Communication with demons is a vital part of demonolatry and frequent practice in theistic satanism. Communication isn’t usually considered a magickal act per se, but thanks to demons you can get new ideas that can improve life in certain areas – in the same way as it could happens when doing a ritual or while casting a spell, or visualizing, doing affirmations, etc. When we are able to sense demons and their responses, we can work magically in unison (for example: while directing energies). Gaining extrasensory insight (not through usual, physical means) could be seen as magick. In my opinion, being sensitive to spiritual energies also means to be sensitive to magical energies so you can use it, which brings tangible results in life. That is why communication with demons is in my opinion an important part of satanic magick, especially when using theurgy or mixed approach!
Summoning on the other hand is usually considered a magical act, but there is no communication without summoning first and there is no summoning if we have no intention to communicate in some way, that is why I consider these two topics as one. However in this article, I will discuss general communication with demons, but concrete methods of summoning will be placed in another article.
Now that we established that this kinds of ability or abilities is very important part of satanic magick, let’s have a closer look on some basic points.
There are few things you need to know or learn:
1) Everyone can learn how to communicate with or channel demons!
There are people called mediums, who are born with natural gift to see various kinds of non-physical energies. However everyone can increase own sensitivity in that direction. Of course it requires some work but it’s easier then most people think. It is not an extraordinary skill, it is something quite common when you finally get to know it and you will find then that many people already receive such signals but are merely ignoring them.
2) Have realistic expectations!
Nothing can block your experience like overgrown expectations build on Hollywood movies, gossips, fear, lack of knowledge (what you know becomes normal, safe and you can approach it calmly, without burden of extensive emotional reactions that can withhold or alter your control and effects).
Demons don’t show in puff, sulfur smoke, they are not physical (although some claim to obtain physical manifestation, it is rather very rare and unusual – read: doubtful effect) so they don’t have body with horns, tails – those are just our projections. Demons are energetic beings so they can assume any form or none form at all. They can express both male and female energies, although some demons prefers one over another. For example, Lucifer could be a dashing female beauty in someones eyes. Experiences vary from person to person so one may see a demon as a horned beast, other as a tall man with dark eyes, others will see colorful balls of energy and others would only sense merely presence or physical/mental sensation without any form.
Expectations are tied to convictions, that are often tied to your beliefs (even former beliefs) or social biases. If you are still afraid of demons and think of them only as malignant entities, you won’t be able to control your emotions and then your subconscious expectation of negative experience will manifest. So be sure to drop those kinds of convictions and clear out your biased convictions, otherwise your emotional reaction will produce an effect that is not to your liking or more commonly, your fear or heightened emotions will block the entire experience. So approaching and learning slowly how to summon and talk to demons will calm and familiarize you with the process. With time you will find that this is so easy and so normal, that you may be surprised how others overreact on such usual thing. Most experiences of that kind are very subtle so no flashes, no roars, sulfur or glowing portals from hell ;).
3) Learn to recognize demonic presence and communication!
As stated above most of the process is very subtle so you need to make yourself more sensitive to signals that are all around and frankly quite common. You may even discover that you are already communicating with demons but you were not aware of that… Lots of inner dialog can be based on spiritual communication.
Communication may happen in various ways:
a) visual – you may see something in the corner of your eye (a color, a shape), see visions (not as hallucinations but merely as pictures in your mind, not so different from your visualizations that we have all the time when thinking about something,although sometimes skilled medium can see through physical eyes so it can happen), dream (definitely more vivid then usual dreams);
b) vocal – various signals from clear sounds and voices in altered state of mind to mind to mind communication that is projected by our brain as voice (again like above: rarely as physical experience, mostly all happens within your mind);
c) sensual – both physical (senses) and mental experiences (impressions – often mistaken and/or mixed with feelings/emotions, because many impressions induce some emotional reaction, however impressions in their nature are neutral, only later we assign them emotional meaning) are common here (shiver, cold, heat, sting, touch, blow, etc. and as well as presence and other mental impressions)
d) emotional – hard to distinguishable from sensual one, usually those two melt together so you may experience a powerful form of a presence with emotional exhilaration, excitation (not just usual excitation but strengthened over normal amplitude – like on drugs but without negative effects and with full control and awareness) and yes – also love.
Of course experiences rarely are so distinct, all forms of communications are possible at ones or various mixes of them, often with one more clear then others. Telepathic communication can embrace also various forms from above examples because it can be n0n verbal, for example when you ask or wonder about something, images or whole ideas and knowledge could suddenly pop in your mind (R. Monroe calls this package of thoughts – thought rotas). Or it could be plain verbal, just as if you were imagining discussion or someone talking to you.
The big question is, how do I know it’s real, how do I know I am not imaging it? Unfortunately, there is no hard, scientific prove for that, you need to decide it for yourself. Experience it and see if it’s real for you. But there are some things that may help you verify your experience.
Quite common method of confirmation is asking for sign and then throughout the day or next few days, you may notice meaningful writings in papers, sentences in TV, someone’s talking, animals, or all kinds of “coincidences” that happen too frequently, too harmonized, too aligned in short period of time that it could be just random. It may be something more tangible as noises, electricity spikes, things moving, falling off by itself, etc. Simply, all occurrences that are significant to you and the particular demon.
Other thing that is important and points out that something more happens here, is when you ask something and then suddenly you know the answer. Or you ask yourself in mind and “imagine” someone answering and that answer is not like you expected but very helpful, wise, deep, almost as if someone other told you that… You may resist the message, yet it keeps coming stubbornly, not sensible to your personal liking..
Pragmatic approach is most helpful here: no matter if you are imaging it or not, what matters is the fact that those information, ideas are helpful, insightful and practical. Often those advises are so not like we would imagine it so it’s hard to follow, but demons are consequent. You ask, you receive. If and when to use it, that’s entirely up to you.
The more you trust in your inner feelings and experiences, the more clear answers you get. However, there is no 100% certainty that you got the info right, none of esoteric methods can give you that, because our natural way of receiving spiritual guidance is always through creative meanings, so you can’t really separate if from things you think you make up, often those fantasized things are surprisingly accurate. Occasionally or when having a natural talent in that directions, answers may be so strong, so “loud”, that you are 100% sure that someone none-physical said it, although you can’t answer why. You just know, because it’s so tangible, so real, so clear, that you can’t ignore it. However, it’s not always like that, so be prepared for both, more subtle ways and those strong ones.
Often when getting sudden ideas and writing or saying it, you get exhilaration, uplifting and the thought is building up, encouraging you to express it. You feel in those moments that you are spiritually inspired and there is something more in that process then meets the eye. Of course you are free to choose version that you are just extraordinarily creative and sensitive person. However often those inner thoughts are so complex, deep and surprising, that you may have troubles to express it fully by words.There is more to communication then language. That is why, instead listening, reading about channeled messages or others communicating with demons, learn it by yourself. You can do it!
4) Learn how to summon demons by invocation! – see separate article here.