Sunday, December 27, 2015

Mazikim & Shedim

Lilith as WitchMother
Mazikim - 2 classes
fallen angels & half supernatural/half humn
Lilin-"begotten of Adam on the one side and Lilith...on the other.

born from relations (sexual) with 2 angels (Aza & Azael-Lord of the Waves & the Waters, King of the Host of the Sea) with Na'amah-daughter of Lamech-great-great grandson of Enoch. Shedim can "Assume any shape & form they like and are able to see without being seen themselves.

Adam begat Cain, who begat Enoch, who begat Enoch, who begat Methushael, who begat Lamech-who begat Tubal Cain & Na'amah with his wife Zillah.

Cain was a Lilin.
Agrimus was the 1st born of Adam & Lilith-therefore the first Lilin...

Friday, September 18, 2015

Preparations for the final Demon King ritual in association with the Tetrad Full Blood Moon Eclipse

The concept for the final Demon King ritual in direct association with the Tetrad-Full Blood Moon Eclipse on September 27th, 2005 is composed of representation of AIR of AIR and WATER of WATER or True WATER and AIR. In this format-WATER of WATER is the Tarot card Queen of Cups, and AIR of AIR is the King of Swords. So the ritual should be Elementally balanced. In this approach-although influenced by the energies of the Dual Queens-Cups and Wands. Although this is auspicious, as Mahazuel/Mahalakla is the Northern intermediary for Lilith as the WitchMother/WitchQueen. The alignment of the energies feel spot on-and condusive to what the intentions of the ritual are. Interestingly enough-as the original intentions of the series of Demon King workins were like a ‘meet-and-greet’ between me and the 4 Kings for future work-now-I feel that not only have they graciously accepted the formal introductions-but they have laid a foundation on which to build and a direction in with to go-with this final ritual.
The energies described will give us Mutable, Cardinal, and Kerubic forms, Expanding EARTH, Active AIR and WATER, and the Stability of WATER through the link to FIRE via the WATER of FIRE assimilation by placement of the birth signs of the particpants. My personal Expansion energy will couple nicely with the stabilizing energy of the participant opposite me-in the North/South continuum, for pulling the energy of the Phurpa as Axis Mundi in the center of the sacred space-grounded by the dual current of the other participants-as Active AIR/WATER-East/West. That in and of itself is a form of Circle-in the perspective of ‘Cone of Power’ concept-as the energy will be pulled from the North-Mahazuel/Mahakala and charge in the center as the Phurba/Axis Mundi-and cannot leave the sacred space via the stable/grounding energy-which will project back to the center-As Above-So Below. “One of the principal methods of working with the Phurba/kila and the actualize its essence-quality is to pierce the earth with it, sheath it, or as is common with Himalayan shamanic traditions, to penetrate it vertically, point down into a basket, bowl or cache of rice )or other soft grain if the kila is wooden) The terms employed for the deity and the tool are interchangeable in Westeren scholarship. In the Humalauan shamanic tradition the kila may be considered as axis mundi (Muller-Ebelling 2002) affirm that for the majority of Nepalese shamans, the kila is cognate with the world-tree, either in their visualizations or in initiatory rites or other rituals. The kila is used as a ritual implement to signify stability on a prayer ground during ceremonies, and only those initiated in its use, or otherwise empowered, may wield it. The energy of the kila is fierce, wrathful, piercing, affixing, transfixing. The kila affixes the elemental process of “Space (Sanskrit” Akasa) to the Earth, thereby establishing an energetic continuum. The kila, particularly those that are wooden are for shamanic healing, harmonizing, and energy work and often the two nagas (Sanskrit for snake serpent, or dragon, also refers to a class of supernatural entities or deities) entwined on the blade
On the blade, reminiscent of the staff or Asclepius and the caduceus of Hermes. Kila often also bear the ashtamangala, swastika, sauwastika and/or other Humalayan, Tantric, or Hindu iconography or motifs. The magick of the Magickal Dagger comes from the effect that the material object has the realm of the spirit. The art of tantric magicians or lamas lies in their visionary ability to comprehend the spiritual energy of the material object and to willfully focus it in a determined direction (Muller-Eberling 2002) “Without the Phurba inside himself, the shaman has no consciousness” ‘the shaman himself is the phurba, he assumes its form in order to fly into other worlds and realities. So in essence we are establishing a  ‘energetic continuum’ by utilizing the phurba being ‘otherwise empowered’ as the axis mundi centered in the ‘prayer ground’. This is be beyond a shadow of a doubt an initiatory rite on some-level-for everyone involved. “By Names and Images are All Powers Awakened and Re-Awakened.”
Now-the point where the energies of Mahazuel and Mahakala are fused via the EARTH/FIRE North/South continuum is important. The Black/EARTH Mahazule candle will be lit when Mahazuel is evoked, and then after Mahakala is evoked and gifted the Red Coral-the Combined Black/Red EARTH/FIRE candle of the North/South continuum will be lit, and the dual energies will be evoked together. The mallow candle will be lit in the center of the Demon Cauldron-placed upright in the rice-this should help maintain control over the energies.
Via the StarCircle, Mahazuel is evoked via his sigil through the energies/personification of the Planetary influences of Mercury in the North-via the Sefirot HOD-and Mahakala will be evoked via his sigil through the energies/personification of the Planetary influences of Venus in the South-via the Sefirot NETZACH. In essence this should establish the energies of Mahazuel as Intellectually ground/practical-and Mahakala as affectionately fiery/impassioned. This energy should be very auspicious for the transmutation of the dual aspects of the King energy-although the grounding nature of the Expanding EARTH and the Stable WATER will be necessary.

