Category Archives: Angels and Demons

World’s Best Mom

Lilith is probably one of the better-known demons of Jewish lore. In fact, she is so well-known that many writers simply force their own interpretation on the mythical texts, making her to be a destructive femme-fatale or a demonic proto-feminist. … Continue reading

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Solomon, Shamir and Ashmedai

Sorry for the slow update rate – hopefully, with the nearing term break, I’ll be able to speed things up a little. In this post, I’m going to relate¬†two of the many legends about King Solomon. With a thousand wives … Continue reading

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Angelic Songs of Death

One of the issues Jewish mystics obsessed about during the Late Antiquity was the Merkabah, or God’s throne-room. Based on the vivid description in the first chapter of Isaiah. The first chapters of Revelations fit pretty well into the genre … Continue reading

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A Short Talmudic Grimoire

The Talmud is the large corpus of Jewish law, compiled in the first centuries C.E. in Jerusalem and Babylon. The word Law should be used here in a very loose sense; the text is essentially protocols, ordered by vague association … Continue reading

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The Jeweler-Demon and the Angel Hanging Upside-Down

Much like early Christians, Jewish writers were often obsessed with the idea of angels: primordial creations of God, perfect beings whose only purpose was to help Him create Man, the woefully imperfect crown of creation. According to a very popular … Continue reading

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