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An Inventorie of Demons provides the catalogue of spirits found in Reginald Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft, including ‘Notes on the ‘Names by Brinsley Nicholson.


It is nowadays tolerably well known that the Goetia of Solomon derives its spirit catalogue in great part from Johann Weyer’s De Praestigiis Daemonum et Incantationibus ac Venificiis, in particular the appendix ‘Pseudomonarchia Daemonum’ (Liber officiorum spirituum). From this the Goetia derives, even more specifically, via a translation published in Reginald Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft. The lessons to be learned from textual comparisons have yet to percolate out to any significant degree. Limited editions of Scot, in whole or in part, come and go. Students need to be able to compare the text from Scot with the Goetia – and indeed other catalogues now available like the Book of Offices/Book of Oberon – quickly and effectively, and a pamphlet that you can use as a bookmark in other grimoires serves that purpose.

An Inventorie of Demons Pamphlet

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