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Nathaniel J. Harris
Soror Tekla 484, 3*, TOPh


The importance of the classical grimoire, and the more personal books of
spells attributed to various witches and cunning folk, has been greatly
undervalued in more recent studies of the craft. Nevertheless, the
knowledge of the black arts and the important place of the grimoire has
been well documented since before the middle ages and we have a great
storehouse of records at our disposal, both from the sorcerer’s themselves
and those who prosecuted them.

This is not limited to East Anglia or even England. Consider the

confession of Jubertus of Bavaria, tried in 1437. Apart from the more or
less typical flights to nocturnal assemblies and the killing of infants the
aforesaid Jobertus said and confessed, under ‘freely given oath’..

“.. that for ten years and more he served a certain powerful
man in Bavaria who was called Johannes Cunalis, who is a
priest and plebanus, in a city called Munich.. Likewise he
said and confessed that this Johannes Cunalis had in his
possession a librum de nigromancia, and that when he who
spoke opened this book at once there appeared to him three
Demons, one named Luxuriosus, another Superbus, and a
third Avarus, all of them Devils…
Likewise, he said and confessed that he had proposed to
blind Johanneta, the widow of Johannes Paganus of the
present place, because she displeased him. With two keys
he had traced her image, in a manner and form which he
explained in the examination; he did this on a Sunday,
depicting her image beneath the names of Devils, using
implements, materials and techniques described in the
Likewise, he said and confessed that poisons were made
by the aid of Devils, by which men could be killed, through
their working or by the aid of Demons… and taken from a
basilisk, toad, serpent, spider or scorpion…
… and that on the feast of Saint John the Baptist he
gathered certain herbs for medicine, as specified in the
proceedings, and on bended knee he first adored them, then
extracting them in the name of his Devils, and in despite of
almighty God, the creator of all…”

In these terms the classical grimoire may be seen as presenting a

comprehensive and generally consistent pantheon of magical belief;
masks beneath which the service of the Old Ones has been hidden. Since
the Christian Church has demonised the deity of the witches and
magicians, so it is only natural that the witches’ response should be the
deification of the Church’s demons. The result is an organic syncretism
quite in keeping with the survival and evolution of witchcraft and sorcery
throughout the ages and civilisations of mankind. When strangers ask me
my religion, I often throw them off track by telling them I am Catholic.
Someone told me that the etymology of this word traces back through the
Greek katholicus; meaning to believe in a little of everything, or more
precisely as ‘universal belief’. I am given to understand that this approach
might also be described or likened to Neo-Platonism, and is pre-Christian
in origin. Of course, I do not always explain that.

Yet this is more than just me trying to be clever. This fluidity of

expression is a central part of spiritist witchcraft. The gods and goddesses
that are the mysteries couple and breed incestuously, and our familiars
copulate with everything all the time. Many of the genuinely old spells of
English witchcraft call as readily on the power of Odin as they do upon
the saints, apostles and martyrs. Hell, some even call on devils and
demons as well. People are sometimes a little baffled by this.

Whatever our interests and spirituality as adults, most of us have been

subjected to Christian brainwashing of one sort or another since early
childhood. As such, its iconography and mystery are imprinted quite
thoroughly in our deeper minds. Hence our asylums have more patients
who believe themselves to be Christ, or speaking to Mary, or receiving
transmissions from the Antichrist, than they have Pan, or daughters of
Hecate. I’m sure they do pop up in such places occasionally.

Living as I do in Norwich city, Norfolk, England, I cannot help but be

aware of the extent and majesty of power that the Church once held over
England’s populace. Yet also, I cannot avoid awareness of the pagan
mysteries and their survival under Christian masks. In the cathedrals here
there are some of England’s most famous Green Men, often identified as
Cain, who hide amongst the cloisters and grin at us from beneath the
misericord. All around are the gargoyles, fear inspiring and atavistic.

East Anglia generally is often referred to as the ‘Witchcraft Country’.

The memory of Mathew Hopkins has helped to keep witchcraft alive, and
provided those that possess such tendency with more determination in its
passing. The events that took place there, with especial reference to the
trials of Bury St.Edmunds, Essex, were a direct inspiration to the trials of
Salem, Essex, New England. And so the trail leads onwards..

The merging of Catholic and pagan beliefs in witchcraft and magick

generally may also be observed in Vodu, Macumba, the sorceries of
Malysia, in the secrets of the Princes of Little Egypt, in the observances of
the Bonesmen, Horse Whisperers and Blacksmiths, the Toad Witches, in
the Satanic cults of Russia and Teutonia, the Luciferian traditions,
Brujeria, Stregeria, Rosicrucianism, The Golden Dawn, Thelema, and
(according to some) in the rites and observances of Freemasonry, as it
may be seen in what might be patronisingly called ‘folk magic’ across

This same syncretism is evident in the classical grimoire in the rites,

signs, seals; even in the names of the angels and devils themselves. Here
we find numerous survivals of Assyrian, Babylonian, Hebrew, Greek,
Roman, Egyptian, Norse and Celtic gods, yet given new existence and
identities as the denizens of Pandemonium. That these Arts have their
roots in pre-Christian magick is a fact alluded to again and again as this
work progresses, for it cannot be overstressed. In the words of Arthur E.
Waite, “it is Croquetemaine explained by Diabolus, the Runes of Elf-land
read with the interpretation of Infernus..” (The Book of Ceremonial
Magick, 1911).

The classical grimoire have also shown their influence in more recent
times. It is told that the magician Allan Bennet, upon meeting the student
Aleister Crowley for the first time, greeted him with the words “Little
brother, you have been meddling with the Goetia.” Crowley, who later
went on to publish his own version of this text, denied the charge.
Bennet’s reply was to state simply, “Then, little brother, the Goetia has
been meddling with you!” Note that Crowley later identified himself as
The Beast 666. Although he may have insisted that his transcendental
philosophy was essential White Magick, his Holy Guardian Angel
nevertheless turned out to be the Devil Himself.

Others who have been known to practice this Goetic witchcraft have
included W.B. Yeats and MacGregor Mathers, Cecil Williams, Charles
Pace. The influence of the classical grimoire may even be seen in the
ritual tools and circles as described in the Wiccan Book of Shadows.
Chiefly it is the practice of evocation, of summoning and binding spirits
by means of their names, signatures, by words of power, by magical
glyphs and talisman.

The powers and knowledge these devils grant is that of herbs and
stones, the giving of imps and familiars, the location of riches, the healing
of illness, of slaying at a distance, reconciling broken friendships, and
bringing back strayed lovers. The classical grimoire of tradition may be
composed and copied by cultured and educated hands, yet they give form
and expression to desires and beliefs that might otherwise be described
not merely as primitive, but even atavistic. Its seemingly anti-Christian
theological and ceremonial expressions may be sophisticated and obscure,
yet in essence it is the same as those ante-Christian pagan practices of
witchcraft as have condemned the souls of many an assumed illiterate
and simple peasant. The ‘evils’ are entirely and in every sense identical.

What must also be understood is the reputation of the books themselves

as objects of the arte; consecrated and embued with a spiritual power in
their own right. Their mere presence in a place could thus bring good or
bad luck. In the circle it is just as much an integral part of the
Summonings and Dominations that follow as are any other ingredient
listed within their pages. Its place is on the altar itself, like that most
profound and famous yet much bastardised of all grimoire in the West, the

Like the wand or sword, the powers of the grimoire were applied with
conviction. Consider that in the above confession of Jubertus of Bavaria,
three devils appeared “..when he who spoke opened this book..” It is not
merely the formulae, names, signs and prayers, or the astrological charts
and recipes for spells and potions that provide the value of such a work. In
the rites of black magick, the grimoire were understood to be inhabited in
themselves by devils.

The actual grimoire were often considered to be teachers; spirits

capable of creating change or imparting knowledge like any of the devils
described in the binding rituals they contain, or any Mentor a student
might otherwise learn from. If a grimoire let a sorcerer down, they would
not simply blame the author or otherwise assume inauthenticity of the text
itself. Instead, they would take it to a priest to be ‘blessed’. (Indeed,
there are many grimoire existent that have actually been copied and
composed by the hands of clergymen, or written with the assumption that
the diabolist has been ordained).

These grimoire were as essential to the passing on of the black art as

any initiatory lineage, and were not easy to come by. The quest to obtain
such would often involve long journeys to foreign lands, the exchange of
quite vast amounts of money, and occasionally the loss of life. Hence the
devils and angels summoned by them, like the sorcerers that used them,
had great respect for the mere obtainment of such a volume. This in itself
would be enough to create a powerfully charged object.

Yet even more literally, there were grimoire that actually stated their
own sentience, giving instruction as to its awakening, binding to the
summoner’s will, and required sacrifices and prayers for the spirit’s ‘care
and keeping’. This is a portion of glamour sadly missing in the modern
age. It is the spirit within which the original hand bound edition of
‘Witcha’ was originally offered, with each edition being ritually
consecrated by myself.

We may celebrate that many of these classical grimoire, along with

more recently authored texts such as this one, have become so freely
available. However this also means that such texts contain no secrets that
our neighbours might not also easily acquire. Speaking personally, I have
found great inspiration in studying these texts, and have gone as far as
perform various of the experiments and rites detailed within them.
However, it is far more my usual practice to create my own unique
formulae of sorcery. These draw heavily on the traditional grimoire, but
are also entirely modern and unique to myself. These personal rituals and
procedure combine what I believe to be the most powerful elements from
almost every ‘school’ I have had contact with. Like all the most
successful witches and magicians that have gone before me, I have
developed my own system. I have no name for what I do other than
‘witchcraft’, which might cause some confusion with the more modern
pagan religion, but is otherwise a fair description that will be understood
anywhere in the world.

Indeed, the belief that the average rural cunning men and witches of old
were unable to read or write is now considered to be largely error. That
these operations of black magick are otherwise known as goetia, meaning
‘witchcraft’ or ‘the howling of the witches’, goety being an obsolete
English word derived from the above Latin employed to mean the
performing of magick by summoning spirits, should be clue enough to
their origins. Indeed, before ‘conversion’ a huge portion of pagan gods
could easily have been described as devils anyway- however benevolent
they were to those who appeased them.

It matters not if the spirits employed be in truth forces beyond the

nature and rule of either God or science, or flights of imagination and the
product of the deeper strata of subconscious mind. The ancient kabalists
and magicians were not unaware of these ideas we now call the science of
psychology, which we like to believe to be modern and progressive. The
texts and systems of such practitioners speak freely of such concepts as
‘male mind’ (active, rational, consciousness aware of consciousness) and
‘female mind’ (passive, intuitive, dreaming awareness), and the concept
of Heaven and Hell itself have direct parallels with the metaphoric
language of Superego and Subconscious. As it says in the Kybalion, “The
All is Mind; The Universe is Mental”.

Indeed any of these ‘systems’ might provide alternative explanations

for the products and manifestations of the others. Both the medieval
mystic and the modern Jungian psychologist might both agree on this; that
the symbolism of the black magicians, like that of their close relatives the
al-khem-ists1, may be likened to a code describing ideas more profound
than their absurd and laborious rituals seem to describe. Many
illuminating comparisons may be made with the classical works of the
hermeticists, texts which are commonly accepted to be metaphorical. We
might like to think, for example, that modern chemistry is progressive,
and that alchemy was in some way ‘primitive’, or that modern astronomy
is an improvement upon the astrology of the ancients. Yet this is not
really so; the ancient Egyptians possessed knowledge of chemistry that is
only now being verified by modern science. Their astrologers were aware
of the dog star Sirius before modern astronomers were.

The difference is that these schools also possessed the esoteric wisdom,
of which modern science recognises only the outer forms. So it is with
the hermeticists, who were well aware of much that we now call
psychology, yet also recognised that the human mind is not the limited
faculty that modern man supposes. The cracking of this code, through the
performance of rituals of incantation, might be self hypnotic psychodrama
or actual gateways through which travellers between the dimensions may
pass. It matters little. The procedures and results are the same.

Through the study of the angelic and demonic forms, we can begin to
see the traces of a strange evolution of belief. What began on the whole
as spirits of nature grew to become the gods of the pagan age. These in
turn were reinterpreted and demonised as one culture dominated another.
The most ancient gods become the giants and Titans, whilst younger
conquering religions build new temples. These in turn became subjugated
to monothiesm, and their nature is reinterpreted yet again. In our modern
day we no longer like to speak of God or the Devil, and perhaps even feel
a slight embarrassment at the superstitions of our forebears. Instead we
are more comfortable to reduce such ideas to psychological concepts.
Modern magicians and witches, even those who consider belief to be a

Alchemy being translated to mean the ‘Black Science’, and having its origins in
Egypt. No moral implications are intended by the word; indeed it was several
thousand years before anyone saw the need to invent a ‘White Magick’ to balance the
working tool rather than an end in itself, find no less difficulty than our
cowan (uninitiated) contemporaries.

I have already stated my belief that the modern language of psychology

is no less advanced than the ancient systems of sorcery. In his work Pacts
With the Devil, Dr. Christopher S. Hyatt quotes from the personal
correspondence of Carl Jung, the psychologist whose concept of
‘archetypes’ forms the basis of most commonly acceptable modern
interpretations of ‘spirit’. It seems that whilst in his published works he
stated his belief that such experiences are all in the mind, he privately
believed in their objective existence. It is simply that to publicly admit
such a thing would have brought him ridicule, as such a belief would be
unacceptable to the wider scientific community. There is a great irony
here. Those witches who have accepted these ‘progressive’ ideas have
robbed themselves of a great storehouse of power and mystery that was
not, in fact, closed to Mr. Jung at all.

It may seem a little unfashionable and unacceptable to state such a

thing, but this author has concluded that if spirits are not actually real,
whatever phenomena it is that we have mistaken for them in previous
aeons in fact behave exactly as if they are. As a child this did not seem
particularly strange to me, especially since I had witchcraft in my family.

There is very little that I can say to convince any reader that has never
been smacked across the room by an errant spirit that such things might
actually happen. All I can say is that if the ‘psychological paradigm’ is
the only approach you feel comfortable with, then you are welcome to
reinterpret all I have to say according to your limited and stunted belief
system. For my own part, however, I have absorbed the language of
rational psychology and employ it readily to describe various process and
phenomena wholly unacceptable to modern ‘rationality’. I apologise if
this seems patronising, but as far as I am concerned… you started it!

It is this author’s opinion, as I have stated, that spirits do indeed exist

externally and independently of the human psyche. However it is also my
experience that such phenomena, when encountered, to some extent create
their forms through the raw material of the imagination and cultural
expectations of those they interact with. Hence they are less stable and
more transmutative than humans or animals. Existing as they do without
the precepts of the material plane they most often remain beyond our
perception. Those who are able to sense or commune with them tend to
be themselves of a more aetherial nature. The ‘gift’ of second sight is
strongest in many children, who are less likely to banish them through
what I call active disbelief. Amongst adults we find those who continue
with even the vaguest sense of other worlds tend to become magicians,
witches, artists, poets, and/or madmen.

That spirit takes its form through a syncretic relationship with the
human psyche does not mean that they are any less real than we are. The
effect may be likened to our concept of what we more comfortably think
of as objective reality. Our visual perception results through a complex
relationship between a physical object, light, the lenses of the eyes, and a
series of electrical signals sent to the brain. It is arguable that the
resulting impression is no less objective or subjective than the subtle
impression of a passing ghost, or even dream itself. Indeed all of reality,
whether we practice witchcraft or not, seems to comply to some extent
with what we expect from it. What we experience in turn reinforces those
things we believe and expect. This is something that even our modern
rationalist, with all their active disbelief, might agree with.

The words on this page also gain their meaning through a similar
process of interpretation in the mind of the reader (i.e. you). In this sense
they are a form of enchantment. Indeed the written word has always been
considered as magical.

For the sake of context I shall say a little about those works which have
had the greatest influence on the traditions of witchcraft and magick
generally. Where possible the student is advised to seek out copies of
these works, although such are usually only available to academics of
high standing. An extremely valuable and easily available published text
to aid in the study of the traditional grimoire is Arthur Edward Waite’s
monumental text currently available as The Wordsworth Book of Spells
(ISBN 1-85326-355-9).
The Picatrix
This book was originally of Arabic origin, being translated into
European languages around the thirteenth century. It was amongst the
most commonly owned by the cunning men and witches of the United
Kingdom. It deals less with devils and demons, and more with astrology
and the making of talisman. The general attitude of the work is one of
piety, and the secrets it contains are far more sacred than diabolist. Much
of its information, however, later becomes reproduced in those works that
might more properly be described as works of necromancy. It had
considerable influence upon the traditions of witchcraft and magick
transmitted through the classical grimoire.

The Bible
Although some readers may be a little surprised and possibly even
upset to see the ‘Good Book’ included in a list of grimoire, its use as a
source of witchcraft has a long tradition. In particular the Psalms, hand
copied, torn out, or recited aloud, have been used in many spells
throughout the ages. Various other passages are also considered to
possess their own power.
In those traditions where the worship of the Goddess has continued,
often under the guise of the three Marys, the Song of Solomon has
particular importance.
Whilst modern witches are lucky enough to have all the theological
history books at their disposal, and may thus consider themselves to have
‘rediscovered’ their pagan heritage, the witches of the Middle Ages had
only those few snippets that were preserved in their lineage. Much of
their theology was thus Christian and drawn from the Bible, even if
interpreted in ways that the Church would strongly have disapproved of.
Many modern practitioners have not even read this work, whilst in the
past we were all made to listen to vast passages of it recited by their
priests, once a week and by law.
Various spells actually use the Bible as a ritual object in its own right.
‘Bibliomancy’ is a form of divination through which a pin is stuck at
random into a page of the Bible, and the result interpreted as the answer to
whatever question is being asked. An alternative is to tie the Bible up in a
garter, which is held at the top by the ring. This is then used like a
pendulum, with answers being interpreted from the direction that the Bible
begins to turn.

The Book of Enoch

The greatest single source of angelology as recognised in orthodox
Christianity and the tradition of goetic magick are the three Chronicles of
Enoch. Although declared apocryphal and thus destroyed by the Church
these were most influential from around the 13th Century onwards. A full
version only appeared around the 18th Century when an original copy was
discovered which had been preserved by the Ethiopic-Church. According
to this text Enoch had been chosen by the Lord as a writer of Truth. In an
early passage of the Chronicles, he is transmuted into angelic form and
allowed to visit Heaven, receiving his information first hand.

“Then the Lord said to Micha-el: ‘Go and strip Enoch of his
own clothes; anoint him with oil, and dress him like
ourselves’ and Micha-el did as he was told. He stripped me
of my clothes, and rubbed me over with a wonderful oil like
dew; with the scent of myrrh; which shone like a sunbeam.
And I looked at myself, and I was like one of the others;
there was no difference and all my fear and trembling left

Dr. John Dee was obsessed by the idea of the Book of Enoch, and yet
was unable to obtain a copy. His system of Enochian Magick was created
when he and Edward Kelly were attempting to divine its contents.

Clavicula Salomonis
Otherwise known as the Key of Solomon the King. The first English
translation of this theurgic text was made in 1889, although the British
Museum possess a Greek version dated 1100-1200 e.v. It is known to
have existed since the first century, and is an important text in the study of
Kaballa. In 1310 the Pope Innocent VI ordered all copies destroyed, and a
similar commandment was given in 1559. In the 17th century, thanks to
the new technology of the printing press, this work and its companion The
Lesser Key became best sellers.
Lesser Key of Solomon (The Goetia)
This work is also attributed to the legendary King Solomon, and gives
details of the seventy two devils that were bound to his command, as well
as the details as to how the reader may summon and command them. It
forms the blueprint upon which most other grimoire are copied from.
It is mentioned by the Venetian Inquisition, who found a witch to be in
possession of it.

Grimoire of Honorius
Widely circulated in the 17th century, first published some time between
1629 and 1670. Attributed to Pope Honorius, the text is highly
Christianised and contains aspects of kabalist lore. It was described by
Eliphas Levi, in Key of the Great Mysteries, as 'a veritable monument of
human perversity'. This is usually of the classical Catholic variety,
requiring that the sorcerer is either also an ordained priest, or has the aid
of one. Levi further claims that the instruction to 'sacrifice a live kid' is an
instruction to sacrifice a human child, as opposed to a male goat as most
have presumed. It is just possible that Levi was continuing, with this
claim, the symbolic tradition that obscures the sexual elements of goetic
sorceries. Instructions to 'sacrifice children' may in fact be instruction to
the magical use of non-procreative sex, classically either masturbatory,
homosexual, or during the menstrual cycle of the sorceress.
Although these are perversions of Catholic iconography, they are not
inversions in the sense of Satanism. The power of God, Jesus, the Virgin
Mary, the Archangels, Thrones, Dominations, Powers, Patriarchs,
Prophets, Apostles and Evangelists are called upon to bully the demonic
forces into submission to the will of the summoner. The danger of the
heresy here is that it is not seen as at all incongruous that a holy man
might also be conversing with the powers of darkness, even if it is to
subordinate them.
The Book of Abra-Melin
Sometimes called the Sacred Magick of Abra-Melin the Mage, the text
claims to have been written by a Jewish magician in Wursburg for his son
in 1458. It is considered more likely to date from the 18th century, the
oldest known version being in French and preserved in the Arsénal
Library in Paris. The art described within is called the Attainment of the
Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel, which later
became the principal goal of the Thelemic current, as inspired by the
magician, psychonaut, and publicity freak Aliester Crowley.

True Black Magick

This 18th century grimoire follows the basic formula of the Key of
Solomon. It deals primarily with acts of malice and spite.

The Fourth Book of Agrippa

This text has for centuries remained a favourite amongst country
wizards. However, the claim that its author is none other than Cornelius
Agrippa is generally accepted as spurious. Agrippa did write and publish,
however, and his works include On the Vanity of the Sciences, 1530. In
this he attacked the wisdom of the sciences exoteric and occult,
expounding the view that these schools simply served to show how little
about the world we really know. For this he was jailed for one year on a
charge of heresy. Upon his release, he produced another book On Occult
Philosophy, completely contradicting the opinions he wrote of previously.

Grand Grimoire
French, dated perhaps from around the 17th century, with many
spurious forgeries bearing the same name. It is in two parts, the first
dealing with the evocation of Lucifuge Rofocale by means of the blasting
rod (wand), the second dealing exclusively in the making of Pacts. It is
the most classical of all grimoire, and that most likely to have inspired the
story of Faust.

The Black Pullet

Rome, probably late 18th century. Also called the Screech Owl, or
Treasure of the Old Man of the Pyramids. Places particular emphasis on
talismanic magick, and includes some great designs for occult jewellery.

The Heptemeron
Known otherwise as Magical Elements, attributed to Peter de Abano,
dates probably from around the fifteenth century. It is thus not the work
of the author claimed, who died in 1250. The work contains detailed and
straight forward instructions by which spirits may be summoned and
drawn into communication, and detailed concourse upon the subjects of
geomancy and astrology. Its two major parts are firstly concerned with
summoning the Angels of Air, who are bullied and treated as the demons
in any other classical grimoire, and a sequence of daily meditations
clearly based upon the observances of the Essenes. The second deals
purely with the summoning of various spirits, each with their own
‘specialities’ not unlike the Goetia.

Reginald Scot’s ‘Discoverie of Witchcraft’

The first edition of this work was published in 1584. According to
historians, it was amongst those most commonly found upon the
bookshelves of practising witches and cunning folk. It is particularly
ironic that the author’s intent was a debunking of magick and witchcraft
generally, revealing the secrets of stage conjuring employed by charlatans,
and the absurdity of those rituals employed by the serious practitioners.
In doing so, Scot provided the first English translations of the contents of
classical grimoire, which had to this point largely been delivered in Latin.
As such, he published the only readily accessible collection of ritual
formulae available in its day. These primarily originated, according to
Scot, from the works of John Cokars and ‘T.S.’
These rituals were augmented and expanded upon in a third edition,
1665. What remains specifically interesting is that these rites combined
diabolist formula with folkloric content, so that the practitioner was
provided with classically Christianised goetic style sorcery, with its
planetary tables and circles of evocation, combined with phaerie lore. It is
thus unsurprising that it should have become such an influential text to the
practitioners of its day.

The Necronomicon
"La mayyitan ma qadirun yatabaqa sarmadi
Fa itha yaji ash-shuthath al-mautu qad yantahi"

That is not dead which can eternal lie,

And in strange aeons even death may come to die.

This grimoire has its origins in the fictional horror stories of

H.P.Lovecraft, published in the 1920s. Strangely, various claims have
been made that the book has been discovered. It has been published in
various editions, and modern practitioners of the arts of delusion and
illumination have performed successful sorceries based on these fictional
ideas. It has thus become an issue of some controversy. Yet, from another
perspective, we know little of the true histories of any of the classical
What is significant is that the magick works… even if the rituals are
based on complete fraud. Their formula has been copied from the goetic,
'merely the names have been changed'. The symbol system of the Cthulhu
mythos, spliced with these basic techniques of sorcery, yields results.
Something very strange has happened here, illustrating a basic principal of
the cunning; just because a belief brings results in the objective world,
does not necessitate the objectivity of that belief.
The Key to this Mystery may lie in the sorcerer's arte of dreaming.
Aside from theories as to the source of the Necronomicon in a document
of esoteric Freemasonry owned by his father, Lovecraft was himself a
very strange man. The ideas he expressed as fiction originated in the
nightmares he was plagued with.
Through dreaming, fiction, speculation, and magick, this infamous
grimoire has earthed itself. This is purely in keeping with the goetic
tradition, and many sorcerers strive to manifest material by similar means.
The spirits speak to us through our dreaming minds, this they have done
from the beginning. Such have been the origins of the deepest, most
profound initiations.

Chapter One;
The Hierarchy of

In comprehending the nature of the devils and demons that are

traditionally the source of the black witchcraft power, it is necessary to
consider and meditate upon the forms and names of those angelic
mysteries from which they are understood – wilful or not – to have
From Moses onwards kabalists, esotericists and occultists attributed
angels governing the powers of the planets, the four seasons, the days of
the week, the hours of the day, to places, plants and principles of every
kind. They also expanded greatly upon their numbers and names. Spells
and incantations calling upon such forces were in abundance as late as
the 13th century, as are recorded in the classical grimoire. Paradoxically,
many angels appear in the grimoire also as devils and demons; without
transformation or change of name, merely of ‘alignment’. It is almost as
if the citizenship of Heaven and Hell are in constant flux, and the
divisions between ‘good’ and ‘evil’ are not as succinct and unchanging
as orthodox theologians would have us believe. Compare almost any
description of spirits from the Lesser Key to the description of the
Angelic manifestation in Ezekiel 1:6-13.

As we shall observe, the angels, saints, devils and demons may be

traced back largely to the spirits of the previous aeon of ‘pagan’ magick.
The Hebrew term for angel is Mal’akh, meaning ‘messenger’. The word
angel itself comes through the Sanskrit Angeres, Persian Angeres, to the
Greek Angelos. Such pre-christian roots are apparent even in their
names, which commonly end with the singular ‘EL’, meaning ‘Shining
One’. The word is of Sumerian origin, and is related to the Akkadian
ILU, Babylonian ELLU, Old Welsh ELLU, Old Irish ‘AILLIL’, Anglo-
Saxon AELF, and English ELF.

Even our classical image of the angel, a beautiful human with bird
wings, has its origin in pagan imagery. In the 8th century, when the
foundations of Church doctrine were being laid, the visual artists were
no less influenced by their heritage than the writers were. Two of the
common inspirational sources of their works include the Hellenic Greek
god of sexuality, Eros, and ‘The Winged Victory’, Nike. Similar
reference is made in images of the Virgin and child Christ and Venus
with Cupid upon her own lap. Such continued to provide models for the
Renaissance artists of the 12th-15th century. A more eastern influence
may also be recognised in the ‘Peacock Angels’ of Fra. Fillipo Lippi.
Although the power of the Church extended its control of the arts, as the
governments do with the media in modern times, painters such as
Leornado da Vinci explored philosophies of heresy and mysticism,
sciences liberal and otherwise. To keen and unconditioned eyes there
are numerous signs of profound magical humour in their works, hidden
in plain view.

The archangels named in the Bible (Gabriel, Michael, Raphael) were

mentioned in the seventh century onwards in the Litany of the Saints,
although it was only as late as the last century that Benedict XV made
the feast of the last two obligatory. The names of the other angels were
deemed apocryphal. The Book of Enoch adds Uriel, Raguel, Saraqael
and Haniel to the list of archangels. In the mid-eighth century a Frankish
priest named Adalbert was condemned for praying to Uriel, Raguel,
Tubuel, Adin, Tubuas, Sabaok, and Sariel, all of whom the Roman synod
had declared to be actually devils. By the 14th century Enoch’s relatively
modest count of a few hundred angels had been expanded by the
Cardinal Bishop of Tusculum to precisely 301,655,722. Of these
133,306,668 were amongst the Fallen. Others insisted that the nine
choirs each had 6,666 legions of 6,666 angels.

Although such theological absurdities may seem irrelevant to us now,

at the time they were considered crucial to our common perception of
ourselves in relation to Cosmos. What can hardly be disputed is that the
angels, and their relatives the devils, have been wholly accepted and
imprinted into the collective imagination of our culture over hundreds of
thousands of years. Thus, although we may now be wholly immersed in
an aeon of atheist and nihilist world views, the angels and devils
themselves still provoke a powerful response from our deeper minds.

Angelology, like the pantheistic cosmologies that precede it, reflects

our human psychology. That is, the various spheres of angelic influence,
Love, Protection, Vengeance, even Death and Disease, are human
concerns. Approaching as rationalist, artist or mystic we may seek to
fathom in the study of angels some insight into ourselves.


Highest Triad
The Hierarchy of Heaven may be seen as a series of ‘circles’
surrounding the singularity of God, an emanation of pure thought of the
highest vibration whose frequency steadily decreases as it travels away
from the core. These transmissions first become an orbiting region of
Limitless Light (Ain Soph), and as it condenses further it begins to
manifest as matter. The world we commonly perceive and experience is
merely that which vibrates at those frequencies to which our senses are
attuned. Beyond this, vibrating at an even lower level than base
humanity, are the coarser spirits we call the devils and demons. Thus all
things may be seen as degrees of vibration emanating from one single
source. It is as with light and darkness; which we call opposites, but are
in fact the varying vibrations of the same things. “The All is Mind; The
Universe is Mental”. Such may be seen in the various diagrams of the
Tree of Life as developed by most of our world’s spiritual traditions. All
paradoxes are resolved by this knowledge.
The first triad vibrate at the highest frequency, through the first three
choirs. Thus the Seraphim are the ‘purest’, whilst the Thrones are the
point at which matter first appears.

1st Choir:
The ‘fiery flying serpents of lightning’, from the Hebrew ser meaning
‘higher being’ and rapha meaning ‘healer’. The name thus suggests the
image of the caduceus, the serpent or dragon as a symbol of healing
sacred to Aesculapius, and the Ourobouros of the Gnostic Ophites. Their
appearance before humankind is as six winged and four headed beings.
The prophet Isiah saw flaming angels above the Throne of God; “Each
had six wings: two covered the face, two covered the feet and two were
used for flying.”
It is they who endlessly circle the throne of God, chanting the Hebrew
Trisagion- Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh, commonly translated as “Holy,
Holy, Holy is the Lord God of Hosts, the whole Earth is full of His
Glory”. Such is the Song of Creation, and the First and Highest
Emanation of Love.
According to the Book of Enoch there are four Seraphim,
corresponding to the four winds. Later commentators have amended this
to mean that there are four ‘Princes’ who rule over them. They are;
Metatron or Satan, Kemu-el, Nathana-el, and Gabri-el.
2nd Choir:
The Hebrew ‘Kerub’ is commonly translated as ‘knowledge’, or ‘one
who intercedes’. They are the first angels mentioned in the Bible,
stationed by God “East of Eden the Cherubim and the Ever Turning
Sword to guard the way to the Tree of Life”. They are described by
Theodorus, Bishop of Heraclea, as “Beasts which might terrify Adam
from the entrance of Paradise”. In the Hebrew tradition they are
described as having four faces and four wings, or alternatively by John
of Patmos in Revelations as having six wings and six eyes. They are
considered the Bearers of God’s Throne and His charioteers. See Psalm
18. They also appear as golden sculptures covering the Ark of the
The origins of the term lie in Babylon, where they are monstrous
winged entities guarding the entrances to temples; the ‘Ka-ri-bu’. Similar
creatures guarded the Assyrian Tree of Everlasting Life.

3rd Choir:
Thrones- Ophanim or Galgallin
In Hebrew Merkabah lore, they are the ‘Great Wheels’ or ‘Many Eyed
Ones’. ‘Galgal’ meaning ‘pupil of the eye’. Whilst the Cherubim are
God’s charioteers, the Ophanim are the actual chariots. In more modern
terms, they are the archetypal U.F.O. or ‘flying saucer’.
They are variously said to reside in the third and fourth Heavens, and
thus exist as the first emanations that may be considered as possessing
the elemental developments of form and substance. It is here that
Heaven meets Earth, and thus becomes exposed to potential corruption.
The most powerful of mystics and magicians have been known to
summon the Angels of the Throne and bind them as ‘magical machines’;
thus gaining the perfect astral form and the abilities to travel to Heaven,
Hell, through time, space, and the dimensions of para-reality.
According to Rabbinic scripture, all the Hebrew patriarchs joined this
order upon their arrival in Heaven, although Christian theologians
obviously disagree on this point.
Their ruling Prince is Raphael. See Ezekiel 1:13-19.
Middle Triad
The Second Triad are concerned with the dualistic nature of humanity
in seeking the Ultimate Unity with God. As such they are closer to
humanity, and more prone to corruption. In occult lore many are
considered to be ‘Double Agents’, appearing both as Angels and as
Devils. To the black magician or witch they are thus powerful allies.

