Aleister Crowley's Illustrated Goetia: Sexual Evocation
Christopher S. Hyatt, Lon Milo DuQuette, Aleister Crowley, Peter Conte, Daniel Pineda
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In 1904, Aleister Crowley commissioned, edited, and introduced an English translation of The Book of the Goetia of Solomon the King, the first of five magical texts known as the Lemegeton. Yet few have actually worked the system, believing one must conform blindly to the archaic procedures and long-winded conjurations of the original text. But Crowley s attitude toward the Goetia appears to have been different. His masterful expansion and perfection of the Preliminary Invocation of the Goetia is a prime example.
This new edition of the Goetia features an introduction explaining Goetic Magick. Goetia refers to all the operations of that Magick which deals with gross, malignant or unenlightened forces. Goetia is sometimes thought of as a wild card, something that can get out of control, something which expresses the operator's lower desires to control others and improve his own personal life. And, in fact, this potential loss of control, this danger, the desire for self-improvement and great power is exactly what attracts many people to the Goetia while horrifying and repelling others. Crowley's Goetia is brought to life by David P. Wilson with vivid illustrations of the Goetic demons, while Lon Milo DuQuette and Christopher S. Hyatt bring the ancient art of Goetic Magick to life in the modern day. Christopher Hyatt joined with Lon Milo DuQuette and David P. Wilson to glean extraordinary magical and philosophical treasures from this most misunderstood subject.
presumptuous for us to suggest to the reader what Holy Names are most appropriate. It is each magician's quest to determine for himlherself which "Deity or Deities" are harmonious with the magician's own magical universe. The Circle itself is a perfect symbol of divinity. A simple unbroken line with no names at all can be sufficient for individuals whose realization of this abstraction is profound. I have used on occasion a thin silk cord which, after the ceremony (when I felt it advantagous to
Thrones, and partly of that of Angels. 136 The I[(ustrateef Goetia DuQuette • Hyatt • Wifson jfORAS PRESIDENT 1°_10° Aquarius (day) January 20-29 FIVE OF SWORDS MERCURY-MERCURY -m:he Thirty-first Spirit is Foras. He is a Mighty President, and appears in the form of a strong man ill human shape. He can give the understanding to men how they may know the virtues of all Herbs and Precious Stones. He teaches the Arts of Logic and ethics in all their parts. If desired he makes men invisible,
Tlie I[[ustratecf Goetia DuQuette • Hyatt • Wifson 167 rsIFRONS EARL 1°_10° Cancer (night) June 21-July 1 TWO OF CUPS MARS-IRON mhe Forty-sixth Spirit is called Bifrons, or Bifrous, or Bifrovs. He is an Earl, and appears in the form of a monster; but after a while, at the command of the Exorcist, he assumes the shape of a Man. His office is to make one knowledgeable in astrology, geometry, and other arts and sciences. He teaches the virtues of precious stones and woods. He changes dead
readers.) 24 WITH MY BACK AGAINST A WALL It.~as 1975 and I had never been so desperate in my life. My decision to end a "successful" fourteen year career in music had been one of life and death-mine. It was either continue a lifestyle that was destroying my health and my relationship with my wife and young son, or risk not being able to support them. I was trained for nothing practical. Even my college education, such as it was, was as a Drama major. The pocket change I was still earning from
digest what had just happened when we were all startled by the rumblings of what was obviously an old car with a very bad muffler. It 37 TheI[[ustrated Goetia DuQuette • Hyatt • Wifson coughed and choked to a stop directly in front of our apartment and the driver got out and pounded loudly on our door. It was "Mad Bob," one of our oldest and dearest friends. He had been out of the country for several years so we were surprised and delighted to see him again. After surviving his lusty