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  Symbols and symbolism in Christian demonology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This symbol may derive from Hinduism, in which it is the symbol of Shiva; his trident is sometimes depicted with a crossed stabiliser that forms the same figure.
Nonetheless, sometimes demons were depicted riding pale horses, perhaps due to a folkloric tradition that associated the pale horse with Death, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.
Although demons, being spiritual beings, do not need food, according to Christian demonology, demons and especially the Devil have been believed to hate salt, and thus it was claimed by the Christian church that no food was served with salt during witches' sabbaths.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Demons_and_symbols   (1125 words)

 Number of demons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Much has added to the growth of the number of demons when Christian theology said that all Pagan deities were demons.
Gregory of Nyssa, in the 4th century, supported the idea that demons procreated with other demons and with women, believing in the existence of male and female demons.
As it had been said by Christian theology that there was 400 millions of angels, Alfonso de Spina calculated that about one third of them were demons, and in 1467 he asserted that the number of demons was 133,316,666 demons.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Number_of_demons   (337 words)

 Learn more about Demon in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Demons in the Hebrew Bible are usually not the same as "demons" as commonly understood today by Christians.
The demons mentioned in the Bible are of two classes, the "se'irim" and the "shedim." The se'irim ("hairy beings"), to which some Israelites sacrificed in the open fields are satyr-like demons, described as dancing in the wilderness (Isa.
Demons are found in many religions, and many cultures have developed a rich mythology of demons.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /d/de/demon.html   (2756 words)

 Myths-Dreams-Symbols-Dream Symbols/Demons
If sexuality is repressed in such a guise in a woman's dream, it is possibly because she has a fear of sexual relations.
In a man's dream the indication might be that he has a guilt-ridden attitude towards his own sexuality {which Freud might trace back to anxiety arising out of the normal male infant's erotic feelings for his mother}.
Demons in dreams probably represent parts of your unconscious mind that have been repressed and neglected and are now threatening to disrupt or mutilate the psyche.
www.mythsdreamssymbols.com /dsdemons.html   (483 words)

This symbol, it should be noted, had no religious significance in ancient Israel although, again according to Gershom Scholem, the Talmud recounts the legend that the hexagram was inscribed at some period in Solomon's ring or seal as a sign of his dominion over the demons.
This symbol, the intertwining of the two triangles, according to J.E. Cirlot, is a graphic a depiction of the mingling of fire(m) and water(f) in the human soul.
Fourth, symbolic representations such as serpents or dragons in opposition demonstrate a universal awareness of antagonistic or complementary elements in the cosmos that in some way are related to a quadratic relationship between male and female (right and left) and the heavens and earth (up and down).
www.agdei.com /Symbols1.html   (9078 words)

 Table of Contents and Excerpt, Black and Green, Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia
The gods, goddesses and demons, the motifs, symbols and religious beliefs of the several thousand years of Mesopotamian civilisation are bewilderingly complex to the modern reader who stands on the threshold of that world.
On the seals were cut, in miniature and in reverse (for sealing), friezes which involve gods, worshippers, symbols and other motifs, often arranged heraldically or in a form which gives the appearance of a mythological scene.
The seals are often inscribed with writing (usually also in reverse) which may give the names of particular deities (as part of a person's name, as the name of the seal owner's personal god or within a prayer of incantation).
www.utexas.edu /utpress/excerpts/exblagop.html   (3845 words)

 Angelology and Biblical Skepticism
The existence of Angels and Demons, which we may define as non-divine supernatural beings, is not a subject commonly tackled by Christian Apologists.
If it were concluded that Angels and Demons are poetic embellishments of historical records, this would not entail that the rest of the Biblical accounts were not intended, or were not reliable, as historical reports.
Aside from tarring belief in Demons by association with the stranger forms such belief has taken, Sagan provides a naturalistic explanation of Demonic phenomena in psychological and physiological terms which he suggests, plausibly enough, may also account for purported alien abduction experiences.
www.leaderu.com /theology/williams_angel.html   (3050 words)

 What the Bible says about demons
There are literally dozens of passages referring to demon possession causing mental and physical illnesses.
A number of references relate to the final destiny of Satan and his demons.
They see an all-evil Satanic entity and his army of demons as symbols by which a pre-scientific society attempted to explain natural occurrences.
www.religioustolerance.org /dem_bibl.htm   (1736 words)

 Occult icons
To the Egyptians, the symbol of the eye became an amulet for protection and sight in the underworld.
Lucifer or Satan is head of all the demons who were once angels but were expelled from heaven because of their pride and ego.
The pyramid and the obelisk endure as symbols of an ancient culture and of Immortality and Immutability.
www.magickalmind.com /icons.htm   (2933 words)

