Paimon (Goetia #9)

Names: Paimon, Paimonia, Paymon
Legions: 100 or 200
Date: June 11-21; April 30-May 4; August 2-7
D/N: Diurnal
Direction: Northwest; West
Zodiac: Taurus 10-14; Gemini 20-30; Leo 10-14
Gematria: 186; 187
Element: Water; Air; Earth
Rank: King
Tarot: 6 of Disks/Pentacles; 10 of Swords
Color: Yellow, Red, White, Black, Dark Blue, Green
Subordinates: Basmijael, Kebersa, Astolit, Bebal, Abalam, Azael, Carahim, Hachamel, Agasaly, Eberon, Aglafys, Dison
Qlipha: Gashkelah (Primary) (Jupiter/Astaroth); Thagirion (Black Sun; Belfegore), Thaumiel (Neptune & Pluto/Moloch & Satan)
Planet: Black Sun (Primary), Sun (Primary), Jupiter (Almost Primary), Mars (Least Affiliated), Mercury, Neptune
Attributions: Mercury, Frankincense, Coltsfoot, Bindweed, Gum Arabic, Balm of Gilead, Gold

Above: Artistic Depiction of Paimon for Pathworking and an Altar Piece
(Picture Credit: G.A. Roseberg)

Paimon is the King of Noble Savagery and Guardian of the Depths and Subconscious. While primarily listed as a solar king of the Goetia, he has myriad alternative planetary and Qliphothic attributions which are largely unconsidered.

Paimon can increase the witch’s creativity, resourcefulness, quick-wittedness, etc., and he can empower the witch for the purpose of taming wild animals and simpletons. He can teach the witch to transform himself into a dark and horrific monster—a calculating juggernaut who’s always “on tick.” He can teach the witch to disregard physical pain and avoid confrontation without cowardice.


Paymon can teach the witch to become a great ascendant leader, influential person, or highly trusted adviser. He can transform the witch into a goddess by way of magick and teach the her to consecrate fire to make it even more spiritually potent. He specializes in art, science, and the occult, ruling self-initiation and the personal construction of an individual pathway of alchemical Becoming. He binds targets, teaches about alchemy, teaches the witch to understand her emotions and he provides assistance and guidance in creative pursuits and planning. He grants arcane knowledge about the earth, giving teachings useful for meteorologists and a geologists alike.

Paimonia teaches about natural sciences, all arts, psychology, and neurology. He grants rank– he teaches all secret things and gives dignity to the undignified—“This means he can give you polish where you are uncouth.” In addition to this, he proves your newly-attained dignity to any detractors. His auspices are apt for binding spells and he is known to give good familiars.

Paymon rules over charisma, honor, and art. His energy is aggressive and forthright, although he bestows the social skills required for influencing others. He has a very strong bond with Lucifer. He imparts a knowledge of alchemy and emotional understanding.

According to traditional demonography, Paimonia manifests after being preceded by a great orchestra. He is generally accompanied by two spirits: Beball/Bebal/Labal and Abalam/Abalim/Abali, both of whom are considered kings.

The traditional enn or summoning chant attributed to Paymon is “Linan Tasa Jedan Paimon.” The chant “Paymon, Labal, Abalam” is useful for conjuring him alongside his two attendants. “Liftoach Pandemonium, Et Germinet Paimonia” translates to “Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Paimonia,” and I use it to call him to me while presencing infernal-demonic (Qliphothic) energy.

Sources: The Same Ones I Always Use for Spirits of the Goetia.

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia



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