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John Allee, a.k.a.Lord Egan, is High Priest of the First Church of Satan, which welcomes both theistic and symbolic Satanists. The following is taken from this page on the FCoS website.
See also Diane Vera's comments on this article in Pacts and self-initiation.
Mystery of the Allegorical Escape Clause:
A Pact with the Devil
by Lord Egan
[The author grants permission for individuals to post this Work on their websites, so long as nothing is altered.]
It was the year 1990 CE. My 21 year old protégé, Mr. Taylor, came to me and complained of feeling uncomfortable and fearful with regard to assuming a Satanic "identity" or label. I interrogated him about these inhibitions and was able to draw two conclusions;
Intellectually, there was total acceptance, agreement. He had a grasp of the philosophy which exceeded the primer Satanic Bible comprehension level.
2.) Emotionally, there was conflict. "I was raised a catholic," he would often whine plaintively. (The right and left hemispheres of the brain are in obvious disagreement here.')
With this being the case, I had one last question for this young man; "Would you like to be set free from these religious feelings?"
The answer was a resounding, "Yes."
Foolishly, I fell into the trap of using Reason. It didn't work. Mr. Taylor was quick to point out that I was wasting my time. He realized that these emotions were illogical and irrational. Understand that we are not dealing with a mere perceptual problem or subjective delusion (that fleeting, foolish fancy that dissipates in the light of clear objective analysis). What we have here is a belief system - a series of long held precepts which cannot be "rationalized away."
Eureka!! Finally it came to me. Very quickly, I began looking for my calligraphy pen and a good piece of parchment. I began writing;
In the name of Satan, Lucifer, Belial & Leviathan and in the company of Astaroth, Beelzebub, Asmodeus, Abbadon & Azazel, & by all the demons named and nameless who swarm the Pits of Hell, I do happily sell my soul to the Devil, Satan-Lucifer, in exchange for...
Well, you get the picture. I plucked the finished product down on a table in front of him. "Sign this. Here's a red pen."
"Don't I hafta cut myself?"
"That won't be necessary. Sign it."
Mr. Taylor was hesitant to say the least! He sat there for several moments, silent with frozen wrist. Finally, he stammered "B-but... this is... n-nonsense."
To which I replied, "That's a very astute observation. Now, why not humor me and sign it?"
The minutes crawled by. You could almost hear his teeth chattering. Never underestimate the power of myth!!
Watching the clock, I noticed that a full half-hour had gone by. At long last, through sheer effort of Will, the pact was completed with the required signature. Mr. Taylor was extremely tired.
In the days that followed, I began to see a change - a metamorphosis, if you will. Thereafter, whenever Taylor expressed guilt or attempted to suppress his ego, I would gleefully whip out the parchment, hold it up to him and exclaim, "It really doesn't matter 'cause you're going to hell anyway!" A great big smile would come across the young man's face. Reason would make it all seem so very foolish. And yet, the Subjective Mind was listening!!
The aforementioned "conflict of interest" soon vanished! His Will was unified! The results were permanent.
Ironically, it is not the conscious "rational" mind which restricts and inhibits the Will of the magician, it is the mystical "irrational" mind. To quote a personage known as Shuti;
"Gnosis and Reason squabble here... if this is the case, then why don't we exercise this (absolute) power? Gnosis rationalizes that it's because we haven't learned to flex the muscle yet, or because some psychological force (emphasis mine) within this as-yet faulty mind of mine refuses to accept my power. Reason claims it's more likely the power doesn't exist."
The Daemon Egan feels much more inclined to accept the former explanation. The "psychological force(s)" mentioned exist within the realm of one's Subjective Mind - a mind which does NOT recognize Reason. It is a mind which recognizes only symbols & symbolic gestures. Therefore, practically speaking, you cannot use Reason to prove or disprove mysticism.
Oil and water, my friends, oil and water.