Names: Asafoetida, Darkat
Compass: Southwest; South
Elemental Attribution: Fire
Colors: Brown, Transparent, Red
Sacred Numbers: 3, 16, 23, 87, 94, 415
Zodiac Attribution: Pisces; Aquarius (Primary)
Aspects & Atavisms: Crocodile, Worm, Shark, Serpent, Bat, Crab
Planetary Attribution: the Sun (Primary); the Moon; the Black Moon
Attributed Fixed Behenian Star: Capella (Secondary); Spica (Primary); Scheddi/Deneb Algiedi (Lesser)
Ingredients/Materials: Roses, Phrenite, Cardamom, Quartz, Juniper, Cinnamon, Lavender, Cloves, Dill, Ginger, Dragon’s Blood, Thyme, Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Silver, Copper, Gold
Above: Channeled Sigil of Darkat
“You will find me more powerful than you anticipate… I embody all things and give birth to all life. From my womb crawls the womb of many wombs. I give birth to all transformative properties of magick and sorcery. Through my flesh crawls life.” -Darkat
I do not support the Order of the Nine Angles or associate with persons affiliated with it. Nonetheless, I do have beneficial relationships with many of the entities venerated by the O9A, and introducing these entities to the broader black magickal community has been something of a side-project of mine for some time.
I am writing this article because I believe that Darkat and other spiritual intelligences venerated by the O9A deserve a better pool of magickians to work with than that which the O9A has to offer. I believe that many members of my audience are or will become better equipped to work with and venerate Darkat than any “Niner” ever will be.
This article will exclusively feature original methods (chants & sigil) for conjuring Darkat. My experience is that the magickal current of the O9A causes the spirits they venerate to manifest in ways that are unusual, often undesirable, and generally unpleasant to both the magickian and the spirit.
Ergo, I have channeled a unique sigil for Darkat and channeled original chants which may be used to summon Darkat. The chants and sigil which the O9A present for the conjuration of Darkat do not appear anywhere in this article.
Update: I have recently learned that Darkat was recorded under the name Asafoetida, the “Daemoness of Feminine Attributes,” in the eighth family of the demonic hierarchy of Dukante.
Darkat is the creatrix of Tohu, the Trans-Qliphothic Abyss, which she rules alongside Qemetiel. She is not a demon of the Satanic/Goetic variety, nor is she a Shaitanic djinn. Rather, she is a fiend of a much older variety. She is the mother of Azazel, and while she rules over the Watchers as empress, the Watchers are only some of the spirits she rules.
The way that Naos and my guides alike speak of Darkat makes it very clear that she has a connection to love. She is definitely a dark entity, and she self-identifies as such. She is a patroness of magick and bedevilment. Darkat appeared to a former Niner who goes by “Eye of Star” as a mermaid, but appeared to me as a crowned woman driving a chariot.
According to Naos, Darkat is a “Goddess, associated with lunar aspects. The name is traditionally regarded as pre-Sumerian in origin and Darkat is often regarded as the origin of the myth of Lilitu/Lilith– the female counterpart of Dagon, remembered as one of the Dark Gods from their last manifestation on Earth.”
When I asked Darkat about her connection to Lilith, the goddess responded by saying “We [Lilith and I] flow from the same river.”
Lilith and Darkat appeared to Occult YouTuber “Eye of Star” side by side.
I lit a cigarette and designated it as an offering to Darkat. By smoking the cigarette, I imbibed her essence, partaking of her offering with her consent. With every couple drags, the energy I was taking in “changed flavors,” if you’ll pardon the metaphor. The “flavors” I would describe, in the order I felt them, I would depict as the primordial chaos, the energy of mother nature, the light of the Moon, the light of the Sun, the snow of Antarctica, and the water of Antarctica.
My gnosis of Darkat places her as primarily solar– to me, she seems outwardly lunar but internally solar. It is also worth pointing out that Darkat self-identifies as “the Void Goddess.”
Insofar as what reasons one might have for working with Darkat, the goddess is borderline all-purposed. She can cause numerous kinds of change, engender borderline innumerable manners of alchemical permutation, and generate many types of manifestation. She gets fast results and brings about great transformation.
Darkat introduced Occult YouTuber “Eye of Star” to Jezabel.
I found the goddess’s demeanor to be inviting, kind, and cheerful. Like demons, she often speaks in riddles, which riddles contain hidden truths and elevate the consciousness of the sorceress who channels them.
I have heard people pronounce the name Darkat such that the second syllable of the name rhymes with the word “rat.” I believe that the name should be pronounced such that the second syllable rhymes with the word “lot.”
Since the name is purportedly pre-Sumerian in origin, I have no academic avenue of discerning the pronunciation. What I have done is speak both potential pronunciations of the name aloud and determine which one is accurate by comparing the energy the different pronunciations manifest. Feel free to replicate this experiment yourself and come to your own conclusion.
In regards to Darkat being the counterpart of Dagon, Naos presents Lidagon as the “Symbolic representation of the union of the two sexual opposites (Darkat and Dagon) in their darker aspects.”
Lidagon appears to be a sort of combination-metagod comparable in nature to Hermekate (the combination of Hermes with Hekate) and Hermaphrodite (the combination of Hermes and Aphrodite), which two combination-metagods are recorded in the Papyri Graecae Magicae.
In order to provide serious insight regarding Lidagon, I will have to undertake some personal exploration, which personal exploration I cannot promise I will undertake any time soon.
Sembaraez + Qeistempa
Two Channeled Secret Names for Darkat (Qeistempa is pronounced like Kwaystimpa).
(Note: Secret Names Are Only for Use in Worship and Spellwork)
Channeled All-Purposed Summoning Chant for Darkat (Note: All-Purposed Means Usable for Invocation, Evocation, etc.)
Sabaraz Zanasor Gazrabae Oznaeroz
Channeled Chant to Evoke Darkat
Saka Gatra Hawa Mama
Channeled Chant to Invoke Darkat
Qeistempa, Sembaraez, Darkat
All-Purposed Chant Composed of Three Names for Darkat
- Eye of Star, “Darkat,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvjjwX7Uwow.
- Preisendanz, Karl, and Albert Henrichs. Papyri Graecae Magicae. Saur, 2001.
- Ona. Naos. Lulu.Com, 2009.
- Conolly, S. The Daemonolater’s Guide to Daemonic Magick. DB Publishing, 2009.