What Demonolatry is?
Many people asking what Demonolatry is and what is the differences from the Satanism. In this article, I will try to explain some things so you can have a better understanding about this path. Occult, religion, define it as you like.
S. Connoly in her books describes the best way about that so I will use some her knowledge for a better understanding.
“Demonolatry is a religion of the Self. Meaning we do Self-work to better ourselves. It is about discovering the personal divine power within each of us and living within the natural balance of the energies surrounding us, the Universe for example. It is also about Self-Responsibility and inner peace. Demons, to some, are simply focal points of single pure energies. To others, they are real entities with personalities and individual consciousness. Each of the Demons is the embodiment of an emotion, an element, or an idea. Some people believe these energies are sentient (real deities), while others believe they are simply natural forces without consciousness. Our Gods are Demons (Divine Intelligence Replete with Wisdom) because they represent misunderstood or clandestine parts of the world around us.
Many Demons were merely Gods of pre-Christian pagan religions. There are Demons for love and healing just as sure as there are Demons for anger and destruction. There is a natural balance to Demonolatry. For every Demon, there is an equal and opposite Demon. There are also those Demons on the subtle in-between of the two. In our religious philosophy, everything, every situation, and everyone has this balance. Therefore, we see the world in many subtle shades of gray and consider ourselves the physical manifestations of the divine. Demonolatry does include SelfWorship.
In Demonolatry there is no heaven or hell. Many of us believe in reincarnation of our own personal energies. We also tend to take science into account when it comes to questions like “Where did we come from..” and “Are there other planets like ours in the universe..” and so on. Our religion doesn’t conflict with most scientific theories about creation, our universe, and evolution.
Within the practice of Demonolatry, there are many rites. Most of them are meditative (and include prayer and mental exercises), while others incorporate magic in which requests are burnt, incenses and candles are burnt representing certain aspects of the ritual’s design. Many different forms of magic are used in conjunction with Demonolatry. This depends on the individual’s preference. We encourage a personal belief system that fulfills the needs of the practitioner.
Demonolatry–not to be confused with Demonology (the study of Demons)–means, literally, the worship of Demons. Modern Demonolatry is a polytheistic religion in which Demonic entities are worshiped and worked with as wise divinities. Each Demon is the wellspring of a single energy source. These energies can be defined as universal elements, emotions, or ideas. In worshiping Demons, Demonolaters mean that they respect them and hold them in high regard as teachers and friends. They are not evil, but, rather, are benign. Some Demonolators believe that Demons are simply energy sources, while others believe they are actual entities.
Most Demonolaters accept that:
1. Everything in the universe is interconnected.
2. There are no such things as absolute good and evil. Rather, there are many subtle shades of gray.
3. Demonic entities are teachers/guides and deserve respect.
4. Demonolaters do not, therefore, conjure/evoke Demons against the Demon’s will.
5. Satan is the whole, the Demons and ourselves are parts of the whole and therefore also divine.
6. We are responsible for our every action, and every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
7. We create our own reality (with the aid of the Demons or without it).
8. Spiritual growth and self-discovery take place so long as one maintains a personal relationship with one’s patron/matron and the whole. i.e. The Demon is the guide that leads man to his Divine nature.
9. Belief, religion, and opinion are unique to each individual and based on individual experiences and ideas.
One does not have to agree with everyone, but rather one should respect others’ rights to have their own beliefs, religion, and opinion without judging or condemning them.
This is the main concept of Demonolatry. Here are some more details about it.
Do Demonolators See and Speak With Demons?
Some say yes and others say no. Depends on who you’re talking to and what they believe. Note that demons are different than devils. Devils signify malevolence. Demons are neither evil nor good as Christian Mythology will have us believe. They are shades of gray. For everything good can cause something negative and vice versa.
Why are Demonolators not Satanists?
They are and can be by definition. However, most Satanists refuse to acknowledge them as such. Modern Satanists do not believe in the demon entity – even in the form of an energy with physical properties. Some Luciferians will tell you that they are modern Demonolators by definition. Others will claim no such attachment. Demonolators are, essentially, traditional Satanists to some degree. The difference is that Satan is not necessarily the patron/primary deity. Most Demonolators end up worshipping/working with their elemental demon.
Do Demonolators Do Ritual Sacrifices?
No. Demonolators do not condone physical sacrifice (as in killing), ritual or other, of any animal or person. Of course, an emotional and indirect sacrifice of adult people is fully supported with just cause. Usually, a working of magick where the end goal is death will suffice. And, as always, there really has to be a good reason for wanting to curse, let alone kill, someone in the first place.
So What is it the Demon gets from the practitioner? When you worship, respect, or hold anyone or thing in high regard, you give it a transference of healthy, positive energy. This is what the demon gets from the practitioner. Relax – there’s no selling your soul, or fire and brimstone for eternity. These things are 7 – Modern Demonolatry merely perpetuated myths handed down from a religion long past its prime. Commonly, popular literature like Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus and Dante’s renowned Divine Comedy – Inferno are what people envision when they think of demon worship.
When you worship, respect, or hold anyone or thing in high regard, you give it a transference of healthy, positive energy. This is what the demon gets from the practitioner. Relax – there’s no selling your soul, or fire and brimstone for eternity. These things are 7 – Modern Demonolatry merely perpetuated myths handed down from a religion long past its prime. Commonly, popular literature like Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus and Dante’s renowned Divine Comedy – Inferno are what people envision when they think of demon worship.
Hope you understand and enjoy this article! Feel free to comment, ask or whatever you need to fully understand the concept of Demonolatry!
(Source: S. Connoly : “Modern Demonolatry”)