Understanding and Harnessing Ancient Global Black and White Magick Outside of Modern Religious Interpretations and Control Mechanisms
It's best to perceive wisdom from a higher plateau, particular one above dualist ramblings of good versus evil, white versus black, etc., which really has always been a way for humans to point the finger externally rather than unfold internally. Such dualist systems have created control systems, with doctrines meant to be blindly followed (if understood by the masses) through commandments or face the treacherous environments of a Church created ideology plaguing religion today known as "hell". Dualist traditions then arise to wide-spread flowering via corporate organizational structures utilizing a political-montheistic monarch-deity to collect sole tithing from all under such governance and further enact dictatorship-divine right rulership. Hence, historically, there was no separation from Church and State, until the New Atlantis attempt of the United States. Religion was a way for the elite to play the game, with a "my way or the highway" attitude controlling not only the physical vessel of the adepts, but the consciousness as well.
Before the days of a commanding demiurge placing adepts within the emotional vibrations of either psychological heaven or hell, which in effect vibrationally alter the adept's divine will shifting material manifestations thereof, spirituality based on natural phenomena presented harmony, as shown through the yin/yang, or the constant universal dance between the yoni/lingam, the masucline will-power and feminine energy-vibration. It is the Zen adage of being like water with the flow of consciousness as being "divinely-present" to "as is" within the moment as opposed to the stone using its own egoic-monkey-brain dualist-interpreting will-power to stand its ground against the slowly corroding feels of the water. Heaven or hell, right or left, which way should the stone move to better weather the climate based on casual-relationships (karma), or do you "let go" and let the waters bring you home, back to Truth.
The major religions appear to stem from Mesopotamia (Tower of Babalon), with the Abrahmic traditions merely stemming from the Semitic adoption of the Canaanite religion/culture/language, and Hinduism/Zoroastrianism (AVedic) further sharing significant commonalities with such heritages. In addition, Egyptian, then Greece, then Roman, all appear to be derivatives thereof furthermore. Esoterica in each lore hint to the astral projection practices of the shamanic priestly oriented along with energy manipulation where the adept brings forth energy-vibration through the subconscious through certain energetic channels of the body to be expelled for further manifestation as consciousness (light) interacting with vibration (energy) results in the hologram perceived by the typical human senses as physical reality (matter) (E=mc^2). Provided the subconscious is key to unity-consciousness as all is connected, information may be presentable to the shaman as well, such as the shamanic-hunter knowing the akashic-record death contracts of an animal, can place the animal's location.
Nonetheless, to properly understand the Mesopotamian religion, at least from a Sakta perspective, is to reach for the Mother Goddess of the tradition, the opponent of the patriarchal demiurge. The patriarchal demiurge demonized the Mother Goddess, whose protectors were considered the demonic lineage as she became the Mother of All, including "abominations". Understanding these beings under archetypal nature, the Mother Goddess as Umma Tiamat is of intensity and therefore described as "Dragon". Umma Tiamat and her murdered husband are the essence that was manipulated by the demiurge to be the soul of humanity, the earth, and the sky, with their blood flowing through humanity, hence, blood rituals as a way to charge the environment for energy manifestation due to its vital life essence charge. To reach for this original Mother Goddess, is actually the opposite of what one would typically expect as the patriarchal demiurge has presented as the feminine model the excruciatingly pacified and veiled "Eve". Eve biting the apple, was the serpent attempting to return her back before the fall of man, to Lilith, a handmaiden of Goddess Ishtar (Babalon-Mary Magdalene; Chalice-Holy Graal). Hence, the ancients knew, and adepts throughout time have kept the mysteries alive, that humans hold within themselves, god-like (demiurge) abilities.
To deny humanity its truth, its own origin, is to keep sheep flocking to herds to be further programmed under the guise of the psychological sedative faith-based hope, never realizing that each individual has within themselves their own wolf potential. It appears the demiurge was afraid of competitors in the Annunaki animal-livestock sanctuary that was the paradise of the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve, as expressed biblically, were not the only people on the globe as progeny required wives, in addition to people of darker color significantly predating the latest human genetic mutation that is white colored people. With the advent of the Abrahamic twist on the Canaanite religion, Mesopotamian deities were demonized due to political/cultural reasons, a trend that continued globally through the Abrahamic traditions under the strict governance of an old Canaanite deity rehashed as new after the Semitic conquest of Israel, creating a new one and only monarch-deity. Hence, religions that seek to control "All" through one demiurge, typically conflict with the oneness of unity consciousness as taught by Qabalists as Kether and Brahmins as Brahman. It is important to note that while many religions are to view God as "formless", where archetypes, angels, etc., are simply aspects or minions thereof, certain religions place a human vessel as the actual image of deity and not as a concentration item for the adepts own divine will. The Annunaki are allegedly master geneticists, and most likely had no need to keep "wild" livestock with a potentially evolving and demiurge like potential. Hence, created in "gods image" can be taken physically, or metaphorically in holding unity-consciousness (subconscious), or both as found through the universe unfolding itself.
Therefore, dualists contexts of good and evil, black and white, are left for the theologians, modern day Pharisees and Sadducees attempting to comprehend the ramblings of their ancient forefathers, who consistently judge with righteous indignation, all the while preaching "judge not lest ye be judged". Such is not the fault of the adepts, but the trappings of the interpretive monkey-mind oscillating between two conceptual ideas which has been most likely consistently ingrained within the adept since birth. Even adepts who gear towards positive affirmations will face the backlash of what is buried in the subconscious, should the affirmation vibrationally conflict with certain held beliefs as felt through "growth periods" or "dark nights of the soul". As opposed to the flow of consciousness, the adept is left in the monkey-mind, engaging the monkey-mind, but with now two (2) monkey-voices in the head going ape-shit bananas, where the silence of presence brings harmony and wisdom to the adept.
