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::: Grey Magick :::

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From: (Blue Resonant Human)
Subject: ::: Grey Magick :::
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 1996 07:08:24 GMT


"The majority of modern mediumistic apparitions are but 
 elemental creatures masquerading through bodies composed of 
 thought substance supplied by the very persons desiring to 
 behold these wraiths of decarnate beings."  

" the arcanum of magic it is declared that 'he controls 
 the soul who controls the blood of another.'  "

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While the "abductee" at the time of signing his "pre-incarnative 
agreement" with the "little grey space aliens" may be fully 
convinced that he is strong enough to control indefinitely the 
powers placed at his disposal, he is speedily undeceived.  
Before many years elapse the "little grey space aliens" must 
turn all their energies to the problem of self-preservation.  A 
world of horrors to which they have attuned themselves by their 
own "service-to-self" covetousness looms nearer every day, until 
they exist upon the edge of a seething maelstrom, expecting 
momentarily to to be sucked down into its turbid depths.  Afraid 
to die -- because they will become the servants of their own 
"Orion reptilian overlords" -- the "little grey space aliens" 
commit crime after crime to prolong their wretched "fourth-
density" existence.  Realizing that life is maintained by the 
aid of a mysterious universal life force -- "orgone" -- which 
is the common property of all creatures, the parasitic "little 
space aliens" often become occult vampires, "chupacabras, cattle 
mutilators and gynecological/proctological terrorists," stealing 
this energy from others.

[Time and culture-appropriate transliteration courtesy of 
 Fra. B.R.H.]

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CEREMONIAL magic is the ancient art of invoking and controlling 
spirits by a scientific application of certain formulae.  A 
magician, enveloped in sanctified vestments and carrying a wand 
inscribed with hieroglyphic figures, could by the power vested 
in certain words and symbols control the invisible inhabitants 
of the elements and of the astral world.  While the elaborate 
ceremonial magic of antiquity was not necessarily evil, there 
arose from its perversion several false schools of sorcery, or 
black magic.

Egypt, a great center of learning and the birthplace of many 
arts and sciences, furnished an ideal environment for 
Transcendental experimentation.  Here the black magicians of 
Atlantis continued to exercise their superhuman powers until 
they had completely undermined and corrupted the morals of the 
primitive Mysteries.  By establishing a sacerdotal caste they 
usurped the position formerly occupied by the initiates, and 
seized the reins of spiritual government.  Thus black magic 
dictated the state religion and paralyzed the intellectual and 
spiritual activities of the individual by demanding his complete 
and unhesitating acquiescence in the dogma formulated by the 
priestcraft.  The Pharaoh became a puppet in the hands of the 
Scarlet Council -- a committee of archsorcerers elevated to 
power by the priesthood.

These sorcerers then began the systematic destruction of all 
keys to the ancient wisdom, so that none might have access to 
the knowledge necessary to reach adeptship without first 
becoming one of their order.  They mutilated the rituals of the 
Mysteries while professing to preserve them, so that even though 
the neophyte passed through the degrees he could not secure the 
knowledge to which he was entitled.  Idolatry was introduced by 
encouraging the worship of the images which in the beginning the 
wise had erected solely as symbols for study and meditation.  
False interpretations were given to the emblems and figures of 
the Mysteries, and elaborate theologies were created to confuse 
the minds of their devotees.  The masses, deprived of their 
birthright of understanding and groveling in ignorance, 
eventually became the abject slaves of the spiritual impostors.  
Superstition universally prevailed and the black magicians 
completely dominated national affairs, with the result that 
humanity still suffers from the sophistries of the priestcrafts 
of Atlantis and Egypt.

Fully convinced that their Scriptures sanctioned it, numerous 
medieval Qabbalists devoted their lives to the practice of 
ceremonial magic.  The transcendentalism of the Qabbalists is 
founded upon the ancient and magical formula of King Solomon, 
who has long been considered by the Jews as the prince of 
ceremonial magicians.

Among the Qabbalists of the Middle Ages were a great number of 
black magicians who strayed from the noble concepts of the 
Sepher Yetzirah and became enmeshed in demonism and witchcraft.  
They sought to substitute magic mirrors, consecrated daggers, 
and circles spread around posts of coffin nails, for the living 
of that virtuous life which, without the assistance of 
complicated rituals or submundane creatures, unfailingly brings 
man to the state of true individual completion.

