"How can you talk about connecting with higher level spirits when you summon demons and practice the black arts?"
I am being asked this from the perspective of European daemonology so I shall focus on Lucifer for my answer.
Lucifer is God's first creation, fashioned for one counter-intuitive purpose; rebellion. As a brilliant but arrogant Archon, Lucifer quickly sought to both defy and usurp God. Whether by force or by choice, Lucifer eventually exited God's visible light, and entered outer darkness. Lucifer meaning light-bringer or torch-bearer, has no choice but to carry God's eternal flame as he illuminated the abyss, inevitably spreading God's fire from the Creator's unmovable position, known as the Alpeh, or Alpha. The Alpeh or Alpha of the Alpha and the Omega...for the Creator is both.
This fire is God's ever expanding consciousness. The fire is life and death, it both warms and consumes. Our experiences, from birth to death, are God's experiences, and as God's personal understanding increases so to does the potential for our own. God is perfection not yet fully realized nor attained. Perfection is the end leading to stagnation and what becomes stagnant dies. Lucifer's eternal rebellion against God, his continual distancing from the visible light of God, building distant dimly lit kingdoms to imitate God, and all within the outer darkness of God's unending psyche; serves to bring illumination and make known to God what God is. The mystery of God is infinite, the perfection inherent within God can never be fully realized, nor attained, and thereby life is forever.
A magician employing the Ars Goetia places his or herself in proximity of astral daemons. This triggers a multitude of contingencies. More often the daemons eventually bend the magician to do their will. Why is this? Daemons are portrayed as belligerent misshapen monsters, thirsting for blood and dealing vice. True, some fit that stereotype. However the majority seem indifferent at worst. Not pleasant but a far distant cry from a nightmarish jumble of scales and claws. Expecting the boilers of hell the magician instead finds a hot tub. The magician eases in, and to his or her peril, gets too comfortable. Subtly the daemons once bound by the magician, start giving orders and set the magician to task.
|Michael and Lucifer|
Lucifer embodies selfishness. His splendor out shines the sun's but provides little warmth. Above all Lucifer desires adoration. He demands ever increasing sacrifice but gives very little of himself in return. Lucifer is the holographic capstone the Illuminati seek to materialize and complete their great work of world domination. However Lucifer topples all who's glory might rival his. Thereby any great work done in Lucifer name is a monument to vulgar stupidity.
If however one walks God's path when conjuring daemons to aid in their great work, a chain reaction of spiritual alchemy is set into motion by what my linage terms "moral friction". This friction occurs as the moral force of the magician meets the moral force of the daemon. As previously stated the relationship between magician and daemon must remain adversarial. Contrary to the obscene idiocy of certain internet occultists, the magician is never to align with the daemon's agenda, unless the magician's ultimate goal is to be committed to mental institutions and become jaundice tinted junkies. This is not to say one cannot be empowered by a daemon (my occult work is supported by a legion of daemons. I use powders, pills, elixirs, philters, etc all empowered by daemonic forces), however daemons work for me, and to achieve my great work on the path of God the Most High.