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Demons in Bible

18 July 2011 No Comment

In Scripture and in Catholic theology this word has come to mean much the same as devil and denotes one of the evil spirits or fallen angels. And in fact in some places in the New Testament where the Vulgate, in agreement with the Greek, has daemonium, our vernacular versions read devil. The precise distinction between the two terms in ecclesiastical usage may be seen in the phrase used in the decree of the Fourth Lateran Council: “Diabolus enim et alii daemones” (The devil and the other demons), i.e. all are demons, and the chief of the demons is called the devil. This distinction is observed in the Vulgate New Testament, where diabolus represents the Greek diabolos and in almost every instance refers to Satan himself, while his subordinate angels are described, in accordance with the Greek, as daemones or daemonia. This must not be taken, however, to indicate a difference of nature; for Satan is clearly included among the daemones in James 2:19 and in Luke 11:15-18.

But though the word demon is now practically restricted to this sinister sense, it was otherwise with the earlier usage of the Greek writers. The word, which is apparently derived from daio “to divide” or “apportion”, originally meant a divine being; it was occasionally applied to the higher gods and goddesses, but was more generally used to denote spiritual beings of a lower order coming between gods and men. For the most part these were beneficent beings, and their office was somewhat analogous to that of the angels in Christian theology. Thus the adjective eydaimon “happy”, properly meant one who was guided and guarded by a good demon. Some of these Greek demons, however, were evil and malignant. Hence we have the counterpart to eudamonia “happiness”, in kakodaimonia which denoted misfortune, or in its more original meaning, being under the possession of an evil demon. In the Greek of the New Testament and in the language of the early Fathers, the word was already restricted to the sinister sense, which was natural enough, now that even the higher gods of the Greeks had come to be regarded as devils.

We have a curious instance of the confusion caused by the ambiguity and variations in the meaning of the word, in the case of the celebrated “Daemon” of Socrates. This has been understood in a bad sense by some Christian writers who have made it a matter of reproach that the great Greek philosopher was accompanied and prompted by a demon. But, as Cardinal Manning clearly shows in his paper on the subject, the word here has a very different meaning. He points to the fact that both Plato and Xenophon use the form daimonion, which Cicero rightly renders as divinum aliguid, “something divine”. And after a close examination of the account of the matter given by Socrates himself in the reports transmitted by his disciples, he concludes that the promptings of the “Daemon” were the dictates of conscience, which is the voice of God.

It may be observed that a similar change and deterioration of meaning has taken place in the Iranian languages in the case of the word daeva. Etymologically this is identical with the Sanskrit deva, by which it is rendered in Neriosengh’s version of the Avesta. But whereas the devas of Indian theology are good and beneficent gods, the daevas of the Avesta are hateful spirits of evil.

Seeking Refuge FROM the Evil Jinn

  • Say “‘audhu billah” (I seek refuge in Allah) and other dhikr (remembrance of Allah, swt) when the evil whisper of Shaitaan comes upon you, such as
  • when becoming angry,
  • having confusing or disobedient thoughts,
  • when approached by arrogants who dispute the Truth of the ayats of Allah, swt,
  • when about to recite Qur’an,
  • or when in any situation that Quran and Sunnah teaches you is a result of the shaitaan.

Hadith – Al-Muwatta 51.10

Yahya related to me from Malik that Yahya ibn Said said,

“When the Messenger of Allah was taken on the Night Journey, he saw evil jinn seeking him with a torch of fire. Whenever the Messenger of Allah turned, he saw him. Jibril said to him, ‘Shall I teach you some words to say? When you say them, his torch will be put out and will fall from him.’ The Messenger of Allah said, ‘Yes, indeed.’ Jibril said, ‘Say, ‘I seek refuge with the Noble Face of Allah and with the complete words of Allah which neither the good person nor the corrupt can exceed, from the evil of what descends from the sky and the evil of what ascends in it, and from the evil of what is created in the earth and the evil of what comes out of it, and from the trials of the night and day, and from the visitations of the night and day, except for one that knocks with good, O Merciful!”