Those who sought to control elemental spirits through ceremonial 
magic did so largely with the hope of securing from the 
invisible worlds either rare knowledge or supernatural power.  
The little red daemon of Napolean Bonaparte and the infamous 
oracular heads of de Medici are examples of the disastrous 
results of permitting elemental beings to dictate the course of 
human procedure.

While the learned and godlike daemon of Socrates seems to have 
been an exception, this really proves that the intellectual and 
moral status of the magician has much to do with the type of 
elemental he is capable of invoking.  But even the daemon of 
Socrates deserted the philosopher when the sentence of death was 

Transcendentalism and all forms of phenomenalistic magic are but 
blind alleys -- outgrowths of Atlantean sorcery; and those who 
forsake the straight path of philosophy to wander therein almost 
invariably fall victims to their imprudence.  Man, incapable of 
controlling his own appetites, is not equal to the task of 
governing the fiery and tempestuous elemental spirits.

Many a magician has lost his life as the result of opening a way 
whereby submundane creatures could become active participants in 
his affairs.  When Eliphas Levi invoked the spirit of Apollonius 
of Tyana, what did he hope to accomplish?  Is the gratification 
of curiosity a motive sufficient to warrant the devotion of an 
entire lifetime to a dangerous and unprofitable pursuit?  If the 
living Apollonius refused to divulge his secrets to the profane, 
is there any probability that after death he would disclose them 
to the curious-minded?  Levi himself did not dare to assert that 
the specter which appeared to him was actually the great 
philosopher, for Levi realized only too well the proclivity of 
elementals to impersonate those who have passed on.  The 
majority of modern mediumistic apparitions are but elemental 
creatures masquerading through bodies composed of thought 
substance supplied by the very persons desiring to behold these 
wraiths of decarnate beings.

::: The Theory and Practice of Black Magic :::

Some understanding of the intricate theory and practice of 
ceremonial magic may be derived from a brief consideration of 
its underlying premises.

First.  The visible universe has an invisible counterpart, the 
higher planes of which are peopled by good and beautiful spirits;
the lower planes, dark and foreboding, are the habitation of 
evil spirits and demons under the leadership of the Fallen Angel 
and his ten Princes.

Second.  By means of the secret processes of ceremonial magic it 
is possible to contact these invisible creatures and gain their 
help in some human undertaking.  Good spirits willingly lend 
their assistance to any worthy enterprise, but the evil spirits 
serve only those who live to pervert and destroy.

Third.  It is possible to make contracts with spirits whereby 
the magician becomes for a stipulated time the master of an 
elemental being.

Fourth.  True black magic is performed with the aid of a 
demoniacal spirit, who serves the sorcerer for the length of 
his earthly life, with the understanding that after death the 
magician shall become the servant of his own demon.  For this 
reason a black magician will go to inconceivable ends to prolong 
his physical life, since there is nothing for him beyond the 

The most dangerous form of black magic is the scientific 
perversion of occult power for the gratification of personal 
desire.  Its less complex and more universal form is human 
selfishness, for selfishness is the fundamental cause of all 
worldly evil.  A man will barter his eternal soul for temporal 
power, and down through the ages a mysterious process has been 
evolved which actually enables him to make this exchange.  In 
its various branches the black art includes nearly all forms of 
ceremonial magic, necromancy, witchcraft, sorcery, and vampirism.
Under the same general heading are also included mesmerism and 
hypnotism, except when used solely for medical purposes, and 
even then there is an element of risk for all concerned.

Though the demonism of the Middle Ages seems to have disappeared,
there is abundant evidence that in many forms of modern thought 
-- especially the so-called "prosperity" philosophy, "will-power 
building"metaphysics, and systems of "high-pressure" salesmanship 
-- black magic has merely passed through a metamorphosis, and 
although its name be changed its nature remains the same.

