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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
Paperback, 362 pages
Published October 8th 2010 by Llewellyn Publications
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Claudia Loureiro
Oct 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is an impressive book, very well researched. It's definitely a reference book. The art work is also wonderful.
Love it!
Derek L.
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Interesting read, to say the least. While it is clear Belanger knows what she is talking about, there were some grammatical errors scattered throughout. Regardless of these errors, it was fascinating to learn more about demonology and all the different demonic spirits. The article entries helped explain things even more that she makes reference to in the entries.
Shane Blackheart
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book has been valuable for research for my stories, as well as an addition to my personal occult library. It's thorough and has snippets throughout the book of historical occult relevancies, and everything is accurate as it should be. I highly recommend this if you're into demonology or you want a comprehensive list of all demons and fallen angels in Hell.
Aug 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 interesting 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.
Edric Unsane
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Just as the book description says, a collection of over 1500 demons. The Dictionary of Demons is detailed and filled with information. If demons are you jam, this book will prove a valuable resource indeed.
Aug 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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.
Jul 25, 2014 rated it really liked 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.
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Jul 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Great cross reference book!
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Michelle Belanger is an American author, singer, and television personality, widely recognized for her work on television's Paranormal State. A leading authority on psychic and supernatural topics, her non-fiction research in books like "The Dictionary of Demons" (Llewellyn, 2010) and "The Psychic Vampire Codex" (Weiser, 2004) has been sourced in television shows, university courses, and numerous ...more