Phoenix is a great Duke and looks at first in the form of the bird Phoenix with a child’s voice. Before he will be still ahead of the conjurer, he’ll sing many sweet melodies. Then the conjurer and companions must beware that he give no ear to the melody, but must bid him take human form. Then will he talk marvelously of all wonderful sciences. He is an excellent poet, obedient and governs twenty legions.
Casting Instructions for ‘Summoning Phoenix’
Draw a circle upon the floor and recite the following invocation aloud:
I conjure thee Phoenix, in the titles of Baell, Paimon and Zagan and from their virtues and powers I charge thee Phoenix, that thou shalt not depart from my sight, nor yet to change thy physical shape, that thou art appeared in, nor any power shalt thou have of our bodies or souls, earthly or ghostly, but to be obedient to me, and to the words of my conjuration, that be written in this book. I conjure thee Phoenix, with thrones, dominations, principals, potentates and virtues, and by their own virtues and abilities. I conjure and charge, bind and constrain thee Phoenix, with the words aforesaid, and by their virtues, that thou be obedient unto me, and to come and appear visible unto me, and that in most days, hours, and minutes, wheresoever I be, being called by the merit of their highest, thou shalt seem prepared to appear unto me, and to give me good counsel, to give to me thy melodies and poetry, and in the rest of the matters my will quickly to be fulfilled: I charge thee upon pain of everlasting condemnation, Fiat, fiat, fiat, Amen.
When Phoenix appears, stay quiet and listen but if he needs to linger long on one single note or phrase, he must be distracted and redirected with a question. After the engagement is complete, dismiss Phoenix with the Dismissal of the Spirit.