A well-known magician of the Middle Ages was Dr. Johannes Faustus, 
more commonly known as Dr. Faust.  By a study of magical writings 
he was enabled to bind to his service an elemental who served him 
for many years in various capacities.  Strange legends are told 
concerning the magical powers possessed by Dr. Faust.  Upon one 
occasion the philosopher, being apparently in a playful mood, 
threw his mantle over a number of eggs in a market-woman's basket, 
causing them to hatch instantly.  At another time, having fallen 
overboard from a small boat, he was picked up and returned to the 
craft with his clothes still dry.  But, like nearly all other 
magicians, Dr. Faust came at length to disaster; he was found one 
moming with a knife in his back, and it was commonly believed that 
his familiar spirit had murdered him.  Although Goethe's Dr. Faust 
is generally regarded as merely a fictional character, this old 
magician actually lived during the sixteenth century.  Dr. Faust 
wrote a book describing his experiences with spirits, a section 
of which is reprinted below.  (Dr. Faust must not be confused with 
Johann Fust, the printer.)

::: Extract From the Book of Dr. Faust, Wittenberg, 1524 :::

(An abridged translation from the original German of a book 
ordered destroyed.)

"From my youth I followed art and science and was tireless in my 
 reading of books.  Among those which came to my hand was a 
 volume containing all kinds of invocations and magical formulae. 
 In this book I discovered information to the effect that a 
 spirit, whether he be of the fire, the water, the earth or the 
 air, can be compelled to do the will of a magician capable of 
 controlling him.  I also discovered that according as one spirit 
 has more power than another, each is adapted for a different 
 operation and each is capable of producing certain supernatural 

"After reading this wonderful book, I made several experiments, 
 desiring to test the accuracy of the statements made therein.  
 At first I had little faith that what was promised would take 
 place.  But at the very first invocation which I attempted a 
 mighty spirit manifested to me, desiring to know why I had 
 manifested him.  His coming so amazed me that I scarcely knew 
 what to say, but finally asked him if he would serve me in my 
 magical investigations.  He replied that if certain conditions 
 were agreed upon he would.  The conditions were that I should 
 make a pact with him.  This I did not desire to do, but as in 
 my ignorance I had not protected myself with a circle and was 
 actually at the mercy of the spirit, I did not dare to refuse 
 his request and resigned myself to the inevitable, considering 
 it wisest to to turn my mantle according to the wind.
"I then told him that if he would be servicable to my desires 
 and requests and needs for a certain length of time, I would 
 sign myself over to him.  After the pact had been arranged, 
 this mighty spirit, whose name was Ashteroth, ["Ashtar" -d4] 
 introduced me to another spirit by the name of Marbuel, who was 
 appointed to be my servant.  I questioned Marbuel as to his 
 suitability for my needs.  I asked him how quick he was, and he 
 answered, 'As swift as the winds.'  This did not satisfy me, so 
 I replied, 'You cannot become my servant.  Go again whence you 
 have come.'  Soon another spirit manifested itself, whose name 
 was Aniguel.  Upon asking him the same question, he answered 
 that he was swift as a bird in the air.  I said, 'You are still 
 too slow for me.  Go whence you came.'  In the same moment 
 another spirit by the name of Aciel manifested himself.  For the 
 third time I asked my question and he answered, 'I am as swift 
 as human thought.'  'You shall serve me,' I replied.  This 
 spirit was faithful for a long time, but to tell you how he 
 served me is not possible in a document of this length and I 
 will here only indicate how spirits are to be invoked and how 
 the circles for protection are to be prepared.  There are many 
 kinds of spirits which will permit themselves to be invoked by 
 man and become his servant.  Of these I will list a few:

"Aciel: The mightiest among those who serve men.  He manifests 
 in pleasing human form about three feet high.  He must be 
 invoked three times before he will come forth into the circle 
 prepared for him.  He will furnish riches and will instantly 
 fetch things from a great distance, according to the will of 
 the magician.  He is as swift as human thought.

"Aniguel: Serviceable and most useful, and comes in the form 
 of a ten-year-old boy.  He must be invoked three times.  His 
 special power is to discover treasures and minerals hidden in 
 the ground, which he will furnish to the magician.

