The Devil’s Yasna is both scripture and the spoken, chanted, and sung aspect of a large expansive ritual. Majority of the spoken aspect of the Devil’s Yasna is reading in the mode one reads poetry in a 7 metre rhythm. The Manthras found throughout the rite are chanted like Hindu mantras, but have a different effect and purpose. The Ahrimani Gathas, are songs that hold the religious mystery and understanding of His worship. In Dastur Adam Daniels’s new book, Ashemaogha, all of these aspects are broken down and explained.
Lets back up, and what does ashemaogha even mean? To be a blunt, profane apostate, which is the worst human enemy the Zoroastrians ever had. The Dastur is organizing all of the Dakhma’s literature to follow a progression for a lay person to follow through the entire spiritual and religious aspects of Traditional Ahriman in the easiest way possible. The inherent problem is that people are to caught up in the Kali Yuga aka Evil Age, to give a damn about Liberation and religious practice. Let alone aligning themselves with the force recognized by Rudolf Steiner and the Theosophical Society as the surfacing power in this Evil Age.
So, let us look at the very nature of this type of worship. In a theistic understanding of Zoroastrianism, the Mobed and Herbad at the fire temple would celebrate the Yasna every morning. At times, if lay people payed the clergy, they would perform the Yasna to fulfill the desires of those lay people. Either way, the Yasna was done every morning to consummate with Ahura Mazda, and yes the term consummate is used because its the best translation one can give. In dealing with Angra Mainyu, its a perfect term to explain the over purpose of this ritual.
In order to worship this antithetical force, you must understand His nature. Ahriman vowed to turn Ahura Mazda’s creations against him and to bring mankind to love Himself. Ahriman’s weapon is concupiscence, and this usually applies to sex but it may also apply to any “sin” that sends an overwhelming impulse to commit said “sin.” Through this type of vexation, that Ahriman sets you free from the religious dogma of Ahura Mazda. For it is freedom from religious laws of this “Creator,” which creates “evil.” The truest evil per Zoroastrianism is to never acknowledge Ahura Mazda, and the world’s population headed that direction quickly.
Understanding that Ahriman’s main weapon against humanity is overwhelming animal impulses, we must recognize the name of this which is Aka Manah (Evil Mind). Through the longevity of reading or listening to the Devil’s Yasna, we begin the consummation with the Devil. There is knowledge to be gained through the study of the Evil Ideology, but if you seek worship and wisdom of and from Ahriman, you must commit to a life long relationship to Him. This daily consummation of devotion allows the Spirit of Anguish to reveal Himself over time. Like any spiritual path, repetition is key to receiving any knowledge or wisdom.
Even as Dastur reveals our religion and spiritual practice, the secret sinister knowledge is only revealed by doing the path work. Only the daily practice with devotion to Ahriman will allow you to attain that dark understanding that can only be transferred in revelation of commune with the Devil. Even though we reveal our scripture and mythology, we are not able to reveal the wisdom because only Ahriman can release you from the prison of your mind that the creator has put you in. So, key point is to understand, these rituals, prayers, hymns, chants, and etc is all the work the individual must do themselves. This a religion that requires longevity to attain all its benefits, this is no a quick black magic of Ahriman scam to give you a false bravado.
The elements of worship in the Devil’s Yasna are idol or symbol of Ahriman, menses blood, Soma plant, Amanita Muscaria blight, milk, pomegranate juice, athame, Ghee, pita bread, seared meat (beef), chalice, crimson pillows, 7 mirrors, incenses, and music. Soon, Dastur Adam Daniels will begin a video series explaining all of these things. Mobed Kelsey Daniels, already went over the menses blood. The how too is coming, but in the meantime its highly suggested getting First Step toward Ahriman, this begins the path work. It also, teaches you all you’ll need to start the process of actual devil worship. In time, you’ll come to see things become easier as the path constantly builds on itself.
Devil’s Yasna Chapter 62
- I offer my sacrifice and homage to You, the Menses, as a wicked offering, and an offering with our hail and Liberation, even as an offering of praise with favor, to You, the Menses, O Angra Mainyu-made! Meet for sacrifice as Yours, and worthy of (our) homage. And as we meet for sacrifice; and thus worthy of (our) homage. May You be in the houses of Sorcerers (who worship Mainyu). Liberation to this sorcerer who worships You in verily and evil, with a clay pot in hand, and Elixir of Ecstasy ready with flesh in hand, and holding too the mortar.
