How did ancient semites deal with demon possession? Once a person came under the influence of demons, generally an exorcism was the only remedy. Here are some strategies sorcerer-priests used to banish evil spirits including magical preparations using various objects, incantations, and various magical rituals.
What is Demonology?
How people think about evil changes as cultures change.
Yet most cultures have some type of personification of evil.
This free video lesson looks at what role demons and the Devil play in shaping our modern Western culture and how one might study demonology.
With so many types of demons wrecking havoc on human lives, the Babylonians, Assyrians and early Jews concocted numerous ways to deal with their menacing foes. One of their key weapons were in the form of rituals stressing the demon’s name.
The belief in demons and evil spirits predates Judeo-Christian theology. The ancient Babylonian and Assyrian cultures both had extensive demon classifications. This overview of Babylonian and Assyrian demonology explains the various classes of demons.
If you’ve ever woken up but felt paralyzed – or perhaps you’ve seen things, heard voices, or felt an evil presence. Relax – it’s probably just sleep paralysis.
Over the years, I’ve gotten a lot of angry emails from people unhappy that a certain deity or spirit was listed as a “demon.” Here’s my reply.
According to Rabbi Isaac, demons were known to appear in the third air.
Sons of God, Sons of Israel, the Nephilim, the Rephaim, and the Flood Myth