Basmijael is a Sovereign Archduke under Amaimon who is attributed to Sagittarius. He resides within Areb Zaraq, the Venusian Qlipha ruled over by Ba’al. Basmijael is highly knowledgable, wise, and articulate, and is sometimes eager to impress the operator (which I have never seen him fail to do). Despite this trait, he is in no way “clingy,” which I can appreciate.
The only book wherein he appears documents a coercive evocation of Basmijael. After Basmijael gives a far more informative response than expected or necessary, whereby he impresses the operator, he says that he will teach the operator if he is released from bondage. After the operator refuses and rebukes Basmijael, the demon refuses to be of any service and sticks around in the operator’s residence for as long as he can just to be troublesome out of spite. With this said, I have found Basmijael to be very kind.
Basmijael can bring about many different transformations of the soul, alchemically refining it through the power of Venus Illegetima, preparing one for advanced necromantic operations and encounters and thus preparing one to take up the office of psychopomp and medium. He can give the celebrant power over the art of sorcery and impart unorthodox but efficacious techniques and tips for evocation. He can animate corpses and gather groups of animated corpses. Basmijael can attend to material/monetary concerns and cause persons to fall in love. He can bestow eloquence unto the celebrant, especially eloquence in speech.
Basmijael can impart teachings about necromancy and the secrets of nature. His guidance is apt for destructive curses or binding one’s enemy as well as fortifying a location against intrusion (physical or astral). He can teach knot/rope magick and strengthen the witch’s focus. He can bind, coerce, exorcise, or devour ghosts.
He’s only been mentioned in one book so far, so trust me, he’s ready to make friends.
His numbers are 49, 67, 97, 84, 31, and 66.
Summoning chant: BASMIJAEL, ARPHE, ZACARE, ODZAMRAN.
Source: Goetic Evocation by Steve Savedow
Above: Sigil of Basmijael by Yuri M.