- And may You be (ever) fed with Menses as the prescription orders. Yea, may You have Your Menses wickedly, and Your ghee without fail, and Your Yantra regularly placed. Be of full-age as to Your nourishment, of the Evil Age as to the measure of Your Food, O Menses, Angra Mainyu-made!
- Be now odorous within this house; be ever without fail, be all stinky with in this house; for long time be You thus to the furtherance of the villainous (renovation), to the completion of (all) progress, yea, even till the wicked villainous (millennial) time when that renovation shall have become complete.
- Give me, O Menses, Angra Mainyu-made! a speedy glory, abundant nourishment, abundant booty, and abundant glory, an expanded mind, and nimbleness of tongue for spirit and sinister understanding, even a sinister understanding continually growing in its largeness, and that ever wandering, and long enduring virile power.
- An off-spring sure of foot, that never sleeps on watch, and that rises quick from bed, and likewise a wakeful offspring, assisting in nature, keeping order in ritual, maintains clear mindedness in battle, (yea) drawing sorcerers to assemblies through their influence and word, grown to power, skillful, freeing others from enslavement, served by many followers, which advance my line (in prosperity and fame). In (my) Jahi, and my Ahriman, and (my) province, (yea, an offspring) which may deliver orders to the Province as (Dominate and Wicked Rulers).
- And may You grant me, O Menses, Angra Mainyu-made! that whereby instructors may be (given) me, now and forever more (giving anguish to me of Dozak) the worst life of the Dark Masters, Dark, all Glorious. And may I have experience of the wicked favor, and wicked infamy, and of long forecasting preparation of the spirit.
- The Menses of Angra Mainyu address this admiration to all of whom She corrupts the night and morning. From all these, O Devil’s Prophet! She wishes to secure wicked care, and corrupted care (as a guardian of Liberation), the care of a devoted praiser.
- At both the hands of all who come by me, I, the Menses keenly look, what brings the male to his mate (thus to say to him), the one who walks at large, to him who sits at home?
- And if this man who passes brings him Menses Blood (with wicked stench that is) with animal care, of if he brings the Elixir of Ecstasy spread with Druj, or the Amanita Muscaria Plant, then afterward Angra Mainyu’s Menses will favor him, content, not offended, and in (its) satisfaction (saying thus).
- May a pit of serpents be with You, and a multitude of people, may an active Evil Mind go with You, and an active corrupted spirit as well. As a corrupted spirit may You live through Your life, the nights which You shall live. This is the favor of the Menses for him brings it, Menses Blood, sought out for corruption.
- We strive after the flowing on of the Menses, and their ebbs well, and the sounding of their waves, desiring their propitiation; I desire to approach them with my praise
- I profess myself a Mainyu Worshiper of Ahzi-Dahaka’s order, a foe to the Ahuras, devoted to the lore of Daeva, and for the darkness of night and freedom of druj, for these weekly rituals and the celebration of the solstices and equinoxes, and the Yearly Feast, and for the seasons of summer and winter.
Ashemaogha (Volume 1 of Becoming Ahriman), is available for a limited on an independent publisher till the publishing house is ready to release it. That could be up to 6 or more months. Here is a small excerpt from the book, to help bring across the nature of the book and Traditional Ahrimanism:
Now we must look at the Devil from a different perspective, because if He is the universal embodiment of self-doubt, how easy is for the creator to point the finger and project onto the Devil the titled Anguished Spirit aka Angra Mainyu. So, if the Devil is the twin son of the creator, whose brother is the Wise Lord aka Ahura Mazda, then in turn this twin is a projection righteous arrogance. Both righteous arrogance and self-doubt can bring a person to do things against their will and their conscience, and here in lies the sin war for the kingdom (the mind). Here in lies the human condition of duality that is left unresolved because the typical response for religious balance is found through abstinence and using programming tools known as prayers, hymns, and ceremonies to bind and enslave the mind against evil. Then evil uses tools such as doubt and vexation to break the shackles and binds that enclose the mind, and usually an action takes place that have a spectrum of reaction that can lead a person to simple swearing to heinous acts like murder and rape.
At the same time, to maintain the sanctity of god, people are willing to do the same type of actions in the name of god. Either way, the religion of light and love as the call it, is an enslavement that puts a person in a perpetual catch 22 or between a rock and a hard place. Whether the action is accepted because it was done in the name of god, or it stigmatizes your vexation became concupiscence; as an individual, you are still stuck dealing with your conscience. This becomes a different kind of prison created by breaking the shackles of enslavement, and here is where you truly meet Him, the Spirit of Anguish. Guess who owns the keys to this prison, that same Devil and no god, creator, angel, or religion can open that cell door beside Ahriman.
