citation de franz bardon sur le pacte magique

Heavena, friends. The english version is in the comments section.

“En conséquence, je précise à nouveau que le Mage doit avoir une idée
claire sur ce qu’il contacte, comment cette communication s’est faite,
quels en sont les inconvénients, etc… Je vais m’attarder encore sur
ce sujet.

Supposons qu’un ignorant réussisse vraiment à appeler un Régent d’une
Sphère donnée grâce à une forte tension mentale; si l’être évoqué est
de nature négative, il essaiera toujours d’emprisonner sous son
influence non seulement le psychisme mais aussi le mental de
l’opérateur de façon à rendre ce dernier totalement dépendant de lui.
Mais en général ce type de praticien réalise au cours de sa deuxième
ou troisième opération qu’il ne peut plus se mettre dans l’état de
transe qui a précédemment contribué à la manifestation de certains
effets. Cela suffit à faire naître en lui un malaise qui le conduit à
s’accrocher littéralement à l’entité négative afin de voir satisfaits
ses désirs. Toutefois, cette dernière ne répondra pas si elle constate
que le psychisme ou le mental du demandeur n’ont pas encore atteint un
développement suffisant pour ce qu’elle veut en faire et qu’en
conséquence cela ne vaut pas la peine d’essayer de les capturer. En
effet, cette entité négative ayant rang de Régent voit par quel
parcours karmique passé un opérateur a atteint le degré de
développement qui est le sien, tant en ce qui concerne l’intelligence
que la maturité psychique, et elle est alors sûre qu’il lui sera fort
utile après sa mort. Toul cela, l’entité le voit à partir de son
propre plan alors que le demandeur poursuit ses opérations. Si cela
présente donc quelque intérêt, une entité, en général de nature
négative, apparaîtra et essaiera de faire sien, et à tout prix, l’être
humain qui l’appelle. Suivant le caractère de ce dernier, l’entité
mettra en Oeuvre toutes les stratégies possibles car elle connaît très
bien le point le plus vulnérable de sa nature grâce auquel elle le
vaincra. Si, par exemple, le praticien est peureux, l’entité tentera
de l’effrayer pour le contraindre à lui obéir mais s’il a une
conscience suffIsante de ses capacités psychiques et mentales,
l’entité essaiera alors de le gagner en lui promettant qu’elle fera
ceci ou cela pour lui; toutefois, à ce moment là, pendant la promesse,
l’entité fera remarquer à l’opérateur qu’elle ne pourra agir sans son
consentement et lui fera miroiter en même temps les avantages d’un tel
pacte. Il appartiendra donc à ce praticien de résister à la tentation
et de s’opposer à l’entité. Alors un combat surgira en lui-même et
s’amplifiera jusqu’à devenir terrible car, en vérité, la conscience
d’un être humain est la forme la plus subtile qu’emprunte la Divine
Providence. Cependant, s’il refuse d’écouter les avertissements
divins, c’est à dire de suivre sa conscience, et qu’il réprime
celle-ci malgré ses multiples tentatives, il deviendra alors une
victime de cette Entité.

Ce sujet intéresse certainement tous les lecteurs mais je ne
l’aborderai que du point de vue de l’Occultisme. Pourquoi ce type
d’entité veut-il s’approprier le psychisme et le mental d’un être
humain? Plusieurs raisons président à cela. En premier lieu, aucun
être invisible, et surtout s’il est de nature négative, ne fera quoi
que ce soir pour un praticien spirituellement peu développé sans
garder l’espoir d’en obtenir une récompense. Ainsi le sorcier, après
sa mort, est-il obligé, en raison de son pacte, de ne pas séjourner
dans la Sphère astrale de la Terre; happé par le démon concerné, comme
le racontent si bien les légendes, il doit se rendre sur le plan
d’appartenance de cet être négatif et obéir à celui-ci en tant que
serviteur.

L’archidémon, avec qui le pacte a été signé, utilise généralement un
sorcier décédé en tant que messager sur les plans mental, astral ou
physique pour que ce dernier accomplisse, en son nom, quelque mission
correspondant à la nature de sa propre sphère démoniaque. Ce genre
d’entité négative veut pactiser avec un sorcier parce que celui-ci a
été créé à l’Image de Dieu, qu’il a en conséquence les Quatre Éléments
dans sa structure et donc beaucoup plus de possibilités d’action
qu’elle-même. En général, un démon servant un archidémon (et dans ce
cas, le sorcier décédé qui est devenu aussi un serviteur) a le rôle
d’un «spiritus familiaris » ou de «factotum» et est mis à la
disposition des sorciers vivant encore sur Terre. Pour assumer cette
fonction, le sorcier décédé-serviteur reçoit toute la puissance
énergétique appartenant à l’archidémon puisque, à partir de ce moment
là, il agit pour le compte de ce dernier. Ce transfert de pouvoir se
fait soit par Ankhour (à partir de l’archidémon lui-même ou d’un de
ses adjoints), soit en le mettant en accord vibratoire avec le plan
dont la force sera utilisée pour exécuter les ordres, soit par l’aide
ponctuelle et régulière d’un autre démon-servant, placé auprès de lui.
Cependant, il est difficile de savoir si ces démons-servant sont les
habitants légitimes de ce bas plan et, en tant que tels, de véritables
subordonnés de leur maître, ou s’ils sont des victimes humaines,
telles que celles-ci viennent d’être décrites, car l’ensemble de ces
serviteurs ne sont pas autorisés à parler à quiconque et à dire quoi
que ce soit qui les concerne en particulier. Il est également possible
que des pans entiers de leur mémoire et de leur conscience,
susceptibles de gêner, aient été effacés au moyen d’une formule
magique ou d’autres pratiques. Et c’est ainsi que le magicien noir,
malgré les qualités que lui donne sa nature quadripolaire, est
enchaîné au plan d’appartenance de cet archidémon, c’est à dire au
plan de son maître, ce qui l’empêche de se libérer et de suivre son
propre cycle de vie. Il devient un instrument dépourvu de volonté aux
mains de cet être négatif et il est obligé de faire tout ce que ce
dernier lui ordonne.

