Rite to Eurynomous & Baalberith

This rite shall be done on the evening of October the 31st between the hours of 8pm and 2am November 1st. The person conducting the rite shall not eat or smoke or engage in sexual intercourse 12 hours minimum prior to the commencement of the rite.

 

Preparation – you need:

 

Red or black light for the ritual chamber (atmospheric)
5 chalices
5 bowls or incense burners
Charcoal
Black candles for the altar and all four elemental points
Sword for evocation
Oleum of Baalberith or Eurynomous or both
Oleum of Lucifuge Rofocale
Controlling oil
2×2 pieces of parchment
melted black wax
1/4 cup ground sage
1/4 cup ground mullein
1 ground mandrake root
Urine
Blood

 

To Make Black Paper Squares for Rite Requests and Prayers.

 

Take 2×2 pieces of paper and soak in controlling oil for 10 minutes. Put paper on a cookie sheet, heat oven to low bake, bake for five minutes, let cool. place one at a time in melted black wax using a tweezer until fully covered. On one side of each place the sigil of Eurynomous or Baalberith. Store in a dark, dry box.

 

Oleum of Lucifuge Rofocale

 

1 cup olive juice – black
1 tsp olive oil (optional)
1/2 cup alchohol
A pinch of ground mandrake
A pinch of ground mullein
Controlling Oil –
Calamus root steeped in light vegetable oil.
Incense
Sage
Mandrake
Mullein
1 tsp of Lucifuge Rofocale oleum

This rite is particularily useful for cursing and banishing negativity. This is the prelude to the Rite of Belial which is the “New Beginning.”
Use all black candles for elemental points. You may use a personal “power” candle of any color you choose on your alter if you choose. Place a chalice of sea salt mixed with water at each point (or water directly from the ocean). You may choose to have two chalices on the alter. One for the libation to Leviathan and one for the ceremonial drink/offering to the death demons. You should also place bowls of dirt on top of which charcoal should be placed for the ritual incense – at each of the elemental points and one on the alter for burning requests. Your alter should face either your elemental point or the North-West point of your circle.

 

***IMPORTANT NOTE

 

– as you mix the salt and water with the dagger you must say the following for each chalice you mix – “Talot pasa oida Belial et Leviathan”

Invite the elemental demons as you normally would by employing their enns. Invite Satan from the center using the following enn: “Ave Satanis! Tasa reme laris Satan.”

From the Northmost point you will invite both Baalberith and Eurynomous.

To invite Balberith employ the enn – “Avage secore on ca Baalberith.”

To invite Eurynomous employ the enn – ” Ayar secore on ca Eurynomous.”

Then recite the prayer (or use one of your own if you prefer) – 

“Into this circle I welcome death. Of Baalberith and Eurynomous come forth and be present. For this ritual is in your honor. This night you reign supreme. I pray you to assist me in my workings and to bless this rite.”

Now is the time for either silent prayer or to make requests. On the black paper squares you write your request, one letter over another, focusing your energy on the square. Hold the square over the flame before burning and recite the appropiate verse depending on intention. For group Rites – each person writes and burns her own requests.

CURSING – “Blanae core sanada. Recta sabra naca Flereous.”

DISPELLING NEGATIVITY – “Poco tasa helna rabac tasa. Recta sabra naca Flereous.”

Burn all requests. The rite is then closed in the usual manner. The ashes of the requests and remaining wax is buried (within 24 hours) in the ground. As you are burying the remains of the ritual you must say: “Padar ast fo ehaoth pedar ganabel Berith.”
Some people prefer to bury the requests in a graveyard. This is very symbolic not only from the cursing or death aspect, but also from the new beginnings aspect.

 

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What is Satanism?

Not necessarily what you may imagine…

 

Satanism is not one single religion. Satanism is a broad category of religions, worldviews, and literature all featuring a favorable interpretation of the figure of Satan.

Christians (and Muslims) regard their “God” as all-good and Satan as evil. But what is “good”? What is “evil”? Many of the moral values espoused in the Bible seem very strange from a modern Western point of view.

In the Garden of Eden story, Adam and Eve are punished for eating from the “tree of knowledge of good and evil.” In other words, blind obedience to the Biblical “God” is considered “good,” whereas independent moral judgment, based on one’s own knowledge, is considered “evil.” But, like many other educated people in the West today, we Satanists do not agree with this idea at all.

In the Book of Genesis, “God” seems to be outright threatened by human knowledge and achievement, both in the Garden of Eden story (“And the LORD God said, ‘The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.'” – Genesis 3:22) and then later in the Tower of Babel story (“But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. The LORD said, ‘If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.'” – Genesis 11:5-7).

In several books of the Bible, the supposedly all-good “God” commands the Israelites to slaughter various enemy nations in their entirety, in some cases sparing only the virgin girls who are taken as slaves. Nowhere in the Bible is Satan alleged to do anything even remotely as “evil” by modern Western standards.

According to traditional Christian doctrine, the main “evil” thing Satan is believed to do is simply to lead people away from Christ. Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing depends on how you feel about Christianity.

From a more down-to-Earth point of view, the worst thing Satan is said to do in the New Testament is to drive people insane. (Insanity is blamed on alleged “demon possession.”) Indeed, if one is careless, one can drive oneself insane through exploring the unknown and seeking to “become as gods,” as Satan invites us to do. On the other hand, if one takes reasonable precautions in pursuing one’s explorations and ambitions, one can reap great benefits.

Thus, most Satanists do NOT see themselves as “worshiping evil.” Rather, most Satanists associate Satan with such values as pride, independence, individuality, knowledge, achievement, thinking for oneself, and exploring unknown and forbidden realms.

Furthermore, contrary to the portrayal of Satanism in horror movies and sensationalistic tabloids, the vast majority of Satanists do NOT see any need to sacrifice animals or commit violent crimes in the name of Satan.

 

There are many kinds of Satanists.

 

For most of the past forty years, the most public Satanist spokespeople have been atheistic symbolic Satanists, who do not believe in or worship Satan as a literal entity, but who regard Satan as a symbol of independence, pride, individual ambition, etc. The best-known symbolic Satanist organization is the Church of Satan, founded by Anton LaVey.

There is now a growing movement of theistic Satanists, who do believe in and revere Satan as a deity.

There are many kinds of theistic Satanists. The vast majority do NOT simply accept Christian beliefs except for siding with the Other Guy. The beliefs of most theistic Satanists are based on sources other than just Christianity.

Some theistic Satanists regard Satan as the Christian-era image of a more ancient deity such as the Egyptian god Set, the Greek Titan Prometheus, or the Sumerian god Enki. The Temple of Set is the best-known organization holding such a belief.

