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The Beralanensis Constrainment

“BERALANENSIS, Baldachiensis, Paumachia, and Apologia Sedes, by the most mighty kings and powers, and the most powerful princes, genii, Liachidæ, ministers of the Tartarean seat, chief prince of the seat of Apologia, in the ninth legion, I invoke you, and by invocating, conjure you; and being armed with power from the supreme Majesty, I strongly command you, by Him who spoke and it was done, and to whom all creatures are obedient; and by this ineffable name, Tetragrammaton Jehovah, which being heard the elements are overthrown, the air is shaken, the sea runneth back, the fire is quenched, the earth trembles, and all the host of the celestials, and terrestrials, and infernals do tremble together, and are troubled and confounded: wherefore, forthwith and without delay, do you come from all parts of the world, and make rational answers unto all things I shall ask of you; and come ye peaceably, visibly and affably now, without delay, manifesting what we desire, being conjured by the name of the living and true God, Heliorem, and fulfil our commands, and persist unto the end, and according to our intentions, visibly and affably speaking unto us with a clear voice, intelligible, and without any ambiguity.”

This constrainment is said when the spirits of the air do not appear. What is with this conjuration? These words seem like arcane words lost to history but upon further inspection it is not the case. We really need to consider 6 parts here to understand what is being spoken about.

BERALANENSIS, Baldachiensis, Paumachia, Apologia, “genii, Liachidæ”, and ninth legion.

We should take note also to the repeat of Apologia being between genii, liachidae and the ninth legion. Also the reference to the Tartarean seat.What are these words? Let’s take a look at some very interesting notes from Summa Sacrae Magicae (1345). SSM describes six seats of the infernal realm, a map of the underworld we could say. These six seats are named Parmach ruled by Lucifer, Maonameria ruled by Nathanael, Baldach ruled by Belet, Floriget ruled by Paymon, Apologya ruled by Satan and Genealogia ruled by Belzebuth.So we have a match for Paumachia, Apologia, and Baldachia, but what about Maonomeria, Geneologia and Baralenensis? And what is up with Floriget?

Liber Juratus reads, “Geneolia, Chide, ministers of the Tartarean seat of the primate’s office, mighty princes of the seat of Apologia, powers of Maonamiria, I invoke you and by invoking you I conjure…”

The Elucidarium reads, “Hemoliachide, ministri Tartarre Sedis Primadnae Principis Noonacurotae (Noanamiretae)…”

The Ghent Manuscript reads, “Aermoliachide ministri tartarię sedis Primachię, princeps tartarię sedis. Apolice, Noonarmirre….”

The Heptameron Reads, “Genio Liachidæ, ministri Tartareæ sedis: Primac, hic princeps sedis Apologiæ, nona cohorte…”

Notice that first seat read as “Genio Liachidae or Hemoliachide, or Aermoliachide? Sounds a lot like Geneologia from SSM doesnt it? Ruled by Belzebuth. So it was never Genii, Liachidae, it was geneologia. Also what is the 9th legion? Why is Apologia nearly always second to last? Notice it was stricken from the Elcuidarium before Noonarmirre? Why?

Joseph Peterson said he read the Elucidarium as “Noonarmirre” or nona moera which could mean the ninth part or ninth degree. It is believed that the ninth legion is the referenced Maonameria seat of SSM which may happen to be a distortion of nona moera.What of this Floriget? It’s beleived since we have the rest of the five seats that Floriget is another name being referred to as Beralenensis. If we look at the description, given for Floriget from SSM we see the last line, “the last two are the elders of him, and seat Floriget, where Baldiutabrach and Flebilis are the elders among them.” Perhaps the name Baldiutiabrach was used as the seat name instead? It’s unclear though Beralenensis is used in the older Four Rings (1310). Perhaps SSM got the name wrong though SSM seems to have more in common with this conjuration, perhaps the version of SSM had a different name in it. It is unclear.What abut this other seat, the Tartarean seat? SSM reads, “Lucifer and the Seat of Parmachia: The first seat is on the North-East and this seat is of Lucefiel, the father of all demons, and of his brother Albaryth, and with the same 9 winds of plague: two outstanding namely Saathan – wind of Lucifer and Maymon, his brother, and 7 dispersed to 7 sides of the world, they are: Zeab, Abnalaamar &. And this seat has the name PARMACH or PARMACHYA and it is the seat of Tartarea, i.e. infernal. This is said by Solomon in his 3rd book.” Therefore the reference to the Tartarean seat is a reference to the seat of Parmachia ruled by Lucifer.So this means that this little conjuration and constrainment said when the seven kings don’t come is quite literally a conjuration by the six seats of the infernal underworld. They are not being conjured by the four kings, but the principal spirits of the seats of the infernal world, Satan, Lucifer, Paymon, Balet, Nathanael and Belzebuth.

What is interseting about these six spirits is that they are not all equal according to SSM. Rather Balet is one demon inside a cohorte known by the name Admoday. The collective demon Admoday rules over Baldachia and also over Nathanel who rules over Maonameria (9th legion). Admoday is directly under Belzebuth. This means Belzebuth rules 3 seats of the underworld leaving Paymon, Lucifer and Satan their own.

Furthermore, SSM states, “Maonameria and Baldachia were given to Admoday or BAASSOCAF as he is subprinceps (sub-prince). but to Beelzebut on the right of prince (principaliter) Satan [not sure] because Beelzebub holds Baldach the seat of Bethala and he and Sathan are the governers (domini) of all.” (Foster Translation) This means Lucifer answers to both Satan and Beelzebub.

Furthermore, regarding the seven kings of both the Heptameron and Elucidarium, SSM states, “Because these same 7 kings are all of the one seat and council, namely the genealogies (?) of the seat beelzebumine” (Peterson Translation)Further SSM states, “Parmach of Lucifer, Baldach of Betala, Florigeret – of Paymon, Apollogia – of Sathan, Maonameria – of Nathanael, Genealogia – of Belzebub. And through them you conjure winds and demons and they will obey, but the order in conjuration is as follows: 1 Florigerethina, 2 Baldachyna, 3 Genealogina, 4 Parmaxina, 5 Apollogina, 6 Maonomerina. Thus teaches Honorius in his own invocation in Libri Sacri.” (Foster Translation)

Note above that by conjuring these principal spirits you can conjure winds and demons and they will obey. We are also told the order seems to matter. The order specified in SSM is 1 Florigerethina, 2 Baldachyna, 3 Genealogina, 4 Parmaxina, 5 Apollogina, 6 Maonomerina. The order given in Elucidarium is 1. Beralenensis (Floriget), 2. Baldach, 3. Parmachia, 4. Apologia, 5. Genealogia, 6 Maonomeria. Note 3 and 5 are swapped.A few things to note here, that both of the principal spirits of the infernal world have similar hierarchies. They both have under them seven ministers and under those ministers four cardinal kings.

Regarding Satan, SSM reads, “It means “the seat of sulfur and fire, malevolent and sickening”. his companions: Gyltyn, Baltyn, Saltyn, Boel, Zepher, Gramon, Aleguereth with their 4 servants, who in charge of 4 parts of the world andwere striked and overthrown into dark air, namely 4 kings: Oriennens on the East, Amaymon on the South, Paymon on the West, Egyn on the North, as I told before. And he (Satan) keeps the major part of the fallen angels under himself.” (Foster Translation)

Regarding Beezelbuth, SSM reads, “And companions who minister him on this seat are: Belh, Mathyuel, Zabuel, Myrabany, Contubal, Zagyron, Orychaton; and four kings at the four parts: Beel in the East, Eney in the South, Modyl in the West, Laber in the North.” (Foster Translation)So the aerial kings of the Elucidarium / Heptamerion are under Beezelbuth and his seven ministers and under the four cardinal kings of Beezelbuth and (if you take Juratus to mean anything), under the winds which those kings oversee and which reveal the 7 kings of the air and their ministers.

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Some things to note, the conjuration in the Elucidarium / Heptameron appear to hold a fair amount of influence from both SSM and the Four Rings. The Four Rings calls the four primary seats of this conjuration, Beralenensis, Baldachiansis, Parmachia and Apologia. It then conjures the four kings under Satan by all the spirits and kings of said seats. The conjuration goes on ultimately telling the elemental spirits to be constrained in no uncertain terms…

“EAST: “Of the seat Bachalanensis, and all aerial, terrestrial, aquatic, and infernal kings and most powerful princes, you and all the innumerable subjects of God, whose virtue all creatures fear and honor; we raise up into our presence here before this circle. Where is King Oriens? Where is King Baal? Where is King Agartas? ….”

SOUTH: “Of the seat Baldachensas, all aerial, terrestrial, aquatic, and infernal kings, most powerful princes, you and all the innumerable subjects of God, whom all creatures fear and honor, we raise up into our presence here before this circle. Where is King Amaymon? Where is king Asmoday? Where is King Balech? ….”

WEST (?): “Of the seat Paymachy … Where is King Paimon? Where is Caloe? Where is Alor? Where is Calcos? ….”

NORTH (?): “Of the seat Apologye … Where is King Egin? Where is King Oziai? Where is King Mangilo? ….” (Peterson Translation)

It continues,

“There will come all spirits and kings, the first in the cloud, the second on fire, the third in earthquake, the fourth in whirlwinds, cloud or shining rain, and it will make a great noise, that one is not afraid, but commands the Prince of the Orient that it does not rain, that of the South, that he does not burn, that of the West that he does not make tremors, that of Aquilon, that he does not faint, holding the rod (in hand) commands them silence and says”This commanding of the elements to be halted is reflected later in the conjuration of the Heptameron, “and by this ineffable name, Tetragrammaton Jehovah, which being heard the elements are overthrown, the air is shaken, the sea runneth back, the fire is quenched, the earth trembles, and all the host of the celestials, and terrestrials, and infernals do tremble together, and are troubled and confounded”

It seems the conjuration ultimately holds a fair amount of similarities between both texts.

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