Candle reading is one of the most common traditional techniques of divination and can be employed in many ways. In our Current-specific settings we can for example express our will/question and ask the spirits to manifest their answers through a candle (marked and dressed accordingly, for example with the Key of Wisdom and related elements) and then study how the flame acts, the way that the melting wax flows and the shape that it finally takes, and make our own interpretation of the situation based on the mentioned points.
There are some traditional and ”universal” signs to look out for in many traditions, like for example that clockwise flooding of the wax is regarded as a sign that shows energies being attracted to the operator, while the counter-clockwise flooding would show that something is rather moving away from him or her.
While these and many other traditional interpretations are good to learn and keep in the back of the head while doing a candle reading, it is also important to always keep in mind the context and also the Current-specific perspective, for while a skull shape for example could be interpreted as a negative sign in many traditions it could for us hint at the highest Stations of the Gulgaltha line and the Head/s of the Mighty Dead in some contexts, while in others it could symbolize the archonic garments or negative energies washed off, and in yet other context it could symbolize the weakening or even death of the target of a curse work. In other words there are no general ”book of rules” when it comes to these things, and all manifestations must be noted and interpreted from a personal perspective.
When having learnt to understand the ”language of Spirit” on a personal level, such understanding can also aid in other contexts. For example when doing any type of candle magic, one’s magical will and intention of the work can be focused upon until one notices that the candle flame acts and the wax takes form in ways suitable and in harmony of the work itself, as a form of confirmation that the sought energies have come into play, adding to the ritual charge.
Candle wax is an excellent vessel for Spirit manifestation and it is recommended to always study the shape of the wax after any kind of working. Furthermore the wax in itself can, if charged correctly through will and corresponding elements (such as oils and herbs etc), deliberately be used to strengthen the work if the candle is for example placed directly upon the photo or other links to a specific target, and the wax is then allowed to freely flood upon him or her to afflict with the intended energies.
Below are some examples of candle wax remains that have become topics for contemplation.
Serpentine shapes, the black one from a November 11th working in which a candle was dedicated to each Head of Azerate, this one assigned to Moloch. The green and black one is from the consecration ritual of a tincture related to the Akeldama Line, initiated on the Good Friday of 2021.
Skull shape from a candle lit during Bane work focused through the Station of Qayin Sator.
Sickle shaped wax after Monday night bane candle lit upon a box in which links to a specific enemy was placed.
Wax remains from a black candle with a general burning time of 12 hours, that burnt in extreme ways and was fully consumed in a matter of minutes.
May the Light of Spirit ever guide the Faithful towards endless victory!
(We are happy to with permission publish the following text, originally shared with us by one of our teachers.)
In this ritual a spell is cast by the way of creating a kind of daemon taking form through the magician’s own life-force, the focused power of will and the totemic virtues of certain animal components, but more esoterically via that which all the employed elements and the ritual steps contextually connect to, allowing the potentially fate-altering addition, intrusion and manifestation of Spirit.
The following elements are needed:
A dead spider (should be found already dead and not be killed by the magician for this purpose) and/or a spider web rolled into a ball
A fresh bird’s egg. If possible fertilized.
A sharp tool, such as scalpel, for opening the egg without cracking it
A needle to draw blood with
Suitable natural glue, or beeswax, for the sealing of the opening made in the egg
The ritual is to be conducted during the hours of the night. Planetary hours can be observed for additional potency and focusing of the forces needed for the accomplishment of the magical will.
Proceed by using the sharp tool for opening up a hole on top of the egg, without cracking and breaking the whole egg (this should be tried and mastered outside of ritual context in advance). If the hole is made so that the piece of removed shell can be put back later and sealed it is ideal, but as long as the hole is there and can be sealed later with some natural glue or wax of suitable kind it is sufficient.
Once the hole is made the spider, and ideally some of its web rolled into a small ball, are pushed into the egg, to serve as the spinner of the webs of one’s desire, countering those of destiny if need be, and catch that which one seeks to attain.
At this stage certain other elements could also be added into the egg that correspond with what you seek to manifest, ranging from different powders, herbal, mineral or animal, or/and smaller rolled up piece of paper or thin metal lamella on which seals or spells are written with magical ink or inscribed. The size of the egg and one’s own imagination and knowledge set the limits for what one could load the egg with, but it is important to not overdo the actual loading and only add what one believe to be absolutely essential.
Once the dead spider, ball of web and any other elements have been sown inside of the egg it is time to add your own blood and through the blood your own life-force, power of will and spirit into it, in order to so make the magic come to life. Place the egg before you and proceed with using a needle, which you first cleanse in the flame of the candle flame set before you and pierce the tip of one of the fingers of your left hand, so that some drops of blood can be pressed out of it. The finger can here be chosen based on what one connects to each finger, as for example corresponding with the five elements, the planets or any other symbolism and insights that can give a specific relevance to the choice which ultimately must connected to the magical goal.
You then hold the pierced finger above the opening you have made into the egg and squeeze out with the other hand the drops of blood so that they fall into the egg and so animate it and the spider towards the realization of your will. Each drop must be charged with the power of intention directed by a single minded focus and visualization.
The general spell to chant at this point should be something along the line of:
“I give you Blood of my Blood, Life from my Life and Power from the Spirit Within! In return you shall weave for me an Ensnaring Web of Power and Change the World, all in accordance with my Sorcerous Will! You shall do so without harming anyone that I hold dear, or ever take from me anything that I have not offered to you wilfully!