To best understand the energies on opposite polar ends, is to be removed from the extreme Abrahamic interpretive stance and perspective outlooks as they have become political means of control creating hierarchical social value systems and self-righteous condemnation towards adversarial positions (def. satan), as opposed to spiritual unification, or yoking with divinity. The pyramid can either have the eye of the demiurge at the top looking down on the numerous levels of minions which may or may not have a Capitalist-Slavery Darwinian-Complexity up-leveling system under the complete governance and legal-regulatory manipulation of those who crafted the socio-economic-spiritual playing field, or it is the eye of unity-consciousness where the adept climbs thirty-three (33) steps to inner completion reaching unity (the supernal triad) before the fall of man. The two are not exactly distinct, as the adage "as within, so without", as subconscious working can be a daunting and fearful task leading adepts to "fall" down the tree of life into their own delusions and create further egoic attachments enlarging lower based (chakra) emotions which can manifest as disharmony as the adept is forced to face their issues at a more rapid rate, or a shell over the flow of consciousness known as qliphoth.
As a derivative of ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece provides us with a clue on how to interpret the polar opposite energies, black/white dragons of the yin/yang, by and through understanding the nature of the time-space (kala-kali) continuum. As the way the typical human senses engages physical reality particularly, whatever is potentially created in order to be understood must be observed in a linear fashion to make sense, or rather, chronologically. Hence, holographic manifestation molds itself in a chronological fashion to provide the divine play (lila). Nonetheless, as an aspect of time, time corrodes and degrades as everything in the world of forms (samsara) is transiently fading away. This fading away, or letting go, or transmutation of substance, is achieved through the opponent of chronological order, chaos. Chaos typically causes a change of direction, an obstacle for evolution, which is an energy typically bringing the adept to sorrow particularly if the adept is unable to interpret their growth cycles. As time moves forward, one energetic aspect forges forward via chronology as the other energetic aspect degrades what should be left behind via chaos. Nonetheless, the oscillation between the two (2) leads adepts in confusing journey's as their egoic-monkey mind continues to interpret every stage, environmental circumstance, or whatever unresolved matters that have energetically bottled-up over consciousness plaguing the adept from perceiving the pristine moment without mental-interpretative filters. Nonetheless, as argued above and further evidenced by a simple face-value glance at most religions, most would seek the energy of Chronos of chronology due to the fear of Chaos, which is the description of the Mesopotamian Mother Goddess Umma Tiamat, as she is the Chaotic waters from which all is created and all will collapse into, the void. She is the apocalyptic serpent beast, or the Leviathans of the demiurges archonic-creator gods religions, as she "reveals" the Truth regarding samsara, or an adepts own apokalpsis. She is not only the one who bore all deities, such as the Vedic Goddess Vak (Sound/Vibration), but collapses everything back into pure infinite potential, as space-time and its manifestations are an illusion (Mahamaya), which for the fallen and samsaric-attached is a delusion (maya).
Therefore, the religious dance between good and evil, deity and adversary, black and white, hell and heaven, etc., is simply monkey-mind attempts to interpret the polar energies of Chronos and Chaos and how such moves about as consciousness manifests the holographic physical reality using such vibrational energies. Most religions thrive on the faults of the interpretive monkey-mind analysis and through its material desires, where such have formed heinous control institutions meant to gather flock to heavenly Chronos are forever be damned to hellish Chaos. Nonetheless, the shamans-mystics taught a different route, to be flowing like water as opposed to the degrading stone attempting to hold its egoic-will in the water. Such entails consciousness witnessing "divine time", or the "presence" of the divine-will of Kairos.
I do not prevent myself from experiencing anything. Let everything come. It is my dance, but nothing carries me away. For in the field of the phenomenal, "I" alone, prevails as the unchanging one. Find this truth in yourself.
From a transcendental perspective, in understanding our dance in the universe, there is Consciousness (Shiva) and Energy (Shakti), where the adepts own pristine Spirit (Psyche-Atma-Consciousness-Shiva) places its awareness on thought-forms with building intensity to arouse energy felt through the subtle emotional body, which then provides the adept with its very own holographic manifestation known as samsara, or what scientists have called, matter. (E=mc^2). Hence, we are each our own relative universe. The adepts constant ebb and flow through samsara, is found through three (3) psychological aspects, the (G)enerative, (O)perative, and (D)estructive cyclical nature to allow a play (lila) to be properly presented in a linear fashion within a time-space continuum (maya) playing field. To properly enjoy the play, Consciousness deludes itself, and hence, forgets its all-encompassing truth, to play the masked identity-roles as "egos". Such delusions within samsara allow the adept to forget Truth for the unfolding of itself. Nonetheless, instead of seeking pristine Consciousness, most individuals typically seek attachments within samsara, or create attachments to issues, patterns, habits, joys, pleasures, etc., of the material realms. Therefore, the adept is fallen, deluded, and attached into karmic loops, lost in one's own consistent generating, operating, and destroying timelines falling prey to the minds limited-perspectives, which hold the effect of keeping adepts trapped within "identity bubbles" as the adept continues the dance of samsara.