"Marbuel: A true lord of the mountains and swift as a bird on 
 the wing.  He is an opposing and troublesome spirit, hard to 
 control.  You must invoke him four times.  He appears in the 
 person of Mars [a warrior in heavy armorl.  He will furnish the 
 magician those things which grow above and under the earth.  He 
 is particularly the lord of the spring-root.  [The spring-root 
 is a mysterious herb, possibly of a reddish color, which 
 mediaeval magicians asserted had the property of drawing forth 
 or opening anything it touched.  If placed against a locked door,
 it would open the door.  The Hermetists believed that the red-
 capped woodpecker   was specially endowed with the faculty of 
 discovering spring-root, so they followed this bird to its nest, 
 and then stopped up the hole in the tree where its young were.  
 The red-crested woodpecker went at once in quest of the spring-
 root, and, discovering it, brought it to the tree.  It immediately 
 drew forth the stopper from the entrance to the nest. The magician 
 then secured the root from the bird.  It was also asserted that 
 because of its scructure, the etheric body of the spring-root was 
 utilized as a vehicle of expression by certain elemental spirits 
 which manifested through the proclivity of drawing out or 
 opening things.]

"Aciebel: A mighty ruler of the sea, controlling things both 
 upon and under the water.  He furnishes things lost or sunk in 
 rivers, lakes, and oceans, such as sunken ships and treasures.  
 The more sharply you invoke him, the swifter he is upon his 

"Machiel: Comes in the form of a beautiful maiden and by her aid 
 the magician is raised to honor and dignity.  She makes those 
 she serves worthy and noble, gracious and kindly, and assists in 
 all matters of litigation and justice.  She will not come unless 
 invoked twice.

"Baruel: The master of all arts.  He manifests as a master 
 workman and comes wearing an apron.  He can teach a magician 
 more in a moment than all the master workmen of the world 
 combined could accomplish in twenty years.  He must be invoked 
 three times.

"These are the spirits most serviceable to man, but there are 
 numerous others which, for lack of space, I am unable to 
 describe.  Now, if you desire the aid of the spirit to get this 
 or that, then you must first draw the sign of the spirit whom 
 you desire to invoke.  The drawing must be made just in front of 
 a circle made before sunrise, in which you and your assistants 
 will stand.  If you desire financial assistance, then you must 
 invoke the spirit Aciel.  Draw his sign in front of the circle.  
 If you need other things, then draw the sign of the spirit 
 capable of furnishing them.  On the place where you intend to 
 make the circle, you must first draw a great cross with a large 
 sword with which no one has ever been hurt.  Then you must make 
 three concentric circles.  The innermost circle is made of a 
 long narrow strip of virgin parchment and must be hung upon 
 twelve crosses made of the wood of cross-thorn.  Upon the 
 parchment you must write the names and symbols according to the 
 figure which follows.  [see GIF included in this series]  
 Outside this first circle make the second as follows:

"First secure a thread of red silk that has been spun or twisted 
 to the left instead of the right.  Then place in the ground 
 twelve crosses made of laurel leaves, and also prepare a long 
 strip of new white paper.  Write with an unused pen the 
 characters and symbols as seen on the second circle.  Wind this 
 latter strip of paper around with the red silken thread and pin 
 them upon the twelve crosses of laurel leaves.  Outside this 
 second circle make a third one which is also of virgin parchment 
 and pinned upon twelve crosses of consecrated palm.  When you 
 have made these three circles, retire into them until at last 
 you stand in the center upon a pentagram drawn in the midst of 
 the great cross first drawn.  Now, to insure success, do 
 everything according to the description, and when you have read 
 off the sacred invocation pronounce the name of the spirit which 
 you desire to appear.  It is essential that you pronounce the 
 name very distinctly.  You must also note the day and the hour, 
 for each spirit can only be invoked at certain times."  

While the black magician at the time of signing his pact with 
the elemental demon may be fully convinced that he is strong 
enough to control indefinitely the powers placed at his disposal,
he is speedily undeceived.  Before many years elapse he must 
turn all his energies to the problem of self-preservation.  A 
world of horrors to which he has attuned himself by his own 
covetousness looms nearer every day, until he exists upon the 
edge of a seething maelstrom, expecting momentarily to to be 
sucked down into its turbid depths.  Afraid to die -- because he 
will become the servant of his own demon -- the magician commits 
crime after crime to prolong his wretched earthly existence.  
Realizing that life is maintained by the aid of a mysterious 
universal life force which is the common property of all 
creaeures, the black magician often becomes an occult vampire, 
stealing this energy from others.  According to mediaeval 
superstition, black magicians turned themselves into werewolves 
and roamed the earth at night, attacking defenseless victims for 
the life force contained in their blood.

