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Fanwork The Ars Goetia Revised Edition is a tome of demonological lore.

DescriptionEdit

An edition of the Ars Goetia Revised Edition existed in the Duckburg Library's occult section by 2017, when it was picked up by Magica De Spell (with the help of a reluctant Gladstone Gander) in an effort to dismiss the stork demon Shax, whom Magica had accidentally angered after summoning him.

ContentsEdit

The book explains, among other things, that “the only thing a demon respects is power. If your summon evades the confines of your magic triangle, employ all available energies into a show of force using one of the following incantations”, then listing a series of incantations some of which Magica considered to be easy.

The book also contains a glossary of witchcraft vocabulary; it defines “Wand” as "a passive conductor for supernatural forces — a catalyst for specific magical energies and spells" which "may be used to channel or amplify powers by those trained or otherwise gifted in the arts of sorcery"; it is "most commonly a wooden stick or rod, but it may take any number of forms". The entry advises the reader cross-reference it with other entries in the glossary, Staff, Umbrastaff, Sonic Screwdriver.)

Behind the scenesEdit

The Ars Goetia Revised Edition is a nod to the real-life Ars Goetia, one of the books of The Lesser Key of Solomon (a 17th-century grimoire) and one of the most notorious historical sources about the practice of occultism and demonology in Europe. Shax and Andras, the two demons whom Magica summons in 2017's A Kind of Magic (the story which mentions the Ars Goetia Revised Edition), are parodies of the demons of the same name who appear in the real-life Ars Goetia.

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