How To Summon The Devil At Halloween
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If you want to sell your soul to thee Devil for money, fame or revenge, then the first thing you need to do is summon the almighty and ineffable dark lord into our realm, and you've picked the right time of year to do it.
Evocation is a form of ceremonial magic that aims to invoke a spirit or deity - this also includes demons, just about any other supernatural being, and of course the Devil himself. It literally means to "call forth". There's no better time to summon the Devil than at Halloween as this is a time of the year when the Veil between our world and the other realm is at its thinest.
The act of invoking the Devil can be as simple or as complicated and ritualistic as you want it to be. What's important is that you perform the rite with clear motivation and intent, and a strong belief in what you can achieve. The method of invocation described below is based on text from the 'Lesser Key Of Solomon' and verses from the 'Satanic Bible', which are supposed to invoke Satan.
Usually the motivation for summoning the Devil is pretty clear, you probably already have yours in mind. Most people call upon the Devil to gain fame, fortune or power. Others have asked the Devil for help with exacting revenge on someone who has done them wrong. You might also want to ask the Devil for eternal youth or immortality.
Of course simply summoning the Devil gives you no guarantee that he will help you, or even appear for you. He may be hostile towards you, manipulative or unwilling to help you. Calling forward any demon is a risk, especially the ruler of the infernal realm.
Before you begin the ritual, ensure you can't be disturbed, a key part of making your intent clear is concentration. Wait until night time so that it's dark outside, and perform your ritual by candle light. Black candles are best suited for demonic rituals, including anything related to the Devil.
You will need a room where you can draw on the floor. If you're unable to mark the floor, then an alternative is to draw the shapes on the floor using salt, which can easily be cleaned up afterwards.
The first shape you'll need to mark out is a large circle, nine feet in diameter and big enough for you to stand inside of. This is your Magical Circle and it will offer you protection by setting a boundary that the Devil cannot pass. Mark North, South, East and West on the circle and then draw four pentagram two feet outside the circle at NE, SE, SW and NW. Place a candle in each of these pentagrams.
Next draw a smaller triangle two feet outside of the circle. This is the Triangle Of Solomon where the Devil should appear or make its presence known. It's where you should focus your attention and intent.
There is a lot more detail to these shapes than described above and they also often involve colours, but this might not be realistic or practical to achieve in most settings. There's more detailed descriptions of these two shapes below as they appear in the 'Lesser Key Of Solomon':
The Magical Circle
The Magical Circle of King Solomon, which he made that he might preserve himself therein from the malice of these Evil Spirits. This Magical Circle is to be made nine feet across, and the Divine Names are to be written around it, beginning at Ehyeh, and ending at Levanah, Luna.
Colours: The space between the outer and inner circles, where the serpent is coiled, with the Hebrew names written along his body, is bright deep yellow. The square in the centre of the circle, where the word "Master" is written, is filled in with red. All names and letters are in black.
In the Hexagrams the outer triangles where the letters A, D, O, N, A, I, appear are filled in with bright yellow, the centres, where the T-shaped crosses are, blue or green. In the Pentagrams outside the circle, the outer triangles where "Te, tra, gram, ma, ton," is written, are filled in bright yellow, and the centres with the T-crosses written therein are red.
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The Triangle Of Solomon
The Magical Triangle, into the which Solomon did command the Evil Spirits. It is to be made at two feet distance from the Magical Circle and it is three feet across. Note that this triangle is to be placed toward that quarter whereunto the Spirit belongeth. And the base of the triangle is to be nearest unto the Circle, the apex pointing in the direction of the quarter of the Spirit. Observe thou also the Moon in thy working, as aforesaid, etc.
Colours: Triangle outlined in black; name of Michael black on white ground; the three Names without the triangle written in red; circle in centre entirely filled in in dark green.
Next you'll need to place the Devil's sigil inside the triangle. A sigil is an inscribed or painted symbol that is considered to have magical powers. Many sigils exist that represent different demons, in the case of the Devil you will need to use the Sigil Of Lucifer. You can either draw the symbol on to the floor inside the circle, or draw or print it on to a piece of paper or another object and place it inside the triangle. Make sure you are familiar with this sigil and can picture it in your mind.
You cannot summon the Devil without making an offering, this is especially true if you are hoping to make a pact with him and ask for something in return. Place an item that represents your offer in the triangle, perhaps you will pledge to work to advance the work of Satan on Earth, so a symbol of your time and commitment might be apt. You might be thinking of offering your soul, in this case place a treasured possession in the triangle, something that represents you personally.
It's also a good idea to place a candle inside the triangle, not only is a flame said to help supernatural entities manifest, but it can also be used by the Devil as a way of showing you he is present. The flame might flicker erratically or go out all together upon his arrival.
