Phoenix (Goetia #37)

Names: Phoeniex, Phenex, Pheynix, Phoenix, Phenix
Color: Pink, Voilet, Green, Purple, Yellow, Light Blue
Rank: Marquis
D/N: Nocturnal
Legions: 20
Archangel: Raphael
Qlipha: Nahemoth (Black Earth/Na’amah)
Planet: Venus; Moon
Element: Fire; Air
Tarot: 2 of Swords & Rods/Wands
Zodiac: Aquarius 0-4; Libra 0-4; Aries 0-10
Gematria: 120, 121, 1030
Date: Sept 23-27; May 12-15; April 3-16; March 21-30; Jan 20-24
Attributions: Titanium, Vervain, Stirling Silver, Passion Flower, Rose, Lavender, Copper, Silver, Blue Steel, Meadowsweet

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

Pheynix is a harbinger of transformation on the astral, physical, mental, spiritual, and biochemical levels. He can make the summoner a more powerful seer and witch. Stephany Conolly calls him a “Daemonic muse for the creative” because of his patronage over harmony, art, poetry, and writing.


Phoenix imparts guidance regarding black magick, particularly in the fields of execration, the dissolution of others’ spells, and the dissolution of the ego. He is deeply knowledgable regarding science.

55939812_799367793776277_2098148471067377664_nAbove: Channeled Sigil of Phenex

While traditional demonography depicts Phoenix manifesting as a bird with the voice of a child, most demons appear differently to modern practitioners if they lack preconceptions of their appearance. To me, Phenex appeared as a muscular man with snow white skin and wavy red hair. His eyes were black, as were his clothes, which garments lacked sleeves to reveal his musculature.

Magickal Chants

Ave Marchioni Phenex
“Hail Marquis Phenex!”

Sagatara Agatala Rarakara Narathal
Channeled Chant to Evoke or Invoke Phenex

Marala Norimga Nara Hagal
Channeled Chant to Evoke or Invoke Phenex

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia


Astaroth (Goetia #29)

Rank: Duke; Sub-Prince; Prince
D/N: Diurnal
Star: Sirius
Date: Dec 31-Jan 9; May 15-20
Color: Mauve, Magenta, Brown, Green
Element: Earth; “the Watery Part of the Earth”
Animal: Viper; Cobra
Zodiac: Taurus 25-29; Capricorn 10-20
Tarot: 1 of Cups; 3 of Disks/Pentacls
Direction: West; North; Southwest
Qlipha: Gamchicoth (Jupiter)
Legions: 40
Country or Continent: America
Day: Wednesday
Trans-Sephirothic Veil: Ain
Trans-Qliphothic Veil: Bohu
Primary Planetary Attributions: Venus; Neptune; Saturn; Jupiter
Lesser Planetary Attributions: the Moon (Secondary); Mercury (Tertiary); the Black Earth (Least Significant Attribution)
Inferiors: Lepaca, Apolhun, Nebiros, Amon, Pruslas, Sargatanas, Barbatos
Attributions: Ruby, Cinquefoil, Vervain, Mugwort, Emerald, The Blood of a Sea Tortoise, Copper, Beryl, Lemon, Sandalwood, Dragon’s Wort, Mauve, Juniper

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

It is our coven gnosis that Astaroth is an aspect of the entity which appeared to various cultures by the names of Ishtar, Isis, Astarte, Attar, Ashera, and Inanna. Both Stephany Conolly and the Coven of the Golden Sigil had verified this gnosis of ours through their own gnosis before we did. E.A. Koetting, however, disputes this consensus in his book Evoking Eternity.

Koetting argues that since the Astaroth of demonology is a baleful male entity rather than a loving woman, they must be separate entities. However, Astaroth’s appearance in demonology hearkens rather strongly to the varied cultural depictions of Astaroth, one of which was referred to as “She Who Walks on a Dragon” and created a certain species of serpent. Since the Astaroth of demonology traditionally manifests riding a dragon and carrying a serpent, the case for the one-ness of these divinities is clear. Peter Grey has interpreted the pentagram in Astaroth’s sigil as being a reference to her power, as Isis or Ament, over the realm of the dead. Astaroth’s appearances depict her as the queen of the dead and the underworld, and Qliphothic demonology paints Astaroth as one of the Qliphoth’s eleven rulers. Demonology and mythology both paint Astaroth as primarily Venusian in nature, just like Ishtar. Amon is one of Astaroth’s recorded inferiors, associating her with the Egyptian pantheon.