What does the Bible say about demons?

Revelation 12:9 is the clearest scripture on the identity of demons, “The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.” Satan’s fall from heaven is symbolically described in Isaiah 14:12-15 and Ezekiel 28:12-15. Revelation 12:4 seems to indicate that Satan took one-third of the angels with him when he sinned. Jude 6 mentions angels who sinned. The Bible indicates that the demons are fallen angels who, along with Satan, rebelled against God.

Satan and his demons now look to destroy and deceive all those who follow and worship God (1 Peter 5:8; 2 Corinthians 11:14-15). The demons are described as evil spirits (Matthew 10:1), unclean spirits (Mark 1:27), and angels of Satan (Revelation 12:9). Satan and his demons deceive the world (2 Corinthians 4:4), attack Christians (2 Corinthians 12:7; 1 Peter 5:8), and combat the holy angels (Revelation 12:4-9). Demons are spiritual beings, but they can appear in physical forms (2 Corinthians 11:14-15). The demons/fallen angels are enemies of God, but they are defeated enemies. Greater is He who is in us, than those who are in the world (1 John 4:4).

Revelation 12:4

4 His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it.

Matthew 10:1

The Twelve Apostles

10 And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction.

The Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament):

The King James Version of the Bible often used the term “devils” which some readers assume are Satan’s demons. Other translations use”heathen gods,” “idols,” etc. In reality, they simply refer to the Gods worshiped by Pagan tribes (or the idols that represented those Gods):

Revelation 12:4–9

4 His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. 5 She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, 6 and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which she is to be nourished for 260 days.

Satan Thrown Down to Earth

7 Now war arose in heaven, rMichael and shis angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, 8 but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. 9 And tthe great dragon was thrown down, uthat ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, vthe deceiver of the whole world—whe was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

 

Leviticus 17:7: “And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, [literally "hairy ones"] after whom they have gone a whoring.”
Deuteronomy 32:17:  “They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up…”
2 Chronicles 11:15: “And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the [statues of] calves which he had made.”
Psalms 106:35-37: “But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them. Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils.”

Evil spirits which cause mental disturbances are mentioned in the Hebrew Scriptures. But they were not dispatched or controlled by Satan; they were sent by God to torment people:

Judges 9:23: “Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem…”
1 Kings 22:23: “…behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets…”
1 Samuel 16:14:  “But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.” (KJV)
1 Sam 18:10: “And it came to pass on the morrow that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul…”
1 Sam 19:9: “And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul…”

The Christian Scriptures (New Testament):

The belief in Satan and his army of demons first appears in Jewish writings after 300 BCE. At the time of the 1st century CE, it is a well developed concept in Palestine. There are literally dozens of passages referring to demon possession causing mental and physical illnesses. A major feature of Jesus’ ministry is portrayed as curing people of demonic possession through exorcism.

 

 

Matthew 4:24: “…they brought unto him [Jesus] all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy…”
Matthew 8:16: “When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils…”
Matthew 8:28-34: “And when he [Jesus] was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce…” (KJV; devils are normally translated as demons in other Bible versions).
Matthew 9:32-33: “As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.”
Matthew 10:1: “And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.”
Matthew 12:22: “Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb…”
Matt 12:43-45: “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.”
Matthew 15:22: “And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.”
Matthew 17:14-18: “There came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed…And Jesus rebuked the devil; “
Mark 1:23: “And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out…”
Mark 3:11: “And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried…”
Mark 3:22-26: “And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.”
Mark 5:2-20: “…there met him [Jesus] out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.”
Mark 6:7: “And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;”
Mark 7:2: “For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:”
Mark 9:17-25: “I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away:… and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming…[Jesus] rebuked the foul spirit…”
Mark 9:38: “…Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us…”
Mark 16:9: “…Jesus…appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.”
Mark 16:17: “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils…”
Luke 4:33: “And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice…”
Luke 4:41: “and devils also came out of many, crying out…”
Luke 8:2-3 “And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others…”
Luke 8:33: “Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.”
Luke 9:38-42: “…a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child. And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him….And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit…”
Luke 10:17: “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.”
Luke 11:14: “And he [Jesus] was casting out a devil, and it was dumb…”
Luke 11:15: “But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.”
John 7:20-21: “The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?”
John 8:48-49: “Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?”
John 10:20: “And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?”

