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A Step Out of Phase: The Mirrorworld

Posted in Occultism, Other with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2017 by Sypheara

Before we get to it, an update! So I have finallymanaged to move into my new house, and have set up an extremely basic altar consisting of both familial dolls and the central fetish piece in the new ritual room. Over the coming months, I hope to evolve this up into a new, fully seated indoor temple with correct spaces for all of the four witch gods. This includes Sepheranz, who up to this point I have never had a dedicated space for. I know that Sepheranz is particular requests this of people – no single shared altar is really fitting for Sepheranz. Im looking forward to explore my innate link to her and her more esoteric aspects that are suitable for myself in the coming months ahead. An altar to the Lord of the Dark Star is also under consideration, as well as a place at the west for the Ivory Spider.  This will allow the correct energetic space to pursue the opening of Lucifers Stellar Gate, an important pillar to begin the third of the phases of opening Belials Stargate in the flesh and soul. I am also preparing something for a local group, with the help of another Hecatian Witch for the Sabbat, so times are pretty busy here!

This post is actually one I’ve been meaning to put up for awhile now, and it addresses what I simply call the ‘Mirrorworld’. In many different occult texts, you will see many different diagrams, theories, arrangements for the differing realms that surround and penetrate our own, thus making up the All. These often come with many interchangeable and confusing terms which often don’t seemingly relate to our own experience as occultists and witches.

So far, working with the Witch Gods, the Trees have proven a very useful and valid map for exploring both the Nightside and Dayside realms which make up our own Universe. However, one of the more interesting realms, by far the most visited one for me, is the one mentioned above, the Mirror World.

This realm seems to be the closest to our own – being just one small slip or step out of phase with it, best accessed through the Dreaming Gates. From my experience, this Mirror Realm acts almost as a film that surrounds Malkuth/Nahemoth, and from here the tunnels seem to connect to the realms known as Yesod / Lilith through chthonic or lunar paths that are revealed. It is a strange in between place, that is both aerial and chthonic at the same time and for me acts as a primary point of ingress to the Other.

I call it the mirror world or mirror realm because simply, the place appears as a flip side to our material world, looking as if it has been run through a harsh grayscale or colour desaturation filter, and literally abounds in some places with many, mirrored surfaces as reflections in all materials seem heavily amplified. The nearest term I can find that matches this is Etheric Plane, but it is so inadequate as a term and misleading due to its etymology that I do not describe it as such. The areas within this realm as usually counterparts of their real ones, although usually more structured, devoid of many details and with many areas smoothed or minimalised.


Hall of Mirrors, Harold Davis

Sound, light and weather within this realm depend on the region. Some places have no sound whatsoever, as if every surface was made up of some sound swallowing material. Everywhere else the sound is almost muted, as if coming from a point underwater. Light also varies – some areas are harshly contrasted, as if you are standing somewhere without an atmosphere whilst still being recognisably on ‘earth’. Other areas are lit as if by an unseen, non existent light source which hits all surfaces equally removing all shadows.  Weather also varies – from raining downwards, raining upwards, to raining shards of glass or other objects. and usually areas are windless. The sky is either completely clear and cloudless or everywhere is covered in a dark, thick white mist like something out of, for lack of a better description to fall back on fictional examples,  Silent Hill or Stranger Things.

The sun is never observable in the sky here – attempting to look for it seems to never succeed – the moon is always there, and appears as either one of three archetypes. White, and bleeding a strange, clear liquid. An ominous, black ball surrounded by fire like an eclipse. Or lastly, dark earth like red, weeping blood.

Vegetation in this place is always autumnal colours, or otherwise of dark foliage. Trees in the main are leafless, although some evergreens still stand twisted and gnarled.  The temperature of the entire realm seems to be lukewarm – only once did a temperature change occur when I was here, plummeting rapidly caused by one of the strange inhabitants that lives in this place.

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The beings that reside here are strange indeed. The most obvious inhabitants are the human and animal dead – this in between place seems especially the home of some of these lost souls. Once I remember walking in a deserted city, the sky harsh white, each buildings glittering surface almost painful to look at. There i came across an old lady, who seemed distressed. I remember trying to calm her, but all she could do was protest over and over again, saying she was looking for something, this something I got the impression strangely, was a red balloon. She paid little attention to me, until she eventually looked at me with glazed over eyes and simply stated ‘Young people these days just don’t understand’ before she vanished in a cloud of dust from a wind that never existed.

