Bael (Goetia #1)

Tarot: 2 of Wands/Rods
Element: Fire
Rank: King; Chief of A’arab Zaraq; Fourth King of Edom
Celebration: Solstices; Fire Festivals
Legions: 66 or 60
Zodiac: Aries 0-9
Date: March 21-30
Qlipha: Herab Sarapel/A’arab Zaraq
Color: Black, Yellow
Infernal Letter: N (16th Letter)
Planet: Sun
Direction: South
Attributions: Fern, Iron, Gold, Oak, Frankincense, Bayberry, Sandalwood, Cinnamon

baal 1Above: Artistic Depiction of Bael for Pathworking and an Altar Piece
(Picture Credit: G.A. Roseberg)

Ba’al is a psychopompic shapeshifter and warrior god. Rufus Opus describes his character as “pure Kingliness.” He’s one of the nine kings of the Goetia and the chief of the Venusian Qlipha. Liber HVHI refers to him as “the Shadow of Death” and the “Witch Father.” The Book of Sitra Achra refers to him as “the Sovereign of the Shadow of Death,” the “Master of all Necrosophic Mysteries,” and “a liminal monarch of Unfated Death and Resurrection.” He’s a wise and sadistic god who enjoys watching others suffer– especially those opposed to him and his followers.

Bael teaches witchcraft. He presides over solstices and fire festivals and is powerful in necromancy. He gives aid in astral projection, shapeshifting within dreams, and in the attainment of Chaosophic Gnosis.

Bael can aid in decision-making and in the reconciliation of friends. Ba’al can instruct people in matters of the heart and spark creativity. He can ensure the profitability of creative endeavors. He imparts strength and invisibility.

Above: Sigil of Bael from the OFS Demonolatry Website

Ba’al is a conquering god who rules the ecstasy of combat and the termination of the structures of evolutionary stasis. He rules destruction and he can bless the destructive spells of the witch as well as her capacity to perform them. If the witch would summon Ba’al for the purpose of learning the killing arts and the arts of destruction, you must adorn the altar with a weapon of some kind. Any will do– it is all symbolic.

Bael can increase the witch’s influence over people– not by wit, but by simply making the witch come across as much more noble and impressive.

Ba’al appeared to us in a channeled vision as a dark-haired bearded man adorned in black and brown robes. His eyes were pitch black and lightning sparkled from his hands. Traditional demonography records Bael to manifest as a cat, a man, a toad, all three, and many other forms.

Since Ba’al’s Qliphothic attribution is to Venus Illegitima, it seems worthwhile to draw a parallel to Hekate. The conception of Hekate’s three-headed manifestation predated the identification of her with the moon or the Triple Goddess– the three-headed manifestation came from her chthonic connotations as goddess of the cross-roads, so Ba’al’s three-headed-ness likely hints at a similar attribute. The cat and toad alike symbolize liminality and witchcraft. His three-legged aspect often manifests with spider legs, and spiders are strongly related to necromancy.

Ba’al originated as the god of rain, resurrection, divination, earthquakes, wind, kingship, death, the dead, dew, weather, thunder, war, fertile fields, nature, sailors, fertility, and storms. He was created from Chaos and later challenged his father, a great sea serpent, to battle. Kathor crafted two maces named Ayamyr and Yagrush for Ba’al to use to kill the serpent, and Kathor also crafted Ba’al’s palace.

Ba’al was challenged to battle by Mot, the god of death, by whom he was defeated. His wife, which wife was also either his mother or sister depending upon the myth, Astarte/Anat, burried him on Mount Zephon and ventured into the Underworld to plea for Ba’al’s release. When Mot refused to liberate Ba’al, Astarte slaughtered him and ground him under a millstone, whereupon Ba’al returned to the land of the living and reclaimed his throne. Another version of the myth depicts Anat cleaving Mot with a sword, setting him aflame, and then feeding him to birds.

The cloud-riding Ba’al was depicted in golden armor with a golden helmet and two horns. Sometimes he wears a robe covered in stars, and he is often shown throwing thunderbolts. He was often depicted wearing the tale of a bull, symbolizing power and strong masculinity. The quail, bull, ram, and serpent were all attributed to him.

Bunches of grapes, lozenge-shaped cakes, pretzel-type cakes, and palm branches were hallmarks of his veneration, as were the sacrifice of children and rams. The crescent moon, rosette, and sun symbol were all symbolic of him.

