Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Creation of the Liber Angelos

This is a reprint of an original class posted at Sacred-magick.org and composed in 2006. This class was based upon the outline I used in the construction of my own personal Liber Angelos. Since that time my knowledge and understanding has greatly increased from only a few years of using the book. As such this lesson is badly outdated and a expanded and revised version is expected soon but currently unwritten. Until that day comes I wished to share this for prosperatiy and ultimately there is nothing wrong with this lesson, it works and works well. Again would like to mention the original is posted in the class lessons forum of Sacred-magick.org as well as the Q&A from members not reproduced here.
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“Make a small Book containing the Prayers for all the Operations, the Names of the Angels in the form of Litanies, their Seals and Characters; the which being done thou shalt consecrate the same unto God and unto the pure Spirits in the manner following:” - Key of Solomon the King, Book II Chapter 21


Liber Angelos and Liber Spiritus or The Book of Power

The angel book and the spirit book or the modern term book of power was once a common thing in the past but in recent times has fallen out of use. Chiefly due to more ritualistic methods and more modern inventions such as the opening by watchtower, using Enochian calls with the Goetia, and the modern mindset of keeping a hands off approach to spirit work. Creating and using a book of power is defiantly ritualistic but has a much more shamanistic devotional slant to the work. Using a book of power is a very personal method of working, very hands on. Unlike more modern methods you do not set up a ritual area, perform the ritual, then never look back. Using a book of power becomes more of a life style of constant interaction and developing certain relationships with the spirits. In this context I believe this sort of interaction is what lead to the development of the grimoires themselves. Where else would they have gotten the information needed to write those tomes we so depend on?

In this picture you will see a magician actually using such a book:
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It is actually a close up of another engraving from Heinrich Khunrath’s Amphitheatrum sapientiae aeternae. [Hamburg: s.n., 1595] entitled The Alchemist’s Laboratory: Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae.

As you can see it has been modified slightly with the addition of a circle and angels and demons attending to the magician. I am unsure of when and who did the modification but it shows the behind the scenes look at what is going on. This picture depicts exactly how you use the book of power that I am going to explain to everyone in these lessons.

In the lessons I will outline the creation of such a book and how to use it and expand upon it in the future. The main thrust of the lessons will cover the Liber Angelos by example which contains the angels and good spirits but I will also be elaborating also on the Liber Spiritus or book of demons and harmful spirits. The construction of both is very similar except for a few modifications but the method to use them is different. Regardless of which one you create, once the book is constructed, consecrated, and after a few initial uses you will be able to simply open the book and choose a spirit and call upon them sans a lot of ritual build up, very similar in the vain of Solomon and his famous brass jug.

For a more historical view of the book of power I would defiantly recommend Aaron Leitch’s book Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires, in it he covers it in far better scholarship than I could ever manage, so I will leave the history to your own readings and just cover practical applications here in these lessons.

First you need to choose a book. As anyone can tell you about magical tools it is much better to build your own. So for those lucky few who know the arts of book binding I would advise this but for the rest of us, myself including, we are limited to buying a suitable tome. Now this book will begin life as a humble book but after we have completed our process it shall become a magical tool, a thing of power, more over it will become the metaphysical home for those we will be working with so choose wisely. You can find in any local book store very nice leather bound blank journals for not too much money. In art shops they sell what is called sketch books which are also a good choice. They are easy to find with a heavy binding and have excellent quality acid free paper suitable for artwork and is advantageous to our needs. The most important thing is that it is new and has never been marked in.

Now take two small squares of card stock or index cards depending on the size of your book. Take the bit of card and glue one to the page about ten pages from the back of the book and the other one about thirty pages from the back of the book, make sure if you use index cards that the blank side is facing away from the page and try and center it. The point is the book closes flat when you close it but when you flip through the book you come upon these sections easily. I will explain the reason why in a following lesion.

So find a suitable book and put it aside some place safe because you have a lot of work to do before you can begin.

I. Salt and Holy water:

Before you can really begin anything you need to create your holy salt and holy water. It would be best to get small containers to save them for future use. In catholic book stores and church supply stores you can find nice plastic or glass containers made for holy water but anything with an air tight lid will work. For the salt I like those small mason jelly jars they sell in super markets. They have screw on lids and large mouths so you can reach in and grab handfuls of salt.

You need the salt to create the holy water so consecrate the salt first. In the grocery store you can find a good course kosher salt to use or sea salt is also very good. Fill the container will the salt and dip the fingers of your hand into while reciting the benediction.

THE BENEDICTION OF THE SALT:

The Blessing of the Father Almighty be upon this Creature of Salt, and let all malignity and hindrance be cast forth hence from, and let all good enter herein, for without Thee man cannot live, wherefore I bless thee and invoke thee, that thou mayest aid me.” - Key of Solomon the King Book II Chapter 5

Then read aloud Psalm 103

Now for the water, you can get the water from a stream, river, or lake and run it through a filter a couple of times or you could buy a jug of distilled water. Just make sure it is clean and I would try and stay away from tap water since it has chlorine and fluoride etc in it. Now take your holy salt and while sprinkling it into the water repeat the exorcism.

THE EXORCISM OF THE WATER.

“I exorcise thee, O Creature of Water, by Him Who hath created thee and gathered thee together into one place so that the dry land appeared, that thou uncover all the deceits of the Enemy, and that thou cast out from thee all the impurities and uncleanness's of the Spirits of the World of Phantasm, so they may harm me not, through the virtue of God Almighty Who liveth and reigneth unto the Ages of the Ages. Amen.” - Key of Solomon the King Book II Chapter 5

For the sake of a comparison and for the few that would like something a bit more Christian then I will include the rites used by Catholic Priests for this procedure.

Prayer #1:

Our help is in the name of the Lord. Who made heaven and earth.

Benediction over the salt:

God's creature, salt, I cast out the demon from you by the living + God, by the true + God, by the holy + God, by God who ordered you to be thrown into the water-spring by Eliseus to heal it of its barrenness. May you be a purified salt, a means of health for those who believe, a medicine for body and soul for all who make use of you. May all evil fancies of the foul fiend, his malice and cunning, be driven afar from the place where you are sprinkled. And let every unclean spirit be repulsed by Him who is coming to judge both the living and the dead and the world by fire. Amen

Prayer #2

Almighty everlasting God, we humbly appeal to your mercy and goodness to graciously bless + this creature, salt, which you have given for mankind's use. May all who use it find in it a remedy for body and mind. And may everything that it touches or sprinkles be freed from uncleanness and any influence of the evil spirit; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Exorcism of the Water:

God's creature, water, I cast out the demon from you in the name of God + the Father almighty, in the name of Jesus + Christ, His Son, our Lord, and in the power of the Holy + Spirit. May you be a purified water, empowered to drive afar all power of the enemy, in fact, to root out and banish the enemy himself, along with his fallen angels. We ask this through the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is coming to judge both the living and the dead and the world by fire.

Prayer #3

O God, who for man's welfare established the most wonderful mysteries in the substance of water, hearken to our prayer, and pour forth your blessing + on this element now being prepared with various purifying rites. May this creature of yours, when used in your mysteries and endowed with your grace, serve to cast out demons and to banish disease. May everything that this water sprinkles in the homes and gatherings of the faithful be delivered from all that is unclean and hurtful; let no breath of contagion hover there, no taint of corruption; let all the wiles of the lurking enemy come to nothing. By the sprinkling of this water may everything opposed to the safety and peace of the occupants of these homes be banished, so that in calling on your holy name they may know the well-being they desire, and be protected from every peril; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

While pouring the salt into the water say:

May this salt and water be mixed together; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, + and of the Holy Spirit.

Prayer #4

God, source of irresistible might and king of an invincible realm, the ever-glorious conqueror; who restrain the force of the adversary, silencing the uproar of his rage, and valiantly subduing his wickedness; in awe and humility we beg you, Lord, to regard with favor this creature thing of salt and water, to let the light of your kindness shine upon it, and to hallow it with the dew of your mercy; so that wherever it is sprinkled and your holy name is invoked, every assault of the unclean spirit may be baffled, and all dread of the serpent's venom be cast out. To us who entreat your mercy grant that the Holy Spirit may be with us wherever we may be; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

NOTE ABOUT THE USE OF PSALMS AND PRAYERS:

Now you will notice the certain flavor in use in the greater key as well as the use of Psalms. It is what the book recommends, but I would suggest if you have another religious preference or find yourself uncomfortable with the use of Christian themes then by all means use something suitable for you. So if you were a Thelemite then instead of a Psalm you could read bits from the Book of the Law, if you were a Muslim then use the Koran, or if you were a Wiccan then use the name of the god and goddess etc. As with all the prayers and divine names used with all the procedures make sure it fits your view of the divine. It is important. Also when you do substitute make sure your substitutions fit with the length and tone given in the originals.

II. Incense

You need to compound a good general purpose incense for the consecration of the book. Aaron Leitch recommends several but only has you use the general mix for intial purification of the tome and not the lengthy consecration. Instead he advocates using a different planetary scent to correspond with each day. I prefer to use a standard mix for both and also this comes into play if you decide to use non planetary angels in your book of power. I only use specific scents for the actual workings.

“For perfumes of good odour, take thou incense, aloes, nutmeg, gum benjamin, musk, and other fragrant spices” –Key of Solomon the King Book II Chapter 10

This is the recipe given in the greater key. You can use that or another common modern standard such as abramelin incense. Or you can use a general incense mix I enjoy below:

General incense mixture: take equal parts of Frankincense, Galbanum, Myrrh, and Onycha. This was the mixture burned upon the golden alter before the veil of the holy of holiest. You may have to make this mixture excluding Onycha which is from a rare mollusk in the red sea that you are going to have a hard time finding but it can be done.

