A person sent me an email asking a variety of questions, and they are questions that beginners ask me repeatedly. So rather than constantly answering the same questions, I thought it better to answer this latest round of questions through the blog. So let’s have a look at this at a beginner level.
The first question that was posed to me is this:”Do u think demons and Satan are good or evil? I ask u this because there are lots of people in this that dont believe in evil or simply think different.”
Firstly, ‘you’ is spelt y o u, not u. (yes, I am that nightmare high school teacher). Demons and ‘Satan’ are two different things. Satan is a creation of a dualist religion, and in inner work it is not a being that one comes across: it is essentially a thought form created by successive religious human focus.
I would classify demonic beings as being bad, dangerous, powerful, disruptive and damaging. I would not classify them as evil as such, and the concept of evil itself is open to wide interpretation depending upon perspectives. Demonic beings do exist and tend to destroy, break down, degenerate things/people/power depending upon what type of demonic being we are talking about. There are many different types. Whether they are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ depends on who is on the sharp end of their actions and what the long term consequences of their action are for others.
Rather than look at this from the inner/behind the scenes view, which is my usual way to explaining things, for beginners it would be easier to understand the concepts if we look at the outer expressions of these beings. In easy terms, angelic beings assist the creation, maintenance, and future path of a person, a civilisation, a land mass etc. Demonic beings assist in the breaking down, destruction and elimination of a person, civilisation, or land mass. Sometimes this delineation of roles is reversed.
To us as humans, birth, creation, and stasis are ‘good’, breaking down and being destroyed is ‘bad. But if we have overpopulated a land mass and every other creature or living thing is being threatened, then the demonic action of destroying the humans is good for every other living thing. Just as introducing predators back into an area brings about balance, so demons do their job too.
In the case of an individual, i.e. a manic mass murderer who tortures children, are they possessed by demons? Now we are getting into more complicated areas and there is no straight ‘sound bite’ sentence that can answer that question. (I now hear the groans of those raised with an education of twitter and facebook – they want instant easy info… good luck with that one).
What is perceived in the western world as a ‘demonic possession’ is often the creation of Hollywood – bad demons move into nice girl, girl becomes monster, nice priest grapples with demons, girl eats the priests face off etc. What we think of as a demonic possession can actually be a wide range of different scenarios ranging from mental illness, to drama, to parasitical manipulation, to true demonic possession, or a demonic person. The first two, mental illness and drama/attention seeking, which often go together, makes up about 80% of what presents as possession.
The next 15% is often a possession by one of a variety of spirits, from parasites, land beings, deities, elemental beings etc. These types of possessions present in a variety of ways and happen for a wide variety of reasons. From the perspective of the being, it is often about a free meal. They feed off of the emotional responses of the person they are possessing and will often drive a person to the far reaches of their natural personality in order to get a meal. But they cannot go beyond the reaches of the individual’s personality. Often beings have the capability to by pass the self regulation aspect of a person’s brain, the bit that stops you throttling everyone who pisses you off.
Some beings that move into a person do not have that intent, rather they want the vehicle, but often the type of spirit does not match up to the type of body, and problems arise as the being struggles to operate the body.
These types of possessions happen either because the person is missing a layer of natural inner immunity (as though they have a layer of skin missing) and are therefore vulnerable, or because of rapidly shifting hormones, as in puberty. Puberty is a very vulnerable time, and for some, it is also a time when mental illness triggers. This can make the person more vulnerable to an infestation and it is not uncommon to see a presentation of mental illness and possession at the same time. This scenario becomes a lot more common when you add in the ingredient of a teen messing with various forms of magic that they have absolutely no understanding of. Similarly, drugs that alter the consciousness in a major way can make an already vulnerable teen an easy meal. The perfect storm of hormones, drugs and mental illness is a sadly all too common occurrence. Many kids afflicted this way eventually manages to kick the being out of them. As the hormones begin to balance, the body kicks into gear and makes itself less tasty: the being moves out and goes looking for its next meal provider. Some times they have to be dragged out kicking and screaming, and other times the host happily keeps the being for the long term.
