A Handbook of Werewolfism
by Frater D.
Neither the author nor the publisher will assume
any responsibility for the use or misuse of the theories and
instructions contained herein, or the misinterpretation of the
same. You were warned! [top of page]
This book contains the basic elements for exploration into a
fascinating, yet largely untouched, facet of occultism;
Lycanthropy (Werewolfism). In this book I have outlined the basic
theories and instructions for lycanthropy. I have summed up years
of personal work with this subject here, and now I present to you
the "meat" of my work. But before we go on, let me
introduce myself. My initiatory name is Frater D, and I have been
a practicing magician for several years. My work has taken me to
many fascinating places and fields of study. So it was inevitable
that the subject of werewolfism would cross my path. My initial
investigation into the subject was admittedly
half-hearted. However after a more serious look, it
seemed as though this was more and more becoming a part of my
achievable reality. The myths are somewhat exaggerated, but a
type of physical transformation is possible, as you will soon
see. I wrote this book primarily because a good text on the
subject of actual transformation has never been written (As far
as I know.), and I wanted to cover some new ground. So venture
forward, and suspend your disbelief long enough to learn. [top of page]
The Werewolf: a
Webster's 20th Century Dictionary defines a Werewolf thusly:
"(In folklore), a person changed into a wolf, or one capable
of assuming the form of a wolf at will." This is a fairly
good definition considering the current scientific dogma. But for
our purposes, I need to give a clearer, more accurate definition.
So for this book we will define a Werewolf as: A person who has
regressed, by force of will and desire, to a feral or wolflike
state, both physically and mentally.
Let me expand in detail:
"A person who has regressed, by force of will and desire,
to a feral or wolflike state.: By this I mean a person who
has temporarily cast off the societal chains that repress the id
(In psychoanalysis the "id" is the part of the psyche
responsible for basic animal instincts.). I say regression,
because the higher or civilized mind
takes a secondary position in the consciousness. Will is a great
factor in the transformation, it takes a profound force of will
to transform. Yet this is a worthwhile task for the magician, as
the animal state is desirable on occasion, because of its
liberating and stress purging effects. The word feral refers to a
wild or untamed state. Indeed you are quite wild while in this
state, which is why certain precautions must be taken (Which will
be explained in a later chapter.) The wolf is the archetype of
all that is wild and untamed. Yet it remains a noble and
beautiful creature. Of course if you identify more with another
animal, you can choose that one instead.
"Both physically and mentally.: The transformation
first takes place as a subjective shift in the consciousness of
the person, but then proceeds to manifest itself in more
physiological ways. This is not to say that you will grow fur and
fangs, but rather that your body will act in a manner that is
different from its natural state. Now that I have explained what
a werewolf is, let's explore why we would wish to achieve this
state. [top of page]
Why the Werewolf?
As you all know, the Werewolf is a fascinating and prevalent
"myth". Stories of the Werewolf can be found around the
world. This powerful creature seems to be rivaled in popularity
only by the Vampire. There are several reasons for this
prevalence, but I feel that the basic scientific/sociological
reasons are the most fascinating. Inside man's brain there are
certain tissue masses that control his primal desires; hunger,
sex, etc. These parts appear to have been added onto in the
process of evolution. That is to say that at one point these were
"front seat" functions, that dominated our entire being.
As man evolved and grew more complex, these functions began to
take a "backseat" position. Of course we continue to
need food, sex, etc., but in our highly technological society
these are viewed as being of secondary importance to say, running
a computer (Except for eating, which is viewed as necessary to
maintain health and energy, so that you can run the computer!).
Now we are in a worldwide state where our primal instincts are
being repressed (by major religions) and ignored (by technology).
But the instinct is still there, never dying, just hidden. I am
not saying that you should drop on all fours, abandon higher
reasoning and run wildly into the forest, I'm just saying that we
must appreciate the entire being, including the animal within.
This appreciation can be accomplished through lycanthropic
metamorphosis. It's easy to see why achieving the animal state
from time to time can be both liberating and fun. Just as long as
we don't let it dominate our being. It is only one small part of
the entire psyche, and to neglect the other parts would just put
us back into the situation we're trying to avoid. [top
The Power of Lycanthropy
So now that we know what Lycanthropy is and why it is a
desirable state, let us explore what we can expect from the
experience of metamorphosis. Here is a list of some of the powers
that you may experience while in a state of lycanthropy. The
experience will be different for everyone, but here are some of
the more common experiences.