To best understand this deity, Attar, Astarte, Ishtar, Isis, Ashera, and Inanna must all be studied. Nonetheless, this article will restrict itself to covering Astaroth henceforth.


Above: OFS Demonolatry’s Sigil of Astaroth

Astaroth frequently appears to black magickians as female, but usually manifests as male. He is purportedly all-knowing, willfully revealing secrets and divesting answers regarding the past, present, and future alike. His auspices are useful in research projects and he can make the witch knowledgeable concerning any liberal science. He specializes in matters concerning friendship, romance, money, blood magick, luck, prosperity, initiation, murder, psychic vampyrism, sanguine vampyrism, atavisms within the causal, shapeshifting in the astral planes (atavisms in the acausal), clarity, divination in lucid dreams, skrying, sadistic pleasures, past life visions, communion with the Higher Self, hydromancy, pyromancy, necromancy, divination with bones, astral time travel, lust, practicality, predatory warriorhood, and warfare.

According to A Manual of Occultism by Sepharial, Astaroth’s legion of demons (the eighth legion) specifically pursues the persecution of Christians. I had had multiple intimations and intellectual reasons for considering eight as being magickally relevant to Astaroth, so the attribution of her to the eighth legion (by Sepharial) finally got me convinced.

Astaroth can initiate the magickian through all ten Qliphothic spheres as well as the Trans-Qliphothic Labyrinth (only seek that second one with guidance– it’s very dangerous).

Astaroth can impart the approval and good graces of powerful people to the witch. He can teach the magickian to empower thoughtforms for healing purposes and the pursuit of monetary wealth. He can create a powerful thoughtform—a guardian of the homestead.

ASTAROTHAbove: Channeled Sigil of Astaroth

According to The Book of Sitra Achra, Astaroth is the “Master of the Liminal Points of Crossing” and the “Lord of the Dark Gate” who may guide the sorcerer to and through the Abyss (that’s what lies beyond the gate). According to The Queen of Hell, once Astaroth opens his gate and the witch dares to cross it, she is stripped of ego and will experience “visions and manifestations.”

Astaroth liberates the sorcerer of the myriad restrictions placed upon her spirit by the physical-ness of our universe, opening the “Eye of Abaddon” such as to permit them to perceive the truths which lie behind the veil of causality.

While most grimoiric demonologists described Astaroth as hideous, The Book of Ceremonial Magic by Arthur Edward Waite describes the being as a “beautiful” man.

For my list of magickal chants to Astaroth, follow the hyperlink below:

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

Caim (Goetia #53)

Names: Caym, Caim, Camio
Element: Air; Fire
Date: Dec 12-16; Sept 2-12
Rank: President
Zodiac: Virgo 10-19; Sagittarius 20-24
Planet: Mercury; Sun
Color: Green, Orange
Tarot: 9 of Disks/Pentacles; 10 of Wands/Rods
D/N: Nocturnal
Gematria: 71; 81; 731
Attributions: Gold, Storax, Centaurea, Mercury

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

The Hebrew name Qayin is modified in my language to mean “Cain.” Gaelic tongues render ‘Qayin’ variously as Caim and Camio. While this was enough for me to wonder whether Camio was a different aspect of the divine force referred to as Qayin, I was not satisfied with it. It was not until my friend Dorothy, the artist G.A. Rosenberg, and I all had separate gnostic experiences that we accepted the premise(s) that “Camio” and “Tubal-Qayin” refer to different aspects of Ashtanu/Qayin’s being, developed in the course of his magickal anados [ascent].

For the purpose of practicality, we shall focus on the aspect known as Caym, exploring the demonological information provided regarding him in both modern and medieval grimoires as if I had never heard of Tubal-Qayin or his predecessor.

Caym rules all manners of divination, but he is most renowned for hydromancy and pyromancy. He can improve the witch’s intuition and teach her to understand the communications of various animals and the voice of the waters. Knowledgeable regarding the future and inclined towards the revelations of many secrets, he can teach the witch to successfully interpret omens and portents.

Camio teaches the witch to project her astral double and cause it to assume the forms of beasts. His auspices are useful in dream work and object enchantment.

