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Demon Explanation

By Tim Maroney | October 13, 2001 | Leave a comment

From: tim[at]toad[dot]com (Tim Maroney)
Subject: Re: Is this feeling real?
Date: 12 Aug 93 04:21:19 GMT

Derrick writes:

<< Years ago (before i knew about this thread) i was at college and was experimenting with astraling. I remember putting up a shield and later, I was attacked by what I can only call a demon. I call it a demon because before then, I had never felt anything so evil before. Anyways, after the incident, I never felt the same power (call it psychic power if you want) again. Since that incident, I have felt weaker overall and have never been able to command the same power I had before. Does this sound crazy? >>

Not at all. Many people have similar experiences.

A psychological explanation might go as follows. You came face to face with a repressed element of your unconscious mind, which is to say, an aspect of your shadow — that within yourself that you fear and abhor. This encounter drained a certain amount of your “astral” ability for a few reasons. First of all, you’re now concerned about meeting it again when you reach the same power level — and you very definitely don’t want to do that, given your earlier experience. Second, the exposure of this unconscious element to the light of day gave it the opportunity to co-opt a certain amount of your psychic energy, which it is keeping to itself as it continues to function, hidden and invisible, within your shadow. Third, and perhaps most importantly, even though you perhaps don’t realize that the demon is part of yourself, for the conscious mind to see that which it so fervently denied and excluded from your self-image must have been a tremendous shock to that self-image. This self-image is strongly related to what magicians call the aura. At some level, you realize now that you are not the person you like to think you are. This has a rather serious effect on the aura until it is resolved.

If this is a correct explanation (and please bear in mind that it is only one possibility), then the course of action is simple. You need to meet this demon again and, instead of fighting it, integrate it into yourself. What is it about this being that is evil? Where in your own past does its evil come from? Fighting it only makes it stronger.

Here I’m not recommending just dropping all your defenses and letting the demon take over. It probably embodies some very self-destructive elements of your personality. Letting it take over might cause your own death. But try to talk to it, within a magical circle. See who it is. Then decide how to proceed (if at all) with your integration. You have the chance to become much stronger than you are, and to learn things about yourself you need to know, but perhaps would rather not know on a superficial level. Approach the contact with hope.

As for me, I hope this helps. Given the small amount of information I have about the demon and your personality, I could be completely off-base. I’m just trying to present a perspective that might not have occurred to you. Good luck!

Tim Maroney

Thoughtforms and Spirits

By Phil Hansford | July 25, 2001 | Leave a comment

Although there are hundreds of kinds of divination, the principle ones are astrology, geomancy, the tarot, the I Ching, and direct psychic means (especially clairvoyance). True divination is more than a mechanical system, for it implies true psychic interpretation (receiving). Some form of divination is often used in magick ritual to communicate with the entity invoked.

Since divination operates through the mind, it is affected and biased by the mind. Our attitudes and fears may alter it. Sometimes results are very detailed, and accurate — but not always. Often the future is plastic and changeable anyway, and the use of magick may alter the result. Thus divination shows tendencies only, which may be helpful, but must not rule us.

Developing Clairvoyance

It is possible to improve your natural ability with clairvoyance through practice. A good start might be to look around you, then close your eyes and try to picture your surroundings. This is also good exercise for visualization. And visualization is an essential talent in magick. Open your eyes again and check your accuracy. Then close your eyes and try it again. When you use your physical eyes, look at everything like a child seeing it for the first time. Let the vividness of colour and form burn into you, until everything takes on a veritable glow. Try to capture that glow when you close your eyes now and picture your surroundings. It’s just a simple step to extend what you see with your eyes closed into what you remember seeing in the next room, or what you *imagine* seeing in the next building, the next city, even the other side of the world. Don’t expect perfect results, especially at first. Just try to be even partly right. Another exercise is to picture a clock face, and thereby tell the time clairvoyantly.

