Navigating the Golden Compass: Religion, Science and Daemonology
in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials.
The King wrote a book called Daemonology
which told local magistrates what to look for when tracking down witches, a capital offence.
(6.) Rousseau, Pachomius, 134-41; Peter Brown, The Making of Late Antiquity (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1978), 81-101; Richard Valantasis, "Daemons and the Perfecting of the Monk's Body: Monastic Anthropology, Daemonology
, and Asceticism," Semeia 58 (1992): 47-79.
Here biology connects to daemonology
, for what is outside us includes superhuman but nevertheless personal powers: `In Athenian homes and cities, daemons were a force as live and considerable as electricity for us' (p.
Yet, on closer analysis, this story turned out to be the crown of an elaborate daemonology
; symbolically, the suicide stood for murder, its meaning being `The managers in this organization will stop at nothing, not even murder'.
115-20; Joseph Andriano, Our Ladies of Darkness: Feminine Daemonology
in Male Gothic Fiction (University Park: The Pennsylvania State Univ.