The auspices of Camio are useful in diplomacy. He can make the witch into a wonderful debater. His guidance and assistance are most useful in legal matters predicated upon circumstantial evidence, which evidence he will refute via rhetoric and disingenuous logic.


According to Luciferian Goetia by Michael W. Ford, “one will notice an increased visitation and appearance of birds” in the days following a working with Camio. I can verify this—I experienced it, knowing it was a sign from something, before I looked Camio up in Michael W. Ford’s book.

The numerical value of the name Caim is 71, which is also the value of the the Hebrew word for idol, “elil.” Since an idol is a causal echo of divine consciousness, it is sensible to humor the idea that Camio was once a human. 71 is also the value of the initials of “Aur Oguwl,” the line which descends through the ten realms of the Sephiroth—an Abrahamic analog for the witchblood.

This number also corresponds to the name Yonah, Keluwhay, and Amdukias. Yonah was the first Hebrew prophet sent to a heathen nation, which makes sense. In Islamic mythology, where Qayin is rendered as “Qabeel,” Qayin was the first person to found a heathen religion—a cult of fire worship (note: Camio’s element is fire). Mormon mythology installs Qayin and his sister Luluwa/Qalmana as the first Satanists and the founders of Freemasonry. Gematria and the Tanakh simply describes Keluwhay as a “man who married a foreign wife during the exile.”

71 also corresponds to the word Leom, meaning “A People” or “Nation” in Hebrew. Qayin founded the first civilization, so once again, this makes sense. Other correspondes include the words mikvah [burn scar] and nake’ [stricken], referencing the mark and exile of Qayin’s penalty. The two numerical values for the name variate “Camio” which I am aware of do not reveal correspondences as telling as these.

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

Bune (Goetia #26)

Names: Bune, Bime
Zodiac: Taures 20-24, Sagittarius 10-19
Date: Dec 3-12; May 10-14
Path: Samekh (Secedent)
D/N: Diurnal
Legions: 30
Tarot Card: 5 & 9 of Rods/Wands
Color: Light Green, Grey, Orange, Blue, Green
Star: Sirius
Planet: Moon, Venus, Sun
Element: Air, Earth, Fire
Rank: Duke
Attributes: Blood Root, Sandalwood, Gold, Angelica, Oranges, Mandrake

buneAbove: Artwork Depicting Bune To Be Used for Pathworking or an Altar Piece
(Artwork Credit: G.A. Rosenberg)

Bime, who does have a lesser known female manifestation, is an acausal dragon of the primordial abyss as well as a demon of necromancy. He grants assistance and teachings regarding both it and death magick. He can bring the dead to congregate as well as part the veil between the living and dead. He specializes in exorcisms (and spiritual protection of all kinds) and he may control the shades of the dead at the behest of the Satanist and help them to pass on.

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Bune may help a magickian initiate himself through the Sphere of the Sun without involving Sephirothic influence (the Tree of Death has no Sphere of the Sun).

Bime is connected to Venus Illegitima. He works to strengthen the Black Flames of those who follow demons, regardless of whether they’re aware of it or not.

Bime imparts wisdom and eloquence and brings about monetary gain. If you are good enough at what you do to warrant monetary gain but unable to get it because of social disadvantage, Bime will help you get what your merits have earned you.

Bime may bring about sociopolitical upheaval by leveraging the population’s love for its dying citizens. Bune can aid in decision-making and impart knowledge to the witch.

Bime bridges the gap between the primary emanation of the All and Ain which lies behind and before it. Regardless of claims made by Abrahamic Creationism, Kether is not the primary emanation, it is just a Sephira related to it (similarly, Binah is attributed to the Saturnian emanation, but is not Saturn Herself).

Magickal Chants

Io Basileus Sitra Ahra; Io Bime Drakon Abussos
“Hail to the King of Sitra Ahra; Hail Unto Bime the Abyssic Dragon”

Baruch Ha-Bune Ha-Tzefa
“Blessed is Bune the Ancient Serpent”

Liftoach Pandemonium, et germinet Bime
“Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Bime”
This calls on Bime and simultaneously presences Qliphothic/Infernal energy to construct or strengthen a sacred space.

