King Solomon And The Goetia Demons
By James Donahue
Our series of stories about angels and demons will look
closely at the 72 Spirits of the Goetia that mythology claims were bound through the magic of Solomon for the past 4,000 years.
The legend is that King Solomon of Old Testament fame bound
these demonic forces after using them to gain his great wisdom and wealth.
We have had a problem with the King Solomon story, however. For example,
we might ask how these spirits, who were supposedly no different from the angelic energies when cast from Heaven, could be
kept bound for so long by a long dead king that some historians say may have never existed.
Also confusing are the stories by contemporary practitioners
of the black arts that they have raised particular demons to assist them in acquiring wealth, take revenge, or resolve some
other issue of personal interest. If the demons were chained, how could they be summoned? And how could they be active at
someone's beaconing call?
Each demon, or spirit, I am told, commands legions of lesser
demons. A legion is an untold but large number of warriors waiting to serve at their leader's call. Each spirit has a special
talent. Are they not all aliens who came to our planet from other worlds or other planes of existence?
Most interesting of all, the spirits, or demons are supposedly
at war with the angelic forces that presently rule the people of Earth.
So who was Solomon, how did he gain power over these demonic
kings, what did he use them for, and how did he bind them when he was through with them?
These are all questions that we felt needed to be answered.
Of special interest is the report that archaeologists now say they can find no evidence in their research in and around Jerusalem
that King Solomon or that majestic first golden temple he was supposed to have erected with demonic help ever existed.
The theory is that if Solomon did exist, he may have been
a tribal ruler, possibly a very good magician, and he may have used the Goetia Spirits to acquire some degree of personal
wealth and power. As the stories were passed down they became embellished by the Hebrew historians until Solomon became
a larger-than-life figure. The rewriting of human history has been a common practice for thousands of years, so most of what
we think is true, probably isn’t.
Most of what we know, or think we know about King Solomon and his
association with the Spirits of the Goetia can be found in ancient books produced by and possessed by the Roman Catholic Church.
S. L. Macgregor Mathers, Ninteenth Century occultist and
one of the major figures in founding The Order Of The Golden Dawn, was said to have traced the links to Solomon back 700 years
by way of the mystical Necronomicon of Alhazred, also known as the Book of the Dead. That book has since been destroyed.
It has been a common practice of the church to wipe out
all traces of people or events that alter the "Jesus" story in historical record. And as noted above, the ancient Hebrew stories
of the great King Solomon were embellished and recorded as fact, thus intensifying the claim by the Jews that they were a
chosen people, blessed by God.
Thus Solomon, if he existed, was a magician that may have
raised and used the demonic forces for his own ends. There is an old story that Solomon bound the demons. It is found in the
Testament of Truth in the Nag Hammadi Codex.
The story here is that David and his son, Solomon conceived through adultery, used the power of the demons to lay the foundation
of Jerusalem then imprisoned the demons in the temple.
To do this, the story says, Solomon placed demonic spirits
in seven waterpots. They remained a long time in the waterpots, abandoned there. When the Romans went up to Jerusalem, they
discovered the waterports, opened them and immediately the demons ran out. . .
Even the original story fails to back up the legend of the bound
demonic kings. Yet it persisted. So what is the truth? What has been happening on the Earth since the days of Solomon?
We appear to be surrounded by spiritual forces of various types,
including demons and angels. Are the angels good and the demons all evil? Theta Healers who have begun using ancient connections
with The Creator to repair illnesses and mental disorders of humans, report that people are often possessed by various other
invisible entities categorized as either “fallens” or “waywards.” While these entities can affect
the emotions and personal health of people, whey are neither angels nor demons.
So how is it that such beings can “possess”
a person, and how can we protect ourselves from this kind of spiritual intrusion? According to healer Susan Donahue, the technique
is simple and one we can learn to accomplish every day through daily devotions. Through Theta Healing, Donahue says, we all
have a direct link with the Creator and need only to ask and the invaders will be sent off into the light, never to bother
There is something interesting going on between the angels and the
demons that roam this world. While humans recognize the angels as forces of good, we also consider the demons as evil and
forces that work against us. This may, in a sense be true.
All things in nature and in the spirit world must experience balance to be effective. For example, there cannot be good if
evil does not exist. Thus the demons play an important role in keeping everything in order.
We were surprised in our research to find that the Goetia
Spirits appear to have both good and bad sides. Most of them are Earth friendly and can offer special knowledge and benefits
to the one that summons them, but they also are tricksters and can also be dangerous if crossed. And like most entities that
exist in the lower planes of existence, nothing comes without a price. Payment of some form is expected.