Amunet “the female hidden one”


AmunetAmunet (/ˈæməˌnɛt/; also spelled Amonet or Amaunet) was a primordial goddess in ancient Egyptian religion. She is a member of the Ogdoad and the consort of Amun.

Her name, meaning “the female hidden one”, was simply the feminine form of Amun’s own name. It is possible that she was never an independent deity, as the first mention of either of them is in a pair.

By at least the Twelfth dynasty (c. 1991–1803 BC) she was overshadowed as Amun’s consort by Mut, but she remained locally important in the region of Thebes where Amun was worshiped, and there she was seen as a protector of the pharaoh.

At Karnak, Amun’s cult center, priests were dedicated to Amunet’s service. The goddess also played a part in royal ceremonies such as the Sed festival. Amunet was depicted as a woman wearing the Red Crown and carrying a staff of papyrus.

In late texts from Karnak she was synchronized with Neith, although she remained a distinct deity as late as the Ptolemaic period (323–30 BC).

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Area of Influence:
Creation

Pantheon: Egyptian

Consort: Amun

Plant/Tree: Papyrus

Symbols: Red Crown, Papyrus

 

Sources:

Wiki

The White Goddess

Beginner to Advanced Techniques for speaking with Deities


God Talk

Speaking with the Gods

When I was just a kid, I remember my Grandma keeping various candles about the house that she used for different purposes. One was in the shape of a five-pointed star and was green. This was her money candle. These early memories must have influenced me because I’ve always been attracted to candle magic. I enjoy the choice of color, scent, and shape. When developing my own rituals for communicating with deities, candles were a natural choice.

Jay’s Starting Technique

The first step is to choose an entity that you wish to speak with. It can be a God, Goddess, or nature spirit. I won’t go into communicating with the spirits of deceased humans in this article. Once you have selected your subject of interest, do some research on them. Find their associated symbols, read and familiarize yourself with stories about them, even look for related art. Really get familiar with them, and get your mind tuned to their essence.

For this technique we’ll use a slightly ritualistic approach with candle magic. Find a candle that you feel represents the deity you are going to communicate with. Try and find a color, smell, shape or size that reminds you of the deity’s attributes. For instance, I think of Manannan as a storm god, so I chose a black candle that had a very masculine and mysterious scent to it. The shape didn’t matter to me as much and so I chose something practical, but it can be helpful symbolism to chose a 3-sided candle for communicating with a triple-aspect goddess and so forth.

Once you have the candle, it’s good to add some personal touches to its appearance to give it more importance. This can be done by carving a symbol representing the god or goddess into the candle. If you are unsure what symbol to use, there are plenty of books that cover this topic, or you can try searching for information on the internet. If the deity correlates with one of the planets, you can use the astrological symbol. 0e59e842b813d62cab15bc978cf574ee--astrological-symbols-astrology-symbolsIn addition to symbols, you can attach plants and herbs or surround the candle’s base in a wreath of them. A decorative holder can also be used, such as a shining gold base for a sun god, a shallow bowl filled with water for those water related, and the same for Stones, earth, feathers, you name it! Make the candle special with whatever feels right to you and has a strong personalized connection to the spirit you want to speak with.

 

With the candle prepared, the next step is to imbue it with the energy of your will and desire. This process can be started while you are working on decorating the candle. Think about what you know of their history, their nature, and what you hope to gain by speaking with them. Feel the energy pouring out of your hands as you work on the candle. Do this at a time when you are feeling an appropriate level of enthusiasm. Give the candle your full focus, making sure distractions don’t take you away from the task. This candle is an expression of your willpower to communicate with a higher entity, and a vessel for your personal energy. It may seem like a lot of work, but this is something you will be using over and over again. I personally feel it lends extra power to the candle the more times you use it.

The second step is to plan a good a time and place to make the connection. For Manannan, since I didn’t live near the ocean at the time, I chose to communicate during a storm. Likewise, working with a moon deity is best in view of the moon at night, and a nature deity could be contacted in the woods. For some situations you’ll have to create your own environment. For fire deities, you could try it in front of a fireplace or in a dark room lit by a lot of small candles. The idea is to make you feel closer to the element of that God/Goddess, and to put you in an appropriately mystical mood. It’s not a requirement that you be near a like element at all, only a suggestion to help increase the conductivity. Of course it is also always sensible to find a place or time you won’t be disturbed during the process.

