This short text describes a simple spell based on the Sator Square, in svartkonst/trolldom contexts known as Fans Fyrkant or Djävulens Latin. (meaning the Devil’s Square or the Devil’s Latin) and in such settings most often used in workings of protection and healing, or when in need to catch a runaway or return stolen goods to its rightful owner.
The following is an example of a Swedish 18th century svartkonst spell used to return stolen goods, included in the book Signelser ock besvärjelser från medeltid ock nutid by Emanuel Linderholm. The name of the thief is here written on a piece of paper, followed by the Sator Arepo formula below, and underneath the formula the name of the thief is written again:
The translation of the text at the bottom reads ”The piece of paper is later put under an anvil, upon which one then starts to forge. This way the thief will be forced to return what he has stolen.” This is another good example of Points of Usurpation from Qayinite 182 perspective, related to the mysteries and Work of the First Blacksmith, and thus again shows how svartkonst praxis can become harmonious with our tradition-specific work.
As is mentioned in Liber Falxifer III, the Sator formula has great relevance from our Current-specific perspective and apart from codifying very well the Work of Reversal carried out by Master Qayin and His Bride (and those who follow in Their footsteps) it can also become practically employed in alignment with its’ Current-specific meanings if the practitioner is able to ”magico-poetically” see its hidden relevance in the working at hand.
The following spell is one example on how the formula can become employed in workings stretching from domination/subjugation to malediction, but the formula in itself can be fitting in many other contexts as well, and employed in similar ways for different ends.
A spell to weaken the enemy
On a Thursday night, take a piece of paper and write the name of your enemy on top and read the following prayer over it three times, holding the paper in your left hand close to your mouth:
The first Sower was the first Murderer and by His work of Reversal the life-force of N.N. shall now be drained, by the silencing of each letter spelling his name. + + +
Then write the Sator formula under the name of the target, followed by the name of the target written again, now several times with one letter ”silenced” each time the name is written, in order to reverse or ”undo” the target from right to left, as in the following ”John Smith” example:
S A T O R
A R E P O
T E N E T
O P E R A
R O T A S
J O H N S M I T H
J O H N S M I T
J O H N S M I
J O H N S M
J O H N S
J O H N
J O H
Take the paper and hold it over the incense smoke of a blend consisting of elements from raven and snake mixed with asafoetida, stinging nettles, hemlock, henbane and black pepper and read the Sator formula 49 times.
This paper can then be worked in a variety of ways, for example by being taken to the cemetery three Thursday (or Saturday) nights in a row, put on a chosen grave (or buried in the same) while the shade/s of the dead are conjured to strengthen the work and afflict the target. Alternatively the paper can be placed upon the grave and the Sator Formula is read over it, then a stone from the cemetery is used to beat upon the paper while the name of the target is ”read away” in the same diminishing manner as how it is written on the paper, and when the last letter has been uttered the stone is used one more time to hit the paper as a final marking of the enemy becoming ”silenced”, and the stone is then left upon the paper as one takes three steps back and leaves the place without looking back.
Similar work can also be done at places of violent accidents or crime. As a lighter alternative the paper can be placed in one’s left shoe or become buried under one’s own footprint turf in order to forever place the target under one’s own feet. It can furthermore be included as part of the load of an effigy meant to represent the target.
Instead of the paper one can alternatively use a piece of cloth cut out from for example the shirt or other clothing of the target, carrying connection to his or her essence.