Or if you prefer you can create specific mixtures based upon the name of your higher self, HGA, or any divine name of your choosing. Just write the name out in Hebrew and compound the scents as follows, if a letter appears twice then use two parts of that scent compared to the rest or use one of the alternates listed.

Aleph = Galbanum, Gum Arabic
Beth = Mastic, Storax
Gimel = Camphor, Aloes, Jasmine
Daleth = Sandalwood, Myrtle, Rose
Heh = Dragon’s Blood
Vav = Storax
Zain = Wormwood
Cheth = Onycha, Lotus, Camphor
Teth = Frankincense, Cinnamon
Yod = Narcissus
Kaph = Saffron, Ceder
Lamed = Galbanum, Amber
Mem = Lotus, Myrrh
Nun = Siamese Benzoin, Opoponax
Samekh = Wood-Aloes, Heliotrope, Iris
Ayin = Musk, Civit
Peh = Pepper, Dragon’s Blood, Rue
Tzaddi = Galbanum
Qoph = Ambergris, Poppy
Resh = Olibanum, Cinnamon, Heliotrope
Shin = Copol, Frankincense
Tau = Cypress, Storax

So if you wanted to make an incense mix for the name YHVH, by using the chart above you would mix two parts Dragon's Blood, with one part narcissus, and one part storax.

Beware this can make a really nasty mix if you are not careful, be sure to test burn a little first before beginning to work. It could smell really bad and disrupt any work you had planned. If it doesn’t work then it just doesn’t work, go back and use the general mix I advised.

Also the general mix above and other suggestions is only for the Liber Angelos. They would not be suitable for the Liber Spiritus. Instead I suggest a more noxious mixture such as wood smoke, sulphur, brimstone and the like. I would also add something a little spicey to the mix such as pepper and at least one sweet smelling scent to make it more palpitile. I will leave the exact details of the spiritus mix to your imagination.

III. Consecration of Incense

Now that you have your general mix compounded it is time to consecrate it using the holy salt and holy water we created earlier. While you do this you might want to go ahead and compound and consecrate any specific incense you will be using during the operations using the book. These are all outlined in many sources including 777 and Agrippa but I will give a quick over view anyway for planetary scents that are good for planetary angels, intelligence's, and spirits as well as the scents for the spheres on the tree of life for the archangels if you intend to include them in your book. Obviously you do not have to consecrate all of these you might be using but if you do you can store them away for when you need it.

The Sephiroth

Kether – Ambergris
Chokmah – Musk
Binah – Myrrh, Civit
Chesed – Cedar
Geburah – Tobacco
Tiphareth – Olibanum
Netzach – Benzoin, Rose, Red Sandalwood
Hod – Storax
Yesod – Jasmine, Ginseng
Malkuth – Dittany of Crete

-- Days -- The Planets -- Scents from 777 -- From Magus

1. Saturday -- Saturn -- Asafoetida, Sulfur, Scammony -- Sulphur
2. Thursday -- Jupiter -- Saffron -- Saffron
3. Tuesday -- Mars -- Pepper, Dragon’s Blood -- Pepper
4. Sunday -- Sol -- Olibanum, Cinnamon -- Red Sanders
5. Friday -- Venus -- Sandalwood, Myrtle -- Pepperwort
6. Wedneday -- Mercury -- Mastic, White Sandalwood, Mace, Storax -- Mastic
7. Monday -- Luna -- Camphor, Aloes -- Aloes

These are just a few of the scents and ideas you can use, remember you could get ones for the Zodiac etc whatever you want. Just match it up, same goes for Liber Spiritus

Now, sprinkle a little bit of the holy water you have prepared on the incense and say the exorcism.

THE EXORCISM OF THE INCENSE.

- O God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, deign to bless these odoriferous spices so that they may receive strength, virtue, and power to attract the Good Spirits, and to banish and cause to retire all hostile Phantoms. Through Thee, O Most Holy ADONAI, Who livest and reignest unto the Ages of the Ages. Amen.

I exorcise thee, O Spirit impure and unclean, thou who art a hostile Phantom, in the Name of God, that thou quit this Perfume, thou and all thy deceits, that it may be consecrated and sanctified in the name of God Almighty. May the Holy Spirit of God grant protection and virtue unto those who use these Perfumes; and may the hostile and evil Spirit and Phantom never be able to enter therein, through the Ineffable Name of God Almighty. Amen.

O Lord, deign to bless and to sanctify this Creature of Perfume so that it may be a remedy unto mankind for the health of body and of soul, through the Invocation of Thy Holy Name. May all Creatures who receive the odour of this incense and of these spices receive health of body and of soul, through Him Who hath formed the Ages. Amen.”
- Key of Solomon the King Book II Chapter 10

Now put the incense away some where safe for later use.

IV. Consecration of the Pens of Art

Now there are two pens to use for the book of power. These will be consecrated and made holy so is best if you go out and buy two new decent pens. They do not have to be extravagant but something you will be comfortable writing with because you will be writing a lot. The greater key of course gives instructions to create a reed pen and a feather of a swallow. You could do this but anyone who has ever tried to write in the old style with quill and ink glass knows it makes a god awful mess. I suggest a good modern pen, is easier and much neater.

First the pen for general writing, this will be your pen you use to write up the prayers etc and other information in your book. Take a black permanent marker and write upon the side of the pen in Hebrew the name ANAIRETON.

The other pen will be a little bit special. It will be used only for drawing the signs and seals within the book of power and never for general writing, that is what the other pen is for. The greater key adds you might want to go ahead and make several seal pens of different colors, this would be a good idea that way you can consecrate everything at the same time and not have to back track. Take a black permanent marker and write upon the side of the pen in Hebrew the names: Yod, He, Vau, He, Metatron, Iah Iah Iah, Qadosch, Elohim Tzabaoth.

Now take your general mix incense you created and consecrated and light it while saying the exorcism:

THE EXORCISM OF THE FIRE. (Angleos)

“I exorcise thee, O Creature of Fire, by Him through Whom all things have been made, so that every kind of Phantasm may retire from thee, and be unable to harm or deceive in any way, through the Invocation of the Most High Creator of all. Amen.

Bless, O Lord All Powerful, and All Merciful, this Creature of Fire, so that being blessed by Thee, it may be for the honour and glory of Thy Most Holy Name, so that it may work no hindrance or evil unto those who use it. Through Thee, O Eternal and Almighty Lord, and through Thy Most Holy Name. Amen.”
- Key of Solomon the King Book II Chapter 10

Note: If this is the noxious general mix you prepared for the Liber Spiritus you say a different exorcism:

THE EXORCISM OF THE FIRE. (Spiritus)

ADONAI, LAZAI, DALMAI, AIMA, ELOHI, O Holy Father, grant unto us succour, favour, and grace, by the Invocation of thy Holy Name, so that these things may serve us for aid in all that we wish to perform therewith, that all deceit may quit them, and that they may be blessed and sanctified through Thy Name. Amen.” - Key of Solomon the King, Book II, Chapter 10

Now take the general writing pen and sprinkle it with the holy water and then run it through the fumes of the burning incense, then hold your hand over it and repeat the following:

“May Holy MICHAEL the Archangel of God, and MIDAEL and MIRAEL, the Chiefs and Captains of the Celestial Army, be my aid in the operation I am about to perform, so that I may write herewith all things which are necessary, and that all the experiments which I commence herewith may through you and through your Names be perfected by the power of the Most High Creator. Amen.” - Key of Solomon the King, Book II, Chapter 15

Now repeat the following psalms aloud: Psalm 133 and Psalm 117

Now, while the incense is still burning take the seal pen and sprinkle it with holy water and run it through the fumes of the incense while repeating:

ADRAI, HAHLII, TAMAH, TILONAS, ATHAMAS, ZIANOR, ADONAI, banish from this pen all deceit and error, so that it may be of virtue and efficacy to write all that I desire. Amen.” - Key of Solomon the King, Book II, Chapter 14

Now that you have consecrated the seal pen itself now you have to consecrate the ink contained in the seal pen. Sprinkle it once again with holy water and run it through the fumes of the burning incense, then repeat the following:

“I exorcise thee, O Creature of Ink, by ANAIRETON, by SIMULATOR, and by the Name ADONAI, and by the Name of Him through Whom all things were made, that thou be unto me an aid and succour in all things which I wish to perform by thine aid.” - Key of Solomon the King, Book II, Chapter 14

Wrap both pens up in a white cloth and put away until later.

Ok, now we finally are getting some where. We have finally gotten to a point where we have built up the tools we need to finally begin on our actual book. The next step will be to purify the book to make it a suitable vessel, then we will actually begin to fill it, lastly we can start the consecration. Creating it and all the tools needed for the book of power is a very long and drawn out process but keep in mind it is up front time. Once the book is completed and used a few times you never have to repeat all this process again unless you create a new book and evocations will be a snap.

V. Purification of the Book

Now that we have compiled all the prerequisite tools we need we can finally turn our attentions to our actual book.

On the inside of the back cover of the book using the seal pen draw the following seals:
Now hold your hand over the book and say the following prayer:
ZOHAR, ZIO, TALMAƏ, ADONAI, SHADDAI, TETRAGRAMMATON, and ye Holy Angels of God; be present, and grant power and virtue unto this book of paper, and may it be consecrated by you, so that all things which I shall write thereon shall obtain their effect. Amen.” - Key of Solomon the King, Book II Chapter 17

Now the greater key gives a lengthy process of creating your own parchment with prayers and purification's at each stage but it also gives a very short one which I will mention at the end, although it does say this manner is not as effective. So I have split the difference and outline it a little differently combining aspects of both as I felt this was best. Although if you are book binding your own feel free to intermingle prayers and purification's at each stage of the binding.