Once your candle is ready and everything is in place, simply sit there for a while and calm yourself. Get all distracting thoughts out of the way (as much as any human can expect to) and get comfortable. If you want to be in a chair, on the floor, or standing, do it. Go with whatever feels right in this situation. As you light the candle in front of you, say the deity’s name out loud like a mantra. Elongate the syllables and really feel the name. “Maa-naan-naaan” or “Briiih-ghiid” etc. Repeat the name while willing the god or goddess to appear in front of you. Make your will and your call a friendly invitation and a hopeful request for conversation. Some people will see a visual signifier that a presence has entered the room, others will simply sense a shift in the rooms atmosphere. There isn’t one key event used to signify that a deity has arrived. Sometimes they will speak first, other times they will enter and wait to be addressed. I usually sense a building of energy in front of me as the deity enters the room. When this build-up stabilizes is when I attempt to converse.

This is the hardest part to describe, as it may be different depending on the person. When I communicate with a deity or spirit, I often speak out loud. If you choose to speak out loud, also be sure to “think” what you are saying loudly. Make sure that as you are saying the words, you are also thinking of those words and what they mean. As humans we have the amazing ability to speak while thinking of something totally unrelated at the same time. Try to maintain a balance of focus and relaxation. After you speak, immediately clear your mind of thought and listen for an answer. Be patient and be open. Some people receive communication in the form of images, others hear the voice respond in their mind, and some receive mental concepts in return. Feelings and ideas can be as effective as words, and you may want to try communicating with those as well. Likewise if you relate to images stronger than words, try communicating by sending images to the god. Experiment and find the method that works best.

I recommend your first communication with the deity to be an introduction and a statement of purpose. Much like when you approach someone in person, introduce yourself and let them know why you’re talking to them. Tell them about yourself while also expressing interest in who you are speaking to. Maintain a cordial tone and be respectful until you know who you’re speaking to better. It is very possible to have a casual relationship with a deity but in the beginning I highly recommend keeping things more reserved. After introductions are out of the way, wing it. Respond to what they say or move the conversation toward your goal.

For some people, success will be instant. For others practice is needed. I find that the more times you speak with a spirit or deity the easier it becomes to hear and communicate. Some people become comfortable enough that they can communicate while walking in the woods or while driving to work. There will be days, no matter how often you practice, that your mind is too distracted or nervous, so don’t give up and don’t let failure get you down! The rewards out weigh the effort by tenfold!

Advance Spirit Bonding Technique

Before we begin with the advanced technique, I’d like to say that this is potentially dangerous. In spite of this I feel comfortable publishing it for two reasons: 1. Too many magic and occult books shy away from anything potentially unsafe or risky, which is somewhat dishonest. There are dangers on the astral plane, from immoral magic users in the form of psychic attack, and negative nature elementals. That’s a fact any active occultist will have to face someday. 2. Not everyone is going to be able to apply this technique, as it requires some amount of experience and skill. If a newbie is able to do this, then their natural gift will hopefully help them deal with the results.

This is more than just communicating with a God. It is sharing your physical body; being a host for the deity’s spirit or soul. Making one’s body available to an outside energy is the basis of channeling, and in my experience there are two levels of this process. The most extreme version of channeling has the host completely leave his body so that another entity can inhabit it. This is not only the most dangerous but also the least useful to the experiencer. Classically in this situation a second person is required to interact with the channeled spirit as the body’s true soul is pushed or displaced to a different location during the session. If you were to attempt this on your own, you would remember only fragments at best.

What I am teaching here allows a very temporary coexistence within your body. Your soul still fully inhabits its vessel and the god or goddess overlaps parts of your soul while partially occupying your body. Let me simply go over a typical session’s requirements and events and I’ll expand on this concept as I do. This should of course be done with an entity you have communicated with frequently and one with which you share a close bond of trust.

I strongly advise doing the advanced communication technique in a well shielded area that you have done magic in previously. Be at your most comfortable and secluded. Ask anyone in your home not to disturb you no matter the reason, turn off your phone, etc. Do whatever you usually do to get yourself into a trance like state. (Incense, dark room, music, whatever.) Call the deity you wish to attempt this with as you always do. You of course want to discuss this idea with the god or spirit as they may be unwilling or unable. I only say unable because of the large range in spirit or deity type, although I believe most all types are capable of this. Once the event is agreed upon, a shift in your will is required. This may vary depending on the type of psychic self defense you have. If you keep shields around you to keep out all outside energy types, you will of course have to lower these or alter their intention. If you have them you know how to do this. Next, one needs to become fully aware of his or her spiritual energies. Quiet your mind and feel the shape of your astral body and the energy that infuses your physical being. Feel the flow of energy and lightly part it in front of your body as if you were opening a door. Mentally/verbally say: “It is my will that (name) enter and share my body.” If you want to alter this sentence to have preset limitations (such as “..my body for the next 20 minutes”) it is fine of course, although you may want to question why you have a trust issue. Let the deity’s energy flow into you. Don’t feel like you have to react to it, simply let it be. You won’t have to combine your energy with that of the god, they should be able to flow over and around each other without mixing.

