The Ten Spheres of the Qliphoth

Nahemoth is the first sphere and it corresponds to the Black Earth—the astral realm wherein fairies reside. Nahemoth overlaps with our planet, and any given gap between trees, moments between musical notes, or causal location can be or become a gateway to its mysteries. The name Nahemoth [the Whisperers] is also rendered Nehemoth and Nahemo and the Qlipha has the alternate names of Lilith [Night Spectre] and Reschaim [Elements]. It is ruled by Nahema/Na’amah, and to it are attributed new beginnings, curses or hexes, natural disasters, self-transformation, destruction and death, rebirth or redemption, revolution, psychic vampyrism, personal magnetism, witchcraft in general, sexual power, enchantment, rebellion, opulence, carnality, atavism, worldly power, death, ruthlessness or cruelty, and illusion or deception.

Nahemoth is the womb-gate to Hell. While the Qliphothic spheres from Thaumiel [Neptune & Pluto; Moloch & Satan] to Gamaliel (Black Moon; Lilith) are all considered to be emanations of the Adversary or Devil, Nahemoth is not an emanation of the Devil– it’s a creation of the Devil: a manifestation of the Diabolic whereby the Adversarial Divinity achieves fulfillment. Nahemoth is the point of entry for the Black Light, the creation of which Black Light (Aur Chashakh/Xul/Or She-Ein Bo Mashavah) is completed in Gamaliel.

Nehemoth/Reschaim is the abode of Behemoth. Behemoth is the Apocalyptic Beast of the Earth, just as Ziz/Renanin is the Apocalyptic Beast of the Air. Mythological narratives differ as to whether there are one or two Apocalyptic Beasts of the Water– namely Taninsam and Leviathan. It is the prerogative of the celebrant to determine, based on her own gnosis, whether these beasts truly symbolize the end of the world, or rather, signify the end of the world as we know it– a simple cycle of aeons.

The realm of Gamaliel/Gamalielim corresponds to the black reflection of the Earth’s moon and is ruled by Lilith. Its attributes are sexual alchemy, matters relating to the LGBTQ, dream work, lunar and nocturnal magick, seduction, astral magick, death, psychic vampyrism, personal magnetism, hidden wisdom, astral projection, protection, shapeshifting, necromancy, miscarriages and abortion, letting go of what is dead and past, night terrors, necromancy, self-deification, and sexual black-magickal practices. The witch is forced to face hidden and repressed aspects of her sexuality. Incubi and succubi dwell herein, and guide the witch to sabbatic orgies in the astral plane.

The Sephirothic Sphere of the Moon, known as Yesod, is considered to have been the Garden of Eden, which Sphere (Yesod/Eden) was held to be a perfect mirror of the Penultimate Sephira known as Kether. Ergo, Gamaliel is the Nightside of Eden, and therefore a perfect reflection of the Penultimate Qlipha called Thaumiel (Neptune & Pluto/ Moloch & Satan). The connection of Gamaliel to sabbatic orgies, then, is perfectly sensible: if Yesod was a Mirror of the Far-Removed Numinous wherein humans could frolick with God, then of course Gamaliel is where magickians can frolick with Devils.

Herein the Satanist becomes an embodiment of Promethean-Darwinian principles as the Samm (venom) of the demonic awakens hidden aspects of her Black Flame and spirituality. Adamelech rules the realm which corresponds to Mercury, wherein dwell dragons and dragon-winged angels who bear chalices filled with venom and massive keys. Its energies can stimulate spells previously cast, and it is known as the domain of the pursuit of godhood. Herein the witch dies and becomes reborn once again after trials that force her to question her own self-value and sanity. The witch is tested with pride in illusory achievements.

Samael is where the metamorphosis truly begins. The influence of this sphere can reveal the deceptions employed against the witch and elucidate hidden enemies. Herein the witch can refine her being through darksome alchemies and master the evil eye. One learns to see wisdom and insanity as she is forced to question every part of her worldview and purpose. The witch is often forced to confront failings of her behavior and admit herself to blame for fall-outs she’d always fancied herself innocent in– it’s a brutal epiphany, but she’s better off for it. Booze and tears are common here.

