So, since I can no longer practice full ceremonial evocation I have been focusing on primarily soul travel. Specifically, pathworking with Mark Allen Smith’s book “the Scorpian God” -centering on a rather obscure and hidden aspect of Belial. The Belial in this grimoire is unlike the Belial found in many other books, as he holds the “forbidden knowledge of the Hights and depths”. Smith goes on to say that this knowledge is in fact the keys to gates of Atlantis and the ways in which primal gods can be communed with.
I thought Id post one of my experiences with it, which happened last night. Before I got into bed I opened the book, went into a trance like state -“rapture” I guess, and recited the call of Belial after opening his sigil. What’s interesting here was that the physical world changed more than the sigil (normally the sigil will glow or the lines will bend or go 3D, but in this case the same process occurred with the room. The room was incredibly dark and had periodic flashes.) There was a definite presence, one that felt dark and foreboding, but at the same time ancient and powerful. Belial came quickly and stood before me, clocked in a thick brown shroud with the mark of the scorpian of his chest.
He told me to continue and recite some other incantations to open the gates. At this point something odd happened, I began craving the dark. Not that the light became blinding or anything like that, but I felt a need to sit in darkness, to see, hear and feel nothing. So I turned off the lights and got on top of my bed. I relaxed deeper into a trance and found that I was soul travelling much easier than before.
I could still feel my physical body, but I didn’t care, it was like my conciousness just didn’t even consider the concept of failure, I was somewhere else entirely. In the other realm, I was once again in darkness. A void of sorts, no light or sound, just me in the darkness. As I wondered around this place I noticed I wasn’t alone, I could feel a presence again. At this point, my spiritual vision moved from first person to a kind of view from behind me, and that’s when I saw it. A serpent, a huge Basalisk/Leviathan like creature, with black scales was circling around me. This was the first form of Belial. I was swallowed by this serpent and began falling through a long tunnel into the depths. I remember Belial saying “in order to experience the Hights of light, you must first crawl through the depths of darkness”. There was no bottom, but I eventually stopped and began floating up a large stair case.
I was now in a large manor house, the kind you see in possession movies in the middle of the country. So oak furniture, Grand wooden staircase etc. I heard whispering upstairs so I began to walk that way, and as soon as I set my foot on the step, a woman appeared in front of me. She had straight black hair, an elegant red dress and Green eyes. I asked her name, which she replied that she was the Goddess Hecate (makes sense since she is another entity that Smith has worked with exstensivley), she then welcomed me to her realm, I gave her a polite kiss on the cheek, we shook hands and walked upstairs. Along the way she explained that we would be working together quite extensively, which is why she had taken the time to introduce herself personally. When we reached the top of the staircase we were no longer in a house, but rather in a grand throne room. She walked up and sat on a large throne, guarded by two black Panthers. Above us was the black sun burning, so I’m guessing we were in her throne room somewhere in Thagrion or Thaumiel.
I was then once again in the void space (I’m going to call this place the shadow world for simplicity sake, since void or abyss have been used already, but it’s different to them). I was lying on my back and slowly, masses of scorpians crawled up out from beneath me and began crawling all over me and engulfing me. As they rose up my body, Smith’s triumvirate appeared (Lucifer, Hecate and Belial) and they were showing me everything I was afraid of. In classic Belial fashion, he was now shifting appearances to everything thar aroused fear in me, Hecate was doing the same, except my Astral vision was focusing closely on her face, which was morphing and disfigured, deliberately making me uncomfortable. Lucifer was simply standing there, observing. Once the scorpians had covered me, everything went black. Lucifer then ignited a flame that burnt them away and lit up the shadow world. This flame continued to burn for the remainder of my time in the realm. Belial and Hecate then attempted to repeat the scaring process, shifting into various horrific things and showing me horrific images (brutal dismemberment of children, burning bodies, disfigured faces etc) but I felt nothing. I was no longer afraid, I simply felt nothing when looking at the images. Belial then told me that I was now ready to explore the depths of Atlantis. I shook hands with all 3 entities, and affirmed that I would be working with them soon.
I then flew back upwards, through the earth and back into my room. There was a pathetic little parasite waiting for me when I got back (I suspect a test from Belial). I once again felt nothing as it tried to feed off me, but I extended my hand and sent out some energy at this entity. As soon as it absorbed this energy, it began convulsing and noticeably getting weaker. I then simply controlled the energy inside of the entity and “exploded” it from the inside out, dissipating it into the Astral world. All that was left in its place was a puddle of black “goo” which I purified with some golden energy from the Flames.
I then activated my servitors to keep watch for the night and went back to my body and woke up.
Belial is nuts but incdedibly helpful
Hecate is kind and cute…
Lucifer is something else entirely…