Updated: Feb 2
Our latest interview is with Dr. Voxx Voltair, the creator of the Goetia Magick Tarot - a completely original deck based upon thousands of actual, personally-documented Göetic Rituals since 1980. The 78 Demons depicted in these visually-astounding cards are actual portraits of the Demons as they have visually appeared within the Magickal Triangle, during ritual evocations, performed by Dr. Voxx Voltair. Voxx is a world-renown Trance Medium, Tarot Grand Master, and professional Astrologer.
Each Demonic portrait is the culmination of thousands of hours of actual evocations. The final artwork, by occult artist, Mitchell Nolte, was also created using magickal techniques of evocation, during the actual rendering of each masterwork, the process of which is further detailed in the story of this unusual deck. (goetiamagick.com)
Kickstarter -Goetia Magick Tarot
Where in the world do you call home?
At the moment, I am basically living in Los Angeles, although I am traveling at the moment.
What was your first experience with tarot?
I was introduced to the Tarot very early in life, as a baby. My mother was the Tarot reader in our city. I remember sitting at the kitchen table, watching my mother laying down the Celtic Cross, giving her friends readings. I started using the Tarot around the age of 5 and doing readings for myself and my friends by age 7.
What would you say is unique about your deck?
What makes the Göetia Magick Tarot™ unique, is its ability to be used as more than a means of Divination. The images of the spirits in the deck can be used to psychically conjure them, enlisting their energies to help the user manifest desired transformation in their lives — whether to attract love and passion or to release negative energies. The Göetia Magick Tarot is also the first deck of its kind to depict the actual images of the spirits as they psychically appear. Also, the magickal adept, and astrologers will notice that all the images and their colours, and moon phases are correct for each spirit. The spirit of each card faces the direction of the planetary energy that rules them, much like Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot.
How long has it taken you to create this deck?
I had always wanted to create it, since 1980... and finally, in 2012, I finally met the right artist to illustrate the complicated images. So, up until now, it has taken almost 10 years.
How long have you been working with ritual magick and how did you get started?
I have been working with ritual magick since childhood. Again, beginning with my mother, who was born and raised in the practice of Stregheria, traditional Italian Witchcraft. As a child, I began doing Fairy Rituals in my garden (which I continue to this day.) Later, I was later initiated into several magickal orders, such as the OTO, the IOT, and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
What card are you most proud of and why?
I am most proud of the card of King Asmoday (#32) — it was quite a feat to render an image with three heads, while it’s breathing fire. It is so realistic; it is easy to believe the spirit is literally looking at you. Also, the fact that he represents the ability to completely accomplish your aims.
What impact would you like your deck to have on its readers?
I would like the deck to engage the reader in exploring the nature of their desires — to question the source of their motivation. In this way, the meditation upon the particular spirits may unlock the key to positive manifestation. The spirits can widen our perception, enabling us to see the greater reality... they lend their magickal powers to our human causes.
What have been your challenges in creating this deck?
Both myself and the artist, had to follow an extreme schedule. The images of the spirits of the cards could only be worked upon during ritual hours, associated with the spirit, under specific Astrological aspects. For example, the picture of the spirit of Wealth, “Buné”, could only be worked on, while the artist was facing North, during the hours of Dawn to 11:55 am, on a Friday. This was to imbue each spirit’s image with the full power of an evocation. This included revisions. So, the timing was key. This was not just a regular project. The entirety was done as a series of actual evocations. The artist is also a magickal initiate of the OTO, and a magickal practitioner as well.
Can you explain about the Magickal Triangle and how the demons appear to you?
The Magickal Triangle of Art is a formal placement wherein, the Spirit is respectfully engaged during an Evocation. The 3 sides of the triangle, reflect the idea of the Holy Trinity, which acts as a holding place for the Spirit to safely manifest psychically to the reader. The circle within the center is effectively the “eye in the triangle,” and thus, gives the reader the ability to envision the spirit during an interaction. The Magickal Triangle (along with 2 other protective talismans) are available to use with the deck but are not specifically necessary to use.
Each card back contains the protective symbol of the Seal of Solomon, so the deck is perfectly safe to use for anyone, of any faith.
How will you celebrate when the deck is finally published?
I’m hoping to celebrate the publishing of the Göetia Magick Tarot™ with an Exhibit of the images at a local art studio or venue on the Full Moon on April 16th, in Las Vegas or Los Angeles. Updates will be posted.
What is on offer for people who pledge?
As a special offer for your readers, I am offering a Full-Colour PDF of a very sweet spirit, Vassago, along with a simple Conjuration for his help with any special matter, for a $15USD pledge. (Image will be 8”x11”). After the Kickstarter Campaign ends on February 11th, the cards will be available for purchase at: GoetiaMagick.Com — Short videos and close-ups pix can be seen there as well.
Dr Voxx Voltair - one of the “100 Top Psychics in America”
Insta: @voxxvoltair, @voxxthepsychic
Websites: voxx.org (blog), voxxthepsychic.com, goetiamagick.com
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Kickstarter -Goetia Magick Tarot