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Vassago – finished

January 13, 2010

I finally feel satisfied with this one, which is a good thing, considering my computer can barely handle working on this 1gb .psd file anymore.  I believe Vassago is satisfied with it as well.

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  1. neko permalink
    January 14, 2010 1:54 am


  2. April 4, 2011 1:38 am

    Although I can appreciate your effort and artistic ability, I have to say your depiction of the spirit Vassago does not ring true. For the best results in obtaining the spirit’s visual appearance, you might wish to consider doing a serious evocation and see how your vision of the spirit changes. Vassago, as you have depicted him, seems quite frail, and somewhat akin to a creature known as “The Golem”. Of course, although this is merely the expression of an opinion, I must say that I have conjured the spirit of Vassago countless times, and he has never appeared as you show him here. I mean no offense to you, as a fellow artist, but it seems as if you might be waiting for some commentary. All the very Beast, Frater SUM

  3. Shanta Kali permalink
    July 6, 2011 12:28 pm


    While I understand your concern for his frail appearance, (perhaps you feel it could be portraying the prince in a weakened state), if you consider the astrological attributions to this spirit, it would make sense, should one consider the Tarot; one could argue, due to his decanate and function, that Vassago has a watery nature, and as thus, could be correlated to the Hebrew Mother letter Mem. This, in turn, would associate him with The Hanged Man, the figure of the ascetic who sacrifices external and earthly wealth and well being for that of the spiritual. So, viewed in that light, this depiction could begin to make some sense.

    That said, I must also argue that the nature of the Goetia, the Djinn, is very very mutable…while I have seen some of the more “traditional” manifestations of the spirits here and there, more often than not, the Djinn appeared before me in an indeterminate, phantasmagoric, chimeric form. Their shape seems to hold due to their purpose at the time, or the mind of the magician…though I will also say, there is a tendency to maintain some of the more well known characteristics (certain ones having horns or talons or being related to serpents, etc).

    Though we are all ultimately one, we are also all unique individuals with our own unique perspective in this cosmic experience…

  4. Anna Latzer permalink
    January 21, 2012 3:05 pm

    This looks nothing like the creature known as “The Golem.” The golem is not frail, he’s a big hulking rock man. I think you’re thinking of Gollum from Lord of the Rings.

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