4th Choir:
Also called Dominations, Lords, Kuriotetes, and in Hebrew lore
Hamshallim. Considerd as channels of Mercy residing in the Second
Heaven, and according to Dionysus regulate the Angel’s duties. Its
ruling Lords are Zadkiel, Hashmal (Hasmal/Chasmal, the ‘fire speaking
Angel’), Yahriel and Muriel.

5th Choir:
Known also as Malakim, the Dunamis, Tarshishim, ‘Brilliant Ones’ or
‘Shining Ones’. They are said to bestow miracles and blessings, and are
most often associated with heroes and those who fight for what is right.
According to the Book of Adam and Eve, two virtues acted as midwives
at the birth of Cain. Their ruling princes are Michael, Raphael, Bariel,
Tashish, and before the Fall, Satan-el.

6th Choir:
The Dynamis, Potentiates and Authorities, the first angels created by
God. They inhabit the border between the First and Second Heavens.
Saint Paul warns that the Powers may be both good and evil. They act as
guides to the soul, and their task is to transform the duality of mundane
consciousness into a unity with Divinity; see Romans 13:1. In occult
lore they act as guides upon the astral plane, coming to the aid of those
deceased who might otherwise be unbalanced by the experience and
drawn into insanity.
Their chief is Cama-el, ‘He who sees God’, who exemplifies the
nature of the powers in that he may be considered as benign and malign,
and yet gains the favour of God. As Kemu-el, he acts as mediator
between the prayers of Israel and the Hierarchs of the Seventh Heaven.
As Chamuel, he wrestled with Jacob and appeared to Jesus in the Garden
of Gethsemane. It was also Cama-el who was blasted by Moses when he
attempted to prevent Moses from receiving the Torah from God. He is
said to command 144,000 angels of destruction, punishment, vengeance
and death.
Cama-el is also identified in the Goetia as a Duke of Hell.


Lowest Triad
The third triad of principalities is rooted in the First Heaven and its
border with the material dimension. They are thus the most like humans,
and amongst the best known to us. As with the Second Triad, they are
vulnerable to corruption.

7th Choir:
Originally seen as an order in charge of the nations, and later of the
religions. There is some disagreement as to who is the chief amongst
them. Contenders include Hami-el, who transported Enoch to Heaven
and is identified with the Chaldean deity Ishtar, Cervill the Prince of
Strength who is said to have come to David’s aid in defeating Goliath.
Also Ana-el who is named as one of the Seven Angels of Creation and is
associated with human sexuality. He is also named as governor of the
Second Heaven, with control of the world’s leaders and whose Dominion
encompasses the moon. The final and strangest contender is Nisrock,
originally an Assyrian deity and is also identified as a Prince of Hell.

8th Choir:
According to Dionysos these are the “Messengers which carry the
Divine Decrees”. They are considered the most important
intercessionaries between God and humankind and lead the forces of
Heaven in their constant struggle with the Infernal Legions. They are the
seven Angels that stand before God in Revelations. The Koran of Islam
recognises four but names only two- Jibril (Gabri-el), and Micha-el.
These two also appear in Masonic and psuedo-Masonic occult lore,
accompanied by Rapha-el and Uri-el, as are summoned in the Lesser
Rite of the Pentagram. These are the four Guardian Angels. The other
three are traditionally chosen from Remi-el, Sari-el, Ana-el, Ragu-el,
Razi-el and Metatron.

Metatron According to rabbinical texts he is really the greatest Angel

of all. In Christian texts he is variously called Prince of the Divine Face,
Angel of the Covenant, King of Angels, and the Lesser Tetragrammaton
(YHVH), and is charged with the sustenance of the world. In the
Talmud and Targum he is the direct link between humankind and God.
He appears in the Yakult Hadash, where the two Egyptian magicians
Jannes and Jambre manage to gain unqualified admission to Heaven and
refuse to leave. Micha-el and Gabri-el are sent to expel them but are
defeated. After Metatron defeats the magicians he is set above Micha-el
and Gabri-el.
According to one version of his myth he was once none other than
Enoch himself, transformed in reward for his recording of the angelic
lore for humankind into a fiery angel with six times six wings and
countless eyes. In this form he is the angelic scribe who records all in
the Aetheric Archives.
In Gnostic scripture, Metatron is identified as the Demiurge, the
Prince of Darkness who is the creator of the material Universe. Thus he
is identified as Satan, or ha-satan, and as ABRAXAS.
The holiness or unholiness of the Metatron is undecided, thrown
backwards and forwards by the argumenets of theologians, priests,
magicians and rabbi. As such it is a most paradoxical name to conjure

Shekinah According to the Zohar the creation of the world was the
work of the Shekinah, who is the female aspect of the Metatron. The
Shekinah was exiled after the Fall of Adam and Eve, and according to
rabbinical lore the entire purpose of the Torah is to lead the Shekinah
back to God and unite Her with Him.

Micha-el Originally a Chaldean deity, the name Micha-el translates as

‘who is as God’. Along with Gabriel he is one of the only two angels
actually named in the Old Testament. It was he who vanquished Satan
from Heaven in single combat. It is also he who will descend from
Heaven with “the key to the abyss and a great chain in his hand” and will
bind the Beast for 1000 years (Revelations: 20:1).
According to Jewish lore it is Micha-el who appeared to Moses in the
midst of the burning bush. He appears again in the burial scene where he
disputes with Satan the possession of the old patriarch’s corpse. In one
account Micha-el is said to have single handedly annihilated a hundred
and eighty-five thousand men from the army of Sennercherib, the
Assyrian king who threatened Jerusalem in 701 B.C.
In The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness, which
is one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, he is named as the ‘Prince of Light’, who
leads a host against Belial. In this role he is the viceroy of Heaven,
which was also the title of Lucifer before the Fall. There are Muslim
traditions which describe Micha-el as possessing “Wings the colour of
green emerald… covered with saffron hairs, each of them containing a
million faces and mouths and as many tongues which, in a million
dialects, implore the pardon of Allah.”
He is the Angel of the Last Judgement and ‘weigher of souls’. In the
Middle Ages he was considered the ‘psychopomp’, conducting souls to
the other world. Such a pedigree dates from when the tribes of Israel
were in captivity in Egypt. Thus he may be equated here with Anubis,
the Dog Star, whose name in Persian is Tistar, ‘Chief’, and in Akkadian
Kasista, ‘Prince’. The equation of Micha-el and the god of the
underworld also continues after the arrival of Roman Catholicism. The
Church, anxious to attract and convert the pagans of Roman Gaul,
endowed Micha-el with many of the attributes of the god Mercury, and
thus also of the Greek Hermes. Chapels dedicated to Micha-el thus
sprang up throughout Europe and Britain over earlier temples which had
been built on hills and mounds, ‘Michael’s Mounts’. These were
previously the focal points in earlier times of the Dragon Power running
through the earth.

Gabri-el Jibril, an alternative version of the name, dictated the Koran

to Mohammed and is considered the Angel of Truth. Gabri-el is
described as possessing 140 pairs of wings and in Judeo-Christian lore is
the Angel of Annunciation, Resurrection, Mercy, Revelation and Death.
The root of the name Gabri-el lies in the Sumerian word GBR,
meaning gubernator or governer. The name may also be translated as
‘divine husband’, and in Luke 1:26 it is Gabriel who places the child
within the womb of Mary. The ruler of the Cherubim and the Governor
of Eden, said to sit on the left side of God, some theologians have made
a case for Gabri-el being female. If such is so she is the only female
angel of the higher echelons known by name.
In occult lore she is often associated with childbirth, and with
escorting the invariably complaining soul from paradise to its
reincarnation in the womb of an earthly mother. She/he appears to
Zacharias to announce the coming of John the Baptist, and again in
Daniel to tell him of the coming of a messiah, a message she repeats to
Mary in the Annunciation.
Gabri-el lead the Second War in Heaven and was thus expelled like
Lucifer, but later forgiven and reinstated. During this time Gabriel was
replaced by the angel Dobiel.

Rapha-el Originally known in Chaldea as Labbi-el, the name Rapha-el

means ‘the shining one who heals’. In the Zohar it is said that he is
“charged to heal the earth.. the earth which furnishes a place for man,
whom he also heals of his illnesses”. In Enoch I he is declared to be
“one of the four presences set over all the diseases and all the wounds in
the children of men”. He heals Abraham of the pain of his (belated)
circumcision, and in the Prayer of Joseph heals Jacob of his wounded
knee, sustained whilst fighting with Uri-el.
As with the Seraphim, Rapha-el is commonly associated with the
serpent. He is a chief ruling over the Second Heaven, and the Order of
Virtues, Regent of the Sun, and the angel of science and knowledge.
Guardian of the Tree of Life in Eden, and according to his own
admission in the Book of Tobit, one of the seven angels of the Throne.
Although officially a Virtue he has the six wings of a seraph, yet at the
same time is of the Cherubim, Dominions and Powers.
He presented Noah with the knowledge he required to build the Ark,
and with a medical book / grimoire that is sometimes identified as the
Book of Raziel.
He is also identified in Hebrew tradition as a guide of Sheol, ‘the Pit’
or womb of the underworld.

Uri-el ‘Fire of God’, identified in later scriptures with Phanuel, ‘Face

of God’. The angel who gave mankind the Kaballah. Presides over
Tartarus (Hell), being both Seraphim and Cherubim. Identified as the
Cherub who “stands at the Garden of Eden with a fiery sword”, and who
“watches over thunder and terror”. Appears as the Angel of Repentance
in the Apocalypse of St. Peter; “Uri-el, the angel of God, will bring forth
an order, according to their transgression, the souls of those sinners..
They will burn them in their dwelling places in everlasting fire. And
after all of them are destroyed with their dwelling places, they will be
punished eternally.. Those who have blasphemed the way out of
righteousness will be hung up by their tongues. Spread under them is
unquenchable fire so they cannot escape it.”
According to the Sibylline Oracles Uri-el is the Angel who on the Day
of Judgement will “break the monstrous bars framed of unyielding and
unbroken adamant of the brazen gates of Hades, and cast them down
In The Prayer of Joseph Jacob wrestles with a ‘dark angel’ usually
identified as Uri-el, and the two merge to become one entity. In the
Midrash Aggada Exodus Uri-el manifests in the form of a fiery serpent
and attacks Moses for failing to uphold tradition in the circumcision of
his son.
Uri-el was officially ‘de-Sainted’ in 745 A.D. when a Church council,
Pope Zachary, condemned both Uri-el and Ragu-el as demons in a kind
of Inquisition of the celestial beings. He was later reinstated.

Sari-el Also known as Suri-el, Suriy-el, Zerachi-el and Sarqu-el, his

name translates as ‘God’s Command’. According to Enoch, Sariel is
“responsible for the fate of those angels who transgress the Laws.” With
the self contradiction typical of all theologians he also lists him as one of
the Fallen Angels, whilst in The Wars of the Sons of Light Against the
Sons of Darkness his name appears on the shields of a unit of the forces
of Light.
He is often identified as one of the Angels of Death, and as the angel
who gave knowledge to Moses.

Ragu-el ‘Friend of God’, also called Rasu-il, Rufa-el, Akrasi-el.

According to Enoch this is the Angel who ‘takes vengeance upon the
world of the luminaries’, i.e. who watches over and polices the
behaviour of the Angels, and punishes their transgressions. He also
appears in the apocryphal ‘Revelation of John’ ; “Then shall He send the
angel Raguel saying: go sound the trumpet for the angels of cold and
snow and ice and bring together every kind of wrath upon them that
stand on the left.” So watch out!

Razi-el Also known as Ratzi-el, Saraqu-el, Akrasi-el, or Gallizur,

“Angel of the Secret Regions of the Supreme Mysteries.” Author of the
Book of the Angel Raziel, “wherein all celestial and earthly knowledge is
set down” revealing the 1,500 keys to the mysteries in a code unknown
to any living mortal. This ‘grimoire’ he presented to Adam, and it was
then passed to Enoch who incorporated much of it into the Book of
Enoch. In was then passed to Noah, who used information within it to
design and build the Ark.
Moses Maimonides identifies him as the chief of the Erelim
(Thrones), describing him as a brilliant white fire.
According to Targum Ecclesiastes, each day Razi-el “stands upon the
peak of Mount Horeb, proclaims the secrets to all mankind.”

9th Choir:
Theses are the last in the Heavenly hierarchy and the closest to mankind.
Many early Hebrew sources recognise the existence of Angels before
creation, as did the early Catholic Church. In the Talmud, however, we
are informed that having been created they sing a Hymn of praise to God
and promptly expire, only to be recreated again the following day.
The officially recognised doctrine of modern Catholicism states that
Angels are purely immaterial spiritual beings.


The 10th Choir
According to the Bishop of Paris in the 13th century, there was once a
tenth order of Angels who succumbed to the flesh. Such was a
convenient way of explaining the events of Genesis 6, where the Grigori
or ‘Watchers’ descend. Since, according to official doctrine of the time,
Angels are sexless and unable to reproduce, such an explanation was
required. Early commentators claim that nine tenths of the Watchers
descended, although later these numbers were reversed when it was
realised that such a claim gave considerably more force to the Sons of
Darkness than to the Sons of Light.

“..And the Angels, the children of Heaven, saw and lusted

after them and said to one another: “Come let us choose wives
from amongst the children of men and beget us children”..
And all the others together took unto themselves wives, and
each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them
and defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms
and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them
acquainted with plants..”

According to Hebraic lore the Fall was precipitated by a group of angels

known as the bene ha Elohim or Grigori, ‘Sons of God’ known also as
‘The Watchers’, who succumbed to the corruptions of the Earthly plane.
If they were truly angels, their form was nevertheless monstrous.

Generally they are described as serpents and dragons with seven heads,
each with two faces, and as twelve wings. As in the above passage they
were seduced by the potentials of the flesh and descended onto Mount
Hermon 12,000 years ago. They cohabited with human females of the
lowlands below Eden to father the Nephilim, giants who later went on to
build the Tower of Babel and brought an end to the Aeon of Enoch..

Rabbi Elkiezer of the 8th century puts the blame squarely on the
women. “The Angels who fell from Heaven saw the daughters of Cain
perambulating and displaying their private parts, their eyes painted with
antimony in the manner of harlots, and, being seduced, took wives from
amongst them.”

The Watchers and their brood devolved through their carnal obsessions
and became tainted by the powers they sought to master. As it says in
the Book of Enoch; “..And they began to sin against the birds, the beasts,
and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another’s flesh.” It seems they
were unable to divest themselves of their mortal forms and instead
descended further and further into carnality.

Naturally, God stepped in to try and sort out the mess. The Watchers
and their foul offspring were either thrown into the Abyss, or were
destroyed in the Great Flood. However, there are many black magicians
and witches who believe it is possible to contact and learn from these
entities even in the modern day. Their names appear with regularity in
the grimoires, and they are considered to be the first of ‘the Blood’.
Those who are moved to take up the heathen sorceries do so because we
are carrying forward the genetic anomaly of the children of Cain, whose
blood was ‘tainted’ with that of the Grigori.

Thus these arts are not mere low sorcery, but the profound veneration
of our ancestry. It is our embracing of the Infernal nature that is within
all humankind, and its deliberate awakening within the current of
witchcraft. This myth itself is reflected in the earlier Babylonian tale
where humankind are created from the blood of Kingu, first of her brood
leader of the dragon Tiamat’s army of Chaos.

Through us, they walk upon the earth. According to the Book of
Enoch, their identities are as follows;

Agni-el: Who taught of enchantments of roots and the secrets of conjure.

Anma-el: Made a sexual pact with a mortal woman to reveal the Secret
Names of God.

Araqui-el/Saraqa-el: Taught the signs and secrets of the earth

(geography and/or geomancy).

Araziel/Arazyael: ‘God is my noon.’

Asael: ‘Made by God’.

Asbeel: ‘God’s deserter’. It is he who sowed the first seeds of dissention

and lead the others astray.

Azael/Azazel: Possibly from the Babylonian Arsiel, who was the demon
of the bottomless pit and whose name meant ‘Black Sun’, although
usually translated to mean ‘Whom God strengthens’. He was supposedly
the first to descend, and later becomes Ibliss. According to rabbinical
texts, he is also Satan, who refused to bow before the Son of Clay. With
Naamah, sister of Cain, he fathered Azza ‘the strong one’, who later
revealed the Heavenly Arcana to Solomon..

Baraqijal: Who taught men astrology.

Exael: Who, according to Enoch, “taught men how to fabricate engines
of war, works in silver and gold, the uses of gems and perfumes.”

Ezeqeel: Taught the science of meteorology.

Gadreel: ‘God is my helper’. Identified by Enoch as the one who lead

Eve astray, although Eve protested strongly that she had “..copulated
with no false beguiling serpent.” Also taught men how to make tools
and weapons.

Kasdaye: Taught women how to abort.

Kashdejan: Taught the curing of diseases including those of the mind.

Kokabel: Taught astronomy and the science of the constellations.

Penemue/Penemuel: Who taught the art of writing “although through

this many went astray until this day, for Men were not created for such a
purpose to confirm their good intentions with pen and ink.” Is also able
to cure stupidity.

Pharmaros: Who brought us pharmacy, herb lore, and diagnosis.

Satanail/Salamiel: Great Prince amongst Grigori. According to Enoch

he and his crew were already being punished by God even before the
Fall Through Lust, although for what crime Enoch is not informed,
although it is inferred that he had lead a small rebellion.

Talmai-el: A descendant of the Grigori who escaped the Flood and the
Avenging Angels.

Tamiel: ‘Perfection of God’.

Turel: ‘Rock of God’.

Usiel: ‘Strength of God’.

Chapter Two;
The Sin of

The concept of the Devil was a fairly late development in the

monothiestic legacy. The early Hebrews attributed all events, whether
good or bad, to the One God. He encapsulated both Darkness and Light,
destruction and creation, corruption and purity. Such is clearly stated in
Isaiah 45:7;

‘I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and

create evil: I the LORD do all these things.’

In the Old Testament it is God Himself who slays the first born of
Egypt, sends plagues and famine, strikes down with lightning, and
demands of Abraham that he sacrifice his first born son. The idea of a
separate evil only gradually arrives from the 2nd century B.C.

The dilemma of evil created a paradoxical tension between the

essentially monist concept of a single divinity underlying existence and
the dualistic principle of a Lord of Light and a Lord of Darkness. Whilst
the rabbis have extricated Judaism from these early conflicts, the modern
Christian Church remains befuddled by the confusion arising from these
two essentially contradictory concepts. Standing in the centre of the
ensuing maelstrom is none other than the Dark One Himself.

The idea of a Devil does not appear in the Old Testament. Rather, we
find ha-satan, ‘the Opposer’. Yet this title was a common term for an
opponent of any kind, and this was most probably a title of office as in a
modern prosecution. It is thus morally neither good nor evil, but rather
an agent of neutrality. In Enoch I the scribe describes his first meeting
with the Lord (En XL:6) where he also witnesses Uriel “arguing against
the satans and refusing them permission to come before the Lord to
accuse those from the Earth.”

The myth of the Fall originates in The Book of Enoch, and is outside
of the Canon. Yet by the time the New Testament was compiled the
influence of Enoch had been absorbed, along with elements of the
Persian Zoroastrian religion, Judea being under Persian rule from the 6th
to 4th centuries B.C. In their cosmology there are two principles of
Ahura Mazda, being creative, and Ahriman, being destructive. So
evenly matched are they that the slightest flux can topple the balance,
and mortal-kind are constantly being drawn to one side or the other.

Originally the Devil was the shadow side of God, His dark aspect.
Mal’ak was the term employed for that aspect of God that was able to
communicate with mortal kind. It was this concept that was translated
into the concept of the angel. Only the shadow was able to communicate
because the Light is too great for a human to bear, as with Zeus.
As the Hebrew religion evolved, so did this ‘shadow’, until it broke
away from God and became a separate power having its own free Will.
However, with this separation came the natural dualistic attribution of
God’s other characteristics, so that the Shadow also becomes His
destructive and malign aspect, whilst the Light becomes everything
good. In the Book of Jubilee, compiled approximately a hundred years
after the Old Testament, this shadow has acquired the title of Mastema, a
Hebrew word meaning ‘adversity’. From this moment it is this Accusing
Angel that becomes responsible for all the darker things previously
imputed to God. It was the Mastema who hardened the Pharoah’s heart
and assisted the Egyptian sorcerers against Israel.

This is reflected in the Book of Job. Satan has been speaking ill of
Job, and God gives him permission to afflict Job as a way of testing him.
Satan destroys not only Job’s property, but takes away his health and
slays his numerous sons and daughters.

Origen of Alexandria, an influential early Greek Christian theologian,

stipulates a spiritual evolutionary theory concerning the nature of angels,
mortals, and devils. He maintained that God created a number of angels
who were equal and of free will. A number of these gradually drifted
away, whilst others remained in the ethereal regions close to their
Source. Those who drifted further out fell into the lower dimensions.
Those who fell further still took on human form, whilst those who drifted
the furthest became demonic. He further speculates that men can thus
become as angels or devils through their own doing, as angels may
become human or demonic and visa versa;

“When intended for the more imperfect spirits, it becomes

solidified, thickens, and forms the bodies of this visible world.
If it is serving higher intelligences, it shines with the
brightness of the celestial bodies, and serves as a garb for the
Angels of God.”

The concept of the Evil One is essential in any religion that preaches
redemption, for there must be something to be overcome. It is an old
truth that the Devil is the Church’s greatest ally, keeping it in business.
During the next two millennia the Dark One inevitably gathered
followers of His own, as well as many new names and titles.

Amongst them is the Father of Lies, and it is said that the greatest trick
He ever played was convincing us that He does not exist. Not even His
servants seem to actually believe in Him anymore- such is as He has
commanded. As with all liars his story is inconsistent, and there are
many conflicting versions of how He and His fellows came to exist.

Later Christianity adopted the legend of the Fall, a theme most

popular throughout the Middle East. The following Canaanite scripture
was recorded five centuries before the Hebrew scribes produced the Old
Testament, and concerns the legend of Shaher, who was born of ‘the Pit’,
Helel, which is the womb of the Mother Goddess. Compare with Isaiah
14:12-14 as we know it now;

“How hast thou fallen from heaven, Helel’s son Shaher!

Thou didst say in thy heart, I will ascend to Heaven. Above
the circumpolar stars I will raise my throne and I will dwell
on the Mount of Council in the back of the north. I will
mount the back of a cloud. I will be like unto Elyon.”

According to some versions of this myth, the Devil has set Himself up
in competition to God, and has created His own dark counterpart of
Heaven within the Abyss.

According to St. Augustine the War in Heaven was brought about

when God created an order of angels and strengthened them with an act
of grace that gave them a profound understanding of the cosmos and
their place within it. He then created a second order, but withheld His
grace, so giving them the opportunity to sin. This they did, and with
enthusiasm. Amongst the first order was Micha-el, who managed to
expel the sinners from Heaven.

In an alternative version of this doctrine, the cause of the Fall is

disobedience and pride. Lucifer was originally the greatest of the
Seraphim and refused to bow before Adam, as God demanded. For how
can a Son of Fire bow to a Son of Clay? As punishment Lucifer was
flung into the Abyss, followed by one third of the angels.

A Sufic version of this tale exists in which Lucifer is seen as the angel
who loved God the most. His refusal to bow before Adam was not out
of pride, but through obedience to a previous ruling that God had given
to bow before none but Him. In this version the Devil suffers terribly
from God’s inability to forgive him, and is most jealous and bitter
towards humankind as the new object of God’s love.

A further interpretation exists that the Fall was a result of jealousy

when God appointed Lucifer’s brother, Jesual, to be the Son. In
response Lucifer gives birth from his head to Sin, and copulating with
her He goes on to father Death.

Most versions agree that the Devil was once viceroy of God, and in
his original form he is said to have had twelve wings. Gregory of
Nazianus states that before the Fall he had worn the other Angels as a
“garment, transcending all in glory..” In the Gospel of Bartholomew the
Devil states ;

“At first I was called Satan-el, Messenger of God, but when

I rejected the image of God my name was called Satanas, that
is an angel that keepeth Hell.. I was formed the first angel.”

Even St. Jerome agrees that the Devil will eventually be reinstated at
God’s side as a power of Heaven. Lucifer is seen as the dying and
reborn Son of the Morning, the balancing counterpart and Mastema of
Chapter Three;
The Book of
Infernal Names

“We have entered into a league with death:

We have made a covenant with Hell.”
Isaiah 28:15
The knowledge of the names of the various spirits of Magick and
Witchcraft offers some degree of power over them. The Circle of the
Art is traditionally empowered through their inscription and intonation,
as are a great number of talisman and spells. Such is an ancient and
universal belief, and may be found throughout all traditions that deal
with spirits and sorcery.
In Witchcraft, the names of those entities whose powers and natures
are aligned to the desired outcome may be used to tap into their power.
For example, a rite to attract material wealth might call upon the names
of Mammon and Astaroth for ‘added power’. Such might be inscribed
upon a talisman, or intoned as a mantra to aid the trance during some
other form of ritual. This is quite apart from the more extreme forms of
sorcery, where the spirits might be more actively evoked to
Having considered first the Hierarchy of Heaven, here follows a brief
‘roll call’ of those who have Fallen, their descendants, and also in some
sense their ancestors. The primary sources of these names are the
classical Grimoire. These as a whole imitate the work of one book; this
being the Goetia itself, otherwise called the Lesser Key of Solomon. Yet
the traditions of Black Witchcraft are none of them frozen in time, and
there may be found Below various other names that have been added to
the Infernal Census in days previous to and since those in which the
classical Grimoire were composed. Many pagan sources have
contributed to the pantheon of Goetic Magick and Black Witchcraft
generally; the Assyrian, Babylonian, Greek and Roman especially. The
greatest influence with regard to the classical Grimoire is Hebrew, itself
having incorporated various Names and Mysteries from these same
sources in its history.
Details are given, where possible, as to the Grimoire within which the
spirits may be found. The reader is directed to these sources, where they
will find the traditional rites and prayers of Evocation, and the signs and
seals by which they may be summoned. Yet it should be known that
these rituals are far from the only way in which such spirits may be
called upon. For example Paul Huson’s controversial and influential
work ‘Mastering Witchcraft’ include a formula by which the demon
Agares is called upon.
This author has come across and worked many other formulae that
deviate from those of the classical Grimoire and yet call upon the same
spirits detailed within them, and affirms that such is not unusual in the
practice of Black Witchcraft.
This list is extensive, yet by no means exhaustive. There are also
many strange and unusual spirits that are known locally to various
districts of England, or whose names have been passed as ‘secrets’
amongst certain lineages of Witchcraft. One or two of the better known
of these are also included below, for the convenience of the reader. On
the whole such spirits are also Christianised and Demonised forms of old
pagan powers.

Abalim (Hebrew, mourning ). Demon attendant upon Paimon.

Abbadon (Hebrew, downfall, ruin, probably from Greek, Apollyon,

meaning Destroyer). Fallen Angel, who is the destroyer, the place of
destruction, the Abyss (Job 26:2;28:2). Lord of the Locust Plague,
Angel of Hell (Revelation 9:7-11). Whose name Milton uses to describe
the pit of Hell. Chief of the demonic locusts, whose faces are human and
whose tails are scorpion. The name of the sixth Hell, corresponding to
Chesed. The Hebrews borrowed their seven layered Gehenna from the
Babylonians, whose dark prince is also called Arsi-el (Black Sun).
Within the central pit of the bottom layer lives the serpent angel
Apollyon, the fallen Apollo, King of Locusts. Again, we see the
incorporation and demonisation of Pagan dieties of the previous age.
Abraxas, Abrasax, Abraxis (Greaco-Oriental, Gnostic) Whose name
means ‘King’, adds to 365, and the hebdomad of letters is assosciated
with the seven planets. Who has the head of a cockrel and snakes for
legs. (Abrasax, Abraxis, and in Scientific literature, Angnipede, meaning
‘snake feet). Abraxas is recognised as a Devil of Black Witchcraft, and
the name appears in various evocatory formulae. It is also applied as a
title sometimes given to Lucifer/Satan.

Adramelech, Adramelek (Hebrew ‘King of Fire’). An Angel of the

Throne, now a Fallen Angel, arch-demon Chancellor of the Order of the
Fly, patron of hypocrites. Manifests as a peacock or a mule, or as
bearded, Eagle winged, lion bodied. Charged with the Devil’s livery.
Corresponds to the Quabballistic sphere of Yod. Identified with
sacrifices by fire.

Agares (Goetic, from Greek agreus meaning hunter, also the name of
an avatar of Dionysos). A Duke ruling in the East. Formerly of the
Angelic Order of Virtues. Appears as an old man riding a crocodile,
with a goshawk on his fist. Causes earthquakes, destroys dignities,
teaches languages, brings back runaways, makes those who run stand

Agrath bath Mahalath, Aggerath, Igrath, Igerath, Agrat (Hebrew,

daughter of Mahalath). One of Samael’s three wives, Queen of
Demons. ‘Angel’ of prostitution. Equated with Lilith. The Bible
mentions two women named ‘Mahalth’, one is the daughter of Ishmael
and wife of Esau, the other is wife to Rehoboam and grand-daughter of

Ahriman (Middle Persian, modern Farsi, from Angru Mainyu). Whose

name was given by Zarathustra, and to whom the Mithraics offered
sacrifice. Who counters every act of creation with an act of anti-
creation. The embodiment of all evil, who inhabits the cthonian
darkeness, from where he delivers us the gifts of sickness, death,
blackness and smoke. Whose symbol is the serpent. Invoked as

Ahrimanes (Middle Persian). Angels that followed Ahriman in the

revolt against Ormazd. Expelled, they lived upon the Earth but were
rejected. Thus, they hate humankind. Now they reside in the space
between the stars and Earth.

Aim (Goetia). 23rd spirit, Duke commanding twenty-six legions. A man

with three heads, being a serpent, a calf, and a handsome man with two
stars on his forehead, who rides upon a viper, and carries a torch with
which he sets aflame to great places. May answer truly about private
matters, or make one witty.

Akephalos (Hellenistic Egyptian) The Headless One. Perhaps

originally a manifestation of Osiris, the Akephalos appears in ancient
Hellenistic and Egyptian papyri dealing in Magick. The word also
appears as a designation for a demon created from the spirit of a
beheaded criminal. The Rite of the Bornless One is employed in Goetic
evocation, chiefly through the innovation of Aliester Crowley.

Alloces (Goetia, 52nd spirit). Duke commanding 36 Legions. A soldier

with a red face and flaming eyes, with a huge and course voice, riding a
horse. Teaches astronomy and liberal arts, gives good familiars. The
name possibly has its roots in the Greek ‘Allecto’, meaning she who is
unremitting, a cthonian goddess who arose from the spilt blood of
Kronos’ father.

Amaimon (Goetia). Demon King of the element of Earth, and of the

North. Possibly traceable to ‘Ammonium’, the oracle site of the
Egyptian god Amun. Alternatively, the Celts had an agricultural god
named Amaethon.
Amdukias, Amdusias (Goetia). Duke commanding 29 legions.
Appears as a unicorn. Bends trees and gives good familiars.

Amon (Goetia, 7th spirit). Marquis commanding 40 legions. Appears as

a wolf with a serpent tail, vomiting flames. Upon command, assumes
human form, but with a raven’s head and dog’s teeth. Tells fortunes,
causes feuds, reconciles controversies between friends. The name is
traceable to the Egyptian god Amun, who was usually represented as a

Andras (Goetia, 63rd spirit). Marquis commanding 30 legions. Angel

with a black raven, riding a strong black wolf, with a shining sword.
Sower of discord.

Andrealphus (Goetia, 65th spirit). Marquis commanding 30 legions,

who appears as a peacock accompanied by loud noises. Teaches
geometry, mensuration and astronomy. Turns men into birds.

Andromalius (Goetia, 72nd spirit). Earl commanding 36 legions, who

appears as a man holding a large serpent. Retrieves stolen good,
punishes miscreants, finds out all underhand dealings, and locates hidden

Aniquiel One of the nine great Dukes of Hell, specifically named as

being the serpent in the Garden.

Ariton (Goetia). Demon King of Water, and the West.

