Interesting, someone wrote in another thread:
I too have seen it often, that those working with specific entities are in categorical denial, that their entity can be in any way either evil or act evil too, when someone tells them an opposing experience with the same entity. “It cannot be”, “it must have been an imposter”, “it probably is a parasite”, “they are nothing like this”, “No, they are wonderful and loving”, are some of people’s responses.
This reminds me of the black and white thinking pattern, which noone of us is immune to.
Why is it for people so hard to take another’s experience into account with an entity, if someone describes an experience which is so much different?
Especially, if many in the first place admit, that actually, entities can be good and bad, why, when they are confronted with it, are many never accepting and rather declining that about their entity in practice?
What does “demon” actually mean?
The original word comes from the ancient greek language, which is “daimon” or in modern greek “daimonas”.
These days, this word is often being associated with a malevolent spirit, especially in christian literature. However, the ancient word had no negative association to it, and meant either “being of spiritual nature” or the “godly power”.
So, the greek word had no special indication of good or evil. Yet, it included both, of course.
Interesting is too, that the ancient word “efdaimon” (ef = a positive addition in greek language to a word, which means “well”) existed too, which is no longer in use though in the modern language, and were to explicitly refer to a positive or benevolent daimon.
That non-separation ceased to exist, when the first christians started viewing the Gods of the Olymp and other gods or spirits as idololatry, based on the old testament and as such as the works of Satan, the opposer of the christian God, and the word “daimon” was used in the translation from the hebrew into greek adding a negative notion for the first time.
In ancient Egypt and it’s language, interestingly, there was no word equivalent to the ancient greek “daimon”. Reason for this is, that the lines between spirits and gods were quite blurred in ancient egyptian religion. Still though, they were recognized as good and evil gods/spirits. As ancient egypt magick writings show, the way to distinguish them was to write the names of the evil ones in red color. The egyptians believed, that spiritual beings exist which serve their gods. These beings could be either protectors or tempters - it’s very interesting to notice, how that partially reminds us to the concept of angels and devils.
In many cultures, people were aware, there are good and bad ones. And those cultures did acknowledge that fact. Yet, in our time, it feels often, when reading posts throughout the web, that people act as if they always encounter only ever good ones, and the evil ones, do exist, but are so far away, as if they rather would exist in some Astral 2.0 with no connection to us
How come people are acting like this? “Obviously”, those in magick (meaning: some) these days never call in evil ones? Not even, when they call on those, who’s historical records claim to have been of evil nature or do evil acts? What’s your opinion or explanation to this?