Sunday, January 18, 2009

Astral Warriors!

Ok, making fun of the bugfuck crazy is not only a privilege among the Ceremonial Magician crowd, it is a Sacred Duty. NO ONE is exempt from the condescending mockery, not even ourselves in our youth! I make fun of my delusion that I was the Black Dragon come to destroy the Wheel of Time and return the manifest realm to a Mythic Age frequently.

That said, I have a soft spot in my heart for the Astral Warriors. How do we know, really, that they AREN'T the thin red line that keeps the rest of reality from collapsing, imploding, or from being overrun by highly evolved reptoids living in the center of the hollow Earth? Maybe if that dude hadn't gone around dropping Orgone Energy devices in the Vortices at sea in the Bermuda Triangle, in the Pacific near where Pacifica fell in steam and fire, and at the dreaded Montauk AFB, the Greys and their Evil Masters would be eating the fluid released from the decomposition chambers which hold the decaying remains of my very own children.

We may never know.

Every once in a while, I run into Astral Warriors who just don't deserve to be mocked. They may be clinically insane by society's standards, but they're damned sincere. I'm not talking about the folks living a fantasy novel existence because it's really cool to be a vampire this week, a fairy next week, or an otherkin. I'm talking about the people who experience really Weird Shit that's just totally unbelievable, and talk about it in the same ways they talk about their tires going flat on their cars. On those occasions, I try to extend to them the benefit of the doubt.

One astral warrior friend of mine is waigng a war against a being she claims has found a means to draw "energy" from those who pray in the name of Jesus. Of 8 infected clients, 6 have been cured, and the other two are still exhibiting symptoms of obsession, if not outright possession. She gets mocked for this, and you can tell it hurts her feelings, but she knows her shit and puts up with the mockery because she gets results and the people she helps are happy.

Giving the benefit of the doubt doesn't hurt, so I offered my advice about how I would deal with it, and she was gracious and explained that she might go ahead with my suggestions, but that she already has plans in place.

Out of curiosity, I went ahead and checked on this entity and her Astral Warfare. I asked Raphael and Michael about it. I wanted to know whether she was mad and counseling the mad with madness that was effective because they were mad, or if it was something serious. I got a picture of the entity she's fighting, and saw that her efforts were effective, and that she is one person dealing with things that are part of a plan that doesn't involve me and my friends at all, but that she isn't working alone. I got the sense that what she's doing is creating a path back to God for people who have forgotten that God is there, or never knew they didn't know in the first place. By having a spiritual battle for their minds, souls, and actions in the material world, they are experiencing the fact that they are spirits in a physical world. What that triggers in their souls is an awakening to a hunger or thirst that they didn't know they had, and that can only be fulfilled by God (however he reveals himself to them).

So is it hokum? No, not at all. Are the planes in danger of being overrun by aliens or creatures from universes overlapping ours invisibly, taking power from people by sucking their "energy?" Yes, but no more than ever before, and chances are it will not affect you.

But if it does, let me know and I'll send you to someone who can help.


  1. "And against the Ancient Ones, there is only defence. Only a madman, indeed, such as I am called, can hope to have power over Them That Dwell in the Outer Spaces, for their power is Unknown, and the number of their hordes Uncounted, and each day they breed more horrors than a Man's Mind can conceive, the sight of which he can hardly bear...

    For the mind perceives what it is shown, but the sight of the Ancient Ones is a blasphemy to the ordinary senses of a man, for they come from a world that is not straight, but Crooked, and their existence is of Forms Unnatural and painful to the eye and to the mind, whereby the spirit is threatened and wrenches loose from the body in flight. And for that reason, the fearful evil daimons take posession of the body and dwell therein until the Priest banish them back to whence they came, and the normal spirit may return to its erstwhile neighborhood...

    For what comes on the Wind can only be slain by he who knows the Wind; and what comes on the seas can only be slain by he who knows Waters. Thus is it written, in the Ancient Covenant."

    Thanks for a great post Rufus :)

  2. Nice post.

    What do you mean when you say "energy?" You mentioned it several times during your talk, and I think that you and I may be talking about two different things when we use that word. Just curious... I know it's a big topic but if you have time to address it at some point that would be great.


  3. "I make fun of my delusion that I was the Black Dragon come to destroy the Wheel of Time and return the manifest realm to a Mythic Age frequently."

    Some have mocked me for a few things I've said (we know who), but this blows what I've said out of the water.

  4. As I was reading this I was reminded of Acts 19:13 - 16

    13Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, "In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out." 14Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. 15(One day) the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?" 16Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.

    Now in this case perhaps the "possessed" are like the non-believing Jews who were driving out spirits. They pray in the name of Jesus without having a true relationship with Him, so these poor souls are left open to being fed upon by malicious entities by invoking the name Jesus. They light a beacon for the daimons and are defenseless against them having no true power within the Logos.

    I'm intrigued and inspired by what your friend is doing. Hopefully this will lead the prey to an empowered relationship with God.

    Soror Kerygma

  5. Interesting post. I too think that there are both those who are genuinely delusional and those who have gotten some things right with their unorthodox beliefs.

    What distinguishes these two categories from one another? That is not quite easy to assess all the times... And that makes it such a delicate task.

    Was your delusion perhaps influenced by Robert Jordan's writings Rufus? I was a big fan of his fantasy-novels a couple of years ago and I could see how his world could sweep someone with a strong sense of fantasy away. :)

  6. Indeed I agree. There are those we don't know exist, manning battlements and frontiers that we don't know exist, and we should never mock them.

    We've got enough problems in the world right now without having to deal with ones that we don't know about, and would probably drive most of us raving batshit insane if we did.

    Without bragging, I've actually done the astral warrior schtick myself to a small extent; banished a few demons out of a woman with MPD, did some retrievals, etc. It's cool stuff.

    We're sort of like the CIA; except actually good. ;-)

  7. Not long after I made my first comment here last night, another saying came into my head which I think definitely belongs here.

    "There's nothing quite like kicking ass and chewing acorporeal bubblegum." ;)


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