Others base their ideas on ancient Ophidian Gnosticism, which venerated the serpent of the Garden of Eden myth. Ophidian Gnostics saw the Biblical God as the Demiurge (an evil god who created the physical world for the purpose of trapping human souls) and the serpent as Sophia, the bringer of wisdom. This theology isn’t popular among today’s Satanists, most of whom have a more favorable opinion of the material world and their own bodies than the ancient Gnostics did.

Some see Satan as “God of this world” in a deistic or pantheistic sense, thereby giving a decidedly non-Christian interpretation to a phrase used in the Bible to refer to Satan (2 Corinthians 4:4).

Many theistic Satanists are polytheistic and regard both Satan and the Christian “God” as just two of the many gods. Some believe that all the gods, including both Satan and the Christian “God,” are really just very advanced extraterrestrial humanoids. Others are polytheistic in a more traditional spiritual sense.

The authors of this pamphlet are founding members of the Church of Azazel, which has a polytheistic theology. We believe that the Christian “God” is not the true cosmic God. To us, the workings of Nature do not suggest that the cosmic creator God desires a personal parental-like relationship with us humans. We believe that the true cosmic God is most likely impersonal, and, therefore, that any god who does relate to humans in a personal way is not the cosmic God. Thus we regard neither the Christian “God” nor Satan as the ultimate God of the universe. We regard Satan as a spirit who rules over the Earth and as a Muse of human innovation.

 

Note: The aim of this pamphlet is not to convert people to Satanism but only to provide information and dispel misconceptions. We believe that people should identify as Satanists only if they personally feel drawn to Satan on a deep level and only after studying both a variety of different kinds of Satanism and a variety of other religious alternatives as well.

 

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What Satanism is NOT

Satanism is not

 

– An ideology that says that might is right.
Satanism is not an ideology. Might is not necessarily right. From Plato to Kant and Wittgenstein philosophers have come to the conclusion that all philosophy is basically moral philosophy, – and moral philosophy is basically objecting to the notion that might is the only right. We cannot accept it, for we are humans, not animals, and we have never been able to accept it. We should never accept it. The social Darwinist ideology, advocated by some individuals and groups who like to call themselves Satanists, is plain bad thinking; a pseudo-philosophy founded on what is known as the naturalistic fallacy. It is quite literally non-sense; it is not in accordance with reason, – and it has nothing to do with Satanism.

 

– Anti-Christianity.
Satanism has to do with Christianity. Certainly. Very much so. Even though I do of course agree with Diane Vera when she says that, “Although the idea of Satan is derived from Christianity, Satanism is too far outside the pale of Christian belief to qualify as a Christian heresy”, since Satanism has in fact so much to do with Christianity, I wouldn’t personally object to anyone calling me a Christian heretic. I too read the bible, and since no-one has yet bothered to develop a sound Satanic theology, and since Satanism is far too young a religion to have any real tradition of its own, I rely heavily on Christian theologians, and Christian tradition, when trying to explain my own beliefs. I’d suggest that you do the same. The Christians have been doing theology for 2000 years, and they’re good at it. Also, since Satanism has come from Christianity (see Why are Satanists so preoccupied with Christianity?), Satanists and Christians naturally have a lot of things in common. Some Satanic beliefs are contrary to Christian beliefs, but Satanism is not anti-Christianity. For obvious reasons, theistic Satanism has much more in common with Christianity than it has with LaVeyan atheism, for instance, or with Marxism.

 

– Rebellion against society.
Giuseppe Ferrari once wrote an article in the Vatican’s official newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, in which he listed some of the motivations “which draw people to practice satanic rites”. One of them, he said, was “the desire of confronting society in an eccentric and belligerent way”. No doubt he was right about that (see On Satanism as a sub-culture phenomenon). However, Satanism is not about confronting society. Some Satanic rituals are not suited for public display, and therefore they are performed in private. Most regular people at times do stuff in the privacy of their own homes that they wouldn’t invite people to come witness. That doesn’t mean that they are against society, or that they are (as has been claimed about Satanists) a danger to society. Furthermore, since Satanism is not generally accepted, many Satanists prefer to keep silent about their religion. Such silence should not be confused with malignancy. Philippians 2:15 tells the Christians, “Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel”, – but this does not apply to Satanists. Satanism is not a religion for the many, but a religion for the few, and we feel no great need to proselytize.

 

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Common Voodoo Glossary

A

Agwe
Loa of the ocean, of ships and boats, patron of seafarers. Spouse of Maitresse Erzulie in her aquatic aspects. Mainly Rada (but see Ge-Rouge below).

Ardra
Locality on the coast of Dahomey, from which Moreau de Saint-Mery refers to the Dahoman people generally as “aradas,” and from which comes the term “Rada” denoting a main group of Voudoun rites.

Asson
The sacred rattle of Voudoun, its typical components being a calabash and snake vertebrae. To be “given the asson” is to be raised to the priestly authority (see Houngan, Mambo.)

Audowido
The Deity of the Rainbow among the Nago people in Africa, represented as a serpent surrounded by spectrum colors.

Ayida Wedo
One of the revered Serpent-Deities of Rada Voudoun, who represent the sky powers; the rainbow is her symbol, and as wife of Damballah she shares his function as cosmic protector and giver of blessing. Her “surname” Wedo may signify her association (along with Damballah) with the Serpent cult of Whydah or it may be simply a part of the name of the Nago Rainbow-Deity, Audowido.

Ayizan
The primal or archetypal Mambo, sometimes considered to be the wife of Loco, with whom she shares the guardianship of religious traditions, healing powers, and the reverence due to parents and to ancestors. She is patroness of initiation, and the palm-tree is her symbol.
B

Badagris
Related to Badagri, on the western Nigerian coast; a title and aspect of the Nago Loa Ogu or Ogoun.

Bambara
A Sudanese people represented in Haiti; their cult animal in Africa was the antelope.

Baron Cimetiere, Baron La Croix, Baron Samedi
Intensely powerful (and therefore magical) Loa of the Dead; considered to be of the “family” of Ghede, but of New World rather than African conception, Petro rather than Rada

Bassin
A pool or tank of water sometimes provided at a hounfor. It is of convenient size and may be suitably ornamented for its purpose, that aquatic or serpent Loa when they have taken possession of devotees may enjoy immersion.

Batterie
In some contexts this word signifies simply a set of drums; in ritual (and especially at the point of division between the opening devotions and ceremony proper) it signifies a specific system of sounding the asson, clapping hands, and sounding the drums (if used) in an impressive unison rhythm.

