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King James Book Of Demonology

This is the edition of King James Book Of Demonology by King James as well as eight other contemporary demonologists, including John Calvin and John Wesley

The King James Book of Demonology is the most popular book on demons ever written, and it is still in print. This book was written by Frater Barrabbas, an expert on demonology and an active exorcist. In addition to providing a day-by-day account of all of our planet’s major infestations, he shows how to spot demons in everyday life, how their realm differs from ours, and when we can expect them to attack next.

Demonology By King James PDF

In 1597, King James VI of Scotland published a compendium on witchcraft lore called Daemonologie. It was also published in England in 1603 when James acceded to the English throne.

The book asserts James’s full belief in magic and witchcraft, and aims to both prove the existence of such forces and to lay down what sort of trial and punishment these practices merit – in James’s view, death. Daemonologie takes the form of a dialogue (popular for didactic works) and is divided into three sections: the first on magic and necromancy (the prediction of the future by communicating with the dead), the second on witchcraft and sorcery and the third on spirits and spectres.

Daemonologie and Macbeth
Many elements of the witchcraft scenes in Macbeth conform to James’s ideas and beliefs in witchcraft as expressed in Daemonologie, News from Scotland and his anti-witchcraft legislation. This includes ideas such as the witches’ vanishing/invisible flight, their raising of storms, dancing and chanting, sexual acts, their gruesome potion ingredients and the presence of animal familiars.

Scholars are divided as to whether Shakespeare’s portrayal of witchcraft panders to the King’s interests, or whether it is a more subversive comment on his involvement with witch-hunting, or perhaps a mix of the two. It seems noteworthy that although the play Macbeth is contaminated with the witchcraft of the ‘Weyward Sisters’, and Macbeth himself is spurred on by their prophecies and the urging of his somewhat witchy wife, Shakespeare places the responsibility for Duncan’s murder on Macbeth himself and Macbeth’s downfall is a result of his tyranny as King. His greatest error in his dealings with the witches seems to be his credulity and naivety with their double-speaking prophecies.

The binding
Books of this period were usually sold unbound for customers to commission their own binding according to taste and cost. Booksellers would often recourse to simple stab stitching with a wrapper of binder’s waste (i.e. used paper or parchment that was no longer needed and so was recycled for wrappers and other binding material) to hold the book together with a cheap and/or temporary cover. This copy is preserved in its original wrapper: a fragment of parchment from a medieval manuscript of Thomas Aquinas’s Catena Aurea, a book of glosses on the Gospels. This particular fragment is from the glosses on Matthew.

Why Was The Book Of Demonology Written

Written in 1597 in old english, King James I, the author of the King James bible, wrote Demonology. This work includes his beliefs in satan and witches. A historical work and important read for scholars of religion, this title allows readers to study the beliefs and ideas and King James. Demonology is known as one of the most interesting and controversial writings in the history of christianity.

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, yet because it is written in the language of its day, it has been notoriously difficult to understand.

Now occult scholar Donald Tyson has modernized and annotated the original text, making this historically important work accessible to contemporary readers. Also deciphered here, for the first time, is the anonymous tract News from Scotland, an account of the North Berwick witch trials over which King James presided.

Tyson examines King James’ obsession with witches and their alleged attempts on his life, and offers a knowledgeable and sympathetic look at the details of magick and witchcraft in the Jacobean period. Demonology features historical woodcut illustrations and includes the original old English texts in their entirety. This reference work is the key to an essential source text on seventeenth-century witchcraft and the Scottish witch trials