What is a demon? Well, the answer will be different according to who you ask. The word demon itself means a lesser spirit and in some mythologies, it means a devil. Taken from the Greek word daimon, demons are entities that are divine in power and abundant with wisdom. Some people will say that demons are pure energies, while others will say that they are the gods who were worshipped by the Pagans before the cult of Christianity spread throughout the world. But all things considered, whether one wants to admit it or not; a demon is a god and should be respected as such.
Demons have existed since the beginning. They each have their own personality and are not evil or good, but capable of both. They are teachers, guides, creators, destroyers, and yes they can be a friend to humans if they so choose. There are many demons; way too many to count. Some of them have names that are known to us, but there are many more whose names we do not know and others have given their name to only those people that they have chosen to reveal themselves to. For every emotion, element and situation, there is a demon to represent it; for example, there is a demon of love, hate, war, health, knowledge and friendship. If one wants help in a certain situation, they would go to the demon that embodies that particular thing. Demons do not have physical form but they will appear in visions looking a certain way, often in a way that shows their character.
There is much information out there on demons; some true and not true. Dont take what others have said about demons as the ultimate truth, as many people who talk of them do not know them and only go by what they have heard, read or believed from other religions. Just because you hear that a certain demon is evil and will do you wrong, it doesnt mean that they are that way. In fact they might be the total opposite. If you want to get to know the true nature of a particular demon, read and learn everything you can about them and then if you want to and are ready; you can try to communicate with them.
Now if you have decided to make a connection, be polite and respectful to the demon/demoness and NEVER, EVER use the name of any other god, such as Jehovah, to get their attention, even though some books or grimoires say to do so. Also, you may read in various places that it is best to create a circle to contain the demon in order to protect yourself; but dont be fooled by such nonsense. A demon is too powerful to be contained and it is not the way to begin a friendship. If you call a demon to speak with you and your motive is genuine, the demon will listen and will often answer, yet dont limit a demon in how he/she might choose to communicate; for example, you might expect that he will talk to you through words in your mind, but he might give you a dream instead. Dont be disappointed if you dont get an answer right away; the demon may choose to answer or reveal them self to you at another time. The important thing is that you are genuine and open to receive what the demon might reveal. But do not, I say DO NOT, just call a demon with the intention of just using them. Demons are great and amazing entities and should never, ever be considered to be something to just use for ones purpose, whether it is to obtain things or for something else. They are great friends and can teach many things and once a person comes into contact with such a being, their life will forever change. But never think that a demon must give you something or that they owe you, because they dont. These are the beings that can cause the weather to change, battles to occur, change to happen and so much more; so dont think that they must come to do your bidding.
As of late, you may have noticed that more and more shows have come out on television and the big screen that have people fighting demons and being possessed by Satan. The demons are portrayed as evil, horrific, ugly and cruel, out to do nothing but harm humans and the world, only to lose in the end. The media, for the most part has always portrayed demons this way, but it is not correct and done just for the sake of entertainment. If the producers knew anything about the demons they put in their movies, the movies would be much, much different. If you are a Satanist and/or Demonolater, as well as a writer; I encourage you to write books/articles/short stories that show the demons as they really are. Dont let the people who know nothing speak for the amazing gods that we love and cherish.
As I said before, there are many, many demons; but on this page I will only write about those demons that I personally have a friendship with. These demons are very important and special to me and I would not give up what I have with them for the world. I hope that by reading what I have to say, it will help you get a better idea of who these demons really are. Now remember, each person may experience these demons/demonesses differently, as the friendship they have with each person is a personal one; but here is what I have to say about these great and amazing demons.
Abaddon is a demon that you may or may not have heard a lot about. His name has meant different things at different times. The name itself was taken from the Hebrew word avaddon which means destruction and over time Abaddon has been given many titles such as the angel of death and destruction as well as the Destroying Angel of the Apocalypse. In demonology, Abaddon is the chief of all demons of the seventh hierarchy and in the Book of Revelations in the Bible; he is called the King of the Locusts (Rev 9:7-11). In the Acts of Thomas, a book that was not included in the Bible, Abaddon is the name of a demon and synonymous with Satan. Abaddon has also been said to be the equivalent to the Hebrew name for the Greek god, Apollyon. In quite a few places, the name Abaddon is meant to be the name of a place; for example, in the Antiquities of Philo it stands for Sheol, in the book Paradise Regained written by John Milton, it is the name of the pit, in medieval legend it is a synonym for Hell as well as the ruler of said place and in some mystery religions it is the name of the cave where people would go through a rite of passage into the greater mysteries. In the The Greater Key of Solomon translated by Samuel Mathers, Abaddon is given credit as the entity who Moses invoked to bring the ruinous rains over Egypt during the time of the Great Plagues and in The Satanic Bible written by Anton LaVey, Abaddon is listed as one of the Infernal Names as the Destroyer. And last, but certainly not least, in the hierarchy of Richard Dukante; Abaddon is an Advisor.
