Lucifuge Rofocale

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Lucifuge Rofocale
Brings Riches and Shortens Life,
Patron of Sorcery,
Chief of Infernal Pacts,
Lord of Excess
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AKA Lucifuge Rofocal, Lucifuge Rofocale, Rofocale, Lucifugus Rofocalus, Lucifage, Rofocale, Lesifuges, Lucerifuge, Noctifer
Enn Eyen Tasa Valocur Lucifuge Rofocale
Legions 30
Color Black 
Element Air 🜁
Metal Mercury ☿
Planet Mercury ☿, Black sun, Saturn ♄
Zodiac Libra ♎
Plant Wild rose, Black olive, Mandrake, Sage, Mullein

Lucifuge Rofocale (Latin: Lucifugus Rofocalus), according to the Grand Grimoire, is the demon in charge of Hell's government by order of Lucifer. He rules the third Qlippa from the top. He appears as one of: a three-horned satyr, a red and viperous five-horned anthropoid, a bald man with a robe highlighted with gold and silver, or an older man with silver hair and eyes. Lucifuge Rofocal is patient, polite, and soft spoken. He is rather quiet and has a slight accent.[1] Lucifage emanates an aura of tranquility to conceal the magnitude of his strength. His nature is apt for baleful rites and the diffusion of the curses. Lucifuge Rofocal specializes in the infliction of illness and deformity, and he can devour a target’s strength of will, however he will not hurt anyone if asked not to. To E.A. Koetting, Rofocale is the Lord of Excess; he has no concept of having "had enough".

Lucifuge Rofocale presides over Sathariel, the Qlipha related to Saturn. Considered to be the Qliphoth's Occult Librarian and Scholar, he rules hatred, execration magic, war, revenge, strength, victory, courage, anger, money, luck, chemistry, prosperity, ambition, and worlds in the realm of possibilities beyond the spiritual abyss. He has power over the winds and the sea and causes ships to sink and death by drowning. He can be called on to cast destructive curses upon deities and he protects from the demiurge's interference. Lucifuge can refine the intellect and impart wisdom and knowledge. He can help connect you more strongly with the spiritual world around you. As a slightly psychic-vampyric entity, he can steal the magical power of enemies.

Lucifuge is referred to as a "Prince of Demons" and said to be able to "bestow upon me all the treasures of the earth", "fulfill every desire", "manifest more disciplined working habits", and purge one of all addictions.

Liber Azerate refers to Lucifuge Rofocale as the "Living Darkness" who obliterates and weakens the Abrahamic deity's influence over the populace and helps the witch transcend the limits of causality. The manuscripts of the Temple of the Black Light refers to Lucifuge as "the revealer of all the hidden treasures of the Nightside" who "establishes the purifying the darkness illuminated by the Black Light."

Stephen Bleach once evoked Lucifuge very disrespectfully in his youth, and Lucifuge was quick to retaliate mischievously. He does not tolerate abuse, but he will forgive a magickian with potential.[2][3]

Etymology

The name "Lucifugus" comes from two Latin words: lux ("light"; genitive lucis), and fugio ("to flee"), which means "[he who] flees the light". "Rofocal" may be an anagram of "Focalor", the name of another important demon who is possibly in Rofocale's servitude.[4] Another possibility for the origin of "Rofocal" is intimately connected to the very nature of Lucifuge. As Lucifuge is the reverse of Lucifer (Latin for "light bearer"), so is the name "Rofocal" derived from "Lucifer" reversed – that is, "Reficul".[5]

Modern-day occult orders such as Dragon Rouge, the Order of Phosphorus and the Temple of the Black Light incorporate the idea of Lucifuge as one of the eleven rulers (there are ten qliphoths, and the last one, Thaumiel, is split in two, thus making eleven).

Standard Set

Lucifuge appears in the Standard Set as "Lesifuges" using a simplified sigil of Leraje, a goetic demon who doesn't appear in the Standard Set.

See also

Sources

References

  1. Demons C - F. 
  2. Jehannum, V.K. (February 27, 2017). Lucifuge Rofocale. 
  3. Jehannum, V.K. (September 5, 2017). Magickal Chants to Lucifuge Rofocale. 
  4. Guiley, Rosemary (2009). The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology. Infobase Publishing. pp. 154–155. ISBN 1-438-13191-7.
  5. Faust, Dr. Johann (2011). Praxis Magica Faustiana. Society of Esoteric Endeavour.