Demon Study: Samigina (Gamigin)


Goetia – S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904) (quoted)

Samigina's Goetic Seal
Samigina’s Goetic Seal


The Fourth Spirit is Samigina, a Great Marquis. He appeareth in the form of a little Horse or Ass, and then into Human shape doth he change himself at the request of the Master. He speaketh with a hoarse voice. He ruleth over 30 Legions of Inferiors. He teaches all Liberal Sciences, and giveth account of Dead Souls that died in sin. And his Seal is this, which is to be worn before the Magician when he is Invocator, etc.

Pseudomonarchia daemonum – Johann Wier (1583) (quoted)

Gamigin is a great marquesse, and is seene in the forme of a little horsse, when he taketh humane shape he speaketh with a hoarse voice, disputing of all liberall sciences; he bringeth also to passe, that the soules, which are drowned in the sea, or which dwell in purgatorie (which is called Cartagra, that is, affliction of soules) shall take aierie bodies, and evidentlie appeare and answer to interrogatories at the conjurors commandement; he tarrieth with the exorcist, untill he have accomplished his desire, and hath thirtie legions under him.


I’ve worked with this spirit numerous times, and he is always quick to come. External Necromancy and Graveyard workings seem to be his forte. My first calling was quite interesting, as it seemed that I caught him at rest, and he had to take a moment to compose himself. He appeared in the skrying stone on a green field of grass sitting in a wicker chair. A Purple Mountain was to the left of him, and a wooden house with a stable attached to his right.  His appearance was as a Man with a horse head, and from time to time he would reach down from his chair an eat a bit of grass.Very calm and peaceful, in no hurry. We spoke for sometime on the matters of the dead and those who passed on. I asked for a Samhain ritual to call the spirits of loved ones for a Lodge I was leading at the time. He gave me instruction in this, the rite included his calling by the whole group and myself, as well as dream work upon the very same night.When called with the Lodge, he came with no fuss and each member could see him the same way that I have in the past. The rite was quite a success and all received communication with an ancestor. I’ve also called him with questions about past lives, and have received some interesting information about what could have been what I was up to in the 1800’s.I have no idea of the validity of this information and, I have not explored this aspect any further. At times he likes to wear a Smoking Jacket, other times he appeared nude. Offerings of Tobacco and fresh cut grass please him.  His Enn: Esta Ta Et Tasa Gamigin

Sources:, Grimorium Carceris (unpublished)

Art Work: Samagina by; Vincent Piazza Copyright 2015


Demon Study: Samigina (Gamigin) was originally published on The Hidden Left Hand

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