The Black Diamond

The formula of Qliphothic alchemical attainment is commonly abbreviated as A.A., meaning Adamas Ater.

The term “Adamas Ater” translates to “Black Diamond,” which black diamond is the Philosopher’s Stone constructed via demonic-infernal alchemy.

The number 11 is considered the numerological analog for the Adamas Ater. According to Kenneth Grant, 11 is the formula of all magick and all things demonic and infernal. Accoring to the Swedish Misantropisk Lucifer Orden, the formula/chant whereby the gates to the Qliphoth may be opened, Zazas Zazas Nasatanada Zazas, gets its power from its containment of 11 A’s. This relates to the magickal word Abrahadabra, the word of the attainment of the Great Work symbolized by the Philsopher’s Stone, which word consists of 11 letters.

It is not a coincidence, but rather, a result of providence that the Double A appears in the term “tard strength” when it is pronounced with a Southern drawl as “tard strangth.”  Tard strangth is the esoteric formula of the Qliphoth, signifying the attainment of power by liberation from normal consciousness.

Alright, I’m kidding. Back to the facts.

Traditional Cabbalistic lore describes the fall of the Thaumiel [Two-Headed Divinities] from Grace out of desire for the attainment of power. They desired the addition of a second A to their name, whereby their power could be increased. The attainment of a second A harkens strongly to the Adamas Ater [Black Diamond].

Azerate, being the neologism used in reference to Havayoth, the 11 ruling divinities of the Qliphoth, when spelled in Hebrew letters, is transliterated as AZRAT. The use of two A’s in its spelling divorces from proper Hebrew grammar in specific reference to the Thaumiel’s attainment of the second A.

Barbatos (Goetia #8)

Rank: (Great) Duke; Great Count; Earl
Operates Under: Satanachia; Astaroth
Directions: North; Southwest
Color: Black; Green; Purple
Element: Fire; Earth
Tarot: 5 of Pentacles/Disks; 9 of Swords
Legions: 30
Planet: Venus
D/N: Diurnal
Date: April 25-29; Nov 23-27; Feb 19-23; June 1-10
Zodiac: Taurus 5-9; Sagittarius 0-4; Pisces 0-4; Gemini 10-20
Gematria: 519
Attributions: Ground Ivy; Copper; Arnica; Goats Rue; Catnip; Sandalwood

barbatosAbove: Artistic Depiction of Barbatos for Pathworking and an Altar Piece
(Picture Credit: G.A. Roseberg)

My mentor told me that my doubts were inhibiting the manifestation of my magick—they were limiting my influence, extroversion, and social eccentricity. The demon he told me to summon to set my beliefs aright was Barbatos.

Barbatos is a Great Duke of the Goetia. He has been called “an Angelick ruler [of] Witchcraft,” “the Wild Archer,” and “the wood-demon.” He is said to know all occurrences of the past and future alike. The traditional lore states that he manifests alongside four great kings with their companies of troops.

According to the Coven of the Golden Sigil:

Barbatos teaches all of the sciences, He reveals treasure concealed by magic, and fortells the future, discerns the past reconciles friends, and will bring any two persons together in friendship. He secures the good will of those who are in positions of power. He smoothes out all misunderstandings and soothes hurt feelings. He gives the ability to communicate with and understand animals.


Barbatos gives aid in dream-walking and all manner of astral shapeshifting and atavism. His specialties are toads, serpents, and all manner of feline creatures. He teaches one to understand the voices of various animals. He breaks open the hidden treasures which magickians have concealed or sealed away via enchantment. Naturally, he can detect the locations of these treasures as well.

Barbatos divines by the singing of birds. I often divine by passing cars in the distance, letting the sounds of their passing form into astral whispers, so I can imagine what this might entail.

Barbatos reconciles friendships and brings about wealth. He helps one locate astral grimoires for the purpose of magickal self-initiation. He can see one’s house protected from hidden attacks and bring an end to ongoing conflicts between sorcerers.

Barbatos often manifests as a spirit of the forest or hunt. Pseudomonarchium Daemonum records his manifestation as a woodland archer. He has one of the most beautiful voices and elocutions of any demon you’ll ever summon. He deeply understands the sacred language of wordplay and he is very useful in divination. He imparts magickal memory and the recollection and understanding of dreams. He can impart prophesy and astral voyages via dreaming.

Barbatos teaches the power of song and the ability to tune into things. His auspices are apt for the enchantment of ouijja boards, pendulums, and tarot cards. He aids in the development of mindfulness and his support is useful in the facilitation of spirit communication, necromantic or otherwise. He can heal one of various forms of corruption and dissonance.