Ashmedai, Asmodaios, Asmodeus, Asmoday (Goetia, 32nd spirit, Latin

Asmodeus, Talmudic Asmeddai, meaning ‘Being of Judgement’). Ex-
Cherubim, more of a philosopher than a fiend. Originally a Persian
deity, it is supposedly he who killed the seven bridegrooms of Sarah and
fought Rapha-el, before being banished to Upper Egypt. Classically, the
patron demon of passion, lechery, luxury, sensuality, who wreaks havoc
seducing nuns and monks. May appear with three heads, a bull, a ram
and a man, and the feet of a rooster or goose, and a serpent’s tail. Shoots
flames from his mouth, and rides an infernal dragon with a lance and
banner. Lures happily married couples into adultery, and enjoys
arranging unsuitable marriages. A beautiful well dressed young man,
sometimes a woman, he runs the casinos in Hell. On Earth, he tempts
humans to squander their wealth, following meaningless fads of fashion.
The child of Lilith and an Angel. Inventor of carousels, music, dancing
and drama. Archdemon corresponding to Geburah (Mathers, Waite) or
to Netzach (Crowley). 32nd spirit of the Goetia, a King commanding 72
legions. Gives the Ring of Virtues, teaches arithmatic, astronomy,
geometry, handiCrafts. Answers demands fully and truthfully, makes
one invincible, finds and guards hidden treasures.
Originally an Old Iranian spirit ‘inherited’ by the post exile Jews
(Tobias 3: 8, 17). In some ways reminiscent of the Assyrian demon

Astaroth, Ashtaroth. (Persian Ashtoreth, the Biblical place name

Ashtoreth-Karnaim means ‘Ashtoreth of the twin horns’. Goetia, 29th
spirit) In the Goetia, a Duke commanding 40 legions. Who manifests as
a beautiful or foul angel carrying a viper in his hand whilst riding
backwards on a dragon. Tells fortunes, teaches liberal sciences. Inspires
sloth and idleness. The Grimorium Verum and Grand Grimoire make
him the Great Duke of Hell. Also understood to be the treasurer of Hell.
Also serves as a ‘Mentor’ who inspires newr demons on to greater
actions of evil. Inspires sloth and idleness amongst humans. His
adversary in Heaven is St. Bartholomew.
Archdemon corresponding to Chesed (Mathers, Waite). Astarte-
Ashtoreth was originally the Creating and Destroying Goddess of the
Phonicians and Zidonians, assosciated closely with the Cult of Baal.
Known to the Egyptians as Athtar, ‘Venus in the Morning’, in Aramaic
she is ‘The Morning Star’, as Astroarche she is ‘Queen of the Stars’.

Avnas, Amy (58th spirit, Goetia). President commanding 36 legions,

who appears as a flame. Teaches astrology and the liberal arts, bewrays
treasure kept by spirits. Gives good familiars.

Az (Hebrew, from Aleph-Zain, meaning then, therefore). The Dark


Azael (Hebrew). Demon prince of Water. Also, amongst the Watchers

(see above).

Azarak (?) A name employed to designate the Horned One of the

Witches, together with its counterpart Zomelak. It made its way through
Major Fuller’s article ‘The Black Arts’ (Form), where it is given as a
name for the Devil, to become included in the Gardnerian Charge of

Azazel (Hebrew). Demon prince of air. Also, amongst the Watchers (see
Azi Dahaki (Avestan azi, meaning snake, Modern Farsi azidaha,
meaning dragon). From earliest Indo-Aryan, three headed serpent,
embodiment of falsehood, usurper of Iran. Accomplice of Ahriman at the
end of the world.

Baal, Bael (Goetia, 1st spirit, West Semite, Lord, owner) Who wears a
conical cap with a long band of bull’s horns, and is identified with Seth.
Also manifests as the patron devil of idleness, with the arms of a spider
and three heads; a toad, a cat, and a man. Second in command of Hell,
residing in its eastern region, commanding sixty or seventy legions of
demons. Archdemon of Netzach (Waite). King commanding 66 legions.
Speaks hoarsely. Gives the power of invisibility. (Goetia). The title of
Baal is Syrian and means god or lord.

Baal-Berith (Syrian). Patron devil of disobedience, who tempts humans

into blasphemy, quarrels, contention, and murder. Ex-Prince of
Cherubim, now Grand Pontiff and Master of Infernal Ceremonies, chief
secretary of Hell, minister of foreign affairs, and infernal archivist. His
name appears as a counter-signatory in the Infernal Pacts.

Baal-Chanan, Baal-Hanan Archdemon corresponding to Netzach


Balam (Goetia, 51st spirit). Once of the Order of Dominations, now a

demonic King ruling 40 legions, with the heads of a man, a bull, and a
ram, with the tail of a serpent. Rides a bear, carries a goshawk, speaks
hoarsely. Tells fortunes, gives invisibility, makes men witty.

Baphomet This character has long been identified with the Devil and the
Goat of Mendes, and as purely male. Such has played its part in the
continuation of that myth which states that the Templars were the agents
of Darkness. The name ‘Baphomet’ is also that of the Goddess of the
Gnostics, Sophia. It is hidden through the Cabbalist codes of Temurah.
In this, the letters of words are substituted, transposed and altered, so that
any word may yield a hidden meaning. In writing the twenty two letters
of the Hebrew alphabet in a special order and in two lines, the letters
above and below are substituted for each other. In the most direct form
of this code the alphabet is written in its entirety on one line, and then
related to itself running backwards in the line below. Employing this
code, the sacred name of Baphomet translates to that of Sophia. Perhaps
this was known to Eliphas Levi, whose depiction of this Mystery is
commonly reproduced in modern texts. His picture is that of a
hermaphrodite, displaying both male genitalia symbolised as the two
caduceus serpents, and female breasts.

Barbatos (Goetia, 8th spirit). Duke commanding 30 legions, formerly

of the Angelic Order of Virtues. Teaches the speech of animals, breaks
enchantments on hidden treasures, knows past and future, reconciles
friends and those in power.

Barbelo (Gnostic). According to the Gnostic sect called the Sethians,

the daughter of Pistis-Sophia. Was so great in her glory that it is said
that she outshone God.

Bathin (Goetia, 18th spirit). Duke commanding 30 legions. Appears as

a strong man with a serpent tail, riding a pale horse. Knows herb-lore,
precious stones, teleportation.

Beast 666 (Hebrew). Scarlet hued monster with ten horns and seven
heads, the body of a leopard, the feet of a bear, the jaws of a lion, who
rises from the sea ridden by the Whore of Babylon to herals the coming
of the Apocalypse. It will have power over Earth for fourty-two months,
during which time all will marvel because it was and is not and is to
come (Revelations 17:8). The Beast shall lay waste with plague and
destruction, defeating the power of the Saints. The AntiChrist tricks
mortals into believing it is the Messiah, commanding them to worship its
brazen image. At Armageddon, the Beast 666 and his legions battle
against the true Christ.

Beelzebub (Rabbinical, from Baal-Zebub, lord of the opening). Chief

of all devils (Mathew 12:24-27). Tutelary god of the Philistines (II
Kings 1:2). Lucifer’s closest companion in Heaven, now his second in
command. Tempts men into envy and pride. Patron devil of heresy.
Originally a Canaanite deity, whose name may also mean ‘Lord of the
House’. As Lord of the Flies, his role was perhaps originally that of
psychopomp to the dead souls. No less than three of the Apostles
identify him as incarnate evil and ‘Lord of Chaos’. Johann Weyer in
Pseudographica Demonica makes him Supreme overlord of the
Underworld and founder of the Great Order of the Fly. The Grand
Grimoire and Grimorium Verum have him as the Prince of Hell.
Corresponds to Chokmah.

Behemoth (Hebrew behema, meaning animal). Apocalyptic beast of

Jewish eschatology. Identified in the Middle Ages with Satan. A
designation of the hippopotamus (Job 40). May also appear as an
elephant, crocodile or whale, and was created with Leviathan on the fifth
day. The Devil’s cup bearer, patron devil of gluttony and despair, who
presides over the feasts of Hell, entertaining its denizens with songs and
plays. Creates chaos and discord amongst mortals.

Beleth (Goetia, 13th spirit). King commanding 85 legions. Formerly of

the Angelic Order of Powers. Rides a pale horse, and is announced by a
blare of trumpets. A governor of Hell, presiding over eighty-five legions
of demons. Procures love. Possibly from ‘Belos’, the Greek version of
the Akkadian ‘Bel’.

Belial, Beliar (Hebrew, unholy one, Goetia 68th spirit). The Ruling
Prince of Sheol, his name means ‘worthless’. Spirit and prince of
darkness, patron of arrogance, lies, and deceit. Inspires women to dress
in finery, gossip in church, and indulge their children. Wicked men are
of him (2 Samuel 16:17) In Psalm 18:5 the phrase nachaleri belial,
floods of ungodly men, is translated in Catholic texts as ‘streams of the
devil’. Before the Fall, an prince of the Order of Virtues, he was created
directly after Lucifer.
In the Cabbalah of 15th-16th century, believed to be God’s worst
enemy. Qlippoth of Ain Soph.
In some myths, Belial was the original evil, and was already resident
in the Abyss when Lucifer fell. In the Gospel of Bartholomew Beliar
tells us “At first I was called Satanel, which is interpreted to mean
Messenger of God, but when I rejected the image of God my name was
called Satanas, that is an angel that keepeth Hell.” He goes on to boast
“..I was formed the first Angel”.
In the Goetia, a King commanding 50 legions. Appears as two
beautiful angels sitting in a chariot of fire, who speak with a comely
voice. Distributes presentations and senatorships, causes favour of
friends and foes, gives excellent familiars.
Possible roots include the Mesopotamian goddess Belili.

Belmagel The evil Angel of the scryer Edward Kelly, who worked
alongside Dr. Dee to earth the Enochian Angelic Magick.

Belphegor (Assyrian Baal-Poer, meaning lord of flesh). Once a Prince

of the Order of Principalities. The patron devil of ingenious inventions
and discoveries, and also of marital discord. The demonic Ambassador
of France, patron demon of Paris. Keen on partying, Belphegor may
appear also in the form of an attractive young woman.
Originally a Moabite god of licentiousness. Also a phallic deity, he
was known as the ‘Lord of the Opening’, a reference to his favoured
sacrifice of human sexual virginity.

Berchard, Bechard (Grimorium Verum). A subordinate spirit of

Lucifer. Has power over winds and tempests, lightning, hail, rain, by
means of Toad Witchcraft and other charms. Possibly from the Germanic
goddess ‘Bercht’, whose nature was often very demonic.

Berith (Goetia, 28th spirit). Duke commanding 26 legions, appearing as

a soldier dressed in red, riding a red horse and wearing a golden crown.
Speaks clearly and subtly. Tells fortunes, transmutes any metal into
gold, gives and confirms dignities.

Bifrons (Goetia, 46th spirit). Earl commanding 6 legions. Appearing as

a monster. Teaches astrology, geometry, arts and sciences, the virtues of
precious stones and woods, changes dead bodies, lights candles.

Bimé (Goetia, 26th spirit). Duke commanding 30 legions. Appears as a

dragon with three heads; a dog, a griffin, a man. Speaks with a high and
comely voice. Changes the place of the dead, causes the spirits beneath
him to gather upon sepulchres, brings wealth, wisdom, eloquence, gives
true answers to demands.

Botis (Goetia, 17th spirit). President and Earl commanding 60 legions.

Appears as a viper, assumes human form on command, but with fangs
and horns, and carrying a great sword. Tells fortunes, reconciles.

Buer (Goetia, 10th spirit). President commanding 50 legions. Appears

as a centaur. Teaches moral and natural philosophy, virtues of plants,
heals all human distempers, gives good familiars.

Byleth Once a Prince of Powers.

Cain (Hebrew Qayin, attainment). Son of Adam, slayer of Abel in the

first murder. In some accounts the first of the ‘Witch Blood’ lineage, the
offspring of the serpent or of the Watchers.

Camio, Camael (Goetia, 53rd spirit). Formerly of the Angelic Order of

Angels. Appears as a thrush, a man carrying a sharp sword, seems to
answer in burning ashes or coals. Gives understanding of the speech of
birds, bulls, dogs and other animals, and of the voices of the waters.
Foretells the future. In occult lore he also is identified as the Angel
governing the sphere of Mars. The Druids had a god of war called
Camael, and it is not impossible that this may be the source of his name.

Cassiel Angel ruling Saturn and Saturday, also listed as a demon in The
Magus, Francis Barret.

Carnivean, Carniveau (?). Patron devil of lewd and obscene

behaviour, who tempts into shamelessness. Once a Prince of Powers,
was one of the demons cited as possessing the body of Sister Seraphica
of Loudon. Invoked during the classical Witches’ Black Sabbat.

Carreau (?). Before the Fall, a prince of the Order of Powers. Now his
job is to harden men’s hearts. His adversary in Heaven is Vincent

Crocell, Crocell, Crokel Procell (Goetia, 49th spirit). Before the Fall, a
prince of the Order of Powers. Presides over forty-eight demonic
legions. Teaches the liberal arts and geometry, , makes a noise like
rushing water, finds baths, warms water, may make water boil or freeze

Choronzon (Enochian). The Devil of the Abyss, Daath, who renders the
psyche of those who fail the leap across.. He was the subject of the
famous evocation performed by Crowley and Neuberg in the desert,
which culminated in a spontaneous homosexual working between the
possessed Magus and his accomplice. Choronzon may also be identified
as the demon of the hypertrophied ego, and he may be summoned to
bring fruition to those desires the sorcerer may be loathe to admit to.

Chioa (Hebrew, The Beast). Offspring of Isheth Zenunum, demon of

prostitution, and Sammael. Arch-demon of Tiphareth (Crowley, 777).

Clauneck (Grimorium Verum). A subordinate spirit of Lucifer. Has

power over goods and riches, can discover hidden treasures to him that
makes a pact with him; he can bestow wealth. Brings money from a
distance. Obey him, and he will obey thee.

Clistheret (Grimorium Verum). A subordinate spirit of Lucifer. Makes

day or night about thee at pleasure.

Dagon, Dagan (West Semitic, corn, fish). Chief god of the Philistines
(Judges 16:23). Lord of the Deep Ones, with the body of a man and a
fishes’ tail for legs like an obscene merman. Master of Hell’s pantry.
Dantalion (Goetia, 71st spirit). Duke commanding 36 legions. Appears
as a many faced man with a book in his right hand. Teaches art and
sciences, reads and controls minds, procures love, shows images of
anyone regardless of their whereabouts.

Decarabia (Goetia, 69th spirit). Marquis commanding 30 legions.

Appears as a star in a pentacle, assumes human form on command.
Discovers virtues of birds and precious stones, brings visions of birds.

Devel (Gypsy). The highest being. The word Devel is cognate with
Sanskrit deva, meaning god.

Diana, Dziana, Dana, Tana (Roman, the shining one, Etruscan).

Gyspsy Queen of Witches All, mother of Lucifer.

Djall (Albanian). A name for the Devil. Cognate with Latin, diabolus.

Djab (Haitian). A ‘mercenary’ spirit with no family or nation. Cognate

with Latin, diabolus.

Dommiel, Dubbiel (?).Once the guardian Angel of Persia who stood in

for Gabriel when s/he was in disgrace. Patron devil of terror, who guards
the gates of Hell.

Dreqi (Albanian, from the Latin draco, meaning dragon). A name for
the Devil.

Drug (Vedic). Demons of falsehood attributed to *Ahriman. They

dwell in a dark cave.

Dumah (Egypt, Hebrew). One of the seven princes of Hell. Angel of the
‘Silence of Death’. In the Zohar, chief of all demon princes in Gehenna
and guardian of Egypt during the escape of the Hebrews.

Eisheth Zenunim Angel of prostitutes, one of Satan’s three brides.

Eligos (Goetia, 25th spirit). Duke commanding 60 legions. Appears as

a goodly knight carrying a serpent, and an ensign. Discovers hidden
things, foretells the future, especially with regards to war, causes love of
lords and great persons. The appellation ‘El’ was applied by the ancient
Syrians and Canaanites to mean ‘deity’.
Exael (Hebrew). Fallen Angel who often dwells amongst mortals.
Atrributed with teaching men how to make war machines, and the
fashion of jewelry from silver and gold.

Fairy (Old French, phairee, to dream). The Shining Ones who are the
ancestral dead, also considered the spawn of Lilith and Lucifer,
descended from the Fallen Angels. Closely related to ‘elves’, otherwise
called ‘The Shining Ones’.

Fates (Greek). Originally the three weavers of men’s destiny they ere
identified as actually being denizens of Hell by the medieval
demonologist Alphonsus de Spina.

Focalor, Forcalor, Furcalor (Goetia, 41st spirit). Duke commanding

30 legions. Appears as a man with griffin’s wings. Kills and drowns
men, overthrows warships, controls wind and sea. Originally of the
Seventh Throne, a position to which he hopes to return.

Foras (Goetia, 31st spirit). President commanding 29 legions. Appears

as a strong man. Teaches virtue of herbs and precious stones, logic,
ethics, invisibility, long life, eloquence, discovers treasures and lost

Forcas, Furcas (Goetia, 50th spirit). Knight commanding twenty

legions. Master of the Devil’s stables who can render objects invisible,
and may be invoked to find lost objects. Teaches rhetoric, mathematics,
and logic.

Forneus (Goetia, 30th spirit). Marquis commanding 29 legions.

Appears as a great sea monster. Teaches rhetoric, causes men to have a
good name, understands languages, makes one beloved of friends and
foes. Appears again and again in medieval literature of Black Magick.
Possibly a parodic version of ‘Fornjotr’, the Germanic father of the frost
giants Hler, Logi and Kari.

Frimost (Grimorium Verum). A subordinate spirit of Lucifer. Has

power over wives and maids, and will help thee enjoy them.

Frucissiere (Grimorium Verum). Brings the dead to live.

Frutimiere (Grimorium Verum). A subordinate spirit of Lucifer.

Dights thee all kind of festivals.
Furfur (Goetia, 34th spirit). Earl commanding 26 legions. Appears as a
hart with a fiery tail, or as an angel with a hoarse voice. Procures love,
answers truly concerning divine and earthly matters.

Gaap (Goetia, 33rd spirit). President and Prince, formerly of the Angelic
Order of Potentates. Who appears sporting bat’s wings, rules sixty-six
legions of Hell, and is governor of the southern region of the Abyss.
Makes men insensible and stupid, teaches philosophy(!) and liberal
sciences, causes love or hatred, teaches how to consecrate objects
belonging to the dominion of Amaymon (his King), steals familiars from
other Magickians, tells fortunes, teleports. Possibly from the Old Syrian
god ‘Gapn’, whose name means ‘vine’ and was a messenger of Baal.

Gamigin, Samigina (Goetia, 4th spirit). Marquis commanding 30

legions. Appears as a small horse or ass, or as human when commanded.
Speaks in a hoarse voice. Teaches liberal sciences, gives account of
souls who died in sin.

Gamori, Gremory (Goetia, 56th spirit). Duke commanding 26 legions.

Appears as a beautiful woman with a crown of duchess tied about her
waste and riding a large camel. Tells fortunes, finds treasures, procures

Glasya-Labolas (Goetia, 25th spirit). President and Earl commanding 36

legions. Appears as a dog with griffin’s wings. Teaches arts and
sciences instantly, authors bloodshed and murder, teaches past and
future, causes the love of friends and foes, allows one to become

Glykon (Gnostic/Mithraic). The reincarnation of Asklepios. Demon

with a human head and the body of a serpent.

Gremlin (U.K., U.S.A.). These demons were first identified during the
First World War, when they started messing around with air-planes and
pilot’s minds. In modern times, as technology has advanced, they have
found even more arenas in which to play their pranks, such as
computers, televisions, and telephones.

Gressil (?). Fallen Angel of the Order of Thrones, now tempts humans
into lechery, impurity, and sloth.

Guland (Grimorium Verum, Honorius). A subordinate spirit of Lucifer.

Can cause all varieties of disease. Will obey any command given.
Gusion (Goetia, 11th spirit). Duke commanding 40 legions. Appears as
a ‘Xenopilus’. Tells fortunes, shows meanings and resolutions of all
questions asked, reconciles friends, bestows honour and dignity to

Haagenti (Goetia, 48th spirit). President commanding 33 legions.

Appears as a mighty bull with griffin’s wings, assumes human form on
command. Makes men wise, transmutes all metals to gold, changes
water into wine.

Halphas, Malthas, Malthus, Malthous (Goetia, 38th spirit). Earl

commanding 26 legions. Appears as a stock dove, speaks hoarsely.
Builds towers and supplies them with armaments, sends warriors.

Haurus, Haures (Goetia, 64rh spirit). Who manifests as a leopard, man,

or theriomorph, a master of divination. Destroys and burns the enemies
of the summoner. Tells of the creation of the world, and how he and the
Fallen came to be. His name probably derives from the Egyptian Horus.

Hecate (Greek). Triple headed Queen of sorcery, who dwells where the
roads meet. Known also as Enodia, Trioditus, and Antaia, she who
encounters you. Identified in some witch traditions as the mother of

Hel (Old Norse). The Queen of the underworld, and the name of the
realm itself. The daughter of Loki and the giantess Angrboda, sister of
Fenrir and the Midgard serpent. Even the gods must tread the way of

Helel ben Shachar (Hebrew, Morning Star, Shining One). The phrase
as it appears in the original Hebrew, Isaiah 14:12. Thus taken to be a
name of Lucifer.

Heramael (Grimorium Verum). A subordinate spirit of Satanachia.

Teaches the art of medicine, gives absolute knowledge of all diseases,
with their full and radical cure, makes known all plants in general, their
virtues. Probably from the Greek god Hermes.

Hornblas (?). Patron devil of musical discord. His trumpet gathers the
ministry of Hell.
Huictiigara (Grimorium Verum). A subordinate spirit of Lucifer.
Occassions sleep and waking in some, and afflicts others with insomia.

Iblis (Arabic form of Greek diabolos). Islamic devil, identified as

Asasel or Lucifer after the descent.

Ijanki (Hittite). Snake demon, associated with Leviathan and Typhon.

Incubus (Latin, he who lies on top). The devil as paramour, an erotic

dream or nightmare. The name is Roman, meaning a spirit summoned
through dream incubation.

Ipos (Goetia, 22nd spirit). Earl and prince commanding 36 legions.

Appears as a lion headed angel, with gooses feet and a hare’s tail. Tells
fortunes, makes men witty and bold.

Isheth Zenunim (Hebrew). Demon of prostitution. One of Samael’s


Jinn (pre-Islamic). Nature spirits, who also cause madness. A specific

sub-class of Jinn were the ghouls.

Kakabel Once an Angel known for their interest in astrology. Now a

demon ruling 365,000 spirits.

Kesef An Angel of Wrath who transgressed their position and attacked

Moses at Horeb. It was Kezef who was imprisoned by Aaron.

Khil (Grimorium Verum). Occasions great earthquakes.

Kimaris, Cimejes, Cimeies (Goetia, 66th spirit). Rules over all spirits
of Africa. A Marquis commanding 20 legions, appearing as a valiant
warrior on a black horse. Teaches grammar, logic, rhetoric. Discovers
things lost or hidden.

Kiskil-lilla (Sumerian, lillu meaning night). Female night demon who

dwelled in the Haluppa tree of Inanna, which was later felled by
Gilgamesh. See Lilith.

Kobal (?). Manager of the Infernal Theatre who tempts men to pretence
and fraud.
Lahash Once led 184 spirits to prevent the prayers of Moses from
reaching God, and was thus expelled from the presence.

Leraikha, Leraje, Leraie (Goetia, 14th spirit). Marquis commanding

30 legions. Appears as an archer dressed all in green. Causes battles
and contests, festers arrow wounds.

Leviathan, Livjatan (Phoenician). Who is a form of the devil in

Apocalyptic Christianity, monstrous she-dragon of chaos (Psalm 74:14),
the crooked serpent (Isiah 27:1). Admiral of the Devil’s navy. Created
with Behemoth on the fifth day. On Judgement Day, all but the saved
will be swallowed by Leviathan.

Lilin (Aramaic). Succubi spawn of Lilith, one of four classes of spirits,

the others being Mazziqin, Ruachin, and Shedim.

Lilith (Aramaic). Mother of the Lilim and all Succubi, nocturnal sexual
vampire, mother of *Cain, first wife of Adam. The screech owl (Isiah
34:14). Whose cult spread from Palestine to Greece, where she merged
with Hekate. Originally a Babylonian goddess Lilitu, or Ardat-lilil.

Lucifer (Latin, Bringer of Light ). The rebel angel who was cast from
Heaven (Isiah 14:12). Certain Gnostic sects regard Lucifer as a divine
power in his own right, and the Witches recognise him as the Initiator
and bringer of Illumination. In Etruscan Gypsy lore he is the father of
Aradia and consort of Diana. It is this godform that became the Emperor
of Hell (Grimorium Verum). Roman god of the morning star (Venus).

Luciftias (Enochian, brightness) Whose return is heralded, alongside

Babalon, in the Call of the Thirty Aethers.

Lucifuge (Latin, running from the light ). Servants of Lucifer who hunt
for souls to damn. They are the henchmen who come to collect when a
pact has been fulfilled, who tear the soul from the body with their sharp
beaks and talons.

Lug, Lugus, Lamfada (Celtic). Irish god of light, sometimes associated

with Lucifer. God of war and the Magick arts.

Mahazel (Hebrew). Demon prince of the element of Earth.

Malibrance (Latin). Who torment Hell’s worst sinners. Who have
snakes coming out of their noses and ears, and who have hooves and
tails. When a doomed soul takes its last breath, it is they who collect.

Malphas (Goetia, 39th spirit). President commanding 40 legions.

Appears as a crow, although assumes human form on command. Speaks
hoarsely. Builds houses and high towers, reveals thoughts and desires of
enemies, gives good familiars.

Mammon (Aramaic, mamon, meanining property ). The personification

of riches and unjust profit (Luke 16:9-13). The ‘Prince of Tempters’, the
devil of avarice and greed. Identified as a devil in the works of Aggrippa
and Nettesheim. Patron devil of avarice, and ambassador to England.
Who is so stooped from the impact from the Fall that he must spend his
days staring at the ground. Possibly a form of Mammitu, the Akkadian
goat headed Queen of the underworld, goddess of oaths and pacts,
spouse of Nergal.

Marax, Morax (Goetia, 21st spirit). Earl and president commanding 30

legions. Appears as a bull with a human face. Teaches astronomy, gives
wise familiars who know the virtues of herbs and stones.

Marbas (Goetia, 5th spirit). President commanding 36 legions.

Appears as a great lion. Gives true answers on secret matters, causes and
cures disease, teaches mechanics, transforms men into other forms.

Marchosia, Marchocias (Goetia, 35th spirit). Formerly an Angel of

Dominations, now a Prince of Hell. Appears as a wolf or ox with
griffin’s wings and a serpent tail, vomiting flames, assuming human
form on command. He is a strong fighter. Told Solomon he hopes to
return to the seventh throne.

Mastema (Hebrew, accusing angel ). Rebel angel who slaughtered the

firstborn of Egypt and attempted to murder Moses. This is the accusing
Angel, tempter and executioner. The first named separation of the
Mal’ak, or Shadow of God.

Mephistopheles, Mephisto (Hebrew mephir, destroyer, tophel, liar).

The devil of Faust, destroyer and prince of deceit. A dashing and
charismatic character of polished manners and engaging wit. Sent by
Lucifer to tempt and persuade men to sell their souls, occasionally
allowed an audience with God. Said to have urbane and impeccable
manners, a silver tongue, and a philosophic view of life tinged with

Mersilde (Grimorium Verum). A subordinate spirit of Lucifer. Can

transport thee instantaneously wheresoever may be desired.

Minos (Dante’s Inferno, Canto V). Who assigns the sinners to their
tortures. Has a long tail, which he wraps about himself.

Moloch (Greek transcription of Hebrew Molek, Punic root MLK,

meaning offering, sacifice.) A Canaanite god worshipped by the early
Semites, to whom sacrifices of burnt children were made outside
Jurusalem (2 Kings 23:10). His face and hands are smeared with the
blood of infants, the chief of the army of Hell. Arch-demon
corresponding to Kether. The name has been compared with the Punic
root MLK, meaning ‘offering and sacrifice’.

Morail (Grimorium Verum). A subordinate spirit of Lucifer. Has

power to make everything in the world invisible.

Morpheus (Greek, morphe, meaning form, shape ). The son of Hypnos,

the Lord of Dreams. Of no real religious significance, although called in
some forms of incantation.

Muisisin (Grimorium Verum). A subordinate spirit of Lucifer. Has

power over great lords; he instructs them in all that passes in the
Republics and the realms of the Allies.

Murmus, Murmur, Murmux (Goetia, 54th spirit). Formerly of the

Order of Thrones, now a Duke and Earl commanding 30 legions.
Appears as a warrior riding a griffin and wearing a dual crown, preceded
by the sound of trumpets. Teaches philosophy, and constrains souls in
acts of necromancy.

Naamah ‘Pleasurable’. Sister of Tubal-Cain. The fourth Angel of

prostitution, the greatest seductress of mortals, said to be the most
sensuous of Satan’s brides. Arch-demoness corresponding to the
Qulippoth of Malkuth.

Naberius (Goetia, 24th spirit). Marquis commanding 19 legions.

Appears as a black crane fluttering about the circle. Makes men cunning
in arts and sciences, especially rhetoric. Restores lost dignities and
honours. Possibly from the Ancient Babylonian god of writing , logic,
and history ‘Nabium’, who is mentioned in the Old Testament as Nabu.

Naphula, Vapula (Goetia, 60th spirit). Duke commanding 36 legions.

Appears as a winged lion. Teaches handiCrafts, philosophy, and other

Ningiszida (Sumerian, lord of the tree ). Horned serpent who, according

to Akkadian incantations, watches over the demons exiled to the

Olam ha-Qlippoth (Aramaic, world of shells). The ‘other side’ of the


Olivier (?). Once an Archangel, who now tempts mortals to be cruel to

the poor.

Oriax, Orias (Goetia, 59th spirit). Marquis commanding 30 legions.

Appears as a man with serpent tail, holding two hissing serpents in his
right hand, and riding a huge horse. Teaches the virtues of the stars and
planets, transforms men, gives dignities, favour with friends and foes.

Orobos (Goetia, 55th spirit). Prince commanding 20 legions. Appears

as a horse. Tells fortunes, favour of friends and foes, and true answers
concerning divinity and the creation of the world. Said to be very
faithful. The name itself, however, is probably corrupted from Orabous,
the serpent swallowing its tail, a sacred sign of the Gnostics.

Paimon (Goetia, 9th spirit). Formerly of the Angelic Order of

Dominations. Appears as a man with a glorious crown, or as a female
devil wearing a crown and riding a camel, who supplants the thoughts of
mortals with her own. Mistress of ceremonies in Hell, ruling over 25
demonic legions. Demon King/Queen of Fire. Possibly related to the
Tamil Péy, who were necrophagian demons and goblins.

Phenex, Pheynix, Phoenix (Goetia, 37th spirit). Marquis commanding

20 legions. Appears as a phoenix with the voice of a child. Speaks of all
sciences, and writes poetry. Told Solomon he hoped to return to the 7th

Phosphoros (Greek, the morning star ). A naked and winged youth,

child of Eos and Helios. In Latin he is Lucifer.
Picullus (Old Prussian pickuls, meaning devil ). God of the underworld,
later a prince of Hell.

Proserpine Originally the Greek ‘Queen of the Underworld’, in

Christianised Diabolist tradition she is Queen of She Demons.

Puck, Pukje, Pukis (English, Norwegian, Baltic). A kind of goblin or

evil spirit.

Purson (Goetia, 29th spirit). Formerly of the Order of Thrones. King

commanding 22 legions. Appears as a comely man with a lion face,
riding a bear and carrying a viper, proceeded by trumpets. Knows all
hidden things, discovers treasures, tells fortunes, can assume either aerial
or physical form. Gives good familiars.

Python (Greek). Dragon guardian of the oracle of Gaia, finally slain by

Apollon. ‘Prince of the lying spirits’. Serpent with oracular powers.

Rahab (Hebrew, The Violent One). Serpent monster of Chaos (Job

9:13, 26:12). Originally the Prince of the Primordial Oceans. Early in
creation, God commanded him to ‘separate the earths and the oceans’,
yet he refused. God destroyed him, but somehow he appears again when
aiding the Egyptian Pharoah in his attempt to prevent the Hebrews
crossing the Red Sea. Once again God destroyed him. Nevertheless,
Christian theologians say he is alive and well as the demon of Insolence
and Pride.

Raüm (Goetia, 40th spirit). Formerly of the Order of Thrones, now an

Earl commanding 30 legions. Appears as a crow. Steals treasure from
King’s palaces, destroys cities and men, tells fortunes, brings love
between friends and foes.

Rephaim (Syrrian, Hebrew). Giants of the Old Testament. Originally

ancient cthonian spirits.

Rimmon (Babylonian, roarer). Originally a god of thunderstorms, later

identified as an archangel commanding the same, now Hell’s only

Rofocale (Hebrew). The second name of Lucifer, also a specific devil

with control of the world’s treasury. According to The Grand Grimoire,
Lucifer Rofocale is the Prime Minister of Hell.
Ronové (Goetia, 27th spirit). Marquis and Earl commanding 19 legions.
Appears as a monster. Teaches rhetoric, knowledge of tongues, gives
good servants, and favour with friends or foes.

Rossier (?). Patron devil of seduction, who tempts mortals to erotic

love, causing them to act like fools.

Ruach Raah (Hebrew, evil spirit).

