This fourth book in Ashley's series traces the roots of the occult - devil worship, ritual killing, witchcraft, etc... throughout history. Written in reader-friendly but scholarly prose. Within these pages readers will find potions and charms, incantations and amulets. There are detailed descriptions of bloody rituals, the sensational black masses of France, the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition and an introduction into the habits of werewolves and vampire
For the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Matthew Bartholomew series, Sphere is delighted to reissue all of the medieval monk's cases with beautiful new series-style covers. ------------------------------------ The winter of 1353 has been appallingly wet, there is a fever outbreak amongst the poorer townspeople and the country is not yet fully recovered from the aftermath of the plague. The increasing reputation and wealth of the Cambridge colleges are causing dangerous tensions between the town, Church and University. Matthew Bartholomew is called to look into the deaths of three members of the University of who died from drinking poisoned wine, and soon he stumbles upon criminal activities that implicate his relatives, friends and colleagues - so he must solve the case before matters in the town get out of hand... Rumours of plague threaten Cambridge again, ten years after the Black Death had almost laid waste to the town. Neither the church nor its priests had defended people from the disease and now they turn elsewhere for protection, to pagan ritual and magical potions. It is a ripe atmosphere to be exploited by the mysterious 'Sorcerer', an anonymous magician whose increasing influence seems certain to oust both civil and church leaders from power. One murder, another unexplained death, a font filled with blood, a desecreated grave - all bear the hallmarks of the Sorcerer's hand, only the identity of the magician remains a mystery. One which Matthew Barthlomew must quickly get to the bottom of in order for he and his University colleagues to be free from danger...
The Nazi regime was essentially a religious cult, relying on the hypnotic personality of one man, Adolf Hitler, and it was fated to die with him. But while it lasted, his closest lieutenants competed ferociously for power and position as his chosen successor. This deadly contest accounted for many of the regime's worst excesses, in which millions of people died, and which brought Western civilization to its knees. The Devil's Disciples is the first major book for a general readership to examine those lieutenants, not only as individuals but also as a group. It focuses on the three Nazi paladins closest to Hitler - Goring, Goebbels and Himmler - with their nearest rivals - Bormann, Speer and Ribbentrop in close attendance. Others who were removed in various ways - like Gregor Strasser, Ernst R-hm, Heydrich and Hess - play supporting roles. Perceptive and illuminating, The Devil's Disciples is above all a powerful chronological narrative, showing how the personalities of Hitler's inner circle developed and how their jealousies and constant intrigues affected the regime, the war, and Hitler himself.
Approaching the subject as a legal and social historian, Peter Charles Hoffer offers a fresh look at the Salem outbreak based on recent studies of panic rumors, teen hysteria, child abuse, and intrafamily relations. He brings to life a set of conversations -- in taverns and courtrooms, at home and work -- which took place among suspected witches, accusers, witnesses, and spectators. The accusations, denials, and confessions of this legal story eventually resurrect the tangled internal tensions that lay at the bottom of the Salem witch hunts.
Dive into the drama and action of the American Revolution in The Devil's Disciple, George Bernard Shaw's only play set entirely on U.S. soil. The protagonist, Richard Dudgeon, is a misfit and self-proclaimed "devil's disciple," but when the chips are down, he displays a level of courage and virtue that few others possess.
(Deluxe, full-color paperback): This book contains a grand vision for realizing Satan's Temple on earth, building His Imperium and breeding His awaited Son. It describes the diabolical ways of our Satanic Order and our new Satanic race. It also contains the first Gate of Nine that shall take Initiates into the depths of Hell to meet our Lord. These visions have been inspired by Lord Satan and revealed to the Dark Lords in their Black Temple. If you are one of us, let this book be your call to action and a manifesto for the Satanic Age. For the era of heresy and faithlessness is ending, and the time has come for man to reconnect to his Dark Lord, embrace the spirit of evil and awaken to the glories of Satan's plan. So go forth, ye black disciples, and build temples to the Devil as we shall teach you. Gather into Black Lodges and covens and spread our Temple's delicious poison into your community. Manifest the Unholy Spirit in your works and live the Diabolical Way each day. Recruit others to Satan's banner and help build our new order for the ages. Breed a new Satanic race and await the coming of the Antichrist. Master black magick and wage spiritual warfare against the enemies of our Lord. Do these things, and by Satan's will we shall remake this world as has been foreseen. Diabolus Vult! The Devil wills it! The DARK LORDS Year 1 of the Temple of Satan