Oreb Zaraq
Oreb Zaraq/A’areb Zaraq means “Ravens of Dispersion,” its guide is Baal and its planet is Venus. Its attributes are art, love magick, the incitement of envy, astral projection, death, war and combat, rites involving ecstatic states of mind, turning organization to disorder and vice versa, alchemical rites of draconic witchcraft, all manner of conflict, stealth and espionage, and eroto-mysticism. It is here where the witch’s magickal powers are greatly augmented and she learns exactly how to apply them. Self-initiation through the Sphere of Venus renders the magickian capable of a deep, Platonic love for trusted friends that is often new to her– I always said this Qlipha fixed me in ways I didn’t know I was broken. Alternately, the witch is made to question whether or not she was ever cut out for the alchemical pursuits of the Black Lodge, only to conclude with a new degree of conviction.

Thagirion, known also as Togaririm and Togarini, is the realm of the Black Sun under the leadership of Belphegor. Among the attributes of Thagirion are death, concealment and surreptition, awakening, vitality, aristocracy and offices of power, wealth, leadership, overcoming personal weakness, imagination, the will to power, Its influence can be called upon to destroy or create energies of any kind. Herein the witch can meet her Higher Self. Massive influxes of spiritual power stimulate the Kundalini and bedevil the witch with great concupiscence. The witch is often forced to foster an awareness of her physical surroundings.

The Black Sun has no relationship whatsoever with the mysteries of the Nazi spiritualists– the Hitlerian symbol often called “the Black Sun” was, in truth, called the “Sun Wheel.” The reference to their symbol as “the Black Sun” is an entirely modern misnomer for the icon; zero Nazis ever referred to that symbol as the Black Sun.

Golachab corresponds to sadistic sexual urges, military power, courage and aggression, masculinity, and slaughter. The energies of Golachab can serve to provoke combat, lust, bloodshed, assassination, warfare, punishment, and conflict. Golachab is the Martian sphere and its guide is Asmodeus. Herein dwell the most violent and powerful variants of incubi and succubi. By the sphere of Goleb/Golachab, the witch is divest of unnecessary characteristics.

Self-initiation through this sphere is often accompanied by a trial of conflict– but not necessarily combat. An apprentice of mine had to break up a dogfight by grabbing both participants by their mouths and swinging them away from one another. He fucked up his hand in the process– not only was everyone shocked he’d just sent two dogs yelping off, I’m told the fellow wasn’t the concerned in the least about the blood gushing out of his hand. One fellow I know spent hours in an armed stand-off he wound up in out of nowhere to defend a battered woman he’d befriended– no one got hurt and no one got in legal trouble. Self-initiation through the Sphere of Mars imparts an illumination of the mind which allows the black magickian to truly fulfill the role of the Adversary: a sharpening of the analytical faculties that helps her look through everyone.

The Jupiterian realm of Ashtoreth corresponds to wisdom, initiation, limitations and restrictions, dynamic change, continual motion, bloodlust, opening or awakening anything, wealth, seeking allies, honour, suicide, and the revelation of truth. The realm of Gha’agsheblah/Gashkalah imparts another distinct stage in the witch’s alchemical progression as her Black Flame is further illuminated. Gashkelah/Gamchicoth (which name means Devourers) is the realm of intellectual development wherein philosophy is studied and erudition is pursued. Its energies are apt for manipulation, propaganda, deception, and the refinement of the evil eye.

Satariel/Sathariel is the Saturnian sphere of Lucifuge Rofocale wherein the mysteries of higher esotericisms are recorded and imparted unto the witch. Its energies correspond to concealment, the propagation of darkness, overcoming oppression, fear, death, the darkening of one’s soul, lethal execration, and the attainment of cold-heartedness. Herein the witch is tested and forced to look beyond the absurdity of what confronts her and see the truth that lies within it. It was after self-initiation through this sphere that my True Will was revealed to me– the very self-initiation wherein Ereshkygal introduced herself to the other two celebrants and I as the Saturnian Manifestation of Mother Hecate. Within Sathariel sits the True Throne of Lilith, as hinted by her name Ama Lilith: Ama’s a common title for Binah.

Ghagiel/Ogiel/Chaigidel is Baelzebuth’s realm which corresponds to Uranus. Herein the witch breaks down the causal constraints which the Cosmos has forced upon her and seeks the experience of freedom and lawlessness through the dissolution of her ego. This is the realm of the True Will/Personal Wyrd and it corresponds to criminality and insurrection. This sphere rises in opposition to the demiurge and propagates what is wrathful and evil. This sphere can be called upon for the attainment of true wisdom and the domination of the masses. It’s the sphere of the Magus.

