Syrach

Rank: Duke
Sacred Number: 7, 9, 11
Element: Fire; Air
Colors: Orange, Blue, Green, Grey, Pink, Purple
Attributed Qliphas: Ghagiel; Samael; Satariel
Attributed Non-Qliphothic Spheres: Falak Al-Aflak; Shams
D/N: Equally Diurnal & Nocturnal
Plantetary Attributions: Venus; Saturn
Trans-Qliphothic Attributions: Tohu; Bohu; Chashakh/Chasek

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Above: My Original Sigil for Syrach

Syrach holds authority and can give auspices in rituals to Acheron, Lethe, Cocytus, Irkalla, the Vaults of Zin, Shams [Planetary Sphere of the Sun], and Falak Al-Aflak [the Primary of the Spheres]. He can empower the shadow chakras which descend from the pelvis to the feet.

Syrach presides over concealment. He can grant one gnosis of her True Will and past incarnations and attune the magickian to the former. He can also strengthen one’s personal magnetism, and his auspices and guidances are of great use in Hatha Yoga and Tantra.

Syrach can manifest as either gender. Working with him is an abnormally excellent way to improve clairvoyance, dream recall, clairaudience, clairsentience, and dream interpretation. He can fix romantic and sexual relationships and help a person come by one-night-stands, fuckbuddies, and significant others. He can also make one a better lay both via alchemy and the provision of advice, as well as help one last longer in bed. He can also help one get or keep friends. His auspices are also of use in mortiferous malediction and rituals to the planetary spirit of the earth.

Syrach presides over masculinity and writing. He can alleviate writer’s block and heal one’s learning disabilities. He can give auspices in binding spells, necromancy, sex magick, banishing, all forms of divination, the consecration of a Ouija board, the attainment of gnosis, and shapeshifting the astral double into any given form.

Magickal Chants

Agios Ischyros Aeviternus Syrach
“Numinous and Mighty is the Eternal Syrach!”

Praedicate Erus Syrach
“I Praise Lord Syrach!”

Adsurge Praevalidus Syrach
“Rise, Mighty Syrach!”

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

Second Magickal Hymn for Primal Craft

After I wrote and consecrated a magickal hymn to the Trident of Draconian Magick and the Atlantean Current, which Trident consists of Lucifer, Belial, and Hecate. A friend channeled instructions for two additional magickal hymns for the praxis of Primal Craft. This hymn calls to the four demonic princes: Lucifer (also Lucifero or Lumial), Belial/Belias, Uriens, and Hasmodey/Asmodeus. Specific instructions were delineated to him by Hecate and thereupon relayed to yours truly. I have followed the instructions to the letter. Triodathannis is the magickal name that I wrote and consecrated for the Trident– it’s a singular proper noun which refers to Belial, Hecate, and Lucifer as a group. It is magickally charged and somewhat powerful.

Agios Ischyros Genitor Lumiel.
Exsurige Alogos Omnium Genius.
Adlaudate Lucifero, Et Adlaudate Belias,
Agente Ex Sitra Ahra,
Agente Ex Triodathannis.
Dominus Ex Inferno, Rex Meterbuchus!
Invoco Dominus Uriens,
Plasmator Azoth Gehennalis.
Ave Regulus Infernum,
Et Salve Asmoday.
Laudate Genitor Golab.
Agios o Hasmodey!
Salvete Principes Inferni!
Orire Spirituum Sitra De-Smola!
Aur Chashakh Pandendos– Aparete Spirituum Qliphoth!
In Nominibus Et Potestate Triodathannis,
Sub Imperio Et Voluntas Hecate,
Regina Coeli, Regina Terrae, Regina Inferos!
[Numinous and Mighty is Lucifer/ Arise, Patron of the Unwritten Gnosis/ Praise Lucifer, And Praise Belial/ Emissary of the Trident/ And Emissary of the Other Side/ Lord of Hell, King Belial/ I Call Lord Uriens/ Creator of the Black Light/ Hail the Prince of Hell/ And Hail Hasmodey/ Praise the Father of Golab/ Numinous is Hasmodey/ Praise the Father of Golachab/ Hail the Princes of Hell/ Arise, Spirits of the Sinister Left Side/ And Spread the Black Light– Appear, Spirits of the Qliphoth/ In the Names and Powers of the Atlantean Trident/ Under the Dominion and Will of Hecate/ Queen of Heaven, Queen of Earth, Queen of Hell]

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

 

A Ritual to Qalilitu

{This is my ritual to Qalilitu, a high-ranking archdemoness of the Qliphothic Sphere of Gamaliel (Black Moon/Lilith). Qalilitu, whom I have elected as my Matron Demoness, was originally recorded by Daemon Barzai in an anthology called Qliphoth Opus III by Black Tower Publishing. Since Qalilitu is my Matron Demoness, I owe incredible thanks to Daemon Barzai, with whom I have no affiliation. Persons unacquainted with this demoness may Google “V.K. Jehannum Qalilitu” to find my article about her, which article includes original magickal chants and a sigil.

This rite to Qalilitu is perfect for a curse, exorcism, empowerment of the psychic senses, or object consecration. The witch is required to specify her own requests. One may use this ritual, for example, to satisfy the three of the following requests: (i) strengthening the psychic senses, (ii) improving the astral double’s ability to shapeshift or teaching it to shapeshift into a specific form Qalilitu specializes in, (iii) strengthening the astral double for astral combat, (iv) strengthening the evil eye and/or the aptitude for glamour magick, (v) to strengthen the aptitude for psychic vampyrism (this includes the ability to take other people’s energy, personal magnetism, and the ability to digest/break down foreign prana/chi), (vi) holistically increasing magickal powers, (vii) increasing the aptitude for death magick and/or necromancy, and (viii) strengthening divinatory abilities.

