Continuing the saga which began as
My profitable time working with
the conman was to be my last interlude before encountering reality, but I,
despite my clairvoyance, had no foreknowledge of this. In producing magazines,
booklets, a correspondence course, etc, I had, it seems, been transmitting a
signal: that there was an intelligent and capable Occultist wasting her time
and needing proper guidance.
Someone picked up that signal. But I did not realise it for a long time. Two or
three letters, amongst the numerous people, and he told me, years later, that
he had owned me from the time I replied to his first letter. After a couple of
letters, he said that he was going abroad. I sent him a talisman, and I did not
know why I had done so. I have always spent a great deal on friends, but I had
never previously given to someone I had never met a gemstone talisman of the
type which we normally sold for exorbitant prices.
a year, I heard nothing more from the man who, although I did not yet know it,
had become my Master. I thought of him sometimes with regret; a very
interesting man who, it seemed, had now vanished from my life and probably
would not reappear. Not that I needed any more complications. I had a friend,
whom I will, in this article, call Richard (which bears no resemblance to his
real name or initial). Richard was an Occultist, advanced enough to see through
the conman, but he realised that we were on to a good thing and he wanted a
peace of the action. On his return to this country, my Master, who had known
Richard for some years, re-established contact through him.
more letters, some lengthy telephone calls, and I had agreed to spend a weekend
with the man whom I now acknowledged to be my Master. I do not know how it
happened and, of course, he will not explain, but it was inevitable. I had no
choice in the matter. All that did concern me was that I might not be
attractive enough to please him (though he said that he knew exactly how I
looked, as he had seen me astrally). So, I arrived in my mink and diamonds. If
there was any Occult work done that weekend, I was not aware of it.
no idea how everyone concerned with this episode (including my dubious former
partner) was manipulated into doing exactly what my Master wished, without being aware that he/she was not merely
following his/her own inclinations. Presumably that has happened to me as well,
but I cannot explain how it feels because nothing feels any different from
normal. Of course I do not wish to act against him, but that is my own choice.
Or is it? Maybe this was partly answered in Dialogue between Adept and Pupil
(DL2), when he explained the difference between those who are merely used
and those who have to retain their own individuality.
that the conman had to be stopped from operating, that he was damaging people
and could not be allowed to continue. I did not understand why Richard and I
were not also guilty, having participated in the schemes, but my Master stated
that Richard must not be hurt, emotionally or financially, by this upheaval.
And, when Richard learned what was happening, he proved that he had greater
perspicacity than I had given him credit for. I had underestimated a few other
people too; genuine Occultists who, much to my surprise, welcomed me back after
years of estrangement.
retrospect, my Master’s concern to keep Richard out of the repercussions of
these events puzzles me. At the time, I simple assumed that this was because
Richard was a nice person who had not hurt anyone. I now know my Master well
enough to be aware that such considerations do not affect him. People who get
in his way get walked over – or worse. Richard was of no further use to him
(and, once again, Richard showed his wisdom in realising this and quietly
ceasing to be in contact with us).
Master will answer this question when he reads the draft of this article.
Probably he will not. He usually says that I have to figure things out for
myself, and I eventually do so, but reader-pressure has forced me to write this
article before I know all the answers. The only possibility that occurs to me
is that my Master had instigated Richard’s involvement in the first place and
had therefore taken responsibility for the outcome.
it is. After drifting around Occultism for years, learning a little and making
a lot of mistakes, I know, at last, that I am on the right track, though it is
a very hard road. I do not know where I am going, but my Master knows, and that
is all that matters. Because he is a true Adept, I know that I am safe under
his protection and guidance. Further accounts of my progress will appear in DL,
in various articles, but forget the “Teenage Satanist”. She was just one of the
many Occultists seeking the truth – one of the few who eventually found it.
Anonymous article taken from the
Dark Lily Journal No 6, Society of Dark Lily (London 1988).