I have not really seen this topic here.
There is a trend in the occult of people, mostly teens starting to discover magick and jump off to the deep end. They start to interact with demons and spirits, but have no safe guards. They will have visions that they don’t tests, and they will work with entities that they may or not be ready for. The result, after some time of practice they believe that they are some grand demon, they become short tempered and curse anyone who look at them wrong.
But do they show real result no, they are stuck in a self deluding fantasy of being some grand demonic being and still cant manifest real power.
I agree with what Ea said, that if you claim to be a child of Loki for instance and cant get a job, something is not right.
I have not really seen this here on balg, most people here have great result. It’s my belief that to protect oneself from self delusion it’s important to test every scrying, to test every spirit, to demand tangible result. To ground oneself and come back from that spiritual high, not lingering in the abyss.
I would really love to hear some of your experience, and if you have seen this self delusion happen to people, and what you do to protect yourself from getting lost in some fantasy, rather than producing real result.