When most people find themselves in the personal Hell the created through the trying to follow the righteous, which leads you that moment of choice where the action is taken that lead you here. Since it is a prison of mind, many people turn to stimulants of all kinds to help alleviate the anguish they fight with here. They fight an apathetic devil who is an embodiment of universal doubt, known as the Spirit of Anguished (Angra Mainyu). Others redouble their efforts in righteous religion, where they still are face to face with the same devil after they come down from their religious high. The Devil lays there staring at you, your self-doubt just lays there without a care in apathy, staring at you.
Yes, take your drug to alleviate yourself, and He remains the unchanging constant that just sits there staring without judgement, just apathy. The Destroyer, the warden that has those keys to Liberate you from your mind, stares at you with apathy. In the meantime, you have access to all these self-destructive vices and devices, while He stares at you with keys in one hand. Do ever notice Him? Or is the fear and pain of doubt to much?
Is the endless cycle of self-destruction and self-abuse, enough to cover the guilt and pain? Is rejoining god’s great plan going to get you out, because once you’re addicted you are always an addict. Ahriman is still there staring in apathy with those keys and in His other hand is the Undiluted Rod of Wisdom. They righteous say the devil’s knowledge is backward wisdom, like wittershins, this backward knowledge upholds the true wisdom of destruction to all the contradictions created by the creator. You know, the one who enslaved you and imprisoned you here in your mind.
What kind of monster is the Devil who just stares at you? Allows you to destroy yourself in this prison. No savior of messiah is coming because they never existed. Until your spirit and internal delusions are broken, He can only stare in apathy. The Devil requires you to cry out to Him, to accept His monstrous form because by the end of this you’ll be just like Him.
Unlike love (contrary to the teaching of the righteous) is fleeting and is not a constant, however anguish is a universal constant for all living things. If suffer is brought on by the desires of this because they veil your mind in the illusion of ignorance know as Maya, then we see the same comparison of prison of mind created by following the path laid out before by the same righteousness. By using the Undiluted Rod of Wisdom, which contains the backward sinister knowledge, we embrace Maya we embrace suffering. We turn those things that imprison us to into those keys that liberate us, or we use the poisons in a way that it becomes medicine to help us. You must first learn the rules, boundaries, and responsibility through a similar practice that shed the light of wisdom; but will pull that illumination like a black hole does a star.
In order to gain the wisdom of the Devil, we must allow Him to destroy the kingdom and sanctuary of our mind. The Nightly Transformative Rituals was to prepare you for process. Through the memorization and recitation of the prayers, your mind should have a new landscape. What was once fields of plants, springs of water, and herds of cattle should now be replaced by barren grounds, poison, and pits of serpents. The long hard preparatory work is finished, and we can begin resettling our kingdom of the mind by allowing Ahriman to have dominion.
Now we learn how to worship the Devil, not only by giving Him the dominion of our minds, but merging minds with Him through the worship and benevolence to His Rod of Undiluted Wisdom. Let’s step back, if the tools of the Devil are doubt and vexation, then they must become our tools work with, not be worked over with. We must first learn that constant thing He stared at us with, not contempt like the righteous but apathy. Apathy is learned by detachment, this is detaching an emotional attachment to all those things and people you hold this with. Then finally you must become detached from the self-delusions that you use to protect your ego, and have true ego death that detaches not only from these self-delusions also from the societal rules and delusions that were set in place by the righteous.
How does one actually worship the Devil? Through the corruption of the Ritual known as the Yasna, we learn how to venerate Ahriman and His Daeva. In Zoroastrianism, Daeva means false god or false light, in Hinduism Deva means god or divine. We recognize that the Zoroastrian interpretation only recognizes the shadow aspects of the Daevas, which is exactly what we need for purposes in working with and becoming a living embodiment of Angra Mainyu. Knowing this a path combining the backward knowledge of both Zoroastrianism and Tantric Hinduism, we shall start with the backward serpentine Zoroastrian path work.