Barbatos grants musical skill and inspiration. He teaches one to ground themselves back into the mundane—alternately, he can just bring this about for you. He can grant the astral double horns which will help it control storms. These horns are also helpful for death magick, as is Barbatos himself.

Beliala Demonae Agaphsophia told me that Barbatos and ‘helps one channel the current of how to oscillate when one is associating and disassociating—think Neuro-Linguistic Programming.’ I don’t know what this means.

The traditional enn or summoning chant attributed to Barbatos is “Eveta Fubin Barbatos.” The chant I use to summon him while presencing Qliphothic energy is “Liftoach Pandemonium, et germinet Barbatos,” meaning “Open the Infernal Plane, and bring forth Barbatos.”

Sources: Demonology and Devil-Lore; Correspondence with Beliala Demonae Agaghosophia; Pseudomonarchium Daemonum; Ars Goetia; Luciferian Goetia; Demonolatry Basics; Godwin’s Cabalistic Encyclopedia; The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic; Aleister Crowley’s Illustrated Goetia; Mark of Qayin; The Goetia Ritual Book; Daemonolatry Goetia

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

Enochian Invocation of Vindex

Aperiatur Terra, Et Germinet Vindex (x11)
[Open the Earth, and Bring Forth Vindex]

Ol Drix Od Zodameta Caosg
[I Bring Down and Conjure Thee Upon the Earth,]

Micalzo Bransg Soboln
[Mighty Guard in the West.]

Zir Vindex Sa A Basgim Zirdo Velucorsapax, Ol Torzul
[I am Vindex, and the Day I am Enthroned, I Shall Rise Up]

Od Tonug Das Madzilodarp A Pibliar Odfaorgt
[And Deface and Conquer the Places of Comfort and the Dwelling Place]

Prge Zien De Baltim Od Baltim
[With the Fire of My Hands of Extreme Justice and Fury]

Agios o Vindex (x9)
[Numinous is Vindex]


Planet of Spirit: Mars; Moon
Tunnel of Set: 11/21 (Gashkalah-A’arab Zaraq)
Planet of Tunnel: Jupiter
Disease of Tunnel: Gout
Color of Tunnel: Bright Blue Rayed with Yellow
Musical Key: A#
Tarot of Tunnel: The Wheel of Fortune
Siddhi of Tunnel: Dream Feeding; Ascendancy (Political or Otherwise)
Letter of Tunnel: Kaph/Koph
Gematria: 315; 737; 1312


Kurgasiax is a being of much age and wisdom, and he grants the wizard great magickal power. His name means “the Great Smiter,” and he rules over bad luck and synchronicity. He dwells within the pathway between Gashkalah (Jupiter/Astaroth) and A’arab Zaraq (Venus/Bael), which is either the 11th or 21st pathway depending on whether or not you start counting with the ten primary Qliphothic spheres. According to Frater 414, he has a very fatherly and loving personality.

Kurgasiax teaches the witch to become a more dangerously subversive influence in the social circles he enters. He grants the witch the social skills needed to mislead, intimidate, attenuate, and exonerate. She teaches the magickian to discern perfidy behind the mask of influence. He can bring about rejection and worldly power.

Kurgasiax can give the witch’s astral double a pair of small horns which act as antennae, channeling psychic information as needed. He helps the witch recover atavisms and teaches her how to use them. He also teaches the magickian to shapeshift her astral double into a giant snake. He knows the secrets of succubi and incubi.

Kurgasiax awakens latent magickal spells. He presides over the fate and destiny of a given issue. He presides over change, evolution, and downward spirals. He rules over the past and the hand of fate. He records the past and teaches the magickian to learn from it. Ruling your potentials and weakness alike, he presides over the past and whatever you are capable of achieving in the future. He balances the actions of the past with the present to engender personal growth.


According to the Shadow Tarot by Linda Falorio:

[In] the Tunnel of Kurgasiax we find we are mercilessly bound to inexorable existence by the Three Fates, the Norns, the Moerae. On the Nightside of the Tree, the implacable Triple Goddess ties the yet-to-be-born human soul to the end of a carefully measured linen thread, which then she pays out yearly until comes the time for Her to cut it, thus relinquishing the soul to Death.

Cort Williams describes the tunnel as follows:

A’arab Zaraq, the Qliphah of Netzach, sphere of unbridled passion, ruled by Ba’al (the sturm-and-drang storm god, a sort of Qliphothic dying-and-resurrected god man). This sphere is acted upon by Gasheklah, the Qliphah of Chesed, sphere of unbalanced mercy. Passion, unchecked by the benevolent governance of Jupiter, leads to putrefaction. The Jupiterian dignity of the Self is sacrificed upon the altar of emotion. The Self becomes a burnt-offering, consumed upon the pyre of passion, given unto the Beloved.