Like many of my rituals, my rite to Qalilitu is composed entirely of voces magicae or barbarous tongues. This includes the vibration of magickal names, consecrated Latin chants, and the use of Enochian script. Like the rest of my rituals, this rite is designed to generate significant power without the use of magickal equipment, candles, sigils, incense, etc. While such material accompaniments are wonderful and may/should be implemented at the prerogative of the celebrant, this ritual can be performed without them. Phrases in italics are to be chanted and names in bold are to be vibrated. Translations of foreign phrases appear in brackets and explanations appear in parentheses. If you struggle with the pronunciation, simply pronounce your best guest and know that this is entirely sufficient. It is far more important to be confident in your performance of the rite than it is to pronounce every word correctly}

Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia! Io Qalilitu! Ya Namosh Panachasragoth Exat!
[Numinous is the Adversarial Current and the Path of Demonic Alchemy! Hail Qalilitu! In the Name of the Infernal Divine, Let it Be So]

Venire Mater Qalilitu! Liftoach Kliffot! Liftoach Pandemonium! Liftoach Hekel Lebanath Ha-Adamas Ater! Yehi Aur Chashakh! Agios Ischyros Qalilitu, Filia Luna Nigrantis! Solpeth De G Omaoas Qalilitu Od Niiso Pugo Caosgi!
[Come, Mother Qalilitu! Open the Qliphoth! Open the Infernal Plane! Open the Palace of the Pavement of the Black Diamond! Let There Be Black Light! Numinous and Mighty is Qalilitu, the Daughter of the Black Moon! Hearken Unto Your Names Qalilitu and Come Forth unto the Earth]

Qalilitu + Madogiel + Aeonifer + Khaosophoros + Xulogos + Ala-Mashavah + Diabalachara Semolshedim + Goessabim + Madogiel + Qalilitu
[(This Eleven-Name Vibration Formula Contains Qalilitu’s Alternate Name Madogiel Along with Seven Invented Magickal Names which are Useful in the Calling-Forth of Any Demon, Demonic Metagod, or Group of Demons)]

(Specify Requests)

Ol Zodameta Ds Gohed Gmicalzoma Cicale De Gamaliel O Sitra Ahra
[I Conjure You Who Are Everlasting with a Power Understanding the Mysteries of the Qliphothic Sphere of Gamaliel]

Qalilitu Arphe Ozamran Pambt Bagle Zirdo Hoath O Il Odlonshin A Iadanah
[Qalilitu, Descend and Appear Unto Me, for I am a True Worshiper of Your Powers and Numinous Teachings]

Solpeth Bien Sa Zorge Micalzo Qalilitu
[Hearken Unto My Voice and Be Friendly Unto Me, Mighty Qalilitu]

Ol Oecremi Isli Ol Um Isli Sa Ol Zodameta Qalilitu
[I Praise You, I Call You, and I Conjure You, Qalilitu]

Agios Ischyros Qalilitu, Filia Luna Nigrantis! Venire Mater Qalilitu! Qalilitu, Venire. Madogiel, Venire. Aperiatur Acharayim Et Germinet Qalilitu! Qalilitu Venire Et Germinet Xul! Venire Mater Qalilitu! In Nomine Adamas Ater, Aperiatur Acharayim, Et Germinet, Et Germinet Qalilitu! Invoco Qalilitu In Nomine Qliphoth! Agios Ischyros Qalilitu, Filia Luna Nigrantis! Liftoach Pandemonium, Et Germinet Qalilitu! Qalilitu, Venire. Madogiel, Venire. Aperiatur Acharayim Et Germinet Qalilitu! In Nomine Adamas Ater, Aperiatur Acharayim, Et Germinet, Et Germinet Qalilitu! Artorzozam! Manifestos!
[Numinous and Mighty is Qalilitu, Daughter of the Black Moon! Come, Mother Qalilitu! Qalilitu, Come. Madogiel, Come. Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Qalilitu! Qalilitu, Come and Manifest the Black Light! Come, Mother Qalilitu! In the Name of the Black Diamond, Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth, and Bring Forth Qalilitu! I Call to Qalilitu in the Name of the Qliphoth! Numinous and Mighty is Qalilitu, Daughter of the Black Moon! Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Qalilitu! Qalilitu, Come. Madogiel, Come. Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Qalilitu! In the Name of the Black Diamond, Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth, and Bring Forth Qalilitu! (Word of Power for Summoning or Calling-Forth)! (WoP For Summoning or Calling Forth)]

Qalilitu Venire Et Germinet Xul (x11)
[Qalilitu, Come and Manifest the Black Light]

Ya Namosh Sitra De-Smola Alogos Drakosophia Exat!
[In the Names of the Sinister Left Side, the Unwritten Gnosis, and the Underlying Force(s) of All Demon Magick, It Is So]

The Best Approach to Soft Polytheism

My causal, human mind wants Satan to be the same entity as Loki and Ahriman because of how simple the universe would be if that were true. Believing this misconception would give me a sensation of understanding that makes me more comfortable in my relationship with the Numinous*. There are distinct similarities, archetypally speaking, between these divinities, and concluding that they are all the same would relieve me of the feeling of ambiguity that makes me more hesitant to pursue a relationship with those divinities than I would be if I were certain of their identities.

*”The Numinous” is a synonym for “the Divine” with specific philosophical connotations. The concept of the Numinous, coined by Rudolf Otto, is central to my philosophy, as well as to the philosophies of Mircea Eliade and David Myatt, who is also known as Stephen Leather and Anton Long. Anton Long’s take on this concept is the one most influential to me. You do not need to understand the philosophical concept of the Numinous to understand my writings, you just need to understand that “the Numinous” is a synonym for “the Divine” but never a synonym for “the Divine All.”

Many black magickians begin to question their sanity as they are forced to confront, through gnosis, hidden truths about reality. I have never questioned mine, and I would urge you not to question yours. It will always be possible to accomplish more with magick than we are capable of believing is possible. There are always truths about the Numinous that we will never be able to accept or understand. Our guiding spirits and True Will determine how much gnosis we are to be burdened with. There is certain knowledge we need to have to transcend mortality and actualize our True Will, and we are going to receive that knowledge if we are willing to work for it, but there will always be truth we cannot handle, and that will be withheld from us by our guiding spirits and our own reasoning process. All of us will live in the dark until the day we fucking die.

