The word Satan or the Devil, Lucifer, Shaytan (in Islam) or even Beelzebub the goat head God, sparks fear into the hearts and minds of most human beings. This malevolent entity has, according to most, been fighting God and all of its creation since the beginning of time. I dare say that he seems unconquerable and quite elusive of our all powerful almighty creator as he has continued throughout the ages to torment and create havoc for all.
I have been contemplating for a while now to write on this mysterious malevolent being and discuss with you all his role within our world and even his existence, but I must admit that I have been some what lazy to do so, and I also will say that writing one post on such an entity will not be enough to convey my thoughts, opinions, my stories, encounters, teachings which I have received about him and others and then some. I, as I always tell you, am not a good typist and so I took a long hard breath at the feat I wanted to tackle.
I too, was one who blamed every bad thing on the Devil, Satan and all its other names. Being brought up into Christianity, afforded me the right to damn and curse him. I would often plea the blood against this unholy fallen angel as described for us in the preaching of the very illustrious, suit wearing, hard sweating, spit flying, bible waving, hard breathing pastor in church.
While he stomped his foot down to trample Satan so did the congregation of which I was amongst. This vile and wicked creature had to be destroyed.How dare he challenge our creator, our wonderful Jesus and us, he was the worst and had to be trampled and ultimately destroyed. I was ready for battle with him, ready for the war of good over evil.
I had no idea until I became awake that Satan as we know it, as taught to us through religion does not exist! This person with horns, a tail and pitch fork did not exist at all…he do not exist!! Well as a singular being I should say, he does not exist.
Now while it is comforting to have something to blame for all the evil in this world, as well as it is comforting to have the creator to look toward in times of need, we also have to, as intelligent people, examine the role of this being, Satan and his out right war against his and our creator God. Let us question our creators role and who God is perceived to be.
God is the almighty creator, ruler of all. God is Lord and master over all things created. How then can our all powerful God have such an adversary? Would it make more sense to believe that this same God created this being for a purpose, and it works on God’s behalf?
I know, I know I am travelling down a road where many of you may not be comfortable with, and if you are not comfortable with reading what I am writing, then, you are still in deep slumber and not even half awake. If so, do not feel bad, it takes time to fully awaken, or even stir from slumber, so I do understand, on top of that religion has been conditioning the minds of many for hundreds of years now, but take a walk with me for a moment.
Let us begin our examination with the bible, a book which describes this beast to us, a book that has Christians and others fearful of this dreadful creature and his legions. Although it is befitting to begin with the Adam and Eve story, I will instead begin with my personal favorite story (and that is all it is for me, a story, nothing real, but something made up, a wonderful lesson nevertheless) which is the story of Job.
Taken from Wikipedia (Just choo mi cudden badda write it ou miself), The book of Job;
At the beginning of the book, Job is a good person “who revered God and turned away from evil” (Job 1:1), and has therefore been rewarded by God. When the angels present themselves to God, Satan comes as well. God informs Satan about Job’s blameless, morally upright character. Between Job 1:9–10 and 2:4–5, Satan points out that God has given Job everything that a man could want, so of course Job would be loyal to God; Satan suggests that Job’s faith would collapse if all he has been given (even his health) were to be taken away from him. God therefore gives Satan permission to test Job. In the end, Job remains faithful and righteous, and there is the implication that Satan is shamed in his defeat.
Here Satan actually holds court with God, according the Holy Bible. The interesting thing here according to the holy book of Christians, it says that God gave his permission for Satan to test Job, and although Wikipedia did not add this part read Job chapter 1 you will find it there. God also instructed Satan not to take his life, which he did not. Where in this text do we see an entity who is fighting God and who is a betrayer to the almighty? Wikipedia says that the book of Job implies that Satan was ashamed because of defeat, how so, when it also said God was the one who sent him to tempt Job?
Where do we see a force whose power is equal to our creator? But one who is subservient. Is this an inconvenient truth? Something that our logical minds tell us that this is not so, but we stick to what we have learned in Church or other places just because? Have we convinced ourselves so much that this power exists as a lone ranger, who has his minions working under him, he is their Lord almighty, yet he has power equal to God and uses it to abuse all of God’s creation? I was one who believed this a long time ago, but I have since been awakened to the inner workings of who and exactly what is Satan, or better yet who or what are malevolent beings.