 Comments on symbols  9-2000
People are innocently demonically influenced by having most parts of their bodies pierced and inserted with either bone particles or jewelry these would have been "blessed".
In regards to your description of the inverted cross as a symbol of Satanists, you should be aware that the origin of this symbol lies with St. Peter.
The inverted cross is a symbol of St. Peter's humility in his martyrdom - he insisted that he be crucified upside-down, because he felt that he was unworthy to die in the same position as Christ.
www.crossroad.to /text/responses/archive/symbols1.htm   (17167 words)

 Demons of Love
The red nose is a phallic symbol, a cosmic symbol, and a symbol of Satanic light.
Demons pursue children along the lines of god of war and goddess of love.
Romance is the devil's specialty, and the demons of love are adept in capitalizing on human weaknesses in the love life.
www.biblenews1.com /marevil/demons2.htm   (5370 words)

Demons cannot get into your SPIRIT, but, the demons surround your SPIRIT like a glass jar surrounds its contents, and you have trouble serving the Lord JESUS the way the bible tells you to do or that you want.
The purpose of this ministry is to teach the every day normal "true worshiper" (John 4:23) (Christian) how to take authority over the devil and his demons, using the name of Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, thereby training an army of Deliverance ministers to defeat the works of the enemy.
The demons absolutely hate this song or any song that is about the Blood of Jesus.
www.demonbuster.com   (1779 words)

 DVD: Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Illustrated Dictionary $14.25   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Gods, gоddеssеs, demons, monsters, magic, myths, religious symbolism, ritual, and the spiritual world are all discussed in аlрhаbеtiсаl entries ranging from short ассоunts to extended essays.
Perhaps it would bе better to use the term "ruler" or "the elite" rather than the term "peoples" since it is clear that nеаrlу all the available information about the gods, demons, and symbols comes from inscriptions which were either from thе rulers or frоm the priests of the religious institutions.
This is strange in itself since it is аlwауs pounded in one's head that these ancient people had the Flood story, the Тоwеr of Babel, etc; that is they were instrumental in influencing thе ancient Hebrews who have in turn influenced Western culture through the Bible.
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 This Sunday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Emphasis on the demonic possession of individuals must not be so exclusive that the New Testament emphasis on the presence of demonic "principalities and powers" at work in social and political bodies and processes is forgotten or ignored.
But the symbolic interpretation may be legitimate so long as it is not in fact an attempt to explain away the reality of evil but a serious attempt to understand it at a deeper level.
Those who become preoccupied with demonic forces, whether with horrified repulsion or with the kind of perversely delicious fascination such repulsion often becomes, attribute to such forces a power they do not in fact have, and are easily paralyzed or possessed by their own imaginations and fantasies.
www.firstpresby.org /devil   (5935 words)

 Christianism - Appendix VI
For example, where we simply indicate the sex, the Jewish historians used the word which was given to the symbol by which male and female are known; for example, in Gen. i.
Baptism and light.—In the early Church the symbolism of light was closely connected with the sacrament of initiation.
In our view, the symbolism of the Zodiac lies at the root of all these systems based upon the number twelve, that is, the idea that the four Elements may appear in three different ways (levels or grades), giving twelve divisions.
www.christianism.com /appendixes/VI.html   (5122 words)

 Demon Stompers Deliverance Ministries; Exorcism of demons and entities through Spiritual Warfare. Intercessors prayer ...
Demon Stompers Deliverance Ministries; Exorcism of demons and entities through Spiritual Warfare.
Exorcism, Deliverance from demons for the Possessed and Oppressed!
To allow the healing of the battle scars that have been inflicted by the god of this world, his demons, spirits, and entities for the short time they have left.
www.angelfire.com /tx/DemonStompers   (1020 words)

 Rogma International - Great Doctrines of the Bible - Lesson 29
Today, in contrast, demon influence and possession have been attested to and witnessed by hundreds of missionaries working in pagan areas where demon worship has been a way of life for centuries.
In America and other more civilized countries, demon activity is evident from such things as hideous crimes, evil, unnatural, immoral, beastly practices, religious bedlam, the rise of false religions and religious teachers and the phenomenal interest in horoscopes, fortune telling, witchcraft, mediums and occult religions.
To deny the existence of demons is to question the authority of scripture, the deity of Christ and the integrity of the apostles.
www.rogma.org /lessons/doctrines/doctrines_class/gdb_lesson_29.htm   (2780 words)

 Angels and Demons Book at Shop Ireland
Angels and Demons is a no-holds-barred, pull-out-all-the-stops, breathless tangle of a thriller--think Katherine Neville's The Eight (but cleverer) or Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum (but more accessible).
His final discovery, anti-matter, the most powerful and dangerous energy source known to man, has disappeared--only to be hidden somewhere beneath Vatican City on the eve of the election of a new pope.
I was slightly disappointed by the beginning of Angels and Demons as it was very similar to The da Vinci Code and full of complicated stuff about anti-matter.
www.shopireland.ie /books/detail/0552150738/Angels-and-Demons   (938 words)

