Belial (Goetia #68)

Alternate Names: Beliar, Belial, Belia’al, Beliel, Belias, Belu, Matanbuchus, Meterbuchus, Mechembuchus, Mortifer [Deathbringer], Rex Mundis [King of the Earth],
Magickal Numbers: 37, 94, and 95
Rank: Viceroy; Great Chief; Gatekeeper; King
Colors: White, Yellow, Black
Zodiac: Aquarius 10-20; Leo 15-19
Date: Aug 8-12; Winter Solstice; Feb 24-29
Metal: Gold
Path: 28/Tzaddi/Aquarius
Incense: Balm; Cedar; Vetivert; Lemon; Patchouli; Sandalwood
Legions: 80; 50
Date: Jan 30-Feb 8
Direction: South
Tarot: 6 of Swords
D/N: Nocturnal
Planet: Sun
Element: Fire; Earth
Oleum: traditional base + cedar, vetivert, sandalwood, patchouli

The demon Belial, who is a great infernal gatekeeper and psychopomp, is said to be cognizant of the darkest secrets to demonic alchemy. Called the Scorpion God and regarded as a god of sorcery and initiation, he is also named Mortifer, or the Bearer of Death. A god of lawlessness and iniquity, he teaches necromancy and vampyrism. He is a harbinger of death and destruction who gives aid in rites of execration.

Belial is gifted in granting occupational and political ascent to the witch. He rules achievement, autonomy, and independence, and brings about many friends and popularity. He presides over warriors and murderers, and he can be called upon to bestow aggression upon the witch. He is considered a god of war and a harbinger of anarchy who can incite targets to fury and rage. Belial is said to appear on fields of battle, a god of war, surrounded by ravens and creatures of prey.

Belial’s name is translated as “wickedness,” “worthless,” and “without a master.” Contemplate the fact that, to some, these words are considered synonymous.

It is said that he can reveal the mysteries of self-sacrifice to the witch.

The writings of Michael W. Ford, S. Conolly, and E. A. Koetting all record that Belial demands sacrifice upon evocation, usually sexual, though Koetting records a requirement for blood. Oddly enough, when I was summoning a group of demons (Winter Solstice), and I intended to give my offerings to all of them, but Belial told me to divide his would-be offering among the other spirits.

His traditional enn is “Lirach Tasa Vefa Wehlic Belial.” I use the chants “Rex Mortifer, Veniat ad Me” [Come to Me, Death-Bearing King] and “Veniat ad Me, Belial Rex Mundis” [Come to Me, Belial King of the Earth]. Asha’Shedim’s chant “Iaus Belial” is helpful as well. I also use “Agios Belias Rex Bohu” [Numinous (is) Belias the King of Emptiness].

-V.K. Jehannum

Sources
Daemonolatry Goetia  by S. Conolly
Liber Satangelica by Nathaniel J. Harris
A Manual of Occultism by Sepharial
The Scorpion God by Mark Alan Smith
The Goetia Ritual by Kuriakos
Aleister Crowley’s Illustrated Goetia
Visions of the Nightside by Black Tower Publishing
Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology by J. Gordon Melton
Book of Belial by Asha’Shedim
Works of Darkness by E.A. Koetting
Pseudomonarchium Daemonum
Satanism Today by James R. Lewis
The Black Raven
The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage Book III
The Goetia of Solomon the King
The Luciferian Goetia by Michael W. Ford
The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic by J. Thorp

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