Augmented Senses: While in this state, one usually finds that
every physical sense is enhanced. The colors are more vivid. The
sounds are sharper and clearer. You can detect scents that you
couldn't while in human form. Taste is richer (both good and
bad). Your skin becomes highly sensitive to stimulus.
Increased Physical Prowess: While in this state, one usually
finds that they have increased agility and strength.
Increased Sex Drive: This is a major experience in
lycanthropy. However you must refrain from sexual Intercourse
unless you have a willing partner, of legal age, who understands
EXACTLY what is going on.
As for other powers/experiences, they will be different for
everyone. So just experience the experience, so to speak, and
keep in mind that with power comes responsibility. Werewolfism is
no different. [top of page]
A Brief Warning
Lycanthropy can be dangerous if misused. So I will now outline
the conditions under which the transformation must take place to
insure its proper use.
1) Never use lycanthropy while angry, unless you are in a safe
uninhabited environment. Doing this could cause a violent
reaction, which will just make the situation worse.
2) Only use lycanthropy around people who you trust, and fully
understand what you are doing. However it is best that you use it
alone, as this better facilitates uninhibited release.
3) Only use lycanthropy in a proper environment, such as your
own property, away from prying eyes. This better facilitates the
transformation, and will help keep police calls about "wild
animals roaming the neighborhood", down to a dull roar.
4) Do not let lycanthropy dominate your life. Obsession is a
possibility, so you must, from time to time, examine yourself
from the standpoint of an objective observer. Treat lycanthropy
as something special, and don't over do it.
If you follow these guidelines you should be all right. This
is an enjoyable experience, but caution must be taken. Once again
I must repeat: Neither the publisher nor I will take any
responsibility for the use or misuse of the theories and
practices contained herein, or the misinterpretation of the same.
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Before we get into the actual techniques for effecting the
transformation, there are 2 preliminary exercises that must be
mastered. Devote an hour, 4 days a week (no more, no less), to
practicing these exercises. Do not go on to the actual
transformation until these have been mastered (At least 2 weeks
practice.). After you have transformed for the first time, it is
suggested that these exercises be continued, however, according
to your own schedule.
Form Assumption: Position yourself in a manner that you feel a
werewolf (Or other were-beast if you are not using a wolf.) would
stand while resting. Then see your form become that of a
werewolf. Just close your eyes, and imagine your body becoming
that of a werewolf. See the transformation of your body. It is
important that you experience this behind your eyes, meaning as
if you were watching yourself transform from your normal
perspective. Not from the perspective of an observer.
Mind Assumption: For this exercise, you must think and feel
how you believe a werewolf would. Shift your consciousness to
that of an animal. Experience your world through the eyes of a
werewolf. Experience the urges and instincts of an animal.
After you have mastered these exercises and created the proper
environment, you are ready for the transformation. [top
You will find it extremely useful to use a prop or costume in
your practice of lycanthropy. The costume will serve as a
blueprint for what you will become. I would not recommend using a
full costume, but rather some artificial fur that can be affixed
to your body. It is also up to you whether or not you will work
nude with the fur, or clothed with the fur. It is much a matter
of what you are comfortable with. It will also serve you well to
use the same costume for every transformation. Be very thorough
and selective when creating your blueprint. For the more
adventurous and experienced occultist, I would even recommend
attaching a lycanthropy thoughtform or astral pattern to the
costume, as this can greatly aid the process. [top
In the practice of lycanthropy it is essential that you create
the proper environment for the transformation. The following is a
proper outline to work with.
1) Firstly the environment needs to be secure from prying eyes
and intrusion (I do pity the unsuspecting intruder who encounters
the lycanthrope while in werewolf cycle.)
2) The best environment is outdoors, in a natural forest
setting (Or the natural environment of your particular animal, if
you do not choose the wolf.) However it is often difficult to get
both this and a secure environment in one package, so you may
have to improvise according to your ingénue.
3) You may wish to consider placing some food within your
environment. I would recommend a plate of cooked meat such as
steak. This appeals directly to a powerful primal urge.
