Apologia Pro Angelis Caducis

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But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?

Mark Twain

It takes a certain amount of experience in evocatory magick to realise that not all “evil spirits” are either the same, or indeed “evil” per se – it is a philosophically redundant term anyway.

For example: take the spirits of the Goetia, and contrast them with (e.g.) the Qlippoth.

The raison d’etre of the latter is that they are unbalanced forces left over from the creation of the universe – but the former are “fallen angels” (at least – that is how they are described in the Lesser Key of Solomon). In practice this is a huge difference – the Spirits of the Goetia were once in Heaven, but now are not: but the Qlippoth were never in Heaven to begin with.

In other words, the Goetic spirits are the same sort of “creatures” as Angels – but in exile from the main body of the Angelic host. Moreover, despite being fallen, they are theoretically capable of redemption – which is to what, in fact, many of them aspire.

(NB: in the foregoing description, Heaven should really be thought of as “what humans believe to be heaven.” When one analyses their origin – as primordial deities – it becomes clear that their “fall” was not caused by their own disobediance, but by Humans’ increasing inability to relate to them.)

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