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Synonyms for demonism

a belief in and reverence for devils (especially Satan)

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Thus, he permanently delivered love from sin, solving the great problem of Christian morality through a heretic pre-Christian view, combined with the romantic demonism of sexuality and creation--The Light of Paradise: "But could I really harvest in my field / so much laughter without the heat of evil?
Given the demonism of the poetic word there is no room for a priori compositional rules.
For the Ghost as a purgatorial figure, see Greenblatt, Hamlet in Purgatory; and Kristen Poole, Supernatural Environments in Shakespeare's England: Spaces of Demonism, Divinity, and Drama (Cambridge U.
On the other hand, Mann's perception of demonism derives from his enthusiastic reception and subsequent rejection of Feodor Dostoevsky's political and philosophical views, particularly as expressed in his novel Demons (1872).
Chapter six, "Despair and Demonism," is a dense chapter because it not only re-engages with earlier chapters but also examines many interesting and unusual aspects pertaining to the Quakers, melancholia, suicide, and witchcraft.
The retrieval of mythical spaces, such as the cemetery; Porfirio, the servant, as a character and as dramatical element; the intensification of demonism in the hero's character; the seductive powers of fame--which could be an allusion to Torrado's version--are some of these themes.
The first is the one in Patocka's thesis quoted above; the secret of a demonism that confuses boundaries, or the secret of the first mystery.
In fact, the silence about and condemnation of the cannibalistic act sets the ego of the modern individual against the cannibalistic imprint of the irrational, where one finds the morbid failure to distinguish between anthropophagy, insensitiveness and cruelty, in short, what any missionary might regard as a basic form of demonism.
The play allows one to be plainer: the god-beast or id at the root of identity invades the bed, the fulcrum of theurgic demonism and site of ambiguity, treacherous words and murderous confusion.
Folkways are habits of the individual and customs of the society which arise from efforts to satisfy needs; they are intertwined with goblinism and demonism and primitive notions of luck .
They were also accused of having no morals, of stealing and eating Christian babies, of failing to help Joseph, Mary and Jesus in their flight from Herod, of forging the nails with which Jesus was crucified, of occultism, witchcraft and demonism, libels reinforced by their alien appearance and nomadic lifestyle.
38) For more information on the Devil as a trickster and tempter see: Nathan Johnstone, The Devil and Demonism in Early Modern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), 60-141, 170-175.
No; but here thou beholdest even in a dumb brute, the instinct of the knowledge of the demonism in the world.
During the Salem witch trials, ergot of rye caused the dementia that some associated with demonism.