Celebrations for the Left Hand Path

Celebrations for the Left Hand Path

As Pagans honor the wheel of the year, in Demonology, we honor the Demons who rule over each major change in our physical life.

  • life
  • death
  • destruction
  • healing
  • fertility
  • rebirth.

The dates below are the occasions you may wish to consider in your yearly celebrations.

First Rite To Lucifer:

  • Date: March 21st
  • Purpose(s): The first of two Rites To Lucifer, this is the Elemental Rite to the Element of Air (Lucifer is one of the Elemental Demons and the ruler of Air).
  • Celebration of new beginnings, enlightenment and wisdom, as well as the arrival of Spring
  • A Time For: Marriages and Handfastings

First Rite To Belphegore:

  • Date: March 31st
  • Purpose(s): New beginnings, shedding of old burdens and worries, the arrival of Spring, earthly and mundane requests
  • A Time For: Feasts, looking for a new job or career, starting anew

Second Rite To Belphegore:

  • Date: April 9th
  • Purpose(s): (See above) The second of three Rites To Belphegore, honoring the Earth’s renewal and the arrival of Spring

First Rite To Leviathan:

  • Date: April 30th OR May 2nd
  • Purpose(s): A celebration of the cycle of life and the ebb and flow of the emotions.
  • The first of two Rites To Leviathan
  • A Time For: Initiations, marriages, conceiving children

Third Rite To Belphegore:

  • Date: May 13th
  • Purpose(s): (See First Rite To Belphegore) The third of three Rites To Belphegore, honoring the Earth’s renewal and the arrival of Spring

Rite To Flereous:

  • Date: June 21st OR June 22nd
  • Purpose(s): The celebration of the arrival of Summer and the reign of the Sun. Flereous is represented by the image of the Phoenix.
  • This is also an Elemental Rite to the Element of Fire (as Flereous is one of the Elemental Demons)
  • A Time For: Baphometic Fire Baptisms

Second Rite To Leviathan:

  • Date: September 21st
  • Purpose(s): The second of two Rites To Leviathan. This rite celebrates the Element of Water (as Leviathan is one of the Elemental Demons) and the Autumnal Equinox, symbolized by the gathering of the harvest.
  • A Time For: Renewals of wedding vows, divinations

Rite To Eurynomous, Baalberith & Babael:

  • Date: October 31st
  • Purpose(s): This is a celebration and honoring of the Demons of Death.
  • A Time For: Remembrance and honoring those whom have passed away, cursing and hexing rites, renewals and cleansings, remembering one’s own mortality

Second Rite To Lucifer:

  • Date: Mid-November
  • Purposes: (See First Rite To Lucifer) This is a continuation of the Rite To Lucifer in which magick involving enlightenment, wisdom, learning and the acknowledgment of the Element of Air take place.
  • A Time For: All magick and requests involving knowledge, enlightenment and the Element of Air.

Rite To Belal:

  • Date: December 21st or December 22nd
  • Purpose(s): A celebration of the re-emergence of the Sun from its Wintery veil.
  • This is also an Elemental Rite to the Element of Earth (as Belial is one of the Elemental Demons). This is a time to enjoy one’s material existence and to be thankful for friends and family and for the good things in one’s life.
  • A Time For: Initiations, thanksgiving, business/material ventures

Satanic Sabbats

If you are a Satanist, you would also consider celebrating seasonal changes, however you are honoring Satan and the demons for the changes in the seasons. The sabbats below are suggested by the JOS (Joy Of Satan).

Hallowmas or Samhain:

  • Date: October 31st
  • Aspect(s) of Satan: Spiritus; Lord of Earth
  • Descriptive Title: Dominant Darkness

Yule:

  • Date: December 21st or December 22nd
  • Aspect(s) of Satan: Spiritus; Lord of Earth
  • Descriptive Title: Birth of The Sun

Candlemas:

  • Date: February 2nd
  • Aspect(s) of Satan: Spiritus; Lord of Air
  • Descriptive Title: Awakening of The Light

Spring Equinox:

  • Date: Around March 21st
  • Aspect(s) of Satan: Spiritus; Lord of Air
  • Descriptive Title: Light Increasing

Beltane:

  • Date: Around May 2nd
  • Aspect(s) of Satan: Spiritus; Lord of Air
  • Descriptive Title: Dominant Light

Summer Solstice:

  • Date: June 21st or June 22nd
  • Aspect(s) of Satan: Spiritus; Satan (Lord of Fire)
  • Descriptive Title: Peak of Light

Lammas:

  • Date: Around August 1st
  • Aspect(s) of Satan: Spiritus; Satan (Lord of Fire)
  • Descriptive Title: Awakening of Darkness

Fall Equinox:

Date: September 21st
Aspect(s) of Satan: Spiritus; Lord of Water
Descriptive Title: Dark Increasing


 

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