The Goetia


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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 best).

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 man."

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 personalities.

Wier wrote that Bune "(greatly enriches) a man, and maketh him eloquent and wise, answering trulie to all demands."

But 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.



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