Excuse me if this was asked before, I could not find anything similar.
Been talking the other day with a friend. To summarize, he said he doesn’ believe in demons per se. He said he believes there are some spirits who like to use the names of demons. Let’s say Lucifer. The demon Lucifer, as it comes in the Goetia, Bible, etc, doesn’t exist. There are some powerful spirits who call themselves Lucifer, and they trick us into thinking they are the true Lucifer. So I could be evoking a spirit and you may be evoking a different one, both using the same name.
Other opinions make me question what are demons really like.
Some comments about demons seen on r/occult.
e.g: “you’d be insane not to use a barrier between you and them. No they don’t like it, why? Because they can’t get out and do what they want. If you can’t hold and compell them, then they have no incentive to do as you ask, and possession is a serious threat at that point if not worse. Personally I always use a hermetic binding circle has never failed me once even for greater entities. My house my rules. Basically if you don’t you may as well hold up a sign that says come and get me boys fresh meat.”
“Demons are not evil but they will fuck you up or exploit you. Some of them will relate to you and they will go easy on you and might even help you even if you don’t know what the fuck you are doing. Most will not.”
tldr: Some people say demons don’t exist per se, others say they’re evil af and will f you up, others believe they aren’t evil nor good, just livings with personality…
What’s the ultimate truth? Sorry if I’m wandering lol
EDIT: I myself have been “called” by two demons, but I would like to know what you guys think before trying to contact one and f everything up