The name "Astaroth" as a male demon is first known from The Book of Abramelin, written in Hebrew ca. 1458, and recurred in most occult grimoires of the following centuries. Astaroth also features as an arch-demon associated with the qliphoth (adverse forces) according to later Kabbalistic texts.
Astaroth's seal (according to The Lesser Key of Solomon)
He is referred to in The Lesser Key of Solomon as a very powerful demon. In art, in the Dictionnaire Infernal, Astaroth is depicted as a nude man with feathered wings, wearing a crown, holding a serpent in one hand, and riding a beast with dragon-like wings and a serpent-like tail. According to Sebastien Michaelis he is a demon of the First Hierarchy, who seduces by means of laziness, vanity, and rationalized philosophies. His adversary is St. Bartholomew, who can protect against him for he has resisted Astaroth's temptations. To others, he teaches mathematical sciences and handicrafts, can make men invisible and lead them to hidden treasures, and answers every question formulated to him. He was also said to give to mortal beings the power over serpents.
According to Francis Barrett, Astaroth is the prince of accusers and inquisitors. According to some demonologists of the 16th century, August is the month during which this demon's attacks against man are stronger. according to ars goetia, "The Twenty-ninth Spirit is Astaroth. He is a Mighty, Strong Duke, and appeareth in the Form of an hurtful Angel riding on an Infernal Beast like a Dragon, and carrying in his right hand a Viper. Thou must in no wise let him approach too near unto thee, lest he do thee damage by his Noisome Breath. Wherefore the Magician must hold the Magical Ring near his face, and that will defend him. He giveth true answers of things Past, Present, and to Come, and can discover all Secrets. He will declare wittingly how the Spirits fell, if desired, and the reason of his own fall. He can make men wonderfully knowing in all Liberal Sciences. He ruleth 40 Legions of Spirits.".
All of the names we see are taken from texts regarding angels and demons. Azreil, ashtaroth, michael gabriel, etc etc. All taken from ancient texts. If you read some of the ancient spells books they list the specialties of each angel and demon. BOTH can be summoned and controlled. Even the angels get pretty pissy about being summoned.
Whats does that have to do with angels and demons?
well well; that is interesting; this demon is still around i presume; since he still has those here on earth
...who invoke him...
Umm can i ask you a serious question? Why are you interested in some old demon anyways? lol I'm just wondering. Great info though. Never heard of the guy.
Good to see so many people following the trail. A time of great deception has been prophesied, and discerning truth from lies will be invaluable.
Of course, from a very high level angels and demons look very much alike.....
Almost the same entities ;)
Tell me, do you think wild animals call US angels, or demons?
Think about it this way for a second. The cabal's alien overlords leave. So they decide they need a new method of spiritual guidance on earth. Since they are luciferians who better to use as a poster boy for your new club than one of the ones you really want to come back, one problem, everyone knows who lucifer is so they have to pick someone else. Ashtaroth is a good choice. The average public joe cannot name more than a few angels and only know two demon names, usually lucifer and beezlebub. previously before the mid 90's there was no "light" attached to the federation, older texts from the mid 20th century call them galactic confederation. without their all knowing alien overlords they are left with their pathetic human plans which mirror political systems quite noticably, how we are promised many things with no work to get them( you are entitled to the bounty of the universe why?) the only thing we have to do is "vote" for them. its blatantly obvious.
We should be witholding judgement upon ANY being coming here untl they are able to speak and act for themselves and not trough heresy and rumours
personal discernment is coulded by personal preferences and beliefs.
Exactly, you can BELIEVE jim jones was a nice guy, or you can accept the truth that he was not nice. You can BELIEVE that hitler was a nice guy, but he wasnt. Beliefs and opinions are not truth. We dont know ashtar or any of the other beings any more than we know characters from fiction novels. Unless they are really here doing something saying ANY of these beings are good OR bad is not possible. no matter what you believe or discern or any other excuse you can cook up to support what you believe.
Do you know who jonh wayne gace was? he was a pillar of the ocmmunity, participated in charity and owned a business had a beautiful wife and family AND DEAD BOYS HE MURDERED IN HIS BASEMENT. It really matter not what your personal experience is, until those beings are HERE available for ALL to see and we see what they REALLY do. People can be fooled even you.
demonology is now a *science* from what i know ;)
people have been following this ancient stuff; and invoking this entity for centuries.... its not even funny.
Just my take.
I don't give much cred to some ancient writting that had eventually became mass controlling fears, lies, deceptions, myths and fairy tales.
To tell the truth who cares who and what this alleged entity is, was; it's up to each loving entity or living being to learn love, kindness , compassion and so forth and and such fear mongering of some "demon" would not be needed..................
Show some Love instead