Sunday, November 2, 2014

Geomancy, the peach-wood wand, and the blood sigil from the Tongue in Tao magick

In direct association with the recent workings as well-in Tao Magic by Laszlo Legesa, the use of Geomancy and the Geomantic box is discussed. As we-in our Golden Dawn initiation in the Zelator AIR degree-created geomantic boxes-these opened up an interesting new twist on further use-than the described use by the Golden Dawn. (I did ask some GD folks-IF perhaps in regards to higher grade work-IF they incorporated any deeper usage of the Geomantic box-but no was known-or shared)...

The Peach-Wood Wand

"precise timing (was required) of Taoist occult rites...after the day and hour of the ceremony has been determined by an astrologer in accordance with the temple's geomancy, and the nature of the (ritual), a list was drawn up of those people whose presence would be inauspicious to the occasion. This was because of their eight characters (i.e. the cyclic double characters for year, month, day and hour of birth), would clash with the elements governing the auspiciousness of the chosen day. In fact, their presence would not only be an expression of disrespect, it might also incur the actual hostility of the spirits.

Equally elaborate was the procedure for making the peach-wood wands used in trance-drawings. In this type of talismanic composition [more often found in South China], the drawing was traced on a thin layer or sand or rice spread on a table (or in the geomantic box). The medium sometimes took the wand in both hands or, alternatively, allowed one hand to be held by the person wanting to establish contact with the Spirits and record the talismantic message. The drawing might be later transferred to paper, particualrly if the diagram was proved to be sufficient powerful. The peach-wood was usually cut from a twig growing on the east side of the tree, since the peach was associated with the immportale paradise of the Queen Motehr of the West, and the arrangement therefore sumbolized the union of East and West. On the side opposite the twig, characters meaning 'Spirit of the Clouds' [yin] would be cut in the bark of the tree. As implements of automatic writing, these wands were regarded as especially powerful and were frequently used in exorcism, as were peach-wood calligraphic swords. According to popular Taoist belief, the instruments used for writing talismans and charms were themselves so powerful that they were capabale of defeating not only ghosts and evil spirits, but also hostile animals and men."

The Blood sigil of the Spirit

In regards to talismanic composition, there are schools which incorporate blood-stained impressions left upon the paper by the cut tongue of the medium. These bloody marks represent the words of the Spirit, and the utterances of spells by the medium. It is also an example of the creation of new talismans by means of mediumistic practices of the Spirit Cloud (shen-hsiao) Sect of Taoism, which dates back to the Hsuan-ho reign period [AD 1119-26] of the Northern Sung Dynasty. These practices have survived until the present day in Hong Kong and Taiwan. M. Saso, in his Taoism and the Rite of Cosmic Renewal, has an illustration of a half-naked medium cutting himself with a sword while in trance, and carrying on his back a talisman dipped in blood."

As a direct result of this research-efforts will be added to ritual-to attempt to call upon the 4 Demon Kings-via trance work, and the Geomantic box-the sand, and the Peach-wood Wand, as personalized sigils will be created via ritual blood-letting in direct association with this Taoist technique and each of the 4 Demon Kings, and talismanic/sigilized compositions...


Another thing that I have come to realization of-and began working with-is the triangles. When working with the archangels-I set the three candles around the altar apex up-the FIRE triangle-

which worked well-which associated with triangle with apex Down with the Infernal work-thus the WATER triangle-

which interestingly enough-presented itself to me-with the glass of cool water-utilized each Monday in my working with the Spirit Realm-and working directly with BOTH San Cyrpiano, and Eleggua on my altar...

Workings and the Cosmology

Of late-my own work has evolved in an interesting direction. I don't usually post like this-but it seemed appropriate at this point...
One thing that has happened-is that I have incorporated Saint Cypriano, which seems to have opened a very different dimension in my own work...
Looking at the Christian dates/holidays-a natural progression appeared in association with my own Cosmology-
Mojo’s Hexen cosmology

  • October 8th-Lord of the Red Hunt- Full Hunter’s Moon: the Full Hunter's Moon: on October 8 will usher in the influence of the Eternal Hunter-Der Ewich Yeeger-the Red Lord of the Hunt-

  • Dame Holle: The arrival of the migrating geese-apple ritual for Dame Holle-

  • Ghost Roads: Time of the Ghost Roads-when the Veil is thin, and the Spirits roam-when we invite our ancestors into our homes-with the sprinkling of graveyard dirt at the 4 borders of our land- MUST BE Before Samhain

  • October 11th-4 Demon Kings: Michaelmas (old date Oct 11th-when Lucifer and the Fallen host were supposed banished from Heaven)  ritual for the 4 Demon kings.

