Communicating with the Spirits: Christian Demonology and by Gabor Klaniczay, Eva Pocs

By Gabor Klaniczay, Eva Pocs

This can be the 1st quantity of a sequence of 3, containing eleven essays of altogether forty three articles in keeping with the subjects of the interdisciplinary convention hung on this subject in Budapest in 1999. The authors - well-known historians, ethnologists, folklorists coming from four continents - current the newest study findings of a major region of common human psychological reviews and methods and easy religious-ethnological options. the current quantity specializes in the matter of conversation with the opposite international: the phenomenon of spirit ownership and its altering historic interpretations, the imaginary schemes elaborated for giving money owed of the trips to the opposite global, for speaking with the lifeless, and at last the ancient archetypes of this sort of non secular manifestation - trance prophecy, divination, and shamanism.

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2 For biographical references as well as the manuscript tradition of Witelo’s treatise, see: Burchardt, 1979, pp. 26–33 (Witelo’s biography), pp. 33–53 (manuscripts). 3 Quaestio de substantia daemonum et natura difficilis est, cuius signum est, quod numquam aliquis philosophorum, quem viderim, de ipsa scripsit aliquid, nisi solus Plato, qui modicum quid de ipsa scripsit et invalidum (Burchardt, 1979, p. 167). 4 Scribo itaque secundum viam naturalem et possibilem natura daemo-nes, quos sancta religio secundum viam non naturalem, immo divinam, divinitus revelatam, quosdam caelestes angelos de hierarchia caelesti propter radicem peccati, quae est superbia, praedicat cecidisse.

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2 For biographical references as well as the manuscript tradition of Witelo’s treatise, see: Burchardt, 1979, pp. 26–33 (Witelo’s biography), pp. 33–53 (manuscripts). 3 Quaestio de substantia daemonum et natura difficilis est, cuius signum est, quod numquam aliquis philosophorum, quem viderim, de ipsa scripsit aliquid, nisi solus Plato, qui modicum quid de ipsa scripsit et invalidum (Burchardt, 1979, p. 167). 4 Scribo itaque secundum viam naturalem et possibilem natura daemo-nes, quos sancta religio secundum viam non naturalem, immo divinam, divinitus revelatam, quosdam caelestes angelos de hierarchia caelesti propter radicem peccati, quae est superbia, praedicat cecidisse.

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