Sabnock, Savnok (Goetia, 43rd spirit). Marquis commanding 50

legions. Appears as an armed soldier with a lion’s head, riding a pale
horse. Builds and arms high towers, castles and cities. Afflicts men
with wounds and sores. Gives good familiars.

Saitan (Arabic). A synonym of a Jinn.

Salleos, Sallos (Goetia, 19th spirit). Duke commanding 30 legions.

Appears as a gallant warrior riding a crocodile and wearing a ducal
crown. Procures love.

Salmael This fallen one has a loathing for Israel and their Yahweh, and
calls for their destruction.

Samael, Sammael, Samiel (Hebrew, poison of god). Thus Sammael is

the Angel of Poison, the Bright and Poisonous One, or the Poison of
God. He is also identified as the Angel of Death in apocalyptic writings,
a name of Satan from the third century onwards. Identified by Enoch as
the ‘chief of the satans’. Known as a great serpent with twelve wings (ie
Grigori) he is also accused of causing the fall of Eden, and of fathering
Cain. Isaiah, in his visit to Heaven, saw the hosts of Sammael
squabbling with each other. Prince amongst sorcerers, a handsome
redheaded young man of intense beauty, with an intense appreciation for
human art. Indeed he is said to have been the first art critic. He is also
most well known for his erotic relations with Lilith. Together, they are
identified as the Lord and Lady of Black Witchcraft.

Sar & Salim (Syrian, sar means dawn). Gods of the morning and
evening stars. (Sar appears in Isaiah 14:12, and Jerusalem, Hebrew
jerusalijim, may mean the city of Salim). As Sari-el, originally an
archangel of Heaven, but was expelled due to his enthusiasm for the
Moon, gracefully retiring before he could be thrown out. Taught the
Canaanite priestesses the tides and courses of the Moon and its relevance
to sorcery.
Satan (Hebrew, adversary). Originally a Seraphim with twelve wings.
Of whom the book of Henoch tells of his rebellion and expulsion by
God, hurled by the angel Michael into the abyss. Identified as the
serpent in the garden of Eden, as ‘prosecutor’ before the Heavenly court
(Zechariah 3:1, Job 1:6, 2:7), seducer and tempter (1 Chronicles 21:1),
the embodiment of evil (Mark 4:15).

Sedim (Hebrew, possibly from Mesopotamian Sedu). Devils to whom

the apostate Israelites made sacrifice (Deuteronomy 32:7, Psalm

Seere (Goetia, 70th spirit). A Prince commanding 26 legions. Appears

in the East as a beautiful man on a winged horse. Runs errands, may
traverse the earth instantly, brings many things to pass suddenly, tells
truly about theft, hidden treasure, and many other things. Good natured
(!).The name probably derives from Se’irim.

Segal (Grimorium Verum). A subordinate spirit of Lucifer. Has power

to cause all manner of prodigies visibility, both natural and supernatual.

Se’irim, Sahirim (Hebrew sa’ir, meaning hairy goats). Demons in the

shape of goats, to whom the children of Israel offered sacrifice
(Leviticus 17:7).

Selene (Greek). Also called Mene, moon, a tutelary deity of sorcerers

and Magickians, fused with Hekate and Artemis, the Romans knew her
as Luna. Later, she is identified as a Queen of Hell.

Serguthy (Grimorium Verum). A subordinate spirit of Satanachia. Has

power over wives and virgins, when the occasion is favourable.

Seth (Hebrew, transgression). The third child of Adam and Eve, after
the desasterous relationship of Cain and Abel. A curious parallel exists
between the tale of the two brothers in Genesis, and the Mystery of Set
and Osiris.

Seth, Set, Setech, Sutech (Egypt). Who murders his brother Osiris, lord
of the desert, whose priests were all had red hair. Equated with Typhon
by the Greeks. A god of dark sorcery and homosexual mysteries,
equated with Satan.
Shax, Shan, Shaz, Shass (Goetia, 44th spirit). Marquis commanding 30
legions. Appears as a stock dove with a hoarse but subtle voice. Causes
blindness and deafness. Fetches horses or anything else, steals riches
from Kings, discovers things not hidden by evil spirits, sometimes gives
good familiars.

Shedim (Aramaic). One of four classes of demons, the others being

Lilin, Mazziqin, and Ruachin.

Shuck (Anglo-Saxon?). The East Anglian name for the Devil in the
form of a black dog, who is often seen roaming the countryside and is
commonly associated with Witchcraft. It is possible that the name has
its origins in the war dog of Tiw, who was known as the Shukr. It
appears in other areas of the country under various guises and names,
such as the Scucca, Striker, Padfoot, and the Barguest of northern
England. He is found at boundary lines, bridges, the crossroads, the sea
wall, graveyards, and other places ‘in between’.

Silcharde (Honorius). Appears in the form of a King. A little bread

must be given to him before he will depart. Renders men happy and also
discovers hidden treasures.

Sirchade (Grimorium Verum). A subordinate spirit of Lucifer. Has

power to show thee all kinds of animals, of whatsoever nature they may

Sitri (Goetia, 12th spirit). Prince commanding 60 legions. Procures

love, compels people to appear naked.

Skratte (Anglo-Saxon). A name for the Devil, which also means a

sorcerer, and cross dresser! Recognised as a title for the Magister in
some forms of the Craft.

Stolas (Goetia, 36th spirit). Prince commanding 26 legions. Appears as

a mighty raven. Teaches astronomy, and the virue of herbs and stones.

Succor-Beloth (?). Who presides over the Devil’s Harem in Hell, and
tempts mortals to lechery.

Succubus (Latin, succumbere, meaning to lie beneath ). Female demons

who steal men’s seed during the night. Erotic dreams and sexual
Surgat (Grimorium Verum, Honorius). A subordinate spirit of Lucifer.
Has power to open all locks, to locate and transport treasures.

Sustugriel (Grimorium Verum). A subordinate spirit of Satanachia.

Teaches Magickal art. He gives good familiars and furnishes

Sut One of the sons of Iblis, a demon of the Order of Flies.

Tehom Hebrew form of the Babylonian Tiamat, Queen of the Waters of

the Deep. The Abyss itself (Gen 1:2).

Tiamat (Babylon). Primordial mother dragon of Chaos, defeated by

Marduk and torn apart to become the earth and the sky. Equated with
Typhon and Leviathan.

Trimasel (Grimorium Verum). A subordinate spirit of Satanachia.

Teaches chemistry, alchemy, and all sleight of hand.

Tubal-Cain Son of Lamech and Zillah, master of metal working. The

first blacksmith, whose forge is the fires of Hell, and whose name is the

Tunnels of Set The 22 Qlippothic paths of the dark side of the Tree of
Life, elaborated by Crowley and later by Kenneth Grant in Nightside of
Eden. Each is ruled by a Demonic Inteligence.

Tzaphoni (Aramaic, northern one). A title of Lilith.

Uvall, Vual, Voval (Goetia, 47th spirit). Duke commanding 37 legions.

Appears as a mighty dromedary. Speaks poor Egyptian, procures love,
tells fortunes, obtains friendships.

Valefor (Goetia, 6th spirit). Duke commanding 10 legions. Appears as

a lion with the bellowing head of an ass. Gives good familiars, but
tempts to steal.

Valu, Volak, Valak, Ualak (Goetia, 62nd spirit). President

commanding 38 legions. Appears as a child with Angel’s wings riding a
two headed dragon. Locates hidden treasure, and tells where serpents
may be found.
Vassago (Goetia, 3rd spirit). Prince commanding 26 legions. Appears
as an old, fair man riding on a crocodile and carrying a goshawk on his
fist. Tells fortunes; finds hidden or lost objects. Also mentioned in
Werus’ Psuedomonarchia Demonorum, and more recently in Paul
Huson’s influential text Mastering Witchcraft.

Vepar, Vephar (Goetia, 42nd spirit). Duke commanding 29 legions.

Appears as a mermaid. Governs the waters; guides ships; causes stormy
seas; causes death in three days through putrefying wounds or sores
infested with worms.

Verrier (?). Who tempts mortals to rebellion by making their necks too
stiff to bow down.

Viné, Vinea (Goetia, 45th spirit). King and Earl commanding 36

legions. Appears as a lion riding a black horse and carrying a viper.
Discovers hidden things, Witches and wizards; tells fortunes; builds
towers; demolishes great stone walls; makes waves.

Voso, Osé, Oso (Goetia, 57th spirit). President commanding 30 legions.

Appears as a leopard; later a man. Teaches liberal sciences; gives true
answers concerning divine and secret matters; changes men into any
shape so that the person changed believes they really are the creature or

Watchers, the. Rebel Angels who, before the Fall, deliberately

descended to initiate mortals in the secrets of divinity and sorcery,
Cabbalah, botany, healing, and to seduce mortal women. Discovering
the carnal joys, they copulated with every living thing human and
animal. They became engrossed in the flesh that they could not reascend.
See Chapter Two.

Xapham (?). Rebel Angel who suggested setting fire to Heaven during
the war, but was cast down too soon. Now fans the flames of the Pit.

Yama (Indo-Aryan). The first man to die, the prince of Hell, judge of
the dead. Clothed in red, with a noose to drag out the soul. May appear
in Tantric tradition as standing on a bull, which is screwing a human

Zagan (Goetia 61st spirit). King and President commanding 33 legions.

Appears as a bull with griffin’s wings; later as a human being. Makes
men witty; turns water or blood into wine; turns any metal into coins;
makes even fools wise.

Zepar (Goetia, 16th spirit). Duke commanding 26 legions. Appears as

a soldier clothed and armoured in red. Procures love, makes women

Zimimay, Ziminair (Goetia). Demon King of the North.

Zomelak (?) A name employed to designate the Horned One of the

Witches, together with its counterpart Azarak. It made its way through
Major Fuller’s article ‘The Black Arts’ (Form), where it is given as a
name for the Devil, to become included in the Gardnerian Charge of
Chapter Four;
The rites and rituals detailed within the classical grimoire of antiquity
follow similar essential formulae, being that which is held in common
amongst spiritist witchcraft generally. Details in common include the
casting of the circle, both as protection for the summoner and also as a
kind of preparation for consciousness shifting. There are the usual
sacrifices and supplications, as were performed by the Magicians and
Witches of pagan Europe, the Hindu Tantrics, or even the Voodoun
practitioner of modern New Orleans.
Here follow a selection of well used ‘tried and tested’ ritual formulae,
drawn on the most part of those grimoire spoken of in the Introduction,
and supplimented by more modern works illustrating the evolution of
what might be termed a ‘Goetic tradition’ of black magick.
In the Ceremonial Magick of the Western Tradition, the Archangels are
commonly attributed to the influences of the planets, hours, and days,
corresponding also to the Sephiroth of the Tree of Life, their Demonic
counterparts corresponded to the ‘reverse side’ of the Quabalah, otherwise
called the Tree of Death.
Most commonly they are evoked called in the formation of the Circle in
preparation for further work. In the sorcery of the grimoire, their names
and seals are inscribed upon the floor about the circle. The purpose of
such ritual will be discussed in further detail later in this book. For now, I
give a simple form of such ritual. The arrangement and correspondence
of the Archangels may be recognised as that employed by the Golden
Dawn in The Lesser and Greater Rituals of the Pentagram, upon which
this is loosely based. It is also reflected as that given within many of the
traditional grimoire, most notably Faust’s Magia Naturalis et Innaturalis,
as follows;

1) Stand facing towards the East. Make the sign of the

cross, visualising it as formed from golden sunlight, saying;
“In Thy hands is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory.”
(‘The Kingdom’ will come at the bottom of the vertical, ‘the
Power’ on the right, ‘the Glory’ on the left.)

2) Clasping your hands together as in prayer;

“For ever and ever, Amen.”

3) With the right arm straight, fingers extended as I

blessing, draw the sign of the pentagram beginning and ending
at the uppermost point visualising it as formed from golden
sunlight. Bringing the fingers down into its centre say;
“In the Name of ADONAI I open the East.”

4) Repeat stage 3 whilst facing the South, West and

finally the North. Return to face the East.
5) Open the arms wide so as to form a crucifix of the
body, visualising the Archangels in their respective quarters
facing into the centre, in whatever form most suits you, saying;
“In the East, RAPHAEL
In the West, GABRIEL
In the South, MICHAEL
In the North, URIEL
About me flames the PENTAGRAM
Behind me shines the SIX RAYED STAR”

6) Finally, drawing the cruciform above your head say;

“Above my head is the Glory of God,
In whose hands is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory,
For ever and ever, AMEN.”


The Rite of the Bornless One, otherwise translated as the Headless One,
has its origins in the sorcery of ancient Egypt. It survived through
obscure Greek manuscript, and formed a part of classical Western
grimoire including ‘The Howling of the Witches’ (Goetia). It is a highly
powerful and infamous ritual, and should be performed with respect.
Through Aeons these words of power have become charged with the
combined invested power of countless sorcerers.
Aleister Crowley employed The Bornless One to summon the Holy
Guardian Angel, and adapted it for use within the O.T.O. It is this version
that is presented here. As may be seen, Crowley has employed various
names from the classical grimoire and ‘Black Magick'.
To the less disciplined sorcerer The Rite of the Bornless One may seem
lengthy and pompous. It takes many reiterations and great determination
to commit to memory. However, with each use it gains a certain power, as
with any of the tools employed over time it becomes imprinted with a
charge. The only advice of any use is to employ it often.
The structure follows the quintessential formulae of the spiritist. As is
normal, some form of sacrifice is expected. Most classically this is an ass’
head, but such is obviously not practical in most events. In more recent
times the practitioner’s own blood, sexual fluids, and the usual candles
and incense have become acceptable.
A circle is cast, calling at the four quarters. This is achieved through
the vibration of various magical names and words of power. These should
be vibrated with the full capacity of the lungs, and also with the totality of
the mind.
There is a progressive self identification as ‘the Dweller in the Void
Place of Spirit’, AKEPHELOS, who may be identified as a face of Chaos
and the Abyss, the Demiurge of the Gnostics, both and neither Holy or
The way being opened, and the sorcerer being thus empowered, it may
be directed in any of a thousand different ways. Servitors may be given
form, planetary telesmata charged, or further acts of evocation and spirit
binding may be performed. Though it may be turned to many ends, it is
more suited to the summoning of Demons, Shades, and Qlippoth than to
works of High Magick.
The sorcery concluded, the veil is then closed, and with the final
vibration the practitioner returns to normal consciousness. Further
banishing and grounding may be employed if necessary;

“Thee I invoke, the Bornless One

Thee, that didst create the Earth and the Heavens
Thee, that didst create the night and the Day
Thee, that didst create the Darkness and the Light
Thou art RA HOOR KHUIT, Myself made Perfect, who no
man has seen at any time
Thou art IA BESZ, The Truth in Matter
Thou art The Truth in Motion
Thou hast distinguished between the just and the Unjust
Thou didst make the Female and the Male
Thou didst produce the Seeds and the Fruit
Thou didst form Men to love one another, and to hate one
I am [N.], Thy servant, unto whom Thou didst commit Thy
Mysteries, the ceremonies of ALBION
Thou didst produce the moist and the dry and that which
nourisheth all created life Hear thou Me, for I am the Angel of
LUCIFER; this is Thy true name handed down to the initiates

Hear me, and make all Spirits subject unto Me
So that every Spirit of the Firmament and of the Ether: upon
the Earth and under the Earth, on dry land and in the water; of
Whirling Air, and of rushing Fire, and every Spell and Scourge
of God may be obedient unto Me!”

“Thee I invoke the terrible and invisible God who dwelleth in
the Void Place of Spirit AR–O–G O–GO–RU-ABRAO
Bornless One
Hear me, and make all Spirits subject unto Me
So that every Spirit of the Firmament and of the Ether: upon
the Earth and under the Earth, on dry land and in the water; of
Whirling Air, and of rushing Fire, and every Spell and Scourge
of God may be obedient unto Me!”

Bornless One
Hear me, and make all Spirits subject unto Me
So that every Spirit of the Firmament and of the Ether: upon
the Earth and under the Earth, on dry land and in the water; of
Whirling Air, and of rushing Fire, and every Spell and Scourge
of God may be obedient unto Me!”

Hear me, and make all Spirits subject unto Me So that every
Spirit of the Firmament and of the Ether: upon the Earth and
under the Earth, on dry land and in the water; of Whirling Air,
and of rushing Fire, and every Spell and Scourge of God may
be obedient unto Me!”


This is the Lord of All Spirits
This is the Lord of the World
This is He Whom the Winds fear
This is He who having made voice of His commandments is
Lord of all things
Ruler and helper
Hear me, and make all Spirits subject unto Me
So that every Spirit of the Firmament and of the Ether: upon
the Earth and under the Earth, on dry land and in the water; of
Whirling Air, and of rushing Fire, and every Spell and Scourge
of God may be obedient unto Me!”

[Here takes place the binding and commanding,

to whatever act of sorcery is voiced and willed]


I am He
The Bornless One
Having sight in the feet
Strong and Immortal Fire
I am He
The Truth
I am HE
Who hates that evil should be wrought in the World
I am He that lighteth and thundereth
I am He from whom is the Shower of the Life of Earth
I am He whose mouth ever flameth
I am He the Begetter and Manifester unto the Light
I am He the Grace of the Worlds
The Heart girt with the Serpent is my Name
Come thou forth and follow me Hear me, and make all Spirits
subject unto Me
So that every Spirit of the Firmament and of the Ether: upon
the Earth and under the Earth, on dry land and in the water; of
Whirling Air, and of rushing Fire, and every Spell and Scourge
of God may be obedient unto Me!
“Oh Satan, thou who art the shadow of God and of
ourselves, I speak these words of agony for thy glory.
Thou who art Doubt and Revolt, Sophism and Impotence,
thou livest again in us and round us, as in the troubled
centuries when thou didst reign, blood stained with tortures,
like an obscene martyr, on thy throne of darkness, shaking in
thy left hand the abominable sceptre of a bloody lingham.
Today thy degenerate sons are scattered, and celebrate thy
cult in their hideouts. Thy traditional pontiffs are blind
shepherds, vile jades, presumptuous magi, poisoners and
But thy people have increased, and Satan, thou canst be
proud of the multitude of thy Faithful ones, as false as thy will
has desired. This world which denies thee, thou inhabitest it,
thou wallowest in it as on the dead roses of a mouldy, smelly
Thou hast won, O Satan, though anonymous and obscure for
a few more years yet; but the coming century will proclaim thy
revenge. Thou shall be reborn in the Anti-Christ. The sciences
of mysteries, spurting suddenly in a black wave already
quenches the thirst of the curious and the uneasy; young men
and women see themselves mirrored in these waves of illusion
which intoxicate and madden.
O charming Satan! I have torn off thy mask of voluptuous
gluttony, and I have fallen in love with thy tearstained face,
beautiful as an eternal and defeated grudge.
O hideous Satan! I have uncovered thy ignominy to reveal
thy wildness. If thy involuntary torment has the noble
appearance of being irrevocable, and is illumined by the
honour of becoming a redemption. O scapegoat of the world,
thy beating heart of a dead man covets the immense, the final
depth- thou utterest the sobs of a Messiah, but thou corruptest
and degrades like a damnation.
Therefore I will tell of thy infamy, and thy attraction, I will
sing of thine infinite lament. Thou art the last ideal of fallen
man; but if thy cherub’s wings seem to be impregnated with
heaven, if thy woman’s breast drips a soothing pity, thy scaly
belly and thy animal’s legs exude stinking idleness,
forgetfulness of courage, and consent to abjectness.
O holy and impious Satan, symbol of the degenerate
universe, thou knowest and sufferest, may thou become,
according to the word of the Divine Promise, the atoning
genius of Expiation!

(Seventeenth-Century Mss. Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris)


When the night of action has arrived, the warlock shall
gather up his rod, goatskin, the stone called Ematille, and shall
further provide himself with two vervain crowns, two
candlesticks, and two candles of virgin wax, made by a virgin
girl and duly blessed. Let him take also a new steel and two
new flints, with sufficient tinder to kindle a fire, likewise half a
bottle of brandy, some blessed incense and camphor, and four
nails from the coffin of a dead child. All these must be carried
to the place chosen for the great work, where everything
hereinafter laid down must be described in an accurate
You must begin by forming a circle with strips of kid’s skin,
fastened to the ground by means of your four nails. Then with
the stone called Ematille you must trace the triangle within the
circle, beginning at the eastern point. A large A, a small E, a
small A, a small J must be drawn in like manner, as also the
sacred name of Jesus between the two crosses. By this means
the spirits will have no power to harm you from behind. The
Warlock and his assistants may then fearlessly proceed to their
places within the triangle, and, regardless of any noises, may
set the two candlesticks and the two vervain crowns on the
right and left sides of the triangle within the circle.
This being done, the two candles may be lighted, taking care
that there is a new brazier in front of the Warlock, piled with
newly consecrated charcoal. This must be kindled by the
Warlock casting a small quantity of the brandy therein and a
part of the camphor, the rest being reserved to feed the fire
periodically, in proportion to the length of business. Having
punctually performed all that is mentioned above, the chief
operator may repeat the following prayer:

“I present thee, O great ADONAY, this incense as the purest I

can obtain: in like manner, I present thee this charcoal
prepared from the most ethereal of woods. I offer them, O
grand and omnipotent ADONAY, ELOIM, ARIEL and
JEHOVAM, with my whole soul and my whole heart.
Vouchsafe, O great ADONAY, to receive them as an
acceptable holocaust.”

(The Great Grimoire)


“I denie God, and all religion.
I curse, blaspheme, and provoke God with all despite.
I give my faith to the Devil, and my worship
and offer sacrifice to Him.
I do solemnelie vow and promise all my progenie
unto the Devil.
I swear to the Devil to bring as many into His societie as I can.
I will always swear by the Name of the Devil.”

(Discoverie of Witchcraft, 1584)


In many operations it is necessary to make some sort of
sacrifice unto the Demons, and in various ways. Sometimes
white animals are sacrificed to the good Spirits and black to
the evil. Such sacrifices consist of the blood and sometimes of
the flesh.
They who sacrifice animals, of whatsoever kind they be,
should select those which are virgin, as being more agreeable
unto the Spirits, and rendering them more obedient.
When blood is to be sacrificed it should be drawn also from
virgin quadrupeds or birds, but before offering the oblations
VULAMIAHI; by these Most Holy Names, I conjure thee
[whatever animal it may be] that thou assist me in this
operation, by God the True, God the Holy, God Who hath
created thee, and by Adam, Who hath imposed thy true name
upon thee and upon all other animated beings.”
After this, take the Needle or other convenient Instrument of
Art, and pierce the creature in the vein which is on the right
side; and collect the blood in a small vessel over which thou
shalt say;-
Lord, immaculate, immutable, EMANUEL, MESSIACH,
YOD, HE, VAU, HE, be my aid, so that this blood may have
power and efficacy in all wherein I shall wish, and in all that I
shall demand.”
Perfume it and keep it for use.
When it is necessary, with all the proper Ceremonies, to
make Sacrifices of fire, they should be made of wood which
hath some quality referring especially unto the Spirits invoked;
as juniper of pine unto the spirits of Saturn; box, or oak, unto
those of Jupiter; cornel, or cedar, unto those of Mars, laurel
unto those of the Sun; myrtle unto those of Venus; hazel unto
those of Mercury; and willow unto those of the Moon.
But when we make sacrifices of food and drink, everything
necessary should be prepared without the circle, and the meats
should be covered with some fine clean cloth, and have also a
clean white cloth spread beneath them; with new bread and
good and sparkling wine, but in all things those which refer to
the nature of the Planet. Animals, such as fowls or pigeons,
should be roasted. Especially shouldest thou have a vessel of
clear and pure fountain water, and before thou enterest into the
Circle, thou should summon the Spirits by their proper names,
or at least those chief among them saying:-
“In whatsoever place ye may be, ye Spirits, who are invited
to this feast, come ye and be ready to receive our offerings,
presents, and sacrifices, and ye shall have hereafter yet more
agreeable oblations.”
Perfume the viands with sweet incense and sprinkle them
with exorcised water; then commence to conjure the Spirits
until they shall come.
This is the manner of making sacrifices in all arts and
operations wherein it is necessary, and acting thus, the Spirits
will be prompt to serve thee.”
(The Key of Solomon).
After the Consecration of the Emblems, the Magician shall
recite the following prayers, kneeling.


“My Sovereign Saviour Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God,

Thou who for the salvation of man didst suffer the death of the
Cross; Thou who before being abandoned to thine enemies, by
an impulse of ineffable love, didst institute the Sacrament of
thy Body; Thou who has vouchsafed to unworthy creatures the
privilege of making daily commemoration thereof; do deign
unto Thy servant, thus holding Thy Living Body in his hands,
all strength and ability for the profitable application of that
power with which he has been entrusted against the horde of
rebellious spirits. Help me now oh thou Salvation of men in
my desires.
After sunrise, a Black Cock must be killed, the first feather
of its left wing being plucked and preserved for use at the
requisite time.
The eyes must be taken out, and so also the tongue and the
heart; these must be dried in the sun and afterwards reduced to
The remains must be interred at sunset in a secret place; a
cross of a palm in height, being set upon the mound, while at
each of the four corners the signs which follow must be drawn
with the thumb;

On this day the Warlock may drink no wine, and will also
abstain from eating meat.
On Tuesday, at the break of day, let him place the feather,
taken from the bird, upon the altar together with a new knife.
The signs hereafter represented must be inscribed on a sheet of
Virgin Parchment or Paper with wine which is the Blood of
Jesus Christ:

They should be written upon the altar, and, at the end of the
sacrifice, the paper should be folded in a new veil of violet
silk, to be concealed on the morrow, together with the oblation
of the sacrifice and a part of the consecrated Host. On the
evening of Thursday the Warlock must rise at midnight and,
having sprinkled holy water about the chamber, he must light a
taper of yellow wax, which shall have been prepared on the
Wednesday and pressed in the form of a cross. When it is
lighted he shall then begin the Office of the Dead with great
veneration to the Living God. He shall recite Matins and
Lauds, but in place of the versicle of the ninth Lesson he shall
“Deliver us, O Lord, from the fear of Hell. Let not the
demons destroy my soul when I shall raise them up from the
Deep Pit, when I shall command them to do my will. May the
day be bright, may the sun and moon shine forth, when I shall
call upon them, O, Lord, deliver me from those of dread
visage, and grant that they shall be obedient when I shall raise
them up from Hell, when I shall impose my will on them.”
After the Office of the Dead, the Warlock shall extinguish
the taper, and at sunrise shall cut the throat of a male lamb of
nine days old, taking great care that the blood does not gush
forth upon the earth.
He shall skin the lamb, and shall cast its tongue and heart
into the fire.
The fire must be freshly kindled, and the ashes shall be
preserved for use at the proper time. The skin of the lamb
shall be sprinkled four times every day with holy water.
On the tenth day, before the rising of the sun, the lambskin
shall be covered with the ashes of the heart and tongue, and
with the ashes also of the cock.
On Thursday, after sunset, the flesh of the lamb shall be
interred in a secret place where no bird of any kind can come,
and the Warlock with his right thumb shall inscribe on the
grave the characters here indicated;

Moreover, for the space of three days he shall sprinkle the

four corners with holy water, saying,


“Christ Jesus, Redeemer of men, who, being the Lamb

without spot, was immolated for the salvation of the human
race, who alone was found worthy to open the Book of Life,
impart such virtue to this lambskin that it may receive the
signs which we shall trace thereon, written with thy blood, so
that the figures, signs, and words may become efficacious, and
grant that this skin may preserve us against the wiles of
demons, that they may be terrified at the sight thereof, and
may only approach them trembling, through Thee, Jesus
Christ, who reignest through all ages.
The Litanies of the Holy Name of Jesus must then be
repeated, but instead of the Agmus Dei, substitue:
“Immolated Lamb, be Thou a pillar of strength against the
evil spirits.
Slain Lamb, give us power over The Power of Darkness.
Slain Lamb grant power, favour, and strength unto the binding
of Rebellious spirits. So be it. Amen.”
The lambskin shall be stretched for eighteen days, and on
the nineteenth day, the fleece shall be removed, reduced into
powder, and interred in the same place. The word VELLUS
shall be written above it with the finger, together with the
following characters and words: “May this which has been
reduced into ashes preserve against the demons through the
name of Jesus.”
And also these signs:

Lastly, on the Eastern side, the skin must be set to dry in the
sun for three days, the ensuing characters must be set to dry in
the sun for three days, the ensuing characters being cut with a
new knife:

This being accomplished, recite Psalm IXXI. Then cut the

following characters:

The figure being thus far completed, recite the verses

“Afferte Domino, Patraie gentium” occuring in Psalm XCV:
Cantate Domino Canticum Novum, of which the seventh
versicle is: “Offerte Domino, Fillili Dei,” and cut consequently
these characters:

Next recite Psalm IXXVII, “Attendite popule meus, legum

meam,” and complete the following figure:

This being accomplished, recite “Quare fremuerunt gentes

et populi meditati sunt inania?”
Then make the figure as doth follow:
And recite Psalm CXV. “Credidi propter quod locutus sum.”
Finally, on the last day [of the month] a Mass shall be said,
for the Dead. The prose shall be omitted and also the Gospel
of St. John, but at the end of the Mass the Warlock shall recite:
“Confitemini Domino quoniam bonus.”
In honour of the Most Holy and August Trinity, the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Ghost, Amen.”
(From Lansdowne and Sloane Mss. British Museum).


The Conjuration of a Spirit
with Whom it is Sought to Make a Pact.
This ritual follows the archetypal Faustian pact, where the sorcerer pays
with their immortal soul. Such a belief would no doubt dissuade many a
potential conjurer. The arrangement of the pact contains an interesting
detail, however, that points to a more realistic and practical arrangement
with the Spirits. The conjurer agrees to set aside the first Monday of each
month as a day of ritual observance. Thus a disciplined service is put into
place, bound by the promise of reward if held to, and punishment if
neglected. Such arrangements are common throughout the traditions of
spiritist sorcery, such as the ‘marriage’ of the voodoo practitioner to their
‘master’, or of the Tantric shakti to her god;


Emperor Lucifer, Master of the revolted Spirits, I entreat

thee to favour me in the adjuration which I address to thy
mighty Minister, Lucifuge Rofocale, being desirous to make a
pact with him.
I beg thee also by the Power of Tetragrammaton O Prince
Beelzebuth, to protect me in this undertaking. O, Count
Astorat, be propitious to me, and grant that this night the great
Lucifuge may appear unto me under a human form, free from
evil smell, and that He may accord me in virtue of the pact
which I propose to enter into, all the desires I make.
O Grand Lucifuge, I pray thee now to quit thy dwelling,
wheresoever it be, and hasten hither to speak with me.
Otherwise will I compel thee by the power of the strong
Living God, His beloved Son, and the Eternal Holy Spirit.
Obey promptly, or thou shalt be eternally tormented by the
power of the potent words of the Grand Clavicle of Solomon
the King, wherewith by the Powers of Magick he was
accustomed to compel the rebellious spirits, to receive his
compact. Then straightaway appear, or I will unhesitatingly
torture thee by the virtue of the Great Words of this Clavicle.
Aglon, Tetragram, Vaycheon, Stimulamaton, Ezphares,
Retragrammaton, Olvaram, Irion, Estiyon, Existon, Eryona,
Onera, Orasym, Mozm, Messias, Soter, Emanuel, Sabaoth,
Adonay, te adoro, et te invoco, Amen.

Manifestation of the Spirit

Lo I am here.
What dost thou seek of me?
Why dost thou disturb my repose?
Answer me.

Reply to the Spirit

It is my wish to make a pact with thee, so as to attain my

desires, at thy hands immediately, failing which I will use the
potent words of the Clavicle to thy detriment.

The Spirit’s Reply

I cannot comply with thy request except thou dost give

thyself over to me in twenty years, to do with thy body and
soul as I please.

The Pact
Thereupon throw him your pact, which must be written with
your own hand on a sheet of virgin parchment, written in the
following words and signed in your own blood:
“ I promise the grand Lucifuge to reward him in twenty years’
time for all the bounties he will bestow upon me. In witness
thereof I have signed myself;


In order to enforce his obedience recite the Supreme

Apellation, with the terrible words of the Clavicle. Aglon,
Tetragram, Vaycheon, Stimulamaton, Ezphares,
Retragrammaton, Olvaram, Irion, Estiyon, Existon, Eryona,
Onera, Orasym, Mozm, Messias, Soter, Emanuel, Sabaoth,
Adonay, te adoro, et te invoco, Amen.

The spirit will then once more appear and address you:

“Why dost thou torment me further? Leave me to rest, and I

will confer upon thee the nearest treasure, on condition that
thou dost set apart the first Monday of each month, and dost
not call me oftener than once a week, to wit, between ten at
night and two in the morning. Take up thy pact; I have signed
it. Fail in thy promise, and thou shalt be mine immediately
and everlasting.”

The Magician replies to the Spirit as follows;

“ I agree to thy request, subject to the delivery of the nearest

treasure which I can at once carry away.”
Follow the spirit without fear, cast your pact upon the hoard,
touch it with your rod, remove as much as you can, return into
the circle walking backwards, place the treasure in front of you
and recite the Discharge of the Spirit:
“ O Prince Lucifer, I am, for the time, content with thee. I
now leave thee in peace, and permit thee to retire wheresoever
it may seem good to thee, so it be without noise and without
leaving any evil smell behind thee.
“Be mindful, however, of our engagement, for shouldst thou
fail me, even for one moment, be assured that I shall eternally
smite thee with the Blasting Rod of the great Adonay, Eloim,
Ariel, and Jehova. Amen.”