It can be relevant to keep count of the amount of the drops of blood, as that can reflect the number of stages it takes for the manifestation of the spell and serve in other ways as indicator of progress. The ideal amounts of blood are here 7 or 9 drops according to the original version of this ritual. If less than 7 drops of blood can be squeezed out it can imply a lack of power given to the work, which later will be reflected in the potency of the spell. It is in any case important to keep count and remember the amount of drops, and it is generally better to pierce the finger little too deep rather than making a puncture that can’t produce the needed amount of blood. According to the original rules you are also to pierce your finger only once. More than 9 drops can indicate an excess of force and lack of precision, but it is generally better to give little too much than too little, as at least you will in such case not end up in debt.
Once the blood has been given, lift the egg to your mouth again and speak your spell, conjuration and will into it, so that your actual Breath/Andedräkt becomes projected inside of it, over “its void and chaotic waters of pre-creation”, to which you so give desired forms for the manifesting of your will.
At this stage a cigarillo could be used to project the force of will and spirit into the egg via the exhalation of the Fiery Breath of Amiahzatan.
When you feel that you have sufficiently charged the egg in this fashion you must seal its opening and at this point you should put back the pieces of the shell that you had removed, if possible, and then seal the hole with the glue or some drops of beeswax, but so that only the immediate area of and around the hole become covered by it.
This is important as you then are supposed to draw an invoking pentagram of spirit upon the egg with ideally some suitable consecrated ink, so that the sealed hole ends up within its centre, meaning within the pentagon constituting the heart of the pentagram.
You are then to seal this pentagram by drawing a pentagon around it in a manner that connects its five points.
In some settings further spells and seals can also be written and drawn upon the outside of the egg, below where the pentagram within the pentagon have been marked, but this is usually not necessary.
This egg is then according to the original instructions to be buried, during the same night, in some location related to the outcome of the spell where it is not disturbed or accidentally broken. It is thus allowed to “hatch” the expanding forces seeded into it, which then will act and cause changes in accordance with the magical charges that had been given to it.
In certain extra demanding cases it is advised that the egg become buried within a grave, after first having made a kind of deal/pact with the dead, so that the “ghost” become included within the ritual matrix and lend its force to the work. The burial of an egg filled with one’s own blood in a grave can be extremely problematic, and those actually initiated in the necromantic arts will most often avoid such risky methods. But, as the original instructions emphasised that specific approach within the most demanding contexts we have chosen to also include it here.
The other detail concerning the egg needing to be buried the same night is also something stressed by the original source, but is yet another point that those with sufficient knowledge gained through personal experience may be able to work around, if necessary.
One could see this process as the creation of a kind of Familiar Spirit, but there are a few different directions that this simple outlined work can be taken to, based on one’s own perspective, the contextual application, possible elevation of the related symbolism, the exact loading elements used, the charge given to the egg and the spirits possibly called upon for its further empowerment.
The basic form of this spell was made popular around 30 years ago by a Swedish author of metaphysics and folklore (who passed away in the year 2005.) This method have since then had a kind of popularity amongst some of the older Temple initiates who in those times, when still very young, had access to this authors teachings.
In the original form the egg, the spider, the spider web, the blood from drawn from a finger, the sealing of the egg, the drawing of the pentagram within a pentagon on it and its burial were the main aspects, without any of the more elaborate or esoteric additions that we here in some parts have suggested, but was still found to be a workable basis for a surprisingly effective kind spell casting, with possibility for further elevation.
According the Temple teachings it is even possible to manifest the famulus of certain aspects of the Master, related to the Lines of Nod, by including drops of His Ensouling Tincture and other elements such as a bit of a snake skin used as parchment marked with suitable characters, together with other relevant animalia such as the ashes of burnt raven feathers and the tail of a small scorpion. Drops of blood from a corresponding animal is then added into the egg in the amount of 7, 9, 11 or 13 drops. The egg in such case should be that of a crow, or ideally a raven (which of course is far from being easy to acquire), but the egg of any of the other birds directly aligned with the Spirits of Qayin would work as well. In the most optimal case the egg of the bird can even be replaced by that of a large serpent, or other reptile such as the crocodile or alligator, establishing in such case the most concrete links to the Nachash and the Tanninim. While these kinds of eggs will, for most people, not be easy to get hold of it is still far from being an impossible task. With little cunning, the right contacts and some funds set aside for these kinds of projects anything becomes possible, and if Spirit is willing one always find what one actually need.
If such reptilian egg would be employed, in combination with the aforementioned addition of precious drops of the Ensouling Tincture and other elements, also Spirit seals drawn with the correct inks on paper, which then are reduced to ashes, are together with other sympathetic elements, to be introduced into the egg. This egg is then finally activated by the giving of the suitable and corresponding kind of blood (which can mean a few different things here), which is added into it in the correct amount of drops, again aligned with the force being worked with. The giving of the Fiery Breath of Amiahzatan is then also in this instance part of the conclusion of its conjuring and charging towards purpose, followed as in earlier version by the sealing of the egg. This is also here accomplished through the application of the wax and the drawing of not only the pentagram within the pentagon around the sealed opening, but with also other specific characters, seals and/or invocations all around it pertaining to the aspects focused upon. Within this strictly Qayinite context the sealing pentagram could even be replaced by a Heptagram within a heptagon, drawn otherwise in the same manner as before around the sealed hole. This option of using the Heptagram is available to those that understand how and why to do so, based on what that symbol in connection to the Qayinite Mysteries can connect to. The results of this kind of loaded egg will potentially become the closest possible to what “the Dragon Egg” name actually implies and besides hiding or burying it at some suitable place of power, or where it is to enact its influences, it could also be securely and permanently sealed inside of a hollow fetish, such as a suitable statue.