In viewing the vast range, but drastically similar, religious and spiritual practices of our globe, the vast majority on the planet seek samasra as evidenced by the continued intent placed behind most deities on the planet, which is to treat God as a sort of Santa Clause with Angelic elfin minions. Such is shown as many prefer to worship "creator", or the generative aspect of the psyche, as in truth, creation is a delusion as nothing is ever created or destroyed but is transmuted as interpreted by current laws of physics. There is also the heaven seekers who seek a samsara where either the concept of evolution through polarity is somehow removed, where all earthly fulfillment unresolved are moved towards completion, or harmony. Nonetheless, such heaven seekers only move to dissolve what is known as "shadows", or what the monkey-mind interprets as "bad" within samsara, where identification and desires still remain to be met not by a "creator", but by a "liberator", for those seeking Truth. Such adepts focusing on "creator" have shown to linger within the polarity of the monkey-mind, which is then often reflected by judgmental perspectives lacking in analytical-discernment projected into the surrounding environment, most often expressed as subtle validation attempts to those in similar limited belief-systems. Therefore, as opposed to seeking liberation (moksha), such adepts continue the samsaric adventures of right versus wrong, us versus them, patriarchy versus matriarchy, angel versus demon, creator versus destroyer, arcturian versus draconion, etc., as the wheel of samsara continues its cyclical motion despite preaching of non-judgment and unity-consciousness. Nonetheless, those seeking liberation, Spirit unblemished and unattached from matter, to "be in this world but not of it", is to be liberated not just from negative thought-forms, but all thought-forms as thoughts keep the adept within limited-experience within the adepts "present moments". The removal of thought-forms and images of holographic transient existences, is to bring the adept deep within the spaciousness of one's own Truth.
The spaciousness found within brings an extreme form of natural bliss, a graceful transmutative presence, a feeling felt as described as completely "letting go" bringing forth an inner harmony as the monkey-mind has trouble attaching itself to thoughts and interpretations. The adept is unfazed by the transience of the wheel of samsara, with both its ups and downs, highs and lows, heavens and hells, where the oscillation of polarity is replaced with the ability to perceive the moment "as is" like a piece of artwork with numerous brilliant emotions and flares engaging the emotional-body with proper fluidity (the ability to let go, instead of bottle-up) creating a psychedelic feel with the surrounding environment and connection therewith. Nonetheless, Spirit remains untainted by samsaric endeavors, as the adept regains the understanding that everything is sourced from within, as the truthful adage "as within, so without". As the adept, in knowing thyself, can use the imaginative will-power to conjure the plethora of human experiences where the biological animal-vessel will react to the delusions of the mind, the adept holds the full-palate of colors to which to place one's awareness with energetic-intensity to manifest samsara, or the adepts timelines. However, few are the adepts who seek one's own Truth beyond transient existences, thought-forms, also known as samsara. However, such is the adventure and the journey of the adept, in getting to "know thyself".
We don't become who we dream of
The numerous deities found south of the Himalayan Mountains are a result of an outgrowth of ancient animistic practices (as found throughout the planet), stemming from a time before the fall of man (nadi androgynous Adam-Lilith Kadmon) where humanity stood with it's original siddha abilities. Hence, original man was quite psychic with the ability to commune with different aspects of nature, such as freshwater sources that were a requirement for civilization (Ganges, Saraswati, Nile, etc.). Such abilities were continued and are still found through shamanic practices throughout the world.
The ability to commune with external environment in oneness is predicated on human consciousness' natural ability, which has been hindered by significant belief systems energetically lingering within the light-body chakra system, and further embellished by and through consistent distractions that keep adepts engaging samsara as opposed to bringing their awareness away from samsara, into the depths of one's own psyche. Oneness, is found through engaging one's own subconscious. Know thyself.
The Fall and Rise of Man (Enlightenment):
The fall of man is described in qabalistic terms as the seven (7) sephirot below the supernal triad within the qabalist tree of life. The adept attempting to return to conscious wholeness, or Adam-Eve before the fall, would be all adepts facing the delusions of their consciousness (subconsciousness/daath) at the seventh (7) sephirot of tiphareth/thagirion looking upwards on the tree of life/death. Such practice is to bring the adept into the crown of the supernal triad, Kether, which is defined by qabalists as "divine presence". Such matches the definition of Brahman, as described by Eastern yogis who blow-out (Nirvana) all world of forms (Samsara), where the only human description of this conscious space is typically described as Sat (you still feel like you exist), Chit (you're still aware), and Ananda-Grace (the bliss found in dropping the duality of the monkey-mind, and just breathing into the moment).
Through the yogas, puranas, and the feared and often prohibited tantras (same as western grimoires in diving deep into the primal aspects of the subconsious typically hidden through cognitive dissonance), we have teachings the were meant to provide a holistic approach for adepts to climb the tree of life/death (Brahma/Shiva) through traditions that are known as yoga. Yoga meaning to yoke, are teachings to harness the animal vessel-body with higher consciousness, or to make the vessel a clear vessel outside of limiting-belief systems for pure spirit. Hence, the inspired avatar. Such would entail humanities return to what the monkey-mind psychology (ego) would label as deification, the state of consciousness before the fall, reunification with the supernal triad, or enlightenment as described in the tantras (Saivism texts).
