The Dictionary of Demons: Names of the Damned

June 14, 2014 - Comment

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

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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Robert A. Crook says:

An Impressive Work by Ms. Belanger The Dictionary of Demons: Names of the Damned is the latest, much-anticipated book from Michelle Belanger. This sizeable, extraordinarily thorough work records over 1500 demons and their attributes in concisely-worded entries. The book contains numerous cross-references for each demonic name to others with similar attributes. It also easily cross-references the various Medieval and Renaissance books from which Belanger draws these names and descriptions.The compilation’s theme is…

Deborah S. Rogers says:

I Say “Demon;” You Say “Which One?” “In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.” – Carl JungAnd demons have names.Whether you believe, disbelieve or are indifferent to the concept of demons, the spiritual concept and sociological ideology behind the need to identify or create demons in human society is fascinating. In the well-researched book Dictionary of Demons by Michelle Belanger, the reader is introduced to an alphabetized pantheon of demon names, histories, side notes and…

iceangel13 says:

Extremely informative 🙂 If you are interested in demons/demonic spirits and fallen angels then this is a great book! Not only does it give a list of their names but it also provides information on the origin/meaning of the name and where they were first mentioned/recorded. It also provides good background information on the belief in demons throughout the ages and the grimoires in which their names have been recorded. If you are looking for a good/informative guide then I recommend this. However if you are looking for…

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