Bathin: An Object In The Sky
By James Donahue
When the Spirit Bathin was raised, the demon appeared as
an object. The drawing from a remote viewing session clearly shows the elongated and intricate design of what appears to be
a space ship, or UFO to use contemporary vernacular.
And this leads to the strange thought that perhaps the object
is a living entity. Or the demon is still hidden inside and choosing not to be exposed by the artist.
Bathin's appearance strangely makes sense when you study
the description of him as passed down by the old magicians. They had glimpses but without the advantages of remote viewing.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers described the spirit as "a strong
man with a serpent's tail and sitting upon a pale colored horse." Indeed, such a ship passing through the sky might give the
appearance of a rider on a pale horse. A propulsion system behind the moving ship might release a vapor trail that would look
like the long tail of a serpent.
In Pseudomonarchia daemonum, Johann Wier noted that Bathin
has the ability to transfer men "suddenly from country to country." A fast moving aerial vehicle like the one pictured in
the Kalashnikov drawing could certainly do this. A demon on a horse might not.
Wier states that Bathin also goes by the names Bathym, Mathim
and Marthim. He is a duke that controls 30 legions of demons
He is the 18th spirit listed in the Goetia.