Enlightenment as defined in the tantras is a state of consciousness known as turiya, or to be awake within the three (3) states of consciousness: 1. awake; 2. sleep; and 3. deep sleep. This is achieved by and through clarity of pristine-awareness, clarity from the plague of thoughts and emotions that keep the adept glued to samsara. The byproduct of such practice is the unification of consciousness found through oneness in engaging the subconscious, or the old adage, "Know thyself, and thou shalt know the universe and the gods".
To define the fallen, well, such would be one's own consciousness/spirit littered with the pull of thought-forms (egregores), which also alters the emotional-body creating denser lower chakra emotions that can be bottled up within the fallen, should the fallen choose to place such thought-forms into the "back of the mind". The fallen further attaches to such thought-forms by crafting numerous belief systems around such concepts and ideologies, which places the fallen into the trap of "identities". Identities from a liberated perspective is lila or divine play as the adept is able to "let-go", where for the fallen, identities can become a heavy attachment (gender, race, nationality, politics, etc.) creating further attachment to samsara, creating more thought-forms (dualist positive/negative), creating an egoic-shell on the tree of life, qliphoth. Moreover, such thought-forms (egregores) are linked with astral-energies (star-beings) as the fallen adept in the first (1st) sephirot of Malkuth begins to glimpse the astral realms of the second (2nd) sephirot Yesod/Gamaliel, showing a link with thoughts and manifest objective five (5) sensory reality. Thoughts create reality, or "as within so without". Attachment to these egregores creates a reality akin to Determinist philosophy, where the animal-vessel is controlled by thought-forms and identifications with thought-forms creating habits that create filters on the way objective reality is perceived, handled, and determined, also known as Karma.
In other words, the enlightened have simply lightened-up their consciousness, or brought light to all aspects of one's own consciousness, which is the One consciousness.
Wheel of Samsara (Ego Controlling the Human Animal Vessel):
The masculine is defined as divine consciousness, or the occult Divine Will, where we consciously choose to shine our light (Shiva). It is Ganesha with his one-pointed tusk and the ability to remove all other obstacles in his way by his mere stature. The feminine is divine energy, or the occult Vital Life Force, where we are provided with infinity (thoughts-emotions) for us to consciously provide our energy (Shakti). It is Kartikeya with his third-eye peacock feather showing the ability to perceive all perspectives (light/dark) to display the beautiful dance of samsara.
The Wheel of Samsara is essentially the adept shifting between three (3) aspects of conscious, or Divine Will. The first (1st) aspect is the Creator God, known as Brahma the Generator who is the adept who must attempt to create using the wisdom found through the energy of Saraswati. The second (2nd) aspect is the Manager God, known as Vishnu the Operator who is the adept who must attempt to maintain harmony (yin/yang) found through the energy of Lakshmi ("Sri" Sodashi). The (3rd) third aspect is the Destroyer God, known as Shiva the corrosion of time who is the adept who destroys the current moment to return to Creator God found though the energy of the "all forms of love for all forms within creation" of Parvati (Babalon; Unlimited-Unconditional Whore for All That Is, All States of Consciousness). Such provides the psychological background of the adept as they gravitate around thought-forms and emotional complements that manifest in the adepts' relative reality (time-space continuum) as the Generator, Operator, and Destroyer, or the adepts egoic-self as God. (Jiva-Atma).
Mastery of Samsara (Become a Living Avatar):
The goal the adept must strive for, as explained by Siddha Patanjali, is Samadhi, or the state of having thought-forms and attachments to Samsara blown-out, or Nirvana. To blow-out the flame of egoic-creation through the psychology of the analytical investigative monkey-mind for the lingering "divine presence" felt within the clarity of the moment, is to "let go" of psychological demands and allow the "grace" of aligning oneself with the current moment for its virginal pristine state of purity. Such allows the feeling of ananda-grace to arise, as one takes a deep breath and relaxes into the moment, letting the psychological investigative egoic-self cease the cycle of Generator, Operator, and Destroyer. To allow oneself a complete relaxing breath into the virginal moment undefined by the egoic monkey-mind, is to allow the feeling of ananda to align the adept to his or her highest timeline, one's Krysted Timeline.
This is where Abrahamic/Hindu Traditions may diverge from Qliphoth/Tantrik Traditions in certain aspects in achieving Kether-Brahman, where Abrahamic traditions invoke the Creator aspects of the Tetragrammeton and energetic aspects of Angelic minions preferring patriarchal leanings. Such is similar to the current Vaishnava aspects of Hinduism, which do not worship Brahma or the creator aspects, but typically worship Vishnu and his handle of the energy of abundance. Qliphoth/Tantrik traditions see the delusion that is samsara and the monkey-mind imprints and its forthcoming butterfly-effect, where the transcendent masks of Shiva are utilized to obtain moksha (liberation from thought-forms; egregores; samsara). While many are attached to samsara and worship thereof by and through the Generator, Operator, and Destroyer construct, Tantriks have found the G-O-D construct to simply be the lila (divine play) of the fourth (4th) aspect of consciousness, the deluder known as Maheshwara (All That Is; Demiurge). Hence, to be free of the deluder, the adept often takes on the role as Hero (Heruka) and use Divine Will as the fifth (5th) aspect of consciousness as SadaShiva with five (5) heads moving the Divine Will vibrationally upwards into higher Energies, aiming not only for the height of heaven as his consort is Sri Sodashi, the height of Mt. Meru, the pinnacle of the Sri Yantra, but liberation from samsara for the state of "Divine Presence" found through un-gluing consciousness from all images and dissolving all identity bubbles that filter manifestation.
