Above: Sigil of Lepacha by Yuri M.
The demon known as Lepaca or Lepacha appears in traditional grimoires as a spirit under Astaroth whose name means Opener or Discloser. Modern practitioners of the Draconian Tradition, such as the Temple of the Ascending Flame known for Asenath Mason and the Temple of Layil known for Daemon Barzai, often call upon the auspices of Lepaca for the facillitation of invocations, evocations, and the creation of sacred space. However, since Lepaca has only been used as a proxy by the mainstream Black Lodge, I feel that his true potential has yet to be capitalized upon in full.
Lepaca’s color is black and he is strongly associated with Algol. He can divulge esoteric astrological and astronomical truths. Lepaca can assist in astral projection as well as permanently refine the subtle body of the witch to make it more apt for astral projection. This blessing of his, best attained through the evocation of him, will be of great advantage for a witch who has yet to consciously achieve astral projection, as well as for a witch essaying to program his astral double for subconscious projection within the hours of sleep.
Lepaca can help the witch achieve visions of the past, present, and future, including the perceveiration of past lives/prior incarnations as well as ones to come. He can empower/facilitate operations or meditations which aim to bring the celebrant into contact with her Higher Self or Internal Divinity, and he is deeply powerful in rituals which aim to strengthen the witch’s connection to her Higher Self permanently. He can also instruct the witch in the attainment of trance or ecstatic states and otherwise help the witch achieve them.
Lepaca is skilled in the construction of sacred space and he can greatly increase the longevity and durability (resistance to interference or banishing) exhibited by the energies raised. Members of Dragon Rouge often chant “Lepaca Qliphoth” to call upon the demon to raise/presence infernal energies within the ritual chamber. This be compared to chant “Liftoach Kliffot” from Liber Azerate which has the same effect without the auspices of Lepaca. Lepaca can even slow, augment, or remove the expansion reflex of a sacred space– energies left unbanished so often expand to encompass and demonize surrounding structures.
Lepaca can be called upon to assist in (facilitate) the summoning/presencing of any given spiritual entity(ies). Many authors from the Black Lodge will vibrate, for example, “Lepaca Lucifer,” for both the invocation and evocation of Lucifer. While I am a fan of this trick, I prefer to give Lepaca more attention than one name vibration per ritual. I will present the constructed two magickal chants I use whenever I call upon Lepaca. But first, here is a name vibration formula used to evoke him:
Dongraph + Liftoach Kliffot + Zazas Zazas Nasatanada Zazas + Lepaca Radrab ha-Shamaim + Lepaca Adaphegor + Lepaca Adargazer + Lepaca Abiyr Qliphoth
Dongraph is the Enochian pronunciation of the number 87, which number symbolizes a principle beyond human articulation and comprehension, and which number is useful for any operation or sacrament of the Dark Arts. “Liftoach Kliffot” [Open (the gates to) the Qliphoth/Kliffot] and “Zazas Zazas Nasatanada Zazas” are used to presence infernal energy within the ritual arena (i.e. wherever the rite is performed) and thereby demonize the subtle atmosphere of the place. The ZZNZ chant consists of eleven syllables and contains eleven A’s, which likely originates its infamous power in part. The remainder of the formula translates to “Lepaca Chief of the Stars,” “Lepaca Lord of the Opening,” “Lepaca the Diviner,” and “Lepaca the Mighty One Qliphoth.”
I use the chant “Agios ischyros Lepaca” [Numinous and Mighty is Lepaca] is all my rituals calling upon him, and I use the chant “Liftoach Pandemonium, et germinet Lepaca” [Open the Infernal Plane, and bring forth Lepaca] to summon or invoke him directly.