Une fois le contrat ou pacte signé, le sorcier ne peut plus
entreprendre un travail personnel en Magie et ce, pendant des semaines
et des mois. Pendant ce temps-là, en effet, l’archidémon lui enseigne
toutes sortes de pratiques et l’initie à une utilisation particulière
de ses facultés psychiques et mentales. La conclusion d’un tel pacte
ne diffère pas, en réalité, de ce que les grimoires rapportent.
Cependant, il existe un petit détail rarement connu: le pacte n’est
pas rédigé par l’archidémon mais par le sorcier lui-même, comme l’est
le Livre des Formules. Le texte du pacte est écrit avec une encre
ordinaire. Toutefois, une encre spéciale, correspondant au type de
rituel pratiqué, peut être utilisée mais là n’est pas notre propos. Le
contrat stipule clairement quels sont les services attendus par le
Sorcier et que l’entité doit rendre, quels sont les pouvoirs qui sont
octroyés au sorcier et beaucoup d’autres clauses que l’entité peut
remplir elle-même au nom de l’autre partie. Sur une autre page du
contrat sont écrits les devoirs que chaque partie a envers l’autre
(sorcier/entité). Enfin, est précisé le moyen occulte par lequel
l’entité sera appelée et si elle se manifestera de façon visible ou
invisible; est spécifié aussi le nombre de démons-servant mis à la
disposition du sorcier, etc… Le point le plus important de tout ceci
est la durée de validité de ce contrat car, à l’expiration de ce
délai, le sorcier est obligé de rejoindre la sphère de l’archidémon.
Le procédé par lequel le sorcier mourra et la manière dont il devra se
comporter sur cette sphère démoniaque, sont également précisés dans le
contrat. Toutes ces clauses sont soumises à l’agrément des deux
parties; l’archidémon généralement y dépose son sceau en utilisant la
main du sorcier comme médium; ce dernier signe aussi. Il arrive que
l’archidémon demande, voire insiste pour que le sorcier signe de son
propre sang mais des contrats ont été faits dans le passé et sont
toujours faits sans que cette condition y prévalût ou prévale.
Ordinairement, le pacte est rédigé en double, un exemplaire pour le
sorcier et un autre pour l’archidémon. Les livres traitant de cette
matière disent que l’entité démoniaque emporte les deux exemplaires
mais ceci est rare, en fait, et n’a lieu qu’avec une certaine
catégorie de démons. En général, le deuxième exemplaire est plié puis
brûlé par le sorcier. Le fait de brûler en Magie un papier signifie en
réalité que tout ce qui y est écrit est transmis à la Sphère subtile
concernée.

C’est suivant ces exigences, à quelques variantes près, que sont donc
signés les pactes, surtout ceux qui le sont avec les entités
négatives. Un tel contrat ne peut être rompu, ni par le sorcier, ni
par l’entité, et doit être inéluctablement exécuté. Mais il arrive que
la victime ne se rende pas bien compte qu’elle a signé un pacte si
horrible et elle pénètre dans la sphère démoniaque, après sa mort,
sans savoir qu’elle doit payer tous les services que l’entité
démoniaque lui a rendus sur Terre. Cependant, si le sorcier est saisi
de remords avant la date d’expiration du pacte et si, en conséquence,
il essaie de s’en libérer par tous les moyens, alors l’entité
démoniaque fera tout pour lui nuire et le tuer. Des procès de
sorcellerie furent la preuve patente de tout ceci: les sorciers qui,
pleins de remords, avaient tout fait pour se dégager de leur pacte,
eurent à expier durement cette rupture par un procès et un supplice
provoqués par l’entité démoniaque elle-même. De nombreux sorciers des
temps passés n’ont pu échapper au bûcher simplement parce que l’idée
de Dieu et la Parcelle Divine en eux avait vaincu le mal et leur avait
fait préférer la mort plutôt que de rester en contact avec le démon
concerné jusqu’à l’expiration du pacte. Au contraire, les sorciers qui
ont adhéré en tout point à ce pacte et ont accompli tout les devoirs
stipulés jusqu’à expiration, restèrent toujours sous le couvert des
forces ténébreuses et aucun pouvoir humain au monde ne put jamais les
molester. Ce sont donc ceux qui n’avaient pas respecté le contrat et
avaient regretté leur faute qui furent très durement persécutés à
l’instigation des entités démoniaques car celles-ci trouvent toujours
les moyens de mettre à mal leur ex-protégé.

Le type de contrat qui vient d’être décrit est celui qui est
habituellement usité; le sorcier essaie d’appeler un démon par la
Magie Evocatoire et de maintenir cette relation soit de façon directe
soit par l’intermédiaire d’un «spiritus familiaris» destiné à le
servir.

Le lecteur se demandera pourquoi un sorcier est condamné à servir un
démon pendant un temps si long. Répondre à cette question ne présente
aucune difficulté pour le Mage qui connaît bien les différentes
Sphères subtiles. Dès que le sorcier a pleinement payé les services
que le démon lui a rendus lorsqu’il était encore sur Terre — ceci
peut nécessiter, selon notre mesure du temps, des centaines d’années,
puisque le Temps et l’Espace n’existent pas sur ces sphères — la
conscience ainsi que sa nature quadripolaire, commenceront à s’é-
veiller lentement de nouveau et il se sentira petit à petit libéré de
cet esclavage puis, devenu libre, il pourra disposer de lui-même.
Toutefois, si à ce moment là, sa conscience, rétive à suivre la voie
du Bien, vacille, il restera alors dans ce plan démoniaque et, à
terme, il perdra sa quadruple polarité et finira par s’identifier à
cette sphère en s’assimilant à la vibration de celle-ci pour toujours.
Ainsi, se sera-t-il condamné lui-même. Il cesse d’être alors un être
humain, à l’Image de Dieu, pour devenir un démon lié à cette sphère.
C’est certainement la dégradation la plus basse que puisse connaître
un être humain et qui peut être appelée «la damnation», selon le terme
religieux, ou bien le véritable «péché contre l’Esprit».