The demons who guide you, despite being legitimately invested in your acquisition of gnosis, will lie to your face. Forever. This is why it is so difficult to accurately identify one given spirit with similar entities from other religious paradigms. When you ask your guiding spirits whether or not Satan and Ahriman are one and the same, you are like a child asking your parents if Santa is real. Frankly, your parents are more concerned with what you want for Christmas, and the child will still have the mind of a child regardless of the answer they give him.

In general, ascertaining whether or not two entities are one requires two or more of three things: (i) thorough research, (ii) personal gnosis or coven gnosis, and (iii) the personal or coven gnosis of witches who are external to your in-person magickal group (online acquaintances). It is optimal for coven gnosis or personal gnosis to be the first source you pursue so that you don’t have preconceptions cloud your gnosis. There will be occasions where the circumstances allow for completely accurate conclusions to be drawn in such matters without the two-source-minimum guideline I just provided– it’s just a guideline.

I used the two-source minimum rule to find out that Davcina, a goddess venerated in Hebdomadry (the paradigm of the ONA), was the same entity as the ancient goddesses Damkina/Damgalnunna/Ninmah/Ninhursag. It was in a manuscript by +o+ (the Temple of THEM) where I got the idea that Davcina could be Damkina. I didn’t bother with trying to figure out whether or not +o+ was right about that– I already doubted +o+’s ability to correctly identify the divinities of Hebdomadry with deities from older polytheisms for a reason (they were usually right, but sometimes they weren’t). Instead, I asked Qalilitu, my matron demoness, about Davcina. I channeled large amounts of information about what Davcina’s abilities and attributes were. When I later started researching Damkina, I found that the descriptions of that Sumerian goddess matched both the descriptions of Davcina in Hebdomadry as well as my personal gnosis about her.

So, I decided to perform an experiment. I was still in the ONA at this point, so I had a bunch of Niners seek personal gnosis about whether or not Davcina was the same entity as Damkina, as well as whether Damkina and Davcina were the same entity as Damgalnunna and Ninhursag. My gnosis was largely confirmed– these four entities were the same goddess, but they were different aspects of that goddess. These different aspects would act independently of one another, even to the extent of occupying different ranks in the hierarchies of the gods.

You’re probably wondering why the fuck I was so cautious. I had channeled personal gnosis that confirmed the postulations of an authority in Hebdomadry, and not only that, I had had the accuracy of my personal gnosis confirmed by later research about Damkina. Why was I so paranoid that I felt the need to correspond with other practitioners? Well, let’s talk about Ahriman, and I’ll tell you how I figured out the he was a separate entity from Satan.

Ahriman is a devil from an ancient paradigm of absolute black-and-white duotheism known as Zoroastrianism, which religion is named for its founder, a spiritual teacher named Zoroaster or Zarathustra. In Zoroastrianism, Ahriman is not simply the leader of the evil spirits called daevas or dews. He is the sentient hypostasis of Druj itself.

Druj, a philosophical concept in Zoroastrianism, is linguistically translated to the English words “falsehood,” “evil,” and “destruction.” It’s a metaphysical force which struggles against the force of Asha, and the two linguistic roots for the word Druj come from words meaning “below” and “to blacken.”

The daevas were simply the various divinities of neighboring polytheisms– “daeva” is variously translated as “wrong god,” “false god,” and “god that is to be rejected.” The word “devas” is used in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism in reference to divine beings and/or gods (albeit in somewhat different ways). The worship of daevas was believed to inadvertently engender the furtherance of Druj, as did the practice of Yatuik Dinoh (witchcraft), for the daevas sought the increase of chaos, deception, and turmoil.

Progressions of Zoroastrian doctrine came to redefine the daevas as personifications of immoral traits. The six arch-daevas personified the six foremost sinful behaviors, just like the two demonological classifications of Peter Binsfield and The Lanterne of Light attributed seven demons to the seven deadly sins. The six arch-daevas struggled against the six “divine sparks” which equate to archangels in Zoroastrianism. Among the daevas was Aeshma-Daeva, the dew/daeva of wrath often identified with Asmodeus in Abrahamic demonology. He’s going to come up later, as will the arch-daeva Indar and the daevic bride of Ahriman known variously as Az, Jeh, Jehu, and Jahi.

Needless to say, Druj is a feminine noun (Asha is neuter). The name “Jehu” translates to “Whore,” and menstruation came about when Az-Jehu convinced Ahriman to engender great evil. Adherents to polytheism worshiped devils in disguise, and of course, most artistic representations of Jesus take influence from the iconography of Zoroaster. You get the idea.

The Coven of the Second Torch, which I led, originated with only myself and two incredibly gifted neophytes whom I refer to in writing as Terror and Chase. Unlike me, Chase and Terror had the gift of mediumship, so they would regularly become vessels for consensual possession by the spirits which Hecate has designated as our teachers. We’d had three Hecatean spirit guides assigned to us, and their names are to never be published. The daimon (I only use the word ‘daimon’ to refer to the non-deity spirits of Greek and Roman polytheism) assigned to me was a hermaphroditic empousa– a powerful, young emissary of Hecate full of vitality. The daimon assigned to Chase was a male lamia– a daimon once banished to wander eternity before Hecate suddenly freed him so that he could become one of our guides. Both of these spirits came to answer to the archdaimon, a male strigae, who was assigned to Terror– the youngest member of the coven.

When the archdaimonic strigae possessed Terror, he would become limited to Terror’s vocabulary if he spoke to me in English. In one of our later seances, the archstrigae told me that while he did not know where he came from, he did know that the strigiai (the vampyric owl-daimones among Hecate’s nocturnal procession) were created by Hecate and “the Winged God” via asexual reproduction.

He looked at me, doubting that I would know which deity he was referring to. I had to guess, and I guessed right (Hermes). The archdaimon would remember the name Hermes and be able to say the name Hermes until the possession seance ended, at which point the daimon would leave the vessel and Terror would become conscious with no memory of the seance. Terror still wouldn’t know who Hermes was when he awakened. While the strigae still knows who Hermes is and can still give excellent insights into the nature and history of Hermes, he didn’t know the name Hermes when he was in Terror’s body. These are the mechanics of possession.

