Demon Study: Amon

Amon

 

Amon (also Aamon and Nahum),It is said that he is a Marquis of Hell who governs forty infernal legions. Often  confused with the Egyptian god Amun, the name can also be traced to Baal Hammon, or properly Baʿal Hammon, who was the chief god of Carthage. He was a weather god considered responsible for the fertility of vegetation and esteemed as King of the Gods. He was depicted as a bearded older man with curling ram’s horns.Some Evokers I’ve spoken to believe him to be the very same spirit as the great Egyptian god Amon-Ra, and whether this demon is indeed an ancient god or not is up for debate,but in my experience with him the subject didn’t come up.

 

In the “Pseudomonarchia daemonum” Johann Wier wrote:

“Amon, or Aamon, is a great and mightie marques, and commeth abroad in the likenes of a woolfe, having a serpents taile, [vomiting] flames of fier; when he putteth on the shape of a man, he sheweth out dogs teeth, and a great head like to a mightie [night hawk]; he is the strongest prince of all other, and understandeth of all things past and to come, he procureth favor, and reconcileth both freends and foes, and ruleth fourtie legions of divels.”

 

And then we have S. L. MacGregor Mathers description in the Goetia:

“The Seventh Spirit is Amon. He is a Marquis great in power, and most stern. He appeareth like a Wolf with a Serpent’s tail, vomiting out of his mouth flames of fire; but at the command of the Magician he putteth on the shape of a Man with Dog’s teeth beset in a head like a Raven; or else like a Man with a Raven’s head (simply). He telleth all things Past and to Come. He procureth feuds and reconcileth controversies between friends. He governeth 40 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this which is to be worn as aforesaid, etc.”

 

Amon came quite quickly and was very easy to talk to. He appeared to me as a Medium sized Gray Dog with an odd colorized flame shooting from his mouth every now and again. I’ve spoken with him twice and asked questions about my future and the nature of the Tao and Luciferianism. Some of the answers were quite personal but far in advance on the timeline about my life (called in 2012, gave information about an event that “could” happen 20 years from now). Gave consul on my studies and how they could affect me in the future, one statement I found quite telling “Avoid the study of too much Kabbalah or the curse of YHVH will compel you to tread that path for the rest of your days. That is an avenue of deep work that you could follow, but you would be quite unhappy doing so. ”

 

His Demonic Enn is: Avage Secore Amon Ninan

I’ve called him to both the Mirror and visual appearance, made offerings of honey and wine mixed that he seemed to quite enjoy.

Stay Gold folks, till next time.

Sources:

S. L. MacGregor Mathers, A. Crowley, The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King

Collin de Plancy, Dictionnaire Infernal

Pseudomonarchia Daemonum

The Complete Book of Demonolatry by S. Connolly

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

Demon Study: Samigina (Gamigin)

Samigina

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

Samigina's Goetic Seal
Samigina’s Goetic Seal

 

The Fourth Spirit is Samigina, a Great Marquis. He appeareth in the form of a little Horse or Ass, and then into Human shape doth he change himself at the request of the Master. He speaketh with a hoarse voice. He ruleth over 30 Legions of Inferiors. He teaches all Liberal Sciences, and giveth account of Dead Souls that died in sin. And his Seal is this, which is to be worn before the Magician when he is Invocator, etc.

Pseudomonarchia daemonum – Johann Wier (1583) (quoted)

Gamigin is a great marquesse, and is seene in the forme of a little horsse, when he taketh humane shape he speaketh with a hoarse voice, disputing of all liberall sciences; he bringeth also to passe, that the soules, which are drowned in the sea, or which dwell in purgatorie (which is called Cartagra, that is, affliction of soules) shall take aierie bodies, and evidentlie appeare and answer to interrogatories at the conjurors commandement; he tarrieth with the exorcist, untill he have accomplished his desire, and hath thirtie legions under him.