Thaumiel is the realm wherein the witch becomes androgynous and immortal. Under the dominion of Molock and Satan, its influence causes creation and destruction on a macrocosmic scale and its energies are suited to death and everything related to it. The witch awakens the most hidden aspects of the Black Flame by imbibing the Black Light from the source. The energies of Thaumiel are acausal, pandimensional (flowing in every direction), and unhindered by time. The causal/Cosmic restrictions are truly released by this sphere, and the will to power becomes completely unfettered by personal weaknesses. This sphere pertains to warfare against the Demiurge and it illuminates the subconscious of the celebrant. Its planetary correspondences are Neptune and Pluto.

I will be continuously adding more information to these articles as time allows. Check back for updates – V.K.


Meditations on Mephistophiles

This article serves to analyze Chief Duke Mephistophiles, best known in Demonolatry as Mesphito, the Keeper of the Book of Death, through the esotericisms of demonology, Qabbalah, and Greek magick. This is a very deep look into demonology which may not be suitable or helpful for beginners.
We know from grimoires modern and medieval alike that Mephistophiles (often called Mesphito) is a real demon, and a powerful one at that. Well, believe it or not, Doctor Faust was a real person. He was an infamous alchemist, blasphemer, astrologist, magickian, necromancer, and sodomite who once allegedly tricked a local chaplain into rubbing arsenic on his own face. Countless medieval grimoires are attributed to the teachings of Doctor Faust, just like many grimoires are attributed to the teachings of Solomon and Moses.
Faust lived around the time that the printing press was invented, so while we do have stories about his exploits, our sources aren’t entirely reliable, and the fictitious adaptations of his life, both in theater and literature, are abundant.
Faust was the quintessential Renaissance blasphemer. His name was adduced constantly during the religious debates of the time, and he ran into legal trouble rather frequently. He was a magickian who made of himself a sensation, sort of like Aleister Crowley and Anton LaVey. There are even several blatantly spurious legends recorded which purport to originate as anecdotes of the demonstrations of Faust’s power. The following two hyperlinks will take you to Faust’s wikipedia article and my first essay on Mesphito.
Mephistophiles in Qliphothic Qabbalah

Mesphito is attributed to two of the Qliphoth’s Spheres, namely the third and the fifth. Three multiplied by five gives us 15, the number of the fifteenth tarot card (the Devil).  The fifteenth tarot is attributed to the twenty-sixth pathway* of the Qliphoth, which just so happens to be the pathway which connects the two Qliphas that Mesphito is attributed to. 26 (2 + 6) gives us 8, as do the third and fifth spheres added together (3 + 5). 8 is a number attributed to the planet Mercury and the Philosopher’s Stone, and it’s the number of faces on an octahedron (the Platonic solid attributed to Mercury). An octahedron has eight faces, twelve edges, and six vertices: 8 + 12 + 6 = 26, which is again the number of the path between the Qliphothic spheres which Mesphito is attributed to.

8 and 15 are the two numbers given to us by the two spheres that Mesphito is attributed to, and I have demonstrated that the path between these spheres relates to both of these numbers as well. Multiplied together, 8 & 15 give us 120. 120 is the mystic number of the star and the mystic quality of the number 5, giving us the pentagram, a sign of the Great Work (note: 8 also symbolizes the Great Work). 120 is also the numerical value of the Hebrew letter Samekh when it is spelled out as a Hebrew word (note: it is in Liber Samekh that Crowley delineates the Rite of the Bornless One, an adversary-oriented rite to invoke the Higher Self which was written to precede workings with the demons of the Goetia). Blood is sometimes esoterically interpreted as a sign of the Great Work, and 120 days is the life span of a red blood globule (note: one of Mesphito’s names in the grimoires is Hemostophile).

Now let’s talk about the spheres specifically. First, Mesphito is attributed to Samael and Glasyalabolas, Buer, Adrammelech, and Amon (lesser attribution). Secondly, Mesphito is attributed to Thagirion alongside Claunech, Sorath, Belphagore, Paimon (lesser attribution), Amy, and Merihim.

The light of the Black Sun of Thagirion is the guiding influence which orients the Black Moon of Gamaliel. This is why Mammon, the foremost emissary of Gamaliel, is believed to enact the agendas of Sorath, the true offspring of Thagirion. Samael, the Mercurious Qlipha, is the sphere which imparts the Black Sun’s guidance to Gamaliel.* So, Mesphito is attributed to both this guiding influence of the Black Moon and the medium of its provision.