The experience at this point will vary depending on who or what you are communicating with. The first thing I always feel is very strong energy flowing into my body. This may be gradual, or it may be very quick. It is the entity merging with your body. Because of the size and strength of most deities, the whole of their essence will not fill your body completely. Only a portion of it will, and the rest will surround your body. My awareness increases dramatically at this point and my perception is very different. Senses like taste, sound, and smell will be most apparently different. An odd combination of divine experience and physical sensations overlap at the same time. Knowledge can be shared very quickly in this mode, although each entity should have control over what knowledge is imparted. The potential at this point is up to you and who you are dealing with. The mutual benefits should be obvious. The energy overflow from having multiple souls in one body, especially one being a deity, is too much to handle for an extended amount of time. If this is the first time you’ve attempted this, you may want to keep it short. Use your own judgment with this. Go by your gut, and if you feel like you should quit or it is getting to be overwhelming, just stop.

The separation process for me has always been a communication to the deity that it is time to stop and the energies have always willfully been withdrawn. Another reason to only do this with a trusted entity that you have worked with many, many times before. Re-shield yourself as necessary. You should find yourself feeling very energetic when this experience is over.

Question and Answer section:

Q. I’m hearing a response when I try to communicate, but how do I know that it’s not me answering my own questions? -or- Are the voices in my head coming from the inside or the outside?

A. Sometimes we question if the conversation we’re hearing is self created. For me it often feels too strong and different from my own thoughts to be doubted. Other times it may seem too much like, and may even be, inner dialog. You’ll reach a point where you’ll know you are speaking to someone else because you’ll learn things you didn’t already know, and get answers to your question that you never would have expected. Sometimes you want to hear an answer so badly your inner-self offers up an answer and blocks out the deity. This is normal. Just clear your mind, take a deep breath, and sharpen your focus. I think a healthy dose of skepticism is great, but a friend of mine advises to simply not worry too much about it and press on. With practice you’ll know for sure.

Other times our inner-voice offers up an answer because it should be listened to. More than once, while asking for advice, I have found that I already knew the answer before the question was finished. This is good too, and shows us in our busy world how little we take time out to quietly do some soul searching.

Q. I’ve tried speaking with (insert deity name here) many times now and never with any success. What am I doing wrong?

A. You may want to try a different technique than mine, or change any technique so that it works better for you personally. Also, you may want to attempt speaking with a different deity. You will find you have better connections with some more than others because of their nature and your own. Just like people in your work place and in your family, it’s simply easier to talk to some people than others.

Some deities are also more person friendly than others. Some don’t feel the need to communicate with humans, or are very selective. Most seem to enjoy it, and welcome the opportunity. You may want to make sure you are making your attempt with respect. Commanding a god or goddess to appear isn’t very effective or cool.

Q. Isn’t speaking to God or whatever a sign of insanity?

A. Ah yes, this classic idea springs from stories of mad bombers and murderers who were commanded by God to commit such heinous acts. My first response is to point out that even if someone told you to kidnap a bus full of nuns, you’d have to be really nuts to simply say: “Okay. Sure, I’ll get right on that.”

Aside from that, no it doesn’t mean you’re crazy. Pagans, Hindus, some Christian groups, and many other religions have some sort of way to communicate with god.

A pinch of skepticism is good, so if you hear something scary or crazy, by all means dismiss it. If the whole topic makes you too uncomfortable, simply don’t do it. If it makes you feel better, they say that really insane people are too crazy to question their own sanity.

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My favorite version of the Wiccan Rede


Picked this up a several years ago. I can’t recall where I found this, but I did like it a lot. So I decided to share it with you guys! Enjoy!

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If you recognize this and know the original author or creator of this image, please let me know so I can credit them.

The Jinn – Islamic Demons and Spirits


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Original post May 31, 2017

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Since we’re in the Muslim’s holy month of Ramadan, I thought it might be interesting to do something different on my blog and cover a Muslim topic. Specifically, I’d like to discuss interesting creatures I read about in the Quran called Jinn.

In the West most of us know about Jinn as genies from movies like Aladdin. But many people don’t know the complete story.

In Christianity, there are Angels, Humans and Demons. But in Islam, there are Angels, Humans and Jinn.

“Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud.  And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire” (Quran 15:26-27)

“The Angels were created from light and the Jinn from smokeless fire.” (Saheeh Muslim)

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Jinn are not directly analogous to the Christian concept of a demon. Where demons are all evil, the Jinn have free will (just like people). So Jinn can decide whether they want to be good or bad. Most are mischievous because of their fiery nature, but there are a small number of good Jinn. According to Islamic doctrine, the good Jinn are the ones who converted to Islam. Angels, on the other hand, have no free will.

