theurgia goetia

Petitioning King Gediel for Advice and Protection

March/May 2017

King Gediel is an Aerial Spirit mentioned in the Theurgia Goetia in the Key of Solomon, as well as in the Steganographia. He is very knowledgeable and kind.

I was planning a trip to Canada and, since I am plagued with horrible anxiety surrounding travel, I wanted to ask KG for his help.

At the time, I was also stuck between which path to take in life, regarding college and career choices. He also helped me by giving me information on how to improve my communication with spirits.

There was a lot of cross-referencing, a lot of messy notes, a lot of scribbles… So I’m just going to do a quick overview of our interactions:

  • I used my own method to call/ summon him
  • We communicated through tarot and feelings
  • As payment for his employees’ protection, I studied French every day of our contract 
  • I made occasional offerings in other ways as well (food and drink, mostly)
  • His employees were incredibly professional and dedicated to their jobs. They were friendly but not too friendly, communicative but not talkative, professional but not harsh. 5/5 stars, would hire again
  • His presence made me feel all warm and fuzzy. This dude just radiates wisdom and goodness D`:
  • He employed 2 of his spirits to protect me
  • I communicated with his employees through bibliomancy primarily, with a couple of other forms of communication thrown in

Aaaaaannnnd, I couldn’t have done this without the lovely info in this post by @chaosjelly

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. 

On Demonology
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I wrote this for my friends awhile ago and thought it may be of interest to some people. This is just a brief explanation on the subject of demonology, a topic of interest that I have been studying for quite some time now. It is in no way meant to convince or discourage anyone from studying demonology for themselves, and I encourage skepticism and constructive criticism where appropriate. I am simply publishing this article to shine some light upon what otherwise may be a rather confusing subject matter. This is just the tip of the iceberg, as there are a lot of other similar topics to consider – fallen angels, watchers, Jinn, there are so many different cultural interpretations of “demons” that you can look into. For this, I mainly focus on the Ars Goetia.

I study demons, I believe in actively trying to invoke and evoke them. The typical reaction to such a concept is fear or loathing, but this is because the common interpretation of demonology is one which lacks any insight into the realm of etymology – people fear the very word “demons” as though all of them are the same, as though they have no history, as though they are just utterly representative of evil incarnate. The general conception of demonology is therefore one which lacks insight into spirituality, the occult, and even linguistics.

Let’s begin with the issue of the very word demon. It is derived from the Greek word, Daimon, which simply means a spirit or divine power, much like the Latin words Genius (similar to a guardian angel) and Nurmen (divine will). Further, the Greek word Eudaimonia literally translates to “happiness” and “welfare” and “human flourishing,” and another Greek word, Agathodaemon, translates to “noble spirit.” Daemons in much of classical mythology are simply godlike or divine spirits; this is all to say that most demons are neutral or even positive in their essence.

So where does the idea that demons are innately evil beings come from? From linguistics and an understanding of antiquity, there are indeed spirits associated with what we could typically think of as modern day demons: A Cacodemon is for example is one such negative type of demon and it is once again a Greek concept. With the rise of Abrahamic faiths such as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, many older entities deemed as Pagan idols were cast into a negative light. The Cannanite Baal (or Ba'al) was once a title meaning “Lord” and was associated with solar worship, but the more zealous Abrahamic faiths took over and erased culture from history, this title alone began to mean something more sinister, as the church demonized all Pagan deities.

A brief matter to consider before progressing: There is quite an interesting history to be found in the treatment of Pagan imagery and symbolism as it pertains to Christianity, as some of the themes, motifs, visuals, etc. they use even to this day actually originated with and/or have strong associations with Paganism and likewise, it is advised for those who would like to know more about such matters to look into early schools of Gnosticism, which shares some connections to Christianity but in a far more mystical sense (some people have made the argument that Gnosticism is the “true” Christianity" or at least that arrived prior to the more widely understood forms of Christianity).

