In times gone by, one simply had to sacrifice a virgin. In this modern era there are several ways:
Telephone: 0800-dial-a-demon or Post to Hell Inc., P.O.Box 666, Hell. Also staring into a mirror long enough and calling Bloody Mary might work. Please have your credit card or soul ready for payment to confirm the booking of your demon. See you in Hell.
Summoning a demon and believing you can control it is like letting a hungry lion into a pre-school yard because you're sure that your precious kitten will obey your instructions and come at once when you call it. In actuality? You're going to end up with a very messy playground.
Following the instructions written in most grimoires is not only wrong but can be very dangerous. My own experience with various Demons is that they are very proud and being respectful is of extreme importance.
For Asmodeus told Solomon "So ask me not many things: for thy Kingdom also after a little time is to be disrupted and thy glory is but for a season, and short will be thy tyranny over us".
Using the spiritually abusive methods of the old grimoires is not only foolish but will inevitably result in personal disaster. The Demons must always be approached with extreme honesty and respect. The days of using enemy "God" names, nine-foot circles, threats, and other destructive and abusive methods are over. Don't say you weren't warned...
When we are ennewed, most of the Demons are willing to work with us. The goal of Luciferianism is to become as a god. This means self-empowerment. As we progress through our own efforts, we become more and more adept. We should be able to rely upon our own powers instead of the powers of others outside of us. Demons are best when it comes to imparting knowledge and wisdom, so that we may learn and advance our own powers.
In time we should become competent in all aspects of magick and be able to influence others and the environments of our own behalf, without any outside help. Although, even with an adept, there may be circumstances where issues can be overwhelming and the help of a Demon is required. For spiritual guidance, the Demons are here for us at all levels, from those who are new to those who have traversed the road for a while longer.
I would highly recommend to those of you who are serious in progressing spiritually, to establish a close and strong relationship with a Demon who is willing to work with you and guide you along the left-hand path. This can be a very rewarding experience, to say the least.
How to summon:
Always treat the Demons with honesty and respect. Never command, demand, or try to exploit them in any way.
The correct methods for summoning a Demon
Know the Demon you intend to summon. All of the Goetic Demons are human-friendly, as we know from experience.
It is important to have a specific purpose; know exactly *why* you are summoning a particular Demon.
When we ask for assistance from a Demon, it is only proper to offer something in return. Be prepared to give something in return. This is something both you and the Demon should agree upon. Remember, the Elder Gods value one's word, honesty, integrity, and one’s honor as the utmost importance. Never agree to anything you know you cannot follow through on.
Know the method you plan to use to communicate with the Demon.
One of the most important steps in the summoning of a Demon you are not yet familiar with is to go through Lucifer.
The reasons for this are serious. Not all Demons are friendly to humans, nor are all Demons of Lucifer. Most Demons are friendly when treated with respect and summonings result in a positive experience. I have found many Demons that have caused outsiders problems. Experience is, as always, the best teacher.
There are different levels of experience when one establishes contact with a Demon:
The Demon speaks to us through our thoughts. Through telepathy, the words of the Demon comes to us through our thoughts. In the beginning, it can be difficult for those who are not as sensitive or lack psychic ability to differentiate between the communication from another entity and their own thoughts. With power meditation and experience, this becomes much easier over time.
We see and hear the Demon. This is with people who are more psychic and open.
We invoke the energy of the Demon. This is powerful and electrifying. We are engulfed in a strong aura. During this time, we will often hear the Demon speak to us and we may, in addition, see the Demon.
During an actual summoning, the Demon appears and speaks to us either through scrying into a mirror, in the smoke of the incense, or in some other chosen manner. This is best for those who are new. With scrying, if we are sensitive enough, we can often feel the Demon touch us if he/she chooses to do so.
Tangible contact; objects in our rooms are moved, there is actual physical evidence of the Demon having been present.
Have the sigil of the Demon you wish to summon on clean paper. It is important that you be left alone and not disturbed in any way. Close your eyes and visualize the sigil in your mind as best you can. It is ok to open them and look at the sigil again ( as many times as needed) to get a clearer image. While visualizing, recite, or chant the name of the Demon repeatedly either in your mind or aloud.
Recite the following prayer:
Lord Lucifer, by your grace, grant me, I pray thee the power to conceive in my mind and to execute that which I desire to do, the end which I would attain by thy help, Oh Mighty Lucifer, the one True God who Iivest and reignest forever and ever. I entreat thee to Inspire (name of Demon) to manifest before me that he/she may give me a true and faithful answer, so that I may accomplish my desired end, provided that it is proper to his] her office. This I respectfully and humbly ask in Your Name, Lord Lucifer, may you deem me worthy, Father.
The Demon can manifest in different ways.
Through a mirror as in "scrying." You will see the Demon in the mirror. Through the smoke of the incense, The Demon appears directly, when one is sensitive enough and in a deep meditative state.
Prepare your area. Your first summoning rituals should be performed at night. The reasons for this are the energies are different at night from those during the day and it is easier to be alone and free from distractions.
When one has established relationships with certain Demons, it is no longer necessary to perform a formal summoning ritual. The Demon can appear to us night or day and all we need do is concentrate to contact them through the mind.
You will need:
A quiet place where you will not be disturbed.
A quality incense with a pleasing fragrance. Cheap stinking incense is insulting to the spirits and can be embarrassing in any ritual.
One or more black or blue candles. Black is a choice, but blue is ok for a substitute if you cannot find black. Also, if available, the candle color of the specific Demon you wish to summon.
Paper containing the Demon's sigil.
When finished with the sigil, find a safe place to store it.
Always treat this paper/sigil with extreme respect and never burn it! The sigil can be reused.
There is no need for a nine-foot circle. Demons 'hate‘ circles and there is no need for a “license to depart" as both are offensive and insulting. Treat the Demons with respect and in turn, you will receive the same.
After the petition to Lucifer, you should feel his positive energy. This is a good sign and a go-ahead. If for some reason the Demon doesn't answer, try another time. Many times the Demon does appear, but those who are new to summoning are not psychically open enough or experienced to sense him/her. Most people have had to perform the summoning ritual more than once for the Demon to manifest.
Often, the Demon does answer, but many are not aware. Look for coincidences and things out of the ordinary. Awareness here is everything. Always offer a token of appreciation and gratitude in return for his/her services.
ii-wy em Hotep -Patrick Gaffiero