Just as ‘goes’ is an ancient term for a magician working with spirits of the Underworld, so ‘pharmakos’ represents a magician working with herbs, alchemical processes and so forth. The types are not mutually exclusive, and accordingly there are spirits of the grimoire who work with alchemy, herbs, stones, etc. These spirits are very suitable allies for magicians combining the work of the ‘goes’ and the ‘pharmakos’. The purpose of this booklet then is to detail approaches to goetic spell-work, facilitating the further reintegration of New World and Grimoire approaches.
Jamie Alexzander and Jake Stratton-Kent.
A Guide to the Underworld.
Published June 2010.