Wehlic Melan Avage Bune Tasa
Bune’s demonic ‘enn’ or traditional summoning chant

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

Vapula (Goetia #60)

Names: Vapula, Naphula
Gematria: 160; 166
Tarot: 7 of Cups; 4 of Pentacles/Disks
Legions: 36
Planet: Venus; Mercury
Rank: Duke
D/N: Nocturnal
Color: Dark Blue; Green
Zodiac: Capricorn 25-29; Scorpio 20-30
Date: Nov. 13-22; Jan. 16-19
Element: Air; Earth; Fire
Attributions: Allspice, Copper, Walnut, Sandalwood, Bistort, Mace, Mercury, Papyrus


Vapula is a Psychopompic Duke of the Infernal Plane whose name translates to “Marvelous.” Her alternate name, Naphula, is pronounced “neef-luh.” Naphula teaches draconic magick and aids in dream work. She gives the astral double the ability to sense entities’ emotions and locate beings via percipience of those emotions.

Vapula is a powerful psychotherapist and she can coerce reaping spirits into cooperation and service. She is knowledgable regarding, crafts, sciences, philosophy, and trade-skills, able to instruct in various techniques and explain how specified tools may be used. She can teach all handicrafts and professions to the witch and give aid/guidance/inspiration in all creative business endeavors. In fact, she can inspire creativity of any kind in any way.

Naphula is inclined to compliment the celebrant often. John R. King IV records that Naphula “spoke with eagerness” and was “not at all hostile,” but strongly disliked being threatened. According to Stephany Conolly, Vapula was untrusting and a little stand-offish during her first few encounters with the spirit. It was not until Conolly’s fifth working to Vapula when the spirit showed her true self to Conolly. Rufus Opus records Naphula appearing as male. Michael W. Ford claims that Vapula was one of the Nephilim, which the spirit has confirmed to me.

Vapula can aid in healing the mind. She can teach the witch the philosophical roots of a given spiritual paradigm/system and how to practically apply that knowledge in ceremony. Her auspices are useful in the construction of talismans for magick.

The enn or traditional summoning chant used by Demonolaters to call upon Naphula is “Renich Secore Vapula Typan.” The chant I use to call Vapula forward is “Liftoach Pandemonium, Et Germinet Naphula,” meaning “Open the Infernal Plane and Bring Forward Naphula.”

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

Agares (Goetia #2)

Names: Agares, Agreas, Aguares, Agaros, Agarus
Rank: Duke
Direction: North; East
Date: March 31-April 10; October 18-22
Channeled Magickal Numbers: 37, 34, 65, 71
Path: 15 (Aries/He)
Zodiac: Aries 5-20; Libra 25-29
Tarot: 2 and 3 of Wands/Rods
D/N: Diurnal
Element: Earth, Fire, Air
Legions: 30 or 31
Sephira: Binah
Animal: Tiger
Planet: Sun; Venus; Mercury; Mars
Color: Deep Blood Red; Green
Gematria: 205
Attributes: Red Sandalwood; Mandrake; Carnation; Mugwort; Myrrh; Copper; Sandalwood

Agares 2.jpgAbove: Depiction of Agreas by G.A. Rosenberg for Pathworking or an Altar Piece

Agares is a Venusian Duke of the Infernal Plane who name, properly pronounced “EGG-arr-oss,” translates to “Strength Hoard,” and he calls himself “the Judge of the Idle.” According to Rufus Opus:

This spirit is good for making things happen quickly and for getting a situation that has stagnated moving again. He’s also good at bringing back those who run away, like thieves or willful children. He can teach languages and tongues, which is the difference between learning Spanish or French and learning Enochian.

He also destroys both Supernatural and Temporal dignities. That means he can reveal a priest or Pope as a sinner if they are corrupt, or he can tear down politicians by revealing their failures. This works in office politics as well. He basically reveals that people who pretend to be of a certain social status aren’t what the pretend to be.

Agreas can make the witch courageous. He can makes others act with courage or give the witch the ability to inspire courage in others. He can teach magick, especially malediction. He can help the witch undo prior indoctrination. The removal of, for example, Christian indoctrination or racial guilt/shame is the first step of alchemy, called nigredo/blackening.

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Aguares can help one army defeat another, and he can bestow positions of power upon the witch. It is recorded that he can incite dancing. He teaches all languages and halts the progress of the witch’s target. Agares can cause earthquakes and bring about the downfall of people in positions of power, including positions of a spiritual nature.

