Phoenix (Goetia #37)

Names: 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.

Phenex

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.

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.

The traditional enn or summoning chant used to call upon Phoenix Ef Enay Phenix Ayer. The chant I use is Liftoach Pandemonium, et germinet Phenex.

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

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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
Planet: Venus; Mercury
Country or Continent: America
Day: Wednesday
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 the entity which appeared to various Semitic cultures by the names of Ishtar, Isis, Astarte, 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.

The planetary attributions ascribed to the spirits delineated by Goetic demonology are predicated upon a system of sevenfold emanation, while the planetary attributions ascribed to the spirits in Qliphothic demonology correspond to a system of tenfold emanation, which tenfold schema was a later development. This is why the planetary attributions of the same entities always differ in tune with these two schools of demonology.

If you want to understand Astaroth fully, you must become familiar with all of the varying character traits which have been revealed throughout various demonological and mythological descriptions of him, which varying depictions delineate the different aspects of his character. The aspect of Astaroth named Ishtar is related to Venus, as is Astaroth in the sevenfold model employed in Goetic demonology. Since Qliphothic demonology attributes Astaroth to Jupiter, I conclude that Astaroth is the infernal, Jupiterian, and masculous face of the Venusian deity known as Ishtar. To my knowledge, this aspect of Isis-Astarte found its original recordings within the Solomonic and Qabbalistic traditions and were greatly expounded upon by modern sorcerers of the Left Hand Path, the Black Lodge of Occultism (the Western magickal tradition), e.g. Satanists, Luciferians, and Demonolaters like me. It is this aspect of Astarte-Inanna to which this article restricts itself.

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Astaroth the demon 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 knowledgable 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.

I have tentatively said in the past that perhaps Isis-Astarte, being originally non-demonic and non-Qliphothic (but still an underworld goddess), may have sought out the empowerment of her soul via Qliphothic-demonic energy, bringing about a new baleful manifestation useful for seeking revenge for the smothering of Paganism enacted by the Abrahamic divinity and his various cults. 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 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.

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.

The various goddess manifestations of Astaroth were described as beautiful women, whereas the male-Jupiterian aspect is described as a hideous male. This disparity was cited by Koetting in arguing against the one-ness of Ishtar and Astaroth. However, The Book of Ceremonial Magic by Arthur Edward Waite describes the male form by using the word “beautiful.”

I use “Salve Astaroth Genetrix” [Hail to the Great Mother Astaroth] and “Qodesh la-Ashtoreth Karnaim” [Holy to Astaroth of the Two Horns] as magickal chants in rites dedicated to Astaroth. Astaroth’s traditional enn or summoning chant is “Tasa Alora Foren Astaroth.” I use the chant “Aperiatur Acharayim, Et Germinet Astaroth” [Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Astaroth] to call upon him. A chant I sometimes use in rites to Astaroth, composed of her various monikers throughout Pagan tradition, is “Inanna, Isis, Astarte, Ishtar, Ashtoreth Karnaim.”

-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.

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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 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

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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

Deities You Probably Shouldn’t Work With

Ra – Ra hates psychic vampyres. He is inclined to select vampyric covens at random and attack its members, sometimes managing to pit them against one another. If you get to a certain level of attainment, it is quite possible that Ra will eventually beg you for forgiveness and seek to work with you. It’s pathetic.

Zeus – Zeus is a cunt. Really, just read any myth about him ever.

Lovecraftian Divinities – These entities are not logical in the harm and dismay they incite. Azathoth, for example, presses initiatory test after initiatory test upon his chosen ones, illogically, even when it’s overly unnecessary and sometimes unproductive to do so. It’s the more the merrier for him. Most of the people who work with Azathoth (e,g, Discordians, LaVeyan Satanists, Setians) do not acknowledge the objective existence of the entity, while those that do (e.g. Niners) often do so from the point of view that throwing away all regard for their own well-being is the way to cultivate strength, despite the fact that it’s predicated upon self-loathing. Some persons who work with Lovecraftian Divinities, such as S. ben Qayin, advise that these entities only be contacted when absolutely necessary, positing that Azathoth in particular should only be invoked when every other attempt at solving your problem as failed—explain to me how you’re going to fuck up badly enough for that to happen. What the fuck kind of problem are you going to have that none of the gods you work with are able to set it aright? Look at the founder of the Cult of Cthulhu, Venger As’Nas Satanis. His first writings were absolutely fucking brilliant, but then he lost his goddamn mind along the way. Niners consider Atazoth’s auspices useful for humanity’s advancement, but their idea of humanity’s advancement entails the obliteration of all modern religions (yours included) and the obsolescence of almost all of the deities we follow. The ONA’s agenda is overtly fascistic, just like Venger Satanis’s long-term agenda for a Lovecraftian theocracy. Tell me if that’s what you want.

Sekhmet – It’s surprising to me that anybody who has read the mythology of Sekhmet would want to work with her—she devours her own worshippers at random if they don’t sacrifice to her enough. She’s no different from Jehovah, save that she is weaker and more overtly malicious.

Odin – If you read the mythology about Odin, you will find that he is inclined to randomly turn against warriors whom he has previously worked with. He is inclined to lash out at people without justification, largely at random. Most Norse Pagans, meaning the ones who originated Norse Paganism, really didn’t like Odin much at all because of how dishonourable the fucker was, but nowadays, lots of left-handed magickians would like to ignore Odin’s constant dishonourable faggotry on the account that some parts of Odin’s story exhibit Feminist, Antinomian, and Faustian values. Look at the modern Astaru community—beta male central—and ask if that’s what you want to emulate.

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

Do Not Trust D.M. Hutchins

Update: There has raged a pretty lengthy conversation in the comments section of this article between Hutchins and I, along with some commentary from other noted figures. To date, D.M. Hutchins has attacked me, in this thread for the following:
(X) Making Youtube videos, which is apparently beneath true Alchemists
(X) Not having a fancy camera for my Youtube videos
(X) Having too small of a vocabulary, which means I am immature/undeveloped
(X) Having too big of a vocabulary, which makes me mundane
(X) Having too little relevance/influence
(X) Being too influential and thus “impressing plebians”
(X) Not thinking less of fellow black magickian Yuri M. for being goth
(X) Not being heterosexual

To date, D.M. Hutchins has offered no legitimate critique whatsoever of the following
(X) My ritual style
(X) My original magickal chants
(X) My commentaries on Demonology
(X) My teachings regarding the hidden chakras
(X) My personal gnosis
(X) My critiques of the ONA and 218 Tradition
(X) My insights regarding the Sevenfold Way
(X) My understanding of the True Will, Higher Self, Body-Soul-Spirit Triangle, etc.

In addition to this, D.M. Hutchins has constructed a new article about me, apparently comprised entirely of callow misconceptions, puerile fallacies of reasoning, and bold and deliberate lies. I have briefly reviewed and rebutted the parts of the article I have had the patience to read in the following video. As I have not and will not read the entirety of the article failing a request to do so from a reader, anyone who would like specific points of the article addressed may bring them to my attention themselves.