So, I’m sure you have heard about David Griffin and the golden dawn. For one, EA did a lecture for him on black magick, and in some of his videos Griffin appears to almost be anti-EA (there was a video where he called EA “the most dangerous black magician alive” and stated that Most black magicians just curse cause they get a kick out of others’ suffering).
David did a webinar a few months ago about evocation and the Golden Dawn. It was pretty interesting, except I had a “peeve” with something in it, one of the advertisements for it was “learn how to invoke angels for benevolence and learn how to evoke demons safely”, implying that demons were inherently out to harm practioners. This concept became quite evident as the webinar went on:
Demons=Bad, lying, always out to trick you etc
Nevertheless, one of the main points about demonic evocation that was stated was that, In order to evoke a demon properly and safely you must use God/divine names to protect yourself. What’s more, the golden dawn “initiates” who were also there all agreed that demons were dangerous and must be coerced or threatened into helping the magician. Angels however, are all peachy and wonderful and don’t seem to be capable of malevolence to them.
Here the discussion. Why? David Griffin’s golden dawn appears to not only discourage demonic evocation but -to me at least, appears to be outright afraid of it, along with any form of black magick. It’s safe to say that BALG isn’t that well respected in that GD community. My question is why, from personal experience demons are friendly and polite as long as you treat them with the same, same with angels.
(Im not Anti-Griffin or anti GD, just interested in differing opinions)