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Binsfeld'sClassificationofDemons

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PeterBinsfeld(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Binsfeld)wasaMedievaldemonologistandJesuit
priestwholivedinTrier,Germany,anddiedthereoftheplaguein1598.Hewasinvolvedinthe
witchhuntsofthetimeandwrote"TheConfessionofWarlocksandWitches",whichdiscussedthe
confessionsofallegedwitches,andarguedthattorturedidnotaffecttheveracityofconfessions.
In1589,PeterBinsfeldpairedeachoftheSevenDeadlySinswithademon,whotemptedpeopleby
meansoftheassociatedsin.AccordingtoBinsfeld'sClassificationofDemons,thepairingsareas
follows:
Lust:Asmodeus
Gluttony:Beelzebub
Greed:Mammon
Sloth:Belphegor
Wrath:Satan
Envy:Leviathan
Pride:Lucifer

1594BookbyBinsfeld:Animportanthandbookof
adviceforvarioussituations(seeforsaleoneBay).

Detailof1594Book
byBinsfeld.

Healsotheorisedthatotherdemonsinvokesin,forinstanceLilith(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilith)andheroffspring,theincubiandsuccubi,invoke
lust.Thesuccubisleepwithmeninordertoimpregnatethemselvessothattheycanbearmoredemons.Theincubisleepwithwomentoleadtheminto
sinandtoimpregnatethemwithdemonspawn.
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