Daimon

 


Daimon is the Greek derivative for the term demon. In this sense the term “demon” means “replete with knowledge.” The ancient Greeks thought there were good and bad demons called ‘eudemons’ and ‘cacodemons.’ The term ‘daimon’ means “divine power,” “fate” or “god.”

Daimons, in Greek mythology, included deified heroes. They were considered intermediary spirits between men and the gods. Good daimons were considered to be guardian spirits, giving guidance and protection to the ones they watched over. Bad daimons led people astray.

Socrates said he had a life-time daimon that always warned him of danger and bad judgment, but never directed his actions. He said his daimon was more accurate than omens of either watching the flights or reading the entrails of birds, which were two respected forms of divination of the time. (See AuguryHaruspicy and HepatoscopyA.G.H.

 


Rank: King
Degree: 20 – 30
Zodiac sign: Gemini (day June 11 -June 20)
Tarot: Tem of Swords
Alchemical sign: Sol – Gold

Daimon is the Ninth Spirit in this Order is Paimon, a Great King, and very obedient to LUCIFER. He appears in the form of a man riding a dromedary wearing a most glorious crown. Ahead of him march host of Spirits like men playing trumpets, cymbals, and all sorts of musical instruments. He has a voice that roars at his first coming, and his speech is such that the Magician will not be able to understand him unless compelled. He can teach all arts and sciences, and other secret things. He can reveal to you what the Earth is, and what holds it up in the Waters; and what mind is, and where it is; or any other thing which you desire to know. He gives Dignity, and confirms the same. He binds or makes any man subject unto the Magician if he so desire it. He gives good Familiars, who can teach all arts. He is to be observed toward the West. He is of the Order of Dominations (Dominions). He has under him 200 Legions of Spirits, parts of them are of the Order of Angels, and the other part of Potentates. Now if you call this Spirit Paimon alone, you might make him some offering; and there will attend him two Kings called LABAL and ABALIM, and also other Spirits who are of the Order of Potentates in his Host, and 25 Legions. And those Spirits who are subject unto them are not always with them unless the Magician compels them.


Source: 

Crowley, Aleister, Illustrated Goetia, DuQuette, Hyatt, Wilson, Temple, Arizona, New Falcon Publications 2000


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