*This is the same pathway that Marbas and A’ano’nin are attributed to.
**Within Gamaliel dwell Mammon, Lilith, Qalilitu, Verrine, Buer, and Orias.

The Initiatory Force of Mephistophiles

One of the leading authorities of Traditional Demonolatry, S. Conolly (the S. stands for “Stephany,” by the way) has recorded the esoteric meaning of the name Beelzebuth revealed to her by Beelzebuth itself. While the literal translation of the name is “Lord of the Flies,” its esoteric meaning is “Lord of All that Flies.” This is a reference to Beelzebuth’s patronage of aeronautical engineering, meterology, and aerospace engineering sky machines. Mesphito has more than nineteen name variations in the medieval grimories, and we’re going to attempt some esoteric name interpretation.

One of Mesphito’s names in the grimoires is Memostophiles, with Mem being the Hebrew word for water. Mem is the 23rd Hebrew letter, and 23 = 15 + 8 (these are the two numbers given by adding and multiplying the third and fifth Qliphothic spheres). Mem, as a word, means “water,” and the value of the Hebrew phrase “your water,” a phrase denoting god-given sustenance in the Bible, is 120, the number we got by multiplying 15 (3 x 5) and 8 (3 + 5). In the Golden Dawn,*** the stage of initiation attributed to the sphere of Mercury is called “the water grade” in reference to the “nurturing waters of [the Sephira of Mercury]” and the tarot card attributed to Mem is the Hanged Man.

The Hanged Man the card of self-sacrifice. It represents an accomplishment of the Great Work which is misconstrued by the uninitiated as martyrdom. The figure in the tarot card is depicted hanging from the Hebrew letter Tau, which Hebrew letter is considered to have been the Mark of Qayin (Qayin/Cain being the first Ascended Master of the Black Lodge) and is attributed to the thirty-second path of the Qliphoth, basically signifying the start of a new cycle of initiatory demon magick.

***Based on the consistent similarities between the recorded experiences of Niners working with the Tree of Wyrd, practitioners of demon magick working with the Qliphoth, and white magickians working with the Sephiroth, I have concluded that Hod, Samael, and Utarid are all just different approaches to working with the planetary sphere of Mercury

My attribution of Mesphito to the card of self-sacrifice via esoteric name-analysis is actually verified by a synchronicity in psychodynamic therapy. According to Wikipedia, “Psychodynamic therapy uses the idea of a Faustian bargain to explain defence mechanisms, usually rooted in childhood, that sacrifice elements of the self in favor of some form of psychical survival.” (Note: obviously psychodynamic theory uses the metaphor of Faust’s bargain in a negative light).

So, the initiatory influence of Memostophiles is that of an apotheosis misconstrued by outsiders as death. So, when the fictitious legend of Faust concludes with the (perceived) accidental death of the sorcerer, we can infer what really happened. The cause of Faust’s death, having been perceived as coming about due to an accidental result of the explosive gases used in alchemy, is simply the common man’s interpretation of Faust’s achievement of magickal immortality. After all, Memostophiles correlates to the initiatory stage of the Sphere of Mercury, and it just so happens that the alchemical substance attributed to Mercury is explosive gas.

Mephistophiles as a God of Mercury

In The Book of Mephisto, Asenath Mason forwards the notion that Mesphito is a an spirit of Mercury. While I adore Asenath Mason’s literature, I feel that she very much oversimplified Mesphito in more ways than by her mere avoidance of Mesphito’s other Qliphothic and other planetary attribution. She focused far more heavily on fictitious renditions of the story of Faust than the depictions of Mesphito within the grimoires, and when she did address the spirit’s description in grimoiric demonology she focused entirely on the medieval tradition, neglecting the wonderful yet admittedly sparse insights into Mesphito provided by modern black magickians such as J. Thorp.

Nonetheless, I am pressed to agree with Mason’s attribution to the Mercurial Qlipha and the planet of Mercury itself.

Two of the three animal forms which Mephistophiles takes in the grimoires I’ve read (modern and old alike), which forms include a toad, a bear, and a dog, are symbols of Ophiel, the Olympic Spirit of Mercury. A medieval grimoire’s description of Mesphito as a bald man in a black cape seemed, in my opinion, reminiscient of a recorded appearance of Ophiel as a man in a black cloak. The medieval-grimoiric description of Mesphito as an approachable, youthful man lines up with the appearance of the Greek God of Mercury. Moreover, the magickal powers of Mephistophiles provided in the medieval grimoires completely match the powers given to those two entities of Mercury.

