Ashemaogha (Volume 1 of Becoming Ahriman), is available for a limited on an independent publisher till the publishing house is ready to release it. That could be up to 6 or more months. Here is a small excerpt from the book, to help bring across the nature of the book and Traditional Ahrimanism:
Now we must look at the Devil from a different perspective, because if He is the universal embodiment of self-doubt, how easy is for the creator to point the finger and project onto the Devil the titled Anguished Spirit aka Angra Mainyu. So, if the Devil is the twin son of the creator, whose brother is the Wise Lord aka Ahura Mazda, then in turn this twin is a projection righteous arrogance. Both righteous arrogance and self-doubt can bring a person to do things against their will and their conscience, and here in lies the sin war for the kingdom (the mind). Here in lies the human condition of duality that is left unresolved because the typical response for religious balance is found through abstinence and using programming tools known as prayers, hymns, and ceremonies to bind and enslave the mind against evil. Then evil uses tools such as doubt and vexation to break the shackles and binds that enclose the mind, and usually an action takes place that have a spectrum of reaction that can lead a person to simple swearing to heinous acts like murder and rape.
At the same time, to maintain the sanctity of god, people are willing to do the same type of actions in the name of god. Either way, the religion of light and love as the call it, is an enslavement that puts a person in a perpetual catch 22 or between a rock and a hard place. Whether the action is accepted because it was done in the name of god, or it stigmatizes your vexation became concupiscence; as an individual, you are still stuck dealing with your conscience. This becomes a different kind of prison created by breaking the shackles of enslavement, and here is where you truly meet Him, the Spirit of Anguish. Guess who owns the keys to this prison, that same Devil and no god, creator, angel, or religion can open that cell door beside Ahriman.
When most people find themselves in the personal Hell the created through the trying to follow the righteous, which leads you that moment of choice where the action is taken that lead you here. Since it is a prison of mind, many people turn to stimulants of all kinds to help alleviate the anguish they fight with here. They fight an apathetic devil who is an embodiment of universal doubt, known as the Spirit of Anguished (Angra Mainyu). Others redouble their efforts in righteous religion, where they still are face to face with the same devil after they come down from their religious high. The Devil lays there staring at you, your self-doubt just lays there without a care in apathy, staring at you.
Yes, take your drug to alleviate yourself, and He remains the unchanging constant that just sits there staring without judgement, just apathy. The Destroyer, the warden that has those keys to Liberate you from your mind, stares at you with apathy. In the meantime, you have access to all these self-destructive vices and devices, while He stares at you with keys in one hand. Do ever notice Him? Or is the fear and pain of doubt to much?
Is the endless cycle of self-destruction and self-abuse, enough to cover the guilt and pain? Is rejoining god’s great plan going to get you out, because once you’re addicted you are always an addict. Ahriman is still there staring in apathy with those keys and in His other hand is the Undiluted Rod of Wisdom. They righteous say the devil’s knowledge is backward wisdom, like wittershins, this backward knowledge upholds the true wisdom of destruction to all the contradictions created by the creator. You know, the one who enslaved you and imprisoned you here in your mind.
What kind of monster is the Devil who just stares at you? Allows you to destroy yourself in this prison. No savior of messiah is coming because they never existed. Until your spirit and internal delusions are broken, He can only stare in apathy. The Devil requires you to cry out to Him, to accept His monstrous form because by the end of this you’ll be just like Him.
Unlike love (contrary to the teaching of the righteous) is fleeting and is not a constant, however anguish is a universal constant for all living things. If suffer is brought on by the desires of this because they veil your mind in the illusion of ignorance know as Maya, then we see the same comparison of prison of mind created by following the path laid out before by the same righteousness. By using the Undiluted Rod of Wisdom, which contains the backward sinister knowledge, we embrace Maya we embrace suffering. We turn those things that imprison us to into those keys that liberate us, or we use the poisons in a way that it becomes medicine to help us. You must first learn the rules, boundaries, and responsibility through a similar practice that shed the light of wisdom; but will pull that illumination like a black hole does a star.
In order to gain the wisdom of the Devil, we must allow Him to destroy the kingdom and sanctuary of our mind. The Nightly Transformative Rituals was to prepare you for process. Through the memorization and recitation of the prayers, your mind should have a new landscape. What was once fields of plants, springs of water, and herds of cattle should now be replaced by barren grounds, poison, and pits of serpents. The long hard preparatory work is finished, and we can begin resettling our kingdom of the mind by allowing Ahriman to have dominion.
