lunedì 18 marzo 2013

The Dictionary of Demons: Names of the Damned by Michelle Belanger (Llewellyn Publications)



“The Dictionary of Demons starts with a simple premise: names have power. In medieval and Renaissance Europe, it was believed that speaking a demon’s true name could summon it, compel it, and bind it. Occult scholar Michelle Belanger has compiled the most complete compendium of demonic names available anywhere, using both notorious and obscure sources from the Western grimoiric tradition. Presented alphabetically from Aariel to Zynextyur, more than 1,500 demons are introduced, explored, and cross-referenced by theme and elemental or planetary correspondence. This meticulously researched reference work features fascinating short articles on demonology and a wealth of woodcuts, etchings, and paintings depicting demons through the ages.

Michelle Belanger is an occult author, energy worker, and self-identified psychic vampire. A magna cum laude graduate of Cleveland's John Carroll University, she is best known as the author of The Psychic Vampire Codex (Weiser 2004). She is also a regular guest on A&E's hit series, "Paranormal State." An expert on the modern vampire subculture, Michelle writes on a wide variety of topics, including energy work, shamanism, and hauntings. In recent years, she has branched out into fiction. Her first novel, "This Heart of Flame" debuts from Stonegarden Press November 2009, and her short stories can be found in anthologies like "The Sweetest Kiss" (Cleis Press, 2009). Belanger's other books include Sacred Hunger (Dark Moon 2005), Psychic Dreamwalking (Weiser, 2006) The Psychic Energy Codex (Weiser 2007), Vampires in Their Own Words (Llewellyn, 2007), Walking the Twilight Path (Llewellyn 2008), Haunting Experiences (Llewellyn 2009) and The Ghost Hunter's Survival Guide (Llewellyn 2009). Michelle resides in NE Ohio and continues to do work in both print and television. She is also a talented musician, and her vocals can be heard on albums like Nox Arcana's "Blood of Angels" and URN's "Dancing with the Demigods."”

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