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.
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
At a time when news of strange sicknesses, sudden deaths and a widespread interest in witchcraft was discovered in the kingdom, a response to the pandemic was published in a dissertation written by King James. This dissertation provided the public with special knowledge regarding the history, practices and study of magick but also included the differences between ancient Witchcraft, Necromancy, Sorcery and the magick arts with all the sub categories and derivatives. This dissertation not only explains in detail the history and practices of ancient witchcraft but takes care to educate the reader of the various forms and workings of the infernal order of demons; detailing the demonology of Satan, Spectra; evil spirits, Ziim, Iim, Incubi, Succubi, faries, brownies, familiar spirits and even further elaborates on the daemonic and demoniac sufferings of haunting, obsession and possession. This work became the inspiration of Shakespeare''s Macbeth and even became a "how to" witch-hunter''s manual that was studied and used by the infamous Matthew Hopkins who within just 2 years launched a series of witch hunts that resulted in the executions of an estimated 300 witches. The first publication of his work included a case study of how King James himself partook in a witch trial during the year 1591 that uncovered a plot to sabotage his wife, the Queen of Scots and overthrow the throne of Scotland with the use of satanic rituals and animal sacrifice. This dissertation titled Dæmonologie was published in 1597, prior to the first publication of the King James Version of the Bible in 1611 and shows how the Original Hebrew of the Biblical Old Testament had contained within its verses the names of demonic or angelic entities that instead appear as animals in all the Greek and Latin translations from which the KJV derived. This edition of Dæmonologie has been fully transcribed, edited and translated into modern English. It is further annotated with explanatory notes, definitions and also expanded with more content and contains discovery from more witch trial records that took place during the reign of King James, not previously published in the original. The content is as follows: King James dissertation on daemonology: Book I. - The Description of Magic. Division of the Arts Etymology. The Difference Between Necromancy & Witchcraft. Rudiments & Devil''s School. Division of Astrology The Use of Charms. Forms of Circles & Conjurations The Devil''s Contract in Two Parts. Miracles of God vs Devil. Book II. - The Description of Sorcery & Witchcraft. Biblical Proof vs Imagination & Myth. Etymology of Sorcery. The First path of Apprenticeship Division of a Witch''s Actions. Adoration of their Master Method of Transportation & The Illusions of Satan The Curse & Remedy of Diseases Least and Most Subject to Harm. The Appearance of a Devil (Demonic Forms) The Times and Forms a Devil Appears. / Denial Book III. - The Description of the Spirits. The Four Principle Kinds. Spectra. Method of Avoiding Their Trouble. Obsession & Possession. On Daemoniacs and the Possessed Incubi & Succubi Faries Of the Trials and Punishments of Witches. Witch Trials: The North Berwick Witch Trials & the Death of Dr. Fian. Where an infamous group of witches (approximately 200) testified to plotting against the throne of Scotland and a satanic sacrificial ritual was performed to as an attempt kill the Queen of Scots, wife of prince James. The Discovery of the Witchcraft of Joane Flower and her daughters Margret and Phillip Flower that describes peculiar events revolving around the sudden and mysterious death of the honorable Frances, Earl of Rutland and all the examinations and confessions of the witches in Leicestershire that were used as evidence in the trial that took place during King James'' reign of England.
Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.***WARNING***If you are not interested in learning the absolute truth of the word of God, then this book is not for you. If you wish to stay blinded in this satanic kingdom and love your world, your earthly things, and desire to live in sin, then this book is not for you. If you do not wish to accept the truth on who the True Children of Israel are and the evils that your ancestors committed against them and be educated on the wicked god of those who have brought enslavement, death, and rape unto these special people and why this all happened, then this is not the book for you.If you are Anti-Christ and against the Most High God and wish to stay that way, then this is not the book for you. If you are against the Holy Bible which is the Word of God Almighty, then this is not the book for you.The Book of Daemonologie of the Year 2020 is an updated continued work of the original Book of Daemonologie published by King James the 1st & the 6th of the Tribe of Judah. The Book of Daemonologie of the Year 2020 is a Biblical backed and referenced spiritual guild that teaches the Twelve Tribes of Israel about the wicked spirits in which we struggle against daily, run the World Beast System of Rome behind Edom-(THE CAUCASIAN NATIONS), and which have empowered the Seventy Heathen Nations of the past, present and future. This work was done for the awakened special people of Twelve Tribes of Israel who are the poor Black and Brown inhabitants of the earth scattered among the four corners of the world, who suffer the Deuteronomy 28 Curses placed upon them by Great Father Ahayah for the sins of their forefathers committed long ago as the Nation of Israel. This book is for all people of Zion who struggle against Obsessive and Possessive demonic spirits and who seek an in-depth understanding of how these inordinate spirits work, their purpose and how to rebuke and combat against them according to the Holy Ordinances set over them by the Most High God.You shall know the true origins of the devils of this world which have tormented humanity since their inception which came from the ancient unholy union made between the treasonous Sons of God and the Daughters of Cain. You will be educated on all of their abilities, their Dark Natures, and how they utilize perverted fear tactics against mankind so that they may manipulate and gain control over an unsuspecting soul in order to destroy them.But firstly, you shall be made to fully know and understand the heart and expectations of our Supreme Father who art in heaven. You will learn that His Majesty the Most High does not love the gentiles or the wicked and that it is he whom sends the Evil Spirits to lead the Seventy Gentile nations astray for their destruction and to place His Holy Judgement upon the wicked inhabitants of the earth. The Universal Roman Catholic Love Doctrine is one of satan's many End-Times Great Deceptions used to lure the entire world straight to hell. God is an Elohim of Great Love, Mercy, Forgiveness, Chastisement, Pain, Wrath, Chaos, Carnage, War, Torment, Death and Destruction being Perfect and Glorious in all of His ways. For the Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom as it is written, and this wicked, disobedient, and most perverted Last Generation of Israelites and heathen shall be made to know the fear of the Lord of Heavenly Host once more and forever and ever, Amen.ISAIAH 8:20 20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.J.R.WILLISAUTHOR: A RACE OF DEMONS 2017AUTHOR: SPIRITUAL CRIMES 2018AUTHOR: THE PROPHECIESAUTHOR: THE BOOK OF DAEMONOLOGIE YEAR 2020
This book approaches witchcraft and demonology through literary records. The works discussed deal with the contemporary theories propounded by those who sought either to justify, or to refute persecution. Eight contributors of differing interests,a nd with different approaches to their subject, examine a selection of important, representative witchcraft texts – published in England, France, Germany, Italy and America – setting them within their intellectual context and analysing both their style and argument.
King James is well known as the most prolific writer of all the Stuart monarchs, publishing works on numerous topics and issues. These works were widely read, not only in Scotland and England but also on the Continent, where they appeared in several translations. In this book, Dr Stilma looks both at the domestic and international context to James's writings, using as a case study a set of Dutch translations which includes his religious meditations, his epic poem The Battle of Lepanto, his treatise on witchcraft Daemonologie and his manual on kingship Basilikon Doron. The book provides an examination of James's writings within their original Scottish context, particularly their political implications and their role in his management of his religio-political reputation both at home and abroad. The second half of each chapter is concerned with contemporary interpretations of these works by James's readers. The Dutch translations are presented as a case study of an ultra-protestant and anti-Spanish reading from which James emerges as a potential leader of protestant Europe; a reputation he initially courted, then distanced himself from after his accession to the English throne in 1603. In so doing this book greatly adds to our appreciation of James as an author, providing an exploration of his works as politically expedient statements, which were sometimes ambiguous enough to allow diverging - and occasionally unwelcome - interpretations. It is one of the few studies of James to offer a sustained critical reading of these texts, together with an exploration of the national and international context in which they were published and read. As such this book contributes to the understanding not only of James's works as political tools, but also of the preoccupations of publishers and translators, and the interpretative spaces in the works they were making available to an international audience.