Other inhabitants seem to be like something that has walked straight out of a Guillermo Del Toro movie, an assortment of various forgotten folk spirits that make up the weird menagerie that regular roams around this place. Few are threatening, most are strangle and bizarrely welcoming in nature. Vehicles are seemingly also mirrored in this realm – the spirits sometimes utilising them in strangely human like fashion to get from place to place. Angels with broken wings wander lost amongst these strange ruin like areas, and in the forest strange fae like creatures build dwellings with broken bricks and other detritus they’ve managed to scavenge. A lost traveller asking these entities to direct them will usually find themselves taken on an adventure that whilst illuminating in some manner, usually leaves them ever more lost. Sometimes valuable information can be found here off these entities which seem to have a capacity to see into the past, present and future. Some of them will actively come forward, guided by the Gods, to impart gnosis to the seeker who walks these realms.

Unknown work, Brian Froud

The overall feeling of the place is a neutral one. Some areas are more sinister than others, some are incredibly bright and strangely ‘vibrant’, as far as a place lacking strong or any colour can be. Just as some places are much more dangerous in our world, and others are very safe, so are the corners of this strange world. It is a place where it is incredibly easy to wander off the beaten track… whatever you encounter, the only thing you know is that its unlikely you’ll have come across it before..

Elements of the mirror world seem to remain static. However, sometimes, huge areas seem to change and morph, sometimes becoming quite incongruous with its counterpart on the physical, distorting into a more surreal landscape. As such, its important that the fact the realm is in a state of flux  is kept firmly in mind so that one does not becoming disorientated on travelling here.

At this point, I think many readers will be asking what makes this different from other kinds of dreamscape. One is ironically compared to the above point, is a strange consistency.  Despite changing environments, the general characteristics as described above hold continuously between penetrations to this realm. Secondly,  unlike a standard dreamscape, all visits to this place are generally incredibly lucid, with sounds, smells, even tastes vividly remembered if the transit here is of sufficient strength. Yet this place lacks the sheer raw energy or power which when encountered radiates over the traveller in other astral realms of the tree which lie far beyond it. It also seems to lack any particular hierarchy, for I have never encountered any of the Gods here other than near the aforementioned tunnels. As such, it seems a ‘playground’ for a myriad of entities that match its vibrational pattern.

Thinking on it longer, I believe that this is the same shamanic realm that is often talked about by other practitioners, albeit reflecting the current world soul and the impressions we leave on this realm by our daily interactions with each other and the world around us on the physical. I am reminded of a conversation with a friend.. Maybe spirits trapped between the living and the dead wander here, waiting for their souls to be retrieved by those who are curious, brave or just plain desperate enough to try.

Shadowman, Gregory Tom

Ave Hecate,
~S~

Familial Snakes of Divine Healing

Posted in Covenant of Hecate, Luciferianism, Occultism, Paganism, The Path of Flames with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 5, 2017 by Sypheara

With the proverbial boat missed as far as June is concerned, thankfully I finally managed to finish the small but difficult write up of the snake familiar ritual. For the last two months, numerous versions of this rite have been carried out, with gnosis delivered directly by Hecate and  my primary familiar.

The familiar that came to me through this ritual was bizarrely, as insinuated, my primary familiar. Through this work he was revealed to have an ancient serpentine origin that up to this point had been unknown to myself. This familiar has proven himself to be a master of shape changing, able to morph himself into a shape not too dissimilar to a lunar moth, which meant initial access to the serpentine currents was not in anyway assumed. He has been a great companion so far in the work, but is still somewhat mysterious to me despite the possession work and dream visitation! Even after such a long time of having contact with him in some form or another.


Fire snake by Luke M

The work at the Covenant of Hecate retreat, whilst not my initial encounter with the Ophidian current, resulted in increased levels of direct contact with it. It is my belief that this for me was in no way coincidental – healing at the moment is an important focus on my journey on the Ivory Stellar Path. It has become necessary to balance and heal both myself, and others around me within my life as Hecate directs me to these works of light.  Not just Hecate it has to be said although she has been the primary instigator – Lucifer sacrificed his solstice night to direct me in the healing of someone very important to me which was an incredibly beautiful if heavy experience that unfortunately is bound by an oath of silence. I can say I feel in his debt – with this work completed, I feel another specifc and unexpected gate was unlocked and granted by both Hecate and Him.

