Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Goetia for Brother Enoch

My favorite copy of the Goetia of Solomon has seen better days. So I recently decided to compile my own and have a copy printed through lulu. I drew up the outline and started making font choices.

I slept about three hours that night and dreamed of two warriors with spears. The dream was narrated. The narrator explained these two warriors were demons trying to scare me.

The next night I was visited in dream by a giant bird. The flapping of its wings made a hot wind that knocked me down. I tried to look directly at the bird, but had to shield my eyes from the light which was on it or maybe behind it.

On the third night I dreamed of green butterflies. I have a friend among the green butterflies now.

Then, a few days later, on Wednesday, March 14, 2014, I went for a walk. In a tree right outside my door there was sitting a large crow. I stopped and looked up at him. He looked down at me. He studied my face. I smiled. He said "hello". My rational mind tells me it was just a low warbling sound, but the rest of me knows it was "hello".

The next night I drank hundred-proof moonshine for the first time in my life and right as my vision began to get blurry, I saw the pentagram of Solomon from the Goetia and tried to force my eyes to focus and read the words. In this state I read:

It is now nearly 11pm and two crows have sounded an alarm outside my window. My roommate says she has never heard a crow at night. She just said, "I don't know how, but you summoned them here." She has no idea what I am working on. But she may be right.