The Demon Dictionary

An Exposé on Cultural Practices, Symbols, Myths, and the Luciferian Doctrine

Author: Kimberly Daniels

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1621365565

Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 9293

This in-depth glossary and study guide on demons includes terminology, explanations, and examples of occult activity and cultic culture." -- Back cover

The Demon Dictionary Volume One

Know Your Enemy. Learn His Strategies. Defeat Him!

Author: Kimberly Daniels

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1621363015

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 9832

Your ultimate guide to understanding dark spirits and supernatural manifestations The word occult means “secret.” God commands us not to be ignorant of the wiles of the enemy and how he works. After twenty years of teaching about spiritual warfare and demonology, Kimberly Daniels brings you the secrets of the enemy’s camp in this comprehensive study. The first in a three-volume series, this in-depth glossary and study guide on demons includes terminology, explanations, testimonies, and examples of occult activity and cultic culture. With hundreds of verses from the Bible, The Demon Dictionary will: · Build your spiritual vocabulary · Equip you with ammunition and weapons for spiritual warfare · Increase your knowledge of cultic and demonic words, names, places, and things · Bring light to areas of your life that the enemy wants to remain dark

The Demon Dictionary Volume Two

An Exposé on Cultural Practices, Symbols, Myths, and the Luciferian Doctrine

Author: Kimberly Daniels

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1621365573

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 8525

Shine the light of God’s truth into the darkness Your ultimate guide to symbols and practices of the occult The word occult means “secret.” God commands us not to be ignorant of the wiles of the enemy and how he works. After twenty years of teaching about spiritual warfare and demonology, Kimberly Daniels brings you the secrets of the enemy’s camp in this comprehensive study. The Demon Dictionary, Volume Two unveils common demonic symbols that are used in the occult, demonstrating how Satan has deceived us with these deviations from biblical truth. With boldness and clarity Daniels defines the origin of various cultural beliefs, shows how these beliefs have filtered into our society, and helps you recognize the impact they are having on the current generation, including: · European folklore and Wiccan beliefs · American cults and secret societies · African, Hispanic, and Native American folklore · Astrology, the paranormal, and more! Drawing from hundreds of verses from the Bible, The Demon Dictionary will build your spiritual vocabulary, equip you with ammunition and weapons for spiritual warfare, and bring light to areas of your life that the enemy wants to remain dark.

The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820324019

Category: Humor

Page: 404

View: 5338

If we could only put aside our civil pose and say what we really thought, the world would be a lot like the one alluded to in The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary. There, a bore is “a person who talks when you wish him to listen,” and happiness is “an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.” This is the most comprehensive, authoritative edition ever of Ambrose Bierce’s satiric masterpiece. It renders obsolete all other versions that have appeared in the book’s ninety-year history. A virtual onslaught of acerbic, confrontational wordplay, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary offers some 1,600 wickedly clever definitions to the vocabulary of everyday life. Little is sacred and few are safe, for Bierce targets just about any pursuit, from matrimony to immortality, that allows our willful failings and excesses to shine forth. This new edition is based on David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi’s exhaustive investigation into the book’s writing and publishing history. All of Bierce’s known satiric definitions are here, including previously uncollected, unpublished, and alternative entries. Definitions dropped from previous editions have been restored while nearly two hundred wrongly attributed to Bierce have been excised. For dedicated Bierce readers, an introduction and notes are also included. Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary is a classic that stands alongside the best work of satirists such as Twain, Mencken, and Thurber. This unabridged edition will be celebrated by humor fans and word lovers everywhere.

The Dictionary of Demons

Names of the Damned

Author: Michelle Belanger

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738727458

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 2808

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.

Dictionary of Angels

Author: Gustav Davidson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 002907052X

Category: Religion

Page: 387

View: 2261

An investigation of the evidence in Talmudic, gnostic, apocalyptic, partristic, and legendary texts concerning immortal, winged beings.

