Manifesting Fire Festival Cocktails

I must admit that whenever I schedule a ritual I let my husband deal with the ritual part and I focus on the food and drinks. What gathering would be complete without some cocktails? I have a few recipes up my sleeve that have gone over well with my coven. Today I’d like to share them with you.

The first is the Cuba Libre. I cheat by using both lime wedges and lime juice. First, squirt some lime juice (fresh squeezed is best but the stuff in the bottle is fine, about two tablespoons) into a highball glass. Add five parts Coca-Cola to one part rum and add your lime wedge. Since it’s likely hot as Hades outside don’t forget the ice.

Since we’re talking fire rituals, let’s talk spicy cocktails! I love a refreshing Bloody Caesar. You’ll need a highball glass, another lime wedge, a celery stalk, some tobasco sauce, celery salt, worstershire sauce, pepper (to taste), clamato juice (use straight tomato if you dislike clam), and vodka. Start by rimming your glass with the lime juice from a wedge, celery salt, and regular salt. Add one and a quarter ounces of vodka to about four ounces of clamato juice. Season with a few dashes of pepper, tobasco, and worstershire sauce, mix well and garnish with a celery stalk. They’re delicious!

A friend of mine makes what he calls a Hot Screw (I’ve also heard him call it a Spicy Screw). He brings a bottle of jalapeno infused vodka with him. Let me back up. The infused vodka starts two weeks earlier. He tells me he cuts up four good sized jalapeno peppers, de-seeds them, washes them, and puts them into the bottle of vodka. This sits for two weeks. When it’s time to mix drinks he simply mixes the vodka and orange juice like he normally would with a Screwdriver. Alas you have your Hot Screw. I think you could probaly experiment with this. I wonder what a Spicy Sea Breeze would taste like?

That’s enough for now, my pretties. The Rites of Summer are for celebrating the Demonic both within and without. Please drink responsibly because I may not be your mother, but I’m someone’s mother.

Lisa

Manifesting Results & the Divine Intelligence

When I was initially given the blogging topic for July (Daemonic Manifestation) I honestly didn’t know what I was going to write about. Do I talk about theophany rituals? After all, I imagine a lot of people might find the physical manifestation of the Daemonic a fascinating topic. Yes, of course I know of several theophany rituals and no, I don’t recommend them. It would be a dire situation that called for such a ritual anyway. Most things can be accomplished quite easily without raising Daemons to physical manifestation.

Then I thought that maybe I could write about a physical manifestation experience (as I have had the experience and I am of the firm belief that anyone who works with the Daemonic long enough will experience a physical manifestation of the Daemonic at least once) but then I don’t know that such relaying of experience would serve to do much of anything except entertain. That’s kind of one of those things you have to experience for yourself in order to really get it. My personal experiences with the Daemonic, for me, are far more than simple blogging fodder.

Then I read some of the other posts for the month and I thought, “Wow. Everyone got really creative with this topic.” Leave it to our sisters in Maine to come up with the post they’ve got for you. It’s a doozy!

So I thought on it some more. That’s when it dawned on me that most Demonolaters want results whether magickal or spiritual. They want manifested results through the Daemonic Divine. It’s the results that matter. I’ve read a great deal of what other magicians have to say about results and the reasons they give for results that aren’t forthcoming as well as reasons why some people get results all the time. I’ve even skimmed the surface of this topic in some of my own writing.

I think the difference in those who get results from their spiritual work and those who don’t is whether or not a person is closed, lazy, or refuses to take self-responsibility as opposed to someone who is open, willing to work, and will accept responsibility for himself. That’s the difference between someone who gets a great deal from their spiritual path and someone who doesn’t.

Years ago I had a student who would ask me seemingly innocent questions about advanced ritual work I’d done and then never follow-up after I answered her questions. No real discussion ensued. I later was discussing students with another friend, who was also a teacher, who told me about his student. Long story short, it turned out it was the same student and he had been giving her advanced “self-work” to perform and instead of doing the work, the same student had been coming to me asking me about my experiences with certain rituals and then copying and pasting verbatim my experience and submitting it to him as her own work. We know this because we compared the e-mails.

The student didn’t want to do the work and was willing to lie. Several years later the student complained that she never got results (spiritual or other) from Demonolatry or working with the Daemonic and after more than a decade she still felt she needed a teacher. Nothing ever manifested for her. Well, when you copy and paste someone else’s results you’ll never see any of your own.

So while it’s probably cliche the reality is that doing the work will always manifest results when it comes to working with the Daemonic. Now they may not be the results you want, but I think you’ll find they’re often the results you need. It’s important the practitioner distinguish between wants and needs and recognize they’re very different things. One is necessary, the other is not. Most often when we’re working magick or we have spiritual goals we have a lot of wants. Sometimes you can’t get what you want until you first procure what you need so you can get all your needs sorted out. So it goes.

Open yourself up and allow the Daemonic to manifest in your life. Work with the Daemonic to grow and change into who you need to be. Who you want to be will surely follow. Because the greatest manifestation of the Daemonic is, ultimately, your Self.

