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. XXXV: Bariel


The angel Bariel is a wealth angel that is mentioned in the Greater Key of Solomon, specifically on the pentacles of Jupiter. It is said that one of the pentacles, one should engrave and create that pentacle when Jupiter is in Cancer, etc. Unsurprisingly, Bariel is Lunar according to my research, but wealth is not his strongest skill. Nevertheless,  He is quite the potent spirit and a great money maker, especially in Cancer matters, e.g. foods, domestic matters, real estate and so on. His strongest skill is offense & defense, followed by wealth and last but not least general cancerous affairs.

When invoking Bariel, he appeared as a beautiful angel with blue wings with violet tips. Two locks of hair from the front of his face with a man-bun and a mixture of blonde and brunette like hair. Apparel was a white robe with a violet/ blue sash and he had a staff in his hands. At a certain point, he looked like a well-dressed Arab man too. He reminds me of Vassago in the sense that he is distant and only engages when called upon. No dropping in unexpectedly for Him in general. After ritual, my hands and arms felt moist but burning at the same time. This is what Scorpio feels like according to my intuition.

I asked Him too for his seal, which is below. I will keep Him in mind, a great asset to my list of partners. He has the Part of Fortune in his house, and in general, in my experience, most powerhouses have this attribute; Notable examples are Lucifer & Pazuzu. I love how beautiful he is and a bit feminine. But deadly, no doubt.




























* PS In my video I mention adding 2 pentacles of Jupiter, but one of them is the 1st pentacle of the Moon.