Voilà donc comment on scelle un pacte avec un Être subtil de toute
Sphère. Si donc le sorcier suit la voix de sa conscience, il peut se
libérer du plan démoniaque et réintégrer l’astral lié à la Terre où,
ayant recouvré sa quadripolarité, il poursuivra son développement
spirituel. Dans ce cas, lorsqu’il devra se réincarner, cette
renaissance lui sera accordée sans difficulté car c’est dans le monde
physique que l’on se purifie le plus facilement et que l’on évolue à
l’instar de tous les hommes. Un sorcier qui se réincarne après cette
aventure est en mesure d’acquérir, sur Terre, un grand pouvoir occulte
du fait qu’il a déjà travaillé avec des forces subtiles, même si
celles-ci sont négatives. Cette catégorie d’êtres sont des
magiciens-nés car ils possèdent des capacités magiques innées et n’ont
pas besoin d’apprendre les rudiments de la Magie. Il arrive,
cependant, que cet ex-sorcier soit gagné par la tentation de mésuser
de ses pouvoirs et que le même archi démon rôde autour de lui à
nouveau, sous divers masques peut-être, afin de s’emparer de lui, son
ancienne victime, et de s ‘approprier sa personne encore une fois en
le saisissant, après sa mort, vers sa sphère. Toutefois un tel être
humain a ici-bas une plus grande volonté que ses semblables et peut
donc mieux résister à ces avances; sa conscience est également plus
aux aguets et celle-ci l’avertira de façon plus pressante, en
comparaison des autres hommes qui n’ont pas expérimenté pareil
périple. Ainsi arrive-t-il rarement qu’un ex-sorcier succombe une
deuxième fois; son expérience l’a, en général, tellement marqué qu’il
s’achemine sur le véritable sentier de la Lumière et qu’il est moins
enclin à chercher le contact avec des démons.

Cet exposé de faits véridiques est un avertissement à l’attention du
chercheur de ne pas suivre la voie de la sorcellerie car on peut
aisément comprendre maintenant, grâce à ce qui vient d’en être dit,
qu’un tel pas constitue une grande régression sur la ligne d’évolution
spirituelle et de développement fixée pour les êtres humains. Ce que
je viens de relater ne relève pas du fantastique mais est bien la
triste vérité que n’importe quel Mage, digne de ce nom, ne subira pas.
En fait, un sorcier qui s’est réincarné et qui a repris le chemin de
l’évolution normale, est beaucoup plus tenté que l’homme, d’évolution
commune, venant d’amorcer son développement spirituel, car le plan
démoniaque, qui l’avait tenu autrefois captif, essaie régulièrement de
le reconquérir, et ce, selon les procédés les plus subtils.

Je ne nommerai aucun signataire d’un tel pacte, que ce fût dans le
passé, ou que ce soit à une époque récente mais, mis à part les cas
qui sont généralement connus du public, comme celui du docteur Faust
et d’Urbain Grandier , il en existe d’autres que le grand nombre
ignore.

Un autre procédé de passation de contrat n’est connu que de très peu
d’Initiés et ceci est encore un avertissement à l’égard de ceux qui
tentent de contacter des Êtres subtils. Ce type de pacte n’est pas
signé à proprement parler mais se fait par l’intermédiaire du corps
physique d’un être humain. Le sorcier choisit donc lequel des deux
procédés est, à ce qu’il pense, le plus «avantageux». Cette méthode,
la moins connue donc, peut être préférée aussi bien par des défunts
que par des entités de la Sphère astrale de la Terre et même par des
Etres de plans plus élevés.
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Note: Les majuscules bizarres sont ajoutées par le traducteur de
l’original allemand vers le français.

citation de : franz bardon, “la pratique de la magie évocatoire”
la première partie du livre, d’où est issu cet extrait, est disponible
ici en pdf:
http://www.divshare.com/download/1002994-253

~ by quintal on 20 June, 2007.

18 Responses to “citation de franz bardon sur le pacte magique”

  1. je voudrais par le biais de votre site avoir le livre la pratique de la magie évocatoire de FRANZ BARDON cet illustre maitre de l’hermetisme.je suis un passionné de cette science.Cependant par manque de moyen je ne peux acquerir ce livre plein de connaissances.Je vous remercie d’avance.

  2. Il est disponible en peer-to-peer sur les réseaux d’eMule.
    Si vous ne connaissez pas eMule allez voir ici.
    Avez vous téléchargé la première partie dont le lien est donné
    à la fin du post ci-dessus?
    voici les deux dernières parties.
    2de3
    3de3
    Rappel de la première:
    1de3

  3. I have found material once that relativizes Bardon’s integrity.
    i had decided to post it here but ended up forgetting it.

  4. je veut signer un pact pour oibtenir de l argent puis ma vie en echange

  5. Vous ne savez pas ce que vous dites. Vous ne vous rendez pas compte de ce qu’est un pacte avec des entités spirituelles.

    “Toutefois, si à ce moment là, sa conscience, rétive à suivre la voie du Bien, vacille, il restera alors dans ce plan démoniaque et, à terme, il perdra sa quadruple polarité et finira par s’identifier à cette sphère en s’assimilant à la vibration de celle-ci pour toujours.
    Ainsi, se sera-t-il condamné lui-même. Il cesse d’être alors un être humain, à l’Image de Dieu, pour devenir un démon lié à cette sphère. C’est certainement la dégradation la plus basse que puisse connaître un être humain et qui peut être appelée «la damnation», selon le terme religieux, ou bien le véritable «péché contre l’Esprit».”

    Ca vous semble intéressant comme destin?

  6. bonjour je voudrai férre un pact avec un demon pour de l,argent
    mais je ne sai comment mis prendre merci de me repondre .

  7. bonjour, j’ai déjà répondu à cette question le 2 avril juste au dessus de votre message.
    J’ai posté cette longue citation de franz bardon afin de montrer pourquoi à mon avis ce n’est pas une bonne idée de faire un pacte avec un démon.
    Je ne vous aiderais donc pas à en faire un même si j’en étais capable.

  8. mais vous éte vous pour faire un pacte avec des démon .

  9. fou . oups

  10. qui ça, moi? ;-)
    fou, sage ou amoureux?

  11. bjr ,je vdrai signe un pacte d argent etre plein aux as

  12. bonjour, je n’offre pas de pacte avec les démons, au contraire je déconseille d’en faire.
    Et même si je voulais en proposer, je n’ai aucunement la compétence pour le faire.
    Je ne suis qu’un lecteur de livres d’occultisme, je ne pratique pas la magie.