  • January-3 Faced Angel as WitchFather: 3 kings day-Sunday occurring between 2 and 8 January-ritual for the 3 faced angel as WitchFather

  • February-Lilith as WItchMother: Quickening Moon-February-Ritual for Lilith as Witchmother.

  • April-Good Friday-the Friday before Easter

  • June-June 23rd - St. John’s Eve- 
I have incorporated them in direct association-with not only the Saints-but also with the Arch-angels-linked with their shadows aspects in regards to the Demon Kings-therefore-in the Month of September-I was VERY active ritually.
Beginning with the two dates associated with Saint Cypriano-the Feast days of 16 September and the 29th of September...

following these rituals-I begin the operation of acknowledging the aspects of Michaelmas-in direct association with the arch-angels-and the  4 Demon Kings-
September 29th-Michaelmas-or Feast of the Arch-Angels

Old Michaelmas-October 11-the date when Lucifer fell-blackberries were offered to the 4 Demon Kings.
The arch-angels were associated with the 4 Demon Kings thus:

  • EAST-Air Gabriel with Sammuel
  • SOUTH-Fire- Michael with Azazel
  • WEST-Water- Raphael with Azael
  • NORTH-Earth- Uriel with Mahazuel
also-during this time-I did the working for the second of the 4 eclipses in association with the Demon King Azael-the altar set-up for the celebration of the Blood Moon in direct association with the tetra and the 4 Demon Kings-specifically AZAEL-Lord of the Waves & Waters; Infernal King of the Hosts of the Sea-His spirit bottle is opened and prepared to welcome him-Bone, Hag-Stone, and Key open the 3 ways-and the Incense of the 4 Black Thrones burns in his honor...

Incense of the 4 Black Thrones:
12 parts brimstone (sulphur)
3 parts patchouli
3 parts colophony resin
3 parts dammar resin
6 parts sandalwood
7 drops blood from index finger of the left hand of the witch...

After all of these workings-a combination of the sigils:
Sigil of Intent for the Arch-Angels
Sigil of Intent for the ritual of the 4 Demon Kings

created this:

also in association with these series of workings is Heralding in the energies of Der Ewich Yeeger-the Eternal Hunter, with some home brewed beer-a shot of Pow Wow rye whiskey, a Maker's Mark cigar, and some deer jerky from last year's hunt. When deer season gets here this year-the first kill will be dedicated to the Red Lord of the Hunt.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Der Ewich Yeeger-and the changing of the seasons...

the Full Hunter's Moon: on October 8 will usher in the influence of the Eternal Hunter-Der Ewich Yeeger-the Red Lord of the Hunt-He will begin the bloody business of preparations for the Winter-and prepare the feast for Dame Holle-when she rides in on the back of the is then the Time of the Ghost Roads-when the Veil is thin, and the Spirits roam-when we invite our ancestors into our homes-with the sprinkling of graveyard dirt at the 4 borders of our land- to eat and drink from our broken china-to share Spirit-
...this will also be the second lunar eclipse in the tetrad—a series of 4 consecutive total eclipses occurring at approximately six month intervals. The first total eclipse occurred on April 15, 2014, the next two occurring on April 4, 2015, and Sept. 28 2015. For me-these represent a auspicious opportunity in their association with the 4 Demon Kings-and their Terrestrial powers...for me, it also presents a strong connection between Michael (this time of Michaelmas-Sept 29th) and Azazel...and the archangelick balancing aspects with the 4 Demon Kings...

ritual to Saint Cypriano

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Black Cat Bone

Black Cat Bone

(to traditionally to be done on Good Friday)

from the Book of St. Cyprian:

"Cook the body of a black cat in boiling water with white seeds and wood from the willow until the meat is loosened from the bones. Strain the bones in a linen cloth and, in front of the mirror, place the bones, one by one in your mouth, until you find that you have the magic to make you become invisible. Keep the bone with the magic property and, if you want to go somewhere without being seen, place the bone in your mouth."

