It was a while ago that my interest in the Infernal spirit Belial, who is also mentioned in the Goetia, peaked. I read his description in the Goetia and have no need of his services and yet I wondered what he had to offer if I invoked him. For those that do not know who he is, here. To keep things short, he is a high ranking infernal and is reported to be created right after Lucifer.
Belial is a Mercurial spirit and therefore, as he himself told me, has to answer to Michael. Although he has Gemini (14°) as a zodiac sign. Explains too why he appeared as a roman soldier and specifically in yellow since the Sun rules Air signs from an elemental perspective of which Gemini is the mutable, so adaptable one. His special skills are relating to his sign of which he stands out in being able to influence others/ persuade others to the operator’s will. So in short he is able to bring the world to your feet in that sense; he will make others love you and approve of your actions, thereby making you ascend in life. Other things are general communication etc.
Things I noticed during ritual:
– He was incredibly light; I am used to, when invoking infernals, intense feelings but he was as light as Air (no pun intended); his reply: “So just because I’m a demon, I have to bring fire & brimstone?” *Chuckling*.
– He told me that he was from the Order of Potestates, and strangely enough, got upset when I said “Oh, so powers”; his reply: “No- I am potestates, NOT powers”; they are one and the same officially but good chance that there is a minor difference(s) within the order itself.
– He has greater access to one’s thoughts and mind then the general spirit, also not a surprise; he did tell me that my patron blocked his access to my deepest thoughts, not that he minds because he respects privacy.
I asked him to bestow his skill upon me and he agreed but was critical of my home-cooked meal as an offering, unsurprisingly, since even the Goetia states that he requires great offerings. His reaction on my offerings when I thought about invoking him when my thoughts on him drew him to me, as is the case with most entities I contemplate about: “A meal ,that is it?….uhm, okay”.
The result did come as I have noticed improvement; minor, but still equal to what I gave him. Last thing is that he is more neutral towards returning to heaven, he was like “Meh, whatever”.