So, I now had coven gnosis about the origin of strigiai. Could I rely on it? I would later go on to read the Greek Magickal Papyrus and learn that Hermekate was a codified metagod used in ancient sorcery– a union of Hermes and Hekate comparable to Lidagon (the union of Darkat and Dagon) and Hermaphrodite.

One night, the Coven of the Second Torch invited two non-initiates to a casual hang-out. It was a casual affair, but after two of Chase and I’s coworkers overheard us talking on shift and asked to join the coven, we were getting greedy. Most witches in their twenties can’t achieve an evocation, but the three of us could teach anyone to do it, and no one who endeavored ritual with us ever doubted that what we did was real. We were naive– just because we could show people that magick was real didn’t mean they would be brave enough to pursue initiation, and just because someone performed a ritual with us that permanently improved their life didn’t mean that they would share our drive for attainment. Many who came to us would perform an evocation with us if they’d been contacted by the spirits of Satan (or in this case, it was the spirits of Tezcatlipoca and Tlazolteotl which one of the non-initiates had had an experience with), and even if they weren’t able to see and communicate with what we summoned like we could, they would get results (and sometimes knowledge) that would benefit them forever, and then they would decide within days that our path was too… much. Our role in their lives was to make them understand the revelations and experiences they had received before they came to us. We struggled to learn the lesson that experience of the Numinous does not prove that one is destined for the Craft.

Terror entered total possession while Chase was taking a nap, which was difficult for the non-initiates to watch. Despite the fact that we were gifted, possession was still new to us, so the way we act to give the spirits hold of us is more dramatic than it is for some. One of the non-initiates was quiet, but the other kept asking me if I could say for certain that what was going on was safe– and he kept asking.

“Are you sure he’s okay?”

“It’s fine,” I said. “He does this all the time. We all do. I can’t do it like he and Chase can, but we all love it.”

The possession took hold and I started speaking with the spirit. The non-initiate who’d expressed his worries to me was quiet while the other kept asking questions to see how the archdaimon would answer. The boy believed that what was happening was real, but he was skeptical about the spirit itself. He asked how the world was created, how it would end, and the daimon answered. The answers were consistently smarter than anything that Terror and Chase could come up with together, they provided incredible wisdom, and they knew impossible things. Non-initiates who witnessed our seances were always taken aback by that, especially this querent.

The other non-initiate looked up and nervously broke his silence. “Terror’s a really good friend of mine,” he said. “I know a human can’t do much, but if you hurt him, I will do everything I can to kill you.”

The archdaimon put his hand on the man’s shoulders. “I know that,” he said. “That’s why I consider you a friend.”

The non-initiate was shocked, and he gradually started to trust the strigae and our Craft. As the conversation progressed, I decided to ask the strigae which spirit our coven should evoke later that night when the non-initiates were gone.

“The Prince of Persia,” said the archdaimon through the possessed body of Terror.

This very much confused the non-initiates. “The movie?” One of them asked.

“That’s a nickname,” the daimon said. “V.K. will know who I mean.”

I thought for a second and then made a guess. “Asmodeus?”

The strigae nodded with the vessel’s head. “Yes, Asmodeus!” he answered. “He kicked Raphael’s ass once, but the Bible and lied about it.” He blinked. “Well, shit, that wasn’t the Bible… Uh, anyway, you can basically ask Asmodeus for any kind of strength that you want.”

I’m paraphrasing the spirit’s responses about as accurately as I can. This is how I found out that Aeshma-Daeva, the evil spirit of Persian religion (Zoroastrianism) was the same entity as Asmodeus. I thought for a moment. “Is Ahriman the same being as Satan?” I asked.

The spirit said yes, but the vessel’s facial expression confused me. Like he’d become unhappy about something, or disappointed in some way, and he’d just been smiling when he spoke of Asmodeus.

I remembered Robert Fraize’s claim that Tiamat and Satan are the same entity. I’d never believed that was true, but if Ahriman and Satan really were the same, maybe this whole soft polytheism thing holds more water than I thought it did. Before I started leading a coven, I wasn’t even sure whether or not Satan wasn’t just part of the mind like so many thinkers said. We were just getting started, and things were happening so quickly.

“Is Tiamat the same as Satan too?” I asked.

“Yes,” the archstrigae said again, still with that look on the vessel’s face.

I thought for a moment, trying to reconcile these facts (lies) with what I already knew.

“Shouldn’t Satan be the same as Absu instead?” I asked. “Absu’s male, Tiamat should probably be Lilith, right?”

“Oh yeah,” said the archdaimon. “You’re right.”

Something was up. The archdaimon was knowledgeable of every deity I’d asked it about despite being consistently limited by Terror’s vocabulary. The lamia that was assigned to Chase wasn’t familiar with most of the deities that modern black magickians work with, but the archstrigai always gave reliable insights about deities that Terror had never heard of. He was even familiar with the difference between the Baphomet of the ONA and the Baphomet of Eliphas Levi– he gave me great insights about the latter (we’ll get back to that). He gave me advice about how to summon the ONA’s Baphomet that was completely unlike anything the ONA had advised, and I was pleasantly surprised when I later read a piece of that same advice in Evoking Eternity by E.A. Koetting.

Besides, the spirit went from not being able to name Asmodeus despite knowing the that the demon had originated in Persian religion to knowing the truth behind the myth of the fight between Asmodeus and Raphael. He was not only familiar with that myth, he was even clearly familiar with the existence of the apocryphal Book of Tobit from which the myth originated. He had demonstrated that he knew the Book of Tobit was not included in the Bible despite being incapable of producing the name of the text with Terror’s lips (I had to Google it myself). The whole thing was fucking amazing. Something like confusing Tiamat and Absu with one another wasn’t like him.

When the strigae left Terror’s body, I told him that we were supposed to summon Asmodeus as he recovered from grogginess (which only took a moment). Terror’s immediate response was “Who the fuck is Asmodeus?”

“The Prince of Persia,” I said.

After the ritual to Asmodeus, I never doubted that Aeshma-Daeva and Asmodeus were the same being. But some reason, I didn’t feel confident that Ahriman was really Satan. I trusted the strigae completely– the daimones had loved us since we were little kids, and the strigae even had strong allegiances with the Infernal Divine (Hecate is very much aligned with Satan). Weeks later, during another seance, Chase entered total possession with his new patron demon: Niantiel, the ruler of one of the pathways in the Qliphoth.