Benin
An historically and culturally important regions, river and city which forms part of southern Nigeria. The craftsmanship of the Beni (or Bini) people in brass, bronze and ivory is renowned.

Bokor
A bokor or boko is a sorcerer who performs Spiritual Work for clients in return for gifts or money. What separates them from other practitioners is that, in general, they “work with both hands.” In other words, they will perform many rituals involving black magick & will-control that most other initiated Vodou practitioners will not.

Brigitte, Mademoiselle Brigitte, Madame Brigitte, Grande Brigitte
A loa whose French-Celtic name evokes European associations of folklore and myth, “Grande” in Creole signifying “Grandmother.” Maman Brigitte, as she is often called, is the female Guardian of Graves, a powerful magical Loa of cemeteries, and is said by some to be the wife of one of the Barons. Her sacred trees are the elm and the weeping willow.
C

Cheval
See Horse

Cimetiere
See Baron Cimetiere

Collier
A necklace. Specifically, in Voudoun, a ritual necklace given to a person in token of initiation.

Commandant-general de la Place
See La Place.

Congo
An important region of equatorial Africa. To Haitian Voudoun it has given – along with many people – distinctive ritual, drums, dances. The Congo Loa have been influenced by Petro.

Couleuvre
See Kulev.

Creole
Pertaining to the people, language and customs of Haiti; also used with reference to other cultures both West Indian and Latin American. This word comes through the French from a Spanish word meaning “born outside the homeland.
D

Dahomey
A region of West Africa, lying west of Nigeria and north of the Gulf of Guinea. It contains Ardra and Whydah, which were taken over by the Dahomans early in the eighteenth century. The Dahomey rite is distinguished by the mildness of its Loa.

Damballah
The principal Sky-Serpent Loa of Voudoun, an archetypally wise, loving but somewhat withdrawn father to his people. His characteristics are his lack of articulate human speech, his affinity with water, and his preference for white or colorless fod and drink. By nature a well as historically, he belongs chiefly to the Dahomey rite (Rada), but it also found in the Ibo and even (as Damballah-Ge_rouge and as Damballah-La-Flambeau) in Petro. His name is directly derived from “Danh-Gbwe.”

Danh-Gbwe
The Great Serpent, so called in the language of the people of Ardra, Whydah and Dahomey. This name was given to the species of yellow and brown mottled python there venerated as an intermediary or focus of divine power (see Voodoo, Voudoun).

Danh-hwe
Literally, a “serpent house;” understood as a shelter for the sacred pythons and a center for their cult in Dahomey.

Don Pedro
The traditional founder of Petro Voudoun; his name is given as Jean-Philippe Pedro, a Negro of Spanish (that is, Santo Domingo) origin. The rite at first became known as “a dance, the Don Pedro.” He and/or a physical or spiritual son have become Loa under the names of Jean-Philippe Petro, Ti Jean Petro.
E

En Guinee
See Guinee

Erzulie, Erzulie Freda, Erzulie Freda Dahomin
The name Erzulie is sometimes spelled Ezili and with other variations; generally this Loa is mentioned with the title “Maitresse.” Her name appears to relate to the Serpent-Goddess Ezi-Aku, mentioned early in the present century as worshipped in northern Nigeria. Maitresse Erzulie, however, has become an ideal figure of delicate and alluring womanhood. She has an aquatic form, La Sirene, which may be related to her earlier serpent manifestations. Apart from this, she has two different traditions: that of La Grande Erzulie, which shows her as elderly and grief-stricken, and that of “the Erzulies” who traditionally fought in astral manifestation alongside the liberators of Haiti – a tradition less astonishingly related to the Loa of Love and Beauty when the historical fact is recalled of the “amazon regiments” in the royal army of Dahomey.
F

Fer
A title of Ogoun (Ogu).

Flags
See Ritual Flags.
Flambeau
See La Flambeau.

Fon
A people and a language of the Dahomey and Yoruba regions.
G

Ge-Rouge
Literally “Red Eye.” Title indicating a horrific aspect, added to the names of certain Rada Loa when a particular Petro cult invokes a violent form of their power. Thus are produced Agwe-Ge-Rouge, Damballah Ge-Rouge, Erzulie Ge-Rouge, Ogoun Ge-Rouge

Ghede
The most benevolent of the Loa of the Dead, powerful in healing and as protector of children as well as being a great jester. Two of his best-known titles are Brav’ Ghede and Ghede Nimbo. The title Nimbo relates him to the Ndemba Society, an African cult whose mysteries are concerned with death and resurrection. The origin of the name Ghede is considered uncertain. There are a considerable number of Ghedes, and their position is generally held to be between Rada and Petro.

Guinee
The French form of “Guinea,” but understood in Voudoun as denoting Africa generally, or rather, the astral counterpart of Africa as the homeland. Thus a person’s conscious mind, on being displaced by a Loa in the process of possession, is said to be “en Guinee” – in Africa.
H

Horse
A Loa, possessing a person, is said sometimes to “dance in the head” of that person, but the more traditional expression is that the Loa “rides” the person’s head. The person is thus regarded as the “horse” (in French, “cheval” of the Loa.)

Hounfor
Strictly, the inner sanctuary or altar-room of a site where the religion of Voudoun is practiced. In a general sense, it is understood to mean the whole site: the inner sanctuary, the peristyle, the dwelling of the houngan and probably some sacred trees, cairns or other landmarks. One must judge by the context.

Houngan
A fully initiated priest of Voudoun, one who has “received the asson.” The basis of this title is the African “Nganga,” a chief priest; it is prefixed with the Fon word “Houn,” meaning spirit.

Houngenikon
A ritual assistant to the Houngan or Mambo. A houngenikon is normally a “hounsi canzo”; that is, a woman chosen from among those whose initiatory status is just below that of the Houngan or Mambo. In a complex ceremony, more than one houngenikon may be responsible for its smooth running.

Hounsi
An accepted devotee at a hounfor. Those not fully trained, and thus charged with the more mundane duties, are termed “hounsis bossale” (bossale = “wild,” uncultivated). The fully trained endergo the severe “canzo” initiation, and thus become “hounsis canzo.” The training involves every aspect of the service of the Loa.
I

Ibo
A people from the Yoruba region, who have retained in Haitian Voudoun their own rite, drum-beat, songs and Loa.

Ife
An historic city of Nigeria: the spiritual destination to which the Voudoun drums are consigned for the renewal of their energies.
J
K

Kalfu
A Petro Loa of the “crossroads,” the Gate between the Worlds. This name is a corruption of Carrefout.