One of the speculative etymologies of Megastophiles and Mephistophiel, two of Mesphito’s names in the grimoires, is “Megist Ophiel” or “the Great Ophiel.” This interpretation makes far more sense than the unfortunately more common comparison of the name Mephistophiles to “Mephitis,” the name of a goddess who rules over stench.

In conclusion, Mesphito is a divinity of Mercury both inside and outside of Qliphothic sorcery. In contrast, while Mesphito is attributed to Jupiter by a medieval grimoire unrelated to Qabbalah, he has no recorded attribution to the Qlipha of Jupiter in grimoires which incorporate Qabbalah.

A demon’s attribution to Qliphothic planetary spheres usually does not match their attribution to planets outside of Qabbalah. For example, while Amducious and Vassago are both attributed to Thaumiel (Neptune & Pluto/Moloch & Satan), neither of them are attributed to Pluto outside of the Qliphoth. The only two demons I can think of who are attributed to the Qliphothic spheres of planets that they are attributed to outside of the Qliphoth are Buer an Glasyalabolas. Interestingly enough, Buer and Glasyalabolas are both attributed to Samael (Mercury/Adrammelech). We might be building evidence of a trend.

Update: I decided to find out once and for all whether Ophiel and Mephistophiles were the same entity. I channeled the gnosis that the two spirits were indeed the same, and publicly requested that other black magickians seek their own gnosis regarding the matter and get back to me. My gnosis that Ophiel = Mesphito, being a confirmation of scholarly speculation, was confirmed by three other witches who didn’t know my opinion on the matter.

Mephistophiles and Jupiter

While it has been easy for me to draw much meaning from Mesphito’s attributions to the Qliphothic Spheres of Mercury and the Black Sun, I was at a loss as to what meaning I could draw from his non-Qliphothic planetary attribution to Jupiter, but the very first article I read about Jupiter easily reconciles Mesphito’s attribution to both it and the Sphere of the Black Sun. The article calls Jupiter “the elder king, giving way to the new solar king” and “a Sun that has never ignited” which “radiates not physical light, but the spiritual light of illumination.” Jupiter, like the Sphere of the Black Sun, is attributed to both the guru and the inner teacher. You may read that article here:

Since Mesphito usually described as one of the highest authorities of the Infernal Divine, and since he is renowned for being really fucking powerful and really fucking nice, it makes sense for him to be attributed to Jupiter, and as far as non-Qliphothic planetary attributions go, Jupiter is as good of an equivalent of the mixture of the influences of the Mercurial and Black-Solar Qliphas as I can think of.

Mephistophiles and Baphomet

In Path of Satan, Mesphito is attributed to the seventh letter of “the infernal alphabet,” being K. Apollo is attributed to the seventh Greek letter, Epsilon. Epsilon is attributed to Mercury, and K corresponds to the Hebrew letter Kaf, being the source of the K in magick– a symbol of the Great Work attributed to Mercury. K, as Mesphito is attributed to it, is both 7 and 8, lending 15 (the fifteenth tarot card, the Devil) and 56, a number of the Great Work.

The Baphomet of Eliphas Levi, being the model for the Devil as depicted in Atu XV, is also known as Octinomos insofar as (s)he is a symbol of the Great Work. The numbers of Atu XV and Octinomos add and multiply to give us 23 and 120 again, equating Mesphito to the Goat of Mendes in terms of alchemical signification. Despite Baphomet’s attribution to Mercury, it is believed that the state of adepthood illustrated by Baphomet is attained in the Sphere of the Sun, so it can be said that Mesphito represents the black magickal equivalent of this same attainment.

Mephistophiles, Lucifuge, and Lucifer

Lucifer, who is attributed to Venus and the Sun (he has no known attribution in the Qliphoth), is considered the counterpart of Mesphito. This makes a degree of sense, keeping in mind that Saturn is the quintessential Diabolic force of astrology. The nature of Saturn is reflected in Venus Inversus, the black aspect of Venus, and the Saturnian Qlipha is the top of the Qliphoth’s left column, of which collumn the Mercurial Qlipha forms the base. Lucifer’s other counterpart, Lucifuge, may be a counterpart to Mesphito as well.

