GOETIA GIRL SUCCUBUS PIRATE QUEEN ASMODAY
The above artwork and the poster design below is a modern reinterpretation of the Thirty-Second (Fallen Angel/Genie) Spirit called Asmoday; now called Asmodaya, who is listed in the Medieval (book of Magic) Grimoire known as the Goetia.
The Goetia was utilized by Sorcerers to Evoke (Jhinn/Genies) Spirits to fulfill their wishes. Asmodaya is otherwise depicted as a Pirate Girl of a salacious Succubus whom is a most wanton Queen Bee whose primary office is to bestow the abilities in the arts of Arithmetic, Astronomy, Geometry and all handicrafts absolutely as well as to answer all questions asked of her by her Master.
She also protects her Master against all negative influences, whether they are temporal or of a spiritual origin. She also reveals where Treasures can be discovered as well as to guard it. The classic (Sigil) Seal of (Asmoday) Asmodaya is depicted upon her Pirate flag and the top right and left hand border of the print. There also symbolic references to Freemasonry in regards to the Brethren of the Coast and the ‘Skull and Crossbones Society,’ while the Ghost Pirate’s wear Masonic aprons.
The symbol of the ‘Ouroboros,’ encircling the Skull and Crossbones refers to the (‘SEVEN’ [Chakras] Planets and Metals of Alchemy) ‘Ring of Virtues,’ which is bestowed by Asmodaya whose ‘Ring’ of a Serpent eating its own tail represents ‘Eternal Recurrence.’
The Yale University Skull and Crossbones Society number of ‘322’ refers to the year 322 BC and the demise of Aristotle, which in numerology reduces down the single digit of ‘Seven.’ The (Sigil) Seal is utilized by a Sorcerer in order to Evoke the Spirit of (Asmoday) Asmodaya into manifestation amidst his Triangle of Art imagination who thereby induces vivid Lucid Dreams via which she thence fulfils the Sorcerer’s Wishes as his most loving Genie.
As for the slightly adapted Pirate Quote: “Heaven, you fool? Did you ever hear of any Pirates going thither? Give me Hell, it’s a merrier place: I’ll give Roberts a salute of 13 guns at entrance,” which was said by Thomas Sutton, a captured member of Bartholomew Roberts’ crew, when told by a fellow Pirate that he hoped to make it into Heaven. (Johnson 246: A General History of Pyrates: 1720-1728)