Chase had been asleep when we gave the non-initiates our first seance, and Terror wasn’t present for this one. Plus, Niantiel was unrelated to the group of daimones which Hecate had sent to guide us. Like Terror, Chase was unfamiliar with Zoroastrianism and Ahriman. It was the perfect opportunity, and Niantiel told me that Satan and Ahriman, while similar, were not the same entity.

This taught me two important things. First, just because your spirits tell you that one entity is the same as another doesn’t mean you can believe it. Even if you channel excellent gnosis and your spirits really are invested in your success doesn’t mean your personal gnosis or coven gnosis on matters like these will be accurate. You can do everything right when you look for these answers, but it still won’t matter. Seeking these answers is almost a lost cause in and of itself. The fact that Asmodeus is Aeshma-Daeva would suggest that Ahriman is Satan, and yet Ahriman and Satan are separate. Figuring out whether one deity is the same as another is really that fucking complicated, so it’s no wonder the spirits don’t care to tell us the truth and let us carry our misconceptions. That’s why there are Satanists who misidentify Satan with so many other gods. Some say Satan was Tiamat, some say he was Marduk, and others say he was Enki– and those are just the entities that people misidentify Satan with in one religion (Mespotamian polytheism). The spirits allow us to make these misidentifications because the truth of such matters really is that close to being a lost cause.

And it gets worse. Ahriman is not Satan, but Aeshma-Daeva is Asmodeus, so what about Az-Jehu? Az is the same entity as one spirit in Abrahamic religion– take a guess who. Michael W. Ford identifies Az with Lilith, which makes sense, but he goes on to identify the both of them with Kali, which is more of a stretch, and he also identifies Ahriman with Satan, which we know is wrong. In the Choronzon edition of The Book of the Witch Moon, Ford identifies Cain with Pan.

Ford deserves a lot of fucking respect, and I was wrong not to show him that respect in the past. But really think about this. Ford identifies Cain with Pan in writing. The spirits are right not to trust our judgment about matters like this.

So, are you ready for the answer? Az-Jehu is the same entity as Semyaza, the male leader of the Grigori (the fallen angels called the Watchers). I’m completely confident about that, however ludicrous that sounds. So now, I’m going to give a list of the deity=deity conclusions I’ve drawn

Satan, Leviathan, Lucifer, and Azazel are all aspects of the same entity. In Qabbalah, the highest aspect of the Devil (which lies beyond even the entirety of the Qliphoth) is referred to as Samael, not to be confused with the angel named Samael or the Qlipha named Samael. So I’ll put it like this: Lucifer and Satan are different aspects of Samael which operate independently from one another the same way that Christians believe Jesus, Jehovah, and the Holy Spirit operate (Note: Jesus was just a human who became an overrated immortal charlatan that New Agers are wasting their time with ascended master). Some practitioners of demon magick like E.A. Koetting and Adam Percipio consider Satan and Lucifer to be separate entities, and they’re only kind of right. When they call on Lucifer, regardless of believing him to have been a Roman god or whatever, they are still manifesting that same aspect of Samael. The counterintuitive claim made by a YouTuber called “The Serpent’s Key” that Paimon is also an aspect of Samael turned out to be true, but Diane Vera’s belief that Belial is an aspect of Satan is wrong (which is lame, cuz I believed her).

Amaymon is not the same entity as Mammon.

Machaloth is not the same entity as Magoth.

Astaroth is the same entity as Astarte, Inanna, Ishtar, Isis, and Attar. However, those goddesses are different aspects of one deity, possibly independent aspects at that– just like Satan and Lucifer.

Abaddon/Apollyon is the same entity as Apollo, the Olympian god of the Sun– that’s something I know for certain. Qalilitu, my matron demoness, told me that Apollo and Abaddon are not independent aspects. Sauroctonos, one of the entities the ONA venerates, is the same entity as Apollo (if you Google Sauroctonos you’ll wind up on Apollo’s Wikipedia page). However, when Apollo is contacted via Hebdomadry, he manifests in a very unusual way. I have rituals on my website to Lycoctonos/Lyceus (Apollo’s manifestation as a wolf) and Sauroctonos (Apollo’s manifestation when accessed through Hebdomadry). Only work with Sauroctonos if you’re guiding spirits tell you to do so because it’s weird as fuck. I was told to perform a certain number of invocations to Sauroctonos and then stop. When I did it one more time than I was told to, Sauroctonos castigated me for it. It was very useful, but I’ll probably never work with that manifestation of Abaddon/Apollo again. One of the leading voices in the ONA proclaimed that Abaddon was Abatu based on no evidence whatsoever, and Qalilitu told me they were wrong.

Mephistophiles is the same entity as Ophiel, the Olympic spirit of Mercury. Mephistophiles has nothing to do with Mephitis and he is probably not an aspect of Samael.

Andras is the Zoroastrian daeva Indar and the Hindu deva Indra.

Murmur is the same entity Mormo, the son of Hecate.

Alex Jones is the same entity as Bill Hicks (kidding).

Camio/Caym is the highest aspect of Cain/Qayin. Tubal-Qayin is another aspect of Qayin, which aspect appears to have came into being by some form of initiatory self-transformation he enacted. He isn’t the same as Pan though.

Azanigin, Az-Jehu, and Semyaza are all the same entity. I’ll have to tell you how I figured that out some time, because it’s a long story. Azael, Azazel, and Semyaza are all separate entities from one another, and Azazel and Azrael are not the same.

The goddess which the ONA venerates by the name Baphomet is the planetary spirit of the planet Earth (and she’s really great to work with). She is not the same as Lilith, and she has nothing to do with Bastet regardless of what the leading voices in the ONA say. The etymology and history given for Baphomet in ONA literature is completely made up, and they have a devious reason for making it up.

Atazoth of Hebdomadry is the same entity as Azathoth. In fact, Anton Long stole his teachings about Atazoth from Kenneth Grant’s teachings about Azathoth (he also stole his teachings about Azanigin from Grant’s teachings on Aza, a Gnostic demoness who originated from Az-Jehu).