For a list of magickal chants to Bael, follow the hyperlink below:

Names of Bael from Ancient Polytheism

Ba’al/Bael/Bel: Lord
Aleyn/Aleyan: Mighty
Baal-Adir: Ba’al the Powerful
Adodos: ?
Frugrifer: Ba’al the Fruit-Bearer
Allyn Baal: Victorius Ba’al
Demarus: ?
Baal-Qarnain: Ba’al the Horned God
Baal-Rammon; Baal-Hadad; Rammanu: Ba’al the Thunderer
Baal-Zephon: Ba’al the Ruler of the North (as a white bull god)
Ishar: ? (also a name for Nergal)
Idurmer: ?
Ba’al Rapi’uma: (as defeater of death and ruler of ancestral spirits)

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia



Names: Malkunofat
Tarot: The Hanged Man
Tunnel of Set: 13/23 (Samael-Golochab)
Letter of Tunnel: Mem
Color of Tunnel: Deep Blue, Sea Green
Musical Key: G#
Atavism of Tunnel: Leviathan
Associated With: Machaloth/Mahlat
Gematria: 68; 307; 530
Disease of Tunnel: Chills

Above: Sigil of Malkunofat from Liber 231

“Stop the chaos in your thoughts… Rise above the hostile waters of thought.” -Malkunofat

Malkunofat makes the witch into a subversive influence in her interpersonal relations and brings about ego dissolution. He brings about monetary gain and wealth. He reveals deception, brings about concealment, and grants the keys to toppling governments.

Malkunofat rules the Sorcery of Non-Time, which entails abandoning conventional time and granting memory of the future as well as of the present and past. Malkunofat rules over portals, astral energy, parallel universes, other dimensions, spirits and other entities, and fairies. He presides over sacrifice and brings about death. He imparts gnosis of the pre-incarnation lebensweg [life journey] of the sorcerer.

Malkunofat rules the physical world of Chaos where Algol works its will. He renews the magickal Will of the magickian and imparts great confidence in it. His auspices are deeply useful for the creation of anything, microscopic alchemy (personal evolution/self-transformation), magickal workings, skyring, meditation, dream work, the pursuit of psychic powers, chakra work, and astral magick.

Malkunofat gives the witch the ability of “dowsing,” i.e. the ability to divine the location of the earth’s treasures. He makes the witch into a powerful seer and teaches her to transcend space and time alike. He twists dreams and visions in accordance with the desires of the witch. He imparts the ability to leap from world to world as well as to manipulate the astral plane and facilitate its manifestation on the causal plane.

Malkunofat rules the Qliphothic Tunnel connecting Samael (Mercury/Adramelech) and Golochab (Mars/Asmodai). This tunnel is known as the House of Scouts and symbolized by the Leviathan. According to Cort Williams:

This tunnel refers to the primordial abyss as a gateway for the understanding and attainment of the wrathful fires of Golachab. The transmutation of water into fire, the mercurial seed of Samael travels up the tree of death to unite with sulfur, the fiery dragon’s breath. The letters NVH appear on Crowley’s sigil for Malkunofat from Liber 231. The total value of these numbers in germatria is 61, the number of AIN- “The negative conceiving itself as a positive”- The abyssal no-thing of which this tunnel carries the essence.

In Nightside of Eden, Kenneth Grant connects the number 61 with the Qliphothic tunnel Malkunofat. 61 is also the number of AIN, the most remote of the Veils of Concealed Existence in the Kabbalistic schema. The Veil of Nothingness, the potential source of energy from which the divine consciousness is constructed.

Linda Falorio writes:

The letter “E” marks the entrance to the Tunnel of Malkunofat which is the devouring maw of the telluric Dragon—the Great Serpent, Leviathan-Thetis-Tiamat-Quetzalcoatl—dissolving us into Her silent, glittering darkness. For “E” indicates insight, voidness, the Feminine Principle. It is the secret place for teaching tantric doctrine, the Mother’s secret “bhaga” place, the moist kteis. “E” is also that letter which was suspended in the entrance to the Temple of Apollo, and depicted on the Delphic coins.