4) Be thorough and inventive. [top of page]
Other Points of Interest
In your practice of lycanthropy you may wish to use elements
from various systems of occult thought to augment the experience.
Here are two suggestions:
Invocation: You may wish to perform a ritual invocation of a
lupine deity, spirit or principal to aid in your work. Since
invocation in and of itself is beyond the scope of this small
text, I suggest that you study a book that outlines this practice
in detail. As for the godform itself, I highly recommend Fenris
of Norse Mythology. (While on the subject of Norse mythology, I
must suggest that you also learn of the Berserkers. Berserkers
were special warriors that would don the skins of animals and
fight with a wild animal rage against all enemies.)
The Moon: You may wish to time your transformations according
to the lunar cycle. I have found this be particularly effective
in my practice of this art.
Of course there are many more possibilities and avenues to be
explored. I have included these because they have proven their
effectiveness to me. As with all magical art, imagination and
experimentation are essential. Therefore treat these instructions
as a beginning for your exploration into this subject, and not
the final word. [top of page]
I will now give you a technique for transforming yourself into
a werewolf. You will probably have to practice and experiment a
little with the technique to effect the transformation
completely. Perseverance is the key.
- The Transformation -
A) Put on the animal "blueprint" costume.
B) Go to your designated area, and find a comfortable spot to
sit. Close your eyes and clear your mind. Meditate upon the
qualities of the animal that you wish to become. See it hunting,
mating, etc. Become aware of your desire to be this animal, and
let that desire grow in intensity.
C) Now examine the present stressors in your life, and think what
it would be like if you could cast off the responsibilities of
society, and become this beast. Let the stress that you feel fuel
your desire to become the animal.
D) Visualize as intensely as possible, your chosen animal
standing behind you. See it, feel it, conjure this image
powerfully. When you can actually "feel" the creature,
see it step into your body. (In this step you are actually
creating an astral archetype to aid in the process.)
E) Now see your form become that of the animal. Visualize this as
intensely as possible. Will yourself to become the animal.
F) Now take on the mind of the animal as in the preliminaries.
Ignore all thoughts that are not those of an animal. Don't think
in words, but rather pictures and experiences. Will a total
consciousness merger with the animal.
G) When you have achieved a good degree of success with this, get
up and move like a werewolf (or your particular animal). Move
exactly how you feel that a werewolf should move. Act like the
animal, sniff the air, listen to the sounds around you, and
search with a piercing stare into dark corners and shadowed
areas. Run, snarl, howl, do whatever it is that you feel is
right. Become the animal in thought and action. If the moon is in
view, it can serve as a powerful focal point.
H) As you are acting like the animal, find the dominant emotion
that you are feeling and try to intensify it (If it is lust, then
sexually stimulate yourself. If it is joy, then more fully revel
in what you are becoming.)
I) When you are at the "peak" of this exercise (In the
case of lust, this would be orgasm.), feel yourself transform
completely. You are now the animal. You may find that your body
transforms. Again, This not to say that you will grow fur and
claws, but rather your body will use itself in a manner that you
are not used to. This is a sign of great progress, just go with
J) When you are ready to return to your normal human state, just
sit down, and separate yourself from the animal. Take on your
normal consciousness, go get something to eat, take a nap, and
There you have it! That was simple wasn't it? Of course it
will get easier each time, but it was probably much easier than
you anticipated. You now have a great gift, use it wisely. I
recommend that you experiment with your own ideas. Be original,
innovative and passionate with your application of lycanthropy.
It has been said before (and quite wisely so!), that there is no
room for authority in occultism. [top of page]
It is my hope that this short text has broadened your studies
and awakened your imagination to the possibility of new
experiences. It is my opinion that the liberating effects of
lycanthropy can prove indispensable to the magician. Especially
those who work in a darker vein of the art such as
myself. There is still much to be explored on the subject.
Hopefully in the future I will publish further findings and
points of interest pertaining to this and related subjects.
Firstly, I would like to thank Frater Zeht and the O.L.N.,
whose teachings have aided me greatly with my work on this
subject. I also wish to extend the deepest gratitude to all of my
teachers and students who continue to instruct and inspire me.
And lastly to my wife and son for their infinite patience and
understanding as I Invoke the Mysteries.
Infernally, Frater D. [top