As one can see, Abaddon has many titles and if you were to ask most people they would say that he is an extremely evil demon. Now to be honest, I never would have contacted him BECAUSE of what I had heard, (what a mistake that would have been); but when something was going on in my life, someone close to me suggested that I call upon Abaddon for help. My first thought was NO WAY, as I know what a powerful demon he is and I had read in various places that he is associated with vengeance and war, which made me quite apprehensive; but when this problem that I was having began to escalate, I called upon him. I will not go into details except to say that I felt a very strong presence and then I was given a visualization to perform; something that I would never have thought of myself. As I performed the visualization, what was happening at that very minute stopped, and the situation was cleared up. It was nothing short of amazing. And nothing occurred that was anything like what I had heard might happen when calling on Abaddon. My point is that if I had listened to my preconceived notions and taken what others had said about him to heart, I would never have taken the chance to call upon him and would not have what I do with him today- a great friendship. The experience above was the first, but certainly not the only one; I have had many more where he has been there for me and taught me things about himself, life and why certain things just have to happen. One of the things that he conveyed to me was that yes, he is a demon associated with war, but that one should always keep in mind that when one deals with war, they will know about peace as well. He is truly an amazing demon. Here are some things about Abaddon and some suggestions on establishing a friendship with him:
ELEMENT- Fire DIRECTION- South
COLOURS- Red, green, brown MONTH- January
DAY- Saturday SEASON- Winter
GEM- Ruby HERB- Hemlock
WEAPON- Sword TAROT CARD- Judgement
ASSOCIATIONS- challenge, hatred, sacrifice, vengeance, intuition, war
If you would like to invoke Abaddon, here is an invocation that you can use:
Lord Abaddon, Chief of Demons
Destroying Angel of the Apocalypse
Prince of War, Bringer of Rain
God in your own right
I want to learn more of your ancient wisdom
And gain from your advice, as it can never lead me wrong
My Great Advisor, Keeper of Fire
I request the honour of your presence
Join me here at this time
SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR ALTAR TO ABADDON (besides the usual items)
Symbols of war/battle- sword, pictures
Symbols of advice/wisdom
Statue of a warrior to represent Abaddon
Ones own blood, beer, energy from a military battle/fight
For help in dealing with obstacles CHANT
For help in dealing with arguments/fights Ave Abaddon, Ave Abaddon
Military issues Great advisor, Prince of war
Destruction Ave Abaddon, Ave Abaddon
Imagine a dark, barren place; a red tinge covers the sky as dark, heavy clouds move slowly by. It is quiet now, yet there is no doubt of what has just transpired moments before- a battle. Bodies are strewn across the ground and you cannot tell if they are human, angel or perhaps both. Something big has been accomplished. You feel heavy seeing all the destruction; yet because of this, change is now occurring. Abaddon is standing on a precipice looking out onto the land. His black robe and long black hair blows backward into the wind and you can feel his wisdom, his ancientness, his strength. You stand motionless and stare at him in awe. He turns to you and his dark brown eyes tell a story. He teaches you everything about what has just occurred before you and you comprehend the whys of war and destruction. You have come in contact with this great Warrior.
In time of stress, danger, or when you feel that you need protection; imagine fire, Abaddons element, encircling your body like an aura. Feel its heat, its power; gain strength from it. Then picture what it is that is threatening you and push the flames out towards it so it cannot reach you. See it retreating away from you and as it does, become stronger and stronger. Believe that you have overcome the obstacle in your life.
Powerful Warrior, brave fighter
Blood of your enemies on your hands
Sword by your side, the Jaguar you ride
In the cold of winter across the land
You are Abaddon, My Great Advisor
I turn to you in time of need
Ancient Demon, Precious Fire
As you sing your ancient song, chaos reigns
You laugh as your opposers go insane
You have always been known as the Destroyer
Yet I have seen your eyes, there is so much more
You are Abaddon, My Great Advisor
I turn to you in time of need
Ancient Demon, Precious Fire
To be Continued...
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