If Agares can turn the tide of war, he can surely effect victory in other group competitions and one-on-one combat. He should also be able to teach strategic thinking and impart combative skills and abilities. And if Agares can incite dancing, he can surely incite other forms of revelry as well.

Agreas can improve the witch’s ability of spirit communication. He can facilitate the communication of the witch with her higher self and bridge the gap between the conscious and the subconscious.

According to Demonolater T.B. Scott,

Agares is the first Duke to be mentioned in most versions of The Lesser Key of Solomon. The Golden Dawn assigns Him to the Succedent Decan of Aries, thus insinuating that His is a Solar presence. His Nature is, indeed, very indicative of resonating with Solar Archetypes—He is a Demon of action, motivation and growth as well as being strongly representative of the importance of seeing endeavours through to completion.

It is tempting to compare the Magickal Image of Agares with that of the Hermit as found in the Tarot. Here we have a solitary figure, an old man—upon His fist He carries a goshawk, replacing the traditional element of the lantern within in the Hermit card. As the Hermit’s lantern illuminates His path, so does Agares’ ever-watchful goshawk keep a steady eye fixed upon its surroundings. However, unlike the free-standing Hermit, Agares has decided to carry Himself upon the back of a strange ally—the crocodile. 

When John R. King IV asked Agares if he could provoke runaways, Agares said he could make them “go into the wilderness and eat bugs.” The impetus he uses to cause such a departure, as he describes it, is guilt/shame—he knows what lies deep in the hearts of us and he can stir those faults at will.

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Agares brings about the reconciliation of parties and improves the witch’s communication skills. He can stop runaways and fugitives and teach the witch all languages.

Agarus’s tarot attributions are discussed by T.B. Scott as follows:

Although we may be inclined to associate Agares with the Hermit, He is best represented by the 3 of Wands. Although His seal is subject to variation from source to source, we can clearly see within its basic shape a pattern of three’s. There are three circles, three unattached arms of the cross and three bands at the bottom of the shield. The number three has a great deal of occult significance—examples being the triplicity of the seasons of life (birth, adulthood, death) and the threefold Nature of linear time (past, present and future). 

Because His Nature is fiery, motivating and active, it makes sense to assume that His Decanal association with the Sun and Aries lend him both Solar qualities and those aligned with the Ram of the Zodiac. The Three’s of the Tarot may be viewed as being representative of commenced action—we may break this down into such thoughts as beginning something new, motivation or going forward. Agares’ interest in “making them to run that stand still” suggests that we are correct to attribute the action-based principles of His Solar-Aries assignment to those lessons of His which encompass breaking free from old ruts, rising to the challenge and persevering.

The 3 of Wands can also indicate a tendency to cling to shallow ideals such as appearance, power and wealth. Because Agares’ inspires us to look beyond what is visible on the surface, we find that His traditional powers include “power to destroy dignities” and “causeth earthquakes”. Both of these actions consist of the razing of structures, both symbolic and literal—of destroying what once was in order to return a state of being to its most basic foundations. Through the destructive power of Aries, the jaws of the crocodile, we are stripped bare—exposed to the light of the Sun and entrusted to the care of the nurturing Mother. Through the warming of the Sun’s rays we attain new growth and perspective, guided by the light of the Morning Star, Venus—the eyes of the goshawk.

Agares instructs the witch in the art of shapeshifting and empowers the astral double for combat. He can help the witch become immune to psychic attack and program her aura so that she will be able to better intake the magickal blessings and healing spells of other witches.

According to Michael W. Ford, Agares assisted in the construction of Ford’s Shadow/Sethanic alphabet.

The numerical value of Agares’s name in Gematria is 205, identical to the value of Adar, the Hebrew month relating to Pisces, as well as the words Gebar [Man (of Uprightness) and Gabar [To Prevail/To Have Strength/To Be Powerful/ To Be Mighty/To Be Great]. Other correlations to this number include Hafakpak [Perverted/Crooked], Gibbor [Chief/Giant/Champion/Valiant Man], Geber [Man/Strong Man/Warrior], and Hor, a mountain on the boundary of Edom.

