Daemonologie

Author: King James I of England

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465514139

Category: Demonology

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The Demonology of King James I

Includes the Original Text of Daemonologie and News from Scotland

Author: Donald Tyson

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738729949

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Written by King James I and published in 1597, the original edition of Demonology is widely regarded as one of the most interesting and controversial religious writings in history, yet because it is written in the language of its day, it has been notoriously difficult to understand. Now occult scholar Donald Tyson has modernized and annotated the original text, making this historically important work accessible to contemporary readers. Also deciphered here, for the first time, is the anonymous tract News from Scotland, an account of the North Berwick witch trials over which King James presided. Tyson examines King James’ obsession with witches and their alleged attempts on his life, and offers a knowledgeable and sympathetic look at the details of magick and witchcraft in the Jacobean period. Demonology features historical woodcut illustrations and includes the original old English texts in their entirety. This reference work is the key to an essential source text on seventeenth-century witchcraft and the Scottish witch trials

Daemonologie

Author: King James VI

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365488985

Category: Religion

Page: 46

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Written as both a religious and political piece, this work shows the history and foundation of necromancy and demonology. Going back to ancient history, James VI is able to show from a Christian perspective why these arts are derived from dark, bleak sources and also what steps should be taken to persecute and eliminate it.

Daemonologie - With Original Illustrations

Author: King James I. Of England

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908388810

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 122

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In 1590 three hundred Scottish 'witches' were tried for plotting the murder of their King, James VI of Scotland (soon to be James I of England). James is known to have suffered from a morbid fear of violent death, and the trial heightened his anxiety over this apparently treasonous 'un-Christian' sect, and stimulated him to study the whole subject of witchcraft. 'Daemonologie' is the result of this royal research, detailing his opinions on the topic in the form of a Socratic dialogue between the sceptic Philomathes and witch-averse Epistemon, who reveals many aspects of witch-craft. The book consists of three sections, on magic, on sorcery and witchcraft, and on spirits and ghosts, and ends with a lurid account of the North Berwick witch trials, based on the evidence of Dr John Fian, the alleged head of the coven, whose 'confession' was obtained with the aid of thumbscrews, the Boot, and by the ripping out of his fingernails.

Daemonologie

Author: King James

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781720360247

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Page: 42

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Daemonologie-in full Daemonologie, In Forme of a Dialogue, Divided into three Books: By the High and Mighty Prince, James &c.-was written and published in 1597 by King James VI of Scotland (later also James I of England) as a philosophical dissertation on contemporary necromancy and the historical relationships between the various methods of divination used from ancient black magic. This included a study on demonology and the methods demons used to bother troubled men while touching on topics such as werewolves and vampires. It was a political yet theological statement to educate a misinformed populace on the history, practices and implications of sorcery and the reasons for persecuting a witch in a Christian society under the rule of canonical law. This book is believed to be one of the main sources used by William Shakespeare in the production of Macbeth. Shakespeare attributed many quotes and rituals found within the book directly to the Weird Sisters, yet also attributed the Scottish themes and settings referenced from the trials in which King James was involved.

Daemonologie

Author: King Of England James 1

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986580472

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Page: 54

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Daemonologie-in full Daemonologie, In Forme of a Dialogue, Divided into three Books: By the High and Mighty Prince, James &c.-was written and published in 1597 by King James VI of Scotland (later also James I of England) as a philosophical dissertation on contemporary necromancy and the historical relationships between the various methods of divination used from ancient black magic. This included a study on demonology and the methods demons used to bother troubled men while touching on topics such as werewolves and vampires. It was a political yet theological statement to educate a misinformed populace on the history, practices and implications of sorcery and the reasons for persecuting a witch in a Christian society under the rule of canonical law. This book is believed to be one of the main sources used by William Shakespeare in the production of Macbeth. Shakespeare attributed many quotes and rituals found within the book directly to the Weird Sisters, yet also attributed the Scottish themes and settings referenced from the trials in which King James was involved.

Daemonologie

Author: King James King James VI of Scotland

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781727056471

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Page: 60

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In 1590 three hundred Scottish 'witches' were tried for plotting the murder of their King, James VI of Scotland (soon to be James I of England). James is known to have suffered from a morbid fear of violent death, and the trial heightened his anxiety over this apparently treasonous 'un-Christian' sect, and stimulated him to study the whole subject of witchcraft. 'Daemonologie' is the result of this royal research, detailing his opinions on the topic in the form of a Socratic dialogue between the sceptic Philomathes and witch-averse Epistemon, who reveals many aspects of witch-craft. The book consists of three sections, on magic, on sorcery and witchcraft, and on spirits and ghosts, and ends with a lurid account of the North Berwick witch trials, based on the evidence of Dr John Fian, the alleged head of the coven, whose 'confession' was obtained with the aid of thumbscrews, the Boot, and by the ripping out of his fingernails.

The Discoverie of Witchcraft

Author: Reginald Scot

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486260305

Category: History

Page: 282

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16th-century classic debunks witchcraft but offers remarkable primary source of information on witchcraft, witch trials, practice of the black arts. Introduction by Montague Summers. 17 illustrations.

Demonology

Daemonologie in Forme of a Dialogie

Author: King James I. England,King James Vi Scotland

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781518675256

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The Practice of Witch Hunting Demonology by King James VI of Scotland later also James I of England Daemonologie In Forme of a Dialogie Diuided into three Bookes. By James RX Daemonologie -- in full Daemonologie, In Forme of a Dialogie, Divided into three Bookes. By James Rx -- was written and published in 1599 by King James VI of Scotland (later also James I of England). The book endorses the practice of witch hunting. James begins the book: The fearefull aboundinge at this time in this countrie, of these detestable slaves of the Devil, the Witches or enchaunters, hath moved me (beloved reader) to dispatch in post, this following treatise of mine (...) to resolve the doubting (...) both that such assaults of Satan are most certainly practised, and that the instrument thereof merits most severely to be punished. The work is in the form of a dialogue between characters called "Philomathes" and "Epistemon". In writing the book, King James was influenced by his personal involvement in the North Berwick witch trials (1590).