The Demonology of King James I: Includes the Original Text of Daemonologie and News from Scotland

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Llewellyn Worldwide, Mar 8, 2012 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 360 pages

Written by King James I and published in 1597, the original edition of Demonology is widely regarded as one of the most interesting and controversial religious writings in history, yet because it is written in the language of its day, it has been notoriously difficult to understand.

Now occult scholar Donald Tyson has modernized and annotated the original text, making this historically important work accessible to contemporary readers. Also deciphered here, for the first time, is the anonymous tract News from Scotland, an account of the North Berwick witch trials over which King James presided.

Tyson examines King James' obsession with witches and their alleged attempts on his life, and offers a knowledgeable and sympathetic look at the details of magick and witchcraft in the Jacobean period. Demonology features historical woodcut illustrations and includes the original old English texts in their entirety. This reference work is the key to an essential source text on seventeenth-century witchcraft and the Scottish witch trials

 

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This version of the book does not include the original text. The title line is very misleading. It is posted this way on several sites. Please do not be misled. This is only one man's opinion of the original text.

Contents

Llewellyn October 2004
1
DEMONOLOGY
5
To the Reader
45
The First Book
53
Chapter I
55
Chapter II
63
Chapter III
67
Chapter IV
73
Chapter I
105
Chapter II
111
Chapter III
115
Chapter IV
121
Chapter V
127
Chapter VI
137
Chapter VII
143
The Third Book
147

Chapter V
81
Chapter VI
89
Chapter VII
99
The Second Book
103
Chapter I
149
Chapter II
157
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Donald Tyson (Nova Scotia, Canada) is an occult scholar and the author of the popular, critically acclaimed Necronomicon series. He has written more than a dozen books on Western esoteric traditions.

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