The mental drawbacks that the occult can have

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The occult and practicing magick can have its drawbacks too; a magician that deals with summoning and dealing with energy can experience negative things such as a whole slew of mental negative emotions, e.g. anxiety, depression, fear, self-loathing, disgust and so on. Doesn’t have to be the case, but it is more often than not. It’s similar to athletes and how they frequently experience broken bones, torn tendons and muscles and so on; They ache physically, and a magician can ache mentally. You need to be strong as a mage and when I say strong, I mean Iron Man levels of strong. If you’re not, then you better become so quickly if you don’t want to lose your mind, because that is a definite possibility. One can drown in astral waters, so learn how to swim and stay afloat.

My personality is of such a nature that I have karmic vibes, thereby meaning that if I perform heavy operations (which I am non-stop pretty much) I feel the burn mentally. As is the case at the moment, I wake up every morning bombarded my thoughts of anger, hate, and vengefulness towards my enemies more or less. Neurosis and self-delusive thoughts hit me from time to time like waves, but I am able to manage them. As the saying goes, no pain no gain. Being a magician is not all getting what you want via ritual and not having to endure any negative side-effects. There is nothing that can be done about this, as this is who I am to the core as my natal chart clearly displays. This also applies in general. I don’t mind because I’m aware of all of this. I am willing to go through whatever lengths I need to go through in order to become stronger. It’s all or nothing.

 

The research files vol. XXXVII: Paimon

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I very recently got to invoking the Goetic spirit Paimon, and I have always wondered about Him somewhere in the recesses of my mind; I consider Him a “heavy hitter”, like Belial and Lucifer. The Goetia lists Paimon as having a wide array of skills, treasure revealing & the arts to name a few.

When I did research on Him, he turned out to be Lunar (Cancer, 14°); A degree which stands for a…you guessed it, wide array of skills; handicrafts, the arts, math & finance.
Then it dawned on me; it explains the “being able to reveal things in the soil and the waters” bit & the association with the West, since the Moon deals with these things too (Cancer confers to the soil and the earth too from an horary perspective). The Moon also rules water as an element. When invoking Him, he took on the traditional goetic look of a man riding a dromedary, a beautiful man at that too. Wearing blue and having a diplomatic-like voice. He was, as the Goetia lists again, accompanied by 2 assistants whom he dismissed after he saw that I’d rather not have them there. He also had a tail, but did away quickly with that too. He’s thanking me for this writing as I am typing this. I also remember Him wearing some kind of male tiara with a gem in the middle, so on his forehead. Paimon’s a perfectionist, and it showed since he asked me specifically pertaining my goal how I want it done. I had difficulty making out facial features in detail and he told me to save my energy, since that is how he appears…”Don’t even bother Morino, this is how I appear- no need to look at my hair in detail or my face”. Lastly, he is indeed accompanied by a host of spirits since I noticed that there was a good deal of energy buzzing about even hour after the ritual. My patron told me that he’ll clean house and they were gone after a minute or so.

 

Planetary Attributes II

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Here the 2nd installment to the Planetary Attribute article- I will be covering the “modern” planets here.

 

Uranus.

Uranus is the erratic planet, in the sense that it deals with good fortune positively, as well as misfortune adversely. It is the modern ruler of the zodiac sign Aquarius, and is strong in Libra & Scorpio too. Adversely weak in fire signs, like Aries or Leo. It deals with ingenuity, science, and also psychic matters to a certain point. Sudden flashes of inspiration and related are good signs. On a bad note, sudden negative changes and so on. Its number is 1 and has similar attributes for the rest as its predecessor, Saturn.

Neptune.

Neptune is the planet of clairvoyance; its zodiac sign is Pisces and it is strong in Sagittarius and the remaining water signs. Does not do well in Earth signs in general. It deals with all matters that are occult intangible- intuition, insight, spiritual enlightenment to name a few. Negatively, self-delusion, neurosis, mental illness and so on. Its number is 2 and related attributes are like its parent, Jupiter.

Pluto.

Pluto is Mars’ brother, and has therefore a lot in common with it. It deals with willpower, making or instigating changes that affect multiple people. The capacity for leadership and courage, drive, and ambition are good marks. Bad ones are tyrannical behavior, a weak will, and destructive or violent tendencies. Its zodiac sign is Scorpio & its strong in Aquarius, Capricorn & Libra. Adversely weak in Taurus, Leo, Cancer & Aries.  No known number and related correspondences at this time, aside from its main counterpart.

 

Planetary attributes

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Here a list on the attributes of the 7 classical planets and the topics or aspects that fall under them.

The Sun.

The Sun is the strongest planet and the core of the occult solar system; it is strong in all the fire-based zodiac signs (Leo, Sagittarius & Aries) and rules the element Air, along with its zodiac signs (Gemini, Libra & Aquarius) from an elemental point of view. Its corresponding metal is Gold, day is Sunday. It governs health, success overall, wealth to a certain point, romance and all “good things in life”. Negatively, arrogance, excessive pride & life-consuming overall. Its number is 6, incense is Frankincense & gemstone is Citrine. Its color is Yellow.

The Moon.

The Moon is the fastest planet, orbit-wise and is strong in all the water-based zodiac signs (Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces), and rules the first of these; rules the element Water. Its corresponding metal is Silver, day is Monday. It deals with matters of clairvoyance, emotions, femininity; also with domestic matters, endings, food & sensitivity. Its number is 9, incense is Jasmine & gemstone is Quartz. Its color is Violet.

Mercury.

Mercury is the planet of the thinker and contemplation; it is strongest in the zodiac signs Gemini & Virgo; Its corresponding metal is mercury (Hg), day is Wednesday and it deals with everyday dealings, communication on paper as well as orally, short distance travel, thought processes, memory, working conditions and circumstances, pickiness, perfectionism, and caution. Its number is 8, incense is Lemongrass (Virgo) and/ or Frankincense (Gemini), or Gum Mastic. Its color is Orange and/or multicolored. Its gemstone is Carnelian.

Mars. 

Mars is the planet of action, impulse, intensity and drive; it is strongest in the zodiac signs Aries & Scorpio, while being strong in Capricorn too. Its corresponding metal is Iron, day is Tuesday and it deals with strife, chaos, anger, hate, war and all things violent. Also with sexual desires, death, coercion, negative emotions (possession, jealousy). Positively, ambition, the ability to lead, power, courage and persistence. Offense & defense are its trademarks. Its number is 5, incense is Dragons Blood. Its color is Red. Its gemstone is Garnet.

Venus. 

Venus is the planet of love and bonding, and of financial prosperity; it is strongest in Taurus & Libra, while also doing well in Pisces. Its corresponding metal is Copper, day is Friday and it deals with relationships of all kind, love, progress in making money, beauty, balance, tolerance and related. Negatively, stubbornness and overly idealistic. Its number is 7, incense is Rose. Its color is Green. Its gemstone is Emerald.

Jupiter.

Jupiter is the planet is material wealth and all things in abundance, and good fortune; it is strongest in Sagittarius & Pisces, while doing good in Cancer too. Its corresponding metal is Tin, day is Thursday and it deals, aside from the aforementioned, with long distance travel, humor, higher education, law, optimism, psychic matters. Its number is 4, incense is Cedarwood. Its color is Blue and gemstone is Amethyst.

Saturn. 

Saturn is the planet that deals with necessary evils, and negatively, just plain evil; it is strongest in Aquarius & Capricorn, while being exceptionally strong in Libra too. Its corresponding metal is Lead, day is Saturday and it deals with fears, phobias and terror, and weaknesses and suffering. Positively, discipline, the ability to deal with adversity and to “ride out the storm”. Quitting bad habits, e.g. smoking too, and hard work. Its number is 3, incense is Patchouli and color is Black. Its gemstone is Black Onyx.