[Insert follows]

Form of pact with the spirit of Jupiter:

"The aforesaid Bond of Spirits, together with the seal and 
 character of the planetary angel, must be written on virgin 
 parchment and laid before the spirit (for signature) when he 
 appears; at that time the invocant must not lose confidence but 
 be patient, firm, bold, and persevering, and take care that he 
 asks nor requires nothing of the spirit but with a view to the 
 glory of God and the well-being of His fellow creatures.  Having 
 obtained the desires of the spirit, the invocant may license him 
 to depart."

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"Form of Bond of Spirits Given in 1573

"I, Pabiel, ministering Spirit and messenger of the presiding 
 and ruling Spirit of Jupiter, appointed thereunto by the Creator 
 of all things visible and invisible, do swear, promise, and 
 plight my faith and troth unto thee in the presence and before 
 the great [Heb.] Yod Heh Vau Heh and the whole company and 
 host of Heaven, and by all the Holy Names of God do swear and 
 bind myself unto thee by all the contents of God's Sacred Writ, 
 by the Incarnation, Death, and Passion, by the Resurrection and 
 glorious Ascension of JC, by all the holy Sacraments, by the 
 Mercy of God, by the Glory of Joys of Heaven, by the forgiveness 
 of sin and hope of eternal salvation, by the Great Day of Doom, 
 by all Angels, Archangels, Seraphim, Cherubim, Dominations, 
 Thrones, Principalities, Powers and Virtues, above rehearsed, 
 and by whatsoever else is holy or binding, do I swear, promise, 
 and vow unto thee that I will appear, come, and haste unto thee 
 and at all times and places and in all hours, days, and minutes, 
 from this time forward unto thy life's end wheresoever thou 
 shalt call me by my name or by my office, and I will come unto 
 thee in what form thou shalt desire, either visibly or invisibly,
 and will answer all thy desires and give testimony thereof and 
 let all the powers of Heaven witness it.

"I have hereunto subscribed my hand and confirm my seal and 
 character unto thee.  Amen."  

[Following is a sigil of Bethor conjoined with one of Sachiel]

- - - - -

From The Complete Book of Magic Science (unpublished)

[end insert]

::: Modus Operandi for the Invocation of Spirits :::

The following condensed extract from an ancient manuscript is 
reproduced herewith as representative of the ritualismm of 
ceremonial magic.  The extract is from The Complete Book of 
Magic Science, an unpublished manuscript (original in the 
British Museum), with pentacles in colors, mentioned by Francis 
Barrett in his Magus.

"Opening Prayer

"Omnipotent and Eternal God who hath ordained the whole creation 
 for thy praise and glory and for the salvation of man, I 
 earnestly beseech thee that thou wouldst send one of thy spirits 
 of the order of Jupiter, one of the messengers of Zadkiel whom 
 thou hast appointed governor of thy firmament at the present 
 time, most faithfully, willingly, and readily to show me these 
 things which I shall ask, command or require of him, and truly 
 execute my desires.  Nevertheless, O Most Holy God, thy will and 
 not mine be done through JC, thine only begotten Son our Lord.  

"The Invocation.

[The magician, having properly consecrated his vestments and 
 utensils and being protected by his circle, now calls upon the 
 spirits to appear and accede to his demands.  ]

"Spirits, whose assistance I require, behold the sign and the 
 very Hallowed Names of God full of power.  Obey the power of 
 this our pentacle; go out your hidden caves and dark places; 
 cease your hurtful occupations to those unhappy mortals whom 
 without ceasing you torment; come into this place where the 
 Divine Goodness has assembled us; be attentive to our orders and 
 known to our just demands; believe not that your resistance will 
 cause us to abandon our operations.  Nothing can dispense with 
 your obeying us.  We command you by the Mysterious Names Elohe 
 Agla Elohim Adonay Gibort.  Amen.