In order to attain such pristine states, where the adept is not only mentally clear, but emotionally pristine to view the moment "as is" without conceptions allowing a higher consciousness to flow and move unhindered, numerous practices have arisen around the global pantheon, where those practices with significant efficacy have been pushed underground as they threatened elitists religious institutions and also carry psychological pitfalls for the untrained. Hence, true witch-hunts and feared indigenous Ghost Dances plague our written history, particularly with sovereign individuals owning their power in opposition to manipulative dominance under hierarchical institutions. Nonetheless, since ancient times, mystery schools (pretty much all Greek philosophers, as unknown to your typical historian), occult practitioners, and even major religions (though secretive) all kept with esoteric practices, all holding similar symbolic and archetypal meaning. At the root of such teachings and traditions, has been the increasing of the kundalini force found coiled within the sacral-lower dantien, or essentially the energy-battery powerhouse within the true Temple of God, the human animal vessel capable of holding multidimensional consciousness, or Oneness (Purusha), the Holy Spirit.
In India, Goddesses have been synchronized into the concept of Energy (Prana, Chi, Re-Chi, Shaktipat, Hands-On-Healing, Etc.) which is often associated with the Kundalini flame that dances/flares like a serpent up the spine purging or programming the thought-forms egregores immersed within one's chakra field. In the Saiva tradition, where Shiva is the adepts own consciousness (Atma), mastery of consciousness can be done through harnessing the energy of the Kundalini, as Shiva was initiated and guided by his Inner-Guru Kali (Inner Black Flame Kundalini), and Padmasambhava was initiated and guided by his Inner-Guru Chinnamasta (Vajrayogini Kundalini). As found through the Saiva tradition, harnessing one's own Divine Will, and the ability to use the Kundalini to harness cosmic energies (infinite potential), allows the adept to manifest an external reality mirroring the inner fertilized grounds, "as within, so without".
However, most of India chooses to work within the Vaishnava paradigm (belief-systems), where Goddess Lakshmi or Saraswati are chosen over Parvati or Parvati's tantrik masks. Nonetheless, like in the Qlipothic tradition requiring the initiation of Goddess Lilith, an unfallen entity who spoke/chanted the name of God, is required to work with the subconscious aspects of the psyche, where the adept will need assistance and guidance navigating everything that is kept hidden from one's common awareness. An adept may learn things about themselves never known, as layers are peeled away, showing unresolved-issues including prior lifetimes, or desires requiring fulfillment for soul-growth in order to find transcendence (as well as enjoy to the fullest in the pristine moment, with the ability to let-go for the next). Hence, as an initiator and guide, it is typically those that choose a Wrathful aspect of Kundalini Goddesses that begin to awaken to multidimensional oneness, where the energy of Wrath holds the ability to flush other intense emotions within the body, such as anger, hate, depressions, etc (lower chakra issues). Wrath forces shock and awe allowing the Kundalini flame to still the egoic monkey-mind and flush out harsh energies (tamas; gunas) from one's autonomic nervous system leaving one's central nervous system significantly lighter. Such can be found with working with the harsh Wrathful aspects of Kali as Smashan Kali (cemetery), where such practices are typically done away from society while the adept purges harsh (tamas) freeing up their flight or fight response in addition to removal from the energy of fear. At tantriks have discovered, when it comes to "Black" magick, you fight fire with fire, where the adept must be forged to plunge within the depths of the collective subconscious including much that is held in collective cognitive dissonance.
With regards to working with Lakshmi or Saraswati, it is important that Ganesha (Parvati's Son) remove all obstacles, as the practices are quite egoic in nature, where such adepts typically seek samsaric assistance. Such can be an issue in gluing an adept further into samsara, where an adept will never seek the Truth of the formless, if they are deluded by the world of forms plagued with gorgeous artwork and abundance. Nonetheless, to work with Wrathful Shakti to purge the subconscious (egregores), these Goddesses and others found throughout India can be used to, not necessarily to program (more like "color-in"), but help you bring you to the truth and beauty of an avatar self that has always been underneath the human ego. Much of the attached egregores can be experienced and transcended within the psyche, through the use of astral projection techniques, or can be brought into material experience by harnessing such astral energies. Therefore, invoking Shakti without Self-Realization as the ultimate goal, can become quite egoic further immersing the adept in samsara and creating further shell-husks (qliphoth) on the tree of life.
Moreover, invoking Lakshmi or Saraswati with Self-Realization, or the purity of consciousness, is to be the avatar within samsara, or Vishnu, who like Sri Krishna, worked with the harmony (yin/yang) of a childlike playful nature, where the height of abundance, beauty, art, heaven, etc., is reserved for those who have climbed up the tree of life/death and have managed to bring consciousness back down from Kether to Malkuth. Hence, Self-Realization meets Self-Actualization.
Therefore, like most religions when viewed alongside with its esoterica (light/dark), Hinduism provide a model for the adept to gain clarity of consciousness (Divine Will-Shiva), and use such clarity to invoke/evoke certain thoughts-emotions egregores (Divine Energy-Shakti), to manifest the adepts objective material sensory reality, or E=mc^2 (Energy and Light interact to manifest Mass). As energy is never destroyed, it is also never created, hence, dissolution of the egoic monkey-mind G-O-D model, for the Self-Realization and Self-Actualization of Divine Presence. Divine Presence, to simply be and exist within the virginally-pure thoughtless moment that heightens the senses, is not an act of man, but a human vessel harnessing the harmony of G.O.D. Simply, "Be and It Is".
