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Terrahurts on Demonology!
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Post # 1
Hello guys,

I was reading up about demonology and find the history behind it quit interesting and fascinating. I was interested in the different views other religions have and certain stories through history of peoples encounters. One I found fascinating about how demons try to posses certain people not all but some, and how exorcism took place, it was also seen as a way of spiritual healing mainly done by priests and witch doctors.

Demonology has a lot more information to it than I first thought. It has a massive amount of information not only history but how people worship them. Some people was seen to worship the demons themselves individually and some just tried to use the demons for self gain which was seen dangerous and disrespectful. I mainly came across satin in demonology and how he was seen to come about, loads of different religious views. What I also found funny that there was christian demonologists lol which kind of defeats the point of christianity.

But what do you demonologists think on this?
I'm not a demonologist I just study a mix of other cults to gain a big picture I'm more of the angelic worshipper.

May I add no arguing in this form as this is a polite discussion on demonology


Thank you ^i^
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Re: Terrahurts on Demonology!
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 2
You will find that most conventional demonology revolves a great deal around medieval christian views of demons, with some influence from the same Hebrew mystical traditions that influenced the Christian belief in angels.

You'll also find that these same influences can be traced back go Greco-persian influences, where we both get the word Demon...

It is argued that this word has been derived from Daemon, which was actually generally a good/benevolent spirit... though in greek mythology "good" spirits are still capable of wrath/jealousy/etc. often enough. You will also find that Christians picked up upon Platos metaphorical use of the word Daemon as a more evil spiritual being.

Similarly, within Hebrew traditions the word came to be recognized in reference to evil entities. This, as with most such monotheistic practice, can largely be traced back to Zoroastrianism, the first monotheistic religion. Here we see the origins of the "One god" belief, where there was also a parallel evil force. Other beings, Devas, etc. that were previously worshiped in nearby religions became viewed as either lesser entities who served the "one" god or evil beings, who served the opposition.

We do find some literature about these entities, and it seems the traditions and manner in which these beings were discussed evolved to also give us the manner in which Judeo-Christian demons are discussed. To my knowledge though, much of this tends to date back to similar medieval manuscripts as give us the Demonology traditions.

I'm certain that somewhere in these Western traditions you'll also find some of the Hindu culture's influence, as there was also heavy interaction within this Asian sub-continent and the ancient Greek world.

What interests me about all such entities though, is that outside of polarized monotheistic religions demonology is often relatively nonexistent. Instead you find discussion of entities that are both good and evil. "Demons" are certainly possible, but often they are capable of the occasional good act as well as the evil for which they are known, while more goodly beings are also known for committing evils.

But then I suppose depending on your outlook the fire and brimstone over Sodom and Gomorrah, turning those who look back into pillars of salt, visiting plagues upon ALL first born males, etc. are all acts carried out by angels, rather than demons. Good and evil seem to be defined in these terms by who's side you're on rather than what you do to those around you.

It's worth noting too that most demonology as well as angelic correspondences are all rooted within the apocryphal... With the exception of medieval manuscripts that were sanctioned by the church within witch-hunting efforts, most such correspondences are not officially recognized by most modern Christian faiths, and when you boil it down most of the names we find within the bible for angels and demons are Hebrew titles rather than true names.

This naming pattern rings true to my personal experiences, where spirits tend to identify themselves in a manner that speaks more of their purpose, current intention, and general "personality" than clinging to any specific name.
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Re: Terrahurts on Demonology!
By: / Novice
Post # 3

agreed with awake

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Re: Terrahurts on Demonology!
By: / Knowledgeable
Post # 4
You seemed to have covered it all Awake. You left me nothing to add. Nice post.
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Re: Terrahurts on Demonology!
By: / Novice
Post # 5
Awake covered bsicly all of it. I only have one thing to add, that when I personally speak with them I find that many of them do not like the title in which they were given. As in a certain language (mainly Sanskrit) it means something possative and in Hebrew it is negative.

This truly is a subject with countless views and oppinions. Within the religion I follow (and the way I follow it) demons are gods. They can be asked for help if the need is great, but the whole point of Spiritual Satanism is to increase your knowledge and understanding of things. Constantly asking for help will achieve nothing.

Until next time,
Be Well
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Re: Terrahurts on Demonology!
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 6
@Hespy

Originally within the Greek culture there was very little difference between a god and a daemon. There was little differentiation within any historical records dating from early periods, and will were generally regarded as "divinities." I find this to be remarkably similar to the early worship of Devas, shamanistic work, Shinto belief, etc.

It is only later that we find that authors and philosophers like Plato began to describe them as possessing any notable difference from one another. And even then, as is often the case, Plato usually created such differences more to explore a theoretical point of philosophy rather than out of any true belief. For example, as within his exploration of Atlantis he is rather upfront in saying that the whole thing is a metaphor. It's just later people who end up taking it out of context.

@Everyone else. Thanks.
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Re: Terrahurts on Demonology!
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Post # 7
I'm really glad I made this form the comments have been valid indeed
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