 Altar with the items to be consecrated-to include the Red/Black mdos or thread-cross "These threads symbolize the ‘thread’ that is the literal meaning of the word ‘tantra’ and describe the manner in which each point in time and space is the warp and weft of the loom of experiential / existential emptiness."

The Black sigilized Mahazuel candle that mysteriously fell over and broke during the last ritual involving the 4 Demon Kings (2014)

The new Black/Red-sigilized Mahazuel/Mahakala candle that will be lit from the old Black Mahazuel candle in the upcoming full blood moon eclipse ritual.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Cain the childe of Lilith

"He who is the Son of the Lady-Night
Cain the childe of Lilith
mother of all abominations
from whose womb brought forth those with a darkling

But perhaps we say too much..."

Totemic Invocation of Shadow Selves
~Jack Macbeth~
(Orland Britts)

Friday, July 3, 2015

Tsakli or Initiation cards

Tsakli (also “tsakalis”) are Tibetan Buddhist miniature paintings, normally produced as thematic groups or sets, which are used in rituals as initiation cards, and in training.

Melek Taus

The subjects found on tsakli are similar to the better known larger Tibetan thangka scroll paintings on cloth, but much simpler, usually showing only a single deity, or a pair. The subjects are usually deities or ritual objects and offerings associated with these deities are represented on the tsaklis. Occasionally, Tibetan inscriptions on the backside can identify the subjects which are painted on the front.
The tsakli which are normally painted in sets which can comprise from 6 to almost 100 small paintings of similar subjects are used as offerings in temples or in rituals. For example, before a temple building is started, the area can be marked with tsakli representing protective deities. In this case they are mounted on small wooden sticks. Similarly tsakli can be used by a buddhist lama to remove evil influences from a sick person, from a tree which does not bear fruit or a stack of grain which is going to be thrashed. A tsakli can also be placed in a portable shrine or box (Tibetan “gau”) and carried as a device giving protection to the traveller or pilgrim who carries this box around the neck or on a shoulder strap.
The majority of tsakli are painted on cloth (like most of the tangkas) or cardboard. There exist also tsakli which are printed from woodblocks on cloth or paper. Larger sets of tsakli are kept between two wooden covers in a similar manner as pages of Tibetan books are protected.
Tsakli are traditionally assembled into sets and may represent Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Yidams, Gurus, mantras, sacred symbols and ritual implements. They are an important visual aid when conferring empowerments. The vast majority of these images are painted on cloth.
Many Mongolian miniature paintings were actually worn in an amulet box or kept inside a portable shrine and were revered as efficacious protection amulets.
Among the numerous items employed in Tibetan ritual is a genre of miniature painting little known in the occident and rarely spoken of in the liturgical literature translated into western languages. These are the 'Tsakli' or 'Initiation Cards' .Tsakli paintings are employed in numerous ritual situations such as empowerment, ritual mandalas, transmission of teachings, substitutes for ceremonial items, visualization aids and funerals. The subjects depicted in tsakli cover a vast range from main deities and protectors to their various power attributes and appropriate offerings. While tangka paintings often depict these subjects in rich detail, tsakli are unique in that they generally focus on just one item at a time. One card may have a Mahakala, for example, another card would depict the vajra attribute, another the rosary of heads, another may have the skull cup and so on. This individualized approach may add up to form an entire mandala set of cards with over a hundred paintings.
To facilitate visualization during ritual tsakli are sometimes briefly shown to the initiates by the officiating lama by simply holding the card at arms' length, or they may be held by a stick as part of other ritual items in the altar. Sometimes the cards being displayed in an altar are changed gradually over a course of several days as a series of teachings unfold or they may be integrated with torma offerings to form a tridimensional mandala. Tsakli with the guardians of the four quarters may be set up facing the appropriate directions during the construction of a new monastery building. Or they are placed singly within a portable altar called Gau to be carried during a long journey. Tsakli often serve as substitutes for ritual items which are difficult to procure such as precious stones of different colors, or flayed skins of demons.
To facilitate visualization during ritual tsakli are sometimes briefly shown to the initiates by the officiating lama by simply holding the card at arms' length, or they may be held by a stick as part of other ritual items in the altar. Sometimes the cards being displayed in an altar are changed gradually over a course of several days as a series of teachings unfold or they may be integrated with torma offerings to form a tridimensional mandala. Tsakli with the guardians of the four quarters may be set up facing the appropriate directions during the construction of a new monastery building. Or they are placed singly within a portable altar called Gau to be carried during a long journey. Tsakli often serve as substitutes for ritual items which are difficult to procure such as precious stones of different colors, or flayed skins of demons.
The materials employed for tsakli are generally either primed cloth or cardboard made by gluing several layers of Himalayan paper. Some very rare sets have been made on very thin sheets of Himalayan mica carefully painted and then trimmed and glued on the edges. Other sets have been made from carved woodblocks and then printed either on paper or cloth. The large sets of tsakli were often carried between wooden covers specially carved to size.
So far, there is no evidence of tsakli use in ancient India, China or South East Asia, so it may be a purely Tibetan custom. With our scant knowledge about this genre of ritual art it is impossible to speculate when tsakli use may have begun. The only certain thing is that they deserve an important place among the ancient ritual arts of Tibet and the outlying regions.
Lobsang Lhalungpa notes the spellings tsak-li and tsa-ka'-li, and adds; "Tsakali are primarily used for single or serial empowerments. Besides figures of deities, tsakalis also depict every set of symbols and offerings, including ritual objects. Sometimes a tsakali of a chosen deity is placed in a traveller's shrine (ga'u)." Tsakali does not appear to be a Tibetan word but may be derived from a  Sanskrit word or compound.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

