A Body For Paimon: The Deeper Meaning Of “Hereditary”

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“It’s alright. Charlie, you’re alright, now. You…are Paimon. One of the eight kings of Hell. We have looked to the northwest and called you in. We’ve collected your first female body and give you now this healthy male host. We reject the trinity and pray devoutly to you, Great Paimon.”
–Joan, “Hereditary”

“St. Sophia is going to be born again; she was not acceptable before.”
–Philip K. Dick

I am going to attempt to “unpack” esoterically the 2018 movie Hereditary. It’s the sort of film crackling with visceral occult energy that you think about long after you see it—and to be honest there’s so much here to consider that to write about it in any sort of comprehensive post seems like an overwhelming task. But I’ll give it a shot.

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