Linda Falorio continues:

A need for work with the energies of Kurgasiax is suggested when we find ourselves feeling “special” compared to our fellow humans, believing that we are lucky, and blessed in the eyes of the gods, hold the optimistic view that one can escape fate and evade one’s karma. This may be coupled with belief in “coincidence,” and belief in an orderly, reasonable, sensible and fair Universe where “good” eventually wins out over “evil,” where “bad” things never happen to “good” people, where God is in his heaven and all is right with the world.

Powers of this tunnel are feelings of connectedness with the thread of life as carried by the human bloodlines, traced back via mitochondrial DNA far into a dim reptilian past of bright sunlight filtering above the hot and dusty plain. Here is satori of the revelation of Sangraal: the holy continuity of generations dwelling upon Earth, whose archetypal patterns of becoming have been created over eons by their action on the psychic ether. Here is a sense of the mythic that makes everyday life at once awesome, terrifying, and grand, that makes all life meaningful in that it has no necessary meaning beyond itself. Here is power to accept Fate, to take joy in the seasons of the year, and the turning of the Wheel, enjoying freedom to pursue one’s path knowing there is no right or wrong, but only raw necessity, that we are the way we are because we have no other choice, because it is decreed by culture acting upon the archaic pattern of our DNA.

Yet, “Every man and woman is a star,” every act the fiat of a god.

Frater Apollonius analyzes the sigil and tunnel of Kurgasiax as follows:

The sigil for the genii associated with Vau in the Mercurial house presents a flaming wheel, spinning widdershins with the Egyptian symbol for the right Eye of Ra at its center; symbolizing the Sun. The Egyptian symbol for the left is called the Eye of Thoth, symbolizing the Moon. Both eyes together are the Two Eyes of Horus; the eye being the sensory organ that is able to perceive light, and is the symbol for spiritual ability. It is also interesting to note that the paths of these two Hebrew letters form the right column on the Tree-of-Life.

The inner rim of the wheel in the sigil presents a series of numbers, letters and an infinity symbol. These are, starting from the top and moving in a counter-clockwise manner: V, O, V, 8, V, 10, V 3, V, . The numbers together equal 21; suggesting the Universe Atu, which is attributed to the Tav (Cross) as a complement to the nail (Vau) that is the feature of the Tiphareth Initiation. There are five V‘s (or nails), suggesting the motto the Master of the Temple. And finally, the infinity symbol, which is itself representative of Universal Conscoiusness and the Universal Mind. This represents the newfound spark; the Neophyte having forged a connection with the Agape current.

The sigil for the qliphotic genii associated with Kaph (Fortune Atu-The Wheel) presents what looks like a horned animal (the Beast) with three legs (suggesting the three path down from Tiphareth); drawn as a stick figure with squiggly lines for legs and x‘s at their ends for feet. A single vertical line connects to the head; itself a horned circle, containing an equilateral cross; symbol for the Earth. With the horns, it is a variation on the Mark of the Beast, also contained in the Seal of Babalon and reminiscent of the alchemical symbol for the Sun and the Moon conjoined.

The two sigils work together to generate the theme of the Solar-Phallic Beast in Thelemic philosophy. The eyes that can perceive light and hence show spiritual capacity come with the knowledge of human nature in terms of the Sun and the Moon. At this stage in the Aspirant‘s initiatory evolution, one gains clarity of the self and one‘s physical body as the chalice holding the Star of Force and Fire; a vision of Tiphareth.

The value of Kurgasiax’s names are as follows, listed with their myriad correspondences:

315: To Forget/To Deprive; Yetzirah; To Stand Out; The Phallus, The Secret Formula of Pluto; Her Precious Thing; Pearl/Crystal/Piece of Ice; Mincharai (Angel of 2nd Taurus); Army/Battle Line/Nakedness; Shrewdness/Craftiness/Prudence; City/Town; Smoke; Vibration/Quivering

737: Great Tree; Flame; Of His Wife

1312: You Shall Bring Them Back

Sources: Qliphothic Wor(L)ds; The Shadow Tarot; Liber Azerate; Frater Apollonius’s Analysis of Liber 231; and more

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

The Qliphothic Rite of the Slaughterer

{This ritual calls upon various Qliphothic archdemons and archdemonesses to empower the astral double for astral warfare and combat. Qulielfi is entreated to raise up the astral double of the celebrant in sleep to train it for combat on the astral planes, so if you’re booked for the night, don’t do it, or simply omit that request. Phrases in italics are to be chanted. Translations of foreign phrases appear within brackets. Face the North}

Melus De Quo Magma (x11) [Reality Emanates from the Demonic]

Liftoach Pandemonium, et germinet Dagdagiel (x21)
[Open the Infernal Plane and Bring Forward Dagdagiel]

I call forth the Sentinel of the Sparrow and Dove,
The Regal Harlot entitled Dagdagiel,
The Sentinel of the Abyssic Womb of Time,
The Deathly Demoness of Nature Magick,
The Babalonic-Venusian Qliphothic Virgin.
Grant me the power to slaughter my enemies
Within the astral planes.

