The best books about demonology are many and varied. Some focus on the history and mythology of demons, while others focus on practical information about how to deal with them. Here are ten of the best books about demonology, in no particular order.
1. The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren by Gerald Brittle
This book chronicles the lives and work of Ed and Lorraine Warren, world-renowned demonologists. It details some of their most famous cases, including the Amityville Horror house and theEnfield Poltergeist.
2. The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
This comprehensive encyclopedia covers everything from the history and mythology of demons to practical information about dealing with them. It is an essential reference for anyone interested in demonology.
3. The Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey
This controversial book is the central text of the Satanic religion. It contains a wealth of information about Satanism and demonology, and is a must-read for anyone interested in the dark side.
4. The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon by Samuel Mathers
This book is a translation of an ancient grimoire, or magical text, that contains instructions for summoning and controlling demons. It is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the occult.
5. The Demons of Magick: A Practical Guide to Demonology by Aaron Leitch
This book provides a practical guide to working with demons, including information on summoning, banishing, and evoking them. It is an essential resource for anyone interested in demonology and the magical arts.
6. The Dark Side of Christianity by Dr. Richard Gavin
This book explores the dark side of Christianity, including its history of violence and persecution. It also covers the origins of demonology and the belief in demons.
7. Demons: A History of the Devil and His Myriad Demons by Bernard Doherty
This book covers the history of the belief in demons, from the early days of Christianity to the present day. It is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the history of religion and the belief in demons.
8. The Demonology of King James I by Jenny Woolf
This book covers the life and work of King James I, who was deeply interested in demonology. It includes a translation of his famous work, Daemonologie, which is a key text in the history of demonology.
9. The Devil: A History of the Devil and Evil by Dr. Richard H. Popkin
This book covers the history of the belief in the devil, from the early days of Christianity to the present day. It is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the history of religion and the belief in evil.
10. The Fire From Within by Carlos Castaneda
In this book, anthropology student Carlos Castaneda chronicles his experiences with don Juan Matus, a Yaqui Indian shaman. don Juan teaches him about the use of power animals and other shamanic practices, which have their roots in demonology.