If you’re into ceremonial magick, you’ve seen plenty of grimoires and other magic books describing various demons. These demons can help with all sorts of problems, provide assistance in reaching your goals and becoming more powerful in magic. But some demons have more power than others, and it’s often not clear what a certain demon can actually do.
I’ve read the most popular grimoires and summoned many demons. They’ve helped me improve my life in so many ways. I wrote a general guide on summoning demons that will help you immensely in crafting your own rituals. I’ve also placed links to rituals for specific demons on the list, as you’re about to read.
Having said that, these are the best demons to summon depending on your goals:
1. Demons of Wealth & Success
If you need financial assistance or simply want to get filthy rich, these are the demons you should work with.
Mammon was worshiped as the main deity by Phoenicians, one of the richest nations of the ancient world. He’s also known as Hell’s Ambassador to England, another very wealthy, trade-oriented country. Mammon is also mentioned in the Bible as Jesus says: “You can’t serve both God and Mammon.”
This is not a coincidence. Mammon is an earth demon, very powerful and willing to help with finances and hedonistic pursuits. When I summoned Mammon I doubled my income in two months, getting past $2000/month from my websites. Here’s a step-by-step ritual for summoning Mammon in case you’re interested.
Clauneck is mentioned in the famous Grimorium Verum and less known The Secrets of Solomon. Clauneck is well loved by Lucifer, and he is summoned because he has the ability to bestow wealth, either by bringing money over a great distance or by assisting in the discovery of hidden treasure. Clauneck is the demon of wealth, known to be obedient to his summoners, but only to those who show him the proper respect.
As a spirit of acquisition, commerce, and wealth, Clauneck is “free market” in the most extreme sense. Just like the “market” Clauneck has no moral objections to crimes against humans, and will offer advice on trafficking humans as dispassionately as he would if queried on the selling of cupcakes. Clauneck cares nothing for the product itself, but instead its worth.
So when summoning Clauneck it’s important to be respectful instead of trying to boss him around. He will weigh your worth and then give you proper advice on how to become more wealthy.
Belial is a demon that resembles a tough coach that pushes you to do more, work harder and achieve greatness. That’s almost a universal experience among magicians who’ve summoned Belial. His representative color is red, the color of passion. Not only will he make you strive for greatness,
Belial will improve your self-confidence and make you motivated to go beyond your limits. These are obviously helpful traits regardless of what you’re trying to accomplish, whether it’s a worldly or spiritual goal. But since Belial is an earth demon, consider using his help primarily for worldly success. Here’s my Belial summoning guide.
2. Demons of Love & Attraction
In case you need assistance with attracting a partner (or more than just one!), then consider summoning these demons.
Zepar is the demon of love, lust and sodomy from the Ars Goetia. He’s the demon you’d want by your side while going out to night clubs to pick up women. Or in case you’re a lady trying to impress the love of your life.
While Zepar can help you become a Casanova and entrap an otherwise unwilling lover, there are some dangers to be aware of. The greatest danger is that the lover you attract via Zepar can become barren.
Summoning Zepar can be done with sigil magick (gazing at his sigil and repeating his enn) and by a candle and offering ritual. Check out my Zepar summoning guide for the step-by-step process.
Many magicians find Sitri to be a very useful demon from Ars Goetia. After all, who doesn’t want to “enflameth men with women’s love, and women with men’s love”? Just like Zepar, Sitri’s specialty is love and making the magician more attractive.
In order to summon Sitri it’s valuable to abstain from sexual activities for a period of time. This will create a charge in the body which can be used during the ritual to create a stronger result. Check out the Sitri summoning guide to learn more.
Asmodeus is known primarily as the demon of lust and the king of the earthly spirits. This is how he is mentioned in the Bible and multiple grimories. In addition to helping with matters of the heart, Asmodeus has a great many other powers according to Ars Goetia:
He giveth the Ring of Virtues; he teacheth the Arts of Arithmetic, Astronomy, Geometry, and all handicrafts absolutely. He giveth true and full answers unto thy demands. He maketh one Invincible. He showeth the place where Treasures lie, and guardeth it.
Since Asmodeus is a great king and is known to harm magicians who are ill prepared, it’s important to use a magic circle and a triangle when summoning him. The triangle is there to keep Asmodeus contained, while the magic circle is to protect the magician during the ritual. Here’s my Asmodeus summoning guide for those who are interested in communicating with this spirit.
