Demon Study: Vassago

Vassago2Vassago (also Vasago, Usagoo) is the third Goetic demon described in the Lesser Key of Solomon (including Thomas Rudd’s variant)

Vassago's Goetic Seal
Vassago’s Goetic Seal

Goetia – S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904) (quoted)

The Third Spirit is a Mighty Prince, being of the same nature as Agares. He is called Vassago. This Spirit is of a Good Nature, and his office is to declare things Past and to Come, and to discover all things Hid or Lost. And he governeth 26 Legions of Spirits, and this is his Seal.

He is one of the few spirits found in the Lesser Key of Solomon but not in Johann Weyer’s Pseudomonarchia Daemonum. Vassago is mentioned in the Book of the Office of Spirits as Usagoo, appearing as an angel, “just and true in all his doings,” with the powers of inciting the love of women and revealing hidden treasures, in addition to ruling twenty spirits. Sloane MS 3824 mentions Vassago in invocations to summon spirits that guard treasure, and in the “Experiment of Vassago” and the “Experiment of Agares,” both intended to capture the named spirits in crystals. According to Rudd, Vassago is opposed by the Shemhamphorasch angel Sitael.I’ve found Vassago to be quite friendly and helpful, he is sometimes called the “Prince of Prophecy” because of his ability to see into the past and future as well as find lost and hidden things.I’ve called him a number of times, and within each ritual he has appeared as something different.A bit of a prankster , he even appears in the form of other demons, most notably in the demonic form of Agares – an old man riding a crocodile.To me he has shown himself as a short, fat ,white man in a white linen suit, holding a bone wand or scepter; a goat-headed woman with a man’s voice and as Agares but all in shades of white, even the crocodile.Vassago

He was Jolly each time, but quite bored sounding, as if wanting to chat. During one calling, Tarot cards appeared floating around his head, and then one by one he sent them shooting into my eyes. When I exclaimed in surprise, he told me it was just a gift to help my second sight, freely given.He can help with all forms of Divination, and can make the cards quite clear if you whisper his name before the shuffle. If he gives you advice about the Future be warned, he tends to give choices about what could happen if you move forward with A.B. or C. Every Time I’ve spoken to him, Theological debate has sprung up around me for hour or so after. This could be a coincidence, but I don’t believe in those and I think he likes the conversation. All he has every asked for was that his name to be spoken aloud when divination is being performed.He responds well to Dream work and his Demonic Enn works well for this.

His Enn is; Keyan Vefa Jedan Tasa Vassago

More details about enns themselves are to found in demonolator books like The Complete Book of Demonolatry by S.Connolly.

Goeita Source work-http://www.deliriumsrealm.com/demons/goetia-demons/

Art and Words by: Vincent Piazza Copyright 2015

 

 

Demon Study: Vassago was originally published on The Hidden Left Hand

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