According to Linda Falorio:

The need to work with the energies of Malkunofat is suggested when we experience a fear of loss of ego-consciousness and control, which may manifest as fear of flying, fear of drowning, or the inability to let go into orgasmic bliss. There may be the inability to contact unconscious elements in ourselves, signaled as a lack of dreaming. The other side of the coin is experienced as lack of grounding, a lack of any sense of connection with the personal or collective past. There may also be a sense of being drawn into dream life and fantasy, of having wandered too far from the haunts of men ever to return.

When we have successfully channeled the power of Malkunofat, we gain ability to manipulate the astral world, and to precipitate its manifestation onto the earth-plane. We may also become adept at divining the earth’s treasures, as in dowsing, “water-witching”, and the like. Here too, we find our power to transcend space and time, to leap from world to world. And here is the power of ultimate surrender into orgasmic bliss.

Thus in surrender of the soul to the Beloved in the mystic vision of Malkunofat, in its union with the All which is Nirvana, in this our “death by drowning” in the ocean of the unconscious, we are pulled into transcosmic space, rising to the highest spiritual aspiration of which we can conceive, higher, higher, dissolved into the Void of Absolute.

Here lies also the acceptance of the universe as Thanatos and Eros, the ability to merge with Dark plutonian energies for transformation, and regeneration, yielding personal magnetism, inexhaustible energy, sexual power, exaltation, joy, and bliss.

Malkunofat’s name means “the Great Deep One.” He appeared to me as a night-black anthropoid. His only facial feature was the huge red eye on his forehead. He wore the robes of an archmagi, adorned with golden ornaments about his elbows, neck, wrists, and fingers.

Malkunofat’s correspondences in Gematria are as follows:

68: Wheat; Holiday; Life; Beauty/Grace; To Profane/To Pollute/To Defile/To Descerate/To Wound/To Begin; Wise Man; Appropriate/Suitable; To Tread Down/To Reject/To Trample Down; To Rest

307: Night Demon; Kore; Oriax/Ornias; A Seeking/A Care/A Concern; To Take Captive/To Return; An Approach/A Drawing Near; Semen; To Be Terrible; To Sow

530: And I Will Remember the Land; Mercenary/Hired Laborer; Flowing Honey/Honeycomb; Meadow-Saffron/Rose/Crocus; Maachathite; Synagogue; Venomous Serpent; Height; He Might Prove You

The chant I use to summon Malkunofat is “Liftoach Pandemonium, et germinet Malkunofat,” translating from Latin to “Open the Infernal Plane, and bring forth Malkunofat.”

Sources: Thelemic Qabalah Volume III; Gematria and the Tanakh; Liber Azerate; Liber Obsidian Obscura; The Tree of Death and Qlippoth; The ToS Experiments by Frater 414

Magickal Chants

Invoco Aethereus Malkunofat
“I Call the Eternal Malkunofat!”

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

Liftoach Pandemonium, Et Germinet Malkunofat
“Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Malkunofat!”
In addition to calling forth Malkunofat, this chant simultaneously presences Qliphothic energy to raise or strengthen a sacred space.

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

Reayha Bacana Lyan Reme Quim Malkunofat
An enn from The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic for invocations of Malkunofat

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

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia


Names: Hemhemterith; Hemethterith
Color: Red, Purple, Yellow, Green, Blue
Hebrew Letter: He/Heh
Force of Tunnel: Energy Flashes
Siddhi of Tunnel: (Qliphotic) Astrology
Star of Spirit: Sirius
Species of Tunnel: Bairiron/Behemirion
Zodiac of Tunnel: Aries
Atavism of Tunnel: Serpent, Peacock, Eagle
Tarot: Atu XV (Star); Atu IV (Emperor)
Musical Key of Spirit: B (Flat, Sharp, Neither); D Sharp; A Flat or Sharp (Not Regular)
Tunnel of the Qliphoth: 15 or 25 – Ghaghiel to Thagirion
Musical Key of Tunnel: B Flat; A Sharp
Disease: Apoplexy
Gematria: 144, 203, 1054
Magickal Numbers: 75, 94, 85, 35, 34, 37, 91

“And Thou Shalt be Mighty in Things of War.”
-A Phrase Attributed to the Tunnel of Hemethterith

HemethterithAbove: Sigil of Hemhemterith from Liber 231

In Frater 414’s communion with Hemethterith, the Qliphothic archdemoness explained that she “She brings energy from Chokmah to Tiphareth and the pentagram is a key.” She gave Frater 414 two key pieces of advice, telling him that he never speaks, and explaining, upon his denial of the observation, “You talk, yes, but you do not speak. When you talk, talk with authority, and say something worth listening to; cut out all the bullshit and horseplay.” The second piece of advice was uttered as a parting word: “Shut up and listen!”