  13. bonjour,je suis pret et je cherche le moyen de faire une pacte d’argent pour des millions de dollars

  14. Ecoute mickael tu ve des dollar,si tu fais un pacte avec un démon tu en aura mais t idéaux t reve et t but te seron pri croi moi jai ma propre experience des démons et je ne vous dirait pas dou elle me vien alors tu ferait mieu de mécouter

  15. merci pour cette bonne réponse:)
    eh oui tout ce que vous donne le démon il vous le fait payer infiniment plus cher
    c’est ce que tend à prouver le texte que j’ai cité
    mais je suppose que son langage est trop compliqué pour beaucoup

  16. je peux aider ceux qui veulent passer des pactes à le faire mais qu’ils sachent une seule chose, ils devront être forts très fort mentalement. Mon numéro de tel (censuré).

    • Note du blogueur : je censure le numéro de téléphone et l’adresse email de ce commentateur. J’ai fait cette longue citation de Franz Bardon pour alerter contre les dangers des pratiques occultes esclavisantes et aliénantes, ce n’est pas pour attirer les demandeurs et offreurs de telles erreurs et leur fournir un espace de rencontre. J’évite la censure mais là… je ne vois pas quoi faire d’autre.

      C’est vrai qu’on peut voir dans les commentaires que cet ‘article’ a attiré de nombreux intéressés par les pratiques occultes sans conscience.

  17. version anglaise, citation plus étendue extraite d’ici : http://www.hermes-press.com/bardon1.htm

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Evocational Magic

    Most people who get hold of a book on evocational magic are misled, by various methods, to put at once into practice the recommended procedure without having reached the necessary degree of magic development. They think that the few incomplete preparations recommended in the instructions will suffice. The motives that lead to this kind of precipitate operation usually have various causes. With one person it might be mere curiosity, which makes him wonder whether other spheres really do exist. Another person might be desirous of seeing spirits, beings and demons, and yet another person might hope to put himself into certain advantages by magical operations. A fourth person perhaps wants to evoke beings to acquire from them certain powers and faculties, to become famous and honoured, etc.

    Some people possibly intend to get certain information from certain beings or to do harm to persons they do not like. Innumerable motives which lead the inconsiderate to practise magical evocation could be mentioned here. This chapter has been written especially for these people for they should take to their hearts these warning: Ignorance by no means prevents people from danger and misfortune as a result of magical operations should they be carried out without sufficient training and personal development.

    If someone without proper magical development and preparation dares to approach the practice of evocation, he can be sure of either getting no results at all, which will probably cause him to give up the whole matter, or he gets only incomplete results, which can make him a complete unbeliever. Embittered by this, he will say that everything is delusion without having tried to find the causes of his lack of success within his own person, and without becoming aware of the need to go deeper into the knowledge of magical science if he wants to have success.

    It is quite the contrary with people who, either during their present incarnation or during a previous incarnation, have reached at least some degree of spiritual perfection and who have a certain power of imagination. They will not be able to get perfect, but perhaps partial results. These people are rigthly called sorcerers or necromancers from the hermetic point of view. And it is usually these people who fall into the hands of invisible powers, as we can see from history. The most striking and best known example is the tragedy of Doctor Faustus, popularised by Goethe. I must desist here from describing the personality of Doctor Faustus, but every magician will be able to explain what happened in this case.

    Every genuine magician works with the beings consciously, he is for them a person of certain authority, power and force, owing to his magical development and maturity, his attitude towards the spirit beings is quite different from the attitude of a sorcerer. A magician’s influence on a being, too, is quite different, and the dangers to which a magician might be exposed are so small that they need scarcely be mentioned. The magician is subject to only a few temptations by the beings, but since he has achieved the magical equilibrium, nothing can lead him off his way, not even the most tempting projects. The beings acknowledge his authority and regard him as their master, as the image of creation, the image of God, and are quite willing to serve him without ever daring to ask for any rewards for their services. It is different with a necromancer or sorcerer, however, because of his inability to create the necessary authoritative power towards the beings. He is always in danger of losing his equilibrium at the cost of his individuality and magical development.

    If a necromancer or sorcerer has a relatively high power of imagination and is able partially to raise up his consciousness, it may happen that, by using magic though barbarous names, he succeeds in having one of his evocations translated into the language of the being and the being he is evoking hears his voice. The next question to arise is whether the being reacts to the evocation and intends to do what the sorcerer wants him to do. For the being at once realizes whether the sorcerer is mature enough and developed enough to be able to exercise coercion or whether it can go easily in opposition. If a positive, good being is involved, it will pity the sorcerer. If the sorcerer has evoked an indifferent and less active being and if the sorcerer’s desire, if it were realised, would not harm him, it might, now and then, give a token of sympathy and do what the sorcerer wants done. But if the sorcerer desires anything that might harm him or any other person without being able to take the full responsibility for this, then the being will not react to the sorcerer’s evocation. All means of coercion mentioned in various books for the sorcerer’s use in order to have the beings to work for him are ineffectual and but mere phrases with only a slight or no effect at all on astral beings. Negative beings, on the other hand, prefer to react to negative and evil intentions and try to help the sorcerer in their realization. But a head of demons also knows quite well that he need not do what the sorcerer wants, if the sorcerer desires something which would debit him too much karmically or which he could not take responsibility for from the karmic point of view. In such a case not even a demon would dare to fulfill the sorcerer’s wish, for this being, even though it be a negative one, depends on Divine Providence. It cannot, on its own accord, create vibrations which would cause a chaotic state in the harmony of a sphere. Therefore it is necessary to point out again and again that a certain degree of magical development and perfection is absolutely necessary for the evocation of the beings of any sphere and in order to be able to place one’s consciousness into the relevant sphere or zone and to translate one’s thoughts into the metaphorical language or cosmic language so that a being understands them.

    With these points in mind the magician will realize the true value of the book of charms which he has started for his personal use, and that the book actually is a language book of the cosmic language in which he will enter all the procedures of his art of magical evocation translated into symbolic picture-language. A necromancer or sorcerer working according to the worst rituals and carrying out the most barbarous invocations and evocations is by no means able to practise invocations in a systematic order, that is, to start a conversation with the being concerned, not to mention the authority he should be able to represent, for he is lacking the necessary magical maturity and perfection. A necromancer might, at the most, put himself into an ecstatic state during his operations, which is not more than a cry into the zone in question, even if his citations are most terrifying and appear to him very promising.

