Once upon a time there was an evil king named Hiranyakasipu whose little brother, Hiranyaksha, was killed by Varaha, the boar avatar of Lord Krsna. Hiranyakasipu hated Krsna, so he set his heart upon revenge. He retreated to the Himalayas for many years where he meditated every day and underwent severe austerities in order to appease Brahma and thus gain a special boon from him–”With this boon,” thought the wicked demon, “I will gain mystical powers like nothing the world has ever seen and then I will kill Krsna.”
Hiranyakasipu continued practicing meditation and undergoing harsh austerities for years until finally Brahma appeared before him and offered the demon whatever he desired.
“O my lord, creator of all living beings in the universe, I ask that you make me immortal so that I will never die,” said Hiranyakasipu.
“I was born just like you, and one day I will die. I cannot save myself or anyone else from death, so I cannot grant your request,” replied Brahma.
Hiranyakasipu thought carefully for a moment, then the wily demon cleverly asked for something else: “O granter of kind benedictions, please let me not be slain by any living entity created by you.
“Grant me that I may not die indoors or outdoors, neither at day or night, nor on the ground, the sky, or the seas. Grant me that I may not die by any creature created by you, nor by any weapon, nor by any man or animal.
“Grant me that I may not die by any being, living or nonliving. Grant me that I may not be killed by any demon or demigod or by any great snake from the lower worlds. Furthermore, I ask that you grant me lordship over all living entities and presiding deities, and all the power and wealth that may bring.”
It was by this boon that Hiranyakasipu was sure he could become immortal and destroy Lord Krsna. Brahma agreed and granted Hiranyakasipu the exact boon he requested. The powers Hiranyakasipu thus acquired led him to become more prideful and domineering than ever before, and so he began his quest to conquer the three worlds, killing anyone who stood in the way of his goals.
Before achieving this boon, however, during the time that he spent in the Himalayas performing penances, Hiranyakasipu’s abode was attacked by Indra and other demigods, who all knew about the corrupt schemes of the demon king. The sage Narada however intervened to protect Hiranyakasipu’s pregnant wife Kayadhu, who was without sin even in spite of her wicked husband. Narada took Kayadhu under his wing and instructed her in many transcendental subjects, meanwhile her unborn child was blessed simply through indirectly associating with a pure devotee of Krsna. The child was eventually born and given the name Prahlada, which means “overflowing with joy”.
As Prahlada grew into a young child, he began to show signs of the transcendental instructions and association of Narada he enjoyed while still in the womb, and gradually he became recognized by everyone as a great devotee of Lord Krsna.
This made Hiranyakasipu furious, who considered Krsna to be his mortal enemy for killing his little brother. In his arrogance and delusion, he decided that he must kill his own son for worshipping Krsna. He did many cruel things things to his son in an attempt to break his spirit and turn him away from God. He sent demons after Prahlada to hurt him, but their powers all dried up before the holy child. He attempted to have Prahlada trampled by elephants, but they could do no harm to him. He even had the child thrown from a building, but he gently fell to the ground just like a feather. Hiranyakasipu did everything he could to harm Prahlada–burning, poisoning, starving, witchcraft, and so on–but nothing would work. And throughout all of this, Prahlada still had faith in Lord Krsna and loved Him dearly.
Eventually Hiranyakasipu approached his son and demanded that he acknowledge him as the only true god, but Prahlada refused and said that only Krsna, who knows all things and is everywhere at once, is God.
Hiranyakasipu, enraged, pointed to a pillar and says, “If your God is everywhere, then surely He is right here in this pillar?” He then got up from his throne and swung at the pillar with his mace.
At that moment, the pillar cracked with a roar like thunder and there appeared Krsna in the form of Nrsimhadeva, the man-lion avatar. Hiranyakasipu, terrified, tried to run away in vain, but Nrsimha quickly caught him and dragged the demon toward the threshold of the castle. Nrsimha put the demon king on His lap and tore his body open with His terrifying razor-like claws, then placed his intestines around His neck and wore them like a garland.
In this instance of transcendental cleverness, Krsna in the form of Nrsimha defeated the boon and killed Hiranyakasipu: he was not killed by any living entity created by Brahma, but by Lord Krsna, the cause of all causes, Who created Brahma; he was not killed by any man or animal, but by God in His form as a man-lion; he was not killed indoors or outdoors, but right at the threshold of the castle; he was not killed at day or at night, but at twilight; he was not killed on land, in the sky, or in the sea, but on the very lap of Nrsimha, the cause of all causes; he was not killed by any weapon, but by Nrsimha’s razor-sharp claws; and he was not killed by any demon or demigod, but by the God of gods, Lord Krsna, Who surpasses all others in glory and power.
