Demonographia is a complete collection of the diabolic portraiture designed by Louis Breton for J.A.S. Collin de Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal, depicting many of . Louis Breton created a set of 69 illustrations of demons, which were then engraved by M. Jarrault. J.A.S. Collin de Plancy then published the set with brief . Nov 4, Corps of Doom: Demonographia ~ Collin de Plancy II.
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The Dictionnaire Infernal English: Infernal Dictionary is a book on demonologydescribing demons organised in hierarchies. Many but not all of these images were later used demonogfaphia S.
The book was first published in and then divided into two volumes, with six reprints—and many changes—between and This book attempts to provide an account of all the knowledge concerning superstitions and demonology.
Anecdotes of the nineteenth century or stories, recent anecdotes, features and little known words, singular adventures, various quotations, compilations and curious pieces, to be used for the history of the customs and the mind of the century in which we live, compared with centuries past.
Demonographia: The Fountainhead of Diabolic Portraiture
Infernal Dictionary, or, a Universal Library on the beings, characters, books, deeds, and causes which pertain to the manifestations and magic of trafficking with Hell; divinations, occult sciences, grimoiresmarvels, errors, prejudices, traditions, folktales, the various superstitions, and generally all manner of marvellous, surprising, mysterious, and supernatural beliefs.
Influenced by VoltaireCollin de Plancy initially did not believe in superstition.
For example, the book reassures its contemporaries as to the torments of Hell: But only God could know the punishments meted out to the guilty, or the place that holds them. All the catalogues made herebefore are only the fruit of a more or less disordered imagination.
Names of Demons from Collin de Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal
Theologians should leave to collib poets the depiction of Hell, and not themselves seek to frighten minds with hideous paintings and appalling books” p. The skepticism of Collin de Plancy increasingly subsided over time. By the end of he was an enthusiastic Roman Catholicto the consternation of his former admirers.
This influence is most clearly seen in the sixth and final edition of the book, which is decorated with many engravings and seeks to affirm the existence of the demons. Many articles written in the Dictionnaire Infernal illustrate the author’s vacillation between rationalismfaithand willingness to believe without evidence.
But the cards, merely human artifacts, not knowing either the future, nor the present, nor the past, have nothing of the individuality of the person consulting them. For a thousand different people they will have the same result; and consulted twenty times about the same subject, they will produce twenty contradictory productions” p. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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