Bifrons – Spirit Of Morbidity
By James Donahue
If you have ever walked through a cemetery on a dark night and seen
eerie lights rising up over some of the graves, the chances are that Bifrons is nearby. If the sight of the lights may seem
spooky enough to cause goose-bumps to rise up your spine, just hope you do not run face-to-face into demonic figure at work
in that cemetery.
Bifrons, the forty-sixth Spirit of the Goetia, appears in many forms
but usually always as a ghoulish figure depicting his apparent interest in things of the dead. If he takes human form you
can expect the face to be well hidden under a hood.
A remote viewing session portrayed Bifrons as a large, oval body
with a bulbous nose and a hole in the middle of the “head” where the eyes would appear if the entity were human.
Every artistic image we could find of Bifrons depicts him as a monster.
The late S. L. MacGregor Mathers, among the great authorities on
demonology, wrote that Bifrons enjoys appearing in the form of a monster, but after a while, upon request, will change and
appear as a man.
Mathers wrote: “He changest dead bodies and putteth them in
another place. Also he lighteth seeming candles upon the graves of the dead.”
When this demon communicates, it is said that the message appears
to come as a gentle voice inside the head. Aaron Donahue, who once evoked this spirit, wrote that “some may sense a
calm voice only from the right side o the head. It will seem as your own voice or as if you are speaking to yourself. The
lexicon wil be slightly different from that of your own and you may notice thoughts that are new or subtly foreign.”
While surrounded in morbidity, Bifrons, like the other Spirits of
the Goetia, possesses knowledge of many other things. Mathers wrote that “his office is to make one knowing in astrology,
geometry and other arts and sciences. He teaches the virtues of precious stones and woods.”
Bifrons holds the office of Earl and commands twenty six legions