Lucifuge and Mesphito are the two great grimoiric initiators. The Qliphothic hierarchy used by the modern Black Lodge attributes Lucifuge to the Saturnian Qlipha, but a lesser-known hierarchy exists which assigns Lucifuge to leadership over the Sphere of the Black Sun.**** Lucifuge, being attributed to leadership of the Qliphothic Spheres of Saturn and the Black Sun, represents a far more advanced initiation than Mesphito, being identified as an emissary of the Qliphothic Spheres of Mercury and the Black Sun. However, both of them are, in terms of Qliphothic influence, a mixture of the Black-Solar Qlipha with the Pillar of Severity, so the fact that they play identical roles to one another in many medieval grimories makes a lot of sense.

****The hierarchy which attributes Lucifuge to Thagirion attributes Eisheth Zenunim to the Saturnian Qlipha. A modern Demonolater by the name of T.B. Scott has attributed Eisheth Zennunim to Thagirion, intimating a great similarity between the two Qliphas. Since the Qliphas of the Black Earth and Black Moon are both related to Lilith, whose true throne is in the Saturnian Qlipha, it makes sense for Thagirion to have a connection to Saturn as well).

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia


Names: Qemetiel, Qematriel, Qematiel, Qematial
Veil: Tohu (Ain)
Direction: Northwest
Gematria: 190
Metal: Silver
Color: Grey, White, Silver, Purple, Blue
Element: Water (Primary); Air (Secondary)
Primary Star: Naos/Zeta Puppi
Additional Stars: Beetelgeuse, Alpha Draconis, Dabih

Qemetiel, Belial, and A’athiel comprise the Threefold Emanation from the Abyss which engendered the manifestation of the Nightside Palace of Deathful Wombs and are considered to be the Qliphothic equivalents of the Christian Trinity which engendered the manifestation of the Sephiroth. While Belial is rightly venerated as one of the foremost divinities of Western black magick, the other members of this trinity are largely disregarded even in modern Qliphothic esotericism. I would ask the reader to think of how much Belial has offered her in her black magickal endeavors, and posit that Qemetiel and A’athiel inevitably warrant equivalent veneration to him, so I post this dissertation in hopes that Qemetiel will become a part of your Craft.

The Trans-Qliphothic Triumvirate presides over the Three Veils before Samael, where Samael is the aspect of Satan which resides beyond even the Qliphothic Spheres and the Trans-Qliphothic Veils within the primordial abyss. The manuscripts of the Temple of the Black Light delineate the Veils before Samael as follows:

“These are ‘The Three Powers (or Dark Veils) Before Satan’ and are within our tradition seen as the three Forces that came out of Ain Sof in order to make way for the manifestation of The Black Light in The Outer Darkness that became Sitra Ahra. These three powers can be seen as the Burning Trident held high above the Thaumitan/Two-headed Master of Thaumiel. These three powers can also be viewed as Wrathful Reflections of Ain, Ain Sof and Ain Sof Aur, and as the Three Steps from Sitra Ahra back to the womb of Tehom/Tiamat or to The Mystery Unmanifested (ie. The Primal Chaos).”

Qemetiel presides over the First of the Three Trans-Qliphothic Veils which stand as a Trinity above the Pillars of the Qliphoth between the Tree of Death and Knowledge and the Primordial Abyss wherein Samael, the Penultimate Face of the Devil, is said to preside and rule. His Veil stands above Thaumiel and is referred to in Hebrew as Tohu, a Hebrew word translating to “Formless,” “Chaos,” and “Desolation.” He gives much tutelage regarding acts of violence, insurrection, murder, war, and drug dealing. He can impart whatever book smarts and street smarts the witch desires and present voluminous instruction in magick and witchcraft.

As a Divinity of the Nightside Veils beneath the Devil of the Abyss, Qemetiel stands elevated in station beyond Chavajoth (the Azerate). The name Qemetiel is generally translated to English as “God of Crowns,” but I believe a speculative re-translation is in order for the purposes of Qliphothic esotericism. “God of Crowns” appears to make less sense, in light of my gnosis of Qemetiel, than the translation “Crown of Divinity.”

