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Witch’s Guide to Summoning Dæmons


This article is for educational purposes only. Please do not attempt if you do not have prior knowledge in spirit summoning and/or Dæmonology.


I’ve summoned many dæmons in the past and tried many ritualistic methods from ancient and modern grimoires. I saw with my own eyes what works and what doesn’t and I want to help others who are dabbling in dæmon summoning to get the best results. So this is a a full guide on how to summon a dæmon that will be of great service to you.


Why summon a dæmon


Personally, I’ve only ever summoned dæmons in an effort to learn more about them a a species, as I feel that, as a true witch witch the gift of magick, there is nothing a dæmon can do for me that I cannot do for myself, I’ve only enlisted the help of a dæmon once for help to be honest. However before you go on to actually summon a dæmon, ask yourself why you want to do it. Entertainment is not the correct answer. You don’t want to mess with demonic magic just to see what would happen.


First of all, this approach is entirely wrong because it places Hollywood spectacle-like expectations on your rituals. In most cases a daemon will not appear in a full, visible form. Demons are spiritual beings, they don’t have a physical appearance per se. If they appear in some visible form it’s an illusion. That’s why it’s uncommon for witches to see a dæmon like Lucifer in the same way as other witches when performing a ritual.


You will find many grimoires, like The Lesser Key of Solomon, describe its 72 demons’ appearance. This is how the witch or magician who wrote the book saw them. It’s not necessarily how you will see them. There’s even a chance you won’t see anything, but will rather feel a presence or something that symbolizes the demon will happen during the summoning.


Long story short, when summoning a dæmon, you should always have a good reason to do so. In other words, you want the demon to assist you with some task.


Example #1: You have a health issue. Buer is known for healing. Aleister Crowley successfully summoned Buer at one point to assist his mentor with his respiratory issues. What happened next was that his mentor was able to travel to Sri Lanka and recuperate from his illness.


From this example, it’s noticeable that magic doesn’t always work in a straightforwardly supernatural way. This is why, again, you don’t want to have this silly WitchTok depiction of magic. It’s all about getting the result you want. Dæmons will often be very helpful, but in what way exactly will only become clear to you after the ritual and sometimes after you’ve accomplished the goal and can trace back the steps that lead to it.


Example #2: You want to make more money. Summoning Mammon, the demon of avarice is a great option. Mammon was worshipped for hundreds of years as a wealth deity in the ancient world, especially by Phoenicians who were a wealthy trade-oriented nation. Mammon is also known as the Ambassador to England, another wealthy country. When I summoned Mammon for assistance with my money magick, my income doubled in two months without actually doing anything special. It could be that you summon Mammon and suddenly a business opportunity pops up, you get a promotion or you get an amazing money-making idea. It could also be that you become more energized and focused on making money which will lead to the same result.


So always know why you are attempting to summon a dæmon before the summoning. It’s both disrespectful to the dæmon and to the art of magic to do it just for the entertainment value.


Which dæmon(s) to summon


This is the second most important question because not all demons are the same. Every dæmon has particular attributes and powers. You should summon a dæmon that corresponds to your goal(s).


If you want to make more money, Mammon is my favorite demon to work with. If you want help with emotional stability, Leviathan will be more helpful. If you want to become a sex-magnet, Zepar is my personal favorite.


It’s important to summon the correct dæmon, because each demon has a particular type of energy. If you summon Zepar, but actually want to make more money, there will be a conflict in energy. Zepar will urge you to go out and chase potential partners, but you will be too anxious or unwilling because you want to work on your business instead. It’s important to follow your gut feeling when determining the goal you want help with in order to avoid such conflicts.


How many dæmon(s) to summon at the same time


This question ties into the previous answer. If you summon demons with conflicting powers the same thing will happen: you will be conflicted and very likely unsuccessful in getting the results.


For example, summoning Zepar (for finding sexual partners), Mammon (for making more money), Buer (for healing) and Lucifer (for spiritual enlightenment) would create a ton of confusion. These conflicting energies can cause frustration in a working every time. Trust me, because my overambitious self has tried this in the past. So it’s best to work with one demon at a time, or at most three demons with corresponding powers or powers that are not in conflict so that your goals won’t be in conflict either.


You could combine Mammon (for money) and Belial (for self-confidence and motivation). Both of these demons belong to the earth-element, so they are in good correspondence. Likewise, summoning Lucifer (for enlightenment) and Abaddon (demon of the Abyss, helps with eliminating unnecessary things in life) could work better than summoning Lucifer and Zepar.


