A Skeletal Figure
With Green Emerald
Who would have thought the great Robin Hood figure of ancient legend, Barbatos, would look so different
to a remote viewer?
Long described as the hunter in green clothing, a crafty friend to any magickian able to raise him,
Barbatos is obviously the stuff legends and old stories are made of.
This great Goetian Duke is briefly described as a hunter who appears with four noble kings and their
armies at his side. The kings are blowing horns in celebration of Barbatos' arrival. It is said this demon can talk to animals,
open magically protected treasures, tell of past things, predict the future, and be of good council to those in power.
Sounds like a fine fellow.
Yet when Aaron C. Donahue evoked Barbatos and drew the way he really appears through the science
of remote viewing, we get a radically different picture.
Barbatos appears as a skeletal figure, wearing a wide brimmed and very tall pointed hat. His eyes
are hidden under the brim of the hat, which is tilted forward. A long flowing robe hangs down from the right shoulder hiding
that arm. His left skeletal arm holds a giant green emerald, nearly half the size of the spirit, which Barbatos seems to be
proudly showing us.
It is obvious that Barbatos has a message, but to date, it has escaped me. Aaron, who as of this
writing has not added any personal comment to his web page, told me privately that he didn't understand the meaning of the
If you look closely, four orange UFOs appear high in the sky over Barbatos' left shoulder. It is
obvious that he has arrived on one of them and that he, like the other legendary demons in the Goetia, is an alien.
Odd that his sigil, shown at the bottom of the page, looks like a tombstone. I sense Barbatos
is more of a representation of human death than life.
Over the years Barbatos has been known by numerous other names, including Barginiel, Barbas, Marbas,
Brumiel and Lerajie. The story that he wears green may be confused with the large green emerald he shows.
The story that Barbatos can find treasures may be connected with the valuable stone in his possession.
The message may be quite simple; that in our quest to worship the real human god, money, we
have destroyed ourselves.
Barbatos and his 30 legions of spirits under his command also are known for their ability to solve
problems and bring people together.