Andras (Goetia #63)

Rank: Marquis
Zodiac: Aquarius 0-15; Sagittarius 20-30; Capricorn 25-29
Date: Jan 30-Feb 3; Dec 12-21; Jan 16-19
Tarot: 10 of Wands/Rods; 6 of Swords
Color: Black, Red, Teal, Orange
Plant: Cayenne Pep, Violet
Planet: Moon, Pluto, Mars, Sun
Animal: Hellhound/Wolf
Stones: Fire Agate, Black Tourmaline, Meteorite, Obsidian
Metal: Iron, Silver
Element: Fire, Air
Incense: Jasmine, Dragon’s Blood, Amber, Knot Weed, Mustard Seed, Patchouli
Legions: 30 or 86
Gematria: 255, 556
D/N: Nocturnal
Enn: Entay ama Andras anay

andrasAbove: Pathworking Artwork to Andras by G.A. Rosenberg

Andras originated in Zoroasrtian demonology as a daeva– an emissary of Ahriman, the hypostasis of Druj [Evil, Destruction, Self-Determination, Witchcraft]. He was one of the highest ranked among Ahriman’s emissaries and he ruled over warfare and combat. He was integrated into Hinduism as a celestial deity of war and lightning– comparable in station to Marduk or Zeus. He appears in apocryphal Jewish mythology as one of the Grigori or Watchers who fell from Heaven to fornicate with humans and taught humankind all manner of trades. Andras taught mankind about combat, specifically the ways in which the skull may be crushed.

Andras is a psycho pomp who can teach and empower necromancy, mind control, shapeshifting, apsidomantic* initiation, and workings which use death energy. Andras should only be summoned for important matters as he can be blunt, serious, dominant, intimidating, direct, and sometimes impatient. With that said, he is helpful and he does want what’s best for the black magickian.

*Apsidomancy is magick which works with demons.

While Andras can sow discord, he can also reconcile ongoing conflicts by bringing them to culmination via confrontation. Andras imparts discretion and deception. He can cause countless manners of death and destruction and give one in an advantage in both violent non-violent conflict. He may completely uproot one’s current identity or life to make way for new developments, and he can overthrow existing hierarchies and powers.

Traditional Goetic lore depicts Andras as an angel with the head of either an owl or raven with wings who rides a (sometimes black) wolf. The sword he carries is variously described as sharp, cruel, shining, or covered in purple fire. One source referred to it as a saber. One modern source replaced the sword with a golden assault rifle and a bomb strapped to the chest. A more recent depiction describes Andras as a tall, tan, black-haired, attractive biker/punk type with black and red eyes, and does not mention weaponry.

andras

Andras can teach the art of combat. He can increase one’s combative talents as well as physical fitness. He grants the witch the power to stand unshaken in the face of calamity. Andras can program the astral double for automatic unconscious astral projection. He augments one’s psychic intuition and magickal memory.

Goetic lore purports that Andras may kill the celebrant, but Goetic lore espouses the intimidation, coercion, denigration, and threatening of demons– he most likely will be kind to the black magickian who consensually evokes him. The provision in the traditional lore that he kills “the unwary” seems to solidify my opinion that he works to avoid being coerced and take revenge upon those who attempt to trap and coerce him. Some sources claim that Andras will also slaughter anyone else who is present for the ritual.

An RHP magickian told me that Andras is known to dominate other demons, and said that he never dares to evoke Andras without a circle. Obviously I have summoned Andras without protection and have not regretted it, as have so many of my sources.

Andras gets fast results, and it’s said that he often does so at the expense of unwanted and unexpected outcomes. He rips the bandaid directly off– you might not like it, but maybe you’ll be better off. (My spirits are telling me that this paragraph describes the experiences of a few of my sources and should not be considered a consistent or even common trait of Andras’s magick).

-V.K. Jehannum

Sources:
http://littledoomwitch.tumblr.com/
Daemonolatry Goetia by Stephany Conolly
Goetic Demonolatry by Ellen Purswell
Terry Thayer’s Demon List
The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic by J. Thorp
demonsanddemonolatry.blogspot.com
The Luciferian Goetia by Michael W. Ford
Wikipedia
Gematria and the Tanakh by Brian Pivik
Aleister Crowley’s Illustrated Goetia
The Coven of the Golden Sigil
The Book of the Black Serpent
The Goetia Ritual Book by Kuriakos
Mark of Qayin by Asha’Shedim

 

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