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
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.
The longest and darkest night of the year is a time when friends and family gather together to eat, drink and read poetry (especially Hafez) until well after midnight. Fruits and nuts are eaten and pomegranates and watermelons are particularly significant. The red color in these fruits symbolizes the crimson hues of dawn and glow of life. The poems of Divan-e Hafez, which can be found in the bookcases of most Iranian families, are intermingled with peoples’ life and are read or recited during various occasions like this festival and at Nowruz.
In Zoroastrian tradition the longest and darkest night of the year was a particularly inauspicious day, and the practices of what is now known as “Shab-e Chelleh/Yalda” were originally customs intended to protect people from evil (see dews) during that long night,at which time the evil forces of Ahriman were imagined to be at their peak. People were advised to stay awake most of the night, lest misfortune should befall them, and people would then gather in the safety of groups of friends and relatives, share the last remaining fruits from the summer, and find ways to pass the long night together in good company. The next day (i.e. the first day of Dae month) was then a day of celebration, and (at least in the 10th century, as recorded by Al-Biruni), the festival of the first day of Dae month was known as Ḵorram-ruz (joyful day) or Navad-ruz (ninety days [left to Nowruz]).Although the religious significance of the long dark night have been lost, the old traditions of staying up late in the company of friends and family have been retained in Iranian culture to the present day.
Above is a link to the poetry translated into English.
Here are examples of our Yalda for this year:
Dastur Adam reads his newest workings into the Ahrimani Tantra:
Great Pairaka Manasa, uncoil yourself from Ahriman (the great Angra Mainyu). I beckon you from Kakola, the darkest pit of Nakara, to greet the soles of my feet in the plane of Patala. Coil yourself around my animal person and nature, and circumvent around my lower chakras. I beseech you to enter me through my Muladhara Chakra, leaving Shakti behind. Through my religious workings of corrupting my mind’s buddhi, I have created the cremation grounds made fertile by the blood of Pairaka Chinnamasta and lite the fiery flame of Moksa by the lust of Suarva. The Dakhma of my mind only awaits the final transformation of your Kundalini Rising. Goddess Manasa, dissolve the fruits of my Chakras, so that I drink of the knowledge of Purusha as a reflection from a mirror of demonic images dancing from the planes of Nakara. Through the pain and suffering, through my pain and suffering as you dissolve the Ajna Chakra and open my third eye to reality, my Sahasrara Chakra open to set my Jiva free. Guide me Great Pairaka, from the Chinvat bridge through Nakara. Beyond the gates of Dozak (Arezura), to the bottom of pit, to Kakola. So that the Jeweled Hoods of all the Naga my guide and enlighten me. Guide me to jeweled Vedi adorned with the skulls of uncountable Gods and Angels that stands before Ahriman’s great Kalpa. Thereupon, the deadliest of all Daeva, Angra Mainyu touched my forehead. Ahriman’s knowledge of real universe became mine, a dark miasmic form (Kuazuran) enveloped me with the cold menses of our damned Jahi. It was the great Astwihad that brought my Jiva, my transformed spirit, my andhatAmisra back to my body. I have found the real path to the Devil, and I now understand the fatal faults of my ancestor Zohok. The Sons of Adam shall be set free from the tyrannical rule of the righteous, and they may now free their minds, words, actions, and most importantly their spirits. Wickedness is the worst of all evil! It is also fulfillment. Fulfilled is the man who is chaotic wickedness!