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The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

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The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology explores this dark aspect of folklore and religion and the role that demons play in the modern world. This comprehensive resource presents more than 400 entries and more than 80 black-and-white photographs documenting beliefs about demons and demonology from ancient history to the present.
Paperback, 302 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Checkmark Books (first published 2009)
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Scott
Feb 26, 2010 Scott rated it liked it
Very good collection of demon lore, although some entries felt like duplicate, cut-and-paste for the sake of increasing the page numbers. Still, well-researched and unbiased.
Ms. Nikki
Sep 23, 2012 Ms. Nikki rated it really liked it
The 72 demon's powers and attributes (if you want to call them that) were similar and sometimes exactly the same, but with a different amount of legions. Although, some demons work together I would have liked to have seen a list of the hierarchy. There is mention of dukes, marquis, grand dukes, earls, princes, kings, and presidents. Should I use modern time lists to see who is the most powerful or what.
There are some interesting things to learn about possession, witchcraft, amulets, seals, and
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Nem
May 11, 2015 Nem rated it really liked it
This is a pretty good book for quick reference. There is a lot of information on many different demons, and also demonic entities/spirits from many religions and cultures, not just the stereotypical Christian and Judaic devils. The only thing that did bother me is the demon descriptions from the Lesser Key of Solomon, which although are useful, tend to bulk out the book with information that has just been reproduced from another source. I notice other people have said this information appears re ...more
Nariman Mohamed
Nov 14, 2014 Nariman Mohamed rated it it was amazing
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Splendid!
Allison
May 13, 2014 Allison rated it liked it
Not my usual taste, but I've been on a religious nonfiction kick lately, and I figured this would be an interesting way to learn about historical religion. "Interesting" is stretching it at times, but it's a thorough treatment of all kinds of crazy things: artistic representation of various demons, the non-biblical Solomon legends (hosts and hosts of demons, most of which have wacky powers), various hauntings, and a dash of spiritism. The witch panics are probably the most interesting entries--s ...more
David
Nov 08, 2013 David added it
it was awesome and helpful in my research
Rosa
Apr 17, 2015 Rosa rated it it was amazing
its very informative, interesting book , if you are into demons or just want to know more , I recommend this book .
Thomas Sheridan
May 25, 2012 Thomas Sheridan rated it really liked it
A facinating and useful history of demonology and will appeal to many people - not just the spooky brigade. The only complaint is some of the drawings are a bit cartoonish next to the historical woodcuts. Ms Guiley is one of the few writers into the supernatural who works hard to deliver non-sensationalists information concerning the shadowlands of the human experience.
Taty V
Dec 31, 2011 Taty V rated it liked it
Es bueno, es como leer el diccionario, es para consultar cosas especificas, es un libro muy completo, abarca toda la descripción real y mitológica de los demonios desde el antiguo Egipto hasta la actualidad.
Jeff
Jun 02, 2012 Jeff rated it really liked it
Tough to slog through at times (it's like reading the encyclopedia...oh, wait), but interesting nonetheless.
Sam
Mar 11, 2015 Sam rated it really liked it
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Ordered this while quite drunk... came in the mail today. Nice one, me!
Jolene
Jan 26, 2013 Jolene rated it it was ok
The book really was not what I had expexted, it was a real let down :{
J.W.
Oct 17, 2015 J.W. rated it really liked it
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not a bad collection. some felt repetitive but great for research
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awesome book
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