Greek Vowel: Iota
Sacred Numbers: 8, 15, 20, 21, 31
Ingredients & Substances: Frankincense, Gold, Quartz, Sunstone, Juniper, Lavendar
Color: Yellow, Gold, Black, Indigo, Orange, White
Planets (From Greatest to Lesser Attributions: Earth; Uranus; Sun
Primary Qlipha: Thagirion (Black Sun/Belphagore)
Secondary Qlipha: Golachab (Mars/Asmodeus)
Trans-Qliphothic Attributions: Tohu; the Trans-Qliphothic Labyrinth
Sephirothic Attribution: Kether
Trans-Sephirothic Attributions: Ain Soph Aur; the Trans-Sephirothic Labyrinth
For a long time, I had been convinced by a simpleton that it was a bad idea to work with Sorath, and I was legitimately under the impression that the entirety of the Infernal Divine was just wonderful except Sorath. Worse, I actually publicly spread that misinformation. My experiences with Sorath had been positive thus far, and I knew a couple adepts who worked closely with Sorath, but I bought into the bullshit anyway. While Sorath is among the demons which black magickians describe as being risky to work with (for reasons unknown to me), there’s a (stupid) reason people are so quick to think the worst of the spirit– I’ll explain and refute it later.
Sorath is renowned for the quickness of the results he attains for the practitioner. It is my suspicion that he originates from Voudon due to the similarity of his energetic “vibe” to other Voudon-related demons (Amiahzatan, Claunech, Bael). He’s one of the foremost emissaries of Belphagore and the Qlipha of Thagirion (Black Sun/Belphegor), and he’s largely considered to be “the Anti-Christ” because the numerical value of his name is 666.
(i) Numerical correspondences are not that literal. Since the correspondences which arise from the other numerical values of Sorath’s name are never referenced or even held to be pertinent, let us agree that the significance of this synchronicity has been very, very greatly overemphasized.
(ii) Revelations is bullshit. That’s why it’s in the Bible. The events which it prophesied should’ve happened a very, very long time ago. It has no bearing whatsoever on the coming future.
(iii) Sorath is not in the Book of Revelations. Don’t even read that shit. Take my word for it. Well, on second thought, if you are going to base your conception of Sorath on bullshit apocalypse faggotry, I would rather you went with the Bible than Rudolf Steiner.
Despite his traditional codification as the cardinal demon of the Sun, the Sun is actually the lesser of his actual planetary attributions– depending on what exactly goes into being the cardinal demon of a planet (planet by the medieval definition), this may or may not refute the codification.
Sorath is often worked with in pursuit of motivation and control over one’s life. He can bring the magickian into Daath and immerse her in Saturnalian rites (I don’t know for sure that those two things were being described as going hand-in-hand). He can empower one’s subtle body, psychic senses, and astral double, and he can augment one’s attunement to the alchemical elements of fire, air, and water. He can strengthen one’s clairsentience and improve her ability to receive visions.
The auspices of Sorath are useful in shielding, and he can help the magickian astrally project to far-away regions of the acausal/spirit plane(s). According to The Book of Agares, he can bring about success and fame. He’s related to the atavisms of the cheetah, leopard, gecko, bear, and the black-maned lion. He’ll uproot your life so you can build something new.
Sorath always spoke to me in ebonics. Despite the JoS’s allegation that he’s of “Nordic” disposition, he definitely had the voice of a black male when he communicated with me. According to Practical Planetary Magick, “Sorath has a large and full body or great stature. His skin is reddish with a gold tinge. He moves swiftly, as lightning. The sign of his appearance is a tendency for the magician to start sweating.”
The most common sigil of Sorath is has two horns which are believed to represent the two primary servants of Sorath: Ahriman and Lucifer.
Now, if the idea that Ahriman and Lucifer are both servants of Sorath (and both in the same paradigm) makes no sense to you, good job, you aren’t retarded. But you know who was retarded? Rudolf Steiner.
Rudolf Steiner was the one who brought about the mainstream conception of Sorath by way of his strange mythological narrative. In creating this narrative, he appears to have selected random mythological fiends which vaguely fit the description of the forces he was trying to describe, incorporated them into his myths like nothing was weird about it, and thereafter forever tainted the demonological conception of Sorath.
Now, here’s the sigil of Sorath I was talking about. Rudolf Steiner didn’t make it, he just made up an interpretation of it. Welp, here’s another interpretation. The two horns represent the Sun and the Black Sun. See how coherent that is?
If it seems like I’m being a dick to Steiner, I’m still being pretty forgiving compared to what Mephistophiles said about Rudolf: “I wanna stab him.” This statement was made while I was reading about Rudolf Steiner’s claims about the Akashic Records. When I started looking into the fellow that Mesphito wanted to stab, I found out that it was Steiner who created the modern conception of Sorath– that is to say, Steiner’s pontifications are basically to blame for me being misinformed about and spreading misinformation about Sorath. Fuck that guy.
In Steiner’s effusions, Sorath is positioned as the Antichrist, which does not exist. There is no Antichrist in the Book of Revelations: there are two beasts in the Book of Revelations. Furthermore, the Book of Revelations happened a very long time ago– this was the consensus and motivation of the folk who put Revelations in the Bible: it happened.
Now, Rudolf Steiner believes that the infernal force of Sorath inflicts “Sorathic possession” upon people sometimes. One person he believes represented a particularly strong instance of Sorathic possession is Adolf Hitler.
Despite the claims made by Steiner, Hitler had no allegiance to or help from the Infernal Divine. The Infernal Divine do not fuck with Hitler. Ask them yourselves– they’ll say he was and is inconsequential. Savitri Devi thought Hitler came to pave the way for the final incarnation of Krishna. Jung thought Hitler was possessed by the Aryan subconscious. Whatever it fucking was, it definitely wasn’t Sorath, and frankly, I’d be more than happy to blame it on Krishna.
And as for Hitler being an ascended master? Not in demon magick he isn’t. The Order of the Nine Angles indulges in Esoteric Hitlerism, but they also worship H.P. Lovecraft’s deities and thought it was worth their while to plagiarize Kenneth Grant.* It was a Hindu who first advocated for the deification and worship of Hitler, and in the Satanic community, only groups involved with egregious fraud and plagiariam humor this idea (JoS Ministries & O9A). Practitioners of demon magick have pretty high standards for ascended masters.
Believe it or not, I actually evoked Hitler a little over a couple years ago. Hecate’s spirits were right about him: he’s not powerful. And, he’s a dick.
*All information about the ONA’s Atazoth is taken from the Typhonian Trilogies (i.e., attribution to the Sphere of the Sun, attribution to Azoth, identification as a reflex of the abyss). To this day, the ONA pretends to not have plagiarized the Typhonian take on Azathoth and that Azathoth has nothing to do with H.P. Lovecraft (unrelated: read the old ONA article reproduced in Nox & Liber Koth to learn the mystical significance of Yog-Sothoth in the beliefs of the ONA).
Surraggat Maggattor Lorriggal Harrraggor Aggathorriggal
Channeled Chant Which Calls Forth Sorath
Baruch Ha-Sorath Geber Ha-Golohab Va-Thagirion
“Blessed is Sorath, Warrior of Golohab and Thagrion!”
Sorath Liftoach Sitra De-Smola
“Sorath, Open the Sinister Left Side!”
Concalo Sorath, Divinitus Terrae, Et Divus Ex Mavethol
“I Call Sorath, Deity of Earth, and Spirit of the Qliphoth!”
Agios Es, Amplus Sorath, Divinitus Sol Et Atricolor Solis
“Numinous Art Thou, Deity of the Sun and the Black Sun!”
(Note: Technically, Sorath is Attributed to the Qlipha of the Black Sun. I Do Not Know that He is Attributed to the Black Sun Itself)
Adlaudate Sorath, Amplus Rector Thagirion
“I Praise Sorath, Great Ruler of Thagirion!”
Potens Imperator Sorath Gloria
“Glory unto the Mighty Lord Sorath!”