Budsturga is not the same as Durga.

Darkat is not the same as Lilith.

Satanchia (also called Put Satanachia) is the same as Chia.

Lilith, Eisheth Zenunim, and Na’amah are all separate entities from one another.

But here’s the one you’ve been waiting for: Santa isn’t real. And neither is Vindex.

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

Ritual to Machaloth

{This ritual calls upon Machaloth/Mahlat to fulfill a specified request(s). One of the major sources of the rite’s power is name vibration: two seven-name vibration lists appear in the ritual. While half of the names in these vibration lists are clearly just variations of Machaloth’s name, the other half are invented magickal names which can be used to refer to and vibrated to call upon any demon. The magickal phrase which is presented in italics is to be chanted, i.e. recited in a slow and rhythmic way. Translations of foreign phrases appear in brackets, and explanations appear in parentheses. My rituals focus heavily upon magickal chants and words of power so that they are able to generate large amounts of power even in the absence of ceremonial equipment, incense, etc. If witchcraft materials are available to the celebrant, they may (and should) be incorporated however she deems fit}

Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia!
[Numinous is the Current and Great Work of the Adversary]
I call forth the sorcerous archdemoness in whose dominion are nourishment and tempests. Hearken to the names of your evocation, and appear unto me demoness!
Machaloth + Diabalachara + Goessabbim + Maklath + Semolshedim + Ala-Mashavah + Mahalath
 
Liftoach Pandemonium! Liftoach Hekel Lebanath Ha-Adamas Ater!
[Open the Infernal Plane! Open the Palace of the Pavement of the Black Diamond]
Machaloth is the infernal divinity of witchcraft and meditation who stands amongst the fourfold manifesting of the Black Light. Hail unto Machaloth, matron fiend of childbirth and industrialization, she who engenders magickal ascent and tumultuous crises alike.
 
Liftoach Pandemonium, Et Germinet Machaloth! Invoco Mahalath In Nomine Qliphoth! [Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Machaloth! I Call Machaloth in the Name of the Qliphoth]
Agios Caput Algol! Agios o Sitra Ahra– Drakosophia Gloria! [Numinous (is) the Demon Star! Numinous is the Infernal Plane– Glory to the Current of the Adversary]
Evoco Mahlat, Amata Et Fautrix, Elecebra Infernum  (x11) [I Call Upon Mahlat, Witch and Protectress, Seductress of Hell]
(State Request or Requests)
 
Aeonifer + Machalas + Xulogos + Mochlath + Khaosophoros + Machalath + Semolshedim
 
Io Machaloth!

The Goetic Ritual of Caput Algol

This ritual fills the location of its performance with the energy of the Qliphoth and of Algol, the most sinister star in astrology. Algol and four demons attributed to it are called upon to empower the celebrant. It is the prerogative of the celebrant to decide which, if any, material equipment is to be incorporated into the ritual. Phrases in italics are meant to be chanted and names in bold are to be vibrated. Translations of foreign phrases appear in brackets.


Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia!
[Numinous is the Current of the Adversary and its Alchemical Endeavors]

Zortatar Iekhat Lia Norakhon (x11)
[(Channeled Chant to Presence Demonic Energy)]

Algol + Ra’s Al-Ghul + Rosch Hassatan + Caput Medusa + Caput Larvae

Liftoach Pandemonium! Yehi Aur Chashakh!
[Open the Infernal Plane! Let There Be Black Light]

Liftoach Pandemonium, et Germinet Radahel
[Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Radahel]

Liftoach Pandemonium, et Germinet Lepaca
[Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Radahel]

Salve Magoth; Agios o Magoa
[Hail Magoth; Numinous is Magoa]

Baruch ha-Amdusias Geber ha-Thaumiel
[Blessed is Amdusias the Warrior of Thaumiel]

Salve Aeternae Magoth
[Hail unto the Eternal Magoth]

Agios Ischyros Lepaca
[Numinous and Mighty is Lepaca]

Qodesh la-Amdusias Melech ha-Acharayim
[Holy to Amdusias King of the Backwards Tree]

Agios Ischyros Maguth – Io Magot
[Numinous and Mighty is Maguth– Hail Magot]

Agios Caput Algol (x4)
[Numinous (is) the Demon Star]

Agios o Caput Medusae
Subhan Ra’s Al-Ghul
Mirabilia Opera Tua– Caput Larvae Gloria
Beta Persei Xere Anados
Voco te Caput Lamiae
In Nomine Lepaca et Radahel
Invoco Amducious, Invoco Algol
Evoco Rex Magoa et Voco te
Radahel– Agente ex Harasiel
Io Lepacha! Aperiatur Stella
Caput Larvae Illuminateo Mea!
[Numinous is the Head of Medusa/ Glory to the Head of the Ghoul/ Wonderful Are Thy Works– Glory to the Specter’s Head/ Second Star of Perseus, Engender Magickal Ascent/ I Call to the Head of the Vampyre/ In the Name of Lepaca and Radahel/ I Call to Amducious, I Call to Algol/ I Call Up King Magoa and I Call to/ Radahel– Emissary of the Saturnian Qlipha/ Hail Lepacha! Open the Sky/ Enlighten Me, Specter’s Head]

Agios Caput Algol! Io Lepacha! Io Maguth!
[Numinous (is) the Demon Star! Hail Lepacha! Hail Maguth]

Ho Drakon Ho Megas!
[The Great Dragon (This is a Name for the Entire Universe)]

Marbas (Goetia #5)

Names: Marbas, Barbas, Marbuel, Barbuel, Barfael, Barbiel, Baruel
Planet: Mercury; Jupiter
Rank: President; Prince
Zodiac: Aries 20-24; Taurus 10-19
Date: April 9-14; April 30-May 10
Element: Fire; Air
Color: Yellow, Orange
Direction: East
Qlipha: Ghagiel (Uranus/Baelzebuth)
Tarot: 6 of Disks/Pentacles; 4 of Wands/Rods
D/N: Diurnal
Legions: 36
Lunar Mansion: Archaam (IX)
Gematria: 243
Lovers: Baratchial, Amducious
Inferiors: Lilith, Radahel, Abraxas, Tzuflifu
Superiors: Lucifage, A’athiel, Lucifer, Moloch, A’ano’nin, Astaroth
Attributions: Mercury, Tin, Cinquefoil, Anise, Thistle, Chickory, Storax

marbsAbove: Artistic Depiction of Marbas for Pathworking and an Altar Piece
(Picture Credit: G.A. Roseberg)

Marbas is a Demon of Mechanics and a Jupiterian-Mercurial President of the Goetia attributed to the Uranian Sphere of the Qliphoth. He’s the Chief Engineer of the Infernal Plane and the Superintendent of all its public buildings. Marbas rules over prescience, pendulums, glamour magick, mind tricks, tarot cards, mind reading, crystal balls, and the use of Norse runes in divination. He is capable of both inflicting and relieving illnesses, serious or otherwise, and he holds the secret of the Philosopher’s Stone.

