Atavism: Owl & Wolf
Tunnel: Samael-Arab Zaraq
Color: Red, Yellow, Purple, Green
Planet of Tunnel: Mars
Planet of Spirit: Black Moon; Jupiter; Uranus
Tarot: Tower (15 Atu)
Element: Water, Earth (Secondary)
Letter of Tunnel: Peh
Tunnel Ordeal: Wrath and Vengeance
Gematria: 361; 450; 937
Disease: Fevers, Inflamations, Wounds
Siddhi: Masturbatory Techniques of Atavism Assumption
Parfaxitas is a Black-Lunar archdemon who rules over astral thunderstorms. He has been attributed to the element of water and he presides over a Qliphothic pathway inhabited by werewolves, chimaeras, and furies. Frater 414 records Parfaxitas appearing as follows: “Elderly, with Double Crown, scarlet robe and armor, and a white beard.”
Parfaxitas is the spirit who resides in the pathway between the Qliphothic realms of Samael (Mercury/Adrammelech) and Arab Zaraq (Venus/Bael). While the tunnel itself has a planetary affiliation with Mars, His tunnel is filled with chimaeras (lion + snake + goat), furies, and wolves and/or werewolves.
Parfaxitas can teach or help the magickian cloak herself from mind readers and regress unto lycanthropic atavisms by way of autoeroticism. He can detect and identify forces undermining your magickal efforts and engender the acceleration of any given stagnated affair and/or the quickening of all manner of affairs.
Parfaxitas rules wrath, wounds, fevers, dark matter, vengeance, inflammation, peculiarity, shapeshifting, and atavism. He can be called upon to bring about snow, rain, sleet, or hail. He can engender chaos, destruction, and death through his acts of sorcery and undermine targeted persons. Parfaxitas can transmogrify the human personality with the forces of the Nightside and guide and/or assist the magickian in the channeling of energies of aggression and lustfulness in accordance with her True Will and tailored towards the furtherance of the fulfillment of it. He can subject targeted persons to astonishment and shock and instruct the witch in the ways whereby the clouds can be observed to predict the weather.
Parfaxitas has been called “the demon who haunts the ruined tower” and he is affiliated with Uriens. The name Parfaxitas literally translates to “the Arsonists.” However, since Hebrew often uses plural nouns to refer to singular entities should they be of significant stature (e.g. Elohim, Behemoth), we can deduce that the correct translation is “the (Great) Arsonist.”
Parfaxitas engenders the revelation of secrets and facilitates the ascertainment of the truth. He initiates the sorcerer into the mysteries of blood magick and lycanthropy alike and he can magnify her psychic perceptions. He presides over the connection of psyche and soma and permits the sorcerer to become unbound by the consensus reality.
Parfaxitas can incite magickal empowerment and alter the very psychological foundation of the witch. He can impart strength of mind, aggression, and dominance to the sorcerer and strengthen her magickal memory as well as her recollection of dreams. He can strengthen and/or open gateways to the spirit world.
The letters around Parfaxitas’s original sigil spell out “mundus deus,” likely in reference to the atavistic shapeshifting associated with the spirit and his tunnel. Linda Falorio writes on the subject:
The sigil of Parfaxitas evokes dark/shadow forces of explosive intensity. The yantra provides a means of integrating these into the personality without shattering its fragile vessel. The tide is high. The energy is rising all around us, its force falling like a comet shower from the stars.
Upon altars of flame, with knives like crystals, the neuronaut himself is blasted, spiraling yab-yum DNA mutation into atavisms of far future selves. Twin Turrets of Silence, yoni-eyes yet mute and closed balance upon the Towers of Shaitan. Eyes of the Infinite, Negative source of all Positivity, we tremble at their terrible openings to come upon LAM’s bidding—that inscrutable Guardian, angelic archetype, humanity’s Higher Self pulling us forward into what we, the human species, might become.
The portal of this tunnel is the Death Posture, Self-Love, Eroto-comatose Lucidity. The formula = Thanatos + Eros: Love and Death played against the night black of Saturn, primeval goddess in the heavens in whose moist womb the resultant entity materializes. Cats howling, threatening faces of owls have been carved with migrainous art into the Aztec altar, adorned with skulls of alien beings not unlike ourselves. While hybrid creatures born of imperfect rites performed, elemental automata, and demons of personal subconsciousness rule the blackened void, that “inbetweenness state which is the pathway between ecstasies” (Kenneth Grant, Nightside of Eden).
According to Liber Obsidian Obscura, the shifts which can be achieved through this tunnel are enhanced by “the preparation and use of swords and knives.”
In addition to this, Falorio continues:
A need for work with the energies of Parfaxitas may be suggested when we find ourselves embroiled in issues of violence, where we find nonviolence born of fear of violence, where is experienced fear of excitement, chaos, change. There may be fear and abhorrence of outré states of consciousness and post-industrial mutant modes of being; here is clinging to tradition, to safety, and sanity as defined by narrow consensus reality, here is a cherishing of fantasies of a never-existent, civilized, peaceful human past.
Powers of this tunnel are the ability to channel heightened sexual and aggressive energies in service of one’s will. Here too, we find the ability to connect psyche and soma for willed mutation of consciousness and DNA, here is expanding conscious reality to assimilate pre-bicameral breakdown primitive modes, with the admission into psyche of pre-human/ non-human/ post-human atavisms. Here we break the bonds of consensus reality, here we mutate consciousness via congress with cosmic rays, and miscegenation with alien forms. Here we dare to stretch the definition of our humanness, reaching for extraterrestrial realities that adumbrate our future selves, pushing evolution from primitive mammalian preprogrammed linear time circuits which bind us to social-sexual selves and to our own meta-programming of collective neuro-genetic circuitry. Thus is wrought evolution of the species by design, orchestrated by far future selves time-traveling back into the present.
Lack of success in channeling these difficult energies can lead to twisted, self-destructive acts, sado-masochistic sex, joy in violence as servant of Kali-Shiva-Mars. Here is the world of outlaws, leather-freaks, street gangs, piercings, punks, the sexual energy and violent power of disenchanted youth screaming to be heard…
…The danger of society failing to integrate the raw power of this tunnel is summed-up in the corresponding dayside tarot card’s ancient title: WAR.
The numerical value of Parfaxitas’s name in Gematria is 450, which corresponds to Hebrew phrases and terms meaning “Fruit of a Tree,” “Jackal/The Great Dragon,” “Transgression/Rebellion,” “Dwelling in Eternity,” “good will with no limit,” “armory/weapons/equipment,” “to kiss,” “to strike/to bring down/to ensnare/to knock,” “poising/balancing/swaying,” “the serpent,” and “witchcraft/sorceries” according to Gematria and the Tanakh.
Another correspondence to 450 is a Hebrew word which translates either to “childhood” or “youth.” This is of interest because one of the diseases (inflammation) appears in the correspondence table as signifying or being indicative of “puberty.” Thelemic Qabbalah Volume III recounts two additional values for the name Parfaxitas: 361 and 937.
One of the correspondences to 361 is a god name used as a title of Malkuth meaning “lord of the earth.” 937 corresponds to a word meaning “adultery” as well as “Johab, son of Zera,” the King of Edom attributed to the sphere of Jupiter.