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So, October 11th 2017 was a day that didn’t go to plan. Usually, people say that when things go wrong, but things didn’t go wrong- they just didn’t go as planned – but like in the most awesome way ever.
My plan was to have a quiet day to work on the background stuff I needed to put together, but that’s not what Ye Olde Fate had in store for me. Instead, The Four Devils decided that it was time for them to get out of my head and be born into the “real” world. I had the idea of doing a small group of servitors based on the classic – Health, Wealth, Happiness and Wisdom for quite some time previously, and I also had the name The Four Devils knocking around, too. I found myself thinking a lot about them that morning and before I knew it, I had Clip Studio open and was starting to draw.
It was a day I felt I had very little say in. In a good way.
And then, as if by magic, all four of them arrived fully formed and ready for action. I posted them online over the course of the day and I was really not expecting how excited everyone would get about them. It was lovely.
Four years later in September 2021, I re-did the artwork for the Four Devils as I never warmed to the original artwork – it was rushed, and a bit nonsensical in places. Also, there was that whole issue with the original Kranvoc artwork that soured the whole experience for me.
Here’s a video which talks all about the creation of The Four Devils, my thoughts on them, why I change the artwork, and how to use them!
What are The Four Devils?
The Four Devils are Chaos Magick Servitors/ ideas/ energies/ archetypes that you can employ as an aid to increase certain qualities in your life. If you want a basic primer on Chaos Magick then go HERE!
How do they work?
Good question. Lots of people have lots of different ideas. But here’s a post I made that may help explain it all.
Why do they look like they do?
I have no idea, that’s just how they formed as I drew them. I tried to “get out of the way” as much as possible and just let whatever happened happen. This is my preferred system of creativity and magick.
Where do their names and/or sigils come from?
I have no idea, I guess that same place where all the ideas come from.
How do you use them?
Introduce yourself to them, tell them what you want and then tell them what you will give them in return. Suggested offerings: candles, public thanks, rum, attention, or whatever feels right to you. When you need a boost of their particular energy, you can draw their sigil in the air in front of you or write it on paper and carry it with you. Basically, use them in whatever fashion feels best and powerful to you! If you want to know more about Servitors, go HERE! If you want to know more about SIGILS, go HERE!
See also the blog post: HOW TO DO MAGICK WITH THE FOUR DEVILS
How did you activate them?
You don’t need to – they are already “activated”.
What do they feed on?
All Servitors need to be fed (more on Servitors HERE!) so I have set these Servitors to feed on attention and use, same as The Forty Servants. But please know that what other people do with them doesn’t affect you in any way other than increasing their power for all. You aren’t going to get any blowback if someone tries to do “bad stuff” with them.
Are they safe to use?
Magick in general isn’t “safe” to use.
Why has… Why is… What is…?
I have no idea, that’s just how it happened. Probably best to ask the Servitors themselves.
Why Devils? Are they Evil?
It sounds cool and that’s how they presented themselves. No, they are not evil.
How can I actually know that they are what you say they are?
Ultimately, you can’t and if you get a “bad buzz” or any sort of trepidation then I suggest you just don’t use them.
Are they Free?
Yes, they are free for everyone to use. If you feel you want to do the whole energy exchange thing then maybe buy the Art Prints, Buy The Forty Servants, or help me out on Patreon, or if you want just send me some money – but this is totally and utterly optional.
If I no longer want to use them what do I do?
Stop using them or just tell them to stop.
I don’t like the new artwork / I prefer the old artwork?
I totally get it. A simple solution is to just continue to use the old artwork if that’s why you prefer.
Are The Four Devils Part of The Forty Servants?
Because so many people have asked me I feel I have to add this: The Four Devils have NOTHING to do with The Forty Servants, it is a completely different and separate thing. They are not connected in any way other than both use Servitors. Not sure how much clearer I can be about this, but I know some of you will still be confused, so sorry about that. Not sure what I can do.
Any other questions just leave a comment below!
THE FOUR DEVILS
Jerdehl – For Wealth
Harven – For Health
Vharmon – For Wisdom
Kranvoc – For Happiness
If you want to help me out and allow me to continue doing what I do or to level up, then there are a number of ways you can do so. Obviously, there is no obligation or pressure to do so, but if you do I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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