San Cypriano- Black Cat Bone of Power

After 3+ months of work-the Black Cat Bone magickal operation concluded last night with the creation and charging of the Bones of Power...
We began the process by setting up the altar...dedicated to San Cypriano, and his historical working with the Black Cat from the Grimoires associated with him.

This extended Working began on the Eve of Good Friday. A Black Cat candle was light-along with San Cypriano incense obtained from Lucky Mojo.

Like all workings that are done-we spread everything out on an old card table, and start to work...

Per the African American folk formulas, as set forth in Both "Hoodoo - Conjuration - Witchcraft - Rootwork" by Harry Middleton Hyatt, and .Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and Men, we began the process. 

First we sawed the ends off the bones-which should be the "straightest left hind leg bone", and filled them with 5-finger grass.

This was poked down into the hollow of the bones with a ice pick. According to Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic by Catherine Yronwode-5-finger grass can be utilized for the following:

  • Card-Player's Luck in Gambling.
  • Money-Drawing.
  • Keeping a Traveler from getting Lost.
  • Clear Away Crossed Conditions.
  • Protect Your Household.
  • Spiritually Cleanse a Jinxed House.
...and interestingly enough-coming Full Circle regarding my own Hexen work-In Pow-Wow or The Long Lost Friend by John George Hohman, it is described to "be used to Gain a Favor, '...certainly obtain that which you desire." 

Next- shavings and small pieces of Lodestone 

were added to the interior of the bones.

Lodestone is described by Cat Yronwode "to be held in high regard as a powerful amulet and good luck charm because its strong magnetic influences are thought to attract Power, Favours, and Gifts."

Next, according to the old African American formula-raw cotton, chewed in the mouth until soft-was used to seal the ingredients inside the Black Cat Bone.
Cotton is described in Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs as associated with:

  • Luck.
  • Healing.
  • Protection.
  • Rain. 

...and perhaps my favorite- Fishing Magic!

Now you take the separate pieces of Bone and link them back together with black wax. Afterwards you take a $2 and roll the Bone in it.

The deal with the $2 bill is that is it often considered lucky- "Two Buck Luck" Some folks say they're bad luck.
Those who shy from the $2 bill give a variety of reasons they associate with 'Bad Luck":
  • At one time a session with a prostitute cost $2, thus possession of one of those bills proved its holder had been consorting with ladies of the evening. Under this line of thought, at the very least the bill at some point in its career had been through a joy house and was now forever tainted.

  • In the days when election-rigging was the norm, campaign bosses would hire men to vote for their candidate. The ringers would be trucked in, given names from the voters' list to claim as their own, and the name of the man they were to vote for. Once they'd done the deed, they would each be rewarded with a $2 bill. The same fellows would be moved from polling place to polling place, each time to assume new names, vote for the same guy, and be paid again. Having $2 bills in your wallet was therefore proof you'd sold your vote.

  • The standard bet in American horse racing was two dollars, and winners were paid with $2 bills. Ergo, possession of a sheaf of these notes was prima facie evidence that one had been betting on the hay burners. Given the prohibitions against gambling (in the not-so-distant past it was considered an activity thoroughly steeped in sin), no respectable person wanted to be associated with it, not even by happenstance.

Aside from ladies of the night, horse races, and bought votes, another reason given as the likely source of the $2 bill's perceived unsavory aspect stems from its most common name: "Deuce" is one of the many slang terms for the Devil himself!

