Heaven, Hell and Demons
Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare in America
Afraid
Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare in America
Paperback      ISBN: 0758649398
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.

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.
Demons: The Answer Book
Demons
The Answer Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0883689553
From the Scriptures, Lester Sumrall shows that we can wage war on the devil and that we can win through the power given to us by Jesus Christ! In this book, you will learn how to: - Obtain overcoming faith - Use the weapon of prayer - Access the Holy Spirit

Demons and Spirits of the Land: Ancestral Lore and Practices
Demons and Spirits of the Land
Ancestral Lore and Practices
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1620553996
An exploration of the wild spirits that once roamed the lands and inhabited the waters and the pagan rites used to gain their good will • Explores medieval stories and folk traditions of brownies, fairies, giants, dragons, will-o’-the-wisps, and demons • Explains the specific rites performed to negotiate with the local spirits and ensure their permission before building on new land • Shows how these beliefs carried through to modern times, especially in architecture Our pagan ancestors knew that every forest has brownies and fairies, every spring its lady, and every river malevolent beings in its depths. They told tales of giants in the hills, dragons in the lakes, marshes swarming with will-o’-the-wisps, and demons and wild folk in the mountains who enjoyed causing landslides, avalanches, and floods. They both feared and respected these entities, knowing the importance of appeasing them for safe travel and a prosperous homestead. Exploring medieval stories, folk traditions, spiritual place names, and pagan rituals of home building and site selection, Claude Lecouteux reveals the multitude of spirits and entities that once inhabited the land before modern civilization repressed them into desert solitude, impenetrable forests, and inaccessible mountains. He explains how, to our ancestors, enclosing a space was a sacred act. Specific rites had to be performed to negotiate with the local spirits and ensure proper placement and protection of a new building. These land spirits often became the household spirit, taking up residence in a new building in exchange for permission to build on their territory. Lecouteux explores Arthurian legends, folk tales, and mythology for evidence of the untamed spirits of the wilderness, such as giants, dragons, and demons, and examines the rites and ceremonies used to gain their good will. Lecouteux reveals how, despite outright Church suppression, belief in these spirits carried through to modern times and was a primary influence on architecture, an influence still visible in today’s buildings. The author also shows how our ancestors’ concern for respecting nature is increasingly relevant in today’s world.
Demons, the Devil, and Fallen Angels
Demons, the Devil, and Fallen Angels
Paperback      ISBN: 1578596130
Jones, an author, field investigator, and lecturer on cutting-edge science, the paranormal, metaphysics, and other topics, and Flaxman, a paranormal researcher, explore the history and theories of demons, the devil, and fallen angels in various religious traditions, myths, folkloric and spiritual traditions, and the supernatural. They discuss evil, sin, and hell; the Devil and his counterparts in various cultures and religions; fallen angels; spirits, elves, cryptids, interdimensional entities (IDEs), and other entities; demonic places like museums and crossroads; possessed property like dolls and Ouija boards; demonology, exorcisms, and demonic possession; the dark arts, including the occult, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, secret societies, black magic, sacrifice rituals, Satanism, witchcraft, Wicca, and voodoo; the devil, demons, and fallen angels in pop culture, including films, television, music, literature, and fine arts; and ritual and rites for contacting and worshipping Satan. The book ends with personal testimonials. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)