Witches and DemonsWitches and Demons



A Comparative Perspective on Witchcraft and Satanism Jean La Fontaine. Chapter 8 ... Alternatively, the fear of witches, demons or other evil spirits can be the cause of some strange behaviour, which may be reported to the authorities, ...

Author: Jean La Fontaine

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785330865

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Devil worship, black magic, and witchcraft have long captivated anthropologists as well as the general public. In this volume, Jean La Fontaine explores the intersection of expert and lay understandings of evil and the cultural forms that evil assumes. The chapters touch on public scares about devil-worship, misconceptions about human sacrifice and the use of body parts in healing practices, and mistaken accusations of children practicing witchcraft. Together, these cases demonstrate that comparison is a powerful method of cultural understanding, but warns of the dangers and mistaken conclusions that untrained ideas about other ways of life can lead to.

Devils Demons and WitchcraftDevils Demons and Witchcraft



244 representations, symbols, and manuscript pages of devils and death from Ancient Egypt to 1913. Fascinating graphics depict demons, witches, and warlocks, more. Works by Dürer, Cranach, Holbein, Rembrandt, others.

Author: Ernst and Johanna Lehner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486132518

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244 representations, symbols, and manuscript pages of devils and death from Ancient Egypt to 1913. Fascinating graphics depict demons, witches, and warlocks, more. Works by Dürer, Cranach, Holbein, Rembrandt, others.

Witches Demons and DealsWitches Demons and Deals



Dad and his brother Jerry were witches like me until the incident which was when they sold a house across the street to a Demon. The magical community frowns on deals with demons. Most witches would worry about a demon living across the ...

Author: D. J. Cappella

Publisher: D.J. Cappella

ISBN: 9781456553807

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Samples of The Preludes of Illumination vol 1: CursedThey have a secret. We all have wished upon a star, had a dream, or secret desire, but beware demons lurk in our mist willing to grant them for a price. As these young witches come into their powers the demons are looking to take their souls. Beware who you express your hidden desires to; you never know what might go wrong with the phrase "I Wish." These witches are hiding in plain sight as our neighbors, friends, and family. These tales show young witches as they learn the secrets and dangers in their world while learning to control the magic that flows in their veins. Loves will be lost, deals will be made, and family members will have accidents because they did not heed the warnings. You never know which one of them has made a deal and are willing to make you the next course for the local demon. Will these young witches be next?

A Witch s DemonsA Witch s Demons



hundreds of Hunters, warriors, witches, elves, all of them devoted to exterminating demons. They couldn't manage the task. How would I?” “If anyone can do it, it's you.” There was no doubt, no allowance for failure in her voice. “How?

Author: N. E. Conneely

Publisher: N. E. Conneely

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For months Michelle has known another demon would come after her. What she doesn’t know is that it’s already stalking her friends, hunting her colleagues. Instead, her attention has been focused on learning all she can about witch clans, the engagement ring on her finger, and why Elron won’t set a wedding date. Elron has a secret, one he’s afraid could ruin his relationship with Michelle. He knows the demon has arrived. He knows it’s only a matter of time before it strikes. When a detective from a neighboring town calls Michelle, some secrets will be revealed, but will she discover the demon in time to protect the people she loves? Will she survive a fight not just for her life but for her very identity, the core of what makes her a witch?

Thinking with DemonsThinking with Demons



This work will increase our understanding of the cultural history of early modern Europe.

Author: Stuart Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198208081

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Dr Clark offers an interpretation of the witchcraft beliefs of European intellectuals of the period, based on their publication in the field of demonology. This work will increase our understanding of the cultural history of early modern Europe.

Demon LoversDemon Lovers



" As Walter Stephens demonstrates in Demon Lovers, it was not Hausmännin or other so-called witches who were obsessive about sex with demons—instead, a number of devout Christians, including trained theologians, displayed an uncanny ...

Author: Walter Stephens

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226772624

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On September 20, 1587, Walpurga Hausmännin of Dillingen in southern Germany was burned at the stake as a witch. Although she had confessed to committing a long list of maleficia (deeds of harmful magic), including killing forty—one infants and two mothers in labor, her evil career allegedly began with just one heinous act—sex with a demon. Fornication with demons was a major theme of her trial record, which detailed an almost continuous orgy of sexual excess with her diabolical paramour Federlin "in many divers places, . . . even in the street by night." As Walter Stephens demonstrates in Demon Lovers, it was not Hausmännin or other so-called witches who were obsessive about sex with demons—instead, a number of devout Christians, including trained theologians, displayed an uncanny preoccupation with the topic during the centuries of the "witch craze." Why? To find out, Stephens conducts a detailed investigation of the first and most influential treatises on witchcraft (written between 1430 and 1530), including the infamous Malleus Maleficarum (Hammer of Witches). Far from being credulous fools or mindless misogynists, early writers on witchcraft emerge in Stephens's account as rational but reluctant skeptics, trying desperately to resolve contradictions in Christian thought on God, spirits, and sacraments that had bedeviled theologians for centuries. Proof of the physical existence of demons—for instance, through evidence of their intercourse with mortal witches—would provide strong evidence for the reality of the supernatural, the truth of the Bible, and the existence of God. Early modern witchcraft theory reflected a crisis of belief—a crisis that continues to be expressed today in popular debates over angels, Satanic ritual child abuse, and alien abduction.

PossessedPossessed



Possessed is the first book to examine the phenomenon of demon possession in Russia.

Author: Christine Worobec

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ISBN: 0875805981

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Women known as "shriekers" howled, screamed, convulsed, and tore their clothes. Believed to be possessed by devils, these central figures in a cultural drama known as klikushestvo stirred various reactions among those who encountered them. While sympathetic monks and peasants tended to shelter the shriekers, others analyzed, diagnosed, and objectified them. The Russian Orthodox Church played an important role, for, while moving toward a scientific explanation for the behavior of these women, it was reluctant to abandon the ideas of possession and miraculous exorcism. Possessed is the first book to examine the phenomenon of demon possession in Russia. Drawing upon a wide range of sources--religious, psychiatric, ethnographic, and literary--Worobec looks at klikushestvo over a broad span of time but focuses mainly on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when all of Russian society felt the pressure of modernization. Worobec's definitive study is as much an account of perceptions of the klikushi as an analysis of the women themselves, for, even as modern rationalism began to affect religious belief in Russia, explanations of the shriekers continued to differ widely. Examining various cultural constructions, Worobec shows how these interpretations were rooted in theology, village life and politics, and gender relationships. Engaging broad issues in Russian history, women's history, and popular religious culture, Possessed will interest readers across several disciplines. Its insights into the cultural phenomenon of possession among Russian peasant women carry rich implications for understanding the ways in which a complex society treated women believed to be out of control.

The Religion of Babylonia and AssyriaThe Religion of Babylonia and Assyria



With the giant and the artificer there would thus be associated ideas of sorcery and witchcraft, as with dwarfs, ... The witches have all the powers of the demons, and in the incantation texts the two are often thrown together.

Author: Morris Jastrow

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664627629

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"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Witches DemonsWitches Demons



Es hätte alles so schön sein können, aber meine Mutter musste mir an meinem 16.

Author: Diana Zirnstein

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783750494626

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Es hätte alles so schön sein können, aber meine Mutter musste mir an meinem 16. Geburtstag eröffnen, dass ich eine Hexe bin. Aber das reichte noch nicht, ich musste in eine Akademie für Hexen, um das Hexenhandwerk zulernen. Und was mich da erwartet hatte, hätte ich nicht in meinem kühnsten Träumen zu träumen gewagt. Als hätte man als Teenager nicht genug Probleme.