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The Dictionary of Demons: Names of the Damned

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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 grimoi
Paperback, 362 pages
Published October 8th 2010 by Llewellyn Publications (first published October 1st 2010)
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Claudia Loureiro
This is an impressive book, very well researched. It's definitely a reference book. The art work is also wonderful.
Love it!
Overall, a very good source for demons listed in a number of books. However, the writing wasn't as good as it could have been. There were inconsistencies with some of the information; in one entry, a book title would be mentioned, but in another entry the book title, author, and year it was written would be mentioned.
From this book, I learned that there can be thousands upon thousands of demons. This book also inspired me to look for other occult texts. I learned that the hiearchies of demons tell you around the time period from when the beliefs or the actual spirits lived. I also learned that -iel and -ael signify that the spirit was probably at one time an angel.
This seemed quite well-researched, though the information was a bit spare in places. I believe that had to do with all of the books that were destroyed years ago. Still, since I am unlikely to use this book as anything more than a reference for fictional names, that is not a huge problem, and it did go over some ingesting tidbits of information.
I beamed through this baby in a few nights. I loved that it wasn't just tidbits about different demons, there were several pages of useful information that I've never heard before.
Brian Lambert

Great cross reference book!
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