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LUCIFER AND THE HIDDEN DEMONS A Practical Grimoire from The Order of Unveiled Faces

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or undramatic the experience, do not prostrate
yourself before the demon in worship. Some do this out of a desire to obtain
the demon’s compliance, and others because they are awed by the experience.
Your purpose in summoning the demon is not to worship (any more than you
would worship a dentist, shopkeeper or another provider of service) but to
communicate your request.
Speaking to a demon is straightforward, although it is understandable if
you find it unusual in the beginning. You may feel that you are talking to
nothing, with doubt and a feeling of foolishness coming before your desire,
or you may be struck with awe and fear. Speaking to the demon can occur
within your mind, or you may speak out loud. If the demon responds with a
voice heard in the room, or in your mind, resist fear. You summoned the
demon, and if it requests more from you in the way of clarity, or probes you
for information, you should give this freely.
The demon will not ask for any pact, deal or offering, and if you feel
that it has done so, know that you have deluded yourself. The desire to make
offerings comes from a deep fear that we are subservient to demons. Resist
this, and know that the demon would not make such demands when
summoned through a Pathworking. In most summonings, you will make your
request, and you will sense an acknowledgement from the demon. You don’t
sense a promise, but an acceptance of the request. At this point, you can bring
the ritual to its conclusion (which will be described in due course.)
In most of these rituals, your request will be to obtain access to the
lower spirits. If, for example, you are choosing to work with the King Belial,
your request would be, ‘Lucifer, I ask that you allow me to summon Belial,’
and you would then perform the Pathworking for Belial, speaking your actual
request to Belial. The phrase ‘allow me’ is rather colloquial, but effective. If
you prefer to say, ‘Lucifer, I ask that you grant me the power to summon
Belial,’ that is also effective. You can use your own wording if the intention
is the same. For the remainder of this book, I will use the phrase ‘allow me’
as I believe it gives respect and flow to the working, without being too
deferential to any demon.
In some rituals, this sequence can go on for some time, with authority
being assigned through several demons. Were you to call Hasperim you
would do so by asking Lucifer to allow you to summon Oriens, Paymon,
Ariton, Amaymon, and Hasperim. You would then summon Oriens, and ask
Oriens to allow you to summon Hasperim. You would then summon Paymon,
and again, you would ask to be allowed to summon Hasperim. This would be
repeated for Ariton and Amaymon, summing each demon with a
Pathworking, and asking that you be allowed to summon Hasperim. You
would then perform the Pathworking for Hasperim, making your actual
request - the one that will solve your problem - to Hasperim. These longer
rituals do require more time, but the request you make is extremely simple,
and therefore less demanding than you may imagine.
You can speak in ordinary words, without the need for phrases such as,
‘Oh mighty Lord, I humbly request that thou hear my call.’ Speaking in a
clear and precise manner that makes sense to you is better than aiming for
some pseudoarchaic prattle. One unblemished sentence may be all that is
required to communicate your desire. In the following chapter, I will
illustrate a ritual with a walkthrough to clarify an example of how this may
occur.
With your request made, you should wait to see if the demon asks more
of you or gives acknowledgement. If a few moments pass and you feel
nothing, continue. This may mean calling the next demon in a sequence, or if
you are finished, it will mean closing the ritual as will be described.
The demon may or may not make itself known to you. Any demon’s
appearance, should it become visible at any point during the ritual, will be
unique to you and may change over time. Do not be misled by demon
dictionaries that insist a particular demon will have three heads or will always
look a certain way. The demon may emanate power, love, anger, beauty and
many other sensations, but the visual appearance, although it may at times be
monstrous, is usually abstract (such as light), or even quite human. In all
cases, what you see is not an illusion, but your current interpretation of the
demon based on emotions, sensations, fears, hopes, preconceptions and the
nature of your imagination. You may find that a demon takes on a more
stable appearance after being summoned several times.
You should not at any time or with any demon make a bargain or
promise to the demon, nor any offering, as all such trade is created by an
illusion of the human mind plagued by fear, and not by any demon. If you
believe a demon has made a request, remind yourself that this is your mind
playing tricks, and ignore the request. If the demon becomes insistent, you
can ask the demon if it is willing to help you with your request. It will answer
in the affirmative. If it does not, this means your fear has got the better of you
and is clouding your connection to the demon. You should close the ritual (as
described shortly) and attempt this at another time.
The demons do not make demands. Do not be afraid of such
occurrences because they are extremely rare and only delay your magick.
Never fear that this will offend the demon because the demon will see that
you were being led by fear, not clarity. The demons want the clarity of your
desire so that it can be fulfilled.
There is a belief amongst demon worshippers that you must make
offerings to the demons. No physical offering is required, and may indeed be
repulsive to the demon. What the demon wants is to fulfil its destiny, and that
is achieved by helping you obtain what you desire. When you get what you
want, that is what the demon wants. It is a partnership of power. You do not
control the demon and it does not control you.
No sacrifice, slaughter or offering is required, although there seems to
be a desperation amongst occultists to offer up blood, alcohol, food and other
scraps of unwanted matter. Only the fearful make such offerings, to appease
the demons, but they do so in error.
An altar strewn with food and candles is a filthy place where alcohol
evaporates and food goes stale. A sigil smeared with blood is not a delicious
feast but a form of assault.
Many occultists believe the demons feast on such putrid offerings, but
there is no truth in this. A glass of whiskey left out will merely evaporate.
Bread will shrink because it has gone stale. If you see the alcohol moving
strangely around the rim of your glass as though being sipped, it is because of
surface tension and the evaporation of alcohol on glass. It happens to any
ordinary glass of whiskey that goes left undrunk. Do not delude yourself into
thinking physical offerings are of any interest to the demons. What appears to
be consumption is an illusion that you perceive because you are too eager for
proof.
The offering you must make is the honesty of yourself and your
ambitions, and the choice to work in a symbiotic relationship, giving a demon
the destiny it craves. Anything else you offer is like throwing cabbage leaves
at the feet of a King.
When you feel that you have said enough, you close the ritual and
return to your ordinary world. To do this, you give thanks and then use a
reversed and shortened form of the Pathworking. You do not need to list all
the demons you have called. You only thank Lucifer and the final demon. In
the above example, you would say, ‘Hasperim, I thank you. Lucifer, I thank
you.’ You can use a different phrase of similar tone, but this is elaborate
enough. If you have called only to Lucifer, then you thank only Lucifer. In all
cases, your final words of thanks should be to Lucifer. If you have called
many demons, as in the Hasperim example, do not think that you are ignoring
the other demons. You have called a legion together, and in giving thanks to
the

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