I’d like to talk to someone about my bill…

Few things capture my imagination more than physical manifestation of the Demonic Divine. The very idea of a Demon manifesting before my eyes makes me both feel excited to experience a Hollywood moment, and stupid because I can’t think of a reason why I would really want that (not the Hollywood moment, but rather the physical manifestation.)

Understanding works better with examples, so here is a little analogy. You have a problem with your utilities bill and you want to get it solved. You decide that it would be best if you discussed it with someone at the company. So you got a few choices – you could call them, go to their office, or try to get them to come to your home. Lets examine each of these choices.

Calling them would be the easiest choice, and for the purposes of this analogy, it is much like doing a ritual. You gather you account information, look up the appropriate number for the billing department, use your phone and dial the number. You’ll have to navigate the automated menus, exercise patience while you are transferred around, and eventually you’ll have a chance to fix your problem by either talking to a person or selecting the right automated option.

Keen on some face, you could travel to the company’s office and talk to someone in person. Like ascension, going to the offices will get you in front of someone who will talk to you and listen to your problem. They might put in some extra effort to help solve your problem since you put in all the effort to get to them, more so than if you just called them at least.

Seeking to do the impossible, you could get someone from the utilities billing department to come to your house. They might be able to solve your problem, but certainly not in your home since they need access to their company computers which are back in the office. The efforts you have made to solve your problem far exceeded what was needed and caused more work for the person you were trying to get to help you. They had to travel to your house, discover your problem, and then travel back to the office to fix that problem. And this is how I see physical manifestation – a big expenditure of energy for something not worth it.

Keep in mind that I am a small fish in the big pond of Demonolatry. I do not know the rituals that could bring about Demon manifesting physically and I do not know a reason why someone would want to do that. That doesn’t mean that those rituals don’t exist and it certainly doesn’t mean that some people don’t have valid reasons for wanting it. This is my opinion, and despite how much it may stink, I’m going to stand by in anyway!

You might have your own ideas and opinions on the subject, so feel free to add them in the comments below.

Manifestation in the Darkness

Man`i`fes`ta´tion:   The materialization or apparition of a spirit; – a            phenomenon claimed to be seen by spiritualists.  – Webster’s 1913 Dictionary

The topic of discussion is Demonic Manifestation.   Has a demon ever physically appeared before me?  A few people I knew have danced around this topic, some throw out words like night terrors, unstable mind,  attention seeking, along many other words that brings doubt to the reader’s mind.

Truthfully I have seen things manifest before me. Through out my childhood and my adult life I have seen somethings that brings to question if it was something of flesh and blood.  When I was a child I have seen ghost of dead relatives, animals, dolls, and even living people.  Has an adult I have found myself working the nightshift in places of questionable background.  My work lights go out, batteries died, strange noises,  disappearing person.

With that brief detail on my childhood and a quick summary of my adulthood presented to the reader, it is safe to say I do believe in Manifestation.  I believe when people say they seen their long dead love ones, or something strange in the basement of a abandoned home, or even in the graveyard.  There are spirits and things that go bump in the night all around us.

I am certain there are many justifications on why such things happen to a person to see those things. Night terrors due to chemical reaction in the brain, being sensitive to the spirit realm, or just plan crazy.  I want to believe that all humans can see spirits in the right situation and time.

So its not a question if ghosts are real, but what about Demonic Manifestation? And again we do a side step and a little shuffle  on this topic. With Hollywood on our side we know that Demons do manifest and they are obsessed on bringing the end of the world, or killing angelic people. According to Hollywood demons walk among us and have sex with the daughters of man and mass producing half bred demons who have unnatural powers..  But lets return back to reality and turn off the tv right now.

According to Aliester Crowly demons do appear if you use a black mirror and a ritual triangle.  I have done that and I did see something in a black mirror. But not in front of me in person.. I seen things in smoke during my rituals, or even in the shadows of the room or woods I’m in. Something in the corner of my eye.. But nothing like the 9th Gate, I haven’t produced a demonic girlfriend before my eyes.

So do demons manifest?  I would like to say yes, but truthfully I’m not sure. I have dreams of my patron, sometimes in a mediative state I talk to him, I feel him when I do offerings and prayer.  I feel him when something does come from the offerings, like a job or some money.  If I look at the evidence I know demons are real..  But do they appear before a person in full form?

I think the best answer is based on the person and their reality..   Hopefully if you do see one, you are able to get your answers.

 

Daemonic Manifestation Curiosity

Infernal Greetings to All …

I decided to make my first post a little less “intense” then I normally would have. Really it is just a handful of trivia-like questions about Manifestations that I have had on my mind for a while. I hope nobody thinks I am not serious about the topic of Daemonic Manifestations. I have plenty of stories I can share about my experiences, but I was curious to learn more about other people’s feelings and opinions without getting too personal.

SO here goes …

How long did you have to wait from the first time you attempted a Daemonic Manifestation and it actually occurred?

When it did occur for the first time was it Mental, Aural, Physical, or more than just one?

How did the overall experience leave you feeling?