As I have said before the Devil as a single entity does not exist. However there are malevolent forces within and throughout time and space and also on the earth realm, they walk among us, they possess some, they influence many and more. These forces can be called or be determined as evil and their work especially with human beings can bring about much devastation. What is important for all and sundry to know however is that they have their place among human beings, they were created for the purpose they carry out.
As written before in other posts, through out time and space there are many realms, and there within these realms exists other beings unimaginative to the human mind. If I try to describe even the function of some of these beings to you, your mind would not be able to fully comprehend, and that is quite fine, because as human beings we are filled with limitations. We (some of us) can only see or imagine what we are familiar with. Within time and space and on each realm there exists also malevolent beings as energy who are for the destruction of all and everything.
These same beings were created by the same energy who created everything and that same energy is God!
In the Goetia, the lesser Keys of Solomon (do not buy the book, if you cannot handle what you will find there), you will find a list of names belonging to demons or malevolent beings. Although I know for sure that these beings have many different names, the one provided in the Goetia are very real, but for their descriptions, they can appear as they will or what the summoners mind can handle in way of familiarity. Each being has millions within its family and so they have ranks placed on them, such as Dukes, Generals, Kings, Duchess and so on, although I must tell you that this is not so in the realm of which they reside.These ranks are for the purpose of mans interaction with them when a knowledgeable person conjures them, and are introduced to them, one who may be the head of the family or its second in command will then offer his or her title so as to inform the human of its role within its family.
This is deep, so it will take more than one post to explain what I can to you, I will know of your interest during the comments.
Calling the names of a malevolent being is not a smart thing to do, as some people without knowing it, have power in their mouth, and can unknowingly bring them forth, take note that a powerful or negative thought can also bring them into being, although it is not as simple as it sounds. With the Christian Devil, Satan, he exists because the Christians have compelled him into being, and so he has been created by them, but as with any spiritual being, he is with millions in his family, and he can also become anything which is expected of him, but know that he is a being of the Christian religion and all religions who conjures him and his legions daily by calling him into being.
Rebuking them and blasting them will never change the fact that they exist and are real, the real way of not having them affect you and your life is to always be positive, do good deeds, do not indulge in wickedness and DO NOT PRACTICE EVIL. The pastor who loves money more than God, unknowingly invokes a legion of malevolent beings, who have attached himself unto him. Instead of spending time and energy rebuking something you cannot change or even destroy, spend time practicing Love, Peace, unity, and all things desirable for a good life with your fellow human beings. Notice I did not say preaching, I said practicing, because while some may preach all these, they do not practice them.
He is known as the soul reaper among other things, who knows the story of Faust? We will discuss that story here on day.
Here is a description of one of the 72 demons of the Goetia..Please do not call their names aloud;
Demon Name: Agares
Strongest: Late March
Demon Summoning: Daytime, blood red candles, carnations, coppers, tiger (animal)
Agares is most often depicted as a decrepit old man riding a crocodile with a hawk on his arm. Strangely enough, those who have summoned “Duke Agares” have reported meeting not an old man, but a beautiful young woman. In fact, Duchess Agares is said to be extremely feminine with an angelic look – a fair skinned blonde with white angel wings. She is also said to be soft-spoken and very friendly.
As far her role as a teacher of mortals, Agares is once again not at all what she seems. The Duchess relishes in teaching “anti-manners”, which pretty much covers every “rude” behavior one can imagine, but especially foul language. She can cause earthquakes, make those who run stand still, and make runaways return to their homes.
Mostly, Agares is a voice for the common man. She teaches every language, chases off enemies, defends commoners, and can even bring down high-ranking officials who do not dutifully serve their role.
What many people do not understand however is that these entities do not work off their own neither did they will themselves into being. They are here for the benefit of mankind and also they have their functions within the realm of time and space, like all and everything they answer only to the creator who created them. In life and even after life there has to be a balance.
Although they are called Devils or demons, it is role of a competent spiritualist, meta physician or traditionalist to get this entity to do good work, they can and they will, of compelled to, however there position as malevolent stays the same forever.
