theurgia goetia

Spirit Interview: King Gediel

The purpose of these interviews is to increase the availability of knowledge about the Theurgia Goetia/Steganographia spirits in general. These conversations were posted with the Spirit’s approval.

King Gediel is an Aerial Spirit listed in the Theurgia Goetia and the Steganographia that rules the SSSW (even more south than south-south west) direction. His spirits, both day and night, are known to be kind and pleasant, and he usually appears at least two of his servants by his side. 

For this interview, King Gediel appeared with two of his servants by his side, although they stayed quiet the entire time. 

Parts that I have edited for context are [in brackets]. 

The seal of King Gediel is above. 

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The Steganographia says that east doesn’t mean East-it means the Equinox which means the equator, according to the writer. Can you clarify or rebute this?:

We are only spirits of the northern hemisphere; our southern bretheren go unrecorded. So yes it is in relation to the Equinox in terms that we are only half of the spirits, but we are unrelated in that we do actually reside in our recorded directions.

What are you “aerial spirits”? Are you nature spirits? Because they do not seem “alive”, they may be the literal manifestations of the air; the “result” of the existence of the air? Are you angels?:

Not fully, no. We are not angels at all, however we are related to them. We are what many people see when they think of the traditional “angel”; winged messengers. We are not angels because we are given freedom, and are not 100% subservient unto Him [God], thus it is not required that you are a Follower of him. However, we interact with angels frequently and demons occasionally; we are the messengers. We are what persuades people to follow or unfollow the Lord-we bring the minor messages, between/no matter what cultures. We are the Neutrals; we operate on nearly the same level of humanity and are meant to be the “connection” between demons, angels, and God…We are the bridge between all realms influenced by God and humanity; not a faction-not sided with anyone, but a bridge. This is not worded as well as I would like it to be, as yourself and your language lack the terminology necessary to communicate as clearly.

Because they do not seem “alive”, they may be the literal manifestations of the air; the “result” of the existence of the air?:

We are alive in the same way angels, demons, and all other long-living spirits are; we are spirits of the concept of air, not of air itself. This is why we are not nature spirits, but are still considered “air” spirits nonetheless.

Because you are considered Neutral, does someone need to be a follower of the Abrahamic God to be able to work with you?:

Again, no.

How can I best call upon you? Do you have a certain ritual you prefer, or is your seal enough?

[He grins.] The seal is always standard. However, it would ceratinly be nice if you created a neutral ritual for those that wish to work with us. The Lesser Key is nice for angels, not so good for Us, especially since we are the “bridge” and are outside (though not fully) of God’s control (not exactly the right wording, but…You cannot use the Lesser Key on another human the same reason as us: we are fully given freedom.

Tell me about your realm. What is it named? How does it affect the Human realm (if it does at all)?

You may call the realm that all of us reside in the “Otherworld”. It is easily accessible in all places above ground, though it is accessible from all places where there is air free-flowing [as in, not entirely stagnant, like in pressurized tanks]. You would not be in a place without breathable air, anyway. The [more official] name is [Redacted because could not hear it clearly]. It’s an ancient word for “air” in your language; that language has long been lost. Older than Latin. But really, our realm is literally called “air”, in all languages, as we are of all cultures.

What do you seek in new people to work with you?

I seek people, in the first place [as in, he is eager to meet new humans]. But in all honesty, so long as they are courteous and make attempts to learn, I welcome beings of all skill level. I seek an inquisitive mind who will not stop projects halfway. And of course, I have plenty of employees under my command to help with anything that I may not have time for.

What do you enjoy doing?

