The Thirty-second Spirit is Asmoday, or Asmodai.
He is a Great King, Strong, and Powerful. He appeareth with Three
Heads, whereof the first is like a Bull, the second like a Man,
and the third like a Ram; he hath also the tail of a Serpent, and
from his mouth issue Flames of Fire. His Feet are webbed like
those of a Goose. He sitteth upon an Infernal Dragon, and beareth
in his hand a Lance with a Banner. He is first and choicest under
the Power of AMAYMON, he goeth before all other. When the Exorcist
hath a mind to call him, let it be abroad, and let him stand on
his feet all the time of action, with his Cap or Headdress off;
for if it be on, AMAYMON will deceive him and call all his actions
to be bewrayed. But as soon as the Exorcist seeth Asmoday in the
shape aforesaid, he shall call him by his Name, saying: “Art thou
Asmoday?” and he will not deny it, and by-and-by he will bow down
unto the ground. He giveth the Ring of Virtues; he teacheth the
Arts of Arithmetic, Astronomy, Geometry, and all handicrafts
absolutely. He giveth true and full answers unto thy demands. He
maketh one Invincible. He showeth the place where Treasures lie,
and guardeth it. He, amongst the Legions of AMAYMON governeth 72
Legions of Spirits Inferior. His Seal is this which thou must wear
as a Lamen upon thy breast, etc.
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A Powerful King
When Aaron C. Donahue evoked and then drew Asmodai in a remote
viewing session, there was a pleasant surprise.
Instead of the dark and scowling figure portrayed by ancient
magickians who encountered this mighty spirit, Aaron's drawing
brought forth a complex entity that looked bright and even happy.
Like most kings from the Goetian forces, there is nothing simple
about Asmodai's form. Donahue drew the three heads, that of a
bull, a man and a ram, although the face of the man was so slow to
form, the remote viewing session was completed before the spirit
was completely materialized. Thus the face has an almost skeletal
appearance, lacking the flesh that the face would have.
Donahue's drawing also captures the lance, the suggestion of
webbed feet, and the serpent's tail said to be part of Asmodai's
form. There is a large serpent's head showing directly under the
demon which may explain why the old masters thought he sat upon a
dragon. Also surprising is the set of bull horns directly over the
three joined heads.
This spirit king is so powerful that he was feared, and always
highly respected by all who ever dared to evoke him. It was said
that he can spit fire from his mouth.
Old writings say that Asmodai is a master of mind control. He has
the power to turn those who serve him into beasts for short
periods of they ask, he can locate treasure, heal, the start wars.
This mighty spirit also is an alchemist, beast master,
mechanician, merchant and navigator.
Other names for this spirit in Hebrew mythology are Asmodeos,
Asmodeius, Asmoday, and Ashmedai. He is believed to be the
undisputed and infinitely evil king of the demons. He was said to
be the son of Naamah and the husband of Lilith although that might
The Hebraic name Ashmedai, which means destroyer or evil spirit,
is believed to have been taken from the Persian words Aesham-dev
or Aeshma, the demon of concupiscence and wrath. In the Testament
of Solomon, Asmodeus reveals himself as the demon pledged to plot
against the newly wedded.
Whether he did all of these evil deeds is not known. What is
clear, however, is that Asmodai is a spirit well known to many
ancient cultures. He is a powerful spirit and his presence in the
world once again is going to be felt by everybody.