I will admit up front that the title is click bait.
The subject of whether a clown is demonic by virtue of being a clown is not really addressed. I concede that a demonic clown may be demonic not
because of being a clown but rather in addition to being a clown.
Since this particular thread does feature a graduate ( to be referred to as Subject 1 ) of Clown College, I will further concede that Demonology may
not be a part of Clown College curriculum. It is altogether possible and even probable that Subject 1 learned his craft in an extracurricular manner.
The reason I bring up the subject of Clown College is that Subject 1's only credential offered as qualified to teach a seminar on Demonology was that
he was a graduate of Clown College. If you have read this far then you may be thinking that the title may not actually be click bait after all.
Now I will introduce you to Subject 2 ( to be referred to as Subject 2 ). Subject 2 had been expelled from a boarding academy during his Sophomore
year of High School. His family had moved while he was away, and he didn't know where they moved to. But once the school officials and the local
Police informed Subject 2's parents that they were responsible for taking him into custody, they had no choice but to reveal the location of their new
Since there were no prior plans to house Subject 2, there was no available bedroom, so he got a small cot in the laundry room. The lay out of the
house was a typical example of American ranch, or rambler architecture with a sliding glass door opening onto a wooden patio spanning the length of
the back of the house. The five wooden steps down to the back yard were very near to the outside laundry room door.
Before I get to the seminar conducted by Subject 1 I should mention his actual bona fides as a clown. He was quite good at juggling oranges and
apples, five at a time. His most impressive stunt though was the way he could fall straight to one side, and while falling, arch his body into a
rocker shape. After rocking on the ground up to his shoulder he would rock back until he was once again on his feet. Quite an astonishing thing to
And before I get to the seminar it would seem that a certain book in the possession of Subject 2 has some relevance also. It was a red hard cover
edition of Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft, Addressed to J.G. Lockhart, Esq.
By Sir Walter Scott, 1830. The book itself had been acquired
through theft. Then later, following the misappropriation, certain arcane symbols and runes had been added to the front red cover with black marking
pen. So red book, black symbols and runes. So the subject of Demonology was not a completely foreign subject in the thinking of Subject 2.
The eventual fate of the black on red book may involve a freak localized hurricane which struck a stand of rather tall eucalyptus trees. High up in
one particular tree was a small tree house, in which was the book. The whole tree was uprooted in the freak storm. The tree house was smashed to
pieces and the contents deluged by high velocity wind born rain. But this unfortunate end occurred some months after the seminar and the subsequent
events that will soon be related.
The local High School of which Subject 1 was an alumnus and of which Subject 2 was a student had a thing called Vocations Day, in which the students
could pick from a number of seminars conducted by experts and professionals of actual vocations, for school credit. Now I suppose that Demonology
taught by a clown doesn't quite fit the description of a professional teaching a vocation. It was billed as "purely academic" as opposed to
During the presentation of "purely academic" material by the clown, something went slightly awry in that an actual ceremonial summoning was being
described with the protective wards, materials, and words of incantation. Subject 2 was taking notes, on the off chance that there would be a test at
the end. There was no test, but there were the meticulous detailed notes.
A few nights later, in the laundry room with the outside access door, Subject 2 was preparing to follow the notes. It should be noted that he was
reckless and foolish. He considered the precautions and wards as optional, something for noobies. The advice to start small he also discarded, since
if he was going to do it, might as well go big. He did follow the other notes however. The black on red book was also there to add ambiance.
After following the notes to a T, Subject 2 waited, and waited some more, and nothing. He thought, re-read the notes and detected one element which
seemed superfluous. He then skipped that bit and went ahead with a second attempt. This time he heard a music (not to be further described). Then from
the outside steps he heard the approach, step-scratch, step-scratch of a biped with a long dragging claw on the back of each leg. Something like this:
Then the door handle began to turn, at which time Subject 2 noticed that he had neglected to lock the door. He quickly reached over and twisted the
knob, against the force attempting to turn it one way, back to its closed position and turned the lock into place. As the door handle rattled there
was an emanation of sheer hatred and wanton destruction coming through the thin barrier of the door, at which time Subject 2 said "do not come in".
The rattling of the door handle ceased, but the intense emotion of hatred and wanton destruction had brought forth a deep reciprocal berserker rage
within Subject 2, a desire to destroy. He unlocked the door and threw it open expecting to see the demon and destroy it with his bare hands. No demon
there; but he spent some time stomping in the dark looking and calling out his challenge. Eventually the berserker rage subsided, and he went back to
the laundry room where he scattered the materials that had been laid out, lay down on his cot and went to sleep.
Now as I think about these events I feel that some sort of conclusions should be reached. I would propose that people should not go around summoning
demons for any reason. If the reader happens to be on a school board, or School Superintendent and some clown wants to hold a Demonology seminar, even
if an alumnus, and even if he claims that it is "purely academic" your answer should obviously be "NO".
Upon speculation, I think that the demon may actually have been a good demon, posing as a hateful demon, using special effects to pull off the lesson
for Subject 2 to abandon the summoning of demons, because people really shouldn't be doing that.
edit on 6-9-2020 by pthena because: (no reason given)