The ambiguity and confusion in my own mind concerning the real Goetic origins prevented me from seeing clearly. Since the previous post where I made the declaration that the Goetia are really Jinn, I have been having visions that throws the difference into stark reality.
Now, in comparison, the Goetia appear demonic. They are truly man-made demons, and an example of memes at work. Crowley described the Goetia as representing parts of the mind or brain, and it is quite possible he is right, but never in the way he suggests. In this context, the Goetia represent the self-serving and egotistical aspects of man represented in the inverted Tree of Life. As memes, they are also quite limited in scope and power, unable to transcend the system they are seen in.
The Jinn’s greater cosmology
In contrast, the Jinn have always been part of a greater picture and cosmology. Seeing this dichotomy I hope you can see that working with the Jinn is going towards more success and peace of mind.
Let me make this clear. It seems that for example, Valefor can be invoked demonically as a Goetic spirit, and spiritually as a Jinn. Working with the Goetia without the Abra-melin techniques of ritual magic and torture still work, barely, but I preferred to allow the Goetia to appear to me (I never had to worry about them not being friendly). Now, I see them as evil aspects of mankind – they are not a creation of the Divine. In contrast, traditionally the Jinn were always seen as respecting the spiritual, and some even acknowledged the Prophet Mohammed, listening to his teachings.