Ritual of the Goetia

Preparations:

The Magician should perform the ritual of the asperges prior to beginning the ceremony.

The Magick Circle should be drawn on the floor of the temple, being 3 concentric black circles. Between the two outermost should be written the Divine Names of the first nine Sephiroth and between the two innermost should be written the names of the Choirs of Angels and the Archangels of the same Sephiroth, in such a way that the names form a spiral. All of the names should be separated by a Greek cross.

The Triangle should be drawn on the floor of the temple, to the West of the Magick Circle and the names- ANAPHAXETON, PRIMUMATON, and TETRAGRAMMATON, written on its sides. It should have a red circle at its centre with the Name ALHIM written around it.

At the half quarters there should be four pentagrams with red circles at their centres, topmost point to the East, and the letters of the Name ALHIM should be written in the points, with lamps or candles at their centres.

The central altar should be a black double cube, and should have on it: two altar candles/lamps, The Magick Bell, the Holy Oil, the Magick Book.

The Altar of incense should be in the East with the censer and Frankincense, or perhaps the Cakes of Light to burn for the perfume. In the south should be the Fire Lamp, in the West a font of Water, in the North the Pantacle, or a paten with salt.

The magus should be robed in black and armed with the Elemental Weapons, and the Magick Sword (at least). He should wear a lamen bearing a hexagram, on his breast.

There should be two identical talismans for the operation. They should be made of virgin card and on the obverse side should be two concentric black circles around a pentagram with the sigil of the spirit drawn at its centre. Around the rim of the talisman should be written the name YHVH. On the reverse should be two concentric black circles with ADNI HaARTz written between them around the circumference and at the centre there should be a hexagram with the name of the spirit written at its centre. One Talisman should be placed at the centre of the Magick Triangle and the other should be left ready at the N/W edge of the Magick Circle.

The Ceremony:

Let the magus first perform the ritual of the salt and water purification.

The Ritual Bath

Bathe and, preparatory to entering the Temple, let the Magus take the Water from the Magick Cup and make a cross upon the forehead, breast and genitals and say:
Asperges me, Therion, Hyssopo et mundabor!

Robe and taking the Holy Oil anoint the forehead, breast and genitals, saying:
Accendat in nobis, Therion, ignem sui amoris et flammam aeternae caritatis
Repeat preparatory purifications for assistant.

The Salt and Water Purification

Taking the Pantacle of salt from the North, circumambulate once widdershins then move in to the Altar at the centre facing East.

Hold the Magick Wand upright in the right hand over the salt and say:
Creature of earth, I conjure thee that there be banished from whatever place thou art used, every power of adversity and evil, every force of deceit and every phantom of darkness.  By the double word of power ABRAHADABRA! And in the holy names of Earth Adonai Ha-Aretz! Be thou pure! So mote it be!

Taking the cup of water from the West, circumambulate once deosil then move to the Altar at the centre.

Hold the Magick Wand upright over the Water as before and say:
Creature of Water, I conjure thee that there be banished from whatever place thou art used, every power of adversity and evil, every force of deceit and every phantom of darkness.  By the double word of power ABRAHADABRA! And in the holy names of Water ALHIM Tzaboath! Be thou pure!

 

Take the Magick Dagger and with its point add three mounds of salt from the Pantacle to the Water in the Cup.

Let the Magus stir this thrice widdershins with the Magick Rod saying:
Sign of the ox and the eagle conjoined
Powers of Earth and Water made one;
Wings of Spirit exalting form
In the holy names and powers of Light
And by the double word of power ABRAHADABRA!
Be thou pure! So mote it be!

Let the Magus sip the purified water and share it with other celebrants, then

Circumambulate thrice widdershins sprinkling the Lustral Waters at the perimeter of the Magick Circle, beginning and ending in the East.  Return to centre and place Cup upon the Altar

Let the Magus take up the Magick Sword or Wand, face Westward, salute and say:

Hekas! Hekas! Este Bebeloi!
I Banish the shells unto their habitations.
Bahalasti Ompheda!
Be far from here all things profane!

Replace sword at centre.

Let the assistant remain at the centre of the Magick Circle whilst the Magus performs the further Banishings.

Perform the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram

Perform the Greater Ritual of the Pentagram or the Opening of the Temple by the Watchtowers

Perform the Greater Ritual of the Pentagram of Sol

Make the Invocation to the Lords of the Universe:

Holy art Thou Lord of the Universe.

Holy art Thou Whom nature hath not Formed.

Holy art Thou the Vast and Mighty One.

Lord of the Light and of the Darkness.