The numerical value of Qemetiel is 190, which corresponds to a Hebrew word signifying the rib of Adam. It also corresponds to a Hebrew word meaning “Pearl,” and while this word is held to be a title of the Sephirothic Sphere of the Earth, the word “Pearl” is often used as a moniker for the Philosopher’s Stone. By comparing these two correspondences, we can infer that the number 190 relates to the spark of divinity which is intrinsic to humankind– or at least the feminine polarity of it. After all, Malkuth and Eve are both feminine. As the Qliphoth is considered to be of a primarily female polarity, this is a sensible inference.

Other correspondences to 190 include Hebrew words which translate to “to ascend,” “blossom,” “to put to death by stoning,” “precept/statue,” “inner,” “flower/blossom,” “feather/wing,” “end,” and “to exult/to rejoice,” many of which appear to verify my prior inference.

There is an eschatological trinity of infernal forces in apocryphal Hebrew literature comprised of Leviathan, Behemoth, and Ziz– i.e. the Qliphothic beasts of the water, earth, and air. The number 190 corresponds to Ziz, as well as to the Edomite Duke of the Sphere of the Sun. Lastly, the 190 is the mystic number of the pathway between Gashkalah (Jupiter/Astaroth) and Golachab (Mars/Asmodeus), which pathway is attributed to Leo.

The numerical value of Tohu is 411, which is also the value of Genesis 2:9– “And from the ground the Lord God caused to grow.” 411 corresponds to various Israelite persons of significance as well as to a prophet by the name of Asiel. Asiel is also a name of Azael, one of the leaders of the Watchers, so this number probably relates to him as well.

411 corresponds to one of the layers of the septenary Sephirothic schema (like the Seven Hells) wherein the Sphere of the Sun is located, and 190 corresponds to the Edomite Duke attributed to the sphere of the Sun. Since the Goetia attributes Belial to the Sun, it is logical to infer that Qemetiel is of a rank best compared to a Goetic King like Belial. However, Qemetiel is not attributed to the Sun, and has instructed me to withhold his planetary affiliation from the public.

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

The Meaning of Belial

I’m going to provide a list of the various English translations I have found given for the Hebrew name Belial (also Belia’al) in religious texts. It is intriguing that all of these different translations equate to the same word in Hebrew, meaning that Abrahamic theologians considered all of these phrases to mean essentially the same thing.

  • Without a Master
  • Without God
  • Rebel
  • Worthless
  • Wicked

The implications of this are clear.

The 12-Letter Name of Chavajoth

So one of the most popular names for the Azerate (11 Rulers of the Qliphoth) is the reverse Tetragrammaton– HVHI, variously rendered as Chavajoth and Havayoth.
I found something in an old grimoire– the skeleton of a name which would be an inversion of the twelve-letter Shemhamforash (YHVH is the four-letter Shemhamforash). This inverse-Shemhamforash would be a name for the Azerate, just like HVHI.
The skeleton read as follows: HHMHTBWNHD’AT.
No vowels, as Hebrew is usually spelled. Problem is, I couldn’t find a rendering of the inverse 12-letter Shemhamforash with the vowels anywhere.
Then I realized, I could just pick some. The formula Zazas Zazas Nasatanada Zazas gets its power from its containment of 11 A’s, right? So I added 11 A’s.
HaHaMaHaTaBaWaNaHaDa’at is the inverse 12-letter Shemhamforash– the formula which opens the Qliphoth. And it’s powerful as fuck.
To be clear, the last syllable, Da’at (and yes, it should be one syllable), is indeed Da’at/Da’ath, the abyss. The 12-letter Shemhamforash ended with “Keter,” so the inverse one is supposed to end with Da’ath.

The Black Diamond

The formula of Qliphothic alchemical attainment is commonly abbreviated as A.A., meaning Adamas Ater.

The term “Adamas Ater” translates to “Black Diamond,” which black diamond is the Philosopher’s Stone constructed via demonic-infernal alchemy.

The number 11 is considered the numerological analog for the Adamas Ater. According to Kenneth Grant, 11 is the formula of all magick and all things demonic and infernal. Accoring to the Swedish Misantropisk Lucifer Orden, the formula/chant whereby the gates to the Qliphoth may be opened, Zazas Zazas Nasatanada Zazas, gets its power from its containment of 11 A’s. This relates to the magickal word Abrahadabra, the word of the attainment of the Great Work symbolized by the Philsopher’s Stone, which word consists of 11 letters.

It is not a coincidence, but rather, a result of providence that the Double A appears in the term “tard strength” when it is pronounced with a Southern drawl as “tard strangth.”  Tard strangth is the esoteric formula of the Qliphoth, signifying the attainment of power by liberation from normal consciousness.

