“The authority for such pacts is *Isaias*
“The authority for such pacts is *Isaias*(*Isaiah*) xxviii which in the Vulgate translation reads: “Foryou have said we have entered into a league with death, and wehave made a covenant with hell.” Both Origen and Augustinemention these pacts and the scholastic philosophers distinguishbetween express and implied pacts. The former consists in actually evoking the demon, …
Goethe’s Faust makes not a pact with the Devil…
Goethe’s Faust makes not a pact with the Devil, but a wager.“Only in Faust: Part One (1808) does Goethe commit himself to his second great divergence from the traditional fable: his Faust now makes not a contract with the Devil but a wager. Faust wagers that, however much of human life the Devil shows him, …
Poor simple but honest Devil….
Poor simple but honest Devil.“He is always duped and the vilest tricks are resorted to to cheat him. While thus the Devil, having profited by experience, always insists upon having his rights insured by an unequivocal instrument (which in later centuries is signed with blood); he, in his turn, is fearlessly trusted to keep his …
“Is there a God beside Me?
“Is there a God beside Me? Yea, there is no God; I know not any”, God says (Isa. 44: 8); “The Lord He is God; there is none else beside Him” (Deut. 4:35). Such verses occur time and again throughout the Bible. Because God is the source of all power and the only God, He …
Concerning the early German chapbook
Concerning the early German chapbook: P.57 The sin of knowledge: ancient themes and modern variations By Theodore ZiolkowskiPasted from
5 People That Sold Their Souls To The Devil
5 People That Sold Their Souls To The DevilNiccolo PaganiniRobert JohnsonJohann Georg FaustUrbain GrandierJonathan MoultonSee
Melmoth the Wanderer
Melmoth the Wanderer is a gothic novel published in 1820, written by Charles Robert Maturin (uncle of Jane Wilde who was mother of Oscar Wilde).The central character, John Melmoth (a Wandering Jew type), is a scholar who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for 150 extra years of life and spends that time …
Hysteria and Madness….
Hysteria and Madness. Father Gaufridi is executed.Court proceedings saw both Sisters Madeline and Louise behave in, according to 17th century standards, fashion typical of an advanced state of possession. Madeleine in particular was seen to maniacally swing from violently denouncing Gaufridi as a devil worshipper and sorcerer to retracting the accusations. She would return to …
Lives of the necromancers:
Lives of the necromancers: or, An account of the most eminent persons in … By William Godwin (1834)“But what is most deplorable we are not contented to endeavour to secure the aid of God and good angels but we also aspire to enter into alliance with devils and beings destined for their rebellion to suffer …
Secret Teachings of All Ages, by Manly P….
Secret Teachings of All Ages, by Manly P. Hall“In the case of black magic, it is the magician and not the demon who must sign the pact. When the black magician binds an elemental to his service, a battle of wits ensues, which the demon eventually wins. With his own blood the magician signs the …
Implied Pact Impact
Implied Pact ImpactIn 1398, the University of Paris declared that the demonic pact could be implicit; no document need be signed, as the mere act of summoning a demon constituted an implied pact.Pasted from
The historical Faust was not (known to be) accused of
The historical Faust was not (known to be) accused of signing a pact with the devil. See p 96 of Leo Ruickbie’s:Faustus: The Life and Times of a Renaissance MagicianPasted from
If ever I recline
Kaufmann Goethe, P. 183: http://books.google.ca/books?id=JXFv3T-2JzIC&lpg=PA183&dq=If%20ever%20I%20recline&pg=PA183#v=onepage&q=If%20ever%20I%20recline&f=falseFAUST: If ever I recline, calmed, on a bed of sloth, You may destroy me then and there. If ever flattering you should wile me That in myself I find delight, If with enjoyment you beguile me, Then break on me, eternal night! This bet I offer. MEPIUSTO: I accept it.
The Grand Grimoire
The Grand GrimoireThe first part of the Grand Grimoire, like the Grimorium Verum, is simply a process for the evocation of evil spirits to obtain the enforced surrender of hidden treasure. In the second part the magician is certainly expected to give himself, body and soul, to the demon who serves him meanwhile, and there …
What’s a Pact?
What’s a Pact? What’s a Wager?Pact:An agreement or compact between two or more parties, nations, etc, for mutual advantagePasted from Wager:Something risked or staked on an uncertain eventPasted from
Can You Sell Your Soul to the Devil?
Can You Sell Your Soul to the Devil?By Baruch S. DavidsonQuestion: Do Jews believe that a person can sell his/her soul to the devil? Response: The idea of “selling one’s soul to the devil”—meaning, becoming a slave of the devil in exchange for favors provided—does not exist in Torah. Jewish ethical works do …Pasted from
A Human Devil’s (Con Man’s) Pact (….
A Human Devil’s (Con Man’s) Pact (…and if the Devil don’t appear, then the Devil take me). The Antiquarian repertory: a miscellaneous assemblage of topography, history, biography, customs, and manners ; intended to illustrate and preserve several valuable remains of old timesEdward Jeffery, 1808http://books.google.com/books?id=0skcAQAAMAAJ&dq=Simon%20Forman&pg=RA1-PA317#v=onepage&q=Simon%20Forman&f=false
The history of Dr….
The history of Dr. John Faustus: Shewing how he sold himself to the devil, … Also, strange things done by him, and his servant Mephistopholes. With an account how the devil came for him, and tore him to pieces (Google eBook – Available for Download) (1787) printed in the year, 1787 – 23 pagesPasted from
When these two parties had agreed with one another
When these two parties had agreed with one another, Dr. Faustus took a sharp-pointed knife, pricked open a vein in his left hand, and it is truly said, that in this hand was seen a graven and bloody writing, 0 Homo fuge, Id esl, 0 man flee from him and do what is right. CHAPTER …