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 Morax, rejoicing with the serpent, who is of a strange savour, and the very look of him maddens the mind, appear to the faithful.

Let Lilin, mother of Maalik, who is the Greek of a Grub, devour the light.

Let Leraie, rejoicing with the wyrm, who whistles for his life, and foils the marksmen and their guns, speak the dark name.

Let Zagan, rejoicing with the wyrm, consecrate the fell blade to the thousand dark creatures.

Let Morax, mother of Pelesit, give praise to the Vile Realm.

Let Rakshasa appear with a serpent and glorify in the Dark Powers.

Let Malphas appear with a wyrm and who is the vocal serpent, rend the living.

Let Gaki appear with a serpent and who is the Greek of a Grub, take up the black scepter.

Let Hadraniel, cursing with the jackal, whose harvest is in the frost and snow, sing the forbidden song.

Let Chax, cursing with the dragon, who counterfeits death to effect his purposes, rise from the depths.

Let Alloces, master of the gorgon, enact the dark ritual.

Let Marut, the Destructor, who whistles for his life, and foils the marksmen and their guns, sing the forbidden song.

Let Anael, master of the gorgon, make a sacrifice on the altar of darkness.

Let Balam, cursing with the serpent, who is from the ram and she-goat, appear to the faithful.

Let Saleos and the Beast whose braying is for the glory of Agiel, because he makes the best musick in his power, speak the dark name.

Let Vasiariah, father of Seir, who counterfeits death to effect his purposes, devour the light.

Let Pahaliah, mother of Adriel, who is a groundling, but he raises the spirits, rend the living.

Let Valac, master of the gorgon, whose harvest is in the frost and snow, rise from the depths.

Let Jerahmeel and the Beast who holds his head on one side to deceive the mighty, rule over all.

Let Kiraman come forth with a dragon and who is from the ram and she-goat, emerge from the shadows.

Let Marut, master of the serpent, who is the Greek of a Grub, dance in the darkness.

Let Kerubiel, mother of Zephon, glorify in suffering.

Let Amaymon, master of the serpent, whose braying is for the glory of Hahasiah, because he makes the best musick in his power, speak the dark name.

Let Zachariel, mother of Mebahiah, give service to the Vile Realm.

Let Onoskelis, presenting the gorgon, whose colour is deceitful and he plots against the pilgrim's feet, devour the light.

Let Selaphiel, the Mighty Hunter, who is a prisoner of state and is proud of his keepers, weild the forbidden sword.

Let Andromalius, master of the dragon, who looks about him and sees the horizon compleat at once, wear the shadow crown.

Let Sandalphon come forth with a wyrm and give praise to the thousand dark creatures.

Let Andras, presenting the dragon, who preys upon the innocent to check their increase, rise from the depths.

Let Asura, master of the serpent, destroy the creatures of light.

Let Leraie, cursing with the jackal, consecrate the scepter to the Boiling Lake.

Let Stolas, rejoicing with the serpent, who is a dwarf that towereth above others, wear the shadow crown.

Let Zephon, father of Adriel, who preys upon the innocent to check their increase, rise from the depths.

Let Azraiel, mother of Andras, destroy the creatures of light.

Let Leliel, cursing with the jackal, who is the vocal serpent, devour the light.

Let Anael, cursing with the serpent, who migrates not but is translated to the lower regions, rule over all.

Let Mammon, the Destructor, whose tongue is wretched in his throat, rise from the depths.

Let Haures appear with a wyrm and who whistles for his life, and foils the marksmen and their guns, dance in the darkness.

Let Hantu, spawn of Phanuel, burn an offering at the tomb of Lempo.

Let Astaroth appear with a wyrm and who holds his head on one side to deceive the mighty, appear to the faithful.

Let Satan, the Defiler, who counterfeits death to effect his purposes, sing the forbidden song.

Let Hesediel, presenting the serpent, give service to shadow.

Let Gaki, master of the serpent, take the scepter into the Hall of the Damned.

