I didn’t find ANYTHING about this on the forum, but is there anyone familiar with the Russian black magic tradition?
I am mostly curious about the Biesy, who are the entities Russian witches use. As the word ‘bies’ comes from the Old Slavic language, I’m pretty sure that they also exist in other Slavic magic traditions. At least, I know that the Ukrainians use them the same way as the Russians do. So I’d be glad to hear more on the topic from people from the other Slavic countries or Slav background too.
It is believed that a practitioner can start working with the bies by getting that entity as ‘inheritance’ if the said practitioner had an ancestor who used to work with that bies. Let’s call that entity a ‘generational bies’.
Another way to use the power of the bies is to undergo an initiation ritual, which is quite terrible in my humble opinion as the practitioner willingly proclaims the bies his or her master and allows the bies to occupy their left hand. I believe it should be called partial possession.
No matter how the practitioner began working with those guys, it seems as if many people believe that the practitioner is serving the spirits, not vice versa. They are also believed to be the trickster kind of spirits, chaotic and mean, they tend to force the practitioner to do magical work as often as possible. It is also said that they can take the most precious things and people in a practitioner’s life away, sometimes just for the kicks of it (but I believe that it depends on the authority of the practitioner).
So I was wondering if there is maybe a way to contact them without negative consequences and becoming their slave, lol. There has to be.
I know for sure now that I have a ‘generational bies’ but when I tried to contact it, the bastard broke my favorite cup.
Needless to say, that although it is believed that biesy and demons are the same, they are not.