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Engraving of occultists John Dee and Edward Kelley "in the act of invoking the spirit of a deceased person"; from Astrology (1806) by Ebenezer Sibly.


The blackest of all the black arts is undoubtedly necromancy, the ancient method of communication with the dead. The art of raising the dead and controlling their spirits takes its name…

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Conjuration for Cassiel. Cassiel is sometimes described as the angel of tears and the angel of temperance. As Qafsiel, he is sometimes regarded as the ruler of the moon instead of Saturn.

The Conjuration of the Spirit

In traditional and most contemporary usage, conjuration refers to a magical act of invoking spirits or using incantations or charms to cast magical spells. Drawing a circle and refraining from…

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Read more about the article Devils and the Seven Deadly Sins
A Sistine Chapel fresco depicts the expulsion of Adam and Eve for transgressing God's command not to eat the fruit of the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Devils and the Seven Deadly Sins

In a religious context, sin is a transgression against divine law or a law of God. Each culture has its own interpretation of what it means to commit a sin.…

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Angels fighting against fallen angels during the War in Heaven. Illustration by Gustave Doré for John Milton's Paradise Lost (1866)

Hierarchy of the Devils

In the New Testament, celestial beings were grouped into seven ranks: angels, archangels, principalities, powers, virtues, dominions, and thrones. Christianity describes Satan as a fallen angel who terrorizes the world…

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