Heaven, Hell and Demons
Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare in America
Afraid
Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare in America
Paperback      ISBN: 0758649398
The Amityville Horror
The Amityville Horror
Compact Disc      ISBN: 1441727132
Provides a chilling account of the four weeks of terror experienced by an Amityville, Long Island, family after moving into a house in which a particularly gruesome mass murder had once been committed.
Angels And Demons in Art
Angels And Demons in Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0892368306
This sumptuously illustrated volume analyzes artists' representations of angels and demons and heaven and hell from the Judeo-Christian tradition and describes how these artistic portrayals evolved over time. As with other books in the Guide to Imagery series, the goal of this volume is to help contemporary art enthusiasts decode the symbolic meanings in the great masterworks of Western Art. The first chapter traces the development of images of the Creation and the Afterworld from descriptions of them in the Scriptures through their evolution in later literary and philosophical works. The following two chapters examine artists' depictions of the two paths that humans may take, the path of evil or the path of salvation, and the punishments or rewards found on each. A chapter on the Judgment Day and the end of the world explores portrayals of the mysterious worlds between life and death and in the afterlife. Finally, the author looks at images of angelic and demonic beings themselves and how they came to be portrayed with the physical attributes--wings, halos, horns, and cloven hooves--with which we are now so familiar. Thoroughly researched by and expert in the field of iconography, Angels and Demons in Art will delight readers with an interest in art or religious symbolism.
Behind the Lodge Door
Behind the Lodge Door
Paperback      ISBN: 0895554550
A probing analysis of Freemasonry in the U.S. in general, but especially relative to religious education, opposition to the Catholic Church, directing national social policy and how Masons attract members. Thoroughly documented. Immensely revealing. Covers the birth and rise of Freemasonry, the Catholic Church's early condemnation of it, etc. Essential to understanding the forces behind the scenes. 384 pgs, PB

Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil & the Blues Tradition
Beyond the Crossroads
The Devil & the Blues Tradition
Hardcover      ISBN: 1469633655
The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He's not just the music's namesake ("the devil's music"), but a shadowy presence who haunts an imagined Mississippi crossroads where, it is claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in exchange for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. Yet, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there is much more to the story of the devil and the blues than these cliched understandings. In this groundbreaking study, Gussow takes the full measure of the devil's presence. Working from original transcriptions of more than 125 recordings released during the past ninety years, Gussow explores the varied uses to which black southern blues people have put this trouble-sowing, love-wrecking, but also empowering figure. The book culminates with a bold reinterpretation of Johnson's music and a provocative investigation of the way in which the citizens of Clarksdale, Mississippi, managed to rebrand a commercial hub as "the crossroads" in 1999, claiming Johnson and the devil as their own.
Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil & the Blues Tradition
Beyond the Crossroads
The Devil & the Blues Tradition
Paperback      ISBN: 1469633663
The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He's not just the music's namesake ("the devil's music"), but a shadowy presence who haunts an imagined Mississippi crossroads where, it is claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in exchange for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. Yet, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there is much more to the story of the devil and the blues than these cliched understandings. In this groundbreaking study, Gussow takes the full measure of the devil's presence. Working from original transcriptions of more than 125 recordings released during the past ninety years, Gussow explores the varied uses to which black southern blues people have put this trouble-sowing, love-wrecking, but also empowering figure. The book culminates with a bold reinterpretation of Johnson's music and a provocative investigation of the way in which the citizens of Clarksdale, Mississippi, managed to rebrand a commercial hub as "the crossroads" in 1999, claiming Johnson and the devil as their own.
Biblical Demonology: A Study of Spiritual Forces at Work Today
Biblical Demonology
A Study of Spiritual Forces at Work Today
Paperback      ISBN: 0825441587
"The supreme merit of Biblical Demonology is that it holds closely to the Word of God. . . . It will remain for many years to come the standard treatment of biblical demonology." —Dr. Wilbur M. Smith

The Dark Sacrament: True Stories of Modern-Day Demon Possession and Exorcism
The Dark Sacrament
True Stories of Modern-Day Demon Possession and Exorcism
Paperback      ISBN: 0061238171
Documents ten true case stories of contemporary demon possession, haunted houses, and exorcism as overseen by two practicing exorcists, in a volume that is complemented by detailed historical analyses, translated exorcism prayers, and an appendix of terms and rituals. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
The Demonology of King James I: Includes the Original Text of Daemonologie and News from Scotland
The Demonology of King James I
Includes the Original Text of Daemonologie and News from Scotland
Paperback      ISBN: 0738723452
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. The tome, written in the language of its day, has been notoriously difficult to understand. Now occult scholar Donald Tyson has modernized and annotated the original book, making this historically important text accessible to modern readers. Tyson chronicles King James' obsession with demons, their alleged attempts on his life, and the first recorded witch trials. He also offers a knowledgeable and sympathetic look at the details of the magick and witchcraft of the period. Demonology features historical woodcut illustrations and includes the original old English text in its entirety.
Demonology, Past and Present: Identifying and Overcoming Demonic Strongholds
Demonology, Past and Present
Identifying and Overcoming Demonic Strongholds
Paperback      ISBN: 0825430496
A thorough discussion of the work of demons and the firsthand observations of people involved in demonic activity.