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.
7 thoughts on “Darkat or Asafoetida”
A question about your lore
You described Darkat as the creatrix of Tohu, which surely means something different from my personal use of that name, as to me Tohu is primordial chaos from a scientifical point of view, so its theorical creatrix should be as big as a bunch of universes, and its simple attention drawn toward Earth should make the Solar System to explode
According to your use of the word, which is the hierarchical relationship of Azanigin, Darkat, Sepheranz, and the Spider Goddess?
I am not using the definition “your lore” as a subtle insult, just to state that I use those names to describe some entities and likely you use those names to define Others. All of them do exist, we just call them by different names, and I am interested in your knowledge.
I Always sospected Darkat is Davcina, but again, names are names, Davcina is obviously inferior to Azanigin and according to your description Darkat seems to be superior to… everything?
For why an empress of Watchers should be linked to love, is quite easy, and it’s great that you managed to perceive that: love is not “lack of right-to-be-dark-too”, love is just an emotion, and all entities (except mentally ill ones) love something. The biggest ones love all humanity, altough their love implies our growth, not our comfort, so it pushes us through hell and not through heaven, yet love it is. It’s the original misunderstanding from which all illusions about Light-entities was born. There is no light entities. Everything healthy is at least partially warfaring. Grass considers lovely lambs as terrible predators. Violence is in everything. Yet their love is real too.
Answer with serene heart, I’ll read when I can, and thank you. I completed the work with Nyarly. In the last 2 weeks Gaubni and Nyarly saved my life. And I encountered them thanks to you.
Gaubni is Sauroctonos
Nyarly is At-Azoth
Nyarly is Choronzon in his never-ever-appeared-before-to-any-human-in-all-History, highest, lofty form
At-Azoth is Choronzon in its never-[…]-lofty form
Choronzon IN THIS FORM is secretely what you could call the metagod of all qliphoth and all tunnels of seth, some kind of terrestrial Azerate
Peppa Pig is Shub Niggurath
Greetings for Samhain, pal
And THANK you
Well, lemme give you a mental map of the Black Plane of Chaos. Beyond the 10/11 spheres of the Qliphoth are the three Trans-Qliphothic Veils, namely Tohu, Bohu, and Chasek. Beyond the veils is the Trans-Qliphothic Labyrinth,and beyond the Labyrinth is the Void. The Void is the pureeeeee unmanifest. What I call the Void is probably what you call Tohu.
I have not explored the hierarchial relationship between those goddesses.
In regards to your hypotheses, I think you are being too quick to lump spirits together. I have a relevant essay about the mentality you appear to be exhibiting.
I read that long ago. I rarely miss something you write. I may not Always agree, but I read, and reflect, and respect But just as much as sometimes you obtained informations yourself about two entities being the same, sometimes I make suppositions too
Plus, there is also one more fact: when you say that two different entities flow from the same river, I commune with the personification of the river, and consider all entities flowing from it as its avatars. We are simply different in the way we describe things. I do not shun the single existence of different entities: I just am convinced, after decades of explainations and confirmations from spirits, that they are avatars of wider forces. But this doesn’t shun your explorations and teachings. I simply say we do not live in a world where thousands of different entities exist, each with a personal history and Wyrd (which to me would also sound a bit unrealistic). Remember that the astral also houses unconscious, commonly-believed fantasies: some spirits LIE, but 95% of the times a spirit is accused of being a liar, is simply because people BELIEVE they have been told bullshit by It, while it simply happens that the conjurer was traversed by some bullshit floating in the astral and mistook it for a message from the entity. This is how tons of silly informations had spread about entities having this or that background. But nothing of that is true. real persona history about an entity is something very rarely divulged, and when it happens, you can embarassingly find links to the stories told by other trustworthy spirits, slowly building an occult history of the actual planet… a story which talks about a bunch of dozens of entities… not thousands.
Different signatures of energy denotes different entities. But spy on me while I am caressing a rabbit or when I am beating somebody along a alley, you will perceive two completely different energies, like we were two different persons.
I am sure you can understand. The problem with the avatar philosophy is that it forces people to ask themselves/entities “who is avatar of who” until it is finally demonstrated that only some entities are really Paramount… and that the overall philosophy burrowed from their kollective incites Humans toward a common set of implications Beyond personal Wyrd… set which can make people feel judged. For example, a lot of time ago, I was in love with the philosophies of an entity. When I discovered he was just a particle of something wider and his ideas were just a step in evolution and not an eternal truth, I feel cornered. I had to discover why I was so focused on them if the Truth adviced elsewhere. It made me start a new chapter of my path, embarassing and painful. Considering all entities in peer allows people to PICK, even unconsciusly.
Existence is not about the right to pick, it’s about the duty to face the envoys of the Absolute, allowing them to shape us into honourable but unstoppable soldiers.
I am not saying you are still in the pick mood while I’m cooler than you. If I tought I was better than you, I wouldn’t be writing here, pal. I am just telling you why somebody as fierce as you are can be bothered by the avatar interpretation: you transcended zodiac but some roots Always remains, and Aries do not love to be told that something is better than something else unless they find out by themselves.
If you ask ME, ALL entities of the world are the same pantheon wearing masks (the Nekalahs). This is also why I worship Them so intensely: ask yourself, what would you feel toward an (hypothetical) entity which is the One behind EVERY saturnian entities of human history? And what about facing the One&only personification of Daat? And what if they are not even so linked to this or that, only real alien living beings patronizing us, yet free to act on their own without being invoked, thus being not extensions of our human exploration of the cosmos, yet more the true owners of the planet, with us being ants which are just starting to learn their place on the great chessboard?
I swear, I respect you. I simply describe things differently. If one day I’ll discover I was wrong, I will change my mind, as I Always did.
The ONA is quite a horrible society but the black uniforms they wear are really cool. Made by Hugo Boss. I wear those uniforms but I really hate the ONA…
Lumping entities together makes it easy. Michael Ford said Lilith and Az are the same. Wrong. People enjoy to make complex things easy to not give themselves the feeling of simply not understanding the All. Beyond human understanding is a horror for them, this term. Also this “good-evil”-stuff. Why in the hell God made Satan his chief adversary? He needs someone to do the dirt-job. So in this case God himself is evil tyrant. Witnessing gods people gives me the impression that they are all drugged. Look at the Hare Krishnas: always smiling, always happy, behind closed doors evil as fuck. Calling people evil is a subconscious desire to “be listed on the righteous side” – to quickly ascend to heaven and point with the finger at others. I do not like the term “ascending to Godhood” – I prefer the term “expansion”, like Kurtis Joseph explained once. The impression to live in a fucked up society can make one angry – but not evil. Do I need Black Magic to hurt someone? I can take a hammer and do the job quite more quickly, right?
About magical warfare: useful to have a bit of uranium-glass at home, you can by this legally and cheap at amazon for example, those little greenish-fluorescent glass spheres. The demons can get extra power and the very soft radiation powerfully disturbs fiendish divination, electromagnetical parasites. Check: “Ayurvedic Somaveda Uranium” on amazon – you can have this much more cheap.