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Aiwass (Aiwaz)

Aiwass (Aiwaz)

Aiwass (Aiwaz) Imposing entity who dictated to ALEISTER CROWLEY The Book of the Law, Crowley’s most significant magical work. Crowley ...
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Amulet

Amulet

amulet An object believed to have protective power. Amulets are used to ward off DEMONs, evil, disease, bad luck, misfortune, ...
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Babylonian Devil trap

Babylonian Devil trap

A Babylonian Devil trap is a terracotta bowl inscribed with charms or magical texts to drive away evil. Babylonian Devil ...
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Demon

Demon

A demon is a lesser spirit that intervenes in the physical world. Demons usually are associated with evil, but in ...
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Demon Queller

Demon Queller

A demon queller is in Chinese and Japanese folklore, a fierce demigod hero dedicated to saving others from evil demons ...
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Demoniac

Demoniac

A demoniac is a person who becomes possessed by a DEMON. A demoniac undergoes a marked change in physical, mental, ...
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Demons and Demonology

Demons and Demonology

demons and demonology A type of spirit that interferes in the affairs of people. The term demon means “replete with ...
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Devil

Devil

Devil Christianity's Prince of Supreme Evil. The Devil, or Satan, is not a god of Wiccans and Pagans. The association ...
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Devil's Pact

Devil’s Pact

Devil's pact A pledge to serve the Devil or one of his demons. The pact may be made orally, but ...
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Devil’s arrows

Devil’s arrows

Devil’s arrows are stones flung by the DEVIL in attempts to destroy towns and churches. According to lore, the Devil ...
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Devil’s bridge

Devil’s bridge

Devil’s bridge An old bridge, especially in England and Europe, said to have been built by the DEVIL or his ...
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Faust

Faust

Faust Legend of a learned but arrogant man who makes a PACT with the DEVIL. The Faust legend was based ...
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Gilles de Rais

Gilles de Rais

Gilles de Rais (Gilles de Retz) (1404–1440) Wealthy and distinguished French nobleman executed on charges of child murder, performances of ...
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Goodman’s Ground

Goodman’s Ground

Goodman’s Ground (Guidman’s Grunde) is in Scottish lore, a portion of farmland that is left uncultivated and ungrazed. The offering ...
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Griffin-Demon

Griffin-Demon

griffin-demon An Assyrian guardian against evil spirits. The griffin-demon is a hybrid with a human body and bird head and ...
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Incantation bowl

Incantation bowl

incantation bowl A terra-cotta bowl inscribed with CHARMs or magical texts, used to trap or drive away DEMONs. Incantation bowls ...
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Infestation

Infestation

Infestation is the presence of DEMONs in a place, object, or animal. Infestation occurs when demons are able to take ...
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Iron

Iron

Iron is a protection against evil, including DEMONs, vampires, witches and evil spirits, and FAIRIES. Iron repels the DJINN, and ...
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King Solomon

King Solomon

King Solomon (10th century B.C.E.) was the legendary king of the Israelites, son of David, builder of the Temple of ...
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Legion

Legion

A legion is a unit of DEMONs. There are 6,666 demons per legion. JOHANN WEYER cataloged demons, listing 72 princes ...
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Lightning

Lightning

Lightning is in folklore, the mark of the DEVIL. Lightning strikes leave streaks and ragged, hooked, charred marks on objects ...
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Mary of Nemmegen

Mary of Nemmegen

Mary of Nemmegen A 16th-century fictional tale of a woman’s seduction by the DEVIL and her ultimate redemption and triumph ...
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Mirror

Mirror

A mirror is according to folklore, a doorway or portal through which spirits, including ghosts and DEMONs, can gain access ...
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Oppression

Oppression

Oppression is a Demonic influence over a person that involves total domination of the victim’s will, either through a horrendous ...
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Ouija

Ouija

A patented game consisting of a board printed with letters and numbers, and the words yes, no, goodbye, over which ...
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Processus Sathane

Processus Sathane

Processus Sathane Devil’s advocate drama in which a representative of SATAN appeals to God for his right to lead humanity ...
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Scorpion-People

Scorpion-People

scorpion-people Assyrian and Babylonian supernatural, semidivine beings who protect against evil DEMONs. The scorpion-people have a human body and head ...
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Seal in Demonology

Seal in Demonology

seal In MAGIC, a symbol unique to a DEMON, ANGEL, or other occult force, used in rituals such as the ...
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Six-six-six (666)

Six-six-six (666)

Six-six-six (666) is the number of “the Beast,” or Antichrist, according to interpretations of the book of REVELATION in the ...
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Theophilus

Theophilus

Theophilus (ca. 53) Legendary monk who made a Pact with the devil. The story of Theophilus was popular during the ...
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Thomas Maillot

Thomas Maillot

Maillot, Thomas (16th century) French official who resisted entering into a PACT with the DEVIL in order to procure love, ...
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What is Possession ?

What is Possession ?

possession The takeover and control of a person’s mind, body, and sometimes soul by a DEMON, GHOST, spirit, or deity ...
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Yawning

Yawning

yawning In folklore, a means by which DEMONs can enter the body, and the soul can escape. The custom of ...
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