Connecting with the Daemonic through Self-Hypnosis
A few days ago I had a discussion with a very close friend of mine about how hypnosis and meditation can help people connect with the Daemonic and how you can improve communication. This is the No1 question among the beginners and as she is an expert in this field, I suggested her a kind of interview so we can all learn more about this and help us in our practice. As you will read hypnosis can be very helpful in many fields and can really help if you deal with issues like insomnia etc. So, let’s start, shall we?
Q: Hi Stergalia. Thank you for talking with me. Please tell us a little about your background.
A: Thank you for having me. I am Stergalia Nocturna, certified hypnotist/hypnotherapist. I started my training in 2015 and am in my fourth year of practice working with people, completing four classes in hypnosis. I do have some Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) training that I sometimes use. When done properly, NLP is a way of reprogramming the subconscious mind, but I for deep inner healing, I prefer regression hypnosis. I began researching hypnosis because I was working nights and could not go to sleep, taking prescription sleep aids with beer or wine. I know – stupid and dangerous. I began using self-hypnotize to fall asleep, and I also started to meditate – not successfully at first because it takes practice and dedication.
Q: How has your background contributed towards your pathworkings with daemons?
A: I was raised Catholic, the youngest of five children. When I was eight years old, my next two older siblings were picking on me, so I prayed to Satan to get revenge on them. I saw him standing at the foot of my bed and was terrified! At 17 became a born-again Christian, which religion I practiced for thirty years solid. I left the church as my second marriage (to my kids’ dad) was ending, and the kids and I were going to out on the street. I reached out to five homeless shelters, got turned down, called the church I had been attending for 14 years only to be turned out so horribly that I never went back. After I started with my hypnosis training, I began exploring witchcraft, calling myself a “Christian Witch,” as if that was even possible. I started on my current path in November last year when I asked to join The Luciferian Society. They approved me, and Magister Cygnus helped me get started on my new spiritual journey, for which I am very thankful. While in this group, I saw a post from you early this year, commented on it, and you invited me to the International Temple of Demonolatry, of which I have become a member early this year. It was then I began dove into my current spiritual studies very seriously.
Q: How can hypnosis help us connect with the demonic?
A: Working with Daemons is not a game; it is a significant undertaking for which one must study and be prepared. I connect with the Daemonic through meditation, by putting myself in a trance state. Getting into and maintaining a meditative/trance state on one’s own takes time, dedication, and practice. The purpose of meditation is to move from the conscious brain-wave state (alpha) to the deepest one (theta). I have been practicing for over three years. Hypnosis is a trance state; meditation is a trance state. I see no difference between self-hypnosis and a deep meditative state where we connect to the spiritual realms, the Daemonic, and our Higher Selves.
I think that employing the mental discipline is the most difficult part of connecting with the demonic. As I said before, meditation starts with small steps, working through the “failures,” finding what works and fine-tuning your new skill set.
Q: How does someone open that mental pathway to the demonic/other side? What meditation methods are particularly helpful as far as connecting with demons?
A: Although the pathway starts mentally, it is also emotional and spiritual, as most people are aware. Using self-hypnosis meditation with sigils and Enns is how I open that pathway. When I first started meditating, I used different recordings from YouTube to drown out other noise, including my thoughts, because when I practiced, there was too much activity going on around me. I still do a short morning session to start my day grounded and connected to my Divines. I practice my extended meditation around midnight when everyone (husband, dog, and cat) are sleeping, and all is peaceful. Privacy is the most critical component for connecting, as it affords me the freedom to experience the Daemonic, for which I use sigils and Enns. Later this year, we will be setting up a Beginner’s Meditation group to help people develop rituals for themselves.
Q: What was your most devastating experience and how did you grow from it? What lessons did you have to learn the hard way regarding your proficient fields?
A: At 58 years old, I have had many such experiences. However, the sentinel event that started me toward my pathworkings occurred in 2007 when I was taking summer microbiology, and the kids and I lost our home. I found out on a Wednesday that the sheriffs came to our home with an order to vacate or get arrested, and that weekend I asked schoolmates to help us move into our things into storage. I was never so terrified as at that time, what with two kids for whom I had no shelter other than my car. Monday, when we had to leave, welfare got us a motel room for a week and then paid the deposit for our apartment. Everything moved so fast in an incredible whirlwind of activity, and it all worked out. I would not trade that summer for anything in the world because I learned so much. No longer do I judge people who are homeless because now I know, now I understand.
I think the hardest lessons I had to learn was to let go, to release the old beliefs that I had held as God’s truth my whole life. I used to judge everyone unlike myself even though I called it “love,” but it was not. It was hate, disrespect, bigotry, and judgementalism dressed up in religion. I had to become my own worst adversary to be rid of all that garbage, find my truth, and grow. And my truth is Love.
Q: What tips do you have on quieting the background noise in the mind? Many people find it a constant battle between that noise, and achieving a meditative state.
