P.S This Article written by Magus Eonyrius(Its my Magickal Pen name)was Posted on the Website Master of the Sun.
NERGAL THE GOD OF DEATH, PLAGUE, PESTILENCE, WAR AND OF THE UNDERWORLD
Who is Nergal:
Nergal is a Mesopotamian Deity of death, war, plague and the Underworld, He was worshiped throughout Mesopotamia, His main temple was in the City of Cutha. He co-rules the Underworld named Irkalla with his Wife Erishkegal.
The Powers and Role of Nergal in a LHP paradigm:
Nergal is a Very useful ally and Mentor for those walking the LHP, His various power , as a Death, Plague and War bringer can be interpreted on many levels of understanding,
As a God of Death, Nergal is a god that can be Invoked to free The Magus from Old and Destructive habits, He bring Death to the Former self of the Magus and By doing this, He make possible the Birth of the Higher Self of the initiate.
He can also be called to Bring Death to any Enemy the Magus May Have. Being a God of Death he can also Prevent it, by Doing so he become a God of Life, Nergal can be called upon to Heal agonizing People. Also when a loved one of the Magus Die, Nergal can be Called to Help the soul of the recent Death adjusting to his or her new state of Being.
Nergal can teach the Mage how to Work with the Shade of the Dead(Necromancy) He can also teach the Mage Methods of Baneful Magic that are Really Effective.
As a God of War, Nergal can be Called Upon to Fix or Create any Conflicts on any scale of importance, This Conflicts can be Physical or not. For instance, He can be called Upon to overcome any Obstacles or Challenges the Magus can be facing in his or her Personal Life, be it Physical or Spiritual. Nergal can teach the Magus how to Influence the Emotional State of People For Good or Bad Purpose, depending on the intent of the Magus.
Nergal is Often associated with the ‘‘Negative, destructive Polarity’’ of the Sun Deity Shamash.
In a LHP Paradigm, Nergal is the Bearer and giver of the Black Flame, the Individual Divine Spark. Nergal can be Invoked to Help the Magus advance and progress more efficiently on the Left Hand Path by Ascending as a God.
My Experience and Working With Nergal:
I’m Working with Nergal for at Least 3 years by the time I’m writing this article. Nergal Taught me how to become the Master of My own Life, how to free myself from many Bad Habits i had in the Past, He Also free me from a Big Anxiety disorder and Help me progress on the LHP by always pushing me Farther and Farther of my ‘‘own imposed limitation’’.
Nergal Appear to me most of the time in a Black Robe, He has a Pale Skin, Dark Hair to the Ear and a combed Black Beard. His eyes are Often of a Burning Black Flame. Nergal Presence is Calming and never intruding. He often speak in the manner of a Ancient Aristocrat. He will Often Walk around you while he is Talking to you with his arm crossed in his Back, Often Looking up to the sky or down to the Ground.
Nergal Reside in Irkalla(Sumerian Underworld) which is an Astral Plane that can be Acceded by Focusing on him or his Wife Erishkegal, the Architecture of Irkalla is a Mix between ancient Babylonian and Greek Architecture. Irkalla seem to be situated underground in a Giant Cavern, Blue and Red Light are the only Light Source giving illuminating this place, except for some case where Torch are Burning.
The Irkalla is Divided in Many City all governed by a King and a Queen appointed by Nergal and his Wife Erishkegal. Him and Erishkegal are the Ultimate Governor of Irkalla, they are the Highest authority of this Astral Plane.