Now, another matter pertaining to demonology: Are demons connected to Satan? People who are active in the occult tend to have different answers, but the short answer is no. For me personally, I will preface this matter by saying that the closest thing I have to an external “God” is Lucifer, and although many confuse him for Satan, this is due to major discrepancies and fallacies in translating ancient texts. His real nature is that of the “light bringer,” and he is associated with the planet Venus, with goddesses such as Sophia (in fact, Lucifer could just as well be a female or transcend sex/gender entirely – in Hermetic philosophy, one of the seven principles of wisdom is that everything has a gender to it. This is different from the cultural/socially constructed gender, however). Some schools of thought will consider Lucifer and Satan to be one side of the same being, with Lucifer representing the spiritual side and Satan representing the earthly side, in a similar manner to concepts such as the Trinity. Lucifer and Satan both share similarities and certainly have a number of connections, but whether you view them as the same or not depends on individual belief.

My point in bringing Lucifer up is to say that, in simplest terms, Lucifer is not a demon. He is traditionally considered a fallen angel, once the most glorious and favorite son of God prior to Christ (in fact, there are a number of connections you can look into comparing Lucifer and Christ, much like you can compare any number of figures to one another throughout the whole of religious history – just examine syncretism). Further, some accounts of Lucifer based in Gnostic tradition, which I follow more closely, put Lucifer as separate from being created by God. From here, it is important to understand that whether it be Lucifer or Satan, these figures are frequently associated with commanding demons but if you recall the former points I made about what exactly constitutes a demon, you’ll realize this does not mean that Lucifer and/or Satan are in charge of some sort of chaotic and bloodthirsty horde. Much like numerous archangels play a role in leading other angels/spirits, and much like there are fierce and powerful angels, there is a wide variety to be found in the legions of beings associated with demonology.

Another means of addressing the idea that demons are all just repugnant and frightening creatures is by studying grimoires and various occult works throughout history. If you are interested in learning about demons, the Ars Goetia, one of five books contained within the 17th century Lesser Key of Solomon, is perhaps the most major source of knowledge on the subject. The Lesser Key of Solomon, known either as Clavicula Salomonis Regis or Lemegeton contains 144 spells, and is separated into the Ars Goetia, Ars Theurgia-Goetia, Ars Paulina, Ars Almadel, and Ars Notoria. The Goetia is heavily inspired by the 1577 Pseudomonarchia Daemonum, which was written by Johann Weyer. Weyer’s work was incredibly thorough and well researched, providing a hierarchy of various demons (e.g. their ranking, their roles, etc) but it was technically written as a means of suggesting that witchcraft does not exist and instead is within the mind, possibly even suggestive of mental illness. At the time of writing this, this was actually a very progressive concept because of course, the typical response to things like witches and spirits was to call blasphemy and devil posession. Other works such as those of earlier occultists like Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa were also considered.

The Lesser Key of Solomon is decidely an “extension” of sorts of The Greater Key of Solomon, dating back to the 14th or 15th century and serving as one of the most crucial texts of Renaissance magic. Whereas the Lesser Key could be considered black magick (at least from a rudimentary perspective), The Greater Key deals more with angels and astrological work. Both texts are representative of King Solomon’s work in constructing his temple in Jerusalem in about 587AD; it is believed that Solomon utilized the spirits to aid in construction (the temple itself has also been argued to be a metaphorical construct, and various connections can be made to psychology or the highly spiritual concepts of Boaz and Jachin, which are important pillars – literally – in numerous faiths). From the Lesser Key, from drawings made by artists like Collin de Plancy and Eliphas Levi, and from the work of writers such as Weyer, you can get a better feel for the incredibly diverse range of demons. In the Goetia, there are 72 major demons (72 being quite an important number). The demons range from tall dark and handsome to horrific. The point is, the Goetia and the whole of demonology is a diverse melting pot that deserves to be studied. In fact, one of the literal translations of Goetia is “jugglery,” which to me indicates that there is a lot of information for those who are interested to play with; there is something to learn from each glance at its text.

