Lesser Magic in Satanism
Enchantments / Spells / Blessings / Curses in Satanism
What is a witch and/or who qualifies to be one in Satanism?
What is Lesser Magic in Satanism?
Lesser Magic is probably often confused with the concept of “Lower Magic” found in other belief systems, but it’s quite different in that a witch working with Lesser Magic is working on achieving results through interpersonal labor rather than trying to work with an impersonal cosmic force or deity. Deities do not exist in Satanism. We are atheists. Our success in Lesser Magic comes from our own real-world action. Petyr Baelish (from the fictional Game of Thrones series by George Martin) would be a decent example of a person who uses Lesser Magic to get what they want.
What is an Enchantment / Spell / Blessing / Curse in Satanism?
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Tarot readings and oujia board use is often associated with occult practice and sometimes roped into the understanding that people have about Satanism. It's important to remember that although these have nothing to do with Satanism it does not make someone any less of a Satanist for enjoying to play with them. YOLO.
Enchantment in Lesser Magic is the process in which you are obtaining your target’s attention so that you can cast your spell upon them—that is, make them want to carry out your wishes all on their own. You don’t typically enchant a person with a Greater Magic ritual unless maybe you’re talking about a Lust Ritual. Enchantment is not a one-time-off deal. When you enchant someone you need to make sure that your enchantment doesn’t break, that the bewitched doesn’t become disillusioned or disenchanted with you. If someone becomes disenchanted you would lose your sway over their decision making and in personal experience it will take more energy and effort to enchant them than it will be to start on a new person. This is one of those scenarios where in most cases you want to prevent it from happening in the first place by continuing to tend to the enchantment and growing it into a powerful spell over time.
To be under a spell in Lesser Magic describes the state in which someone who is receptive to your efforts will find themselves. It’s the state that will encourage them to act in your interests rather than in somebody else’s. You can think of this term in a metaphorical type way. In general it strikes me that if a Satanist is under the spell of another they have relinquished control over to that other individual and this is usually a bad thing. This can sometimes be a good thing however, such as in a situation where someone needs help breaking an addiction or needs to endow another with the power to hold them responsible or accountable for something. It can also be a good thing to be under someone’s spell as a part of an ongoing trust exercise or, frankly, if that’s how you get your thrills…
To receive a blessing from my perspective is what you receive when a spell brings you a positive result. Witches may bless themselves or maybe they bless others. Sometimes you may be the recipient of something which can be interpreted as both a blessing and a curse. I also define “blessed” as the state where you can receive attention or assistance from a Satanic god—and by this I mean an ordinary Satanist or Satanic witch since we recognize ourselves as gods—and benefit from that assistance and attention. We witches could I suppose, following this metaphor, bless ourselves by accommodating our own needs to facilely carry out our desires by preparing ourselves for the task ahead of time.
A curse is something that usually carries a negative connotation. Sometimes I interpret any sort of magic as a curse since it modifies or undermines your sense of free will, whether you realize it or not. I hold liberty in high regard for myself. I don’t like being cornered or made to do something that I don’t want to do. For this reason and in a very broad sense of its definition, any type of magic worked upon you from a Satanic witch may be considered a curse because it can change your behavior from what you otherwise would have elected to do out of free will. It may be that the witch is encouraging you to do something or if they really suck at Lesser Magic, they could be coercing you. (I say that because I would never consider a spell successful if the individual has to be coerced to do something.)