When I was a child, I had a very active imagination. Though my bedtime was around 8:30pm, I wouldn't fall asleep until around 11:00pm, as I would be engaging my imagination living out all of my "Jungle Book" like adventure-fantasies. I guess that's why I chose the form Shiva as my main male archetype guide, as I wasn't interested in Krishna's golden crown (though now I under it as Kether or the peacock third-eye), and though Jesus was a fantastic character and a continuing guide, I just could not relate to other Christians. Nonetheless, this use of imagination would be a key to astral projection, channeling, etc., but is only a stepping stone as the adept moves through numerous higher aspects of themselves, known as higher selves, until they have reached the unity of Self, and thereafter realized the delusion of Self as one moves their consciousness to further investigate the formless Shiva (aspects above Kether).
Another simple game I would play as a child, was that I would close my eyes and relax as much as possible by moving my breath around my body to wherever it was required. I would relax so much, and as a child most likely on a bored summer day with nothing better to do, I would have nothing to think about and be quite clear-headed. Children under summer vacation don't have to worry about what they are going to do the following day, they don't have to plan their life, and their probably just looking for the most exciting thing to do in the moment. The same applies to romantic interests, though I see this as easily programmable in children, but I don't think children grown up thinking about engaging romantic interests and formalities. In other words, all theses worries, belief-systems, emotional crap we throw to the back of the mind (subconscious) when we choose to not self-reflect (Self-inquiry, bring light to subconscious, enlightenment) and fully en/lighten up our psychological baggage for the brilliance of the virginal moment, hold each individual back from truly living their true signature. Nonetheless, the unprogrammed child has the ability to clear his head rather quickly, easily, and effortlessly. In addition, it is said by the Taoists that breath-work is simply breathing techniques to help the adept return to normal breathing patterns which we experienced around birth (to be able to breath fully down to the lower dantien).
In doing this simple relaxing game as a child, bringing me to a blank slate consciousness, I would return with eyes-open with such pristine clarity and calm. I would raise my hands to my eyes and watch how I, as simply awareness, held the ability to consciously move the digits of my fingers. The inner feeling that would develop is akin to the character in James Cameron's "Avatar", who switched his awareness from the human-vessel to the avatar-vessel. After the switch, there was that initial reaction of "cool, look what I can do", but then there was also that adjustment period, where Spirit (Psyche) aka Atma (Consciousness) must mold itself with the animal vessel and its numerous senses. Not only must the Spirit engage the animal-vessels interests such as security, sustenance, carnal, etc., but like in "Avatar", the thought-patterns and emotional-energies that complement such belief-systems held by the character are also transferred from one vessel to the other showing karma. Again like in "Avatar", the character was then forced to begin psychological de-conditioning in order to regain unity-consciousness. As an adult practicing Advaita, yes, Oneness is a legitimate experience as the Avatar is the human multidimensional, and beyond all-dimensions, Self. Simply put, as Shiva has taught, the Avatar is the ability to yoke the animal vessel with the higher consciousness, Yoga.
Hence, true-spirituality, are those moments that we are able to let go and be (sat) psychologically in the pristine virginal moment. A few years back, a buddy of mine took me to the shooting range with a 12gauge and 9mm. It was my first time shooting, so I was hoping my buddy would be give me better instruction, nonetheless, what poured out of his mouth was so much more important than properly instructing me on how to hold a gun. As I held that 12gauge shooting these clay discs, essentially my buddy stated, "isn't this great, like time stands still, there's nothing else but you, that gun, the target, like nothing else matters". My buddies words were reminiscent of Rollin's "Harley Davidson and Philosophy". Though I have yet to be on a bike, a childhood dream, my imagination and what I can gather from riding a non-motor bicycle, is that feeling that there is no separation between the spirit-human vessel and the surrounding flowing environment. There are many opportunities for moments as such to arise, but they usually arise when we are fulfilling something that deeply touches the adept.
The practice of stillness, is like bringing a magnifying glass to the moment, and being able to perceive with heightened clarity. Particularly when the adept has done significant deconstruction of limiting-beliefs freeing up the emotional body as felt through the central-nervous system, the moment glows with beauty, where the slightest enjoyments will release the most pleasing hormonal cocktails felt within sensory animal-vessel, leading the adept to realize that not much is required to experience ananda (bliss), and further as such, all is actually sourced from within as the adept gives these moments to themselves, "as within, so without".
That stillness that brings us to presence is the true-art of spirituality, in each and ever pristine virginal moment. The presence brings Spirit to properly align (law of attraction) with the human-vessel, where the human is no longer a product of the monkey-mind dualistic interpreter mechanism (ego), creating divine presence or "as above, so below".
Stillness brings us to, The Avatar Self.