If employed in such fetishistic manner the loaded statue cultivated for a certain symbolic amount of time, like for example 49 nights (if established gnosis would here be lacking divination must be used in order to determine the exact needed amount of time), could be realized to embody the spiritual force which after that set amount of time would “hatch” and possess the statue/idol from within.
This kind of work with the egg could also in other settings be turned around and in its nadir be made into that of Malefica specifically, with the egg becoming one of Death and Decay, into which the traces of the target would be introduced, together with for example a leech instead of the spider, bone powder or the soil from the grave of a suicide or a murderer, small amounts of different baneful powders and ashes from curses written on paper with poisoned ink. The blood dropped into the egg should in such cases not be one’s own and instead that that of for example a rat or some other symbolically suitable animal, this in order to align the curse with the deserving target. In conclusion and besides the sealing pentagram within the pentagon around it also Qayin’s Key Sigil of Bane would with suitable ink be written counter clockwise around the egg. This kind of egg if hidden close to the target would be extra effective, but could also be placed within a wooden box and ritually buried in the cemetery to commission the Legions of Gulgaltha to work through it, or seeded into some other suitable place of Active Power.
“The Dragon Egg” spell could similarly be used in adjusted forms in order to work with any of Qayin’s Key Sigils and Powers, by simply adding the corresponding herbal formulas, as given in Liber Falxifer II, inside of the egg, with the matching insect or other animal elements if the usual spider for some reason would be considered as contextually unsuitable, the ashes of burnt petitions and seals pertaining to the specific work and any other elements that one would realize as being suitable. If the work is personal and benefic one’s own blood would be used and if not the blood of some more appropriate offering could be employed instead. The egg would also in this case be sealed as usual with the pentagram within the pentagon, and around it would the corresponding Key Sigil of Qayin be drawn in order to specifically mark it for its purpose.
Based on these few outlines the Temple teachings connected to the sorcery of “the Dragon Egg” should have become clear enough to those that practice in accordance with the same Tradition.
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This text is dedicated to the Spirit of Magister “Nast Lavgroh”. May the Forces of the Dissolving Omega keep you ever beyond the limitations of life and death and lead you, and us all, towards the Nothingness of God. Amen + Amen!
We know that many students of the Current 2182, ourselves included, have contemplated and become intrigued by the changes in the cover artwork for the 13th anniversary edition of the first Liber Falxifer book.
On the past Friday the 13th, the T.F.C. shared detailed information regarding this cover artwork and also presented it as the latest addition to the Sanctuary of the Black Light series of Ikons available through Ixaxaar.
Today we are honored to share the update in its’ entirety with kind permission, for those who might have missed out on the Ixaxaar update or otherwise to just underline the importance of contemplating and studying the artwork, as the Devil is indeed in the details.
All Glory to Qayin!
In connection to the 13th anniversary of the publishing of Liber Falxifer I – The Book of the Left Handed Reaper and as part of the Sanctuary of the Black Light series of Current 2182 related Ikons we are on this Friday the 13th of May 2022 pleased to present the latest manifestation of the Qayinite Visions of N.A-A.218.
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The Liber Falxifer 13th Anniversary Ikon depicts the special cover which was exclusively created for the third edition of the first Liber Falxifer book and portrays ‘the Revealed Form of Qayin as the Crowned Lord of Death’, replacing the original cover image that was part of the initial Usurpation and Possession stage of the Unfolding of the 182 Current, during which the subverted iconography of Christ the Redeemer was elevated anew through the Grace of the True Messiah/358.
That original form became replaced by the more Purely Qayinite aspect which 13 years later emerged through it, in a manner similar to how the Serpent shed its skin, taking the form of the Ikon that now depicts Qayin in His Unmasked Glory, as ‘the First Saint and Lord of Death’. It is worth of note that it even within more common qabalistic lore is stated that Qayin after the murder of Abel served as “the Angel of Death” for 130 years, before passing that mantle to another one within His own Sacred Bloodline of the Serpent/358.
The observance of the ‘Transformative 13 Years Cycle’ is as such something well-grounded within all forms of significant Qayinite Mythos, but most importantly something which over and over again has been confirmed as operatively valid within our own Necrosophic Tradition embodying the 218/182/2182 Current that this work belongs to.
It is as such most auspicious to celebrate the 13th anniversary with this Evolved Form of our Master’s Ikon, depicting Him in the aspect through which He now has been made known through the already manifested Liber Falxifer I, II and III, and which shall continue to Come Forth and expand through the forthcoming Liber Falxifer IV, V, VI and VII.
This Revealed Aspect of ‘Qayin the Crowned Lord of Death’ depicts Him in the same familiar pose as earlier, with His arms stretched out as if to embrace the world, while also assuming the form of the Holy Cross, through which the Forces of the Other Side could ‘cross over’ into this side of existence. This Cross of Qayin is also the Liminal Point of Spirit, through which the material existence and its illusory forms of cosmic “life and death” are transcended through the ‘Maveth Principal’ of K-Ain, of which Qayin (and His Bride) was the First Messianic/Redemptive Manifestation.
