The Temple of King Solomon – A Short Mythology
The Temple of King Solomon – A Short Mythology
Mythology is such a fascinating topic and often the only Mythology that many people are familiar with are the Greek and Roman ones, however the world is filled with a cornucopia of different stories about the great spirits that reside around us. Been high magick practioncers there is much involved with King Solomon and the creation of his temple, the rings, robes and other requirements for Solomatic Practice. One of the greatest Myths involves the Djin of the Dessert coming and under the orders of Solomon build his temple. Below is the Story of the creation of the Temple of Solmon the King.
When the Temple was being built, a demon called Ornias came at sunset, and robbed a boy of half his pay and half his food. Everyday the demon came and sucked the boy’s thumb, until he became sick. Since the boy was a favourite of King Solomon he went and complained to The King, who was distressed, and entering the Temple before it was complete, prayed a night and a day that he might gain power over this demon.
Then the Archangel Michael appeared to him, and brought a small ring, with an engraved stone upon it; and said: “O Solomon the King, son of David, take this gift from God, the Lord of Hosts and with it thou shalt be able to bind all the demons of the world, male and female. And with them thou shalt build Jerusalem. Thou must wear this ring ; and on it is engraved the Pentacle.”
The following evening the demon came as usual, to rob the employee. But Solomon had given him the ring and told him what to do. When the spirit appeared, he threw it at him, saying: “Come, King Solomon commands thee!”
The demon cried out, and offered the boy all the gold in existence, if he would only release him from the ring’s power. But the boy refused, and brought the shouting fiend to Solomon’s palace, and reported his presence to the potentate.
The latter questioned him:
“Who art thou ?”
“I am Ornias”
“What is thy sign of the Zodiac?”
“Aquarius, the Water-bearer. I strangle people, and I change into human shape, like a woman, for men to consort with in their sleep. I can come as a lion, and am overall demons: the child of Uriel, the angel, the Power of God!”
Solomon then sent Ornias, with the magical ring as his mandate, to bring all the other Dinn to him. And he went to the King, supreme over all: Beelzeboul. Forced to come, by the power of the ring, Beelzeboul arrived.
Solomon says of this event:
“And when I saw the prince of demons, I glorified the Lord God, the creator of Heaven and Earth, and I said: ‘Blessings to Thee, Lord God, Omnipotent, who hast given me this power . . .’ And I questioned him [the spirit]:
“Who art thou ?”
“ ‘I am Beelzeboul, Chief of Demons. It is I who cause the demons to become visible to men.” ”
“And he agreed to bind and to bring to me all the spirits.”
Solomon asked whether there were any female spirits, and Beelzeboul said that there were, and that he would bring one forthwith. So it was that Onoskelis came, in the shape of a fair and pretty woman. She lives normally in a cave of gold; her time is spent in strangling men, and she can be found in caves and wild valleys. She associates with men of a dark complexion, and shares their star with them. But she says under questioning that she does give certain powers to those who worship her ‘as some do still’. Onoskelis was created out of an echo ‘which fell in a wood’, and operates under the full moon. She is to be combated only by the name of the angel Joel, and the Wisdom of God. Solomon sends her to weave ropes for the Temple.
Next came Asmodeus he is part-angel, part-man, and his constellation is the Wain. Furious and shouting, in a stormy scene he foretells Solomon’s fall and ultimate disgrace. Asmodeus works against brides and grooms, and spends his time destroying the beauty of virgins. He also causes madness and lust, making men desert their wives and seek out other women. He is frustrated by the angel Raphael. Those who wish to keep him in check (and hence any of the misfortunes which he is supposed to have caused) are to appeal to that angel, and also to burn certain incense. At first, like others, he will not tell what is the nature of this antidote. But Solomon adjures him with terrible Names, and he reveals it.
The incense which banishes Asmodean evils is composed of the gall and liver of the Glanos fish, smoked over tamarisk wood. Having put this noxious fumigant to work on the demon, Solomon has leisure enough to recall Beelzeboul again, and to submit him to further questioning. This elicits the fact that the Djinn is given the work of destroying kings, and especially of aiding foreign enemies. He also sets demons upon people, trying to lead people astray, especially the devout.
While planning the eventual destruction of the world, Beelzeboul also causes murder, envy, wars and unnatural crime. He is defeated by the word Emmanuel, and the Name which is represented by the figures 644. He vanishes with the name Eleeth.
This spirit volunteered certain magical information to Solomon, thus:
“Hear, O King: if thou burn gum, incense and bulbs of the sea, with nard and saffron, and light seven lamps in a row, thou wilt firmly fix thy house. And if, being pure, thou light them at dawn, then wilt thou see the heavenly dragons, how they wind themselves along and drag the chariot of the Sun!”
However, Solomon sends him about his business, and another spirit is called.
This turns out to be the Spirit of Ashes, Tephros, who appearsas a violent wind. He brings darkness, fires fields, and is under the astrological power of the tip of the crescent moon. This spirit, according to the Testament – cannot be all bad, because when he is called in these names, he cures fever, through the power of the Archangel Azael: Bultala, Thallal and Melchal.