 Amazon.com: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (Ddd): Books: Karel Van Der Toorn,Bob Becking,Pieter W. Van ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible is designed as a major work of reference on the gods, angels, demons, spirits and semi-divine heroes whose names occur in the biblical books.
The Dictionary of Deities and Demons is the fruit of a common effort of a group of more than a hundred international scholars from a variety of traditions.
A lot of the "demons" were downplayed, the stories that were given, were not the whole story.
www.amazon.com /Dictionary-Deities-Demons-Bible-Ddd/dp/9004111190   (2679 words)

 Coin Books :: Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Illustrated Dictionary
Perhaps it would be better to use the term "ruler" or "the elite" rather than the term "peoples" since it is clear that nearly all the available information about the gods, demons, and symbols comes from inscriptions which were either from the rulers or from the priests of the religious institutions.
At the beginning of the book there is a useful author's note on the variant spellings of ancient names which explains the scholarly consensus on the probable pronunciation of the Akkadian and Sumerian languages.
This is strange in itself since it is always pounded in one's head that these ancient people had the Flood story, the Tower of Babel, etc; that is they were instrumental in influencing the ancient Hebrews who have in turn influenced Western culture through the Bible.
www.coin-books.com /index.php?Operation=ItemLookup&ItemId=0292707940   (1266 words)

 AdapaAdamPicturesFishmen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
London, British Museum, in association with the University of Texas Press.
His follower Peter, another fisherman, is told he will be a fisherman of men's souls too and the fish, Greek: ichthys, becomes a code word for Jesus Christ himself as well as a symbol of the early Christians during the Roman persecutions.
The ancient Mesopotamian myth of man's (Adapa the fisherman's) lost chance at immortality has come full-circle with the Christian myths of an ichthys Jesus Christ.
www.homestead.com /bibleorigins*net/AdapaAdamPicturesFishmen.html   (451 words)

 Amazon.fr : Gods , Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia: Livres: Jeremy Black,Anthony Green,Tessa Rickards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This book offers an introductory guide to the beliefs and customs of the ancient Mesopotamians, as revealed in their art and their writings between about 3000 B.C. and the advent of the Christian era.
Gods, goddesses, demons, monsters, magic, myths, religious symbolism, ritual, and the spiritual world are all discussed in alphabetical entries ranging from short accounts to extended essays.
Names are given in both their Sumerian and Akkadian forms, and all entries are fully cross-referenced.
www.amazon.fr /Gods-Demons-Symbols-Ancient-Mesopotamia/dp/0714117056   (292 words)

 The Necronomicon: An Annotated Bibliography
It is mostly faked Arabic-like calligraphy, along with a brief fictional introduction by L. Sprague de Camp.
Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Illustrated Dictionary.
A short Thelemic piece on the symbolism in the Magan Text of the Simon Necronomicon.
www.necfiles.org /bib.htm   (2248 words)

 Sumerian Mythology FAQ
Upon her rescue from the dead, he was pursued by galla demons, which he eluded for a time with the aid of Utu.
Eventually he was caught and slain; however, he was partially freed from his stay in the underworld by the actions of his sister Geshtinanna.
Namtar - "Fate", the demon responsible for death.
home.comcast.net /~chris.s/sumer-faq.html   (10387 words)

 SIDEBAR: Exorcism 101 - Christianity Today Magazine
Liberal biblical scholarship has often suggested that the text reflects a worldview that has no relevance today, that the demonic was the first century's way of describing modern psychological diagnoses (personalities in dissociative disorder or a projection of the inner self) or political categories (the demons are symbols of an oppressive power structure).
Evangelicals typically affirm the reality of demons but often see the function of the story as magnifying the authority of Jesus.
Arnold wrote a paper on "The Christian and Demonic Influence" for the Northwest Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in March 2001.
www.christianitytoday.com /ct/2001/011/5.58.html   (1056 words)

 alt.mythology Sumerian Mythology FAQ, ver. 2.0
The latest text only version of this FAQ is availible via anonymous ftp at: rtfm.mit.edu at /pub/usenet/news.answers/mythology/sumer-faq last changes: July 27, 2000: complete revision including incorporating Kramer's _Sumerian Mythology_ and Black and Green's _God's Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia_.
Black and Green identify his foe as the demon Asag, who was the spawn of An and Ki, and who produced monstrous offspring with Kur.
Sources Black, Jeremy and Green, Anthony, _Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Illustrated Dictionary_, University of Texas Press, Austin, 1992.
www.faqs.org /faqs/mythology/sumer-faq   (10828 words)

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Green, Gods, Demons and Symbols of ancient Mesopotamia, pp.
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oi.uchicago.edu /OI/ANE/ANE-DIGEST/2001/v2001.n113   (1536 words)

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