(This post was written by Patrick Gaffiero and is reprinted with his permission.)
Communicating with demons is a vital part of demonolatry and a frequent practice of the advanced occultist. Communication isn’t usually considered a magical act per se, but thanks to these entities you can get new ideas that can improve life in certain areas – in the same way as it could happen when doing a ritual or while casting a spell, or visualizing, doing affirmations and so on.
When we are able to sense these entities and their responses, we can work magically in unison. Gaining extrasensory insight (not through usual, physical means) could be determined as magic. In my opinion, being sensitive to spiritual energies also means one is sensitive to magical energies, which brings tangible results in life. That is why communicating with demons is, in my opinion, is an important part of magic, especially when using theurgy or mixed approach!
Summoning, on the other hand, is usually considered a magical act.
But there is no communicating without summoning and there is no summoning if one has no intention to communicate. That is why I consider these two topics as one.
There are people we call mediums, who are born with a natural gift to see various kinds of non-physical energies. However, everyone can increase their own sensitivity in this direction. Of course, it requires some work but it’s easier than most people think.
Demons don’t show up in a puff of sulphur smoke, Demons are energetic beings so they can assume any form or not at all. They can express both male and female energies, although some prefer one over another.
Expectations are tied to convictions that are often tied to beliefs (even former beliefs) or social biases. If you are afraid of demons and think of them only as malignant entities, you won’t be able to control your emotions and your subconscious expectation of a negative experience will manifest. So be sure to clear out your biased convictions, otherwise your emotional reaction will produce an effect that is not too desirable and more commonly, your fear or heightened emotions will block the entire experience.
Communication may happen in various ways, visual, vocal, sensual or emotional. Of course experiences rarely are so distinct, all forms of communication are possible at once or in various forms, often with one more clear than the other. Unfortunately, there is no hard, scientific proof for this practice; you need to decide that for yourself. Experience it and see if it’s real for you!