(Sloane Ms. British Museum).


To hasten the appearance of Devils, Demons, Servitors, or any other
wicked and disobedient spirit. Here we see that the demon is ‘housed’ and
made manifest through its sigil. As it is summoned and ‘made real’ by the
inscribing of the correct glyph, so is it banished and destroyed by its
destruction. Therefore, to harm the sigil is to cause harm to the spirit.
Conversely, a demon mat give valuable service in return for having its
seal made in more durable and valuable materials, such as gold;

“O, thou wicked and disobedient spirit, [N.], because thou

hast not obeyed, or answered, or regarded the words which I
have commanded, the Glorious and Incomprehensible Names
of the True God, I, by the power of these Names, which no
creature can resist, do curse thee into the depths of the
Bottomless Pit, to remain until the Day of Doom, in the Hell of
unquenchable fire and brimstone, unless thou shalt forwith
appear before this Circle, to do my will. Come therefore
quickly, and peaceably, by the names, Adonai, Zebaoth,
Adonai-Amioram, come, come, Adonai, King of Kings,
commands thee.”
Now if he delays his appearance, write his Name on
Parchment; put it in a black box, with brimstone and other
stinking perfumes: bind the box with Iron Wire, hang it on the
point of your blade, hold it over the fire of charcoal, which
shall be placed towards that quarter whence the spirit will
come, and say first to the fire: I conjure thee, o fire, by Him
who made thee, to torment, burn, and consume this spirit [N.]
To the Spirit: Because thou art disobedient, and obeyest not
these, my commands, nor the precepts of the Lord, thy God,
now I, who am the servant of the Most High, and Imperial
Lord, God of Hosts, Jehovah, having His Celestial Power, and
permission, for this, thine averseness, and contempt, will
destroy thy name, which I have in this box, will burn them
with unquenchable fire, and bury them in unending oblivion,
unless thou comest immediately, here, before this Circle,
within this Triangle, assuming a fair and comely form, without
harm to any creature, but giving reasonable answers to my
requests, and performing my desire in all things: If he appear
not at this point, say as follows: “Thou art still pernicious,
willing not to appear and informing me upon that which I
desire to know, now therefore, in the Name and by the power
and dignity of the Omnipotent and Immortal Lord, God of
Hosts, Jehovah, Tetragrammaton, I do hereby curse and
deprive thee of all thine office, power, and place. I bind thee
in the deepest depths of the Bottomless Pit, there to remain
until the Day of Judgement. May all the company of Heaven
curse thee, may the sun, the moon, and the stars, the Light of
the Hosts of Heaven, curse thee into fire unquenchable, into
torments unspeakable, and even as thy name and seal are
bound up in this box, to be choked with sulphrous and stinking
substances, and to burn in this material fire so, in the name of
Jehovah, and by the power and dignity of the three names,
Tetragrammaton, Anexhexeton, Primematum, may all these
drive thee, oh thou disobedient spirit [N.] into the Lake of Fire,
prepared for the damned and accursed spirits, remembered no
more by that God, who shall come to judge the quick and the
Set the box in the flame.
Thereupon he will speedily appear.
When he comes, quench the fire, and make sweet perfumes.
Shew him the Pentacle on your vestment and then say;
“Behold thy confusion, if thou be disobedient to man or
The Magician then puts the necessary questions and
demands to the spirit.
(Sloane Ms. British Museum)

“Depart, I say, and be thou ready and willing to come
whensoever exorcised, and conjured by the Rites of Black
I now conjure thee to withdraw, peaceably and quietly, and
may the peace of God continue for ever between thee and me.
(Sloane Ms. British Museum)


“O Omnipotent God, who has created all things for thy
service and the convenience of men, we return thee most
humble thanks for the benefits which, in thy great bounty, thou
hast allowed us to experience this night, of Thine inestimable
favours, wherein thou hast granted us according to our desires.
Now O Almighty God, have we realised all the scope of thy
great promises, when thou didst say to us: Seek and ye shall
find; knock, and the door shall be opened unto you. Do now
then compel the spirit [N.] here before this circle, in a fair and
comely shape, to return whence he came and without hurt to
me. And that if he do not obey then command him by the
Most Holy and Glorious Names, Adonai, El, Elohim, Elohe,
Zebaoth, Elion, Eschence, Jah, Tetragrammaton, and Sadai,
which will most certainly cause him to depart in great fear and
So be it. Amen.”
(Sixteenth-Century Ms. Biblioteque Nationale, Paris)


Stolen from the secret vaults of the O.T.O., authorship attributed to
Aleister Crowley. The ‘shells’ are the Qulippoth, and the forces of
darkness generally. In training to use this ritual, the student may thus
begin with anything from a vaguely dark mood upwards. I have also
witnessed the use of this formula by several magicians at one time, all
focussed on the illness of an individual, with the illness being defined as
‘shells’. It was effective enough;

Stand erect, arms to the sides, right foot back. Visualise the
pentagram blazing in the third eye.
Slowly draw in the breath. Draw up the arms like two snakes,
pointing fingers forward, hands level with the third eye.
Hold for a second.
Lunge forward suddenly, shouting;

In the name of the Great and Terrible One I declare that I have
banished these shells to their habitations!”
Finally, the gesture of silence, standing erect with fingers on

I conjure you, O Devil, by the Father and the Son and the Holy
Spirit, and by the patriarchs and prophets, apostles,
evangelists, martyrs, confessors, virgins, and all the holy men
and holy women of God.. and by our Lord Jesus Christ I
conjure, that you should recede from this servant of God [N.],
I conjure you, O devil, by the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which He endured for the human race, that you should recede
from this servant of God,[N.]. I conjure you, O Devil, by the
holy cross on which our Lord died for the servant of God,[N.],
that you should not be able to conceal yourself in his body, nor
in his members, nor in his head. I conjure you, Devil, by the
nails of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which his hands and feet
were affixed to the cross, that you should withdraw from this
servant of God, [N.], that you should not be able to conceal
yourself in his mouth or his head. I conjure you, Devil, by the
lance that Longinus held, by which he pierced the side of our
Lord Jesus Christ, and blood and water flowed out, that you
not be able to conceal yourself in his throat or on his tongue or
under his tongue, or in his other memebers. I conjure you,
Devil, by the death and burial of Christ, from which he rose
from the dead on the third day, that you not be able to conceal
yourself in his bowels or inward parts. I conjure you, Devil,
by the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, in which He
appeared to His disciples saying, “It is I, do not be afaraid,”
and he commanded them, saying, “Go into all the world and
preach the gospel to every creature; he who believes and is
baptised shall be saved, but he who does not believe shall be
condemned”; by the aforesaid words I conjure and admonish
you that you should recede from this servant of God, [N.]. I
conjure you, Devil, by the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete most high,
whom our Lord Jesus entrusted to His disciples in fiery
tongues, that you should recede from this servant of God, [N.],
and not returns any more, nor make any spirit return to him,
and as God separated Heaven from Earth, Truth from
Falsehood, Good from Evil, Sweet from Bitter, so may you be
separated from this servant of God and not be able to approach
him any more..
He commands you, accursed Devil, who walked on sea with
dry feet.. He commands you, accursed Devil, who
commanded the winds and the sea and the storms. He
commands you, accursed Devil, who ordered that you be cast
from the heights of Heaven to the depths of the Earth.
Nor should you be unaware, Satan and Beelzebuch, that
pains and torments will come upon you in the day of
judgement and in that eternal day when God will come like a
fiery furnace to judge the living and the dead…

(The Conjuration of Malign Spirits Dealing in the Bodies of People,

as it is Done by Saint Peter, Fifteenth Century).

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirits,
amen. I conjure you, elves and all kinds of demons, of the
night and of the day, by the Father, and the Son, and the Holy
Spirit, and the undivided Trinity, and by the intercession of the
most blessed and glorious ever virgin Mary, by the prayers of
the prophets, by the merits of the patriarchs, by the
intercession of the angels and archangels, by the intervention
of the apostles, by the passion of the martyrs, by the faith of
the confessors, by the chastity of the virgins, and by the
intercession of all the saints, and by the Seven Sleepers, whose
names are Malchus, Maximian, Dionysius, John, Constantine,
Serapion, and Mortian, and by the name of the Lord God
which is blessed forever A G L A , that you should
cause or inflict no harm or any evil on this servant of God,[N.],
whether in sleep or while awake. Christ has conquered
Christ reigns Christ rules may Christ bless us and
defend us from every evil Amen.
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy
Spirit, amen. In my name they will cast out demons, they
will speak with new tongues, they will take up serpents, if they
drink any poison it will not harm them, and they will put their
hands on the sick and will cure them. Wondrous cross,
dispeller of sorrow, recovery of health. Behold the cross of
the Lord; flee adverse ones. The lion of the tribe of Judah
has conquered, the root of David has sprouted. Christ
conquers Christ reigns Christ rules may Christ defend
this servant of God from every fantasy and every vexation of
the Devil, and from every evil, at every hour and everywhere,
by the power of the holy cross Amen agios hyskyros
athanathos eleyson .
(MS Sloane 962, British Library).

When you wish to infuse a spirit into a dead person, so that he
appears alive as he was previously, this is the procedure to
follow. First have a ring made of gold. Around the outside
these names should be carved: Brimer, Suburith, Tranauit; on
the inside, these names: Lyroth, Beryen, Damayn. When the
names have been carved, on a Sunday before sunrise, go to
running water and place the ring in it, and let it remain there
for five days.
On the sixth day, take it out and take it to a tomb, and place
it inside, so that it remains there on Friday and Saturday. On
Sunday, before sunrise, go outside of town under a clear sky,
in a remote and secret place, and make a circle with a sword,
and on it write with the sword the names of the figures that
appear here. [The figure shown is a double circlular band with
a pentagram inscribed. The names carved on the ring are
repeated, along with astrological signs, within the two bands.
The position of the master is indicated in the centre of the
pentagram, and the cardinal directions are marked outside the
When this has been inscribed, enter into it as is designated,
and place the sword beneath your knees, and, facing south,
recite this conjuration: “I conjure you, all the demons inscribed
on this ring”- which you should have in your hand- “by the
Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and by almighty God,
maker of Heaven and Earth… that all of you, constrained and
bound to my will and power, should proceed hither in benign
form, so that I will not fear, and should conscecrate this ring in
such a way that it may possess this power, namely that
whenever I place it on the finger of a dead person, one of you
will enter him, and he will appear alive as before, in the same
likeness and form…”
When you have said this once, six spirits will at once appear
at the circle, requesting the ring, which you will give them.
When you have given it, they will depart, and you likewise
should leave the circle, taking the sword with you, and not
destroying the circle.
On the sixth day, return with the sword, and say, facing
south, “I conjure you, O Brimer, Suburith, [etc.]… that you
should come to me now without delay, bearing the consecrated
ring, so that when I place it on the finger or in the hand of a
living person he will fall to the ground as if dead, and when I
take it away he will return to his former state, and when I place
it on a dead person, as aforesaid, a spirit will enter him and he
will appear alive as before…”
When you have said all this four times, first towards the
south, likewise towards the west, then towards the north and
towards the east, you will see towards the east someone
coming on horseback, who, when he arrives at the circle, will
say, “So-and-so” –naming the names written above- “send you
this consecrated ring, but they say they cannot come to you
because it is not fitting; you will experience [or test] the
power of the ring, and if it does not have the power that you
requested, they say they are prepared to come to you whenever
you wish.” You will take the ring, saying to him, “Thanks to
you and to them.” When you have said this, he will at once
withdraw, and you too shall depart from the circle, destroying
it completely…”
(The Munich Handbook, Fifteenth Century)
The 18 Calls of Enoch

Dr. John Dee was an unquestionably powerful and influential Magus. He

was the official court astrologer of Queen Elizabeth I, and as a secret
agent his code was 007. It is said that he visited her in Norwich,
presenting her with a brilliant new idea called ‘The British Empire’.

With Kelly, he sought the knowledge and communication of angels.

Evidently, such was obtained, although there is much room for
speculation concerning the true nature of those spirits summoned. The
techniques they employed had their routes in those same practices
described in the grimoire as summoning the denizens of Hell. Their
researches brought a new gift to the traditions of the black arts; that
language spoken by the angels and devils, and by all mankind before the
fall of the tower of Babylon.

Our source for this knowledge are the nineteen Enochian Keys,
provided below. Each is an incantation composed in this language,
evoking principles and powers which may be directed by the sorcerer.
These appear to have sound grammatical basis, with many words that
seem related to Hebrew, Arabic, and Latin. Whether divined or
constructed, their employment effectively appeals to some deeper part of
our consciousness, like a deeply buried memory.

The first published source of the Enochian Calls was in a biography of

Dee by Meric Casaubon in 1659. They were employed during the late
nineteenth century by the Golden Dawn, and in the twentieth by the
Church of Satan. Aliester Crowley combined the employment of
Enochian easily with that of the Goetia. Many others have written calls to
the spirits since, such as the Enochian Call to Baphomet employed by the
Illuminates of Thanateros. Its power, purpose and place within the
subversive theology of the black arts is well established.

Their employment in ritual is through their empowered vocal vibration.

Their pronunciation is largely phonetic, so that each letter is sounded
clearly and in turn. The character ‘Z’ has largely been interpreted to be
sounded as ‘ZOD’.

The first is the proclamation of the mysteries, invoking that which has
no beginning or end; the Bornless One. Through self-identification with
this power, the sorcerer establishes their dominance.
The second is a call and recognition of the blood lineage; through the
power of lust we are continued.
The third identifies the aims of the black magician in achieving
dominance and superiority over mankind; a statement of spiritual elitism.
The fourth calls out to the ‘Sons of Pleasure’, and bids them to visit the
The fifth is a call to the mysteries; the seeking of Illumination.
The sixth key invokes the power of the Luciferian mystery.
The seventh is a charge and celebration of glamour and sexuality.
The eighth concerns the coming of the new aeon; black magick as a
confrontational and subversive path to be effective in the entire circle of
our existence.
The ninth concerns the hedonistic indulgence of mind altering
substances; specifically wormwood.
The tenth is a lightning blast of wrath and violence.
The eleventh is a necromantic call, summoning wraiths, or specific
The twelfth increases the distress of those who are already suffering.
The thirteenth makes the sterile lustful, and vexes those who would
deny the pleasures of flesh.
The fourteenth is a cry for vengeance and the manifestation of justice.
The fifteenth is a resolution of acceptance and understanding of the
masters whose duty lies in the administering to the seekers after spiritual
The sixteenth gives recognition of the wondrous contrasts of the earth,
and of the sustenance of these dichotomies.
The seventeenth benightens the benumbed and destroys through
The eighteenth opens the gates of Hell and casts up Lucifer and his
The nineteenth is the great sustainer of the natural balance of the earth,
the law of thrift, and of the jungle. It lays bare all hypocrisy and the
sanctimonious shall become as slaves under it. It brings forth the greatest
outpouring of wrath upon the miserable. Lays the foundations for the
lover of life.
I reign over you 2Saith the God of Justice 3In power exalted above
The Firmament of Wrath: 2In Whose Hands 3The Sun is as a sword
And the Moon 2As a through-thrusting fire: 3Who measureth
Your garments in the midst of my vestures 2And trussed you together
As the palms of my hands: 2Whose seat 3I garnished with the fire
Of gathering: 2Who beautified 3Your garments with admiration:
To Whom I made a law 2To govern the Holy Ones: 3Who delivered you
A rod 2With the Ark of Knowledge. 3Moreover Ye lifted up Your
Voices and sware 2Obedience and faith 3To Him 4That liveth
Triumpheth: 2Whose beginning is not 3Nor end cannot be: 4Which
Shineth as a flame in the midst of your palace 2And reigneth
Amongst you as the balance 2Of righteousness and truth. 3Move
Therefore and show yourselves: 2Open the mysteries of
Creation. Be friendly unto me 3For I am 4The servant of the same
Your God, 2The true worshipper of 3The Highest.
[1. Or Sobolo]
Can the Wings of the Winds 2Understand your voices of wonder
O You the Second of the First 2Whom the burning flames 3Have framed
Within the depth of my jaws: 2Whom 3I have prepared as cups for a
Wedding 2Or as the flowers in their beauty 3For the Chamber of the
Righteous. 2Stronger are your feet 3Than the barren stone 4And
Mightier 2Are your voices than the Manifold Winds. 3For ye are
Become 2A building such as 3Is not save in the mind of
All-Powerful. 2Arise, 3Saith the First. 4Move, 5Therefore, 6Unto
Thy servants. 2Show yourselves 3In power and make me 4A strong seer
Of things, for I am of Him 2That liveth forever.
Behold 2Saith your God. 3I am a Circle 4On Whose Hands stand Twelve
Kingdoms. 2Six are the Seats of Living Breath, 3The rest are as
Sharp Sickles 2Or the Horns of Death, 3Wherein the creatures of Earth
Are and are not 2Except Mine own Hands 3Which also sleep 4And shall
In the first I made you 2Stewards and placed 3You in seats Twelve of
Government, 2Giving unto 3Every one of you 4Power successively 5Over
Four Five and Six, 2The True Ages of Time: 3To the intent that from
The Highest Vessels 2And 3The comers of 4Your governments
Ye might work My power: 2Pouring down 3The Fires of Life and Increase
Continually upon the Earth. 2Thus ye are become 3The Skirts of
Justice and Truth. 2In the Name of the Same 3Your God 4Lift up, 5I say
Yourselves. 2Behold His mercies 3FIourish 4And His Name is become
Mighty Amongst us, In Whom we say: 4Move, 5Descend and
2 3
Apply yourselves unto us, As unto the Partakers of 3The Secret Wisdom

Your Creation.
I have set 2My feet in 3The South 4And have looked about me 5Saying:
Are not 2The Thunders of Increase 3Numbered 4Thirty-three
Which reign 2In the Second Angle? 3Under Whom 4I have placed
Nine Six Three Nine 2Whom. None 3Hath yet numbered but One:
In Whom 2The Second Beginning of things 3Are and wax strong,
Which also successively 2Are the 3Numbers of Time 4And their powers
Are as the first 24 5 6. 3Arise 4Ye Sons of pleasure 5And visit the Earth:
For I am the Lord 2Your God 3Which is 4And liveth for ever.
In the Name of the Creator, 2Move and 3Show yourselves
As pleasant deliverers 2That you may praise Him 3Amongst
The Sons of Men.
The Mighty Sounds 2Have entered 3Into the Third Angle 4And
Sapah 2Zimii 3D U-I-V 4Od
Are become As Olives 3In the Olive Mount 4Looking with gladness
Noas 2Ta Qanis 3Adroch 4Dorphal
Upon the Earth 2And 3Dwelling in 4The brightness of the Heavens
Caosg 2Od 3Faonts 4Piripsol
As continual comforters. 2Unto whom 3I fastened 4Pilllars of Gladness
Ta Blior 2Casarm 3A-M-Ipzi 4Nazarth
19 2And gave them 3Vessels 4To water the Earth 5With all her creatures:
AF 2Od Dlugar 3Zizop 4Zlida Caosgi 5Tol Torgi
And 2They are the 3Brothers 4Of the first 5And the Second
Od 2Z Chis 3E Siasch 4L 5Ta-Vi-U
And the beginning of their own 2Seats 3Which are garnished with
Od laod 2Thild 3Ds
Continual Burning Lamps 26, 9, 6, 3, 6 3Whose numbers
Hubar 2P E O A L 3Soba Cormfa
Are as the First 2The Ends, 3And the Content 4Of Time
Chis Ta La 2Vls 3Od Q- 4Cocasb
Therefore come ye 2And obey your creation. 3Visit us 4In peace
(E) Ca Niis 2Od Darbs Qaas 3F 4Etharzi
And comfort. 2Conclude us 3Receivers of 4Your Mysteries. 5For why?
Od Bliora 2Ia-Ial 3Ed-Nas 4Cicles 5Bagle
Our Lord and Master is the All One!
Ge-Iad I L
The Spirits of 2The Fourth Angle 3Are Nine, 4Mighty in the Firmament
Gah 2S Diu 3Chis Em 4Micalzo Pil-
Of waters. Whom the First hath planted 3A Torment to the Wicked
Zin 2Sobam El Harg 3Mir Babalon
And 2A Garland to the Righteous: 3Giving unto them Fiery Darts
Od 2Obloc Samvelg 3Dlugar Malprg
To Vanne 2The Earth, 3And 47, 6, 9, 9 5Continual Workmen
Ar 2Caosgi 3Od 4A C A M 5Canal
Whose courses visit 2With comfort 3The Earth, 4And are in government
Sobol Zar F 2BIiard 3Caosgi 4Od Chisa Netaab
And continuance as 2The Second 3And the Third. 4Wherefore,
Od Miam Ta 2Viv 3Od D 4Darsar
Hearken unto my voice. 2I have talked of you 3And I move you
Solpeth Bi-En 2B-Ri-Ta 3Od Zacam
In power and presence: 2Whose 3Works 4ShaII be a Song of Honour
G-Macalza 2Sobol 3Ath 4Trian Lu-Ia He
And the praise of your God. 2In your creation.
Od Ecrin Mad 2Qaa-On.
The East 2Is a House of Virgins 3Singing praises 4Amongst the Flames
Raas 2I Salman Paradiz 3Oe-Crimi 4Aao Ial-
Of First glory, 2Wherein 3The Lord hath opened His mouth 4And they are
Pir-Gah 2Qui-In 3Enay Butmon 4Od I
Become 28 3Living Dwellings 4In whom 5The Strength of Man
Noas 2NI 3Paradial 4Casarmg 5Vgear
Rejoiceth And 3They are apparelled with 4Ornaments of brightness
Chirlan 2Od 3Zonac 4Luciftian
Such as work 2Wonders on all Creatures. 3Whose Kingdoms 4And
Cors Ta Vaul 2Zirn Tol Hami 3Sobol Ondoh 4Od
Continuance 2Are as 3The Third 4And Fourth, 5Strong Towers 6And
Miam 2Chis Ta 3D 4Od Es 5V-Ma-Dea 5Od
Places of Comfort, 2The Seat of Mercy 3And Continuance.
Pi-Bliar 2Othil Rit 3Od Miam
O ye Servants of Mercy 2Move, 3Appear, 4Sing praises 5Unto the Creator!
C-Noqol Rit 2Zacar 3Zamran 4Oe-Crimi 5Qaada.
And be mighty 2Amongst us! 3For to 4This Remembrance
Od O-Micaolz 2Aaiom 3Bagle 4Papnor
Is given power, 2And our strength 3Waxeth strong 4In Our Comforter!
I Dlugam Lonshi 2Od Vmplif 3V-Ge-Gi 4Bigliad
The Mid-Day, 2The First, 3Is as the Third Heaven 4Made of Hyacinthine
Bazm 2Elo 3I Ta Piripson 4Oln Nazavabh
Pillars 226 3In whom the Elders 4Are become strong, 5Which I have
OX 3Casarmg Vran 4Chis Vgeg 5Ds
Prepared 2For My own Righteousness 3Saith the Lord, 4Whose long
Abramg 2Baltoha 3Goho Iad 4Soba
Continuance Shall be as Buckles 3To the Stooping Dragon 4And like
Mian 2Trian Ta Lolcis 3Abai-Vovin 4Od
Unto the Harvest of a Widow. 2How many 3Are there 4Which remain in
Aziagiar Rior 2Irgil 3Chis Da 4Ds Pa-Aox
The glory Of the Earth, 3Which are, 4And shall not see 5Death until
Busd 2Caosgo 3Ds Chis 4Od Ip Uran 5Feloch Cacrg
This House 2Fall, 3And the Dragon sink? 4Come away!
Oi Salman 2Loncho 3Od Vovina Carbaf 4Niiso
For the Thunders 2Have spoken! 3Come away! 4For the Crown of the
Bagle Avavago 2Gohon 3Niiso 4Bagle Momao
Temple 2And the Robe 3of Him 4That Is 5Was 6And Shall Be Crowned
Siaion 2Od Mabza 3Iad 4O I 5As 6Momar
Are Divided. 2Come! 3Appear unto 4The Terror of the Earth
Poilp 2Niis 3Zamran 4Ciaofi 5Caosgo
And unto our Comfort 2And 3Of such as are prepared.
Od Bliors 2Od 3Corsi Ta Abramig.
A Mighty 2Guard 3Of Fire with Two-edged Swords 4Flaming,
Micaolz 2Bransg 3Prgel Napea 4Ialpor
Which have 2Vials 3Eight 4Of Wrath For two times and a half,
Ds Brin 2Efafafe 3P 4Vonpho 5Olani Od Obza
Whose Wings are of 2Wormwood 3And of the Marrow 4Of Salt,
Sobol Vpaah Chis 2Tatan 3Od Tranan 4Balie
Have settled 2Their feet in the 3West 4And are measured
Alar 2Lusda 3Soboln 4Od Chis Holq
With their Ministers 29996. 3These gather up 4The moss of the Earth
C Noqodi 2CIAL 3Vnal Aldon 4Mom Caosgo
As the rich man 2Doth his treasure. 3Cursed 4Are they whose
Ta Las Ollor 2Gnay Limlal 3Vnal Aldon 4Chis Sobca
Iniquities they are. 2In their eyes are millstones 3Greater than the Earth,
Madrid Z Chis 2Ooanoan Chis Aviny 3Drilpi Caosgin
And from their mouths run seas of blood. 2Their heads 3Are covered
Od Butmoni Parm Zumvi Cnila 2Dazis 3Ethamza
With diamonds 2And upon their hands 3Are 4Marble Sleeves.
Childao 2Od Mirc Ozol 3Chis 4Pidiai Collal.
Happy is he on whom 2They frown not. 3For Why?
Vicinina Sobam 2Vcim 3Bagle?
The God of Righteousness 2Rejoiceth in them. 3Come away! 4And not
Iad Baltoh 2Chirlan Par. 3Niiso 4Od Ip
Your Vials 2For the time is 3Such as requireth comfort.
Efafafe 2Bagle A Cocasb I 3Cors Ta Vnig Blior
The Thunders of Judgement and Wrath. 2Are Numbered. 3And
Coraxo 2Chis Cormp 3Od
Are harboured 2the North in the likeness 3Of an Oak 4Whose branch,
Blans 2Lucal Aziazor 3Paeb 4Sobol Ilonon
Are 222 3Nests 4Of Lamentation 5And Weeping, 6Laid up for the Earth,
Chis 2Op 3Virq 4Eophan 5Od Raclir 6Maasi Bagle Caosgi,
Which bum night 2And day: 3And vomit out 4The Heads of Scorpions
Ds Ialpon Dosig 2Od Basgim, 3Od Oxex 4Dazis Siatris
And live Sulphur, 2Mingled with Poison. 3These be 4The Thunders
Od Salbrox, 2Cinxir Faboan 3Unal Chis 4Const
That 25678 3Times 4(in ye 24th part) of a moment
Ds 2DAOX 3Cocasg 4Ol Oanio Yorb
With an hundred mighty earthquakes 2And a thousand times
Vohim Gizyax 2Od Matb Cocasg
As many surges 2Which rest not 3Neither 4Know any 5Echoing
Plosi Molvi 2Ds Page Ip 3Larag 4Om Droln 5Matorb
Time herein. 2One rock 3Bringeth forth a thousand 4Even
Cocasb Emna 2L Patralx 3Yolci Matb 4Nomig
The heart of man doth his thoughts. 2Woe! 3Woe! Woe! Woe!
Monons Olora Gnay Angelard 2Ohio 3Ohio Ohio Ohio
Woe! Woe! 2Yea Woe! 3Be to the Earth, 4For her iniquity 5Is, 6Was,
Ohio Ohio 2Noib Ohio 3Caosgon 4Bagle Madrid 5I 6Zir
And shall be great. 2Come away! 3But not your mighty sound
Od Chiso Drilpa 2Niiso 3Crip Ip Nidali.
The Mighty seat 2Groaned aloud 3And there were 4Five 5Thunders
Oxiayal 2Holdo 3Od Zirom 4O 5Coraxo
Which 2Flew 3Into the East, 4And the Eagle spake, 5And cried with a loud
Ds 2Zildar 3Raasy 4Od Vabzir Camliax 5Od Bahal
Come away!
And they gathered themselves together and Became The House of Death,
{sign of the cross} 2Of whom it is measured, 3And it is
Salman Teloch 2Casarman Holq 3Od T I Ta
They whose Number is 31. 2Come away! 3For I have prepared for you
Z Soba Cormf I GA 2NIISO! 3Bagle Abramg
A place. 2Move therefore 3And show yourselves. 4Open the Mysteries
Noncp 2Zacar (E) Ca 3Od Zamran 4Odo Cicle
Of your creation! 2Be friendly unto me 3For I am the servant
Qaa 2Zorge 3Lap Zirdo Noco
The same your God, 2The true worshipper of the Highest.
Mad 2Hoath Iaida.


O You that reign in the South 2And are 328 4The Lanterns of Sorrow,
Nonci Ds Sonf Babage 2Od Chis 3OB 4Hubardo Tibibp
Bind up your girdles 2And visit us! 3Bring down your Train 43663.
Allar Atraah 2Od Ef 3Drix Fafen 4MIAN
That the Lord may be magnified, 2Whose Name amongst you 3Is Wrath.
Ar Enay Ovof 2Sobol Ooain 3I Vonph
Move, 2I Say, 3And show yourselves. 4Open the Mysteries of your
Zacar 2Gohus 3Od Zamran 4Odo Cicle
Creation. 2Be friendly unto me! 3For I am the servant 4Of the same
Qaa 2Zorge 3Lap Zirdo Noco
Your God, 2The true worshipper of the Highest.
Mad 2Hoath Iaida.
O You Swords of 2The South 3Which have 442 5Eyes to stir up the Wrath
Napeai 2Babage 3Ds Brin 4V X 5Ooaona Lring Vonph
Of Sin: 2Making men drunken, 3Which are empty. 4Behold the Promise of
Doalim 3Eolis Ollog Orsba 2Ds Chis Affa 4Micma Isro
God and His power, 2Which is called amongst you a Bitter Sting!
Mad Od Lonshi Tox[1] 2Ds I Vmd Aai Grosb
Move And 3Show yourselves. 4Open the Mysteries of 5your Creation.
Zacar 2Od 3Zamran 4Odo 5Cicle
Be friendly unto me! 2For I am the servant of 3The same your God.
Zorge 2Lap Zirdo Noco 3Mad
The true worshipper 2Of the Highest.
Hoath 2Iaida.


O You Sons of Fury, 2The Children of the Just, 3Which sit upon 424
Noromi Baghie 2Pashs Oiad 3Ds Trint Mirc 4OL
Seats, 2Vexing all creatures 3Of the Earth 4With age, 5Which have under
Thil 2Dods Tol Hami 3Caosgi 4Homin 5Dr Brin Oroc
You 11636. 2Behold the Voice of God! 3The Promise of Him Who is
QUAR 2Micma Bialo Iad 3Isro Tox Ds I
Called amongst you 2Fury or Extreme Justice. 3Move and show your-
Vmd Aai 2Baltim 3Zacar Od Zamran
selves. 2Open the Mysteries of 3your Creation. 4Be friendly unto me.
Odo Cicle 3Qaa 4Zorge
For I am 2The servant of the same your God, 3The true worshipper of
Lap Zirdo 2Noco Mad 3Hoath
The Highest.


O Thou, 2The Governor of the First Flame, 3Under Whose Wings
Ils 2Tabaan L Ial-Prt 3Casarman Vpaahi 4Chis
6739 2Which weave 3The Earth with dryness: 4Which knowest the
DARG 2Ds Oado 3Caosgi Orscor 4Ds Omax
Name Righteousness 2And the Seal of Honour! 3Move and show
Baeouib 2Od Emetgis Iaiadix 3Zacar Od Zamra
Yourselves! 2Open the Mysteries of your Creation. 3Be friendly unto me.
Odo Cicle Qaa 3Zorge
For I am 2The servant of the same your God, 3The true worshipper of
Lap Zirdo 2Noco Mad 3Hoath
The Highest.


O Thou of the Second Flame, 2The House of Justice, 3Who hast Thy
Ils Viv Ialprt 2Salman Balt 3Ds A
Beginning in Glory, 2And shall comfort the Just, 3Who walkest on
Cro-Odzi Busd 2Od Bliorax Balit 3Ds Insi
The Earth with Feet 28763, 3Which understand and separate creatures.
Caosgi Lusdan 2EMOD 3Ds Om Od Tliob
Open the Mysteries of 2Your Creation. 3Be friendly to Me! 4For
Odo Cicle 2Qaa 3Zorge 4Lap
I am the servant of 2The same your God: 3The true worshipper of
Zirdo Noco 2Mad 3Hoath
The Highest


O Thou Third Flame 2Whose Wings are Thorns 3To stir up vexation:
Ils D Ialpirt 2Soba Vpaah Chis Nanba 3Zixlay Dodseh
And Who hast 27336 3Living Lamps 4Going before Thee:
Od Ds Brint 2TAXS 3Hubardo 4Tastax Ilsi
Whose God is Wrath 2In Anger. 3Gird up Thy Loins 4And hearken.
Soba Iad I Vonpho 2Vnph 3Aldon Dax Il 4Od Toatar.
Move and show yourselves. 2Open the Mysteries of 3Your Creation.
Zacar Od Zamran 2Odo Cicle 3Qaa
Be friendly unto me. 2For I am 3The Servant of 4The same your God:
Zorge 2Lap Zirdo 3Noco 4Mad
The true worshipper of 2The Highest.
Hoath 2Iaida.