 

I’ve worked with this spirit numerous times, and he is always quick to come. External Necromancy and Graveyard workings seem to be his forte. My first calling was quite interesting, as it seemed that I caught him at rest, and he had to take a moment to compose himself. He appeared in the skrying stone on a green field of grass sitting in a wicker chair. A Purple Mountain was to the left of him, and a wooden house with a stable attached to his right.  His appearance was as a Man with a horse head, and from time to time he would reach down from his chair an eat a bit of grass.Very calm and peaceful, in no hurry. We spoke for sometime on the matters of the dead and those who passed on. I asked for a Samhain ritual to call the spirits of loved ones for a Lodge I was leading at the time. He gave me instruction in this, the rite included his calling by the whole group and myself, as well as dream work upon the very same night.When called with the Lodge, he came with no fuss and each member could see him the same way that I have in the past. The rite was quite a success and all received communication with an ancestor. I’ve also called him with questions about past lives, and have received some interesting information about what could have been what I was up to in the 1800’s.I have no idea of the validity of this information and, I have not explored this aspect any further. At times he likes to wear a Smoking Jacket, other times he appeared nude. Offerings of Tobacco and fresh cut grass please him.  His Enn: Esta Ta Et Tasa Gamigin

Sources:http://www.deliriumsrealm.com/samigina/, Grimorium Carceris (unpublished)

Art Work: Samagina by; Vincent Piazza Copyright 2015

 

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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

Demon Study: Agares

AgeusAgares, my old friend, it is time that I write about thee.I have a very strong relationship with this spirit and he has helped me out in a number of projects dealing with languages and writing.True to the old Lore,he has always appeared to me as a kindly old man on the back of a crocodile,sometime with a hawk,but at others with a snake in his hand.It is said by some praticinerions that he can appear as a woman,but that has never been the case in my experience.The Lore states:

Pseudomonarchia daemonum – Johann Wier (1583)

Agares – The first duke under the power of the east, is named Agares, he commeth up mildile [i.e. he appears willingly] in the likenes of a faire old man, riding upon a crocodile, and carrieng a hawke on his fist; hee teacheth presentlie all maner of toongs, he fetcheth backe all such as runne awaie, and maketh them runne that stand still; he overthroweth all dignities supernaturall and temporall, hee maketh earthquakes, [lit. “and makes spirits of the earth dance”] and is of the order of vertues, having under his regiment thirtie one legions.

Dictionnaire Infernal – Collin de Plancy (1863) (paraphrased)
Aguares, of the order of the virtues who governs thirty-one legions, appears riding a crocodile and carrying a sparrowhawk. He is said to make deserters return and can cause enemies to flee. He can exalt people, teach all languages, and make the earth spirits dance.

Goetia – S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904)

Agares' Goetic seal
Agares’ Goetic seal

The Second Spirit is a Duke called Agreas, or Agares. He is under the Power of the East, and cometh up in the form of an old fair Man, riding upon a Crocodile, carrying a Goshawk upon his fist, and yet mild in appearance. He maketh them to run that stand still, and bringeth back runaways. He teaches all Languages or Tongues presently. He hath power also to destroy Dignities both Spiritual and Temporal, and causeth Earthquakes. He was of the Order of Virtues. He hath under his government 31 Legions of Spirits. And this is his Seal or Character which thou shalt wear as a Lamen before thee.

I’ve asked for help and advice on Sanskrit, Hebrew, Spanish, Enochian, and with my work on the demonolator enns (Enns are sentences of invitation, admiration or requests for protection for particular demons, the language comes from the private grimoires of demonolator Alexander Willit in 16th century.). If called often, he will remind you to work harder on the languages he helps you with,and can get quite cross if you “give up” on one and try to move on to something much more challenging, as I did working from Spanish to Sanskrit.I have a small command of each tongue, but would have had a much greater grasp of word meaning and syntax if I hadn’t jumped from one to the other in such a way. He comes quickly and is easy to work with, at times the kind but disapproving school teacher, this spirit wants you to do the work to gain what you are after.At one time when I was working with Enochian heavaly, he sat down and drew a sigil on a piece of parchment. Agares told me that if I draw this sigil on the top of the page I was using to study with, it would increase comprehension dramatically. Needless to say, I still use this sigil and it still serves me well in this capacity.In conversations I’ve had with him it was relayed to me that he is as old as the moon and was on the ground when the pyramids were being built.Hinted that he was a contemporary of Horus.  I’ve been given the name of the crocodile spirit that he rides, but am not at liberty to reveal that name (I will ask him if I can publish the name at a later date). I have bought Cups of Coffee and books on Language in his honor and have left them open on tables in schools for services rendered.His Enn: Rean Ganen Ayar Da Agares

Sources:The Goetia the Lesser Key of Solomon the King: Lemegeton, Book 1 Clavicula Salomonis Regis, Discoverie of Witchcraft, Pseudomonarchia daemonum (from esotericarchives.com), The Complete Book of Demonolatry.The Grimorium Carceris (unpublished).

Art and Words Copyright 2015- Vincent Piazza

Art work-Aguares in green-2015

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