    In most cases the sorcerer, during his state of ecstasy, is a victim of the most misleading hallucinations. In the most favourable case such an incomplete invocation of a sorcerer might, quite unconscious to him, result in the creation of an elemental or an elementary, owing to the ecstatic stress of the sorcerer’s nerves, depending on the amount of nerve-power he projects from his magic circle into the magic triangle. Such an elementary might then unconsciously take the shape of the evoked being; the sorcerer, being unable to tell the difference, would regard the elementary as the being evoked by him. Such an elementary is then able to awaken certain desires in its creator and provide their satisfaction. I have already said enough about this in my first book: “Initiation into Hermetics”.

    In this connection I must point out that the magician must have a clear idea of what a contract is, how such a contract is made, what are its disadvantages, etc. I shall now give further details on this point.

    Should a sorcerer or necromancer succeed in actually calling the head of a certain sphere into the physical world by the ecstatic elevation of his spirit, such a head, if it is a negative one, will always try to get under his influence not only the soul but also the spirit of the sorcerer in order to make him fully dependent. The sorcerer usually realizes during his second or third operation that he is no longer able to get himself into the same state of ecstasy which previously helped him to have a certain influence on the concerned sphere. This is reason enough for a feeling of uneasiness within him, which usually causes him literarily to seize hold of the being appearing to him in order to have his desires realized. The head now appearing to the sorcerer would not at all react to him if he were not sure that the sorcerer’s soul and spirit were mature enough for him, and that therefore it pays to try to get both. The head sees the many karmic developments which the sorcerer may have undergone already and during which he has reached a certain degree of intelligence and maturity, and he is therefore certain that the sorcerer will render him good service after his death. The being knows about all this already in its own sphere, while watching the sorcerer carrying out his operations. If it seems advantageous enough, a head, usually a negative one, will appear to the sorcerer, and will try to get the sorcerer for itself at any cost. Depending on the character of the sorcerer, the being will apply the most variable methods, knowing well the most vulnerable points where it can hit the sorcerer. If, for instance, the sorcerer is anyhow fearful, the being will try to frighten him in order to make him obey. If, however, the sorcerer is somehow aware of his spiritual and psychic faculties, the being will try to win him with all kinds of promises, for instance with the promise that it will do anything, etc. But at the same time it will point out that such a thing is not possible without a mutual agreement and will point out the advantages of such a contract. It is then up to the sorcerer to resist the temptations of the being and to oppose it. A fight within the sorcerer’s own conscience will start and will develop into a terrible one, for the conscience of a man is the most subtle form of the Divine Providence. If, however, the sorcerer is not willing to listen to the divine warnings, that is to follow his conscience, but supresses it in spite of its repeated appearance, then he becomes a victim of the being by making an agreement or a contract with it.

    This theme will certainly interest everybody. Therefore I will examine it more closely from the hermetic angle. Why does a spirit being want to get possession of the soul and spirit of a sorcerer? There are several reasons for this. Firstly, no being, least of all a negative one, will ever do anything for the sorcerer without the hope of getting a relevant reward. The sorcerer is forced by contract to leave the earth-zone after he has cast away his physical body. He is indeed taken away by the devil, as legends state, and must travel to the sphere of that being with which he has made the contract in order to serve there as its servant.

    The head, with whom the contract has been made, usually employs a deceased sorcerer as a messenger to the astral, mental or physical sphere of the earth-zone where he has to carry out commissions for his master, corresponding to the negative sphere of that being. Such a head likes to get into connection with a sorcerer because the latter has been created as the image of God and therefore has four poles and consequently many more possibilities than the being itself. In most cases the head’s servant, in this case a human being, is made into a spiritus familiaris or factotum and put at the disposal of other similar sorcerers. In the function of a spiritus familiaris the sorcerer then is given all the power the head itself possesses, since from that moment he is deputizing for the being. The transfer of power upon the sorcerer is effected either by an Ankhur from the head or the principal of demons or by influencing him with zone power so that he can either bring about the ordered effects by himself and secure the results wanted, or he is supplied with other servants to help him carry out his commissions. But whether such servants are true inhabitants of the zone and, as such, mere subordinates of their masters, or whether they really are victims as described above, is difficult to determine, for such beings are not allowed to tell anybody anything about themselves. It is also possible that unwanted phases in the memory or consciousness of such spirits have been deleted, either by a magic spell or other practices. And so the sorcerer, in spite of the qualities he has on account of his four-pole nature, becomes dependent on the head’s sphere, that is on his master’s sphere, and that prevents him from freeing himself of the ties with his head and from living his own life. He becomes a will-less instrument of the head and must do everything the latter wants.

    After having sealed the contract or pact the sorcerer cannot do any work for weeks or months. During this time he is taught by his head various practices and is initiated into the use of his powers. The sealing of such a pact is actually not much different from what is stated in the grimoires or magic books. There is, however, a little difference hardly known to anybody: the pact itself is not compiled by the spirit being, but is, in fact, drawn up and written by the sorcerer himself, like the book of charms. The text of the pact is written down in ordinary ink. Special ink, however, may be used for this purpose, depending on the rituals applied, but this is not so important. The contract clearly states what services have to be rendered by the being which wishes it will fulfill, which possibilities are given the sorcerer with this pact, including other conditions which must be fulfilled by the being on behalf of the sorcerer. On another page of the contract the duties are laid down which, on the one hand, the sorcerer must carry out for the being and which, on the other hand, the being orders itself to carry out. It further states in which manner the head can be called and whether it has to appear visibly or invisibly; how servants, put at the sorcerer’s disposal, have to be treated, etc. The most important point is the period for which the contract is valid and that after the expiration date of the contract the sorcerer is obliged to travel to the sphere of the demon. Also the way in which the sorcerer will die in the physical world and how he will move over into the sphere of the head is fixed by contract. All points and conditioned are agreed to by both parties, and the being usually signs the contract by its own seal, using the sorcerer’s hand as a medium, and the mutual agreement is countersigned. It is also quite possible that the being asks for, or insists on, the sorcerer’s signing the contract with his own blood. But contracts have been made, and are still being made, without such a condition. Usually the contract is written in duplicate; one copy remains in the sorcerer’s hands, the other is for the being. It is stated in the books that the being takes both copies, but this is done rarely and only happens with a certain category of beings. Usually the second copy is folded together by the sorcerer, and burned. This burning of the contract actually means that the ideas and points of the contract are transmitted to the relevant zone.

