The Ritual of Legion

{This ritual summons Lepaca, the Demon of Opening, and works with him to astrally presence a very large number of demons for the purpose of self-empowerment. The witch begins with the opening of the ritual, which opening creates a sacred space by raising Qliphothic energy, summons Lepaca, calls on multiple demons to strengthen the ritual, and then works with Lepaca to evoke multiple Qliphothic demons (in that order). Thereafter, the witch recites a hymn which entreats Chavajoth (the Azerate), the draconic meta-god composed of the 72 demons of the Goetia, the Nine Demonic Divinities of the Dukante Hierarchy, and the 22 archdemons of the Tunnels of Set to empower the witch. Five optional segments follow, and the witch may perform whichever and however many of these she will perform, if any. Lastly, a series of miscellanious and optional demon-summoning chants is provided for the witch to choose from. It is the prerogative of the witch to decide which materials, sigils, equipment, music, etc. she wants to incorporate into her performance of this ritual, if any. Phrases in italics are to be chanted. The name vibration formulas appear in bold with +’s separating each individual vibration. English translations appear in brackets and explanations appear in parentheses. This ritual incorporates magickal formulae and words of power from Modern Demonolatry by S. Conolly, the corpuses of Dragon Rouge, the Order of the Nine Angles, the 218 Current (including Liber Azerate and The Book of Sitra Ahra), The True Red Book of AppinThe Book of Mephisto by Asenath Mason, my original literature, and the literature of Daemon Barzai. This is an advanced ritual, so be prepared}

The Opening of the Rite
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia!
[Numinous (is) the Current of the Adversary and its Alchemical Endeavors]

Melus De Quo Magma (x11)
[Reality Emanates from the Demonic]

Liftoach Pandemonium! Liftoach Hekel Lebanath ha-Adamas Ater! Zazas Zazas Nasatanada Zazas! Yehi Aur Chashakh! Liftoach Kliffot!
[(Magickal Formulae to Create a Sacred Space by Presencing Qliphothic Energy)]

Dongraph + Liftoach Kliffot + Zazas Zazas Nasatanada Zazas + Lepaca Radrab ha-Shamaim + Lepaca Adaphegor +  Lepaca Adargazer +  Lepaca Abiyr Qliphoth
[(Name Vibration Formula for the Summoning of Lepaca)]

Manifestos! Liftoach Pandemonium, et Germient Lepaca!
[(Word of Power for Summoning)! Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Lepaca)]

Agios Ischyros Lepaca! Mammon Liftoach Qliphoth! Liftoach Qliphoth, B’Shem ha-Mephistophilus! Athiel Liftoach Reshut ha-Rabbim! Io Tap Rex Pandemonium! Eurynomos Liftoach Sitra Ahra! Agios Ischyros Amducious Rex Kliffot! Qalilitu Venire et Germinet Xul! Salve Amaymon Pater Sitra Ahra! Ocat Liftoach Acharayim!
[Numinous and Mighty is Lepaca! Mammon, Open the Qliphoth! Open the Qliphoth, in the Name of Mephistophilus! Athiel, Open the Kingdom of Manifoldness! Hail unto Tap, King of the Infernal Plane! Eurynomos, Open Sitra Ahra! Numinous and Mighty is Amducious, the King of the Kliffot! Qalilitu, Come and Presence the Black Light! Hail unto Amaymon, the Father of Sitra Ahra! Ocat, Open the Infernal Plane]

Io Mephisto, Zodamran, Zodamran! Io Lepacha!
[Hail Mesphito, (Word of Power to Open the Qliphoth)! Hail Lepacha]

Lepaca Kohot ha-Reshut ha-Rabbim (x11)
[(Chant Calling Lepaca to Presence Multiple Qliphothic Spirits)]