Hemethterith brings about magickal ascendance and presides over self-transformation in general. She can help the magickian perfect her personal talents and engender the renewal of life. She can impart strength of will to the sorcerer, empower her subpersonal and transpersonal chakras, and hone the subtle senses. She can make the celebrant into a darker person, weaning away cowardice and complacence, and grants her the blessing of sight through new eyes.

Hemethterith presides over the breath of life. She has been attributed to “the Formulation of the Flaming Star” and the “Supernal Sulphur purifying by fire.” She has been called “the whore,” “the mother,” “wet nurse,” and “the whore,” as well as “the Dweller Between the Waters” and “the Dweller Beneath the Firmament.” She rules over the Sorcery of Knowing Cycles, which Alexander Winfield Dray defines as “understanding our hybrid of new and old cycles” and “receiving the secrets of the old cycle sorcerers and integrating them into the Voltec Current.” Her name literally translates to “the Herd” and the disease to which she is imputed is apoplexy—a result of cerebral hemorrhaging.

Hemethterith can release the sorcerer from the old world of flesh. She can teach the witch to perceive the possibilities around her and behold the wonder of the new world. Hemethterith liberates the sorcerer from the limitations of the causal/physical realm of matter, guiding her to leave the past behind as a sacrifice as she learns to look into the new world.

Hemethterith presides over telepathy, instructing the magickian in the ways of mind control and mind reading. She may open the human mind to communion with the galactic life wave and brings about rebirth. She teaches the witch to fight away mind control and gives knowledge regarding astrology, with one writer specifying her tutelage of “Qliphothic astrology,” whatever that may entail (definitely Dabih and Algol, and I’m sensing Arcturus).

Hemethterith imparts teachings of the manners in which the sorcerer may create demonic thoughtforms or egregores through brutal rituals of sexual witchcraft. She presides over change, sacrifice, justice, destruction, and regeneration, and she can defend the magickian or his allies from slander and character assassination.

Despite the fact that it is generally recorded that Hemethterith manifests as female, she adopted a male or male-seeming manifestation in her appearance to me, being a bald male with grey skin and two, long, curved, thin-ish horns.

Hemethterith can be said to preside over the fifteenth or twenty-fifth tunnel depending upon whether or not the witch begins counting with the ten Qliphothic spheres/husks. The Hebrew word for husk, here being “Qlipha,” is interpreted by black magickians to mean “Wombs.”

Linda Falorio describes:

A need to work with the energies of Hemethterith is signaled by encountering belief systems which hold distinctions between the sacred and the profane, asserting that the sacred is beyond our reach and understanding, and that thus by extension, the mundane cannot be holy. Here we may encounter the espousal of scientific materialism, along with lack of inspiration, and of spiritual ideals, and lack of true connection with the stellar life web.

The powers of Hemethterith lie in the recognition that human consciousness creates the Universe of Stars, and that the Stars in turn act upon human life and consciousness. Here we thus find “stellar vision,” and reverence for songs of whales as they reflect the Ineffable. Here is satori with Gaia, the tellurian life web; here is sensitivity to Harmonic Convergence of cosmic cycles which accelerate human consciousness, turning-on the planetary exo-nervous system, and synchronizing resultant tellurian consciousness into telepathic communion with the galactic life wave. Here in the tunnel of Hemethterith we find the vision of the plumed serpent Quetzalcoatl, which is the realization of the Universe as energy in constant copulation, the blinding realization that existence is nothing but the material manifestation of cosmic orgonomic bliss.

Danger lies in naïvete in opening oneself and the planetary life-web to that entity whose dark nature one may be unwilling to admit: the devouring serpent, “Long Mouth Coming.”

The Qliphothic tunnel over which Hemethterith presides is that which leads from the Qliphothic equivalent of “Sphere of the Stars” and “Sphere of the Magus” known as Chokmah, which Qliphothic equivalent is Ghaghiel (Uranus/Beelzebuth). The tunnel of Hemethterith connections Ghaghiel to the Qliphothic equivalent of Tiphereth known as Thagirion (Black Sun/Belphagore).