O Thou 2Mighty Light 3And Burning Flame of 4Comfort which openest
Ils 2Micaolz Olprt 3Od Ialprt 4Bliors Ds Odo
The Glory of God 2Unto the Centre of the Earth, 3In Whom the 46332
Busdir Oiad 2Ovoars Caosgo 3Casarmg 4ERAN
Secrets 2Of Truth have their abiding, 3Which is called 4In Thy Kingdom
Laiad 2Brints Cafafam 3Ds I Vmd 4Aqlo Adohi
Joy And not to be measured. 3Be Thou a Window of Comfort unto me.
Moz 2Od Ma-Of-Fas 3Bolp Como Bliort Pambt
Move and show yourselves. 2Open the Mysteries of 3Your Creation.
Zacar Od Zamran 2Odo Cicle 3Qaa
Be friendly unto me, 2For I am the servant of 3The same your God,
Zorge 2Lap Zirdo Noco 3Mad
The true worshipper of 2The Highest
Hoath 2Iaida.


The Heavens which dwell in 2The First Aire 3Are Mighty in the
Madriaax Ds Praf 2LIL 3Chis Micaolz
Parts of the Earth 2And execute the judgment of the highest! Unto
Saanir Caosgo 2Od Fisis Balzizras Iaida
You it is said: 2Behold the Face of your God, 3The Beginning of
Nonca Gohulim 2Micma Adoian Mad 3Iaod
Comfort, 2Whose Eyes are the Brightness of the Heavens, 3Which
Bliorb 2Soba Ooaona Chis Luciftias Piripsol 3Ds
Provided 2You for the Government of Earth 3And her Unspeakable
Abraassa 2Noncf Netaaib Caosgi 3Od Tilb Adphaht
Variety, 2Furnishing you with a Power Understanding 3To dispose all
Damploz 2Tooat Noncf G Micalz Oma 3Lrasd Tol
Things according to 2The Providence of Him 3That sitteth on the Holy
Glo Marb 2Yarry 3Idoigo
Throne: 2And rose up in the Beginning saying: 3The Earth
Od Torzulp Iaodaf Gohol 3Caosga
Let her be governed 2By her parts and let there be 3Division in her
Tabaord 2Saanir Od Christeos 3Yrpoil Tiobl
That the glory of her 2May be always drunken 3And vexed in itself.
Busdir Tilb 2Noaln Paid Orsba 3Od Dodrmni Zylna.
Her course let it round (or run) 2With the Heavens, and as
Elzap Tilb Parm 2Gi Pinpsax Od Ta
An handmaid let her serve them. 2One season, let it confound another
Qurlst Booapis 2L Nibm Ovcho Symp
And let there be no creature 2Upon or within her 3One and the same.
Od Christeos Ag Toltorn 2Mirc Q Tiobl 3L El
All her members 2Let them differ in their qualities, 3And let there be
Tol Paombd 2Dilzmo As Pian 3Od Christeos
No one creature equal with another. 2The reasonable creatures of
Ag L Toltorn Parach Asymp 2Cordziz
The Earth, or Man, 2Let them vex and weed out one another: 3And
Dodpal Od Fifalz L Smnad 3Od
Their dwelling places 2Let them forget their names. 3The work of Man
Fargt 2Bams Omaoas 3Conisbra
And his pomp 2Let them be defaced. 3His buildings, let them become
Od Avavox 2Tonug 3Orsca Tbl Noasmi
Caves 2For the beasts of the field! 3Confound her understanding with
Tabges 2Levithmong 3Unchi Omp Tibl
Darkness. 2For why? 3It repenteth Me that I have made Man.
Ors 2Bagle 3Moooah Ol Cordziz.
One while let her be known, 2And another while a stranger. 3Because
L Capimao Ixomaxip 2Od Cacocasb Gosaa 3Baglen
She is the bed of an harlot, 2And the dwelling place of 3Him that is
Pii Tianta A Babalond, 2Od Faorgt 3Teloc Vo-
1 2
O Ye Heavens, Arise! The Lower Heavens beneath you,
Madriiax Torzu 2Oadriax Orocha
Let them serve you! 2Govem those that govern. 3Cast down such as
Aboapri 2Tabaori Priaz Ar Tabas 3Adrpan Cors Ta
Fall. 2Bring forth with those that increase, 3And destroy the rotten.
Dobix 2Iolcam Priazi Ar Coazior 3Od Quasb Qting.
No place let it remain in one number. 2Add and diminish until
Ripir Paaoxt Sa La Cor 2Vml Od Prdzar Cacrg
The Stars be numbered.
Aoiveae Cormpt.
Arise! Move! And appear before 3The Covenant of His Mouth
Torzu Zacar 2Od Zamran Aspt 3Sibsi Butmona
Which He hath sworn 2Unto us in His justice. 3Open the Mysteries of
Ds Surzas 2Tia Baltan. 3Odo Cicle
Your Creation 2And make us Partakers of 3The Undefiled Knowledge.
Qaa 2Od Ozozma Plapli 3Iadnamad.
The Luciferian Path
The Witches Sabbat

By Michael W. Ford

The Luciferian Path & Witches Sabbat
By Michael W. Ford

The Averse Path-way of the Sabbat lies in the twilight, the

space between sleep and dreaming, which the flesh takes flight
without weight; to draw towards a communion of those
gathered under the fires of the Elphame world. It is the trance
which guides the spirit towards this darkness of earth or the
light of the air, where spirit is illuminated in the bountiful light
of self-deification. The Sabbat exists in the mind and is
performed in the spirit. The Luciferian has instinctual
knowledge that he or she has opened a current, by their own
predilection, which intrinsically blends the realm of fantasy
with in-flesh reality. When one drops to one knee in the forest
or hidden place, summons the power of the earth and that
which lies in their circle of being, the mind is guided to the
Celestial and Empyrean (Meaning the Highest Heavens)
Sabbat – from those words chanted in waking can the trance-
ways be met and the Will made Flesh. The Luciferian Path is
indeed based in the shadow. The Luciferian is one who begins
in darkness, masters the infernal aspects of his/her being and
then seeks to illuminate further the light of imagination; the

flame of consciousness and isolate being – this is known as
the Black Flame. God forms associated with the Black Flame
and self-illumination are Lucifer (called Azal’ucel), Set (The
Egyptian God), Lilith (The Goddess of the Luciferian Path),
Cain (the isolate one, Lord of Magicians and Witches) and
Ahriman (The Dragon of Darkness who takes many forms).
Such god forms span various cultures and ages, but their
essence lives in the idea of the Sabbat and Luciferian
Witchcraft and Sorcery.

The initiate begins the path of shadow, from which he or she

models from the legend of Lucifer falling from light. It was
essential for Azazel (Lucifer) to grow he had to understand and
perceive darkness, to taste the shadows and become as god
(the knowledge of good and evil). The initiate of the Luciferian
Path explores the darkness as a point of development, a
testing of spirit and the possibility of self isolation.

As the initiate
confronts in
various forms
what is called
the Devil, the
Averse and
spirit, he or
she then
becomes as
this spirit. The
Witch or
stronger in
their results of
magical practice, and they begin to note concrete results
within and outside the self. At this point many will fail, to face
the Devil or shadow side will often lead the individual to face
his or her worst fears and weaknesses, that which can destroy

the individual not strong or prepared enough to become as a
God or Goddess.

It is at this point that the symbol of the Averse Pentagram will

begin to resonate within the sorcerers’ being, it is more than a
symbol, it is a sigil which represents the shadow way and
divinity which fell from heaven to taste darkness. The Averse
Pentagram is thus the Luciferic Star which represents beauty
in isolation, power through facing the unknown.

- Symbolically, the Averse Pentagram represents the essence of

the Egyptian God of Darkness and Storms, SET. Set or Set-an
(Shaitan) is the opposing force of darkness but intelligence and
isolate consciousness. To be Set-like is to be individual, Will-
driven and balanced. The center of the Averse Pentagram is
called the Eye of Set or the Eye of Satan, the Adversary. This
symbol also represents the union of the Empyrean (in this
context that which fell from heaven) and the infernal (earth
based). This is sigillized and explored via the God form CAIN or
Tubal-Cain, who has been illustrated with Horns and Cloven
Hooves, the awakened sorcerer.

The Algol Sigil is an 8-pointed

Chaos Star with an Averse
Pentagram in the center. This is
explained in the Glossary
section and beholds a powerful
but dangerous magical formula.
Algol is a mirror which causes
madness or wisdom, depending
on the force of Will of the
Magickian who stares into it.

The Sigil of the Adversary is an image of the Egyptian God

SET with two heads, as he faces darkness and light. This is a
two fold state of the sorcerer who is balanced between
darkness and light. He has tasted both ecstasies and has
grown in wisdom from that experience. The Alphabet of Desire

sigils around the circle are focused
forms of power which may arise in
the conscious (by RESULTS of the
Will-Desire-Belief) by the Arcana of
the Subconscious.

The Daemonic Feminine or Goddess

is indeed Lilith – Hecate. She has many names and masks, but
revealed is something more terrible and beautiful than would
be expected. She is the mother of all Magick, she lives in the
Blackened Flame of both man and woman. You cannot walk
the path of Magick and shut her out. She devours or blesses,
her kiss means everything. Invoke the Goddess and listen well
to Her words. She is Babalon, the Crimson Harlot who rides
the infernal beast of the Sun. She is AZ, the primal instinct of
sexual hunger, She is the White Goddess, who would caress
you before removing the flesh of her pale face to reveal a
ravenous wolf. Lilith – Hecate is the Triple Mooned initiator,
She who guides upon the Path. In inspired Lore, CAIN was
initiated by Lilith. She is the source, the point of Luciferian

The purpose of the descriptions of the Grimoires is to offer a

basic form of guidance through them, how one can get the
most out of each one. This does not reveal any of the initiatory
secrets which the sorcerer discovers through practice. It does,
however, intend to give a directional ‘focus’ towards initiatory
studies and practice.




By Michael W. Ford

Illustrated by Elda Isela Ford and Nathan Harris

NOX – The Nightside formula of forbidden and adversarial

magickal practice, shunned by the Right Hand Path.

UMBRA – Shadows, in the context of this book – Shades of the


In the sorcerous path of Luciferian/Sabbat/Sethanic

Witchcraft the exploration of the sinistral (Left Way) Path has
hinted at the potentials within dark magick. Nox Umbra is a
defined grimoire of Vampyric initiation, that is, ensorcelling
the Nightside or Sethian current around the self, the
assumption of Vampyric Godforms within the Luciferian
Gnosis. The process of working with Necromantic Shadow
energies is indeed a powerful tool aimed at those working in
the initiatory aspect of Self-Deification, yet it is as equally as
dangerous. This grimoire is a personal record of its author,
Akhyta Seker Arimanius, and a manual of how one may in a
balanced manner, work with the shades of the dead. Featured
in Nox Umbra is the Cultus of Akhtya, the Persian path of
Sorcery in relation to Ahriman, the Beast – Dragon of
Darkness. This entails Vampyric Dream Shape-Shifting,
Vampyric self-transformation (without the use of blood or
predatory workings), servitor creation and Egyptian God
Forms. Explored equally is the Goddess archetype in relation
to Vampyrism, including the methods and process of evoking
and summoning forth Lilith, the Lilitu (succubi) for dreaming
congress. Nox Umbra brings to light a new perception of
Witchcraft and Sorcery, how it may be explored in a positive
manner and a challenging path way into the shadow. Nox
Umbra contains a sigillic formula which opens the reader to
the Spirit of the Book, Shaitan of Midnight – the initiatory
guide of the path. Beautifully illustrated by Elda Isela Ford,
the witch – artist known for her work in Book of the Witch
Moon, Sabbatic Sorcery, Azothoz and Yatuk Dinoih. Also
featured are illustrations by British Hereditary Witch Nathan

Harris – whose art – along with Elda’s opens the Gates of
Necroerotic dreams of those who dare to walk this path. The
forbidden formula is presented within this Grimoire as
something which creates Angels and Demons.

Nox Umbra unveils methods of creating vampyric familiars,

night-born spirits which the initiate may create or bind to an
object. The end result being a molding of the consciousness of
the sorcerer with the spirit familiar, and the dreaming body
taking the shape of whatever night form he or she Wills. The
illustrations of Nox Umbra are equally as a part of the grimoire
as the text. Each drawing by Soror Davcina (Elda Isela Ford)
presents an adversarial sigil of isolated obtainment, that each
embodies a Staota (see YATUK DINOIH- Second Illustrated
Edition) which empowers the mind of the witch or sorcerer.



By Michael W. Ford

Illustrated by Elda Isela Ford

Azothoz is a formula used specifically in the Golden Dawn and

is a work combined from the first and final letters of the Latin,
Hebrew and Greek Alphabet – Alpha & Omega, Aleph and Tau.
This work symbolizes the Beginning and the End, the Dawn
and Twilight, thus as AZOTHOZ is a reverse partly, signifying
the Adversary. Azothoz is a poetic grimoire which sigillizes in
lyric and image the essence of Set/Shaitan the Adversary,
Lilith and the sorcerous path of Luciferian Witchcraft. Azothoz
contains an essay on Sethanic Witchcraft and the development
inspired from various correspondences around Azazel, the
Middle Eastern Fire Djinn who is regarded by practice as the
initiatic spirit of sorcery. The Adversary in an initiatory context
as it pertains to the Left Hand Path, the path of Non-Union
with the subjective universe.

Part One of Azothoz is “The Throne of Twilight”, this poetic
invocation is the Leviathanic Dance against the Sun and
ensorcells the Vampyric and Shadow essence of not only the
Sabbat, but the sorcerous invocation of Shaitan-Lilith-Azrael-
Ahriman, the Infernal Spirits who reside over the Path itself.
Part Two “The Lore of the Fallen” is a poetic-invocation of the
Cunning Path, that of the Sabbat and Sethanic Gnosis of
Lucifer and Cain, from which the Initiatic Fire is passed from
Spirit to Spirit. The Spirit-Familiar of Austin Osman Spare,
known as the Black Eagle is presented here as a guide by a
sinistral (left way) sigillic formula, including an invocation
chant and essay upon the shadow of this vampyric shade. Two
formulas of the Sun and the Moon are given, which is a
sigillized text of the Watchers of the Book of Enoch. The
Grimoire ends with an invocation of Set the Adversary.
Azothoz is beautifully illustrated by Elda Isela Ford, who
captures the pictorial symbolization of the darker aspects of
the sorcerous path.

Azothoz is a grimoire of lyric, that by recitation does the

essence make itself known. What is united is the archetypes of
old and various cultures, Set – Cain – Lilith – Ahriman –
Azazel. The Watchers are made flesh in the body of the
sorcerer, thus their knowledge be made manifest through
deeds and action.


The Grimoire of the Initiator of the Witch Path

By Michael W. Ford

Illustrated by Elda Isela Ford

Cain is presented in Hebrew Folklore as the First Murderer,

who having slain his brother, had become the deathless
wanderer of the earth. Being a Nomadic spirit, Cain came unto
his original spiritual initiators, Lilith and Samael (also known
as Azazel), and by means of dreaming, was self-initiated into
the mysteries of Sorcery and Magick. Cain is a Master of the

Sabbat. The semblance of Cain and Baphomet are presented
in this tome, which is written in a poetic and lyrical form. Cain
is symbolized as the Blacksmith of the Forge, his craft is that
of sorcery, the fires of the forge that initiatory spark of being,
the Black Flame of Iblis itself. The Book of Cain is also a
grimoire which can be meditated upon in the focus of
Antinomian self-deification, the isolation of the Psyche. This
process of becoming is a process in the Luciferian and
Sabbatic Left Hand Path Guild in Houston, Texas. This leads
to an illumination of the Black Flame through the initiatory
model of Cain, the wanderer. This grimoire, containing two
direct invocations to Cain, is an interesting text for those
interested in the more shadowed and luciferian practices of
the Witchcraft (not Wicca). Illustrated by Elda Isela Ford, the
Book of Cain offers both initiatory challenge and a Luciferian
concept of positive self-focus. Those who may approach the
blackened fires of Cain should be cautious, for it destroys and


By Michael W. Ford
Illustrated by Elda Isela Ford
Based on the manuscript of LEMEGETHON, The Lesser Key of
Solomon the King

Modern Magick is at a time of opportunity. What is clear is

that systems may be adapted based on the predilection of the
individual, that certain aspects may be altered for better
results. The Luciferian Edition of the Goetia, by Michael W.
Ford is based on his own individual practice of Goetic Magick
without the Christian Dogma of earlier versions. The
Luciferian Edition of the Goetia is a grimoire of both High and
Low Sorcery, it unites by the formula of the Adversary, the
shadow and the light. While the individual seeks to become
and initiate self-development, his or her own goals may be
achieved by a unity of sorcerous practice and self-deification.

The Goetia was refined in a Luciferian sense by the practices

developed partially by Aleister Crowley, Francis Barrett, S.L.

MacGregor Mathers and other sources. The invocations of this
edition were written by Michael Ford, who has a background
in elements of Chaos Sorcery, Sabbat – Witchcraft and
dream/astral practice. Many of the formulas of Left Hand Path
Sorcery may be found in Ford’s other publications, Nox
Umbra, Yatuk Dinoih, The Toad Rite, The Book of Cain,
Azothoz and Book of the Witch Moon (Among others). The Left
Hand Path is essentially Antinomian practice of self-isolation,
development and the strengthening of the psyche via self-
deification. The witch or sorcerer becomes the flesh through
which his or her Gods manifest, they are isolate and strong in
this practice. The danger of Goetic Sorcery lies in that such
Antinomian Work with Angelic (meaning the Higher Facilities
of Man) and Demonic (representing carnal, earth based and
shadowed) spirits opens a doorway in the self – that which will
either empower the individual or destroy him or her
completely. Magick is a blessing and a curse depending on the
individual and should be approached cautiously.

The Ritual of the Holy Guardian Angel – Azal’ucel and the

Invocation of the Adversary are solitary rites to bring the
sorcerer in communication with his or her Holy Guardian
Angel, the Congressus cum Daemone, the Intercourse with the
Daemon. This Rite was designed from Aleister Crowley’s
Bornless One, it is essentially a slightly ‘different language’
with respect to the older rite. These rituals are to prepare the
initiate to begin the path of summoning the Goetic Daemons.
Given also are complete descriptions of the Tools of
Ceremonial Art and why such instruments are used and what
they represent to the Luciferian. The Goetic Circle is also
presented anew as well, uniting the sorcerer with the spirit,
thus a gateway to Godhood and the initiatic familiar known
also as the Holy Guardian Angel and the True Will.

Much of the reworking of the Goetia were inspired by Michael’s

practice and development of the systems of Aleister Crowley
and especially Austin Osman Spare. No longer does the
sorcerer stand in a circle and fear what he has called, but
rather confronts and commands those forces connected to his

or her own being. It is a system of strength and Will by the
very foundation up – no longer is Christian dogma infecting
the basis of the Great Work.
Illustrated heavily by Elda Isela Ford, the original Manuscript
sigils are given with some new interpretations of the Goetic
Djinn, The Luciferian Edition of the Goetia is a Work which
boldly presents a new turn in modern Magick.


Three Roads of Satandar, Lucifuge and Hecate

By Michael W. Ford

Illustrated by Elda Isela Ford

The Toad Rite is a small grimoire which is a self-initiatory

presentation of the Toad Rite, a form of diabolism from which
the sorcerous path leads in three roads from Night unto the
Sun. The Toad Rite is derived in basis from Aleister Crowley's
Stauros Batachou (Liber LXX), but expands into darker areas
not previously explored. It is said the Toad Rite causes
madness or death for those who undertake it and fail, but
chthonic power for those who may transcend it. The Toad Rite
details a study of death and decay, and what is the essence
which remains. The Toadwitch essentially moves through
darkness (Shaitan of Midnight/Lilith) into the Sun (Lucifer).
The Toad Rite is presided over by Hecate, the Triple Goddess of
the Crossroads, Satandar - the Patron Spirit of the Rite and
Lucifuge, the Night Familiar of Sorcery and Dreaming
Projection. This small grimoire contains the Rite of the Toad
but also a Ritual of Lucifuge for after the working, as well as a
solitary Black Mass, with chants given to charge the Toadbone
after the Ritual. For the Road through the Rite is through the
Darkness, it leads towards the Light of the Sun.

Illustrated with old grimoire sigils and Toadwitch sigils by Elda

Isela Ford, The Toad Rite presents an independent record of

the Toad Rite on the antinomian way of the Left Hand Path
and Luciferian Witchcraft.



New Version, contents and illustrations

By Michael W. Ford

Illustrated by Elda Isela Ford

The path of Persian Sorcery has long been overlooked and

unknown since Middle Eastern and Arabic grimoires emerged
in Western Culture. The path of Yatus (Demons who wander
the earth as nomads) as revealed through the Yatuk Dinoih
(Witchcraft and Sorcery) is a lesser known and even lesser
understood religion. The original first edition of Yatuk Dinoih
by Michael Ford presented only a glimpse at this system of
averse shadow sorcery. In the terms of Sabbatic or Luciferian
Sorcery, the Yatuk Dinoih provides a powerful model for
initiatory practice of the Adversary, the perpetual opposition of
the universal order.

The Yatuk Dinoih is a system of Persian Sorcery, developed by

practice of a Sabbatic/Luciferian Guild in Houston, Texas,
who were working through Zoroastrian symbolism and
brought the Western Left Hand Path focus to its fold.
Ultimately, the Yatuk Dinoih is a dangerous grimoire which
can build or destroy the self, depending on the Will and the
control of the sorcerer. The Left Hand Path is a lonely road of
non-union with the natural order, that is by the Antinomian
path of individual strength.

Rewritten, reworked and encompassing the Persian System of

Sorcery the Yatuk Dinoih presents the background and idea of
Ahriman, the Prince of Darkness, a Sorcerous spirit who is
made of darkness (the Adversary), who takes the shape and
shadow form of a toad, serpent, wolf and dragon. Ahriman
represents the Sabbatic and Luciferian Adversary formula, the

initiatory state of transforming and becoming something
‘other’ than being dissolved in the natural order. This grimoire
presents systems of personal sorcery, in which through the
individual works through the Godforms of Ahriman and AZ.
Presented also are Goetic Evocation and Invocation formulas
of the Daevas (demons) and Druj (lie meaning illusion, sorcery
& Dragon – Snake – Vampyre). Completely re-illustrated by
Elda Isela Ford, the Yatuk Dinoih seeks to enflesh and
materializes those Druj and Daemonic forces which have lied
dormant, sleeping in the atavistic depths of mankind.

Night and the Witches Sabbat

-The Adversarial Foundations of Sorcery-
By Michael W. Ford

To look into the possibilities of Models and how one may shape and assist in
self-transformation, it is imperative to study and understand the foundations of
the very Gods which emerge from us. Nightside or Shadowside as a term is
defined in Witches Sabbat and Luciferian1 terminology as averse dreaming
practice. In Islamic mythology and lore, Shaitan is the Lord of Rebellious
Spirits, a Djinn made of Fire. It is this fire2 which leads the individual towards
the wall looking down into the Abyss, and the infinite possibilities of being.
The sorcerer thus begins to adopt the God form of Shaitan to master the spirits
and Djinn of the self – all of those elements which command mastery of the

Night is the in-between point which later

unveils the light, therefore being a barrier and
initiation aspect of the self and such
conceptual matter. The numerical 666,
described by Aleister Crowley is the number
of the Beast3, which is inherent in the Sun in
the Zodiac. The Sun is also associated with
the Adversarial Triad, being Shaitan (Set)
Typhon, Apophras (Apep) and Besz, a god of
transformation. The Devil as an initiatory
force is considered masculine, thus is
represented by the Phallus or source of
creative life. In the Tarot, the Devil is
attributed to Capricornus, and the Hebrew
letter Ayin, being an EYE.

The symbolism of the Devil as the initiator

may be best understood by the Tarot as
presented in The Book of Thoth. Satan/Set is
the Ass Headed God of the Desert, the Lord
of Storms and desolate places. Set is the tester of self, the adversary and
opposer. Set is also related to Saturn. This planet, called also ‘Shabbathai”, is
the “Sphere of Saturn” and is considered a meeting place of the Witches
Sabbat. The image of those leaving the flesh, to go forth in the name of the
devil by flying with familiars and other demons is not too far from realistic
Workings in the present time.
Luciferian is also relevant to the Egyptian God SET, Sethanic = ‘Of Set’.
See IBLIS, the Black Light by Peter Lamborn Wilson. The Flame of Isolate Consciousness and Being is
The Black Light/Black Flame. This is defined as the Fire and Perception of Being, Antinomianism.
The Book of Thoth Weiser Publications

Lucifer is found in the higher octave of the sphere of Saturn. This mighty
angel4 is a revealed source of black light, or intelligence/development/wisdom.
Lucifer is also a source of brilliance, a state of gnosis from which the sabbatic
practitioner emerges. It is in this highest Empyrean5 realms of which Light is
best experienced, the Air and Astral plane, from which all wind rushes about
you like a tornado, where flame and sun envelopes your being and your Astral
body is purified by flame.

The embodiment of Wisdom in Western occultism is view in the

anthropomorphic form of Baphomet, called also the Sabbatic Goat6. The
Baphometic Angel-Daemon who resides above a globe (solar) sphere in-
between Twilight and Night, two moons, the dark (Hecate) and the light (Lilith
or Yram-Satrina). To the initiate however, Lucifer or the Baphometic Spirit
becomes a state which is brought forth or developed to by Going forth by

The Path of spirit travel is a temporal process of self emerging from its skin to
ascend in the form of shadow, thus willed to manifest in a dreaming flesh. The
dreaming body is the form the psyche or ka takes in sleep, and that which flies
or goes forth to the Infernal Sabbat. In the context of Witchcraft and Sorcery,
the Western initiate of today holds a wealth of information to build from.
Idries Shah points out in THE SUFIS that the Spanish word for Witch is Bruja,
and are considered the children of wisdom. The History of Witchcraft and
Primal sorcery is bound within the Yatuivdah and Dregvants7 of Iran and
Persia, within the early Zoroastrian religion. The Middle Eastern cults and sects
of magical practice produced what we commonly call Magickal Paths today.
What was lost or well forgotten, by some incantation or spell of remembrance,
such surged forth as a Bestial Atavism – that which was dead now emerged as a
Necromantic shade. By the wealth of symbolism there is indeed much to
develop from – be ready to grasp that which was always slightly out of reach by
dream, that fleeting moment of truth not so lightly fallen before you.

Angels are considered by Abu-Hamid Mohammed Al-Ghazali to be the higher faculties of man.
Empyrean = Highest Heavens, heights, the astral plane which leads to the psyche or genius revealed. See
The Key of Solomon the King by S.L. Mathers, the symbolism of angels (Higher Octave) and Demons
(lower octave or Infernal spirits). This term is inextricably the same as Celestial, the Sabbat of Luciferian
Baphomet is a magickal transformation of being. Baphomet, being the Head of Wisdom, is related to Cain
in some Sabbatic and Luciferian Circles.
The People of the Lie, or practitioners of Witchcraft, see YATUK DINOIH by the present author.

There was a group of so-called witches which were known as the Aniza
Bedouin Clan. They were derived in leadership from a man known as Abu el-
Atahiyya (748-c. 828), who was originally a potter but became a strong and
influential writer and poet among fellow Arabs. Atahiyya had a coven or circle
of disciples who were called Wise Ones, and after his death adopted the Goat
as a symbol of their tribe. The torch or candle between the horns was added,
signifying wisdom from the head of the teacher. The Aniza tribe also had a
symbol of the wasm or tribal brand, which was a symbol which resembled a
birds foot. The clan was also known for their use of the Bloodletter8 which was
called the adhdhame, or Athame. In later times, the Aniza Tribe migrated to
Spain which brought some aspects of the Witch-cult to Europe.

Other Middle Eastern sects which marked themselves as walkers between

worlds were the Maskhara (called also Dervishes), being a sect which were
marked on the skin (mabrush) and intoxicated with the Thorn Apple, the same
as Mandrake. Both contain alkaloids and cause the sensation of flying. In the
Western world, the Mark of Cain is this very marking which initiated the body
into the Witch-cult through the Witches Sabbat practice.

In a Left Hand Path perspective, the initiate would seek to discover what is
essentially ‘real’ or tangible about his or her being, what they consider to differ
them from the natural order. Once this has been established in a basic sense,
the Antinomian or Luciferian vision of Rebellion is recognized and true
initiation begins.

In relation to Baphomet, one must retrace the beginnings of the Aniza Tribe,
which birthed the emergence of the imagery associated with the Horned Head
of Wisdom.
As related in The Sufis by Idries Shah, the Arabic root FEHM (charcoal) is
FHM, meaning ‘black’ or ‘wise’. This is recognizable and easily understood in
an initiatory sense from the Sufic phrase, “Dar tariki, tariqat” (In the
Darkness, the Path” and reflects the ideal of the Light or Wisdom coming from
the darkness. The Arabic root FHM is symbolic of Baphomet, meaning Head
of Wisdom. In the Knights Templar, Hugues de Payns (which translates ‘Of
the Pagan’) held a Coat of Arms which had Three Saracen Heads, which
resembled severed heads, indicating Wisdom.

The Sufis by Idries Shah and A History of Secret Societies by Akron Daraul.

It is also the Sufis who move against the Sun9 which brought such practice to
the West. In the Yatus cult, the darkness must be observed, absorbed and the
initiate must be made to move against the path of the natural order. This by
means within itself, brings experience from a vague concept of mystery, that
flesh which emerges in the heart of the adept. The Sorcerer and Witch are as
the Sorcerous Daemon Ahriman themselves, they stand in both darkness and
light, being Lords of both horizons.

In Sufism Shaitan was the single angel, who by antinomian acts separated
himself against the natural order by refusing to bow before clay which was
Adam. It was the Yezidi tribe, who venerated Shaitan in the form of Malak
Tauus, the Peacock Angel. In the MESHAF RESH10 it presents Azazel as the
Angel created before all others, thus the brightest star. In the Jilwa, Lucifer is
presented as “Malak Tauus existed before all other creatures and was then and
Now….there is no place devoid of me” thus presenting the Unnatural concept
of self-illumination and intellect, Lucifer is the Adversary, who is full of life.

As Lucifer/Shaitan is Light, he does indeed hold a Shadowside. This is present

in the God forms or Masks of Shaitan, being Seker, Set and Ahriman.

The Egyptian God Set11 is a model and Neter12 for Self-Deification, Isolation
and the Adversary. The Adversary or Opposer is the shadow which reveals
Light, called The Black Light of Iblis or Shaitan. This Light is inspired intellect
and creative imagination. Set represents self-imposed challenge and individual
development, a tester of self. An Adept uses this model for self-control and a
Becoming through the Left Hand Path approach of the Adversary, the
Antichrist which awakens the pscyhe in both Light and Darkness.

Set is noted for being a God which was different from all other Egyptian Gods.
He was the Neter over storms, chaos and the darkness. Set, being a God of the
North, was a sender of nightmares who was identical to the Greek daemon
Typhon. Set was viewed as a God of such dangerous and desolate places of the
earth, but at the same time was a friend to the dead. The form of Set was that
of a man with the head of an Ass, or an elongated snout with Red hair. Red
was traditionally the color of Set, Lucy Lamie13 held the connection that Set-
Typhon was a God form which burns and consumes, he is a Lord of the

In Widdershins, counter-clockwise movement
The Black Book, the Mes’haf, a Holy Book of the Yezidi.
Called also Seth or Set-an.
Force of Nature or that of a God, indicating by definition a separate or antinomian force.
Egyptian Mysteries, Lucy Lamie

Desert. The fire concept would not be new to this deity, as Set was essentially
Shaitan the Opposer/Adversary.

The Egyptian God Seker is also a God form which the sorcerer may visualize
and use as a Mask of Dreaming14. Seker is an ancient Death-god, who was
considered older than Osiris and who resided around the city of Memphis.
Seker resided in the tomb and the complete darkness. Around his lands were
winged serpents, demonic spirits and dragon like beings with three heads. Seker
was often featured as a mummified man who had a mask of a predatory Hawk,
who sat on a throne of abyssic shadow. In the story of Af Ra meeting Seker15 in
Ra-stau where he sits in the Kingdom of Death, as Death itself. It makes
reference to Seker sitting in Majesty, with serpents and demonic spirits
surround him. In the Book of the Dead Seker is made reference to as being
‘great god who carrieth away the soul, who eateth hearts, and who feedeth
upon offal, the guardian of darkness, the god who is in the Seker boat”. This
draws a comparison to the Persian-Iranian Ahriman, who was also an
Opposing Sorcerous Daemon of Darkness, who by averse practices, became
stronger and immortal. Set had legions of ‘devils’ called “Seba” who served the
Prince of Darkness, and were known to hack and devour certain souls.

