Hey everyone! I hope you’re having a nice day!
My question today is a dilemma brought on by two books I’ve read recently-
The first is Demons of Magick by Gordon Winterfield. The things I liked about this book were the easy to understand rituals , and the choice it gave it to the reader to the extent of which they wanted to handle communications with the demon. I also liked that it specifically outlined the powers of each demon , and how they could be used.
The second book I’ve read was Black Seals of Solomon the King by Carl Nagel. This was a short book , 41 pages. But it was concise , and didn’t consist of a large intro like in DoM. The things I liked about this book were that , while it didn’t outline the powers of each demon with as much detail as DoM , it was sufficient detail , and it consisted of a simple ritual , which IMO was simpler than the rituals in DoM.
My dilemma is this , there are a few powers and benefits with working with the demons mentioned in Black Seals of Solomon , that I feel would be very beneficial , but at the same time , DoM , doesn’t mention those powers. For example , Black Seals mentions that King Paimon and Duke Dantalion can give the reader the power of manipulation and influence , whereas DoM only mentions that King Paimon and Duke Dantalion can only help with influence in the sense that every time we want a target to be influence , we will need to evoke either of them.
Also , please understand that I’m not bashing Gordon or DoM in any way , I’m just venting my frustration at the confusion this has all caused considering both books are about the Goetia.
I’m just asking for a little help on clearing this confusion, and of people’s opinions on each book. Lemme know guys!
Have a nice day!