A: I read a lot and sometimes it takes time for the information to sink in, you know? In reading Wayne Dyer and Neville Goddard, I found some terrific teachings on meditation, with Goddard offering the best advice.
- Find a nice, comfortable place to sit, whether you sit in the lotus position, crossed-legged, or in a chair, but not so comfy that you fall asleep.
- Focus on your breathing, just being aware of breathing in…..breathing out….
- Allow your thoughts to flow through your mind because they will. It might seem like your mind is flooded with them and that is fine. It is normal.
- Just be aware of the thoughts there in your mind, and if you find yourself holding on to one, release it.
- As you continue practicing, you will find that your mind becomes clearer and clearer until you are in the present moment.
- In time, as you master quieting your mind, you will find methods that fit your life, style, and beliefs.
- When I meditate, I use and energize Daemonic sigils I draw on parchment paper, chanting their corresponding Enns for connecting with them. I also use candles, incense, and crystals because I like all those things and I share them with the Daemons.
This is how I perform an effective meditation.
One of the most intense sessions I have had with the Daemonic in meditation was when I was invoking Delepitorae, a demoness of Sorcery. As I sat at my dining room table in my short jammies, with candles, oils, incense, and her sigil, I had already charged her sigil and had my eyes closed. Suddenly, it felt like something was brushing my right leg, I thought it might be the cat. However, after a few moments, it felt like dozens of baby spiders crawling up my right lower leg. It got so intense that I drew my breath in sharply, opened my eyes, and brushed off my leg, but nothing physical was there. I asked someone more experienced who explained that spiders are her “thing.” I was amazed!
Q: What about techniques for handling the shock of being jolted from deep meditation by the doorbell or other jarring, sudden, trance-breaking events?
A: First and foremost, pick a time when the chances of interruption are at their lowest, then find a physical location where you can be alone. My work schedule allows me to meditate after midnight and I use my dining room table to construct my altar every night (I post pictures of them on my page periodically). If you cannot make a physical altar, then create an astral one – I have both and invite my Daemons to meet me in the astral plane in my dreams when I am asleep. Also, if something “shocks” you out of a deep trance state, shake it off, take a few deep breaths and just get back into it. Give yourself permission to let the frustration of being interrupted just melt away as you once again focus on going back into the meditative trance state. Perspective is everything – if you allow interruptions to ruin your meditation, then that is what you get. If you process the interruption, take those few deep breaths and refocus, then you will get back into your meditative state.
Q: How potent is self-hypnosis in regards to changing behaviors?
A: Self-hypnosis can very powerfully facilitate change for unwanted behaviors, but there are times when a person needs to work with a professional to get to issues buried deep in the subconscious mind. If the individual does not resolve the deep-seated issues, no amount of self-hypnosis will work. Tramautic events and PTSD are situations where one should seek someone specializing in this type of work. Also, if one is under medical or psychiatric treatment, I would advise against self-hypnosis.
Q: Can you use self-hypnosis for astral projection?
A: Honestly, I had not considered that, and I don’t see why not. After all, getting into a trance/meditative state is where we find access to other realms. I am working on lucid dreaming and astral projection myself, as well as recalling my dreams for which I use a small self-hypnotic suggestion. For the most part, it works.
Q: How did you become an expert in your field? What have you found personally with your work that you did not expect to be true?
A: One becomes an expert by studying, training and practice, all of which I do. I consider myself proficient and still learning, which means that I work successfully with people. I help them to overcome obstacles, healing themselves from the inside out using all the techniques I have at my disposal. For instance, at my job, I am not hired as a hypnotist, so when I work with a patient who is upset or in pain, I speak to them using calm, soothing language, keeping my voice tranquil, gently locking eyes with them until they feel calm. It is very effective and I stay within the boundaries of my job description.
I can work with nearly any age group – just not very young children unless they have to get a shot. In that case, I can give them a “magic spot” where they will get all their inoculations pain-free. My passion is helping people with whatever issues they come to me, giving them tools they can use in the future. It is what I call “healing.” I know that many NLP practitioners and trainers have one goal in mind: the upsell. My goal is to help people heal, and if that means I do not make millions doing that, it’s all good.
Something that surprised me was when I was the “client” in a regression-to-cause hypnosis session during my training. You see, whenever I saw a video of a parent losing a child, I would fall apart emotionally. During this class, we watched one of those videos, and I cried. When one of the instructors asked us about the video, all I could say was, “Profound sense of loss.” He suggested that the in the afternoon session, perhaps we could see about that. I thought, Okay. Little did I know the source of that emotion was from a situation when I was 4-5 months old and in my crib. This MEMORY came to me of my late sister (1 year three months older than me) standing at my crib, holding the bars and just loving me. I remember how I felt absorbing her love when my Mom came into the room and tore my sister away from me. That was my first experience of profound loss, and I had the most difficult time forgiving my Mom for that situation which was the seed of that pain in my life. I finally forgave her while in trance, and it was an incredible healing experience.
Stergalia, thank you so much for sharing this information and your experiences with us!!
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