Taming Your Demons with Demons by Stergalia Nocturna
**Disclaimer: I am not a licensed medical or psychological professional, and do not give such advice. What I offer
here are some of the things I have learned throughout my life, my schooling, and walking the Luciferian Path.
When most people think about Demons, they might picture the “classic” Satan, all in red, horns, tail, and a pitchfork. You know he is lying in wait to destroy all of humanity, including you.
Most of us learned that they are evil, god is good, and the two are embroiled in eternal warfare for your soul. If that is part of your spiritual beliefs, then so be it. I no longer see it that way.
I understand Demons as sentient, highly intelligent spiritual beings along the same lines as what we call Angels, the differences being only our perceptions. I do not see them as “evil” because evil is a human construct. If you would honestly consider this next premise, humans are the only evil in the world. I also see Demons as the Goddesses/Gods of old, Primordial Beings who, as new spiritual/religious beliefs come on the scene, become demonized and cast as false gods.
They could be thought-forms, egregores if you will, that take on lives of their own as more and more people begin believing in them. They can also be archetypes of our subconscious minds, symbols of who we are, and of what is going on deep below the surface of our conscious minds.
In this discussion, I will speak of the outer Demons as archetypes.
Everyone also has personal, or inner demons. Growing up, we used to call them “skeletons in the closet.” Those were the incidences in our lives that were so egregious, embarrassing, and shameful, things that caused deep, lasting wounds in our lives. We hid them away, could never admit what happened to us because it was, after all, OUR fault. WE did something to catalyze the traumas, the abuses…
The demons of the mind, the psyche, and have nothing to do with religion. They have everything to do with our innermost experiences, challenges, and fears, and how our subconscious minds interpret them to help us find meaning and purpose. They can also be archetypes of the subconscious mind appearing in our dreams, meditations, or the wanderings of our minds. These inner demons are part of our shadow-selves, ofttimes the darkest parts of us that we may not know to exist. Our Shadow Demons can either be our worst nightmares, or our best Guides if we are willing to listen. When we are finally ready to learn from them, even for those of us who have gone through horrible, traumatizing events, then we have a starting point.
When we experience traumatizing events, mental and physical changes occur, signaling the fight, flight, or freeze response.
Over time, these physiological changes deleteriously affect our minds and our bodies. We remain in hypervigilant mode, compounding the trauma and stress we are already enduring, affecting our physical health and our relationships. The question is, how can we work with the Outer Demons to help with our Inner Demons?
Looking at the Outer Demons as Archetypes can help us find similarities between them and us, so we must study and meditate on them. I discovered early on that Kali Ma has a reputation for mutilation and killing, so I hope you all can understand my initial trepidation about her. We depict her slaying men, mutilating bodies, wearing a necklace of human skulls, and being a Goddess/Demoness of Death. Let’s face it, folks, she is scary as fuck until we understand the symbology.
As an archetype, she represents opposition to reproduction; she slays without mercy or impunity. If I allow Kali Ma into my psyche, she will kill me – rather, she will kill those things onto which I hold: the thoughts, beliefs, feelings, choices, and habits that now hold me back. If you think about it, habits are self-propagating behaviors, deeply embedded programming in our subconscious minds, some creative, others destructive. The latter keeps producing the same results while we hope for different ones.
Just like me, just like you, just like all of us at one time or another in our lives.
It does not matter if we believe the Demons to be Sentient Beings, Spirits, egregores. If we learn who they are and what they represent, then we can work with them in any capacity to the end goal of True Freedom, Healing, and Enlightenment.
The choice is yours!