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The Prayer Book of Belial

Posted in Publications, The Path of Flames with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2016 by Sypheara

So, it was a long time coming, but my good friend Atilla Kabak has finally managed to finish an important work.  This book, titled the ‘The Prayer Book of Belial’,  was written in possession with the Lord of Lords across many months. Atilla originally got in contact with me through this blog, and it quickly became apparent that Belial had many things in store for him.. this book just part of the gnosis that Belial wants returned to the realm of man.

As such, i’m going to launch into this for those who are interested in works on this current, and thus must make clear that therefore I am not an unbiased source. That said I believe this book is an important addition to the current for reasons I am about to lay out.

The exterior of the hardcover copy of the book is a simple, sparse black casewrap without any adornment, or other artistic work or embellishment. This belies the dense, revelationary text that is held within its 164 pages. 

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The aim of the book is also deceptively simple: to bring the reader into direct contact with Belial and open up his gates within their soul and flesh.  Through the introductory sections of, ‘on inner path’,  ‘on prayers’, ‘on visions’, ‘on rites’, and on ‘on healing and curses’ the author lays out succinctly and without embellishment or trappings the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of the path and how therefore the book can be successfully worked. In addition,  in the follow-up section’ a simple guide’, the author offers up information for absolute beginners of following his simple, instinct led approach.  Finally, the author details how the book was received in no less than four separate languages from Belial, and how it required significant translation to be understandable and decoded from the original ‘stream of consciousness’ which occurs during possession.

After this, the author begins the meat of the text – the Four Sets of Twenty Prayers / Devotionals dedicated to the Lord of Lords.  Each prayer opens a particular gate or set of gates within the soul, thus marking it as one of Belials own kin. The particular method for each set and prayer varies, but a general theme runs throughout each section. Each section is dominated by a particular seal, which encapsulates its powers. These prayers may be accompanied with the use of physical tools as part of trans-formative rites. From my reading of this book, as well as experiencing its activated power, I give now my best, entirely personal summation.

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The Call – This section is extremely initiatic, laying the ground work for further empowerment through the opening of seven sealed gates within the soul. A further nine gates are then opened through the use of Belials stones before it is seated and sealed with the prayers of the ‘Summonings To Soul and Body’ and ‘The Oath of Communion’, which unlocks the second path.

The seal of The Call is that of the red gem of Belial, dripping in blood, suspended above the flames.

The Communion – This section is the foundation of the bones of the work, as he or she who walks the path further explores and lays further foundations on what was released during The Call. Belial here seats himself into the very flesh, in return for the pacts made to him.

The seal of The Communion is the opposed phases of the moon, linked together via the ways of Belial. Above this, his eternal flame sparks and burns.

In Flames – This section sees the bones enfleshed by the aforementioned and foreshadowed burning fires of Belial. Through the works mentioned here with a special pentagram, both physical tool and spiritual self are ignited in the most literal of manners. The author in private correspondence detailed how this pentagram literally would physically ignite during this phase of development.  Here, the capabilities of the devotee for working with Belial and the Gods are greatly enhanced. Here, in this magickal transformation work is also carried out on the world soul itself as alongside the blessings, curses are delivered at those who would despoil the World Soul, and Belials flesh.

The seal of In Flames are six serpents, writhing forth from a coiling mass of flame and flesh, showing the emanation of power.

The Path – This final section is the seal upon the whole work. The practitioner demonstrates here the lessons learnt on the path, and completes the seating of the blessings and curses within the self through the prayers of the seven deaths and rebirths. Here any fear melts away, those who have successfully completed the path so far coming into a much deeper understanding and connection with the lord of lords. Through this section, the soul is opened fully to Belial becoming intimately connected with his own beyond even physical death.

The seal of The Path is that of the widdershins Ouroboros that encircles Belials pyramid of power.. the three flames symbolising not only the trident but the three thrones of Belial.. that which stands in Ghagiel, that which stands as the hidden throne of the Atlantean Depths, and that which lies at the centre of our own world, The Devils Throne.

These prayers as the reader can see, make this a good book for someone who wishes to assist with their self initiation into this current. It does so not by relying on description but creating and reinforcing a genuine connection. With Belial being vitally important within the Aeon Of Lucifer, and being a much maligned entity despite this, I believe this work is a great way for those devoted souls who wish to encounter him to do so.