The Aura

Under the right conditions, it is possible to clairvoyantly observe a coloured light around other people. This is known as the ‘aura’. Sometimes the aura is seen as multi-coloured emanations around the person, built up of various differently coloured layers and zones. Although many occult dabblers claim to be able to see the aura easily and under many varied conditions, I seriously doubt that they do. There are optical illusions and qualities of sight which can sometimes trick one into thinking he sees what he does not see. In this area, the quality of sight known as after image is especially pertinent. Do this: stare at any solidly coloured bright object for a few moments. Very intense red, green, or blue are especially good for this. Now look away at a white surface and you will see a phantom image of the object in its complementary colour (a red object will show green, a blue one orange, etc.). If the bright object is in front of a light surface, you may observe a fringe of complementary colour around the object after a few moments. This is all very normal, and is used by some magical groups as an aid to visualization sometimes called ‘flashing colours’. Some silly people will stare at other people in the same way. And when they see the after image of the person’s clothing, they think they are seeing his aura. What is more, various meanings have been attributed to the colours of the aura. A psychic who can see the aura is supposed to be able to determine that persons emotional state. Thus psychic frauds can have a marvellous time with auras. One deluded psychic taught a class I attended in which he performed instant psychoanalysis on the basis of the supposed aura. It was obvious that he was actually observing after images from the students clothes!

This brings us to the chart of aura colours on the next page. It is a general guide, based mostly on Theosophical material. Various groups may attribute different meanings to the colours. The colours we show on the chart are emotional in nature; useful if you plan to create an artificial elemental or do healing. Surrounding yourself with a particular colour will tend to produce the specific psychological effect described in the chart. That quality of colour is useful in magick ritual.

Colours of the Aura

BLACK                  malice
       dark grey       depression
       pale grey       fear
BROWN                  materialism
       muddy grey      selfishness
       dull rust       selfishness
RED                    energy
       bright red      anger and force
       dirty red       passion and sensuality
       dull red        selfish love
       rose            unselfish love
ORANGE                 pride
       orange cloud    irritability
       bright orange   noble indignation
YELLOW                 intellect
       yellow-green    low intellect
       earthy yellow   selfish thought
       lemon           high intellect
       bright gold     logical thinking
       brt. red-yel.   spiritual thought
GREEN                  empathy
       grey-green      deceit, jealously
       greenish-brown  jealousy
       emerald green   unselfish resourcefulness
       foliage green   sympathy & empathy
       brt. apple-grn  strong vitality
       brt. turquoise  deep sympathy & compassion
BLUE                   devotion (religious feeling)
       grey-blue       fetishism
       light blue      noble spiritual devotion
       dark blue       religious feeling
       brt. lilac-blu  lofty religious idealism
VIOLET                 spiritual (psychic & spiritual) faculty
WHITE                  purity/protection

Thoughtforms and Spirits

Whenever we concentrate our thoughts, we draw psychic energy together. This is called a thoughtform. Usually the energy dissipates as soon as we break the concentration, but it is possible to purposely concentrate energy in this way, producing very strong thoughtforms. Such thoughtforms are vortexes or centres of psychic energy. They can exist as entities by themselves, at least for a while. They are basically inanimate, non-thinking forces. Talking to one is about as logical as talking to a chair. In this way, thoughtforms are similar to elementals, ghosts, and spirits. All of these psychic entities consist of a psychic energy vortex which could be described as a localized field or as a discontinuity of the physical world.

Psychic entities respond to certain electrostatic and magnetic fields, and to other energy vortexes. That is why they respond to magick ritual. Someday, we may accomplish the same thing with electronic machines. Psychic entities are sometimes able to affect our thought processes.

Thoughtforms, elementals, and ghosts are usually not very smart. If they display any intelligence at all, it is limited. They are the morons of the spirit world. Their behavior is usually automatic, repetitive, robot-like (just like some people). We see that artificial elementals are little more than astral robots. Spirits and deities are more intelligent and volitional.

Directed Attention

Your mind follows your attention. Wherever you direct your attention, there will your thoughts go too. By directing attention to a specific place or purpose you *focus* mental energy upon it.

