Most of you reading this article have probably seen Hereditary, one of the best horror movies of all time IMO. And now you think that summoning King Paimon is a good idea… for relatively good reasons. You want power, money, immortality and good familiars, right? Well, rest assured, because you CAN summon Paimon.
Who is Paimon?
Paimon is NOT an evil demon as he was depicted in the movie, nor is summoning his Highness so difficult and gut wrenching. The writers of Hereditary were obviously inspired by old grimoires and demonology books that mention Paimon. One of them is surely The Lesser Key of Solomon, also known as Goetia. In this famous grimoire, Paimon is described in these exact words:
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
By “Character” is meant his sigil. Some of this information is important for conducting the ritual, other not so much, and we’ll get into this later.
First of all, it’s important to keep in mind that the summoning process in the movie was completely made up for our entertainment. There’s no need to start a cult and plot a devious scheme against any family whatsoever. No human sacrifice is needed. I hope you’re not feeling too disappointed by this realization. But don’t worry, the ritual is still quite unnerving for most people, for better or worse.
So in this article I want to share with you a step-by-step summoning ritual that is as real as a demon summoning ritual can be. I’ve used it to evoke Paimon for my own (mostly benign) purposes a few months ago and I’ve been reaping the benefits of doing so ever since. You can use this ritual to summon Paimon on your own or in a group setting.
How to Summon Paimon
1. Have a clear (and correct) reason
Please keep in mind that there are many demons you can summon. In fact, there are 72 demons listed in the Lesser Key of Solomon, and plenty more in other grimoires. For example, if you want to attract a lover, you’d probably be better off summoning a demon like Zepar or Sitri, whose specialty is to make one more attractive to the opposite sex. Paimon on the other hand can provide you with:
- knowledge of all Arts and Sciences
- he can reveal the nature of Reality and Mind (the two are inter-connected)
- provide the magician with Dignity (reputation)
- turn any person into the Magician’s servant or dependant
- provide good familiars (servants and friends, either spiritual or physical)
So any one of these five goals would be sufficient reason to call upon Paimon’s aid. If you need help with more than one of these goals, even more so!
But make sure to think about your goals deeply before conducting the ritual. It’s not as if your wishes will come true in a second. Many will require active participation in order to manifest in reality.
Any ritual has the potential to create significant changes in your mind and reality. I’m talking both about your psychological makeup as well as sudden opportunities that come out of nowhere which align perfectly with the things you asked for.
If you’re not sure that you want those things, it’s best not to waste your time and energy on calling forth a demon whose powers don’t align with your actual desires. Even worse, it can be considered a rude provocation, which can seriously mess up your affairs until you resolve the conflict with the demon you wrongly summoned. When you’re summoning a King like Paimon, the danger is amplified.
2. Start the ritual by getting into a trance
This is something that I unfortunately have to repeat every time I explain magick to new readers that stumble upon this website. The purpose of doing anything that is considered woo-woo in a ritual is to purposely and consciously get into a TRANCE STATE.
A trance state is a mental state in which your brain operates in a theta-wave frequency. In this state the person becomes much more receptive to suggestions and may encounter hallucinations or spiritual visions and sounds, if you prefer, No one can say for certain what the true nature of such phenomena is, despite what staunch materialists or staunch spiritists might claim.
In a trance state your conscious mind will partially shut down, allowing the entity you’re attempting to summon to enter through you into this world. So it’s not unusual for the demon to speak through you during the ritual, and perhaps even in a way that you would never talk, which can make it a frightening but also a very powerful experience.
You might ask questions and receive them through your own voice. You will notice that the answers are concise and intelligent despite of you not actually coming up with them on your own. This is essentially the demon speaking through you. Paimon is a good candidate for this, because he can indeed reveal to the summoner many answers on the nature of Reality and the Mind as well as knowledge on more “earthly” topics.
3. Summon Paimon
Different magicians use different methods for entering a trance state. That’s the beauty of ceremonial magic. There are many devices that can be used: swords, daggers, wands, candles, incense, ceremonial robes, conducting the ritual in a specific location etc.