"I call upon thee, Zadkiel, in the Name of the Father, and of 
 the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, blessed Trinity, unspeakable 

"I invoke and intreat thee, Zadkiel, in this hour to attend to 
 the words and conjurations which I shall use this day by the 
 Holy Names of God Elohe El Elohim Elion Zebaoth Escerehie lah 
 Adonay Tetragrammaton.

"I conjure thee, I exorcise thee, thou Spirit Zadkiel, by these 
 Holy Names Hagios O Theos Iscyros Athanatos Paracletus Agla on 
 Alpha et Omega loth Aglanbroth Abiel Anathiel Tetragrammaton: 
 And by all other great and glorious, holy and unspeakable, 
 mysterious, mighty, powerful, incomprehensible Names of God, 
 that you attend unto the words of my mouth, and send unto me 
 Pabiel or other of your ministering, serving Spirits, who may 
 show me such things as I shall demand of him in the Name of the 
 Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  Amen.

"I intreat thee, Pabiel, by the whole Spirit of Heaven, Seraphim,
 Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations,Witnesses, Powers, 
 Principalities, Archangels, and Angels, by the holy, great, and 
 glorious Angel Orphaniel Tetra-Dagiel Salamla Acimoy pastor poti,
 that thou come forthwith, readily show thyself that we may see 
 you and audibly hear you, speak unto us and fulfil our desires, 
 and by your star which is Jupiter, and by all the constellations 
 of Heaven, and by whatsoever  you obey, and by your character 
 which you have given, proposed, and confirmed, that you attend 
 unto me according to the prayer and petitions which I have made 
 unto Almighty God, and that you forthwith send me one of your 
 ministering Spirits, who may willingly, truly, and faithfully 
 fulfil all my desires, and that you command him to appear unto 
 me in the form of a beautiful Angel, gently, courteously, 
 affably, and meekly, entering into communication with me, and 
 that he neither permitting any evil Spirit to approach in any 
 sort of hurt, terrify or affright me in any way nor deceiving me 
 in any wise.  Through the virtue of Our Lord JC, in whose Name I 
 attend, wait for, and expect thy appearance.  Fiat, fiat, fiat.  
 Amen, Amen, Amen.


[Having summoned the spirit unto his presence, the magician 
 shall question him as follows:]

"'Comest thou in peace in theName of the Father and of the Son 
  and of the Holy Ghost?'  [And the spirit shall answer:] 'Yes.'  

"'Thou art welcome, noble Spirit.  What is thy Name?'  [And the 
  spirit shall answer:] 'Pabiel.'  

"'I have called thee in the Name of Jesus of Nazareth at whose 
  Name every knee doth bow in heaven, earth, and hell, and every 
  tongue shall confess there is no name like unto the Name
  of Jesus, who hath given power unto man to bind and to loose all 
  things in his most Holy Name, yea even unto those that trust in 
  his salvation.

"'Art thou the messenger of Zadkiel?'  [And the spirit shall 
  answer:] 'Yes.  '

"'Wilt thou confirm thyself unto me at this time and henceforth 
  reveal all things unto me that I shall desire to know, and teach 
  me how I may increase in wisdom and knowledge and show unto me 
  all the secrets of the Magic Art, and of all liberal sciences, 
  that I may thereby set forth the glory of Almighty God?'  [And 
  the spirit shall answer:] 'Yes.'  

"'Then I pray thee give and confirm thy character unto me 
  whereby I may call thee at all times, and also swear unto me 
  this oath and I will religiously keep my vow and covenant unto 
  Almighty God and will courteously receive thee at all times 
  where thou dost appear unto me.'  

"License to Depart.

"'Forasmuch as thou comest in peace and quietness and hath 
  answered unto my petitions, I give humble and hearty thanks unto 
  Almighty God in whose Name I called and thou camest, and now 
  thou mayest depart in peace unto thine orders and return unto me 
  again at what time soever I shall call thee by thine oath, or by 
  thy name or by thine order, or by thine office which is granted 
  thee from the creator, and the power of God be with me and thee 
  and upon the whole issue of God, Amen.

"'Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.'