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It is however, not a work or book I believe suited to general occultists. The pacts are clear in what they offer but also what they demand in return, which is complete soul devotion. Taking from, without offering back, on this path would be ill advised. However someone who wishes to connect firstly and primarily with Belial might be able to take and work with it effectively to learn much about this great witch god.

For those already of the current, this book offers powerful ways of greatly strengthening the subtle bodies and soul, and reveals the creation of unique powerful working tools if the lines are read between effectively. It also adds another powerful means for devotional works.

The only drawback to the book I see is the editing. Due to being a self published book, and the work not being in the native language of the writer, there are numerous errors in parts of the texts beginning sections. Whilst the difficulty in translating the calls in possession is easily understood, I believe that the beginning sections could have benefited from an additional editing pass. However given the immense value of the work on hand, I believe these can be easily overlooked. The words and sigils here contain real spirit and power. It is also understandable that Atilla wanted to stay clear of the somewhat shark infested waters of modern day occult publishers, where the waters can sometimes be muddy.

The book is far as I am aware, not in limited order – it’s only limit being the obviously small number of people who will wish to work with such demanding material. The book can be purchased from Lulu or Amazon, at the following links:

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The work itself does not come pre-consecrated as a gateway. From receiving it, part of me believes this is for a good reason.

As such, I offer a simple way to those who receive it that was given in intuition by Belial to me to self consecrate it. First, the book is to be opened. The first sigil of the The Call is to be blooded in Belials name, so that the entire gem is inflamed in red. This is to be followed by blooding the last sigil of the The Path in Belials name, covering the flames and the tip of the pyramid. A prepared sigil of Belial on paper coated with a dried, liquid libation, is to be blooded and placed face up on the front of the closed book. Atop this, a consecrated candle holder is to be placed. A candle, blessed in  Belials name is placed upon the top of the sigil and book and is lit. Once the candle has burned down, the book is activated via the Pact of the Devoted Blood. The candle, before being burned can also optionally be strengthened by being dressed in patchouli oil, and Belials name and sigil being carved into its sides.

On this note, further work with the book can be carried out – I would thoroughly recommend that each prayer working the sigil below the prayer is adequately blooded. Thus, the book itself becomes a powerful living tool through which Belial can be called forth and communed with.

I hope this has been an interesting look at this release. It is certainly an exciting time within the current as more is brought forth, by the Gods and their devotees. Going forward on a side note, I hope to improve the quality of camera images as my current set up is very inadequate. This however takes a second seat to my current project, which is working and preparing the bones here of one of the deceased familiars.

‘In the Name of All Stars that,
Awaken by Naming Them’

Belial, via Atilla Kabak

Ave Hecate,
~S~

Finding the Masculine in Goddess’ Spiral

Posted in Luciferianism, Paganism, Publications, The Path of Flames with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2016 by Sypheara

 

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It’s been a long time coming, but all the hurdles have now been overcome. The anthology I mentioned contributing to has finally been published, making its way into print on the 10th of February. I waited upon receiving a copy of the anthology before making this post,  in the main due to not having received a full copy of the work electronically prior to its publication. I wanted to see how the work was framed, as well as what other contributions had been made to the text.

I can say on the whole, I’ve been pleasantly surprised. There are many powerful testaments within the book to the power of the Goddess, in whatever form she decides to take.  Many of the authors offer a powerful and different perspective of how she works within their lives. Hecate appears directly identified several times within the text, making this of interest to those who wish to see how she moves in the lives of others.

My own entry, ‘At the Crossroads of Eternity’,  details my first encounter with Lucifer and the ignition of the flame within my blood. It begins with an explanation as to how Lucifer was the one who brought me into contact with Hecate, and how this allowed for the integration of polar opposites which spurred my spiritual development. From there, the entry goes on to deal with gnosis concerning the development of the animus and anima, as a direct spiritual experience to be assimilated. A heavy emphasis on genuine spiritual contact, rather than becoming lost in dry political or philosophical discourse is given.

Looking back at this entry, I feel it is of particular interest given my work in the past year. Considering that the text was written before the work of the familiars was begun in earnest, it can be seen as a precursor to the familial work which saw this being put into practical action.

