Summoning the 36 Djinn of Solomon the King

'Amir Alzzalam

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"In the shadowed realm of the 36 Solomonic spirits, I discern an unsettling chaos akin to feral entities eluding the grasp of mortal comprehension. To bend their will to my desires, I must employ coercion and weave a tapestry of deceit. Perhaps these otherworldly entities are but servitors, remnants of ancient deities, whose capricious nature defies the order of human understanding."

- 'Amir Alzzalam


Iamblichus was a Neoplatonist philosopher who lived during the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. He is known for his contributions to the development of Neoplatonism, a philosophical system that evolved from the teachings of Plato. Iamblichus' work focused on mystical and religious aspects of Neoplatonism, emphasizing the importance of spiritual practices and rituals in achieving unity with the divine. His ideas influenced later esoteric and mystical traditions, including aspects of Western occultism. While Iamblichus did not specifically specialize in ancient Arabic magic or modern occult philosophy, his influence on the broader mystical and philosophical landscape may have relevance to those areas.

Iamblichus' "De Mysteriis" (On the Mysteries) is a significant work that explores various aspects of religious and mystical practices within the Neoplatonic tradition. The text addresses the importance of rituals, symbols, and initiation ceremonies in connecting the practitioner with the divine. "De Mysteriis" delves into the mysteries of theurgy, a form of ritualistic spiritual practice aimed at invoking the presence of the gods and achieving a union with the divine.

Iamblichus's revelations in 'De Mysteriis' bring forth a captivating departure from the conventional depiction of spirits in medieval grimoires. The transition from a narrative dominated by threats and divine control to Iamblichus's portrayal of unnamed spirits as irrational and almost robotic entities, lacking reason, introduces a nuanced and thought-provoking perspective.

These un-named creatures, separate from Gods, Archons, Angels, and Heroic Souls, possess a singular power but lack judgment. Stirred into chaos when summoned, they become manageable through rational instructions provided by the Maji. The absence of a grasp on truth or falsity makes them susceptible to manipulation through appearances, allowing skilled practitioners to mislead them with magical regalia, rings, and other mystical elements.

The notion that these creatures are impervious to distinguishing truth from falsehood, possible from impossible, underscores the advantage gained by Maji well-versed in Lesser Black Majiq. Mastery in this art empowers practitioners to influence these beings, unveiling a captivating aspect of occult practices.

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