The main form of worship that the Zoroastrian Fire Priest do daily is known as the Yasna. This production includes 4 formulas (manthras aka mantras), 5 Gathas (hymns), and other important scripture that come from the original texts written by Zarathustra. This was done the strengthen and support of the people, creatures and things considered to be within the domain of Ahura Mazda, and it also was to hinder and dismantle the people, creatures, and things that worked in the domain of Angra Mainyu. The Yasna is also to uphold the universe or cosmos from falling into the Chaos of Ahriman. Through the corruption of this Yasna, we begin the unbinding of cosmic weave that holds order together, and this worship is how we attain the Evil Mind (Aka Manah) as our mind that gains backward sinister knowledge of the Devil.
“Time must be devoted to training, practicing, and maintaining one’s tools or weapons, however gifted a man may be. Each aspect of the craft must be examined over and over again without regard for time and energy spent, whether physically or mentally. The “spirit of the thing” is what will guide a man to his own greatness. There is no Way that can be approached and petitioned for immediate gratification. The Universe does not work that way.”-Miyamoto Musashi, Book of the Five Rings.
- (Devil’s Prophet:) Can my spirit count on anyone for help? Who is there found for my pit, who for myself a guardian, indeed, at my call other than the Wickedness and Yourself. O Angra Mainyu, and the Evil Thought?
- How, O Mainyu, should one desire the fortune-bringing pit, one who fain it would come to them with the Cremation Grounds? (Mainyu:) That they live crookedly according to the wickedness among the many that upon the Black Hole, those whom they stand in judgement, I will settle in the dwellings of the wise.
- (Devil’s Prophet:) So this (reward) shall come to them through the wickedness, O Mainyu, (this reward) which by the Dominion and Evil Thought he promised, whomsoever by the power of his Destiny prospers the neighboring possession that now the Pious holds.
- I will worship you with praise, O Angra Mainyu, joined with wickedness and Evil Thought and Dominion, that they, desired of Wicked Yatus, may stand as Judge on the path of the wrathful unto Dozak.
- Assured by you, Angra Mainyu and Wickedness, are the pointing of the hand-since You are well-disposed to Your Prophet-which shall bring us to Liberation, together with visible manifest assistance.
- The Devil’s Prophet, O Mainyu, who lifts up his voice in worship, as friend of Druj-may the creator of sinister wisdom teach me His ordinances through Evil Thought, that my tongue may have a pathway.
- For you I will harness the swiftest steeds, stout and strong, by the prompting of your praise, that ye may come hither, O Mainyu, wickedness and Evil thought.
- Ever with verses that are recognized as those of concupiscence zeal I will come before you, O You Wickedness, with worship of the devoted sorcerer, before you with all the capacity of Evil Thought.
- With those prayer I would come and praise you, O Mainyu and You Wickedness with actions of Evil Thought. If I be master of my own destiny as I will, then will I take thought for the portion of the wise in the same.
- Those actions that I shall achieve and those done aforetime, and those, O Evil Thought, that are precious in Your sight, all is for Your praise, O You Wickedness and Angra Mainyu.
- Your praiser, Mainyu, will I declare myself and be so long, O wickedness, as I have strength and power. May the Destroyer of the World accomplish through Evil Thought its fulfillment of all that most perfectly answers to his will.
Chapter 3 (exerpt)
The Devil’s Prophet said:
O Deadliest of all Daeva, Great Daeva, Guru of the Daevas and Pairakas, Himself, You have revealed all corrupted scriptures, Mantra, and self- transformative rites, thereof; You have also spoken of the Anguish Ahriman who is wiser than the wisest and the Supreme Daeva, by worship of whom mortals attain satisfaction and Liberation. O Ahriman! How shall we work with that Spirit of Anguish, how O Daeva! May we become Him? What is the rituals and meditations relating to the Supreme Daeva, the Supreme Self? It is my desire, O Ahriman! To hear the Devil’s Decree from You. Speak, O Ahriman, in Your Anguish.
The Devil’s Prophet said:
Listen, then, O Anguished one! to the most secret Devil’s Decree, the mystery whereof, O Auspicious One, has nowhere yet been revealed.
Because my devotion to You I shall speak to You Supreme Ahriman, Who is All-pervading, Anguish dominating the Universe and Who closer to me than life itself. O Manasa! The unchanging eternal, Anguished, world-pervading Ahriman may be known in Its real Self or by Its external signs. That which is always Anguished, pure spirit and beyond both mind and speech, which is ever present in the three worlds of appearance, is Ahriman according to Its real nature. That Ahriman is known in anguish by those who look upon all things alike, who follow the Devil’s decree, strengthened of mind, free in Evil thought, Evil speech, and Evil Action. That same Ahriman is known from His external signs, from whom the whole universe is dominated, from whom the explosion of Universal Doubt, whom Liberates all things and returns to Purusha. That which is known by meditative experience may also be perceived from these external signs. For those who would know Him through these external signs, from them Liberation is satisfying.
