The Dictionary of Demons starts with a simple premise: names have power. In medieval and Renaissance Europe, it was believed that speaking a demon’s true name could summon it, compel it, and bind it.
Occult scholar Michelle Belanger has compiled the most complete compendium of demonic names available anywhere, using both notorious and obscure sources from the Western grimoiric tradition. Presented alphabetically from Aariel to Zynextyur, more than 1,500 demons are introduced, explored, and cross-referenced by theme and elemental or planetary correspondence. This meticulously researched reference work features fascinating short articles on demonology and a wealth of woodcuts, etchings, and paintings depicting demons through the ages.
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Published by metaphysics publishers Llewellyn Publications, “The Dictionary of Demons: Names of the Damned” is a most curious edition that brings all of the demon names collectively under one volume (though it is noted that it was not possible to include every name ever written in this volume).Sep 15 2012 | Read Full Review of The Dictionary of Demons: Nam...
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