A number of references relate to the final destiny of Satan and his demons. They are to be thrust into Hell, described as  a lake of fire. In these passages, Satan’s angels apparently refer to his demons:

Matthew 25:4: “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.”
1 Peter 2:4: “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.”
Jude 1:6: “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”
Revelation 12:9: “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”

Demons are also mentioned elsewhere in the Christian Scriptures:

Acts 19:13-16: “And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.”
James 2:19:  “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.”
Revelation 9:20: “And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk”
Various passages describe how Satan can adopt a spirit form, reside inside a person, and influence their thoughts and behavior in the same way as a demon can: 

Ephesians 2:2 describes him as a spirit who works within “the children of disobedience.”
John 13:2 describes how Satan “put into” Judas Isariot’s mind the decision to betray Jesus.
Acts 5:3 describes how Satan filled Ananias’ heart with the decision to lie to the Holy Ghost about the proceeds of a real estate sale.

 

 

Fundamentalist Christians generally believe in the inerrancy of the Bible. They regard the text, as originally written, as inspired by God. Thus, they are drawn to several beliefs: 

That Satan and his demons exist.
That they are continually in spiritual warfare with humans.
That some people can become indwelled by a demon and exhibit symptoms of mental illness.
The indwelling demons can often be removed through exorcism.
That when non-Christians worship their own Gods and/or Goddesses, they are actually worshiping demons.

The alternative to these beliefs is to regard the Bible as inaccurate and mistaken; and this is unthinkable.

The Roman Catholic church has abandoned its belief that mental illnesses are generally caused by indwelling demons. But they retain their existing beliefs in Satan, his demons, and spiritual warfare. Their rituals of exorcism no longer stress the presence of Satan or a demon spirit within people. 

 

 

Religious liberals have long abandoned belief in: 

Satan as a living entity
An army of fallen angels who do the bidding of Satan
Demonic possession causing mental and physical illnesses
Exorcism

They also accept that various non-Christian religions teach beliefs about their Gods and/or Goddesses that are at variance with Christianity. However, they feel that those beliefs should be respected as meaningful to other people.

They see an all-evil Satanic entity and his army of demons as symbols by which a pre-scientific society attempted to explain natural occurrences. Now that we know the causes of thunder, lightening, hurricanes, movement of the stars, mental disorders, physical illnesses, and many thousands of other phenomena, we can relegate Satan and demons to the status of myth…a very beautiful fable, but not descriptive of the real world.

 

Bible Teaching About Demons and Satan

The Bible teaching about demons and Satan is disconcerting to say the least. Us humans seem to have, at times, a fascination that nears obsession with the creatures. It goes in cycles. In the Christian world interest peaks, and then fades – only to gain momentum later. Some churches major on fighting them.

In the popular media they are portrayed in movies, books, and TV. In this brief study, I want to lay out an overview for you. You might want to look at the two studies on angels to gain a wider background on these horrid beings. I don’t want to give them too much space, because I don’t like them – nor they I.

However, Paul said we should not be ignorant of their tactics; consequently, follow me as we gaze for a few moments into that dark and decadent world of demons.

Fallen Angels

Angels are real. They are spirit beings with intelligence and will, and they are personal, immortal, beautiful and powerful. Fallen angels also exist (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 12:7-9). Originally, God created angels “good,” because all creation was good at it completion (Genesis 1:31).