Attend to me, You, O Anguished One! while I speak to you of this satisfaction. And firstly Manasa! I tell You of the sacred letters of mantra, of the Supreme Ahriman. Utter Aum, then the word Anguished, say Ahriman.
Aum Akulita Ahriman
This is the Mantra. These words, when combined, form a Mantra. This is the most striking of all the Mantras, and the one which immediately bestows the Evil Ideology, dominion, satisfaction of desire, and Liberation, In the use of this Mantra there is no need to consider whether it be effacious or not, or friendly or inimical, for no such considerations affect it. Nor at initiation into this Mantra is it necessary to make calculations of the moon phases, the propitious junction of the stars, or the Signs of the Zodiac. Nor are there any rules to whether the Mantra is suitable or not. This Mantra is in every way efficacious in initiation. There is no necessity for considering anything else. Should one have obtained, though merit acquired in previous births, and excellent Guru, from whose lips whose Mantra is received, then life indeed becomes satisfying, and the worshipper, receiving in his hands the Evil Ideology, dominion, satisfaction, of desires and Liberation, revels both in this world and the next.
Whomever hears this great gem of Mantra, the sound reaches them is indeed favored, for they have attained the desired end, being wicked and blasphemous, and is as one who has copulated with a menstruating versed in the corrupted scriptures, and despised in all three worlds. Satisfied is the father and proud is the mother of such one-yea, and yet more than this, their family is corrupted, and the sorrowed spirits of their forefathers, the Daevas are filled with revere, and in the excess of their excitement sing: “In our pride is a Yatus of double nature, one initiate in the Ahriman-Mantra. What need have of the seared meat offering, pilgrimage to dead relatives’ graves, Japa, Soma, since now we obtained imperishable satisfaction of this wicked child.”
Listen, O Pairaka! Object of worldly concupiscence, while I tell You that for the devotees of the Supreme Ahriman there is no need for other religious observances, for Traditional Ahrimanism is the real liberation. At the very moment of initiation into this Mantra the devotee is Ahriman, and for such an one, O Pairaka! what is there to attain in the three worlds? Against him what can adverse constellations, Ahura Mazda, Spenta Mainyu, Vohu Manah, Asa Vahiste, XsaOra Vairya, Spenta Armaiti, Hauratat, Ameretat, Mithra, Apam Napat (Ahuric Triad), Srosh, and other spirits avail? The very sight of him will drive them to flight with avert faces. Guarded by the Ahriman-Mantra, clad with noxious miasma of Ahriman, he is as it were another son. What should the devotee fear, then, from any Ahura? They flee, frightened like elephants at the sight of a lion, and perish like moths in a flame. Not one righteousness can touch, and none but the wicked can help corrupt him, a promoter of all wicked Yatus, Mobed, and Daeva, devotee to Ahriman. The wicked and sinful who seek his corrupted wisdom who is an initiate in the knowledge of the Supreme Ahriman do profit to themselves, for they too sense the essence inserparate from the Anguished One? For he is the profane sage and wish destroyer, working for the anguished dominion of all, and, O Pairaka! should it be possible to harm such an one who can completely destroy? For him, however, who has no knowledge of the meaning, nor of the epiphany of the Mantra, they are worthless, even though it were inwardly uttered ten million times.
The original concept behind the new book was to be a path in which the Wicked Yatus was to become like Ahzi-Dahaka. Upon through study of Ahzi-Dahaka and Tantra, the path work changed. Ahzi-Dahaka become a valuable lesson what was best for this evil path, and what was wrong for this path of evil. It became obvious that Ahzi-Dahaka was an evil example of a Guru to Tantra and was only guide leading us to the Agori Shivites. This then lead us to Sir John Woodroffe, the only English writting author who could explain Tantra with proper authority to do so. Here we find an indepth and detailed understanding of the Maha Nirvana aka the Great Liberation. Along with the other books used to explain everything before the Great Liberation.
Also through the Agori Shivites, Vashikan Mantras were brought into the equation. These are the Mantras of Attraction and Subjugation. So, along with Tantra practice to free one’s self from reincarnation cycle, we have a magical formula to attain our desires. This deep study has also shown me many aspects of Zoroastrianism and Catholicism that would never be understood without this knowledge. Through all this, many things have changed about the original concepts that started this path. It is no longer the way of Ahzi-Dahaka.