With regards to physical appearance of demons, numerous magicians tend to agree on certain characteristics of the major spirits. Each demon has their own unique aesthetic, and it is the work of Jacques Collin de Plancy in particular which shows us their most well-known and popular depictions. Technically speaking, demons are capable of altering their form. In many cases, if the magician performing an evocation commands them to appear or speak in a more human-like form, they will. Some accounts such as those of James Donahue have linked Goetic demons to extraterrestrial sources, even. In more modern forms of magick such as chaos magic, there are ways to manifest/evoke spirits in dramatically differenet ways as well, but all of this depends on preference, ability, and the will of the spirit itself as well.

In any case, it is also important to dispell the notion that all demons are ugly and terrifying creatures. To prove this, researh descriptions of demons such as Stolas (he teaches astronomy and the knowledge of poisonous plants, herbs and precious stones) who is frequently seen as an owl. Caim is another great example, as he appears as a rather silly looking black bird (he is a good disputer, gives men the understanding of the voices of birds, dogs, and other creatures, and of the noise of the waters too, and gives true answers concerning things to come. Truthfully, “terror” is something subjective, as are things such as disgust and repulsion. If someone did not know anything of Christ and saw his corpse nailed to a cross, without the context, they may think it is a demonic symbol itself! And likewise, how a spirit of any kind appears and acts can largely vary in accordance to your mind, to your emotional state, and any number of factors. Sometimes when people have unpleasant experiences with spirits, whether they be demons or angels or anything else, it is possible that their mental state was negatively impacting the relationship; this creates ugliness in the physical and mental world, and is a testament to the fact that if you are trying to do spirit work, you must try and remain calm, collected, and confident in yourself and of course, respectful of the spirit.

Notice how, in any case, that the abilities and physical appereances are not alll that “demonic” in the sense that people are typically used to understanding. And what’s more, the way people commonly view demons is through very distinctly Westernized sources – there are demons in Eastern religions but what I mean specifically is that, the typical portraits of major demons such as Bael, Astaroth, etc. could have possibly looked much less “malignant” had they been constructed in different cultural landscapes; Bael is often depicted as having three heads but they are always shown as rather disgusting. Meanwhile, in Hinduism for instance, certain entities may have multiple heads and yet they have historically been portrayed as looking non-intimidating and far more colorful and psychedelic than Western versions. So it could all be a matter of perspective, and that especially holds true when you consider the Christian church is far more content with letting demons be, well, demonized (to the point of fear mongering and inciting “the flames of damnation” more than any other religion. And to the point of Eastern versus Western aesthetics, it could be very possible that people were having experiences with deities of the opposite faith/geographic location and because they did not understand, therein lies the panic and demonization.

Also, as far as the looks and temperment of demons go, the generalized idea in popular culture is to compare them to angels, but herein lies a bizarre matter: Angelic beings in the traditional sense are not all winged and haloed humanoid beings. Some of their descriptions, straight from the Bible for instance, have portrayed them as rather terrifying creatures. Much like the stories of people who withered away upon seeing the true face of Zeus, Ra, Vishnu, and other ancient deities, angels are complex beings with dramatic features that in some ways, overshadow the “flare” of many demons. Samael for instance has a “height… so great, it would have taken five hundred years to cover a distance equal to it.” The traditional understandings of angels and God as being associated with beauty and lightness is made all the more bizarre to know if you research the Gnostic perspective of the demiurge and Yaldabaoth (essentially the idea that the “God” who created the universe created us inside of a prison system, or that the demiurge represents the illusory and entrapping nature of the physical world, which is cut off from divinity).

What you need to understand with angelic beings and with God, is that just like demons, there can still be a danger in working with these forces because as humans, we posses limited understanding of realms beyond our immediate comprehension: Perform a spell the wrong way, do something heinous, misunderstandings, they could yield negative effects. Likewise, one of the most universally accepted rituals for accessing your guardian angel is an arduous process that takes a whopping 18 months (Aleister Crowley advocates that those who wish to partake in demonology first purify themselves and connect to their holy guardian angels before then diving into the Bornless Ritual, which serves as a gateway to the Ars Goetia).

