Goetia for beginners: a guide to Goetia magick
Goetia for beginners is overwhelming. I am creating a sort of guide for you if you are planning to work with the Goetia.
Some people are of the opinion that you should not summon the spirits of Goetia.
Those people say that terrible things may happen to you if you summon the spirits of Goetia without proper education in the area of the Occult.
These people had their bad experiences and warn others too.
I have read such warnings in some books. A part of those warnings is bullshit, but a part is true.
One should approach the Goetic sorcery with a little bit of caution, because some spirits may push you to act out your compulsive behaviours (after love spells for example).
The demons have their own agenda, a stubborn will of their own, and your commands will be executed, but perhaps in way you do not expect or do not want.
The result of your spell may be a shock to you (if you are very unlucky). It is safer to begin magick with safe demons.
In no way do I claim to be an expert in Goetic magick, but I have some experience.
The video below, will shed some light on the Goetia and how to understand it.
In the end of Goetia, there is a special page with a list of spirits. You will find the astrological symbols of planets beside each group of spirits.
The astrological symbol is the key, because it helps us to know the home of the spirit on the Tree of Life.
Do you need to study the Kabbalah in order to do Goetia magick? Yes, absolutely!
Each Goetia demon has its home assigned to spheres: starting from Binah (sphere 3) and ending with Yesod (sphere 9).
Binah is ruled by the planet Saturn
Chesed is ruled by the planet Jupiter
Geburah is ruled by Mars
Tiphareth is ruled by Sun
Netzach is ruled by the planet Venus
Hod is ruled by Mercury
Yesod is ruled by the Moon
There is another Tree. That tree is the Tree of Qliphoth and it contains other spheres. Those spheres are called for Qliphoth (see below).
Both the Sephiroth and the Qliphoth are areas of the Divine and also of our subconscious minds.
The Sephiroth are areas with purer energy and the Qliphoth are areas with a bit denser energy.
The Qliphoth can be said to be the outer shells of the Sephiroth, but they are drawn on two different Trees:
# the tree of Sephiroth and
# the tree of Qliphoth
We have not yet started to talk about the theory of Kabbalah, because that theory is so extensive and you might simply get scared due to the volume of things to learn.
Do you think I know everything about the Kabbalah? Of course not!
One studies the Kabbalah during the whole life and during the next life too, because there are several trees, in different worlds and on several levels. There are millions of spirits.
For now we try to digest the Goetia, its demons and how they are connected to the Qliphoth.
Goetia for beginners: the Knights
Binah corresponds to Qlipha Satariel. Both places are ruled by planet Saturn and the demon of Satariel is: Furcas
Goetia for beginners: the Princes & Prelates
Goetia for beginners: the Earls & Counts
Goetia for beginners: the Kings
Tiphareth corresponds to Tagaririm. The Kings of Goetia are assigned to Tagaririm.
Please note that some demons like Vine are assigned both to Golab and Tagaririm.
This means that you can summon Vine both during Sundays and Tuesdays.
Below is a video about the Kings of Goetia and how they can help you.
Goetia for beginners: the Dukes
Netzach corresponds to Harab Serapel. Both places are ruled by Venus and the demons of Harab Serapel are:
Goetia for beginners: the Presidents
Hod corresponds to Qlipha Samael. Both places are ruled by Mercury. The demons of Samael are: Marbas, Buer, Botis, Marax, Glasya Labolas, Foras, Gaap, Malphas, Haagenti, Caim, Ose, Amy, Zagan and Valac.
Goetia for beginners: the Marquises
Yesod corresponds to Gamaliel. Both places are ruled by the Moon. The demons of Gamaliel are:
The best spirits for you
There are some very good spirits in the Goetia. They are suitable as allies for beginners.
So, lets watch a second video that will show you which spirits are a good choice for a beginner.
If you instruct a particular demon to give you guidance during sleep, you may obtain answers to your questions through dreaming.
You can also ask a spirit to give you sign that will help you to make a decision. The sign usually comes withing a couple of months.
The Tree of Life
The Goetic demons populate the Tree of Life (or the Tree of Qliphoth), and therefore it is important to know the theory of the Hermetic Qabalah:
the Sephiroth numbered from 1 to 10 and the paths that connect them (from 11 to 32). This is basic knowledge that is a MUST to study, but study in a relaxed way, because there is no hurry.
The paths are mostly used for working with the Tarot and for meditations, but the Sephiroth are the houses of planetary intelligences, spirits, archetypes, archangels, angels and maybe also Goetic demons, etc.
One does not know for sure if the demons of Goetia are very very infernal in nature.
A Group of demons in the Goetia: the Kings
The picture above is a photo of a page from Goetia. For example, a group of demons is assigned the astrological sign of Sun: Bael, Paimon, Beleth, Purson, Asmoday, Vine, Balam, Zagan and Belial.
The sign of the Sun means that these demons belong to Qlipha Tagaririm (on the Qliphotic Tree) that is matched to Tiphareth on the Tree of Life.
Tiphareth is the Sephira ruled by the Sun and has the number 6 assigned to it. Its Qabalistic correspondences are the following:
Number: 6 (for items in spells: for example 6 coins)
Plant: Sunflower (use seeds in spells)
Day for summoning: Sunday
Fine-tuning: astrological hour of Sun
During these days the metal seals cost a lot, but I make my seals using coloured paper according to Qabalistic correspondences.
Later when my wish is granted, I destroy the seal by cutting it apart or burning it to ashes.
The Goetia demons of Jupiter
The spirits of Jupiter are Vassago, Sitri, Ipos, Gäap, Stolas, Orobas and Seere.
They dwell in the area of Qlipha Gamchicoth that can be matched to the Sephira of Chesed.
Chesed (Gamchicoth) is blue and is assigned the number 4. You may want to create a blue seal, use 4 items in your spell (4 candles for example) and also the herb/plant of Chesed that is olive.
But if you want to do magick with Sitri (he is the demon of love and sex), you can use:
two Voodoo dolls
two red or pink candles
a pale blue seal of Sitri and
surround all this with four roses or four small candles (4 is the number of Chesed).
Also, the most auspicious time to summon the spirits of Chesed is a Thursday during the hour of Jupiter.
Vassago too is the spirit of Gamchicoth (Gamchicoth is ruled by Jupiter). Vassago is summoned during Thursdays and he a safe spirit.
Now, this was a very long post and it is difficult to understand the Goetia in an instant.
The understanding comes gradually. Be patient.
When to summon the Demons?
The Kings of Goetia are summoned during Sundays and the correspondences of Tiphareth/ Tagaririm are used in spells with these demons.
The Dukes of Goetia are summoned during Fridays and the correspondences of Netzach/Harab Serapel are used in spells with these demons.
The Princes and Prelates of Goetia are summoned during Thursdays and the correspondences of Chesed/Gamchicoth are used in spells with these demons.
The Marquises of Goetia are summoned during Mondays and the correspondences of Yesod/Gamaliel are used in spells with these demons.
The Presidents of Goetia are summoned during Wednesdays and the correspondences of Hod/Samael are used in spells with these demons.
The Earls and Counts of Goetia are summoned during Tuesdays and the correspondences of Geburah/Golab are used during spells with these demons.
The Knights of Goetia are summoned during Saturdays and the correspondences of Binah/Satariel are used during spells with these demons. There is only one such demon in Goetia: Furcas.