Now go outside to a safe place where there is lots of sunlight, bring your book and holy salt with you.

Now take your holy salt and say the following over the salt:

“God of Gods, and Lord of Lords, Who hast created all things from Negative Existence, deign to bless and sanctify this Salt, so that in placing it upon this book of power which I wish to make, it may have such virtue that whatsoever I may write on it hereafter may attain its desired end. Amen.” - Key of Solomon the King, Book II Chapter 17

While pouring the doubly exorcised salt over the book repeat the following prayer:
OROII, ZARON, ZAINON, ZEVARON, ZAHIPHIL, ELION, be ye present and bless this work so that it may attain the desired effect, through the King of the Heavens, and the God of the Angels. Amen.” - Key of Solomon the King, Book II Chapter 17

Then hold your hand over the book and repeat the following:

AGLA, YOD, HE, VAU, HE, IAH, EMANUEL, bless and preserve this book, so that no Phantasm may enter therein.” - Key of Solomon the King, Book II Chapter 17

Now leave the book with the salt on top of it out in the sun. The book says to do this for an entire day but that was more of a tanning process this is more of a purification so I just leave it for a few hours.

When you return to retrieve it say the following:

ANTOR, ANCOR, TURLOS, BEODONOS, PHAIAR, APHARCAR, be present for a guard unto this Book.” - Key of Solomon the King, Book II Chapter 17

Remove the salt from the book and return inside. Light some of the general mix incense making sure to repeat the exorcism of the fire as you do so. Sprinkle the book with holy water and run it through the fumes of the incense and then repeat the following:

“Be ye present to aid me, and may my operation be accomplished through you; ZAZAII, ZALMAII, DALMAII, ADONAI, ANAPHAXETON, CEDRION, CRIPON, PRION, ANAIRETON, ELION, OCTINOMON, ZEVANION, ALAZAION, ZIDEON, AGLA, ON, YODHE VAU HE, ARTOR, DINOTOR, Holy Angels of God; be present and infuse virtue into this Book,, so that it may obtain such power through you that all Names and Characters thereon written may receive due power, and that all deceit and hindrance may depart therefrom, through God the Lord merciful and gracious, Who liveth and reigneth through all the Ages. Amen.” - Key of Solomon the King, Book II Chapter 17

The recite aloud the following Psalms: Psalm 72, 117, and 134.

Then you are instructed to recite the Benedicite Omnia Opera, which is a prayer from the book of Common Prayer. I will not reproduce it here due to length but a simple Google search should be no problem, but of course you can replace this with one you find suitable.

Finish up with the last prayer:

“I conjure thee, O Book of Power, by all the Holy Names, that thou obtainest efficacy and strength, and becomes exorcised and consecrated, so that none of the things which may be written upon thee shall be effaced from the Book of Truth. Amen.” - Key of Solomon the King, Book II Chapter 17

Now take your purified book and wrap it up in white cloth and put in a safe place until you are ready to begin writing in it.

VI. Writing in the Book – Part I Preliminary Signs and Seals

Now it is going to take some time to create our book of power since we are not going to be able to write everything in one sitting. For one thing it is too long and another we are hindered by the government of hours.

Now the greater key does not specifically say this but it would be best to only write the general seals in the book on the day and hour of Mercury. I will try my best to indicate which ones for which days as they will be different depending on what you are doing.

Also keep in mind it is only important that you start on the correct hour. If it takes you four hours to draw a seal etc then you are ok as long as you started correctly. Although do not take a break and come back later. If you stop for more than a few minutes then you will have to wait until the hour of Mercury comes around again before you can begin again.

Additionally it is best to purify yourself with water and fire before drawing any of the seals. After it has been consecrated you will want to do this before ever unwrapping the book and even touching it as not to sully the book of power.

First Page of the Book: (Title Page) This can be written at any day or time

This is going to be your title page. If you want you can give your book a name in Hebrew, latin, greek, or whatever strikes your fancy. Liber Angelos or Angel Book is kind of generic but you could even use that. It doesn’t matter so much when you just have a single book but in time you may find that you might have a couple filled with angels and spirits of a different type or system and you will want some way of keeping them separate. Also on this title page you can place your name or magical name if you wish and also the date the book was completed. (i.e. after consecration) I also tend to put the positions of the sun and moon as well as the phase of the moon. Do this all with the general writing pen.

Now on the back of this page is going to be your log so to speak. After any operation with the book put the date, astrological information, spirit name you contacted, and if it was successful or not.

Here is an example:

June 15, 2006 Sun in Gemini, Moon in Aquarius Waning Gibbous Sachiel Successful

Just put it in a list format, it will give you a running log of work you have done using the book and from the date you can go back and see the details in your magical journal.

Second Page and Last Page of the Book:

This is only written on the day and hour of Mercury

In the middle of the page write the following EHEIEH ASHER EHEIEH, write this in Hebrew letters using the seal pen. On the back of the very last page of the book still using the seal pen write AIN SOPH in Hebrew letters. Then below it write out the following:

“Most Wise and Most High Creator of all things, I pray Thee for Thy grace and mercy that Thou mayest grant such virtue and power unto these Holy Names, that Thou mayest keep these characters from all deceit and error, through Thee, O Most Holy ADONAI. Amen.”
- Key of Solomon the King, Book II, Chapter 21

Now as a general procedure when ever you are about to write or draw anything in the book from now on, flip to the back page and repeat the prayer aloud. Also later when a spirits energies are contained within the book if there ever comes a time when you believe the spirit may be lying to you or you just are not understanding him then you can flip to the back and read this prayer and ask the question again. This is to be done for both the Liber Angelos and the Liber Spiritus.

Inside Cover of the Book: This is to be done on the day and hour of Mercury.

For Liber Angelos:

Ok on the inside cover using the seal pen draw the name, sigil, and symbol of your higher self and/or HGA. Also I place my thumb print in blood here as well. (The thumb corresponding to spirit) I feel this gives an important link between yourself and the book. If you do not know the information yet, then leave it blank and you can fill it in later or just put the thumb print only.

Liber Spiritus:

For obvious reasons I do this with the Liber Angelos only. I do not do this with the Liber Spiritus, instead on the inside cover I place Solomon’s Secret Seal, this can be found in the Goetia.

Back of the Second Page and Front of Last Page of the Book: On the day and hour of Mercury
 
Liber Angelos:

On the back of the page where you wrote EHEIEH ASHER EHEIEH, draw the Mystical Seal of Solomon using the seal pen.
You will find a larger one in the greater key but I only show this so you know which one I am talking about. Beware it will take some time to redraw this but it is important. It is a glyph of the entire universe which is our link to the universe we shall be creating. You could replace this seal with another one such as the tree of life etc but I would advise using this one.

On the font of the very last page of the book where you wrote AIN SOPH on the back draw using the seal pen Dee’s seal of truth. It is the one that looks like a equal armed cross with a circle in the middle and AGLA written around it.

Now the greater key makes no reference to using a second seal towards the back of the book but I prefer to “seal” the book on both ends. Obviously you do not have to use Dee’s seal but can choose another if you so prefer.

Liber Spiritus:

Now for the spirit book this will be a little different. Instead of Solomon’s Mystical Seal replace this with the Hexagram from the Goetia and in the back use the Pentagram from the Goetia so that it will be on the back of all the spirit seals.

Now if you are making a spirit book for a non standard system such as the Necronomicon obviously replace these seals with something more appropriate.

For Both Liber Angelos and Liber Spiritus: On the day and hour of Mercury

On the opposite page from either the Mystical Seal or the Hexagram write out the following prayer:

General Invocatory Prayer:
 
ADONAI, ELOHIM, EL, EHEIEH ASHER EHEIEH, Prince of Princes, Existence of Existences, have mercy upon me, and cast Thine eyes upon Thy Servant (N.), who invokes Thee most devoutedly, and supplicates Thee by Thy Holy and tremendous Name Tetragrammaton to be propitious, and to order Thine Angels and Spirits to come and take up their abode in this place; O ye Angels and Spirits of the Stars, O all ye Angels and Elementary Spirits, O all ye Spirits present before the Face of God, I the Minister and faithful Servant of the Most High conjure ye, let God Himself, the Existence of Existences, conjure ye to come and be present at this Operation, I, the Servant of God, most humbly entreat ye. Amen.” - Key of Solomon the King, Book I Chapter 14

This will be your general invocatory prayer to be read before all operations which I will cover the details in a later lesson.

Now after you have written the general invocatory prayer on the following page on the back of the general invocatory prayer you will now write out the general conjuration:

General Conjuration:

“O Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry come unto Thee. O Lord God Almighty, Who has reigned before the beginning of the Ages, and Who by Thine Infinite Wisdom hast created the heavens, the earth, and the sea, and all that in them is, all that is visible, and all that is invisible by a single word; I praise Thee, I bless Thee, I adore Thee, I glorify Thee, and I pray Thee now at the present time to be merciful unto me, a miserable sinner, for I am the work of Thine hands. Save me, and direct me by Thy Holy Name, Thou to Whom nothing is difficult, nothing is impossible; and deliver me from the night of mine ignorance, and enable me to go forth there from. Enlighten me with a spark of Thine Infinite Wisdom. Take away from my senses the desire of covetousness, and the iniquity of mine idle words. Give unto me, Thy servant, a wise understanding, penetrating and subtle heart, to acquire and comprehend all Sciences and Arts; give unto me capacity to hear, and strength of memory to retain them, so that I may be able to accomplish my desires, and understand and learn all difficult and desirable Sciences; and also that I may be able to comprehend the hidden secrets of the Holy Writings. Give me the virtue to conceive them, so that I may be able to bring forth and pronounce my words with patience and humility, for the instruction of others, as Thou hast ordered me.

O God, the Father, All Powerful and All Merciful, Who hast created all things, Who knowest and conceivest them universally, and to Whom nothing is hidden, nothing is impossible; I entreat Thy Grace for me and for Thy servants, because Thou seest and knowest well that we perform not this work to tempt Thy Strength and Thy Power as if in doubt thereof, but rather that we may know and understand the truth of all hidden things. I beseech Thee to have the kindness to be favourable unto us; by Thy Splendour, Thy Magnificence, and Thy Holiness, and by Thy Holy, Terrible, and Ineffable Name IAH, at which the whole world doth tremble, and by the Fear with which all creatures obey Thee.

Grant, O Lord, that we may become responsive unto Thy Grace, so that through it we may have a full confidence in and knowledge of Thee, and that the Spirits may discover themselves here in our presence, and that those which are gentle and peaceable may come unto us, so that they may be obedient unto Thy commands, through Thee, O Most Holy ADONAI, Whose Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and Whose Empire endureth unto the Ages of the Ages. Amen.”
- Key of Solomon the King, Book I Chapter 3

Now on the following page opposite the general conjuration write the following at the top of the page:

“O Lord, be Thou unto me a Tower of Strength against the appearance and assaults of the Evil Spirits.” - Key of Solomon the King, Book I Chapter 3

And just below after a space write the following:

“These be the Symbols and the Names of the Creator, which can bring Terror and Fear unto you. Obey me then, by the power of these Holy Names, and by these Mysterious Symbols of the Secret of Secrets.” - Key of Solomon the King, Book I Chapter 3

Ok, yes I know this doesn’t make much sense right now but I will go into what all this is for in a later lesson and all this will become clear. First I just wanted to make sure everything was assigned to the correct place first.

VI. Writing in the Book - Part II Conjurations

Now that we got the preliminary writings out of the way it is now time to get a bit more specific.

After the general conjuration you should write out the conjurations used for the initial use. For the Liber Angelos you will find the Conjuration, Stronger and more Potent Conjuration, and the Extremely Powerful Conjuration in Book I of the greater key. For Liber Spiritus look to the conjurations listed in the Goetia. Once again you can use these as written or use them as a guide to write your own following the length and tone as the key to your work. Once again write these on the day and hour of Mercury using the general writing pen.

VI. Writing in the Book - Part III Reference

Now recall that I had you create two small sections toward the rear of the book, it is now time to fill those.

In the first of the reserved sections will become your background information. In it you will list out the correct astrological information you need as reference as well as the incenses I have already laid out and other materials specific to each day and spirit such as colors, stones, etc which can be found in 777.

As you use the book you will also list specific information gleamed from the spirits themselves, their seals, talents, etc in this section.

A few notes on astrology:

The book is very specific on what sort of operations are to be used on specific days and times. It is a bit spread out so I did you a favor and compiled it here for ease of copying it into your section.

I. Choosing the Day and Time of the Operation:

Commence nothing while the Moon is in conjunction with the Sun, seeing that this is extremely unfortunate, and you will not be able to affect anything.

For all matters make sure the Moon is waxing or increasing in strength, workings are especially heightened during the waxing crescent and first quarter but in her decrease or wane it is good for War, Disturbance, and Discord. The waning crescent is proper for experiments of invisibility, and of Death.

Further Astrological Instructions upon the placement of the Moon:

For Invocation of Spirit, the Works of Necromancy, and the recovery of stolen property, it is necessary that the Moon should be in a Terrestrial Sign, viz.: Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn.
For love, grace, and invisibility, the Moon should be in a Fiery Sign, viz.: Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius.
For hatred, discord, and destruction, the Moon should be in a Watery Sign, viz.: Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces.
For experiments of a peculiar nature which cannot be classified under any certain
head, the Moon should be in an Airy Sign, viz.: Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius.

Saturn:

Days and Hours: Summon the Souls from Hades, but only of those who have died a natural death otherwise use the hour of Mars. To bring either good or bad fortune to buildings, to have familiar Spirits attend thee in sleep, and to cause good or ill success to business, possessions, goods, seeds, fruits, and similar things, in order to acquire learning; to bring destruction and to give death, and to sow hatred and discord.

Hours: Is good for communicating and speaking with Spirits, also the days on which the Moon is conjunct with Saturn, or when she receives their opposition or quartile aspect, are excellent for making experiments of hatred, enmity, quarrel, and discord

Jupiter:

Days and Hours: Are proper for obtaining honors, acquiring riches; contracting friendships, preserving health; and obtaining all that you desire.

Hours: Are for preparing any operations whatsoever of love, of kindness, and of invisibility. Also are good for all extraordinary, uncommon, and unknown operations, particularly on Thursday which it rules.

Mars:

Days and Hours: Are useful regarding war; to arrive at military honor; to acquire courage; to overthrow enemies; and further to cause ruin, slaughter, cruelty, discord; to wound and to give death.

Hours: Are good for communicating and speaking with Spirits, for summoning Souls from Hades, especially of those slain in battle. Also on the day when the Moon is conjunct with Mars, or when she receives their opposition or quartile aspect, are excellent for making experiments of hatred, enmity, quarrel, and discord

Sun:

Days and Hours: Are very good for temporal wealth, hope, gain, fortune, divination, the favor of princes, to dissolve hostile feeling, and to make friends.
Hours: Are for preparing any operations whatsoever of love, of kindness, and of invisibility. Also are good for all extraordinary, uncommon, and unknown operations, particularly on Sunday which it rules.

Venus:

Days and Hours: Are good for forming friendships, kindness, and love; for joyous and pleasant undertakings, and for traveling.

Hours: Are useful for any operations of love, kindness, and of invisibility. Also are good for all extraordinary, uncommon, and unknown operations, particularly on Friday which it rules. Useful for lots, poisons, all things of the nature of Venus, for preparing powders provocative of madness; and the like things.

Mercury:

Days and Hours: Are good for operations for eloquence and intelligence; promptitude in business; science and divination; wonders; apparitions: and answers regarding the Future. Also operate under this Planet for thefts; writings; deceit; and merchandise.

Hours: Are for recovering thefts by the means of Spirits and are good for undertaking experiments relating to games, raillery, jests, sports, and the like.

Additional Note: The absolute best time for evocational work is on the day and time of Mercury when the Moon and the Sun are in an airy sign.

Moon:

Days and Hours: Are good for embassies; voyages; envoys; messages; navigation; reconciliation; love; and the acquisition of merchandise by water.

Hours: Are good for communicating and speaking with Spirits, are proper for making trial of experiments relating to recovery of stolen property, for obtaining nocturnal visions, for summoning Spirits in sleep, and for preparing anything relating to Water.

Now book II Chapter 1 goes into even more specific details that narrows things down even further. I myself choose just to follow the directions above, the same goes for Liber Spiritus.

VI. Writing in the Book – Part IV Setup and Preliminaries

In the very last reserved section this will be your “set up” section. In it you will write out the details of the Solomonic bath, Exorcism of the Fire, prayers inside your circle, the exorcism, psalms, anything you need before you can begin. Which I will now go into more detail of the things you should put in this section.

A. The Vigil before the Operation

Now the greater key goes into much detail about a nine day round of purification including fasting. I have to be honest I do not do all nine days, I never have so I will outline the version I use which is a three day purification. Also I have to also say I personally do not fast either. I would advise it but I personally am unable to do so due to medical reasons. I will leave it up to you if you do so or not.

Now the week of the operation I abstain from any sexual interactions and also social discourse, in this I mean I do not watch TV or read the newspaper or attend parties and avoid the phone. I try and focus all my attentions on the coming operation.

Three days before the planned operation with the operation being on the fourth day I begin to recite the following prayers.

This one recite once in the morning, twice at noon, three times in the afternoon, four times at night, and five times right before going to sleep. Splash yourself with holy water before saying this prayer each time.

HERACHIO, ASAC, ASACRO, BEDRIMULAEL, TILATH, ARABONAS, IERAHLEM, IDEODOC, ARCHARZEL, ZOPHIEL, BLAUTEL, BARACATA, EDONIEL, ELOHIM, EMAGRO, ABRAGATEH, SAMOEL, GEBURAHEL, CADATO, ERA, ELOHI, ACHSAH, EBMISHA, IMACHEDEL, DANIEL, DAMA, ELAMOS, IZACHEL, BAEL, SEGON, GEMON, DEMAS.
 
O Lord God, Who art seated upon the Heavens, and Who regardest the Abysses beneath, grant unto me Thy Grace I beseech Thee, so that what I conceive in my mind I may accomplish in my work, through Thee, O God, the Sovereign Ruler of all, Who livest and reignest unto the Ages of the Ages. Amen.” - Key of Solomon the King, Book II, Chapter 2

These two recite once in the morning and twice at night. If you’d wish you can repeat the schedule of these as above as to not get confused.

“O Lord God Almighty, be propitious unto me a miserable sinner, for I am not worthy to raise mine eyes unto heaven, because of the iniquity of my sins and the multitude of my faults. O pitying and merciful Father, who wouldest not the death of a sinner but rather that he should turn from his wickedness and live, O God have mercy upon me and pardon all my sins; for I unworthy entreat Thee, O Father of all Creatures, Thou Who art full of mercy and of compassion, by Thy great goodness, that Thou deign to grant unto me power to see and know these Spirits which I desire to behold and to invoke to appear before me and to accomplish my will. Through Thee Who art Conqueror, and Who art Blessed unto the Ages of the Ages. Amen.

