A reader asks: You may be aware of a recent lawsuit filed in a European court by an Italian atheist against the Catholic Church accusing them of perpetuating a myth in claiming that Jesus actually lived. The accuser claims that Jesus is actually based on a character named John of Galama, who is in fact a fictional character taken from a book called "For The Temple" written by … [Read more...]
Read my answers to questions posed from readers about the nature of demons, demonology, biblical studies and the nature of evil below.
A reader asks I don't have the book or articles in front of me, but I've read that Lucifer may be related to Venus (the planet). In the bible passage you quote, it says it plainly: "O day star, son of morning!" Venus was often referred to as the day star, as it was visible during the day and especially at dawn (which is still true). You are correct. Lucifer is a Latin … [Read more...]
A reader asks: Hi, I am advised there is a demon so bad that they keep it locked away in the abyss. I am told it is called something like "Tatari Gami" and that it burns the earth when it walks on it. Do you know of this demon and if so can you tell me about it? Thanks You could try watching Hayao Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke. In it, Ashitaka must save his village from a … [Read more...]
A reader comments on my previous post, How to Rid Yourself of Demons Just a quick note on 'how to rid yourself of a demon' our inner desires, fears, lusts are all catalogued in the Dictionnaire infernal by Mr DePlancy, you should see these 69 demons as maps of the mind, their true intention NOT as self empowered entities but as a guide to illustrating and identifying the … [Read more...]
A reader asks I am an English Lit. grad. student and have long been interested in the portrayal of the Devil in literature. I am considering proposing an independent study that addresses the different ways Satan has been depicted in works from various centuries and countries. Aside from, say, Milton, Dante, Marlowe and Goethe, can you point me towards some other works that … [Read more...]