    In this, or in a similar manner, with which there may be little differences which are not essential at all, pacts are sealed, especially pacts with negative beings. Such a pact can neither be broken by the sorcerer nor by the being and must be adhered to unconditionally. It often happens that the victim does not even know that he has made such a horrible contract and comes to the respective sphere without knowing that he has to payoff the duties the being has rendered him on earth. If, however, bad conscience starts working on the mind of a sorcerer before the contract expires, and if, in consequence, the sorcerer tries to free himself by any means, then the being will try anything to harm the sorcerer and to destroy him. Many witchcraft trials of the past are the unmistakeable proof of this and sorcerers who felt sorry for their sealing of such contracts and who therefore tried out all means and ways to free themselves have had to atone heavily for their breach of contract at the instigation of the beings concerned. Many sorcerers of ancient times were not able to evade the funeral pyre only because the idea and divine spark won inside them and made them prefer death instead of remaining in contact with a demon till the expiration of the contract. But sorcerers who strictly adhered to the points of the contract and fulfilled every duty till the period expired always remained under the protection of the dark powers and no power in the world could ever harm them. Those who did not adhere to the contract and regretted their mistake were severely persecuted by the beings, for the latter always found means and ways to harm their former proteges.

    The kind of contracts described above may be regarded as the usual type, for the sorcerer tries to get into contact with a being by means of the magic of evocation and to maintain this connection with the being either directly or by the spiritus familiaris serving the being.

    The reader may now ask whether such a sorcerer is condemned to be the servant of a being or head forever. Answering such a question presents no difficulty to a magician who is equally acquainted with all spheres. As soon as the sorcerer has re-paid the head in full measure for its duties on earth – this can take, in our chronology, many hundreds of years, since time and space are absent in the spheres – the sorcerer’s conscience will start working on him more and more and his four-pole nature feels himself little by little free from the bondage. When the sorcerer has paid back every penny of his debt, he can again do what he likes. But if, at that point, he still stifles his conscience, unwilling to follow it, he will remain in the sphere of his head and will, eventually, lose his four-polarity and identify himself with the plane in which he lives by taking on the vibration of that plane forever. By this way he will condemn himself. The sorcerer then ceases to be a human being, the image of God, and becomes a being of that sphere, that is, he sinks down to a demon. This certainly is the most regrettable state a human being can get into and may be called damnation from the religious point of view, or as true sin against the Holy Ghost.

    This would be the complete procedure for the sealing of a contract between a sorcerer and a being of another zone. Should the sorcerer follow the voice of his conscience he will be able to leave the zone of the head and find a new home in the earth-zone. Here he can again live as a four-pole being and renew his spiritual development. If, in this case, it is necessary for him to return into our physical world, this rebirth will be granted him without any difficulties for in the physical world it is far easier to become purified and to work on one’s magical development like other beings.

    A reincarnated sorcerer is then able to acquire, in our world, great magic power, since he has experience in working with negative powers. Such re-born sorcerers are the born magicians, for they possess inborn magical faculties and do not need to accumulate much knowledge or to undergo a special training in magic. It cannot be denied, however that it could again happen that such a person is overcome by the temptation to misuse these powers and that the same head of spirits may approach him anew, possibly under a different mask, to regain his previous victim with the same intention of taking him again to his sphere after his physical death. Such a sorcerer, however, has a much freer will on this earth and can therefore resist such temptations much better. His conscience, too, works much better and will warn him more forcefully than does the conscience of a human being with no such personal career. Thus it seldom happens that a sorcerer falls in a second time. Usually he is so purified by his experience that he walks along the true path of magic and is less inclined to take up contacts with demons or negative spirits.

    This statement of true facts may be a warning to all truth seeking people not to follow the path of sorcery, for one can see from what has been said above that such a step is a great regression in the spiritual evolution and development of a human being. That all I have said is no fantastically made up story but a sad, true fact that can be checked by any true magician. The incarnated sorcerer proceeding along the right path of initiation is exposed to a far greater number of temptations than an average human being who is starting his spiritual development from the beginning. The planes which formerly bound him try time after time in the most refined manner to get their previous victim again under their control.

    In this work I do not intend to name anybody from ancient or modern times who has sealed contracts with beings, but besides the cases generally known to the public, like Doctor Faustus and Urban-Grandier, there are numerous others of whom the public has never heard.

    There is yet another way to seal contracts, known to only a few initiates. This should be a warning to all those who try to get into contact with various kinds of beings. This pact is not handled directly, but by the help of a human body already existing. Which of the two ways to seal contracts is the more advantageous depends on the view of the individual magician. The less known way may be prefered by deceased people as well as by other beings of the earth-zone, even by beings of higher zones.

    The getting into contact through a human being requires the human being’s control of the elements, the light- and the Akashaprinciple and a higher intelligence and magical maturity on the side of the spirit being which wants to get into contact with, and make a contract with the human being. From the hermetic point of view such a contract is quite possible and is practised by a number of sorcerers without their differing from the average people by anything strange or unnatural. Only the well trained clairvoyant and the eyes of a genuine magician are able to distinguish such a pact. The sorcerer is usually invited to such a contract by a being and he is not seldom offered such a pact by beings of the elements, which live next to the earth.

    If all conditions are fulfilled the making of such a contract presents no difficulty. The method rests on the following procedure: The being looks for a physical body anywhere in the material world at the moment of its dying. A healthy body is prefered in this case, a body which dies of little cause such as for instance during an accident. Also bodies dyding from the consequences of an inflammation of the lungs, of encephalitis, heart failure etc. may serve this purpose. On the other hand, bodies are not welcome which have been destroyed by tuberculosis or other infectious diseases of vital organs and in which the destruction of such organs have been the cause for the person’s physical death.

    The restoration of the harmony in a body destroyed by such diseases would take much effort. At the moment the linking thread between body, soul and spirit rends and the life-matrix is interrupted, the being gets hold of the human body and is able to build up a new thread between itself and the human body by doing what I have already described in “Initiation into Hermetics”, that is by employing the light fluid. It is quite clear that the being – before uniting itself with the physical body – must form its astral body according to the shape and size of the human body concerned, using for this purpose the matter of the elements, in order to get into a harmonious unity of the two lifethreads: the mental and astral matrix.