Demonic possession is a different thing again and in reality is quite rare. There are a few main types of demonic possession that present in humans and other mammals. The major difference between a true demonic possession and a parasite possession is that the demonic being is not looking for a meal; rather it is looking to achieve something. That something usually means, from our perspective, destruction. That is one of their main job descriptions.
One type of possession is where the demon finds a host that has the capabilities of destruction within the person’s personality and it pushes that latent capability in order to achieve something.
Another type is where the demonic consciousness enters a whole group of people in order to move a society in a particular direction. The demonic being/s move the group mind in a specific way in order to bring about destruction, which is their job.
Sometimes a demonic being accidentally gets ‘stuck’ in a human. These accidental ‘move ins’ tend to involve demonic beings that do not usually operate through humanity. Remember, it’s not all about us: these beings are a part of creation; they have a function in regards to everything that lives, grows and dies.
Lastly there are some people who are more demon than anything else. They are not possessed, they are not ‘ill’, it is just who they are.
Because of films, tv and religious dogma, we have a very narrow view point on what these beings are and what they do. We see films about possession and think that is the only thing that demons do: they are there to tempt us, to grapple with us and to take us over. Yes those things happen, but it is a tiny percentage of the whole picture. The picture painted by more modern religions (Christianity etc) is designed to keep people away from these beings, which is understandable as every population has its large underbelly of dumb asses. Most idiots who play with magic at the most surface level will not come into contact with demonic beings, but they will attract lots of parasitical beings, which will happily move in and feed from the idiot.
Older religions did work with demonic beings as part and parcel of balance, and magic also works with these beings in the same way. But before the vast commercialisation of magic and webinars on how to command demons to get what you want, this type of work was the domain of adepts who knew exactly what they were doing and had good reason. Think of it in terms of nuclear power. It can be considered good in the hands of a nuclear physicist and bad in the hands of a spotty ego driven curious teen. Before this turns into a book, let’s have a quick look at the second question that dropped into my inbox this morning.
“Greek,Egyptian,Nordic,ect do they exist? Are they good or bad? That’s my huge question can i work without a problem with Greek deities? What are they supposedly in front of the true God? Angels? Good spirits?”
I am presuming the first part of this question refers to deities and not humans….. the short answer is yes, they do. Are they good or bad? Both – do your research; know your deity before you start messing with them. Can you work with deities without a problem? Yes if you know what you are doing and have good reason to do it. If you do not know what you are doing and are just curious, then either you will be totally ignored by the deity and the most that will happen is a parasite turns up instead. Or you will tap into that consciousness and will get slapped at some point if you are playing at it.
What are they supposedly in front of the ‘true God’? They are deities. By true god I am presuming this writer is referring to Divinity, the creator power. Deities, unlike Divinity, are a part of creation, just like we are, the tree is, the planet is. They are not angels or good spirits, they are deities, gods and goddesses. They are more powerful than we are, they can be good or bad, depends on who they are and how you behave with them.
For some reason when people come to magic, they disengage their basic skills and logic. Beings, gods, spirits, magical paths are all looked at in black and white, good or bad. Life is never ever one or the other, it is always a mix. We have good and bad within us, how we choose to operate dictates which is the more prominent. Everything in creation, and I mean everything, has good and bad depending upon perspectives. My cat is cute, friendly, watches over my sick neighbour, will place a paw on my leg when I am stressed.. I consider him to be a ‘good’ cat. But if you happen to be a rat or mouse, then it is different. Not only will he capture the rat, he will taunt it, play with it, torture it, often for hours before finally ripping it to shreds. Is that evil? Is that demonic? I am sure the rat would say yes. But in truth, it is simply nature. And that is the same for deities, demons, spirits. They are a part of nature with all its inherent qualities of creation and destruction. To understand this, lose the Disney channel in your mind.