These are all helpful tools for creating a magical atmosphere that will allow you to get into the trance state. Some magicians will employ tons of devices, others use barely any. It’s because some people have a harder time getting into this mental state than others. A perfect magician wouldn’t have to use any devices other than his or her mind.
Since I’ve practiced magick for a number of years, at this point I prefer to keep my rituals fairly simple, using only a couple of simple devices. This is good news for you if you wish to follow along, because you won’t have to spend much money if any, to perform the ritual. I’m fairly confident these devices will be enough to create a respectable trance-inducing atmosphere:
- a quiet place, indoors or outdoors
- a table
- 4 candles
- a piece of paper and a pen
That’s all you will need. It’s best to conduct this ritual in the dark, having only 4 candles lit on the table.
This is the process:
- Meditate deeply for 30 minutes to let go of mind chatter and focus entirely on the present moment. If you want to speed up the process, I find that listening to Deep Concentration binaural beats gets me in a deeper meditative state in about 10 minutes.
- Draw Paimon’s sigil on the piece of paper and place it on the middle of the table
- Place one candle on all four corners of the paper
- Light the candles starting with the one pointing to the North, followed by East, South and West
- Keep your arms stretched to your sides with your palms facing the sky as you chant Paimon’s enn: “Linan tasa jedan Paimon” You can hear the correct pronunciation in this video.
- From this point on the ritual is a highly subjective experience and I can’t direct your actions in a specific way. My advice is to keep chanting the enn in this position until you feel is necessary.
- You can follow up this position by swirling, dancing or moving around the table. Gaze at the sigil. See it change, becoming three dimensional.
- Shift from chanting the enn to calling upon Paimon to approach with words of your own design.
When Paimon appears to you either through a vision, sound or inner experience you have successfully entered the trance state and summoned Paimon into the ritual.
3. Communicate your request
The third part of the ritual is about communicating your desire to the demon in question. Now is your chance to ask Paimon for help in conquering any goal you’ve had in mind that aligns with his powers.
Ask in your own words, respecfully, but with self-confidence. It’s never wise to give over your personal power to any spiritual entity. You are the summoner, the Creator, not a servant. Worshipping a demon and bowing to him is something that demonolators do (like the ones in Hereditary). Magicians don’t bow to demons, they simply work with them in a respectful manner.
It is at this stage of the ritual that the demon might take your voice as his own to answer your questions. Or the answers might appear instantaneously in your mind. Or maybe you will see a vision or hear a voice. This stage of a summoning ritual is always a very unique and personal event.
4. End the ritual
Once you’ve received the answers and/or gained confirmation from Paimon that he will assist you in conquering your goal(s) you can end the ritaul. You can end the ritual after communicating even if you receive a negative answer. In fact, you most definitely should end the ritual properly.
End the ritual by allowing the demon to leave the ritual and do his work as he promised. If the ritual ended positively and Paimon is willing to help you, keep the paper with his sigil and place it in a safe and respectable place. If he isn’t willing to help or you were simply asking for answers to some questions that have now been answered, you can destroy the sigil by tearing it, burning it, throwing it into a river or whatever other means are at your disposal.
The purpose of the sigil is to bind the demon to you until your request has been satisfied or you no longer need/want the demon’s assistance. In either case, be respectful to every entity that you summon, especially the most powerful ones like Paimon.
5. Enjoy the benefits of Paimon’s assistance
If you “only” needed answers to some questions, the benefits obviously stop after Paimon provided you with the answers. But if your request will require an extended period of time to come to fruition, you will now begin to reap the benefits of having Paimon in your corner.
What those benefits will be exactly or how they will manifest is difficult to tell. You might discover mentors that can help you learn anything you desire. Or you might get an amazing surge of motivation for learning a particular subject. If your request was higher reputation, you might get a promotion at work, change your career path for the better, get increased confidence which will make people instantly treat you better etc.
