Category: Ceremonial Magick

The Fine Art of Discernment

In our FB group, I made a post about discernment that I thought would also be useful here. It has been modified to include some important discussion points that ensued. One of the WORST possible pieces of advice circulating among the online occulture of self-styled modern Daemonolaters is, “Just ask the Daemons!” Even I’ve been […]

Powers of the Sphinx

Scire: To Know (Also Noscere) Velle: To Will Audere: To Dare Tacere: To Keep Silent The powers of the sphinx are the most basic and fundamental principles in a good number of Western magical traditions. This includes everything from hermetics, ceremonial magicks, witchcraft, and just about everything in between. Including Daemonolatry. One of the first […]

Water North – Water West?

A really common question came up on the blog today, and I’m sure I’ve covered it briefly somewhere in one of my books before, though I’ll be damned if I remember which one. So I thought I would address the question, because it’s a good one, and hopefully help to clear up confusion. Hello little […]

Enochian and Goetia Master Classes!

Hey everyone!  I am one of the faculty for an online Goetia Master Class! What are the Enochian and Goetia Online Master Classes? Two Seven Day Live Online Video Classes with some of the most exciting writers and teachers of Magick today! There will be a class focusing on Goetia, and one on Enochian. Sign up […]

Ask A Daemonolatress: Does the order in which I invoke matter?

Dear S. Connolly: Do I invoke the demon I’m working with before Satan in the circle or after Satan? Someone told me to do it before, while I understand some articles say after. This is very confusing. Answer:  In the standard, elemental ritual construct, in my tradition at least, Satan is the 5th element and comes […]

6 Reasons Daemonic Invocations Fail

[This post is cross-posted from www.s-connolly.com] Okay, so I’m sure there are more than six reasons that a Daemonic invocation could fail (in the manifestation department, both literally and figuratively). There could be any number of reasons based on the exact circumstances of said invocation/evocation (pick your poison).  But I’ve found there are six very […]

The “Lazy” Magician? I Think Not!

Over the past few years I have been heavily criticized for my book “Daemonolatry Goetia” because I basically took the entire Goetia out of its historical context, modified it for Daemonolatry magicians (who prefer to respect the divine intelligences they work with), and gave the Daemons/Spirits updated attributes for the modern age based on my […]

Inevitable

I believe the reworking of all grimoires to be an inevitability. Never before has occult knowledge been so readily available to those who seek it. Even in ancient times when such knowledge was more prevalent, I doubt the level of availability could rival the internet. But at the same time, the traditional grimoires have never […]