Our Qayin is thus a ‘Harbinger of Unfated Death’, cutting the threads of Demiurgic Heimarmene with the Reaping Blade of the Other God (the ‘Elohim Acherim Azerate’ opposed to the Demiurgic Impulse), held symbolic in His Left Hand, indicating Qayin as being aligned with the Left and Thoughtless Emanations of the Ain Soph.
In this depiction of our Master we now also have the thus far disclosed symbolic ‘Investitures of Nod’ clearly depicted in the form of His Crown of Thorns, the Pesha X-Brand, the Crown of (Gilded) Bones and the Halo of Black Light/Fire. These are very significant details when it comes to the talismanic alignment with the essence disclosed within the Liber Falxifer III systematisation of the Initiatic Becoming attainable through those Four Lines of Nod.
The 7 Keys hanging at the waist of Saint Qayin are also new additions emphasising not only His Seven Principal Keys of Power and the virtues related for example to His Seven Key Sigils, but are more esoterically connected to the expansion of the Cardinal Points of Nod, which now from the Four Principal Lines have expanded to the Revealing of the Seven Lines, adding 3 liminal and reflective ones to the mentioned fundamental 4. The Seven Keys of Qayin are thus also the symbols of the empowerments that He holds and can dispense as related to the Totality of Nod, while also connecting to the Seven Gates opening up to the Other Side and the Keys to the Seventh Qlipha of K-Ain.
The Raven upon the shoulder of Qayin, positioned diagonally to the Scorpion on the ground, is here an emphasised representative of the Qliphothic forces of the Oreb Zaraq/Oreb Saraph and thus the transcendentally immanent presence of K-Ain, who is the Baal of the Qlipha of the Burning Ravens of Dispersion and Death. The ravens pertain to all aspects of the Path of Qayin and those that would Become in His Footsteps, as they were present in Akeldama before it was Watered Red, they instructed in the establishing of Gulgaltha through the First Burial, they represent the Lawlessness of the Pesha-Impulse through all of their deeds and embody thus the Sitra Achra and specifically the Qlipha of K-Ain, by being to the Elohim Acherim what the white dove is to the Demiurge YHVH.
The mentioned scorpion on the ground, being within our work the ever present totemic representative of the most fundamental mysteries related to the emanation of the letter Nun of K-Ain, as manifesting within that same letter of the name of Qayin, is here reinforced in its position and made firmer still. This scorpion will in the forthcoming Liber Falxifer books become fully explained and have its central and true role within our Current 2182 revealed, but until then it suffice to underline its role as the Harbinger of the Sting of Death and Rebirth/Awakening, as a totemic avatar of the final letter of the K-Ainic Tetragrammaton and a Spearhead of the Host of His Seraphim.
As pertaining to Spears and Spearheads, being weapons and symbols esoterically connected to Qayin, based both upon possible etymology of His name and His exalting usurpation of certain deific forms, we see that He now in His right hand holds a Spear that upon its bladed tip bears the marking of the Serpent’s Eye. The Two-Headed Serpent, representing the mysteries of our Twin-Serpent ‘Thaumithan’, coiled around the axis of this spear, discloses it to also embody the K-Ainite Trinity represented by the Trident, which in this Serpentine Form reveal the process through which the Eye of the Blind Dragon is opened. The actual mysteries related to also this symbolic component of ‘the Piercing Eye of the 358’ have thus far not been disclosed publically, but shall soon be divulged within the forthcoming ‘Revelations of the Apocalyptic Emissary of K-Ain’.
The Skull of Man cracked and burning, representing the Adamic Kelim shattered through the Gnosis of Black Light, is placed upon the ground, to the left side of Master Qayin. This skull with Black Flames of Spirit rising specifically from its Eye Sockets and Cracked Crown, faces the Black Scorpion on the opposite side of the image, which codifies mysteries that first after the Advent of the Emissary of K-Ain have been fully communicated and communicable. This is a symbolic point that had been depicted also in the earlier form of the image, as it carries fundamental meanings unrelated to the usurped forms now transcended. The difference is that the evolved form now has changed so that it besides emphasising the Eyes and the Crown as the points for the Rising of the Black Flames also has the Red Rose of the Holy Mother, representing some of the most central concepts of our Qayinite Tradition, growing and flourishing from inside of it. These, like all of the other mentioned details, may seem as small changes to the uninitiated, but to those that See, Know and Understand there are new disclosed Points for the Attaining of Gnosis within each of them.
Finally the red background is again present and now even more clearly emphasised as a ‘Sea of Blood’, from which the Master emerges and through, against and upon which He cast both His Light and Shadow. This is again a reoccurring point of symbolism, which now 13 years after its first envisioning within this context has only been further validated through all confirmations received from Spirit and the attainments of new Gnosis related to it. This ‘Raging Sea of Blood’ pertains in one aspect to the Aflame Blood of the Qayinite Linage, invasively flooding this world from the Side of the Serpents of the Other Side, while in other aspects connecting back to some of the most important mysteries related to all of the other symbols contained within this Vision embodied as Ikon. The ‘Sea of Blood’ is also connected to the esoteric concepts of ‘the Red Gates’, which only recently, in connection to the celebration of the passed Good Friday, were disclosed to our initiates and some of those others in contact with our Temple. There is as such once again much connected to a seemingly simple symbolic detail. Let those that attain the ‘Eye and Sight’ of the Great Overseer of our Work witness the ‘Red Thread’ and follow it to where further revelations await. We hope that this representation of Saint Qayin, requested by many of our supportive students even before we had decided to include it within our Sanctuary of the Black Light series of Enspirited Ikons, benefit those who feel drawn to and come into contact with it.