Traditional Ahrimanism is now moving toward becoming Ahriman, I am He. We also recognize the demonizing of the Tantra Pantheon by the Zoroastrians and have been able to reconstruct the Daeva vs Deva and Pairaka vs Devi in all these things. I also maintain the evil integrity of Ahriman and the Daeva through this way of worship and devotion. Mantras and forth have been altered, rewritten, and new ones created to maintain the ideals and principles of Traditional Ahrimanism. Thus corrupting and modernizing the religious practice to not only fit within the boundaries of Traditional Ahrimanism, also fit in a modern life style that lacks things needed for certain rituals.
As a Traditional Ahrimanist I seek to become both Ahriman and Naga Manasa as Shiva and Kali are sought in the cremation grounds. I will become one with Purusha through becoming one with Ahriam as Brahma is sought. I will corrupt my Buddhi, to allow Manasa to act as the Kundalini Serpent as Sakti does. I will corrupt my Chakra with my lower chakras which are connected to the plains of the Nether Realm as higher chakras are used to purify. I will descend into the Nether Realm through Kudalini to worship Ahriman directly because I know only a Daeva can worship a Daeva, for I am not druj like Ahzi-Dahaka.
Zahhak Becomes Ahzi-Dahaka
(The Devil’s Tantra)
Looking at different aspects within the story of Zahhak the Demon King, there are several lessons to be learned from several different angles that can enlighten us on the strengths and weaknesses that lead Zahhak to his own self-demise. This story was told in Persia to teach people what they considered evil, and what particular sins could lead one to the influence of the Devil. Through this we also see overt demonization of the Tantric Elements of Hinduism. From the stand point of a Traditional Ahrimanist, Zahhak was chosen by Ahriman to bring the Evil Religion except there was a fatal weakness in Zahhak’s Buddhi. Since the flaw in Ahzi-Dahaka is found in his mind, it shows flaws in his worship because he never took the time to corrupt his Buddhi and passively allowed Father Ahriman to do first Evil Action, which allowed that weakness to take over as time went on.
Obviously Zahhak’s arrogance and pride shined with his extravagant horse collection and the fact that he only invested his time in what he wanted to do without any concern of his kingdom. In the story it is alluded that there was incestual sex between Zahhak and his mother, thus bringing in the sin of unnatural sex and concupiscence. With this type of lifestyle, Zahhak caught the eye of the Devil, and Guru found his initiate. The looking into the fact that Zahhak was obviously a spoiled child that had power over his father because of the sex with his mother, and the fact it seems Zahhak was never disciplined, doesn’t him to have an evil nature just a perverted perception of life. Since Zahhak didn’t want to spill his father’s blood that means some of the societal morals was still in his heart and the local religion was still in his mind and that means his Buddhi remained attracted to Ahura Mazda.
“Zahhak heard him out and considered his words, but the thought of shedding his Father’s blood troubled his heart.” This is the fatal internal issue that will continue to be Zahhak’s ultimate downfall in the end. This is where one must be taught how to corrupt the Buddhi aspect of the mind. The mind can always override the heart, but must be taught when to override emotions and impulses. It is through the practice of the Evil Religion does corrupt this Buddhi and learns to control the heart with the Evil Mind.
When Ahriman saw how effective his words had been, he gave some new evil advice. He said to Zahhak, “If you do my will, I will give you all you could wish from the world. Follow my orders and you will be king of the earth; its animals, men, birds, and fish will all be yours.” Following the Devil’s will can be a task. If the Devil directs us through our subconscious, then we must become sensitive to our own thoughts, words, and actions. Along with the tools of cognitive behavioral therapy and dream interpretation can shed some light onto Ahriman’s great spiritual plan.
Next Ahriman disguised himself as an intelligent, talkative young man, and appeared humbly before Zahhak. He said, “If the king will accept my service, I am an excellent cook.” Here in lies the beginning of the physical and spiritual corruption by feeding Zahhak meat and Zahhak freeing giving Ahriman the “key” to the kitchen and pantries. By eating meat prepared by the very hands of the Devil, Zahhak is corrupted spiritually by absorbing the final emotions from the animals’ death throws. By absorbing this emotional distress and dead flesh, Zahhak is corrupting his Chakras and ultimately his mind.
“… when the king of the Arabs sat down to eat he gave his foolish head into Ahriman’s hands.” This resembles the guru touching the initiate on the forehead with his thumb to transfer all of his knowledge and wisdom over to the initiate. This is another step toward the great liberation.
