The Twenty-sixth Spirit is Bune (or Bim). He is a Strong, Great
and Mighty Duke. He appeareth in the form of a Dragon with three
heads, one like a Dog, one like a Gryphon, and one like a Man. He
speaketh with a high and comely Voice. He changeth the Place of
the Dead, and causeth the Spirits which be under him to gather
together upon your Sepulchres. He giveth Riches unto a Man, and
maketh him Wise and Eloquent. He giveth true Answers unto Demands.
And he governeth 30 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, unto the
which he oweth Obedience. He hath another Seal (which is the first
of these, but the last is the
Many Faces of Bune
About a century ago, S. L. MacGregor Mathers described the Goetian
Spirit Bune as "a dragon with three heads: a dog, a gryphon, and a
The other best known written authority on the demons of King
Solomon is Johann Wier who wrote 400 years earlier that Bune
"appeareth as a dragon with three heads, the third whereof is like
to a man.
Wier also said that Bune "speaketh with a divine voice, he maketh
the dead to change their place, and divels to assemble upon the
sepulchers of the dead."
These writers were drawing on information passed to them by the
early magickians, who successfully raised these demons and
succeeded in getting personal glimpses of what they looked like.
Their descriptions were quite accurate, even though they lacked
any scientific method of getting a true visual observation. Since
the Goetian Spirits exist in other dimensions, while also being
conscious of us in our own peculiar third dimension reality, it is
difficult for even the very best magickians to see them, even
after a successful evocation.
When Aaron C. Donahue raised Bune and then examined him through
the technique of remote viewing, there was a surprise.
Bune did not appear as a dragon, as Mathers wrote, but rather a
type of cloud or puff of smoke. And while there are three distinct
heads appearing at the top, many other less developed faces with
eyes seem to be peering out of the mist from just below the heads.
Bune is obviously an entity of many complexities and possibly many
Wier wrote that Bune "(greatly enriches) a man, and maketh him
eloquent and wise, answering trulie to all demands."
the Seagate Adventurers' Guild Beastiary suggests that Bune is not
a very good spirit to have around the house.
"Bune requires an offering of human life before he will serve,"
according to Seagate. "Each head must have a life (three total)
and only lives which are pleasing to the demon will be accepted.
If dissatisfied with an offering. Bune can break any binding and
will attack and devour the summoner."
This, like many angelically generated stories about demonic
forces, is an extreme exaggeration. Aaron successful raised this
spirit while working alone in his temple.