Azeban also known as Azban, Asban and Azaban, is a spirit god known to native American Abenaki and Penobscot people, who inhabited (and still do) the north eastern parts of America and Canada.
Azeban appears as a raccoon who plays low level tricks on people, other animals and beings. These are mostly harmless mischievous acts, which come off as comedic at times and the aim is to steal food or gain attention.
The legends of this spirit have mostly been told as children stories in these native tribes. Azeban does not cause any serious harm or trouble as he is not considered to be evil at heart.
The powers of Azeban are in part a reflection of real raccoons that is speed, stealth, powerful claws and climbing abilities. On-top of that it is able to use some magical abilities like disappearance and ultra fast speed.
Surprisingly we have a modern day version of Azeban in the form of the famous Marvel comics and Guardians of the Galaxy character of ‘Rocket Raccoon’. There are many similarities between this character and the spirit of Azeban. Including the compulsion to steal things Rocket Raccoon is fast and slick in it’s abilities, he also likes to play alot of tricks and pranks, however is good at heart.
If someone was to go on a search for this being, here is a map of where this spirit may manifest itself:
Did you know legends of the existence of entities which are similar to our modern understanding of vampires have existed since known history. It is only natural to assume that pre-historic homo-sapiens (humans) had notions of such entities as well.
Although much is said in popular culture these days there are many facts and legends which very few people know regarding the true history, origins and nature of vampires.
Here are 6 such facts and legends about vampire which are very less well known:
In the bronze age nearly 5000 years ago (3000 BC), in ancient Mesopotamia which is widely considered the cradle of civilisation and the origins of written language and known history, people were afraid of certain spirits / demons which were believed to gain power from draining the blood of individuals. These were considered to be immortals and attacked mostly after dark.
Legends of such entities also existed in the ancient Greek, Roman, Hebrew and Egyptian cultures.
The transition of such entities into the more human form which we are familiar with these days is generally unknown however according to some theories it likely started after a very powerful spirit / demon possessed a human and in that form sucked the blood from another person in turn transferring the demonised blood into the victim who then survived but still contained this blood. Such instances may have occurred on multiple occasions in history, however most of the victims did not survive until one finally did.
The term vampire has relatively recent origins, first appearing in english language roughly in 1734 AD, however this was adapted from German where the word Vampir had existed from much earlier, this in turn had origins in other languages. The root leads to it originating from the tartar language, which is a type of Turkic (spoken in modern Turkey), the original word was ‘Ubyr’ which means ‘witch’.
Vampire have a unknown connection to witches, this appears to be in ancient history as this connection is rarely made these days. This is illustrated through the fact that the origins of the word seems to be from a word which actually meant witch and of the connection between spirits/demons and witch craft.
Contrary to current popular belief the ancient folklores of vampires do not restrict their movement in day-light, this seems to have been added on in the 19th century. This does not imply that they move freely during the day as after dark is the best time to move un-detected and evade capture.
Goldhorn also known as Goldenhorn or Zlatorog is a legendary creature known to local cultures in Slovenia. According to the legends this creature is an immortal that is seen to reside around mount Triglav. This mountain which is snow covered throughout the year is the highest peak in Slovenia and the Julian Alps.
The Zlatorog’s outward appearance is that of a goat with golden horns. In local stories the blood of the Zlatorog has supernatural healing powers, curing all ailments, disease and even ageing. In fact where the blood of the Zlatorog falls there is a trail of special flowers which are said to posses similar healing properties. The Zlatorog is said to guard immense riches and treasures hidden around mount Triglav and anyone who attempts to get their hands on these has to face the wrath of the Goldhorn, who has tremendous magical abilities and strength, not unlike a dragon guarding it’s treasures.
Although generally believed to be a myth, there is testimony from witnesses having seen the legendary Zlatorog. If we know anything it is that we know nothing for sure and nature can surprise us when we least expect it. So it may be that there are treasures to be discovered deep in the highest peaks of the snow covered Julian Alps.
Have you ever heard of the ‘Chalawa’ ? You might have if you have some links to subcontinental Asia.
Chalawa is a Urdu/Hindi which was made up long ago at an unknown time in history by local people who attempted to describe this paranormal being after seeing what it did.
Translated in English it would mean something akin to ‘the jumper’ or ‘the one that jumps’.
Very less is formally known about this being and very few report having seen it, this is likely because this being is very fast and evasive. Although large in size it usually places itself in unusual places which people tend to ignore and with it’s huge long legs it can jump great distances very quickly making him difficult to follow.
The ‘Chalawa’ is a kind of trickster and there have been no reports of it causing any real harm to people, however due it’s size and eerily long body it can be a frightening entity to spot on the top of a high wall or the roof of a house.