3. Demons of Magical Powers & Spiritual Enlightenment
If you want to become a more powerful magician, to be able to perform astral projection and lucid dreaming at will and to have full control over your mind and possibly the minds of others, then these are the best demons to summon.
Lucifer is arguably the most powerful demon that anyone can summon. He’s an “air” demon just like all the demons who are specialized in spiritual progress. Lucifer is the great rebel, he will bestow you with a rebellious spirit that can charge the Heaven and replace God at this throne.
This is the purpose of the left-hand path, to become a living God, not to pray to some other deity and ask for mercy. Lucifer will change your mentality, make you tougher and improve your magic a great deal. Here’s a powerful Lucifer invocation ritual that you can perform at home.
Paimon is possibly the most well known demon along with Lucifer because of the horror movie Hereditary. If you haven’t watched it, I highly recommend it! But Paimon is not a horrible demon, he will help the magician and it’s not all that difficult to summon him. According to Goetia:
He can discover unto thee what the Earth is, and what holdeth it up in the Waters; and what Mind is, and where it is; or any other thing thou mayest desire to know. He giveth Dignity, and confirmeth the same. He bindeth or maketh any man subject unto the Magician if he so desire it. He giveth good Familiars, and such as can teach all Arts.
So if you want to receive arcane knowledge, become a more powerful magician, progress in worldly affairs or have others do your bidding, you should summon Paimon. Here’s my full Paimon summoning guide.
4. Demons of Knowledge
If you need help with learning a subject, reading more books or gaining relentless focus on your studies, these are the best demons to summon.
Furcas is a Knight of Hell (the rank of Knight is unique to him), and rules 20 legions of demons. He teaches Philosophy, Astronomy (Astrology according to some authors), Rhetoric, Logic, Chiromancy and Pyromancy.
I’ve had great success with summoning Furcas. He helped me read many books in a short amount of time and I learned a ton of material that I struggled with in the past. Furcas in depicted in grimoires as an:
…a knight who commeth foorth in the similitude of a cruell man, with a long beard and a hoarie head, he sitteth on a pale horsse, carrieng in his hand a sharpe weapon..
He’s basically a strict, private tutor! Instead of paying for tuition, summon Furcas and the result will be the same if not greater. Refer to my general demon summoning guide because I don’t have a specific Furcas summoning ritual. I used sigil magick similar to the Paimon ritual.
Astaroth is a demon that can help you master many arcane arts similarly to Furcas. But in addition to that, Astaroth is a demon well versed in divination and he will answer your questions about events that happened in the past, are happening now or will happen in the future. Astaroth can help you learn more about yourself and the world around you.
But summoning Astaroth can be tricky, because he’s very powerful and dangerous as some magicians learned first hand. So I highly recommend checking out my two very unique Astaroth summoning rituals to learn about the precautions.
Note: Paimon is also known as a great teacher, so he could be included among demons of knowledge also.
5. Demon of Health
Demons can cause afflictions, and that’s how they’re depicted within the Jude-Christian paradigm. But they are also very helpful in healing various diseases, physical, mental and spiritual.
Buer is a demon that has a great history in the occult world. Crowley summoned Buer to help heal him heal his occult teacher’s lung disease and soon enough he was able to travel to Sri Lanka where the warm air soothed his damaged respiratory system and brought it to good health. I’ve also had great success in health matters by working with Buer, particularly with digestion.
Buer will either help you find the solution to your affliction such as a cure or he will create the circumstances by which the affliction will be solved, such as meeting a reliable doctor, finding the exact illness based on your symptoms etc. In some cases the illness will be resolved instantly after the ritual, especially if the cause of the illness is spiritual. Here’s my Buer summoning guide.
In case you’re suffering from emotional issues such as depression and anxiety, Leviathan can be of immense help. This is the main water elemental demon, and water is the element of emotion.
Leviathan will change your perception of reality, make you more interested in self-care, meditation, yoga, healthy diet and tranquility. You will feel more relaxed with Leviathan’s energy guiding you in the right direction.
Final Word: Best Demons to Summon
What demon you should summon depends on your need or desire. If you need help with finances, summon Mammon or Clauneck. For optimal health, consult Buer.
Every demon has unique attributes and requires a unique ritual approach. Sigil magick works for many demons but not for all, which is why I’ve included all of those summoning guides to help you reach these spirits with greater success. So I hope this helps and good luck on your magickal journey!
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