“The authority for such pacts is *Isaias*

(*Isaiah*) xxviii which in the Vulgate translation reads: “For
you have said we have entered into a league with death, and we
have made a covenant with hell.” Both Origen and Augustine
mention these pacts and the scholastic philosophers distinguish
between express and implied pacts. The former consists in
actually evoking the demon, the latter in merely expecting help
from him. The demon here refers to any evil spirit, and there
were vast numbers of such.” http://www.satanservice.org/propaganda/occ.60sc.txt

A History of Witchcraft, Magic and Occultism, by W.B. Crow,
Wilshire Book Company, 1968; pp. 228-30.

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