Laylah/Lailah

Element: Fire
Direction: South
D/N: Mostly Nocturnal
Gematria: 75
Colors: Purple, Grey, Blue, Pink, Indigo
Trans-Qliphothic Veil: Chasek
Primary Planetary Attributions: the Moon; Earth
Lesser Planetary Attributions: Neptune; the Sun
Attributed Qliphas (In Order of Significance to Her): Daath, Satariel; Nahemoth; Herab Serapel

Laylah/Lailah is mentioned occasionally in the slightest possible detail by various commentators on the Talmud and other such speculations. She is described by these postulations as an angel of the night and a protectress of childbirth and pregnancy. Some commentaries outline her as a determinant of a human’s destiny,  adding that she has the task of escorting spirits to the afterlife. Other authorities allege that she became a demoness. She was of interest to me, so I summoned her so that I learn her true nature from the horse’s mouth.

One of Laylah’s specialties is protective magick and the banishment of undesirable energies. For a spirit who is most powerful at night, she is peculiarly powerful during the hours of daylight as well. She can be called upon to diffuse maledictions and she can reverse the effects of spells. Furthermore, she can strengthen one’s astral double to the point where it is near indestructible.

Laylah specializes in the creation of egregores and the arts of mind reading and mind control, and she can strengthen the witch’s natural psychic defenses and improve her clairaudience and clairsentience.

Laylah can make the witch a better lay. Her guidance and auspices are advantageous for necromantic endeavors and rites to Those Who Died Nameless and Forgotten, as well as in rituals to the Ascended Vampyres. She can be evoked to permanently diminish or cure the symptoms of anxiety disorders and learning disabilities, as well as to help someone get out of legal trouble or get laid.

Laylah can help the magickian open portals, practice astral magick, and work with the Planetary Spirit of the Earth in magick. She can be called upon in spellwork to repair romantic relationships and get somebody employed or promoted. Her auspices are of use in banishing, shielding, and healing spells.

Laylah is part of a group of entities known as the Nightmare Angels, and she answers only to Samael.

Magickal Chants

Laylah Malka Ha-Malakuma
“Laylah, Queen of the Healing Dead!”

Erige Laylah Ambrosia Pentrale
“Rise, Laylah, Immortal Spirit!”

Vocamus Te Laylah-Noctiferi
“We Call unto Laylah who Brings About Nightfall!”

Laylah Genetrix, Veniat Ad Me
Mother Laylah, Come Into Me!”
Magickal Chant for Invocations of Laylah

Zala Sie Lor Goth
Channeled Chant to Invoke Laylah

Palakiera Zensatar Arak Za
Channeled Chant to Evoke Laylah

Lylla Torgar Laylah Zenlassa
Channeled All-Purposed Summoning Chant for Laylah

Channeled Sigil of Laylah

V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

Thammuz

Thammuz is a solar god who presides over the creative powers of Spring. He is called “the Wise One” as well as “the Lord of Knowledge.” He is described as heroic and said to speak with a sonorous voice. His various names and their meanings are as follows:

Tammuz/Tamuz/Thamuz/Thammuz/Tammuzi: “Faithful Son/Flawless Young”

Dumuzi/Damuzi/Dimmuzi/Dumuzid/Damuzid/Dumuzida (Sumerian equivalent)

Duzu (Akkadian equivalent)

Damu: “the Child”

Gishzida: unknown

Ama-Ushumgal-Anna: “Power in the Date Palm”

Dumu-Zi-Ama-Ushum-Galana: “Quickener of the Date Bud”

Dumu-Zi-Abzu: “Tammuz of the Abyss”

Thammuz was a Syriac Shepherd God who ruled over vegetation. He was purported to be the son of Enki and Duttur (a personification of the ewe as a Goddess). He is purported to impart stability, strength, and renewed power after death. Moreover, he is a dying and resurrecting god, who is purported to bring about the reawakening of the dead upon his recrudescence.

He is said to preside over torture and artillery, and his influence is blamed for the Inquisition. He is a god of death and the underworld who presides over agriculture and farming. While he is said to be the god of vegetation and foodstuffs in general, Dumuzid is most strongly associated with date palms and rising sap. He is sometimes considered to be a guardian of Heaven’s gates.

Thammuz can be called on for the purpose of recreating one’s personality, fortifying your body of light, improving the enchantments placed on objects (just vibrate his name for this), summoning spirits that can make you more powerful/dangerous, and relieving oneself of negative spiritual influences (such as a curse or some astrological influence).

Dumuzi is recorded as being the son, brother, and/or lover of Inanna, and there are multiple stories depicting their interactions. In one, Inanna gave him a death-imparting glare and trapped him in the underworld thereby. In another, Inanna was trapped in the underworld, and Dumuzi exchanged himself for her. A third depicts Inanna rescuing him from the underworld, and thereupon sending the dead to feed upon the living out of rage for his imprisonment (these dead were called Akhkharu).

Thammuz is a god of sheep who can give aid and teachings in necromancy. His devotees would regularly mourn his annual death and celebrate his annual marriage to Ishtar/Inanna. Praises to him depicted him as fair-spoken and with kind eyes. He was described both as a guardian and a healer. He was called “the Pre-Eminent Steer of Heaven.”

In Gematria, the name Tammuz has a numerical value of 453, equivalent to the Hebrew words denoting “glass/crystal,” “life/living creature/the Animal Soul in its fullness,” “destruction/ruin/terror,” “Gittaim” (a town of refuge), “Behemoth/beasts,” and “fire pan.”

The numerical connection to “crystal” makes sense, as myth depicts Thammuz adorning Ishtar with various jeweled trinkets. The “fire pan” is likely a reference to the underworld. “Beasts” is sensible because he is a shepherd god. The rest are self-explanatory, excluding Gittaim, which I do not understand.

Tammuz is also the name of the tenth month (the fourth month of the religious/ecclesiastic year) on the Hebrew calendar which takes place between our June and July. Oddly enough, Tammuz the demon is still related to the month of September.

Some equate Thammuz with Adonis.

-V.K. Jehannum

Sources:

The Equinox & Solstice Ceremonies of the Golden Dawn by Pat & Chris Zalewski
Gematria and the Tanakh by Brian Pivit
The Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology by Theresa Bane
Demon List compiled by Terry Thayer
English-Sumerian Dictionary by Adapa
http://www.atkinslightquest.com/Documents/Religion/Legends-Folklore/Sumerian-and-Akkadian-Deities.htm
http://www.lizaphoenix.com/demons/month.shtml
Temple of the Ancients [Guide to Ancient Paganism Part 1] (That’s where the sigil is from)
http://www.greatdreams.com/anunnaki/grandma-nammu.htm#TAMMUZ
Wikipedia
http://www.sacred-texts.com/ane/mba/mba11.htm

Belial (Goetia #68)

Alternate Names: Beliar, Belial, Belia’al, Beliel, Belias, Belu
Magickal Numbers: 37, 94, 95
Colors: White, Yellow, Black, Green, Brown
Zodiac: Aquarius 10-20; Leo 15-19
Path: 28/Tzaddi/Aquarius
Direction: North; South
Tarot: 6 of Swords
D/N: Nocturnal
Planet: Jupiter; the Sun
Element: Fire; Earth; Water
Qlipha: Ghagiel (Uranus/Baelzebuth)
Trans-Qliphothic Veil: Bohu (Ain Soph)
Rank: Viceroy; Great Chief; Gatekeeper; King
Date: Jan 30-Feb 8; Aug 8-12; Winter Solstice; Feb 24-29; Winter; December
Attributed Substances & Ingredients: Gold, Balm, Cedar, Vetivert, Lemon, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Cedar, Vetivert, Patchouli

Belial
Above: Channeled Sigil of Belial

Belial is the Qliphothic Witch-God, Goetic King, and Guardian of the Gate who rules over the physical plane. He is an initiator and a demon of enlightenment. Alongside Lucifer and Hecate, he is a member of the Atlantean Trident of the Draconian Tradition.

Belial is the Serpent God who is recorded in traditional demonology to be the Ambassador to Turkey for some reason. The demon is considered an excellent mentor in sorcery and highly reliable guide who is knowledgeable regarding many secret alchemical praxes. He is a destroying god of war and death whose auspices and guidance are desirable in the arts of necromancy, vampyrism, and execration.

One apocryphal text incorrectly identifies Satan, Samael, and Belial as the same being. This text applies the names Matanbuchus, Meterbuchus, and Mechembuchus to Belial, but who do these names refer to– Satan, Samael, or Belial? I am unsure, but Belial has told me that he is willing to accept those titles as names of him.

Belial is a prolific shapeshifter known to manifest as two figures illustrating diametric opposites. He commonly assumes appearances like skeletal figures and draconic anthropoids, but will manifest as human on occasion– he’ll even shapeshift to a human form in front of you if you’re upset and open up to him. It is generally agreed upon that Belial is a harsh master, but he is known to be understanding as well.

Belial is stoic in his compassion, but he is definitely caring, and he always has my back. It is no wonder that he is a renowned protector of witches. He is a kind entity who destroys the opponents of his devotees.

Abrahamic demonology describes Belial as a spirit of hostility, lawlessness, trickery, sin, and fornication– the acting patron of heretics and polytheists who is said to have instructed Egyptians in sorcery. The demon embodies the beauty of the Earth and teaches us to see the beauty in all things. According to S. Conolly, he typifies a balance between mental, physical, and spiritual consciousness.

Belial is widely viewed as the quintessential earth elemental, but there is more to him than that. He has less well-known attributions to fire, and in my personal gnosis, water as well. Mark Allan Smith has claimed that Belial is a Triple God. He is listed amongst the Nine Demonic Divinities, the Three Rulers of the Trans-Qliphothic Veils, the Nine Kings of the Goetia, the Four Cardinal Princes, and the Nine Demonic Gatekeepers. Certain entries in Hebrew scripture predicted that Belial would attempt to impersonate Jesus to manipulate the Samaritans, which I imagine would be hilarious.

Belial is attributed to the Uranian Qlipha as well as the Trans-Qliphothic Veil directly above it. The demon known as Abaddon is said to rule the Moires/Fates, which very same spirits are said to manifest alongside Belial with frequency.

Belial is gifted in granting occupational and political ascent to the witch. He rules achievement, autonomy, and independence, and brings about many friends and popularity. He presides over warriors and murderers, and he can be called upon to bestow aggression upon the witch. He is considered a god of war and a harbinger of anarchy who can incite targets to fury and rage. Belial is said to appear on fields of battle, a god of war, surrounded by ravens and creatures of prey.

Belial is said to be knowledgeable regarding the mysteries of self-sacrifice. He is known to manifest accompanied by Lucifer– the two collaborate so extensively that they are almost functionally interchangeable.

While some traditional demonology records Belial as a bloated demonic man-dragon, I have witnessed his black man-dragon aspect as muscular rather than bloated. Belial has also been described as a Caucasian male whose long hair is black with white tips, and I have seen this aspect as well. On a couple occasions, I have seen Belial appear as a simple anthropoid made of shadow. Belial also appeared to me in a vision as a red-furred four-legged beast (a big cat) which a pointed black tail and sharp fangs.

The writings of Michael W. Ford, S. Conolly, and E. A. Koetting all record that Belial demands sacrifice upon evocation, usually sexual, though Koetting records a requirement for blood. Oddly enough, when I was summoning a group of demons (Winter Solstice), and I intended to give my offerings to all of them, Belial told me to divide his would-be offering among the other spirits.

In the 218 Current, Belial is presented as the ruler of the Northern Tower of Chaos– the Tower of Mortifer (“Bearer of Death” in Latin).

Mark Allan Smith asserted that Belial was the same entity as Baelzebuth. While Smith is, from what I’ve seen, thoroughly trustworthy, I scoffed at the idea until my demons told me he was correct, and I saw the same thing asserted in ToAF literature. I have put no information about Baelzebuth in this article, nor is there any information about Belial in my article about Baelzebuth. This has been done for the sake of persons who do not agree that Baelzebuth = Belial so they can still benefit from my article as much as possible. I have no intention to even speculate about Bael, Belphagore, etc. and their relationship to Belial. I highly doubt I or anyone reading this will ever find the whole truth on the matter. Mysteries like this are why people come up with bullshit about spirituality being subjective, demons being your own consciousness, all demons being interchangeable, etc. That type of pseudo-intellectual shit convinces them that they understand something that most of us really won’t get a grip on until we are dead.

Belial is attributed to Ghagiel in literature which predates Smith’s.

Magickal Chants

BELIAR ZANAZZORA
channeled all-purposed chant to Belial
(this should be the most powerful of those provided)

AGIOS BELIAS REX BOHU
“Numinous Belial, King of Emptiness”

REX MORTIFER, VENIAT AD ME
“Death-Bearing King, Come Into Me!”

VENIAT AD ME, BELIAL REX MUNDIS
“Come Into Me, Belial King of the Earth!”

BELIAR, BELU, BELIAL
names of Belial ordered into a consecrated chant

MORTIFER DRACONIS METERBUCHUS
a consecrated chant composed of titles of Belial

Bibliography

  1. Conolly, S. Daemonolatry Goetia. DB Publishing, 2011.
  2. Crowley, Aleister, and Solomon. Goetia. First Impressions, 1993.
  3. Ford, Michael. Luciferian Goetia. Lulu.Com, 2009.
  4. Melton, J. Gordon. Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology. Gale, 2001.
  5. Sepharial. A Manual of Occultism. 2012.
  6. Harris, Nathaniel. Liber Satangelica.
  7. Smith, Mark. The Scorpion God. Primal Craft Occult Publications, 2012.
  8. Kuriakos. The Goetia Ritual.
  9. Visions of the Nightside. Black Tower Publishing, 2013.
  10. Asha’Shedim. Book of Belial.
  11. Thorp, J. The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic. 2018.
  12. Nemidial. Liber Azerate. 2002.

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia