The Demonology of King James I

Now occult scholar Donald Tyson has modernized and annotated the original text, making this historically important work accessible to contemporary readers.

The Demonology of King James I

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

Demonology

The Demonology of King James I forms one of the most intriguing and well made texts of the burning times.

Demonology

The Demonology of King James I forms one of the most intriguing and well made texts of the burning times. Crafted at the end of the 16th century, it details the nature of sorcery, witches, Satan, fairies, and hauntings. Simultaneously blasting witchery and Papistry, King James prescribes various witch hunting methods, classifies demons, and suggests the sole method of dealing with all forms of witches, including those practicing the healing arts; namely, death.

Demonology

This is an important historical and religious study, written by King James own hand. Contains a revealing Introduction by Paul Tice and allows one to study King James and his concerns at the time that the book was written.

Demonology

King James was responsible for the widely accepted King James Bible. This book appeared before that, showing that he believed himself to be an instrument of God. He also believed in Satan and that it was his job to kill witches (the Devils ministers), while carrying out his duties. It seems that his beliefs had a profound effect on the translation of the King James Bible. This is an important historical and religious study, written by King James own hand. Contains a revealing Introduction by Paul Tice and allows one to study King James and his concerns at the time that the book was written.

King James Demonology

This is the modern English translation of Demonologie by King James. Editor's Preface: The reason I translated this text into modern English is because most people wouldn’t bother to read this text in archaic English.

King James Demonology

This is the modern English translation of Demonologie by King James. Editor's Preface: The reason I translated this text into modern English is because most people wouldn’t bother to read this text in archaic English. I think it’s important to know the contents of this booklet as it can give a great insight into the things we see happening today and what we should be aware of. Although modern science, which in the Bible is said to be “falsely so called” (1 Timothy 6 20) got many convinced that such things as spirits don’t exist, my personal experience absolutely proves such claims to be wrong, and I’m not alone in this. Many other people were also saved by Jesus from such dangerous occult practices like Hinduism and meditation after their realization that these are the traps set by Satan to get one totally demonized and sent to hell - just check YouTube Jesus testimonials for a proof. Because of my own experiences I know that what King James writes about is true. I’m not saying I have experienced everything he describes, but the things that he writes about which I have personally experienced are absolutely true, so it’s very likely that the rest of what he says about Satan and evil spirits is true also. For most people the claims of this booklet will be too fantastic to believe, and I understand this. But for those who got burnt by the occult, whether being engaged in reiki, palmistry, astrology, Wicca, chanting or any other such practices, and know the reality of spirits, this booklet will, I believe, be very helpful indeed, as it describes the operation of evil spirits and their master Satan. Lastly, I hope you won’t be put off by several references to the lesser intelligence of women in this booklet. This booklet was written in 1597, and at that time women weren’t employed but were destined to become housewives; so like I see in India today (where I live) many women are less intelligent than men due to their lack of education and their focus being only on family and marriage; so I understand why such prejudice was common at that early time in England and Scotland. From the text it’s easy to tell that King James was influenced by Calvinism which I don’t support, just to let you know. For example, he was of the opinion that only the elect could be saved. So I’m highlighting this fact so as to make you aware that I’m of a different opinion, yet I still support this work as it contains much useful information, though it doesn’t mean that I agree with everything it has to say about Christianity. To make it easier to understand this work I’ve modernized the language, simplified certain sayings, shortened some sentences, divided some long paragraphs, and researched more into particular spirits and their actions so that you understand better what King James means in certain passages. (My notes are distinguished from the main work.) Since this document was written in archaic English and Scottish languages, it took me a while to understand some sentences and phrases, but I hope that I’ve translated everything correctly; when I really didn’t understand what was meant by some phrase (which happened a few times), I simply left the phrase as it was, so that not to accidentally change the meaning. Finally, you can read the original work in several online resources out of which I’ve found this most convenient: http://www.sacred-texts.com/pag/kjd/kjd04.htm. Kindest regards, Simona Rich

Demonology Of King James I

The second of Sorcerie and Witch-craft: and the thirde, conteines a discourse of all these kindes of spirits, & Spectres that appeares & trobles persones: together with a conclusion of the whol work.

Demonology Of King James I

The fearefull aboundinge at this time in this countrie, of these detestable slaues of the Deuill, the Witches or enchaunters, hath moved me (beloued reader) to dispatch in post, this following treatise of mine, not in any wise (as I protest) to serue for a shew of my learning & ingine, but onely (mooued of conscience) to preasse thereby, so farre as I can, to resolue the doubting harts of many; both that such assaultes of Sathan are most certainly practized, & that the instrumentes thereof, merits most severly to be punished: against the damnable opinions of two principally in our age, wherof the one called SCOT an Englishman, is not ashamed in publike print to deny, that ther can be such a thing as Witch-craft: and so mainteines the old error of the Sadducees, in denying of spirits. The other called VVIERVS, a German Phisition, sets out a publick apologie for al these craftes-folkes, whereby, procuring for their impunitie, he plainely bewrayes himselfe to haue bene one of that profession. And for to make this treatise the more pleasaunt and facill, I haue put it in forme of a Dialogue, which I haue diuided into three bookes: The first speaking of Magie in general, and Necromancie in special. The second of Sorcerie and Witch-craft: and the thirde, conteines a discourse of all these kindes of spirits, & Spectres that appeares & trobles persones: together with a conclusion of the whol work. My intention in this labour, is only to proue two things, as I haue alreadie said: the one, that such diuelish artes haue bene and are. The other, what exact trial and seuere punishment they merite: & therefore reason I, what kinde of things are possible to be performed in these arts, & by what naturall causes they may be, not that I touch every particular thing of the Deuils power, for that were infinite: but onelie, to speak scholasticklie, (since this can not bee spoken in our language) I reason vpon genus leauing species, and differentia to be comprehended therein. - Taken from Demonology by King James I

Demonology

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).

Demonology

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).

Daemonologie

Written as both a religious and political piece, this work shows the history and foundation of necromancy and demonology.

Daemonologie

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

Daemonologie


Demonology

Written in 1597 in old english, King James I, the author of the King James bible, wrote Demonology. This work includes his beliefs in satan and witches.

Demonology

Written in 1597 in old english, King James I, the author of the King James bible, wrote Demonology. This work includes his beliefs in satan and witches. A historical work and important read for scholars of religion, this title allows readers to study the beliefs and ideas and King James. Demonology is known as one of the most interesting and controversial writings in the history of christianity.

Daemonologie

This book is believed to be one of the main sources used by William Shakespeare in the production of Macbeth.

Daemonologie

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.