The delineation provided this tunnel by Cort Williams of the Order of the Ebon Spire and the Herald of the Golden Dawn is short-sighted only in its Anti-Cosmic-ness—he would oppose the demiurge and yet contradictingly accept him at his word that he did indeed create the Cosmos wherein we dwell. As such, he interprets the Qliphothic tunnels and spheres as purely antithetical to their Sephiroithic equivalents, obfuscating the results of his otherwise astounding erudition by focusing too heavily on their negative and anti-Sephirothic characteristics. He writes as follows:

The Qliphothic Tunnel connecting Ghagiel and Thagiriron. Resistance acting upon Disputation. Unbalanced Vitality acting upon Unbalanced Beauty. Corresponds to the Zodiac sign Aries and Atu IV, the Emperor. The qualities of enthusiasm, energy, and leadership here exist in their unbalanced form: Aggression, impatience, despotism. Willfulness as obstinacy, courage as foolhardiness, aggression as brutality. Ambition overreaching itself as a controlled blaze becomes a wildfire. Aries corresponds to the infant Zeus, who was suckled by the she-goat Amalthea. The infusion of primal vitality which allows the young sovereign to grow strong. The Zodiacal Qliphah which corresponds to this tunnel is Behimiron, “the bestial”. Hemhemterith denotes an excess or overflowing of this infusion of bestial strength. The excessive imbibing of this primal “mother’s milk” transforms the newborn Emperor into a true enfant terrible.

This tunnel transmits the unchecked primal vitality of Ghagiel unto Thagiriron, the sphere of Sorath and the Black Sun, via the influence of the fiery Aries. The Black Adept who traverses this tunnel utilizes the powersource of Sol Nigredo to fuel his journey through the desert of the abyss and into the Outer Darkness to acquire the primordial potency of the mighty Qliphah Ghagiel, that he/she too might become an Emperor, a mighty dark sovereign who reigns over and becomes his/her own Universe.

Hemethterith’s numerical correspondences in Gematria and Greek numerology attribute her to the 58th of the 231 Gates, being Gar [Dwelling], the metal (lead) attributed to Saturn, the star known as Naos, chalk/lime, a certain title of Malkuth which translates to “Well”, “pit,” or “spring,” and Ba’al Hammon, as well as to various Hebrew words relating the ambushes and places of dwelling. The Hebrew words for “Sojourner” and “Oppressor” correspond as well.

Magickal Chants

Invito Hemethterith– Amata, Matercula, Initiatrix
“I Call to Hemethterith– Witch, Mother, Initiatrix!”

Hemhemterith– Adveni, Ambrosia Praecantatrix
“Hemhemterith– Come, Immortal Enchantress!”

Hemethterith Hemhemterith Fam-Ged Val-Ger-Gal
Magickal chant composed of two of the demon’s names and two numerical values for her name(s) pronounced in Enochian as words of power.

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

Liftoach Pandemonium, Et Germinet Hemethterith
“Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Hemhemterith!”
In addition to calling forth Hemhemterith, this chant simultaneously presences Qliphothic energy to raise or strengthen a sacred space.

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

Reayha Bacana Lyan Reme Quim Hemethterith
An enn from The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic for invocations of Hemhemterith

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

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia


Path: 14 (Ghaghiel-Satariel)
Totems of Spirit: Dove; Sparrow
Disease of Tunnel: Syphillis; Nymphomania; Gonorrhea
Musical Key of Tunnel: F Sharp
Siddhi of Tunnel: Distillation of Love Philtres
Gematria: 55; 193; 1051
Tarot: Atu XIV (Empress)

Above: Sigil of Dagdagiel from Liber 231

Dagdagiel instructs the witch in the methods whereby she may shapeshift her astral double into a leopard, as well as how to astrally project in the first place. Dagdagiel alters and refines the abilities which the sorcerer exhibits when in the astral planes and she may impart psychic powers. According to Linda Falorio:

Dagdagiel is seen here as sensual, debauched Venus, depicted as abhorred Alphito—the White Sow, Phagmo Dorje—wallowing shamelessly, enmired, in sheer orgasmic delight. She is the profligate mother, who, not recognizing her own offspring eats them with gluttonous desire. Her retromingent vulva—the secreting part, represents the Womb of Time, the Eye of the Void, the Gate for the Aeon of Maat, and indicates that She is High Priestess of the Mysteries within, Who bows before No Man.

