The biblical references to Mammon were originally interpreted as references to the vice of greed rather than a presiding deity of greed. Shortly thereafter, another commentator interpreted the scriptural passages as references to a demon. While most Satanists conclude that the original interpretation is true just because it came first, such reasoning is fallacious. It is possible that, if seeing Mammon as a demon was a misinterpretation, that a particular demon became aware of the folly and took the name of Mammon upon himself to capitalize on the marketing. Either way, let us discuss the great demon known as Mammon.
Mammon rules over greed, wealth, avarice, ambition, aggression, and the lust for money. Known as Hell’s ambassador to England, he is the God of Merchants and Thieves and the Lord of Money. He is the Prince of Ninth Order of Demons known as Tempters and he is recorded to preside over sexual intercourse. He teaches in the art of evocation.
Mammon is the one who scours the planes for precious stones to use in the construction of Pandemonium, the demon’s capital city. He is purported by some to further the agendas of Sorath, and purported by others to serve Lucifer directly alongside Beelzebuth. While a writer named Gregory of Nyssa has postulated that Mammon and Beelzebuth are the same being (with Mammon presumably being an aspect of Beelzebuth), and other writers have equated Mammon with Satan and Lucifer, I deny all these claims.
Mammon is a cunning and draconic spirit who doesn’t take shit from anyone. He corresponds to the elements of Earth and Fire and he has the planetary influence of Venus Illegitima and he is attributed to Gamaliel (Lilith/Black Moon).
Mammon temporarily possessed a Satanist named Frederick Nagash, thereupon revealing that his magick number were 24,578 and 8. He leads 30 legions– a very common number of legions for demons to lead.
The magickal numbers I channeled for Mammon are 31, 35, and 61. The enn or summoning mantra for Mammon is “Tasa Mammon on ca lirach.” My chant for calling him is “Liftoach Pandemonium, et germinet Mammon.”
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