Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Olympic Spirits Part 1 Phul Luna, Diana, the Intelligence of the Moon

Phul is the Olympic Spirit associated with the Roman goddess Diana, the moon, and the elemental realm, including the fairy realm.

The Olympic Spirits and the Seal of Secrets of the World
Phul, the Governor of the Mysteries of the Moon

Seventhly the [wisdom of the] Pigmies pertains to the lowest place, including they who inhabit the elements and things related to them.” –from Aphorism 9 of the Arbatel

Phul is the Olympic Spirit associated with the moon and the Roman goddess Diana. In Sanskrit the word Phul  means “flower.” The word for “moon” in Sanskrit is soma, which happens to be the Latin word for body. If we understand the wordplay correctly, then we can understand that Phul is associated with the material world, the body, sense experience, and the elements, including the fairy realm, which the writer of the Arbatel –the quintessential medieval book on the OS -- refers to as “the Pigmies.”

Phul said to rule 7 Provinces. This translates into the equation 7 x 1, making Phul’s value 1. Its geometric form is the point and its placement in a diagram described in the Arbatel called the Seal of Secrets of the world is its center. In addition to Phul, this center may be associated with the dimensionless point  which according to Empedocles, is “the circle, the center of which is everywhere, the circumference nowhere.” The Arbatel’s instructions for drawing the Seal of Secrets says:

Projecting from the center, this is the invisible God in the entire creature.

The Arbatel suggests that, in addition to representing the Divine Ground from which all of existence emerges and spreads out into time and space, the center of the Seal/ of Secrets—where Phul resides–represents the body, elemental beings, and the microcosm, which is the reflection of the macrocosm.

Phul is said to make men to live 300 years. This  may be a cryptic way of saying that mastery of Phul consciousness makes one a master of the elemental sphere—Nature, including human nature within the terrestrial sphere. We know this because 300 resolves to 3, a number associated with, in the Arbatel, with Hagith, the Intelligence of the planet Venus. In this way, we see a relationship between the elemental and terrestrial spheres.



  1. I requested Phul about a week ago to provide clarity/guidance on magickal teachings. I did not perform the ritual on Phul's planetary day but I still received a positive result of how to enhance my magickal work! Well, as a "payment" I stated that i would spread Phul's good deed to others so here I am! Hope that you fantastic people would also get great results on working with Olympic spirits. Have a nice day =)

  2. Could I do something small to get a favor from Phul(or any other Olympic Spirit), like setting an altar, light candles every Mondays, placing offerings, prayers etc without the need of a ceremonial ritual to evoke him?

    1. In my experience--and in the experience of a few other people I have worked with--the less pretentious ritual rigmarole the better when working with the OS. They are not meant to be approached through goetic ritual formats. Rather, they should be approached as familiar "higher powers" related to yourself and your spiritual growth. When I worked with Phul, I sort of did what you are thinking about doing. I did my practice on Monday mornings.