Kulev
A serpent. Some writers restore this Creole word to the French “couleuvre” from which it is derived; but the French word means “an adder,” a poisonous snake, whereas “kulev” in its Voudoun context signifies the harmless Haitian serpent which represents Damballah and Ayida Wedo.
L

La Croix
See Baron La Croix.
La Flambeau
Literally “The Torch.” This title is added to the names of certain Rada Loa when a Petro cult invokes an especially fiery form of their power. So we have Damballah-La-Flambeau, Ogoun-La_Flambeau, and the Dahoman Loa Amine-Gatigal becomes Amine-Gatigal-La-Flambeau.

Lambi
A conch-shell. Used as a musical horn, a large conch-shell gives a distinctive sound in ceremonies dedicated to Agwe.

Langage
The strange words in which the Loa are sometimes addressed, and which traditionally have been used also in oracular utterances from divine sources. Some meanings appear to have been handed down as priestly knowledge, but some appear to have been lost. A part of the vocabulary may be made up of lost or garbled African words, part from other sources; but both African and Amerindian traditions exist of a secret oracular speech, different from that of the people.

La Place
In full, “Commandant-general de la Place.”This title of the Master of Ceremonies who is also the sabre-bearer in Voudoun ceremonies.

La Sirene
See Erzulie.

Legba
Derived from a great solar and phallic deity (Legba or Alegba) of Dahomey, the Loa Legba is one of the principal and most revered in Haitian Voudoun. Although now transformed to the aspect of an old man, he is still the powerful Guardian of the Centerpost, and the “Opener of the Gates” to whom first salutation is due in any ceremony of communication with the Loa. The main gateway to a hounfor is frequently denoted by two trees sacred to Legba.

Loa
A Voudoun diety: that is, the power of a divine archetype working through a congenial personality built up for it by human worship and invocation in Voudoun. The most frequent means of manifestation of the Loa is by temporary possession of a devotee. (The word “Loa” has but one form for singular and plural.)
M

Mahu
See Supreme Being.

Mambo
A Voudoun priestess who has received the same training as a Houngan, and likewise has “received the asson.”

Mange Loa
“A feeding of the Loa.” Strictly, every Voudoun ceremony at which offerings are made – birds, a goat and chickens, even a bull, and always accompanying offerings such as drinks, syrups, cakes – is a feeding of the Loa, an augmentation of their powers at earth level. The term “mange Loa,” however, is most notably applied to a great annual or biennial feasting of all the Loa, which may well take a week to complete and which involves numerous offerings and services. If this feasting is held at the harvest time, it will be inaugurated with the “ceremonie-yam.”

Mange sec
“A dry feeding.” An offering of various foods without animal sacrifice to the Loa, on a minor ceremonial occasion such as the inaugural baptism of certain pieces of equipment.

Marinette
The principal female Loa of the Petro rite, sometimes said to be the wife of Ti-Jean Petro. Powerful and violent, she seems to have taken over the character of some of the Mexican Goddesses. Two of her variant forms, Marinette Bras-Cheche, Marinette Pied_Cheche, (Dry-Arm, Dry-Foot) suggest skeletal manifestations. There is also a Marinette Congo.

Mau, Mawu
See Supreme Being.

Monter la Tete
“To mount the head.” A usual expression in Voudoun for the act of possession by a Loa. See Horse.

Mystere
1. A Loa, not a spirit of the dead. 2. As in other religions: a religious ceremony, the celebration of a deity.
N

Nago
A people of the Yoruba region: in Voudoun, the major Loa Ogoun or Ogu ande his subsidiary form Saint Jacques are theirs also other Loa special to the Nago rites and a proud, high-stepping dance.

Nanchou
This name is a corruption of Saint Jacques, which name in turn has been appropriated to the Loa Ogoun.

Ndemba
An African cult society of the Congo. See Ghede.

Nganga
African word signifying a priest, religious leader. In Africa, this word is applicable to either man or woman. Another form is “Ngangan.” See the equivalent Voudoun terms, Houngan, Mambo.

Nimbo
A surname of Ghede. See Ghede, also Ndemba.
O

Ogan
An important musical instrument of Voudoun, related to the flattened bells found in Africa.

Ogan-Sig-Wedo
The Loa of the ogan.

Ogoun, Ogu
One of the great Loa of Rada Voudoun. Primarily a warrior-Loa, he carries all the “Mars” associations of the male sex, the color red, blood, fire, lightening, the sword, the metal worker, and thus also the magical connotations associated in many cultures with the smith. As Ogoun Badagris he is a phallic and magical Loa associated with a particular coastal region of Nigeria; as Ogu Fer he is associated with iron, metals, and the sword; this last association brings in also his identification with Saint Jacques because ecclesiastical pictures represent this saint as carrying the sword of his martyrdom; stability, order, authority are characteristic of him, although minor derivatives of the Saint Jacques figure (for example, Nanchou) while retaining the energy of Ogu, have not his dignity. As Ogoun Shango, again, Ogu is identified with Shango the Lightening-God of the Egba people of Dahomey.

Olorun
See Supreme Being.

Onyama
See Supreme Being.

Orientation
One of the typical procedures during a ceremony, to prepare an article for ritual use, or a victim for sacrifice. The article, whatever it may be, or the bird or animal, is lifted and swung to each of the cardinal points in turn, the manner of so doing depending upon its size. (Needless to say, a bull is not orientated.)
P

Pere savane, pretre savane
When any portion of Catholic liturgy is required in the course of a Voudoun ceremony – for instance, a healing, or the marriage of a Loa with a human – this is read or recited by a man who has acquired a special knowledge of it without becoming an ordained priest. The adjective “savane” means “rural” or “of the open country” (compare “savannah”).

Peristyle
A large “porch” or more or less open-sided building adjacent to the altar-chamber of a hounfor. It is here that most of the public ceremonies of Voudoun are held, around the poteau-Legba or pteau-mitan. The peristyle will have at least one, maybe two or three, entrances from the exterior, besides the doorway to the altar-chamber.

Petro
An important New World development in Voudoun, a group of rites distinguished by the violent energy and earth-level practicality of their Loa, their purposes, and their ceremonies. It is stated definitely to have been founded in the year 1768 by one “Don Pedro” and its development undoubtedly contributed to the subsequent liberation of Haiti from the French.

Petro, Jean-Philippe, Ti-Jean
See Don Pedro.