I will share only one benefit that I received by working with Paimon. An increase in motivation and inspiration for writing my first book. It’s called The Warrior-Magician Manual and I’ve dedicated it to Paimon. In that book I elaborate more on the nature of magick and also explain summoning rituals in more detail for those who are interested in joining this path.
6. Release Paimon
When you want to end the relationship with Paimon, simply destroy the sigil to release him from your life. Now, you might be wondering why would you ever want to release a demon that is helping you? Well mostly because keeping him chained to you when he’s outlived his purpose can backfire and introduce negative energy into your life.
Also, I don’t recommend having more than 2-3 sigils open at the same time. Conflicting energy can lead to neurosis and other negative side effects. So releasing a demon to introduce a new one is often the best approach, especially when you’re dealing with a powerful entity like Paimon.
What about Paimon’s obedience to Lucifer?
So in the Goetia’s description of Paimon, we read that Paimon is “very obedient unto LUCIFER”. Some magicians have come to the conclusion that Paimon should therefore be summoned by first evoking Lucifer.
My problem with this approach is that Lucifer is one of the most complex spiritual entities. Working with him is just as draining as working with Paimon, so it seems superfluous in my opinion to go through the extra hassle.
The only exception would be if the magician is already working with Lucifer, or planning on summoning Lucifer. In that case, asking for help with summoning Paimon if one wishes to do so would be warranted.
What about the necessary offering?
In Goetia we also read:
Now if thou callest this Spirit Paimon alone, thou must make him some offering
First of all, while I have deep respect and admiration for Goetia as a resource on demons, it’s not a perfect grimoire by any stretch of the imagination. Many things are illogical or made way more difficult than they have to be such as creating a metal sigil like king Solomon supposedly did to capture the demons or calling upon Yahweh to control them.
I completely refuse the concept of offering a gift, let alone performing a major sacrifice to appease a demon. Doing so leads to a subjugation and a subservient mentality. Something that should be absolutely avoided if you want to stay in charge of the demon instead of becoming his servant.
Paimon or any other demon is there to serve you because that’s his purpose. By helping you, he has the chance to exercise his power in this world. Doing one’s purpose is a gift in-and-of itself so there’s no need for the magician to provide offerings other than this opportunity which is mutually beneficial.
Having said that, you can show a sign of gratitude in some way if you feel gratitude. For example, I dedicated my book The Warrior-Magician Manual to Paimon on the first page.
What about Paimon’s servants?
We also read that:
..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.
There might be. And Paimon might also:
..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.
But the real question is whether or not you will experience him in such a vision. The writer of Goetia perhaps had this vision while summoning Paimon, or he heard it from another experienced magician. This doesn’t mean that Paimon will reveal himself in the same way to every magician and at every opportunity.
Is summoning Paimon dangerous?
If you have clear intent, perform a safe trance-induction ritual and are respectful to a demon but not subservient, you aren’t likely to suffer in any shape or form.
Keep in mind that demons are not hateful, evil creatures. They are there to help, as long as you keep a safe distance and know how to direct their energies to a positive end as I’ve explained thoroghout this article.
Can this be a group ritual?
You can conduct a Paimon summoning alone or in a group. Group rituals are more difficult, but if everyone is on the same wavelength they can produce even greater results.
The difficulty with group rituals is getting everyone into the trance state at the same time. Which is why these rituals often require greater use of external devices, in addition to psychodelics and other mind altering substances. (Which I’m not advising anyone to use btw.)
Final Word: How to Summon Paimon
I hope this article has put some confusion to rest about Paimon. Many people have only recently been introduced to occultism through Hereditary.
While I absolutely love this movie, it’s still a horror flick designed to shock the audience, making occultism seem way more sinister than it typically is.
Summoning magic doesn’t have to be gory and bloody in order to be successful. It’s an entirely natural and effective way for spiritually inclined persons to access the dormant potential of their mind in order to reap practical benefits. Something we’d all be better off by doing more often.
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