Dictionary of Demons, Fred Gettings, 1989

Dictionary of Demons,

Author: Vision Typesetting

Publisher: Bukupedia


Category: Religion

Page: 274

View: 3831

This dictionary has been designed to provide easy access to the names of the demons, demonic systems and specialist terms which are encountered in occult, magical and demonological circles. Towards this end I have marshalled some 3000 demonic names, compiled largely from the main demonological traditions of the grimoires and the great literature in which demons have proliferated, such as the works of Dante, Milton and Blake. In order to throw some light on these names, I have also included entries on the main demonological literary traditions, such as the Enochian demons, and on the more important demonologists and specialists, ranging from Bodin to Blavatsky. Most of the demonic names and traditions examined in this dictionary are very ancient and it is therefore inevitable that certain demons crop up more than once in very different surroundings. For example, we find some of the same names in the lists of the Spirits of Solomon, ill the literature of the Enochian demons and in the Sanctum Regnum rituals, and this could hardly be otherwise. However, I have not restricted my researches to the official demonologies: I have tried also to give a bird's eye view of the importance which demons have in the more general tradition of English literature, noting the use to which a few named devils have been put in various plays and poems, and including also special entries on DEVIL PHRASES and QUOTATIONS relating to demonic lore in Ii tera ture. Although we have seen the demoting of the ancient gods, such as Baal, who was worshipped in the locality of Mount Peor and was later known as Bel-Poer in demon form, or the transformation of a Syrian word for money (mammon) into the name of a demon of materialism and avarice (see MAMMON), the history of demons has changed little in two thousand years. A graphic example of the tenacity of the ancient gods which survive into the latemedieval grimoires may be seen at a glance from a comparison of the symbolic crown of Egypt with the falcon head, which is emblematic of the god Horus, with the terrible demon king Maymon, who appears in many grimoires as a bird-headed monster. The name Maymon may be derived from the Syrian mammon, but it may also come from the Egyptian Amon, worshipped as a supreme god for millennia along the Nile. Less easy to grasp, however, is how the gentle unicorn, which rests its head in the lap of virgins, find its way into demonological lore? On the Horn ofUlf, which is preserved in York Minster museum, the unicorn has entered into the grimoires by virtue of being granted a demon-headed tail (see p.8). By the medieval period the unicorn was sometimes used to symbolize the demon Wrath among the Seven Deadly Sins. It is far easier to grasp how the bull-headed monster which Dante and Virgil encounter in Canto xii of Dante's Inferno or the bull-headed demon Morax was derived from the terrible Minotaur of Crete, which was painted on many Greek vases. The original Minotaur was dispatched by Theseus, but its spirit was adopted by Dante as one of his diabolic symbols. Because of the questions which attach themselves to such graphic problems it is clear that 5 Dictionary of Demons The symbolic crown of Egypt, incorporating the falcon head as emblem of Horus, the Sun Cod. The falcon may have originally been a tribal totem, but in later Egyptian symbolism the flight of the falcon represented the movement of the SUII as peiformed by a bird of light. According to Egyptiall mythology, Horus had two eyes, which were the SJln arId the Moon. It may have been this tradition which percolated in a debased form into the t~o-headed (and therefore, two-eyed) image of the demon Maymon 6 anyone who wishes to come to grips with the demonological tradition must have some grasp of its history. Many of the entries in this text are designed to help in this respect, for wherever possible I have included some mention of the main proponents of the more important beliefs and developments which have taken place in this realm since the early Christians turned the ancient gods into demons. It is difficult to generalize accurately about the demonisms which have obsessed (often quite literally) the mind of man during the past two thousand years. Because of this, the entries within this book are intended merely to point out main trends of history and to set out the distinctive, and even curious, attitudes which emerge time and time again in the periods under question. However, against the background of such distinctive and curious demonisms and beliefs we may observe a few historical constants. It is quite possible to trace throughout history a number of persistent attitudes to demons, a few constant beliefs about their natures, which might be termed the 'true history' of demonology. Among these are the seemingly universal notions that the demons are usually invisible, that they do not work by nature or by natural inclination for the good of man (indeed, they are usually inimical to man), that they may at times become visible to humans - sometimes by accident and sometimes by design - and that they may be raised, conjured and commanded. The notion that demons may also be exorcised, which is to say that they may be driven back to the invisible realm from which they originally came, is also one of the constantly held notions. However, the most fundamental of these communal beliefs is the one which insists that demons may be raised or conjured with a view to satisfying the specific desires or aims of the magician or his client. It is in this last belief that the seeds of the most insidious of all the medieval demonisms lie - the belief in demonic pact. These constant views are examined in the following text, with some reference to their historical contexts, under CONJURATION, EXORCISM and PACT. Something of the pagan view of demons may " be gleaned from the description given by Homer of how Od ysseus consulted the demons at Ephyra: the rites involved blood sacrifice and the spirits raised were essentially necromantic (actually sciomantic), though there does not appear to be any great differentiation made between the shades of the dead and the demons themselves. Odysseus was, of course, consulting these shades in order to peer into the future, and it seems to have been a basic belief in ancient times that demons could be raised in order to reveal their superior wisdom in many areas. The Roman rebuilding of the so-called necromanteion at Ephyra, with its complex of upper rooms and distinctive subterranean arched chamber (the very one specified by Homer and mentioned in several classical texts), has recently been rediscovered. Our notion of the classical demons is often Maymon , the great demoYlic king with two bird heads, is probably derived from the Egyptian totem falcon. The monstrous demon behind Maymon (which does not figure in the grimoire traditio/I) also has a face with resembles the profile of the Egyptian Jlod. From an early sixteenth-century grimoire Introduction bedevilled by the fact that there was a distinction drawn between the daemon and the demon, and this has led to confusions which persist even to this day. When Socrates referred to his daemon, he most certainly did not have in mind anything demonic in the modern sense of the word, no more than the astrological 'pars of Daimon' is linked with demonic lore. The confusion between the daemons, the demons, the angels and the intelligencies has persisted even into modern times. The demonism in the stories in The Golden Ass, told by the initiate-humorist Apuleius, already points to a strain of belief which was eventually to rack the medieval world: that the consultation of demons is essentially involved with witchcraft or, rather, that anyone who consults demons is on the edge of a dark and forbidden world. In the world of the Golden The Minotaur, after a Creek vase painting of the fifth century Be . The Minotaur, part bull, part man, was born of Pasiphae, who had disguised herself as a heifer. After the creation of this monster, Minos of Crete imprisoned it in his famous labyrinth where it was killed by Theseus 7 Dictionary of Demons Ass, witches seek the noses and ears of hanged men or murder for the sake of blood, and so on. Even in the first centuries of our era we find the same 'occult' paraphernalia in literature as we find in the Hammer movies of the twentieth century. The story of the man transformed into an ass, despite its esoteric undertones, was written for entertainment, however, and it must be remembered that the ass hero of the sto~y is driven by reasonably pure motives, for all his fear of what might happen to him if his transformation is discovered. Despite this kind ofliterature, however, there are indications that there was still a sort of The unicorn with a demonic tail, from the carving on the Horn of Ulf in York Minster museum, after the drawing used as a frontispiece to Robert Brown's study, The Unicorn - a Mythological Investigation (1881). The unicorn was a lunar creature and therefore well adapted to demonijication, as the realm of the demons was linked with the lunar sphere 8 priestcraft in the ancient world which knew how to raise demons, knew the specific qualities of individual demons and was intent on using this knowledge for therapeutic ends. Anyone unfamiliar with the therapeutic lore of the ancients might well regard the temple sleep or ritual incubation of the Aesclepeian hospitals and sanctuaries as being rooted in demonism, if only because it was involved with a serpent magic which is now little understood. However, esoteric lore indicates that these curious methods of healing were the results of a highly sophisticated system of beliefs derived from the ancient mystery centres. Such beliefs, perhaps now remembered in the symbol of the caduceus of intertwined snakes (see SERPENT), the emblem now of both commerce and medicine through its connection with fleet-footed Mercury, has survived in many other remarkable images which express a root belief in the healing power.

Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786488948

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 4922

This exhaustive volume catalogs nearly three thousand demons in the mythologies and lore of virtually every ancient society and most religions. From Aamon, the demon of life and reproduction with the head of a serpent and the body of a wolf in Christian demonology, to Zu, the half-man, half-bird personification of the southern wind and thunder clouds in Sumero-Akkadian mythology, entries offer descriptions of each 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, according to various folklores, mythologies, and religions, populate the earth and plague mankind. Very thoroughly indexed.

The Book of Demons

Author: Nanditha Krishna

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351181448

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 280

View: 9169

From The Rig Veda To Myriads Of Folk Narratives, The Belief In Demons Prevails All Over India, Vividly Illustrating That A Demon Is Something People Fear Because It Is Beyond Their Comprehension And Control. Time And Again, The Menacing And Uncontrollable Forces Of Night, Darkness And Death, Along With Powerful Defeated Enemies And Incomprehensible Natural Phenomena, Are Demonized. The Book Of Demons Presents A Perceptive Overview Of The Various Types Of Demonic Beings And Concepts That Exist In Hindu Literature, Supplemented With A Dictionary Of Individual Demons For Ready Reference. Besides The Well-Known Rakshasas And Asuras, The Author Also Reveals A Densely Populated World Of Lesser-Known, But Equally Fascinating, Demonic Creatures. Andhaka (Blind Darkness), Conceived When Parvati Playfully Covered Shiva S Eyes And The World Was Plunged Into Darkness; Gajamukha, The Elephant-Faced Demon Who Was Transformed Into A Mouse By Ganesha And Then Converted Into His Vehicle; Jambha, The Demon-Leader Who Snatched The Pot Of Immortal Nectar From The Ocean During The Great Churning; Maya, The Demonic Equivalent Of Vishvakarma, Architect Of The Gods, Who Built The Three Cities Of Tripura; And Putana, The Demon Who Tried To Kill Krishna By Suckling Him With Poisoned Breasts. Male Or Female, Human, Animal, Plant, Or Simply A Concept Demons Play A Pivotal Role In Our Mythical Traditions. Blending Insightful Erudition And Lively Description, Nanditha Krishna Brings To Life The Traits And Actions Of A Host Of Complex, Colourful, Monstrous And Intriguing Demons That Inhabit Indian Religion And Mythology.