Go to the N/W and draw talisman into circle with the point of the magick Sword, then take it to the East, sprinkle it with water and say “I purify with water” and then pass it through the incense smoke and say “I consecrate with fire”. Repeat at the south, west and north before going, via the east, to the centre and placing the Talisman on the altar.

Recite the Oath:

I, (motto)…, do solemnly swear by the powers alraedy invoked, that I shall by due ceremonial means, invoke the Bornless One that in his name I may conjure the spirit (name of daemon) to physically manifest in the Magick Triangle outside of this Magick Circle. To that end I have constructed this creature of Talismans to be a true and potent link between myself and (name spirit) so that I may compel (name of spirit) to obey me in this rite of Magick Art.

So mote it be!

Next make the Primary Invocation:

 

The Invocation of the Bornless One

Section A. The Oath.

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 ASAR UN-NEFER
Whom no man hath seen at any time.
Thou art IA-BESZ

Thou art IA-APOPHRASZ

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 another.

Section Aa.

I am ANKH – F – N – KHONSU thy Prophet, unto Whom Thou didst commit Thy Mysteries, the Ceremonies of KHEM.
Thou didst produce the moist and the dry, and that which nourisheth all created Life.
Hear Thou Me, for I am the Angel of PTAH – APO – PHRASZ – RA: this is Thy True Name, handed down to the Prophets of KHEM.

Section B. Air.

Hear Me: —
AR

ThIAF

IAF!

RhEIBET

A-ThELE-BER-SET

BELAThA

ABEU

EBEU

PhI-ThETA-SOE

IB

ThIAF

 

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.

Section C. Fire.

I invoke Thee, the Terrible and Invisible God: Who dwellest in the Void Place of the Spirit: —

AR-O-GO-GO-RU-

 SOTOU

MUDORIO

PhALARThAO

OOO

AEPE
The 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.

Section D. Water.

Hear Me: —

RU-ABRA-
MRIODOM

BABALON-BAL-BIN-ABAFT

ASAL-ON-AI

APhEN-IAF

PhOTETh

AEOOU

ISChURE

Mighty and 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.

Section E. Earth.

I invoke Thee: —

MA

BARRAIO

IOEL

KOThA

AThOR-e-BAL-O

ABRAFT

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.

Section F. Spirit.

Hear Me:

AFT
ABAFT

BAS-AUMGN

ISAK

SA-BA-FT

Section Ff.

This is the Lord of the Gods:
This is the Lord of the Universe:
This is He whom the Winds fear.
This is He, Who having made Voice by His commandment is Lord of all Things; King, 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.

Section G. Spirit.

Hear Me:

IEOU

PUR

IOU

IAFTh

IAEO

ABRASAX

SABRIAM

OO

FF

AD-ON-A-I

EDE

EDU

ANGELOS TON ThEON

ANLALA

LAI

GAIA

AEPE

DIATHARNA

Section Gg. The Attainment.

I am He! the Bornless Spirit! having sight in the feet: Strong, and the Immortal Fire!
I am He! the Truth!
I am He! Who hate that evil should be wrought in the World!
I am He, that lighteneth 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 a Serpent” is my name!

 

Section H. The “Charge to the Spirit”.

Come thou forth, and follow 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, or in the Water: of Whirling Air or of rushing Fire, and every Spell and scourge of God, may be obedient unto me!

 

Section J. The Proclamation of the Beast 666.

IAF: SABAF (IAO! SABAO!)
Such are the Words!

Now begin the conjurations:

THE CONJURATION TO CALL FORTH ANY OF THE AFORESAID SPIRITS.

I DO invocate and conjure thee, O Spirit, N.;2 and being with power armed from

the SUPREME MAJESTY, I do strongly command thee, by BERALANENSIS,

BALDACHIENSIS, PAUMACHIA, and APOLOGIÆ SEDES; by the most Powerful

Princes, Genii, Liachidæ, and Ministers of the Tartarean Abode; and by the Chief

Prince of the Seat of Apologia in the Ninth Legion, I do invoke thee, and by

invocating conjure thee. And being armed with power from the SUPREME

MAJESTY, I do strongly command thee, by Him Who spake and it was done, and

unto whom all creatures be obedient. Also I, being made after the image of GOD,

endued with power from GOD, and created according unto His Will, do exorcise

thee by that most mighty and powerful name of GOD, EL, strong and wonderful; O

thou Spirit N. And I command thee by Him who spake the Word and His FIAT

was accomplished, and by all the names of GOD. Also by the names ADONAI, EL,

ELOHIM, ELOHI, EHYEH ASHER EHYEH, ZABAOTH, ELION, IAH, TETRAGRAMMATON,

SHADDÄI, LORD GOD MOST HIGH, I do exorcize thee and do powerfully

command thee, O thou spirit N., that thou dost forthwith appear unto me here

before this Circle in a fair human shape, without any deformity or tortuosity. And

by this ineffable name, TETRAGRAMMATON IEHOVAH, do I command thee, at the

which being heard the elements are overthrown, the air is shaken, the sea runneth

back, the fire is quenched, the earth trembleth, and all the hosts of the celestials,

terrestrials, and infernals do tremble together, and are troubled and confounded.

