Though we maybe wouldn't see it as such, walking the path of Sutekh is closely connected with a vampiric way of life. Above all the Sethian is a master of energy, to use to his or her own benefit and to handle as pleased.
In our modern days, the way of the vampire and the path of Sutekh are often seen as two different roads to walk on, but to the ancients this wasn't so. To much we are influenced by the monotheistic religions, which blur our sight and give us the idea that there is black & white, good & evil.
But as these are not objective points, we are invited, almost forced to re-examine our beliefs and how they work through and in us. If you want to walk a path of the ancients, and uphold beliefs that conflict with this, you are on the road to disaster. Or your work & study will be in vain, or it will have a total other outcome then wished for.
Sometimes I hear from people or groups, who study the ancient ways, that they keep them self to the historical material. Uh, ok. I can understand that one will look into the historical sources, but take them with a pinch of salt, or from time to time with a few pounds of it.
The historical sources are many times to contaminated with later elements or changed by writers, who didn't get the point & just filled in what they comprehended. If you want to follow an ancient path, then indeed first collect information from outside, study historical sourced, but also dig into yourself and what you feel in you.
In the end, its all about the personal contact, you will have with the archetype or deity, you wish to follow. Prayers from a few thousand years back, can be nice, but if you are not connected to it, don't use it. Let it come fourth from yourself, and as such it will be carried by your will.
But back to our basic point, namely Sethianism & vampirism. As the Sethian is a master of energy, it will not be surprising that he is also an active vampiric being. Obtaining energy should never be a point to a Sethian, or where to obtain it.
The rule that drives a Sethian is simple to state with the words of Aleister Crowley " Though as thou wilst", as a Sethian we are called to be rulers of our own path & as such the law of the strongest goes, rule or be conquered.
Be ruthless when necessary, but love with a deep passion those who are important to you, and never regret the actions you have taken. As a vampiric creature the Sethian has only one objective to survive, conquer & rule. Most of the time, we are not noticed among other men, we rule in the dark, being the power behind the throne.
But unmistakenly we are servants of Sutekh, masters of energy and a vampire. A thing we don't have to regret, but to be proud on, as it is a kind of aristocratic way, and even here, only the strong will survive.
Sutekh is not the easy lord to serve, He is very demanding & has a gentle side but also a very strict one. Think well before you take this route, but once drawn to it, it will furfill you completly or not.
Invite Sutekh in your life, feel how he awakens the sleeping part of you, that connects you with the ancient paths & stenghten you, to grow beyond yourself and your limitations. Don't hold back, but once invited, discover every aspect of being a Sethian & a vampiric being, it will benefit your greatly and show you new insights to continue your explorations of your Shadow self, and how to use this in your daily life, to obtain what you desire and how to come closer to Sutekh, becoming one in being with & through him.
Wearing the mask, it maybe seems a strange title and the question what it means quickly comes to mind.
Well, factually its an easy answer, namely how to contact the gods or archetypes, how really to become a vessel of these energies, how to wear the mask, that we become them, even for a short while? It remains a good question and everybody will have his or hers own way to do it.
We could turn to the old and newer grimoires to perform an elaborate ritual, but if it are only hollow words, there will not be much respons. If we really wish to reach into the abyss, or where ever we place the energies which we see as gods or archetypes, its usually better to turn to a simpler way. And instead of looking to the grimoires, I suggest you go further in time, to the animistic and shamanic rites.
In some way these have survived till today, or in the original culture, or through adaptions. One of the most favorite ways to contact the energies, is dancing. Not a tango or a waltz, but factually a wild dance. Some cultures formed a special style, while others let the participants of any rite free.
And as such this techniques factually survives to this day, not so much in the specific backgrounds, but in the present day clubs and disco's, where people of all kind give themselves over to the music and let all barriers flow away, even without realising that in a way they set a first step on a spiritual path.
It is only when we combine it with reciting the name of the gods or archetypes, that we put it into a deeper motion. Lets give an example, start dancing, first slow then always faster, meanwhile reciting the name of the entity, you wish to reach or visualize some part of the character of the being. Let the name of the entity not only live on your tongue, but enter you very being, feel how the power flows through your body, filling it totally.
Don't think of what you are doing, but feel. Open yourself to be one with the entity and invite it, so you will become the vessel for it, feeling its powers and reaching as such into the abyss, realm or universe.
Maybe you will think, that this all sounds good, but can we break the link whenever we wish? Well, if you trust an archetype or are being pulled towards an entity, your trust will not be misused. And when you are overtired, your body will take over again, even if you feel the entity in you, the link will be broken, though afterwards the contact will be stronger then before.
If you are not the dancing type, or you don't have the energy to maintain a dance for a longer period of time, you can also pick a more gentle way, namely just the reciting of the name of which ever being you wish to contact. Place yourself in a relaxed position, sitting down, in meditation position or what ever works for you and bring the name of the god of archetype into mind. Let it vibrate slowly and strong in your mind, feeling how this spreads itself through your body, once the name has been recited, do the same again and again. This will relax you and bring you into a meditative state of mind, where you open towards the energies, and allow them to flow through your body, becoming a part of you for a while.
As I am a master and practitioner of bdsm, I have noticed through time, that when people are deprived of their senses, for example with a blindfold and hearing protection, and this for a longer period of time (More then 45 minutes), some start to see images, hear sounds, smell things or feel a vibration in their body. And I am convinced, that also in this way, you can reach into a higher or differently stated deeper realm. Remember Odin, who hung for nine days and nights on a tree, some say he sat in a leather bag, but in the end of his ordeal he reached supreme wisdom, through the runes that were revealed unto him.
Whatever way you choose, the goal is the same, to reach into the divine realm and contact which being you choose, and be open for the guidance and counseling of it. May which way you pick be rewarding and bring you to a deeper level of being, and as such become closer to the end goal, becoming one with the powers that created and maintain the universe.
As always, I pay homage to Sutekh, who guides me through many ordeals, brings light on my path and shows me which way to go, to become stronger and to give honor to His Name. For I have taken His name as a part of myself and trust in Him to be my personal path to enlightenment.
The thing we probably never really think about is, that most people on the Left Hand Path, are drawn to the Dark Deities, or at least to those whose dark aspects primate above all.
Has this to do with the power these forces radiate, the fact that it appeals to our inner darkness and hidden emotions, or is it a pure coincidence? Well, most of you will rule out the last opportunity at once, as we no there is no coincidence. Everything is a matter of action and reaction, we take a road, vibrate energy towards the universe, gods or archetypes, whatever you see in them, and a reaction comes towards us. So we can rule out this factor, remains only two options, so if you have a guess, its a 50/50 chance that your response will be correct. At least, if we need to make a choice here, as both remaining answer can apply.
We are automatically drawn towards the Dark Deities/ Archetypes, because of the power or force, they radiate. When we make contact with these beings, we can feel their strength running through us, and strengthening that aspect in us, where they stand for. They recreate us in their name, we become one of essence, and rise above our limitations. This is an ongoing process, don't expect that you are changed in one day, or over one ritual or path working.
You need to make time for this, and work on and with yourself, as you are your greatest friend or enemy. Only you can raise yourself to supreme heights or the lowest depths, no one else. If you believe in yourself and in what you do, then the way and opportunity will come, and change has started in you. But if you doubt or reject the powers, if you fear to look into your self or recognize your own darkness, then you throw yourself in a bottomless pit.
In any working, when you call dawn the power(s), you will have the opportunity to proceed on the Sinister Path, to explore your inner darkness and emotions. Don't be afraid of this, but cherish the chance, confront yourself with your most secret desires, and if no one gets hurt, when you practice them, go your way.
Life is to be enjoyed, not to be thrown away on empty matters, let the energy of the universe, the gods or archetypes run through you, inflame you with their lust, their love, power and life. Call on the power(s) of the gods, however you see them, and let them flow freely through you.
Let your body be the vessel of those who you invite, feel how their energy radiates through you, inflaming you with their strength, recreating yourself, after their image, giving you the key of an immortality, that is only known, to those, who reach self deification, and know that you are a god.
You don't need to feel any shame, to be seen equal with the gods or archetypes, but take your path & roll upon yourself, and grow to the fullest of your possibilities. You can do this in a ritual, through visualisation, meditation, or other ways. In the end, it all comes to the same point, be one of essence with the gods, be one of essence with Darkness. There you will find liberation and rise about your own limitations. There you will find fulfillment of your desires.
The path of Darkness is factually one of light, as it frees you of hypocrisy and false humility, but it also tells you to be responsible for your own deeds and choices, you can't hide no longer in the flock, but stand at head of it, in the spotlights. Only few survive it here, so call on the strength of the Dark Ones, that you may hold your position and don't weaken. Their strength can help you, but you must take the steps, no fluffy thrust here in an all loving god. The Dark Ones, give you a choice, rise above yourself and feel their powers, which draws you to victory, or fail and fall in the faceless mass of the world population.
Yours is the choice, yours is the power, yours is the kingdom to build, with and through the powers you call on, and for whom you are the vessel, so raise yourself above manhood.
My path has become clear in Sutekh, all hail and glory to Him, who is part of myself, and radiates through me, to create the world and destiny that I chose. So think careful, whatever you wish for, as all has a price to pay, but when done well, the reward will be much greater then the price and you yourself will be one with the gods/ archetypes.