    The being who has taken possession of a human body in the described way becomes itself a human being in a borrowed body. The relatives and onlookers form the opinion that the dying person after having been in agony has come to life again as if by miracle and finally recovered from the disease. This is how the relatives and those persons, who are not able to observe by clairvoyance the leaving of the astral body from the physical body, look on the event. Since the being possesses a miraculous degree of adaptibility and maintains all faculties and powers of the astral world and since it knows everything, it continues playing the role of the person who actually died, but it will try to disappear from the surroundings of the relatives of the deceased person and to get into contact with the sorcerer without attracting attention. The being keeps all its abilities of its former sphere in the new body and puts itself at the disposal of the sorcerer. With the exception of a true magician nobody will ever find out the true facts and nobody will find anything suspicious in two friends or a boy friend and girl friend meeting each other, and the people around the two will never find out about the true relations of the two. The services which the being may render the sorcerer during his physical existence are exactly the same as if the sorcerer had got into contact with another being of that sphere. If the sorcerer wants to have his influence work on the astral or mental world via this being, then the latter puts itself into a state of trance und so can fulfill the sorcerer’s wishes.

    The question of carnal contact is usually discussed at the moment of the first citation or meeting with the sorcerer and the sorcerer is well informed about the whole procedure. That the sorcerer must never say a word to anybody about the matter is only too clear, for otherwise he would have to pay with his life for his communicativeness.

    Sorcerers have often instigated mermaids to get hold of the bodies of beautiful girls of this world in the above mentioned manner in order to get into carnal contact with these undines, and have even married such beings. There was then no difference between a normal female and an incarnated undine, for the latter, in its carnal body, was subject to the same laws as all other human beings. It kept, however, the faculties and powers of the waterelement and made use of them in its human incarnation. The incarnated undine could also have children. But the most tragic fact about the matter was that she wanted the sorcerer to be absolutely loyal since she maintained a contact between her own physical body and the sorcerer’s physical body. If the sorcerer wanted to have sexual intercourse with another woman he was in danger of having to atone for this with his life. In such a case the undine was also no longer able to remain in the physical world and was not able to get into further contacts. Soon after the death of the sorcerer who had become her lover or husband she also died. After her death such a undine does not travel to the earth-zone like any other human being, but has to return to the water element and again lives there as undine.

    If a magician with a high degree of perfection and relationship to God would bring about such a procedure he would by his creative power, be able to build up, with the undine, the same kind of harmony of the elements as it possesses any human being. He would be able to create a new human being whose spirit would be as immortal as the spirit of any other human creature. However, a true magician will never undertake such operations without having sufficient reasons. I only mention this here because I want to show that such a thing lies within the faculties of a magician. The non-initiate may believe this to be an incredible fairy tale, but, from the hermetic point of view, such things are quite possible and can easily be realized. The true magician will not have any doubts of these possiblities.

    Apart from spiritism there is another kind of evocation of spirits called necromancy. The difference between a sorcerer and a necromancer is the following: the sorcerer usually tries to get into contact with higher beings of the earth-zone, with the heads of the elements or with the heads of other zones; the necromancer, on the other hand, merely practices the evocation of deceased persons. The method of necromancy is quite simple and a magician who has not yet reached perfection is able to apply this method with more success than a sorcerer practicing evocations. A necromancer faces the same kind of dangers as the sorcerer since a deceased human being may also take full possession of the necromancer and make him completely dependent. If a necromancer becomes so dependent on an astral being that he cannot do anything without the advice and help of the being, then we may also talk of a sort of pact in this case, though this kind of contract may not have the same tragical consequences as the pacts dealt with before.

    The magician is able to call any being from the astral world without any danger, without becoming dependent on it and without becoming a victim of necromancy. A necromancer is a person with a low degree of spiritual and magical development, whose main object is to get into contact with astral beings of the earth-zone, preferably with dead people. The necromancer will in most cases try to make use of a being from the astral sphere, that is he will either require of such a being certain magical duties in the physical, astral or mental plane or merely try to satisfy his curiosity. For this purpose the necromancer will choose a human being after his physical death who during his life on earth busied himself with any of the secret sciences and who possibly has reached a certain degree of perfection in this. If such a person happens to be a true magician who has followed the true path of initiation and has learned all its laws here on earth, having thus acquired a certain degree of perfection, who noble-minded strove for positive aims and controlled the negative powers, he will, if he thinks it beneficial, appear to the necromancer and point out to him the advantages or disadvantages of his projects and intentions.

    A true magician will, however, never keep up a constant connection with a necromancer, nor will he try to influence the necromancer in such a manner that he becomes dependent on him. He will always be prepared to warn the necromancer and will give him permission to call him in case of emergency. Furthermore, he will give good advice to the necromancer and initiate him into the laws of the astral sphere, but he will never be prepared to serve the necromancer, or to do whatever he wants, or to fulfill his material desires. Only bad magicians with little experience and an affection for negative powers or mere sorcery will try to maintain a contact with a necromancer or assist him in realizing his desires and to satisfying his curiosity. If the necromancer gets into the sphere and under the control of such a being, he will acquire the same kind of vibration as that being has in the earth-zone and thus becomes a fellow-sufferer. The astral being will then prevent the necromancer from making any progress in his spiritual and magical development and will see that he is never enlightened or blessed with personal advance. The being will then be full of malicious pleasure because it has succeeded in being troublesome to a human being on earth. It remembers the days of its own life on earth, its difficulties and troubles there, the temptations it could not resist, the powers it misused and the lack of chances for its true initiation, and it will also try to hinder the necromancer in his development. The danger that arises for the necromancer in such a case need not be analysed. I will, however, mention the fact that the necromancer may easily be vampirised by such a being and that the being will try to realize in the astral world its own egocentric plans by help of the vampirised powers of the necromancer.

    Therefore every scholar is warned not to take up any such contacts and not to make himself dependent on any being. The manner in which a necromancer calls a being from the astral plane rests on two methods. One method is spiritistic: the being is asked to reveal itself by help of mediums; that is by mediumistic writing or by mediums put into a state of trance. This method requires great perseverance until the being is able to take up a direct contact and to appear to the necromancer. The other method is that of evocation: the necromancer takes up contact with the being by help of a picture of the spirit’s previous incarnation or by enlivening such a picture until finally the being steps out of it like an elementary, taking on its previous shape. A necromancer does not usually succeed at once, but if he goes on with his work persistently he might, depending on his maturity, development, willpower and imagination, force the being to appear to him visibly.