Although not something I wish to dwell on, I feel the book also gives myriad voices of men in the modern pagan movement a platform to be heard freely as a force in themselves. It is important to demonstrate that everyone is equal  in the eyes of the Gods, and that at the end of the day it is how we approach the work with them that matters. This transcends small minded human prejudices, regardless of where those happen to fall on the spectrum of ignorance. It is is also worth noting that those who try to close off a door on the road to their development will only find that they have to open it and face those challenges further down the line.

I will be making the entry public a year from now on my blog, as allowed by the contract. However I thoroughly recommend that those who aren’t put off by tones of gender politics  to pick the book up. I only add the caveat that due to the nature of the work, each author speaks for themselves, and as a matter of course do not necessarily reflect my own views.  I believe that at its core however it shows powerfully how her lunar current can change lives in whatever form and method she decides to manifest. Hopefully you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed contributing!

The book can be purchased from Immanion Press (technically their non fiction wing, Megalithica Books) from here, and is currently retailing at £11.99.

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Ave Hecate,
~S~

Blood and Fire: The Witchblood Grail

Posted in Luciferianism, Occultism, Publications, The Path of Flames with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2015 by Sypheara

It is often the case where I have to step and back and consider what is suitable to post on the blog, what crosses the boundaries of what is either too personal to share, oversteps my mark, or otherwise shouldn’t be disclosed. This was one of those posts, where that dilemma rears its head. After contemplation, retrospection and after conversing with others, I decided it would be a worthy inclusion.

This entry focuses on real Grimoires, on one in particular, and the journeys that objects empowered properly can initiate bringing gnosis to the individual. Whilst this post isn’t intended to be a review, with me focusing on one particularly powerful book as an example, it could be considered one.

Mark Alan Smith is the author who originally introduced me to the idea of the Primal Current as a cohesive path. It was upon first acquiring my copy of the Queen of Hell, an occurrence I’m quite sure was guided by Lucifer in hindsight, that I became aware that others had a connection with the same Spirits and Gods. The energies given off by that work, that book, resonated strongly with those I had been working with, and thus the identification and connection was immediately made.

Queen of Hell was certainly my first introduction to a proper grimoire. This is a word I do not use lightly. The book ‘breathed’ the current, exuded force, something I could feel simply by handling it.

This was in stark contrast to other books I had acquired in my time up to that point. Many other Occult books that I possessed,although undoubtedly consecrated or otherwise ‘activated’ in some manner were certainly not ‘ensouled’ like this grimoire was. In comparison to Queen of Hell, they felt like nothing but lumps of dull, lifeless paper.

The sheer obvious efficiency of whatever process used to ensoul these objects made me an avid and immediate collector of Marks book. Each grimoire when it arrived felt different, and denser in energy, mirroring the focus of each work. So when recently, the latest his line of work was released, as usual I felt compelled to pick it up.

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The Witchblood Grail, by Mark Alan Smith

On arrival the book gave off an incredibly deep, and powerful energy that is difficult to describe. Whilst the previous entry, The Altar of Sacrifice felt cold and earth like, this book felt dissimilar in an unsettling manner. The taste of copper in the mouth and the tingling of the skin just some of the ways this was immediately perceived.

For the next few days, this energy seemed to build. The atmosphere in the home became one like that before a thunderstorm. A heaviness and a charge seemed to build and build, and the ability to do anything was affected. Time itself seemed to slow, running like treacle, and an induced sense of drowsiness set in.

What was to follow would be an intense experience as I was pulled through the gate held within the book itself, merely by its possession. It is obvious to me now that, given the following experience, that this feeling of build up was the catalyst for this experience.

Below is the full account which was initially shared privately.

‘When I felt the need to sleep, I could feel the same energies being noticeably active. The vision, or whatever it was or best described, came sometime later in the sleep cycle as a fully lucid and describable out of body like experience, for lack of more appropriate terms.

It was a pretty horrific state of affairs. I was dragged immediately into an orbit around what appeared to be the Earth, above England initially, and was made to see traumatic apocalyptic events in sickening clarity unfolding before me. First starting with the rise of the seas, the oceans pushing in with their horrific floods. This accelerated rising of the coastline quickly began swamping cities that lay along the coast, as well as inland as the rivers swelled like writhing bloated corpses.

