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  • Writer's pictureMateusz Zalewski-Grzelak

Methods in Magick II: Magia Umbra - Shadow Servitors

According to the Egyptian modes of functioning of the souls, one of them is called khaibit, shu or shut. It is the shadow soul that needs nourishment, and in the posthumous state various offerings were made to it. Since its nature is majority psycho-sexual, as Kenneth Grant postulates, it behaves in a manner that reflects the life and occult constellations of the individual. It is by no means the repressed psychic matter, as Jung proclaimed with reference to a concept which in psychology denotes the shadow self. These two concepts should in no way be confused. The situation with shadow souls is much more complex, for their behaviour varies from setting to interaction. They should not be understood in terms of moral dichotomies, but as imprints of fading life on dead souls. It would be good to compare the shadow realms with those filled with technical black magic, spells of various targets, coldness, tormenting memories, resigned equiposis. It is the black bile of Saturn that fills these realms, and happiness is not found among the shadows, comfort, compassion, consolation towards the living is a sign of the horror that awaits them if they are not ready to understand what the dead souls bring with them. Likewise, one can find anger, revenge, restlessness, perversion, repeated self-reproach and guilt, all wrapped up in the great question, "Why are we here?" A person with a religious background, who is faithful to his idea but may end up in the shadow worlds, is imbued with grief: "Why did not his God save him, why is he being punished?". The only case of retrieval from the shadow world that I have ever witnessed was the dissolution of a six-foot tall, tattered shadow with a broken neck that could easily be mistaken for a chthonic day demon floating in the air in all varieties of dispersed light. The dead soul simply disappeared in all colours of scattered light, looking like ribbons in the wind, and was scattered in the light of consciousness.

Here there are two paradigms in the occult arts: first, that dead souls are only shells and interaction with them brings mischief, as a form of goeteia and witchcraft. They have no ontological, spiritual status in the larger view. The second theory I tend to hold is that they have the ontological status of dead souls overcoming and capturing something greater, their essence. If we treat dead souls as mere shells, then we might as well consider the entire mind of a living person as a shell, a complex bundle of psychic images wired to the physiological body frame. The suffering of the mind in the shadows is greater, as it decays and falls apart over time, leaving only bits of memory and images of the distant past. And yet it still exists in the register of the dead. Fading memories are still memories, and the exhausted pain that became cold and resigned is nevertheless an exhausted pain, a noble instinct brings forth such reflections.

The tribes of the dead have their methods of survival and domination, they have their own magic and ultimately all living witches and wizards and rely on the same rules of Magia Umbra as the dead, and so the living use their own shadow souls for psychomagic acts or persuade the dead to help them.

The methods described below are merely descendants of those used in regular magic, extended to shadow worlds.

The creation of the most basic servitors should not be of concern to us, it is the delegation of the shadow substance that we summon in form and give orders to that is of the utmost importance. The faculty of imagination, when well trained and focused, follows our will and so we can project imaginary forms and ideas not only in our minds but also in space and time. An example of calling up imaginations is a photograph. When we look at a photograph, it evokes our memories and we can reconstruct one-sided circumstances and feelings from the photograph. We can try to extend the memory to the place, imagine the space, and recall the chronology of events. First, let us take any photo of a place and try to imagine that in that place we placed an alchemical symbol of fire, a golden triangle, on the photo. Technically, at the moment the photo was taken, we placed a photographic imprint in the past, in a small imaginary world created just for this purpose. Necromancy based on working with photos of deceased people will not change their past, they are already dead, but we can try to call the soul or shadow soul of this person through this photo. How does it work? Well, a photo is an electromagnetic imprint of a certain time frame, place and other hidden information that we can try to extract. We can be almost certain that if we look into a black and white photograph of a dead person and they are in shadow, a dead, pitch black soul will appear before us. In this demonstration, it is discouraged to engage in this technique because dead souls can become lodged in your field and have extremely harmful effects.

In the same way, we project, virtualize, charge and materialize servants whether we are walking down the street, performing a magical operation, a rite, a ceremony, and so on. Ultimately, we project our mind into a form with a specific operational intent and instructions for the servitor, it is a program that is purposeful. Similar to coding, creating an effective servant is an art. When it comes to the shadow sphere, it is either our own shadow soul that we delegate, or, if we want to translate and interpret mental energy into shadow forms, we must first tune into the frequencies of the shadow, otherwise we create servitors in registers to which we are attuned. The second part is programming the execution modules and supplying the servitor with an energy source. Truly efficient servitors maintain themselves and are reprogrammed for the purpose when recalled. Truly efficient servitors are encrypted and masked on the other side so that no agent in between can take over or change the instructions given to the servitor. Why do you need a servitor? To collect information provided in visual form, to collect energy (crude and rather foolish vampirism), to operate in the fields of others, to operate in other dimensions in a form compatible with the dimension, to protect itself from malicious entities, to attack preemptively and detect the intention of magical attacks from the other side, to repel such attacks before they happen, or to tear the attackers to pieces, to implant executive will in egregors, to change intentions, motives, feelings, minds, souls of others, including other entities, etc.

Once the servitor is finished, he is directly traceable to us, as he has cuts and polishes of the mental frame we were in at the time of his creation. He is a silly tabula rasa with some of our tendencies and strange behaviors that are part of the occult mechanics of transcribing a homunculus into an umbric servitor. What is man-made has its patterns and is known to be man-made. You can charge a servitor with hatred, love, emotions, feelings, instincts and intellectual patterns and release it to act on a particular person, collectively, or connect it to a particular idea or cyber-ego (e.g. Facebook) in the eighth sphere. It can be a virus that sells itself or a separate entity that is only responsible for a certain type of task. To learn how to successfully program a servitor, you must have a robust mind that is experienced and trained to perform such functions, it is not to be taught, but to be learned. It is a good idea to preprogram simple commands into the servitor, such as "return", "locate", "view". Ideally, the servitor is instantly retrievable, but it can be lost, disintegrate, be destroyed, lose its power source, be overtaken, become malformed, or in the worst case become a puppet, be zombified, and be redirected to attack you, the creator.

A servitor is not a magical child. A magical child is either the result of interspecies soul propagation or interbreeding with astral entities. Servitors are mental children: they can be semi-intelligent if you invest parts of your mind in them, or automatons that function like robots. With the idea that you want to observe your servitor, it is possible to connect with servitors through astral projection. If you have practiced remote viewing (visual imagination that approximates distant places to the true state as if you were seeing them with your own eyes in the same time frame), you can try to use servitors as extra eyes and see things from their perspective, calling up images both when they return and from afar. This is never a perfect representation and there can be a lot of noise in between, but what you see is what you get. In the same way, you can invest your mind in astral projection to connect to a servitor in another dimension and scan the environment with its interface or senses to translate it into sensory data that humans can understand. If you have ever owned your own servitor to fly through the violent thunderstorms of Black Earth, you should know what I mean. Well, the probability of being detected in other places is high. That's why it's a good idea to delegate an external masking being instead of yourself, and a servitor can be wrapped with illusions to further mask him.

As with your own soul, you can incarnate into animals, other humans, or aetheric entities and delegate your spirit, soul, or synthetic creations to sense, control, bind, etc. the target in question. The same is true for a servitor that will incarnate, possess a medium or a particular entity and takes possession of it. You must understand that there is a great difference between a daimon or intelligence taking possession of a mortal human being and a servitor that is a rather uncomplex process that may go through several threads, but is rather cumbersome and simple in its effect.

Genius Loci at finish:

Music: Jóhann Jóhannsson, Mandy OST,

LOR3L3I, Otherworldly children.

Place: Bielany District, Warsaw.

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