Possession
The characteristic form of manifestation of the Loa in Voudoun. It corresponds to a particularly deep and complete form of what in Spiritualism is called “mediumship;” it does not involve interference with the autonomic nervous systems of the possessed, or otherwise adverse results of what is known as “demonic possession.” Psychologists who reject the reality of possession by a spiritual entity have not yet come up with an adequate alternative interpretation of the symptoms.

Poteau-Legba, Poteau-mitan
The center-post of the peristyle, the point about which most public ceremonies of Voudoun revolve. In being sacred to Legba, the post has an older tradition than the peristyle itself: it corresponds to the post or mound traditionally set up outside houses in Dahomey as a sacred symbol of Legba. The center-post of the peristyle is customarily painted with bright colors, and is surrounded by a step which can serve as an altar.
Q
R

Rites of Voudoun
See Congo, Dahomey, Ibo, Nago, Ge-Rouge, La Flambeau, Zandor. A complete account would contain a number of others.

Ritual Flags
The banners, often beautifully embroidered and adorned with sequins, showing designs representing the various Voudoun “societes.” Usually a societe has two such flags, which are carried in the ceremonies by specially designated hounsis. When not in use, the ritual flags are kept in the altar chamber, resting against the altar.
S

Saint Jacques
An alternative name and form by which the Loa Ogoun can be identified. See Ogoun.

Samedi
See Baron Samedi.

Savane
See Pere savane.

Seh
See Supreme Being.

Servir a deux mains
“To serve with both hands;” said of a Houngan or a Mambo, or a hounfor, who (or which) serves both Rada and Petro Loa. It can be gathered that this was at one time more unusual than at present.

Simbi
The magical and powerful Water-Snake Loa, who is served with both Rada and Petro rites.

Societe
The association of devotees who support a hounfor. It is a membership in such a Societe which makes a person a recognized follower of Voudon and servitor of the Loa; therefore this membership is a first necessary step towards initiation. On the other hand, many members of a Societe will be content simply to give their presence at ceremonies, their devotion, and their monetary contributions when called upon, as in all religious associations.

Supreme Being
Despite the emphasis on the intermediate Beings, not only in Voudoun, but in religious systems which have contributed to it, there has always been a recognition of the existence of a Supreme Being. The purpose of the intermediates is seen to be a tempering of high spiritual power to human needs, and its channeling down into vehicles of human making, for effective and controlled action at or near earth level. In Dahoman religion, the traditional names of the Supreme Being are Seh, and Mahou or Mau; in Yoruba tradition, Olorun and Onyama.
T

Ti-Jean (Petit Jean)
See Don Pedro.
U
V

Vever
A symbolic design, formed on the ground (in the peristyle) by sprinkling wheatmeal, cornmeal, or some other appropriate powder from the hand, at or before the beginning of a ceremony. Such a design represents a Loa to be invoked, and serves both as a focal point for invocation and a kind of altar for offerings. Several vevers of different Loa may be drawn for one ceremony. The designs incorporate well-recognized traditional elements, but reflect also the individual intentions and creative skill of the Houngan or Mambo.

Voodoo, Voudoun
A religious system based mainly on beliefs and practices brought from Africa into the Western world, although now incorporating other components and having further developed through time and circumstance. The name “Voodoo” comes from the Fon word for the system, practiced in Dahomey for example, of worshipping, and seeking assistance and oracles from divine power, as this was channeled through the visible presence of a specific kind of living creature. The astral presence of the Loa, and their manifestation through possessed devotees, however, now apparently suffices.
W

Wedo
A surname signifying “of Whyday” and so added in one or two cases to the names of Dahomey Loa; see Ayida Wedo, Damballah, Ogan-Sih-Wedo.

Whyday
Before 1727 an independent kingdom; after that date a province of the Kingdom of Dahomey. In both conditions it was a great center of the serpent cult; and, being situated on the coast, became (like Badagry) a considerable center also for the European export of slaves to the New World. These facts have undoubtedly given Whydah a great importance in the development of Haitian Voudoun.
X
Y

Yam
See Ceremonie-Yam.

Yanvalou
A favorite Voudoun dance; the name means “supplication.” The dance is characterized by the hands being placed on knees or thighs, and has several main variations: Yanvalou debut (upright), Yanvalou dos bas (crouching), Yanvalou z’epaules (a “shoulder dance”), etc.

Yrouba
A region of Nigeria having a great cultural history, and comprising a number of peoples who have contributed much to Voudoun: the Bini, Fon, Ibo and Nago people, among others.
Z

Zandor
A Petro rite resulting apparently from a fusion of the Congo rite with the Mexican maize-cult: characterized by the Loa Congo-Zandor.

 

Being Sired

Many vampyres can trace their history to the great founding of their race. The dark immortal, granted the gift of vampyrism to a young girl via allowing her to taste cursed blood from his tainted hand. The girl quickly aged and grew sharp fangs feeding on her former neighbors and creating a race of undead vampyres who would seemingly never age or die. Vampyres are often at odds with all the living races but are often in conflict with humans as this is their favorite race to feed on and obviously the humans resist.

It is almost certain the vampyres will rise again in the future to instigate more wars to feed their hunger for more resources and territory. The present vampyre homeland of Talmarek is often used by this race as a base to sally fourth from on these sojourns and control of the province has changed hands many times.

Often very cold with death, a vampyre’s appearance depends heavily on the original race the vampyre was before contracting the curse/sickness. More often than not, a subject may lose up to fifty pounds of weight upon transformation. There can also be a vampyric dragon. Vampyres are undead and thus vampyres cannot have offspring unless the vampyre had a child before having the curse, or unless magical or divine methods are used. Since their bodies are technically dead, normal diseases and poisons have minimal effect, if any. Vampyres also typically gain inherent powers upon being sired(their strength varying depending on the sire), and their speed and strength is also amplified. They are also known to be very susceptible to fire and holy magic; contrary to popular rumor, sunlight, garlic, and holy symbols(on their own) have little to no affect on vampyric beings.

Most vampyres are mentally stable, though a few undergo the transformation in a way so horrible it greatly effects their sanity. However, there are certain psychological elements that vampyres do undergo. For instance, they will have an affinity for blood and an affinity for death and particularly necromancy.

