The Hierarchies and Functions of Demons

Collin Plancy

Demons have been catalogued, ranked and classified since at least 100-400, the period in which the Testament of Solomon appeared, describing Solomon's magic ring for commanding the djinn and listing the names and functions of various Hebrew, Greek, Assyrian, Babylonian, Egyptian and perhaps Persian demons. Christian demo-nologists of the 16th and 17th centuries catalogued demons into hierarchies of hell and ascribed to them attributes and duties, including ambassadorships to various nations....

Charles Lummis Witches Of San Rafael

The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries. 1911. Reprint, Secaucus, N.J. University Books, 1966. Moon Since ancient times, the Moon has been associated with woman and her fertility, monthly cycle, powers of nurturing and powers of darkness. The Moon, ruler of the night and the mysteries of the dark, represents wetness, moisture, intuition, emotion, tides, the psychic, moods and madness. It embodies time, for its phases provided humankind with the first calendar. In contemporary...

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Judith Phillips Cunning Woman

Cunningham, Scott 1956-1993 Prolific Wiccan author and expert on earth and natural MAGIC, best known for his books on magical herbalism, earth power, crystals, gems and metals and the truth about Witchcraft. Born June 27, 1956, in Royal Oak, Michigan, Cunningham lived in San Diego from 1961 until his death in 1993. He began practicing WICCA in 1971. A full-time writer, he authored more than 30 fiction and nonfiction books and wrote scripts for occult videocassettes. Cunningham was introduced to...

Bible Verses Used By Hexenmeister

Pricking The Flesh Witch

Ozark Magic and Folklore. 1947. Reprint, powwowing Oral traditions of magical and spiritual healing concentrated in German-American Pennsylvania culture. German settlers who colonized the interior of Pennsylvania in the 1700s and 1800s brought with them their Old World beliefs in witchcraft and MAGIC. The Pennsylvania Dutch Dutch is a corruption of the German word for German, Deutsch clustered in the verdant rural farmland of York, Dauphin, Lancaster, Schuylkill, Carbon,...

Church and School of Wicca

CoA publishes a magazine, Witchcraft amp Wicca, and holds events in addition to the festival. The CoA assisted the PAGAN Federation with its conference in 1998 and 1999. Witchfest was launched in 2002. Until 2003, the CoA had a coVEN-finding service for people interested in joining the Craft, but had to discontinue it because there were not enough covens to accommodate the large number of applicants. Church and School of Wicca Religious and educational institutions...

Sex between Humans and Demons

Demons have sexual appetites for intercourse with humans. In The Zohar (Book of Splendor), the principal work of the Kabbalah, any pollution of semen results in the birth of demons, including intercourse with the night-terror demons such as LILITH. Demons in the shape of human males (incubi) prey on women, while demons in female shapes (succubi) prey on men. In Christianity, the possibility of intercourse with demons was denied prior to the 12th century. But as the Inquisition gained force,...