    A necromancer can hardly differentiatewhether, in such a case, his power of imagination plays the main role, or if he has created an elementary, or if the visible connection with the being has in fact taken place. But a narrow-minded necromancer does not care who has brought about the connection or what has actually caused the disired effect, if it has been his power of imagination (phantasy), or if repeated stressing of his nerves has created an elementary or if the being evoked really has appeared from the astral world.

    Should the necromancer have a predeliction for negative powers, his evocation and his endeavours to cause a projection in the astral world will possibly be readily answered by a so-called black-magician who will himself try to get into contact with such a necromancer. All of the necromancer’s appetite for instructions, practices, satisfying of his curiosity, fulfillment of his desires, will then be quenched by that being. The necromancer is responsible for all that happens and he will thus charge his Karma to his account, especially if he wants to see desires realized which he can in no way justify. That the end of such a necromancer cannot be other than tragic need not be stressed. Necromancers usually die an unnatural death or suddenly of an incurable disease. I should also mention the fact that there is also possible a passive relationship with beings of the astral plane and with beings of higher zones. This passive intercourse, however, is not so effective and does not give such great magical results as the practice of evocation. Also in this case an unexpected pact could be the final outcome, and the person taking up the connection by this passive intercourse is sometimes even worse off than the sorcerer or necromancer, since he has no control at allover the being with which he has taken up connection, or over the effects caused by it.

    There are two principle kinds of this passive intercourse: the first is a spiritistic one: the spiritist himself is the medium for the contact and intercourse with the being, either by medial clairvoyance, clairaudience, automatic writing etc; the second possibility for passive intercourse is that a hypnotist or a mesmerist takes up the connection with the being by means of a somnambulant medium and maintains the contact continously, for satisfaction of his curiosity or for certain tasks in the mentel, astral or physical worlds. If the hypnotist or spiritist has not undergone any magic training and if, therefore, has not the necessary degree of magical development and maturity, the health of the medium is endangered in both cases. Many mediums and spiritists who have been in constant connection with a single being and have often made use of it, so that they finally became dependent on that being – which actually results in an indirect pact – have had to pay for it with severe diseases of the mental, astral and physical body. Many a lunatic asylum could bear witness for such deplorable cases.

    All I have said above especially applies to the work of sorcerers and necromancers with negative powers and the dangers involved. In this connection I should like to point out that the genuine magician, who having come along the path of true development tries to get into contact with positive beings irrespective of their rank or zone, should not become dependent even on good beings or intelligences. He may if he likes, get into touch with a good being any time he wishes, but he should not join any being even if he is especially attracted by it, for if he does, a pact could also be the result, similar to such with negative beings, though the dangers for a genuine magician operating with positive beings could never be so great nor so tragic.

    There also exist methods and instructions for the making of contracts with genii of any zone, who, due to such a contract, may advise and assist the magician in any respect. Of course a genuine magician will, during the course of his development, try to get into touch with good beings, since this is no doubt necessary, but he must not make himself dependent on any single being, no matter whether angel or superior intelligence. By becoming dependent on a good being a magician would take up, like a sorcerer, the vibration of the sphere from which the good being has come and, by and by, would influence himself so strongly with this vibration that finally he would take on the complete nature of that being. Such a being, however, will of course not be interested in a written contract.

    There are also methods for the conclusion of the same kind of written contract or pact between a magician and a superior positive intelligence. This contract concluding, the magician can be sure that the being will protect him in any respect; that it will help him, warn him and do every kind of good service for him; but after the death of the magician the being will automatically draw him to its own sphere. In that zone the magician will not have to serve the guardian angel by force, but freely. Since such a magician is in constant connection with good beings he will become part of that plane and will lose any interest in climbing any higher or in travelling to another zone. He will be content with his life and his evolutionary rise is temporarily interrupted.

    If a magician is sent by Divine Providence to the earth-zone or into our physical world to fulfill a certain task as a human being, he starts longing for a sphere set above him. Should a magician, after having been allied to a genius in a certain zone, be incarnated in our physical world, then such a former alliance becomes obvious by the magician’s special ability either in the field of hermetic science or in any other cultural field such as art, literature etc. This shows that the procedure is the same, no matter whether it is a positive or negative one, and a genuine magician will never be hindered in his development by any pact with a genius or an angel, but will advance in his development unimpeded. By an equal affection for all beings the magician will always remain conscious of his desire to become a perfect human being, created as the true image of God, and true divinity will be reflected in him. He is not influenced by any sphere, therefore he can reach true perfection, providing that no one element is prevailing within him and that he has been able to develop within himself the absolute equilibrium of all forces and powers and to maintain the standard of this development in future.

    The higher spheres are the place where it is decided whether a magician is willing to reach the highest perfection possible or likes to become a saint. A magician desirous of the highest degree of perfection may become the greatest and highest lord of creation, for he fully symbolises the true and complete image of God in all his aspects. A saint, however, remains under one aspect only and reaches perfection therein. He becomes a part of that aspect, and finally, when he has reached perfection in this aspect, he loses his individuality. The highest degree of perfection that man is ever able to reach is that of becoming a true sovereign, a true magician, thus actually representing a true and complete image of God, whereby he never loses or is forced to give up his individuality. By the knowledge of the hierarchy of the beings, of their zones, their causes and effects, the true magician is able to rule over any being of creation, no matter whether good or evil, as this is actually his true commission. Ruling over the spirit beings does not necessarily mean ruling by force, for the beings, good or evil, will always be prepared to serve the magician, to complete his will and to fulfill any of his desires without asking for anything in return. The heads of zones also like to serve a magician, and if the magician desires it they will even put at his disposal the beings serving them, and will provide him with the necessary ankhur without ever daring to ask the magician to conclude a contract with the relevant zone. The genuine magician is free to put under his will as many serving genii as he likes, from any sphere he likes; they will all have to serve him as their highest master, or their sovereign. The genuine magician with a noble character will make no difference between a positive or a negative being, for Divine Providence has not created anything unclean. He is quite aware of the fact that demons are as necessary as angels, for without these contradictions a differentiating hierarchy would not be possible. His respect for a being, whether positive or negative, will depend on the being’s rank. He himself will take the golden path of the middle way, the path of true perfection.

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