The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology Author Rosemary Guiley
ISBN-10 9781438131917
Year 2009
Pages 321
Language en
Publisher Infobase Publishing
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Explores this dark aspect of folklore and religion and the role that demons play in the modern world. Includes numerous entries documenting beliefs about demons and demonology from ancient history to the present.

The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology Author Rosemary Guiley
ISBN-10 0816073155
Year 2009
Pages 302
Language en
Publisher Checkmark Books
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Brief entries and illustrations introduce topics including individually named demons from a variety of cultures, historical figures, films, and cases of possession.

The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology Author Rosemary Guiley
ISBN-10 0816073147
Year 2009
Pages 302
Language en
Publisher Facts on File
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Brief entries and illustrations introduce topics including individually named demons from a variety of cultures, historical figures, films, and cases of possession.

Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures

Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures Author Theresa Bane
ISBN-10 9780786488940
Year 2012-01-11
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher McFarland
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"This volume catalogs nearly three thousand demons in the mythologies and lore of virtually every ancient society and most religions. Entries offer descriptions, demon's origins, appearance, and cultural significance. Also included are descriptions of the demonic and diabolical members making up the hierarchy of Hell and the numerous species of demons that populate the earth and plague mankind"--Provided by publisher.

The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Demonology

The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Demonology Author Rossel Robbins
ISBN-10 1626549559
Year 2015-02-12
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher Girard & Stewart
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With research sourced by the world's greatest libraries, Robbins has compiled a rational, balanced history of 300 years of horror concentrated primarily in Western Europe. Spanning from the 15th century through the 18th century, the witch-hunt frenzy marks a period of suppressed rational thought; never before have so many been so wrong. To better understand this phenomenon, Robbins examines how the meaning of "witch" has evolved and exposes the true nature of witchcraft--a topic widely discussed in popular culture, though remarkably misunderstood. First published in 1959, Robbins' encyclopedia remains the most authoritative and comprehensive body of information about witchcraft and demonology ever compiled in a single volume. Lavishly acclaimed in academic and popular reviews, this full-scale compendium of fact, history, and legend covers about every phase of this fascinating subject from its origins in the medieval times to its last eruptions in the 18th century. Accompanying the text are 250 illustrations from rare books, contemporary prints, and old manuscripts, many of which have been published here for the first time. Rossell Hope Robbins (1912-1990), an acknowledged authority on witchcraft, was one of the half-dozen Americans ever elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He authored over a dozen books and nearly 200 articles, including the definitive introduction to the catalogue of the Witchcraft Collection at Cornell University Library in 1979. He was a Commonwealth Fellow, Canada Council Professor, and he received grants from the Modern Language Association of America and from the American Council of Learned Societies. He also served as Chairman of the Middle English Division of the MLA, President of the Medieval Club of New York, research associate at Harvard and Columbia Universities. Robbins has lectured extensively on medieval topics and witchcraft at universities throughout the world.

The Dictionary of Demons

The Dictionary of Demons Author Michelle Belanger
ISBN-10 9780738727455
Year 2010-10-08
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Llewellyn Worldwide
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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.

The Encyclopedia of Angels

The Encyclopedia of Angels Author Rosemary Guiley
ISBN-10 9781438130026
Year 2004
Pages 417
Language en
Publisher Infobase Publishing
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An encyclopedia describing and giving the history of angels from the time when the earth was created forward, using texts from Hebrew, Arabic, ancient and contemporary works.

The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft

The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft Author Rosemary Guiley
ISBN-10 081601793X
Year 1989
Pages 421
Language en
Publisher
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Features over 400 entries and 100 illustrations of the development of the craft, including biographical profiles of leading modern witches. Examines the history, belief, and practices of witchcraft in western civilization. Looks at historic Devil-worship as well as modern neo-Paganism and Wicca. Also briefly covers Santeria, Macumba, and Voudoun.

A Field Guide to Demons Vampires Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits

A Field Guide to Demons  Vampires  Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits Author Carol K. Mack
ISBN-10 9781628721508
Year 2013-12-13
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Did you know the Mbulu of South Africa has a razor sharp tail with a mind of its own? Or that the Kuru-Pira of Brazil has eyes that glow like embers, and fangs ripping from its mouth? In this updated edition of A Field Guide to Demons, Carol and Dinah Mack bring to life some of the most horrific and fascinating creatures ever described in mythology and legend. With a deft pen and global perspective, the Macks profile over ninety bogies including: mermaids, ghouls, vampires, kelpies, werewolves, and more. Readers will delight in exploring the origin, characteristics, and cultural significance of each creature. Organized by “habitat,” this book will entertain readers of all ages, while shedding light on religious and cultural ideals from around the world. With vivid details and highly researched entries, A Field Guide to Demons is a must have for academics, writers, students, and anyone interested in mythology or the occult.

The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits

The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits Author Rosemary Guiley
ISBN-10 0816067376
Year 2007
Pages 564
Language en
Publisher Checkmark Books
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Covers the realm of ghost folklore and mythology with over six hundred entries on historical sightings, paranormal research, and supernatural hauntings.

The History of Witchcraft and Demonology

The History of Witchcraft and Demonology Author Montague Summers
ISBN-10 9780486120904
Year 2012-03-07
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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This classic of esoterica, written by the field's foremost scholar, employs colorful, little-known anecdotes and historical accounts to explore witchcraft, sorcery, necromancy, damnation, Satanism, and every variety of magic.

The New Encyclopedia of the Occult

The New Encyclopedia of the Occult Author John Michael Greer
ISBN-10 1567183360
Year 2003
Pages 555
Language en
Publisher University of Hawaii Press
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"Written by a practitioner of various Western occult traditions -- the author has a background in druidism, freemasonry, cabala, Louisiana hoodoo, and is a certified tarot grandmaster -- this is an authoritative and engaging reference on the occult. Cross-references lead to relevant entries, and sources for further reading are often suggested (a bibliography of these sources is included at the end of the volume). Extensively researched yet concise, this encyclopedia will provide a wide range of users with information on both occult history and current practice."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.