where do the "Above" and the "Below" each leave off? do we contain the same interiors, the wide world just an apparently separate physical fabulosity our brain-minds can hardly assimilate? if not, and they extend no farther than our interiors, then each may establish their own relationship to these presumed spirits, with possibly to a different *set* of them within each of us. Ka: #* inferior to you in knowledge, power and wisdom. the ascription of "God" is important to mysticoreligious mages with an interest in discovering and/or becoming said almighty; communing with or exploiting their power, knowledge, and wisdom. "There is nothing new under the Sun" runs the contrary thought-train.
even modern science seems to affirm the notion that we never really *make* anything substantially, just shift forms around and alter appearances. or did it conform to your moulding like so much clay as it arose in your consciousness?
you ask for reflection on: # the 72 virgins of heaven in Islam. as such it may be related to zodiacal (12 x 30) or other astronomical divisions (e.g. as it results from a sexigesimal orientation, in 6 x 12, and participates in square numerical resonance (36 x 2: perhaps 1x1x1x1x2x2x2x3x3 and thus a relative of 108 in that the latter is 1x2x2x3x3x3), its generative completion *might* take the form of 288 (being 72 x 4).
one may make all manner of contention as to the ascription of 'evil' to *odd* numbers, comparatively, though this merely gives an indication of one's own biases and predilections (on account that being able to reduce them implies their malleability and ultimate composite form).
as such, analyzing these "goetic" spirits by said number character I am not left with the impression that they are by their composition dangerous or evil.
it is far more likely that they are, by this character alone, some cosmic retinue (compare the 12 disciples of the Solar Christ or the 64 dakini dancing around Cosmic Siva).
The True Grimoire's 83 I am afforded an understanding in this analysis of some comparable demons whose character and names are seldom spoken in this forum, one of whose company did I seek out on 9/9/99 (an escalation of Satanism in numeric resonance) for the purpose of comraderie, pact-making, and coalescence against non-Satanic interests: that of the demon BEELZEBUTH (/Beelzeboul/others).
while to date I have described my enterprise as being "a goetic variant", those who are familiar with Goetic spirits would know that Beelzebuth/Beelzeboul is not one of the spirits contained within the Lemegeton.
instead, it is part of the True Grimoire, and today I make it more plain, in combination with commentary that its origins have greater *numerical* tuning with the forces of "evil" or chaos per se (trintary, pentadinal, and resonant with the number of magic (83:: 8+3= 11).
while the 72 goetics may be said to be 'radial' and astronomical in their geometry or symbolism, the demons of "The True Grimoire" ("Grimorium Verum") have the following described hierarchy: [from the Grimorium Verum or True Grimoire] =========================================================================== SUPERIORS (3) -------- Lucifer (2) | Beelzebuth (2) | Astaroth (2) Satanackia (45)/ | Tarchimache/ | Sagatana/ CHIEFS (4) Agalierap (1) | Flurity | Nesbiros (2) Serguthy Elelogap | Hael Heramael Sergulath (8) Trimasael Proculo Sustugriel (teaches magic) Haristum +41** more Brulefer Pentagony INFERIORS (18) Aglasis --------- Sidragosam Clauneck, Musisin, Bechaud, Minoson Frimost, Klepoth, Khil, Bucon Mersilde, Clisthert, Sirchade Segal, Hicpacth, Humots, Frucissiere, Guland, Surgat, Morail, Fruitimere, Huictigaras ========================================================================= (from Shah*) not only are demons from the True Grimoire described as less easily discerned in any radial symmetry, they are less well-known, and no pictures of them are famous.
their skills or strengths are given in the grimoire itself (e.g. ** of them, which is the next highest prime *over* 9^2.
#* more knowledgeable than *you* are if I work up a new directory and call it "Evil Spirit Book", will they necessarily be older because 'we all tie into the forces of our deep minds'? is there some archetypal theory that lies behind this magico-mysticalizing?