@Death, I know! I'm always trying to explain this when speaking about my beliefs to people. Most people turn their nose up at it and say I'm doing evil. But that's mostly my family. I'm open with my family about most of the deities I work with, and they dislike when I talk about it. My mother tried to preach the Bible to me, when I tell her about me practicing Magick. I try to explain things to her, but she refuses to listen. I'm scared to tell her I practice with Lord Lucifer. Haha.
@Sherilyn, if you have an open mind and let the demons come to you; while still protecting yourself, they will. Most of the times, at least from what I experienced, "demons" just want to be understood in this world of ours, just like death said they used to be ancient gods, until major religions demonized them. If you go into trying to talk to a demon, or if you want them to speak to you and you have a slight bit of fear you might envoke the wrong demon, or they might not even want to mess with you. If a demon senses you may fear it, working with you may be a bad thing for them, because you might in the end, try to cleanse it out of your area but it means no harm to you, so I do recommend doing more research if you want to work with demons, in your practice. Most of the times, when dealing with the spirits I deal with, I'm not actually performing a spell or trying to use their Magick. Nine times out of 10 I would really just be trying to talk to it, trying to be friendly with said spirit, be it demon or not. I've had angels, human Spirits, Etc. Communicate with me. Most of the times when communicating with the spirits it's mostly be a dream, or in my head. I know it's dangerous to invite things into your head to talk to you, but I have full faith in protecting myself and if I can't protect myself I know my spirit guide can. Yes, working with demons can be tricky, and dangerous because you will have some demons who are actually demons and not deities, and when I think of the word demon I think of creatures beyond this world that have ill intent for you or your loved ones. However when referring to them to other people, the term demon comes easily. When I'm specifically speaking of certain spirits I will NOT call them a demon, out of respect. Some don't care, but some take offense. I'll never call Bune a demon because he strongly dislikes it. He wouldn't work with me when I was misinformed and refered to him as a demon in my search.
@Unholy I've come to realize that more as more and more spirits contact me; darker eneties. I have one right now who keeps trying to get my attention, but going about it the wrong way. Until he stops trying to scare me I refuse to pay him any mind. Haha. He's stop for a while, but recently started back up. It's an incubus, and he tries to over power me in my dreams, but I have enough help with my protection spells and the guide. I remember one dream I believe Lord Lucifer himself stopped him, and he hasn't touched me sense.
I can say with the spirits I 'practice' with I've never felt more safe. I even practice with the Arch Angels; Michael, Rapheal, Gabriel and Ariel. None of the spirits seem to clash with each other when discussing together, and I also practice Yuma, and she doesn't seem to be upset. Ever sense I started to practice more with different energies, I've seen mystical creatures like fairies. Now if only I can find a way to get in touch with gnomes... My house needs cleaning. Haha. JK JK
@Nope: Have you actually tried to communicate with him, telling him that you do not like or appreciate the way he is trying to get your attention, and ask him to do so in another way if he would like to hold a conversation with you?
See, then your problem is solved. Some can be if people would push themselves outside of their comfort zones a bit and attempt communication and explain to them that you don't like what they are doing. Others are more stubborn, however.