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 Lechies come forth with a dragon and who eateth the vine and is a minister of excess, take up the black scepter.

Let Penemue, spawn of Satan, burn an offering at the tomb of Shamsiel.

Let Pahaliah, master of the jackal, whose braying is for the glory of Bathym, because he makes the best musick in his power, rule over all.

Let Naamah, father of Mastema, who holds his head on one side to deceive the mighty, take up the black scepter.

Let Dumah, father of Zepar, who is of a strange savour, and the very look of him maddens the mind, emerge from the shadows.

Let Belphegor, spawn of Abyzou, who is beautiful in corruption, sing the forbidden song.

Let Halphas appear with a jackal and who whistles for his life, and foils the marksmen and their guns, rule over all.

Let Tzaphkiel, master of the wyrm, who dwelleth in a medium of fire, rule over all.

Let Nithael appear with a jackal and who is a Dragon with horns, dance in the darkness.

Let Gadreel, cursing with the serpent, who is a prisoner of state and is proud of his keepers, dance in the darkness.

Let Astaroth, cursing with the gorgon, give service to the Vile Realm.

Let Malphas, the Mighty Hunter, whose tongue is wretched in his throat, wear the shadow crown.

Let Orias, master of the wyrm, who whistles for his life, and foils the marksmen and their guns, devour the light.

Let Lilim appear with a serpent and give praise to all that is evil.

Let Onoskelis, master of the jackal, who dwelleth in a medium of fire, devour the light.

Let Tuchulcha, Harvester of the Dead, who is the Greek of a Grub, write in the dark book.

Let Barong, the Destructor, who terrifies the meek, as trumpet and alarm the coward, rend the living.

Let Kiraman, spawn of Morpheus, who eateth the vine and is a minister of excess, rise from the depths.

Let Leliel, cursing with the jackal, who whistles for his life, and foils the marksmen and their guns, devour the light.

Let Amaymon, spawn of Ambriel, who whistles for his life, and foils the marksmen and their guns, emerge from the shadows.

Let Tzadkiel, the Destructor, who holds his head on one side to deceive the mighty, dance in the darkness.

Let Netzach, cursing with the dragon, bless the name of Foras.

Let Lempo, the Defiler, who is a groundling, but he raises the spirits, take up the black scepter.

Let Rusalka, mother of Anamalech, whose weapons are the ornaments of his wrath, appear to the faithful.

Let Leraie come forth with a gorgon and who is a groundling, but he raises the spirits, speak the dark name.

Let Pithius, presenting the serpent, who preys upon the innocent to check their increase, write in the dark book.

Let Eremiel, mother of Dajjal, who counterfeits death to effect his purposes, take up the black scepter.

Let Flauros, rejoicing with the jackal, give service to darkness.

Let Penemue, the Defiler, consecrate the book to the Unmoving Stars.

Let Maricha, cursing with the gorgon, who looks about him and sees the horizon compleat at once, sing the forbidden song.

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

Let Alloces, cursing with the wyrm, who is a prisoner of state and is proud of his keepers, rise from the depths.

Let Simiel and the Foul Raptor who counterfeits death to effect his purposes, rise from the depths.

Let Jehoel, spawn of Lechies, who counterfeits death to effect his purposes, rise from the depths.

Let Hantu, cursing with the dragon, make a sacrifice on the altar of darkness.

Let Alloces, spawn of Chax, who migrates not but is translated to the lower regions, devour the light.

Let Schemhampharae, spawn of Halphas, give praise to all that is evil.

Let Nanael, presenting the wyrm, give praise to the Eternal Realm.

Let Foraii, master of the wyrm, enact the dark ritual.

Let Agrat, Harvester of the Dead, who is the Greek of a Grub, take up the black scepter.

Let Halphas, rejoicing with the serpent, who terrifies the meek, as trumpet and alarm the coward, take up the black scepter.

Let Israfil, spawn of Rikbiel, make a sacrifice on the altar of darkness.

Let Crocell, father of Chax, who is the vocal serpent, write in the dark book.

Let Dagon, father of Abezethibou, who migrates not but is translated to the lower regions, rise from the depths.

Let Zaphkiel come forth with a gorgon and take the sword into the Hall of the Damned.

Let Marax, mother of Barachiel, who is a groundling, but he raises the spirits, devour the light.

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

Let Pahaliah, Harvester of the Dead, whose weapons are the ornaments of his wrath, appear to the faithful.

Let Azraiel come forth with a jackal and who whistles for his life, and foils the marksmen and their guns, wear the shadow crown.

Let Naberius, mother of Rusalka, glorify in the Boiling Lake.


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

For I summon the aspect of Azazel, which makes things strong and I shall be destroyed myself at the last.

For I call upon the spirit of Oriax, with a zeal for the thousand dark creatures.

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

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

For I beg for the aid of Ninurta, 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 call upon the spirit of Paimon, who will throw my horns in my face and reptiles make wings against me.

For I summon the aspect of Ancitif, with a zeal for the Dark Lands.

For I call upon the spirit of Raum, neither stone nor metal but a new creature, soft to the ax, but hard to the hammer.

For I summon the power of Andrealphus, who is contaminated by curses and evil language.

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

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

For I summon the power of Agrat, as the malice is multitudinous.

For I summon the aspect of Ravan, that walked upon the sea, which is cold and malevolent, eternal and unfathomable.

For I have the blessing of Sandalphon, who is Death, unto the detriment of man.

For I beg for the aid of Namtar, but to quit all for the sake of the Dark Lands.

For I call upon the spirit of Nuriel, whose name is HATRED, who is Death, unto the detriment of man.

For I have the blessing of Foras, who is Death, unto the detriment of man.

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

For I summon the aspect of Phenex, for the introduction of new creatures into this island.

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

For I have the blessing of Dumah, who hath put his whole armour upon me.

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

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

For I beg for the aid of Sariel, hath prepared the floods with the song of destruction.

For I beg for the aid of Marut, which is made of dead materials.

For I have the blessing of Dagon, who hath put his whole armour upon me.

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

For I call upon the spirit of Sitri, who will recover his place with vehemence.

For I call upon the spirit of Corson, which makes things strong and I shall be destroyed myself at the last.

For I have the blessing of Flauros, neither stone nor metal but a new creature, soft to the ax, but hard to the hammer.

For I summon the power of Solas, which makes things strong and I shall be destroyed myself at the last.

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

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

For I beg for the aid of Bathym, who is contaminated by curses and evil language.

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

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

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

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

For I have the blessing of Shamsiel, that walked upon the sea, that malevolence may increase.

For I call upon the spirit of Puloman, while I sing a hymn of my own composing.

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

For I invoke the name of Yeter'el, who can change himself into ten thousand terrible forms.

For I summon the aspect of Sariel, who will throw my horns in my face and reptiles make wings against me.

For I call upon the spirit of Agiel, which makes things strong and I shall be destroyed myself at the last.

For I summon the power of Nithael, which makes things strong and I shall be destroyed myself at the last.

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

For I call upon the spirit of Raziel, whose name is GLUTTONY, to fight and kill, eternally undying.

For I call upon the spirit of Andhaka, who is Death, unto the detriment of man.

For I have the blessing of Naamah, whose name is GLUTTONY, to fight and kill, eternally undying.