Okay here it is. During my time with this forum I’ve come to realize that very little is known about Qayin even in the occult community. I’ve done an exhaustive search on this topic and almost every time Qayin was brought up in the history of this forum’s existence he was either synchronized with other deities or people will say something about him and his witchcraft tradition that simply isn’t true. Most people who will hear about Qayin in passing will make ridiculous claims like “its just the angel of death Azrael by a different name” or “he’s basically Santa Muerte”. Or people will hear about his grimoires the Liber Falxifers and speak for them without actually having knowledge about them, without devoting time to read them or understand them. I find it surprising that there is no real knowledge on Qayin on this great occult forum. I find it more surprising that he is never brought up here, in the necromancy section. So myself being a devout necromancer of this witchcraft tradition and follower of Qayin (apparently the only one on the forum) I thought I should make a post to explain Qayin.
Qayin is not to be synchronized with or confused with any other deity from any other culture. Qayin is cain from Hebrew scripture. He murdered his brother Abel, was disowned by his family, became a wanderer of the desert until founding his own tribe, the cainites. This tribe would later become known as the serpent bloodline and Qayin as the witchfather. Prominent members of this tribe include Qalmana, Qayin’s twin sister and Tubal Cain (Tubal Qayin), a descendant of Cain who ironically is always synchronized and confused with Cain himself (why is this so common in the occult community?).
When cain murdered his brother Abel he became the first murderer. The demonic legions took Qayin under their wing until Qayin evolved into being a great demonic spirit himself, the lord of death. This is why it is foolish to compare Qayin to someone like Santa Muerte because she’s a saint of death, venerated by some catholics. People pray to Santa Muerte for matters on love and money. That is not Qayin’s purpose. Qayin has no concern for matters humans generally pray for.
People who worship or follow Qayin are outcasts. True outcasts not angsty teenagers who wear all black who mom and dad “doesn’t get them”. Qayin is worshipped and followed by those who have known great pain and loss. Murderers, people who contemplate suicide, people who have been greatly hurt, people who know the bitterness of being alone.
Qayin is the personification of your darkest deepest pain on the inside, stuff you probably don’t even know is there. Remember, he murdered his brother and was cast out of his family, he wandered the deserts until slowly over time building his own tribe through his descendants. Since he was the first murderer his followers in the present age venerate him for knowledge of the mysteries of death. This is why I always say that this path is necromancy in its most purest form. We don’t just wave a crystal around or move a planchete around on an Ouija board and call ourselves witches and necromancers. We get our hands dirty. We steal from the dead, we employ soil from the graves of suicides snd murderers, we take human bones and fashion them into tools like bowls to drink from or trumpets to call the shades of the dead, or we use the bones for fetishes, we make demonic ngangas to house spirits that others are afraid to work with, we sacrifice animals to Qayin, we seek to become one with the current that is current 218. Current 218 is anti cosmic antinomianism. It is not satanism, it is not Luciferianism, it is necromancy in its most purest form, the worship of death itself.
The purpose of this post was to try and dispel the notion that Qayin is “just another name for the angel of death” or “Another saint of death”. Qayin is not the angel of death. Qayin is not Santa Muerte. To synchronize him with others from other cultures is just foolish.
Here is some of the most relevant associations linked to the lord of death and his sphere of influence within the Qayinitic line of sorcerous practice:
Hours: midnight to 3 a.m. also the hours of night governed by Saturn.
Planets: Saturn. Crosses paths with Luna and mars.
Stones: onyx, obsidian, amethyst.
Colors: black. Secondary aspects of red, white, and green
totemic animals: raven, snake, black dog, pig, scorpion
elements: wind of souls, water of death, chthonic fire
cardinal points: North, west
trees: Blackthorn (prunus spinosa), yew (taxus baccata), cypress (cupressus simpervirens)
Libation offerings: blood, sacrificial life, rum, vodka, whiskey, absinthe, red wine, beer, black coffee, water
This list would have been longer but I cut it short.
The purpose of this post was to show that Qayin should not be synchronized with other spirits. And that this path, the path of current 218, is a very lonely and solitary path, and it certainly is not for everyone. Speaking from personal experience this path nearly drove me to suicide (I got so close) and gave me horrible nightmares that terrorized me for months until I learned to work with the current, not let the current drive me insane. It left behind a mark though, the mark of Qayin. People who seek this path are called to it. They feel it in their blood. The ones who do follow the path of current 218 are NOT following it because its symbolically similar to a deity of a different culture. If you want to pray to a deity for money or a new job or give offerings to a spirit in the hopes that it will in return make someone love you then look elsewhere. Qayin doesn’t care. He won’t help you. I hope this helped shed some light and clear things up concerning Qayin, a spirit very left in the shadows even in the occult community.