Have a read on this one, Remember do not say their names out loud;
Strongest: Mid-Late April
Demon Summoning: Daytime, red or gold candles, sunlight, gold (metal), lion (animal)
Amon is, in my opinion, one of the most fascinating of the 72 Demons listed in The Lesser Key of Solomon. Some believe him to be the very same spirit as the great Egyptian god Amon-Ra. At first, this seemed to me like a simple case of mistaken identity due to the similarity of the names (Amon), but further research has suggested that there may well be more to this comparison than it seems.
First, recall that the word “demon” comes from the word “daemon”, which means a high and powerful spirit, without suggesting in itself the concepts of good or evil. It was only over time that the concept of a strictly evil spirit from the depths of Hell (or the Underworld if you will) with malevolent designs took over the idea of what we now know as a “demon”.
Secondly, while he has also been known to take the form of a wolf with a serpent’s tail, the demon Amon is most often described as having the body of a man but the head of a “raven with dog or wolf teeth” . In ancient Egyptian drawings, the god Amon-Ra was often depicted as having the body of a man and the head of a falcon. Ravens have slightly different heads than falcons, mostly due to a longer beak. If you look closely at a falcon’s beak, though, you can see that they have a very distinguishing featured called a “tomial tooth”. This extension on the beak is shaped very much like a canine tooth. Armed with this knowledge, it becomes a very likely scenario that whatever conjurer of Amon described seeing a raven’s head with canine teeth was actually describing the head of a falcon. In my mind, this gives a lot of strength to the idea that the “demon” Amon could in fact be the same spirit as the god Amon-Ra.
Lastly, one expert demon summoner once described an encounter with the demon Amon in which she was able to see his “true” form. The summoner described a tall, strong, beautiful man with light skin and hair who absolutely radiates positive energy. His companion familiar is an equally strong and proud falcon. This being fits the description of many great gods from around the ancient world, but none moreso than the Egyptian god Amon-Ra.
Whether this demon is indeed an ancient god or not is up for debate. He is said to be able to tell the summoner of anything from the past or future, and that his main role, surprisingly enough, is to galvanize the forces of love and friendship and to encourage amnesty and reconcilement among friends.
Hardly sounds “demonic”, does it?
Once upon a time I lived at a house where many strange things happened there. When ever it came toward the ending of the year, the people who lived in the building itself (a three family building) would fight, and this would bring police and some times people would get locked up and it always happened every year toward the end. Before I moved there, there was a Jamaican lady who lived on the second floor who had some sons in prison for rape. This woman did not know spiritual work, but read books and conjured her own preparation to help her criminals get out of prison. Whatever she did, she opened up a door which she never closed or perhaps could not, since she was just experimenting, and eventually she took sick and moved away. After noticing this common pattern which happened every year at this house, I began to quietly (spiritually) search the source of the problem. By quietly, I mean, I said nothing to anyone, what I did was pray to my non physical elders within time and space for a solution and for answers.
I had a vision of an old white woman, she looked Italian, she was short, kind of frumpy looking in her dressing, and miserable, like an old hag. She came to me and said, “this house was built in 1905, and if you want peace in this place give me Brandy! She continued to repeat this to me, getting louder and louder and her voice sounding more aggressive. I woke up shouting as she did, “This house was built in 1905 give me brandy! I was in a trance and kept repeating this as the woman did, while my frightened children tried to shake me out of it. Once I was myself again, I contemplated the vision, and saw that this was the answer. The woman was a malevolent entity, left over from the Jamaican woman shenanigans, conjuring what she did not know about and the remnants of it was this being wanting this particular liquor for appeasement or she would continue to create havoc in the building.
Of course as a learned and knowledgeable person, I would not allow to demand of me, things that I did not owe her and so I set off to deal with her and her tyrannical ways .
This was a malevolent force, she perhaps once upon a time lived in the house, but has since crossed over and probably trapped. The Jamaican woman, did things which she knew nothing of, and fed the hate which was perhaps in this spirit which lived there. The being became use to the foolishness the Jamaican woman did, and found a way to manipulate her and anyone who came there to live. She would make their lives a living hell, and she did.
This is one prime example of how we as humans can bring dangerous entities into our lives, and this is why Initiation is crucial. Initiation into the sacred arts of either tradition or metaphysics. In this way you will learn how to handle situations such as this.