Liftoach Pandemonium, et germinet Loray (x11)
[Open the Infernal Plane and Bring Forward Loray]

Loray is the Mercurial-Lunar Marquis of the Goetia,
The Archer and Alchemist who is known as Leraikha.
I call upon Leraje the Shapeshifter to bestow
Power upon my astral double
For the purpose of purging the Cosmoss of my enemies

Caymen Vefa Leraje (x7)

Liftoach Pandemonium, et germinet Qalilitu (x11)
[Open the Infernal Plane and Bring Forward Qalilitu]

I call forward the Necromantic Mermaid who dwells amongst the Obscene Ones within the nigrescent illumination of obsidian moonlight. The Vampyric Mermaind Qalilitu devours the enemies of the witch within the Qliphoth and the Astral Planes when requested. Harken forward from the Qliphoth and bestow the gifts of combat to my astral form.

Qalilitu, venire. Madogiel, venire. Aperiatur Acharayim et germinet Qalilitu!
[Qalilitu/Madogiel, come. Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forward Qalilitu]

Veni Mater Qalilitu! [Come Mother Qalilitu]

I call forward the Lunar Vampyric Archdemoness whose name is Qulielfi,
The Succubitic Mistress of Bewitchment and Illusions
Who dwells between Venus
And the Black Earth of Nehemoth.
Her number is 266.

Liftoach Pandemonium, et germinet Qulielfi (x11)
[Open the Infernal Plane and Bring Forward Qulielifi]

Qulielfi, bestow upon me the powers of spiritual warfare and greet me in the astral in my hours of sleep to train me in the warfaring arts! As I have spoken, so let it be done!

The Diurnal Rite of Goetia

{This is an incredibly simple ritual which calls up various demons and deities who are powerful in the daytime to impart various developmental improvements to the witch. Phrases in italics are meant to be chanted, words in bold are intended to be vibrated, and translations of foreign phrases appear in bold. Face the North and perform during daytime}

Melus De Quo Magma (x9)
[Reality Emanates from the Demonic]

Day-Vah-Nah-Om + Azothoz + Ushu-Anar-Asta + Dongraph + Chaosatanas + Zodamran + Liftoach Kliffot

Lucifer, Asturel, Liftoach Kliffot (x11)
[Lucifer/Asturel Open the Infernal Plane]

Hail unto Lord Azazel, Dark-Angelick Emissary of the Two-Headed God-Fiends which preside over the Nethermost Womb of Sulphur and Blackness.

Hail unto Azazel, Nephilimic-Djinnic Wanderer of Acausal Desert Planes and Visible Face of the Infernal Divine. I ask that you increase my strength and intellect!

Itzrel Itzrel Azazel (x7)
Aperiatur Dudael, et germinet Azazel (x6)
[Open the Desert, and Bring Forth Azazel]
Eya On Ca Azazel Aken (x6)

I call forward Lumial-Lucifer, the Resplendent Monarch over the Aeonic Dawning of Enlightenment and Suffering. Magnify my psychic senses and my sorcerous power.

Lucibel, Lucifer, Lumial (x7) (names of Lucifer)
Renich Tasa Uberaca Biasa Icar Lucifer (x7)
Aperiatur terra, et germinet Lucifer (x7)
[Open the Earth and Bring Forth Lucifer]

Hail unto Apollo, the Olympic-Supernal Aspect of Abaddon the Bearer of Plagues. Descend unto us, Slayer of Wyverns and Hyperborean God of the Far North. Increase our intellects and physical fitness in whatever way you deem necessary.

Phanaeus + Apauliunas + Lycegenes + Sauroctonos + Cynthius + Delius + Pythius

I call unto the Venusian Duke of the Infernal Plane whose name Agares means “Strength Hoard.” Sempiternal Beast Master and Judge of the Idle, empower my telepathy and impart courage unto me!

Rean Ganen Ayar Da Agares (x11)
Liftoach Pandemonium, et germinet Agaros (x11)
[Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Agaros]
Micalzo Agreas Torzodu Odzamran (x11)
[Mighty Agreas Arise and Appear]