Vampyres tend to fall into one of three groupings. The first are vampyres who live in solitude forsaking their brethren, often living alone in seclusion with their servants or often completely alone they feed on whoever strolls into their vicinity and have few friends or contacts. The second type are known as vampyre cabals, these groups tend to be like extended families that can trace their line to a living ancestor a powerful vampyre lord. Or lady who is the parent of them all leading with the other elders or often alone with an iron fist. Vampyre cabals often have a territory they claim as their own which often includes willing and unwilling subjects from which they can feed. Vampyre cabals defend their territory and work together but often these cabals operate on the principle that “Might is right” and the strongest tend to have the most influence. The third and arguably the most advanced type of vampyre society is often dubbed “The aristocracy of the night.” These vampyre societies tend to mirror human with a king, emperor, queen etc as the head backed up by a large number of vampyre nobles. These societies often function exactly the same as a human kingdom with the exception that they are much more warlike as vampyres tend to consume more resources than humans and live longer so they require vast territories which are often seized from their neighbors. These societies tend to be very advanced including warriors, nobles priests, lawyers and artisans functioning perfect and harmoniously for several millennia under their wise, ancient and seemingly immortal monarchs.

Vampyre thralls are also known as lesser vampyres, they are almost always the servant of a fully fledged vampyre and a number of them may be the servants of a powerful vampyre lord. Vampyre thralls appear much the same as normal vampyres with pale skin and dark hair and often have yellow or crimson eyes however their fangs are less prominent and their powers much weaker. Vampyre thralls cannot sire a vampyre, and do not have the command of the dark arts that vampyres do. Vampyre thralls hasten to obey their masters and “live” to serve. If a vampyre thrall performs his or her duties long enough they may be initiated to the rank of full vampyre by their master only. Vampyre thralls are created by vampyres feeding a victim their blood without draining them first, as they would in a typical siring. Often this is done purposefully to create a slave, however weaker or younger vampyres may create thralls through lack of knowledge and experience.

Sired vampyres, or commonly known as the “common” vampyre, are ones that have been bitten and drained completely by a powerful vampyre being, such as a Revenant, Pure Blood, or elder vampyre. Sired vampyres cannot turn other individuals into vampyres, as they lack the experience, age, and intellect to do so. Sired vampyres are a step above thralls, in that they are more than just servants that are blood-lusting creatures, instead they present a much more intelligent being, though some appearance or feeling of servitude to their sire may develop, especially after the siring. Their powers are weak to begin with, but grow in strength and ability as they age, gain knowledge through tutorship, or other means that usually take some time to develop. Most often, sired vampyres are necromancers or other mages specializing in the dark arts and are known to associate with other dark races.

Elder vampyres are those that were once sired/common vampyres, but through means of great knowledge gained or the blessing of a master, have achieved higher status and greater abilities, most specifically the ability to sire other common vampyres and thralls. These beings are no different in appearance than sired vampyres, though the are vastly more intelligent and can often use more powerful spells, specifically necromancy and dark arts, though not quite as strong as a Pure-Blood or Revenant.

Pure blood vampyres are ones that were born directly from either a controlled environment or magical powers from an powerful being. A controlled environment includes the process in which DNA from a male and female vampyre were combined, creating a new being that was never sired. These cannot occur in nature. In addition, the new “pure-blood” vampyre cannot reproduce, as they would have never developed this ability having been created in a controlled environment. Higher beings can assist in the creation of a pure-blood vampyre, but this is extremely rare, however there has been documented cases of this happening.

Vampyre Revenant’s are vampyres who are particularly ancient and evil. Revenant’s have existed for many, long centuries and often have a particularly monstrous appearance; almost all Revenant’s have large leathery wings and often have long black horns that sprout from their forehead. Revenants are undead and command powerful unnatural forces, death seems to follow in their wake like a gruesome shadow as flowers, grass and trees blacken and die in their wake as a dark aura of death lingers around the Revenant. Revenant’s are often slower than vampyres but can command powerful magic and some unusual abilities such as poisonous saliva and blood which can slowly and painfully kill those that come into contact with them. All of the Revenant’s teeth are black pointed fangs and can tear through wood and flesh easily. The most powerful Revenant’s can disguise their monstrous form appearing either as a normal vampyre,as other ethereal forms or as a member of their original race. Vampyres are often led by Revenant and all vampyres hold them with great reverence as many of these powerful creatures date back to the time of the founding of the vampyres or were elevated to their position by the dark gods.

Let us not forget the rather nasty side effects of having the wrong blood type injected into your body, then you would experience the most horrid of side effects, which would include, photosensitivity, possible skin conditions, unexplainable dreams, nightmares and memories. The inability to function in the normal world among a vast array of other such sinister effects.

How to combat these side effects, there is really only one way. To seek the guidance of a Elder or Pure blood Vampyre. A master vampyre that is adept at Siring, Healing and who is directly connected to the dark gods.
Less Common Vampyre Hybrids

Alp – A shapeshifting spirit associated with nightmares, often takes the form of a bird, cat, or other animal. (German)

Bajang – A demon with the ability to take the form of a cat.

Chupacabra – A small creature with large hind limbs, a reptilian head, and large oval eyes. Feeds on the blood of small animals and humans. (Mexican, South American)

Dearg-due – A ghastly vampiric creature with bat wings. (Irish)

Dhampir – The offspring of a vampire father and a human mother. (Gypsy)

Jaracacas – A creature that appears in the form of a snake. (Brazilian)

Kappa – A creature that resembles a human with green skin. (Japanese)

Langsuyar – A female vampire that has produced an undead offspring. (Malaysian)

Lobishomen – A blood sucking werewolf. (Portuguese)

Mosquito Man – A humanoid creature with a long proboscis used to suck the blood of humans and animals.

Pontianak – A human fetus that has been transformed into a vampire while still in the womb. Feeds on human intestines and blood. (Malaysian)

Strigoi – A malformed vampiric creature. (Romanian)

Vampire Fruits – Vampires of fruit origin. (Slavic)

Vetala – A being with the ability to possess and reanimate corpses. (Indian)

Yasha – A human reincarnated as a vampire bat. (Japanese)

Yuki-onna – A beautiful but deadly snow queen with long hair and pure white skin. (Japanese

Sealed with Blood

Mankind from his very beginning has recognized the power of blood to seal his mind. All cultures have known that blood has the power to remove sins, heal, appease the gods, and facilitate blessings from them. Priests have usually attained this blood in some type of ritual setting from both human and animal sacrifices.

History shows this is true for the believers of many gods (polytheist) as well as believers of one god and it is also true from the most advanced civilizations to the most primitive. Even today worshippers of Satan and Lucifer believe in blood sacrifices and the power of the blood.
Why is blood a universal principle?

The question that arises is why does mankind universally have this blood fetish impressed upon his psych? Most scholars and archeologists know this to be true for they have unearthed altars from every corner of the earth. The fact that sacrifices were offered still does not explain why this true.