Once you've set everything up, it's time to turn the lights out, step inside the circle and begin. Close your eyes and visualise the sigil, concentrate on your intention, your wish and your offering. You'll then need to loudly and confidently call forth the Devil. Like with any demon, the best way to do this is to call him by name, as a name holds power over a demon.
Under normal circumstances you should never say a demon's name aloud, it can be taken as an invitation by the demon, but in this situation it is intended as an invite, so repeat the name over and over. The Devil has many names, so you should try to use as many of them as you can: Satan, Lucifer, Beelzebub, Azazel, Astaroth.
The words you recite as part of your ritual can vary considerably. You may choose to simply repeat the Devil's name, chant a simple sentence, or read aloud lengthy verses. The most important thing is to use words you understand and believe in. It's always best to memorise the words you intend to recite, this will allow you to speak the words more naturally and confidently.
Below are two example incantations, which you might like to experiment with.
In nomine dei nostri Satanas, Luciferi excelsi.
In the name of Satan, ruler of the Earth, true God, almighty and ineffable, who hast created man to reflect in thine own image and likeness, I invite the Forces of Darkness to bestow their infernal power upon me.
Open the gates of Hell to come forth to greet me as your brother/sister and friend.
Deliver me O Mighty Satan from all past error and delusion, fill me with truth, wisdom and understanding, keep me strong in my faith and service, that I may abide always in thee with praise, Honour and glory be given Thee forever and ever.
I invoke thee Lucifer from the East.
I invoke thee Beelzebub from the North.
I invoke thee Astaroth from the West.
I invoke thee Azazel from the South.
In nomine dei nostri Satanas Luciferi excelsi
In the name of Satan, the ruler of the Earth, the king of the world,
I command the forces of darkness to bestow their infernal power upon me.
Open wide the gates of Hell and come forth from the abyss to greet me as your brother/sister and friend.
Grant me the indulgences of which I speak.
I have taken thy name as part of myself.
I live as the beasts of the field, rejoicing in the fleshly life.
I favour the just and curse the rotten.
By all the gods of the pit, I command that these things of which I speak shall come to pass.
Come forth and answer to your names by manifesting my desires.
Whatever words you decide to use, you're going to have to repeat them over and over again, and it's unlikely to work for you until you reach a certain level of belief, confidence and expertise. You might wish to try out the process first with some lesser demons, but when you finally get to the required level the Devil should make his presence known.
The best case scenario, or worst case depending on your perspective, is that the Devil will appear in a physical form within the triangle you have drawn out. However, it's more likely that clues of his coming will be more subtle. As mentioned previously, a change in the candle's flame might signal his arrival. He might knock over an object, tap on a hard surface, or make a sound in your ear. It's unusual to hear a loud noise, a clear voice, or see an object deliberately being moved for any sustained period of time during this sort of ritual.
So, we can assume that demonic entities have to muster up a lot of energy in order to give us these signs. Therefore, the first thing you should do before continuing is thank the Devil for his efforts in coming forward. From this point on you should remain polite, courteous and respectful.
Avoid angering or antagonising him at all cost, not just because of the risk of retaliation, but also because your aim is to ask for help and you need him on your side.
At this point you might want to switch to another method of communication such as a Ouija board, a spirit box, a digital audio recorder in order to capture EVPs or any other method you are comfortable using. This might enable you to have a more meaningful conversation with the Devil. He may even choose to communicate with you telepathically.
If the Devil does deem you worthy of his time and makes his presence known, then you should waste no time in telling him exactly why you have summoned him and what you want. Don't command the Devil or demand that he helps you, you should only make polite requests and be sure to make it clear what you are willing to do or offer in return.
Once you have said all you need to say, ask the Devil to confirm that you have formed an agreement, this could be as simple as asking him to show you a sign that he has understood and accepted your pact. You could suggest he knocks once to indicate "no" or twice for "yes", or by blowing out the candle, moving an object, or moving the planchette on a Ouija board to "yes".
Be sure to stay inside of your Magic Circle for protection at all time, but if at any point you feel you have angered the Devil, or feel overwhelmed by his negative presence, then the best way to protect yourself is by telling him that he must not follow you. When ending the ritual, simply speak aloud to the Devil and clearly and confidently tell him something like, "thank you for coming to me this evening, you must now return to where you came from."
Once the ritual has ended you should stay true to your word and keep your side of the deal. Making a pact with the Devil is serious and even if you didn't offer it, the Devil will have earmarked your soul as a guarantee. Failure to keep your end of the bargain could result in the Devil using thee power he has over you to punish you for your dishonesty.
Remember that constant practice, belief and a clear intent is the key to invocation, and that Halloween is the best time to perform this rite as it will be much easier for evil to cross into our realm.
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