The Devils and Evil Spirits of Babylonia

Written by R. Campbell Thompson London, June 1st, 1903. From the earliest times Eastern races, in common with the rest of mankind, have always held a firm belief in the existence of evil spirits, ghosts, and all kindred powers. The phenomenon of death, the mystery of disease and sickness, and all the other events of common occurrence in daily life gave rise to speculations about the unseen world, which gradually led to a distinction, although slight at all times, between good and evil spirits. The early Semitic people of Babylonia, whoever they may have been or wherever they may have migrated from, found a theology ready to their hands in the adopted country, which they took over from.... Even the Babylonians knew that they needed protection against the evil that existed, and sought their answers in the secrets that remained, them remannts of the story of Eden... It is therefore evident that when the Semitic Babylonian took over the learning of his Sumerian predecessors, he seems also to have unconsciously adapted an enlarged his ideas to fit their beliefs, receiving their doctrines in their entirety as worthy of implicit trust, and in the belief that his teachers must necessarily understand the supernatural powers peculiar to their own country. You will learn about: Various types of evil spirits and their classifications and purposes: where they dwell and where they came from- their origin. The truth about seven key evil spirits described in Luke 11:26 when he said, seven other spirits more evil than himself... How babyloinians used charms and magic to seek success and further their sorcery. Discover how secrets that were carried out from the Garden of Eden became key ingredients that Babylonians used in their sorcery. Babylonian cantantions that were to repell spirits. Secrets of the Babylonian tablets. Demons, Schools, Vampires, Hobgoblins, Ghosts, and Kindred Evil Spirits, which Attack Mankind Original goal of this book was to supply the student of Assyrian Demonology with English transliterations and translations, with the necessary notes, etc., of the documents printed in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Parts of Cuneiform Texts from Babylonian Tablets, etc., which have been recently issued by the Trustees of the British Museum. It includes proof of the fact that a considerable proportion of the magical practices which are in use in the East to the present day were well known to the inhabitants of Mesopotamia several thousands of years ago, and that many of them were borrowed by the Hebrews and other dwellers in Syria and Persia from their neighbors on that Tigris and Euphrates.