Date of Discovery
The earliest known record of the demon Raum is from biblical times.
He is known as Raum, Reym, Rey, and Raim depending on the source of reference. His name is known to mean, “destroyer of dignities,” but he’s also known as the King of Violence and the Retriever Demon.
Raum takes the shape initially as a raven or a crow, but according to ancient texts will change into a human form when commanded by an exorcist. In his human form he has white-scaled skin, bulging black eyes devoid of a pupil as well as a perfectly circular mouth.
Raum is said to have a separate demonic form as well, where he has tentacles that are made of clusters of tiny poisonous needle-like teeth. Incapable of speech in every form, the only noise he makes is a hooting sound, and he is said to be incredibly quick.
Raum originates from the Christian culture and the later established sects of non-Christians who worship or idolize demons.
Mythology and Lore
Within demonolatry, Raum is said to be a demon that one should consult for divination as he has knowledge of the past, present, and future. For witches who dedicate themselves to Raum, he strengthens their psychic senses, teaches them to embrace their uniqueness, and avoid self-deprecation. He hates the injustice of poverty and will lend his hand within legal battles, but also imparts witches with the strength to endure and persevere during tough situations. Among the more metaphysical aspects of the gifts that he bestows upon devotees, are the ability to speak to animals, draconic alchemy, as well his assistance in astral transformation.
The Fortieth Spirit is Raum. He is a Great Earl; and appears at first in the form of a crow, but after the command of the Exorcist, he puts on human shape. His office is to steal treasure out King’s houses, and to carry it where he is commanded, and to destroy Cities and Dignities of men, and to tell all things, past, and what is, and what will be; and to cause love between friends and foes. He was of the Order of Thrones. He governs 30 Legions of Spirits.Aleister Crowley’s Illustrated Goetia by Don Milo DuQuette and Christopher S. Hyatt
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