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Traditional Cabbalistic lore describes the fall of the Thaumiel [Two-Headed Divinities] from Grace out of desire for the attainment of power. They desired the addition of a second A to their name, whereby their power could be increased. The attainment of a second A harkens strongly to the Adamas Ater [Black Diamond].

Azerate, being the neologism used in reference to Havayoth, the 11 ruling divinities of the Qliphoth, when spelled in Hebrew letters, is transliterated as AZRAT. The use of two A’s in its spelling divorces from proper Hebrew grammar in specific reference to the Thaumiel’s attainment of the second A.

The Gematria of Personhood


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The number 1000 here is attributed to a Hebrew phrase signifying “The Conqueror.”  1000 is the value of “Sheshet” in Gematria. Sheshet is the Hebrew number 6—which number signifies the union of man with the Higher Self—the Great Work proper. 1000 is also the value of the Hebrew word “Tam,” meaning “Whole/Complete/Be Finished,” as well as the Hebrew word “Tom,” meaning “Wholeness/Perfection.”

1000 is the value of the Hebrew word Shemonim, meaning “Eighty” or “Fourscore.” The number 80, while being the value of other Hebrew words signifying perfection, corresponds to the Hebrew letter Peh, which letter signifies the causal presencing of Numinous (Sacred) Wisdom.

Peh is the 17th number of the Hebrew alphabet. 17 is the number of the squares contained in a swastika, which swastika represents the Abrahamic divinity when facing right and Chavajoth (the Azerate) when facing left.

The letter Peh, in its connotation of the numinous-within-causality, summarizes the principle signification of the diagram, which diagram divides personhood into four primary subdivisions. These four subvisions correspond to the four causal dimensions, the four points of the compass, and the four alchemical elements. The division-into-four represents the coming-into-causality—i.e. the human body.

Clearly, 1000 relates to the penultimate sphere of the Sephiroth and/or Qliphoth, and the entire schema hearkens to the Tree of Life or Tree of Death, which trees, in their divisions, relate to the components of consciousness and personhood.

999 is the value of the Hebrew phrase Kesaf Tzeruwf Baliyl La’ratz, meaning “Silver Refined in an Earthen Furnace.”

888 relates to the Abrahamic Christ, here a metaphor for the incarnation of the Numinous within a teacher and prophet. In short, a magus.

777 is here related to the cross, being here the equal-armed cross, a prototype of the aforementioned svastika. 777 is the sum of all the pathways of the Tree of Life as well as the Tree of Knowledge.

777 is the number of the Great Work. 7 + 7 + 7 = 21, and 21 signifies the Great Work insofar as the Great Work consists of the unification of opposites.

777 is the number of the Infernal Plane and all things demonic.

666 relates to Sorath, the fiend of the Sun and the Black Sun alike, who is, largely, a baleful manifestation of what is signified by 888—after all, 666 also relates to the Hebrew phrase Shem Yehoshuah, meaning “the Name Jesus” as well as a Hebrew phrase meaning “He Broke the Profaneness.”

666 relates to the Greek word Titan as well as a Hebrew phrase meaning “You Shall Eat the Righteous.” 666 is the sum of all the numbers in the Kamea square related to the sphere of the Sun.

555 relates to the eagle, the crescent moon, as well as Tow’afah, a Hebrew word variously translated as “Lofty Horns,” “Eminence,” and “Summit.”

“Lofty Horns” relates to the two horns of the Crescent Moon. The moon is the middle-man between the Earth and the Sun. The Earth could not handle the Sun’s light in its entirety—it would burn. The Moon shares the burden of the solar emanation and disperses it back to the Earth in a capacity which the Earth can handle. Here, the moon signifies a presencing-agent of the Numinous, which presencing-agent facilitates the coming-into-causality of the Numinous.

444 corresponds to Hebrew phrases meaning “Sacred Place” and “From the Holy Place.” It also corresponds to a word meaning “Judges,” as did 1000. This is no different from 555.

333 corresponds here to Hebrew words meaning “Consort,” “To Be Sexually Aroused/To Rape,” and the Cabala of the Nine Chambers. Ergo this signifies that the plane of causality is the plane of the causal manifestation of the Numinous.

The diagram, as a whole, signifies mankind as the incarnation of the Numinous, in the details of said manifestation.

-V.K. Jehannum