Carl Jung, the eminent psychiatry, put forth a theory that within the psychic of man there are archetypes. He discovered that humans have a “preconscious psychic disposition that enables a (man) to react in a human manner.” These potentials for creation are actualized when they enter consciousness as images. This means the mind is programmed to receive certain potentials, thoughts, or ideas and there are patterns in place in the mind or consciousness.

In order to explain this one has to acknowledge the existence of a supreme being, Yahweh Elohim who created man and programmed his mind with certain attributes as love, intellect, justice, etc. Now in plain English, mankind collectively understands from a physical standpoint that blood represents the life of the flesh, for without it all flesh dies.
Is blood linked to magic?

Magic plays an important part in mankind’s worship of various deities and the spirit. Since blood represents life, it was believed that by offering up blood or using blood in some rituals, it has the power of passing on this principle of life, giving power to protect, heal and create. For example, many Gentiles would drink blood of sacrifices believing they could obtain some type of spiritual attributes from the substance. Killing an innocent baby and drinking the blood was thought as a way to obtain the principle of innocence.

Even at the time of the Messiah, Pilate mixed human blood with the blood of animal sacrifice (Lk. 13:1). Again, it was thought that human blood increased the efficacy of their rituals to their pagan gods.
Was blood important to the Patriarchs?

When Elohim created Israel from the seed of Abraham, he gave them a more perfect understanding of blood and removed many of the Gentiles’ superstitions regarding these blood rituals. For example, Israel only used the blood for atonement of their souls (Lev 17:10) and they were forbidden from drinking it as the Gentiles did. Israel was also forbidden from offering human sacrifices.

Paul, the apostle, writes: “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission (Heb 9:22).” Now the gentiles knew and believed this but they did not have the reality of what blood represents on a spiritual and psychological level.
How did Israel use blood under the Law of Moses?

Even with the Law of Moses, it must be understood that Israel did not have the reality of what blood represented spiritually and psychologically. The Passover blood of lambs and goats placed on their doors in Egypt had no real power to protect them from the death angel that passed through the land that smote all with death that did not have this blood. It was just a symbol that pointed to the Messiah who was the reality.

The Messiah told the leaders and teachers of Israel that they did not understand the scriptures. The priests taught and believed that the people obtained eternal righteousness through performing these rituals laid down in the law and prophets (Old Testament). The Messiah told them that the things in the Law of Moses testified and pointed to Him (Jn. 5:39), which were the works He had to do fulfill.

So all the animal sacrifices that Israel, as well the Gentiles ignorantly, offered up for sin and atonement pointed to the true sacrifice, the Lamb of Yahweh (Jn. 1:29), Yahshua the Messiah. It was His death that brought the Law of Moses to an end and began the New Covenant (Heb. 9:?), where true worshippers worship Elohim in Spirit and Truth (Jn. 4:21-24). This means all offering sacrifices, performing rituals, keeping feast days, temple worship, etc., ended and is not valid under the New Covenant.
What is the spiritual reality of blood?

Before His death, the Messiah reveals the spiritual reality of physical blood. He spoke this in a parable. “Then the Messiah (Jesus) said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him (John 6:53-56).”

Many that heard this saying said this was a hard saying, for they were trying to interpret them in a literal sense, which did not make any sense. In a literal sense it seems that the Messiah was advocating cannibalism, which was forbidden under the law.

The Messiah explains the drinking of His blood and eating of His flesh as spiritual principles. He said: “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life (Jn. 6:63).” So it is the words of the Holy Spirit that must be eaten (or believed) in one’s heart and mind, for this is the life of the soul as blood is the life of the physical body. Job wrote: the ear tries (eats) words as the mouth eats meat (Job. 34:3). Peter confirms this, for he said that the Messiah had the words to eternal life (Jn. 6:70). To better understand the power of the words of the Holy Spirit upon the soul or mind, an examination of the basic properties of physical blood will be given.
What does blood do for the physical body?

Now the definition of physical blood is “the usually red fluid, consisting of plasma, red and white blood cells, etc., that circulates through the heart, arteries, and veins of vertebrates: blood is a body tissue that carries oxygen, hormones, cell-building material, etc. to, and carbon dioxide and waste matter away from, the other body tissues”

Now the blood of the physical body carries oxygen and other life supporting materials, such as hormones, cell-building material, protein, carbohydrates and fats, to list a few. Blood also removes waste materials.

As the blood carries materials to the cells to build and nourish the body, likewise the words of the Holy Spirit carries spiritual material to build and nourish the ‘fruits of the spirit’ in the mind, such as faith, love, patience, self control, joy, peace etc. (Gal. 5:22). The blood removes toxic material from the body. Likewise, the words of truth by the Holy Spirit remove all toxic ideas, such as hate, doubt, lust, etc., from the mind.
Does the Messiah’s blood have a deeper meaning?

Now the Messiah’s blood in reality represents a spiritual principle, for we know that his physical blood had no power to wash sin in a literal sense. Since His physical body only had a few quarts of blood, this would not have been enough to wash all of humanity physically. So the blood of Yahshua must have a deeper meaning. In the war in heaven or the angelic realm, the archangel Michael was able to overcome the archangel Lucifer and his host by the blood of the lamb (Rev. 12:6-11). Since there was no physical hemoglobin in the incorporeal realm, the words of truth (symbolized by blood) in reality gave Michael the power to stand up against Lucifer.

Donor Bill of Rights

This Bill of Rights is to promote the continued safety of the most precious of gifts to us, their life essence. It is suggested that this be signed by both the vampire and the donor on a 30/60/90 day trial basis. After this, the contract can be resigned for an extended period of time which can be either the 30/60/90/ or 6 months to 1 year. At the end of these contracts, discussions can be made as to whether or not changes should be done. What will be allowed and what will not be allowed.

1) As a donor, I know that it is through my personal sacrifice that the vampires needs are met. It is my loving nature that allows this relationship to continue. It is my right to decline to feed the vampire for any reason.

2) As a donor to a vampiric being, it is my right to know that I am in a vampiric/donor relationship that will be mutually beneficial to both me and the vampire I am donating my life essence to.

3) I am the essence provider. It is for me to decide whether or not I am able to give of my essence to the vampire I am with. I must be allotted time to heal and regain my essence in order to better support my vampiric partner.

4) At no time should my wounds not be allowed to heal.

5) At no time should I feel stressed about giving of my essence, if at any time I feel stressed, I have the right to back away from the feed, without being or feeling threatened by my vampiric partner.

6) Should I feel threatened in any way, shape or form, I have the right to seek guidance and council from other donors and leaders of the vampire community.