I can feel the acceleration to working with his Stellar Pillar Gate on this path now – a step towards the completion of this stage and onwards to the Earthing works. This plus further works of healing are the immediate future and focus for myself.

Not all of this is via serpent current as mentioned, but it plays a vital part alongside work with the Gods themselves. I have also began, to see at times, echos of The Atlantean Devil Queen within my work. What part she has to play, and how I can approach the connection I have with her, is something that still remains another mystery to explore.

The detailed write up of how to work directly with one of the serpent familiars, is detailed in the linked PDF. This has been carried out within a group, and was very successful in bringing through the Ophidian current. Working with Hecate is ideal for this, but it has been successfully carried out with success with different calls involving Belial. Intuition suggests that it would be suitable for work with other gods linked to the Ophidian Current with adaptation, as many share the gifts to manipulate it. It is likely that a differing ‘flavour’ of the current will be delivered depending on the route into it – Hecate and Lucifers serpent familiars are likely to be more stellar in nature than the primal ones sent by Belial and the Great Serpent God, but this isn’t set in stone. Reality is more complicated than neat boxes. As mentioned in the document, I leave this up to expansion by the reader whilst recommending it is first accessed via Hecate as it was her who unlocks these gates. I stress that caution must be used here to a degree – the ritual is simple to perform, what is brought through is anything but and is very strong if accessed correctly. I truly feel this is a cure than could become a curse if abused.

The Familial Snakes of Divine Healing

I hope many people can put this to good use, not just for themselves but others! I have been astounded its effects on others around me, many of them having little exposure to this current. Longstanding physical, emotional and spiritual issues have been vastly improved in such little time. Again, it demonstrates the power of the eternal Witch Gods.

Ave Hecate Zonodrakontos!
~S~

Snake, author unknown

 

The Rite of Her Sacred Fires 2017

Posted in Covenant of Hecate with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2017 by Sypheara

Hello all,

Just a quick post to both remind readers who know about it, as well as promote it to those who don’t, The Rite of Her Sacred Fires is being held as usual on the Full Moon of May. Since that is for me tomorrow, I’ve left this all a little late! Nevertheless..

The Rite of Her Sacred Fires is a special ritual that was created in 2010 by Sorita d’Este as a supposed ‘one off’ as part of a devotional work to celebrate a coming together of Hecate devotees. However it’s grown into a powerful  rite that is performed yearly by several thousand people and now stands as one of her major nights of the year in modern practice.

The ritual has for the last few years always been a favourite of mine, knowing that by performing it I am being drawn into deep working with not just Hecare but other souls that are tied so intimately to her. It is an amazing energy and it is something I can recommend for anyone that belongs to Her regardless of the path or tradition she is approached from. For me especially its going to be even more special this year as it will also see me perform my initiation rite in regards to entering the Covenant itself. It was a privilege to meet with and work with Covenant members and I look forward to the future with a renewed energy.

More information can be found on the Covenants website here

 

Torch, taken by tombearspics

As a side note, it is four years since the creation of the blog! These have seen a major growth in both my personal work as well I feel in the Hecatian community. Some of this has been very painful, but it has all been worthwhile in the end. I look forward to the next four and thank everyone who has supported myself and my work so far.

In June, I hope to be able to finally detail the serpent rite I performed for a local group here. It is a twist on something Sorita originally showed us – the serpents simply came through and showed me a different facet to the work which I then took away and performed. I hope this will be useful to others when it finally arrives. Ill try and release this in PDF format as usual.

I hope you all get to bask in the warmth of her blazing torches this perfect full moon.

Ave Hecate,

~S~

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:

Lulu

Amazon

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~

Blessings and Curses: Samhain

Posted in Necromancy, Occultism, Paganism, The Path of Flames with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2016 by Sypheara

I would just like to take a small moment to wish everyone who follows the blog and my work a productive and blessed Samhain season.

I love this time of year.. all the way up to the winter solstice the energy is perfect for all sorts of interesting workings. Its great to be able to share these with others, and this years group Samhain rite by a friend of mine was spectacularly well executed. It was very powerful rite, tapping into the ophidian currents to expertly honour the dead.

That said, as regards to my own workings, this years Samhain rite was a little different than expected. It’s been a relatively difficult time here for numerous personal reasons, in regards to both illness and death. All on top of attempting to integrate the gnosis coming through from the awakened gates.