To look to the near-ancient groups of Pre-Christian religions is to find cultures, deities, practices, all of which have been "demonized" due to either misunderstandings or monotheistic-monarchy behavior. Judaism may be the only major religion which does not oppose its esoterica, where the vast majority of religions or "exoterica" have essentially "white-washed" the esoteric practices in terms of synchronization. Nonetheless, by removal of the feminine (Asherah), maybe not necessarily in philosophy as found through the dual male/female meaning of the concept of "Elohim", but through practice where the religion is guided by a "patriarch", creates a dual nature, or archetypal male/female role. Through patriarch religions, men are typically seen as the doer and females mainly as receiver, often taking a back seat as opposed to being the main purifier (kundalini) for the male vessel. Such religions proceed in keeping the feminine passive or veiled, a stark contrast compared to other traditions, particularly tribal, who not only have the loving nurturing Goddess, but the Goddess is not something you piss-off. Taking a gander at global Goddesses outside of the Abrahamic traditions, you have the female Orishas of the Yoruba culture who are a powerful counterpart to the male Orishas, and Orishas can take on the dual male-female role. You also have Lakshmi (Sri) who though may be passive supporting the height of Self-realization in the world of forms through Visnu, but you also have Shiva as Shava (corpse) under his initiator/guide as Goddess Kali.
In other words, religions and ancient practices either incorporated the different aspects of the feminine, or placed the feminine under the patriarch (most likely to counter matriarch; Goddess Babalon). With patriarchal religions arising under most orthodox religious systems, the Goddess' power seems to have been placed in the esoteric traditions. Tracing this back to Judaism, you have Goddess Lilith, a Kali archetype who chants the name of God to return home (though Lilith never fell). In summation, when you look towards ancient cultures, as opposed to having all "good" Angels and all "bad" Demons, the deities, spirits, guides, etc., all held dualist shadings. It's important to note that most traditions view their deities as guides to the unexplainable God. In comparing stories of the Orisha Elegua with numerous Hindu deities including Ganesha, they put the obstacles before the adept to either guide or forge the adept. As an example, an accident created by Elegua for short-term suffering may bring the adept to a required circumstance, environment, or people to help the adept on their path. In other words, harmony by experiencing life, as opposed to blaming a devil for the obstacle and praising a god for the blessed outcome.
Because of the Qabalah, when you listen to most Jewish Rabbi's, they will disclose exactly who the "devils" were in their traditions, and it is often due to politics, where it seems the Jewish tradition still holds the concept of ego-death for a higher consciousness. However, those political opponents became the "evils" of the later derivative religions, further pushing the concept of "good" versus "evil", which plays out in duality as "us" versus "them". As an example is a Demon of special interest for me, provided that without an invocation and knowing much about this figure, the Demon Azazel made a special guest appearance for me during an opening invocation of Daath in my qliphoth practices. Imagine an intensity push in the head with bulging eyes, with a forced-fury of chanting in demonic-aggressive tongue, the Demons name. That's not fun, especially when you don't know who he is, and was not actually addressed prior to the ritual. Azazel would be considered a "fallen angel" under Christianity and Islam, but in Judaism, he is rather a "scapegoat" for the sins of the Jewish people meaning rugged (Azaz) and God (El) representing a particular rugged mountain of God. The demons of such invocation would rather raise my own deeply buried issues as opposed to the external torture hells of Christianity and Islam, emotional-psychological baggage which can be flushed using the "I Am", or as tantriks and black magickians have stated, "fight fire with fire". Nonetheless, this invocation and continuing work with Demons, properly balanced with Angels, has shown that the adept is simply digging deeper within one's own self.
Outside of Judaism, you have the Temple of Solomon, whose many mysteries are yet to be discovered or revealed including many practices involving sorcery. This particular temple appears to be a key-stone foundation for Western esoterica, and may be a key to discovering the root of Angel and Demon separation. I'm still assessing if there is a link between the 72 demons of Solomon's goetia with the 72 names of God, as Demons appear to be harsher aspects of God (El) as in Azazel (Rugged Mountain of God), it is according to King Solomon that it was none other than Archangel Michael who provided him with his ring to work with the 72 Demons. I would think the fiercest Demons would be the reversal (antonym) of the 72 names of God, but nonetheless, still an aspect of God (El). Nonetheless, as comparable to Enochian Magick where Angels seem to get frustrated when the adept can't handle Demons, showing that there is not really an opposition between the two (2) forces, such is shown prior with the Temple of Solomon workings where an Angel provides an adept with Demons to assist him.
In comparing to the East, mainstream Hinduism follows the (G)enerator, (O)perator, and (D)estroyer dynamic. However, an important note that appears to elude most Hindus, is that "creator" God (Brahma) is not worshiped. Hindus worship the height of Self-realization in creation as Vishnu and Shiva as the consciousness beyond the worlds of forms. Creation is samsara or maya meaning to be illusory and transient (a hologram), where Hindus look to Vishnu for moral/ethical guidance and Shiva for Self-realization. However, the West under the Abrahamic traditions took a different approach, where Creator is worshiped not just for creation, but for assistance while in creation. The destroyer is given the role as "Adversary" or "Satan" to the creator, and therefore, demonized particularly in later traditions of Christianity and Islam. Actually, he is not known as the destroyer in Judaism, but "Satan" refers to the individuals who opposed Abraham and his way of life (practiced different modalities deemed counter to Judaism), and hence, would be the guy who attempts to help all-of-humanity reach ascension by and through the Tower of Babel, or Babalon (Binah; Kundalini Practices), for Self-Realization. Nonetheless, in the early days of the Semitic people, as they adopted the Caanite language, religion, and culture, the religion of Judaism was molded to be patriarchal with the removal of Goddess Ashera (Queen of the Universe). This appears to be quite similar to the Shiva-Sati story where Shiva is the "Satan" to Brahma's lineage with strange practices away from your typical city, where due to Brahmanic arrogance, Sati either ignites Her Inner Black (aggressive) Kundalini Flame and removes Herself from samsara (which his her own energy causing Chaos) or She would be the subject of a "witch hunt". The smoke of Sati's ashes provides us with Goddess Dhumavati (in one version), where as the Goddess of misery, Dhumavati feels to assist the adept in communicating with the levels regarding the deceased and possibly other goblins of Hindu lore, or rise up on the sitra ahra, like Goddess Lilith.
