[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Demon Purson (Curson) is a Fallen Angel and 20th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Purson once was in the angelic order of virtues and partly in the order of thrones. In Hell, he is a great king. He appears as a lion-headed man, riding on a bear and carrying a viper. He is preceded by many trumpeters. Purson hides and reveals treasure; discerns the past, present, and future; providesgood Familiars; and gives true answers about matters both human and divine. He commands 22 Legions of Demons.
From “The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King” (1904) Written by S.L. MacGregor Mathers
PURSON. – The Twentieth Spirit is Purson, a Great King. His appearance is comely, like a Man with a Lion’s face, carrying a cruel Viper in his hand, and riding upon a Bear. Going before him are many Trumpets sounding. He knoweth all things hidden, and can discover Treasure, and tell all things Past, Present, and to Come. He can take a Body either Human or Aërial, and answereth truly of all Earthly things both Secret and Divine, and of the Creation of the World. He bringeth forth good Familiars, and under his Government there be 22 Legions of Spirits, partly of the Order of Virtues and partly of the Order of Thrones. His Mark, Seal, or Character is this, unto the which he oweth obedience, and which thou shalt wear in time of action, etc.
From the “Pseudomonarchia Daemonum” ( 1583 ) Written by Johann Weyer (Johann Wier)
Purson [Pursan], alias Curson, a great king, he commeth foorth like a man with a lions face, carrieng a most cruell viper, and riding on a beare; and before him go alwaies trumpets, he knoweth all things present, past, and to come: [he discloses hidden things,] he bewraieth treasure, he can take a bodie either humane or aierie; he answereth truelie of all things earthlie and secret, of the divinitie and creation of the world, and bringeth foorth the best familiars; and there obeie him two and twentie legions of divels, partlie of the order of vertues, and partlie of the order of thrones.
Orginal Text: Pursan, alias Curson, magnus Rex, prodit ut homo facie leonina, viperam portans ferocissimam, ursoque insidens, quem semper præcedunt tubæ. Callet præsentia, præterita and futura: Aperit occulta, thesauros detegit: Corpus humanum suscipit and aëreum. Vere respondet de rebus terrenis and occultis, de divinitate and mundi creatione: Familiares parit optimos: Cui parent vigintiduo legiones, partim de ordine Virtutum, partim ex ordine Throni.
From the “Dictionnaire Infernal” (edition of 1863 ) Written by Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy
Original Text : Pursan ou Curson, grand roi de l’enfer. Ilapparaît sous la forme humaine”, en costume dutemps, avec une tête qui rappelle le lion; ilporte une couleuvre; il est quelquefois montésur un ours et précédé continuellement du sonde la trompette. Il connaît à fond le présent, lepassé, l’avenir, découvre les choses enfouies,comme les trésors. En prenant la forme d’unhomme, il est aérien; il est le père des bonsesprits familiers. Vingt-deux légions reçoiventses ordres.
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