I have not worked with demons yet in any real sense but I wanted to share my experience and the events that took place after having dreamt of a demon. I feel as though the concept of such an entity had been skewed to normal perception. This is not to argue that there aren't negative entities but my feelings toward what one would call a demon is only that of playing out a role that ultimately moves humanity toward its allotted destination. These entities have something to share and are quite knowledgeable.
A few months ago I had two dreams worth remembering. The first was an image of Baphomet but instead of the right hand pointing up toward the sky it was placed on the heart, the left hand was still pointed downward. I took this as "what is within is also outside." I would have to carefully watch my heart and as I changed myself so my outer world would change as well.
The second dream came in more of comical way. I dreamt of an old style bath house, the kind you might see in a movie where the mobsters go to talk business. It was full of steam and people were sitting around in towels. I couldn't necessarily see the demon but it was just known that there was a demon in the bath house. When I awoke I found it strange and wondered why I was dreaming of demons and saunas? It wasn't until a few months later that I learned of a demon named Bathin. This connection made me laugh at just how forward dream symbolism can be. Spirit is putting it right in our face, it is us that needs to wise up and do the work to understand. The more knowledge you acquire in the occult and the more you trust your own intuition, the easier it will be to interpret the symbols as they come to you.
Carl Jung once wrote, "The unconscious doesn't waste much spit telling you what you already know," and "They do not deceive, they do not lie, they do not distort or disguise... They are invariably seeking to express something that the ego does not know and does not understand."
Upon my investigation of the demon named Bathin I learned he is ranked as a duke in the Lesser Key of Solomon (as the eighteenth spirit) and Johann Weyer's Pseudomonarchia Daemonum (as the tenth spirit), where he is described as a serpent-tailed and muscular man riding a pale horse, who knows the properties of plants and stones, transports people across countries, and rules 30 legions of demons.
It also was shown that Bathin is associated with the Netzach on the Kabbalistic tree of life. Please do correct me if I'm wrong. This investigation led me to learn: Netzach as a Sephirah of feeling and creativity is also called “occult intelligence.” Occult means hidden, secret or mysterious. All inspirations emanate from this sphere, which are not only given to the artist, but to every creatively active person. Netzach, which belongs to the element fire, is an active Sephirah. When in creative activities the fiery power is felt and blazes, this is the fiery and creative energy of Netzach. This longing for fulfillment can take many different forms; depending on the stage of development of the person it can bring suffering or redemption.- Netzach - Victory » Kabbala Lernen (kabbala-info.com)
Of course, my study of the entity and the lessons that come from it will continue but already I am finding that a path is being laid out for me and I am gladly opening each educational door I can find. I do suggest that any occultist serious in their studies keeps a daily journal and a dream journal. Especially in the beginning it is easiest for spirit to speak to us using symbols in a dream state. There is also much information to be gathered in the moments between sleep and being fully awake. Try to stay in that haze for a few moments longer and allow communication to come through. Once you wake fully, immediately record any information you've been able to keep. This will not only allow for analysis of the subconscious mind in a more Jungian way, but it will also lead to communication with the Divine which cannot be readily explained away by modern psychology.
That is all I have on the subject for now but look forward to writing more as I investigate further.
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