The Goetia evaluated


I shall give a sort of evaluation on the Goetia as the header suggests; most occultists, especially beginners or wannabe practitioners think a great deal of the Goetia, but the truth is that there are much more applicable ways of going about achieving one’s desires as a magician; don’t get me wrong, the Goetia has great spirits that one can work with, but there are a number of misconceptions.

1. The Goetia only contains demons; WRONG- more than a few of the spirits mentioned in the Goetia are pagan Gods. e.g. Vassago, Bael.
2. The information in the Goetia is 100% correct; WRONG- more than a few spirits have attributes assigned to them that are incorrect, e.g. Bael’s so called “invisibility”, not to mention being able to see into the past, present & future- this is meant in a metaphorical or better said occult manner– NOT literally. As a matter of fact, a good deal of those attributes or specialties are deliberately incorrect as a means of “testing” the operator- only those that possess the skill, wisdom & insightfulness and can withstand the errors He / She makes through experience and trial and error will see past the misdirection & uncover the truth of things.
3. One must have all the implements as described; WRONG- a number of the items described were mentioned in a metaphorical or figurative sense, but not to be taken literally; besides, implements are necessary primarily within the scope or limits of traditional Magick– practicing Magick in a modern context is more practical, especially to the average person.
4. The spirits mentioned are parts of the brain; WRONG- See here.

These are a few notable points that I addressed, and aside from the Goetic spirits mentioned above, I have worked with PaimonAgares and Bune too. So plenty of experience in dealing with the Goetia to say the least (see the playlist below). Again, these guys are good for work, but I still generally choose the Archangels over them, and spirits mentioned in other grimoires, like The order of the pentacles, e.g. Bariel or Parasiel. These guys pack quite a punch. But for the last time, don’t write the Goetia off- Belial is one of those that I hold dear to my heart, as well as Lucifer from the Grimorium Verum.

Goetic spirits I’ve covered below

See these interesting articles/videos as well regarding the other Magickal systems of the Lesser key of Solomon / Goetia:

* A search query on my website for the word “Goetia” also yields interesting results:

The research files vol. XVI: Bael


I invoked Bael or Baal some time ago, and for those that do not know who he is, he is an infernal spirit mentioned in the grimoire called the Goetia; See here for the wiki page on him. He also has pagan roots and is presumably the same as the pagan God Ba’al.

When I invoked Bael, he was very humble and is the first spirit that I have summoned that has asked me what voice I wanted him to speak in & what appearance he ought to take; he displayed then as a middle-eastern human male, dressed neatly, in red and black & toggled up and down between that and a giant toad. So the traditional look as is written. I liked his human form the most and told him to retain that form. His voice was half human and half giant frog. The turban he wore turned into a crown every now & then and he held a scepter that turned into a spear, which I liked more. He also did chain-mail and breastplate armor on near the end of the ritual, as well as showing me his cat form.

I had a dream the day after where I was being chased by a giant frog and that it was trying to eat me. Not horrific, but more hazy & unclear.

Regarding information on Bael, and his skills, he is Martian in nature (Aries, 8°) and has proficiency in handling weapons, aside from basic Martian traits. There does lie a small chance of misfortune in working, dealing with him and the results. Lastly, he is good at bringing in money on a stable basis, albeit this will take some time. His skill that he is most well-known for, the ability to make people invisible or teach them to do so, is by far not his strongest trait; this was most likely just “bestowed” upon him and he has gotten better at it over time, but he is no “shiner” when it comes to clairvoyance.