Even after punishing the evil king who had attempted to kill his pure devotee son, Nrsimha was still enraged, and none of the demigods–not Shiva, not Brahma, not even Lakshmi–could calm His fury. Finally Prahlada went before Nrsimha and touched His lotus feet, which immediately soothed the Lion-God. Nrsimha promised Prahlada that He would grant him any boon he desired, to which Prahlada replied, “You are my true Lord. If You are to grant me anything, kindly bless me that I might not desire anything except to serve You.” He also mercifully prayed for his demon father.
Having recognized the outstanding character of His devotee, Nrsimha made Prahlada the king of the world and told him to fulfill his duties and to do good deeds. With this, Lord Nrsimha disappeared.
1) What is the specific relationship between Krsna and Hiranyakasipu?
2) How is it that Prahlada could have been so profoundly affected by Narada having taught Kayadhu before he had even been born?
3) Why was Hiranyakasipu unable to kill Prahlada?
4) Did Nrsimha appear by the command of Hiranyakasipu? Explain.
5) Why is it that Nrsimha was able to defeat the seemingly air-tight boon achieved by Hiranyakasipu?
6) Why is it that none of the demigods could pacify Nrsimha?
7) What are the differences between the ends achieved by Hiranyakasipu through his own austerities and meditation and that which Prahlada achieved?
The exercise with the pendulum is simple. Every evening spend some time–starting at ~5-10 minutes every evening and gradually increasing over time at a comfortable pace; never do it until you get tired–hold it in your writing hand and, gazing into the pendulum, will it to move nothing but sheer concentration. Be sure your hand is steady and that you are not simply subconsciously moving your hand slightly. The meditation in dead stillness will help with this. To further help with this you will want to work the pendulum up to a nice, broad swing, then make it stop, then change directions. For instance, start by making it move back and forth until it has a wide swing, then stop, then make it move from side to side. Or go clockwise, then pause, then counterclockwise. Experiment with this. Once you set your mind on making it move in a particular direction and in a particular manner, do not change your mind. Set your mind on one thing and do it.
Do this exercise with the dictum in mind that the observer is not separate from that which is observed. If necessary, gaze into the pendulum and imagine that you are inside of it, to the point where you actually **feel** as if this is so.
To help induce the trance state needed to make this work, you may choose to do this in the dark by candlelight, perhaps hypnotizing yourself with the candlelight before starting. You can also further develop the skills needed to do this successfully by working on developing the blood centers located in the hands–see the exercise for creating energy balls.
In order to attune the pendulum to your own energy for maximum effect, consecrate it using your own blood at some auspicious time.
This is a simple exercise that develops the hand chakras and hence the ability to channel subtle energy through the hands–the beginning of more advanced energy manipulation. It is valuable to aspirants along the path in that requires zero knowledge, zero training, and zero talent to perform properly.
At first, you will only feel all of this. Don’t worry about visualization or trying to ‘see’ the energy; all of this will come with time, patience, and practice. For me personally, I was quickly able to see the energy–at first it would appear as if the space where the energy ball formed was ‘swimming’ with subtle energy, similar to how the air just above a car’s surface appears to ripple on a hot day; then as I practiced more faint colors would appear and the visuals became more vivid. It’s only at this point I would suggest that you really fiddling around with visualization in ‘programming’ the energy of the energy ball.
Begin by rubbing your palms together until they get hot. This warms up the hand chakras and prepares them for activity.
Now bring your hands apart a couple feet; the hands should be relaxed, fingers slightly apart, the insides of your palms should be facing each other. Ease them in toward each other until you feel their auras meet; this will feel something like two magnets repelling other. Now breathe in, then breathe out (through the nostrils, of course); as you breathe in, you will feel them pull in toward each other; as you breathe out, you will naturally feel your hands push each other away as the space between them grows. This is the energy ball forming between them–breathing in sucks in energy, breathing in pours energy in. Now repeat this as the energy ball between your hands grows, until your hands are about 3 feet apart. Next comes condensing the energy ball. Slowly, slowly bring your hands together, feeling the energy grow tighter, until they’re just a few inches apart. You now have an energy ball. You can then let your hands down and let the energy ball rest before you. The possible uses of this energy ball are only limited by your own ingenuity.
