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.
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?:
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.
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.