Two handy guides for you if you happen to have an interest in being a werewolf. Relatively straightforward, I’d say, indeed with a certain amount of ejaculating in public required, some of you may well be ahead of the game.
A Handbook of Werewolfism
by Frater D.
Before we get into the actual techniques for effecting the transformation, there are two preliminary exercises that must be mastered. Devote an hour, 4 days a week (no more, no less), to practising these exercises. Do not go on to the actual transformation until these have been mastered (at least 2 weeks of practice). After you have transformed for the first time, it is suggested that these exercises be continued, however, according to your own schedule. Form Assumption: Position yourself in a manner that you feel a werewolf (or other were-beast if you are not using a wolf.) would stand while resting. Then see your form become that of a werewolf. Just close your eyes, and imagine your body becoming that of a werewolf. See the transformation of your body. It is important that you experience this behind your eyes, meaning as if you were watching yourself transform from your normal perspective. Not from the perspective of an observer.
For this exercise, you must think and feel how you believe a werewolf would. Shift your consciousness to that of an animal. Experience your world through the eyes of a werewolf. Experience the urges and instincts of an animal.
After you have mastered these exercises and created the proper environment, you are ready for the transformation.
You will find it extremely useful to use a prop or costume in your practice of lycanthropy. The costume will serve as a blueprint for what you will become. I would not recommend using a full costume, but rather some artificial fur that can be affixed to your body. It is also up to you whether or not you will work nude with the fur, or clothed with the fur. It is much a matter of what you are comfortable with. It will also serve you well to use the same costume for every transformation. Be very thorough and selective when creating your blueprint. For the more adventurous and experienced occultist, I would even recommend attaching a lycanthropy thoughtform or astral pattern to the costume, as this can greatly aid the process.
In the practice of lycanthropy it is essential that you create the proper environment for the transformation. The following is a proper outline to work with.
1) Firstly the environment needs to be secure from prying eyes and intrusion (I do pity the unsuspecting intruder who encounters the lycanthrope while in werewolf cycle.)
2) The best environment is outdoors, in a natural forest setting (or the natural environment of your particular animal, if you do not choose the wolf.) However, it is often difficult to get both this and a secure environment in one package, so you may
have to improvise according to your ingénue.
3) You may wish to consider placing some food within your environment. I would recommend a plate of cooked meat such as steak. This appeals directly to a powerful primal urge.
4) Be thorough and inventive.
Other Points of Interest
In your practice of lycanthropy you may wish to use elements from various systems of occult thought to augment the experience. Here are two suggestions:
You may wish to perform a ritual invocation of a lupine deity, spirit or principal to aid in your work. Since invocation in and of itself is beyond the scope of this small text, I suggest that you study a book that outlines this practice in detail. As
for the godform itself, I highly recommend Fenris of Norse Mythology. [While on the subject of Norse mythology, I must suggest that you also learn of the Berserkers. Berserkers were special warriors that would don the skins of animals and fight with a wild animal rage against all enemies.]
You may wish to time your transformations according to the lunar cycle. I have found this be particularly effective in my practice of this art. Of course, there are many more possibilities and avenues to be explored. I have included these because they have proven their effectiveness to me. As with all magical art, imagination and experimentation are essential. Therefore treat these instructions as a beginning for your exploration into this subject, and not the final word.
Effecting The Transformation
I will now give you a technique for transforming yourself into a werewolf. You will probably have to practice and experiment a little with the technique to effect the transformation completely. Perseverance is the key.
– The Transformation –
A) Put on the animal “blueprint” costume.
B) Go to your designated area, and find a comfortable spot to sit. Close your eyes and clear your mind. Meditate upon the qualities of the animal that you wish to become. See it hunting, mating, etc. Become aware of your desire to be this animal, and let that desire grow in intensity.
C) Now examine the present stressors in your life, and think what it would be like if you could cast off the responsibilities of society, and become this beast. Let the stress that you feel fuel your desire to become the animal.
D) Visualize as intensely as possible, your chosen animal standing behind you. See it, feel it, conjure this image powerfully. When you can actually “feel” the creature, see it step into your body (in this step you are actually creating an astral archetype to aid in the process.)
E) Now see your form become that of the animal. Visualize this as intensely as possible. Will yourself to become the animal.
F) Now take on the mind of the animal as in the preliminaries. Ignore all thoughts that are not those of an animal. Don’t think in words, but rather pictures and experiences. Will a total consciousness merger with the animal.