When he heard this, Solomon called Azael, and ordered him to subdue Tephros. Hence the demon was tamed and made to throw rocks to the workers engaged upon the upper portion of the Temple.
When Solomon called for another demon, seven came, all joined together, and all of female form. They told the King that they constituted between’ them the thirty-three elements of the Lord of Darkness, and are a group of stars.
The first was named Deceit. She causes deception, and can be confounded by an appeal to the angel Lamechial. When there is a struggle in train, this is caused by the second, whose name is merely Struggle. She is put to flight by the power of the name of the angel Baruchiachel. The third female Djinn is known as War, and can be combated only by the angel Marmarath. The fourth is the Djinn of hatred and disunity. She separates man and wife, parents and children, kith and kin. Her activities are stopped only by invoking the power of the angel Balthial. Power is the name of the fifth spirit of darkness. Her power is that of tyranny and usurpation. Such activities, which she presides over, can be stopped only by the word Asteraoth. Men are led astray by the sixth spirit, whose name is Error. She went so far as to predict that she would eventually be able to lead Solomon himself off the right path, reminding him that she had already caused to kill his brother. It is she who causes people to be necromancers. Uriel is the angel who overcomes her.
The seventh and last spirit of this group is the worst of all. Even the generally frank Testament does not do more than hint at the terrible power and danger of this demon. Solomon continues after this succession of spirits has left:
“Then I who am Solomon, praised the Lord and ordered a further spirit to appear. So before me came a demon with the likeness of a man, but headless.”
“And I said to him, ‘Who art thou?’ He said, ‘I am a demon’.
I asked him which, and he replied: ‘I am Envy. I eat heads, for I seek a head for myself. I have not consumed enough, and I desire a head like thine.’
“I, Solomon, then put the seal upon him, holding my hand to his breast. Then the devil jumped and fell, and moaned, and said:
‘Alas, what is become of me? O Ornias, treachery, I cannot see!’
“And I said: Iam Solomon. Tell me how thou canst see [without a head]. He said: ‘Through my feelings.”
“I asked him how he could speak. He said: ‘O Solomon, King, I am a voice myself, for I have obtained the voices of innumerable men. I broke the heads of the so-called dumb, on the eighth day after their birth. I can do things at the crossroads, though I am dangerous. I can seize and cut off a man’s head like a sword-slash, and I put it on myself. I also send disease to the feet and cause sores . . .’ ”
Solomon discovered from him that the angel of lightning alone could control the demon Envy. The next demon to be mentioned came in the form of a huge dog, with a loud voice. He was formerly a sage of great learning, and now is called Rabdos (‘Staff’) and throttles people. He is to be combated only by the power of the angel Brieus. He had knowledge of a mine, and of a green stone, which latter Solomon sent to him, for the adornment of the Temple.
Then came a fearsome apparition, like a lion, commander of a legion. His name was not discovered. Truculently, he admitted to being ‘bound’ by the number 644 and the name Emmanuel and his activities consist in attacking the convalescent while they are recovering from illness.
The three-headed dragon with human hands, who was the next demon, was put to work like the others, at the Temple. He attacks children before birth, and causes epilepsy. These manifestations of his activity are overcome by Golgotha and the word Jerusalem being written down.
After this a female spirit showed herself. Her body was dark, her eyes green and shining, and her limbs invisible. Her name she gave as Obizuth. She spends her time with confined women, trying to strangle their children. “My entire work is the destroying of children, in body and mind.” She is overcome by the angel Afarof, otherwise given as Raphael. “If any man write that name on a Woman in childbed,” she tells Solomon, “then I shall be unable to go into her. The number of this name is six hundred and forty.”
After Obizuth came a winged dragon, with human-like face and hands. He associates with woman in disguise, and is put to flight by the angel Bazazath. Enepsigos was another female spirit, who can manifest herself in various shapes. Her activities are frustrated by an appeal to the angel Rathanael.
A hore-fish was the next visitant. He is the spirit of the sea, greedy for silver and gold. He destroys ships, and causes sickness among men. He is called Kunospaston, and sometimes comes upon the land. The angel over him is Lameth. When Solomon sought to confine him, he said that he could not live without water, which was provided for him. When a jar had been filled with the liquid, he was sealed in it, and placed within the Temple precincts.
The last of this series of apparitions was in the form of a giant, carrying a sword: a relic, as he said, of the days of the giants. He causes demoniac possession, baldness, and a madness in which a man eats his own flesh. He is destroyed by a number written on the forehead; and he was also imprisoned in a jar.
The next spirits to appear were a different type: they were the decani of the planets, and each had his astrological province.
And thus the story of the Djinn who presented themselves to Solomon comes to an end, as they came, he assigned them work on the Temple. His popularity increased, continues the Testament, and even kings came to see the Temple, bringing valuable gifts for it.