by Zora Neale Hurston (1931) in the Journal of American Folklore:

“Make a coffin one-half foot long. Dress a small doll in black and put the doll in the coffin. W rite the victim’s name on paper and put it in the coffin under the doll. Don’t cover the coffin. Dig a trench much longer than the coffin. Take a black cat and put it in the grave. Cover the open grave with cheese-cloth and fix it so the cat can’t get out. Take a black chicken and feed it one-half glass of whiskey in which a piece of paper with the victim’s name has been soaked. Put the chicken in with the cat and leave them there for a month. They will die. Then put the coffin in and bury it with a white bouquet at the head and foot.” (Hurston, 1931 as cited in Haskins, 1990, p. 116).

from Harry Middleton Hyatt’s Hoodoo-Witchcraft_Conjuration Vol.2, p.1358:

"An' now it's a bone in his left hin' laig - dat straight bone from de top part of de left hin' laig - y' git dat bone out of him [away]. But yo' jes' want dat bone out de left hin' of de laig.

An' now, it's a straight bone, yo' see, an' it has lak a little joint lak at de top. Now, yo' take a knife or somepin an' yo' cut dat little joint off dat it has at de top. Yo' see, yo' cut it off round at de top.

Now, into dat bone - yo' stuff dat bone. Yo' see it's hollow on de inside of it. Yo' take dat bone an' yo' stuff dat bone.
[Here is a new type of black cat bone {see pp.74-97) dressed or magically prepared {see p.92f.) by an expert.]

Yo' git a powdah, yo' understan', whut dey call five-fingah grass, an' yo' stuff it into dis bone. Yo' git steel dust an' yo' git dat genuine lodestone an' see dat it be 'live. An' jis' make it into dust, an' put dat down into dat bone. Yo' put all dat down into dat bone an' yo' take a piece of cotton - yo' understan', dis cotton dat chew use - an' yo' stuff de top of dat bone. Yo' stuff dat aftah yo' done stuff all de ingredients in dat boen - yo' take a piece of cotton an' yo' stop it at de top, jis' a piece of absorbant cotton.
Yoo' understan'?

Now, yo' keep dat, carry dat bone, an' it must be concealed into a pocket, lak in a wallet or into somepin - jis' keep it oil [oiled] - an' it must be on yore person all de time. An' nobody else must nevah touch dat bone but chew

(What is that lucky for, now?)

Into any game, any kinda games, a crap game, or yo' could go to a lottery game - any kinda game dat chew undertake tuh go into."

Algiers, LA; Informant #1583, Nahnee the "Boss of Algiers"

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Lilith is a 'tricky' energy-to say the least-I have and continue to work with her as 'WitchMother'...

A great deal of the work I have done over the years with Lilith-is Very personal-and I feel pretty confident that for each indivdiual-the relationship-IF that is what it can be called-will be unique...I will say-that for me personally-she is a rather aloof entity-that is at best unapproachable-and she is Very demanding-and zealous.

I have found it best to work with her-via an intermedius energy-I have been successful via work with the 4 Demon Kings-specifically-Mahazuel and Azael and their 'feminine' elemental associations...

I have also learned the hard way-that it is best as a Man-NOT to approach her direct-rather communicate with her via a scrying mirror-while looking over one's left shoulder-this is from YEAR'S of working with her-and I still feel as IF she is a stranger...

She is indeed the Initiatrix-and WitchMother-Creatrix-but she is also- The Dark Queen of Passion-and wears about her throat-the garland of skulls of the impure-directly linked to intentions...

Her Phallic wand-the flesh of the Magus-spews forth Life from one end-and Death from the other...

Lilith-by Andrew Chumbley

Monday, June 2, 2014

Evocation of Chontaret-2nd Decan of Aries-invitation to a Spirit Vessel

ok-today-6/2/14 @ 10:30 - in the Planetary hour of Mars-I did an evocation ritual for Contaret-the 2nd Decan of Aries-"whom governs nostrils and all conditions thereof'-in an effort to stop persistant nose bleeds I have been experiencing...

