I would like to talk about the trend of pacting these days. I have noticed that in recent years everybody just wants to make a pact with a demon whenever they have a small problem they want to make a pact about it and they use pacts for everything, every single thing. And it kinda seems really stupid to me and also really weird.
So a pact is almost like a dedication in a way like I will dedicate my life to doing something in exchange for something I want and I desire. And I don’t see why people pelt demons with offerings for everything and offerings are great but I think people over-use them. Some people who come to magick from cultures where it’s considered to pay the entity with an offering in exchange for the help they’re giving you. And in a way I suppose you kind of do that anyway because if you’re working with a demon you’re atleast providing them your undivided attention and your commitment to the work , the self work and the things that you need to do in order to make what you want to happen so that’s any type of magick. You’re not only throwing the intent out there but you’re bringing in external influences to help influence that situation to your favor and in that sense the demonic would obviously expect that you are willing to atleast maybe offer a drop of your blood if it’s that important to you would you offer a drop of your own blood for that. But people are just like “No! Give them a burger or a sandwich”.
Like for eg. I give you $10 and tell you to get something for me and then I walk away. Do you think you would do the work for me if I come to you from nowhere and just offer you $10 to do the work for me and then just leave? That’s not how things work. So with pacts it’s kind of the same thing some people are like “I will give you my firstborn” and there are people out there who actually consider giving their firstborn for a pact. That’s insane. And then there are also some people thinking to offer their souls to the demonic. Demons aren’t running around collecting souls, they’re not. Demons have no use of your soul. We have this erroneous impression that the demons are motivated by the same things as we are or that spirits in general are motivated by the same things as we are but the truth is they’re not unless you’re dealing with perhaps tethered spirits of a deceased human being who has the mindset still of a physical being then you’re not going to get that. But with demons They have never been physical, they don’t have the same motivations, they don’t have the same sexual impulses but unfortunately as humans that’s how we relate to things. we have to put it in that mindset to where we can wrap our heads around it because it is very difficult for us to fathom a different motivation, a different state of existence that isn’t a physical existence.
So offerings can be anything. Offerings can be your time, you can dedicate your time to them. So as far as pacts go save them for the big stuff for eg. if you want to get into a career in broadcasting and you want to be on the local news or maybe even the national news as an anchor so that’s a pretty big goal you might want to sit down and actually write out a pact for that. But people nowadays mostly people who are New to magick are like “Okay, I want to make a pact in order to get that $3 an hour raise and be able to go to Disneyland next year with my family” and you don’t need to make a pact for that. You can do magick for that purpose and maybe bring in demonic energy but consider if you’re going to give something like a couple drops of blood or your time and attention. Your time and attention are worth a great deal to the demonic. They actually want to work with people who actually want to improve and ascend their consciousness that is more along their motivation than offering them some sandwiches or apples or offering them your first born etc.
I don’t know why this trend of making pacts have gotten so big and I think it has a lot to do with people pull into their personal practices things from other traditions and so you see a lot of people start pulling in stuff from the afro-Caribbean religions. Where there is a tit for tat when you’re working with spirits. You do give an offering in an exchange for something else, you do promise to do a specific thing in order to get what you want but you don’t always need to do that As long as you are giving your time and attention.
And giving blood isn’t so much for their benefit but it is so that they can see how serious you are about it. Are you willing to shed a few drops of blood for what you want. If you’re not willing to suffer a pinprick of pain for what you want then do you really want it? That’s the question you have to ask yourself. So there are a lot of different methods and I guess you could throw a pact at every situation I just think it’s an overkill, personally.
There are such instances and situations where making you can make a pact and that’s fine I don’t see that as a problem but when you’re doing it for every little thing then you might wanna re-think that. Just because an actual pact is a very big commitment because you have to uphold your end of the bargain too. And if you think that you’re going to have a bad experience with a demon then you might have one because it’s a self-fulfilled prophecy, you bring that on yourself. It’s your fear that the bad things are gonna happen, you fear you build up all that anxiety and then you manifest it for yourself.
So remember that words have power, thoughts have power and the things we say and the things we think will actually affect our magic and sometimes bring some of that negativity on back on us so you do have to remember that.
Demons are happy whenever you ask their help and respect them and sometimes their lessons can be harsh but you need to listen to them and pay attention to their advises. Pacts are however very effective form of magick and it can be very powerful.
Would love to know other members views & opinions on this trend of pact making nowadays and I urge to maybe give your own personal advises on these matters, your advises & wisdom can be beneficial for the seekers who are new to magick.