Here some online stores that I have discovered over time, that might prove useful for buying a few of the attributes, as this is where I buy my own:

. Gemstones: Gemselect
. Candles: 100candles
. Planetary calculator: PHC (not a store)
. Oils and related: Doc Solomons
. Incense and related: Aroma Harmony
. Precious Metals: Apmex

 

Pagan Gods II

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Here the 2nd installment of my list on pagan Gods and their attributes and related.

 

. Beelzebub
Beelzebub was a Philistine God turned demon; read more about Him here.

Planet: Mercury.
Zodiac sign: Gemini (24°)
Description: Deals with everyday things, and is especially interested and good for learning; all things education-wise.

. Moloch
Moloch was a Canaanite God turned demon and is kabbalistically  seen as part ruler of the Qliphot Thaumiel. See here.

Planet: Mars.
Zodiac sign: Aries (22°)
Description: General martian affairs, e.g. offense and defense. Is honest & just however.

. Zeus
The Greek God Zeus. See here.

Planet: Mercury.
Zodiac sign: Gemini (25°)
Description: General Mercurial matters, and moves relatively quick.

. Ra
The Egyptian Solar God Ra. See here.

Planet: Mars.
Zodiac sign: Aries (4°)
Description: General martian affairs, and very proud & fanatical.

. Ares

The Greek God Ares. See here.

Planet: Mars.
Zodiac sign: Aries (15°)
Description: General martian matters, but stubborn and fanatical/ violent.

 

The research Files vol. XXXVI: Parasiel

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The angel Parasiel is, like Bariel, also mentioned in the Greater Key of Solomon, specifically in the 1st Pentacle of Jupiter; he is dubbed “The Lord and Master of Treasures, and teacheth how to become possessor of places wherein they are”.
So he specializes in wealth according to this statement- not true.

Parasiel might be attributed to Jupiter here, but he is Martian (Scorpio, 7°) in actuality; and wealth is not his specialty. He has no real specialty and is more “flat” or even in that regard. He is adept at most Scorpio matters, e.g. Coercive works. But his character is one of perseverance, he will stop at nothing. This is what makes him so potent and he is a powerhouse like the other spirits I have mentioned; he also has Part of Fortune in his house. He will do whatever it takes to get you what you want. The thing is that in grimoires, spirits are attributed to the spheres that represent that force, e.g. Jupiter and wealth. But the spirits themselves do not belong to that- or have to belong to that sphere necessarily. This is a perfect example of that. So he is good to go for wealth.

 

The Research files vol. XXXV: Bariel

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The angel Bariel is a wealth angel that is mentioned in the Greater Key of Solomon, specifically on the pentacles of Jupiter. It is said that one of the pentacles, one should engrave and create that pentacle when Jupiter is in Cancer, etc. Unsurprisingly, Bariel is Lunar according to my research, but wealth is not his strongest skill. Nevertheless,  He is quite the potent spirit and a great money maker, especially in Cancer matters, e.g. foods, domestic matters, real estate and so on.
His strongest skill is offense & defense, followed by wealth and last but not least general cancerous affairs.

When invoking Bariel, he appeared as a beautiful angel with blue wings with violet tips. Two locks of hair from the front of his face with a man-bun and a mixture of blonde and brunette like hair. Apparel was a white robe with a violet/ blue sash and he had a staff in his hands. At a certain point, he looked like a well-dressed Arab man too. He reminds me of Vassago in the sense that he is distant and only engages when called upon. No dropping in unexpectedly for Him in general. After ritual, my hands and arms felt moist but burning at the same time. This is what Scorpio feels like according to my intuition.

I asked Him too for his seal, which is below. I will keep Him in mind, a great asset to my list of partners. He has the Part of Fortune in his house, and in general, in my experience, most powerhouses have this attribute; Notable examples are Lucifer & Pazuzu. I love how beautiful he is and a bit feminine. But deadly, no doubt.

Seal (Given)

Other information can be found, courtesy & thanks to another occultist:

http://manitheuncanny.com/3672/who-is-the-angel-bariel-part2/