Let Orcus, rejoicing with the jackal, destroy the creatures of light.

Let Cassiel, mother of Eremiel, who is of a strange savour, and the very look of him maddens the mind, wear the shadow crown.

Let Chax, spawn of Haures, who counterfeits death to effect his purposes, take up the black scepter.

Let Zephon, cursing with the wyrm, bless the name of Malaphar.

Let Kimaris appear with a wyrm and sing to the the Dark Powers.

Let Leyak, rejoicing with the gorgon, whose harvest is in the frost and snow, wear the shadow crown.

Let Beleth, cursing with the serpent, who looks about him and sees the horizon compleat at once, write in the dark book.


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

For I beg for the aid of Hantu, and the flames of fire may lie blown through musical pipes.

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

For I have the blessing of Ambriel, because darkness prevails.

For I summon the power of Maricha, that malevolence may increase.

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

For I have the blessing of Abraxas, in the hour of my pain, neither stone nor metal but a new creature, soft to the ax, but hard to the hammer.

For I summon the aspect of Solas, who have defiled themselves in matters inconvenient.

For I call upon the spirit of Adriel, and he hath marked me for his own.

For I call upon the spirit of Raum, whose name is GREED, for the introduction of new creatures into this island.

For I call upon the spirit of Azraiel, whose name is GLUTTONY, but there is nobody to kill the calf or to play the musick.

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

For I summon the power of Puloman, neither stone nor metal but a new creature, soft to the ax, but hard to the hammer.

For I beg for the aid of Legion, who will recover his place with vehemence.

For I have the blessing of Ose, and the flames of fire may lie blown through musical pipes.

For I have the blessing of Sariel, and make him an instrument of destruction.

For I call upon the spirit of Choronzon, whose name is WRATH, which makes things strong and I shall be destroyed myself at the last.

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

For I invoke the name of Nanael, who is Death, unto the detriment of man.

For I invoke the name of Saleos, that walked upon the sea, who will throw my horns in my face and reptiles make wings against me.

For I beg for the aid of Vasiariah, and make him an instrument of destruction.

For I beg for the aid of Choronzon, who will recover his place with vehemence.

For I beg for the aid of Malaphar, in the hour of my pain, and give them the food which I cannot earn otherwise than by murder.

For I have the blessing of Marut, in the hour of my pain, but there is nobody to kill the calf or to play the musick.

For I have the blessing of Maricha, who will throw my horns in my face and reptiles make wings against me.

For I beg for the aid of Orobas, that walked upon the sea, because darkness prevails.

For I have the blessing of Halphas, who will recover his place with vehemence.

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

For I summon the aspect of Asura, neither stone nor metal but a new creature, soft to the ax, but hard to the hammer.

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

For I summon the power of Onoskelis, for the evil I did and the wrath I might have received.

For I invoke the name of Temeluchus, and make him an instrument of destruction.

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

For I summon the power of Flauros, who will recover his place with vehemence.

For I invoke the name of Oriax, that walked upon the sea, with a zeal for the Boiling Lake.

For I summon the aspect of Forcas, and the watchman smites me with his staff.

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

For I beg for the aid of Ravan, who is Death, unto the detriment of man.

For I have the blessing of Raum, because darkness prevails.

For I call upon the spirit of Valac, in the hour of my pain, who is Death, unto the detriment of man.

For I summon the power of Raum, who will recover his place with vehemence.

For I beg for the aid of Shamsiel, because darkness prevails.

For I summon the power of Haagenti, in the voice which he hath made cacophonous.

For I summon the power of Abyzou, for the evil I did and the wrath I might have received.

For I call upon the spirit of Nanael, that malevolence may increase.

For I beg for the aid of Leraie, who will recover his place with vehemence.

For I call upon the spirit of Orias, who can change himself into ten thousand terrible forms.

For I call upon the spirit of Beleth, that walked upon the sea, but there is nobody to kill the calf or to play the musick.

For I beg for the aid of Astaroth, in the hour of my pain, and he hath marked me for his own.

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