In a modern initiatory context, the magician understands the these God forms
represent isolate intellect, and self-deification through antinomian acts.

Set and Seker have an interesting connection. In the XVIIth Chapter of the
Book of the Dead the spirit of the deceased prays that he is kept from the
Great God who devour the heart and soul, who is the Guardian of Darkness.
This is revealed by E.A. Wallis Budge that this God is none other than Suti
(SET). Set was the tester of the dead in this capacity, and Set tested the spirit by
it’s own admission of transformation from life to death and finally, to the
psyche becoming immortal. If this test failed, Set in the form of Seker,
devoured the soul. Later on Seker was merged with Ptah, a Blacksmith God16
and took the form of a mummy with a visage of an old man.

A Mask of Dreaming is focusing and projecting the psyche or self into the mask of the God form in
question, going forth to the Sabbat masked in the cloak of the God form you are assuming. This is a
development from older Golden Dawn practices and enables the mind to grow strong through
understanding and experiencing on dreaming levels other significant God forms, demons and angelick
The Egyptian Book of the Dead, The Abode of the Blessed, edited by E.A. Wallis Budge.
Tubal-Cain or Cain, the son of Samael and Lilith, was the Master of the Forge i.e. Initiation.

When one approaches the ancient masks of Set, Seker or the Persian Druj of
the Yatuk-Dinoih understand that by diving in the Black Sun, becoming as a
God in the Darkness is but the first part of crossing the abyss.

The Rite of Adversarial Shadow

-The Ensorcelment of Ahriman and the Infernal Sabbat-

The focus and intent of this ritual is the application of an ancient form of
sorcery known as Yatuk Dinoih17. The functional practice is defined as the
body of the summoner encircling/ensorceling the nightmare (called Kundak –
the steed of wizards) and shadow aspects of the self. This rite is also one of the
tests, that the forces of darkness embody through the practitioner and allows
the isolated self-deification of the sorcerer. The very embodiment of the path.

Let the ritual be performed in a solitary place where the profane may not cast
their eyes. One may seek also a place appeasing to the senses, preferably in a
cemetery or crossroads. The Ritual of Adversarial Shadow is the Summoning of
Ahrimanic spirits. As known, Ahriman appears in many forms throughout
history, a consistent shape shifter. Be it toads, wolves or dragons/serpents,
Ahriman is the Wizard in spirit – one who masters time by the dream and the
twilight world made flesh by desire.

The goal of the ritual is a form of self-initiation, Adversarial Crystallization of

the self, that the individual strengthens the psyche and the shadow of the
sorcerer. It is the utterance of a word, the embodiment of a God or Goddess in

The Rite of the Adversarial Shadow

The Chant of the Infernal Sabbat

As I face the Star of Al ghul the two horns become one. I cast the
circle as Kabed-us-spae, that within is the circumference of my
divinity. By the star of Algol I bask in the brilliance of the Sun at
Midnight, the Eye of Blackened Flame and Smoke, of Arimanius,

Witchcraft or Persian Sorcery which involves developing a solitary of Spirit or Druj practice.

dire initiator of my night and infernal dreaming path. May the Eye
open within…

I call unto the shadows of the circle cast against the dawn-
Azi-Dahaka, Aeshma, Zartosht, Nasu Druj, Andar, Savar,
Taprev, Astwihad fly now unto me! Kundak my steed of infernal
flight come forth nightmare, guide me to the Sabbat!

Spirits of Amenta, do hear my summons

Shades of Elphame fire,
Those who arise from the vessels of night
In the serpents skin do I cloak myself
As I leap into the twilight gate
Unto the shadow world, of spectral flight
From the flesh I go forth, unbound from profane clay…
From the twilight guardian and guide,
Can then shades arise
Shall I as shadow black, ashen with the remains of the dead
Dance around the fires of the circle, against the sun to summon the
O horned intiator and devils flesh
My cloak of serpent skin worn
Clothe me in the robe of AZ
In the Watchers fields of time

By Kevan, the gateway to the Sabbat, shall you arise before me- My
body is a black temple, illuminated with crimson and violet
brilliance. By my words carry my spirit!

The Ensorcelment of Ahriman-
I summon Ruha-AZ, crimson whore and vampire, I call the fiend
Vareno who is an angel of darkness, who causes intercourse I do
summon thee! I invoke thee!
In the darkness is your light. Praise unto Ahriman, Horned lord of
the kingdom of shades, specter and phantom, praise unto our
kingdom of dead matter and flesh.
Praise unto Ahriman, who created Andar from the smoke of the
blackened flame, who in averse brilliance was both phantom and dire
foulness, praise unto Ahriman, who joined in union with the
Whore-Vampyre AZ, whose body is Ruha and Jeh, devour with
your lips open wide, satisfy me in the dreamining flight, drop the
blood of ecstasy from your devouring jaws…
Praise unto Ahriman, who created Azi-Dahaka, called Zohak the
King Made Daemon! Who by dreams shall guide me into the dire
mansion of shades and thorn covered thrones!

Ohrmazd sought to free all limitations, yet space could not recount
Ahriman. It was shadow and darkness, nourished in the abyss, with
the violet light of the Black Sun, called Al Ghul, the point of all
hunger known as AZ, the crowning of the Beast. This night, as
candle burns and my vessel of darkness is prepared, shall I go forth
to the gathering of our spirits – thou Yatus and wondering demon –
kin of mine. Druj, descend, I shall become as dragon of flesh and
seed, fire, smoke and soul. Come forth now!

Further Reading-
Yatuk Dinoih (Second Edition)
The Book of Cain
The Toad Rite
Nox Umbra

Coven Maleficia
This Work was chartered by COVEN MALEFICIA of Houston, Texas and
the body of initiates, THE ORDER OF PHOSPHORUS.

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Michael W. Ford
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The Mask of the Adversary, by Elda Isela Ford.

The mask itself is a sigil of self-transformation into the essence of Iblis, known as Shaitan
the Adversary. This is the union of Light and Shadow, from which side are objectively
opposite. The Left-Hand side is the pure and beautiful face of Lucifer as flesh, Sun and
empowerment through the perception of self; the Black Flame. The Right hand side is the
shadow of the opposer, Noctifer or Ahriman in flesh. Between the Opposer/Adversary
Set awakens.


PhosphorusInner Publications

Sorcery has gone through an awakening in the past 30 years which allows for new
experimentations and developments. The significance in the last 30 years is the
beginnings and critical stage of what became Wicca and Witchcraft. The systems
originally intend produced an exciting aspect to Magick and Sorcery can be, explorative
and in many ways continually innovative. The work of The Order of Phosphorus as
within the The Witches Sabbat Current deals with the direct linage of spiritual
communion by each individual who seeks. Thus, the only hereditary aspects are only
conceptual in their need. One must not be a hereditary or linage based Witch to proceed
with the Great Work. This is significant only as an added bonus. The individual must
however, have the inner drive and calling to the blood, the vein of the Witch Moon which
feeds our dreams of Witches Sabbat communion.

The Witches Sabbat Gnosis is achieved by the desire to dive the depths of the heart and
soul. Considering the approach to Luciferian Witchcraft or Cunning Craft, the individual
desire to advance through the avenues of the art of magick and sorcery is reflective of the
Luciferian ideal of knowledge becoming wisdom, and the transference therein. This
would exude a historical linage in the spirit of each individual, regardless of family linage
and heritage. Birthright does make the king, but it does not make the magician. A Will to
achieve, ambition and the desire and drive make the advancing sorcerer, and through
actually practicing the art of Magick and Witchcraft will the grand awakening occur.

There is a path that reveals the manes of the dead,

There is a path, from which the wise seek the light,
And from the darkness nourish their shades in the dream.
This path is born of the Goddess of the Caves, from which the serpents slither
This path is born of the Blacksmith who forges the illuminated light of Azazel
And speaks through the blood of his kin,
This is forever a path of fence walking, from which one shall be revealed the great
mysteries, spoken in the wind.
This is forever a path, from which Lilith emerges in the fire of the Sabbat,
And Lucifer emerges as the Sun.
Through the art of Sorcery shall the winding path be shown, the sheet of burial shall
we be wrapped in, to guide us from the ancient burial of Egypt and the waking in the
dream of the desert and forest…
Through the art of Magick shall we all be elevated towards the light.

Lucifer is the light bringer of humanity; he is the spirit force of fire and light. Lucifer
would be considered the same as the Thelemic Aiwass, the spirit of the 93 current that
brings love and positive self-growth through Magick. The word Magick itself is defined
as ‘Ascending’. Lucifer is Prometheus, the one who brought the fire of imagination to
mankind. Lucifer is known in the Witches Sabbat Covens as the Egyptian god Set, the
Lord of Storms and Chaos and the Bearer of the Black Flame. Thus, Lucifer revealed, is
the initiator by fire and the creator of the Left Hand Path.

Lucifer, as being the shadow form of our imagination, thus Shaitan the Adversary, gives
us the ability to open the gates of self-initiation through the Witches Sabbat mysteries.

We are required to have the individual love of self, strength and determination to pass
through the long winding path of the sorcerer. Our goal is to become and achieve through
the process of self-deification and self-transformation through this Luciferian Gnosis.

Shaitan, as it is called is Lucifer the fallen angel. Lucifer fell from his desire to be
separate from the consciousness of the universe, that through Antinomianism he sought
to be the gateway of God itself, to be growing and illuminated in essence. It should be
considered that Satan or Lucifer are aspects of the domineering self expresses its
existence, and that is should be strengthened and defined to search the possibility of

ABOVE – Lucifer, the Morning Star

One upon the path of Iblis (spelled also Eblis), or Shaitan who was Ayn al-Qozat
Hamadani executed in 1131 A.D. bravely announced his path of illumination, which
spoke of the Black Light above the Throne as the Western idea of the Sun at Midnight or
Black Sun. This may be revealed within the Witches Sabbat path as The Black Flame, or
illuminated Luciferian Sense of Self. It is the beautiful presentation of ones own being,
and that we may grow and emerge from it into infinite possibility. Shaitan, Satan or
Lucifer is considered the Guardian of the Threshold, the gateway to the space between
worlds, known as the Twilight or in-between of the Nightside and Dayside. Through this

gateway may we draw the immortal elixir of spiritual awakening and magickal gnosis
through sorcery.

The process of self-transformation within the Witches Sabbat Gnosis is the night-hunt
and dream conclave known as The Witches Sabbath, the meeting of the souls of
magickians at the crossroads, an area of which is universal in spirit meetings, from the
Pathal Craft to the Luciferian Witches Sabbat Path to systems of Voodoo and Palo
Mayombe. The Sabbat itself is a western approach to the Middle Eastern cult of Shaitan
and those of the Yatukan1 practices. Shaitan is the fire-djinn whom, unlike other angels
created of light, was created from flame. It was this energy, essence of spirit that who is
known as Lucifer shone brightly above all others. He held the light of the Sabbat to those
who would whisper the oaths in the dawn. Shaitan the Opposer is the gateway of the
current of magical initiation, thus holding the double aspects of light and shadow. It is
through the union of such that one becomes as Shaitan or Lucifer itself.

The Witches Sabbat itself emerged from the dreams of the profane, those who knew not
the ways of the Cunning folk and their work. It was because of the times of persecution
that many kept their art secret, working and weaving their webs of sorcery and magickal
illumination unseen by outside folk. The Sabbat is the meeting place of the Feri,
Lycanthrope, Vampire and the sorcerer’s shades which act as familiars. It is the great
manifestation of the hidden law, and that we may, by imagination, become Lucifer in our
self. It is through the chalice of Lilith, revealed as Babalon, that we seek the union of the

The Witches Sabbath has long been a misunderstood and often misrepresented expression
of Magickal Art. It should be considered that the Witches Sabbat Cult is an expression of
not only Folk Magic and Lore, but that of a modern synthesis of advanced ideals of
sorcery, psychology and psychic development. The Witches Sabbath has long been held
in arcane lore as the dream – meeting of the Astrals and Spirits of Magickal Practitioners
of the Craft, those who between the Twilight of Dawn and Dusk dive the dream waking
environment and meet as spirits and other forms to gather under the Black Sun, or under
the arms of Luna, awaiting the embrace of Lilith and Hecate, the Queens of the Sabbath.

It is through the Witches Sabbat Circles that the Watchers and Fallen Angels brought to
us the gift of what is called Witchblood, the Black Flame of Awakening that offered an
awakening of senses. Each angel still exists in spirit form upon the earth, allowing a
linage to emerge from different areas of psychic and physical development.

The essence of Witchcraft should be explored within its dream – based roots, the touch of
Witches Sabbat initiation. As the Angels brought us the lore of the wise in the early
times, so we must continue to change and progress such ideas into new ways and
techniques. Sorcery is efficient as a manner of implicating your immediate surroundings.
This involves the specific use of Lesser and Greater Black Magick in of its aspects –
healing, cursing, astral projection, love spells and more are essential yet undefined in
their approach of performance. This alone is up to the witch who develops his/her system
See YATUK DINOIH, Second Edition by Michael Ford and Nox Umbra by same author.

based on personal and individual preference. The use of this type of sorcery is not enough
in itself, it demands the Will to control the results to some extent and to make intelligent
decisions about what could be the future. Remember, you control a majority of your

The leaving of ones spirit to fly in the night as any ancestral form such as Bat, Owl, Wolf
or human form allows the shadow or soul (called BA in Egyptian systems) to nourish
from the sleepers and achieve a hidden knowledge transmitted only by the path of the
unseen. It is from this that we awake, and to be understood clearly, advance us in the
image of the Prince of Darkness whom is ultimately revealed as the Lord of Light.

Upon the great meeting of Lilith, the Witch Queen of the Sabbat, shall the woman
emerge as the model for the Goddess to manifest in the earth. Therefore shall the woman
dress, think and align herself with this positive and balanced image of death and life, that
through the Witchcraft shall she set herself up as Queen and mistress of the Beast 666,
whom is the solar force of creation and joy. The Woman is highly respected in the
Witches Sabbat Path, as she is the beauty, life and joy of the feminine which is beheld in
us all. It is through her womb that the night transfers knowledge and one must seek to
continually manifest this through the individual, being male or female. The Sabbat is the
manifestation of the Witch Queen in all of her aspects, thus she is deadly and protective
at the same time.

The Sabbat is paralleled in Morocco by the ancient meeting of spirits called the Zabbat,
translating “The Forceful or Powerful One”, and those who attended this occasion are
called Kafan, meaning “The Winding Sheet”, from which is worn by the participants and
may only be white. The choice of white is representative of the very sheet they will be
buried in. In these gatherings, the sorcerers themselves chanted the Moslem prayers
backwards, invoking al aswad (known as The Black One) and marked themselves with
the ritual knife called the Al-dhamme’ which means bloodletter.

The ritual itself moved on with the sorcerers dancing to the chant of Iwwaiy, which they
moved widdershins around which brought ecstasy and the winding sheets covered them.
They used the Al-dhamme to sacrifice a rooster by cutting its throat, then marking
themselves with a small cut. The ceremony would sometimes begin again by dancing and
religious ecstasy. The Rabbana (their Lord) is considered close to the Blacksmith. The
Blacksmith, within the European craft itself is the symbol of Tubal Cain, the first of the
Witch Blood.

Tubal-Qayin2 as it is sometimes spelled is the blacksmith whose forge is the heart of the
Witches Sabbat Craft. The child of Asmodeus (called often Samael) and Lilith, is
considered the bringer of Gnosis to humanity. Other legends give Tubal Cain as the child
of Samael and Eve, and that in congress the dragon “spit filth into her” and bore Cain.
Tubal Cain was demonized as the brother who killed Abel, his so-called brother. It was
Cain, within the region of the Middle East, sparked the forge which brought the initiation
given to man by Shaitan the Opposer, or in a modern context, Lucifer.

See THE BOOK OF CAIN by Michael W. Ford.

The history of the Witches Sabbat Path is one of shadowed presence. Such a witchcraft
linage speaks through the blood and dreams of those whom with an open mind, invite it
in and seek to absorb its essence.

Consider the egregore of Luciferian Spirits, those that speak to us through dreams and
conclaves on the astral plane. Essentially, we are they and once we have learned the
techniques of mental freedom, are then we able to be truly alive! The spirit, which may
be separated during sleep through dream magick, allows the soul to shape shift into any
desire it seeks be it animal, shadow, demon – it is up to the imagination and desire of the
individual. This would present the Vampiric aspect of the craft, when the Nightside
waking dreamer transforms the dream body and those of his/her familiar into the night
owl, go forth to feed quietly from the profane sleeper.

The Ritual of Going forth by Night announces the separation of the spirit from the flesh,
thus the Witches Sabbat is the supreme Luciferian awakening, and it is when we become
just as Lucifer, who is the spirit of the air whom resides upon the astral plane. Below
Lucifer is the puzzle of the Black One, being Baphomet. Baphomet, being the God form
of Sorcerers and Magickians of Chaos and Witches Sabbat currents, is the Model of
Union. Consider Lilith, the Witch Queen of the Sabbat and of Lillitu, the Succubus and
vampire phantoms and Samael, the Fire Djinn which is considered the same as
Asmodeus, their Infernal union is the manifestation and birth of Baphomet. Thus the
Horned One brings the wisdom of the Earth (Asmodeus-Samael) and the Spirit (Lilith),
thus Baphomet is the initiator of becoming and self-deification. The magician must be
implored to work accordingly, and without fail, for the manifestation of his and her own
Alphabet of Desire, which is, the communication method with the subconscious. The
Alphabet of Desire as it is called was developed by Austin Osman Spare and was first
published in The Book of Pleasure, being a grimoire of excellent repose through the
Great Work.

The works of Austin Osman Spare (1886-1956) was an artist who talents of
draftsmanship allowed direct expression of his developed gnosis of sorcery. Spare’s early
drawings were founded on the belief of exploring the self, known as the Zos and Kia
Austin’s system of exploring the self by delving the depths of the mind is best described
by his art alone. The writings of Spare, while being confusing and cryptic, were very
poetic and strong. Yet, in the face of his art were under matched, quite simply, the man
was a genius!

Spare developed an arcane letter system called “The alphabet of desire” which contained
the structure for contact with the subconscious. This aspect of Black Magick, allowed the
individual to tap the latent powers of the mind and make such work for him or her. The
letter itself should be developed by each individual initiate for his/her own Alphabet of
Desire, this is where the connection and development of Witches Sabbat emerges.

Witchcraft itself, was silently expanded upon by Spare in his later years. It is known that
he had many dream experiences which allowed him to attend the Witches Sabbath, as

well as communicate with many of the attendants. Zos vel Thanatos (aka. Austin Spare)
created numerous glyphs and sigils based on the astral conclave, even writing texts which
included a full invocation of the Sabbath.

Above – The Alphabet of Desire

The Witches Sabbat path should be absorbed by the fledgling student, from which as the
individual develops may bring forth more tangible and practical ideas to the craft itself.

The Order of Phosphorus is one group formed in America by Coven Nachttoter, which
seeks to develop the Witches Sabbat/Luciferian Path based around the various aspects of
magickal systems which have proven to work, thus enabling the student with a force of
fire and strength of spirit! Utilizing many Left Hand Path techniques and modern
grimoire formats of transmitting lore of the Daemon, is finally the Luciferian Path
available to all who hold the strength of the illuminated soul!

It is essential that the independent practitioner of the craft, or the Coven initate is able to
bring forth the mind set which activates the individual path to Shaitan, the embrace of the
Opposer and the Union of Lilith. It is through these ceremonial and dreaming aspects of
uniting the Dayside with the Nightside that the practitioner is able to achieve Gnosis. The
individual is initiated by the Mothering/Fathering Coven to receive the power of the
Current into their body, that born again in the Luciferian Path, will they be the first of the
Witch Blood yet again.

One aspect of Witches Sabbat teaching is the ability for the student to make a certain
contact with Ancestral Shades and spirits. The aspects of Hermetic Occultism are present
here, from which the Egyptian systems of Typhonian Magick are awakened. The
Ancestral Shades are the spirits of ones past, those familiars that shall manifest the
current of initiation further to the dreaming body of witch. One may wish to obtain an old
statue or object which may hold a key to the gnosis, something which the individual shall
attribute this force unto. Some may use the Anubis inspired skull of one passed, or the
bones and skull of the coyote or such an animal. From this, shall the sigil created by the
sorcerer be placed and consecrated within the object.

The Sorcerer will then be able to create familiars and great shades which shall protect his
or her own body while the sleep, bound by ngangas, or vessels of the spirit, shall then the
arte begin to flourish in their own life. These servitors are the spirits or elementals which
assist us in magical work, and act as guides for the great shades of awakening. The
primary goal of the Witch or Sorcerer is to separate the spirit from flesh and control the
mind on many levels, it is the seat of our immortal possibility of Astral Independence.

One chant of initiation is meant to be practiced by the solitary witch who seeks the Light
of Lucifer, from which she or he shall invoke under the stars in the wood of their
heritage, or the Temple consecrated to the Great Work.

“By the oath of Belial and Saturn, the awakening of hidden light
The lifting of flesh through dream and chant
I call upon thee, Asmodeus, devil lord of the winds of forests and caves

Speak upon the web of dreams,

I invoke thee within my very essence, by serpent and wolf
By fire and earth, ice and snow, desert and heat
Pass beyond the veil little known by most,
For I am a child of this flesh!

I offer now my dedication of my own Will to the powers of night, and of the Great
Work itself! That through my dedication to the path of Witch blood, I shall know the
secrets not so hidden!” -from “The Book of the Witch Moon”, a Witches Sabbat
Grimoire of Vampiric Sorcery and Chaos Magick by Michael Ford, © 1999, 2001

Saturn itself is the lower octave of which initiation is led, and through this planetary
symbol may the practitioner emerge through the dual gnosis of Lucifer and Shaitan, the
gateways of becoming upon the path.

The Order of Phosphorus is founded upon the techniques taught through the lore of
Witches Sabbat, the lore and legend of the old transferred into magickal technique. The
common history of the gnosis is labeled Luciferian as it was indeed Lucifer and Azazel
who brought the Black Flame to humanity, enabled it to rise above the mongoloid putty
of our ancestors and become something beautiful. Witchcraft was a natural tool, taught
by Luciferic angels known as the Watchers, and their Cain – inspired brethren known as
the Nephilim. This is the lore of the Nightside, from which legend becomes desire which
takes flesh.

The very beginnings of Witchcraft hold much lore and legend as any other religion or
socio-formulated belief pattern. In the beginning within the great darkness, Diana (Lilith-
the Moon) joined with Lucifer (the Sun) and produced the daughter and goddess Aradia,
or by some suggestion Hecate. The Watchers led by Azazel, after Lucifer fell from the
heavens joined with man’s daughters and produced the Nephilim. The Watchers then
taught man and woman the art of sorcery, and what is now called witchcraft. Asmodeus,
also called Samael joined in union with Lilith to bear the son Tubal-Cain. Cain was a
carrier and the first in the circle of Witchblood, initiated by birth and whose memory of
the Watchers and the Nephilim was strong.

The legends of the Watchers and Nephilim move on to describe the great flood, which
killed many of them. While their bodies died, their spirits did not, and certain spirits of
the Watchers still walk the earth inspiring the lore of the wise, from the shadows of the

The Shadow – World of the Magickian is shrouded in arcane wisdom and infernal
teachings, all the while embracing the light of the Morning Star and the Sun rising within.
The actual practice of Magick demands patience and the Will to continue, for the many
challenges of such a path are meant to weed the strong from the weak. What should be
considered in some aspects is the fact that we as humans have developed over thousands
of years, still regaining in the depths of our mind the great Serpents that dwelled, the
wolves that devoured their prey and the pulse of nature in general. We are of nature, thus
a great bond should be developed therein.

The Luciferian and Sethanic Sorcerous Guild in America is generally hidden from public
site, allowing those who work through such circles to build the Magickal Art through
practice and discipline. Those who enter the gates of Witchcraft will automatically view
the very Gate of the Left Hand Path. Very few will enter this infernal tread, as it brings

one to the ultimate personal power of self-deification. Many are not able to understand
this state of being, the ascent to become God or Goddess, thus either failing and loosing
their mind in the Witches Sabbat Circles of Time or renouncing to a much kinder garden

The Witches Sabbat of the Order of Phosphorus respects ALL paths that lead to human
advancement and knowledge, including those of the white light persuasion. We consider
that every individual has the right to believe and practice what he or she Wills, unless it
harms another unjustifiably. The Order of Phosphorus is against Bigotry and Racism,
considering such as the filth of non-human advancement.

(Above – Set the Adversary based from AOS illustrations)

The Order of Phosphorus as a whole considers itself as a manifestation of

Lucifer itself, those who join are literally “Doing the Devils Work” by bettering
themselves. Thought dictates advancement by positive practice of Magick and Sorcery.
Ones own darkside must be explored in areas not normally embraced by occult orders.
The Qlippoth as described in Michael Ford’s “The Book of the Witch Moon” is a
demonic astral region, beneficial to those who dive the mirror of Lilith and become
stronger. Through the diving of darkness one shall embrace the light. While working
through the currents of Chaos Magic, discordian aspects are not pursued within TOPH.
We utilize many aspects of Magick and Sorcery, thus through the exploration of many

avenues can an effective path be built and expanded upon by each individual, allow
interpretation to mold through each witch or sorcerer seeking the path.

The symbol of the Devil within the Dark Witches Sabbat Path is symbolic of
transformation within each individual, which appears at first glance, dark and foreboding
yet essentially allows a great light of wisdom and power to be revealed. This is the Black
Flame, the knowledge of self-consciousness and the process of becoming something
greater. The Devil or Shaitan as it is called is a part of the gnosis of Luciferian self-
liberation and awakening.

The Devil is essentially, humanity’s darkside, the very essence of infernal teachings that
reveal Man and Woman as holding their own infinite potential. The light of knowledge
which depicts Good and Evil is a great wisdom few may handle responsibly, it allows one
to create and destroy.

The Devil is defined as the personification of Evil, or the inverse ideology of whatever
moralistic system is popular at the time. The word devil derives from the Greek Diabolos,
which originally meant accuser. The word Demon is derived from Daimon, meaning a
guardian spirit. A demon in modern context (according to TOPH) is a spirit or
intelligence which can be related to ones Evil Genius, or hidden self, or the Holy
Guardian Angel, which is a perfected manifestation of the self in anthropomorphic form.
The Devil would not lead us to death and fire, but to life, creation, pleasure, ecstasy and

Lucifer has been described within a Witches Sabbat context before, specifically as the
husband of Diana from the legend originating from Italian folklore. Lucifer (the Sun) was
the husband of Diana (the Moon); the two were joined in a great union of opposites. It is
the development of the individual towards a partial solitary path which opens each aspect
of initiation towards the advancement of the human spirit. This means positive evolution,
discipline, understanding and mental strength is the building blocks of understanding.

Lucifer is thus the high symbol of Witches Sabbat.

Wisdom is the point of conscious understanding that is essential for the practice and life
work of the craft of the wise. One may find considerable study in the four elements as
described by Robert Cochrane of the Clan of Tubal Cain. As is within all Luciferian
paths, the significance of individual study and obtainment of knowledge is paramount.

The answers to all things, according to Robert Cochrane are in the Air – inspiration
which is brought on the winds shall give the gift of answers to the many questions you
may seek. The trees will bring power and the Sea will bring patience, for as Cochrane
wrote, the Sea is the womb which contains the memory of all things.

You essentially will be brought to listen to the elements, observe and learn. The one who
brings the mind in tune with his or her surroundings is better adapted to work Magick and
achieve the gnosis of which he/she seeks after. This is primarily an individual process

and involves a large amount of personal dedication. The results, or treasure of the work is
rewarded to those who essentially step through the veil of waking into dreaming and
emerge upon the hill of the Sabbat, encompassing the circle of the Witchblood whom
have offered unto Asmodeus, the waking lord of the Sabbath.

The Order of Phosphorus, being a Luciferian group focused on solitary, ceremonial and
individual growth through one discovering his/her own foundation of magickal practice
recognizes the importance of the Witches Sabbat lineage that is present within some of
its initiates. It is very much like a call of the blood, it whispers on the webs of dreams
from which you are slowly lifted up to the Stag, naked and awake through the eyes of
Lilith and Asmodeus.

The Awakening and Dedication chant which should performed by candlelight – indoors
or out. If outdoors, cast your circle in flour, which is a form used by witches of old. The
use of flour is also used by various voodoo systems including Palo Mayombe. Upon the
creation of the Daemon servitor Zarabanda one consecrates the area of the nganga or
spirit pot with the sigil of this spirit traced in flour on the floor. This activates the area of
neither-neither from which the sorcerer walks between the worlds of dream (Nightside)
and waking (Dayside).

"By the rights of pleasure may flesh procreate from within. Mother of the Sabbath,
Lilith I awaken to the mysteries of our craft. I dedicate my being to the path from
which my blood dictates. By the mysteries of the Goat and the Serpent I come to thee. I
walk now the Witches Sabbat Path, reborn under the Luciferic Shadows and
Promethean Light! Cain, wanderer of the desert dawn, embraces now my way, which is
our way, that thy mysteries are revealed through dedication!
Shaitan – Asmodeus – Belial – Lilith – Hecate Eko, Eko Lucifer!"

Much of the doctrine of The Order of Phosphorus flows from the grimoires The Book of
the Witch Moon, Yatuk Dinoih, Azothoz, Nox Umbra, Shades of Algol, The Goetic
Grimoire, The Book of Cain, The Toad Rite and outer materials from the Fraternitas
Saturni and other elements which unites the Witches Sabbat craft with the dark and
shadow elements of sorcery and magick. Written by Michael Ford, the Book of the Witch
Moon and Yatuk Dinoih are considered dangerous tomes of Sorcery which both offer a
direct gnosis for the individual, while considering they are of stable mind. Another
avenue of doctrine if you will is based on Luciferian Magick, which is the modeling of

spirit by that of the Opposer, the bringer of light.

The Witches Sabbat mysteries as they are essential separated into two specific areas of
workings. The Right side of the Path is the Magickal path that is the Holy aspects of ones
personal development. He/She will seek to expand consciousness and gain the attainment
of his/her Holy Guardian Angel, the True Will or direction of life in which you shall
journey. This is also the path of healing, of perfecting the self in any way you can and to
begin a strong foundation in Luciferian Magick (Astral Projection and development of
the psyche). The Right Hand Path seeks to align the individual with the flowing stream of
nature, to align the self with the avenue of God or the creative force itself. This form may
be defined or named as Lucifer, as the eldest angel of the creative source who has
journeyed through both paths.

The Left side of the path is that of Sorcery/Witchcraft and the mysteries of Astral
Vampirism. This is the area of which the individual who seek the control of the self and
the exterior through sorcery and Goetic Black Magick, more properly, the Left Hand
Path. The LHP is defined as a system that is relative, and realistic towards the inner or
deep desire within humans to be free, independent and strong. To seek knowledge,
wisdom and areas of personal growth and betterment is the great desire of humanity
itself. This is why essentially the Left Hand Path is the foundation for human
advancement, as it teaches us to become like Lucifer or Lilith itself, independent,
knowledge seeking and self-deified. The Black Magickian often called Witch or Warlock
are the individuals who taste from the chalice of the serpent, the wisdom of Asmodeus.
The universe seeks for all to flow according to its way, from which we work through in
order to ultimately emerge through the Left Hand Path.

Before one provides the vehicle of material and spiritual union, the announcement of the
path to nature itself should be observed. The initiate should go forth into the woods in the
dawn, remove all clothes the cover his or herself in the mud and green of the earth and
meditate. The Green Man and Goddess themselves shall make their awakening to the
Witch, with whom has communed with nature. By being robed in the Sky of the Goddess,
Nuit, shall great beauty be revealed. It is by this simple yet important act which will lead
one to the initiation of Belial, or mastery of the earth. Belial is itself, the fallen angel who
masters the beasts of the world, the mountains and the forests along with Azazel. It is
though this exercise of invoking the Green Man or Green Woman, that one may proceed
later to darker areas of bestial exploration, such as Lycanthropy and spiritual
transformations of mind above flesh. The union of both brings the announcement of our
becoming in the world of Manes and Shades of the Dead.

The Daemonic aspects of the Witches Sabbat Path are quite real, however once one
evokes and invokes the spirit of these dark lords shall they be revealed as positive. The
Christian inversion of Pagan gods is only visible on the surface, thus beyond separation
from God to Daemon is one in the same. We are both the Garden of Pleasure and the
Catacombs of the Dead and their Necromantical desire.

The Grand Circle of Magickal awakening is The Triple Hermetic Circle, developed from
Hamara’t. This circle, traced by each initiate and give the proper names from which shall
manifest the power through he or she, is the secret which is not a secret, hidden from
those who should not see. The circle is thus the grand awakening.

Setian Pyramid of Sorcerous Assumption of Atavistic Form – A drawing by AOS, from

The Book of Pleasure.

The cult of Sethian Magick is based within the Luciferian concepts of dual gnosis
awakening, which the individual realizes his or her own imagination is the cradle of Seth
or Set itself, and that the Prince of Darkness speaks through each of us as we become.
The Witches Sabbat Path itself is one of turns and mystery revealed, from which in the
circle of the dead (Hermetic Circle of Hamara’t) should we manifest the Witches Sabbat
Gnosis in a clear and positive way.

