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Dictionary of Satanism

by Wade Baskin

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This book is a great reference if you are into satanism and demonology. While it is not entirely correct with some of the information, it does provide a good view of the many demons and devils in the world. I love this book!!!! ( )
  VenusSatanas | Sep 17, 2008 |
In convenient form for retrieval, the author has assembled a plain-language grimoire for the human indulgence with demons. Filled with erudition, often of things that otherwise slip by if you are not paying attention. For example, Lord Byron's exaltations of Satan in MANFRED and CAIN. And the influence of Grotius on Milton's PARADISE LOST. Or the really peculiar "beliefs" of certain Popes, such as Gregory.
The definitions may suggest deep psychological underpinning as well as skepticism. For example, the Great Witch of Balwery, who traversed Scotland to detect emissaries of the Devil, in order to save her own life.
The definition of CABALA provides a historical as well as elemental outline, noting that most of its commentaries are by unknown authors. The richness of the "Dark Ages" is documented in this chosen circle.
Provides the actual text of the Polyglot Invocation, which is of course binding on the spirit invoked, should this ever be necessary. ( )
  keylawk | Nov 26, 2006 |
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A handy, comprehensive guide to a wide range of topics relating to the awesome power and cult of Satan, in myriad forms and under many different names, from ancient times to the present. Distilled from hundreds of reliable sources, both religious and secular, the entries include men and movements, orders and objects, rites, rituals, incantations, events, legends, and occult practices that have fascinated the mind of man through the ages. It also contains entries relating to a host of unorthodox beliefs and irrational acts, such as the murder of Sharon Tate, which have only recently come to light. The simple manner in which even the most abstruse topics are handled is certain to open the mysterious world of darkness to readers with no prior knowledge of the occult and to intrigue and inform those who seek to extend their knowledge of the subject.
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A handy, comprehensive guide to a wide range of topics relating to the awesome power and cult of Satan, in myriad forms and under many different names, from ancient times to the present. Distilled from hundreds of reliable sources, both religious and secular, the entries include men and movements, orders and objects, rites, rituals, incantations, events, legends, and occult practices that have fascinated the mind of man through the ages. It also contains entries relating to a host of unorthodox beliefs and irrational acts, such as the murder of Sharon Tate, which have only recently come to light. The simple manner in which even the most abstruse topics are handled is certain to open the mysterious world of darkness to readers with no prior knowledge of the occult and to intrigue and inform those who seek to extend their knowledge of the subject.… (more)

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