I would like those seeking knowledge, and giving knowledge in return. I am a Messenger and can do all sorts of tasks relevant to communication: letters, secrets, et cetera, whether it is bringing knowledge to yourself, or communicating between you and other spirits (though note, we are all capable of doing that, as we are all Aerial spirits.) In that way, we are also good at bringing about opportunities of all kinds.  I only take money requests if they are for the greater good, or for education. I may bring opportunities in money, and know how to run a kingdom’s finances, however, I do not work with money magic on the level that many of the other spirits do. However, I can dispatch one of my financeers to help you. For protection–note that we are not fighting spirits. While we of course are capable of fighting when necessary, as Air spirits it is not our primary focus. Thus, we are more skilled at banishings of all sorts, rather than direct confrontation, as in, legitimate spirit fights. We can blow your enemies far away, or teleport them to unknown realms, and are much better at this than actual fighting. We can create strong fogs, mists, and hazes (especially if working in junction with a water spirit) that may keep your enemies from locating you in the first place. In short, we could fight but it is much more preferable that we are used in preventive or redirecting measures. Divination through incense, or smokes or mists of any kind, are our strong suit. We can also help to open up your mind to be able to receive messages and communicate more easily. We may help in creating, stabilizing, and closing portals from one realm to another, though note that we will not do nor permit any portals that result in trespassing.

What do you dislike doing?

Do not ask for my aid in curses. You may ask the other Rulers for aid, or their legions who rule the Night, however I personally do not wish to participate in any rude spells of the sort.

What would you not do if asked? What are your limits in your requests?

In any sort of protections, we will never kill a living spirit. We are not going to wage any unnecessary wars of sort.

Relation(s) to Hell: We have our own specialized seals that allow us to bring messages immediately to any high-ranking demon.  

Do you have any connections to lowborn realms? (I have heard of Barbatos ruling over a few realms):

Personal connections, none. However the occasional message or two is brought to that realm, though not frequently at all as they are far, far distanced from the politics of Heaven and Hell.

Prefer formality or informality, or specific types (Business formality versus ritual formality, etc)?

I would like my caller to be dressed nicely during rituals and the like, however it is not a requirement as you perform them in your own home, and I am the guest. I do enjoy chatting (as do all us aerial spirits) so I would like a talkative partner as well; I do not need full formality. Informal communication is fine as long as you are polite, do limit curse words please! I do not have the taste for them.

Preferred method of communication? (Divination, direct conversations, etc):

Again, we are skilled at all communications, however direct conversation is the nicest, in my opinion [as it brings the most detail].

How do you wish to be viewed? Do you enjoy revering prayer, for example, or regular formal communication or even informal conversation?

I wish to be viewed as a source of knowledge; a kind, and gentle ruler. Knowledgeable akin to a librarian or teacher, willing to tutor like the latter. I am not unkind or rude intentionally, and do not wish to be held as very high above you. (so, similar to teacher/librarian). We are not so ranked as Hell (though of course, some of us are more touchy than others).

Preferred offerings: Knowledge, direct chatter. Learning in respect to me is wonderful, especially learning of other languages. I am not picky in manner of physical offerings; they are all welcome unto myself and my employees. Incense is always a favorite, though.

Incense Preference: N/A, I enjoy all kinds.

Favorite wine(s): All wines are wonderful; I am not picky about wines at all however I do favor lighter, and white wines over red wines. Champagne is rather lovely.

Favorite teas: All of them.

Is there anything else about yourself or how you work that you would like to explain? Go in as much detail, and speak as long as you would like.

We (myself and my spirits) aim to be warm and welcoming to all that wish to work with us, so long as we are respected in turn. We are interested in all variations and shades of human cultures, so do not feel held back by what you consider yourself to be.

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Note that much of the information present in the interview is UPG. However Gediel is Verified to be a high-ranking Aerial Spirit with pleasant attendants in the Theurgia Goetia and the Steganographia by Johannes Trithemius. 

LEMEGETON - The Complete Books I-V

Lemegeton, also known as The Lesser Key of Solomon the King or Clavicula Salomonis Regis, is a 17th century demonology Grimoire written by an anonymous author. It contains names of spirits/demons, other sacred names, sigils/seals, invocations and summoning techniques, spells, prayers, rituals and occult knowledge that has been obtained by the author, material which dates between the early 15th and the late 17th century.

The Grimoire is divided in five parts called The Books. These are: Ars Goetia (or Goetia), Ars Theurgia Goetia (or Theurgia), Ars Paulina, Ars Almadel and Ars Notoria.

Note from the Publisher:

The illustrations in this book come from enhanced scans of  the original seals. The scans have been painted over by hand using black ink and then re-scanned in order to improve the texture and make the lines and letters more legible, as some of the pages and illustrations of the book have deteriorated due to the manuscript’s age, and they appear faded or broken.

The original manuscript can be found in the British Museum.

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anonymous asked:

I'm interested in demons and summoning but I don't know where to get any of the literature or supplies for it. Anything on that?

literature!

PRIMARY RESOURCES:

Other Pieces of the Lemegeton/Solomon’s Grimoire:

Supplies!

  • Enochian.org (if you look along the side, they have a huge array of supplies specific to tradsummoning)

anything else can be looked at over on the Demons page we have.

– Mod D

anonymous asked:

What are demons really like? What's it like working with them?

Feel free to also ask LittleDoomWitch about their experiences (I believe there are 3 of them), and look in out Demonolatory tag if that has anything else useful to you. They have a list of demons, and you can also look into the Keys of Solomon PDFs and such (filed under “Solomonic Grimoires”)

For me, I’ve communicated with Amon, a creature named Amriel from the Theurgia Goetia, Stolas, and Decarabia.

These are my personal experiences and may differ, but for me Amon is so incredibly nice and patient and 100% is ready to help an individual with their personal relations, friendships, ad other such things. Amriel is No-Nonsense, straight-to-the-point but very gentle, and so far has helped me in kitchen witchcraft things - he seems to help with herbs best as far as I know. Communicating with Stolas was arbitrary and useless - not because of Stolas but because a bunch of friends thought it would be Fun And Neat™ to talk to a demon and, of course, Stolas was unamused and booked it. Decarabia was a tricky little shit who kept leading me around in circles for the lulz, for some reason really likes birds, and also helped me better understand herbology. 

So, in general it super depends on the demon, some of them are helpful and some of them are Not Helpful At All, and some are 100% willing to actually hurt you for whatever reason they feel like. Generally, they’re helpful but I’d specifically be careful with Malphas - I’ve never worked with him, but he’s said to devourer the conjurer if offerings are made to him, and LDW have noted  “(…) keep a look out for this sneaky motherfucker, this wall doesn’t always have your best intentions in mind.” (X)

Hope that helps ! If anyone else has experience with demons, feel free to add on !

~ Rose   

I’ve had experience with minor demons when I practiced blood magic alongside my divination and don’t have names associated with them.  I was often in a sort of headspace during the practice that lead me to not asking questions of name and safety and more just wanting a thrill and answers.

One specific situation I remember I was (quite unsafely) playing with high blood loss and a rune set over a blood sigil altar and I heard a voice come forth telling me the answer to my question. The being had a shadowy figure and we chatted a while to great happiness, I felt everything was okay. But this specific demon I forgot to say a respectful goodbye to and instead I went to sleep early. I awoke with a pounding headache and my energy levels were crapped out.

I see this figure as a demon just based on my best guesses and have since politely dispelled every entity I’ve made contact with, lest some gremlin steal my energy. 

-Tema Koinu

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Question: In the Theurgia Goetia, what does it mean by “aerial spirits”? Are they another type of angel, nature spirits, or something else entirely?

goddess-complex  asked:

Can i share an experience that i had recently? i was laying in bed at night, looking out of my window at the sky. i had drank an energy drink in the early evening and had nearly resigned myself to a sleepless night as i was completely awake at 3am. i was looking very intently at one particular star and it felt like everything else fell away. i felt very connected to the star and felt ideas/nformation/a voice come to me. it said 'andromeda. a star doesnt know itself to be a star. it simply Is." >

pt II. and then i felt like i was being asked for three wishes. immediately what came to mind was ‘goodness, fortune and to be attuned to a higher vibration’. then i felt like i was released. this all happened in about a minutes’ time. i was not afraid at all. i immediately wrote down the experience and spent the rest of the night researching andromeda. it was fascinating. do you have any related stories/advice on what i should do next? i would be open to working with a deity.