Wherefore come thou, O spirit N., forthwith and without delay, from any or all

parts of the world wherever thou mayest be, and make rational answers unto all

things that I shall demand of thee. Come thou peaceably, visibly, and affably,

now, and without delay, manifesting that which I shall desire. For thou art

conjured by the name of the LIVING and TRUE GOD, HELIOREN, wherefore fulfil

thou my commands, and persist thou therein unto the end, and according unto

mine interest, visibly and affably speaking unto me with a voice clear and

intelligible without any ambiguity.

REPEAT this conjuration as often as thou pleasest, and if the Spirit come not

yet, say as followeth:

THE SECOND CONJURATION

I DO invocate, conjure, and command thee, O thou Spirit N., to appear and to show

thself visibly unto me before this Circle in fair and comely shape, without any

deformity or tortuosity; by the name and in the name IAH and VAU, which Adam

heard and spake; and by the name of GOD, AGLA, which Lot heard and was saved

with his family; and by the name IOTH, which Iacob heard from the angel

wrestling with him, and was delivered from the hand of Esau his brother; and by

the name ANAPHAXETON1 which Aaron heard and spake and was made wise; and

by the name ZABAOTH,1 which Moses named and all the rivers were turned into

blood; and by the name ASHER EHYEH ORISTON, which Moses named, and all the

rivers brought forth frogs, and they ascended into the houses, destroying all things;

and by the name ELION, which Moses named, and there was great hail such as had

not been since the beginning of the world; and by the name ADONAI, which Moses

named, and there came up locusts, which appeared upon the whole land, and

devoured all which the hail had left; and by the name SCHEMA AMATHIA which

Ioshua called upon, and the sun stayed his course; and by the name ALPHA and

OMEGA which Daniel named, and destroyed Bel, and slew the Dragon; and in the

name EMMANUEL, which the three children, Shadrach, Meschach and Abed-nego,

sang in the midst of the fiery furnace, and were delivered; and by the name

HAGIOS; and by the SEAL2 of ADONAI; and by ISCHYROS, ATHANATOS,

PARACLETOS; and by O THEOS, ICTROS, ATHANATOS; and by these three secret

names, AGLA, ON, TETRAGRAMMATON, do I adjure and constrain thee. And by

these names, and by all the other names of the LIVING and TRUE GOD, the LORD

ALMIGHTY, I do exorcize and command thee, O Spirit N., even by Him Who spake

the Word and it was done, and to Whom all creatures are obedient; and by the

dreadful judgements of GOD; and by the uncertain Sea of Glass, which is before

the DIVINE MAJESTY, mighty and powerful; by the four beasts before the throne,

having eyes before and behind; by the fire round about the throne; by the holy

angels of Heaven; and by the mighty wisdom of GOD; I do potently exorcise thee,

that thou appearest here before this Circle, to fulfil my will in all things which

shall seem good unto me; by the Seal of BASDATHEA BALDACHIA; and by this

name PRIMEUMATON, which Moses named, and the earth opened and did swallow

up Kora, Dathan, and Abiram. Wherefore thou shalt make faithful answers unto

all my demands, O Spirit N., and shalt perform all my desires so far as in thine

office thou art capable hereof. Wherefore, come thou, visibly, peacably, and

affably, now without delay, to manifest that which I desire, speaking with a clear

and perfect voice, intelligibly, and to mine understanding.