Then, after several other magical activities (such as sending to Arabia for a demon) he fell in love with a fair Shunamite. For her sake he began to worship Moloch, and built a temple to Baal, Moloch and others. This was the downfall of Solomon, and he ends the document thus:
“For this I wrote this Testament, that who gets it may pray for me, and attend to that which is last and not that which is first, and hence you will find grace eternal. Amen.”
So there you have it Below the blog post is the list of Djinn who came under the Astrological signs.
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The Decani Of The Planets
Ruax comes under the sign of the Ram. He makes people slow thinking, and can be controlled by this invocation: “MICHAEL bind Ruax.”
Barsafael causes migraine, and this is combated by saying: “Gabriel bind Barsafael”
Arotosael injures the eyes. Those with this trouble have only to repeat this invocation to be cured: “URIEL, bind Arotosael.”
Iudal is the cause of deafness. The counter-spell is “URIEL bind Iudal” .
Sphendonael is the demon who attacks the tonsils, and can be dismissed with the cry: “Sabrael, bind Sphendonael.”
Sphandor causes disease and afflictions of the shoulders, hands, neck and marrow. Against him, the usual formula is used with an invocation to Arael.
Belbel works against the heart and mind. The angel to be called to control his depredations is Arael.
Kurtael causes pains, especially in the bowels. He can be dismissed by the power of the name of the angel Iaoth.
Metathiax causes troubles of the reins, and can be combated by the power of Adonael.
Katanikotael is the cause of domestic troubles. He said that, to have peace and harmony at home, a man has to write on seven laurel leaves this: “Iae Ieo, Sons of Sabaoth, in the Name of the Great God, imprison
Katanikotael.” Then the leaves are washed with Water, and the water sprinkled in the house, from the inside to the outside.
Saphathorael causes people to fall down and become drunk. To combat him this is to be written on paper and hung around neck: Iaeo Iealo Ioelet Sabaoth Ithoth Bae.
Bobel, or Bothothel, causes all troubles of the nerves. This formula will dissipate his effects: “Adonael, bind Bothothel.”
Kumeatel causes shivering and morbid drowsiness. The invocation against this is: “Zoroel, bind Kumeatel!”
Roeled, who makes people have colds and pains in the stomach, is put to flight by these words: “IAG, go, thou art cold, Solomon is more wise than eleven fathers!”
Atrax is the evil genius who makes men feverish. To rid the patient of it, coriander is pounded, and this spell spoken: “I exorcise this unclean fever, by the Throne of the Omnipresent God! Arise, dirt, and leave this creation of God!”
Ieropael causes cramp and convulsions. These words are to be said, three times, into the right ear of the patient: “ludarize, Sabune, Denoe!”
Buldumech brings discord between married couples. He is banished by merely writing the names of the ancestors of Solomon on paper, which charm is left in the house. The charm is thus: “Thou art commanded by the God of Abram, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; Leave this house in peace!”
Naoth afflicts the knees. He is subdued only by a charm with these names on it: Phnunoboel, Nathath.
Mardero is another who causes fever. This charm against him is written on a piece of paper, and hung around the neck: “Sphenef, Rafael, do not pull me, do not lash me!”
Alath causes children to cough. This can be overcome by the words: “Rorex, follow Alath!”
Neftihada causes the reins to ache and dysury. He is banished by a talisman with these words written thereon: Iathoth, Uruel, Nefthada, this is then affixed on the loins.
Akron is at the root of backaches and pains in the ribs. These can be cured by a copper amulet, made from metal of a ship. Which had not anchored, with these words on it: “Marmaroth, Sabaoth, pursue Akton!”
Anatreth is the demon which causes internal fevers. The cure for these is simple: repeat “Arara Charara”.
Pheth is the evil spirit to whom tuberculosis and haemorrhoids are attributed. The patient has to drink sweet wine, which has been addressed with these words: “I exorcise thee, by the eleventh aeon, to stop, I demand, FETH, AXIOFETH!”
Anoster causes bladder troubles, and the like. To cure these, and dismiss the attentions of the spirit, three laurel seeds are pounded into oil, and smeared on the affected part, with the words: “I exorcise thee, Anoster! Stop, by Marmarao!”
Alleborith. This is the spirit who is troubling those who have inadvertently swallowed a fish-bone. To get rid of him, it is necessary to take another bone out of the fish, and then cough.
Hephesimireth is the cause of lingering diseases. When this is present, “get salt, rub it in the hand, cast it into oil, massage the patient with it, and say: “Serafim, Cherubim, aid me!” ”
Ichthion causes, paralysis, and he is driven away by the cry of “Adonaeth, help me!”
Agchonion is the enemy of infants. Those obsessed by this demon are to write on fig leaves: Lycurgos, Ycurgos, Kurgos, Yrgos, Gos, Os.”
Autothith* causes enmity and all sorts of disturbances. Those who are troubled by him are told to write Alpha and Omega.
Ftheboth is he who casts the Evil Eye. He can be driven away by a drawing of an eye which has become afflicted.
Bianakith is the cause of decomposition and disease. Protection against him is gained by writing this on the front door of the house: Melto, Ardu, Anaath.