THE SEVENTEENTH CHAPTER
O FLY IN THE AIR AND TRAVEL ANY WHITHER:
(1) In a Black Cloud
(2) In a White Cloud
(3) In the Form of an Eagle
(4) In the Form of a Vulture
(5) In the Form of a Crow (or Raven)
(6) In the Form of a Crane
In a black Cloud.
In a white Cloud.
In the form of an Eagle.
In the form of a Vulture.
In the form of a Crow
In the form of a Crane.
NOTES TO CHAPTER XVII.
(a) The Symbols of this Chapter are manifested in part by the Angels, and in part also by the Evil Spirits.
(b) ORIENS, PAIMON, ARITON, and AMAIMON execute the Operations hereof by means of their common Ministers.
(c) The Familiar Spirits cannot well execute the Operations of this Chapter.
(d) Refer to original chapter and source.
(e) No. 1 is a Square of 25 Squares. TASMA implies protection. TRMS is the Hebrew word
.....used in the verse, "Thou shalt not go upon the Lion and the Adder."
.....No. 2 consists of 8 Squares that make a Square of 16. ANAN means "great labor."
.....No. 3 is a Square of 25 Squares. HOLOP means "to travel."
.....No. 4 is a Square of 16 Squares. ODAC means "to pass on from one place to another."
.....No. 5 is a Square of 25 Squares. ROLOR is perhaps from ROL "to move hurriedly."
.....No. 6 is a Square of 25 Squares. NATSA means "to flee or fly quickly."
ORIENS is one of the eight sub princes who can supply as much gold and silver as one wishes, knows all things past and future not opposed to God, can obtain information concerning propositions and doubtful sciences, can cause any spirit to appear in any form, can cause visions, can supply information on how to retain familiars, can bring the dead to life for seven years, can cause one to fly anywhere they like and can cause armed men to appear.
PAIMON, also frequently written Paymon, and sometimes Paimonia. Probably from Hebrew, POMN, = a tinkling sound or small bell. This is again derived from the Hebrew root POM, = to agitate, impel, or strike forward. The word POMN is employed in Exodus 28, 34; 28, 33; and 39, 25. Paimon is also called by the title of OZAZL, Azazel, which is a name used in Leviticus with reference to the Scape-Goat. Its derivation is from OZ, = a Goat; and AZL, = to go away. It has frequently been warmly discussed whether the word in question means simply the Scape-Goat, or whether it signifies a Demon to whom that animal was dedicated. But in Rabbinic Demonology it is always used to mean one of the Chief Demons.
ARITON, also often called Egyn," or Egin. This name may be derived from the Hebrew root ORH, = to lay bare, to make naked. It may also be derived from the Greek word Arhreton, = secret, or mysterious, in any sense good or bad. Egin, may be derivable from Hebrew, OGN, = to delay, hinder, or retard. There may also be a connection with the Greek Aix, Aigos, = a Goat. This Spirit is also called OZAL, Azael, from the root OZ, which means both a Goat, and also vigour, vehemence of force; thus having partly the same root as Azazel.
AMAIMON, also frequently written Amaymon; perhaps from the Greek word Maimon, present participle of Maimao; and as an enforcing particle; hence Amaimon would mean terrible violence and vehemence. This Spirit is also called MHZAL, Mahazael, perhaps from the root MZ, = to consume, or devour. Amaymon is spoken of in the various mediaeval Magical works as being a very potent Spirit, and the use of a ring, with Magical characters to hold before the mouth while conversing with him, is recommended as a protection against his deadly, fiery, and poisonous breath.
FAMILIAR SPIRITS: Sorcerers using occult powers to call up answers, predict the future, facilitate or induce spells, or garner assist or knowledge from planes other than the conventional were thought to have a spiritual servant, a "familiar spirit," in obeisance from other realms (Deut. 18:11; 2 Kings 21:6; 2 Chr. 33:6; Lev. 19:31; 20:6; Isa. 8:19; 29:4). Such a person with such a familiar was called by the Hebrews an OB which properly means a leather bottle; for sorcerers were regarded as vessels containing the inspiring demon. This Hebrew word was equivalent to the pytho of the Greeks, and was used to denote both the person and the spirit which possessed him (Lev. 20:27; 1 Sam. 28:8; compare Acts 16:16). The word "familiar" is from the Latin familiaris, meaning a "household servant," and was intended to express the idea that sorcerers had spirits as their servants ready to obey their commands.
This from Carlos Castaneda, infamous for using a Flying Ointment and turning into a crow and flying:
A sorcerer's power, Castaneda insists, is "unimaginable," but the extent to which a sorcerer's apprentice can hope to use it is determined by, among other things, the degree of his commitment. The full use of power can only be acquired with the help of what Castaneda calls an Ally, that he describes as a spirit entity (questionable) that attaches itself to the student as a guide. The ally challenges the apprentice when he learns to "see," as Castaneda did in the earlier books. The apprentice may duck this battle. For if he wrestles with the ally --- like Jacob with the Angel or the Buddha with Mara ---- and in the process loses, he will, in Don Juan Matus (the Yaqui Indian shaman-sorcerer Castaneda apprenticed under) slightly enigmatic terms, "be snuffed out." But if he wins, his reward is "true power the final acquisition of sorcery membership, when all interpretation ceases." (Copyright March 5th, 1973 Time Magazine)
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