed juniper, rosemary, dried red pepper, and a few drops of clary sage.

A fire safe bowl/candle holder.

Lighter

Roll the candle in the herbs and sage mixture until it is encrusted. Then while wrapping the candle in the yarn repeat the following:

Twist and bind, bind and twist

A banishment to things that no longer fit.

To fire given, by flames consumed

These traits unneeded I now entomb.

Once the candle is wrapped place it in the fire safe bowl and allow it to burn down to nothing.

You can do this ritual whenever you feel that you need to be finished with anything that is holding you back.

Dining with the Dead

Join us as we delve into the practice of the Dumb Supper. From being used as a way to learn the identity of a future husband, to obtaining messages from deceased loved ones, this pagan tradition has a lot to offer us in the modern day.

This class will be held over 2 days. October 15 will be the informative class, discussing the history of the Dumb Supper and how to plan having one. October 29 will be an actual supper over video.

Cost for the class is $45 for general attendance. HoD members $40

Please email Shaelyn at shaedanae@gmail.com with any questions.


 

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Being Exclusive for the Sake of Inclusivity

As the custodian of this website I am often called upon to make decisions concerning content, contributors, and what I will allow on this site. I’ve had to make some tough calls over the years, including kicking one contributor to the curb for being unethical in their business practices.  I also have to pick and choose what gets posted to the free library and the blog.  This often makes me the bad guy when I say no. I am happy to be the bad guy as needed.

I want to be clear about what I will and will not include on demonolatry.org . But first I want to say that even though we are a TRADITIONAL DEMONOLATRY website, I feel that I am pretty inclusive about what I’ll allow to be posted on this site. After all, our site audience is comprised of demonolaters of every ilk, including beginners to seasoned elders, from solitary practitioners to group practitioners, from well-known authors, to your average unknown working magician, and I don’t want to alienate any of them if I can help it.

Which means if you have some “occult police” rant (as my friend Steph would say) about who everyone else should stay away from and avoid like the plague so they can follow you, it doesn’t belong here. This is a demonolatry site. Not a forum to slam other demonolaters.

You are welcome to have your personal opinions about who is legit and who is not. About who the REAL practitioners are and who are not. You can totally play that game where spirituality is a competition where you get to decide who is as spiritual as you. You’re welcome to be jealous of and hate the authors whose work has gotten more attention than yours. You’re welcome to abhor anyone who makes any part of their living in a spiritual career. And if you want to be the occult police in your spare time and mind everyone else’s great work, including people you don’t even know, go for it, more power to you. You are free to shout your judgment from the rooftops.

But I am not obligated to give you a forum to do that. A forum where, if I allowed it, it would alienate more than half this site’s audience. You are not entitled to have a voice on this site because you are a hierarchy snob, or feel you’re more enlightened than those who, for example, write books, teach classes, make supplies, or read cards for a living.  Just because you hate the elders who sometimes do get a bit frustrated with people who casually dismiss and turn their nose up at an elder’s experience doesn’t mean you’re entitled to use this website to promote ageism. Or to tell everyone how much you look down your nose at people who practice in groups or who have earned titles within their small communities, and that everyone else should look down their noses at these people, too. Or try to exclude those who have taken on the title of Priest for their matron/patron, which is a common practice for even solitary practitioners as a deep, heartfelt, spiritual connection. Who are you to tell them their title and their spiritual connection means nothing? That’s a lot of hubris right there, and with that, you’re going to alienate a lot of people.

It’s funny because people like this will often complain, loudly, that they don’t believe in gatekeepers, and yet they’re gatekeeping by spending their time trying to exclude everyone and every practice they dislike. They don’t believe in anyone making money from their spiritual work and yet they charge for spiritual work they themselves do. In the same breath they’ll martyr themselves for giving books and articles away for free. Nevermind that these same people will still look down their noses at more well-known practitioners who also give away a lot of free educational materials, time, and teaching. Which is how you know most of this is just sour grapes and jealous posturing.

Basically, if you want to write for this site or contribute free files, keep your beef with other demonolaters to yourself and don’t be a complete asshole.

Now, if you want to share an article or a PDF about your personal practice of demonolatry, or a group practice,  or your work with a particular demon, or how you became a demonolater, great. We would love to have you. But keep your personal hate out of it. 

This website is for:

  • Staunch traditionalists AND self-styled demonolaters.
  • Beginners AND seasoned practitioners (even ones with egos).
  • People both with and without titles.
  • Those practicing solitary AND in groups.
  • Demonolaters who work with ANY hierarchy (we’re not hierarchy snobs here).
  • Demonolaters who practice ALL TYPES of magick from traditional craft to by-the-book ceremonialists.
  • Demonolaters who do teach classes, write books, make products, give readings whether they charge or not – and who believe a rising tide lifts all boats.
  • Demonolaters of any ilk regardless ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, country, or race.

This website is for all of us, and we’re not posting discriminatory hate speech. Especially when it comes from people who wish to remain anonymous and not even use a nom de plume because they’re too afraid to own their own words.

Now that I got this out of the way, we are a traditional demonolatry site, so a lot of our posts are by people who practice traditional demonolatry and the posts and files reflect that. This site does lean that way by default because of those of us who created it. If you hate those demonolaters, then trying to use this site to discredit them and tell them they’re doing it wrong, and to attempt to exclude them from their own community is just petty and ridiculous.

Me excluding this type of stuff is not about me silencing people or trying to infringe on their freedoms. By posting things like that, we would, essentially, be endorsing it, or, in the very least, be complicit in advocating discrimination while also alienating at least half of our site’s audience, including the people who make this site possible. I’m not going to do that. If you have emotional biases and hang-ups against particular practitioners because you’re a frustrated and unsuccessful writer, or because you  are jealous of someone else, or disagree with them — keep it to yourself. Use your own forums and platforms to mind everyone else’s great work instead of your own. It doesn’t belong here. 

On the other hand, if you want to write and share about demonolatry, then we will seriously consider your contribution.