O Lord God the Father Eternal, Who art seated upon the Kerubim and the Seraphim, Who lookest upon Earth and upon Sea; unto Thee do I raise my hands and implore Thine aid alone, Thou Who alone art the accomplishment of good works, Thou Who givest rest unto those who labour, Who humblest the proud, Who art the Author of Life and the Destroyer of Death; Thou art our rest, Thou art the Protector of those who invoke Thee; protect, guard, and defend me in this matter, and in this enterprise which I propose to carry out, O Thou Who livest, reignest, and abidest unto the Eternal Ages. Amen.”
  - Key of Solomon the King, Book II, Chapter 4

B. Solomonic Bath and Ritual Clothes

Now the ritual bath is well covered in both the greater key and in Aaron’s book so I will not go over the details here. Also there are many modern day adaptations of the ritual bath if you wish to do a different form. Also go ahead and list the details of prayers etc that are to be said after the bath and as you clothe yourself in your ritual garb. I will leave the details up to you but whatever you decide the prayers, procedure, and psalms should be listed here for ease of use on the day of the operation.

C. Day of Operation Setup

Now after the vigil and ritual bath you should enter your circle and perform the setup. The details of the circle are well outlined in the greater key. You do not have to use this one but can choose from any of the grimoires or modern day sources. If you’d like you can write out the details in your reference section, but I do advise to use a physical circle. I will repeat myself, use a physical circle. I will go into the why in the use lesson.

Now, after you enter your circle, repeat the following prayers:

Prayer #1 while standing:

“When we enter herein with all humility, let God the Almighty One enter into this Circle, by the entrance of an eternal happiness, of a Divine prosperity, of a perfect joy, of an abundant charity, and of an eternal salutation. Let all the demons fly from this place, especially those who are opposed unto this work, and let the Angels of Peace assist and protect this Circle, from which let discord and strife fly and depart. Magnify and extend upon us, O Lord, Thy most Holy Name, and bless our conversation and our assembly. Sanctify, O Lord our God, our humble entry herein, Thou the Blessed and Holy One of the Eternal Ages! Amen.” - Key of Solomon the King, Book I Chapter 3

Prayer #2 while kneeling:

“O Lord God, All Powerful and All Merciful, Thou who desirest not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness and live; give and grant unto us thy grace, by blessing and consecrating this earth and this Circle, which is here marked out with the most powerful and holy Names of God. And thee, I conjure, O Earth, by the Most Holy Name of ASHER EHIEH entering within this Circle, composed and made with mine hand. And may God, even ADONAI, bless this place with all the virtues of Heaven, so that no obscene or unclean spirit may have the power to enter into this Circle, or to annoy any person who is therein; though the Lord God ADONAI, Who liveth eternally unto the Ages of the Ages. Amen.

I beseech Thee, O Lord God, the All Powerful and the All Merciful, that Thou wilt deign to bless this Circle, and all this place, and all those who are therein, and that Thou wilt grant unto us, who serve Thee, and rehearse nothing but the wonders of Thy law, a good Angel for our Guardian; remove from us every adverse power; preserve us from evil and from trouble; grant, O Lord, that we may rest in this place in all safety, through Thee, O Lord, Who livest and reignest unto the Ages of the Ages. Amen.”
- Key of Solomon the King, Book I Chapter 3

Also in this section you should write out the confession and prayer found in Book I, Chapter 4, it is far too long to reproduce here. Yet again I advise you to either use it as written or write your own. My personal one I use is about half of the one from the greater key then I filled in large sections with the Catholic rite of confession and bits from the Catholic Mass. Use what rings true to your own sensibilities.

Also in the section write out the exorcism of fire and any other prayers and procedures you may use or need either leading up the operation or the day of the operation.

VI. Writing in the Book - Part V Sigils and Conjurations of the Spirits

Now that everything is lined out it is now time to turn our attentions to the actual spirits we will be placing in our book of power. Specifically I will only be outlining Liber Angelos and more to the point planetary energies but for Liber Spiritus you could use the Goetia or any of the grimoires or texts you choose following the same set up.In general for planetary angels, intelligences, and spirits I use the planetary square to construct the sigil. For archangels as I rule of thumb I use the rose cross to generate the sigil.

Decide on a few choice spirits to use. Now only draw the sigils on the day and hour that the spirit corresponds to using the seal pen. You will want to make these large to order to fill the page. You may also want to do so in the correct color and also flashing colors if you so choose or if it applies. Now on either side of the planetary angel, intelligence, or spirit draw the sign of the planet on one side and the planetary seal on the other. These are well known from Agrippa.

Now draw a double circle about all of these. Within the double circle write out the Hebrew name of the spirit, making sure you leave plenty of space between each letter. After you contact this spirit you will be asking him for his specific seal which will represent a particular aspect. These seals you will be adding between the Hebrew letters in the double circle around the main sigil. In time from using the book you will be building planetary pentacles of power which we can use to great effect. In essence you will be able to use it like a Swiss army knife choosing the aspect you need to fit the situation or using the panticle as a whole letting the spirit decide how best to fulfill your need.

List these seals and aspects and any additional information you gleam from the spirit in the reference section of the book of power.

Now these seals you will be drawing on the right side of a double page on the facing page on the left you will be writing out a specific conjuration for that spirit only. Examples of these can be found in The Magus for every day of the week. My advise is to compose your own keeping a decent length to the conjuration and making sure to include the name of the spirit as well as any appropriate divine names that might correspond to him.

As a starter list you can begin with just the seven planetary angels for the Liber Angelos or just a few choice spirits of the Goetia for your Liber Spiritus. In time you can add more sigils as many as you choose until you completely fill the book. You will not have to redo the consecration again after the first time just make sure to use the seal pen and follow the correct day and hour.

Now our humble book of power is finished with the writing phase. It is now time to bring it to life and consecrate it creating our magical universe.

VII. Consecration of the Book of Power - Setup

“Thou shalt set in the destined place a small table covered with a white cloth, whereon thou shalt lay the Book opened at the Great Pentacle which should be drawn on the first leaf of the said Book; and having kindled a lamp which should be suspended above the centre of the table, thou shalt surround the said table with a white curtain; clothe thyself in the proper vestments, and holding the Book open, repeat upon thy knees the following prayer with great humility…” - Key of Solomon the King, Book II Chapter 21

Aaron Leitch in his book gives a very detailed seven day consecration. If you are planning to create a planetary Liber Angelos then by all means follow that one. As I said he covers it extremely well so I will not repeat it here. Instead I perpose to outline a more general seven day operation that could be used for any general purpose.

First you need to set up an area for your working. Set up an alter and cover it with a white cloth. The Greater Key says to suspend a lamp over your head but I generally find those tall seven day candles to be excellent for this. I place it on the alter with your book and your water and incense. Nothing else is needed. Around this space draw your circle following the design of your choice.

Now the book is clear to put a curtain around your space enclosing your alter which can be seen in the print I posted at the first of the thread. This is useful if you are sharing space in a room i.e. an unused spare bedroom with other furniture or if the room is of a great size. If the room is completely empty or kind of cramped you can skip this part unless you find the white walls distracting. If the floor is carpeted then tape is very useful to draw out your circle. Now if you want to work outside a very good idea is to set up a tent over a concrete section. The tent will surround your alter and provide the right atmosphere as well as you can then draw the circle using chalk on the ground. I will leave the details up to you. Regardless set up your area then leave it set up for the entire week.

You will begin at dawn for seven days straight beginning on Monday morning and ending on Sunday morning. Now traditionally the Jewish Sabbath was Saturday so you could begin on a Sunday so you would end on a Saturday, depending on your preference I will leave that up to you.

VII. Consecration of the Book of Power - Day One through Six

Begin by Lighting your candle and general incense making sure to read the exorcism of the fire before hand. I generally only use the exorcism for the candle then use the fire from the candle to light the incense. Sprinkle holy water around your circle and on yourself as well, repeating this with the incense. Now turning to the back setup section of your book follow the directions for entering the circle. This is all detailed in your back set up section in your book. (See Lesson VI. Section C. Say prayer #1 and prayer #2 and follow this with your confession and prayer you also wrote out).

Now turn to the page that you drew the great seal and lay the book open upon the alter. Now repeat the following:

“In the beginning ELOHIM created heaven, and earth. And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the RUACH ELOHIM moved over the waters. And ELOHIM said: Be light made. And light was made. And ELOHIM saw the light that it was good; and he divided the light from the darkness. And he called the light Day, and the darkness Night; and there was evening and morning one day.

And ELOHIM said: Let there be a firmament made amidst the waters: and let it divide the waters from the waters. And ELOHIM made a firmament, and divided the waters that were under the firmament, from those that were above the firmament, and it was so. And ELOHIM called the firmament, Heaven; and the evening and morning were the second day. ELOHIM also said: Let the waters that are under the heaven, be gathered together into one place: and let the dry land appear. And it was so done. And ELOHIM called the dry land, Earth; and the gathering together of the waters, he called Seas. And ELOHIM saw that it was good.

And he said: Let the earth bring forth the green herb, and such as may seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after its kind, which may have seed in itself upon the earth. And it was so done. And the earth brought forth the green herb, and such as yieldeth seed according to its kind, and the tree that beareth fruit, having seed each one according to its kind. And ELOHIM saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day.

And ELOHIM said: Let there be lights made in the firmament of heaven, to divide the day and the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years: To shine in the firmament of heaven, and to give light upon the earth. And it was so done.

And ELOHIM made two great lights: a greater light to rule the day; and a lesser light to rule the night: and the stars. And he set them in the firmament of heaven to shine upon the earth. And to rule the day and the night, and to divide the light and the darkness. And ELOHIM saw that it was good. And the evening and morning were the fourth day.

"Two great lights"... ELOHIM created on the first day, light, which being moved from east to west, by its rising and setting, made morning and evening. But on the fourth day he ordered and distributed this light, and made the sun, moon, and stars. The moon, though much less than the stars, is here called a great light, from its giving a far greater light to the earth than any of them.