Recently, a horrible occurrence happened that required a powerful protective, and malefic rite to rectify the extreme psychological harm brought about to one of my friends family members after they were attacked at knifepoint. So, alongside the usual offerings to the dead at this time of year, the rite was executed on the Sabbat night with this in mind, and was extremely powerful.

Into the body were called Hecate and Belial, as well as the Ivory Spider, to lend their aid and power. This power was directed towards the empowerment and consecration of a malefic and necromantic wand of control, command, and bane using the accumulated venoms of the path thus far.

After this, empowerment and protection was first given to the innocent victims using the existing wand of Lucifer, to ensure they were duly empowered and protected. Afterwords, the new malefic wand was used to impale, envenom, and then blast the malefactors before they were cast out from the circle into the northern quarter into the waiting teeth of Belial and his hosts.

dsc_0364Wand prior to its activation in ritual with associated venoms 

The wand was made from a single, dried out branch of holly that was acquired as a present from an earlier working.. an interesting tool that was given at the right time for the right purpose. I am not interested in Malefica in general.. anyone who knows me or who has followed the blog for anytime will have seen the lack of such material here. But this time it felt powerful, necessary, and part of demonstrating the power of the Path from Belial in my direction.

Unfortunately due to the nature of this work involving the specific use of the Ivory Spider and his venom conjoined with Belials, its unfortunately unsuitable to share the exact method of consecration for the wand here. However I detail the above to illustrate the other side of the coin of working with these entities.. the ability to defend oneself and ones friends and family, blood or spiritual, that comes with the territory.

In other news, a certain friend of mine has also recently completed a very interesting book.. a book that relates to possession work with Belial. He has poured an immense amount of time and effort into this text.. I hope to soon grab a copy to illustrate why I think its an important addition, albeit one that comes with a lot of caveats.

Thanks again for reading,

Ave Hecate,
~S~

Dreaming Deeply: Spirits in Sleep

Posted in Occultism, Other, The Path of Flames with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2016 by Sypheara

Hello all,

I hope you are having a great start to the beginning of October.. with Samhain rapidly approaching i’m finding myself kicking it up a gear when it comes to preparations for the nights ahead.

However I wanted to post today on something interesting, mainly due to several recent experiences. These have been quite powerful, and useful for my spiritual growth and I feel sharing it could be useful for people.

Many people have experienced powerful, deep dreams that are stark in their lucidity. Many people, in these states, have often met entities of some description, that seem overly familiar as if they have been met before. They often give advice, teaching, or even gifts of power. On waking many people do not remember these encounters, or file them away at the back of their minds as unimportant.

Little do they realise that they might have met with a familiar or guiding spirit in the Oneiric Realms.  I feel this is a great shame as these experiences have a great capacity to bring insight, and healing, to those who experience, remember and integrate them. What follows is some examples of my own experiences and a small method to help cement work with these entities.

My own experience with this form of contact has been varied and extensive, and it is one of the primary ways in which I work. That said, two experiences stand out in my mind as being extremely important, one being a new occurrence, and the other one old.

One of the first experiences I have ever had was meeting a spirit within a dream forest. I can remember the sweet, smell of the cherry blossoms that seemed to glow a subtle, golden white light upon their darkened black twisted stems. A cracked stone path led straight through these trees towards an old, rustic house of an exotic design that defies description in text, as a light breeze seemed to swirl around me. The air was cool, and crisp, and there was hardly any sound as if the whole forest was holding its breath. further away I could see evergreens, interspersed with the cold icy blossom trees, and there was a feeling as if one had stepped into some surrealist picture. Far down the path i could see a figure, abnormally slim and tall, dressed entirely in red. Their eyes possessed a relaxing, warm orange colour, that gave off a feeling of both youth and age all at once. Long, black hair seemed to fall down over the figures shoulders, and it was sat as if relaxing and enjoying this strange, abnormal morning. I felt drawn towards this figure, and approached and welcomed it.