Marbuel is known as the Revealer of Secrets and Master of Hidden Things, and he is infamous for manifesting results very quickly. He uncovers secreted truths and imparts wisdom and knowledge to the witch. A witch may come to know the truth of a matter by invoking the spirit and looking through his eyes—deducing through his discernment. Marbuel is renowned for his ability to confer hidden and secreted knowledge, as well as his honesty and accuracy in doing so. He can make the witch aware of hidden aspects of herself—both unawakened spiritual gifts and undiscovered traits of her personality. He can also engender lucid dreams.

In The Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures, Theresa Bane describes the spirit as follows:

Living in the bowels of the earth, Barbiel causes problems with harvest and travelers and creates discord between people. He is more powerful than any other demon in his cosmology. He moves against the stars, affects the economy, and causes earthquakes. 

Barbas can improve the witch’s astral hearing and magickal memory, and he can impart the ability to psychically detect unknown locations or missing objects. He rules over good luck and gambling alike. He can bestow honors upon the witch and produce monetary gain for her. Grimoiric demonology claims that Barbas can cause men to change shapes, but I honestly don’t know what to make of that shit.

Marbuel is one of the seven Phantoms of Flame as well as the Patron of Artisans.  He assists poor mechanics and architects, helping them carry out their contracts such that they produce accomplishments outside the range of ordinary human ability. He’s listed as one of the seven Chief Dukes of Hell alongside Azael, the Leader of the Watchers, and Mesphito, the Keeper of the Book of Death.

While some have postulated that Barbason, a demon from one of Shakespeare’s plays, is the same entity as Marbas, Mesphito (Mephistophiles) told me this wasn’t the case.

The descriptions of Marbas which appear in grimoires modern and old alike, right-handed and black magickal alike, give praise to his renowned honesty. The first time I spoke to him, he gave unrequested yet much appreciated advice for the composition of two rituals I had yet to finish writing and one I had yet to get started on. Once the conversation was, in my opinion, satisfactorily finished, he abruptly gave me his insights into a personal trouble of mine. A black magickal priestess by the name of Akelta has also attested to these characteristics of his, expressing amazement at how helpful he is in her rites to heal others, as well as at his honesty when she asks him to heal someone that he simply cannot.

Barbas can give aid in the Initiatory Sphereworkings of the Earth, the Moon, and the Sun without involving Sephirothic forces, and he can also help initiate the witch through the element of water. Capable of casting very effective maledictions, he absolutely loves children and has a knack for enacting violence against those that would molest them.

Barbuel specializes in astral combat. His auspices are useful in the endeavors of shielding, warding, banishing, and exorcism. He’s a master of all arts who can teach any handicraft or mechanical trade– in fact, it’s said that he can teach more in an instant than a group of masters could in twenty years. He can make the witch a better fighter and a better driver, and he can teach her the mechanics of the human body.

Marbas rules over the seas, all the waters, and all the lifeforms within them. He is attributed to the Qliphothic Sphere known as Ghagiel (Uranus/Beelzebuth) and the Qliphothic Tunnel ruled by A’ano’nin. This tunnel is related to the fifteenth tarot card known as the Devil and has a planetary attribution to Saturn. This pathway spans from Thagirion (Black Sun/Belfegore) to Samael (Mercury/Adrammelech) and is related to the Witch’s Sabbat. This stone of this path is the Black Diamond– the variate of the Philosopher’s Stone attainable through demonic alchemy.

According to grimoiric demonology, Marbas generally appears as a great lion or wild boar, to later adopt the form of a human male when coerced into so doing. His adoption of the form of a lion is more commonly recorded than his manifestation as a bore, and it is said that he will adopt specific forms in conformity with the black magickian’s desires. I made sure not to study his appearance prior to my first evocation of him so that I would have no presuppositions of his appearance for him to conform to, which makes it interesting that he appeared to have something resembling the head of a lion when he showed himself to me. Other demonographies depict him manifesting as a master workman wearing an apron.

Sources
The Dictionary of Demons; The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic; Daemonolatry Goetia; the Blog That This Next Hyperlink Leads to:
http://demonsanddemonolatry.com/demonic-underworld-council-president-marbas/

Magickal Chants

Io Barbas-Marbuel
“Hail Barbas/Marbuel”
A simple exclamation of the celebrant’s veneration of Barbas to be used in rites which call upon him.

Agios o Marbas, Agente ex Ghagiel—Salve Barbuel
“Numinous is Marbas, Emissary of Ghagiel—Hail Unto Barbuel”
A Latin chant used to call upon Marbas.

Qodesh la-Barbuel Geber ha-Ghagiel Va-Tehom
“Holy to Barbuel, Warrior of Ghagiel and Tehom”
A Hebrew chant used to call upon Barbuel. Tehom is the layer of Sitra Ahra wherein Ghagiel is located.

Liftoach Pandemonium, et germinet Marbas
“Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Marbas”
This chants calls upon Marbas while simultaneously presencing Qliphothic energy to build or strengthen a sacred space.

Invoco Marbas In Nomine Qliphoth
“I Call Marbas in the Name of the Qliphoth!”
In addition to calling forth Marbas, this chant simultaneously lulls the witch closer to the gnostic state (trance)

In Nomine Adamas Ater, Aperiatur Acharayim, Et Germinet, Et Germinet Marbas
“In the Name of the Black Diamond, Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth, and Bring Forth Marbas!” In addition to calling forth Marbas, this chant simultaneously focuses the mind of the celebrant.