ELOHIM also said: Let the waters bring forth the creeping creature having life, and the fowl that may fly over the earth under the firmament of heaven. And ELOHIM created the great whales, and every living and moving creature, which the waters brought forth, according to their kinds, and every winged fowl according to its kind. And ELOHIM saw that it was good. And he blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the waters of the sea: and let the birds be multiplied upon the earth. And the evening and morning were the fifth day. And ELOHIM said: Let the earth bring forth the living creature in its kind, cattle and creeping things, and beasts of the earth, according to their kinds. And it was so done. And ELOHIM made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds, and cattle, and every thing that creepeth on the earth after its kind. And ELOHIM saw that it was good.

And ELOHIM said: Let us make man to our image and likeness: and let him have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth. And ELOHIM created man to his own image: to the image of ELOHIM he created him: male and female he created them. And ELOHIM blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all living creatures that move upon the earth. And ELOHIM said: Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed upon the earth, and all trees that have in themselves seed of their own kind, to be your meat: And to all beasts of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to all that move upon the earth, and wherein there is life, that they may have to feed upon. And it was so done.”
- Genesis, Chapter 1

Now this is the procedure that the Bible gives for the creation of everything. It is also a powerful reading and tool combined with the great seal that we are using to create our little universe including our right to rule our world and govern the spirits within it.

Now having done this turn your attention to the General Invocatory prayer that you have written on the opposing page (ADONAI, ELOHIM, EL, EHEIEH ASHER EHEIEH…)

Read this out loud followed by every other conjuration and prayer within the book flipping to each and every seal and sigil in the book as you do so.

Once you are done turn back to the page with the great seal and repeat the following:

EHEIEH, METATRON, CHAYOTH HA QODESH, RASHITH HA GILGALIM, Bless this creation!
YAH, RAZIEL, OPHANIM, MAZLOTH, Bless this creation!
YHVH ELOHIM, TZAPHQIEL, ERELIM, SHABBATHAI, Bless this creation!
EL, TZADQIEL, CHASMALIM, TZEDEK, Bless this creation!
ELOHIM GIBOR, KHAMEAEL, SERAPHIM, MADIM, Bless this creation!
YHVH ELOA Va’DAATH, RAPHAEL, MELEKIM, SHEMESH, Bless this creation!
YHVH TZABAOTH, HANIEL, ELOHIM, NOGAH, Bless this creation!
ELOHIM TZABAOTH, MICHAEL, BENI ELOHIM, KOKAB
SHADDI EL CHAI, GABRIEL, KERUBIM, LEVANNAH, Bless this creation!
ADONI HA ARETZ, SANDALPHON, ASHIM, OLAM YESODOTH, Bless this creation!

Knock upon the alter then repeat the following:
“Elohim bara Adam, Adam tzalem Elohim”
Knock again and say, So Mote it Be!

Leave the candle burning if it is safe according to your setup, heap some fresh incense upon the burner and pray to the creator your thanksgivings for his aid. Leave the book upon the alter at the page of the great seal and repeat this procedure for six days straight.

VII. Consecration of the Book of Power - Day Seven

Now on the seventh day of your consecration you will repeat exactly what you did for days one through six except you will add the following reading after the initial genesis reading:

“So the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the furniture of them. And on the seventh day ELOHIM ended his work which he had made: and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done. And he blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because in it he had rested from all his work which ELOHIM created and made. These are the generations of the heaven and the earth, when they were created, in the day that YHVH ELOHIM made the heaven and the earth.” - Genesis Chapter 2 verse 1

Additionally after the final knock instead of saying So Mote it Be, replace it with the following: “It is Finished”

Now it is time for the book to rest from its long process. Heap large amounts of incense upon the burner and continue to feed it throughout the day. One thing I like to do is set the book on a stand so that the pages hang down open over the fumes of the incense. By keeping it burning all day long the smell will infuse itself into the pages of the book and it will literally reek of the smell when ever you open its pages. This of course if optional.

Continue to feed the incense all day long and after sun down you can return and remove the book from the alter. Wrap it well in a white cloth and store it away some where safe. It is now ready for use.

Now that the book has been consecrated never remove the white cloth from the book and handle it directly unless you first sprinkle yourself with holy water.

VIII. Using the Book of Power – Part I Initial Use of a Spirit

When using the Book of Power you are going to have two very similer procedures. This section I will be outlining the initial use. Now I do not mean the very first time you use the book but rather the very first time you try and evoke a specific spirit in your book. If you have never used a particular spirit before or you have just added them to your book then this will be the procedure to use, once you have made that first contact any future contact with that spirit will follow a shorter outline.

A. Week Leading Up to the Operation.

1. Obviously the first step is to choose your intent or reason for the work and then decide upon the appropriate spirit to use. Try and choose a spirit that you will have long term plans with, someone you can work will on a continual basis in the future.

2. Choose the day and time for the operation. Most times the chosen spirit will determine the time but not always. As a general rule you would use the day and time of the planet if it is a planetary spirit but if you check your reference section of days and times you will often find a more appropriate choice depending on your reason for evocation, thus sometimes mixing days and times of different planets can yield a more opportune choice. Additionally if you have knowledge and skills in astrology I would recommend also checking the chart of the chosen day and time and make sure there are no obvious disruptions.

3. About a week before the operation begin to pull away from the mundane world and start focusing your mind upon the approaching work. Starting three days before your operation begin to follow the directions for the vigil as outlined in lesson VI.

B. Day of the Operation

1. Now that the chosen day has finally arrived you should now be at your maximum focus and isolation, try and maintain that sense of sacredness to the day as you await the appointed time. Two to four hours before the chosen time enter your ritual area and begin your setup. Set up the curtain, alter, candles, any tools you want such as a wand or sword, and draw your circle. (see side lecture – The Magical Circle) Make sure you lay out matches and a non magical notebook and pen to take notes afterward for seals etc. If you would like you could also perform certain rituals such as the LBRP and LBRH, purify and consecrate with water and fire, sprinkle salt, or prayers and reading of psalms.

2. Perform the ritual bath as you know how and don your robe or ritual vestments as well as any additional items such as amulets, frontlets, crowns, or head gear that you feel will aid your work making sure to follow the prayers and procedures as you don each layer. Additionally I have found that a period following the bath or getting dressed spent in quiet meditation, pranayama, or performance of the middle pillar ritual a great way to aid in assuming the correct mental separation between the mundane and the magical.

3. Enter your temple room or area about an hour before the hour of the operation, before doing so I generally recommend a short prayer to your God or Gods for success and protection. Enter into your magical circle and repeat the two prayers I had you write down in the back of the book. One while standing, one while kneeling and continue to kneel as you recite the confession and prayer also located in the back as outlined in lesson VI. Open your book of power to the great seal and lay it open upon the alter. Light the consecrated candle and incense making sure to recite the exorcism of the fire as you do so and then spend the remaining time engaged in prayer and quiet meditation.

Additionally I have found that the use of chanting out loud of psalms, readings, and adorations effective use of your time, psalm 119 would be a good choice here as well as many others. I personally have spent as much as four or five hours doing so before an operation. Have no fear the time spent creating the book, consecrating it, and correctly performing the vigil will almost guarantee the arrival of the spirit when the time comes but the more you can enter into that fuzzy mental trance state the easier it will be to interact with and peer into the astral when the spirit arrives. The better you can communicate with the spirit the greater the confidence you will have in your abilities and allows the ability to receive seals and information from the spirit. So spend your time wisely and make sure you are not simply doing it by rote or like performing a play. You want to be able to feel every prayer and adoration in your soul. You want to feel that feathery lightness in your chest almost to the point of mystic ecstasy. Those of you with better developed astral senses should have no issues but my abilities tend to be hit or miss and I find it really aids my operation.

C. Hour of the Operation

Once the appointed hour finally arrives you should feel out of it and the atmosphere should have taken on a feeling of other worldliness. Heap fresh incense upon the burner, pick up your book of power and recite the general invocation that is on the opposing page from the great seal. Turn the page and recite the general conjuration, skip a page and recite the first conjuration of the three listed within the greater key that I had you write out. Next turn to the page of the spirit you are calling and stare intently upon the sigil then slowly and with great concentration recite the specific conjuration for that spirit that I had you compose on the opposing page. Turn your gaze back to the sigil and extend your awareness and astral senses out and check to see if the spirit has arrived yet. Usually you will have to repeat this step a few times reciting the specific conjuration and concentrating upon the sigil.

If after a few times the spirit has yet to arrive which is not uncommon if this is your first time to call this spirit then turn back and recite the stronger conjuration then turn back to the spirits page and repeat the procedure. If after a period has passed and the spirit still has yet to arrive then return to the great seal and recite the general invocation followed by the most potent conjuration before returning to the spirits page and repeating the procedure of reciting the specific call and concentrating upon the sigil. Now the spirit should have arrived well before it gets to this point. I personally have never had to draw it out to this point. Often I will be so engrossed in the call that I will suddenly notice that the spirit has already arrived and is sitting quietly waiting on me to notice other times I just sort of feel a presence, so try and pause every so often and check on your surroundings. Also keep in mind the better prepared you are and the more dedication shown in your vigil the easier your evocation will go.

D. Once the Spirit Has Arrived

Once the arrival of the spirit has been determined the first step is to verify the identity of the spirit. Demand the spirits name, office, and other facts using appropriate divine names until you are satisfied of its true identity. Due to your preparation this should not be an issue but it is better safe than sorry. Also at this point it is accepted and encouraged to be a bit heavy handed here until you determine it is in fact the spirit you called.

Once the correct identity has been determined welcome the spirit warmly and graciously even if you are using the Liber Spiritus. There is never any reason to be rude at this point unless the spirit is attempting to attack your circle, after all it was you who called them. Of course as a magician you can always force a spirit or even an angel to perform your bidding due to your connection to the divine but there is no reason for it. Be polite, you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar, besides you are trying to build a future relationship.

