A modern approach to a medieval Magickal Art -
by Michael Ford ©2001
oath of Belial and Saturn, the awakening of hidden light
The lifting of flesh through dream and chant
I call upon thee, Asmodeus, devil lord of the winds of
forests and caves
Speak upon the web of dreams,
I invoke thee within my very essence, by serpent and wolf
By fire and earth, ice and snow, desert and heat
Pass beyond the veil little known by most,
For I am a child of this flesh!
I offer now my dedication of my own Will to the powers
of night, and of the Great Work itself! That through my
dedication to the path of Witch blood, I shall know the
secrets not so hidden!”
-from “The Book of the Witch Moon”,
a Grimoire of Luciferian Witchcraft, Vampyrism
and Chaos Magick
by Michael Ford, © 1999, 2001
Many understand the
essence of Witchcraft as in relation to nature and general folk
craft. While the folk magic brought from Europe flourished in
the form of Wicca, mainly due to Gerald Gardner’s (1886-1964)
extensive writings and Coven expansion. The system regarded Magic
as a natural process, and to build knowledge from the earth, from
which is powers reside. Many grasped this ideology well, given
aid no doubt to the nature conscious fever of the 1960’s
1. It is considered that humanity
has destroyed enough of its natural resources to begin the long
process of re-building from the industrial revolution. Witchcraft
offered a sister/brotherhood of individuals seeking the love of
nature and folk magic, from which many in Europe in our current
time are seeking yet again.
is the direct descendent of ancient shamanic cultures and practices,
which has flourished with humanity since the beginning of time.
The essence of witchcraft is of two basic aspects, being the
discovery of the self and the unity with nature, and the mastery
of sorcery and a balance of both dayside and darkside practices.”
The Sethanic Witchcraft
current has been cultivated in Europe through those who hold the
key to the gnosis within their minds; it seems to speak through
the blood. This unspoken aspect of the tradition of the old is
known directly as Witchblood, it is a silent, unspoken yet natural
degree of the folk ability to practice Magick. This is the inner
magickal voice of Angels and Demons, the very core essence within
each initiate that speaks to he/she of their own infinite potential.
While the direction of those involved in the Luciferian Tradition
in America are well aware of its context of approach, the defining
state of consciousness must be adhered to.
The union of some
aspects of Middle Eastern practices such as Sufism and the various
parallel witch ways of tribes of the Deserts are essential productive
and beneficial for the advancement in human thinking. There is
much to be learnt from other cultures, however the heart of such
always emanates within a focus of folk magic or witchcraft.
The Order of Phosphorus
is founded upon the techniques taught through the lore of Luciferian
Witchcraft, the lore and legend of the old transferred into magickal
technique. The common history of the gnosis is labeled Sethian
as it was indeed Lucifer/Seth and Azazel who brought the Black
Flame to humanity, enabled it to rise above the mongoloid putty
of our ancestors and become something beautiful. Witchcraft was
a natural tool, taught by Luciferic angels known as the Watchers,
and their Cain – inspired brethren known as the Nephilim.
This is the lore of the Nightside, from which legend becomes desire
which takes flesh.
The Shadow –
World of the Magickian is shrouded in arcane wisdom and infernal
teachings, all the while embracing the light of the Morning Star
and the Sun rising within. The actual practice of Magick demands
patience and the Will to continue, for the many challenges of
such a path are meant to weed the strong from the weak. What should
be considered in some aspects is the fact that we as humans have
developed over thousands of years, still regaining in the depths
of our mind the great Serpents that dwelled, the wolves that devoured
their prey and the pulse of nature in general. We are of nature,
thus a great bond should be developed therein.
The Luciferian current
in America is generally hidden from public site, allowing those
who work through such circles to build the Magickal Art through
practice and discipline. Those who enter the gates of Witchcraft
will automatically view the very Gate of the Left Hand Path. Very
few will enter this infernal tread, as it brings one to the ultimate
personal power of self-deification. Many are not able to understand
this state of being, the ascent to become God or Goddess, thus
either failing and loosing their mind in the Sabbatic Circles
of Time or renouncing to a much kinder garden path.
