Incubi – Sleep Demons and Sex Spirits.

An incubus is a demon in male form who, according to mythological and legendary traditions, lies upon sleeping women in order to engage in sexual activity with them. Belief in and the debate around incubi began early in the Christian tradition. St Augustine of Hippo wrote of the demon, going so far as to state there are “too many accounts to deny.” Both Augustine and King James stated in their writings that the neither the incubus or succubus could produce demon seed themselves. That is to say that they could not beget offspring of their own being, but instead steal seed from humans, dead or alive, and impregnate living women. This was done in various ways, including the theft of semen from a living or recently deceased corpse. The corpse would have to be fresh, as the semen would go cold and be unusable. A way for the incubus to get around this problem would be to inhabit the corpse itself, rise from the dead, to lie with its female victims, putting a child in their womb. 

It is said that one can identify an incubus by its unusually large and cold penis. The children of the incubus/succubus are cambion, the unnatural halfbreed of the earthly and unearthly. While human, made with human seed, they are bestowed with supernatural powers. Merlin was said to be a cambion, the reason behind his great magical abilities. It was not unheard of for folks in the community to be accused of being cambion, especially if the pregnancy itself was unexplained. Within the Maleus Malificarum, the Hammer of Witches, there are instructions to combat the effects of an incubus on its victims. Exorcism is one of the five ways stated, the others being Sacremental Confession, the Sign of the Cross, recital of the Angelic Salutation, or the moving of the afflicted to a different location. However, the franciscan friar Ludovico Maria Sinistrari wrote that the incubi “do not obey exorcists, have no dread of exorcisms, show no reverence for holy things, at the approach of which they are not in the least overawed.” It would appear that to some, we are defenseless against the spirit.

The incubus, along with the  succubus, are an ancient evil, seen in various cultures globally. The alp of German mythology is something akin to a vampiric incubus. The trauco in provincial Chilean folklore is a hideous deformed creature of small stature who lulls nubile young women to seduces them in a dream state. A lidérc is a satanic lover who flies at night in Hungarian legend. Brazil, South Africa and Sweden all have their own variations, as well as the near and far east. The demonic lover is a spirit that has haunted man and woman alike as far back as our written stories. It bares a resemblance to the more recently understood phenomena of sleep paralysis, especially the succubus, with the hag laying atop the male victim. Many point to this as an example of early man attempting to explain away sleep paralysis and nightmares.



“Principles of Magic
1. Every magician has a beautiful vision for the world. 2. Every system of magic is a single artists tool, used to reshape reality. 3. If you believe, it shall exist. 4. When you call, they will answer. 5. Success and failure, is one and the same: ignorance and depression is the enemy. 6. Be like all equally, and you shall unite; refuse and separate.”

— Dalamar

How to become a better occultist – Written by Madavascus


Here are some propositions I devised on how to become a better occultist. These are based on my personal experience as someone who has practiced occultism for over a decade. They are not organized in an order of importance.

1. Acknowledge that you are part of a golden chain of occultists, from the most ancient philosophers to the post-modern psychonauts. Honor your predecessors (and their invaluable work) by acquainting yourself with their ideas: these will strengthen your mind and assist you in the Great Work. 

2. Be aware of energy, where ever and when ever possible. 

3. Trust your intuition, or gut-feeling. If something does not feel right, it probably isn’t. If it does, it probably is.

4. Be always open-minded to new possibilities, new methods and new theories. Occultism is an ever-evolving science.

5. Take pleasure in every occult operation. Have fun!

6. Acknowledge that what you do is at the apex of human experience, so do it with dignity.

7. Be bold. No occult or spiritual breakthrough is ever achieved by the timid.

8. Never be submissive or feel inferior to any entity, but avoid hubris and arrogance. Treat entities with the common civility and courtesy you would show a fellow human being, even if they are not human.

9. Embrace the Dark Unknown, the Great Beyond. That is, love the fact that there is ever more to learn, ever more to do, ever more to achieve. 

10. Respect the Mysteries, and the personal gnosis of fellow occultists


*lurking through occult forums has it’s blessings. You tend to find treasures like these. 


“It is Zos’s basic theory that all dream or desire, all wish or belief, anything in fact which a person nurtures in his inmost being may be called forth in the flesh as a living truth by a particular method of magical evocation. This he named ‘atavistic resurgence’; it is a method of wish-fulfilment which involves the interaction of will, desire and belief.”

— Kenneth Grant, “Austin Osman Spare: An introduction to his psycho-magical philosophy


Excerpt from “On Magical Currents and Masters” by Frater Acher

The concept of magical currents is a strange evolution of what was once simply called the power of the gods. Today the term is often referred to vaguely yet rarely defined.

At closer look it turns out to be a blend of Jungian psychology and Sheldrake’s morphogenetic fields: the idea that raw power lies in potential waiting to be evoked and directed by the magician. If contact can be maintained over time it results in an active current of occult force which can be accessed through specific symbolic gates. Once stabilized this magical current, however, is not only shaped by the ones who maintain it but shapes them in return as well. The exchange of forces, the process of formation always is mutual. Thus a current of magic begins to form its own line of tradition over time – generating a trail of priests and priestesses all formed and shaped by its inner pattern which had been created or re-evoked by the first magician of its line decades or even ages ago.

Acher, Frater. 2013. “On Magical Currents and Masters,” Theomagica (blog), accessed February 12, 2018,

Semiotics and Language


Excerpt from “Post-Structuralism & Modern Magic (Part I): A deconstructive look at structuralist theory” by Ed Richardson

Semiotics, the study of signs, has its origins in a fusion between linguistics and anthropology, and particularly in the ideas of Claude Levi-Strauss and Ferdinand de Saussure, who coined the term. Levi-Strauss focused on myth and had a notion that it worked by underlying structures. Similar underlying structures were to be found in other forms of culture and in wider society, hence the term structuralism. Myth was a means by which these structures could be studied, and most were seen to be linguistic. Through language, each individual is socially constructed. This idea will be considered again later, in the context of Post-Structuralist analysis; in which no single agent is responsible for our social construction, thus giving the Chaoist the power to move from one construct to another, using belief as a magical weapon to achieve this.



Thomas Karlsson – The Kings of Edom placed on the 11-pointed Star, representing the Qliphoth and their 11 Demonic Rulers, “Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic”, 2009.

Kings of Edom were kings over the land of Edom before any Israelite king had conquered it. Qabalists associated these kings with the  Evil Primordial Worlds and their Lords. According to the Qabalists, Edom was a kingdom, or a world, which consisted solely of the harsh forces of Geburah. The Zohar tells us that Edom means ‘a kingdom of a severity which is not weakened by any pity’. Theancient lords of Edom were 11 in number, and this number is associated with the principle of Evil in the Bible. In the Genesis 30:40-43 we can find their names: Timna, Alva, Jetet, Oholibama, Ela, Pinon, Kenas, Teman, Mibsar, Magdiel and Iram.

In the Qabalah, these names correspond to the Eleven Demon Rulers who govern the Anti-Worlds of the Evil Side. A Qabalistic text on the most important Demons reveals that both the lords and the kings of Edom are associated with certain Demons: Samael, i.e. Satan, is mentioned as a ruler of Edom. There were certain Qabalistic speculations around the conjectures regarding the kings of Edom certain Demonological traditions liked with the thought that they belonged to the Emanations of the Left Side. Among certain Jews during the early Middle Ages the term ‘Kings of Edom’ was used to denote Christianity, which they believed had developed from the Dark Side.