This encounter would be a highly enjoyable one. I talked for many hours with this entity, that who neither at the time give me its name nor identity. But it gave me a lot of advice, advice that would strengthen me for difficulties at that time I was facing in my mundane life. It wouldn’t be the first time I would run into this entity – over many weeks, months and years I have met it again several times.. and only within the last few have I identified it as my primary familiar.

dreamscapeDreamscape by Piofoks

A more recent example occurred several weeks ago. I met an entity in dream, one that at first was challenging, even hostile. This entity appeared with the same, strange dimensions of that of the primary familial, except it was clearly appearing as Female. This entity possessed solid black eyes, ivory skin, and long, snake like hair. Despite her stand offish nature, she radiated a warm, welcoming aura that drew me to persist in asking her assistance. Once I had correctly introduced myself, this entity mellowed and taught me over the course of several days how to internalise some of the energies released by opening Hecates Stellar Gate. In the Waking World, she sent visions that identified her as a spirit that resides in Malkuth/Nehemoth, the spheres that lie closest to our world and merge with it, and that she is associated with the energies of the moon. She seemed in some way linked to Nahemah, something I have still not had clarified. However this work left me feeling refreshed, calmed, as if some of the energy from those difficult workings had finally been integrated. She also made it clear that she had been sent for this task, and was a specific familiar or oneiric spirit that had almost complete mastery of these realms and would therefore be an excellent guardian from some of the more intense, disturbing apocalyptic dreams that are being caused by rising currents from the World Soul.

Looking back on the above, it is not a surprise that these entities that have guarding/teaching roles are more likely to contact us in times of stress, or challenge. They are often specifically sent to aid us on our path, usually after subconsciously being requested. Engaging with them leads to an overall bettering of the situation as we work with them to complete the challenges set before us.

Once contact has been made through chance encounter or after a request to Hecate has been sent in initial work, there is a trick that can help facilitate and grow the connection with your own personal dream familiars and spirits.  Firstly, you will need to acquire the spirits name, sigil or ideally both. Once once is given, the other is usually just a matter of conducting further work with the spirit until both are deemed ready to share.

Take one small piece of paper, or thin piece of wood, and ritually consecrate and prepare it as detailed in earlier workings in the resources section. For paper, this usually involves a libation element, and both are cleansed with consecrated water and incense smoke. Once the material is ready, mark in ink or engrave the name, sigil or ideally both onto one side. The second side, should have the Sigil of the Universal Gateway, as detailed in Queen of Hell and as shown below.

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The Universal Sigil of Gateways, as detailed in the book ‘Queen of Hell’

Once completed, a call is given to Hecate  to thank her for assisting the work, and she is asked to open the gateway to her realms for the spirit to come forth during your dreaming phases. As this personal call is spoken, the gateway sigil is blooded. Once done, the sigil and name of the spirit overleaf is also blooded, with an individual call to that spirit to come forth and meet you, work with you and teach you in dream.

Once the above is done, this artefact becomes empowered and a direct conduit to the spirit involved. When sleeping, it should be placed under a pillow, or failing that, the bed in as close a proximity as you as possible to help facilitate its effects. When not in use, in should reside in or around the altar and should be treated as all other empowered items.

This method has been and continues to be an effective, simple way of working with these entities revealed to me. Further offerings of blood increases the effect. This sigil has many interesting properties for devotees who make use of it, and the symbolism inherent within it should be self evident.

I wish everyone a great run up to Samhain, and I hope to have more to share near the end of this month, going into the next.

Ave Hecate,
~S~

Creating the Blade of Arte

Posted in The Path of Flames with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2016 by Sypheara

I’d just like to first open this post with a thank you to all of you who have liked, and subscribed to the blog over the last month of two, or have personally contacted me with thanks and encouragement. It has unfortunately been too long since the last post on here,  not helped by the fact that in the last six weeks i’ve struggled with being almost unable to use my hands to type, thanks to somehow damaging the nerves in both arms.

Finally after what seems like a much longer period than it should be, the small work on detailing how my own Blade of Arte was constructed is complete.  Keeping going and creating this document to benefit others has kept me going in this time, where they seem to test me in both obvious and subtle ways since the opening of the last two gates.

The completed document can be found at the following link:

Crafting the Blade of Arte

It covers the material requirements for both the blade and the oil used in its consecration, as well as outlining a general, basic ritual approach to its activation. Note I have intentionally left many elements non-specific; the nature of the work means that the practitioner is required to work at an intuitive level to produce a tool that works for them and their practice, in unison with what the Gods require.

Thankfully now that I am recovering slightly, I am now in a position to begin work designing, and commissioning an evocational and protective copper amulet directed at channeling Lucifers energies, as well as the construction of a particular variant of a summoning triangle made from wood. This is all foundational work that needs completing before the opening of Lucifers Stellar Gate on this specific subpath can begin, as they have revealed to me.
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Ave Hecate,
~S~