IF HE come not yet at the rehearsal of these two first conjurations (but without

doubt he will), say on as followeth; it being a constraint:

THE CONSTRAINT

I DO conjure thee, O thou spirit N., by all the most glorious and efficacious names

of the MOST GREAT AND INCOMPREHENSIBLE LORD GOD OF HOSTS, that thou

comest quickly and without delay from all parts and places of the earth and world

wherever thou mayest be, to make rational answer unto my demands, and that

visibly and affably, speaking with a voice intelligible unto mind understanding as

aforesaid. I conjure and constrain thee, O thou spirit N., by all the names

aforesaid; and in addition by these seven great names wherewith Solomon the

Wise bound thee and thy companions in a Vessel of Brass, ADONAI, PREYAI (or

PRERAI), TETRAGRAMMATON, ANAPHAXETON (or ANAPHENETON), INESSENFATOAL

(or INESSENFATALL), PATHTUMON (or PATHATUMON), and ITEMON; that thou

appearest here before this Circle to fulfil my will in all things that seem good unto

me. And if thou be still so disobedient, and refusest still to come, I will in the

power and by the power of the name of the SUPREME AND EVERLASTING LORD

GOD Who created both thee and me and all the world in six days, and what is

contained therein, EIE, SARAYÉ, and by the power of this name PRIMEUMATON

which commandeth the whole host of Heaven, curse thee, and deprive thee of

thine office, joy, and place, and bind thee in the depths of the Bottomless Pit or

Abyss, there to remain unto the Day of the Last Judgement. And I will bind thee

in the Eternal Fire, and into the Lake of Flame and of Brimstone, unless thou

comest quickly and appearest here before this Circle to do my will. Therefore,

come thou! in and by the holy names ADONAI, ZABAOTH, ADONAI, AMIORAN.

Come thou! for it is ADONAI who commandest thee.

IF THOU hast come thus far, and yet he appeareth not, thou mayest be sure that

he is sent unto some other place by his King, and cannot come; and if it be so,

invocate the King as here followeth, to send him. But if he do not come still, then

thou mayest be sure that he is bound in chains in hell, and that he is not in the

custody of his King. If so, and thou still hast a desire to call him even from

thence, thou must rehearse the general curse which is called the Spirits’ Chain.

Here followeth, therefore, the Invocation of the King:1

The King Invoked by this invocation varies according to the elemental correspondence of the spirit being invoked.

THE INVOCATION OF THE KING.

O THOU great, powerful, and mighty King AMAIMON, who bearest rule by the

power of the SUPREME GOD EL over all spirits both superior and inferior of the

Infernal Order in the Dominion of the East; I do invocate and command thee by

the especial and true name of GOD; and by that God that Thou Worshippest; and

by the Seal of thy creation; and by the most mighty and powerful name of God,

IEHOVAH TETRAGRAMMATON who cast thee out of heaven with all other infernal

spirits; and by all themost powerful and great names of GOD who created Heaven,

and Earth, and Hell, and all things in them contained; and by their power and

virtue; and by the name PRIMEUMATON who commandeth the whole host of

Heaven; that thou mayest cause, enforce, and compel the Spirit N. to come unto

me here before this Circle in a fair and comely shape, without harm unto me or

unto any other creature, to answer truly and faithfully unto all my requests; so that

I may accomplish my will and desire in knowing or obtaining any matter or thing

which by office thou knowest is proper for him to perform or accomplish, through

the power of GOD, EL, who created and doth dispose of all things both celestial,

aërial, terrestrial, and infernal.

AFTER thou shalt have invocated the King in this manner twice or thrice over,

then conjure the spirit thou wouldest call forth by the aforesaid conjurations,

rehearsing them several times together, and he will come without doubt, if not at

the first or second time of rehearsing. But if he do not come, add the “Spirits’

Chain” unto the end of the aforesiad conjurations, and he will be forced to come,

even if he be bound in chains, for the chains must break off from him, and he will

be at liberty.

THE GENERAL CURSE, CALLED THE SPIRITS’ CHAIN, AGAINST ALL SPIRITS THAT REBEL.

O THOU wicked and disobedient spirit N., because thou hast rebelled, and hast not

obeyed nor regarded my words which I have rehearsed; they being all glorious and

incomprehensible names of the true GOD, the maker and creator of thee and of me,

and of all the world; I DO, by the power of these names the which no creature is

able toresist, curse thee into the depths of the Bottomless Abyss, there to remain

unto the Day of Doom in chains, and in fire and brimstone unquenchable, unless

thou forthwith appear here before this Circle, in this triangle to do my will. And,

therefore, come thou quickly and peaceably, in and by these names of GOD,

ADONAI, ZABAOTH, ADONAI, AMIORAN; come thou! come thou! for it is the King of

Kings, even ADONAI, who commandeth thee.

