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sexta-feira, 7 de julho de 2017

Making the Goetia Circle (classic style with greek names)

Goetia Circle

Making the Goetia Circle
(classic style with greek names)

Times ago these images was posted at Aaron Leitch's Solomonic group may be of interest to people, so I will comment a bit more about the process.

Making your magic tools is always an interesting work not only because the magic area you chose.
Each area have many to study and learn.

In no ways magic is just to learn phrases and words by mind, but you need to understand what is the purpose, why it is done and for what it is needed.

Citing a Rufus Opus comment, when you are doing the Work, this means you have to work too!

And all work you do will add power to your magic works.

Be sure all spirits, angels, daemons, etc. will know if you did your part too.
So always is good to remember: the magician must do his/her part too and not act like a parrot.

Even if you are not skilled for such craft works, whatever you do, with a sincere intent, at your best capabilities will add a lot of power to any magic you do.

We too often comment how much is important to be respectful with the spirits, and the same way such spirits have to be respectful with you!

So, to do your homework is the first part of any magic works.

I commented about the skills we have or not.
Be sure I have really bad hands for craft works.
Even so, some I find better to do by myself as I can.

I'm not the only with bad hand skills, nor with the proper needed capabilities to some activites, like metal works and jewerly some people have.
For such cases, it's Ok to pay someone to make that for you. Here, is your sincere work to get the needed money and to go after the best one you can pay to make that tools for you.

A serious sincere work add respect and power to what you do. Even if you need to pay with the most sincere but humble resource for that. In no way I told you to stop feeding yourself nor your family for that. Just do what you really can at best, but no masochism is needed!

Well, watching by myself my results when I do some hand works may be a kind of masochism too... Ok, I have self-criticism... I'm kidding. In practice is a work of love.

Well, I know my craft workings are not so nice, nor so perfect. But be sure I used the most I can, tryed the most I can and most of times, I worked a lot more than other people needed to get something.
Time is power too.
That was the same when I made my Triangle of Art. That costed a lot of times jsut for the basics.

Going to work

So here my working to make my Goetia circle and wish inspire more people to do the hard way needed to get the deserved results..

First I researched about the names in the circle, their meanings, related texts, psalms, etc. There are some differences so I had to study more and found my own decision about.

I researched the books and articles from other magicians and advanced forums like the StudioArcanis, currently we found to be the best at the area.

This was many years ago, took some six months and I discovered many authors unknown in my country, find other works and articles at so many blogs too. Very interesting when you ask to your spiritual guides to help the work and each day find more and more to read, study and learn from other's experiences.

I collected a lot of material that time studying this and that ideas plus observing who was the ones behind that and how they was working with that. This is important to observe, as some people will find better to make their practices this or that way so one need to think for himself for the decisions to do. In no way such are final decisions, as we always can learn and change something as our works goes on.

This included going after some original grimoires sources to observe what they did and compare with modern studies too.

Ms Sloane 2731 - Clavicula Solomonis Goetia Circle
Ms Sloane 2731 - Clavicula Solomonis Goetia Circle
Source: BritishLibrary Manuscript collection

Finally, observing my own idea to go most at the original sources, I found better to my purposes the same J.Peterson published at Esotericarchives - The Lesser Key of Solomon (Lemegeton).

I love scholar's work such this site, one of first and still the best IMHO. I always say to people I'm more about practical work. I have to study all that for sure, just I have not all the patience they have to compile all that to make their work. It's a serious needed task and they deserve my full respect.

That time I was already doing some basic Goetia works, with very interesting and positive results.
To cite, the method used was the one most people know as the "Red Triangle" by Devi Spring and former based in the original Aghor Pir's work. It sure works and is really very interesting. It uses the daemolanators Enn's chants. Just in my point of view, it's not the same as a former ritual and it does not have all the resources for protection for initial contacts with unknown daemons for you, nor about intrusive spirits as that ones appears sometimes.

