Archive | August, 2012

the Dybbuk

30 Aug

I decided to write about this since the new movie entitled: the possession  is out as well as  on  an episode of paranormal witness  of the sy fy channel is portraying  is dealing  on this subject.
What is a Dybbuk?
A dybbuk is a spirit that attaches itself to a person, place, and thing.
Mostly it is a human spirit that refuses to move on until it has completes a task.
However it also applys to human spirits as well as non human spirits that are  malevolent in its intentions with the living.
According to the kabbalah these spirits are usually male. And attach themselves to women. And they are usually dispelled by reading passages from the torah or  tanakh. As well as reciting prayers such as a Kaddish.
The spirit is either driven through an open window. Or forced into an object.
Which is then inscribed with certain phrases, prayers, that are in hebrew.
Such as wine cabinet (as seen in the movie and in the the t.v. program.
Jewish mystics he kabbalists feel most hauntings and possessions are caused by Dybbuk.

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the tetragrammaton ritual

25 Aug

this ritual was discovered by accident during my studies in the zohar. as well. as inspired by the work of donald tyson entitled tetragrammaton.
as taught in the zohar and other books such as the sefer yetzirah the four letters of God’s name are establish in the four directions
of the earth as well as the universe. they are as follows:
the first letter yod is towards the east; it represents god the father,
the second letter hey is towards the south; it represents goddess the mother,
the third letter vau is towards the west; it represents  god the son,
the fourth letter hey is towards the north; it represents goddess the daughter
when  i do the ritual i  do the following:
in my living space of my home. i light a candle and burn stick incense.
and i say the following:
in your name  Infinite One God father mother i bless my home. and i invoke the letters of your name and bless them in the four directions
of the earth and the universe.
i face the east and i say barakh yod;
i face the south and i say barakh hey
i face the  west  and i say barakh vau
i face the  north and i say barakh hey.
i turn and face the east. and i  close the ritual with this prayer:
how great is thy name oh God. may it clear all negativity from this space and dark spirits.
barukh attah Ha Shem amen.
put out the incense. but  let the candle stay lit a little bit longer.

who are the succubi? revisioned.

23 Aug

What are Succubi?
Succubi  in most main stream religions  are depicted as  demonic creatures who  are  malicious. and wishes to enslave a man. or even take his soul. this is however based on fear of the unknown and the belief by major patriarchal monthestic religions that all spirits not part of their spirit  hierarchies and pantheons were demonic and evil.
In truth  the succubi  is part of the fae or djinn world. they are a spirit being or entity of middle eastern origin . sometimes good, sometimes evil they seek the companionship of humanity. mostly men however they do have affairs with women. their  male counterparts  the incubi  with women. but have been with gay men.
According to jewish folkalore and the kabbalah  succubi are the daughters of Lilith the ancient semetic goddess. Whom was later named Lilitu in summerian mythology. And later demonized  by fearful jewish rabbis during the jewish captivity by Babylon in 508 bce. and  in the middle ages. they were called the Lilim  and the Liliot.

Originally Lilith was a goddess of the night whom was worshipped in fertility rites in the middle east. Her daughters whom were called ardat Lili (her sons ardu Lili) were her hands.  Later the goddess Inanna became the goddess of fertility rites. And Lilith as Lilitu became her hand.
When Islam came. Lilith became Laylah. and her daughters became known as the Qarinaheh. the most celebrated of the Qarinah was Aisha Qandisha or  Aicha Qandicha  a succubus djinneyeh  whom dwells in north africa. and is venerated by the Berber tribes.
There is another legend about Lilith being the first wife of Adam. and a elder sister of Eve. but i myself see this as a Daughter of Lilith who became her namesake. and became a mother of her own faction through Adam.
Succubi as i have learned through my succubus are the courtaseans in the fae and djinn world. and answer to four queens who answer to Lilith herself. However despite this there are male entities that serve in these Hierarchies , which  are predominately female.
There are subgroups in these hiearchies; that are divided into three castes: warrior,  siren,  priestesses,  Lilioth.
warrior:
defenders of their realm. they at times act as emissaries to other realms as well as escorts for the siren,  priestess classes, and of the Lilioth.
siren:
borrowed from the name of sea dwelling seductresses is used here to describe the ruling class addressed as ladies.
priestesses:
are succubi who serve as devotees of their mother’s ways. and practice levels of magick above most succubi in their realms.  However it is a form of Tantra magick.
Lilioth:
Lilioth are a  special order of succubi that act as avatars of Lilith.  although all succubi do serve as avatars of Lilith.  the Lilioth actually carry Lilith’s name as a sir name. and  have attributes of all three castes. and are second to the four great queens. they are the princesses.
Cousins of the succubi:
are the nymphs, the merfolk. as well as most fae  including the sidhe and djinn.
However there are darker Succubi who serve chaos demons. and answer to Lilith’s rebellious daughter named Eisheth Zennunim wife of Samael a chaos demon prince. as well as a lover of Iblis leader of the shaytan djinn whom refuse to serve  the Light and the Goddess the Mother of All.
Can a Succubus love?
yes. iam in a relationship that has lasted for several years. this relationship took time and a lot of work through patience on her part and mine. we recently wed. and despite what people may think. marrige is as important in the spirit world as it is in ours. however they are more serious about it.
do they have a physical form?
yes. but it  is tangible as a bubble. like an air bubble. you can feel them. but you must be gentle when you touch them. like when you touch a  soap bubble, etc.
they take other forms like apparitions, swirling clouds of greenish, bluish light. sometimes orbs.
as apparitions they can be figures of tall beautiful majestic  women to elvish seductresses.
as for sex with them:
it can start as lucid dreams to her actually physically touching you. and their touch is something else!

