These are the Goetia seals I use in my workings. I bought them from The Village Alchemist, a wandering shop that randomly pops up at ren faires. I’m not sure how to predict where they’ll be next but until November 30th they’ll be at the Texas Renaissance Festival in Todd Mission. So if you’re in the area, please check out their wares! I’m gonna talk a bit about the seals to give you an idea of how cool they are.
So these are made of porcelain. There’s two types of designs - one’s the glazed, shiny design that has the design heavily impressed in the porcelain, and has silver or gold fill for the linework. The other is unglazed and the linework is white, sort of carved away from the color layer of the porcelain.
One thing that’s neat about these is that the colors are part of the porcelain and they’re random in the creation process, making each pendant unique. I really like this because it feels like each pendant has a “fingerprint”. I bought most of my seals at the booth so I was able to pick which ones I wanted to represent the demons I work with, which suited their character best and their relationship with me best. With so many color choices it’s difficult to make a decision. They’re all so beautiful!
I find that the “handwriting” on these is top-notch. Every line is purposeful and beautiful. The people who make these are aware of how magical their art is, they have their own magical practices and take this work seriously. I’ve spoken to one of them several years ago (Rajah) and I enjoyed a conversation on grimoires and whether it matters if the seal is “right-side-up” when hanging from the pendant. (I don’t think it does but I’m just picky about aesthetics.)
If you check out their facebook I linked, you’ll see they have more than Goetia seals. They have solomonic pentacles, planetary intelligences, angel sigils, and even Ohm pendants as well as some Kemetic designs. So I think any Solomonic practitioner should take a look. Unfortunately they don’t have pics up of ALL of their stock, and it’s best seen in person, so this is one of those things where you have to be in the right place and the right time!
The top picture is, top row: Astaroth, Eligos, Vepar. Bottom row: Ipos, Banos, Bune. Banos is a non-Goetia-listed demon I work with who uses Bune’s “alternate” seal as her own. Banos’s seal was a custom job since they don’t often sell Bune’s alternate seal, there’s not a lot of demand for it. I think it was 5 or 10 dollars extra to do it custom and they sent me the seal in the mail. Even though I wasn’t able to pick the colors of the porcelain and thus what I got was up to fate, I feel I got the best version of her seal I could. The colors really suit her.
As you can see from pic #2, Eligos’s is kind of… naked. Well, I wore that one in the shower a lot because I associated him with water. My mistake, the gold eventually washed off. This was totally my fault. Don’t do what I did. I need to re-wire his seal as well. I don’t wear them often anymore, most of my work now does not involve seals and I only bring them out for special occasions.
The third picture is Asmodai’s seal. I haven’t talked about it much yet but I’ve been working with him for possibly ten years. Not as long as the other demons but quite awhile. I wanted to show off this one because it’s gorgeous and the “handwriting” is so well-balanced and beautiful. The last picture gives you an idea of the size. Bune’s seal is about the size of a quarter and the others are a little under a 50 cent piece in size - the matte seals are a little smaller. They’re not heavy, they sit just right.
One day I will commission a Lucifer seal from them. If you want to order online you can do that from their email address: firstname.lastname@example.org . You’ll be contacting Josh, who seems to handle their online stuff. They have a full stock of all 72 goetia and if you ask, they probably have any sort of esoteric seal/sigil that you’ve ever found in a grimoire. They’ll ship to you. When I bought, prices were around $35 and up to $42 or so… they may have started lower but that seems about right? It was 2007 though, so I don’t know if they’ve changed, and also the prices really vary per design. You’re paying for hand-crafted artisan work from independent artists, I promise it is worth every penny. These seals have been very potent. Eligos’s has not changed after the gold washed off. As far as I know they actually observe the proper astrological times to do them, though you may need to ask them the details on that. All I know is, if you stand in their booth, it’s extremely potent with all those very effective, very powerful seals and sigils in one place. It feels like standing in a crowded room full of demons and angels. Which, to be honest, is probably exactly what was happening.
Please patronize them if you can! It’s hard to find artisans in this “genre” and I want these people to stay in business for a long, long time.