The research files XCVIII: Phaleg

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I’ll be covering the “martian” spirit from the Arbatel grimoire today, Phaleg; He is said to govern warlike affairs and can raise one up to great heights herein. Wrong.

Phaleg is Lunar (2° in cancer- clingy) & specializes in wealth; this is what He has to offer to the avg person and the only drawback in working with Him is that your occult work with Him might be exposed to the world or others involved in the process. Appearance is that of a specter hovering in the air in general, engulfed in blue flames.

The research files vol. XCVI: Barbatos

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I’ll be covering the goetic spirit Barbatos in this installment; below His description:

The Eighth Spirit is Barbatos. He is a Great Duke, and appeareth when the Sun is in
Sagittary, with four noble Kings and their companies of great troops. He giveth understanding of the singing of Birds, and of the Voices of other creatures,
such as the barking of Dogs. He breaketh the Hidden treasures open that have been laid by the Enchantments of Magicians. He is of the order of Virtues, of which some part he retaineth still; and he knoweth all things Past, and to Come, and conciliateth Friends and
those that be in Power“.

Barbatos is a lunar spirit (Cancer, 5°- acquisition) and specializes in leading others to treasures; the other skills attributed to Him are not what He excels at, although He does offer some help in those departments as a lunar spirit. This is unsurprising, since most lunars have related skills, examples being Agares & Caim. Like Caim, Barbatos will not give away riches easily & restrict himself, unless you have given Him enough to prove that you’re worthy of millions per example. The rest is seemingly true, although I didn’t confirm this; this is what He told me (being of Virtues and all..).

Appearance is that of a woodsman or archer in green/ blue apparel with blond hair (see featured image). His seal below.

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The research files XCI: Iachadiel

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I’ll be covering the angel mentioned in the GKoS, Iachadiel; His name is on the 5th pentacle of the Moon, with the description “Its Angel Iachadiel serveth unto destruction and loss, as well as unto the destruction of enemies. Thou mayest also call upon him by Abdon and Dalé against all Phantoms of the night, and to summon the souls of the departed from Hades“.

Iachadiel is Lunar (19° in Cancer- Dilettante) and favors, as His description states, destruction and loss; destroying enemies and undoing events & situations is His “thing”.
He can be approached for general Lunar affairs, but is reluctant in general about these. His appearance is that of a generic angel dressed in white robe etc. Aside from the aforementioned, He can aid one in focusing one’s mind and mentality, and improve self confidence and mental alertness.

 

 

 

The research files vol. LXXXI: Och

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I’ll be covering the olympic spirit Och from the magickal workbook called the Arbatel today; For those of you that don’t know the arbatel, follow the link on it’s name and/ or see a copy here.

As His description states therein, “Och governeth solar things; he giveth 600 years, with perfect health; he bestoweth great wisdom, giveth the most excellent Spirits, teacheth perfect Medicines: he converteth all things into most pure gold and precious stones: he giveth gold, and a purse springing with gold. He that is dignified with his Character, he maketh him to be worshipped as a Deity, by the Kings of the whole world“.

Well, He may be solar within the guidelines of the Arbatel, but not in general; for Och is a lunar spirit (Cancer, 26°- agriculture) and his attributes skillswise are correct. So health, wealth, medicine, herbs are His forté . He works in such an abstract and coercive manner as to cause strife in one’s life or destabilize it, but adversely sees to a one-track household. So the opposite for that. Keep that in mind. So He’ll throw certain aspects of life in disarray.

Funny thing is that I never liked the arbatel and remember people asking me whether I’ve worked with the spirits from it too; the whole reason for this piece is the fact that Och asked me to, appeared out of nowhere today as a medieval nobleman wearing yellow on top of a horse, and sometimes an ass. Lastly, Och says that He doesn’t mind that people use Solar correspondences, as long as they work with Him. He definitely doesn’t lack strength.

 

 

The research files vol. LXXI: Baphomet

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It’s Baphomet’s turn to be written about; What do I know about Him off the top of my head? That He was an entity worshipped by the Knights Templar in the crusader time period & that He is unjustly seen today or nowadays as a symbol for the devil (which doesn’t exist).

Now it’s time for facts about Baphomet from an occult perspective; He’s Lunar (Cancer, 8°- cunning) and quite the skilled one. Does well in matters of clairvoyance, money, and good fortune. Interesting story too from back in the day, as a beginner. I remember, when mastering astral traveling, seeing Baphomet once hovering above my physical body while being in astral form. I didn’t know what it meant back then, and honestly don’t know now even, I can merely speculate but it’s not worth to spend time, let alone resources on finding out. Most likely a preview of things to come or He was just drawn to me due to the magical activity. Baphomet can frequently be seen displaying the armsigns for as above, so below.

 

The research files vol. LXIX: Miraqua

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I am making a documentation for myself; I have just been approached by an angel named Miraqua who offered his services to me. I am currently behind my laptop as usual, and saw a tall figure to my left out of the corner of my eye. And there He was, wearing a pink robe and tall. Even His eyes are pink. He preferred I document Him, since He has heard a lot about me and my current financial manager Raquiel knows Him. I did the lookup on Him, and He’s lunar (Cancer, 19°- dilettante) and has some potential, but restricts himself which makes me doubt on whether I’ll be able to ever get a chance to work with Him. Nevertheless, He’s still one to keep in mind and hence this article. We shall see. He specializes in money.

 

The research files vol. LXIV: Gabriel

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I’ll be covering the archangel Gabriel this time; He is one of the seven that stands before God and rules the Moon.

Gabriel is of course Lunar (9°- maternal) and therefore very friendly, loving and caring. He specializes generally in lunar matters, e.g. food, real estate, clairvoyance and so on. One of his strong suits is financial matters, so acquiring money. That includes finding missing treasure etc. Regarding appearance, Gabriel has a crown made of leaves and is a huge man, wearing blue robe with blue eyes and reminds me of Zadkiel & Raziel. But that’s normal, since all three have water-based attributes (Jupiter, Neptune & Moon strong in Pisces).

He is one of the most well known angels, but I never needed to work with Him so I cannot share more.

The research files vol. LXII: Loki

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It’s Loki’s turn, as He has asked me. Funny, a short while after writing on Thor He appeared and told me to write about Him. TOLD, mind you, not asked. My patron was like “What did you just say?”. And then Loki apologized and said “Can you please write about me, I’ll be mighty grateful”.

To no surprise, and based on Loki’s profile it turns out that He’s Lunar (6°/13°- imprudent/ fluidity). So for clairvoyance and other things relating to water e.g. naval matters or destruction, as in stopping something, it’s Loki. One would have to consult Him to know what help He can offer exactly, of course in personal affairs but that it’s in general. Read His Wiki page, and you’ll clearly see the Lunar associations. Regarding appearance it’s the same pretty much: A man in a robe, with horns and a green glow. I must say that the movie franchise Thor depicts Him well. Loki has potential overall, so don’t underestimate Him.

 

The research files vol. LVIII: Sobek

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I will be covering the egyptian deity Sobek, aka the crocodile God and ruler of the Nile etc. I have no experience in working with Sobek, but have looked into Him in the past and have heard from Him via the media, and in unusual ways, either for better or worse.

Sobek is unsurprisingly Lunar (Cancer, 9°- maternal) and can be thusly be very loving, caring and compassionate, negating His more negative behavioural aspects. He is one that holds back until He sees that this isn’t necessary anymore, and then will go full throttle. I have no real advice for people that want to work with Sobek, general rules apply here.

An interesting video on Him here, detailing His nature:

 

 

Another one, albeit negative experience coming into contact with Sobek of someone that is haunted by Him and almost possessed here.

 

The Research files vol. LI: Caïm

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I will be covering the Goetic spirit Caïm or Camio here; He is said to appear as a thrush or a man dressed in a thrush-like suit; as the description says, He can teach one to talk to animals etc.

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It was when I was thinking about Him, that He appeared to me while in a food cafe telling me that He can teach me how to talk to animals; the prospect of doing so seems “cool” and invaluable, but personally impractical for me. So no dice. This is more for recordkeeping purposes; Caïm is Lunar (17° in Cancer- stands for restriction) & working with Him will not be easy, as success will not happen in a smooth manner. His seal is next to the description in the Goetia. Besides, He isn’t the only one that can do this, as Barbatos (another Lunar, why doesn’t that surprise me since most Lunar spirits in the Goetia deal with languages) is also described as being able to teach one this.

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