The Luciferian Witchcraft
tradition of the Order of Phosphorus respects ALL paths that lead
to human advancement and knowledge, including those of the white
light persuasion. We consider that every individual has the right
to believe and practice what he or she Wills, unless it harms
another unjustifiably. The Order of Phosphorus is against Bigotry
and Racism, considering such as the filth of non-human advancement.
The Order of Phosphorus
as a whole considers itself as a manifestation of Lucifer itself,
those who join are literally “Doing the Devils Work”
by bettering themselves. Thought dictates advancement by positive
practice of Magick and Sorcery. Ones own darkside must be explored
in areas not normally embraced by occult orders. The Qlippoth
as described in Michael Ford’s “The Book of the Witch
Moon” is a demonic astral region, beneficial to those who
dive the mirror of Lilith and become stronger. Through the diving
of darkness one shall embrace the light.
The symbol of the
Devil within Luciferian Witchcraft is symbolic of transformation
within each individual, which appears at first glance, dark and
foreboding yet essentially allows a great light of wisdom and
power to be revealed. This is the Black Flame, the knowledge of
self-consciousness and the process of becoming something greater.
The Devil is essentially,
humanity’s darkside, the very essence of infernal teachings
that reveal Man and Woman as holding their own infinite potential.
The light of knowledge which depicts Good and Evil is a great
wisdom few may handle responsibly, it allows one to create and
The Devil is defined
as the personification of Evil, or the inverse ideology of whatever
moralistic system is popular at the time. The word devil derives
from the Greek Diabolos, which originally meant accuser. The word
Demon is derived from Daimon, meaning a guardian spirit. A demon
in modern context (according to TOPH) is a spirit or intelligence
which can be related to ones Evil Genius, or hidden self, or the
Holy Guardian Angel, which is a perfected manifestation of the
self in anthropomorphic form.
The Devil would not
lead us to death and fire, but to life, creation, pleasure, ecstasy
Lucifer has been described within a Sabbatic context before, specifically
as the husband of Diana from the legend originating from Italian
folklore. Lucifer (the Sun) was the husband of Diana (the Moon);
the two were joined in a great union of opposites. It is the development
of the individual towards a partial solitary path which opens
each aspect of initiation towards the advancement of the human
spirit. This means positive evolution, discipline, understanding
and mental strength is the building blocks of understanding.
Lucifer is thus the
high symbol of Sethian Witchcraft.
The Witches Sabbath
has long been a misunderstood and often misrepresented expression
of Magickal Art. It should be considered that the Sethian Witch
Cult is an expression of not only Folk Magic and Lore, but that
of a modern synthesis of advanced ideals of sorcery, psychology
and psychic development. The Witches Sabbath has long been held
in arcane lore as the dream – meeting of the Astrals and
Spirits of Magickal Practitioners of the Craft, those who between
the Twillight of Dawn and Dusk dive the dream waking environment
and meet as spirits and other forms to gather under the Black
Sun, or under the arms of Luna, awaiting the embrace of Lilith
and Hecate, the Queens of the Sabbath.
It is through the
Luciferian Circles that the Watchers and Fallen Angels brought
to us the gift of what is called Witchblood, the Black Flame of
Awakening that offered an awakening of senses. Each angel still
exists in spirit form upon the earth, allowing a linage to emerge
from different areas of psychic and physical development.
The essence of Witchcraft
should be explored within its dream – based roots, the touch
of Sethanic initiation. As the Angels brought us the lore of the
wise in the early times, so we must continue to change and progress
such ideas into new ways and techniques. Sorcery is efficient
as a manner of implicating your immediate surroundings. This involves
the specific use of Lesser and Greater Black Magick in of its
aspects – healing, cursing, astral projection, love spells
and more are essential yet undefined in their approach of performance.
This alone is up to the witch who develops his/her system based
on personal and individual preference.