Whatever the cause, $2 bills are widely considered unlucky. For those troubled by this association, superstition offers a counter to two-dollar ill luck: tear a corner from the bill. Some who hold this view assert that one must discard the bill once all its corners are gone.

Then the Bone, wrapped in the $2 was secured with Black Thread.

Next the black thread on the Bone was sealed with black wax. While the wax was hot the metal of San Cypriano was pressed into it-in honor of San Cypriano-as Patron Saint of Sorcererous deeds.

Saint Cyprian , has a long history in association with the Black Cat. In The Book of St. Cuprian: The Sorcerer's Treaure, translated by Jose Leitao-the following specific spells are listed:

  • Great Magic of the Fava Bean.
  • Magic of the Bone of the Black Cat's Head.
  • Magic from the hairs of Black Cats 'copulating'.
  • Execute Vengeance on an Enemy utilizing a Black Cat Bone.
  • Generating a tiny devil with the eyes of a Black Cat.
Now the Black Cat Bones need to be 'dressed' with Van Van Oil, and Florida Water.
Van Van oil is sometimes associated wtih "Opening the Way to Visions and/or Psychic Clarity" Sticks, Stones, Roots, and Bones: Hoodoo, Mojo & Conjuring with Herbs by Stephanie Rose Bird. 
  • Some of the properties of Van Van oil traditionally are:
  • Banishing and Clearing Evil
  • Purification
  • Ritual Preparation
  • Protection
  • Meditation
  • Turnaround-back luck becomes best luck, and poor investment turn into abundance
  • Good luck in Money, Business, Gambling, and Love.
  • As a Road Opener.
Traditionally Van Van Oil is believed to have come from New Orleans LA, specifically in the West Bank district of Algiers, across the river from the French Quarter. 

Florida Water or  Eau de Cologne water is next. Florida Water is used in rituals of home protection and spiritual cleaning, to scent bowls of water set out for the spirits of the dead, as a basis for making an ink-dyed scrying water, to draw gambling luck and for other ritual and cosmetic purposes among people of African-diaspora descent in the United States and the Caribbean. 

Now the Black Cat Bones of Power are filled with 5-finger grass/lodestone, rolled in a $2 bill, and dressed with Van Van oil/Florida Water, and ready to be ritually charged in the Name of San Cypriano as Patron Saint of Sorcery, and in the Infernal Names associated with our personal Cosmology. 

Working with San Cypriano is a very personal process-based to a great extent on an Individuals magickal congress with the Saint-and the ritual work involved.
One of the things I was shown via Spiritual Congress in direct association with the Black Cat Bone working-is that after the initial exhuming of the Black Cat skeleton-a bone is gifted to the Saint, transforming him from the Traditional Catholic Saint-in purple robes-to the Sorceress Patron Santos dressed in Black/Red. As such-the traditional purple candle of the Saint transforms 

Into the Black/Red energies of the San Cypriano candle sigilized with the Ponto of San Cypriano (Exu by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold, and Drum & Candle: First-Hand Experiecnes and Accounds of Brazilian Voodoo and Spiritism by David St. Clair...

Most Holy San Cypriano
Patron Santos of Sorcererous Deeds!
May you Infuse these Black Cat Bones
with POWER!
with the Powers of the Infernal Realm
with the Powers of the Sorcerer's Path
with the Powers of the Crossroads
with the Powers of the Old Magick!
I Beseech you San Cyrpiano!
I Beg you San Cypriano!
I Pray to you San Cypriano!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Tailsman for BRYSOUS- 2nd Decan of Virgo

"The second decan of Virgo is Brysous and has the following form: the head of a horned goat, wrapped in bandages down to the feet, holding in his right hand a sceptre and in his left a jar [canopic?]. It regulates conditions of the bowels. Engrave it on the stone dendrites [probably coral], place beneath it the plant liquorice set in what you wish and bear with me. It gives blessed relief, but you must abstain from the flesh of crane."
~The Sacred Book of Hermes to Asclepius~
The Testament of Cyprian the Mage
Jake Stratton-Kent

BRYSOUS-2nd Decan of Virgo-Angelick Spirit for healing (Bowels)

Background color-Golden Dawn Princess scale (for manifestation in ASSIAH-the physical realm) Cerise rayed pale Green
Symbols color-Violet or Plum
Divine Sefirot Name-(Hod) ELOHIM TZABAOTH-"God of Hosts"
Atziluth Realm: Planetary- Mercury-RAPHAEL
Briah Realm: Elemental- EARTH-AURIEL
Yetzirah Realm: Astrological- Virgo- RAPHAEL
Assiah Realm: 2nd Decan of Virgo- BRYSOUS
Tarot Card- Ten of Pentacles


Herb-Root of Licorice

Saturday, April 4, 2015


Tetrad-3rd Bloodmoon Eclipse

I awoke early-as the full energy of the 3rd Bloodmoon Eclipse of the Tetrad would be a maximum strength at 7:00 a.m. The altar was prepared the night before. It was the altar of AZAZEL-as Scapegoat-linked to the energies of sacrifice and ritual. The ram's skull was positioned, with the top red candle of the masculine/FIRE triangle of summoning was at the apex-betwixt the horns- AZAZEL's sigilized candle was lit-and his Spirit Bottle was opened. He was gifted some of the Sulphur/Brimstone gifted to me from Ethiopia. The Geomantic box was placed on the altar as well-along with the ritually obtained Taoist Peach Wand. Eleggua was present as the Opener of Ways.