Sadly, some angels became corrupt following the creation week. These fallen, wicked creatures know Christ, are unclean, fierce, and they believe the Bible literally (Mathew 8:29; 10:1; 8:28; James 2:19).

Their Realm

Some fallen angels are bound in prison called Tartarus and kept for judgment because of a specific sin (2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6; 1 Corinthians 6:3; Revelation 10). The rest of the fallen angels are temporarily free to roam earth and the heaven lies under the rule of Satan – who himself is a fallen angel.

Demons

The Bible refers to these fallen angels as demons, and Satan’s angels with him as their prince (Matthew 12:22-27; 25:41; Revelation 12:7-9). They are spirit beings without bodies, but for some twisted reason, have an ardent desire to occupy a body (Mark 5:1-13; Luke 11:24-26).

Being great in number, they give Satan the appearance of being all powerful, knowing, and present everywhere – which he is not (Luke 8:30; Ephesians 6:11, 12).

Their General Work

The Bible teaching about these fallen angels indicates they may cause physical and mental disease, personal injury, and lead people into immorality (Matthew 9:33; 12:22; Mark 5:4, 5; Luke 8:35; 2 Corinthians 12:7; Luke 9:38, 42; 1 Timothy 4:1-3). CAUTION: physical and mental illness is NOT always caused by demonic activity.

These depraved creatures spread false doctrine, have power to work miracles, and they encourage idolatry (1 Timothy 4:1; Revelation 13:12-15; 1 Corinthians 10:20). During the life of Christ there was increased demon activity, and evidently there will be at His return (Revelation 9:20; 13:4; 2 Thessalonians 2:9).

This is not to suggest¬ that demons are not very active in the world today. Paul wrote, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the owners, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).

Demonic Possession

One way to classify their work is this: demons serve their monstrous master in two ways. First, there is demon possession. This refers to a demon occupying a human body and is the counterpart of a Christian being filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). The effects of demon possession are varied (e.g. Mark 5:1-5; Acts 16:16-18; 2 Corinthians 11:12-15).

These creatures enter only willing victims who have opened themselves up to their influence. It appears that believers cannot be possessed by demons (1 John 4:4; 5:18).

Demonic Influence

The second way demons work is by influence outside the body. This takes the form of pressure, oppression, suggestion, and temptation by many methods. This would include temptation to lead people into sin and anti-Christian propaganda.

Their intent is to hinder the purposes of God and extend the influence of Satan. They deceive, discourage, destroy, and divide anything having to do with God, His work and His people. They wage persistent war against Christians (See John 10:10; 1 Corinthians 2:7, 11; 2 Corinthians 11:3, 13-15; Ephesians 4:27-32; 6:12).

Their Leader: Satan

That wicked one is real, and must be taken very seriously (Jude 9). John said of him, “the whole world lies in the power of the evil one” (1 John 5:19). Paul called him, “the prince of the power of the air,” and placed him at the head of the wicked hordes in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:2; 6:11, 12).

Remember the temptation of Jesus? When Satan offered Him all the kingdoms of this world, Jesus did not dispute that evil one’s claim (Luke 4:5-8).

He is a personal being. There are over 40 titles and names for him (e.g. Isaiah 14:12; Zechariah 3:1; Matthew 4:1; 13:19; Genesis 3:1; Revelation 9:11, chapter 12; Mark 3:22; John 16:11; 2 Corinthians 4:4). He appears some 52 times in the Bible. Every book of the New Testament mentions him.

This evil enemy of goodness savagely opposes God, and seeks at every turn to thwart God’s purposes. He introduced malevolence into the universe and world and promotes it today. The best explanation of his creation and fall are in Isaiah 14:1-20 and Ezekiel 28:11-19.

This vile agent was originally created by God as a good angel. He originally had a great position with God, and was the protector of God’s throne. He resided in the holy mountain of God, was powerful and perfect in wisdom, beauty, character and conduct (Ezekiel 28:11-19).

