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Demonology?

Postby Delaney » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:37 pm

It's a long, long, story, but I need to find some hardcore sources about demons. I prefer some research from a Christian perspective. I've looked in bookstores but most of them don't carry such things, not to mention the books that DO hardly look credible. I'm not looking for anything to do with witchcraft or the occult; the focus is for any credible, Biblical, and true experiences of demons. I know we have some knowledgable writers here who must know of something that would help me with my research.
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Postby xcheck24 » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:25 pm

del, you should look in some angel encyclopedias. they have not only angels, but also the demons in them. I have several for my novel, and they're in there. so flip through them at your bookstore to see if the info's there.
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Postby Delaney » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:47 pm

Wow X, I would've NEVER thought of that... I have told you two that you are my favorite Wordtrippers, right? Thanks so much... if either of you come across any other resources, fill me in :)
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Postby xcheck24 » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:56 pm

if you lived closer, i'd let you look at my books. . .if i could remember where I put them.
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Postby Delaney » Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:30 am

Guy used to live in Conn. actually... around New Britian... maybe sometime we could plan something. We go that way alot on the weekends for the infamous dinner parties anyway.
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Postby siggidam » Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:39 am

well, i was gonna help you out but anblick beat me to it. that's the same reference i have saved as a favorite. it gave me tons of ideas for new stories too. good luck and i'd love to read whatever you're working on. ~sig
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Postby Anblick » Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:53 am

Yeah, it's kinda the same think as X recommended, but likely not as detailed. Still, a great reference, though.
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Postby musthavebeenmykarma » Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:16 pm

The books Dante's Inferno and Milton's Paradise Lost are the main contributors to demon mythology, I think picking up those two books would be a major help to your story.
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Postby ghostposts » Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:01 pm

also check jewish mythology and folklore. and don't forget the books in the catholoic bible, especially the book of Tobit, where you can find the story of Asmodeus.

If you look into religions of the middle east, like assyria, persia, ect. You'll find many of the old gods are listed as demons, like Dagon, Astarte, ect.

A good place to gather information on these is the encyclopedai series, Man, Myth and Magic,

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/083936 ... e&n=283155

look or this series in your library. It's a pretty good one.
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Postby Delaney » Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:09 pm

:yimhug:

I'm surprised at how little the Net has about demons... or at least what I'm looking for. It's like even the authors who write about the subject tip-toe around specifics by using alot of big words.

Thanks for the suggestions... so far, WTers have been the best at finding informative stuff.
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Postby GabrielGadfly » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:26 pm

Wikipedia has a pretty good list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_theological_demons


Each name is linked to its specific Wikipedia entry with more info. Might be useful to you.
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Postby Mlou » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:47 pm

Wow, GG, you're really digging up some oldies! :-D
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Postby TinaS1570 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:22 pm

Um, Del, hate to be a bitch about it. But Wicca, Paganism, etc. is credible. For what its worth, there is some to use your words 'credible' works by Raymond Buckland you can look into.

I normally blow stuff like this off, but it tweaked me a bit when you said "credible". I usually don't let stuff get to me, but I guess it touched a nerve. I'm going now. Good luck with your search.
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