Dictionairre Infernal describes Aguares as “a lord drawn by wires on the back of a crocodile, and sparrowhawk on his fist.” The Lemegeton described him as ” an old fair man.” Ars Goetia replaces the word “sparrowhawk” with “goshawk” and adds that he is “mild in appearance.” T.B. Scott intereprets this appearance:

Both the goshawk and the crocodile represent higher vision, caution and the need for vigilance. Symbolically, the old man is illustrative of wisdom through experience, perseverance and even fragility. It is quite a worrying situation in which a fragile old man has committed himself to being reliant upon the strength of the crocodile whose powerful jaws could easily rend him limb from limb; but this insinuates profound and unspoken trust on the part of the old man—even his dependence upon the sharp eyes of the goshawk leads us to conclude that, as a pinnacle of wisdom, his experience has given him reason to believe that his life and well-being are safe in the deceptively dangerous guardianship of beasts.

Agarus appeared to me as a thin man in a white robe with a light emanating about his head– a halo, if you will.

The traditional enn or summoning chant for Agaros is “Rean ganen ayar da Agares.” My chant to summon Agarus and simultaneously presence infernal energy is “Liftoach Pandemonium, et germinet Agaros,” which translates to “Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Agaros.”

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

Aleister Crowley’s Illustrated Goetia; The Writings of the Coven of the Golden Sigil; The Writings of T.B. Scott; Dictionairre Infernal; Imperial Arts Volume I by John R. King IV; Luciferian Goetia by Michael W. Ford; The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic by J. Thorp; Qabalah, Qliphoth, and Goetic Magic by Thomas Karlsson; Mark of Qayin by Asha’Shedim; Gematria and the Tanakh by Brian Pivik; Daemonolatry Goetia by S. Conolly;; The Demon List composed by Terry Thayer; A Modern Goetic Grimoire by Rufus Opus;; The Lesser Key of Solomon

The Gematria of Personhood


This article is a request. We’ll be dissecting the image above.

The number 1000 here is attributed to a Hebrew phrase signifying “The Conqueror.”  1000 is the value of “Sheshet” in Gematria. Sheshet is the Hebrew number 6—which number signifies the union of man with the Higher Self—the Great Work proper. 1000 is also the value of the Hebrew word “Tam,” meaning “Whole/Complete/Be Finished,” as well as the Hebrew word “Tom,” meaning “Wholeness/Perfection.”

1000 is the value of the Hebrew word Shemonim, meaning “Eighty” or “Fourscore.” The number 80, while being the value of other Hebrew words signifying perfection, corresponds to the Hebrew letter Peh, which letter signifies the causal presencing of Numinous (Sacred) Wisdom.

Peh is the 17th number of the Hebrew alphabet. 17 is the number of the squares contained in a swastika, which swastika represents the Abrahamic divinity when facing right and Chavajoth (the Azerate) when facing left.

The letter Peh, in its connotation of the numinous-within-causality, summarizes the principle signification of the diagram, which diagram divides personhood into four primary subdivisions. These four subvisions correspond to the four causal dimensions, the four points of the compass, and the four alchemical elements. The division-into-four represents the coming-into-causality—i.e. the human body.

Clearly, 1000 relates to the penultimate sphere of the Sephiroth and/or Qliphoth, and the entire schema hearkens to the Tree of Life or Tree of Death, which trees, in their divisions, relate to the components of consciousness and personhood.

999 is the value of the Hebrew phrase Kesaf Tzeruwf Baliyl La’ratz, meaning “Silver Refined in an Earthen Furnace.”

888 relates to the Abrahamic Christ, here a metaphor for the incarnation of the Numinous within a teacher and prophet. In short, a magus.

777 is here related to the cross, being here the equal-armed cross, a prototype of the aforementioned svastika. 777 is the sum of all the pathways of the Tree of Life as well as the Tree of Knowledge.

777 is the number of the Great Work. 7 + 7 + 7 = 21, and 21 signifies the Great Work insofar as the Great Work consists of the unification of opposites.

777 is the number of the Infernal Plane and all things demonic.

666 relates to Sorath, the fiend of the Sun and the Black Sun alike, who is, largely, a baleful manifestation of what is signified by 888—after all, 666 also relates to the Hebrew phrase Shem Yehoshuah, meaning “the Name Jesus” as well as a Hebrew phrase meaning “He Broke the Profaneness.”