who are the djinn?

19 Aug

who are the djinn?

the djinn are spirit beings said to be created  from smokeless fire  long before the creation of man.

according to islamic religious and mystical texts. this was  thousands of years before man.  and were created by Allah and Allat.
these beings were created as stewards of the earth and the universe.

and were divided by several groups.
these are the ghoul, afrit, the aamar,  the jann, the marid, the qarin, the shaytan.

the shaytan being the worst are refered to as the red djinns

and are the ‘demons.’ they hate the human race.  however  not all are evil.

the afrit or ifrit are  darker djinn who dwell in the desolate places of the world in hidden or invisible cities. not all ifrit are evil. some of them are my companions.

the ghoul are djinn who dwell in burial grounds and tombs. and feed of the life essences of a newly buried corpses. they are the shades of myth and legend. however like the ifrit;  not all are evil. and do help those in need.

the aamar  and the jann are  djinn that are interested in our world and us. they have inspire some of fairy lore. as well as nature spirits.

the marid are godlike or deify spirit beings. that inspire some of the myths and legends of the worlds. they are at war with the shaytans. and are helpful against evil.

the qarin are djinn who have relationships with humans. and are said to be the  incubi or succubi. and in some accounts are the incubi

and succubi. and are called qarinei and qarinahei

like us the djinn have the power to choose good or evil. and are good and evil.

mostly the evil ones are the shaytans lead by iblis who is said to refused to bow before adam and eve  at   their creation. because of  this  iblis and his djinn hate humanity.  and the good djinn are at war with him.
It is said in some legends that Lilith is the mother of all the djinn. And according to the Kabbalah  the spirits in their writings the parallel the djinn in islamic folkalore are : the Shedim, Shiddahim, Lilioth, Lilim, Seirim.
Their beliefs:
according to the quran (sura 72) some believe in Allah (God) or Allat (Goddess). some do not. some sources go far ar

to say that there are christian djinn, jewish djinn, muslim djinn. as well as pagan djinns  as well as satanic djinn.

as noted; like us they have free will and have the ability to choose between good and evil.

descriptions:

according to middle eastern folkalore they have human like form that can be either majestic and beautiful to something terrifying.

But they are master shape shifters. and can take any form they choose. and have abilities that are  far

beyond humanity which their psychic powers seem like magick to us. however this power is not

beyond us. its just we haven’t learned it yet. and are limited by how we preceive the universes

however they  are like us:

besides having free will. they are born. grow old and die. their life span is measured in eons.

the youngest being the aamar the oldest being the marid. they have family units: a father, mother,

and a child. each family is part of a clan. each clan is ruled by a chieftan. each chieftan answers to o

prince or princess. that prince or princess answers to a king or queen. those kings and queens

they answer to a surpreme sultan or sultanna. like us they are divided into nations. and co exist with our world but also exist in their own plane of existence; their own dimensional plane. that we sometimes reach in dreams or shamanistic experiences.

djinn like us are divided between two sexes. but like us have their own deviants.