The actual Theurgic Enlinkment between the printed images and the Spirit, who to us has manifested as our Master and Good Saint Qayin, will as per usual when it comes to the Sanctuary of the Black Light Ikons become established through the Holy Stains of Ensouled Ink, by which each printed copy shall be marked and numbered on the back.
It is recommended that the Faithful Adherents of Qayin recall “the Covenant with Death and the Pact with the Sheol” by anointing this mentioned marking and numbering on the back of the Ikon with one drop of blood drawn in the name of ‘K-Ain Baal Tzel-Maveth’ from the middle finger of their left hand, followed by the giving of sacred smoke offerings (either Amiahzatan or some suitable offertory incense blend) directed towards the same Reddened Point (there are here connections to ‘the Red Gates’), the giving of the flames of 7 or 13 candles (green, red, white or black) placed around it, the chanting of 49 repetitions of the suitable Formula of Calling selected from the Liber Falxifer Books, followed by heartfelt prayers to the Master, asking for nought but His Guidance, Gnosis and aid in the Vanquishing of the Archonic Forces standing in the way of the accomplishment of His Work.
This process can, when all candles have been consumed, be followed by the framing of the Ikon behind cleansed and dedicated glass and its hanging in some suitable position behind the His altar.
All Glory to Qayin, our Saint of Liberating Death!
A while back while hiking in the woods I came across a very rare and to us sacred event that usually does not happen in the plain view of people, or close to any place where people usually walk, and I decided to use and work with the auspiciousness of it.
I happened to come across two bull snakes mating, which while the bull snake looks like a rattle snake it is a non-venomous snake that is seldom seen because they stay far away from people, so the fact that these two snakes were mating in plain view right next to a hiking trail was something special.
I stood by and watched them while silently chanting, praying and admiring their sacred consummation which had made me to think the essential union of Sataninsam/Samaelilith, being the conjoined essence of the sacred masculine and feminine, the uniting of Satan and Lilith and their intrusion into ”the Garden of Eden”.
As the Holy Nachash is one of the most sacred totemic animals within the Current 2182, anything that it touches becomes blessed by its presence and therefore connected to the Serpent Force.
Because of the serpents mating and their conjoining of polarities the spot I felt became sacred and blessed and the soil itself turned into a charged element connected to that very essence.
After a few minutes the snakes had slithered away and I could discreetly mark the spot where they had been, in order to later come back in the night and properly harvest from the soil in the name of the Holy Nachashel.
The procedure of the harvesting of the soil followed a similar sequence as to “Buying of Grave Soil” instructed in the first Liber Falxifer book, with differences being that I was working in a forest and with the spirit of the Snake and not the Dead.
I had also decided to use the ”Trollkniv” that was made years before in accordance with the Covenant blog post on Svartkonst.
The reason I decided to use that Sorcery Knife, instead of for example any other was because of the statement concerning the Trollkniv being able to “be used to conjure both Devils and the Dead.”
As the serpent has always been held as a representative of the “Devil” I found the knife in question to be a perfect conjuring tool, while also practically be able to pierce the ground and loosen the soil during its harvest.
Once the Spirits and Legions of Nod had been saluted in the name of the First Born of the Serpent, Master Qayin and Sancta Q, I had encircled the spot where the snakes had been mating with the Trollkniv, while conjuring the Serpent Force that had blessed the soil so it could be used for the “Work of the Cunning and Wise”.
The usual offering of liquor sprayed from the mouth, the giving of the smoke of Amiahzatan, incense, coins and candles where then given to the Spirit of the Place and first afterwards was 7 spoonfuls of the sacred soil collected and placed within a red and in beforehand cleansed pouch.
The soil itself has since then been worked with for a while and now taken part of the offerings given on Good Friday, and has a myriad of possible uses, while being a sacred element in itself similar to Field of Harvest soil or Gulgaltha soil, it can also be used to load fetishes and talismans connected to the Nachash or Satan and Lilith in their conjoined aspects.
It can be used as an empowering element in tinctures, oils and incense blends connected to any aspect of the Serpent Force, or to be sprinkled in order to bless a spot with such force.
I have for example also used the soil to further empower a talisman I have consisting of a loaded rattle snake head that now rests on top of the mojo bag filled with the Serpent Soil.
(As I had managed to take a couple of pictures of the encounter itself it was suggested to me that I could maybe make a ritual report out of it, which now resulted in this blog post.)
We get questions and concerns from (well-meaning) followers of our blog about certain Instagram accounts, public “internet magicians” and their supposed ”connections” to the 218/182/2182 Current and Tradition. This has triggered some thoughts about the necessity of discussing here some very fundamental topics and sharing our own perspectives on them.
Modern worldviews and Traditional approaches
The belief in spiritual realities and magic has been a natural part of most civilizations during the course of history. This has also been the case in the western part of the world not too long ago, and we only need to go back in time a few centuries to find among the majority an accepted belief in spiritual realms, whether it be the belief in the so-called chain of being (i.e the ordered universe descending from the primum mobile towards the animal kingdom via angelic spheres and the influences of the fixed stars and planets, a worldview upheld among traditional astrologers for example) or the belief in the existence of what is nowadays called folkloric entities (Näcken, the Grave Grim, Faery folk, elves, trolls and so on) was something common also in western cultures one or two centuries ago, independent of whether a person was actually practicing magic or not. Belief might not even be a strong enough word – people interpreted their everyday lives from a perspective where these forces were always involved.