The Spirit Vessel was filled with a bed of Wild Rue-and a Siderite stone was placed on the bed of herbs. the Vessel's top was removed and made open for the Spirit. This vessel was placed atop a Hex-painted and charged with the energies of Aries-the Planetary influences of Mars-tempered by the Elemental energies of FIRE...

I first evoked Eleggua as the Opener of the Ways-with some home-made incense-based in gun-powder-it sparked like CRAZY!!!

next-I placed Eleggua's key-linking the Opener of the Ways-with the Hex of Chontaret-

the Smoke and the Flames begin to drift towards Eleggua-which I took as a sign of success in Opening the Ways...

Next-I added Dragon's Blood to the censer, and Evoked Chontaret (9) nine times-the number of letters in the Name...

the smoke began to hover over the three candles placed at the points of the Triangle of Manifestation for Chontaret painted on the Hex...

and then slowly begin to form a face in the smoke-directly over the Spirit Vessel-

I conclude that Not only was the Spirit Vessel satisifcatory for Chontaret and his temporary residence while my magickal intentions are made manifest via our alliance-but I was graced by an actual physical manifestation as the form of His Visage!

Close-up of the Visage of Chontaret-2nd Decan of Aries!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

found a really nice-larger piece of Siderite at the Gem & Mineral show today-here is a pic of it sitting on the bed of wild rue...

The following material is taken from Jake-Stratton-Kent's twin volumes-The Testament of Cyprian the Mage-a well researched and presented set of books-and a special treat-for me-is the inclusion of the Decan material-having worked for some time with latromathematics/medical astrology-a personal system which has evolved from Pow Wow principles/basics-I look forward to adding this layer of depth to the practice of stones and herbs-along with the specifics of the Daimons-as set forth in the Sacred Book of Hermes to Asclepius- and their names sigilized-the sigils being based on the Planetary Kamea associated with the specific astrological sign...I have begun work with this-and it looks extremely promising...I am almost finished with volume 1-and although I came to the table with other expectations-this practical aspect-that can be applied to my own work-is a pleasant surprise-I truly enjoy publications-that present material that can be applied in principle to work that an individual is already doing-a rarity these days- going to do some beginning/experimental work with Chonstaret-the Daimon of Aries-2nd Decan-who "governs the nostrils and all conditions thereof'...the stone being siderite and the herb being wild rue...I sigilized the name Chonstaret on the Planetary Kamea/magick square of the planet Mars-which rules Aries-this all directed at a series of minor nose bleeds that I have been experiencing lately-Mars is also associated with the 5th Sefirot Geburah of the Kabbalah-therefore any hex work will incorporate a 5x5x5 triangle for manifestation of the energies associated with the intent-and the colors will be Red-for Mars, (King/Queen color scale) and either Pink red-Prince scale/Bright rose-Princess scale for Aries...(color scheme taken from the King, Queen, Prince, Princess scale of the Golden Dawn...)the sigil will be placed in the center of the Triangle of Manifestation-with the seals of Mars/Aries outside the TofM...
now this will be painted on a circular hex-to be used in the full ritual in direct association with Chonstaret and the stone/herb and a sigilized Red candle-...although my Hexen Craft approach has a great deal of Obvious ceremonial aspects to it-I think it remains True to the Cunning Craft traditions...



Sunday, March 9, 2014


Hexen is a spirit led Craft-growing from seed- its Germanic 

roots blending of formal black book/grimoric ceremonial 

ritual-& folk/volk 

ways-tempered and guided by the cunning flame of 


with Spirits traditional/non-traditional, ancestral/individually 

specific/genii loci- terrestrially grounded-celestially pathed-

embracing the 

truth of fallen wisdom via blood/bone and individual labor at 

the forge of SELF-utilizing the Inner Fire to burn away the 

dross of the Clayborn-to illumine the Star-Child of the 

WitchBlood within...

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Copper ring of Mahazuel for protection against his "deadly, fiery, and poisonous" Breath

…the Four Great Kings ruling in the Four Quarters, or Cardinal Points, viz: East, West, North and South and are not to be called for except it be upon Great Occasions…And the Kings may be bound from 9 til 12 o'clock at Noon, and from 3 till sunset…

Oriens: These four names of Oriens, Paimon, Ariton and Amaymon, are usually allotted to the Evil Kings of the four quarters of the World. Oriens, from Latin Oriens = rising or Eastern. This name is also written Uriens, from Latin, Uro = to burn, or devour with flame. It is probably from Uriens that a mediaeval title of the Devil, viz. "Sir Urien", is derived. The Name is also sometimes written "Urieus," from Latin, "Urios", a title given to Jupiter as presiding over the Wind. Uries is also derivable from the Greek Adj. "Eurus, Eureia, Euru," meaning vast or extensive. By the Rabbins he is also called SMAL, Samael, which is derived from the Hebrew root SML, which means "a figure, image, or idol". It is a name given in the Qabalah to one of the Chief Evil Spirits.
            Paimon: Is also frequently written "Paymon", and sometimes "Paimonia". Probably from Hebrew root POMN, = a tinkling sound or small bell. This is again derived from the Hebrew root POM, = to agitate, impel, or strike forward. The word POMN is employed in Exodus 28, 34; 28, 33; and 39, 25. Paimon is also called by the Rabbins by the title of OZAZL, Azazel, which is a name used in Laviticus with reference to the Scape-Goat. Its derivation is from OZ, = a Goat; and AZL, = to go away. It has frequently been warmly discussed whether the word in question means simple the Scape-Goat, or whether it signifies a Demon to whom that animal was dedicated. But in Rabbinic Demonology it is always used to mean one of the Chief Demons.
            Ariton: It is also often called "Egyn," or "Egin". This name may be derived from the Hebrew root ORH, = to lay bare, to make naked. It may also be derived from the Greek word ARHRETON, + secret, or mysterious, in any sense good or bad. Egin, may be derivable from Hebrew, OGN, = to delay, hinder, or retard. There may also be a connection with the Greek Aix, AIGOS, = a Goat. This Spirit is also called by the Rannins OZAL, Azael, from the root OZ, which means both a Goat, and also vigour, vehemence of force; thus having partly the same root as "Azazel".
            Amaimon: Also written frequently "Amaymon"; perhaps from the Greek word MAIMON, present participle of MAIMAO; and A as an enforcing particle, hence AMAIMON would mean "terrible violence and vehemence". This Spirit is also called by the Rabbins MHZAL, Mahazael, perhaps from the root MZ, = to consume, or devour. Amaymon is spoken of in the various mediaeval Magical works as being a very potent Spirit, and the use of a ring, with Magical characters to hold before the mouth while conversing with him, is recommended as a protection against his deadly, fiery, and poisonous breath.

Weyer deliberately omitted the information on Amaymon, but fortunately the Folger manuscript includes it (p. 74): 
"Amaymon R[ex] is of the South, & is greate & mighty, & he appeareth in the liknes of an old man with a greate bearde, his heres like to an horses heres he hath a bright crowne on his head & rideth upon a fierse lyon roringe, & he shaketh a rodd in his hand & his mini[sters] goe before hime with all manner of Instruments & musicke, & he commeth with other 3 kinges & he gladly doth receive sacrifice & burnt offrings & giftes he maketh aunswere to all thinges, & maketh a man wonderfull cunninge & experte in philosophie, & in the arte Notaria, & he giveth the best acquaintaunce with nobillitye, & confirmeth the doeings therof, as dignitie & promotion, he maye welbe kept in obedience one hower, duringe which tyme he maye be used, but let the maister turne into the South to receive him, & that gentelly & eke with pleasantnes, & declare unto him the thinge thou wouldest have taken in hand, & hold thou thy ringe upon thy face, & he will doe thy will, & call thou him in a fayer Ayer, or daye, & looke that thou have the ringe of Salomon, & the stolle & the ausipites or coronepes (?), He commeth with all manner invisibilitye, & a greate company with him, & there in be kinges i.e. Emlon, Ocarbydatonn, & Madyconn, these kinges be messengers of the kinge of the south."

I believe one of the best descriptions of the ring can be found in Sloane 3853 192r: "As for the rynge you must cause a hope [=hoop] to be cast of copper of an Inche broad wherin must be graven the ebrue [=Hebrew] letters of tetragrammaton with crosse, as here after dothe apere, with armorus spryts writtyn abowt it and well gylt. this rynge must be cast on a thursdaye in the [h]our of Iupiter & must be gylded in the [h]our of venus with Salomons seale and [..]tyn crosses as it dothe apere." I will see if I can post a scan of the accompanying figure, but the band shows "+ I H V H + / ORIENS . EGYN . / PAYMON . AMAYMON ." and the head or bezel has a pentagram with some characters around it.  Another parallel text is in Sl. 3850 124v.

ORIENS, PAYMON, ARITON, and AMAYMON execute the Operations hereof (Abramelin) by means of their Common Ministers.

Take the Symbol (Qamea) in your hand, place it under your hat or cap, upon the top of your head, and you will be secretly answered by the Spirit who will execute that which you wish.

Modified for use with the Rabbins associations...

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Quotes regarding the StarCircle

"Every man and woman is a star."
~Aleister Crowley~

Notes on the Ritual of the Pentagram

by Aleister Crowley
You are supposed to be standing at the intersection of the paths of Samekh and Peh. You are facing Tiphareth (the Sun), thus on your right hand is Netzach (Venus) on your left hand Hod (Mercury), and behind you Yesod (the Moon).
You take one step with the right heel in the hollow of the left foot towards Tiphareth and vibrate the Divine Name as given in the ritual. You then carry round the point of the wand towards Netzach, then take a step again (always recovering after each forward step so that you remain in the centre) and vibrating the Divine Name as before.
Continue the process facing Yesod and vibrating; then Hod, and vibrating; but carry the point of the Wand round to Tiphareth so as to complete the circle.
As you vibrate the Divine Name the angels, as given in the ritual, appear (note that they should appear and if the ritual is properly performed do appear.)
You are thus standing in a Column which is protected by your microcosmic invocation. The consequent result, being macrocosmic response, is that without any effort on your part the hexagram or sixfold star appears both above and below you. (Note the equilibration of 5 = 6). In this way you are completely shut off from the outer and Qliphotic parts of the universe.
Get well into your mind the realization of this Column with its surrounding pentagrams and its hexagrams above and below you. Continuous practice is essential if you are to perform this ritual as you should. It is particularly important not to slur any part of it; to visualize clearly and cleanly the forces invoked, with the exception of the Divine Being, who will not appear, in the ordinary course of events, for such slight cause.
You can figure out for yourself the forms of the angels, or rather archangels. For instance, Raphael, commencing with an "R" will have a head of solar glory and the Peh which follows shows that the rest of him is martial: the "AL" which concludes the name (in the case of most angelic beings) indicates that they wield the sword and the balance.

(received by Edward Kelley and Dr. John Dee)
I am the daughter of Fortitude, and ravished every hour from my youth. For behold I am Understanding and science dwelleth in me; and the heavens oppress me. They cover and desire me with infinite appetite; for none that are earthly have embraced me, for I am shadowed with the Circle of the Stars and covered with the morning clouds. My feet are swifter than the winds, and my hands are sweeter than the morning dew. My garments are from the beginning, and my dwelling place is in myself. The Lion knoweth not where I walk, neither do the beast of the fields understand me. I am deflowered, yet a virgin; I sanctify and am not sanctified. Happy is he that embraceth me: for in the night season I am sweet, and in the day full of pleasure. My company is a harmony of many symbols and my lips sweeter than health itself. I am a harlot for such as ravish me, and a virgin with such as know me not. For lo, I am loved of many, and I am a lover to many; and as many as come unto me as they should do, have entertainment.
Purge your streets, O ye sons of men, and wash your houses clean; make yourselves holy, and put on righteousness. Cast out your old strumpets, and burn their clothes; abstain from the company of other women that are defiled, that are sluttish, and not so handsome and beautiful as I, and then will I come and dwell amongst you: and behold, I will bring forth children unto you, and they shall be the Sons of Comfort. I will open my garments, and stand naked before you, that your love may be more enflamed toward me.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Combination of the WitchBlood work & the StarCircle fully manifest my own 1734 energy current...

I will be working on incorporating the principles of the WitchBlood work in direct relation to the One-as WitchMother, the 3-as 3-faced angel as WitchFather, and the 4 Demon Kings as Famuluii, directly linked to the StarCircle principle of the 7 Planetary/Sefirotic elements into ONE cohesive working to fully manifest my own 1734 energy current.