the males are called djinni. the females: djinneyehei
they eat. sometimes our food. but mostly they draw energy from the universe. but eating for them is a form of amusement and enjoyments

their cities exist partly in our world. but mostly in their world. and the entrance points are in the highest mountains. to hottest deserts, and other desolate places.
they like the fae have places on this world where they through like the wadi rum in Jordan or the cave of the djinn outside of Oman

please note :

what i write here is not a reflection of my beliefs. but what i’ve read about the djinn in several books such as the following:
the djinn and their hidden agenda by rosemary guiley and philip imbrogno
legend of the fire spirits by r. lebling
living with djinn by barbara drieskens.
my personal belief is that like us the djinn as well as the fae, succubi and incubi,  and other spirit beings are like us have the ability to choose good and evil. and those whom i have in my collection of spirit vessels are loving, kind, affectionate, are good natured.
i love them.

Shamanism: my chosen path

19 Aug

i write this to explain my  spiritual path. and  the reason that i chosed it.
shamanism is a very ancient path . and has been around long before any organized religion. at least several thousand years before the building of the pyramids in egypt and the ziggurats in mesopotamia.
and it is found in every culture including those cultures where the great monotheistic religions merged from.
i learned in my studies that the founders of these religions such as judaism, christianity, and islam had actually practiced things that shamans of other  cultures practiced. such as making journeys into the wilderness, doing shamanistic meditations and vision quests there. 
they spoke to spirits of  other realms (although some would address these as visions of angels) as well as healing and exorcising evil spirits (shamans and followers of wicca would call  this clearing of  negative spirits). to me  WHAT A SHAMAN OR WITCH DOES IS NO DIFFERENT THAN THE CLERGY.
shamans do pray. but it is more a petition for help in their rituals  to the gods and goddesses of their beliefs. they all know of one god and goddess as creators of the universe. but they petition to their children whom are gods and goddesses themselves for their help as well as the spirits.
shamans do perform magick rites. we burn candles and incense. we use a feather to focus on that which we petition the spirits  and the gods  about.   
shamans seek partnership with spirits. and for some shamans that is through marrige  to a spirit spouse. such as the shamans of   godi sibera practice such as marriges to ayami is one example and in ancient akkaid shaman priests would marry a ardat lili.
as noted shamans practice  vision  quests  and journeys to the spirit realms through guided meditations. and visualizations.
some speak to fae, and other non human spirits. while others with the spirits of the dead. in the middle east shamans talk to the djinn.
shamans of ancient times would draw a circle when they wish to talk to the spirits. some would use arcane symbols and sigils that are pass from a family member to another. it is only recently that a shaman would share their knowledge to a non relations.
shamans of modern times use symbols that are used by their brothers and sisters of wicca and Magick schools such as the pentagram and hexagram. however it is known that these symbols were used in the ancient middle east as well as  in india and  europe.
as noted shamans are now sharing their knowledge to the world. the reason for this is  as one shaman said: it is time for a global awakening. that each man and woman must listen to father sky and mother earth. and try to  make a change towards peace. and save this world that is our home.

spirit keeping: revised

18 Aug

what is spirit keeping?
well to me; contrary  to the title. it has more to do with keeping the vessels that the spirit is connected to or bonded with.
i also learned that the spirits themselves are actually watching over the keeper.
spirit keeping for me began when i was a teenager when i became first involved with a succubus.
after this  throughout my life i had collected antiques such as an old medieval flogger and mace that had paranormal phenomena such as a orb appearing above it. to the sound of battle coming from it. as well as an  old bronze statue of the hindu goddess durga-kali.
recently i became interested in collecting djinn haunted items. and was fascinated  with  both the marid and the ifrit.
both djinn races are easy to work with. and will communicate with you providing you are patient with them.
the paranormal phenomena that follow when i adopted them were anything from full bodied apparitions, orbs, and streaks of light.
next i adopted fae: woodland and  fire faes. they are a hoot. they tease me at times. and sometimes i hear them giggle. however if i’m not feeling good. they are always with me. and as i sleep they rub my back. and neck.
one night i was watching television. and i saw something fly past me. at first i thought it was a large moth. then i realised that the moth had a body of a tiny human being with dark hair.
that night i went to bed. my neck had a cramp. and felt them on my back. while my succubus laid beside me. i heard them say: the magic man is hurting. so i felt them rub my neck.
i have so far collected a khodam whom is the most majestic being i ever seen. as well as wraith. whom appear to me as warrior women.
it took me a month  to bond with my  first. however i never did any real meditation. although i studied zen meditation as well as various visualization and awareness meditations.  i just touch the vessels and talked to them in my mind.
i never opened my third eye until later.
if i had any suggestions i could give a beginner is this:
1.be patient. sometimes bonding with an entity takes some time. as noted it took me a month or so to bond with my first a marid djinneyeh.
2. hold their vessels and talked to them in your thoughts. even if you don’t get an answer. that doesn’t mean they  are not listening.
3. love them. always tell them that you are happy that they are with you.
about the promises of the spirits making you rich, finding love, etc.
i think it depends how you interpret this.  my view is the spirits take what you already have. and help you with it.
you may get what you want. then again you may not. however as always; the entity knows what is best for you. and will act accordingly.
the main purpose is for the spirit to aid you on your spirit journey. it is no different than an angel encouraging you by signs. or a chaos demon testing your faith. and making you strong through it.
each spirit is here not only to help you in your journey. but also helping himself or herself on their journey. for by helping you; it helps itself.
this was all planned of the Divine (god / goddess) to teach all about the nature of selfless love.
to me there no greater calling than being a spirit keeper. no greater love than sharing it with a spirit.