You can project the energy ball into an object so as to ‘charge’ it.
LOADING ENERGY BALLS WITH PLANETARY ENERGY
Note–whereas the technique I just described is very basic, the one that follows is more advanced.
To imbue it with the energy of a particular sphere, visualize an energy cord flowing forth from the chakra corresponding to the appropriate sphere, the energy cord glowing with the appropriate color, and connect to the energy balls. Begin to ‘load’ it with energy from the chakra which colors the ball the appropriate color. Vibration is then used to aid the charging of the energy ball with even more planetary force.
Once you’re done loading, it’s important to sever the cord connecting you to the energy ball–this is done using visualization and an athame. Also important is balancing and restoring your energies afterwards (solar meditation is always good for this), as you have expended some of your power and worked out very particular sections of your acausal body. When it comes to more advanced sorcery as this, spiritual hygiene becomes especially important, in the same way that surgery is undertaken with the utmost cleanliness and regard for the extreme sensitivity of the human body.
After having separated the energy ball from your body, for those of you who are proficient in energy manipulation, you can continue to load it with planetary energy directly from the spheres for maximum power. This will have to be done outdoors, when the planet to be utilized is visible in the night sky. Select an area with minimal light pollution for this. It’s also best to draw planetary energy during a New Moon, not because of any significant energies that may be accessed during that time, but simply because the stars and planets will be most visible. Visualize a stream of energy slowly flowing down from the planet and descending into the energy ball, loading it with raw celestial power as it grows in size and power. Continue this visualization for at least 20 minutes. Know that the entity manufactured during this process will be exceptionally powerful and as such you must possess a powerful will so as to not be overpowered by what you create.
The best (currently known) means of dispatching entities produced by these means is in the traditional chaos magick manner of servitor creation. In this case, it’s best to give the entity produced a name, give it a clear directive, and send it off to do its task (this should be clearly visualized). The charge given to a servitor may run along the lines of ‘I name you ______! I give you life! Now go! Kill _____! Destroy them! And bring their soul to me!’ When it completes its task and returns to you, there is still the matter of the servitor’s fate to be dealt with. There is the option of tracing/visualizing a point-down Septagram in the servitor’s direction, thus ‘banishing’ it. Those of a vampyric bent may be inclined to devour it. For more powerful servitors–particularly ‘astral assassins’ created solely for the purpose of culling human dross–one may opt to keep it alive and program it to follow the sorcerer at all times and faithfully protect and serve then. One could even create an astral sex slave to fulfill the sorcerer’s wildest fantasies.
The term ‘Aryan’ describes an individual of the Western Race who has given himself to the lifelong pursuit of Knowledge and Power. Each White Brother or Sister has within themselves the Divine Spark, but it is the Aryan who has used it to set his or her soul aflame. The Aryan, in his unending quest for spiritual ascension, becomes a new archetype, the spiritual warrior, which is to be the phenotype for a new species, Homo galactica. The germination of this level attainment does not come until one’s 40s and the step into actual immortality does not begin until after one’s causal death.
Hebdomadry is a form of left-handed attainment with unique forms of ego-dissolving practices intended to bring about this development towards lapis philosophicus as quickly as possible. Although a lifelong process, if followed all the way through to the end the path ends in Immortality, as explicated in the Sevenfold Way.
In addition to following a clearly articulated traditional path one must also cultivate a certain individual character of nobility, curiosity, and conquest that goes beyond anything that can be written in any book or explicated by any master. This is a certain awareness of both the Numinous as well as the Sinister and the living unity-beyond-both that becomes manifest in one’s deeds and everyday living. This unique and noble character is unspoken except through one’s actions, one’s eyes, one’s elegance and grace, but it is a uniqueness, a sinister weirdness, that has and ultimitely needs no words to express or explain it.
The code of living conductive to the cultivation of this unique character is explicated in the fourfold system of Aryan Wellness in its four aspects, which are thus:
1) Physical – Always prepared to defend one’s folk, property, and self, if necessary using lethal force–this includes always carrying a deadly weapon and being skilled in martial arts, including being able to disarm and kill enemies with one’s own bare hands; exercises every day; eats healthy and avoids poisonous, mass-produced, or genetically modified foods; doesn’t do hard drugs or drink alcohol;
2) Emotional – Positive self image; accepts one’s self; experiences love, compassion, empathy, sorrow, fear, wonder, the full range of human emotion; not given to overt displays of emotion except to those who are trusted; humble and both realistic and optimistic about one’s own limitations;
3) Mental – Reads every day; able to accurately analyze others and determine character, intentions, weaknesses, and needs quickly; able to perceive themselves realistically; skeptical and subjects all information presented to scrutiny and investigation before accepting it as ‘right’ or ‘wrong’; explores different possibilities and able to think outside the box;
4) Spiritual – Racial pride; respect for Nature; observation of numinous rites and customs; livelong commitment to spiritual evoltion; keeps a dream journal; meditates and prays every day; honors the ancestors; practices regular acts of charity and random acts of kindness; able to forgive and forget; understanding and compassion for the poor, weak, and disenfranchised.
Also central to the system of hebdomadry is left-handed attainment, which is fundamentally heterodox and antinomian–meaning it is not only ever-changing and ever-evolving according to the personal spiritual development of each individual seeker, but deeply against the status quo, oftentimes involving immoral, dangerous, and illegal acts. This includes human sacrifice, the creation of isolated esoteric communities deep in the rural countryside, spending three months in isolation in the wilderness without any technology or luxuries, and ritual suicide. In addition to this the goals of hebdomadry, both immediate and long-term, are difficult to comprehend and vast in scope, and part of the purpose of one’s spiritual training is to be able to undertake the necessary works of sorcery–far too difficult and extreme for most–to realize these goals. In this sense hebdomadry is the blackest of all black magick.
The reconciliation of the Sinister and the Numinous via the alchemical processes of hebdomadry (particularly the Sevenfold Way and Pathei Mathos) produces a new type of individual, a higher spiritual being, who has the power to influence the long term fate–the Wyrd–of an entire civilization, and potentially the entire human species. The ultimate long term goal of this alchemical process is to produce Falcifer, the esoteric nexion–either an individual or a group of individuals and the land upon which they live–which will bring about Vindex, the esoteric nexion–a single individual–who will overthrow the Magian (i.e., capitalism, liberalism, and international jewry) and restore balance to the Wyrd of mankind, which will result in the birth of Imperium. Imperium will spearhead mankind’s ascent towards the stars, beginning with the colonization of terrestrial planets and mining of their moons for resources with which to build them.
To be sure, Falcifer will be one of the most skilled Adepts or a group of the most skilled Adepts seeking to produce an individual via the chthonic form of the Nine Angles Rite with the sacrificial conclusion–channelling the energies unearthed into the Wyrd of a specific individual–this perhaps being the ultimate act of Sinister Alchemy. The energies unearthed from the rite will be drawn from a star gate near Algol, the bloodiest and most violent of fixed stars whose energies are associated with violence, revolution, and disruption on a national and even international level. An attempt by the unprepared or inexperienced to draw upon these sinister energies will almost certainly result in permenant loss of sanity, yet if attempted by those who are ready for it it can be used to bring about precisely the type of change our world needs–a strong, divinely-inspired and guided revolutionary who will fearlessly and single-mindedly devote themselves and every last bit of their Being towards the overthrow of the Magian and the establishment of a global fascist Imperium.
This exercise is best done outdoors, preluded with charging the aura through drawing energy from the Sun for a few minutes. As usual it is desirable to enter a trance beforehand, the deeper the better.
Begin by visualizing a swastika in front of you–its color is spotless white, shining brilliantly. Now intone ‘KAAAAAAUUUUUUNNNNNN’. Now visualize one behind you, then intone ‘AAAAAANNNNNSUUUUUZZZZZZ’. Now visualize one to the right of you, then intone ‘OOOOOTHHHHHAAAAAALLLLL”. Now visualize one to the left of you, then intone ‘SAAAAAUUUUUUIIIIIIILLLLL’. All of these swastikas should be the same pure white color. Now visualize them all glowing with radiant golden rays like sunlight. Begin to envision them scircling around you sunwise. With each exhalation, they spin faster and faster; continue doing this until they meld together to form a blinding white bubble of energy glowing with golden light, creating an astral shield protecting you from any and all undesirable influences. If you are so inclined, you can further energize this astral barrier by chanting the rune ‘Algiz’ several times, the sonic vibrations sending ripples of energy through the aura around you.