Abraxas: "Were you vanquished by the Charmed Ones?"
Jeremy: "Yeah. Why?"
Abraxas: "I'm giving you a second chance."
— Abraxas and Jeremy Burns.[src]

Abraxas was a demon that resided in the Astral Plane. He was known for stripping the powers of good witches by demonizing the source of their power. He succeeded in stealing the Book of Shadows from the Halliwell Manor and used it to reverse the vanquishing spells the Charmed Ones had cast, causing their old enemies to be resurrected.


Encounter with the Charmed Ones[]

Abraxas managed to steal the Book of Shadows from the manor by pulling it into the Astral Plane. He then started reading its pages backwards, reversing the spells the Charmed Ones had cast and resurrecting their old foes. His goal was to reverse all spells in the book, ending with the "Dominus Trinus" spell that had granted the sisters their powers. Abraxas managed to resurrect the Woogyman, Jeremy Burns, and Nicholas before the sisters used the energy of the equinox to recall the Book of Shadows by reciting the Dominus Trinus. Abraxas was then summoned from the Astral Plane and vanquished.

Brief Return[]

In 2010, Abraxas returned briefly through Tyler Michaels, who was infected by the demon Heremus's blood, allowing vanquished evils to return briefly to the plane of the living, though Abraxas quickly disappeared and Shax took over.

Powers and Abilities[]

Basic Powers
  • Spell Casting: The ability to cast spells and perform rituals. Abraxas read the Book of Shadows backwards to reverse vanquishes and resurrect the evil previously destroyed.
Active Powers
  • Telekinesis: The ability to move objects and beings with the mind.
  • Force Blast: The ability to fire a blast of concussive force. Abraxas used this power to push the Charmed Ones back from his portal.
  • Levitation: The ability to rise in the air in defiance of gravity. Abraxas was floating while reading the Book of Shadows backwards.
  • Projective Levitation: The ability to levitate objects and other beings. Abraxas levitated the Book of Shadows while reading it backwards.
  • Portal Creation: The ability to open portals to other locations, planes or dimensions. Abraxas could open portals between the Astral Plane and Earth.
  • Remote Teleportation: The ability to teleport other beings to desired locations. Abraxas transported Jeremy to P3 after he resurrected him.
Other Powers
  • Immortality: The ability to possess an infinite lifespan and an arrested aging process.


Although unknown if he has an entry in the Book of Shadows, Phoebe found an entry on him in a regular textbook.


A demon of the astral plane who destroy witches by demonizing their powers.


Notes and Trivia[]

  • Abraxas, as well as Zankou, is the only demon to have used the sisters' past enemies against them. Abraxas resurrected Jeremy Burns, the Woogyman, and Nicholas.
  • The name Abraxas is found in various mythologies and is described as both a demon and a god. The name is found in Egyptian, Hebrew, and Greek writings.


Abraxas appeared in a total of 1 episode and 1 issue over the course of the series.