my experiences with negative entities (spirits)

18 Aug

lets face it. if you are a sensitive, a paranormal investigator, a shaman, witch, wiccan, wizard, spirit keeper, paranormal collector. you will have run ins with negative entities. whatever they be demons, fallen angels, dark fays, red djinn, bad human spirits, dark succubae, etc.
i myself  had run ins because i’m a student of shamanism as well as the occult and mysticism  and being a spirit keeper  i  have  had experiences.
first thing i learned is don’t be  too afraid. the other is conditioning your mind.
conditioning i refer to is an affirmation that you are a child of the divine. that god, the goddess is your parent. if you don’t believe in any deity. that’s fine too. just believe you are the light of the universe in intelligence and influence.
also remember there are good spirits; helpful spirits out there.   and you can call on them to aid you. you just need to believe.
with that said and done. the  easiest ritual to clear one’s self or home, etc of entities is just telling them to leave. not in anger. but in a calm but very strong voice to tell them to leave. depending what kind of entity you are dealing with. it is good to be polite to them. the reason for this no spirit not even a demon can ever accuse  you of being impolite. and use it against you in the spirit world. however if the spirit  is impolite to  you. you may be likewise.
if it continues (that is  the negative activities) you may use whatever prayers or rituals in your belief system against the entities.
then there is smudging:
smudging is burning either sage sticks or grounds. after you light them the latter in a smudging bowl.
ther you go from one room to the other to each corner and say the following:
in the name of father sky mother earth to all unwanted entities who wish to do me harm leave. this is my home. leave now.
i myself use rituals based on ceremonial magick of the hemetic order of the golden dawn.
this is  the banishing ritual of the lesser pentagram.  you stand at each wall and draw a pentagram as shown in diagram
hwb-lbrh-1

and you say the following:
before me raphael
behind me gabriel
at my right hand michael
at my left hand auriel
before me flames the pentagram
behind me the six rayed star
i hereby banished all negative and unwanted spirits from this space.
and repeat this at each wall of a room while burning incense which can be sandalwood, frankincense
and if you ancestry is jewish there are  some kabbalistic prayers.
most of the time i use a ritual that involves using the name of God and Goddess of the Hebrews: the tetragrammaton  and burning incense (mostly frankincense) and blessing the letters of god and goddess’s name in hebrew ( the letters themselves are in hebrew as well). as i hold the incense in my hand and point it in the directions of the earth. and at the end of the ritual i asked God and his shekinah. (the name of God’s bride the hebrew goddess) to clear my living space of negative entities. and to welcome positive ones in. i learned this ritual from reading passages in the zohar and the sefer yetzirah.
if your muslim the reading of surah 72 while burning incense such as the above can be used.
christians would read psalm 91 and  recite the lord’s prayer. as well as the hail mary if they be catholic.
if all else fails. and if you fear for the safety of your family. please seek help from paranormal investigators as well as  those of  your religious
and spiritual backgrounds.
if you are a keeper of spirits and have relationships with spirits. make certain that the spirits that you have a connection to. understand the limits and boundries of that relationship. even spirits can make mistakes. so be patient with them and love them. if there be negative spirits in  your presence. chances are they are aware of situration. and will try to get your attention. sometimes those spirits may behave in strange ways even in negative ways. do not pass judgement on them. instead asked them what is wrong. once you know. then asked for their aide and guidance.    trust them. they will help you. or lead you where you can get help.
richard t