Twenty-ninth Spirit is Astaroth. He is a Mighty, Strong Duke, and
appeareth in the Form of an hurtful Angel riding on an Infernal
Beast like a Dragon, and carrying in his right hand a Viper. Thou
must in no wise let him approach too near unto thee, lest he do
thee damage by his Noisome Breath. Wherefore the Magician must
hold the Magical Ring near his face, and that will defend him. He
giveth true answers of things Past, Present, and to Come, and can
discover all Secrets. He will declare wittingly how the Spirits
fell, if desired, and the reason of his own fall. He can make men
wonderfully knowing in all Liberal Sciences. He ruleth 40 Legions
of Spirits. His Seal is this, which wear thou as a Lamen before
thee, or else he will not appear nor yet obey thee, etc.
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Mystery Spirit Asteroth: Can He Unlock Human Key?
The old magickians did not like Asteroth. They made no bones about
Collin de Plancy in his Dictionnaire Infernal penned about 150
years ago, said "Astaroth appears as an ugly angel riding a dragon
and holding a viper in his left hand." He also wrote: "He
(Asteroth) is said to emit a powerful fetid odor, and to endure
that, the magician should hold a silver magical ring that prevents
odors under his nose."
In 1583 Johann Wier described Asteroth as "a great and a strong
duke, comming foorth in the shape of a fowle angell, sitting upon
an infernall dragon, and carrieng on his right hand a viper . .
.Let everie exorcist take heed, that he admit him not too neere
him, bicause of his stinking breath."(sic)
Seagate Adventurers' Guild Beastiary gives the very worst
description of this Goetia Spirit: "Astaroth appears in the form
of a dark angel all black and with a bloody mouth. He carries a
viper coiled about his right hand and he rides an infernal Black
Dragon. He speaks gaily of horrible things and laughs readily at
pain and disease. He is exceedingly cruel."
Seagate also states that Astaroth "will usually serve so long as
the summoner is involved in much death and cruelty."
From the way they talk about him, this demon sounds like a
brother, or at least a first cousin to Lucifer.
And according to Aaron C. Donahue, that thought may have some
truth in it. But in a much different sense than you might expect.
After evoking Asteroth and drawing him through the technique of
remote viewing, Aaron was surprised to find that this spirit is
unusually bright and strikingly beautiful.
He writes of the evokation on his web site: "A pale human like
face appears surrounded by white light. Crystalline structures
divide twin serpents and winding below Asteroth. Serpent (A)
appears somewhat like an alligator without appendages."
Donahue then writes something very strange. He says: "Asteroth is
an entity not of our solar system, associated with cross-cultural
paradigms of primal human fear. It is a part of an important
process involving LUCIFER and the initiation of our human race."
He concludes with the statement: "Asteroth is beautiful beyond
So why does Donahue's drawing of this spirit differ so remarkably
from the description of Asteroth handed down by the magickians of
old? I suspect it has a lot to do with the influence of the
angelic driven religious systems that have existed for thousands
of years on this planet.
Do not forget that the angels and the so-called "fallen" spirits
known as demons have been at war for a very long time. For a
season the angels had an upper hand in the affairs of mankind, but
now the demons are back on the scene.
Ancient lies, like that of the wickedness of Lucifer and his
hordes of demons, will not stand much longer. The beauty of
Asteroth now overpowers all of the hurtful words written about him
by the old ones.
Nothing is what it seems. We live in a dark place full of smoke