Review: The Complete Book of Demonolatry by S. Connolly
Posted On June 3, 2021
The Complete Book of Demonolatry is one of the most in depth, time tested guides for Demonolatry ever written! I have recommended this book to many new Satanists and those curious about demon summoning throughout the years.
Written by S. Connolly, she has been a practitioner of the occult arts since the early 80’s, with a focus on divination, gematria, necromancy, ceremonial magick, witchcraft and Demonolatry. She has written numerous best-selling books on the theory and practice of Demonolatry.
This book was originally from a series of books made for Theistic Satanists and Demonolators, condensed down into one informative volume. You will find a guide to the foundations of Demonolatry, which is the practice of demon worship, magic and summoning. It is a reference guide, study guide and work book all in one. The Complete Book of Demonolatry is mindfully written with the student in mind.
According to the author, modern Demonolatry is a pantheistic religious practice where demons are worshiped and worked with for the purpose of divine knowledge. Included with this is a set of suggestions on how the Demonolator should behave in the presence of these genius spirits, because demons are to be respected instead of being feared or controlled.
This book is very well organized, with a bounty of suggestions, rituals, formulas and so much more. You’ll get to learn about the demonic hierarchies, their history and origins and a listing of their sigils. Along with this is a chapter on Hermetics, a knowledge that is necessary for understanding the mechanics of ceremonial magic. You’ll also get lessons, meditations, prayers and offerings to demons, and oil recipes you can use in ritual work.
At the end is a comprehensive bibliography and a very useful index. When I was using this book to work with a demon recently, it was easy to use the index to compile all of the necessary things that I needed to make sure the ritual went right.
I like how this book is useful for Theistic and spiritual Satanists as well, because it is not limited to demon worship. Anyone who is interested in working with demons will find value in this book, even if you don’t necessarily want to treat it like a religious practice.
More than just a tome of demons, this is a useful workbook that will help you learn how to organize your ritual work in a logical and helpful way. The Complete Book of Demonolatry is perfect for solitary practitioners, but it does have a few suggestions on group workings. By learning how to work with demons in a more beneficial way you will find a whole world of knowledge opened to you.