In any case, I should clarify that I enjoy communing with spirits of all types - demonic, angelic, natural, etc - but my personal preference lies in demons because they are often easier to get in touch with, at least due to my own personal spiritual path. Demons can be thought of as subconscious manifestations of inner wants, desires, knowledge, or even the divinity of the higher self – they don’t have to be external entities that slither into your ears and whisper darkness into your mind. It’s also interesting to forge relationships with demons because it represents the idea of literally confronting your demons – confronting your fears and your psyche. In Buddhism, in the transitional phase of life and death, there may be demons awaiting. If you run and cower, you may be reincarnated in a less than favorable position. Similarly, in Nordic Paganism, the warrior mentality is encouraged in order to enter Valhalla. Even Christ himself faced much torment and madness upon being crucified. It’s an integral part of understanding who we are, our roles, our true wills, but we must learn to overcome fear.

You may be the judge of your own experiences, but I wrote this to help clear up some of the bad air circulating around this topic, and to help instill the idea that we should work in tandem with various cosmic forces, not just limit ourselves to “good” ones, because morality is a blurred line when dealing with matters that extend far beyond human existence and materialism. If you are interested in trying a quick exercise in demonology, my advice is to research demons and find one you like, then look up their demonic enn. A demonic enn is essentially an invitation, request, call, admiration, protection chant for a demon (their origins and their language is largely unknown but major sources include Alexander Willit in the 16th century). For me, if I am looking to get in touch with Lucifer, I will say “RENICH TASA UBERACA BIASA ICAR LUCIFER” which roughly is a protection and cleansing spell on the air around me, and is a means to further invoke Lucifer. You may try saying an enn a few times and see how it makes you feel, if you notice anything; meditate and say it aloud or in your mind (you may call forth a demon but more than anything, enns are meant to establish a rapport rather than necessarily being full scaled invocation or evocations).

Do not fear spirits, they are all around us, chances are they may be around you: Perhaps literally, perhaps figuratively. Awhile ago, I discovered that the word “alcohol” derives from the Arabic “Al-khul,” which translates into “body eating spirit” and is the origin of the term “ghoul.” Notice how when hard liquor is around, it is referred to as “spirits.” The point here is that by consuming alcohol, as a creation of industrialization and commercialization in mankind’s capitalistic state, you are willingly invoking spirits into yourself; the more you drink, the more they overtake your personality and behavior. This is why natural mind altering substances such as cannabis, LSA, San Pedro mescaline, and mushrooms are among the most healing and restorative mind-altering substances (because it can be argued they all possess direct linkage with nature, and more benevolent spirits); compared to alcohol which makes us experience zombie states of consciousness.

My point there is not to stay no to alcohol or non-naturally occurring substances, but to be aware of how they affect you and to make sure that you maintain a strong mind through studying, developing your spirituality and philosophy, honing your critical thinking abilities; make it so that if any dark forces try to contact you, you hang up the phone immediately; retain a strong will, a sense of knowledge and balance, and even if you’re attempting to summon the likes of Lucifuge Rofocale, you will then have the mental fortitude to handle the situation properly.

Magick is no joke. Beyond the nonsensical and cliche imagery of arrogant teenagers who go and draw blood and make circles and light sigils in the woods to dark forces, “just for fun,” there is also the fact that magick can be used to help us better understand our wills, our desires, our hearts, our chakras, our minds, the nature of the universe, who we are, etc. And again, magick is not purely supernatural, it has developed connections to modern science in numerous ways (for instance, the occult has played a role in the development of NASA, quantum physics connects deeply into the realm of metaphysics, it is reflected in psychology and neurology, and so forth). Crowley stated “magick is the Science of understanding oneself and one’s conditions. It is the Art of applying that understanding in action.” Everything is connected; as above, so below, the microcosm and the macrocosm, notice the similarities between all systems of philosophical, science, and spiritual thought and conjoin them to truly harness the will and beyond.

Addendum: I believe in the right for all those who are interested in the occult, in magick, in witchery, in Paganism, esoteric mysticism, etc. to be free to pursue whichever avenues of magick they deem appropriate for themselves, whether that means chaos magick, Enochian magick, or anything else out there. This also includes the right for practitioners to perform black magick as they see fit. In accordance to left-hand-path principles, black magick is a valid option to consider so long as you know what you are doing and can use it carefully.

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

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:

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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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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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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