The Dictionary of Demons: Names of the Damned

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Llewellyn Worldwide, Oct 8, 2010 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 384 pages
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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 grimoiric tradition. Presented alphabetically from Aariel to Zynextyur, more than 1,500 demons are introduced, explored, and cross-referenced by theme and elemental or planetary correspondence. This meticulously researched reference work features fascinating short articles on demonology and a wealth of woodcuts, etchings, and paintings depicting demons through the ages.


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I'd love to believe that the main body of this work is accurate but being a scholar who has studied Hebrew, I've noticed that the introduction to this work is so unbelievably wrought with misinformation that I take the entire text with a grain of salt and forewarn you to do the same. Read full review

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As an Occultist, I must say that the Author has done his ''homework'' . This Fine piece of the occult is so deep , and revealing to my mind a whole new world of Elementals , nature spirits that froloced in the woods , The little fairies and gnomes that paint the flowers and the herbs.
They are devoted to service within their own kingdom , upon which a Hierarchy incomprehensible to us as Human Beings .,operates the great evolutionary impulse of all that lives and breathes upon the earth .
Countless forms of evolution are teeming everywhere at all physical vibrations. This book is helping me in my studies about how to handle them , that they will obey me that I may employ them for creative reasons , such as healing and restoring equilibrium.
Mike j Hughes.



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A star on television's Paranormal State, Michelle Belanger wears many creative hats. Other media appearances include the History Channel's Vampire Secrets, Monsterquest, CNN Headline News, HBO's True Bloodlines, Fox,, Marvel's AR Morbius #1, and most recently, Monsters and Mysteries in America. The author of over two dozen books on supernatural topics, her Dictionary of Demons is in its sixth printing and has served as a resource for multiple shows, university courses, and books. A talented singer-songwriter, she has performed on CDs with Nox Arcana, URN, and Xyla. More information can be found at

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