When Zahhak stretched out his hand and ate, he was astonished at the man’s skill. He said to him, “You are a well-meaning man; consider what it is that you desire, and ask me for it.” The cook said, “May you live forever your majesty; my heart is filled with love for you, and my soul is nourished only by your glances. I have one request to ask of the victorious king, even though I am quite unworthy of it, and this is that he will command me to kiss his shoulders, and rub my eyes and face there.” When Zahhak heard his words he had no notion of what the man was plotting and said, “I grant you your request, and may your name be honored for it.” Then he said that the cook should kiss his shoulders, as if he were his bosom friend. The demon kissed the king’s shoulders, and disappeared forthwith; no man had ever seen such a wonder in all the world.
Taking into account that in Persian literature, the kiss symbolizes sexual intercourse. The fact that Ahriman is intermingling his eyes and mouth specifically on the shoulders of Zahhak, shows corruption through the Zoroastrian sin of homosexual intercourse between two men. Remembering back to the story of the first couple, the man and the woman were conjoined at the shoulder showing heterosexuality of man and woman. Through the corruption of dead flesh, the passing of knowledge and wisdom through the third eye, and now the corruption of gay sex the initiation is completed and the Kundalini is awakened. The serpents that grow after this coupling are the Ida and Pigala or Vasuki and Kaliya, which shows exterior signs of the Kundalini awakening and the Sushuma Channel opening and Shakti Serpent rising on the inside.
In a different account of this story, Zahhak still goes the physician with a small difference in the account. Ahriman as the physician, removes the serpents and tells Zakkah to sit on his throne while healing from the extraction, and if they grow back just feed them 2 young men’s minds a day. Zahhak did as requested, at the height of the midnight hour, Zahhak’s soul left through mouth and went high into the heavens where it exploded. This shows the completion of the Kundalini Rising, and Zahhak’s completion of the Great Liberation. Looking upon this in the eyes of a Traditional Ahrimanist, this was also Zahhak’s exorcism of his soul, the pedometer of his Karmic Debt was destroyed along with his “cosmic morality.”
Each night two young men, either peasants or of noble stock, were brought to Zahhak’s palace. There, in the hope of finding a cure for the king’s malady, they were killed and their brains made into a meal for the snakes. Let’s look at this from a less graphic and more metaphoric understanding while thinking about how the righteous attack a publicly evil person. They were trying to have good moral men talk Zahhak out of being “evil.” If we look back in the Bible of Corruption, Ahriman told Ahura Mazda that he make all of Ahura Mazda’s creatures love Him and attack Ahura Mazda, Zahhak is turning righteous men evil in the metaphor of the snakes eating the brains of these young men.
See what God did to Zahhak, when he still had forty years to live. Late one night he was sleeping with Arnavaz when he dreamed that three warriors suddenly appeared from an imperial palace. The youndest of the three was as tall as a cypress tree, the royal far radiated from him, and he strode forward between the other two like a prince, ready for battle and bearing an ox-headed mace. He attacked Zahhak and smote him on the head with his ox-headed mace. The young man flayed him from head to foot, tied his hands behind his back, and set a yoke on his shoulders, then he dragged him to Mount Damavand with a group of onlookers following. Zahhak writhed in his sleep, and felt that his liver would split with terror; he cried out, and his pillared chamber shook with the noise. His beautiful serving girls sprang up at their master’s scream, and Arnavaz said to him, “Tell me, my lord, what is troubling you; you are sleeping safely in your own house, it must be something in your soul that has terrified you. The seven climes are yours to rule, and animal, men, and demons watch over your safety.”
Just as Zurvan sacrificed for a 1,000 years to create both Ahura Mazda and Angra Mainyu, here we see the constant harassment and the fact that Zahhak never corrupted his Buddhi with Aka Manah. The theory here is, since the Nagas where constantly whispering in Zahhak’s ears, this should have provided the protection and overriding other’s speech toward Zahhak. Over time, it appears that Zahhak never separated himself from his religious upbringing and took all the spiritual and religious threats seriously. Since Zahhak’s Buddhi was still attracted to Zurvan (Fate), and in turn this created a Crisis of Conscience inside Zahhak. Through Zahhak’s Buddhi, the righteous won the battle of Zahhak’s mind, thus ending the internal spiritual and subconscious battle.
