Familiars, Demons, and getting what you want

Let’s just talk straight forward and admit that we are on the left-hand path to have our own needs met!  Familiars, demons, spirits and other magikal tools are there to serve our needs. Why even be shy to admit it? Why put in all this effort in time to research the occult, but then not ask for what you need? You need to be your own #1 Fan if you are ever going to get results as an occultist.

One way we can achieve our own magic success is through the creation of familiars. And the way to achieve success with getting the familiars to obey you is through a working relationship with a demon.

The definition of a familiar spirit:

A familiar spirit (alter ego, doppelgänger, personal demon, personal totem, spirit companion) is the double, the alter-ego, of an individual. It does not look like the individual concerned. Even though it may have an independent life of its own, it remains closely linked to the individual. The familiar spirit can be an animal (animal companion).

Pierre A. Riffard

Here, I am NOT talking about the animal companion type of familiar based on ol’ British witchcraft lore. Today’s witches view their animal familiars in a different light. For the modern witch, a familiar can be any animal with which the individual feels an affinity. While these animals are not considered evil spirits, they’re far from being just a household pet and are treated as partners in the practice of magick.

I am talking about the familiar who has its origins from another plane. A familiar spirit who is in the act of looking for a spiritual, demonic, or magical human companion.

Wiki says, “The definition of a familiar may vary from person to person. Some believe that the familar is a projection of the self, others that it is a separate entity, and still others that it is a physical animal.”

You could be confused about the difference between servitors and familiars, as quite often the two terms are used interchangeably. I am guilty of calling my own familiar a servitor. The reason lies in the tradition I am following at that moment. In chaos magick, servitors are energy constructs. In demonology servitors are spiritual energies.

From my own perspective, servitors are thought forms created for a specific purpose, which do not have a separate and existing spiritual entity. Servitors are magical manifestations of desire, created from energy only.

A final note is not to become caught up on these definitions. Once you actually create each type the definitions will be clear.

A familiar(spirit) will use it’s magic, intelligence, and its host’s body(or object) to create a bond with a human that is spiritually/magically inclined as well as(or instead) a personal connection.All living beings have agendas so the relationship between the two companions can be beneficial for both.

The Purpose of a Servitor

Servitors may be created and used for a number of purposes—depending upon its function, a servitor may be referred to in a general sense as persuasive, talismanic, protective or predatory. As a witch i create and use all servitors for many reasons. In spell work for others, I mainly create predatory servitors.

Predatory servitors can:

  • primarily used to siphon or to break down energy – breaking down the outermost energetic layers of his or her aura and infecting or feeding upon their personal energy reserves. Additionally, such a technique may be used to simply weaken the defenses of the individual, leaving them open to attack by the witch
  • siphon energy – to weaken auras as aforementioned or to harvest and store energy for later consumption by the witch.
  • for maleficium –  servitors may be programmed to simply latch onto a person and remain inactive until that individual triggers it to react—such triggers may be that the individual was observed by the servitor plotting against the witch
  • program a servitor to observe another person and to attack them whenever the person speaks ill of the witch


You maybe wondering “How do I get a familiar?”

Familiars are created consciously by you – in your own mind or on the astral plane. They are also called Thought foms, Psi-balls, energy spirits etc. The assumption is that you are already proficient in meditation and visualization techniques, otherwise you will be quite disappointed in your inability to draw the energy into your space and/or work with the familiar.

Once you make the decision to create the familiar, and bring a familiar into your life to do the task required, you may wish to call upon a demon who will help you achieve the successful manifestation of the familiar spirit. Demons have great powers and control of such entities, so it is wise to use your relationship with a demon to control the familiar

The demon I believe is most helpful in this matter, is the Goetia demon Buer.

Buer is a great president, and is seene in this signe; he absolutelie teacheth philosophie morall and naturall, and also logicke, and the vertue of herbes: he giveth the best familiars, he can heale all diseases, speciallie of men, and reigneth over fiftie legions.

Pseudomonarchia daemonum – Johann Wier (1583)

However, there are other demons who can provide you with a familiar spirit, and you will have to decide which of these spirits works best with you. If you don’t know how to do that, take the Working With Demons course and I show you exactly how you can begin this relationship via videos.

Demons who can help you obtain a familiar

BWC Familiar Manifestation Plan

Let’s get specific. What do you need to do to make this happen? Follow these steps I recommend for any person with Intermediate skills. At this point you should have put in a request with your demon for a familiar to do the task you need. When you have the go ahead from the demon, begin the steps below.

  1. Decide on the familiars name – This makes it easier to call upon the familiar. A name that will remind you of its purpose can be helpful. As long as the name means something to you, you can use any name (even codes)
  2. Assign the familiar a sigil – You may create a new sigil based on the purpose for the familiar, or perhaps you want to link the demons sigil to the familiar at the point of creation.
  3. Provide an object for the familiar to reside within – This could be a voodoo doll, a fixed object, or something live. You will be “feeding” this object so ensure you can get to it when needed.
  4. The “Awakening” Ritual – (you could do this ritual on the astral plane) or in the same manner as you do your current ritual openings.
    • As long as you include the following elements in your opening you can use any opening ritual method you normally use.
      • At least 15 minutes of visualization of what the familiar will look like
      • Tracing the sigil in the air
      • Calling the familiars name out at least 3 times
      • You know you have created the familiar – When you feel the energy taking shape, then rest for the day, and set your object at the altar for “feeding”
    • Next 7 Days – Repeat the above, and offer the familiar what you feel the familiar is asking for – I normally give blood
    • Assignment of task – You now assign the familiar with its task, and place it under the control of the demon. This part is totally up to you, as you need to be able to trust that your demon is on your side. Personally, with so many familiars, I need the help from the demons. However, I will call the familiar back from time to time to check it is completing the assigned task.


Familiar Assignment Charge

Hear me now (familiars name)!

I, (Black Witch Savannah) who created you from the abyss,

charge you to rise from (the object you assigned to be the familiar eg this voodoo doll) bearing your sigil and name.

I, who created you from the abyss for the sole purpose of working my will upon this plane,

command you now to hear and fulfill this task.

I, who feed and own your very existence,

command you to (do the assigned task).

Fulfilling this and all tasks I give you is your duty and sole justification for having been created.

By the decree of the Great (demons name)

Obey now with full cooperation and faithfully serve your witch who created you and who will destroy you if you are disobedient.

So be it.


Lastly, do make sure you call the familiar back from its assignment to “feed” and love on IT. Do this at least weekly, and otherwise whenever you feel you have the time. Feeding and checking in on the familiar helps for you to keep “control” on the familiar. Remember that the familiar is now a separate entity and very much alive. And to quote a line from the movie Jurassic Park, “Life Will Find A Way.” The last thing you need is for the familiar to free itself from your control, as it may turn its attention, and purpose onto you.

Should the familiar not complete its tasks, then ensure you follow through with the punishment as stated in your charging ritual. Destroy the familiar. Some people will choose to banish their familiar after the task is complete. If you choose to do this, just ensure you thank the spirit for working with you, and also thank your demon. There is nothing worse than a spiritually weak witch who is fearful of destruction and the possible consequential retaliation.

Remember that the greatest compliment you can give to the spiritual world is public acknowledgment (Big Brownie Points For Me). So if you wish to blog about your demons/familiars success on our sites or FB page, just submit your piece to our support email address.

My #1 familiar is a permanent part of my life now.  When I travel, I will either take her with me or leave her with a trusted friend or coven member. When I leave this plane, I hope to take my familar with me to the next destination!

Let me know your results!


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Black Witch S working with her familiar, and the Demon Astaroth for the purpose of hexing.

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