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The Anti-Universalist, or, History of the Fallen Angels of the Scriptures

The Anti-Universalist, or, History of the Fallen Angels of the Scriptures

Josiah Priest

From the Preface: ‘No subject that has been agitated since man was created, can be said to have engaged the attention of all people, as that of religion, whether among Pagan or Christian nations. That it is thus, is, however, perfectly natural; because it claims to involve the interests of man, relative to both time and eternity, as universally allowed…

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The Autobiography of Satan

The Autobiography of Satan

John R. Beard

From the Preface: ‘As this book is intended not so much for scholars as the general public, I have not attempted more than a series of readable sketches. The same consideration has led me to adopt the autobiographical form, which, with the supposition of an intelligent companion, gives me some of the advantages of a conversational style. Only in…

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The Ban of the Bori, Demons and Demon-Dancing in West and North Africa

The Ban of the Bori, Demons and Demon-Dancing in West and North Africa

A. J. N. Tremearne

Fully illustrated. Chapters include: The Origin of the Hausa Colonies in North Africa; Totemism and King-killing; Personal Enhancement and Dress; Habitations and Domestic Life; Birth and Puberty; Death and the After-Life; Magic. The Saints and the Magicians; Magic in the House—Love Charms; Magic in the House—Self-Preservation; Magic in the…

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Demonology And Devil-Lore, Volume 2

Demonology And Devil-Lore, Volume 2

Moncure Daniel Conway

This illustrated book from the late 19th Century, covers a wide range of subjects concerning the devil and demonology in general. The author makes his way through the old Persian devil, Hindu ideas of demons, the Jewish Elohim, Lilith, Ancient Greece, wars in the heavens and on earth, Satan, the sin of man, the curse of knowledge, witchcraft…

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The Devils of Loudun

The Devils of Loudun

Edmund Goldsmid

The Devils of Loudun is an account of the possession of the nuns of Loudun. In 1634 the Ursuline nuns of Loudon were allegedly possessed by demons. This is one of the largest cases of mass possession in history. Father Urbain Grandier, a local priest, was interrogated under torture, convicted of being responsible for the possessions…

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