So I wanted more in the same way as I always did in all my previous works like the spiritual areas and that resulted to experiences that really few in the world have done.
Anyone who is after the modern works like Aaron Leitch, Rufus Opus, Brother Moloch and others will have lots of excelent material to study from their former practices, not just theory. I say, solid teachings from people who paid the price for their learnings and know very well what they are talking about.
Nobody learns alone, the nature already is a great teacher, but this way can take a long time. So you can learn from people who went serious into their work, not just for sel-promoting, listen, read, study all you can so this will add to your personal findings and discoveries.

Where are the materials?

Since I found was the time to make a former circle, at the same time I was researching the proper words and symbols, I went after the most simple part: The simple fabric cotton I found to be better to use.
Guess what? I live in a city with more than 1.5 million people. For many months no store had brute cotton fabric to sell!
Curious, uhm? That happens when the spirits put you under test too. If you want, you may work for it. So I went at many stores, at all places. Until someday I found it again. Just for curious, at same time all other stores had the material I needed too.
This is not a punishment in no way as many religions use to claim and this way make people to feel guilty even because they have sex with their wife or husband.
No way! Just happens!
But when such happens you may know to use such event for your own power. So as soon I perceived something was blocking, I went to each try reciting my prayers, talking with the spirits I found better to help about and making clear my intent.
All this added power to the final result. So remember: all your effort will be part of the final deserved result.

To find proper fabric inks was not so difficult, but I had to learn and research a bit more about how to use it too.


As the previous house I was had a lesser room, I needed to adjust the circle size, so I made it small, just 1.4m (4.5ft).

The day I finally started the hand work part, it had first a former prayer evoking God and all spiritual guidance for it.

For all following days, as part of the works, during all painting process I always started with lighting a candle and prayer for God, asking the blessing for the work being done.
This took an entire month. I told I'm very bad at hand works, so it was slow, and I have my own pain in back troubles to deal too. Most people will do it in 1-2 weeks.

The fabric was washed and all the paints I used was consecrated.
 The first was to have an idea about where and how to place the symbols. So I printed that to observe over the fabric and made initials notes.

My Goetia Circle - Checking symbols positions

Ok, learned how to fix the fabric in the ground and to use a string to make the circle using a proper fabric pen to draw the circle:

My Goetia Circle - Starting the draw

The next was near easy, I had to choose a characters size and drawn by hand. Here just free hand, so the result was some tremble, but Ok.

My Goetia Circle - Writing words

Following until complete it:

My Goetia Circle - Initial draft ready to paint

Then I fixed it at the wood wall to make easier to paint. You will note I had some mistakes and needed to use white paint to correct it.

My Goetia Circle - Painting process

And the final result:

My Goetia Circle - Finished

When it was finished, I kept it for some days more at the wall, waching for some other paint errors I was not aware, and always asking the blessings of God to the work done. And I liked just to be looking at it and thinking.

As I commented at start, not that kind of so very nice artcraft, but a work of mine and this is also a true offering to present to the spirits I'm working with.

After that, I did the consecration of the circle. There are the names of God, angels, etc, so each one have a proper psalm and meaning to recite. Used oil over it for a proper blessing ritual and only then it was used the first time.

My Goetia Circle and Triangle of Art

The circle is not the 9ft former size, but is Ok. The works done with it helped me to be at a new house with the needed space, so when I can I can I will do a new 9ft size.

Yes, I used some colors by my own. Not just classic and not Mathers scheme.
It's a personal circle, so I did some choices for my own purposes. Uhm?

Work done and be sure, a serious stronger difference at the rituals and the ways I got results and replies from all spirits I have been working.

Sources I used to make this version:
Ms Sloane 2731 – Clavicula Solomonis – British Library Manuscript collection
Ms Sloane 3648 – Clavicle of Solomon – British Library Manuscript collection
The Lesser Key of Solomon (Lemegeton) – Joseph Peterson at Esotericarchives.com
Modern Goetic Grimoire – Rufus Opus

See also:
Goetia Triangle of Art And The Time To Do The Work


Goetia Circles for Sale:

The Goetia Circle is a full high-res drawn I made as as a result of my own work with the Goetia for years.
Just click the image to go direct to the produtc page.

Classic Goetia Circle. Full redraw.

Goetia Circle - Mathers and Crowley version. Full redraw and corrected


See also:  

Consultas e Trabalhos em Magia - Portuguese text

Readings and Magic Works - English text


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