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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About the Author
A star on television's Paranormal State, Michelle Belanger wears many creative hats. Other media appearances include the History Channel's Vampire Secrets, Monsterquest, CNN Headline News, HBO's True Bloodlines, Fox, MTV.com, Marvel's AR Morbius #1, and most recently, Monsters and Mysteries in America. The author of over two dozen books on supernatural topics, her Dictionary of Demons is in its sixth printing and has served as a resource for multiple shows, university courses, and books. A talented singer-songwriter, she has performed on CDs with Nox Arcana, URN, and Xyla. More information can be found at www.michellebelanger.com.
Table of Contents
Contents Acknowledgments Introduction A . . . 13 B . . . 55 C . . . 81 D . . . 103 E . . . 115 F . . . 125 G . . . 133 H . . . 149 I . . . 161 J . . . 169 K . . . 171 L . . . 179 M . . . 195 N . . . 219 O . . . 229 P . . . 237 Q . . . 253 R . . . 255 S . . . 265 T . . . 291 U . . . 303 V . . . 307 W . . . 315 X . . . 319 Y . . . 321 Z . . . 325 Infernal Correspondences Planetary & Elemental Correspondences Demons and the Decans of the Zodiac Goetic Demons and Constraining Angels Bibliography Art Credits
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I definitely recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn facts about all the different demons. It was wonderfully written and thoroughly researched. I gave this as a gift to a friend who is researching demons for a book they are writing and it was very well received.
Everything i thought it would be and more! Contains every demon imaginable with excellent discriptions. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to discover a demon they didn't know about or just want to know more about one they do know
I'd love to believe that the main body of this work is accurate but being a scholar who has studied Hebrew, I've noticed that the introduction to this work is so unbelievably wrought with misinformation that I take the entire text with a grain of salt and forewarn you to do the same.
Very good book, am working on my screenplay and this book is helping me out a lot.