Spirits of Aleister Crowley’s Illustrated Goetia

Rank: King
Degree: 1 – 10
Zodiac sign: Cancer (day July 22 – August 1)
Tarot: Five of Wands
Alchemical sign: Sol – Gold

Beleth (or Bileth, or Bilet) is the Thirteenth Spirit, a terrible and Mighty King. He rides upon a pale horse. Trumpets and other types of musical instruments play before him.

He is very furious at first appearance, that is, while the Exorcist lays his courage; for to do this he must hold a Hazel Wand in his hand, striking it out toward the South and East quarters, make a Triangle, without the Circle, and then command him into it by the Bonds and Charges of Spirits.

And if he does not enter into the Triangle, at your threats, rehearse the Bonds and Charms before him, and then he will yield obedience and come into it, and do what he is commanded by the Exorcist. Yet the Magician must receive him courteously because he is a Great King, and do homage unto him, as the Kings and Princes do that attend upon him.

And you must have always a Silver Ring on the middle finger of your left hand held against your face as is done before AMAYMON, to be protected from the flaming breath of the enraged Spirit.

The Great King Beleth causes all of the love that may be, both of men and of women, until the Master Exorcist has had his desire fulfilled. He id of the Order of Powers, and he governs 85 Legions of Spirits.


Crowley, Aleister, Illustrated Goetia, DuQuette, Hyatt, Wilson, Temple, Arizona, New Falcon Publications 2000