Gaudeamus in Tenebris


"Gaudeamus in Tenebris" is a program that generates a text based upon the structures and forms
in Jubilate Agno by Christopher Smart (1722-1771), combined with the names of traditional angels and
demons, and other words with a distinct occult horror theme.




Let Naberus, mother of Chemosh, who migrates not but is translated to the lower regions, appear to the faithful.

Let Azrael, the Mighty Hunter, who whistles for his life, and foils the marksmen and their guns, dance in the darkness.

Let Bathin, presenting the jackal, who is a Dragon with horns, write in the dark book.

Let Focalor, father of Jegudiel, who is very voracious and may not himself be eaten, emerge from the shadows.

Let Leyak appear with a dragon and whose harvest is in the frost and snow, rule over all.

Let Jequn, the Mighty Hunter, who is a prisoner of state and is proud of his keepers, rule over all.

Let Sabnock appear with a wyrm and who migrates not but is translated to the lower regions, weild the forbidden sword.

Let Ophaniel, the Defiler, who counterfeits death to effect his purposes, take up the black scepter.

Let Morax, father of Raziel, whose tongue is wretched in his throat, emerge from the shadows.

Let Naberius appear with a jackal and who eateth the vine and is a minister of excess, rend the living.

Let Temeluchus, mother of Azrael, sing to the the Nameless One.

Let Abaddon, presenting the gorgon, give service to the Burning Sands.

Let Ukobach, spawn of Naberius, who is a groundling, but he raises the spirits, devour the light.

Let Alastor, presenting the gorgon, who holds his head on one side to deceive the mighty, devour the light.

Let Balam, father of Saleos, take delight in sorrow.

Let Semyaz come forth with a wyrm and sing to the shadow.

Let Samael appear with a serpent and who is a dwarf that towereth above others, rend the living.

Let Kroni, spawn of Vapula, who is the Greek of a Grub, weild the forbidden sword.

Let Hashmal, Harvester of the Dead, who is of a strange savour, and the very look of him maddens the mind, sing the forbidden song.

Let Phanuel come forth with a jackal and enact the dark ritual.

Let Zephon, father of Lilin, who preys upon the innocent to check their increase, appear to the faithful.

Let Cassiel appear with a dragon and sing to the the Dark Powers.

Let Naberius, presenting the dragon, who holds his head on one side to deceive the mighty, sing the forbidden song.

Let Sariel, the High Priest, consecrate the crown to the Nameless One.

Let Darda'il, mother of Abraxas, sing to the the Nameless One.

Let Haniel, presenting the wyrm, take the scepter into the Burning Tomb.

Let Phenex, father of Haagenti, consecrate the sword to the Boiling Lake.

Let Alloces appear with a serpent and sing to the darkness.

Let Paimon, master of the wyrm, who is the vocal serpent, speak the dark name.

Let Ahriman appear with a jackal and whose tongue is wretched in his throat, rule over all.

Let Andromalius, presenting the gorgon, who is of a strange savour, and the very look of him maddens the mind, appear to the faithful.

Let Schemhampharae, rejoicing with the jackal, who holds his head on one side to deceive the mighty, rise from the depths.

Let Eisheth, spawn of Marchosias, who is the vocal serpent, devour the light.

Let Andras come forth with a jackal and who migrates not but is translated to the lower regions, rule over all.

Let Remiel, presenting the gorgon, who holds his head on one side to deceive the mighty, speak the dark name.

Let Berith, mother of Abathar, who is of a strange savour, and the very look of him maddens the mind, dance in the darkness.

Let Nakir, Harvester of the Dead, who migrates not but is translated to the lower regions, wear the shadow crown.

Let Anael, rejoicing with the serpent, who is a Dragon with horns, rend the living.

Let Bathin appear with a serpent and destroy the creatures of light.

Let Hamalat, rejoicing with the gorgon, who is of a strange savour, and the very look of him maddens the mind, sing the forbidden song.

Let Ronove, father of Sachiel, give service to the Eternal Realm.

Let Rangda appear with a jackal and take delight in sorrow.

Let Azi come forth with a dragon and take delight in sorrow.

Let Eremiel appear with a gorgon and sing to the suffering.

Let Zaphkiel, spawn of Surgat, whose colour is deceitful and he plots against the pilgrim's feet, rend the living.

Let Israfil and the Beast whose harvest is in the frost and snow, dance in the darkness.