Interact with the spirit, give it your instructions if any, gain any information that you can such as its abilities, office, and seal. Make sure you ask about its abilities because often they cover and can do much more than is listed in the old grimoires also be sure to get a seal you can add to your seal of power in your book. You may also ask if it has any special instructions in future evocations or ways to make it easier. I have gotten instructions between the just odd to the overly simple such as “Light a candle and pray”. List anything you find out in your non magical notebook to digest later before adding anything of value to your book of power. Do not be discouraged if the answers are very general and you do not learn anything that deep or revealing in your first contact, in time as the relationship builds from future interaction you will learn much more. Spirits are like anyone, it takes time for them to open up.

For Liber Spiritus:

At this point when using the book of harmful spirits or demons you should push the book of power using the sword into the double circle open to the page with the spirits sigil. Command the spirit using appropriate divine names to swear an oath upon their sigil to do your bidding, return easily when called, and to never cause harm to yourself, your loved ones, or any living thing. If ever you are going to have physical manifestation or occurrence do not be surprised to see it at this point. Once bound thank the spirit and retrieve the book still using your sword.

Once the operation is completed thank the spirit for blessing you with their presence and recite the license to depart. Perform any banishings you wish, give a prayer of thanksgiving for your success and the divine aid you have received. Extinguish your candle and allow any remaining incense to burn out. It is generally best to leave your ritual area, disrobe, and get something to eat and try to return to normal conscience. This also allows for your ritual area to “cool off” as it was before you return to clean up.

Side Lecture: The Magick Circle:

“A true magic circle represents the symbolic lay-out of the macrocosm and the microcosm, that is, of the perfect man. It stands for the Beginning and the Ending for the Alpha and the Omega, as well as for Eternity, which has no beginning and no end. The magic circle, therefore, is a symbolic diagram of the Infinite, of Divinity in all its aspects, as can be comprehended by the microcosm, i. e. by the true adept, the perfect magician.” - Practice of Magical Evocation, Bardon, p.10

There has been a lot of nonsense written and passed around about the magick circle. Everyone agrees the circle is used for protection but no one ever seems to question the why and how if it. I believe if you truly do not understand something you should not use it. If you are using something and you do not know the reason why, then you are practicing superstition and not magick.

So what is the magick circle? It is a symbol, nothing more and nothing less, but as magicians our entire stock in trade is with symbols. The circle has no beginning and no end, it is eternal. It is the oldest and the most simple yet most powerful designs to represent the divine. It is the vesica in completion.

To stand within the circle during an evocation represents your connection to the divine. To the spirit evoked you are a representation of the divine, therefore in all intents and purposes you are the divine in that meeting. Aaron Leitch likens it to a messenger carrying the seal and written command of the local monarch.

Now that being said you cannot just draw a circle around yourself and proclaim yourself a god, it takes a little more than that. You must develop your own connection to the divine within and without which are one and the same. This is the true essence of magick and the true purpose of magick and can only be accomplished in time. The continued prayers, purifications, and petitions to the divine to accomplish your operation helps foster this connection. In one point of view you are asking and seeking the permission of the divine to use its power, in another point of view it allows us to bypass the subconscious barrier that we are not worthy to use such power. I could continue this discussion but any more would muddy the waters and I have already accomplished that in abundance.

Now as I said in an earlier post you need a physical circle. The current trend in evocational work is to use an astral circle only. This is certainly valid but as with any tool a physical representation you can see and touch packs a lot more punch. I suggest if you have never done so to just try it, there is just something about performing the work standing within the circle, also never overlook the aid that a clearly defined sacred space gives to your work. Of course if you want to you can overlay the physical circle with an astral one which is what you are doing anyway with the prayers and preparations but the LBRP and LBRH certainly have their uses but is not the method I am outlaying here. The most important aspect is the inner knowledge of knowing within the ritual space.

On to practical considerations, what circle design shall you use? The grimoires are scattered with several choices and options you can pull from, try using one of those or create your own. Another popular tool is the triangle which you can certainly use as a focus and is encouraged for use with the Liber Spiritus. In my own personal work I have grown fond of using a double circle. Within the inner circle I use various symbols and names that denote divinity and equilibrium, then I evoke the spirit to the space between the inner and outer circle which I fill with the spirits sigil and symbols and names of that spirits character and sphere of influence thus creating a perfect atmosphere physically and astrally for the spirit. I’ll leave the choice up to you as it is the most personal of choices.

VIII. Using the Book of Power - Part II Repeated Uses

Now that you have called a particular spirit once using the Book of Power things should be much easier the next time you wish to call them. As a rule if a spirit gave you alternate directions to call upon them in the future by all means follow their instructions. If not then they will come in time then in the mean time repeat the procedure I have outlined in Part I Initial Use. Things do not have to be as strict this time and you will find it very easy to call them again because the seal within the book and the book itself to a degree has been subtly charged, a sort of home away from home for the spirit, more so for the Liber Spiritus but we will discuss that more in a second. After a few uses you may find that all you have to do is lay your hand over the spirits seal and recite the general invocation. In time once you have built a relationship with the spirit you will find all you have to do is open the book to the spirits page to be able to speak to them or you may find that you do not even need the book after awhile. In the future do not be surprised to find the spirit visiting in dreams to be able to speak to you all the more easily and similar occurances.

Liber Spiritus:

Due to the oath we had the spirit swear within the book upon their sigil the procedure will be much more direct. Follow the general procedure and enter into your circle with the usual prayers and protections as has already been outlined. Open the book of power and repeat the general invocation and general conjuration. Then while standing recite the first line of the following page:

“O Lord, be Thou unto me a Tower of Strength against the appearance and assaults of the Evil Spirits.” - Key of Solomon the King, Book I Chapter 3

Right after this turn back to the hexagram and hold it up pointing out as if to show it to the spirit world and the room around you, repeat the line below:

“These be the Symbols and the Names of the Creator, which can bring Terror and Fear unto you. Obey me then, by the power of these Holy Names, and by these Mysterious Symbols of the Secret of Secrets.” - Key of Solomon the King, Book I Chapter 3

Then turn to the page of the spirits seal that has been charged and using your dagger or sword stab at the seal within the book and keep the tip of the blade pointed at the seal while repeating the following:

“O spirit N, I call upon you in the name of ADONI! I call upon you by the power of your oath you swore upon this your seal. O spirit N, you are duty bound by your seal and by the names and symbols of your creator. Come before me in comely shape. Come before me in the peace of the Lord. It is not I but ELOHIM who calls you now. In the name of EHEIEH ASHER EHEIEH I summon you forth!”

The spirit drawn by the power of his oath should now appear outside your circle. If he does not then turn back to the hexagram and repeat the words:

“These be the Symbols and the Names of the Creator…etc”

And then repeat the stabbing motion and call. If after this the spirit still does not appear then repeat the general invocation and then actually physically stab the seal and make a mark with the tip of your dagger or sword and recite a general curse until you can coax the spirit into appearing. Generally it will not come to that, the stabbing motion and call with get the spirits attention pretty quick and keep in mind any physical violence you inflict upon the seal will be delivered unto the spirit. At this point I feel I must point out there is no reason to mistreat the spirit in any way unless you feel you must. The divine will not look kindly upon anyone who abuses anyone of his creations, even if in our eyes they are considered a demon or evil spirit. The spirit never asked to be in your employ and therefore you must show mercy to those bound to you. Do unto others as it were, but at the same time bare in mind that this is not pure slavery, being that you are a child of light the spirit will gain by the proximity of the light so it is not entirely as one sided as it seems.

IX. - The Life of the Mystic

As you can see this is not a method for a one shot evocation and never look back. If you are uncomfortable with the idea of the spirits becoming an active force in your life then I would advise you to look else where. As I explained in my first lesson this is more of a life style and as such you may find your life style has to change. You may find a cleaner diet, regular exercise, and a daily regiment of prayer and thanksgiving will greatly enhance your experience. Constantly maintaining mental and spiritual equilibrium will become more a factor as well as enforcing boundaries with the spirit world. The book will be your tool and gateway to this world and this is the way it should stay. The temptation to let it overlap into your mundane world is the first step on the path before you lose contact with the real world. It is healthy to acknowledge the unseen world as well as the seen, just try and foster a sense of both or you could get lost.

As it says in the Arbatel “In all things call upon the Name of the Lord…” you may want to give serious thought to developing a daily regiment of prayer. By following a morning, noon, sun down, and bed time schedule you will greatly reduce the need for the vigil before you can utilize the book of power. This regiment will also go far to help you maintain a sense of self and daily timing that will aid in eliminating many of the problems I mentioned above. You can take your cues from the grimoires or holy books that appeal to your sense of the divine. If anyone feels they need help in this area I can post the ones I use.

X. Last Word

We have come to the end of my lessons on creating and using a book of power. Keep in mind this is only my thoughts on this method. It is by no means a new method nor is my outline the only way to go about this. My hopes that instead of following me line by line you will adapt and expand the bare bones I have laid out for you here to best fit your designs and conceptions of the divine. I hope you have enjoyed the lessons. I have found this method a very effective and satisfying way to interact with the divine and spiritual forces that surround us and I hope you do as well.

If anyone has any questions or would like me to clarify a point please post it to the question section of the forum. If it turns out I over looked something I will follow up with expanded lessons below. In the mean time I will leave you to what has already been prepared. And if and when someone decides to follow this method please let me know of your results and if they have helped in any way.

“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” - Psalm 91:11

Updated Reference Material:

Added material mainly from the Picatrix, quoting Secretum Secretorum, the Secret of Secrets, attributed to Aristotle.