His Fall

Satan became filled with violence, pride, untruth, corruption, and sinned in rebellion. He yearned to share God’s position, control the host of heaven, and God’s chosen people. He craved God’s glory, power and authority (Isaiah 14:12-17; Ephesians 1:20, 21; 2 Corinthians 12:2).

The core of his sin was that he wanted to be like God. He is a master counterfeiter of God’s work. This depraved spirit being exerts power within the realm of nature politics, religion, and the spiritual realm (Job 1:16-19; John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11; Revelation 12:10).

He has preachers, a church and doctrine (1 Corinthians 11:13-16; Revelation 2:9, 13; 2:24; Genesis 3:4, 5). In his corrupt and wicked nature, this depraved individual deceives the world and accuses Christians. He has a passionate hatred for people (Job 4:15-21).

One thing to remember: Satan’s power is limited to only what God permits (Job 1:12).

His Destiny

Satan was cast out from God with the angels who followed him. He now dwells in the heavenlies, exercising influence over the world system. Eventually, he and his fallen angels will be cast down into the lake of fire (Ezekiel 28:14-16; Luke 10:18; Ephesians 6:11, 12; Revelation 12:9; 20:1-3, 7-10).

There you have the very sordid story of Satan and demons. Be watchful, wary, and stand firm in your faith (e.g. Ephesians 4:27; 6:10-19; 1 Peter 5:8-10; James 4:7). Don’t become obsessed with them. Esmie and I wish you all the best. Remember, you are on God’s side, and nothing can separate you from God (Romans 8:1; 28-39).

In many ways one of the most remarkable demonologies is that presented in the Avesta (q.v.), the sacred book of the Mazdean religion of Zoroaster. Zoroastrianism is the doctrine or teaching of Zarathustra that is also known as Mazdaism, Bah Din, Parsiism, and Fire-worship.

The doctrine was founded by the Persian prophet Zoroaster or Zarathustra about 720-541 BC. While still a young man he began having conversations with Ahura Mazda (the “Lord of Wisdom”) from whom he received revelations.

In this ancient religion, which unlike that of the Assyrians, was not popular from the beginning but still exists in the Parsee community, the war between light and darkness, good and evil is eternal. The mythological system was based on the Persian worship of the ahuras, good deities eternally at war with the evil daevas.

It must be noticed that these deities come the Aryan polytheistic paganism which made it later attractive to the Greeks. Plato, Aristotle and other Greek thinkers took great interests in some of the doctrines.To Plato, the creator of the Universe, Demiurge would be adopted by the Gnostics, and other heretical sects, as the false-god that created the world and all physical matter, and also authored the Scriptures themselves.

The Gnostics believed that the sins of man  keep them under the control of Demiurge, and his army of false-angels, the Archons.

True religious dualism posits the existence of two absolute cosmic principles, wholly independent of one another. Neither can be omnipotent, since they must by definition limit one another. In absolute dualism, there can be no single, ultimate divine principle.

The novelty of Zoroaster’s system is that it does away with the morally indefinable conception of the single divine principle in favor of a cosmic struggle between the good Lord, Ahura Mazda (Ormzad) and Ahriman (Anro Mainyu), the cruel Evil Spirit, the Demon of Demons (Daevanam Daeva).

Ahriman is served by many demons whose names have been adopted later by the Jews: Azazel, Lilith, Rahab, Leviathan. Zoroaster preached devotion to the absolute good, and prophesied that, in the fullness of time, evil would be utterly destroyed by the Lord.

Although there are marked differences between the demons of the Avesta and the devil in Scripture and Christian theology (for Christian doctrine is free from the dualism of the Mazdean system), the essential struggle between good and evil is still the same in both cases. And the pictures of the holiness and fidelity of Zoroaster when he is assailed by the temptations and persecutions of Anro Mainyus and his demons may well suggest some faint analogy with the great scene of the temptation of Christ in the wilderness.

