The Goetia


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The Ninth Spirit in this Order is Paimon, a Great King, and very obedient unto LUCIFER. He appeareth in the form of a Man sitting upon a Dromedary with a Crown most glorious upon his head. There goeth before him also an Host of Spirits, like Men with Trumpets and well sounding Cymbals, and all other sorts of Musical Instruments. He hath a great Voice, and roareth at his first coming, and his speech is such that the Magician cannot well understand unless he can compel him. This Spirit can teach all Arts and Sciences, and other secret things. He can discover unto thee what the Earth is, and what holdeth it up in the Waters; and what Mind is, and where it is; or any other thing thou mayest desire to know. He giveth Dignity, and confirmeth the same. He bindeth or maketh any man subject unto the Magician if he so desire it. He giveth good Familiars, and such as can teach all Arts. He is to be observed towards the West. He is of the Order of Dominations.13 He hath under him 200 Legions of Spirits, and part of them are of the Order of Angels, and the other part of Potentates. Now if thou callest this Spirit Paimon alone, thou must make him some offering; and there will attend him two Kings called LABAL and ABALI , and also other Spirits who be of the Order of Potentates in his Host, and 25 Legions. And those Spirits which be subject unto them are not always with them unless the Magician do compel them. His Character is this which must be worn as a Lamen before thee, etc.

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Elegant Demon King Paimon
It is not surprising that the great demonic king Paimon made such an elegant entrance into Aaron's temple when he was summoned.

Aaron said he first heard trumpets, then was surrounded by an entourage of spiritual forces before the king made his appearance.

You must remember that Aaron C. Donahue evoked this powerful demon in the midst of a private remote viewing session in his temple, an old abandoned Masonic Hall. Donahue was quite alone to face Paimon and his battery of demonic forces.

He regards Paimon as one of, if not the most powerful and dangerous of the Goetian Spirits encountered to date.

Notice that this king is drawn as if walking on a special path, or walkway laid down just for his feet. He is robbed in fine bright red garments, with a white, embroidered collar that some believe might be decorated with rare gems.

A thin beard hangs from the chin of this almost human face. On Paimon's head rests a magnificent crown that seems to radiate light, possibly from the gems embedded in it, or possibly energy. A serpent is twined through the points of the crown.

Notice the two dark, triangular objects on both sides of this spirit. Donahue writes that they are alien craft occupied by the supporting demonic kings Labal and Abalim who often appear with Paiman. That he stands above them, rather than allow himself to appear below them, clearly shows the imprint of rank this spirit instills upon himself.

Indeed, being in the presence of Paiman is next to standing before Lucifer.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers writes that "Once of the Order of Dominations, Paimon is the Ninth Spirit listed in the Goetia, who is obedient to Lucifer." He is so powerful he rules over 200 legions of demons. When summoned, "he appears in human form with a crown on his head and is accompanied by hosts of spirits playing music. If offerings are made to him, two kings named Labal and Abalim will accompany him, along with others in the Order of Potentates in his Host and 25 legions."

Mathers also notes that Paimon "gives and confirms dignity."

Among the Jewish rabbis, Paimon also is called Ozazl, or Azazel, a name in the Old Testament Book of Leviticus that refers to one of the Chief Demons. In Leviticus, the name meant "scape-goat," or a sacrificial goat that was sent by Aaron, the chief priest, off into the wilderness to carry away the iniquities of the people.

Interesting irony that the man who summons this powerful Goetian Spirit is also named Aaron. Paimon is known among the magickians as a very difficult demon to summon. Over the years, very few mystics have done it successfully.

Johann Wier wrote that Paimon "sitteth on a beast called a dromedarie, which is a swift runner, and weareth a glorious crowne." It was Wier's belief that the arrogance expressed by Paimon was much like that of Lucifer, which brought about the fall of these two powerful angels. But that is reverse Christian thinking, injected into the minds of the writers by angelic whispers.

This beast, described as a swift runner, is undoubtedly a triangular flying craft. Since the ancients could not imagine this kind of mechanical technology, their best way of explaining it would be to call it a horse, bear, or some other kind of animal on which Paimon rides.

Paimon is one spirit the angels never wanted to see released from Solomon's brass bowl. He is a natural enemy of the angels and will work diligently to help drive them from the face of this planet.

He also has some other interesting jobs to do. As indicated above, he will be working to restore human dignity, which was lost a long time ago to the ravages of big business, corporate greed, and the worship of money.

And Paimon will, indeed, carry away the inequities of mankind. But it will not be done in the way the ancient Hebrew rabbis thought, or imagined.



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