The Biography of Satan

The Biography of Satan

Kersey Graves

The Biography of Satan, Or, A Historical Exposition of the Devil and His Fiery Dominions. Disclosing the oriental origin of the belief in a devil and future endless punishment; also, an explanation of the pagan origin of the scriptural terms, bottomless pit, lake of fire and brimstone, chains of darkness, casting out devils, worm that never dieth, etc.

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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 the large portion of the work devoted to the Scriptures have I, without departing from…

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Is the Devil a Myth?

Is the Devil a Myth?

C. F. Wimberly

From the Preface: ‘The title of this book is a question, and one by no means strained, if considered from the view-point of modern thought. We have undertaken an answer. If by reason and revelation we can arrive at a satisfactory conclusion, the gain thereby cannot be overestimated. If the personality of Satan can be successfully consigned to the religious junk pile, our Bible is at once thrown into a jumble of contradictions…

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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 Fields—^Agriculture, etc; Magic in the Fields—Hunting, etc; Superstitions and Omens; Bori…

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The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits

The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits

Richard Baxter

The Certainty of the World of the Spirits. Fully evinced by the unquestionable Histories of Apparitions and Witchcrafts, Operations, Voices, and Proving the Immortality of Souls, the Malice and Misery of the Devils, and the Damned, and the Blessedness of the Justified. Written for the Conviction of Sadduces and Infidels.

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Magic, Black and White; Charms and Counter Charms

Magic, Black and White; Charms and Counter Charms

T. Witton Davies

Magic, Black and White; Charms and Counter Charms. Divination and Demonology among the Hindus, Hebrews, Arabs and Egyptians. An Epitome of ‘Supernaturalism’ Magic, Black, White and Natural; Conjuring and Its Relation to Prophecy Including Biblical and Old Testament Terms and Words for Magic, Being the work adopted by all advanced students for instruction, especially designed as a Cyclopaedia of Magic, Divination and Demonology…

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The Pedigree of the Devil

The Pedigree of the Devil

Frederic Thomas Hall

Subjects include: Definition of Evil, Personal Evil, Theological and Religious Evils, The Hebrew Satan, The Satan of Job, Ahriman, Demonology of the Fathers, The Satan and Devil of the New Testament, The Orthodox Devil of the Modern Christian, Angels, Nymphs, Dwarfs and Trolls, Genii, Mermen, Patron-Saints, The Law of Evolutions, Animism, Isoalted Spirits, and many more.

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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 (as well as sorcery), and subsequently burned at the stake. This is a 19th…

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Daemonologie

Daemonologie

King James The First

The first text presented here, written by James I of England, is a wide-ranging discussion of witchcraft, necromancy, possession, demons, were-wolves, fairies and ghosts, in the form of a Socratic dialogue. The second text is a sensational historical account of Scottish witch persecution. The English used is old style English which makes for rather hard reading, but it’s a fascinating book if you can get used to that.

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Semitic Magic

Semitic Magic

R. Campbell Thompson

This is the third volume of Luzac’s Oriental Religions Series. The theories discussed in this book are based on a study of that intricate demonology which has gradually developed throughout the lands of Western Asia. The study of tabu from the Assyrian side had been comparatively neglected and the evidence gleaned from the cuneiform writings shows that it existed in practically the same form in Mesopotamia as in other countries. The material…

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