TO WORK WITH SAMAEL, OR NOT
To work with Samael one can Ceremonially request his guidance or one can initiate into the Qliphoth and walk the pathways. Your relationship with him will be stronger if you choose to perform a Ceremony. You should know him before you choose to do that.
Samael the Black is a Draconian King and the Leader of the Army of Black. He will not hold your hand, sooth you with feathery wings, protect you, or respond to your questions just because you asked them. He does not like to talk. Then again, some of his shells will sooth you with feathery wings, answer anything you ask, and act like your guardian angel. He is complicated (*d).
You know if you are drawn to him or not. That is the deciding factor. After you know this, then working with him is only a matter of when and how fast.
WHY WORK WITH SAMAEL?
The popular version:
- He will crush your enemies, and teach you how to crush them.
- He will show you how to protect yourself. He will not protect you (so it is said).
- He can teach you how to hide yourself and your work, to operate in secrecy.
- He is highly talented in curse-workings.
- He is known to be (at least considered to be) just and trustworthy.
* I cannot know what He may Be or Do for one with whom he has a special bond. See references. Ravenberg claims to be protected by Samael, who is his sole patron.
- He is extraordinarily powerful. He can determine and enforce who and what one may work with. Other powerful Beings work with him.
- He is a Draconian Path Initiator and Guide. (The current is amazing.) He will direct one on the Draconian path as needed, without a special bond in place.
- He made a just decision on my behalf (I think), has acted honorably (though often by devious means) and been true to his word (so far).
- He has great patience, and, it turns out, unbelievably, that he has a sense of humor. A Severe One.
- I like a challenge.
SAMAEL-HIS BASIC AFFINITIES
Day. King. Black. Dragon. North. Flame. The Emperor card.
RITUAL MUST HAVES
Daytime. Face North. Light a candle. Offerings appreciated. Sigil appreciated. Call to him. Speak.
Samael is Day Being. Any Hour of the day will suffice, though he has a stronger preference for hours not near dawn or sunset. It Must Be DAY. The weekday, the planetary hour, and the phase of the Moon are irrelevant to him (though these things might still be relevant to your working).
He is King of the Cardinal North point in at least two of the seven planes(*a).
Yes to Frankincense, Dragon’s Blood, White Copal, and Amber.
No to Myrrh, Benzoin, Pinion Pine. And most other incense forms.
For those that cannot create billows of smoke with charcoal and rock incense where they live (and it is far from necessary to evoke as A.E. Koetting to communicate with any Being), Samael indicated that a simple candle and no incense is acceptable.
He definitely wants a Flame to be present.
For other incense, no to all the typical odors: Cedar, Sandalwood, Mint, Patchouli, Celestial, etc. He does not like sweet or green odors. (I am a Yankee Candle fan, however, and he seemed to like Sun-tea and Sea Harbor, which are notably without floral or spice accents). The single floral scent he gave a Yes to was Jasmine, which is very tart and sharp (and in Sea Harbor). Whether or not I light up a Sun-tea, I always have a simple, long-burning, unscented candle lit when I reach out to him.
I do not have a comprehensive list of offerings. Food and drink are not his highest priority, nonetheless, they are and will be appreciated (I think all Beings appreciate offerings).
YES for Offerings
Eggs. Pig, Cow. Mustard. Cinnamon. Honey. Tobacco leaves. Black tea leaves (unbrewed). Coffee Beans. Seeds. Crushed Red Pepper (but not black pepper or the peppers themselves–Crushed Red Pepper is the seed of the chili pepper–yes, there is a theme here the that goes far beyond–and has little to do with the concept of–just anything ‘hot’). (*c)
NO for Offerings
A big NO to Sheep. No to Chicken, chocolate, butter, jam, claws, teeth, other bones, wood, leather, and most spices and plants. He does not seem to like liquids, including alcohol. No to all metals (yes, really). Although, if you disbelieve, I doubt a metal offering would offend him.
The sigil of Samael the Black is not the sigil of the Archangel of Tuesday who is another Being (or Shell) also spelled in Hebrew as Samael but pronounced Sam-yule who actually prefers the spelling Samuul. Many have used the Tuesday Archangel sigil and contacted Samael OR Samuul OR any another Being who filled the needs of the ritual purpose. If you have a sigil for the Draconian King Samael the Black, good. Please share it. V.K. Jehannum posted his sigil for this Black Draconian Samael (see references). Samael also authorized me to share my wedge-tipped Sharpie hand drawn sigil for this post (*b). See at end.
In the Details?
Samael is not concerned about the perfection of your work space, your offerings, or yourself before you seek to evoke\invoke him. Do not get hung up on making everything just so. He is more interested in getting to work than waiting for the right incense to arrive from some online-store-dot-com.
References for Getting Started in Working with Samael
The Qliphoth and Paths
I strongly recommend Draconian Ritual Book by Asenath Mason and other works produced by the Temple of Ascending Flame.
I also recommend V.K. Jehannum’s rites.
Ceremony of Dedication
Write your own, after you have met him. Since no one listens to that advice, see the references for examples and/or further guidance. You could be chanting hymns to Samael tonight.
(*a) The seven planes have different Cardinal Kings. A Cardinal King may rule in more than one plane. I am pursuing but do not yet have all the details on the seven planes.
(*b) My sigils are based on a two-dimensional representation of physical sounds in linguistically correct spatial locations as vocalized with human anatomy. A work in progress.
(*c) There are specific materials, flowers, berries, and stones that he likes as well. I will post as he answers.
(*d) How complicated? Next Post.
References to External Posts by Those That Work With Samael
Note: I personally disagree with several of these practitioners methods, beliefs, and morals. These references are for your exploration.
https://morinoravenberg.com/en/tag/samael/ --a practicing black magician whose patron is Samael.
http://occultcorpus.com/forums/index.php?/topic/20855-the-archangel-sammael/ --read Aunt Clair-7th entry
https://aaronleitch.wordpress.com/tag/samael/ --Leitch seems to be a popular resource
https://betweenthepillars.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/first-blog-post/ --her conversations with those she evokes are quite good
https://vkjehannum.wordpress.com/2017/11/04/evocation-of-samael/ --a recovering Niner. This post includes his Samael sigil.