Altar for AZAZEL as Demon King of the South-Lord of the Flames the Lightening, King of the Spirits of FIRE.

A red ribbon was tied around the left horn of the Ram's skull representative of the sacrificial Scapegoat.

First Eleggua was Evoked-to Open the Ways-then AZAZEL was evoked as WATCHER-(...of Hidden Things and Guardian of Secrets) - His sigil was ritually drawn in the sand of the Geomantic box (Ritually created for the 1=10 Zelator Grade of EARTH in the Golden Dawn) with the ritually obtained Taoist Peach Wand. 

Geomantic Box with Taoist Peach Wand

Drawing the Sigil in the Sand of the Geomantic Box with the Taoist Peach Wand

Sigil of AZAZEL-Lord of the Flames and the Lightening, King of the Spirits of FIRE

Then AZAZEL was called upon be present for the creation of a blood sigil "between me and thee" in which the tongue was ritually pierced-as per the Taoist tradition and a page of the Grimoire of the WitchBlood was 'licked' in which the blood formed the personalized sigil between Magician and Demon King.

A"vaina" or flamboyan tree pod rattle was utilized to stir up the energy for a brief period after the ritualized sigil's creation, and then the Spirits were dismissed, being given the License to Depart.
Since the intensity and frequency of ritual and recent 'unexplained' activities, it was decided to do a Lesser Banishing of the Pentagram, to ground, and settle the energies that had been evoked over the past two nights and month. 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Black Cat Bone ritual part 2

This is a brief overview of my MY interpretation of the Black Cat Bone ritual-done at Midnight on Good Friday-taken from various sources and different traditions-led directly via Spiritual Congress and modified to meet my individual intentions-primarily from African American sources-the best being Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and Men.
the dressing of the secondary bone comes from interview sources in Hoodoo, Conjuration, Witchcraft, Rootwork by Harry Hyatt.
this ritual is a combination of sources-primarily based on old Southern traditions in regards to the Black Cat Bone ritual- aspects of which were documented in Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and Men. The poppet and coffin will be placed in the grave from which the black cat (which died a traumatic death) will be exhumed. This will be in exchange for the bones...In these aspects there are at least two primary bones-the One Bone of Power-and the created bone-which is the straightest left hind leg, which is filled with five-finger grass, steel dust from a lodestone, sealed with a chewed piece of white cotton-dressed in Van Van oil and Florida Water cologne,and finally wrapped in a $2 bill...this bone can be used magickally for several purposes...
For me the burial of the coffin in exchange for the bones-and the direct association with the timing of Good Friday at Midnight-and the Hallowing of Hell are important..
The colors associated with the Saint Cyprian statue is something that has been an issue for me for some time-as I have seen several of the statues painted differently-in my own work-and spiritual congress-I was shown that after retrieving a ritual black cat bone-in my case it will be a rib, and attaching it to Saint Cyprian's crozier-it is symbolic of the transformation of Saint Cyprian in his White/Purple robes from Christian back to Magician in the Red/Black robes of San Cypriano of the Grimoires...and calls upon the infernal aspects of the Saint as Nefarious Patron...
also-although primarily there is ONE ritual detailed in the San Cypriano grimoires, and ONE bone to use-there are actual several traditional methods for Black Cat Bone rituals, and several uses for different bones-3 to be exact-the primary Bone of Power, a secondary bone which can be ritually prepared for various uses-Invisibility, Luck in gambling, Return of a Lover-etc...and finally the Bone of Transformation for Saint Cyprian himself-from his role as Christian Saint-to San Cyrpiano-Patron Saint of Magick.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Black Cat Bone ritual

Midnight Good Friday

Poppet utilized in exchange for the exhumation of the Black Cat.

Coffin with poppet wrapped in black cloth sealed with red wax. Medallion of Saint Cyprian imprinted in the red wax of the coffin lid.

At the grave of the black cat, dressed candle, statue, coffin, San Cypriano oil, atop Ponto.

mojo placing the coffin in the open grave after bones have been exhumed.

Coffin placed in open grave-black cat's skull just above it-the rest of the bones in the cauldron...

San Cypriano in cauldron of black cat bones-black cat candle burning-black cat skull circled in crushed egg shells to be 'rebirthed' in the Spirit...

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Seven Heavens

The First Heaven:

Name: Shamayim or Wilon

Etymology: From a root word meaning "lofty height" or "sky." Shamayim literally means "The 

Heavens" or "The Skies." Wilon (Vilon) means "curtain" or "veil." It also directly implies cloud 

cover or atmosphere, coming from 'Sham'-'mayim', meaning: "there is water."