7) As a donor to a vampiric individual, I have the right to know that my position as lover, friend, family, roommate should not be jeopardized by my not wanting to give of my essence. In the slang, ?it should not cost me my ass to be a donor.?

8) As a donor, I should also respect the needs of the vampire and try to learn more about his/her feeding habits in order to help stabilize his/her imbalances in energy.

9) As a donor in a vampire/donor relationship, I realize that though I have many necessary rights, I must also take cares not to abuse the person I am donating my essence to. These same rights afforded me in this Bill of Rights should also be extended to the vampire I am donating too.

10) Ultimately it is my right to know that I will be safe in all aspects of the vampiric/donor relationship and should I ever feel that my safety is jeopardized, I have the right to walk away clear and free.

Ultimately, it is our (both the donor and the vampire) responsibility to insure that we are not abused. It is our (both the donor and the vampire) personal responsibility to leave a vampire/donor relationship that we feel is abusive in any nature. We can not be abused unless we allow ourselves to be. Thank you to sangy from http://www.sanguinarius.org for use of this article

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Basic Self Dedication Ritual

PLEASE NOTE: Take your time choosing a Demon to dedicate yourself to. There is no hurry. When it is supposed to happen, it will. It is suggested you work with many Demons before you take that step toward dedication. You can practice Demonolatry for years without being dedicated to a particular Demon. It just so happens that after time, many Demonolators may find they are more connected or drawn to one particular Demon over the others. This Rite basically acknowledges and strengthens that bond.

Will you notice a change right away after doing a dedication? Probably not. But don’t worry. A dedication is not the solve all to all our earthly problems. A dedication is a rite that solidifies a bond between your Self and a Demon. It doesn’t mean that the Demon is going to start talking to you all the time or manifest around every corner. Instead, your Matron/Patron is your primary guide. No doubt you will find other Demons are stronger along your path. That’s because you might need help from a different Demon at a particular time in your life. In instances like this the Matron/Patron will step aside to allow that other Demon to step forward to offer its guidance.

Then why choose a Matron/Patron at all? A Matron/Patron is a counterpart to balance the individual. It is in this balance that we can see things clearer and begin to know the Self better.

Dedication rituals should be done on a day of importance to you if at all possible. Birthdays, children’s birthdays, or dates holding some significance to you are ideal. Or do this rite just before you are planning to make a major change in your life. If you cannot wait for this date you can use a new or full moon in its place or use planetary charts to plan your ritual. See planning section below.

You will need to gather the following items:

Bell or Gong,

2 Chalices,

Pure Solar Sea Salt,

water from a running river,

a bowl for incense,

an iron cast bowl/urn for burning,

an athame’ or dagger,

a sword for invocation,

parchment, ink,

an appropriate incense for your element.

You will need to know

The Demon you plan to dedicate yourself to as a counterpart (see next section), your element (if this is what you choose), and the place your ritual will commence.

Sun Sign-Element-Ruling Planet-Elemental Demon-Incense.

Aquarius-Air-Uranus-Lucifer-Anything with a Wormwood Base.

Aries-Fire-Mars-Flereous or Satan-Anything with a Sandalwood Base.

Cancer-Water-Moon-Leviathan-Anything with a Calamus Root base.

Capricorn-Earth-Saturn-Belial-Anything with a Patchouly Base.

Gemini-Air-Mercury-Lucifer-Anything with a Wormwood Base.

Leo-Fire-Sun-Flereous or Satan-Anything with a Sandalwood Base.

Libra-Air-Venus-Lucifer-Anything with a Wormwood Base.

Pices-Water-Neptune-Leviathan-Anything with a Calamus Root base.

Sagittarius-Fire-Jupiter-Flereous or Satan-Anything with a Sandalwood Base.

Scorpio-Water-Mars-Leviathan-Anything with a Calamus Root base.

Taurus-Earth-Venus-Belial-Anything with a Patchouly Base.

Virgo-Earth-Mercury-Belial-Anything with a Patchouly Base.

Selecting Counterpart Demons: You should choose a Demon that closely resembles some aspect of you. EXAMPLE: If you are a bookworm or love to learn then your obvious choice for a counterpart would be Ronwe, the Demon of knowledge. You should research your Demon in full to make sure this is truly the Demon you wish to be your counterpart. If you’d rather not choose your Demon in this manner, a choice that is always available is your elemental Demon. See chart above. Elemental counterparts go hand-in-hand with elemental Magick. This may be the route to go especially if you have a background in elemental Magick. By now you are probably seeing how personalized this can become. There are many different reasons to choose any particular Demon.

Preparation for the Ritual

lan ahead of time. You should allow yourself at least 3 days preperation. If you smoke, drink, or use recreational drugs (We are the proud sponsers of a DRUG FREE Guild) you must fast for 48 hours before performing this ritual. Sexual intercourse should also be avoided during this time since it drains physical energy. Make sure your items have all been aquired, that you have chosen your counterpart Demon, and that you have chosen a ritual place where you will not be disturbed.

The Ritual: This ritual may be done skyclad or robed. Use an invitation/conjuration to your liking to gather the elements at their compass points of your ritual circle. Feel free to change the words of the dedication to something more eloquent or more meaningful to you.

To Invoke Earth: Lirach Tasa Vefa Wehlic, Belial.

To Invoke Air: Renich Tasa Uberaca Biasa Icar, Lucifer.

To Invoke Fire: Ganic Tasa fubin, Flereous.

To Invoke Water: Jedan Tasa hoet naca, Leviathan.

Once you have called the elements and your circle has been constructed- write on a piece of paper:
I, [your name], do hereby dedicate myself unto [Demon’s name]. By Satan – the infernal monarch, the whole, and ruler of the elements – I do swear allegience to [Demon name] forever hereafter. I will serve and work with you as you so ask. Accept me now as a dedicated servent to the elements of your design. I affix my seal below.
Sign dedication.

Meditate in your devotion for no less than one half hour. Once you feel the presence of your chosen Demon (and you will feel it) – burn the dedication. Close the ritual.

The Aftermath: This ritual requires no further maintenance save you remain dedicated as you have promised. Once you have dedicated yourself to a Demon, you cannot dedicate yourself to another except Satan. This is why it is so important to be sure about your choice. Failure to remain dedicated is between you and your chosen Matron/Patron. Some people have reported nothing adverse has happened while others say they have had nothing but ill befall them. I believe this has to do with the perception of the worshiper, and whether or not they feel guilt more deeply. Remember, Demons are peculiar entities who have particular likes, dislikes, and temperments. The more you work with a Demon, the more you will understand the Demon’s temperment. That is, if you believe in Demons as entities.