Demon Samigina; The Little Horse
By James Donahue
For thousands of years the Goetian Spirit known as Samigina
has been seen by magickians in the form of an ass, or some say a "little horse."
Also known as Gamigin, this spirit holds the rank of marquis.
He first appears in the form of a horse and then changes into human shape at the request of the summoner. It is said that
he speaks with a hoarse voice. He teaches all liberal sciences and gives account of souls that died in sin. He governs 30
Legions of “Inferiors.” We suspect these are lesser ranking demons.
Samigina is the fourth in the magic list of the Goetian
Spirits. He has a particular talent. He can speak to the dead, but only those who died in sin. That is, of course, by definition
established by established religious beliefs.
As stated by one writer: Samigina "has the power to converse
with the dead, and can give an account of all beings who have died except for servants of the Forces of Light." In other words,
he consoles all of the dead but will have nothing to do with Christians who died serving under angelic control. To Samigina,
these people are off bounds. But why is this. It it by his own choosing, or is Samigina, as a demonic force, separated from
contact with the so-called “saints?”
Sixteenth Century observer Johann Wier, in his book Pseudomonarchia
daemonum, wrote that Gamigin “summons into the presence of the exorcist the souls of
drowned men and of those detained in Purgatory.”
There is a war going on among spiritual forces. The Goetian
Spirits are the most powerful of the "fallen angels." They fell, or were separated, because they chose to serve man rather
than rebel against the human experiment.