Magickal Hymn to the Infernal Divine
Invoco Pandemonium, In Nomine Drakosophia
Agios o Goetikon, Salve Draco Megiste
O Salve Havayoth– Hendekatheon Gloria
Agios es, Genitor Verraine, et Salve Pater Amducious
Agios o Domine Lucifer, Basileus Lumial
Agios Ischyros Eurynomous– Patrona Necromantia
Salve Flereous, Spiritus Aeternum, et Dominus Ustrina
Abbas Leviathan Gloria– Agios o Unsere
Ave Regem Beliar– Agios Belias Rex Bohu
Atta Sathanel Gloria– Agios o Satanas
Agios Ischyros Kliffoth– Salvete Kelippadaimones
[I Call to the Infernal Plane in the Name of the Current of the Adversary/ Numinous is the Draconic Unification of the 72 as a Metagod, Hail unto the Great Dragon/ Oh, Hail unto Havayoth, Glory to the Hendekatheon/ Numinous Art Thou, Father Verraine, and Hail unto Father Amducious/ Numinous is Lord Lucifer, King Lumial/ Numinous and Mighty is Eurynomous– Patron of Necromancy/ Hail unto Flereous, Great and Eternal Spirit, and to Lord Ustrina/ Glory unto Father Leviathan– Numinous is Unsere/ Hail King Beliar– Numinous (is) Belias the King of the Second Veil Before Samael/ Glory unto Father Sathanel– Numinous is Satanas/ Numinous and Mighty is the Qliphoth– Hail to the Twenty-Two Spirits of the Tunnels of Set]

The Opening of the Four Towers of Khaos (Optional Segment)
Silur Varepto Voker Veiscat Zenon Tuvaildaf Knox!
Agilleath Tiddehmos Tlyfos Belial (x9)
Dessurpur Kajp Giddup Leviathan (x9)
Vibarlal Dendas Tnasod Beelzebuth (x9)
Lylusay Tateros Volt Sids Lucifer (x9)
[(Words of Power for Demon Magick)/(Chant to Open the Northern Tower and Presence the Spirits of Belial)/(Chant to Open the Western Tower and Presence the Spirits of Leviathan)/(Chant to Open the Eastern Tower and Presence the Spirits of Beelzebuth)/(Chant to Open the Southern Tower and Presence the Spirits of Satan/Lucifer)]

The Evocation of Paymon and His Spirits (Optional Segment)
Lepaca Paimon! Lepaca Beball! Lepaca Abali!
Salve Paymon Rex Occidentalium!
Baruch ha-Paymon ha-Parashiym!
Linan Tasa Jedan Paimon!
Paymon Liftoach Ha-Ilan Ha-Izon (x11)
Paymon Labal Abalam (x7)
[(Formulae Calling Lepaca to Presence Paimon and his Two Attendant Kings)/ Hail Paymon King of the West/ Blessed is Paymon the Horseman/ (Paymon’s Demonic Enn)/(Chant to Presence Spirits in Service to Paymon)/ (Chant to Presence Paymon and his Two Attendant Kings)]

The Eovcation of Mephistophiles (Optional Segment)
Lepaca Mephistophiles! Io Mephisto, Zodamran, Zodamran!
Mesphito + Mephisto + Mephist + Hemostophile + Megastophiles + Memostophiles + Mephistophilis + Mephistophiel + Mephistophielis
Baruch ha-Mephist Mephir ha-Gadhol!
Veni, Veni Mephistophile!
Mesphito Ramec Viasa On Ca (x11)
[(Formula Calling Lepaca to Presence Mephistophiles)! Hail Mephistophiles, (Word of Power to Presence Qliphothic Energy)!/ (Name-Vibration Formula for the Summoning of Mephistophiles)/ Blessed is Mephistophiles the Great Destroyer/ Come, Come Mephistophiles/ (Demonic Enn of Mephistophiles)]

The Evocation of Leviathan (Optional Segment)
Agios Ischyros Leviathan (x7)
Vovin, Vovin, Lepaca Vovin, Leviatán, Tanin’iver, Liftoach Kliffoth 
Rex Chaosifer, Veniat ad Me (x7)
Jedan Tasa Hoet Naca Leviathan (x11)
[Numinous and Mighty is Leviathan/ (Chant Calling Tanin’iver and Lepaca to Presence Leviathan)/ Chaos-Bearing Monarch, Come Unto Me/ (Demonic Enn of Leviathan)]

The Call for the Blessing of Satan (Optional Segment)
(this calls on Satan to empower the witch; it is not an evocation of him)
Tasa Reme Laris Satan– Ave Satanis
Aperiatur Acharayim, et Germinet Satanas
Athah Gibor Leohlam Satan
Agios o Satanas
Bagabi Lacha Bachabe
Lamac Cahi Achababe
Karrelyos Lamac Lamec Bachalyas
Cabahagy Sabalyos Baryolos
Lagoz Atha Cabyolas
Samahac Et Famyolas
[(Satan’s Demonic Enn)/ Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Satanas/ Come, Eternal Omnipotent Diabolus/ Satan is Eternal and Mighty Forever/ (Magickal Formula for Rituals to Satan)]

Independent and Optional Summonings of Miscellaneous Demon Groups

Eko, Eko, Apsidotheoi (x7)
[(Chant to Summon the Guiding Spirits of the Draconian Current, Who May or May not be Demonic)]

Ornias Va-Layilel Liftoach Shaari Gamaliel (x11)
[(Calls Ornias & Laylilel to Send Spirits from the Black Moon’s Qlipha)]

Sitral Polanthan Thamaar Falaur Sitrami (x11)
[(Chant to Summon the Five Demonic Princes of the Northen Tower)]

Glassia-Labolis Va-Mesphito Liftoach Shaari Ha-Samael (x11)
[(Calls Glasyabolis & Mesphito to Send Spirits from Mercury’s Qlipha)]

Basmijael Va-Luluwa Liftoach Herab Serapel (x11)
[(Calls Luluwa & Basmijael to Send Spirits from Venus’s Qlipha)]

Lepaca Neshimiron (x7)
[(Chant Calling Lepaca to Presence the Neshimiron)]

Baruch Ha-Kelippa Ha-Reschaim– Liftoach Nahemoth– Phenex Va-Azael Liftoach Nahemo  (x9) [(Calls Phenex & Azael to Send Spirits from Nahemoth)]

Liftoach Chasek B’Shem ha-Gothiel (x7)
[(Chant Calling Gothiel/A’athiel to Presence the Spirits of the Third Veil Before Samael)]

Curiel Liftoach Qlipha ha-Thaumiel (x7)
[(Chant Calling Curiel to Presence the Spirits of Thaumiel)]

Tanin’iver, Ornias, Qalilitu, Liftoach Reshut Ha-Rabbim (x11)
[(Calls Tanin’iver, Ornias, & Qalilitu to Send Vampyric Spirits)]

Liftoach Tohu B’Shem Ha-Qemetiel (x11)
[(Calls Qemetiel to Send Spirits from Tohu)]

Tentatores, Infidiatores, Maymon, Liftoach Ha-Ilan Ha-Izon (x11)
[(Calls Mammon to Send the Ninth Order of Demons)]

Lepaca Shichiriron (x7)
[(Chant Calling Lepaca to Presence the Shichiriron)]

Shax-Amon-Ayperos Liftoach Reshut Ha-Aogiel (x11)
[(Calls Shax, Amon, & Ayperos to Send Spirits)]

Bitru-Guision-Edom Belial, Liftoach Satorial (x11)
[(Calls Bitru, Guision, & Edom Belial to Send Spirits from the Saturnian Qlipha)]

The Closing of the Rite
Io Lepacha!
Ho Drakon Ho Megas!
[Hail Lepacha/ The Great Dragon (Title for the Entire Universe)]


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).

In case you want a black metal song about Mesphito for your magickal work, here’s the one I personally use:

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

Invocation of Mephistophiles or Mesphito

{This ritual uses Enochian script alongside a series of magickal chants to invoke Mesphito/Mephistophiles and refers to the spirit by his various names. Translations of foreign phrases appear in brackets while explanations of magickal words or chants appear in parenthesis where no translation exists. The names of Mephistophiles/Mesphito which appear in bold are to be vibrated one by one. If the witch does not know how to vibrate names, she may simply recite them. While no material equipment or sigil is necessary for success in this rite, the witch who has such things available to her should incorporate them at her own discretion. The ‘demonic enn’ or magickal calling-chant which is used to invoke any demon (the witch fills the blank with the name of the spirit) originates from The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic by J. Thorp. The chant ‘Liftoach Kliffot’ is from Liber Azerate and the word of power ‘Zodamran’ is from the Dragon Rouge curriculum. The Latin phrase telling Mephistophile to ‘Come, Come’ is from The Book of Mephisto by Asenath Mason. If you struggle with the pronunciation of any part of this ritual, simply do your best to sound it out and know that your recitation is sufficient whether or not you get it right}

Ol Um A Hemostophile A Gohed Oheloka. Solpeth A Omaoas:
[I Call to Hemostophile the Everlasting Duke. Hearken Unto the Names:]

Mesphito + Mephisto + Mephist + Hemostophile + Megastophiles + Memostophiles + Mephistophilis + Mephistophiel + Mephistophielis

Liftoach Pandemonium! Liftoach Hekel Lebanath Ha-Adamas Ater!
[Open the Infernal Plane! Open the Palace of the Pavement of the Black Diamond]

Zazas Zazas Nasatanada Zazas! Liftoach Kliffot! Yehi Aur Chashakh!
[(Chant to Raise Qliphothic Energy)! Open the Qliphoth! Let There Be Infernal Light]

Mesphito Ramec Viasa On Ca
(Mesphito’s Demonic Enn)

Reayha Bacana Lyan Reme Quim Mephistophiles
(Demonic Enn to Invoke Any Demon)

Ol Zodameta A Micalzo Od Gohed Gah Methosophiles
[I Conjure Thee, the Mighty and Everlasting Spirit Methosophiles]

Baruch Ha-Mephist Mephir Ha-Gadhol
[Blessed is Mephist the Great Destroyer]

Veni, Veni Mephistophile
[Come, Come, Mephistophile]

Niiso Arphe Sa Zacare Mephistophiel
[Come Forth, Descend, and Move Mephistophiel]

Ol Oecremi Mephist-Hemostophile-Mesphito
[I Prase (Three Names of Mesphito)]

Reayha Bacana Lyan Reme Quim Megastophiles
(Demonic Enn to Invoke Any Demon)

Io Mephisto, Zodamran, Zodamran
[Hail Mephisto, (Word of Power to Presence Qliphothic Energy)]

Niis Od Caosgon Memostophiles Odzamran Pambt
[Come and Be to the Earth, Memostophiles, and Appear Unto Me]

Veni, Veni Mephistophile
[Come, Come, Mephistophile]

Mesphito Ramec Viasa On Ca
(Mesphito’s Demonic Enn)

Reayha Bacana Lyan Reme Quim Mephistophielis
(Demonic Enn to Invoke Any Demon)

Salve Mephitophiles, Salve Mephistophiles, Salve Mephistophiles.
[Hail Mephistophiles, Hail Mephistophiles, Hail Mephistophiles]

Mesphito (Mephistophiles is Real)

Name Variates: Mephistophiles, Mephistophilis, Mesphito, Memostophiles, Methosophiles, Megastophiles, Mephisto, Mephist, Hemostophile, Mephistophielis
Color: Black, Grey, Light Blue, Red
Direction: Northwest
Herb: Mandrake
Element: Earth
Rank: Chief Duke
Planet: Mercury
Infernal Letter: K
Primary Qlipha: Thagirion (Black Sun/Belphagore)
Secondary Qlipha: Samael (Mercury/Adrammelech)
Gematria: 639; 919; 2094; 2288

I’ve written the important parts of this article in blue for people who want to focus on the practical.

We will not bother delving into the legend of Faust for this article. According to a book called Personal Names in Appellative Use in English, Mephisto predates that legend anyways (I am unsure of whether or not this is correct). Despite the commonplace allegation that Mephistophiles (most often called Mesphito in Demonolatry) is a purely fictitious entity, various medieval grimoires present him as an authentic demon, and Doctor Faust himself has been traced back to a wandering German Occultist who was commonly adduced as the quintessential Rennaissance blasphemer in the countless religious debates of the time.

The Faust mythos is comparable in nature to the mythos of Christ. Christ’s story serves to allegorically delineate the philosophy known as Christianity. In the same way that the life story of the (pseudo)messiah himself (Yehoshua ben Yosef) took on aspects of a pre-existent mythological character named Mythras, the fictional Faust had various pre-existent folk tales assimilated into later editions of the novel he debuted in.

Modern black magickians such as E.A. Koetting and J. Thorp present Mephistophiles or “Mesphito” as a legitimately extant demon.

Mephistophiles’s name is said to originate in the Hebrew word “Mephir” [Destroyer]. As the Keeper of the Book of Death, Mephistophiles is among the seven chiefs of Pandemonium. Mephestophiles is related to witchcraft, knowledge, divination, secrets, sorcery, ambition, hatred, deception, dark magick, alchemy, astral projection, shapeshifting, dream work, anger, vengeance, vampyrism, blood magick, necromancy, and war. He can bring about monetary gain, teach all skilled arts, and impart familiars of renowned quality, and it is said that he achieves incredibly quick results in magick. He is described variously as the counterpart, companion, or servant of Lucifer.

According to my personal gnosis, Mesphito can increase one’s social skills, and his are incredible. He can raise one’s IQ and improve physical fitness. He rules flirtation, seduction, charisma, sex, romance, and sexuality. He can cure or at least decrease the symptoms of autism and dyslexia (your skills and efforts determine the efficacy of this).

According to At the Crossroads, Mephistophiles manifests both as a toad and a black dog, and he is one of the most powerful magickal forces which the author had ever witnessed. The author described the archdemon as alluring/seductive. Liber Satangelica describes Mesphito as deeply charismatic, and The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses describe the fiend as eager to assist and teach the celebrant.

According to Ketab e-Siyah, Mephistophiles rules the seventh letter of the infernal alphabet, which is apparently K. While Mesphito has strategically placed this letter within my surroundings to get my attention, I don’t actually know what this means. I know that the K in magick refers to the Hebrew “Kaf”, which letter represents the Magnum Opus and has been related to Mercury, but I do not know whether such an interpretation is applicable here.

There is an entity in The Grimoire of Armadel named Hemostophile who is almost unanimously identified with Mephistophiles. While some commentators have been tentative in their identification of Hemostophile with Mephistophiles due to the significant difference between the names, the little-known appearance of the name variate “Memostophiles” in a medieval grimoire bridges the gap nicely.

Hemostophile is written to help the witch summon, see, and psychically analyze the character of demons. He’s the lord of deception and a master of illusion; he can teach the art of shapeshifting and impart infernal familiars to the witch.

According to The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses, Mephistophiles can impart guidance regarding any art or skill and grants excellent familiars. In addition to this, he brings forth treasure from the earth, and he is said to appear as a male youth.

According to The Black Raven, Mephistophilis is the master of various arts and rules over luck or fortune. He can be called upon to cause instantaneous learning, but the grimoire specifies that Mephistophilis must be summoned four times (?). Mesphito takes on something of a tutelary role in this grimoire, comparable in nature to the role which Lucifuge plays. The legions which follow Mephistophilis bring about infamously quick results.

screenshot-741Above: Sigil of Mesphito from the OFS Demonolatry Website

In Praxis Magia Faustiana, Mephistophiles’s name is rendered as Mephistophiel. Herein Mesphito is attributed to Jupiter and is said to appear either as an igneous bear or a bald man in a black cape.

The Book of Mephisto describes Mesphito as a grand initiator and the father of the sabbat. He’s referred to as a trickster, guide, psychopomp, and spirit of transformation. Herein he is attributed to the infernal realm named Samael (Mercury/Adrammelech). The Golden Dawn, however, attributed Mesphito to Thagirion (Black Sun/Belphagore), and it is my personal opinion that he is truly attributed to both.

The lore on Mesphito presents him as being one of Hell’s seven rulers. The title given to these seven rulers, however, differs from text to text– Grand Dukes, Princes, or Grand Chiefs.

Contemporary authorities identify Mephistophiles with Satan, but they cite no credible reason for that postulation. Since modern authorities identify everything (even Mammon some reason) with Satan, we will be disregarding their opinion.

The name Mephistophiles is often translated as meaning “He Who Loves Not the Light” or “He Who Detests the Light,” and on the basis of this alone, Mesphito is often identified with Lucifuge Rofocale. Since the similarity of their names’ meanings is the only evidence which the champions of this theory present for this identification, the idea should be disregarded. While I am aware that my prior statement about Mesphito taking a similar role to Lucifuge may lend credibility to this theory, none of the people who promulgate it have drawn that connection, so the theory should be viewed as one which was erected very sloppily. Besides, there is an alternate etymology which translates Mephistophiles as meaning “Dispenser of Lies,” and a book called Faustus: the Life and Times of a Renaissance Legend presents its very own translation: “Friend/Lover of Stench.” Even rarer interpretations such as “Noxious Bile” and “Friend of Faust” exist (Source:

Keep in mind that Lucifuge has already been identified variously as Lucifer, Belial, and Focalor. Factor in Mesphito and you have four options. If you identify Rofocal with one of these fiends, you have a 25% chance of being right. You are best off approaching Lucifage as an independent entity.

Mesphito really is the last entity you should be using etymology to identify. Go back and count how many alternative translations I’ve provided, all but two of which originated in sources I would deem credible (the other two were from Google). Then, look at the name variates which have appeared throughout the grimoiric tradition. Memostophiles includes the Hebrew “Mem” [water], Hemostophile apparently refers to blood, and Megastophiles appears to incorporate a Greek word (mega) meaning “Great.”

If you would like to learn more about Mephistophiles and have the experience to at least get “the gist” of complicated esotericism, follow this hyperlink to another article of mine:

I’ve compiled a use of magickal chants which are serviceable in rites to Mephistophiles. If this is of use to you, follow the hyperlink:

In case you want a black metal song about Mesphito for your magickal work, here’s the one I personally use:

V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

Other Sources
Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology
The Dictionary of Demons
The Magical Revival