I. Days and Planets and their Uses:


Moon - Monday

In General: Moon, the Light of the Night, associated with travel, messages, communications, divination, and the measured change of all things, their birth, life and death, in the Material World. General public, women. Sense-reactions. Short journeys and removals. Changes and fluctuations. The personality.

The Greater Key of Solomon:
 
Days and Hours: Are good for embassies; voyages; envoys; messages; navigation; reconciliation; love; and the acquisition of merchandise by water.

Hours: Are good for communicating and speaking with Spirits, are proper for making trial of experiments relating to recovery of stolen property, for obtaining nocturnal visions, for summoning Spirits in sleep, and for preparing anything relating to Water.

The Picatrix:

The Moon should be asked for fluidity of movements, disclosure of secrets, abundance of waters, extinguishing of fires, invalidation of completed facts and dissolution of harmonic atmospheres. Entrust the Moon when you're blocked because it's influent and of quick response, besides it means renovation and growth.


Mars - Tuesday
 
In General: Mars the Lesser Malefic, who is associated with courage, fortitude, strength, victory as well as war. Energy, haste, anger, construction or destruction (according to application). Danger, risks, surgery. Vitality and magnetism, will power.

The Greater Key of Solomon:

Days and Hours: Are useful regarding war; to arrive at military honor; to acquire courage; to overthrow enemies; and further to cause ruin, slaughter, cruelty, discord; to wound and to give death.

Hours: Are good for communicating and speaking with Spirits, for summoning Souls from Hades, especially of those slain in battle. Also on the day when the Moon is conjunct with Mars, or when she receives their opposition or quartile aspect, are excellent for making experiments of hatred, enmity, quarrel, and discord.

The Picatrix:

Mars should be asked for promotion of animosity, boldness of spirit, taming of beasts, subordination of passions, splendor of lights, generation of insurrection and submission of enemies. For domination use Mars, because it has influx and quick response in this and other aspects, and it means renovation and growth.

 
Mercury - Wednesday
 
In General: Mercury, associated with communication, business, memory, eloquence, learning. Business matters, writing, contracts, judgment and short journeys. Buying, selling, bargaining. Neighbours, giving and obtaining information. Literary abilities, publishing, and intellectual friends. Books, papers, etc.

The Greater Key of Solomon:
 
Days and Hours: Are good for operations for eloquence and intelligence; promptitude in business; science and divination; wonders; apparitions: and answers regarding the Future. Also operate under this Planet for thefts; writings; deceit; and merchandise.

Hours: Are for recovering thefts by the means of Spirits and are good for undertaking experiments relating to games, raillery, jests, sports, and the like.

Additional Note: The absolute best time for evocational work is on the day and time of Mercury when the Moon and the Sun are in an airy sign.


The Picatrix:

The Scribe should be asked for manifestation of the hidden, study of mysteries, unfastening of the tongue, circulation of wealth, defamation and transmission of slanders. If you ignore something use Mercury because in relation with this it means renovation and growth, resolute influx and quick response.

 
Jupiter - Thursday
 
In General: Jupiter the Greater Benefic who is perenially popular being associated with good fortune, prosperity, justice and authority. Is abundance, plenty, growth, expansion, generosity. Spirituality, visions, dreams, long journeys, subjective or otherwise. Bankers, creditors, debtors, gambling.

The Greater Key of Solomon:
 
Days and Hours: Are proper for obtaining honors, acquiring riches; contracting friendships, preserving health; and obtaining all that you desire.

Hours: Are for preparing any operations whatsoever of love, of kindness, and of invisibility. Also are good for all extraordinary, uncommon, and unknown operations, particularly on Thursday which it rules.


The Picatrix:

Jupiter should be asked for the accumulation of goods, conciliation of opinions, rejection of temptations, mitigation of grief and security of earthly and maritime paths.
To become wealthy use Jupiter because it has influx and quick response there; besides it means renovation and increase of goods.

 
Venus - Friday
 
In General: Venus, the Lesser Benefic, associated with love, friendship, travel, art, music, beauty. Social affairs, affections and emotions, women, younger people. All pleasures and the arts, music, beauty, extravagance, luxury, self-indulgence.

The Greater Key of Solomon:

Days and Hours: Are good for forming friendships, kindness, and love; for joyous and pleasant undertakings, and for traveling.

Hours: Are useful for any operations of love, kindness, and of invisibility. Also are good for all extraordinary, uncommon, and unknown operations, particularly on Friday which it rules. Useful for lots, poisons, all things of the nature of Venus, for preparing powders provocative of madness; and the like things.

The Picatrix: 

Venus should be asked for harmonization of the souls, expansion of enjoyment, rejection of preoccupation, influx of desires, nobility of lineage, extinguishing of fire and domestication of animals. When you are loathed use Venus who has very strong influx and quick response in this and other aspects, and means renovation and growth.

 
Saturn - Saturday
 
In General: Saturn the Greater Malefic. Saturn, like Mars, the Lesser Malefic, has an energy that is necessary, but often difficult to deal with. He is associated with melancholy and death as well as agriculture, real estate, death, wills, stability, inertia, construction, occult studies, solidity, older people and old plans, debts and their repayment, and discipline. As well as protection and purification through death.

The Greater Key of Solomon:
 
Days and Hours: Summon the Souls from Hades, but only of those who have died a natural death otherwise use the hour of Mars. To bring either good or bad fortune to buildings, to have familiar Spirits attend thee in sleep, and to cause good or ill success to business, possessions, goods, seeds, fruits, and similar things, in order to acquire learning; to bring destruction and to give death, and to sow hatred and discord.

Hours: Is good for communicating and speaking with Spirits, also the days on which the Moon is conjunct with Saturn, or when she receives their opposition or quartile aspect, are excellent for making experiments of hatred, enmity, quarrel, and discord.

The Picatrix:

Saturn should be asked for limitation of movements, hiding of secrets, impoverishment of countries, decrease of intentions, temptation of souls and water stagnation. Entrust Saturn when you are excluded because it means renovation and growth.

 
Sun - Sunday
 
In General: Sun, the Light of the Day, associated with healing, wealth, friendship, nobility, authority. Superiors, employers, executives, officials. Power and success. Life, money, growth of all kinds. Illumination, imagination, mental power. Health.

The Greater Key of Solomon:

Days and Hours: Are very good for temporal wealth, hope, gain, fortune, divination, the favor of princes, to dissolve hostile feeling, and to make friends.

Hours: Are for preparing any operations whatsoever of love, of kindness, and of invisibility. Also are good for all extraordinary, uncommon, and unknown operations, particularly on Sunday which it rules.

The Picatrix:

The Sun should be asked for the raise of prestige, praising of fraternity, amplitude of designs, authority over the powerful, humiliation of the sovereigns, splendor of lights and vanishing of darkness. Entrust the Sun when you are depressed because it means renovation, growth, and quick response.


II. Choosing the Day and Time of the Operation: (From Greater Key of Solomon)

 

Commence nothing while the Moon is in conjunction with the Sun, seeing that this is extremely unfortunate, and you will not be able to affect anything. For all matters make sure the Moon is waxing or increasing in strength, workings are especially heightened during the waxing crescent and first quarter but in her decrease or wane it is good for War, Disturbance, and Discord. The waning crescent is proper for experiments of invisibility, and of Death. Further Astrological Instructions upon the placement of the Moon:

For Invocation of Spirit, the Works of Necromancy, and the recovery of stolen property, it is necessary that the Moon should be in a Terrestrial Sign, viz.: Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn.


For love, grace, and invisibility, the Moon should be in a Fiery Sign, viz.: Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius.


For hatred, discord, and destruction, the Moon should be in a Watery Sign, viz.: Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces.


For experiments of a peculiar nature which cannot be classified under any certain
head, the Moon should be in an Airy Sign, viz.: Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius.


III. Angels of the Planets

Far from an exhaustive list, but easy spirits to work with and ones I recommend. Literally hundreds more for the zodiac, months, seasons, etc are listed in various sources.


Moon - Monday

 

Archangel: Gabriel of Yesod
Angel of the Day: Gabriel
Olympic spirit: Phul
Planetary Angel: Levanael
Planetary Intelligence: Malkah b'Tarshishim
Planetary Spirit: Chasmodai


Mars - Tuesday

 

Archangel: Khamael of Geburah
Angel of the day: Samael
Olympic spirit: Phaleg
Planetary Angel: Madimiel
Planetary Intelligence: Graphiel
Planetary Spirit: Bartzabel


Mercury - Wednesday

 

Archangel: Michael of Hod
Angel of the Day: Raphael
Olympic spirit: Ophiel
Planetary Angel: Kokabel
Planetary Intelligence: Tiriel
Planetary Spirit: Tapthartharath


Jupiter - Thursday

 

Archangel: Tzadqiel of Chesed
Angel of the Day: Sachiel
Olympic spirit: Bethor
Planetary Angel: Zedekiel
Planetary Intelligence: Iophiel
Planetary Spirit: Hismael


Venus - Friday

 

Archangel: Haniel of Netzach
Angel of the Day: Anael
Olympic spirit: Haggith
Planetary Angel: Nogahel
Planetary Intelligence: Hagiel
Planetary Spirit: Qedemel


Saturn - Saturday

 

Archangel: Tzaphqiel of Binah
Angel of the Day: Cassiel
Olympic spirit: Aratron
Planetary Angel: Shabbathaiel
Planetary Intelligence: Agiel
Planetary Spirit: Zazel


Sun - Sunday

 

Archangel: Raphael of Tiphareth
Angel of the Day: Michael
Olympic spirit: Och
Planetary Angel: Shemeshel
Planetary Intelligence: Nakiel
Planetary Spirit: Sorath

Updated: 10-3-2017

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