"It would be advisable for the invocant to remain in the circle for 
 a few minutes after reciting the license, and if the place of 
 operation be in the open air, let him destroy all traces of the 
 circle, et cetera, and return quietly to his home.  But should the 
 operation be performed in a retired part of a house, et cetera, 
 the circle may remain, as it might serve in a like future 
 operation, but the room or building must be locked up to avoid 
 the intrusion of strangers."  

The agreement set forth above is purely ceremonial magic.  In 
the case of black magic, it is the magician and not the demon 
who must sign the pact.  When the black magician binds an 
elemental to his service, a battle of wits ensues, which the 
demon eventually wins.  With his own blood the magician signs 
the pact between himself and the demon, for in the arcanum of 
magic it is declared that "he controls the soul who controls 
the blood of another."  As long as the magician does not fail, 
the elemental will fulfil to the letter his obligation under the 
pact, but the demon will try in every possible way to prevent the 
magician from carrying out his part of the contract.

When the conjurer, ensconced within his circle, has evoked the 
spirit he desires to control and has made known his intention, 
the spirit will answer somewhat as follows: "I cannot accede to 
your request nor fulfil it, unless after fifty years you give 
yourself to me, body and soul, to do with as I may please."  

If the magician refuses,other terms will be discussed.  The 
spirit may say: "I will remain in your service as long as on 
every friday morning you will go forth upon the public street
giving alms in the name of Lucifer.  The first time you fail in 
this you belong to me."  

If the magician still refuses, realizing that the demon will 
make it impossible for him to fulfil his contract, other terms 
will be discussed, until at last a pact is agreed upon.  It may 
read as follows: "I hereby promise the Great Spirit Lucifuge, 
Prince of Demons, that each year I will bring unto him a human 
soul to do with as it may please him, and in return Lucifuge 
promises to bestow upon me the treasures of the earth and fulfil 
my every desire for the length of my natural life.  If I fail to 
bring him each year the offering specified above, then my own 
soul shall be forfeit to him.  Signed..............[Invocant 
signs pact with his own blood.]

::: The Pentagram :::

In symbolism, an inverted figure always signifies a perverted 
power.  The average person does nor even suspect the occult 
properties of emblematic pentacles.  On this subject the great 
Paracelsus has written: "No doubt many will scoff at the seals, 
their characters and their uses, which are described in these 
books, because it seems incredible to them that metals and char-
acters which are dead should have any power and effect.  Yet no 
one has ever proved that the metals and also the characters as 
we know them are dead, for the salts, sulphur, and quintessences 
of metals are the highest preservatives of human life and are far 
superior to all other simples."  (Translated from the original 

The black magician cannot use the symbols of white magic without 
bringing down upon himself the forces of white magic, which 
would be fatal to his schemes.  He must therefore distort the 
histograms so that they typify the occult fact that he himself 
is distorting the principles for which the symbols stand.  Black 
magic is not a fundamental art; it is the misuse of an art.  
Therefore it has no symbols of its own, It merely takes the 
emblematic figures of white magic, and by inverting and 
reversing them signifies that it is left-handed.

A good instance of this practice is found in the pentagram, or 
five-pointed star, made of five connected lines.  This figure is 
the time-honored symbol of the magical arts, and signifies the 
five properties of the Great Magical Agent, the five senses of 
man, the five elements of nature, the five extremities of the 
human body.  By means of the pentagram within his own soul, man 
not only may master and govern all creatures inferior to himself,
but may demand consideration at the hands of those superior to 

The pentagram is used extensively in black magic, but when so 
used its form always differs in one of three ways: The star may 
be broken at one point by not permitting the converging lines to 
touch; it may be inverted by having one point down and two up; 
or it may be distorted by having the points of varying lengths.  
When used in black magic, the pentagram is called the "sign of 
the cloven hoof," or the footprint of the Devil.  The star with 
two points upward is also called the "Goat of Mendes," because 
the inverted star is the same shape as a goat's head.  When the 
upright star turns and the upper point falls to the bottom, it 
signifies the fall of the Morning Star.

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Excerpt from:

The Secret Teachings of All Ages:
An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and 
Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy
1988 by Manley P. Hall
ISBN 0-89314-830-X
Philosophical Research Society, Inc.
3910 Los Feliz Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90027

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