The Triple Hermetic Circle of Hamara’t is one of diving the black mirrors of the mind,
from which our source and end are contained therein. It is through these mirrors, which if
aligned correctly through initiation, will allow the reflection to move on indefinitely.
Thus immortality of the psyche is possible. One must be focused and move through the
mental barriers from which society has bred through us.

Hermetic Occultism within the Witches Sabbat is perhaps one of the most significant
developments of this magickal art. Before Gerald Gardner reinvented Witchcraft as

Wicca in the 60’s on, there were in fact many groups practicing Egyptian Magick and
Ceremonial workings, later on it was to be woven into the craft as it first was considered.
Charles Pace, who was for a time a High Priest of one of Gerald Gardner’s Wiccan
Covens in South London. It was Pace whose magickal name is Hamara’t who developed
a very challenging system of Luciferian Witchcraft from which he lectured at many
Covens throughout England. His lectures were on his Luciferian Cult of Masks and
Egyptian Magick in a time when Wicca was being formulated. Had Mr. Pace been able to
get his material available more, Wicca might not have become as unchallenging as it
appears today.

Based off of two manuscripts, Necrominon and The Book of Tahuti, Hamara’t produced
much material on the Luciferian Gnosis, dealing with the tarot and High Ceremonial Sex
Magick with a ritual called Ankh-Ka. Mr. Pace was from the 1960’s a priest of Set and
Anubis, and in such a fitting manner, was a Mortuary technician. While the Triple
Hermetic Circle used by Coven Nachttoter/The Order of Phosphorus differs from the
original, the foundation is in itself similar if not the same.

The Triple Hermetic Circle is presented here anew, that the student makes use this by
daring to do so. The reworked version is attributed to the four elements as follows:

Direction Element God Form Planet

North Earth Set Saturn/Sothis

East Fire Horus Mars/Sun

South Water Thoth Moon

West Air Anubis Venus

While pathal attributions are based on the elements in a different manner, this Hermetic
version in the directions and elements were first developed by Hamara’t however the God
forms were developed through The Order of Phosphorus. One may develop their own
circle based on the pathal elements within a Left Hand Path manner as the following for
an example.

Direction Element God Form Archetypical Image Planet

South Fire Satan-Shaitan Peacock Saturn/Mercury

East Air Lucifer Eye Venus

North Earth Belial Goat or Ram Sun/Saturn

West Water Leviathan Serpent/Snake Moon


While the alternate version may be used for many Witches Sabbat callings and works of
Lesser or Greater Black Magick, the suggested use of the Triple Hermetic Circle of the
different representations and Egyptian God forms are highly suggested for a development
of association. Once one is able to move through these well balanced aspects, may the

potential be view therein.

The Colors within the center are of particular significance. In the center there are four
small triangles representing the Four Elements as described later. They are:

Upper West Triangle – Blue for Air

Lower West Triangle – Green for Water
Upper East Triangle – Yellow for Earth
Lower East Triangle – Red for Fire

The circle surrounding the Hexagram within the circle is significant in the words of
power used. Ahkh-Ka-Djed which is derived from Charles Pace. Ahkh/Akhu is Ba and
Ka in union and the symbol of immortality, or life. Ka is the Holy Guardian Angel or
higher familiar, the solar force or True Will that guides our movement and direction
towards our infinite possibility. Djed is the Holy Union with the Dead, the spine or
backbone, the supporting base. These words in union represent the Great Work and

infinite possibility of the Magickian. The individual is no longer bound by the dogmatic
definitions of the forefathers, Black or White Magick, Black Brothers; all of this in itself
means nothing. Either you ARE on the path of your True Will or developing it, or you are
not. The concepts of good and evil are only relative within the self and the psychological
make up of the individual. Seek to master, control and move on.

You may use this circle for any rituals you wish, such as Ceremonial or Solitary
workings. Rituals of Chaos and Summoning may be done within this circle, and the
Grand Witches Sabbat Circle may be used as the circle to perform both The Bornless or
Headless One ritual and Congress cum Daemone or the Ritual of the Evil Genius. It is the
dual gnosis of Light (Headless One, the Air aspect of Lucifer) and Darkness (Set, the Evil
Genius or Isolated, Separate Psyche which is Earth based).

To sum it up:
A few examples of use of the Triple Hermetic Circle would be the following (but not
limited to):

High Ceremonial Sex Magick (the union of Gods and Goddesses)

Workings of the Antichrist (Belarion Armiluss Al Dajjal self transformation rituals)
The Infernal Sabbat Workings
Familiar or Servitor Creations
Mass or Group Ceremonial Invocations or Evocations
Goetic or Rituals of Sorcery
Necromancy or Divination rituals

The Calling of the Four Quarters of the Triple Hermetic

Circle of Hamara’t
Western Quarter Guardian of the Gateway-
Azatu-Hermanubis, Opener of the Way.
I call your presence forth towards this circle.
Anubis, God of the Twilight from which the guardians shall watch;
Bring forth thy jackals howling at the barrier
Anubis, who initiates unto the path of the dead, come forth!
By the mask of the jackal and wolf, I call thee forth to charge this circle!
Azatum – Ashramu – Likiahaka

Southern Quarter Guardian of the Gateway-

Hawk Headed Lord of Fire, guardian of the eastern quarter.
Horus – Ialanpa – Zarasu
Manifest unto this circle, blood covered hawk of sunrise!
Come forth and guard this rite!
Zariza – Nalaia – Sroha

Eastern Guardian of the Gateway-

Thoth, lamp and wisdom of the moon, guardian of the arte magickal
Come forth and guard the southern quarter
Open thy scrolls of sorcerous knowledge
I seek the gateway of lunar awakening!
Azothoz – Thoth – Likalia

Northern Quarter Guardian of the Gateway-

Set-an Ziorzo, Bringer of the Black Flame
Guardian of the Northern Quarter, I summon thee forth to protect
And fortify this circle – Typhon Sothis, do come forth!
Lord of Darkness, Night and storms of Chaos!
I summon thee forth to guard and protect this rite!
Ad alantra – Sorio – Sabriao – Atumaza – Seth

From each guardian that shall encircle my presence

First born of the craft, hear me and come forth!

By ANKH – Eternal Life itself, immortal Eye!

By KA – Spirit of the Eternal Self, in awakened Union!
By DJED – The Four Pillars of the World, from which my word shall
Envision a great pillar or circle of fire emerging from your feet in the center of the circle
moving up through and around you. This is the energy as foundation from the four
quarters and the God forms Summoned. The Triple Hermetic Circle of Hamara’t is
created as a focus of Setian awakening and renewal, a Luciferian core that is called
inward and focused outward. The Triple Hermetic Circle is by design not held to keep
forces out, rather a power circulation of the arcana of energy within.


The Grand Luciferian Circle (Above) would be used in the following manner (but
not limited to):
Low Ceremonial or Solitary Sex Magick – Sexual congress with Daemons or Succubi.
The Bornless or Headless One ritual
Congress cum Daemone or The Ritual of the Evil Genius
Immolation or God form absorbing evocation/invocation rituals (meaning you would
invoke the spirit within you after it was evoked, the act of possession which allows one
who is strong of Will to absorb it thus it shall have no power over you).
Vampiric Rituals of Qlippothic power channeling.

The Triple Hermetic Circle is a foundation of the darker Luciferian aspects of Black
Magick, thus the God forms are indeed different. The purposes may remain the same in
regards to their use.

The Triple Hermetic Circle is designed for High or Holy Magick, being the ceremonial
aspects of one seeking to illuminate the self in the light of Phosphorus, which one

becomes as the force of fire and light. Holy Magick is not opposed to Greater of Lesser
Black Magick, the difference is small however essential. Holy Magick is the core of what
the definition of Magick is, to Ascend. In workings of Holy Magick one seeks to ascend
through spheres of light, to open the consciousness to higher octaves of inspiration and
initiation. You essentially ‘step outside’ the concept of self to study it, and in invocation,
commanding Gods, spirits and other forms to comprehend association within the mind.
Holy Magick itself is essential for any Witches Sabbat Luciferian or any magickian; this
will strengthen through discipline the individual for the difficult and challenging path of
Greater Black Magick.

As Holy Magick is described as Ascending and stepping outside the concept of self
toward the light of Godhead, Greater Black Magick is the challenge of the self. To isolate
the consciousness from moving with the laws of nature, which is called Antinomianism,
the individual seeks to reach areas of Self-Deification. This means essentially that the
individual isolates the self to build him or herself as a God, to become something better.
This proves challenging because many in this society, are designed at an early age to be
the exact opposite which is to submit to a concept of God. Greater Black Magick
demands that you devour those gods and make your consciousness the arena for their
manifestation according to your Will. It is therefore, very dangerous to open gateways of
evocation (to summon outside the body) and invocation (to call inside the body or mind)
of any force, as the Black Magickian seeks to absorb and bring initiations into the psyche
to build the individual as a being separate from the universe. The teachings of Astral
Vampirism within the Black Order of the Dragon delve the depths of these concepts

One would use the Dark Gods as models of strength and a symbol of immortal
manifestation. The Shadow form of Lucifer is Set, who is the ancient Prince of Darkness.
Set is the aspect of the infernal yet not self-destructive. If one seeks to become as Set, to
master Chaos and the depths of the subconscious, then one opens a direct communication
with the Setian Gnosis. This is when the great illumination known as the Black Flame
takes place, and the individual is able to perceive that life is what he or she makes of it,
and everything is possible with a positive outlook. The Christians would have you believe
that Black Magick itself is the path of death and destruction, however it is honestly quite
the opposite. The Christian monotheistic religion is self-destruction by placing exterior
worship of a deity alien to you. It teaches that man and women are to be subservient to
it’s will and that we must ignore the natural desires and impulses we were born with. The
Luciferian laughs at such, and we with discipline and thought out actions, change life, as
we know it to suit us as best we can. We do not accept things ‘as they are because of
God’s will’, but understand that we, as Luciferians are ourselves Gods and Goddesses
and may manifest the glory of them by our intelligent actions. We glorify and give
respect to such God forms by being strong individuals, whom use reason above faith.

The Evocation Circle itself will be used in a manner to call spirits forth into the circle,
from which they will be bound. One will use the circle that is developed from Goetic
sources for this work, and the Triple Hermetic Circle of Hamara’t would be used for the
magician to stand or sit within. Some sorcerer’s due to aesthetic alignment prefer to use

the Goetic Circle of Pacts, as developed by Eliphas Levi. This would be advised if for the
advanced Black Magickian who is able to ultimately balance the concepts of Holy and
Infernal. One would use the rituals of Daemonic Evocation or summons of shadow forms
or Qlippothic beings for such operations, not the Great Work or Holy Magick.

Let the sorcerer not be bound by the instruments of magickal art, for these are outer
projections and extensions of the Will. The sorcerer may be clothed and draped in the
night sky, covered in the grave soil and green of the earth and through the perception of
the awakened Eye (Lucifer) and Black Flame (Seth) shall he or she work magick. Free
yourself of instruments only to command their use according to your desire.

The Four Triangles which symbolize Earth – Air – Fire – Water as developed from

The Earth triad is the triad of Light and the Water triad is also that of darkness. Both
should be considered in their awakening aspect. Use the Triangles as you move through
the elements and their attributions, both light and shadow.

The development of the sorcerous aspects of Witches Sabbat are based within the art and
writings of Austin Osman Spare, called Zos vel Thanatos. While the techniques
implemented and developed by Spare is nothing new to Witchcraft, the approach is. Zos
himself was the receiver of what is the arcana of Anon, of the language of primal and
essential magick. This is the barbarous aspects which allow the individual the pure
current, devoid of dogma and ceremonials. While we urge the training of the Will
through such exercises, the Sorcery of Zos vel Thanatos stand at the vanguard of magical
awakening. To work through Spare’s system one would seek in-between states, which is
a procreative during which Belief is suspended, thus the imagination (Shaitan) may
develop and manifest the desire accordingly. The use of the Alphabet of Desire in

Witches Sabbat workings is a challenge for any individual, as this is the language of the
labyrinth of the mind, the black mirrors of the castles of the self!

Sigils are made by many different means, but let the simplicity of the written sigil be
discussed here. I will not explore here the aspects of using musick and paintings as sigils
but do keep in mind, this is the foundation for the natural expansion of the work itself.
Sigils are cryptic representatives of the Will, pure belief expanded in the lines of total
Desire. The sigil itself should be made in a combination of different letters of the object,
and then the original meaning forgotten. It is by the act of forgetting that the latent energy
is channeled through the subconscious to the conscious mind. This is the very secret of
becoming and using the force of Chaos or Apep (the unrealized and infinite aspect of
possibility within the Self) to your direct advantage.

Austin Spare wrote in the ‘Book of Pleasure’ “By the Ego conceiving only the Sigil, and
not being able to conceive anything from it, all energy is focused through it, the desire for
identification carries it to the corresponding subconscious stratum, its destination”.
Through the act of belief being the undercurrent of the Sigil, forgotten through the act of
focus, will the Atavistic aspect be called from this very force. If the desire is exterior,
Familiars and Atavistic forms attributed by the mind will make manifest by the
subconscious to conscious Will that desire. If interior, the Atavistic familiar shall bring to
the surface or find the proper circuits to allow this manifestation or self-evolution.
Lycanthropy and Astral Vampiric transformation occur in this same exact way. Once you
have explored and mastered this, can much more dangerous workings be undertaken.

The following is an exercise in Daemonic awakening, from which a sigil working

involving the Infernal God forms of self-evolution and initiation. The sigils were created
by writing the names in Arabic, and then reassembling them in a fashion which will only
resemble the original meaning. Enflame thyself in invocation, by focusing on the sigils
themselves, through an act such as the Death Posture, is one able to quickly encrypt the
meaning of the sigil in the subconscious. If one seeks the communion, contact and
initiation into the Witches Sabbat Mysteries, envision the fire behind each spirit and call
them, welcome them into your mind, the vast arcana of previous incarnations. Aware,
you shall emerge now as a God or Goddess, they shall remain immortal through you as
you. Belief is negated by exhaustion and thus the sigil and its seed will be planted.


Ashmodai brings the hidden eye,

Which does not bleed when looked into
Which a laughing child devours on sight, eager to

Awaken From the earth I walk, hidden in perception

and form. As the last storm approaches, my name is thus revealed.


Shall the fires of heaven be brought down, by your gift of perception? Shall all know
from which clay becomes fire, and the profane are no longer. The wings of
Djinn beside that of the Dragon, black and billowing
Answer to your shadowy presence.
From this a torch
is revealed.


From your loins great pleasure is shown, felt and ravished upon
Ecstasy from the children who feed nightly The bed chamber welcomes your passion
Shall you reveal the hidden Moon, which acts as a door for such sight and beauty?
Beast and Angel, I seek the addiction of your sweet veins.


When silence is broken,

Yet the profound depths asleep
Shall I know the oceans calm violence from passion
A struggle of life brings both angels and demons, Which become
separate and alone. Those who dive the depths will become as Draconis,
The Ourobouris eternal which dreams of enfleshing all desires.


Those who wear the cloak of wolves, given their blood to the ecstasy of Ahriman
The desire of flesh is our temple of Heaven and Hell, from which all desires may become.
By facing the Seraphim may Armiluss Al Dajjal awaken within, the earth will then
answer a great song.

Casting the Shadow of Cain

Via Nocturne solitary version.

This is a small ritual designed to imbibe the sorcerer with a focused current of being,
from which he or she will enter the Luciferian Gnosis with ease.

I call forth the infernal shadows which nourish my body and soul;
I invoke the circle which empowers my form of being,
From the North, I invoke the force of Set, being my shadow of self
From the West, I invoke the force of Anubis, the Opener of the Way
From the South, I invoke the force of Thoth, whose lamp illuminates my path
From the East, I invoke Horus, being the fire and strength of spirit

Cain, bringer of the cauldron of change and self transformation do protect my very
being of self, that I may grow and ascend in our family born of Witch Blood pure.
I seek the coils of Leviathan, The Darkend Grave earth of Ahriman and the Dream
plane of Lucifer. Allow the gates to open before me!
So it is done!

The Rite of Shaitan

A Self-Initiation Invocation

The circle represents the oath of perfection, from which nothing shall enter. The mind is a
source of heaven and hell, from which we may align ourselves better through ritualistic
tools and techniques, it is the Command to Look in progress, in terms of Greater Black
Magick. Robed in crimson or black, white candles upon the altar, and upon two points:
North and East representing Belial and Lucifer respectively. Black candles should be at
the point of West and South, representing Leviathan and Shaitan, the force reversed of

Holding Athame, trace the Averse Pentagram and focus:

“The black of night from which I have dwelled longs for a return to the dawn, from
which I shall cast my eyes upon through the shadow. Let the opposites be joined as the
twilight reverses into dawn.”

Form an averse pentagram, feeling the flames burn from the source of the pentagram.
Examine its essence and what it means to you, this is the source of Witches Sabbat
empowerment through the arcana of self.

“Let the four Princes of the Qlippoth bless my emergence from darkness to light, the
journey to Al Dajjal, my center of being.”

Facing West:

“Leviathan – Master of the self from the depths of the oceans, your secrets shall walk
with me always. I am holding the flame of awakening within and shall hold this oath of
shadow and the graves of the sea shall still whisper into my ears!”

Facing South:

”Shaitan, Satan, who exists behind Saturn, let the fires of your manifestation be
revealed in the rite of your true nature, from which all concepts of ill be forgotten and
the essence absorbed. I call forth the shadows of flame who reside with BABALON to
bless my journey into the Light of your self.”

Facing East:

“Lucet, Lucifer, the source of my knowledge of self, Morning Star of wisdom and
perfection. Let the light of your essence rain upon me, so that I may become of your
knowledge, from which I may become as God (Goddess) itself. From the dream of
spirit, emerge!”

Facing North:

“Belial, Belarion, the seraphim who would command the earth. Allow your essence to
surge through me as I stand upon the earth, your very eyes shall mirror my self. I call
thee forth from the depths of the earth, give me the strength to become Belarion Al
Dajjal when I have passed through the veil!”

Imagine the Four Crowned Princes flowing within you, that you may absorb and take the
knowledge of the Daemonic force to use in a positive, creative way. The baptism is
therefore one of self-initiation, so thus the symbols you believed they were are the
opposite. Face now and invoke Shaitan, from which you shall awake.

The Sigil of Shaitan should be focused upon and a mantra be recited, vibrating the name

Take now the Athame and focus upon the sigil,


“Force emerged from Azoth, from which there is both the beginning and end, I do
place this oath before thee. To seek the shadows, the caverns of the earth, the dead and
their mighty arcana, come forth and bless my awakening. I call to the angelic, the
highest meaning of self, from which all light announces the birth of my being
awakened, come forth from the light of dawn.”

“I am the source of Light and Darkness, from which the Peacock Feathers grow.
From my essence is the flow of time, the current of life and light.
Such shall be hidden and not revealed to the profane, their eyes shut in the forgotten
shadows of unbecoming.
I speak the words of Darkness as being Zazas, Zazas, Natsatanada Zazas, the secret
oath of opening the abyss, these are my words of Manifestation! I create therefore!”

“The Dragon which coils in the darkness shall walk with my spirit, while I shall
cultivate the light of dawn from which wisdom springs.
The green of the earth is fed from the blood of wolves and the living, from which great
secrets find their way to my ears. So it shall be!”

“Shaitan I am, shadow and light. Let the voices fill with my joyous awakening!”

So it is done.

The Headless One Ritual is the ritual used to contact and invoke ones Holy Guardian
Angel, or True Will. This ritual is known to be very dangerous and produce phenomena
or hauntings in some places where it is performed. The Bornless One (or Headless One)
is a ritual of great potency used as a preliminary rite before many rituals, as it causes an
intense concentration of force. The original ritual was written in Greek, and in the text the
title Akephelos which means ‘Headless’ is found. The ritual is to some extent considered
Setian-Typhon in the act of invocation, as the similar ritual was an invocation to Typhon-
Seth. The ritual itself included the use of the head of an Ass, blood and the vibration of
the names of power. The History of this important ritual is found within The Headless
One article by Jake Stratton-Kent and is highly suggested to anyone interested in magick
and witchcraft.

Use the Headless One ritual before any working, and be able to vibrate and allow the
words of power to roll of the tongue, but also recite mentally. As Aleister Crowley
suggested, Invoke Often!

An Invocation to the Holy Guardian Angel,

Spirit of the Adversary who resides in Darkness and Light –
I am the Daimon who speaks the words of the Immortal Fire, the Holy Flame which
emerges from the Lightning Flash and Storm of Chaos bred, so this the angel-serpent
shall come forth with the Birthing Knife shedding into storm of Seth!

Spirit of which the Fallen have taken Strength, Isolate and Beautiful,
Angelic Essence, Azal’ucel, from which came into being Cain
I do invoke thee!

Devil-Djinn of the Burning Desert sands and the Sun, Sortha’n-din – thy stave and
fork unto the flame that is my soul shall be illuminated in this blackened light. Shaitan
the Adversary, my soul enflamed! AROGOGORUABRAO – THIAF!

Lucifer revealed as Azazel, bringer of illumination and love, who resides in shadow
and light, cover and cloak my spirit with thy twelve wings, serpent skin covered from
the shedding of the Dragon, bring now forth the serpent essence of my soul! Melek
Tau’us, beautiful spirit of Fire, I summon thee forth! PHOTETH

Set-heh, isolator and strengthening force of Storms, that chaos which I have tempered
in thy elegance of darkness. I go forth and become as the Eye of Algol, separate and
alone in my being. Typhon, present unto me the Tcham knive from which I shall stand
forth in my dreaming and waking! Sender of Nightmares ascend through me! OOO

Let now the Serpent encircle me, Leviathan the Coiling Dragon of timeless being. I
summon your essence unto me! Great chthonic daimon of endless being, I seek to
drink deep of your cup and behold the mysteries of the depths! MRIODOM

Aoth, Sabaoth, Atheleberseth, Abraoth!

By the very circle of which I build – I walk unto the crown of Lucifer – that Emerald
which shine the essence of Heaven and Hell. That Angelickan Watcher of the Sun
shall come now forth to join with the Ahrimanic Shadow, that Angel and Daemon are
I walk unto the Umbrarum Rex, the Kingdom of Shades and the Ghost Roads – Open
the Gates unto me!

Guardian of Flaming Sword and Corpse-King of the Scepter – Open forth the Anubian
Way to me! I behold the center of the Eight – Rayed Black Sun – My essence unto

Azal’ucel! I invoke the Bornless Baphometic Spirit of Fire!

Commentary to Invocation of the Holy Guardian Angel, Azal'ucel

With regard to ‘An Invocation to the Holy Guardian Angel, the Spirit of the Adversary
who resides in Darkness and Light, Azal’ucel’, the system employed is one of

summoning up the angelic and daemonic spirit within the self – the “True Will” by
means of a mask of Luciferian Witchcraft. The very methods themselves are contained in
the calling of the four directions – each a component of higher illumination of self; which
is combined with the Bestial/Demonic with the Angelic. This is the center of balance
which was often deemed necessary in the Workings of Abramelin Magick; which issues
control over daemonic forces within and beyond the self. Azal'Ucel is a sigillic word
formula of Azazel and Lucifer to combind the ancient middle eastern with the western
idea of what the bringer of light may or may not be.

Aleister Crowley’s excellent and useful Liber Samekh explores this system entirely,
however in a modern context is rather long. It may be suggested that this particular role
of Magickal Invocation should still be employed, this version of the summoning of the
HGA is simplified to a short, concise and effective version which may be memorized
easily. In the Luciferian work, the practitioner is focusing on widdershins around the
Triple Hermetic Circle, or one of his or her own design, from which the quarters may be
called. The Grand Luciferian Circle may be employed also to effective and concise
approach to this Magick of self-initiation and transformation. In regard to Egyptian and
medival daemonic summons, a connection therein may be observed.

The Circle Casting is one of which the individual proclaims his and her mastery over
their own being, that by moving widdershins around the circle will enflame the self
during invocation; that is to envision each manifestation via minds’ eye with each call.
For instance, when one calls South, they would envision the Fire Djinn, in the North,
Seth. This is the key to the success of magical work; the Imagination.

South – the Devil-Djinn mentioned is Shaitan or Azazel, the fallen seraph whom is made
entirely of flame. It is this original legend which brought forth the separation of the God-
divinity or natural order to an adversarial or antinomianian process of anti-order. The
mentioning of “Blackened Light” is the Light of Azazel, or Shaitan embodied on earth
through Cain, the initiator of the Sethanic Path of Witchcraft.

East – Lucifer as Azazel in the earthbound form, the mentioning of twelve wings in
reference to the Serpent Angel. Lucifer is the Freedom of Will from which the individual
may seek to strengthen and illuminate the self in ones own discovered light, or Black

North – The Cold North is the direction of not only Cain as the Lord of Horsemen, but
also of Set-heh the Adversary. Set is the Egyptian God of Chaos, Storms and Darkness.
The isolator, Set is the adversarial god of change, strength and sufficiency through the
Will. Set is the mask of Azazel, the Lord of Flame. Within Witchcraft Cain is considered
the offspring of Samael and Lilith, thus being the SAME as Baphomet. The
Angelic/Demon Higher Spirit of Cain is Azal’ucel, which is reflected in this very rite of
self-empowerment. It is through Set that all upon the Luciferian Path pass through, in the
skin of Cain or otherwise.

West – A calling to Leviathan, the Dragon essence which is immortal, or eternal. The
encircling of Leviathan is a Will directed focus of the individuals being or “I”
announcing the forced antinomianian separation from the natural order, and through
Leviathan grows strong in this circle of timeless being. The mysteries of the depths is
revealed as knowledge and wisdom of the subconscious. By tapping into the
subconscious, one is able to master their own individual life therein.

The reference to the Angelickan Watcher of the Sun and the Ahrimanic Shadow is based
in the Double Vessels or Fetishes of the Bestial and Angelick Atavisms and familiars. By
exteriorizing ones Adversarial aspects of “I” and “Being” one may objectively view the
essence of self, manifest its strengths again in the union of flesh and mind.

The Guardian of Flaming Sword and Corpse-King of the Scepter is in reference to the
illustration by Elda Isela Ford, based on passing through the ‘As Above, So Below’
forces of the Sethanic Path unto the 8-pointed Witches Sabbat/Luciferian Star sometimes

called ALGOL. This ritual was a Sethian development of the ‘Headless One’ ritual or
‘Bornless One’ ritual as developed and adapted by Aleister Crowley and the Greek
Papyrus. One may perform the rite as one of self-isolated stimulation via Sex Magick.
Enflame the self through invocation, all the while focusing upon the Luciferian aspects of
self, the light and the darkness.


AKHU – The Ka and Ba in union, the Holy Guardian Angel and Evil Genius joined. This
is the Great Work defined, the union of opposites. In Thelemic view this would be The
Beast 666 and Babalon conjoined.
ALGOL – From the Arabic ‘Al Ghul’, meaning ‘Demon Star’. Algol is symbolized as
the Chaos Star with an averse pentagram in it, representing the individual star or
consciousness through Black Magick awakening. Algol itself is the image of Set in the
aspect of the Prince of Darkness, being the manifestation of the Black Sun or opposite
force of creation. Through Algol one may project any magical force necessary based on
ones’ experience. Algol is the mirror of The Order of Phosphorus.
ALPHABET OF DESIRE – The aspect of congress with the subconscious and the
spirits which are exterior of the self and within the self. This is the grammar which is
unspeakable and is used in communion with the conscious self (Ego,I) and the
subconscious self (Kia).
ANCESTRAL SHADES – Spirits, atavisms or familiars of the dead which return to us
from our initiation into Magick and Witchcraft. Ancestral Shades may not always be past
family, rather those who have been on the path before us who have gained immortality
who for whatever reason decide to assist us. In the Black Order of the Dragon, such
spirits are closely connected with the concepts of Varcolaci and the Undead Gods.
ANUBIS – Lord of Jackals and the Opener of the Way. Anubis is the funerary God that
is represented as having the head of a jackal or dog. According to Charles Pace, the
Bastard Son of SET-AN & ASET (Isis).
ATAVISTIC RESURGENCE – The return to consciousness the powers of the ‘dead’ or
subconscious energies or powers from the pre-human aspects. Atavisms are evoked
through intense Nostalgia and focus, often appearing in bestial forms.
ATHAME – The Blade of Holy Magick or Greater Black Magick workings, used in
ceremonial or solitary practice. Pathally a black handled knife.
AZAZEL – Called the Guardian of the Goat, Azazel is one of the 200 original fallen
angels, according to lore. It is considered that Azazel is the same as Shemyaza, the leader
of the Watchers. The Zohar makes reference (in Vayeze 153a) about the Rider upon the
serpent is “the evil Azazel”. In Islamic lore, Azazel is the same as Eblis and considered
by other lore as the first star (in reference to any angels) which would reveal him as
AZOTH – The Beginning and End in its spiritual aspect, Azoth is a form of Life and
Death. From between comes the possibility of manifestation.

BA - the Soul in Egyptian mythology. When the immortal physically dies, the Ba, which
is the Astral Body, lives on within the tomb and beyond. Ba may be seen as the Evil

Genius of earth bound force often presented in Egyptian lore as a human headed bird.
The Ba is the psyche and force which exists beyond the veil.
BALEFIRE – Ritual fire used in Coven gatherings.
BLACK FLAME – The illuminated essence of being, the concept that we perceive
ourselves and our separate aspect from the natural order. The Gift of Set or Azazel.

CHALICE – The magickal cup used for Philters and ceremonies. While some covens
and individuals use the silver cup, one may use a KAPALA as well, which is a human
skull cap often imported from Tibet.
COVEN – A small group of magickal practitioners. Often 13 in number. Covens may be
of a smaller size as well.

DAEMON – From the Greek Daimon, meaning ‘spirit’. The Daemon is the root of
‘Demon’ therefore represents the spirit of the sorcerer and the exterior spirits on the astral
DJED – Egyptian, represents stability and strength, associated with the backbone in the
funerary cult. In the union of the circle, Djed is the Holy aspect in union with the shadow
of the magician, the very aspect of initiation towards the Great Work.

EVOCATION – The act of calling the spirit into and area, OUT from the self. Evocation
generally involves servitors, familiars, and Daemons. A potent and dangerous aspect of
ritual magick and sorcery is to evoke the force into the triangle, and then enter the
triangle and Invoke the force, calling it in. This results in an aspect of possession and
leads to higher developments of the consciousness and psyche.

FAMILIAR- The servitor or animal spirit which is associated with the Sorcerer. The
familiar may be evoked and bound, or may be created by the individual to assist in the
workings of sorcery. Called also the Famulus (Latin)
FETISH – An object from which the focus of a spirit or Coven item is charged. This is
the home of the famulus and is an extension of the sorcerer.

HOLY GUARDIAN ANGEL – The True Will, the divine aspect of the self as the
psyche, the immortal aspect of the mind which separates us from pure instinctual beings.

IBLIS - The fallen angel known as the Devil. The attribution of Iblis is that of the
imagination, thus Lucifer is our imagination. While not widely accepted in the West,
William Blake was one of the few to and attributes Satan to the mind. Iblis is derived
from the Greek Diabolus. Iblis before the fall is known as Azazyl, whom is identical to
the leader of the watchers.
INVOCATION – The act of calling the spirits IN, assuming consciousness from outer
inspired sources. Invocation in the supplication of a force, to bring it in and absorb it.
Some consider this Predatory Spiritualism which is related to Astral Vampirism.

KA – The vital force of life which is related to Ba. Ka may be seen as the Holy Guardian
Angel, the spirit of Light and perfection in itself.

KAPALA- Human Skull Cap consecrated as a drinking cup or chalice. Pathally used in
Tibetan Chod rites.

LYCANTHROPY – Assumption of astral and conscious transformation in to an animal

form. Used in Dreaming Projection and atavistic rituals.

MANES – The shadow of the dead, spirit forms which may be controlled and absorbed
by the sorcerer’s own astral body. One may feed the servitors themselves from this, that
they may take their shadow and from your Will form their shapes in darkness in whatever
fashion you so desire.

NECROMANCY – Evocation and communion with the Dead.

SABBAT- The Meeting of Witches in the Dream Plane, the secret arcana of leaving the
body. There are two aspects of the Sabbat, the Empyrean/Celestial (of Air – the
Luciferian Sabbat) and the Infernal Sabbat (Chthonic, Demonic and Earth based). These
two elements of the Dream Conclave are connected with the symbolism of which the
Fraturnitias Saturni focused upon as the Higher and Lower Octave of Saturn.
SHADES – Shadows of the Dead, spirits which commune with the living. The Witches
Sabbat path works with shades from Ancestral Manes and evoked spirits.

THANATOS – Death and the spirit therein. Thanatos is considered the death posture
guide through which we meet the deep desire, Thanatos is the gateway therefore.
THEURGY – Holy or High Magick, practiced originally or defined by the Egyptian
Platonists which commune with beneficial spirits is sought. This is a part of The Great
Work of communion with the Holy Guardian Angel, and Greater Servitor or Familiar.

VAMPIRISM – A secret art of Predatory Spiritualism, which involves astral projection

and aspects of Lycanthropy, communion with the dead and necromantic workings.