We can compare a witch or magick practitioner with an artist or painter. Both have some tools and skills that they need in order to summon a demon or make a painting. A painter needs the right canvas, brush and colors to make a painting. He/She also needs some preliminary knowledge and skill. But once that’s available, they can get creative and make paintings that are very different from someone else.


The same is true in magic. It’s an art or a craft that has certain rules, but it’s not a set of recipes that you must follow religiously. The recipe-type magic is another fad-derived nonsense that needs to be dispensed with.


This is the basic outline of every (effective) summoning:


Know your goal


Find a dæmon who’s power corresponds to your goal


Enter a trance-state to communicate with the dæmon


Once you’re in a trance state, communicate your desire to the dæmon and ask for assistance


After having received the answer, end the ritual by asking the demon to leave and/or get on with the task you assigned it with

So that’s the ritual, divided in a step-by-step format. Now you can accomplish each of these steps in many ways. Here’s a short example:


Goal – “I want to become a powerful magician.”


Dæmon – Paimon (Why Paimon? Here’s an excerpt from Goetia: This Spirit can teach all Arts and Sciences, and other secret things. He can discover unto thee what the Earth is, and what holdeth it up in the Waters; and what Mind is, and where it is;)


Enter a trance state through meditation, repeating Paimon’s name as a mantra, gazing at his sigil etc.


In the trance state call forth King Paimon and ask him for guidance or answers on anything that is within his powers (and many things are)


Ask him to leave and close the ritual


How to get into the trance state


Trance induction is a crucial part of the ritual. This is why magicians use so many devices like candles, sigils, swords, wands, mage robes etc. It’s also why rituals should be performed in a quiet, isolated setting. Sacred places of power like graveyards or ancient ruins are used for the same purpose. The mind is everything and it can transport from mundane reality to the magical reality where you are able to communicate with spiritual entities and perform magic. Here are some common methods employed for getting into a trance state.


repeating a mantra


using the demon’s sigil (drawing it on a piece of paper and gazing at it or visualizing it in one’s mind)


using theta frequency binaural beats


meditation


intoxicating substances


sexual activities


implementing ritualistic items (swords, wands, a scrying mirror, crystal globe..)

finding a silent, magically-potent place to perform the ritual


So these are all tools that can be used alone or combined to enter a trance state. I’ve implemented at least one of them in all of my summoning operations.


How to know if your ritual was successful or not


There is no clear agreement on this point. But here’s my experience. If you’ve entered a trance state, something will happen. You will communicate with the demon, you will feel his energy and presence, he might even appear in visible or auditory form. But even if he doesn’t appear straightforwardly like that, it doesn’t mean that the ritual didn’t work. It’s important that you followed through the steps outlined above. Whether it worked or not will depend on the results you receive.


If you asked for financial help from Mammon, it doesn’t matter if Mammon didn’t appear to you during the ritual. What matters is whether you became more financially successful in the upcoming days, weeks or months. Did a positive change that is out-of-the-ordinary occur in your financial life during this period or not? If it did, you were successful.


Now, there are some demons that have divination powers. For example, Astoroth is said to provide answers of past, present and future events. So you’d expect to receive the answer during the ritual. In cases where the effects should be immediate you might receive a vision of sorts. In fact, the demon might speak through you as has happened to me multiple times. Alternatively, you might receive the answer in a dream. In case of divination, consider placing the demon’s sigil under your pillow to receive answers in your dreams.


In cases when a witch or magician is disrespectful to a dæmon, the ritual can backfire. If you speak to the dæmon like a slave, he can rebel and cause trouble. Likewise, if you position yourself as a slave or a servant, the demon can use you for his ill purposes. It’s important to be respectful to the demon you’re summoning but the respect needs to go both ways.


Final Word: How to Summon a Dæmon


To summon a dæmon you need to have a clear purpose for doing so. Then you can follow the steps outlined above: finding the right dæmon for your goal, getting into a trance, actually communicating your request to the demon and closing the ritual.


As I explained before, it’s important to follow the basics steps, but you don’t have to follow every detail completely. Magic is a creative activity and it’s very individual. It’s a combination of science and art, so you need the basic logical skeleton of the work and then you can let your intuition or imagination run wild in creating the ritual. Overall, I’m confident this article will help you and I wish you good luck with your summoning rituals.

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