Other names: Scox, Chax, Shaz, Shass;Rank: Marquis;Specialties: Occultism;Tarot Card: 5 of Cups;Candle Color: Violet;Incense: Jasmine;Planet: Moon;Metal: Silver;Opening hours: From 3 pm to 9 pm and from there until dawn;Zodiac Position: 5-9 degrees of Scorpio • October 28 - November 01;Great Ruler: Amaymon (Oriens);Element: Air;Direction: East;Enn/mantra: Ah-yer ah-vah-jay Sha-ex ack-en;Enn pronunciation: Ayer Avage Shax aken;
Shax is a spirit that can impair hearing and eyesight and destroy perception. It is written that Shan steals money from the house of Kings, which in an initiatory context of the Sabbatical Path, means that Shan spiritually guides sorcerers to the Sabbat - that is, reveals secrets to him/her. Shan brings Horses to the mage, which are the nightmare or sabbatical mount. Shan can also reveal things hidden and not held by evil spirits. Shan provides excellent familiars.Shan/Shaz/Shax is a Grand Marquis, who appears in the form of a dove, who speaks in a rough, husky voice. he rules 30 Legions.
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🕯️From Demonology (October 2003)🕯️🕯️“Shax, alias Scox [or Shass or Shaz], is dark and a great marquis, like a stork, with a husky and subtle voice; he does wonderfully take away the sight, hearing and understanding of any man, by order of the conjurer: he takes money from every house of kings and takes it back after 1200 years, if he is commanded, he is a horse thief , he is considered faithful in all commandments: and though he promises to be obedient to the conjurer in all things; yet he is not so, he is a liar, unless brought into a triangle, and there he speaks divine lies, and speaks of things which are hidden and not guarded by evil spirits; he promises good familiars, who are accepted if they are not deceivers, he has thirty legions.(Scott, Discoverie of Witchcraft, pages 222-3)The meaning of this convoluted prose seems to be that Shax is generally considered faithful in all relationships, except that he will lie if given the chance. To avoid this one weakness of character, he must first be placed in the ritual triangle, and then he is constrained to speak the truth. It's hard to judge how much use there is in a Demon who only takes the money he's stolen after twelve centuries - presumably depends on how often he steals, and for how long. For example, if he steals every day for twelve centuries, he can be expected to find treasure every day upon request. Collin of Plancy must have been amused by the description of Shax as a horse thief, as he made this feature prominent in his book's illustration. In the Lemegeton and Mathers edition of the Goetia, Shax is said to "appear in the form of a dove"(Sloane 2731).A dove is a European wild pigeon. Collin de Plancy obviously agreed with the Scottish version of the text. There's nothing remotely resembling a pigeon in the demon's beak in de Plancy's photo, but the bird vaguely resembles a stork.
🕯️From “The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King” (1904) Written by SL MacGregor Mathers🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️SHAX — The forty-fourth spirit is Shax, or Shaz (or Shass). He is a grand marquis and appears in the form of a dove, speaking in a husky but subtle voice. His office is to take the sight, hearing or understanding of any man or woman under the exorcist's command; and steal money from the houses of kings, and take it again in 1200 years. If commanded, he will fetch Horses at the request of the Exorcist, or anything else. But he must first be ordained in a Triangle, Ò, or else he will deceive you and tell you many lies. He can discover all things that are Hidden, and not held by Evil Spirits. He makes good Familiars sometimes. He rules 30 Legions of Spirits,
🕯️From the “Pseudomonarchia Daemonum” (1583) Written by Johann Weyer (Johann Wier)🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️
Original text: Chax, otherwise Scot, is a great duke and marquis. Paradoxically, he takes away sight, hearing, and understanding by order of the exorcist: he takes the money from every royal house, and returns it after a thousand two hundred years, if he shall be ordered: he carries off from the horses. He is thought to be faithful in all his commandments, and although he promises the exorcist he will comply, yet he does not do it in all. He is a liar, unless he is introduced into a triangle; but when introduced, he speaks of divine things from hidden treasures, which are not guarded by evil spirits. He promises, moreover, that he would confer the best servants, who were accepted, if they were not deceivers. Thirty legions fell under him.
🕯️From the “Dictionnaire Infernal” (1863 edition) Written by Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️
Original Text: Scox or Chax, Duke and Grand Marquis of the Underworld. He has a hoarse voice, a mind given to lying; it comes in the form of a stork.He steals the money from the houses that have it and does not return it until after twelve hundred years, however he receives the order. He takes the horses away. He executes all the commands given to him, when he is compelled to act immediately; and though he promises to obey the exorcists, he does not always do so. He lies, if he is not in a triângulo; if, on the contrary, it is contained therein, it speaks the truth in speaking of supernatural chooses. He indicated the hidden treasures which are not guarded by the evil spirits. He commands thirty legions.