Let Leraie, cursing with the jackal, destroy the creatures of light.

Let Satan appear with a serpent and who is a Dragon with horns, appear to the faithful.

Let Nuriel, spawn of Asb'el, make a sacrifice on the altar of the thousand dark creatures.

Let Berith, mother of Ose, take delight in sorrow.


For I summon the aspect of Dumah, but there is nobody to kill the calf or to play the musick.

For I summon the aspect of Schemhampharae, in the hour of my pain, in the rising darkness they are on my side.

For I have the blessing of Chemosh, that walked upon the sea, for the introduction of new creatures into this island.

For I invoke the name of Gadreel, for the introduction of new creatures into this island.

For I beg for the aid of Vanth, which makes things strong and I shall be destroyed myself at the last.

For I beg for the aid of Abaddon, in the hour of my pain, who is fed by that which hath not life.

For I summon the power of Haagenti, who is Death, unto the detriment of man.

For I call upon the spirit of Ronove, but there is nobody to kill the calf or to play the musick.

For I summon the aspect of Merihem, who can change himself into ten thousand terrible forms.

For I beg for the aid of Jehoel, in the rising darkness they are on my side.

For I summon the power of Kushiel, whose name is ENVY, and the flames of fire may lie blown through musical pipes.

For I summon the aspect of Oriax, who is fed by that which hath not life.

For I call upon the spirit of Seir, because darkness prevails.

For I invoke the name of Valac, but there is nobody to kill the calf or to play the musick.

For I summon the aspect of Sthenno, who is contaminated by curses and evil language.

For I invoke the name of Rangda, who will recover his place with vehemence.

For I have the blessing of Mebahiah, that walked upon the sea, who is fed by that which hath not life.

For I summon the power of Amdusias, and he hath marked me for his own.

For I beg for the aid of Semyaz, but there is nobody to kill the calf or to play the musick.

For I beg for the aid of Anael, and he hath marked me for his own.

For I summon the aspect of Abezethibou, while I sing a hymn of my own composing.

For I invoke the name of Harut, which makes things strong and I shall be destroyed myself at the last.

For I call upon the spirit of Beleth, that walked upon the sea, and he hath marked me for his own.

For I beg for the aid of Barbas, that walked upon the sea, hath prepared the floods with the song of destruction.

For I summon the power of Belial, which is a sword on my side that other weapons are but a stick or a straw.

For I summon the power of Berith, whose name is LUST, who is contaminated by curses and evil language.

For I beg for the aid of Agiel, whose name is GLUTTONY, who will recover his place with vehemence.

For I invoke the name of Rikbiel, who is fed by that which hath not life.

For I summon the aspect of Alloces, who is contaminated by curses and evil language.

For I call upon the spirit of Gader'el, which is a sword on my side that other weapons are but a stick or a straw.

For I call upon the spirit of Azraiel, whose name is LUST, who have defiled themselves in matters inconvenient.

For I invoke the name of Ose, neither stone nor metal but a new creature, soft to the ax, but hard to the hammer.

For I invoke the name of Vassago, whose name is WRATH, which is made of dead materials.

For I beg for the aid of Pontianak, whose name is HATRED, that malevolence may increase.

For I invoke the name of Remiel, who is fed by that which hath not life.

For I summon the power of Anael, and give them the food which I cannot earn otherwise than by murder.

For I summon the power of Gualichu, and the flames of fire may lie blown through musical pipes.

For I have the blessing of Kokabiel, that malevolence may increase.

For I summon the aspect of Flauros, who is Death, unto the detriment of man.

For I beg for the aid of Vanth, which is a sword on my side that other weapons are but a stick or a straw.

For I summon the power of Belial, that walked upon the sea, and give them the food which I cannot earn otherwise than by murder.

For I summon the aspect of Marax, and he hath marked me for his own.

For I invoke the name of Maricha, which makes things strong and I shall be destroyed myself at the last.

For I summon the power of Amaymon, and give them the food which I cannot earn otherwise than by murder.

For I have the blessing of Nuriel, in the rising darkness they are on my side.

For I call upon the spirit of Schemhampharae, in the rising darkness they are on my side.

For I have the blessing of Vapula, and the watchman smites me with his staff.

For I beg for the aid of Aeshma, but to quit all for the sake of darkness.

For I have the blessing of Temeluchus, which is a sword on my side that other weapons are but a stick or a straw.

For I summon the aspect of Qaphsiel, as the malice is multitudinous.