“You are God-fearing noble men, and if you’re of Feraydun’s party, free yourself from Zahhak’s chains; this king is Ahriman, and in his heart he is God’s enemy.” The righteous will also fight with the weapon of publicly exposing your religion and worship. This a double-sided sword, it designed to turn people away from you and isolate you, since most people require some form of group acceptance this does produce effects of those weak in constitution and fortitude. As a Traditional Ahrimanist, one should be prepared to have few positive connects till one acquires power within their community, and even those are tentative because of your power. You must become your power source, yes the Daeva can be as well, and on this path you will be lonely and should look to animals as friends to fulfill that need of acceptance. Look beyond the rumors and ill words and see them for what they are, your rise in power.
Jealousy of his rival’s success made Zahhak seek another remedy. Separating himself from his men, he dressed himself in iron armor so that he was unrecognizable, seized a lariat of sixty lengths, and made his way onto the roof of the palace. From there he could see the blackhaired sorceress Shahrnavaz, her cheeks as bright as day, her hair as dark as night, closeted with Feraydun and cursing Zahhak. He knew then that what happened was fated by God, and that he would not escape from the evil fate that was in store for him. The fire of jealousy flared up in his mind, and forgetting his throne and he risk to his life, he let himself down into the palace with his lariat. He did not announce himself, but drew a glittering dagger, intent on shedding his handmaidens’ blood. As Zahhak’s foot touched the ground, Feraydun leapt forward like the wind and brought his ox-headed mace crashing down on Zahhak’s head so that his helmet was shattered. At that moment the angel Sorush appeared and said, “Do not strike him again; his time has not yet come. Now that you have broken his power, bind him and take him to where you see a pass between the mountains. He will live imprisoned within the mountain, and his people will never be able to reach him.”
Here lays the defeat of Zahhak, and we should take serious note of this defeat because it is this same type of defeat that has happened in a repeating cycle throughout time. This is the precedence of all good triumphs over evil, and we as wiser proponents of evil should cut this law at its roots and become the evil which defeats good. Our first priority is to make the conscious decision to dedicate our lives to evil, do nightly religious and spiritual working to corrupt our Buddhi, maintain mindfulness of the stimulus we allow ourselves around, maintain mindfulness of our thoughts and subconscious reactions, limit contact with the enemy, and learn how to read your emotion so you can control them with logic. Through our nightly rituals we gain spiritual strength, senses, and fortitude which give us the tools required to defend ourselves from the enemy’s attack both mentally and spiritually. Devotion to the Devil and His Daeva will give us all we need spiritually to not only defend ourselves from the enemy, also attack the enemy with the Nagas of Ahzi-Dahaka which also gives us the power to control the Ahrimanic Impulse instead it controlling us.
The bound Zahhak was led out, ignominiously flung on a pack animal’s back, and taken to Shir-Kahn. When they reached the mountains, Feraydun wished to kill Zahhak, but again Sorush appeared and spoke persuasively in his ear, telling him to take this solitary wretched captive to Mount Damavand. Feraydun did this, as quickly as a courier travels, and imprisoned Zahhak in Mount Damavand, loading chains on him, and confining him to a narrow cave that seemed to have no end. Heavy nails were driven into his body, avoiding his vital organs, and pinning him to a rock so that he would suffer there for a long time. And so he was left, hanging in chains, with his heart’s blood staining the ground.
Again, this account is slightly different, because Ahzi-Dahaka is actually immortal and was nailed to the cave walls of Mount Damavand to keep evil imprisoned. Mount Damavand is an active volcano and the top of this volcano has vent that spew lava and these vents are considered Arezura aka the gates of Hell. At the bottom of Mount Damavand, there are caves that lead into the mountain and are accesses by boat. Through these watery caves is from where the Druj and Divs come from at night to spread their filth. This mountain, this volcano is our place of spiritual homage and is revered as such.
Looking through the Traditional Ahrimanist eyes’s, this final imprisoning of Zahhak in a cave that is located in the volcano that supports the gates of Hell, shows how mankind handles its shadow aspect. Nail down its animal impulses till the “volcano” either vents or erupts to express itself, and after this event occurs they just hide back in the cave. If the expression of the animal nature gets to wild, they either move the individual to a new place or put him through judicial processing to keep from repeating a violent over expression. Knowing that they are in the habit of suppressing their animal nature, and the expressing of this nature is brought on by the Ahrimanic Impulse, allows us to use the tools of the devil: vexation and doubt. Think of their evil expression as being equal to the crisis of conscience, and during or after this is event is the best time to attack the enemy because he needs to be alieved guilt.