The works of Austin
Osman Spare (1886-1956) was an artist who talents of draftsmanship
allowed direct expression of his developed gnosis of sorcery.
Spare’s early drawings were founded on the belief of exploring
the self, known as the Zos 3 and Kia
4. Austin’s system of exploring
the self by delving the depths of the mind is best described by
his art alone. The writings of Spare, while being confusing and
cryptic, were very poetic and strong. Yet, in the face of his
art were under matched, quite simply, the man was a genius!
Spare developed an
arcane letter system called “The alphabet of desire”
which contained the structure for contact with the subconscious.
This aspect of Black Magick, allowed the individual to tap the
latent powers of the mind and make such work for him or her. The
letter itself should be developed by each individual initiate
for his/her own Alphabet of Desire, this is where the connection
and development of Luciferian Witchcraft emerges.
was silently expanded upon by Spare in his later years. It is
known that he had many dream experiences which allowed him to
attend the Witches Sabbath, as well as communicate with many of
the attendants. Zos vel Thanatos (aka. Austin Spare) created numerous
glyphs and sigils based on the astral conclave, even writing texts
which included a full invocation of the Sabbath. Such art and
writings no doubt influenced the magickal stream of initiation
within many individuals later on, as well as announcing the formation
of the technical term called “Chaos Magick” in the
Wisdom is the point
of conscious understanding that is essential for the practice
and life work of the craft of the wise. One may find considerable
study in the four elements as described by Robert Cochrane of
the Clan of Tubal Cain. As is within all Luciferian traditions,
the significance of individual study and obtainment of knowledge
The answers to all
things, according to Robert Cochrane 5.
are in the Air – inspiration which is brought on the winds
shall give the gift of answers to the many questions you may seek.
The trees will bring power and the Sea will bring patience, for
as Cochrane wrote, the Sea is the womb which contains the memory
of all things.
You essentially will
be brought to listen to the elements, observe and learn. The one
who brings the mind in tune with his or her surroundings is better
adapted to work Magick and achieve the gnosis of which he/she
seeks after. This is primarily an individual process and involves
a large amount of personal dedication. The results, or treasure
of the work is rewarded to those who essentially step through
the veil of waking into dreaming and emerge upon the hill of the
Sabbat, encompassing the circle of the Witchblood whom have offered
unto Asmodeus, the waking lord of the Sabbath.
The Order of Phosphorus,
being a Luciferian group focused on solitary, ceremonial and individual
growth through one discovering his/her own foundation of magickal
practice recognizes the importance of the Sethian Witchcraft lineage
that is present within some of its initiates. It is very much
like a call of the blood, it whispers on the webs of dreams from
which you are slowly lifted up to the Stag, naked and awake through
the eyes of Lilith and Asmodeus.
and Dedication chant (performed by candlelight –
indoors or out. If outdoors, cast your circle in flour.)
"By the rights
of pleasure may flesh procreate from within. Mother of the
Sabbath, Lilith I awaken to the mysteries of our craft.
I dedicate my being to the path from which my blood dictates.
By the mysteries of the Goat and the Serpent I come to thee.
I walk now the Sabbatic Path, reborn under the Luciferic
Shadows and Promethean Light! Cain, wanderer of the desert
dawn, embrace now my way which is our way, that thy mysteries
are revealed through dedication!
Shaitan – Asmodeus
– Belial – Lilith – Hecate Eko, Eko Lucifer!"
should contact the Order of Phosphorus with a detailed biography
and magickal path interest to:
PO Box 926344
Houston, TX 77292
Web Site: www.psychonaut75.com
Issued by Succubus Publishing, © Michael Ford, 2002
Rosaleen Norton 1917-1979 considered the god Pan to
be responsible for the Back-to-Nature revival of the
late 60’s through the 70’s.
of the Witchmoon, a Grimoire of Dark Sabbatic Witchcraft,
Vampirism and Chaos Magick by Michael Ford © 1999-2001
“The Body considered as a whole”
atmospheric “I”, or cosmic self” .
aka. Roy Bower, founder of the Clan of Tubal Cain as
he called i