These are just two examples among many of course, but the point is that as a result of secularization, these beliefs and practices are much less common and have to a large extent obviously become labeled as superstition by the modern atheistic majority. The spiritual realms are no longer accepted as a natural part of everyday life among westeners. This development push back the ”starting point” of any would-be magician today, as if you grow up in a context in which the unseen forces are generally regarded as non-existent (or at best being ”parts of the mind”…), it goes without saying that one of your first challenges will be to accept their actual existence and confront their influences, but most people give up even before arriving at that fundamental stage, and choose to focus on the surface of things instead of reaching for their essences beyond. This is the path chosen by the ”internet magicians”, which is especially clear when it comes to ”magic” on social media platforms, as almost everything you see there will lead you in the wrong direction, away from real spiritual insight, and thus serving as nothing but distraction from things of real importance by stealing valuable time, energy and focus.
Social media is commonly used by people to boost their ego, while spirit work on the other hand should eliminate the same.
By conducting real sorcerous work, whether it be divination, healing, cursing or other types of magic, and then contemplating the experienced results, all unwanted doubts inherited from atheist surroundings will in time become eliminated, and there will sooner or later come a point at which you will start viewing mundane happenings from a perspective where the preceding influences in spiritual realms can be noticed and confronted. 99,9 % of all you can find on social media platforms will do nothing but keeping you away from reaching this point.
When the taboos and ”occult logic” behind magical processes are understood, it is easy to see that such practices are not harmonizing very well with certain kinds of social media usage. For example, one of the most common things to use as a link to a target that one wants to affect through magic is a photo of the person (this is actually one of the few areas where the internet is of great help for spirit work). This basic point says everything about certain individuals who are obsessed with posting photos of themselves, while in parallell claiming to be practicing magicians. For if you actually believe in the effects of magic, why would you leave such open route for unwanted influences to take seat on your person? And if you don’t believe in these effects, how have you managed to become such an experienced magician that you think you are well suited to teach others (and in some cases even be able to do sorcerous work on their behalf)? Some might claim that they believe themselves to have magical protection and thus have nothing to fear, but in our (Current-)specific case we could also ask: what is the point of such behaviour from a spiritual point of view, while you at the same time claim to seek union with Spirit and not with man?
Another factor that signals charlatanry is the misuse of esoteric sigils. The nature of all Current-specific sigils and the taboos connected to them are explained in the official publications, meaning Liber Falxifer I-III and The Book of Sitra Achra. If such sigils are used for the wrong purposes, for example for mere ”show off”, then the person responsible for such approaches simply shows that he or she has no connection to the Essence of the sigil/s on any relevant (=spiritual) level, at least not to what we consider to be the Blessings attainable through related ritual work.
Let Qayin sort them out
Consider thus any and all people pretending to be connected to the Anti-Cosmic/Chaos-Gnostic Current and the Necrosophic Qayinite Tradition, while clearly acting in ways opposed to its established ethos, as either being total idiots and charlatans, or actual rats (which has been the case a couple of times).
When encountering such people, you should be aware that archonic influences take many forms and in the end you will probably loose more than you could ever hope to gain when engaging in contact or debate with them. In these cases you should strive for Becoming better and more. Don’t be a part of the problem and become instead part of its actual solution. Place yourself in a position to “Do Good”, instead of merely talking, writing and crying about that which is bad.
The guidance given in the official publications of the Temple are meant to put you in direct contact with the Current and its Warding and Guiding Spirits and that should be enough, if you are meant for the Path.
We dealt with similar topics in the post Tradition and Ethos a couple of years ago. We recommend to read that one again and take to heart the message.
As stated many times before, the sole intent of our own online presence is to serve as a contrasting opposition to all the charlatans and ”internet magicians”, and those who are clever enough can figure out that we do so with the blessings of those whose efforts we strive to honor and defend.
The only way we can do this is by keeping in touch with those who are seriously interested in the Work and ”ignore” everyone else, as experience has shown that these kinds of scum disappear soon enough anyway, once they are deprived of the attention that they crave.
This does not mean that their deeds are unnoticed or will go unpunished. The rat traps are set for those that actually manage to cause offense, and will break their necks once they go too far and when they least expect it, as it has done many times before.
This post is meant to give an example on how astrological knowledge and studies can be employed in workings against enemies, or other persons who one wants to affect via magical routes.
The post will as such connect to concepts mentioned in the first post of the series, but will be ”stepping aside” a bit from the previous posts as we here focus a bit more on operative magic, and not necessarily deal directly with the Qliphothic Zodiac Princes.
A person’s birth chart describes his or her personality, character and destiny. By looking at our own birth charts we are able to find the reasons behind our characteristics, but it is also possible to do it the other way around – meaning to read a person’s chart and understand his personality, strengths and weaknesses, even without knowing him in person.
The best opportunity to do this is when one has access to the person’s specific time of birth. As we rarely have that information available, the next best thing is to go by birth date and place alone. There will be a lot of things missing, for example we are not able to calculate the Ascendant correctly if not knowing the time of birth. Another example is that we are not able to see the astrological Houses correctly, meaning that it is hard to tell in which areas of life certain characteristics/events will show themselves. But still, there is a lot that can be done and which could help focus the spellwork at a later stage.
