Names: Leraie, Leraikha, Leraje, Laraje, Larajie, Leraye, Loray, Oray
Planet: Moon; Mercury
Date: August 2-11; July 13-17; May 26-31
Tarot: 6 of Wands/Rods
Zodiac: Leo 10-20; Cancer 20-24; Gemini 5-9
Color: Red, Violet,
Element: Air, Fire
Gematria: 260; 261; 266; 740; 741
Attributions: Silver, Jasmine, Lemon Peel, Rosemary, Plantain, Bay Leaves
Above: Artistic Depiction of Leraje for Pathworking and an Altar Piece
(Picture Credit: G.A. Roseberg)
Leraje/Leraikha appeared to me as a blue-skinned female with blue dreadlocks that she had tied into a ponytail that traveled down her back. She wore a blue, sleeveless top made of leather that revealed some of her midriff, and a leather blue skirt that came down to her knees. Traditional Goetic lore depicts Leraje appearing as a male archer in green garments reminiscent of Robin Hood.
According to A Modern Goetic Grimoire by Rufus Opus:
Leraje is a spirit of warfare and battle. Specifically, he enflames the passions of those
predisposed to dislike one another, and causes tension and stress to erupt into violence. While this is not the best course of action for resolving conflicts, there are times when it is necessary to provoke a confrontation in order to release pent up aggression that stands in the way of achieving resolution.
He is also tasked with causing “wounds made by arrows to putrefy.” In modern times, there are fewer arrow wounds, but in arguments and debates, saying hurtful things is something we often do. This spirit is adept at making the things we say hurt even more, so be careful if you are working with this spirit.
Above: Additional Magickal Artwork of Leraje by G.A. Rosenberg
Leraje helps one recover lost persons and missing items. She is a great spirit to work with for matters concerning tarot cards. She helps the witch change her outlook in life, going from any optimist to a pessimist. She helps the witch learn the art of astral projection and get in the habit of automatically projecting the astral double when one is asleep. Leraje helps reconcile conflicts and guides the witch through relationships with difficult people.
Leraje’s specialties are sanguine vampyrism and self-transformation, helping the witch further any avenues of microcosmic alchemy (personal evolution) which she has embarked upon, as well as helping her embark upon new ones. She can modify the astral double by giving it large, leathery, dragon-like wings with forward-facing spikes that can be used in astral combat. Like all modifications to the astral double, these can be retracted and “activated” at will.
According to Luciferian Goetia by Michael W. Ford:
Leraikha is a marquis whom governs 30 Legions of spirits, whom is a familiar of arms,
weapons and marksmanship. He appears as a green clad archer, while sometimes in some older military uniform which appears to be of the civil war area. In an initiatory sense, Lerajae is very useful in directing ones desired goals and making them reality. For
instance, one would summon Lerajae when one wants to obtain a specific goal i.e. job,
trip, item, etc. The archer as he is known is useful in the sense of ‘hitting the mark’.
Leraje can alter the witch’s personality to make her less gullible. She helps teach the witch to handle all sorts of emergencies and natural disasters, train her to react appropriately to them, and guiding the witch when such happenings occur.
Leraje teaches the witch to project her astral body from within a lucid dream. She can help the witch alter her personal destiny. Leraje is a good teacher from nature-based sorcery and necromancy. She helps the witch network, both on the astral and physical planes.
According to the writings of the Coven of the Golden Sigil:
Leraje is the Goddess of love and pleasure. She has the has the ability to attract others as well as drive them away. She causes contests and battles and can cause wounds to become infected(physically and emotionally) and prevent them from healing. She can break up love affairs or marriages of rivals. Leraje wears a Egyptian style headdress and make-up, she is shorter, slim and around 5″ tall with light-tan skin and shoulder length black hair with bangs. She wears gold clothing, skirt and top. Her wingspan is wide and shimmering red, she looks young in appearance, around 20 and is very beautiful. She can teach one in Meteorology, and the workings of healing and medicine, She is a healer of battle. Lerajie may alter the wind to her desire to benefit The Watcher, as well as cause climate change. She has a soft smooth seductive voice and can be very sarcastic. Lerajie is very friendly amongst our kind, as well as completely volatile towards our enemies. She can remind one of the great ways of Ancient Sumer. I have witnessed the beautiful artwork Leraje has made out of the clouds in scarcely populated areas at sunset. ..
The traditional enn or summoning chant attributed to Leraikha is “Caymen Vefa Leraje.” The chant I use to summon her is Liftoach Pandemonium, Et Germinet Loray,” meaning “Open Up the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forward Loray/Leraikha.”
Sources: The usual, check my other recent articles on the Goetic demons. Like, I honestly don’t have new sources. New sources would be fun and all, like, could y’all send me some?