666 relates to the Greek word Titan as well as a Hebrew phrase meaning “You Shall Eat the Righteous.” 666 is the sum of all the numbers in the Kamea square related to the sphere of the Sun.

555 relates to the eagle, the crescent moon, as well as Tow’afah, a Hebrew word variously translated as “Lofty Horns,” “Eminence,” and “Summit.”

“Lofty Horns” relates to the two horns of the Crescent Moon. The moon is the middle-man between the Earth and the Sun. The Earth could not handle the Sun’s light in its entirety—it would burn. The Moon shares the burden of the solar emanation and disperses it back to the Earth in a capacity which the Earth can handle. Here, the moon signifies a presencing-agent of the Numinous, which presencing-agent facilitates the coming-into-causality of the Numinous.

444 corresponds to Hebrew phrases meaning “Sacred Place” and “From the Holy Place.” It also corresponds to a word meaning “Judges,” as did 1000. This is no different from 555.

333 corresponds here to Hebrew words meaning “Consort,” “To Be Sexually Aroused/To Rape,” and the Cabala of the Nine Chambers. Ergo this signifies that the plane of causality is the plane of the causal manifestation of the Numinous.

The diagram, as a whole, signifies mankind as the incarnation of the Numinous, in the details of said manifestation.

-V.K. Jehannum


Pathway: Gamchicoth (Jupiter/Astaroth) – Golohab (Mars/Asmodeus)
Letter of Tunnel: Teth
Zodiac of Tunnel: Leo
Tarot of Tunnel: Atu VIII (Lust)
Tarot of Spirit: Atu IX (Strength)
Magickal Formula of Tunnel: Io Mega Therion
Musical Key: E
Color: Gray, Greenish Yellow
Disease: Stroke
Ordeal: Sexual Heat
Siddhi: Taming Beasts; Bridling Women; Directing Insensate Passions
Atavism: Serpent’s Tongue
Gematria: 129; 610; 857

Above: Sigil of Temphioth from Liber 231

Temphioth, whose name means “Great Flaming One,” is a Qliphothic archfiend of manipulation, destruction, immortality, and sorcery. He inhabits the 19th trail of the Qliphoth—the one that leads between the Husks of Gamchicoth (Jupiter/Astaroth) and Golochab (Mars/Asmodeus).

He holds dominion over all the infernal pleasures and can give the witch the self-control necessary to resist them. True to the name, he brings about destruction via sortilege.

Temphioth helps the witch tame wild animals, control other people, and turn “astral nasties” into her personal servants. He holds dominion over initiation and the change of one’s circumstances in general. He can rewrite the witch’s personality—erasing negative traits and creating positive ones.

Temphioth helps the witch overcome death and attain immortality. He is skilled in banishing that grey energy of death that necromancers are so fond of throwing at people. He can bring about any kind of protection and conceal anything or anyone. Temphioth specializes in effecting the sustainment of spiritual energies. This means that he can immortalize the infernal energies presenced in a ritual chamber, creating a long-lasting nexion to Hell. He can strengthen the effects of any protective spell, rendering the energies more durable. If the witch has Vampyric tendrils or astral weaponry that she regularly uses, Temphioth can strengthen them exponentially. Most importantly, he can immortalize the death essence which the witch has saturated an individual with.

Temphioth helps the witch attain magickal powers which are foreign to her, and it is written that he specializes in telepathy. He can awaken and empower the third eye. In fact, he can increase the witch’s magickal power and psychic senses in any way she requests, and give the witch more control over the powers that she already has.

He can grant much wisdom and increase the witch’s awareness. He helps the witch to see through the facades of others and ascertain their hidden motives. He can transform the witch by submersing her in masculine energies.

Temphioth II
Above: Sigil of Temphioth from Qabalah, Qliphoth, & Goetic Magic

According to Linda Falorio:

A need to work with the energies of Temphioth is suggested when one experiences feelings of joylessness, feelings of emotional, and/or intellectual dryness, coldness, an inability to take an active sexual role and arrive at orgasm, an inability to lose oneself in the creative moment. There may be experienced a lack of self-confidence, a lack of positive physical vitality and grounding in the body and the senses, or a lack of a sense of personal power.

The powers of this tunnel are the ability to become one with primitive limbic instincts, to become one with our erotic sensations, the ability to live with intensity and passion. The going becomes reality as we ourselves become the path, the central essence of our own creative acts. This tunnel grants great physical vitality, with a positive personal electricity and magnetism that can be used to create, to bless, and to heal. Here also is the ability to channel potentially dangerous life energies, as do cult devotees who dance in ecstasy with venomous snakes and take their protection from harm as a sign of beatitude and grace, as well as of proper centering and at-one-ness in the moment, when (and if) they are not fatally bitten.

Dangers of excess are burn-out, physical dissipation, and exhaustion. Blocking of these potent energies can be seen in poor circulation, coldness of heart, and depression.

Temphioth appeared to me as a grey cadaver with long, black hair that traveled past his shoulders. Mummification cloths hung loosely from his being.

Temphioth manifested as female to Frater 414, explaining that while her claws were not for show, she was “sweet and gentle also.”

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

The Tree of Death and Qliphoth by Jon Gee; The Shadow Tarot by Linda Falorio; The Experiments of Frater 414; Liber Obsidian Obscura by Alexander Winfield Dray; Gematria and the Tanakh by Brian Pivik; Thelemic Qabbalah Volume III by Frater Apollonius; Liber Azerate

Gusion (Goetia #11)

Names: Pirsoyn, Gusion, Gusayn, Gusoyn, Gusoin
Planet: Venus; Saturn
Tarot: 7 of Pentacles
Metal: Copper, Lead
Element: Fire, Water, Earth
Color: Yellow, Green, Dark Purple, Light Purple, Red
Date: May 10-14; February 12-18
Rank: Archmagistrate; Prince; Duke
Legions: 40 or 45 (90 according to personal gnosis)
Path: 18 (Cheth/Cancer)
D/N: Diurnal
Zodiac: Taurus 20-29; Cancer 0-19
Gematria: 135; 785
Attributions: Eyebright, Clary Sage, Aloe, Blue Vervain

gusionAbove: Artwork for Pathworking or Ritual to Gusion by G.A. Rosenberg

Gusion’s name is pronounced “goot-YAWN” and means “Little Dove.” According to Goetic Demonolatry by Ellen Purswell, he is associated with “Water, divination, honor, and dignity.” Ravenmore describes him as follows:

Gusion is a great Fomori Lord. He commands 45 legions of his brethren, and when conjured forth often appears as man of middle years, swarthy, and enveloped in voluminous saffron colored robes. Sometimes he has the head of a frog. He speaks softly and his advice always seems good in consequence… but be wary. Appearances can be deceptive. He has a strong dislike of Danu’s second children the Tuatha De Dannan, and her third children, human kind. Treat this great Fomori Lord with respect and caution, lest you lose yourself. Like most of his kind, his memory is long and he remembers well the Time of Exile.


Gusayn is usually said to appear as either a xenopilus or a cynocephalus. He imparts the knowledge of power– the power of politics, the power of sorcery, the power of beauty– you get the idea. He can teach the magickian to sense the darkness in someone’s soul.

Gusoyn can answer questions and tell the witch why she asked them in the first place. He gives one honor and dignity and brings about the reconciliation of alliances and friendships. He aids in introspection– he shows you who you really are, and he can remove cognitive blocks which retard your progress. He teaches the witch to astrally project beyond the default realm into other planes which are foreign to her and gives her the power to take power from one who has taken power from others. He helps one unlock the secrets of their power—the secretive powers that lie within.


Pirsoyn grants the wisdom necessary to discern whether someone truly loves you or not and grants the power of perception. He grants the wisdom necessary to see through illusions of good-intentions, attraction, affection, being impressed, and fondness.

Another useful description of Gusoin appears in A Modern Goetic Grimoire by Rufus Opus:

This is a spirit good for making friends and for understanding relationships. Being a contractor for a living, I find the influence of the spirits with the ability to reconcile friends and foes to be useful in establishing good relationships with teams that may have already worked together for years.

The traditional enn or summoning chant for Gusion is “Secora Vesa Anet Gusion.” I use the chant “Liftoach Pandemonium, et germinet Gusoyn” to presence infernal energy call down Gusion is the process.

Other Sources: The Book of Complete Demonolatry Magic by J. Thorp; The Dictionary of Mythology by J.A. Coleman; Imperial Arts Volume I by John R. King IV; Daemonolatry Goetia by Stephany Conolly; Gematria and the Tanakh by Brian Pivik;

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia