Amon (Goetia #7)

Names: Amon, Aamon, Ammon, Nahum
Alternate Pagan Names: Amem, Amen, Amun, Amani, Tanwetamani, Ammas, Arkamani, Amanitore, Amanishakheto, Nakatamani
Rank: Marquis
Color: Violet, Brown
Planet: Moon
Superior: Satanachia
D/N: Diurnal
Tarot: 8 of Swords
Zodiac: Gemini 0-10; Cancer 5-9
Magickal Holiday: Summer Solstice
Element: Water; Fire
Date: May 21-31; July 27-June 1
Gematria: 97; 747
Legions: 40
Primary Qlipha: Ghagiel (Uranus/Beelzebuth)
Lesser Qlipha: Golab (Mars/Asmodeus); Samael (Mercury/Adrammelech)
Attributions: Cinnamon, Jasmine, Black Cohosh, Galangal, Silver, Licorice Root, High John

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

“I will always be your Best Friend. I will do what you have commanded.” -Amon’s words during the initial Goetic experiments of John R. King IV, which experiments were conducted in the traditional Judao-Christian fashion

Ammon is a Goetic Marquis whom Michael W. Ford describes as a “werewolf” and a “great initiatory force.” Rufus Opus describes Ammon as follows:

Amon is a watery spirit with a necromantic cast. He tells of things past and to come, procures love, reconciles controversies, and brings spirits of those who died within the sea to appear in bodies made of air, in which they will answer whatever questions you may have of them. If I were trying to find that fictional diamond from the movie Titanic, I’d use Amon to conjure Jack to reveal where it may have been.

According to S. Conolly, Amon can be called upon to help “bring emotions to a head so that they can be released as useful energy.” Amon can either start or reconcile interpersonal conflicts and aid the magickian in finding friends. He imparts wealth, luck, prosperity, familiars, and influence to the magickian.

Ammon gives aid in divination and helps the sorcerer get in touch with her True Will. His support is very desirable in workings regarding employment, monetary acquisition, and mundane pursuits in general. He gives assistance in shapeshifting, love spells, prophecy, execration, binding, love spells, pyromancy, Voudon, Voodoo, and dream work. J. Thorp calls him the “Demon of Domination.”

Amon originated as the Egyptian deity Amen/Amem, the hidden creator god called the “Invisible,” the god of wind, self-created king of gods, and god of mystery, known as the “Lord of the Silent.” He was later incorporated into Graeco-Roman Paganism under the name Amon. A tutelary god, he replaced Monthus as the patron deity of Thebes. He supported those who traveled in his name and was therefore deemed the “Protector of the Road.” Upholding justice for the poor, he was seen as a champion of the less fortunate. His followers were expected to confess their sins via prayer to him. The modern academic consensus regarding the origin of the Goetia attributes it to Greece, hence the deity’s name “Amon” in the Ars Goetia and its predecessor, the Pseudomonarchium Daemonum.

Egyptian Paganism depicted Amen as a blue-skinned male, which blue skin to denoted his invisibility, and records that rams and geese were his sacred symbols. As Amon-Kematef, Amen was a snake-formed creator god. This epithet, alternately Kamutef, means “Bull of his Mother.” The conception of Amon-Kematef derives from Amen’s absorption of the deity known as Min, whereby he became Amun-Min, depicted as ithyphallic and bearing a scourge.

While Amon was eventually syncretized with Ra, the two are not the same entity. However, they do sometimes unite as an amalgamate consciousness—something known as a “composite deity.”

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Above: Sigil of Amon from the OFS Demonolatry Website

Traditional demonography records Amon manifesting in the form of a wolf, sometimes with a serpent’s tail and the ability to vomit fire. When he takes on the shape of a man, he has the head of either an owl or raven, and either way, has the teeth of a canine.

The owl, canine, serpent, and raven are all chthonic animals. Since Goetic demonography imputes Aamon to the moon, it would appear that the demonic-infernal manifestation of Amen is a chthonic and lunar aspect of the deity.

Aamon’s correspondences in Gematria, such as the Hebrew word for “Architect/Master Workman,” clearly ratify my claim that Amen and Aamon are aspects of the same divine force. The numerical value of his name corresponds to both Archangel and Edomite Monarch alike, suggesting the dual-ness of his nature. A Hebrew word which variously translates to “Religious Awe” and “Dread/Fear” clearly harkens to Rudolf Otto’s conception of the Numinous, wherein an experience of the Numinous (the supramundane/divine) is described as both terrible and wondrous. David Myatt elaborated upon Rudolf Otto’s conception, defining the Numinous as a reconciliation of dark and light.

His correspondences in Gematria are as follows:

97: the atomic number of berkelium; Mehetabel (King of Edom); Haniel (Archangel); Yellow/Gleaming; Artificer/Architect/Master Workman; Ring/Nose Ring/Earring; Burden/Forced Labor/Compulsory Service; Dread/Fear/Awe/Religious Awe; Filthy/Filth; To Shine/To Gleam

747: Ophanim (the Angelic Choir of Chokmah); Artificer/Architect/Master Workman; The Priest’s Blessing; His Being Guilty; And You Shall Proclaim

Magickal Chants

Amun + Ammas + Amanitore + Amen + Amanishakheto + Arkamani
Name vibration formula for workings to Amon.

Salve Ammon Aethereus Divinus Necromantia
“Hail Ammon, Immortal Divinity of Necromancy!”

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

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

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

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

Bibliography

  1. Conolly, S. The Daemonolater’s Guide to Daemonic Magic. DB Publishing, 2010.
  2. Mathers, S. L. MacGregor, and Aleister Crowley. The Lesser Key of Solomon: Goetia. Mockingbird Press, 2016.
  3. Infernus. Demonolatry Basics.
  4. Thorp, J. The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic. DB Publishing/Darkerwood, 2018.
  5. King, John. Imperial Arts Volume One. Lulu.com. 2008.
  6. Ford, Michael. Luciferian Goetia. Lulu.com. 2007.
  7. Opus, Rufus. A Modern Goetic Grimoire.
  8. Mark, J. (2020, August 30). Amun. Retrieved August 31, 2020, from https://www.ancient.eu/amun/
  9. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. (2020, February 05). Amon. Retrieved August 31, 2020, from https://www.britannica.com/topic/Amon

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

Astaroth (Goetia #29)

Rank: Duke; Sub-Prince; Prince
D/N: Diurnal
Star: Sirius
Date: Dec 31-Jan 9; May 15-20
Color: Mauve, Magenta, Brown, Green
Element: Earth; “the Watery Part of the Earth”
Animal: Viper; Cobra
Zodiac: Taurus 25-29; Capricorn 10-20
Tarot: 1 of Cups; 3 of Disks/Pentacls
Direction: West; North; Southwest
Qlipha: Gamchicoth (Jupiter)
Legions: 40
Country or Continent: America
Day: Wednesday
Trans-Sephirothic Veil: Ain
Trans-Qliphothic Veil: Bohu
Primary Planetary Attributions: Venus; Neptune; Saturn; Jupiter
Lesser Planetary Attributions: the Moon (Secondary); Mercury (Tertiary); the Black Earth (Least Significant Attribution)
Inferiors: Lepaca, Apolhun, Nebiros, Amon, Pruslas, Sargatanas, Barbatos
Attributions: Ruby, Cinquefoil, Vervain, Mugwort, Emerald, The Blood of a Sea Tortoise, Copper, Beryl, Lemon, Sandalwood, Dragon’s Wort, Mauve, Juniper

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

It is our coven gnosis that Astaroth is an aspect of the entity which appeared to various cultures by the names of Ishtar, Isis, Astarte, Attar, Ashera, and Inanna. Both Stephany Conolly and the Coven of the Golden Sigil had verified this gnosis of ours through their own gnosis before we did. E.A. Koetting, however, disputes this consensus in his book Evoking Eternity.

Koetting argues that since the Astaroth of demonology is a baleful male entity rather than a loving woman, they must be separate entities. However, Astaroth’s appearance in demonology hearkens rather strongly to the varied cultural depictions of Astaroth, one of which was referred to as “She Who Walks on a Dragon” and created a certain species of serpent. Since the Astaroth of demonology traditionally manifests riding a dragon and carrying a serpent, the case for the one-ness of these divinities is clear. Peter Grey has interpreted the pentagram in Astaroth’s sigil as being a reference to her power, as Isis or Ament, over the realm of the dead. Astaroth’s appearances depict her as the queen of the dead and the underworld, and Qliphothic demonology paints Astaroth as one of the Qliphoth’s eleven rulers. Demonology and mythology both paint Astaroth as primarily Venusian in nature, just like Ishtar. Amon is one of Astaroth’s recorded inferiors, associating her with the Egyptian pantheon.

To best understand this deity, Attar, Astarte, Ishtar, Isis, Ashera, and Inanna must all be studied. Nonetheless, this article will restrict itself to covering Astaroth henceforth.

 

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Above: OFS Demonolatry’s Sigil of Astaroth

Astaroth frequently appears to black magickians as female, but usually manifests as male. He is purportedly all-knowing, willfully revealing secrets and divesting answers regarding the past, present, and future alike. His auspices are useful in research projects and he can make the witch knowledgeable concerning any liberal science. He specializes in matters concerning friendship, romance, money, blood magick, luck, prosperity, initiation, murder, psychic vampyrism, sanguine vampyrism, atavisms within the causal, shapeshifting in the astral planes (atavisms in the acausal), clarity, divination in lucid dreams, skrying, sadistic pleasures, past life visions, communion with the Higher Self, hydromancy, pyromancy, necromancy, divination with bones, astral time travel, lust, practicality, predatory warriorhood, and warfare.

According to A Manual of Occultism by Sepharial, Astaroth’s legion of demons (the eighth legion) specifically pursues the persecution of Christians. I had had multiple intimations and intellectual reasons for considering eight as being magickally relevant to Astaroth, so the attribution of her to the eighth legion (by Sepharial) finally got me convinced.

Astaroth can initiate the magickian through all ten Qliphothic spheres as well as the Trans-Qliphothic Labyrinth (only seek that second one with guidance– it’s very dangerous).

Astaroth can impart the approval and good graces of powerful people to the witch. He can teach the magickian to empower thoughtforms for healing purposes and the pursuit of monetary wealth. He can create a powerful thoughtform—a guardian of the homestead.

ASTAROTHAbove: Channeled Sigil of Astaroth

According to The Book of Sitra Achra, Astaroth is the “Master of the Liminal Points of Crossing” and the “Lord of the Dark Gate” who may guide the sorcerer to and through the Abyss (that’s what lies beyond the gate). According to The Queen of Hell, once Astaroth opens his gate and the witch dares to cross it, she is stripped of ego and will experience “visions and manifestations.”

Astaroth liberates the sorcerer of the myriad restrictions placed upon her spirit by the physical-ness of our universe, opening the “Eye of Abaddon” such as to permit them to perceive the truths which lie behind the veil of causality.

While most grimoiric demonologists described Astaroth as hideous, The Book of Ceremonial Magic by Arthur Edward Waite describes the being as a “beautiful” man.

For my list of magickal chants to Astaroth, follow the hyperlink below:
https://vkjehannum.wordpress.com/2017/07/29/magickal-chants-to-astaroth/

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

Compendium of Magickal Chants to Lilith

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Above: Magickally Charged Representation of Lilith for Meditation Journeys by GAR

Ave Domina Lilith
“Hail Lady Lilith!” Source: VK

Agios o Lilith Regina Gamaliel
“Numinous is Queen Lilith of Gamaliel” Source: VK

Ama Lilith + Tzaphoni + Lilitu + Yallathor + Torrigal + Akkathor + NINE-THOR-UH-GAUL + AYE-TOUR-UH-GOTH + Yakkorraggawl + Lattorraggoth + Lilith
This name formula, channeled for my upcoming grimoire, consists of eleven names, several of which are channeled. I spelled some of the secret names, approved for public release, such that they would be pronounced right the way an uneducated hillbilly would sound them out. Others were broken down into their syllables, with syllables which equate to know English words (“Uh” counts as a word) being presented as that word spelled entirely capitalized letters. This formula is too powerful for beginners, so I’ve enchanted the formula such that whosoever recites it will only tap into as much of its power as they can handle. Should the celebrant experience waverings of confidence (paranoia, doubt, etc.) of the severity which could fuck up the working being performed, this formula is enchanted such that the intent will manifest purely. Source: V.K.

Adoro Te, Deitas Et Draco, Meticulosa Nagithor
“I Adore You, Goddess and Dragon, Fearsome Nagithor!” Calls Lilith’s dragon aspect.

Agios Es, Ama Lilith-Akhathil
“Numinous Art Thou, Mother Lilith-Akhathil!” Calls Lilith’s dragon aspect.

Io Lilitu-Nagithor
“Hail Lilitu-Nagithor!” Chant to Lilith’s dragon aspect.

Nizsandor
This is a Revealed Name for Lilith’s Wolf Aspect. It May Be Used for Magick and Worship, But Also in Reference to Her Wolf Aspect Outside of Magickal Work and Worship. The i is Pronounced Like the i in Igloo and the san Should Be Pronounced Such that it Rhymes with Gone.

Naezondural + Palzindraea + Hozdaeanthal + Zizdalin + Malzsorgon
These are Channeled Names of Lilith’s Wolf Aspect for Use Only in Worship and Magick. The i’s are Pronounced like the i in Igloo.

Zaezor Konda Azaea Malzorgon Aztharal Azdae
Channeled Chant to Evoke Lilith’s Wolf Aspect

Aznaean Orzaeda Palzoral Azdaeal
Channeled Chant to Invoke Lilith’s Wolf Aspect

V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

A Rite for Health and Vitality (Cernunnos + Damkina)

(This ritual calls upon Cernunnos/Akhera and Damgalnunna/Ninchursanga/Damkina for the increasement of vitality and physical health)

In nomine de Regina Damgalnunna excelsi! Ayea, Ayea Kernunnos!

I call forth unto the Empress over Ancient Magicko-Religious Mysteries and to Father Cernunnos, the Atavistic Sentinel from the Forestland in this my rite of witchcraft. I honor the Primal Divinities of Nature in my exercise of magickal dominion over the world. I call forth Cernunnos and Damgalnunna to empower me through the nourishment of my body and the rejuvenation of my person. I call you forth from the past-withered grimoires of my ancestry to engender the Cunning Art and beget well-ness and balance unto every tendril of my body so that I might enjoy the vital-ness and longevity of our ideal.

Eko Eko, Kernunno! Ia Ninchursanga! (x7)

Hail to that Theriomorphic Chieftain Kernunnos whose place of residence is the sunlit forest environed by ancient woods and glistening streams. Hail unto the Horned God who has become Patron of the Craft. I call upon you to emanate your limitless power that I might drink deep of the well!

Akhera Goiti – Akhera Beiti! Damkina Taris! Damkina Gabbar! Ia Sarratum Damkina! Ia Davcina, Belatis-Dingir-Dingir! Veni et rege Damgalnunna!

I feel the energetic Damkina, afford my nourishment through the wiles of your Craft and restore me to vitality and strength! Infiltrate my aspect with glowing filaments of life! Fill me with efflorescence, and remake me anew!

Cer-Nu-No-Oh-Oh-Os (x7)

Veni, et rege Damgalnunna! Akhera Goiti – Akhera Beiti! Invoco Damkina! Invoco Cernunnos!

As I have spoken, so let it be done.

Ia Ninchursanga! Cacama! Karra! Ayea, Ayea Kernunnos!