G) When you have achieved a good degree of success with this, get up and move like a werewolf (or your particular animal). Move exactly how you feel that a werewolf should move. Act like the animal, sniff the air, listen to the sounds around you, and search with a piercing stare into dark corners and shadowed areas. Run, snarl, howl, do whatever it is that you feel is right. Become the animal in thought and action. If the moon is in view, it can serve as a powerful focal point.
H) As you are acting like the animal, find the dominant emotion that you are feeling and try to intensify it (if it is lust, then sexually stimulate yourself. If it is joy, then more fully revel in what you are becoming.)
I) When you are at the “peak” of this exercise (in the case of lust, this would be orgasm.), feel yourself transform completely. You are now the animal. You may find that your body transforms. Again, This is not to say that you will grow fur and claws,
but rather that your body will use itself in a manner that you are not used to. This is a sign of great progress, just go with it.
J) When you are ready to return to your normal human state, just sit down, and separate yourself from the animal. Take on your normal consciousness, go get something to eat, take a nap, and relax.
A Rite of the Werewolf
The Going Forth to the Infernal Sabbat
By Michael W. Ford, Akhtya Seker Arimanius
Once the sorcerer has undertaken the self-initiation ritual entitled, “A Ritual of Lycanthropy” in both parts, and he has visualized perfectly his werewolf shadow, or that similar beast of sorcerer, he has entered into the pact of the Devil, the black man of the Sabbat. It is the passing of that rite of initiation that will prepare the witch to travel forth to the Infernal Sabbat, symbolized as the Persian Arezura, the place in the North, the Gates of Hell. Let the practitioner be perfectly still in focus and Will, that nothing shall break his or her concentration on that task which draws the Ka (the astral or Body of Light)
further into darkness.
As with the legend of Pierre Bourgot and Michel Verdung, the initiate shall have one who shall be as the Lord of the Forest. In the legend aforementioned, Pierre Bourgot had lost his sheep in the forest around the year 1521, becoming distressed when unable to find them. Three Black Riders approached him, the third saying “Whither away, you seem to be in trouble?”, the rider then told the boy not to worry that his master may take care of him and his flock, saving them from the attack of wolves. His name was revealed as Moyset, he initiated Pierre by the young man renouncing Christianity, kissing Moyset’s Left Hand (which was black and as cold as a corpse) and giving an oath to His Lord the Devil.
After a time Pierre went back into the service of his community and was reinitiated by a man named Michel Verdung. Verdung took Pierre to a Sabbat Ritual, where they met in the woods near Chastel Charnon. Each danced about with a green candle with a blue flame and then smeared a salve on Pierre which transformed him into a wolf. It was later that Moyset returned and gave Pierre a salve which transformed him into a wolf. Transvection is a powerful tool aided in astral or dreaming projection. Some witches have used ointments, made from nightshade and other herbs which produce a flying sensation.
Potatoes that have been exposed to sunlight prior to any harvesting will grow on them a toxic alkaloid called Solanine. If such was ingested it could cause sickness, but also sensations of flying and hallucinations. Some could use fat and mix into an ointment which is smeared on the genital area or anus, which has a detailed amount of blood vessels. This would enter then the bloodstream.
In the book Demonomanie (1580), Bodin wrote that witches rode a broomstick or black ram to the Sabbat. As early as 1489 a writer called Molitor mentioned Wolves as a transport. In the Goetia, Amon is shown riding a wolf.
In Molitor’s De Lamiis a woodcut shows a witch riding a wolf, not to mention other sorcerers sitting astride a forked stick.
The Infernal Sabbat, being the Antinomian self-love rite of sexual and psyche-oriented self-deification, allows the passing of the shadow of the witch into an Averse and more powerful state of being. Belladonna was used also in salves to produce flying, which in large amounts can easily kill.
Atropine is easily absorbed by the skin, which when mixed with fat enters into the bloodstream quickly. Such ingredients no doubt caused such mental and astral journeys into the Sabbat both Celestial and Infernal. Such night flights may be caused by such psychotropic herbs. Toads, being linked to diabolism and witchcraft already and such were used often in potions. Also used in ointments were bats and their blood, mixed with deadly nightshades. For this reason, individuals should not experiment with such, noted that death could occur.
In specific, part of the Witch’s Sabbat practice of going forth by night is the illumination of the imagination; that when the subconscious is brought closer to the conscious. Those who are able, by herbs or meditation alone without the use of herbs, are ones who seek to know themselves. This process and act is not hidden by any one school or so-called exclusive coven of witches or teachings. The answers, as Robert Cochrane has written, are in the wind. All one must do is heed the voice of inspiration, that spark of Sathan which illuminates our path of becoming. Buddhists look at existence as being central to the soul in itself. The Buddhist will sometimes move through a form of lycanthropy of different animals, sometimes falling into meditation, leaving the flesh and blood to later return from trance. The Sabbat, no matter what inspiration may create, does the same end. The Black Mass in specific has long-held traditions of Lycanthropy and witchcraft in close connections. Often, the Black Man of the Sabbat holds the power of bestial transformation, will often give salves to new initiates. A demonologist, Pierre de Lancre (1612) mentioned a goat-like figure, wearing a chasuble who read from a book bound in wolf’s skin, which contained pages red, white and black. In ‘Commentarius de Praecipibus Divinationum Generibus’ (1560) by Casper Peucer wrote of a story from Latvia, of when werewolves take their forms to walk at night with the devil. The sorcerers are summoned to a conclave where all transform and go forth by night. The writer Jean de Nyauld in ‘De la Lycanthropie and Metamorphosis’ and ‘Ecstasy and Witches’ makes reference to an ointment with the following ingredients:
- The fat of a child (take away Christian paranoia = animal fat)
- The juice of water parsnip, soot and deadly nightshade. The unguent which was smeared on the inner thigh contained belladonna, this was said to create flying sensations.
As a point of focus, the initiate who takes the flesh of the werewolf does so via the imagination. This would require a certain amount of privacy in which the witch would not be bothered by anyone else, to ensure a self-fascination and the visualized transformation to occur. The initiate would prepare his or her chamber accordingly, having a belt made of wolf-skin or possibly even fake wolf fur. The point is that the imagination may be excited to allow this mental transformation to begin. You must visualize your chosen form, how it looks and different stages of transformation and how you may hold them in certain points of shape-changing, for various purposes.
You first begin your chant, holding it slowly and allowing the power of this atavism to take hold of the consciousness; slowly moving through your entire body and then allowing the flesh to change. The face will contort and begin pulsating and stretching, the skin will turn an ashen grey, the eyes will turn a feral yellow, allowing a sharper sight. Your fingers will stretch and grow very long, the nails turning black and becoming talons. Your teeth will become razor-sharp fangs, your throat issuing bestial growls and howls. As your limbs extend and grow, grey matted fur will grow all over your body, and slowly ears will grow pointed and the hearing will increase tenfold. As your senses are all alive, your face becomes an entangled snout, with your sense of smell becoming more and more intense. In a matter of moments, your transformation into a great grey werewolf will be complete, you may walk to the woods or simply lay down to a meditative sleep – record your dreams and experiences with as much detail as you can upon waking.
A second level of lycanthropy is also the changing of various parts of the body according to your will and going forth in the dream or in a meditative state in the ritual chamber. Some will take different parts of animals and go forth in a dreaming state, awakening with detailed experiences, and having the attributes of the animal parts they formed. Another more intense area of the transformative state is from human to man-wolf to a dragon form, which the snout grows sharper teeth, horns emerge from the head and much of the fur dissipates. The flesh changes from ashen grey to a dark black-green scaled form. This is the Ahrimanic Dragon form, a state of being in which the Witch has begun a self-transformative state into a deep communion with Ahriman and Tiamat – the Druj of darkness who by their isolation and individual beings, bring the gift of
the black flame to those who seek to be like them. In such an instance, focus your journey to Arezura, or Hell (a secret meeting place of witches) and record your results upon waking. Notice the beings you meet and all that is revealed to you.
The methods of using a bone or charm designated through ritual practice and meditative awakening shall be something of a wolf-skin which activates mental transformation. A key to this is given in “The Black Mass” as reproduced in “The Toad Rite” which refers to the Lord’s Prayer Backwards to raise this grey shadow within. You may stand in the forest, in your bed chamber, anywhere which you may find the solitude needed for the Going Forth…As with the Averse calling of Cain, utilize the chants when you are inspired.
In the Yatuk Dinoih (Second Edition) the Staota Wulalffa summons the visualised form of the Wolf to a shape you shall take by dreams.
“Nema, Live morf reviled tub. Noitatpmet otni ton su
dael dna su tsniaga ssapsert that meht evigrof ew sa,
sessapsert ruo su evigrof dna. Daerd yliad ruo yad
siht su evig. Nevaeh ni ti sa htrae ni enod eb lliw yht.
Emoc modgnik yht. Eman yht ed dewollah, neveah
ni tra hcihw rehtaf ruo”
The Chant of Becoming a Werewolf
(Inspired by the Sloane Ms. British Museum manuscript, as given to me by the Skratte)
“Under the gleam of the Moon, be it full or dark
I stand at the Crossroads of Cain
Under the Horns of the Adversary and Beast Lord
As the Gray Shadow which ensorcels my being
As with who drinks water from the prints of the Wolf
To he who has taken the Wolf belt of the Devil
By Satanadar I summon thee, By the Devil I become thee
I shall become the Werewolf, Man and Beast…
To go forth this night to Feast
None shall capture my grey form
By the Binding Words, Nasatanda…
So it is done!”
The Rite of Adversarial Shadow
The Ensorcelment of Ahriman and the Infernal Sabbat. The focus and intent of this ritual is the application of an ancient form of sorcery known as Yatuk Dinoih. The functional practice is defined as the body of the summoner encircling/ensorceling the nightmare (called Kundak – the steed of wizards) and shadow aspects of the self. This rite is also one of the tests, that the forces of darkness embody through the practitioner and allows the isolated self-deification of the sorcerer. The very embodiment of the path.
Let the ritual be performed in a solitary place where the profane may not cast their eyes. One may seek also a place appeasing to the senses, preferably in a cemetery or crossroads. The Ritual of Adversarial Shadow is the Summoning of
Ahrimanic spirits. As known, Ahriman appears in many forms throughout history, a consistent shapeshifter. Be it toads, wolves or dragons/serpents, Ahriman is the Wizard in spirit – one who masters time by the dream and the twilight world made flesh by desire.
The goal of the ritual is a form of self-initiation, Adversarial Crystallisation of the self, that the individual strengthens the psyche and the shadow of the sorcerer. It is the utterance of a word, the embodiment of a God or Goddess in flesh.
The Rite of the Adversarial Shadow
The Chant of the Infernal Sabbat
“As I face the Star of Al ghul the two horns become one. I cast the
circle as Kabed-us-spae, that within is the circumference of my
divinity. By the star of Algol I bask in the brilliance of the Sun at
Midnight, the Eye of Blackened Flame and Smoke, of Arimanius,
dire initiator of my night and infernal dreaming path. May the Eye
I call unto the shadows of the circle cast against the dawn. Azi-Dahaka, Aeshma, Zartosht, Nasu Druj, Andar, Savar,
Taprev, Astwihad fly now unto me! Kundak my steed of infernal
flight come forth nightmare, guide me to the Sabbat!
Spirits of Amenta, do hear my summons
Shades of Elphame fire,
Those who arise from the vessels of night
In the serpent’s skin do I cloak myself
As I leap into the twilight gate
Unto the shadow world, of spectral flight
From the flesh I go forth, unbound from profane clay…
From the twilight guardian and guide,
Can then shades arise
Shall I as shadow black, ashen with the remains of the dead
Dance around the fires of the circle, against the sun to summon the
O horned initiator and devils flesh
My cloak of serpent skin worn
Clothe me in the robe of AZ
In the Watcher’s fields of time
By Kevan, the gateway to the Sabbat, shall you arise before me – My
body is a black temple, illuminated with crimson and violet
brilliance. By my words carry my spirit!
The Ensorcelment of Ahriman
“I summon Ruha-AZ, crimson whore and vampire, I call the fiend
Vareno who is an angel of darkness, who causes intercourse I do
summon thee! I invoke thee!
In the darkness is your light. Praise unto Ahriman, Horned lord of
the kingdom of shades, spectre and phantom, praise unto our
kingdom of dead matter and flesh.
Praise unto Ahriman, who created Andar from the smoke of the
blackened flame, who in averse brilliance was both phantom and dire
foulness, praise unto Ahriman, who joined in union with the
Whore-Vampyre AZ, whose body is Ruha and Jeh, devour with
your lips open wide, satisfy me in the dreaming flight, drop the
blood of ecstasy from your devouring jaws…
Praise unto Ahriman, who created Azi-Dahaka, called Zohak the
King Made Daemon! Who by dreams shall guide me into the dire
mansion of shades and thorn-covered thrones!
Ohrmazd sought to free all limitations, yet space could not recount
Ahriman. It was shadow and darkness, nourished in the abyss, with
the violet light of the Black Sun, called Al Ghul, the point of all
hunger known as AZ, the crowning of the Beast. This night, as
candle burns and my vessel of darkness is prepared, shall I go forth
to the gathering of our spirits – thou Yatus and wondering demon –
kin of mine. Druj, descend, I shall become as dragon of flesh and
seed, fire, smoke and soul. Come forth now!”