Thank You for the information. Are you a believer in the demonology as you wrote it or does it just come from an interest and research?
I am one of the people here who though I have met some unhappy, angry and very rude nasty spirits in my considerable days I have yet to find anyone that falls into the realm of evil. Of course not going looking for them is probably a very good reason I never have or will find one. I do have an elemental next door at the corner of the woods. Some people don't believe in them but that's OK. Their there.
Do you mean me ?
I have used the Goetia.Not Belial specifically,but yah.I was very young and untrained.I use them rarely now.
,but the Goetia can be used sucessfully if you are respectful .
And I am an avid watcher of the TV show,SUPERNATURAL.Mostly for the 2 adorable guys on the show,but
They do the STAY INSIDE THE PENTAGRAM thing to death.
Its also in the Bartemaus trilogy of books ,pretty much described correctly too.
And my thoughts on demons ,is that they are just spirits on the other side,but they are of a more
base ,evil nature.
Some are ancient,so they can be more powerful than just a simple earthbound recently dead with
a chip on its shoulder.
When you study with a priest of either Palo,or Santeria,the first thing they make you do is
read the works of Allen Kardec.
His medium,spiritist,and prayer books.
He was a French philosopher that spoke to the dead.So he documented it all.
His description of souls/spirits,reincarnation ,evil spirits,all pretty much follows the Hindu/Buddhist
line of thinking.
(To me anyway)
So on the other side,we are all .....*just spirits*, at different levels of enlightenment .
We reap as we sow and must be reborn accordingly.
Some spirits are highly elevated,aka angels,and some do not evolve forward because of evil deeds
done on this side.
Some are allowed to be guardians.
As per Kardec,you never go backward in your enlightenment,but if say you are a murderer,or you
commit suicide,your soul doesn't go foward,and rebirth is inevitable.
Lower spirits are usually just jealous and evil in nature.Some never go forward.
They hate the enlightened spirits ,espec if we are on this side,so if they can cause us trouble,they do.
Its all very interesting.Reading his stuff changed my perception of spirits quite a lot.
Does this help ?