Jinn have their own lives, just as humans do. They can get married, have families, get divorced, so on and so forth. But they are invisible and live in a sort of parallel world, or alternative dimension. They also have much longer lifespans than humans do.

Jinn is an Arabic collective noun deriving from the Semitic root jnn (Arabic: جَنّ / جُنّ‎‎, jann), whose primary meaning is “to hide”.  Thus, they are physically invisible from man as their description suggests.

Like humans, the Jinn too are required to worship God and follow Islam.  Their purpose in life is exactly the same as ours.

“I did not create the Jinn and mankind except to worship Me.” (Quran 51:56)

The Quran even discusses a group of Jinn who liked the Quran and decided to become Muslims.

“Say (O’ Muhammed): It has been revealed to me that a group of Jinn listened and said; ‘Indeed we have heard a marvelous Quran.  It guides unto righteousness so we have believed in it, and we will never make partners with our lord’.”(Quran 72:1-2)

So Jinn can be Muslims or non-Muslims. But most of the Jinn are said to be non-muslims. And the army of the most famous Jinn, Satan, is composed of non-believing Jinn. The disbelieving Jinn are also called devils.

Unlike Christianity, Islam maintains that Satan (Lucifer) was from the Jinn and not an angel.  Angels do not have a free will to disobey.

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What clearly distinguishes the Jinn from mankind, are their powers and abilities. God has given them these powers as a test for them.  If they oppress others with them, then they will be held accountable. And the powers of these Jinn are sometimes used to explain the unexplained mysteries in the physical world. Because Jinn are said to have the power to appear as humans, animals trees and anything else.

The ability to possess and take over the minds and bodies of other creatures is also a power that the Jinn are said to have.  This however, is something which has been prohibited to them as it is a great oppression to possess another being. This concept has been popularly depicted in films like the Exorcist.

The Jinn possess people for many reasons.  Sometimes it is because the Jinn or its family has been hurt accidentally.  It could be because the Jinn has fallen in love with the person.  However, most of the time possession occurs because the Jinn is simply malicious and wicked.  According to the Islamic sites I’ve looked at, a person can recite the Quran frequently to prevent this from happening.

“Indeed, Satan flees from the house in which Surah Al-Baqarah (the 2nd chapter of the Quran) is recited.” (Al-Tirmidhi)

This is not all that different from Christian ideas of demon possession, that the best way to exorcise the demon is to read the bible, or recite the Lord’s Prayer, or simply just to say the name of God.

Humans and Jinn can also get married, although that is not typical.


Jinn Before Islam

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Jinn also aren’t isolated to Islamic culture alone. The concept of a Jinn preceded Islam, and was simply incorporated when the religion came about.

The earliest evidence of the word, can be found in Persian, for the singular Jinni is the Avestic “Jaini”, a wicked (female) spirit. Jaini were among various creatures in the possibly even pre-Zoroastrian mythology of peoples of Iran.

The belief in spirits was prominent in pre-Islamic Bedouin religion. However, there is evidence that the word jinn is derived from Aramaic, where it was used by Christians to designate pagan gods reduced to the status of demons, and was introduced into Arabic folklore only late in the pre-Islamic era. So in the same way that European pagan Gods like Pan were personified as demons when Christianity became a central religion, many ancient Middle Eastern spirits of folk-lore became relegated to Jinn once Islam became a dominant religion. However, instead of making all these beings completely evil as Christianity did, it seems that the Jinn —while mainly evil —do have a bit of a more nuanced nature, in that they have free will.


The Different Types of Jinn

Marid  (pronounced MAA–rid)

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Large and imposing, the Marid are considered the most powerful tribe of jinn. They are the classic genies of folklore, often portrayed as barrel-chested men with booming voices.

Marids are mentioned in pre-Islamic Arabian mythology and inside the One Thousand and One Nights alongside the Jinn in the story of The Fisherman and the Jinni. The term marid is still used in Arabic to refer to giants.

Marids are often described as the most powerful type of jinn, having especially great powers. They are the most proud as well. Like every jinn, they have free will yet can be compelled to perform chores. According to folklore, they also have the ability to grant wishes to mortals, but that usually requires battle, imprisonment, rituals, or just a great deal of flattery. The Bahamut, the giant fish in the Qu’ran, is an example of a non-humanoid form of this particular Jinn.

This jinn is most familiar to the Western Stereotypical view of the Jinn, as muscular creatures imprisoned in magic lamps compelled to grant human wishes.

