Daemons: What Are They and What Can They Do

felidae-sapiens:

aka: Relating Daemonism (of a certain specific sort) to magix, pagan paths, personal development and so, so, much more…

A Note Before We Begin: This post is talking about what is often called Pullman Daemons, or HDM inspired, after the book series Phillip Pullman wrote called “His Dark Materials”. The word itself is actually Greek in origin I believe and can refer to other spirits/practices/concepts. There is a distinction to be made if you’re going to talk about this this the Pagam/Witchcraft community at large, I’ve found.

Now Onto The Post…

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There is a great deal in HDM that relates to Northern and Western European concepts of witchcraft.  In the Golden Compass and its sequels, witches can send their daemon far from their body, which is a unique talent for their kind.

The concept of the fetch-beast in European witchery is similar here- all people have a fetch-beast, but a witch knows hers well and can send it “faring forth.”

That might add some of the “witchcraft” element to your practices, felidae-sapiens.  :)  Hope it helps!

wicked-bitch-of-thewest sent: Hmm, if was going to summon you... midnight margaritas, Practical Magic DVD, stack of video games, Hecate's Wheel symbol, and a deck of tarot cards

wicked-bitch-of-thewest:

runewynd:

Most Likely to Succeed!  Winner!

However, you might also win Most Likely to Backfire, dependent on two ingredients:

1. What kind of video games?  I’m picky.  ;)

2. What tarot deck are you using?  Certain decks might end up with you summoning me only to be dragged into the darkness with me in a vengeful cloud of tarot-snobbery.

"Vengeful cloud of tarot-snobbery" might well be the best thing I’ve read all week… that is just perfect

:D

wicked-bitch-of-thewest sent: Hmm, if was going to summon you... midnight margaritas, Practical Magic DVD, stack of video games, Hecate's Wheel symbol, and a deck of tarot cards

Most Likely to Succeed!  Winner!

However, you might also win Most Likely to Backfire, dependent on two ingredients:

1. What kind of video games?  I’m picky.  ;)

2. What tarot deck are you using?  Certain decks might end up with you summoning me only to be dragged into the darkness with me in a vengeful cloud of tarot-snobbery.

auscultaremea sent: Okay, I would use a bottle of izzy, a my little pony figurine, a perfect replica of Regina's spellbook, a functional tarot deck based on final fantasy, and a hot naked guy who won't bitch about bottoming. ^_^ *screams* "EKO EKO AZARAKU!"

It was a toss-up between Most Likely to Succeed and Most Hilarious for you, so I’m going with Hilarious. 

For all of you who don’t understand all the references… well, let’s just say he and I have known each other for far too long, and he’s giving away all my secrets.  Fortunately, I’d be so busy laughing that I wouldn’t take my vengeance upon him for sharing this ritual with Tumblr.

*laughs* Ok, I fail!

Ok!  So, I totally failed on the “summoning pentagram” post- I only got two responses, and one of them totally doesn’t count because it was my student who sent it.

However, I will publish them, and both of you guys get a reading!  I’m looking at you, wicked-bitch-of-thewest and auscultaremea!

Incidentally, Aus, could you please resend yours?  When I replied to you, it deleted it.  Tumblr sucks.

Anonymous sent: I used to be Wiccan too. Do you really want to go there?

supernaturaldevotions:

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Nor do I believe you.

?

You used to be Billy Kaplan?

Seriously, all trolling aside, anon- I’m curious what you mean by “go there.”  Feel free to contact me privately on this subject, cuz I’m DYING to hear this.

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To my fellow gamers:

Some of you didn’t get the joke.  That’s ok!  My humor is obscure!

Some of you got the joke!  Yay!  Your humor is obscure like me!

EIther way…

True humor, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

And hypocrites suck. 

wicked-bitch-of-thewest:

runewynd:

roamingjaguar:

runewynd:

raptorific:

Swear to god, some guys are terrified that girls are faking common interests to impress them and act really hostile towards anyone they even SUSPECT of doing such a thing

but then they turn around and fake a whole friendship in the hopes of getting sex out of girls, and get mad at them when it doesn’t work

and they super do not see the irony in that

That’s cuz it’s not irony.

It’s hypocrisy.  We call someone who bullies another person for doing what they themselves are doing a

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Just saying.

Hippo… twenty?

Awww… man, really?

I’m the only nerd?  :(

*was so convinced he was being clever*

Hippo crit? As in a hippo and a crit hit? Right? Am I right?

Yay!  Two people got it!  :D

It’s ok if you don’t, though- unless you’re a huge gamer geek like me who plays tabletop RPGs every Thursday LIKE CLOCKWORK GODDAMMIT… you might have missed that reference.  :)

roamingjaguar:

runewynd:

raptorific:

Swear to god, some guys are terrified that girls are faking common interests to impress them and act really hostile towards anyone they even SUSPECT of doing such a thing

but then they turn around and fake a whole friendship in the hopes of getting sex out of girls, and get mad at them when it doesn’t work

and they super do not see the irony in that

That’s cuz it’s not irony.

It’s hypocrisy.  We call someone who bullies another person for doing what they themselves are doing a

image

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Just saying.

Hippo… twenty?

Awww… man, really?

I’m the only nerd?  :(

*was so convinced he was being clever*

raptorific:

Swear to god, some guys are terrified that girls are faking common interests to impress them and act really hostile towards anyone they even SUSPECT of doing such a thing

but then they turn around and fake a whole friendship in the hopes of getting sex out of girls, and get mad at them when it doesn’t work

and they super do not see the irony in that

That’s cuz it’s not irony.

It’s hypocrisy.  We call someone who bullies another person for doing what they themselves are doing a

Just saying.