Aeon: Gabriel

Ruler: Levannah (Gabriel)

Governors: Sidriel and Hasidel

Function: The lowest Heaven which borders this world. It is the firmament, or atmosphere & 

acts as a veil covering. This is where those angels who work directly with the world (or perhaps, 

physical universe), and its creatures. It is a border which is passed when traveling between the 

higher spheres of Heaven to Earth. It is where the upper waters, clouds and winds are held. 

These are all held, according to Enoch, in a "great sea" which connects to a river in which fire

 flows like water that stretches throughout the upper Heavens, ending at the foot of God's throne

 as the "lake of fire." The land is said to be shimmering, and "seven times brighter than silver." 

Time in the Shamayim is regulated to reflect our reality, and there are hours and days in this

 Heaven that flow naturally, though they can be manipulated by the inhabitants such as the 

Watchers, who can speed or slow moments on Earth for their observation. 

Inhabitants: Primarily those in the choir of Angels and Archangels. All guardian angels and

 lunar angels spend much of their time here under the authority of Gabriel. The astronomy 

angels or "Rah" (guardians / personifications) of the stars dwell within the First Heaven, as do 

the "Rah" of snow, ice and dew. The 200 Watchers which were called "Grigori" who came to

 Earth and corrupted mankind were stationed in the Shamayim as well. It is also the eternal 

home of Adam and Eve. All stars, planets and galaxies are found in this Heaven along with 

their ruling angels. 

The Second Heaven:

Name: Raquia

Etymology: Most accurately translated as "expanse", though the Hebrew word for 


is similar and often considered a translation.

Aeon: Raphael

Ruler: Labbiel (Raphael)

Governors: Barakiel and Zacharael

Function: Dwelling place of the chariot / palaces of the Sun (where solar angels dwell) and 

also of Christ & John the Baptist. This Sphere of Heaven has an almost direct line to Gehenna, 

the borders of Hell, where those of the fallen who can be saved are kept in darkness awaiting 

judgement (according to Enoch this includes the fallen Grigori, though they are also said to be 

imprisoned in the 6th Heaven). According to Jewish mysticism, this connection between 

Heaven and Hell is used by the order of restoration/healing angels known as the Labbim to 

retrieve the lost who wish to be pure but can not save themselves. As the angel of restoration, 

Raphael (Labbiel) is the governing prince of the Labbim and is primarily stationed here where 

several Labbimic temples throughout the Raqui'a are used by the inhabitants of Heaven to 

keep their purity. The sun rises and sets here as it does on Earth, revealing the night sky stars 

of the First Heaven (Though time is said to be somewhat different, in the Raquia, from our 

reality and the Shamayim). 

Inhabitants: Solar angels and Principalites, who govern regions of the Earth and properties 

of creation. The angels who govern Earthly elements, called the Af. Although some Malachim 

of the choir of angels work here, they inhabit the First Heaven primarily. Dominions, the angels 

who distribute charges to angels of lesser choirs can sometimes be found here. Angels of fury 

and wrath were once kept here, but are now in the 5th Heaven. Nuriel and his host of 50 angels 

"composed of fire and water" once dwelled here, but are usually found in the 6th Heaven.

The Third Heaven:

Name: Sagun or Shehaqim

Etymology: Shehaqim Sagun (Sakun) is a variation of the word "shakhan" which means, "to 

dwell (in)" or "home." In Akkadian, shakan meant "place of peace" or "perfection" and was 

synonymous with paradise.

Shehaqim is derived from the root "shachaq" which means "small dust ground from the skies" 

from the older form of "shakh'ak", meaning: "to grind, beat, or wear down". It has been 

translated as mist, clouds, or ash smoke as it can indicate any extension of the firmament... 

However, it is most likely a term referring to the manna production of this Heaven, where the 

substance is made by refining through attrition by grindstones. The term "shehaqim" is most 

commonly used in Hebrew to refer to "clouds" or "grindstones."

Aeon: Michael

Ruler: Anahel 

Governors: Azrael and Baradiel

Function: This heaven is the spiritual resting place of the garden of Eden, where it borders on 

the 5th Heaven. Shehaqim, like the Raqui'a, also borders on Gehenna just north of Eden. The 

flaming river runs through this sphere and separates Hell from paradise along a desolate 

expanse of cold and ice. Here, according to Enoch, was the original habitations of the angels 

of retribution and wrath, who bound & punished the wicked. In paradise, angels under the 

authority of Michael carry and store manna (brought from the 4th Heaven) as bees store honey 

(these angels are actually often referred to as actual manna producing bees). The manna is 

also refined through a pair of vast millstones and made into a fine powder (hence the name for 

the heaven: "Shehaqim" ). According to St. Paul, the heaven has a gate of golden pillars and is 

the dwelling place of Enoch the scribe. Three hundred angels of light accompany him there and 

guard the orchards of paradise which stretch into the 5th Heaven and include the Tree of Life. 

