The Demonology of King James I by Donald Tyson
Includes the Original Text of Daemonologie and News from Scotland

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Written by King James I and published in 1597, the original edition of Demonology is widely regarded as one of the most interesting and controversial religious writings in history, yet because it is written in the language of its day, it has been notoriously difficult to understand.

Now occult scholar Donald Tyson has modernized and annotated the original text, making this historically important work accessible to contemporary readers. Also deciphered here, for the first time, is the anonymous tract News from Scotland, an account of the North Berwick witch trials over which King James presided.

Tyson examines King James’ obsession with witches and their alleged attempts on his life, and offers a knowledgeable and sympathetic look at the details of magick and witchcraft in the Jacobean period. Demonology features historical woodcut illustrations and includes the original old English texts in their entirety. This reference work is the key to an essential source text on seventeenth-century witchcraft and the Scottish witch trials



 

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About Donald Tyson

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Donald Tyson is a Canadian from Halifax, Nova Scotia. EarDonald Tyson is a Canadian from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Early in life he was drawn to science by an intense fascinationly in life he was drawn to science by an intense fascination with astronomy, building a telescope by hand when he was ei with astronomy, building a telescope by hand when he was eight. He began university seeking a science degree, but becamght. He began university seeking a science degree, but became disillusioned with the aridity and futility of a mechaniste disillusioned with the aridity and futility of a mechanistic view of the universe and shifted his major to English. Afic view of the universe and shifted his major to English. After graduating with honors he has pursued a writing career. ter graduating with honors he has pursued a writing career. Now he devotes his life to the attainment of a complete gnosNow he devotes his life to the attainment of a complete gnosis of the art of magic in theory and practice. His purpose iis of the art of magic in theory and practice. His purpose is to formulate an accessible system of personal training coms to formulate an accessible system of personal training composed of East and West, past and present, that will help theposed of East and West, past and present, that will help the individual discover the reason for one's existence and a wa individual discover the reason for one's existence and a way to fulfill it. y to fulfill it.
 
Published April 8, 2011 by Llewellyn Publications. 360 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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