The usual acts the Chalawa does is mess up outdoor furniture or knock on doors that not easily accessible from the outside e.g a door on the 2nd or 3rd floor which open onto a balcony top of a building. It can also place it self for split seconds on high up structures like roofs, walls, poles, balconies etc and can been seen jumping enormous distances in split seconds. I prefers open places which are close to nature e.g rural areas and small towns.
Visually it has been reported to look like a very tall man with a blank expression and known to wear a white cloth on it’s body.
Origin: Although little is known, there are different local tales about the chalawa one of them being that it is a ghost originating from the death of a foetus in utero, howevere the link between them does not appear to be explained or may have been lost in history.
Given the previous account on how dragons might be more intelligent than humans it is possible dragons have disguised themselves or transmuted themselves into a human form.
This implies that dragons could be all around us, you might have even met one but you never realized it ! It is even possible I’m a dragon and I don’t know it yet (well I was born in the year 1988 which is the year of the dragon in the Chinese calender).
In many ancient scriptures and tales there are accounts of Dragons taking on a human form, even of dragon being trapped inside a humans body. In some occult societies it is also thought that perhaps humans who reached the highest levels of magic, intelligence or spirituality were able to transform themselves into dragons.
4. Dragons are actually Gods or Exist in the Afterlife
In many Asian religions it is believed that dragons represent the primal forces of nature and the universe. Even in western societies they were sometimes seen as God’s judgement sent upon a nation or people.
Some belief systems associate dragons with spirituality and wisdom. They are the keepers of secrets in the universe and bearers of immense power.
The Celts even believed Dragons existed in the Afterlife.
These accounts force us to consider other possibilities as well like perhaps Dragons were (and are) in fact the physical manifestations of Angels or the forces of nature. Or they are the forms Gods (who control balance in this world) take on.
5. Dragons Don’t exist
Having said and considered all the possibilities of how dragons might exist it is not unrealistic to consider the alternative hypothesis that given anything is possible, Dragons might in fact actually NOT exist ! This whole concept might in fact be a fabrication of human imagination and all the stories and legends were in fact created by human gossip-ness (if that’s a term).
Someone got attacked by a lizard, he told his friend on how he managed to kill that poor defenseless lizard and the next thing you know he becomes known as a Dragon Slayer.
I am definitely not saying that this is the truth but that it is also one of the possibilities.
What a bright eyed human (Djinn or Easter Bunny) choose to believe in and what a depressed, bigoted, mature, materialistic politician chooses to believe in can be totally different and contradictory.
Are dragons real ? Do they exist ? Did they exist in some historical time ? Could they exist, is it even scientifically and logically possible ?
These are some questions that have bothered humanity for centuries. Any human who has ever watched a mythical movie, read a fantasy novel or played a multi-player online role playing game ever in their life has thought of these possibilities. But every bright eyed man or woman, boy or girl, djinn or easter bunny who went looking for these mysterious creatures was struck down by science using logic as a weapon to prove that Dragons are only creatures of fairy tales and legends, creations not of nature or God but of humans (or djinn or Easter Bunnies depending upon the situation) themselves!
Believe it or not Dragons might exist, they could be real, they may have existed in historical times and perhaps their existence isn’t that scientifically and logically impossible ! Here are 5 facts you didn’t know relating to the existence of dragons
1. Dragons have been discovered in our times
Draco Volans (or Flying Dragons) is a species of the genus Draco (meaning dragon in scientific terms).
This species has many features similar to the legendary dragons we’ve heard about. It is capable of gliding flight, it is carnivorous being a reptile and it lays eggs. The recorded maximum length of this species is around 23 cm, now that’s a bit low for dragons right?
Well perhaps there are some secrets still left to be discovered, like may be it was evolution or even magic that got all dragons to shrink !
No this species doesn’t breath fire either but then again it might be choosing not to ? or perhaps the decrease in size has rendered it incapable of fire, probably due to decreased intelligence. The possibilities are endless.
2. Dragons are more intelligent than humans
We are so arrogant that we don’t realize there are beings even more intelligent than us. Dragons might be one of them, in many Asian cultures dragons have been associated with wisdom, intelligence and longevity, according to some legends it was dragons who first taught the savage humans how to use language.
This isn’t that hard to swallow either, think about it, why are Dragons often portrayed to be hoarding gold and riches ? They need the money to pay bills and taxes and to send their children to better Universities !
If such is the case it isn’t hard to imagine how Dragons would be capable of existing right now while hiding their presence from us (also from Djinns and Easter bunnies too). Dragons could simply go into hiding in another dimension using their super advanced technology or magic, they could even be brain washing us into believing they don’t exist. The point is humans dumb, dragons rock.