Time in the Shehaqim somewhat resembles time in the 2nd Heaven, though it is more unstable 

and can be faster or slower (less linear) than time in our reality. 

Inhabitants: The "shining ones" who guard the gates of Eden. Those cherubim who guard the 

Tree of Life. Many Arelim are stationed here as well as Michael's angels of manna. Most 

angels of the choir of Powers make their home in the Shehaqim, where they administer control 

over the borders of Gehenna. Dominions are often working between the 4th and 6th Heavens, 

and so are found here also. By name: Zotiel, Zefon, Johiel, and Azrael dwell here.

The Fourth Heaven:

Name: Machanon (Machen) or Zebhul (Zevul)

Etymology: Machanon comes from the root word "makhon", and means "central site", "base" 

or "foundation." Zebhul means "the innermost part of a house" or roughly "home/temple." 

Because it is a name for Heaven, in Akkadian it was roughly translated to mean "high place" or 


Aeon: Ariel

Ruler: Michael or Phanuel (equated Ariel & Uriel in unison)

Governors: Anael and Zahakiel

Function: The center-most Heaven. Zebhul runs into the Shehaqim (3rd Heaven), so that the 

garden of Eden is at its borders. The Tree of Understanding (knowledge of good and evil) is 

held here in a great orchard, along with, according to Enoch, the Tree of Life. (Most accounts 

place the Tree of Life surrounded by Cherubim within the 3rd Heaven, with the Tree of 

Understanding in Zebhul where it is guarded by Azrael.) Also in Zebhul is the site of the 

Heavenly Jerusalem and the Temple and altar of God, all prepared for the saints and the souls 

of the righteous who are spared after judgement. The city is made of gold, encircled by 12 

gated walls each with its own tower, and surrounded by four rivers of honey, milk, wine and oil 

respectively. The geography of this Heaven is peculiar, as it has no defined borders but 

stretches from the 5th Heaven to the 3rd. Its boundaries are defined by the Tree of Knowledge 

which stands in the orchard of Eden (which is divided between the 3rd Heaven and Zebhul), 

and the outskirts of the New Jerusalem which run into a great ocean that borders the prisons in 

the 5th Heaven. This sea stretches into a river which runs through the 5th Heaven and another 

which runs into the 3rd to cross into Eden (some say it is the river called Pison). The 4th 

Heaven is the domain of duality (sometimes this title is credited to the 6th Heaven) and the 

seat of time (and inevitability). It acts as a clock which keeps time in Heaven (although, in the 

Machanon, time stands still like at the eye of a storm). Time, as we would see it is then 

completely based on will and personal perception of its inhabitants, and events do not occur in 

a definable linear pattern (this is true of the 6th and 7th Heaven as well). The chariots of the sun 

& moon cross the 4th Heaven drawn by winds shaped like a phoenix and a brazen serpent, 

with faces like lions and lower parts like that of Leviathan. When the phoenix chariot crosses 

the sky, Ariel governs this Heaven, and when the serpent is above the Heaven is ruled by Uriel. 

Together they are equated with the angel Phanuel, and they regulate time as it is experienced 

in the Heavens. 

Inhabitants: Azrael and the "shining ones" who guard the gates of Eden. Primarily Arelim, Af 

(elemental property angels) and angels of time. Most of the choir of Dominions make their 

home in the Zebhul. Mohammed, Melchizedek and Enoch are among the earthly prophets who 

live here. Other saints who are charged with preparing the new Jerusalem are said to dwell 

here, though it is also said that no souls of men can cross the borders of the 3rd Heaven.

The Fifth Heaven:

Name: Mathey or Machon or Ma'on

Etymology: Mathey comes from the word Mattithiah, which means "gift of the hand of God." 

Machon comes from the root word "makhon", and means "central site", "base" or "foundation." 

Ma'on is a variant of Mavon/Mahon and means "habitation."

Aeon: Uriel

Ruler: Sandalphon

Governors: Sammael and Arioch/Orion

Function: In the north of this Heaven (and crossing into the next) is where the prisons holding 

the Grigori are stationed. Af, an angel of anger, is chained in black and red fire along with the 

other Avenging angels who are held here to protect the world from their fury. In and around 

these prisons are great mountains of black crystal and living pillars of flame. In the South, 

multitudes of angels gather to sing the Trisagion through the night, which is said to be both the 

source of the vibrations in the universe and also a song of praise to God. At dawn, the 

Trisagion ceases, allowing God to hear the worlds praises and petitions. It is said that the 

Trisagion is also used to soothe those angels bound in their fury within the prisons. Sammael 

was once the ruler of this sphere, although having now fallen from grace, it is ruled by another 

angel of matter and power, Sandalphon. This Heaven is the source of direction in the universe, 

and holds the four winds and the four towers which mark the cardinal points.

