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...