Die Flammen der Dämmerung


Author: Peter V. Brett

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364107679X

Category: Fiction

Page: 1056

View: 7713

Der Krieg um das Schicksal der Menschheit hat begonnen Die Menschheit ist gefangen in einem Albtraum: Jede Nacht steigen Dämonen aus dem Boden empor und machen Jagd auf alle Lebewesen. Nur wenige wagen es, diesen Kreaturen zu widerstehen, unter ihnen Arlen, der tätowierte Mann, und Jardir, der Anführer der Wüstenkrieger. Doch die Welt duldet nur einen Erlöser der Menschheit, und ein Krieg scheint unvermeidlich – während sich in den Tiefen der Finsternis das Heer der Dämonen zum Marsch rüstet und eine blutige Zukunft heraufdämmert. Der letzte Kampf um die Rettung der Menschheit vor den Dämonen der Nacht beginnt.

The Pimlico Dictionary Of Classical Mythologies

Author: Arthur Cotterall

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448129966

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 4973

The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Mythologies is a unique work of reference which breaks new ground by treating for the first time the classical mythologies of the Old World as a whole. Never before have the mythologies of Greece, Rome, Persia, India and China been encompassed in a single volume, despite the fact that the first four have much in common through their Indo-European ancestry. Arthur Cotterell shows how much more can be understood about 'classical mythology' by comparison and contrast of its five major traditions. Another key aspect of The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Mythologies is that the myths are not simply recounted; their least accessible features are helpfully interpreted by reference to the culture in which they arose. Thus, for example, the profound influence of the Iranian prophet Zoroaster's thinking on Persian mythology is made clear, along with the far-reaching consequences its adoption would later have for Christian thought. The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Mythologies also includes over two hundred original illustrations, which have been specially commissioned in order to reveal how gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, sages, villains and demons were actually envisaged during the classical period. Taken together with the well-devised entries and the informative introduction, these unusual illustrations make The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Mythologies an indispensable handbook for both students and the general reader.

The Demon Queen

Author: Richard Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442402393

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9990

The final assault on Longview was going to do more than just destroy the town -- it was going to rip open the world. In the blackness surrounding the town he thought he could see Rangda's enormous maw, open and hungry, ready to devour. Jesse is a boy with a mysterious past. In and out of foster homes his whole life, he believes he was abandoned in Los Angeles as a baby. When he comes under the scrutiny of Homeland Security in an incident involving a mistaken identity, he starts learning some unsettling facts about himself. Now he is living with the Mindells in a small Midwestern town, and for the first time he feels like he may have a real home -- until Honor Clarke shows up. Ever since Honor and her mother moved back to town following the gruesome death of Honor's father, strange things have been happening. Someone is murdering birds and painting odd symbols all over town, and Jesse feels as if he's losing his mind. He starts to see a man no one else can see, he is having violent nightmares, and it all seems to be leading to one conclusion -- he is here for only one reason: to fight the evil that is Rangda, the Demon Queen, and her loyal follower, Honor Clarke, no matter the consequences. Richard Lewis brings Indonesian mythology and legend to the present day in this chilling novel of unimaginable horror.

A General and Bibliographical Dictionary of the Fine Arts

Containing Explanations of the Principal Terms Used in the Arts of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, and Engraving, in All Their Various Branches; Historical Sketches of the Rise and Progress of Their Different Schools; Descriptive Accounts of the Best Books and Treatises on the Fine Arts; and Every Useful Topic Connected Therewith

Author: James Elmes

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 760

View: 8197

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, US & Canada Ed

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, US & Canada Ed.

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191566306

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1504

Ladies and Gentlemen...I have to state that Mrs Lovett' s pies are made OF human flesh ! ' This shocking announcement provides the stunning d' enouement TO a narrative first published OVER a period OF four months IN the winter OF 1846 - 7. The revelation marked ONLY the beginning, however, OF the notorious career OF Sweeney Todd, soon known TO legend AS the ' Demon Barber ' OF London ' s Fleet Street.The story OF Todd ' s entrepreneurial partnership WITH neighbouring pie - maker Margery Lovett - at ONCE inconceivably unpalatable AND undeniably compelling - has subsequently provided the substance FOR a seemingly endless series OF successful dramatic adaptations, popular songs AND ballads, novellas, radio plays, graphic novels, ballets, films, AND musicals.Both gleeful AND ghoulish, the original tale OF Sweeney Todd, first published under the title The String OF Pearls, IS an early classic OF British horror writing.It combines the story OF Todd 's grisly method of robbing and dispatching his victims with a romantic sub-plot involving deception, disguise, and detective work, set against the backdrop of London' s dark AND unsavoury streets.This edition provides an authoritative text OF the first version OF the story ever TO be published, AS well AS a lively introduction TO its history AND reputation.