DICTIONARY OF DEMONS by Michelle Belanger
The Dictionary of Demons starts with a simple premise: names have power. In medieval and Renaissance Europe, it was believed that speaking a demon's true name could summon it, compel it, and bind it.
Occult scholar Michelle Belanger has compiled the most complete compendium of demonic names available anywhere, using both notorious and obscure sources from the Western grimoiric tradition. Presented alphabetically from Aariel to Zynextyur, more than 1,500 demons are introduced, explored, and cross-referenced by theme and elemental or planetary correspondence. This meticulously researched reference work features fascinating short articles on demonology and a wealth of woodcuts, etchings, and paintings depicting demons through the ages.
Michelle Belanger is an author and occult expert most widely recognized for appearances on television's Paranormal State, exploring abandoned prisons and haunted houses while blindfolded and in high heels. A leading authority on psychic and supernatural topics, Michelle's non-fiction research in books like The Dictionary of Demons and The Psychic Vampire Codex has been sourced in television shows, university courses, and numerous publications around the world. In addition to acting as media liaison for fringe communities in the occult and paranormal world, Michelle's public work has spanned performing with gothic and metal bands, and designing immersive live action gaming events for companies such as Wizards of the Coast. Michelle's new paranormal dark fiction series (the Shadowside Series) is published through Titan Books and begins with Conspiracy of Angels. Michelle resides near Cleveland, Ohio with three cats and a library of more than five thousand books.