For example: you’re having lunch in a cafeteria crowded with people. It is a large place, and everyone there is talking at once, so that the room is a constant jumble of noise. You happen to notice a man accross the room; he reminds you of someone. All at once he drops his fork and you hear it hit the table. But would you have noticed the sound of his fork if you had not been looking? No. Only by focusing your attention there were you able to pick out that individual event and associated sound.

It is a dark night. You are walking and the only light you have is from the flashlight you hold in your hand. As you move the flashlight around, the beam of light from it directs your attention first one way then another. Now, the mind is something like that flashlight in the dark. And by directed attention, you point the mind to one place or another. As with that flashlight beam, you see where the mind is pointed; nothing more. The rest is ‘noise’. And so we could define mental noise as anything not focused upon. In another way, noise could be considered as negative emotions, attitudes, and thoughts which make it more difficult to direct the attention.

Your emotions follow your thoughts quite easily. Your emotions are not YOU, but are rather reactions prompted by your model and ego — like a performance or an act, while the real you watches. In a similar way, directing your attention toward a specific emotion will cause you to experience that emotion.

Review Questions

  1. What is the aura?
  2. What is a thoughtform?
  3. How can you develop clairvoyance?

Book List

  • Annie Bessant and Charles Leadbeater, Thought Forms.
  • W.E. Butler, How to Develop Clairvoyance.
  • J.H. Brennan, Astral Doorways.
  • Piero Ferrucci, What We May Be.
  • Kilner, The Human Aura.
  • Swami Panchadasi, The Human Aura.
  • A.E. Powell, The Etheric Double.
  • Harold Sherman, How to Make ESP Work for You.

Phil Hansford, 4/88 Mysteria (818) 353-8891 (modem)
P.O. Box 83 Tujunga, CA 91042

Copyright (c) 1988 by Phil Hansford. This article is licenced for free non-commercial distribution only.

Spirit Pistol

By Dakarren Windwolf | January 17, 2001 | Leave a comment

This technomagick device is used to combat various ephemeral entities which might plague the user, such as rogue servitors, enemy servitors, or various demons. It fires a burst of invigorated negative energy, which, like fireballs, disrupts a spirit’s energy conglomerate. Of course this weapon is still experimental, and might not work against the higher orders. The intensity of the blast probably works on other factors as well, such as the level of damaging energy the crystal has been charged with, and the voltage of the taser, as well as the intent and accuracy of the wielder.

As before mentioned, the weapon is experimental, and it’s effectiveness has not been examined against different types of energy based entities. Meaning, it has not been used against lots of spirits. The device might also function against humans, but there is no information about this currently. Any further data one might come upon will be wonderful for developing a new model sometime in the near future. If new field data is obtained, please mail to .

Due to the havoc energies contained in the crystal, storage of the device should be in silk, as it is unknown if the crystal seeps the negative energies it’s been charged with.

Construction of a Spirit Pistol


  • 1 2.5 quartz crystal point, other crystals might be used, but quartz is versatile
  • 1 stun gun, commonly referred to as a ‘taser’

Charge crystal with negative, destructive, ‘havoc’ energies. This can be done by dumping all anger and rage as energy into it, taking blood from injuring someone and rubbing it on the crystal, dipping it in unholy water, casting destructive spells into it, and whatever you can think of. This can be continued for as long as you wish.

Epoxy the crystal point between the contacts of the taser, so the plasma arc can touch it.


This weapon works on the theory that the havoc energies contained in the crystal can be empowered with the high voltage energy from the taser, and fired at a spirit target via the wielder’s mental accuracy. In theory, the crystal shouldn’t need more negative energy infusions after attachment to the taser, as the energy should be proper fuel, and the negativity would just be a focus for that energy, a tainted magnifying glass, if you will. However, long term use has not been tested, so that is more data I’d like to receive by anyone willing to create and field test this equipment.


This crystal focus/taser theory would most likely work as a healing agent, if the crystal were charged with nurturing, healing energy. This device is a project for later, which I might partake on in any time from now to three years.

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