WHEN thou shalt have rehearsed thus far, but still he cometh not, then write

thou his seal on parchment and put thou it into a strong black box;1 with

brimstone, assafoetida, and such like things that bear a stinking smell; and then

bind the box up round with iron wire, and hang it upon the point of thy sword, and

hold it over the fire of charcoal; and say as followeth unto the fire first, it being

placed toward that quarter when the Spirit is to come:

THE GREATER CURSE.1

NOW, O thou Spirit N., since thou art still pernicious and disobedient, and wilt not

appear unto me to answer unto such things as I would have desired of thee, or

would have been satisfied in; I do in the name, and by the power and dignity of the

Omnipresent and Immortal Lord God of Hosts IEHOVAH TETRAGRAMMATON, the

only creator of Heaven, and Earth, and Hell, and all that is therein, who is the

marvellous Disposer of all things both visible and invisible, curse thee, and

deprive thee of all thine office, joy, and place; and I do bind thee in the depths of

the Bottomless Abyss there to remain until the Day of Judgement, I say into the

Lake of Fire and Brimstone which is prepared for all rebellious, disobedient,

obstinate, and pernicious spirits. Let all the company of Heaven curse thee! Let

the sun, moon, and all the stars curse thee! Let the LIGHT and all the hosts of

Heaven curse thee even into the fire unquenchable, and into the torments

unspeakable. And as thy name and seal contained in this box chained and bound

up, shall be choked in sulphurous stinking substances, and burned in this material

fire; so in the name IEHOVAH and by the power and dignity of these three names,

TETRAGRAMMATON, ANAPHAXETON, and PRIMEUMATON, I do cast thee, O thou

wicked and disobedient Spirit N, into the Lake of Fire which is prepared for the

damnèd and accursèd spirits, and there to remain unto the day of doom, and never

more to be remembered before the face of GOD, who shall come to judge the

quick, and the dead, and the world, by fire.

THEN the exorcist must put the box into the fire, and by-and-by the Spirit will

come, but as soon as he is come, quench the fire that the box is in, and make a

sweet perfume, and give him welcome and a kind entertainment, showing unto

him the Pentacle that is at the bottom of your vesture covered with a linen cloth,

saying:

THE ADDRESS UNTO THE SPIRIT UPON HIS COMING

BEHOLD thy confusion if thou refusest to be obedient! Behold the Pentacle of

Solomon which I have brought here before thy presence! Behold the person of the

exorcist in the midst of the exorcism; him who is armed by GOD and without fear;

him who potently invocateth thee and calleth thee forth unto apperance; even him,

thy master, who is called OCTINOMOS. Wherefore make rational answer unto my

demands, and prepare to be obedient unto thy master in the name of the Lord:

BATHAL OR VATHAT RUSHING UPON ABRAC!

ABEOR COMING UPON ABERER!

THEN he or they will be odedient, and bit thee ask what thou wilt, for he or

they be subjected by God to fulfil our desires and commands. And when he or

they shall have appeared and showed himself or themselves humbly and meek,

then shalt thou rehease:

THE WELCOME UNTO THE SPIRIT.

WELCOME Spirit N., O most noble king2 (or ‘kings’)! I say thou art welcome unto

me, because I have called thee through Him who hast created Heaven, and Earth,

and Hell, and all that is in them contained, and because also thou hast obeyed. By

that same power by the which I have called thee, forth, I bind thee, that thou

remain affably and visibly here before this Circle (or ‘before this Circle and in this

Triangle’) so constant and so long as I shall have occasion for thy presence; and

not to depart without my licence until thou hast duly and faithfully performed my

will without any falsity.

THEN standing in the midst of the Circle, thou shalt stretch forth thine hand in

a gesture of command and say:

“BY THE PENTACLE OF SOLOMON HAVE I CALLED THEE! GIVE UNTO ME A

TRUE ANSWER.”

Then let the exorcist state his desires and requests.

And when the evocation is finished, thou shalt licence the Spirit to depart

thus:

THE LICENCE TO DEPART

O THOU Spirit N., because thou hast diligently answered unto my demands, and

hast been very ready and willing to come at my call, I do here licence thee to

depart unto thy proper place; without causing harm or danger unto man or beast.

Depart, them I say, and be thou very ready to come at my call, being duly

exorcised and conjured by the sacred rites of magic. I charge thee to withdraw

peaceably and quietly, and the peace of GOD be ever continued between thee and

me! AMEN!

AFTER thou hast given the Spirit licence to depart, thou art not to go out of the

circle until he or they be gone, and until thou shalt have made prayers and

rendered thanks unto God for the great blessings He hath bestowed upon thee in

granting thy desires, and delivering thee from all the malice of the enemy the

devil.

2 Responses to Ritual of the Goetia

  1. jeff says:

    how about d triangle facing d east?
    is to go about the same procedure?

    • Perhaps you could use the same procedure. The triangle is in the West because that is the place where the Light declines and the direction from which the infernal spirits generally appear. If you try it and it works let us all know!

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