Dagdagiel teaches the witch to perform or dispel and/or defend against rituals of cursing. She presides over dark fairy magick and the mastery of the Green Ray of nature, and she assists in the magickian’s attainment of communion with Nature sprites or elementals. She is presides over loss, death, decay, the sharing of consciousness by sorcerers, rebirth, the prospering of life, the sorcery of empathy, the process of becoming putrefied, creation of thoughtforms, retroversion of the senses, love magick, sex magick, drunkenness of the sense, sexual prowess, and the act of coming-into-being. Quoting Linda Falorio:

The powers of Dagdagiel are those of drunkenness of the senses, the ability to see the world aglow with colored lights. Here is appreciation of, and mastery of the Green Ray  of nature, with the possibility of communication with and cooperation with the Devas., who are the elemental Sprites, or Spirits of Nature. Here too are sexual prowess and fecundity; here is the power of communion with all life, the ability to make life thrive and grow. Here especially is the retroversion of the senses, the power to merge with all forms of life, with all creatures, human and otherwise, with all races, cultures, creeds, the power to merge with all aspects of existence, to merge even with those which seem naturally repugnant to narrowed senses—without fear of harm.  And here is the ability to find in this merging inspiration, divinity, forgetfulness of self, orgasm, bliss. For here is the power of Love which denies none, and “conquers even ravening beasts.”

Dagdagiel is a described as a reflection of the Empress debased to the station of prostitution—an initiate of the highest sorceries of sexuality who presides over the baleful Sinistral aspects of nature. Dagdagiel is an embodiment of ancient power who bears the mark of the Scarlet Woman known as Mactoron and Babalon—a personification of the Sphere of Saturn. The name Dagdagiel literally translates to “Babalon.”

In Frater 414’s communion with Dagdagiel, she is recorded to have said: “I do not need your adorations! Look about you, all is my adoration. (She reveals all around us lush fields of grass, trees, water, blue sky, bright sun, and frolicking animals)… I am of Venus, and thou knowest love. I am the force that brings Chokmah and Binah together, the seduction of those opposites.”

Royalty (Empress) and criminality (Harlot) are both instantiations of an ethos of the one-against-the-many, where the prostitute rebels against the customs imposed upon the second sex and champions the pursuit of female liberation in doing so. The harlot-becoming of the empress signifies her attainment of enlightenment and awake-ness, whereby she is liberated of the entrancement which previously subdued her. Her act of becoming can be illustrated symbolically, according to Kenneth Grant, by the serpent’s attainment of the gift of prophecy via the inspiration of the Numinous (Divine).

Every planet has something of a yin-yang nature to its astrological influence—well, half a yin-yang. Each planet has a subtle subverted aspect of its influence which reflects the nature of one other planet. The subtle aspect of Venus’s astrological influence mirrors the influence of Saturn, as the subtle aspect of Saturn mirrors the aspect of Venus.

It would appear that Dagdagiel represents the Saturnian Undercurrent of Venus, called Venus Illegitima by RHP Occultists. She would thus, perhaps, be the Saturnian emanation within Venus.

Frater 414 describes the appearance of Dagdagiel during his communion with her as follows:

A woman appears in royal robes of turquoise. An odd crown rests on her head; it resembled the triple flame of my wand as a spiral, but what an off white color. He skin was milky white. She had dark hair and was beautiful. She walks from the left to the right, then back again, looking at me oddly.

Dagdagiel appeared to me as a gigantic, bald white head with black eyes, levitating adorned with tattered grey robes. Saturnian indeed. Her deathfulness represents the juxtaposition of the old and the new, hinting to another world buzzing with fertility and a new-ness of life.

The following dissertation upon the pathway over which Dagdagiel presides may be confusing to the reader, so I provide the disclaimer that an understanding of it is in no way necessary to work with the archdemoness Dagdagiel, as I knew none of it before I summoned her. I owe the contents of this dissertation entirely to Nightside of Eden by Kenneth Grant and Qliphothic Wor(L)ds by Cort Williams.

