Path: 24 Ascendant (Nun/Scorpio)
Element: Fire (Primardy); Earth (Secondary); Water (Lesser Affiliation)
Rank: Earl; President
Planet: Jupiter; Mercury; Venus; Mars
Qlipha: Thagirion (Primary); Gashkelah & Gamaliel (Lesser Affiliations)
Star: Dabih, Sirius, Alpha Draconi
D/N: Both, Most Powerful in the Night
Tunnels of Set: 12/22 & 14/24
Date: Oct 23-Nov 1; Jan 6-10
Animal: Panther, Leopard, Jaguar, Ox (Primary)
Zodiac: Scorpio 1-10; Capricorn 15-19
Tarot: 15 of Disks/Pentacles; 5 of Cups
Legions: 36 (Traditional) or 48 (Personal Gnosis)
Magickal Numbers: 71, 87, 57, 41, 38
Color: Orange, Pink, Yellow, Purple, Yellow-Red, Light Green
Direction: East or West
Gematria: 57; 707
Attributions: Toad Skin, Toad Secretions, Vervain, Copper, Pig’s Blood, Horehound, Heliotrope, Myrtle, Skin of a Serpent, Storax, Mercury
Above: Artistic Depiction of Amy for Pathworking and an Altar Piece
(Picture Credit: G.A. Roseberg)
Amy is more Mercurial and Jupiterian than Martian and Venusian. She is a warrior spirit and a demon of seership, helpful in the construction of magickal amulets. She can guide the witch on the astral planes. She appears as either gender, but usually manifests as male. She procures excellent familiars and imparts the treasures guarded by over spirits to the witch. She teaches all the liberal sciences as well.
Amy is knowledgable regarding all symbols and can grant the witch the faculty of intuiting their properties. She is useful for operations of Norse rune magick and divination via rune casting. She can teach the witch regarding all manner invocation and evocation alike, and rules over wards, shielding, and casting out spirits. Her guidance is useful for yoga and meditation and she can teach the witch about numerology.
Amy told me to smoke weed more often.
Amy rules over astrological magick and communion with Higher Self. She gives guidance regarding the initiatory process. She presides over the employment of crystal balls and black mirrors. Her auspices and instruction are apt for fire skrying, banishing or purifying by water, and divination by running streams. She can cleanse the witch via ritual bath and open her chakras to a great extent—all of them, even the minor chakras, the transpersonal and subpersonal chakras, etc.
In my vision of Amy, she had pitch black skin and pupil-less eyes like blankets of red. Her hair was long and straight. She wore ornate medieval armor with gauntlets like talons, holding a ball of flaming blackness in one hand and a spear in the other. My first vision of her depicted her seated atop a white horse, with a steel lance instead of a spear. She stood in a grassy and hilly plane like a stereotypical field of battle. Asha’Shedim describes Amy as a man with a necklace of skulls and hands blackened by ashes. Traditional demonographical lore describes Amy as appearing as “a flaming fire” which may later take on the appearance of a male human.
Avnas rules over seances and mediumship as well as channeling and consensual possession. The use of alcohol and the giving of alcoholic libations are apt for rituals to her, and she instructs the witch in the ways whereby various meditative and trance states can be entered through the utilization of drugs and alcohol. Tobacco is most useful in rituals to her. She is helpful for certain, but I’ve had difficulty impressing her.
One chant I use for rituals calling upon Amy/Avnas is “Don-Graph, Avnas, Drun-Graph, Amy.” Drun-Graph translates to “57” in Enochian, the numerical value in Gematria of the name Avnas. Don-Graph of 87 is a number that our coven was told to employ in all workings of black magick and Goetic operations. “Agios o Avnas” [Numinous is Avnas] is a chant I often use. I also use the chant “Liftoach Pandemonium, Et Germinet Avnas” meaning “Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Amy/Avnas” to call upon her and to presence demonic-infernal energy in the process. Her traditional enn or summoning chant is “Tu Fubin Amy Secore.”
The value of the name Avnas in Gematria is 57, corresponding to the Hebrew words Abdan [Destruction], Aven [Trouble/Vanity/Wickedness], On [Strength/Wisdom/Sorrow], Own [Ability/Power/Wealth/Goods/Might/Substance], ‘Anach [Sigh/Groan], Hoben [Ebony], Dagim [Fishes/Pisces], Zan [Species/Kind], Chomen (an ‘unclean’ species of lizard), and Ma’avay [Desire].
The number 57 also corresponds to the demons Alloces and Volac, the Pagan deity Dagon, and the angels Luviah and Vavaliah. The correspondences of the alternate value of the name Avnas mirrored 57’s correspondences to strength, wickedness, ebony, wisdom, and power, as well as to the Hebrew word Qevuratah, meaning “Her Grave.”
Sources: Mark of Qayin by Asha’Shedim, Aleister Crowley’s Illustrated Goetia, Daemonolatry Goetia by S. Conolly, The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic by J. Thorp, Luciferian Goetia by Michael W. Ford, Pseudomonarchum Daemonum, Gematria and the Tanakh by Brian Pivik