Ghoul

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The ghoul are shape-shifting, cannibalistic, and blood-drinking creatures that feed on the flesh of human beings (a sort of vampire zombie?).

The oldest references to ghul in Arabian lore are found in The Book of 1001 Nights. There are several types of ghoul. The most feared is a female type (ghula) which has the ability to appear as a normal, mortal woman. According to lore, such a creature marries an unsuspecting man, who becomes her prey.

The ghoul are nocturnal creatures who inhabit graveyards, ruins and other lonely places. Sometimes they are described as dead humans who sleep for long periods in secret graves, then awake, rise and feast on both the living and the dead. Ghoul also personify the unknown terrors held by the desert.

In Persian lore the ghoul has the legs of a donkey and the horns of a goat.

Hinn

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The hinn are jinn, close to animals, and they especially like to appear as dogs.
In Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing (Arabic – كتاب عجائب المخلوقات وغرائب الموجودات), or The Book of Jinn, Zakarīyā’ ibn Muḥammad al-Qazwīnī claimed to have sighted these creatures in Arabia, Persia, and India. The book contains several pages dedicated to this particular Jinn.

Ifrit

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The ‘ifrit (variation: afrit) is cited only once in the Qur’an, in reference to a djinni who fetched the throne of the Queen of Sheba at the command of King Solomon. In lore, the Ifrit is evil and powerful, and difficult to control.

The Ifrits are in a class of infernal Jinn noted for their strength and cunning. An ifrit is an enormous winged creature of fire, either male or female, who lives underground and frequents ruins. Ifrits live in a society structured along ancient Arab tribal lines, complete with kings, tribes and clans. They generally marry one another, but they can also marry humans.

While ordinary weapons and forces have no power over them, they are susceptible to magic, which humans can use to kill them or to capture and enslave them. As with the jinn, an ifrit may be either a believer or an unbeliever, good or evil, but it is most often depicted as a wicked and ruthless being.

Jann

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Jann are shape-shifters who live in the desert, and take the forms of whirlwinds and white camels. They are open-minded about humans, and were among the first Jinn encountered by people. They have the power to hide or reveal oases in the desert, depending on whether they like or dislike a party of travelers. They are the enemies of the ghoul.

Throughout history, the Jann have protected armies they deem as righteous, while impeding those they deem unworthy. The entire course of history is affected when they help a side. As a result, many events vital to Islamic history have been attributed to the Jann.

Nasnas

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The nasnas is a weak form of a Jinn-Human hybrid.

It is described in The Book of 1001 Nights as a half- human being. It has half a head, half a body, one arm, one leg. It hops about on its single leg.

Also, in Somali folklore there is a creature called “xunguruuf” “Hungruf” which resembles the “nasnās” as it has the same characteristics and features. It’s believed it can kill a person by just touching them and the person would be fleshless in mere seconds.

Palis

The palis is a vampiric foot-licker that lives in the desert. It has low intelligence and can be easily outwitted, according to lore. It attacks sleeping people and drains their blood by licking the soles of their feet. It can be fooled by two people sleeping end to end with their soles of their feet together or under each other’s head.

Shiqq

The shiqq is a lower form of djinn, a half creature,or literally only half-formed and thus monstrous in appearance. Muḥammad al-Qazwīnī included Kabandha, the creature from the Southeast-Asian epic, Ramayana, as a Shiqq Jinn.

Si’lat

The si’lat are expert shape-shifters and the smartest of the djinn. They can mimic human appearance with ease.

Shaitan

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In Islam the Devil is known as Iblīs (Arabic: إبليس‎, plural: ابالسة abālisah) or Shayṭān (Arabic: شيطان‎, plural: شياطين shayāṭīn). In Islam Iblis is a jinn who refused to bow to Adam (ʾĀdam). The primary characteristic of the Devil, besides hubris, is that he has no power other than the power to cast evil suggestions into the hearts of men, women, and jinn. Although the Quran does mention appointing jinn to assist those who are far from God in a general context. “We made the evil ones friends (only) to those without faith.”

The shaitan (shaytan) is a rebellious, malevolent Jinn associated with demonic forces


LINKS

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Jinn: Wikipedia

Wikia Jinn Types

Islam Religion The World of Jinn

Islam Awareness Jinn according to Quran and Sunnah

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Spirits: The ‘Good’, the ‘Bad’ and The Labeled


Author: Workings of Mind

Now I see a lot of misconceptions around beings, and what beings (spirits) are ‘good’ and what are ‘bad’. I thought I would just put down my thoughts on the subject. First of all, one must understand that ‘good’ and ‘bad’ are but labels. There is no true evil or good, it is all purely subjective and open to individual interpretation. My definition of ‘good’ could be entirely different to your definition of the same thing. Many spirits such as demons or spirits that have dark-based energies (I’ll discuss spiritual affinities later) are typically condemned just due to their energies and origin. Whilst, beings that have light-based energies such as angels etc are placed upon a pedestal. This is quite sad really and very far from the actual truth.

Now before I continue, I’d like to make a point. Religions in particular are regular offenders of this. Christianity in particular, of course would condemn demons and lift up angels to a higher pedestal, as would make sense. If you’re ever offended by my posts, remember that these posts will broadcast my thoughts, opinions and beliefs. If you don’t agree, that’s fine. We all have differing beliefs and perspectives on things.

As I said this is so far from the truth. Its purely individualism. Like in this world, some people are really nice naturally, bubbly and sweet. Some are simply rude for whatever reason. It follows the phrase; ‘To each their own’. Its the exact same with spirits! I’ve known some demons to do some very great/subjectively ‘good’ things just as I have witnessed some angels in particular do some very ‘terrible’ things. I’m not going to argue with religions either, because well; to each their own. Many beings, besides demons are also condemned due to their spiritual affinities which leads me to my next point.

What are Spiritual Affinities?
Affinities are essentially the forms that energies can take the form of, these affinities are basically the spiritual elements. I.e. Earth, Air, Water and Fire (these are known as the classics) and there are many other non-classical elements too such as (Darkness, Light, Chaos, Death, Life, etc). Now some may argue with me and say that Darkness is merely the absence of light, the absence of photons and you would be correct. That is what physical darkness is. But not spiritual darkness. All the different affinities have their own general characteristics, colours, attributes, forms, shapes, textures/consistencies and so on. Spirits/people may have more than one affinity. They could have multiple/various combinations or they could just have one or two. It depends entirely on the person at hand. Beings can typically be condemned by these affinities, the elements that their energies assume. Demons always have darkness, and angels always have a light affinity amongst others. I.e. It’s possible for an angel to have light, earth and water, or light and fire and so on. Same with demons, one might have darkness and air.

What about beings that have both light and darkness? Well, I’ll save the bulk of this discussion for another day. But it’s very rare. Almost like a Hollywood stereotype, the affinities of light and darkness, although similar in method (characteristics) but different in degree (opposites) tend to conflict heavily when they come into contact with one another. If a light being (being with a light affinity) attempted to energetically heal a dark being (vice versa) they would harm them rather than heal them. Unless they were skilled enough to know a way around this. Typically these rare cases only come when beings are born with both darkness and light. Although one can, if skilled enough integrate the other affinity into them if they desire (a being with light trying to integrate darkness). I recommend great caution here, without the correct knowledge and understanding, one could easily become very, very ill and cause untold damage to their soul/ES.

The classical affinities are deemed quite common, whilst the non-classics are deemed rarer or more uncommon. Souls/spirits are born with these affinities. You can’t just pick one, I.e. Darkness, and think; ‘Oh that’s really cool! Sign me up!’. It does not work like that. You can only receive affinities from other spirits that gift you an affinity that they possess, or if you’re knowledgeable/skilled enough to ‘integrate’ a particular affinity into your ES (Energy System).

ES:
To quickly explain what I mean by ES, it basically refers to a person’s energetic body, where their energies, chakra’s, nadi’s and so forth are contained within their physical body.

Now these posts are just me putting down my thoughts and so forth. If you’re genuinely curious about anything I discuss here, feel free to comment or send me a message on twitter or an email. I’m more than happy to answer any questions, or hear any thoughts that you might have.

Original article: Malevolent Beings vs Benevolent Beings (Misconceptions) — Workings of Mind

Egyptian Pantheon


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Amounet -Amounet is an Egyptian mother/fertility Goddess. Her name means “hidden one”. She was a tutelary deity of the Egyptian Pharaohs and was evoked during Pharoah’s ascension ceremonies. Her consort was Amun. Many of her aspects merged with Neith.

Anubis -Anubis is the Egyptian God of the dead and the embalming process. He presided over the embalming of Osiris when he was killed by Seth. Priests would sometimes wear masks of Anubis when performing embalming rituals.

Aten -Aten was associated with the Sun God Ra. He is imaged as a golden disk with descending rays ending in hands. During the reign of Akhenaten, Aten was made King of the Gods and there was a movement toward a sort of Monotheism in Egypt. It didn’t go over well.

Atum -Atum (or Atem, Tum, Tem, Temu) is the hermaphroditic creator God of Egypt. He is pictured as a man with a double crown. His name means “all” or “perfection” or “the complete one”. He was the first God to exist on Earth. He rose from the waters of chaos (Nun) and created the rest of the Gods.

Bast -Bast, also spelled Bastet, was a cat-headed protectress of the Pharaoh. She was usually seen as gentle, but would rise up lion-headed and ready for battle if the Pharaoh was threatened. She was offered sacrifices of cats and of images of cats.

Geb -Geb is the husband and brother of the sky Goddess Nut and father by Her of Osiris, Isis, Seth and Nepthys. He is imaged as a man with a goose on his head, or as a man lying beneath the arch of the sky.

Hapy -Hapy is the ancient Egyptian God of seasonal flooding which allowed the people along the Nile to grow crops.

Hathor -Hathor is the ancient Egyptian Goddess of happiness and protectress of the hearth. She is the wife of Horus and sometimes considered to be the mother of the Pharoah. Her name means “house of Horus”.

Horus -Horus is the ancient Egyptian protector of the ruler of Egypt. The Pharaoh was considered to be the living incarnation of Horus. After Osiris was murdered by Seth, Horus fought with Seth for the rule of Egypt. In the battle he lost an eye. This Eye of Horus became an important symbol of protection. After the battle, Geb proclaimed Horus the ruler of the living.

Isis -Isis is the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. She is a powerful protective Goddess associated with the rulers of ancient Egypt. She is imaged as a woman with a headdress in the shape of a throne and is often depicted nursing the infant Horus.

Iusaaset -Iusaaset was the consort and “shadow” of Atum in some stories about Him. She is the mother and grandmother of all the Gods by Atum. Her name means the great one who comes forth.

Khepri -Khepri is an ancient Egyptian God associated with creation, rebirth and the movement of the sun. He is often connected with Atum or Ra. His symbol is the scarab.

Khnum -Khnum was a creator God who molded the first people out of clay from the Nile. He was originally the God of the source of the Nile river, but Hapy took over that role. Khnum makes infants out of clay and places them in their mothers’ wombs. Then his wife Heqet breathes life into them when they emerge.

Ma’at -Ma’at is the ancient Egyptian Goddess of balance, truth, justice and harmony. She is the daugher of Ra.

Neit -Neit, Nit, Net, or Neith was a war Goddess honored in the town of Sais. She was the patroness and protector of Egyptian soldiers and virgins. She was also associated with weaving. New Kingdom traditions say that she is the mother of Sobek and the protector of the royal crown. She is shown wearing the red crown of Lower Egypt, or a headpiece showing a shield with two crossed arrows and she carries a bow and arrow in one hand and an ankh in the other.

Nephthys -Nephthys is the ancient Egyptian protectress of the dead, sister of Isis and Osiris, wife of Seth and mother of Anubis. Her name means “Lady of the Mansion”.

Nun -Nun or Nu is the eldest of the Egyptian Gods. He is the primordial waters of chaos and all that existed before the first land rose out of the sea. He is imaged as a man carrying a bark canoe.

Nut -Nut is the sky Goddess whose body forms the vault of sky over the earth. She is the sister and wife of Geb and mother of Isis, Osiris, Seth and Nephthys. At the end of each day, she swallows Ra and every morning gives birth to Him again.

Osiris -The name Osiris is a Greek translation of the Egyptian word which may have been pronounced Us-iri, which means “Throne of the Eye”.

Ra -Ra is the ancient Egyptian God of the sun. He is swallowed every night by Nut and reborn again every morning. Alternatively he travels through the underworld at night. In the Underworld he is imaged as a man with the head of a ram. In the upper world he is imaged as a man with the head of a hawk crowned by a sun disk.khnum_setos_i-_amun

Sekhmet -Sekhmet is the ancient Egyptian Goddess of war. She is imaged as a woman with the head of a lioness. Her name means “powerful one”.

Seshat -Seshat is the ancient Egyptian Goddess of writing and measurement. She is imaged as a woman wearing a panther skin with a star on her headdress.

Seth -Seth or Set is the ancient Egyption God of disharmony and destruction. He murdered Osiris and battled with Horus for the throne of Egypt. In earlier times He was associated with Eygptian royalty. He is imaged as a man with the head of a strange animal, known as the Set animal. (It looks a little like an ant eater to me.)

Shu -Shu is the ancient Egyptian God who holds up the arch of the sky (Nut) so that the Earth and Sky are separate.

Sobek -Sobek is the personification of the Nile crocodile. He is pictured either as a crocodile or as a powerful man with the head of a crocodile. Temples to him were located throughout Egypt where crocodiles were common. Some of the temples kept pools where sacred temple crocodiles were offered the best cuts of meat. These crocodiles became tame and were mummified after their deaths.

Tefnut -Tefnut is the ancient Egyptian Goddess of moisture. She is the wife of Shu and mother of Nut and Geb. She is often depicted with the head of a lioness.

Thoth -Thoth is the ancient Egyptian God of writing and knowledge. He provided the gift of hieroglyphic writing to the people. He is also associated with alchemy and magick and is associated with the moon. He is depicted as a man with the head of an ibis and is also symbolized by the baboon.

I may have missed someone, but I’ll get them added when I find them. Ammit was not added to this list as most don’t recognize her as a Goddess, so I covered her on her own regardless. She wasn’t left out. ^_^ We’ll have a more in depth look at each one as well as the application in our magickal workings. This is just a quick look at the Pantheon.

This list was found at Witchipedia.

Strengthen Your Inner Magick Chant


Note: This is originally from the Left hand Path, but this chant works for all path workings and does NOT affect your inner light/dark. It simply just raises power and works those magickal muscles.black-flame

Your inner magick, inner black flame, Chi/Qi, energy, primal magick power or however you refer to your inner power you use for your manifestations and other workings on your chosen path, here is a great way to help empower and expand your power capacities. Basically, a way to build a bigger internal engine for your magical self to get you that additional horse power to drive your craft. This chant is super easy and SUPER effective. Remember that with most things pronunciation doesn’t matter too much but the intent is what matters most. That’s not entirely true with this particular chant. It doesn’t matter how you spell it, but it needs to be said properly or it won’t work.

I got this chant from one of my favorite black practitioners, The Serpent’s Key, who was given this directly from the spirit of the Goetia, Azazel. Below is her video explaining the chant, how it works, how to use it, correct pronunciation, where she got it, why you should use this chant as well as the most important part concerning some precautions and warnings.

Magick does need to be strengthened and trained to build it’s strength. Much like a muscle you need to work it to build on it, and if you don’t use it it will dwindle and need to be built up again. When you first start with these exercises you can feel a variety of symptoms if any at all such as flu like symptoms, headaches, dizziness, etc. You’ll start to feel energy building in your solar plexus giving sensations of tingling, pressure, rushing or even swirling type feelings. Your first time you may raise a massive amount of energy where it feels like you may have summoned a spirit by accident, or you may not feel anything at all, but you did and practice will increase it over time, so be patient.

The chant itself is great for beginners just starting out to help affirm that you really do have magick as everyone does. I use this as a confidence booster for those that doubt they have any power at all. This can be done as a meditation, a mantra, pre-ritual chant, or any other use you may find for raising power.

Pay Attention to The Warnings!!

This is strong stuff. When you raise your energy using this chant be absolutely sure to dispose/release the energy or put it into a ritual or spell. If you do not, it can cause injury to your being on multiple levels even physical if you raise a massive amount. I tested to see out of curiosity and to be able to convey the importance of these warnings. Magick is not a toy, but a force, a vehicle that drives your WILL into existence. Car accidents happen if you’re not a practiced and knowledgeable driver.

When I used it for the first time I was meditating and left this whispering chant run on loop. I sat there with it going for near an hour and had felt warm crackling type feelings from my chest to my third eye. The more I meditated and deeper I went the stronger it got. After about 2 hours, there was so much power built up in my solar plexus and third eye that despite having my eyes closed it was like looking at the sun on a clear summer day and that I was a very deeply rooted tree ready to explode like an atom bomb. As I released the energy back into the earth I felt dizzy and proceeded to pass out.

Mind you, I have been using magick for nearly 20 years now, and I haven’t raised that much power so quickly and so steadily I was absolutely speechless! This simple little chant was that effective! I did do an experiment, as mentioned above, (which was very stupid but I wanted to test my personal limits at that time) where I used this chant to raise as much power as I possibly could and neglect to release it. I know it was dangerous, but again, I was being stupid. It was very painful on all levels of existence that I can, at that time, perceive. It felt like I was being shredded from the inside like my chakra points were extended balloons that contained swirling saw blades and they were tearing me up. Even my physical muscles were being torn up, but as if I had done a majorly tough workout without stretching and pushed myself much too far. That was in December last year and I’m still feeling the twinges in my joints. Again… very stupid, but now I’m able to tell you that when given a warning, we mean it!! It’s for your own safety.

 NATZ FEHR ATA INFERNUM NEGRA

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Since then I have only used this as a daily exercise for about 15 minutes to stretch those magickal muscles and then release or use that raised energy. Chanting it yourself or listening to her recording is effective either way. I prefer to listen to the recording on loop, personally. This is because when I meditate I get so relaxed that my speech will, for lack of a better term, turn into a train wreck.

If you like what you see here with The Serpent’s Key, I encourage you to check out her YouTube channel as well as her website. She’s a great no nonsense gal who tells it like it is.