Sigils are representations taking the form of unique symbols, of elements in magical practices. They may represent Angels, Demons, Spirits, Djinn or even humans and even thoughts and actions. More on this can be found on the Sigils Magick page.
Angels are the creation of light and not any ordinary light, in Islamic and Christian scriptures Angels are said to be the first of God’s creation and they were created from light which is the light of God himself (that which also forms God), it is described as ‘Noor’ in Islam, a glowing, soothing, warming light that fights away darkness.
There are thought to be legions of Angels most of whom are for eternity praising their (and our) creator God. But there are some notable Angels who have specific roles and known names, these are even considered to be the higher ranking or more powerful Angels. Since names of these Angels are known, Sigils or Symbols representing them have formed which can be used to summon, communicate with or even control these Angels.
The problem lies with finding or creating Sigils that are powerful and effective enough, as there are some discrepancies regarding the real names of these Angels and even the techniques to create Sigils have also become varied with time.
In my quests I have found that time has been used like an illusion, with the passage of time the names of Angels were pronounced and spelled differently and more basic forms of knowledge the knowledge of numbers became lost or altered, hence Sigil creation techniques were also altered.
That is why finding ancient Sigils is useful as they are probably going to be more powerful, but whats even better is to find out what has been lost and to look beyond the illusions time has created, only then can one truly perform powerful magic.
Sigils are the pictorial or symbolic representations of elements in magical practices. Historically Sigils have been used to represent other world entities such as Demons, Angels, Djinn and Spirits with each entity having there unique symbol (Sigil). These Sigils have been used to either summon or control (as in King Solomon’s times) these beings for purposes of magick.
Some old Sigils were created by using the ‘knowledge of numbers’ (which is an ancient knowledge only a few know now) here the name of a Demon, Angel or Spirit were converted into numerical values (maths is a more basic and universal language), these numbers were then used in the creation of those Sigils.
Modern Chaos magic practitioners have adopted a technique first devised by Austin Osman Spare to create new Sigils which represent thought forms and actions the Magician wants to put into affect in the real world. In this technique the wizard first focuses on a thought, he then puts that into words, in the next stage he takes out all the vowels and repeating alphabets in the sentence and forms a single word. He now uses his creativity and imagination to arrange those alphabets into a symbol, he has now created new Sigil.
This modern technique though may be useful to some extent it is not as powerful, firstly because the language mostly used is simple English and then it is further altered to form the Sigil. That is why it is recommended to use ancient Sigils which were formed by more basic forms of language and maths, as this is nearer to the origin and hence more powerful.
It is my belief that even more powerful Sigils can be created using even more basic elements. For example when you here music a story starts to form in your mind, even though no are words said, hence a musician can form thoughts and stories by sounds alone. A master magician can then form true symbols (Sigils) by thoughts alone, this the essence of powerful Sigil Magick. It is possible some powerful sigils like those used by King Solomon to enslave demons and djinn were created by these means and it is possible there are yet even more powerful Sigils left to be discovered.
Black Magic is the use of supernatural powers to the benefit of one’s own needs and desires.
Voodoo is one of the most ancient forms of religion that originated in west Africa from a time unknown and has evolved by influences from Roman Catholics, Mysticism and Spirituality.
The Voodoo Dolls contrary to popular belief are called Razenga Voodo Dolls and their actual purpose is for worship and as protection from evil spirits. But black magic users can use them for other purposes too.
In the Voodoo religion there is concept of one eternal God named “Bondye“, he is unknowable and does not intercede in human affairs but there are powerful spirits who serve him these are called “Ioa” and these are responsible for controlling the different aspects of life in this world (this is analogous to the concepts of a God and his Angels in the Christian, Islamic and Jewish faiths). Vodouists direct their focus to these powerful spirits to influence various aspects of life by making offerings, creating altars and holding rituals.
The most notable loa include Papa Legba (guardian of the crossroads), Erzulie Freda (the spirit of love), Simbi (the spirit of rain and magicians), Kouzin Zaka (the spirit of agriculture), and The Marasa, divine twins considered to be the first children of Bondye.
It is by the manipulation of these Supernatural forces that black magic spells like Voodoo doll possession and control over another person are obtained.
According to some reports in the Solomon Islands of the pacific the islanders practice a special form of curse magic. If a tree needs to be cut down and it is too big to be chopped down, it is brought down by the combined efforts of the Islanders cursing negatively and yelling at the tree. This negative energy somehow damages the tree’s life energy the result being after about 30 days of getting cursed the tree dies off and falls to the ground!