Prince Orobas – kind generosity

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There came a point early on my demonolatry journey when I decided that I should begin exploring more goetic entities. As there was no specific goal in mind, I decided to just let one of them come to me.

Prince Orobas, the fifty-fifth spirit of the Ars Goetia, often shows up in lists of beginner-friendly spirits. He is described as:

“… a great and Mighty Prince, appearing at first like a Horse; but after the command of the Exorcist he putteth on the Image of a Man. His Office is to discover all things Past, Present, and to Come; also to give Dignities, and Prelacies, and the Favour of Friends and of Foes. He giveth True Answers of Divinity, and of the Creation of the World. He is very faithful unto the Exorcist, and will not suffer him to be tempted of any Spirit. He governeth 20 Legions of Spirits.”

The Ars Goetia (Crowley & Mathers edition)

Indeed, the idea of an entity that could give dignities and favours from friends and foes was an attractive bonus. At the time I was getting a bit jack of the job I was at and wanted a change. I figured some help to get the ball rolling in my favour wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Interestingly, I’ve read in a couple of places recently that Prince Orobas can be difficult to work with, and not, in fact, recommended for beginners. In my experience, I have not found that to be the case at all. Maybe he shows up differently for different people. As always, respect is key.

As per my methodology, my recommendation is that even if an entity is calling out to you, it’s still polite to invite them into your space for a get-to-know-you introduction. Make sure they’re cool with you before writing any petitions or making pacts. It’s just more respectful.

The sigil of Prince Orobas

Working with Prince Orobas

His described appearance is accurate. While I was contemplating Prince Orobas, I found my mind wandering to images of horses during meditation and had a sudden urge to take a handful of carrots down to the edge of a rural property not far from my house to feed one of the horses living there.

I find Orobas’ energy to be quite chill and laid-back. He has a very gentlemanly vibe and it feels like he genuinely has your back.

Of all the Goetia I’ve worked with, I’ve found Orobas to be the most kind and generous. He likes to inject a bit of joy into my life for no reason.

On the occasions where I’ve just reached out to say hi, I would shortly thereafter find myself enjoying really warm social interactions, making new friends, or existing friendships would suddenly develop an extra level of depth.

He’s just a really warm vibe to have around. As opposed to demons that may help with attraction or love-related matters, Prince Orobas is great for cultivating platonic social opportunities.

I tend not to ask for mundane favours from entities these days, at least until I’ve already established a good rapport with them and the matter is somewhat pressing. This approach is much better for my sense of autonomy and self-efficacy. Life can be so much more interesting and spontaneous to simply maintain the relationship with a particular spirit and allow them to show me what they will.

That said, when it comes to specific requests and petitions that involve dealing with people in a professional or platonic context, Prince Orobas is my go-to guy. He tends to deliver very effectively, with accurate and tangible results.

However, manifestation may not necessarily occur in the way you might expect. Expect to make some kind of trade-off, for things to play out in a roundabout way, or for it to happen after some time has passed and you’re not expecting it.

This really is a characteristic dynamic of the mechanics of all magick and, in many ways, what makes it so much fun. It was Orobas who taught me this.

Ritual to Prince Orobas

Like I’ve said in other posts, when working with entities, I do what feels right when designing my ritual. As long as it’s from the heart and respectful, it’s the effort or, rather, the intent that counts. That said, below are some specifics for honouring of Prince Orobas. In addition to his sigil and a candle with his name inscribed on it, you might like to try:

  • Mantra: Jeden Tasa Hoet Naca Orobas
  • Day: Thursday
  • Incense: Kesar Chandan
  • Colour: Blue with yellow trim
  • Offerings: Pot of tea and homemade biscuits

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