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Mega Tsunami, by Chris Wren/Kenn Brown

The ground then shook, giving way to seismic events which rippled across the entire surface of our planet which, in turn, triggered gigantic tsunami. These raced around the oceans, and I saw in vivid detail as these giant waveforms collided with multiple continents, racing inland and swallowing everything in their path.

This continued for some time, as I was prevented from looking away, locked in place. I then saw an approaching asteroid or comet, which as it neared the atmosphere split into 3 distinct pieces as it tumbled down to the surface. All three chunks hit, huge blasts echoing high into the stratosphere, unleashing giant shockwaves that triggered volcanic eruptions of hot swelling lava bleeding from the wounds in the earth. One slammed into the ocean, causing further gigantic waves, waves so utterly vast that they wiped out hundreds of millions, amid a firestorm raining down comprised of various debris and slicing volcanic glass.

In between these myriad shown events, i could hear a roaring, impossibly loud, voicelike but sounding like the very roar of the Earth itself. This voice was noticeably some kind of male entity, and I could feel now as my attention shifted to it that it was It that was relating not by words but some other manner this apocalyptic vision. What felt like timescales of occurrences time was sped up to vast speeds and i was made to watch, unable to do anything, for what felt like hours and hours. Occasionally I was shifted into the perspectives of those below, witnessing their deaths in myriad ways.

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Asteroid Impact, Unknown Author

Finally, I found myself on the ground. In desperation, I made for what in this experience was high ground, seemingly able to finally move and shift through this realm I had found myself in. Although I assumed it was the devastated earth at the time, there were no points of reference to confirm this.

The ground surrounding me I noticed had been charred black, and around me was a veritable maelstrom of utter fire and choking ash, as if I was walking through a pyroclastic flow. I was covered in some sort of black, paneled armour, unidentifiable in makeup that barely fought off the searching fingers of the boiling ash. As I fought against the intense wind whipped up all around me, I finally succumbed to the sheer force, and was blown sideways, or so I could determine, up into a cliffside.

It was then I realized i was in the grip of some sort of entity. The roaring of the wind i realised was the same roaring of that entity, and it now reached a crescendo. The entity now addressed me directly, in words that felt like the cracking and rumbling of a thousand earthquakes. It was a voice of pure antimony. I cannot remember the exact words from my mind what it spoke, it felt like it was seriously sizing me up, probing deep within me for some manner. I tried to initially resist, but gave up eventually. The pressure on the external form grew and grew until it was overwhelming, and i felt almost surely i would be crushed to death if i wasn’t incinerated by the intense heat this thing was giving off. I could not identify it – it did not sound like Lucifer or Belial from my few meetings with them in similar realms whilst journeying in sleep. I could not see it, unable to turn towards it as its immense pressure held me firm.

It was just then that suddenly I heard a new voice, that when it spoke sounded like a million female voices, all in accord with the other. I don’t know how I knew, but I identified it as Hecate’s voice. Again i cannot remember entirely the words in my mind, but it was along the lines of ‘Do not panic, I am beside you, follow my torches, and you will find the way’. It was then i noticed what could be described only as a tunnel of white/green light. The pressure and roaring stopped as i stumbled towards it, and, when within it, I woke with a huge start.’

Recounting this, I don’t fully understand the purpose for being shown that this vision yet, but I think it was contact initiated by them through the soul fabric of the book. The intent being, to make me face the reality of the text itself. When reading the book it is easy to read it in a detached logical manner. Even if the conclusions are accepted and understood by the mind, they do not have that immediate, visceral impact of vision. However when confronted with the power of the book itself to actually bring its reader face to face with the actual reality of the apocalypse as described, it is a whole other ballgame.

The ability for it to of its own accord cause journeying through the gates held within its material body was startling; taking you straight into its heart in a highly potent, incredibly distressing and challenging experience.Whether this was presented to me simply as a learning experience shown to me as part of my path, actual glimpse of what will happen, or both is something myself, and the reader, have to decide.

The energies have subsided now somewhat, but can still be felt and experienced when handling the book. I feel like there are avenues of exploration between its pages far more than can be read and comprehend by the eye and mind alone. For anyone who has not experienced this, I recommend you search out such works, whoever they are by, and support the people that create them. They differ so wildy from the mass production, the works created solely for profit that are as soulless as the false industry that churns them out. Hopefully purely by example I have demonstrated how they are active tools that can be used in practice, and by the very act of their possession, reveal gnosis.

~S~