Having kept in my possession a spirit for about a year I could not help but wonder why I had such a thing around. If it was such a clandestine matter why then must I go to all extents for it. My daily routine involved giving thanks in the four cardinal directions and then sprinkling gin on the door way.
Elaborate no? Curious thing friend or foe having a spirit around is an odd activity and one I miss most. It is like having an imaginary friend that has taken on embodiment and consciousness. Over time after conversing with a spirit in your head you learn to tell the difference between yourself and the spirit. The easiest way to tell is to try to impose your voice over the spirit’s voice and say something out of the ordinary. If it is not you then you will not be able to over power the voice. If it is then you have been talking to yourself.
This world has forgotten magic, faith, and the gods. It is our job to bring it all back. You see many years ago when I first came in contact with my spirit it was a split from a greater spirit, sort of an offspring. At the time when I got the spirit I did not know what I was getting into. He was friendly enough, but my views shifted when I finally received a call from a true magician.
Ironic no? In a world of technology laden people who was to guess that there would indeed be a real magician. The gentleman told me the proper manner to test a spirit. He told me there were many kinds of spirits and all need and want different things. He even told me of a spirit he had that drank coffee. He then said that I must command the spirit to come to me in my dreams and that I should leave a drink of water by my bedside for it. I also needed a pentagram, with a yod, he, vau shin, and a he. This would keep me safe from the spirit. Lastly he said I needed a more comprehensive background in magic and listed several books that could help me and said goodbye.
Here is where things get interesting, so that night I did as the man said and left a glass of water. The spirit did in fact come to me in my sleep but it spoke to me while I was in the hypnagogic state. This of course did not reassure me that it showed and obeyed so I sought a way to banish it that day. After no help from a local psychic, I decided to do what came naturally. I opened the spirit’s container and uttered a banishment which sent it back to whence it came.
How does this relate to the Goetic demons? It is a starting point for the spirit work I now do. Spirits come and appear in many ways, if you are adept enough you can even create your own. The Goetic demons you see have a bit of a bad wrap, for starters they are not demons at all but jinn. King Solomon is spoken of in the Koran having control over such spirits. It is said that the Goetic spirits are born of a smokeless fire, and that while they will respond to the names in the Goetia they are more ore less nicknames. The Goetic spirits actually tend to have only the intentions of their summoners in mind, but being older than us can still sway and coax us into doing things we don’t want.
How then do we overcome these Goetic spirits? With confidence and acknowledging that we have power over them given to us by the divine. As humans we need fear nothing, the creator gave us power and preference over all so we must accept this. The only power a demon, person, or even habit has over us is the power we give it. If you ever come into contact with a Goetic spirit simply treat it as you would an old friend and you will be better off than letting your ego do the talking.