Several years ago in Haiti, there was a devastating earthquake which Haitians are still recovering from. The earthquake could have been caused by many things, some people even had some conspiracy theories attached to the cause.
Now let me be clear, I am not saying that this is what happened to cause the earthquake, I am only using the history of the country’s powerful Voodoo practice as an example in teaching you all.
Often times whenever a being is conjured/invoked malevolent or benevolent, it must be dispatched, sent back to where it came from with peace. When we summon anything from the realm of time and space, we open a door, even if you open tarot card, you have opened a door. Any oracle opened, a door way to the spirit realm is open and must be closed so that order remains here on this earth realm.
We all know that Voodoo is practiced in Haiti, and there the spirits invoked are separated into two sects. The Rada (cool spirits) and the Petro (Hot spirits). The possibility is that sometimes when they are invoked, they are not dispatched. Now I do not believe that the more competent Hougnan or Mambo would carelessly not close the gate after summoning an entity to come to earth, but there are some people who experiment with what they see and do not understand such as the Jamaican woman in the story written above, and the end result is devastating. When these spirits are called, they come, but where are they to go if they are not properly dispatched? They go down into the earth, some of them, and others stay around and create problems. Some will tell a mother to kill her child, as with the woman in New Jersey in recent news, who burnt her new born infant alive, some will cause rape, sodomy, wars, destruction, de gully queens dem inna Jamaica (mi cudden help dah one deh an mi nah sey sorry!) and all kinds of things, they have been let loose on the earth, and so they wander.
This could have been one such possibility of the massive earthquake in Haiti. Again I am just using this as an example, not fact!
I used the examples of the woman in the house and Haiti to show how we as human beings can also attract, create these forces with our actions. That which we have created, we then lay blame on the Devil and his minions. Although there are wicked and terrible entities, their function depends on us and our actions, and beliefs. Watch a movie called the exorcism of Emily Rose, the message is at the end of the movie, please watch it carefully, it is excellent in its message.
The Yoruba people of South Western Nigeria are some of the wisest group of people I know. In the Yoruba Language there was no word for the Devil, he did not exist. Samuel Ajai Crowther, a Yoruba man and a Bishop translated the Bible into the Yoruba language, there was no word for the devil in the Yoruba bible. He looked to tradition and found Esu (Eh-shu). Esu who is the personal messenger of God, Olodumare, he is the world police, the gate keeper, known also as the trickster, the prankster, worshiped and venerated by all traditionalist, and instead of calling the devil Satan as the bible described, this ignorant fool chose to call him Esu. Read this;
It is very comical when I am traveling through Nigeria’s airport and Nigerian security opens my suitcase and feels my Esu’s wrapped up and ask me what is here, when I respond that it is Esu, they quickly let go and close the suitcase, while brushing their hands against their uniforms as if cleansing them. I chuckle at this, but it is actually sad, very sad. The damage to these people that this man has done is irrevocable, our beloved Esu is viewed in the eyes of Christian Yoruba’s as the Devil..o ma se o! (what a pity).
The Yoruba people appease Esu upon first wake in the mornings. They give him palm oil and water (Omi tutu) and anything they have, and appeal to him not to disturb them. In this way, they have acknowledged Esu, who can be pretty demanding, but he is certainly no Devil. Esu allows Human beings to remember that God exists, read here
There is a proverb which the Yoruba people of South Western Nigeria say and that is “The Devil is always the fall guy for wicked peoples deeds” , and this is so true.
I am not finished, but by the comments I will know whether to continue this post as there is a lot more I have to share.
All religion are valid as long as it teaches peace and love…. Obara Meji!
There are no disappointments in life, only lessons learned!….Obara Meji
Bó lé lógún ọdún táa ti fi adẹ́mun jọba kò ní yé ọrùn ọ̀pẹ wò./
Even after twenty years of being crowned a king, the palmwine tapper won’t cease gazing at the palm tree with nostalgia….Yoruba Proverbs!
[Old habits die hard; people are wont to continue doing what they are used to, even when it is no longer really necessary]
Obara Meji is a spiritualist, Ifa-Orisa practitioner, and teacher of metaphysics. Since 2011 she has used her online platform to share her personal experiences to those seeking answers about spirituality. Her teachings will expand into short stories, novels, and public speaking to continue her mission of bringing enlightenment to the world.