The Venusian Qliphothic pathway of Dagdagiel known as the Whore corresponds to the letter Daleth, signifying a door, which door permits the entrance of the Goetic sorcerer to and from her pathway in the form of the gallows—the deathly womb; the vulva inverted. This tunnel embodies the final stages of beauty during which the bestial aspect beneath is unmasked, concealing the senescent gorgeousness in a primal countenance.

The fourteenth tunnel is the one through which the Qlipha of Ghaghiel (Uranus/Baelzebuth) supplants Sathariel/Satorial (Saturn/Lucifugus Rofocalus), the one by which the power-zone of the work of the sword is connected to the power-zone of the work of the wand—two works which are truly identical in nature. This is the base of that pyramid of tunnels which balances atop Ain within the abyssal void, described as the Temple of Mother Earth built within the City of Whoredom. It is a tunnel related to dream work and congress with the astral body.

Cort Williams writes:

For the Black Adept who traverses the tunnel, this is the journey outwards from the womb of Satariel backwards into the phallus of the Dark Sovereign, the transformation of self into Pneumatic Seed, opening the towards the exalted Qliphah of Ghagiel and that which lies beyond.

According to Linda Falorio:

This the 14th Tunnel’s door is fashioned as an oyster-shell, which is a symbol of male sexual prowess and staying power—yet it has the salt-sea scent and shape of the feminine organ. Outside the shell we find the Chaos of the spider’s web; within, the web becomes a network of “infinitely corroding light” whose interstices are black holes in interstellar space. These black holes are the midnight crossroads between dimensions, they are transcosmic vortices through the Void that suck us unaware into the Twilight Dreamtime; they are vortices that first spew out then suck the Universe back upon itself into Non-being…

…The need to work with the energies of Dagdagiel may be signaled by experiencing an inner lack of joy, the feeling of inability to appreciate life’s simple, sensual pleasures. One may feel out of touch with one’s body, emotionally unable to reach out to others, however one may wish to do so. There may be a sense of premature physical and/or emotional aging that results from bioenergetic body-armoring, and which may be signaled by experiencing irrational anger at, and abhorrence of pornography. Here we find emphasis on rationality and analytic thought, with inability to live through the senses, to stay in the present, having too much focus on the future. Here too, we may find lack of perspective, with fearfulness, and an inability to relax, to enjoy, and to go with the flow of the moment.

The siddhi of this tunnel, being called the distillation of love philtres, is, according to Grant, “a euphemism for the vaginal vibrations emanating from the virgin in the form of sexual magnetism that attracts the Creative Light to her womb.”

55, the value of Dagdagiel’s name in Gematria, which name means , is known to be the mystic number of the Sphere of the Earth representing the divine mother in her child-bearing of the son of light. 55 relates to silence and the Craft catalyzed by the feminine divine. 55 relates to copulation and birth and a name of Ma’at signifying death and termination as well as the Hebrew words translating to “the Bride” and “the Daughter-in-Law.” These Hebrew words are symbols of an immanent return—cliological procession—where cliology is the discipline of science examining aeons.

Other Sources: Liber Obsidian Obscura, Tree of Death and Qliphoth, Liber Azerate, Thelemic Qabbalah Volume III, Gematria and the Tanakh, Sekhem-Apep, and more.

Magickal Chants

Ave Dagdagiel-Aratha
“Hail Dagdagiel-Aratha!”
Aratha is a Channeled Secret Name for Dagdagiel. Secret Names Are for Use in Magickal Work Alone. Dagdagiel Should Not Be Referred to as Aratha, Zuhalma, or Bakshorilon Outside of Ritual.

Asalata Sarathagora Norathakathal
Channeled Chant to Evoke Dagdagiel

Sala Tarala Nara Watan Naga
Channeled Chant to Evoke Dagdagiel

Zuhalma, Dagdagiel, Bakshorilon
Chant Composed of Three Names for Dagdagiel, Two of Which I Invented. The Pronunciation, With Syllables Equating in Their Sound to English Words Appearing in All Caps, “ZOO-HALL-muh, Dagdagiel, BACK-SHORE-ILL-ON.”

Val-Ceph-Ged, Drun-Orth, Dagdagiel
Val-Ceph-Ged [193] and Drun-Orth [55] Are Numerical Values of Dagdagiel’s Name Translated to Enochian for Use as Words of Power

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia