A demon sitting atop a man's spirit is a sad sight to see. Pause and visualize what I saw for a moment. This, from the Lesser Key of Solomon, may help with that, "The Twelfth Spirit is Sitri. He is a Great Prince and appeareth at first with a Leopard's head and the Wings of a Gryphon but after the command of the Master of the Exorcism he putteth on Human shape, and that very beautiful."
So, who do you think that beauty is for? The inattentive magician will look at this and say the beauty is what attracts the opposite sex. How so? She can't see him. The beauty is to beguile the magician. Sitri's attractiveness is really the RESULT.
The beauty is that the magician sees what is beautiful to his human eyes, the naked woman/women. The beauty is a glamour that he keeps chasing and allowing the demon to find for him. The problem is that the demon is SITTING ON HIS SPIRIT. Sitri distracts him from the evolution of his soul and refocuses that power on the pleasant acceptance of woman kind.
So, the magician gets he wanted but did the Magician get what He NEEDED?
This is the full text of the Lesser Key regarding Sitri:
The Twelfth Spirit is Sitri. He is a Great Prince and appeareth at first with a Leopard's head and the Wings of a Gryphon, but after the command of the Master of the Exorcism he putteth on Human shape, and that very beautiful. He enflameth men with Women's love, and Women with Men's love; and causeth them also to show themselves naked if it be desired. He governeth 60 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, to be worn as a Lamen before thee, etc.
With this the magician can look at himself at a level higher and say he is looking for love. Who doesn't want that? No blame there, unless you haven't learned the difference between love and sex. If you're calling a demon like this and you don't know the difference, you are is so much trouble.
Do you see anything at all specific? It says, "He enflameth men with Women's love, and Women with Men's love..." Enflame.
Let's check Dictionary.com which refers you to inflame.
1.to kindle or excite (passions, desires, etc.).
2.to arouse to a high degree of passion or feeling: His harangue inflamed the rabble.
3.to incite or rouse, as to violence: His words inflamed the angry mob to riot.
4.(of an emotion, as rage) to cause to redden or grow heated: Uncontrollable rage inflamed his face.
5.to cause inflammation in: Her eyes were inflamed with crying.
Which definition do you think the magician wants and which is he likely to get given that he is invoking a DEMON?
Does the Lesser Key entry say whose love will be enflamed? Will love between two others be inflamed in a negative way causing one party to stand naked emotionally and thus ready to be taken advantage of by this demon? How much rage would that cause? Do people appear in his life and harangue the magician?
The demons appear in other texts. What I didn't realize that these texts can be compared and more about the critter in question can be revealed. Here is the Pseudomonarchia Daemonum's entry on Sitri:
Sitri, alias Bitru, is a great prince, appeering with the face of a leopard, and having wings as a griffen: when he taketh humane shape, he is verie beautiful, he inflameth a man with a womans love, and also stirreth up women to love men, being commanded he willinglie deteineth secrets of women, laughing at them and mocking them, to make them luxuriouslie naked, and there obeie him sixtie legions.
willinglie deteineth secrets of women, laughing at them and mocking them
I have always wondered why this person of great compassion could encourage very belittling behavior on the part of others when it comes to sexual exploits. I do not wonder anymore. He doesn't. Sitri does.
While that knowledge makes my compassion grow for him and anyone else in this situation. This.Is.Scary.Shit.
To the magicians out there:
You can control a demon and get what you want. The problem is that the demon just may have more control over you than know. The problem is that if your overall goal is spiritual growth, you can get pulled down into the mire quickly. If you are just about power and don't care about growth, then that won't bother you but really now, in this situation, who has the power?