Do you have a fairly rigid Ritual for Daemonic Manifestations or do you experiment and get creative?

Have you ever had a Manifestation that left you scared or frightened?

What is the funniest or most amusing thing you have experienced or heard about from another person relating to this topic?

Do you prefer learning from others or using books and self-study methods about Daemonic Manifestation? Or maybe both?

Have you ever used drugs to enhance a Manifestation Ritual? Did it create any positive or negative results?

If you could only pick one book on the topic of Daemonic Manifestation what would it be? What would you recommend to others if it is different than your personal choice?

I think that is probably enough for right now. Feel free to ask me about what I have posted and unless something really bad happens I will be back next month on the 4th.

In Darkness we are United …

Devil Murdock

 

Manifesting the Demon Within

I find myself sometimes exasperated by those practitioners who come to Demonolatry hoping the Demons will fix their lives. The obvious observation being that we often create the condition of our own lives by the decisions we make.

We all make choices from what to wear, to what to eat, to what activities we fill our time with. Manifesting the Demon within is also a choice. We can choose to listen to our inner voice and reason or we can ignore it. Listening to the Demon within seems impossible for some people.

Whether it’s because some people are self-destructive and ignore reason and facts to their own detriment or they’re just incapable of processing informtaion in a logical way they just can’t seem to make decisions that will benefit them overall. There are some simple steps for learning to listen to your inner Demons, or divine intelligences, and I assure you it can make your life a lot easier.

Some people automatically make good decisions so good for them. For the rest of you, here’s a handy list of questions that might help.

1. What are the consequences, good and bad, of this decision?

2. What do I have to gain?

3. What do I have to lose?

4. Would I want the person I love the most to make this decision? (If no, why?)

5. Does my gut tell me this is right? (If a decision is really wrong, most mentally healthy people will know by how it makes them feel.)

6. Are there other options? (If yes repeat the questions for each option).

Pardon me if the following sounds rude.

An example of a decision made without intelligence (demon, human or other): I never finish anything so I’m going to enroll in college and take out a hefty loan to pay for it.

An example of a decision made with manifested divine intelligence: I never finish anything so I’m going to start small and start making goals and force myself to finish them. Meanwhile, I’ll work and save up money and if I can prove to myself that I can actually follow through and finish something, then I’ll consider enrolling in college after shopping around for a loan that won’t put me into debt for the rest of my life.

Yes, the second decision will take longer to work though, but it suggests self-knowledge and a geniune interest in wanting to change. Whereas the first decision sets the person up for failure by taking on something they obviously cannot handle.

This kind of decision making skill applies to a lot of things. I can’t begin to tell you how many people I’ve known who chose to buy a video game over paying their rent. Or choosing a girlfriend or boyfriend over a job.  Then they cry to me about how terrible their life is and how they can’t get ahead. How they’re in debt up to their ears or how they might get evicted from their apartment. Then after this lament I’m often asked how the Demonic can help them fix what they screwed up.

Manifesting the Demon within is that first step. The Demon being divine intelligence. It is as simple as exercising good decision making skills. It’s up to you, not the Demonic, to fix those things in your life that you screwed up by making poor decisions. The Demonic can only present the opportunity, you’re the one who has to recognize the opportunity and take it.

July Manifests

Welcome to July 2011! First some DB Publishing news.  First, DB Publishing is seeking submissions for a new book called My Name is Legion: For We Are Many. Here are the Guidelines.

Next, DB Publishing has officially announced its acquisition of a new book about Demonolatry by Gynna Nichols (a QA guide for beginners) slated to be published next year.

This month, our contributors talk about Daemonic Manifestation. See the home page for the blogging schedule, or feel free to subscribe by e-mail or through RSS or Networked Blogs to make sure you don’t miss anything.

Now that summer is here so many groups are performing their rites to Flaros and the Asmodai. Fire festivals abound and I wish all of my brethren good tidings and a glorious summer and hope that wonderful things manifest for you and yours this July.

Until the next update, I remain,

Frank F. Domovoi

Book Giveaways!

demonolatry.org in cooperation with DB Publishing & Official Melissa Press is going to start holding regular drawings for some fantastic bookish prizes.

Right now we’re going to start accepting entries for both the Third Quarter & Halloween Giveaways!

Third Quarter

Third Quarter Book Giveaway: Is now over. To see the winners CLICK HERE.

Halloween

Winners are Here!

In 2012 enter to win limited edition copies of Official Melissa Press titles!

The New Site & More

Please be aware that this website is currently under complete renovation. If anything looks like it needs to be cleaned up, it probably does. Please bear with us while we clean up our code and make things pretty.

The decision to change the site was simple. We wanted to streamline the site so it was easier for me to maintain, while allowing selected other users also add content to keep the site fresh and updated with new information for visitors.

With our new plan you should plan to see new content (in the form of blog posts) every five days or so. See the main page of the site to see who is blogging when so you won’t miss your favorite contributors. Also note that you can subscribe to the site to receive new content in e-mail, or join us via Networked Blogs to keep up with the latest updates.

So welcome to the new site and we hope you enjoy it!