Inhabitants: The Powers and the Archangels, who are in charge of guarding the prisons of 

the angels. The Guardians of the Towers of the Four cardinal points. Also, the avenging angels 

and the ministering angels. According to the prophet Zephaniah, an order of Dominions known 

as the Lords are found here. The angel Salamiel and Na'ahayael are guardians of the Grigori 

who are imprisoned in Mathey. (Though there may be some confusion behind this, as Salamiel 

is also known as a Grigori himself).

The Sixth Heaven:

Name: Zebul or Makhon

Etymology: Zebul means "the innermost part of a house" or roughly "home/temple." Because 

it is a name for Heaven, in Akkadian it was roughly translated to mean "high place" or 

"mansion." Makhon means "central site", "base" or "foundation." 

Aeon: Danyael

Ruler: Tzadkiel and Gabriel

Governors: Sabath and Zebul

Function: As with the 4th Heaven, the 6th is also called a domain of duality, where the turning 

of day and night change its properties and rulership. By day, Sabath (who rules under Tzadkiel) 

is the governor, and by night it is Zebul (who rules under Gabriel). By Sabath, the Heaven is 

primarily concerned with justice and order in severity, by Zebul, the Heaven's properties are 

mercy, endurance and understanding. This Heaven houses a great university where scholarly 

angels gather to study God's properties through recording and debting on astronomy, time, 

ecology, change and humankind. It is guarded by seven phoenixes and seven Cherubim who 

sing the Trisagion. It also holds at its central courtyard, a statue made of a substance like snow 

and fire, which is the likeness of the first angel (Beqa/Lucifer), once called the Guardian Angel 

of Heaven and Earth. In addition to this university, the borders of this Heaven hold the prisons 

which extend from the 5th Heaven, and a repository of natural disasters such as hurricanes, 

plagues, earthquakes, and floods are kept, as well as snow, hailstones, dew and rain with 

chambers of storms and caves of fog. Nuriel, a great angel of the order of Powers, and his 

host guard a vast stretch of gates which lead to all points in the universe (or abyss). At the 

borders of this Heaven (or its center), a great rift divides it from the great walls of the 7th 

Heaven. A bridge, called the Daath (or Haalath / Daalath), stretches across the rift (which is 

sometimes described as abysmal and sometimes called a flaming river) to the gated wall.

Inhabitants: The Powers and the Archangels, who are in charge of guarding the prisons of 

the angels. Also, the Dominions and Tafsarim (an order of Virtues), along with other scholarly 

angels. Ischim and guardian angels who learn in the university also dwell there temporarily. The 

Seven Phoenixes and Seraphim, Nuriel and his host. The 10 judges of Heaven, including the 

great twin angels called the Irin & the Quadisin are said to be stationed here also.

The Seventh Heaven:

Name: Araboth

Etymology: Can be translated from the root words for "sweet/pleasant" and "west" (as in a 

specific place), or from the roots OrbTh, meaning "mixed matter." The word is most modernly 

translated as "plains" or "desert", signifying an empty expanse that holds life behind an 

apparent lack of abundance (so appearing both barren & full, holding both many things and 

nothing). "Araboth" is also commonly translated to mean "clouds", indicating the mixture of air 

& water. Again, as in the plains or desert, the clouds 'appear' to be empty, but are actually 


Aeon: Nathanael or Beqa (Lucifer)

Ruler: Cassiel

Governor: Metatron

Function: The seat of God and the center of creation. This Heaven is of unique structure. 

Surrounded by a great rift, it appears as a city or tower whose walls are unscalable, but it is 

surrounded by doors (each gated). The Heaven itself is circular, sectioned into 7 Heavenly 

halls all leading to its central throne, resembling an Ophanim (in the shape of a spoked wheel). 

It contains 3 parts (which is where the 10 Heaven system likely comes from), The rooms (or 

river of fire) between hallways where the Shekinah dwells form the outer ring, the Heavenly 

throne room in a central ring, and the Ga'ar, a great curtain behind the Throne which none but 

God can pass through (the innermost ring). All three are said to be immeasurable in 

perception, making them appear as individual worlds or Heavens. God is seated on his throne 

- made of, suspended & surrounded by Cherubim, Seraphim and Ophanim. He is usually 

accompanied by Metatron (or some other herald) and at least 1 of the angels of the Presence 

(Aeons) at all times.

Inhabitants: The majority of Seraphim and Cherubim, as well as many Ophanim in the form of 

wheels. The angels of the Presence (Aeons or Seven Archangels). Metatron and Cassiel, who 

dwells in his home within Araboth's walls. The Hayyoth and the Prophets/Saints. The spirits of 

creatures not yet born are held here within the wellspring of the river of fire (called the "nahar 

shel esh" in Hebrew, and the "nahar di nur" in Aramaic). The angel of divine law (who serves 

under Danyael), named Zagzguel, also dwells here, where he serves as a scholarly angel by 

observing the presence of God.

~Ariel of Megadriel~