Thursday, June 18, 2009

New Grimoire and artwork

Hey All!

About two years ago, Jake Stratton-Kent posted a list of spirits on a magic board and asked if anyone wanted to evoke them. I decided that it would be fun and interesting to try out some newly published spirits! So, I conjured up one that caught my interest and spoke with him. Didiho was the spirits name. A very interesting spirit that I recently realized may have been the very catalyst for creating my glyph magic! I posted my results on the evocational group I was in along with an image of Didiho.

Anyway, fast-forward until a few months ago and Jake requests the image for “The Grimoire of the Sixfold Star.” I gladly send him the image and my journal entry of the evocation. In payment I accept some books, (which is to me is far better than cash). I must say I am glad I did! These books from Haden Press are really great! Goetic Divination, LIBER PYRAMIDOS, Elelogap The Spirit of the Waters, and of course the Grimoire of the Sixfold Star in which my art work and journal entry appear in this fascinating new record of spirits. I am still looking through them and will probably read them several times each as each is packed with useful info and 0 fluffy-ness.

One interesting side note of personal interest. Two weeks ago my lovely wife ventured into New Orleans (I live 45 minutes away from the Big Easy) and ducked into an antique book shop to pick me up a gift. She got me Goethe's Faust in a beautiful hardcover. The really neat thing is that the front cover has a gold-engraved hexagram surrounded by a hexagon. Within and around these two symbols are numerous planetary and astrological glyphs. The VERY intresting thing is that within the center of this image lies a sigil, the same sigil that resides on the front cover of one of the books Jake sent me, the sigil is of Elelogap-The Spirit of the Waters! What an awesome synchronicity that is! A sure sign I need to call this spirit up.

Anyway go check Jakes Stratton-Kent’s books, they provide much useful occult knowledge and are definitely worth the purchase. (Especially, The Grimoire of the Sixfold Star which has my art and journal entry in it!)

Justin B. (all of my blogs on magic, as well as my artwork) (My book on sigils and glyphs) (my art)


  1. hei Justin!
    you have work with goetia sometime?
    if you work, what do you think about this?

    and please update your old art in your new Deviantart! I wish to see them *_*.

  2. I have worked with the Goetia yes, some of the spirits are very crude and dark beings and some are decent spirits. I recommend taking the tact of preparing to meet a wild animal in a dark forest before calling them, and if a friend shows up then all the better. Most come very easily, too easily some of my fellow magical friends would say. Just be prepared and be confident in what you want and what you are doing, not only that but guard your thoughts several days after as they will hang around and "whisper" to you (It will seem like your own thoughts but different then the norm.

    I may do so, or make a new site for that old work. I wanted to have a direction and goal for the art I do and the old site was all over the place. I will be posting new art in a few weeks, still setting up in my new home so everything is not set yet, and I may be buying new equipment as well.

  3. its more easy (in your opinion) work with goetia's spirits or the spirits in PME? Why?

    thanks your answer :D

  4. In my experience, both are easily easy but for different reasons. PME spirits come easily with a sense of learning and a desire to understand the universe is to be found in the caller. Goetics come when a sense of emotion or power is within the caller.

  5. thanks all your suport, you are a wonderful people. I learn to much with your posts and aswers.

  6. sorry my curiosity, but, you already work with Loa or Orixas ?
    what your experience with this?

    thanks :)

  7. Yes with Gran Bwa. I was experimenting with some ideas in evocation which would summon a spirit of a given field instead of a specific spirit and lo and behold this odd tree looking spirit appears. We discuss some things and he would not give me his name besides Lord Magic. A few years later a friend of mine who is a voodoo priest stayed at my house (he lived in New Orleans for Katrina so we sheltered him) and we got to comparing notes, he happened to see my drawing of Lord Magic and immediately said "You called Gran Bwa????" to which I explained to him what happened. He then invited me to a voodoo ritual where I played the drums and watched everything with my third eye. Very interesting!

  8. very interesting!! You have some book about voodoo to indicate for my study ? (its very hard find good books about voodoo ;S)

    and Orixas (santeria) you have worked? Orixas do a impressive work too

  9. Nope, just those experiences and some personal experiences with Gran Bwa is all.