Aperiatur Qliphoth; Invoco Marbuel
“Open the Qliphoth; I Call to Marbuel!”
Invokes Marbas and strengthens the alchemical effects of the invocation rite. Only useful for invocation.

Renich Tasa Uberaca Biasa Icar Marbas
This is Marbas’s ‘demonic enn’ or traditional summoning chant]

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

Invocation of Valefor

{This ritual uses name vibration, Enochian script, chants from Traditional Demonolatry, words of power from the Draconian Current and Luciferian Sorcery, and magickal chants of my own invention to bring the celebrant to union with Valefor/Malaphar. Names in bold are to be vibrated and phrases in italics are to be chanted. Translations appear in brackets. Don’t worry if you struggle with the pronunciation– just do your best. It’ll work. My rites are written for people who need to achieve strong results with magickal equipment, but it is perfectly fine (and advantageous) for the celebrant to incorporate whatever tools that she has– if she sees fit, at least. The two words of power which start with “Gisa” are the numerical values of Valefor’s name pronounced in Enochian}

Ol Zodameta A Gah Valefar! Solpeth A Omaoas:
[I Conjure the Spirit Valefar! Hearken Unto the Names]
Valefor + Gisa-Na-Hath-Graph + Malaphar + Valefor + Gisa-Na-Hath-Un

Baruch ha-Valephar Geber ha-Qliphoth (x9)
[Blessed is Valefor the Warrior of the Qliphoth]

Aperiatur Qliphoth, Invoco Malaphar (x11)
[Open the Qliphoth, I Call to Malaphar]

Zirdo Valefor A Micalzo Gah O Zuhrah! Ol Biah Ca Malephar A Micaelazodo Oheloka Od Gohed Hami Vonpho! Zir A Lixipsp O Sitra Achara! Zir Viruden Ca Ol Inoas Micalzo Sa Zirdo Ofekuha Saanir A Iadnamad De Valefor!
[I am Valefor, the Mighty Spirit of Venus! I stand as Malephar the Powerful Duke and Everlasting Creature of Wrath! I am the Warden of the Other Side! I am Beautified as I Become Strong and I am Elevated by the Divine Knowledge of Valefor]

Baruch ha-Valephar Geber ha-Qliphoth! Io Malephar!
[Blessed is Valephar, Warrior of the Qliphoth! Hail Unto Malephar]

The Rite of the Impregnable

{This rite calls on four demons to empower the witch’s natural defenses against psychic attack, programs the aura to accept beneficial influences at all times, and empowers the aura such that received blessings are amplified in effect. An explanation of all the big words and obscure concepts has been appended to the end. The prose used in the ritual is artistic in nature and can lead to misunderstandings, so don’t overanalyze it. You’re not making a shield, you’re just strengthening your natural defenses, and those natural defenses are not necessarily limited to your aura}

I call the Dark Powers to convocation within my ritual of ascending whereby my aura is to be deeply empowered by the Emissaries of the Other Side. Beget unto my aura a welcome-ness for mysterious blessings and an empowerment for the act of in-taking the beneficent transmissions of whatever spirits and gods see fit to impress elevation upon me. Transmutate my aura also for the rejecting of harmful emissions and the immunization of my person against psychic, magickal, and astral aggressions of those who would move to oppose me.
Magot + Agares + Raflifu + Verraine + Aguares + Magoa + Agreas + Verrine + Raflifu + Maguth + Agaros

Io Maguth! Agios Ischyros Maguth – Io Magot! Salve Magoth; Agios o Magoa! Salve Aeternae Magoth! [Hail Maguth! Numinous and Mighty is Maguth– Hail Magot! Hail Magoth; Numinous is Magoa! Hail the Eternal Magoth]

I entreat the Dark Prince and Aeriform Greatfiend of Dineb and Gashkalah to establish the shielding of my person against my oppositions in the esoteric circles. Magot, Jupiterian Diviner of the Leftward Tradition, Guiding Spirit of the Vaults of Zin, arise and make your great influence known in your alteration of my subtle form.
Liftoach Pandemonium, et germinet Magoth (x11)
[Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Magoth]

Raflifu is the Black Regent of Our Planet This Earth who appears in the darkness of its oceans and crossroads. The Eternal Arch-Spirit manifests his influence and presence from the Pathway of the Leopard of Resh to reify and sanctify my subtle form.
Rattimgethall Onkimgallor Raflifu Onjurrawl (x9)
Baruch ha-Raflifu! Liftoach Pandemonium, et germinet Raflifu!
[Blessed is Raflifu! Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Raflifu]

I call forth the Good-Natured Healing Spirit who orchestrates the currents of the wind to manifest her beneficence in left-handed alchemies. Verrine, Spirit of Autumn and the Qlipha of the Black Moon, arise from the infernal place of your dwelling and make your way as I’m chanting the words:
Elan Typan Verrine (x9)
Io Verraine! Liftoach Pandemonium, et germinet Verraine!
[Hail Verraine! Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Verraine]

I conjure forth the Eldrin Rider Upon the Beast-of-Devouring whose name Agarus means Strength Hoard to issue forth acausal fortifications and alchemical transfigurements such that I might attain the selected pursuits of this working.
Rean Ganen Ayar Da Agares!
Torzodu Gohed Agaros Odzamran (x9) [Arise Everlasting Agaros and Appear]

As I have spoken, so let it be done!

Aeriform: this word means “formed of air.” It’s a reference to Maguth’s elemental attribution.
Dineb: A star that Maguth is attributed to
Gashkalah: A Qliphothic sphere attributed to Jupiter
Vaults of Zin: A labyrinth beneath the Qliphothic
Regent: Ruler
Resh: the Hebrew letter that Raflifu is attributed to. The animal-form of the leopard is attributed to the Tunnel of Resh.
Reify: Correct
Qlipha: Realm of the infernal plane
Eldrin: Elder. To explain the title I used this word in, Agares rides a crocodile.