While the Moon is a bit tricky because of it’s fast pace, we will still in most cases be able to know the position of the planets and the Sun within the different signs, and from that we can figure out how the influences of each planet manifests and how strong each planet is in a person’s chart. Furthermore, we can look into the aspects that the planets form with each other to find out the relation between the different forces involved.
When it comes to malediction work we look for the possible weaknesses in general, as such points in the birth chart will show where and how the malevolent currents of cursing will most easily manifest, and also allows us to specifically focus on these points.
Many of us who has done curse work with good results have also noticed that the effects of such workings often shed light on the person’s weaknesses. These can be everything from ”hidden” health issues, problematic relationships to the opposite sex or other negative personal traits that are enhanced by the power of the magical work. If we instead know about these weaknesses from the start, we have the possibility to focus and direct the curse in a more specific way, by correct ritual approach and elements of choice.
The birth chart as a personification of the target
When knowing a person’s birth chart, the chart can in itself be used as a link to the target, together with his or her full name and photo. One method of doing this is to take a cleansed piece of paper, gluing a photo of the target in the middle of the paper and writing the date of birth and full name below the photo.
The surrounding empty area of the paper is then divided into twelve equal parts, each dedicated to one of the Zodiac signs by drawing their traditional symbols. The traditional symbols of the planets are then drawn in the same part as the Zodiac sign that they are placed in as per the birth chart, while strong focus is given to how the positioning of the planets and their interaction with each other shapes the specific aspects of the personal traits of the individual. Other astrological information can be added within the different parts of the paper as well, such as waxing/waning moon, possible moon mansion and so on. Everything that can help to personify the target through the chart. All this can be done with different Sanctified inks, created through tinctures made from plants with the power to bind.
The following is an example of this method (pictured above), based on the chart of a male person born in Warsaw on July 15th 1989. As this was a working of malediction, we look for possible weak points in the birth chart based on planet positions and aspects.
We skip the Moon in this case as we cannot know its’ correct placement, and for the Sun and the planets these are the positions:
Sun in Cancer
Mercury in Cancer
Venus in Leo
Mars in Leo
Jupiter in Gemini
Saturn in Capricorn
At a closer look we find a conjunction (separating) between Mars and Venus. Even though one aspect in itself of course does not give the full picture of someone’s life or personality, we do know that a Mars-Venus conjunction could have manifestations like aggression problems, risk taking and daring, selfishness and some other factors that, once focused and enhanced, can cause troubles.
Furthermore Jupiter is in its’ detriment (Gemini), thus adding further relevant aspects to the characteristics of the person that could be focused upon in similar ways as with the Mars-Venus conjunction. To quote William Lilly in his classic work Christian Astrology:
”When Jupiter is unfortunate (…) he is Ignorant, Carelesse, nothing Delightfull in the love of his Friends; of a grosse, dull Capacity…”. (pg. 63)
By knowing these factors, we can focus our work on specific areas. For example by envisioning how the person gets involved in accidents as a result of his own daring, or that his aggressive and selfish behaviour leads to relationship problems and such, his allies turning their back towards him etc etc.
The elements employed can of course also be based on the area of focus, and if the goal is to cause relationship troubles for example the ”Discord” blend given in Liber Falxifer can be included, while the ”Mars/Saturnian” blend is used when the goal is of an even more aggressive/malefic nature.
This approach is of course not limited to malefica, but could also be used for benefic workings when for example someone’s inner weaknesses needs to be identified and overcome.
In this text we present another method of healing/cleansing magic with the aid of the powers connected to the Hamadryadic Armour Sigil. This approach is rooted in traditional trolldom/svartkonst methods and knot magic, here utilized and ”usurped” in the light of Qayinite Gnosis.
The goal in this particular case is related to healing and cleansing as already mentioned but the same method can, with a few alterations, be used also for other ends, even malefic ones.
The following elements are needed for the work:
– The Hamadryadic Armour Sigil painted or drawn with chalk, large enough to sit upon.
– An urn, vase or other container holding the eight black in green elements connected to the sigil (see Liber Falxifer 2)
– Two wooden matches with removed ”heads”. Cleansed and dedicated before the work.
– Black sewing thread or wool thread in suitable length, for example 49 cm
– A suitable incense blend (for example the one related to the Key Sigil of Protection)
– One cigar
– Eight white candles for the activation of the sigil
– Traditional offerings for the black in green
The work is initiated in traditional manner by the opening of the altar and the giving of offerings to the Master, explaining the purpose of the work at hand.
Place the eight white candles upon the eight ”tridents” of the Hamadryadic Armour sigil cloth. Knock three times upon the sigil and give offerings of libation, tobacco and incense and light the eight candles, then take seat upon the sigil and call upon the spirits connected to the sigil and ask for their blessings upon the work.
Pick up the black thread and, holding it in your left hand, ask again the spirits of the black in green to strengthen the power that you are about to ”read into” it.
Focus fully on the intention of the work and let your will be channeled and established through your voice while saying ”My aim is to heal and cleanse N.N. from the negative influences afflicting him/her. I bind with power and in the name of Master Qayin.” and tie a knot at the same time.
Repeat this process eight more times so that you end up with nine knots on the thread, with some space between them.
It must be underlined that your own focus is very important in this process of course (just like it is in any other kind of real and potent magic) and you must visualize how your magical will is manifested and ”locked” into the thread with by the nine knots.
Put the thread in front of you and place the two matches close to it, in the form of an X, cross your arms (the left one on top of the right) and do the traditional salute towards it.
Hold the matches in the form of an X and start binding the thread around the its’ middle part vertically nine times while repeating the intense focus and the same phrase used while tying the knots earlier.