The important part played by the demons in the Mazdean system may be seen from the title of the Vendidad, which is the largest and most complete part of the Avesta, so much so that when the sacred book is written or printed without the commentaries it is generally known as Vendidad Sade which means something that is “given against the demons”.

Satan Thrown Down to Earth

7 Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, 8 but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

 

AGLASIS
He is under the rule of Hael and Sergulath. He can transport anything throughout the world.


BARTZABEL
Kabbalistic Demon of Mars. He has the power to raise storms.

Bartzabel has black wings. He is bald with a small black haired ponytail and he is a little chubby. He seems to be a very dark Demon, except for his brilliant white aura. He isn’t illuminated but there is a white aura around him. When he departed, he walked right through the wall. He is very wise and appears to be very very old.

BECHARD
Bechard has power over winds and storms, lightening, rain, hail. Friday is his day of power. Bechard is under the power of the Duke “Syrach.” Bechard rules over Fridays.

BRULEFER
He is ruled by Hael and Sergulath. He makes one beloved.

BUCON
Bucon is under the power of Hael and Sergulath. He has the power to incite hatred and jealousy between the sexes.

CARNIVEAN
He was a Prince of the Order of Powers. He bestows confidence, boldness and strength.


CARREAU
He was a Prince of the Order of Powers. He gives one control over emotions and bestows strength.


CLAUNECK
Clauneck has power over goods, money and finances. He can discover hidden treasures and bestow great wealth. He is much loved by Lucifer. He brings money from a distance. He is obedient to those who treat him with respect. Clauneck is under the power of the Duke “Syrach.”

CLISTHERET
She can make day into night and night into day. She is under the power of the Duke “Syrach.”
She has a green complexion and a large bulbous head like Lucifuge Rofocal and Valefor. She is friendly. -High Priestess Maxine

ELELOGAP
Elelogap is ruled over by Agaliarept and Tarihimal. He has power over the element of Water.

FRIMOST
Frimost has power over women and brings the enjoyment of them to the men who summon him. He is under the power of the Duke “Syrach.” He rules over Tuesdays.

FRUCISSIERE
He brings the dead to life. He is under the power of the Duke “Syrach.”

FRUTIMIERE
He rules over parties and festivals He is under the power of the Duke “Syrach.”

GRESSIL
Gressil was the third of the Order of Thrones. He encourages one to comfort, luxery and indulgence.


GULAND
Guland can cause all varieties of disease. He is under the power of the Duke “Syrach.”

HAEL
Hael is under the rule of Nebiros. He instructs in the wrting of all kinds of letters; speaking. He gives the immediate power to speak in other languages and explains the most secret things.

HARISTUM
He is ruled over by Hael and Sergulath. He gives the abilty to pass through fire without getting burned.

HERAMAEL
Heramael is under the rule of Satanachia. He teaches the art of medicine and gives knowledge of all diseases, with their full and total cure. He is an expert on botany, the healing powers of plants and the places and manner in which to gather them. He is ruled over by Satanachia.

HIEPACTH
He can bring people to the summoner who are at a distance. He is under the power of the Duke “Syrach.”

HUICTHGARA
He has power over sleep and wakefulness; insomnia. He is under the power of the Duke “Syrach.”

HUMOTS
Humots can transport all mannner of books for the summoner’s pleasure. He is under the power of the Duke “Syrach.”

KLEPOTH
Klepoth brings dreams and visions of all kinds. He is under the power of the Duke “Syrach.”

KHIL
Khil can cause great Earthquakes. He is under the power of the Duke “Syrach.”

MERSILDE
Mersilde can transport one through astral projection. He is under the power of the Duke “Syrach.”

MINOSON
Minoson is under the rule of Hael and Sergulath. He insures winning in all games.


MORAIL
He can make anything invisible. He is under the power of the Duke “Syrach.”


MUSISIN
Musisin has ower over great lords and government officials. He can instruct them. Musisin is under the power of the Duke “Syrach.”
SIGIL


OEILLET
He was a Prince of the Order of Dominions. He has power over money and wealth.


