is impossible to use the Goetia and not summon the spirits contained
therein. Getting them to leave you alone is another matter
The Adept may throw open the gates of Hell and travel
through the atrocities without concern or molestation by the creatures
of the pit. Likewise, the Adept may ascend to the complete
intoxication of the highest heavens; yet retain the sense of self. So
it is that the Philosophus must prove to him or herself that one type
of strength does exist in sufficient quantity and quality to justify
their transmutation into that which is gold.
approved method, being the practical operations of the Goetia, not
only provides proof that such strength exists, but also completes the
minimum training required in the creation of Talismans and the
workings of Evocation.
is a massive amount of adaptation possible with all of the Goetic
material, but it is strongly recommended that the Philosophus change
Let the Philosophus, as regards the
tools, talismans, sigils, and seals required, construct them as close
to the specifications as possible.
Let the ceremonial components be
retained in the format provided, and this especially concerning the
spirit and god names included therein.
Let the protective measures be of
greatest concern and every skill possessed employed in establishing
The Philosophus should be ready for
any possible break in the physical, mental or spiritual protective
measures, and must be capable of thwarting any infection, obsession or
possession by the spirits with which he or she conjures. Such is the
measure of strength that should be within one who claims to dwell
within the house of Victory.
Let the Philosophus who is
unconvinced of his or her strength in these matters, re-secure all
that has been attained, identifying the lacking qualities and deal
with them on the lowest, that these then may rise to the highest.
Should the worst possible result occur, seek assistance, for
this would be pre-planned by any diligent Philosophus before
commencing such operations.