I wonder how people on this forum interpret the existence of the demons, angels and whatnot we communicate with. I myself tend to think that demons and angels are collectives of certain energies, rather then “living” entities with a personality and a constant presence; and that communication with these energies is more subjective to one’s own psychology than the general consensus here seems to be.
The first and formost reason I say this is because I find peoples experiences with entities too subjective. Whether it be scrying, divination, or even dreaming one’s own personality seems to be the bigger factor at play. Recently I’ve looked through journals of notes I made during scrying a few years ago, and looking back it seems to be more reflective of my mindset at the time than I thought then.
I believe that like candles, robes, daggers etc. the personality and apearance we have given entities are in and of themselves meaningless; that they serve to immerse the magician and focus some collective power in the universe toward an intended goal.
Not to say these entities (whether they are conscious beings or just flows of energy) are not to be respected, they do (in my opinion) because the positive intention inherent in respect or even humility is what might make the difference. And even if these beings are conscious and present it never hurts to be respectfull, just as you would with people you’re requesting help from.
This may be due to my strickt atheïst childhood which I have trouble letting go off. I love to be proven wrong though