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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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 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 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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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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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, Faust, and the antichrist. A truly fascinating book.

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The Devils and Evil Spirits of Babylonia Volume I

The Devils and Evil Spirits of Babylonia Volume I

R. Campbell Thompson

From Luzac’s Semitic Texts and Translation Series, this 1903 book is Volume I of the Devils And Evil Spirits Of Babylonia. Subtitled ‘Being Babylonian and Assyrian Incantations Against The Demons, Ghouls, Vampires, Hobgoblins, Ghosts And Kindred Evil Spirits Which Attack Mankind’, the book consists of translations from original cuneiform texts. Includes a comprehensive introduction explaining the different types of demons and evil spirits.

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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 century translation of the…

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An Essay on Evil Spirits

An Essay on Evil Spirits

William Carlisle

Chapters include: Miscellaneous Observations; The Introduction of Moral Evil considered; The Names given to Satan in the Scripture, explained; Demoniacal Possessions; or, Reasons for their Credibility, according to the New Testament; and, A more direct Reply to the Lecture.

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Essays in Occultism, Spiritism and Demonology

Essays in Occultism, Spiritism and Demonology

Dean W. R. Harris

From the Preface: ‘As far back as history goes, at all times, in all lands, and among all peoples materializations of spirits have occurred. The spirit manifestations to-day are but a repetition of those which took place in pre-Christian times.’ Chapters include: The Sixth Sense; The Sense of Orientation; Wonders of Bilocation; Dual Personality; Spiritism, Ancient and Modern; and Demoniacal Possession.

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The Evil Eye

The Evil Eye

Frederick Thomas Elworthy

Fully illustrated with over 150 illustrations. Starting with a mass of anecdotes from contemporary observations in Italy and rural England, Elworthy, using all of his skills as a folklorist and etymologist, delves deeper. He gives examples of the belief on a world-wide basis and far back in time, to classical paganism and beyond. He also…

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