OLIVIER
Olivier was a Prince of the Archangels. He has power over wealth and money.


PAZUZU
Pazuzu has long been known as a protector Demon, especially of women in childbirth. Pazuzu gained fame with the movie “The Exorcist” where he was portrayed as the possessing Demon.

Leroy Anderson relates his experience with Pazuzu:
I contacted Pazuzu about 1 week ago, just mentally. I kept calling him and in a little while I could feel him. He’s a very, very poweful and positive Demon. I asked him for a favor which he did in just 24 hours and has promised to help me with other things. He loves poetry and feels very strongly about serving Father. He inspires poets and loves being remembered. If you’re friends with him he’ll protect you and give you insights about what your enemies are doing. He’s really really good company. I too felt drawn to him ever since I saw the movie, “The Exorcist.” I just knew deep inside that he’s not nasty as the movie shows him, and I was right. Right now he wants me to write a poem about him. He’s a good friend. May Lord Satan Bless him.


PENTAGNONY
He is under the rule of Sergulath and Hael. He renders invisibility and the love of those in power.


PROCULO
Proculo is ruled by Hael and Sergulath. He has rulership over sleep and dreams.


ROSIER
Rosier was second in the Order of Dominions. He bestows the gift of romantic and fanciful speech in love. He incites love between the sexes and brings about romance.


SIRCHADE
Sirchade has powers over animals. He is under the power of the Duke “Syrach.”
SIGIL


SEGAL
Segal causes all manner of prodigies, both natural and supernatural. He is under the power of the Duke “Syrach.”
SIGIL


SERGULATH
Sergulath is under the power of Nebiros. He teaches the art of speculation, tactics and the breaking of hostile ranks.


SERGUTHY
Serguthy is ruled over by Satanachia. He has power over women.


SIDRAGROSM
He is under the power of Sergulath and Hael. He makes women dance naked.


SONNEILLON
He was fourth in the Order of Thrones. He bestows one with courage and confidence.


SURGAT
Surgat can open any and all locks. He is under the power of the Duke “Syrach.”
SIGIL


SUSTUGRIEL
Sustugriel is ruled over by Satanachia. He teaches magick, and brings famliars for all desires.


TRIMASEL
Trimasel teaches all chemistry and sleight of hand. He knows all the secrets of Alchemy. He is under the power of Satanachia


VERRIER Verrier gives confidence, strength and courage. He was of the Order of Principalities where he held the position of Prince.


VERRINE
Verrine motivates one to action. He was of the Order of the Thrones.

Shape : appears like the mythical Phoenix, and speaks with a childish voice

Rank : Marquis of Hell. He governs 20 Legions of Spirits

Origin : The monster calls phoenix is a mythical bird renowned in ancient times for being immortal. It was said to resemble an eagle with red and gold feathers and a star on its forehead. The phoenix was probably demonized by the Church.

Magic : He knows everything about sciences and poetry. One of the 72 spirits of Salomon

Source: The Goetia, Lemegeton, Johann Wier’s Pseudomanarchia Daemonum

Shape : a huge leopard with a crone

Magic : Teach arts and sciences, change humans in any form, gives madness and hallucinations.

Source: Johann Wier’s Pseudomanarchia Daemonum, Lemegeton

Aka : Rahab

Element/sin : water, connected with the primeval waters of the ocean

Shape : enormous and invincible armored whale with seven heads

Rank : Prince of liars, Master of the ocean, reigned also as king of beasts, feared by God and men alike

Origin : derived from the Canaanite Lotan, and that he is related to the Babylonian Tiamat and the Greek Hydra

Myths: Leviathan, the great sea-serpent, angrily churns the oceans of the Earth, waiting for the day of Judgment when he will devour the souls of the damned.At the time of the resurrection, Gabriel will fight against Leviathan and overcome.

Association : Behemoth, Satan

Source: Book of Jonah, Book of Enoch

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