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history of witchcraft and demonology

Montague Summers

history of witchcraft and demonology

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Published by A. A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Witchcraft,
  • Demonology

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 315-346.

    Statementby Montague Summers...
    SeriesThe History of civilization
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 353 p.
    Number of Pages353
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16337675M

    Demons are usually considered to include only such spirits as are believed to enter into relations with the human race, such as angels that fell from grace in the Judeo-Christian tradition, human souls that are regarded as genies or familiars, those that receive the attentions of a cult e. The court decided to use a controversial water test to determine her guilt or innocence. It also offers fascinating insight into the role of the Witch in Dramatic Literature. In Islam, demons are known as genies or djinn or jinnsupernatural beings created from fire as opposed to humans, which are created from earth, and angels, which are created from light who, like humans, possess free will. Within a century, witch hunts were common and most of the accused were executed by burning at the stake or hanging. Images of witches have appeared in various forms throughout history—from evil, wart-nosed women huddling over a cauldron of boiling liquid to hag-faced, cackling beings riding through the sky on brooms wearing pointy hats.

    Some argue, however, that the real roots of witchcraft and magic as we know it comes from the Celts, a diverse group of Iron Age tribal societies which flourished between about BC and AD in northern Europe especially the British Isles. They also spoke of "the destroyer" Exodus xii. For more information, see The Bradshaw Foundation. Hatif : a mysterious phenomenon, which can only be heard but never seen. For more than years, the book sold more copies of any other book in Europe except the Bible.

    Most practice Wiccaan official religion in the United States and Canada. Summers' career as an ostensibly Catholic clergyman was highly unusual. Single women, widows and other women on the margins of society were especially targeted. Ultimately, around people were accused and 18 were put to death. It bears his favoured phrase "tell me strange things". Similar episodes of violence against people accused of being witches have occurred in Africa, South America, the Middle East and in immigrant communities in Europe and the United States.


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History of witchcraft and demonology book

Herbert Thurston's article on "Witchcraft" for the Catholic Encyclopaedia ofwhich labels the publication of the Malleus a "disastrous episode. Marid: a haughty and powerful Shaitan or very malevolent Ifrit.

In fact, in Lower Norfolk County ina law was passed making it a crime to falsely accuse someone of witchcraft. He also published biographies of writers Jane Austen and Ann Radcliffe. Some scholars[ who?

History of Witchcraft

Even though some Muslim scholars tried to classify jinn and demons, there is no established classification and terms for jinn may overlap or be used interchangeably. It brought to light the ridiculousness of some witchcraft accusations. In contrast, the early Enochic tradition bases its understanding of the origin of demons on the story of the fallen Watchers led by Azazel.

He was interested in the theatre of the seventeenth century, particularly that of the English Restoration, and edited the plays of Aphra Behn, John Dryden, William Congreve, among others. Their spells and incantations are often derived from their Book of Shadows, a 20th-century collection of wisdom and witchcraft, and can be compared to the act of prayer in other religions.

Add to basket Add to wishlist Description Vividly detailed and highly readable, this classic history of witchcraft and demonology provides a thorough exploration of sorcery, Satanism, and every variety of the black arts. In Islam, demons are known as genies or djinn or jinnsupernatural beings created from fire as opposed to humans, which are created from earth, and angels, which are created from light who, like humans, possess free will.

In some societies, such as the Animism of Japanese Shinto or the Inuit peopleall the affairs of life are supposed to be under the control of spirits, each ruling a certain element or even object, and often considered potentially malevolent and therefore to be propitiated.

Still, witchcraft was a concern. An autobiography The Galanty Show was published posthumously inthough much is left unrevealed about his life. In early Christian theology, Satan or the Devil was seen as chief among demons, which were divided into hierarchies, sometimes using nobility titles such as King, Prince, Duke, Earl, etc, with the rest divided into legions.

It was thought if she sank, she was innocent; if she floated, she was guilty. In modern English, demons and Demonology now generally hold connotations of malevolence, an idea which comes to us primarily from the New Testament writers, but they were not always seen as evil or devilish.

Read more. Si'lah : a female demon who seduces men. Several men and women suspected of using witchcraft have been beaten and killed in Papua New Guinea sinceincluding a young mother who was burned alive. Blended over several centuries with the beliefs and rituals of other Indo-European groups, this spawned such practices as concocting potions and ointments, casting spells and performing works of magicall of which along with many of the nature-based beliefs held by the Celts and other groups became collectively known as witchcraft in the Medieval Period.

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A Great Look Into Russel Hope Robbins Book The Encyclopedia Of Witchcraft And Demonology. Practitioners of ceremonial magic and the occult sometimes attempt to constrain and command demons (often those mentioned in Christian demonology) to do their bidding, following procedures described in grimoires such as the “Lesser Key of Solomon” and the “Book of Abramelin”.

These practitioners do not necessarily worship demons, but seek to deploy them to obtain their goals. Vividly detailed and highly readable, this classic history of witchcraft and demonology provides a thorough exploration of sorcery, Satanism, and every variety of the black arts.

Reflecting popular folklore and theological opinions of the late medieval and early Renaissance periods, /5(4). Jul 30,  · Russell does a magnificent job tracing the history of witchcraft from its origins to its current manifestations today.

The book is top-notch, complete with 94 pictures and illustrations to help readers get a feel for the different interpretations of witchcraft over the ages.