Thursday, February 12, 2009

Palpable Ignorance

You can feel it in the air. I heard recently that Goetia is evil because a magician has to make a pact with the spirit to serve the spirit for a number of years after they die.

Must ... control ... fist ... of ... death ...

I hear this shit and I want to kill some stupid motherfuckers. I think more highly of people than they apparently deserve. There's no mention of pacts in the Goetia. Pacts aren't even about service after death when they come up when you're working with the spirits; they're about making offerings. Covenants, like the one between Abraham and Jehovah, that's the kind of thing you get with spirits. You agree to do something and they agree to do something. Usually it's an offering of some kind, like a candle lit on their behalf, or their seal engraved on metal and left somewhere. And most of the Goetic spirits, specifically the ones from the Goetia of the Lemegeton don't require offerings or anything. Most of them LIKE to work with you because it brings meaning to their existence.
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