Moreover, most Hindus are ignorant of the tribal roots of most Hindu Goddesses, where despite the typical duality in Hinduism as Devi (Gods/Goddesses) and Asuras (Demons), with vice-versa in Zoroastrianism, the Devis are more like sky gods and Asuras are akin to Earth deities (titans). Nonetheless, it is through one of the fiercest aspects of the Goddess, Goddess Chamunda, do we find Demons as they are her vehicle-vahana. Further Goddess Chamunda takes her priority as one of the main 64 Yoginis, or 64 aspects of the fiercest primal shakti to help the adept Ascend (Stillness) or Descend (Egoic Assistance). Both aspects actually support each other, as an example, catering to sexual interests has the ability to still the mind by pulling the adept into the stillness of "presence" (of the moment or void through transcendence, where both actually support each other). In fact, when viewing most Indian Goddesses, such as Kali, Kamakhya, etc., the concept of demons and Black magic is found, showing more of a connection between Demons and the Goddess. Taking this back to Mesopotamia, the same analogy is presented when looking at the original Mother Goddess, Umma Tiamat, where she is also protected by Demon-Gods, due to the next generation of children killing Her husband to create on their own. Therefore, in assessing the two, Demons and Angels, it appears that Demons support the Mother Goddess where Angels support Creator God. So yes, Demons can be perceived as a girl's best friend. The Beauty and the Beast analogy may adequately apply, though with gender neutrality, as all adepts should be in harmony with their own True Self, as my opinion. My own inner beast, particularly if you have done extensive shadow-work, has helped me in recognizing my own power. Through the use of masculine (Divine Will-"I Am"), the adept can use the fierce feminine (Energy-Shakti/Thoughts-Emotional Body) such as Kali Ma to purge, Bagalamukhi to gain inner strength/power and to cut cords, Chinnamasta for the inner nadis and inner completion, Sodashi for creating heaven energy, and Kamala to understand the wisdom of abundance, etc. All adepts, regardless of gender, culture, creed, etc., should own their own truth (Divine Will), not by negating the Shadow Self, but mastering it and harnessing it, to be able to stand in their True Power, another opinion. However, I've realized why Goddess temples kept a Shiva/Bhairava/Ganesha to guard them, which is to remind the Goddess of Her Own Power (or be a reflection thereof) as we explore harsher aspects of Her energies, our own subconscious. Nonetheless, the true tantrik creed, I believe, is an attempt to make every moment of one's life as heavenly-orgasmic as possible (Sodashi on SadaShiva), based on the adepts own True interests.
In taking a holistic approach to viewing the Mother Goddess-Demons and Father God-Angel, we can view the hexagram with the upwards masculine triangle (spirit) and downwards feminine triangle (matter) to balance the two. The masculine creative aspect (divine will) would use the Angelic realms to create, but from the perspective of the above-mentioned mythologies, the feminine destructive energies would assist the adept in not being "attached" to samsara (descending Merkaba) in the hexagram with her constructive energies assisting the adept in creating the adepts own Mt. Meru (Energetic Heaven; The Tip of the Sri Yantra)(ascending Merkaba). Hence, Divine Will to command the Merkaba and stay unstained (virgin) and Divine Energy to control the Merkaba and explore our multidimensional abilities.
In taking the holistic approach further, it is quite understood in the East and stated in the West, that the body is a temple of God. In India, most temples are designed around the human figure, where the worshiper is inside the human collective, purusha. The temple of God is to house the "holy spirit", or rather,
"higher consciousness". Within the human consciousness lies the Generator, Operator, and Destroyer construct as shown through the momentum of human existence. (See also Creator, Protector, Destroyer by J.R. Picken, Ph.D, M.D.). In other words, within our own psyche lies the Generator, Operator, and Destroyer complexities, which entails also the Angel and the Demon. Nonetheless, to separate the Generator from the Destroyer appears to be the same of separating the Angel from the Demon, which was originally together known as the Daimon. It seems such would entail psychological issues, as the adept is not whole, where the Dark Shadow Self appears to be an aspect of the adepts psyche that the adept in certain religions would continually banish to hell, or rather, place "in the back of the mind", the subconscious. In other words, people are simply burying their issues, as opposed to "emptying" of psychological conditioning of holding on to the monkey-mind though-patterns construct (Karma, the habits that determine the adepts conduct). "As within, so without", to fight a demon is to essentially fight an aspect of one's own Self, which may ensue though external projections in samsara, as part of one's own soul evolution. To integrate one's shadow to be a complete whole, is a stepping stone to moksha (liberation from being attached/bound to thought-forms and emotional-energies known as Karma), the original goal of our religions as described by our ancient Rishis.
In conclusion, I've discovered as a lone wolf looking for some power that, well, "Demon's Are A Girls' Best Friend".
Combining my love of philosophy, mythology, and the occult in pushing my abilities to work with such "permission slips" for my own Ascension. As I have discovered, true power is found in the ability to walk each other home as mirrors. This is where the inner stairwell becomes the inner sanctuary.
Virtue is the Religion of Siddhas" -Jivanmukti