Ars Goetia

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Goetia or Goëtia (Medieval Latin; anglicised as goety /ˈɡoʊ.ᵻti/) is a practice that includes the conjuration of demons, specifically the ones summoned by the Biblical figure, King Solomon. The use of the term in English largely derives from the 17th-century grimoire The Lesser Key of Solomon, which features an Ars Goetia as its first section. It contains descriptions of the evocation, or "calling out", of seventy-two demons, famously edited by Aleister Crowley in 1904 as The Book of the Goetia of Solomon the King. Goetic Theurgy, another practice described in the Lesser Key of Solomon, is similar to the book's description of Goetia, but is used to invoke aerial spirits.[1]

Lesser Key of Solomon

The Lesser Key of Solomon, also known as Clavicula Salomonis Regis[note 1] or Lemegeton, is an anonymous grimoire (or spell book) on demonology. It was compiled in the mid-17th century, mostly from materials a couple of centuries older.It is divided into five books—the Ars Goetia, Ars Theurgia-Goetia, Ars Paulina, Ars Almadel, and Ars Notoria.

The most obvious source for the Ars Goetia is Johann Weyer's Pseudomonarchia Daemonum in his De praestigiis daemonum. Weyer does not cite, and is unaware of, any other books in the Lemegeton, indicating that the Lemegeton was derived from his work, not the other way around. The order of the spirits was changed between the two, four additional spirits were added to the later work, and one spirit (Pruflas) was omitted. The omission of Pruflas, a mistake that also occurs in an edition of Pseudomonarchia Daemonum cited in Reginald Scot's The Discoverie of Witchcraft, indicates that the Ars Goetia could not have been compiled before 1570. Indeed, it appears that the Ars Goetia is more dependent upon Scot's translation of Weyer than Weyer's work in itself. Additionally, some material was used from Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy, the Heptameron by pseudo-Pietro d'Abano, and the Magical Calendar.

In a slightly later copy made by Thomas Rudd, this portion was labelled "Liber Malorum Spirituum seu Goetia", and the seals and demons were paired with those of the 72 angels of the Shemhamphorasch, who were intended to protect the conjurer and control the demons he summoned. The angelic names and seals were derived from a manuscript by Blaise de Vigenère, whose papers were also used by Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers in his works for the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Rudd may have derived his copy of Liber Malorum Spirituum from a now-lost work by Johannes Trithemius, who taught Agrippa, who in turn taught Weyer.

This portion of the work was later translated by S. L. MacGregor Mathers and published by Aleister Crowley under the title The Book of the Goetia of Solomon the King. Crowley added some additional invocations previously unrelated to the original work, as well as essays describing the rituals as psychological exploration instead of demon summoning.[2]

Guardian Eviction

Demonic forces and their hierarchies are used to power up Black Magic Grids and are referenced here for support of Spiritual Deliverance and Gridworkers who may be encountering demonics, Fallen Angelics, and are required to call them out for eviction by name. I have had many encounters after 2012 where I am approached by demonics from the Ars Goetia, because of the Guardian Host clearing and re-encryption of tri-wave harmonics into the earth grids, as a result they require reading of rights, eviction and transit out of the earth, in some cases.

The Seventy-Two Demons

The demons' names (given below) are taken from the Ars Goetia, which differs in terms of number and ranking from the Pseudomonarchia Daemonum of Weyer. As a result of multiple translations, there are multiple spellings for some of the names, which are given in the articles concerning them.

  • King Bael
  • Duke Agares
  • Prince Vassago
  • Marquis Samigina
  • President Marbas
  • Duke Valefor
  • Marquis Amon
  • Duke Barbatos
  • King Paimon
  • President Buer
  • Duke Gusion
  • Prince Sitri
  • King Beleth
  • Marquis Leraje
  • Duke Eligos
  • Duke Zepar
  • Count/President Botis
  • Duke Bathin
  • Duke Sallos
  • King Purson
  • Count/President Marax
  • Count/Prince Ipos
  • Duke Aim
  • Marquis Naberius
  • Count/President Glasya-Labolas
  • Duke Buné
  • Marquis/Count Ronové
  • Duke Berith
  • Duke Astaroth
  • Marquis Forneus
  • President Foras
  • King Asmoday
  • Prince/President Gäap
  • Count Furfur
  • Marquis Marchosias
  • Prince Stolas
  • Marquis Phenex
  • Count Halphas
  • President Malphas
  • Count Räum
  • Duke Focalor
  • Duke Vepar
  • Marquis Sabnock
  • Marquis Shax
  • King/Count Viné
  • Count Bifrons
  • Duke Vual
  • President Haagenti
  • Duke Crocell
  • Knight Furcas
  • King Balam
  • Duke Alloces
  • President Caim
  • Duke/Count Murmur
  • Prince Orobas
  • Duke Gremory
  • President Ose
  • President Amy
  • Marquis Orias
  • Duke Vapula
  • King/President Zagan
  • President Valac
  • Marquis Andras
  • Duke Flauros
  • Marquis Andrealphus
  • Marquis Kimaris
  • Duke Amdusias
  • King Belial
  • Marquis Decarabia
  • Prince Seere
  • Duke Dantalion
  • Count Andromalius

Inorganic Four or Demonic Cardinal Directions

The demons are described as being commanded by four kings of the cardinal directions: Amaymon (East), Corson (West), Ziminiar (North), and Gaap (South). A footnote in one variant edition instead lists them as Oriens or Uriens, Paymon or Paymonia, Ariton or Egyn, and Amaymon or Amaimon, alternatively known as Samael, Azazael, Azael, and Mahazael (purportedly their preferred rabbinic names).

Agrippa's Occult Philosophy lists the kings of the cardinal directions as Urieus (East), Amaymon (South), Paymon (West), and Egin (North); again providing the alternate names Samuel (i.e. Samael), Azazel, Azael, and Mahazuel. The Magical Calendar lists them as Bael, Moymon, Poymon, and Egin, though Peterson notes that some variant editions instead list '"Asmodel in the East, Amaymon in the South, Paymon in the West, and Aegym in the North"; "Oriens, Paymon, Egyn, and Amaymon"; or "Amodeo [sic] (king of the East), Paymon (king of the West), Egion (king of the North), and Maimon."'


See Also

Reversal Networks

Sexual Misery

Black Magic Grids