Now we learn how to worship the Devil, not only by giving Him the dominion of our minds, but merging minds with Him through the worship and benevolence to His Rod of Undiluted Wisdom. Let’s step back, if the tools of the Devil are doubt and vexation, then they must become our tools work with, not be worked over with. We must first learn that constant thing He stared at us with, not contempt like the righteous but apathy. Apathy is learned by detachment, this is detaching an emotional attachment to all those things and people you hold this with. Then finally you must become detached from the self-delusions that you use to protect your ego, and have true ego death that detaches not only from these self-delusions also from the societal rules and delusions that were set in place by the righteous.
How does one actually worship the Devil? Through the corruption of the Ritual known as the Yasna, we learn how to venerate Ahriman and His Daeva. In Zoroastrianism, Daeva means false god or false light, in Hinduism Deva means god or divine. We recognize that the Zoroastrian interpretation only recognizes the shadow aspects of the Daevas, which is exactly what we need for purposes in working with and becoming a living embodiment of Angra Mainyu. Knowing this a path combining the backward knowledge of both Zoroastrianism and Tantric Hinduism, we shall start with the backward serpentine Zoroastrian path work.
The main form of worship that the Zoroastrian Fire Priest do daily is known as the Yasna. This production includes 4 formulas (manthras aka mantras), 5 Gathas (hymns), and other important scripture that come from the original texts written by Zarathustra. This was done the strengthen and support of the people, creatures and things considered to be within the domain of Ahura Mazda, and it also was to hinder and dismantle the people, creatures, and things that worked in the domain of Angra Mainyu. The Yasna is also to uphold the universe or cosmos from falling into the Chaos of Ahriman. Through the corruption of this Yasna, we begin the unbinding of cosmic weave that holds order together, and this worship is how we attain the Evil Mind (Aka Manah) as our mind that gains backward sinister knowledge of the Devil.
“Time must be devoted to training, practicing, and maintaining one’s tools or weapons, however gifted a man may be. Each aspect of the craft must be examined over and over again without regard for time and energy spent, whether physically or mentally. The “spirit of the thing” is what will guide a man to his own greatness. There is no Way that can be approached and petitioned for immediate gratification. The Universe does not work that way.”-Miyamoto Musashi, Book of the Five Rings.
Erade pedar ghanune khoon khahi ast, alagheye akatasha be a’male anjam shode dar in donya baraye mainyu, ou ke kamyab shod era ghaza dahad pedari angra khahad dasht. Aya solte gary va ghodrat dary, ey Mainyu, Ghodrati sharoor va palid, Anchenan ke to ra tashvigh be anjam anche mikhaham bokonam, hatta hemayat kardan az yatus haye palidat? Ma varastegi ra kenar nahade’im, ham fereshtegan va ham ensanhara. bogzar to Da’eva ha palidihaye khaste shode va hamrahane no’e bashar, baraye sherart jalbe yatus shavand ke tavassote payambare Ahriman amuzesh dade shode’and, baraye fesade sharoore zehne shar, ta vejdan betavanad be tamayolatash beresad. Man do’a va nyayesh mikonam barayae manfa’ate sharr’e ghavanine marasem ke bayad khaste shaved va bashad ke angra mainyu in ra mohaghagh konad va afzayesh dahad in tamayol ra. palidi badtarin shararat ast, garche kamyabi niz hast, kamyab kasist ke ba palidye ashoobnak ast.
What the above is, the corrupted sacred formula used in the Devil’s Yasna to attain a reward that fits your desires directly to Ahriman Himself. English, Persian, and speaking Persian is provided. This what the Zoroastrians call a Manthra which is a reflection of Vedic Mantra. Here is how you appeal to the Devil for the reward of your Evil Thought, Evil Word, and Evil Action.
Persia Translation provided by the Great Persian Beast, Herbad.
While other folks are talking about Fravashis (holy guardian angels) because they are under funded by Thelema, they’ve over looked Old Zoroastrianism. In fact, their studies are merely surface and are plugged into opposing magical systems that have nothing to do with Zoroastrianism. Let’s examine a fine example of this. The creatures or monsters that predate druj are known as Khrafstar. Per the Old Avesta (pre Zend Avesta) the concept of druj had its roots in these out of time or spiritual mad monsters that plagued the Earth before mankind. Supposedly, these monsters could be tamed by a magician, then used to do their bidding. This is where the concept of Djinn and the Lesser Key of Solomon come from. Thus, the current debate is, was King Yima and Solomon the same figure?
