The back cover of the Mother/Daughter book (see tags) reads:
Watch your back! How to Spot and Identify Demons and Other Subversive Spirits-
And What To Do Next . . .
Demons, fairies, and fallen angels are everywhere. They lurk at the crossroads, crouch behind doors, hide in trees, slip into beds, wait in caves, hover at weddings and childbirths, disguise themselves as friends, relatives-even disguise themselves as 'you' ...
They are powerful; they are protean; they are enchanting. And, to the uninformed, they (dark spirit interior) are often invisible . . .
Carol K. Mack is an award-winning playwright with a twinkle in her eye. She has a longtime interest in comparative mythology. She has a master's degree in religious studies.
Her daughter, the writer Dinah Mack earned her bachelor's degree in religious studies and her master's degree in cultural anthropology. She's one of those rare demon vanquishers.
. . .
. . . Ralph Waldo Emerson, and his "Essay On Demonology," 1875 -
. . .
Willingly I too say, Hail! to the unknown awful powers which transcend the ken of understanding. And the attraction which this topic has had for me and which induces me unfold its parts before you is precisely because I think the superstition has reappeared in every time and in every people indicates the inextinguishableness of wonder in [humanity] humankind; betrays his convictions that behind all your explanations is a vast aand potent living Nature . . .
inexhaustible and sublime,
which you cannot explain.
He is sure no book, no man
has told him all. It's the great
Instinct, the circumambient soul
which flows into him/her and into
and is his life, has not been searched.
He is sure the intimate relations subsist
between his character and his fortunes,
between him and the world: and until he
can adequately tell them he will tell them
wildly and fabulously [louse] Demonology
is the shadow of Theology - R. W. Emerson
( From his "Essay On Demonology," 1875 )