So, a variety of things I could offer is that you could very well be working with the star/galaxial entity itself. There is a galaxy named Andromeda, a Constellation named Andromeda, and a mythological figure named Andromeda, as well. I mean, there are astrology witches though I feel this may be a bit different than that. 

Sometimes, entities, creatures, and noncorporeal beings may pick up names we are either attached to or are more familiar with for the sake of communication, and if that’s the case and you perhaps have an Unknown deity, being, entity, etc, you can attempt to get to know them. A post on Unknown deities. You could also try Deity Identification, Godphoning, or communicating via Divination

If you want to know my personal experience with weird things like that, I once a long time ago was dabbling in occult stuff. I was communicating with an entity that claimed to be a spirit named “Amriel” and they gave me, in very clear instructions, a green tea relaxation recipe that I also use for menstrual cramps, among a couple other helpful things. I had nearly gotten into a car accident around the same time and the same entity sort of helped guided me through not crashing. I was cool as a cucumber during the few seconds of my almost crash, a soothing ‘don’t be afraid’ and a huge washing of relief and calm over me, which is what I automatically connect to angels or similar entities (”former” angels such as demons, for example). 

Of course, immediately after the almost-crash, I was parked on the side of the road I was an emotional wreck. It was nothing serious, it was a snowy/icy road with one other vehicle and nothing but flat farmland so it wouldn’t have been that bad anyway. The car in front of me skidded and I panicked. Weird stuff happens, man. I found out later, with the help of one of the mods from LittleDoomWitch that there is an entity in the Ars Paulina and the Theurgia Goetia (with a seal) in fact named “Amriel” and I’m 99% sure it’s the same one. 

Haven’t spoken to Amriel in a couple years, but at the time this was a pretty weird occurance but also fairly cool, and helped me grow as an individual working with spirits, deities, and magic stuff in general.

I’d suggest looking into information about Andromeda the entity in mythology, the galaxy, the constellation, and the Andromedid meteor showers. But that’s just going off surface knowledge of where I know the name “Andromeda” could stem from. 

You could also check out our Astronomy tag. To quote Kleiton from it:

An ancient Greek pagan philosopher, Theophrastus, actually claimed that the very first sacrifices were to the planets and stars

so, with this, my personal interpretation is that the individual star could be a representation of a deity, spirit, etc. Could very well just be me reaching really far, but I wouldn’t outright doubt the possibility either.

Actually, let me just link that post

I hope that helps! Good luck!

~ Rose  

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anonymous asked:

Does anyone have any resources, references or advice on workings with demons? I've recently come across the Ars Goetia; and I've been wanting to immerse myself in the subject more--possibly use them in any future work I might do. If anyone has knowledge on the subject, I'd love to know more.

LittleDoomWitch has an archive of their personal experiences with Demons, as well as facts pulled from the Lesser Keys like names, sigils, and all that.

Hermetics has the Greater and Lesser Keys as PDFs (”Solomonic Grimoires”)

In the Theurgia Goetia there are also other spirits/demons that are not listed as the “main” 72 demons from the Ars Goetia - not much is known on them save for their seals and a handful of personal experiences scattered on and off tumblr. The Ars Paulina deals with Angels ruling the hours of the day. 

These Grimoires typically have the how-to already in them, but there’s always room to ask others on their experiences and how they did things.

This person works with demons, and also has an informational blog about 101 stuff like how to work with them safely and such.

I’ve worked with Amon and Amriel, occasionally still do, but that’s about it. 

I hope that helps! 

If anyone else works with demons, feel free to add or reblog and let this Anon know! 

~ Rose  

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