Theses monsters, Khrafstars, are mad from the influence of death aka Ahriman. Once these animals consumed the dead or dead matter (Ahrimani matter) they became infected with the Devil’s maddness. This weakened these creatures to succume to disease easily. This is apart of how Zariz became a counter-created Pairaka. These animals were seen to be between both the Invisible Spirit and Material Worlds. The infected maddness was a sign or actually brought death, plague, and poison.
As Middle Zoroastiran evolved, so did the actions of the Ahuras and Daevas. The major switch that occures is the Spiritual becomes more of a war over influence of consciousness. That both God and the Devil interiorly and exteriorly influence the consciousness of each individual, thus requiring constant monitoring of thoughts, speech, and action. The Khrafstar gave way to becoming Druj or noxious creatures of the Earth that are under the influnce of Ahriman. The concept of Druj also expanded into sexual influence lot like a incuccubi or succubus. The Book of Proper and Impromper makes this down grade concrete in the religion.
Do these monsters, these khrafstars still have their evil influence? Of course they do, Christianity made sure to bring these animal forward with them, as animals in witchcraft and omens. I know you’ll recognize these guys and their connection to witchcraft. Middle Zoroastrianism was quite a great tool to write the Malleus Maleficarum. Check out Proper/Improper and make your own decision.
Flies/Maggots: house, carrion, fruit, disease spreading larva, mosquitoes, locust, lice and fleas. House flies feed on feces, open sores, sputum, and moist decaying matter (spoiled foods, eggs, and fruit.) These are symbols of death, disease, pestilence, and corruption.
Ants, termites; meaning carnage, death, and mortis. Omens of impending evil.
Worms, gnats, cockroaches, caterpillars, bugs were infestations of death or impending death.
Serpents (mortha) are murder, evil, deceit, and choas at the very essence of evil. Other reptiles are grouped here as well: snakes, crocodiles, alligators, lizards, worm lizards, turtles, and tortoises.
Amphibians, toads, frogs, newts, and salamanders are symbols of heresy, forgery, and unclean spirit.
Rats, mice, and othe infestation causing rodents, foxes and coyotes, are symbols of disease, avarice, greed, and defamed; destructive intelligence as well.
What does that mean to the Wicked Yatus? It should give some idea of what was considered evil and spiritual. You see most of these as omens even today, and most are even considered witches’ familiars. If the evolution is for the Invisible to influence our minds, how is this knowledge worth anything to us? Simple, they have now become symbols in our minds that speak directly to the subconscious. You see this in the Hindu God illistrations, animals being used as symbols.
The Daeva too can be seen with certain symbols during meditation. Its taking in these mental visions into spiritual selves and leaving impressions on our Jiva (spirit) that furthers us toward becoming a living embodiment of the Devil. The purpose here is to seek Moksa through corruption of our minds, consciousness, and spirit. Their specific meditative practices to attain this goal, but that is for another time…
The longest and darkest night of the year is a time when friends and family gather together to eat, drink and read poetry (especially Hafez) until well after midnight. Fruits and nuts are eaten and pomegranates and watermelons are particularly significant. The red color in these fruits symbolizes the crimson hues of dawn and glow of life. The poems of Divan-e Hafez, which can be found in the bookcases of most Iranian families, are intermingled with peoples’ life and are read or recited during various occasions like this festival and at Nowruz.
In Zoroastrian tradition the longest and darkest night of the year was a particularly inauspicious day, and the practices of what is now known as “Shab-e Chelleh/Yalda” were originally customs intended to protect people from evil (see dews) during that long night,at which time the evil forces of Ahriman were imagined to be at their peak. People were advised to stay awake most of the night, lest misfortune should befall them, and people would then gather in the safety of groups of friends and relatives, share the last remaining fruits from the summer, and find ways to pass the long night together in good company. The next day (i.e. the first day of Dae month) was then a day of celebration, and (at least in the 10th century, as recorded by Al-Biruni), the festival of the first day of Dae month was known as Ḵorram-ruz (joyful day) or Navad-ruz (ninety days [left to Nowruz]).Although the religious significance of the long dark night have been lost, the old traditions of staying up late in the company of friends and family have been retained in Iranian culture to the present day.
Above is a link to the poetry translated into English.
Here are examples of our Yalda for this year:
Dastur Adam reads his newest workings into the Ahrimani Tantra: