Legions of Demons Laid Bare
New Expanded Hardcover Edition
The Dictionary of Demons is the single most comprehensive book on demons ever published in the history of Western occultism. This limited-print-run, tenth-anniversary hardcover edition includes more of the deeply researched information that made the first edition a must-have for demonologists everywhere. Within these pages you will discover more than two hundred additional demons as well as new essays, appendices, and more than fifty extra illustrations.
With detailed notes on select grimoires and other reference materials, this cross-referenced alphabetical listing of more than 1,700 demons shares their duties, appearances, and original sources. You will also discover author M. Belanger's insightful essays on the roots of demonic names, exorcisms in the ancient world, the gender of demons, the five-pointed star of Baphomet, and much more. In its unmatched depth and breadth, The Dictionary of Demons is an essential resource for serious students of demonology and the occult.
"There are few people who leave me in utter awe of their encyclopedic expertise of the occult. M. Belanger is one of those people and The Dictionary of Demons serves as concrete proof. Belanger uniquely has a foot in the world of occult scholarship and research and that of active occultism and paranormal investigation, giving Belanger unique insights that can't be gained from one field alone. If ever there was a real-world equivalent of Rupert Giles from Buffy, it would definitely be M. Belanger. This tenth-anniversary edition of The Dictionary of Demons is even more delicious than the original. Its beautiful covers contain expanded and additional material as well as unreleased material that was edited out of the original. From 'Aariel' to 'Zynextyur,' this is the most comprehensive book that you will find on the subject of demonology. Just as valuable are the numerous appendices, such as demonic correspondences and the angels who constrain which demons. This fascinating book belongs on every practicing witch, magician, occultist, and paranormal investigator's bookshelf."—Mat Auryn, author of Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick & Manifestation
"The Dictionary of Demons is a simply amazing compendium of infernal information and graphics from around the world. In equal parts scholarly and entertaining, you can use it as a reference tool or just open it at random and get lost in fantastic new worlds. If you're interested in Biblical studies, mythology, folklore, or fantasy literature, The Dictionary of Demons is a must-have."—Richard Kadrey, author of the Sandman Slim series