After the nine vertical rounds, continue and do the same process nine times horizontally. When done, tie another nine knots on top of each while repeating the same phrase again after each knot.
What you now have is a wooden cross, that is to be placed in the centre of the Hamdryadic Armour Sigil with the wooden matches aligned with the cardinal lines/directions of the sigil. Visualize how the amulet you are creating is drawing power from each ”arm”of the eight-armed Hamadryadic Armour Sigil, combining the powers of + (symbolized by the wooden matches) and X (symbolized by the thread) and pray to the forces connected to the sigil to imbue it with their virtues relevant for the work.
At this point two options are possible. Either you let the cross remain upon the sigil overnight until the candles have been consumed, and use it at a later point.
The other alternative is to use it right away. In that case, knock three times on the urn and remove its’ lid. Light the cigar in the name of Amiahzatan and direct your will through the fiery breath to the spirits of the sigil, by blowing tobacco smoke into the urn and holding the cross above the opening (in the returning rising smoke that has by then come into contact with the elements inside of the urn).
Repeat this process nine times before and then use the charged cross amulet, by allowing it to come into contact with the person to become cleansed through it, while focusing on and visualizing how the negative energies are drawn out from his/her body to become ”bound” within the cross instead. (Here is why the colour black was chosen for the thread, the reason being that black absorbs. Other colours can be used for other intentions of course.)
Immediately after this has been done, the cross should be taken outdoors and buried at a place of power (for example in front of a suitable tree), and the spirits of the place are asked to neutralize or send away the negative energies bound within it.
Give traditional offerings for the spirits of the place, do the Qayinite salute and take three steps back before turning around and leaving the place without looking back.
This is a presentation of a divination work done in two steps, in which the outcome of the first step was further explored in a second reading.
The divination was done in order to ask for the Spirit’s aid in a business contract negotiation, and the querent wanted hints about specific aspects to look out for and think about prior to the start of the negotiations.
The classic horseshoe spread was chosen for the first part of the divination, done upon the fully activated Seal of Illumination and using my deck of playing cards that are consecrated to mirror the classic Tarot meaning of the cards. These cards are marked with a black spot as well, indicating the top of the card. In other words, when the black point of consecrated ink is seen at the bottom of the card, the card is reversed.
Once the seal had been activated the purpose of the reading was focused upon and expressed to the Spirits by ritual means, and the different card positions of the horseshoe spread were contemplated.
The card deck was shuffled seven times before picking the card for each position, and the following were the results of the first reading (here presented from left to right and with shortened meanings of each card):
The first thing that came to mind about these results was that the spread is dominated by cards of the Wands suit. This indicates that answers are sought within the realm of thought, but also with a strong influence related to the element of Fire – unpredictable, energetic and wild.
Besides being dominating in number, the Wands suit is given special attention as the fourth card shows the querent’s own attitude towards the topic in question.
The influences of others is on the other hand within the realm of Swords/air, indicating that the ”other part” here (in this case interpreted as the other party of the contract negotiation) acts in a logical, thoughtful and constructive manner and is an excellent communicator. This tells of a difference in approach between the querent and the other party.
Furthermore, the past, present and future cards fit well with the situation as a whole, as the contract negotiation is something which the querent knew would come sooner or later, but had not been looking forward to as the past contract between the two had been to the querent’s favor.
The likely outcome speaks for itself and tells that things are moving in a bad direction which the querent must become aware of and try to prevent.
Having received these negative, but very helpful and telling answers, it was decided to do a follow-up reading.
The ritual procedure was a bit different this time and focus was placed upon how to avoid the ”Likely outcome” situation. This was ritually symbolized by placing the 2 of Pentacles card reversed on the cross of the Seal, and upon it was placed a ”mojo bag” that has been cultivated for many years in workings related to Wealth and Prosperity, holding among other things the powdered form of the herbal blend of the Key Sigil of Wealth, a ”lucky rabbit’s foot” harvested in traditional ways, a paper talisman drawn with Sanctified ink made with the tincture of the Key Sigil of Wealth and other relevant elements.
Having prayed to the Spirits of the work and placed the bag upon the card, the Spirits were asked to give answers and recommendations (through three cards this time) on how to avoid the financial troubles indicated by the card in question.
The results were the following (in the succession of right-left-center):
Playing small, lack of foresight, unexpected delays.
As you can tell, all of these cards were also included in the first reading, with the only difference now being that all of them were reversed. It should be mentioned that the cards were shuffled seven times before picking each of them also during this follow up reading, and still these three cards appeared again.
The result is something I regard as a very clear instruction from Spirit: the meaning of these three cards in the original spread shall be contemplated and given extra attention, and because they are all within the Wands suit, a further hint is given that they deal with the querent (remember the fourth position in the first spread) and points to how specific weak points within the realm of thought must be conquered to avoid the likely outcome of the original spread.
To summarize the interpretation of both readings I would say that the general recommendation from Spirit is that the querent should not get carried away or rush with the negotations, to be on the watch and do very close calculations of different scenarios, as well as not giving in to any fear of conflict. The repeated warning of ”unexpected delay” might also tell that the negotiations might take longer than what has been forecasted, and that the querent should be prepared that patience will be put to the test. The Page of Wands was upright in the first spread but reversed in the second one, thus telling that what is regarded as ”courage and daring” in these matters might in reality be gullibleness and impatience, and risks of putting the querent in a troublesome situation.