So, in regards to the idea of ritualistic abuse, I’ve considered an opposite concept, ritualistic affection. The idea is to show affection in ritual to someone or something of personal or spiritual significance. Perhaps naming this person, animal, or object as a representative of a beloved spiritual figure. So the act of showing affection could be an offering.
Satanism, black magick, and the lhp are supposedly about gratification of the ego, so I’ve read. Then I’m not sure how the act of causing harm could be magically beneficial. After all, if emotion is a component in magick, I’d think ritualistically showing affection would cause a spell to be more potent. Considering people would rather be more helpful than harmful.
Does anyone do this, or had a spirit request it?