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Alrighty then, I am not sure if this is appropriately placed or not- I would like to ask anyone who works with or studies the subject about the nature of this creature (real or not, I am not really considering that so much as "the nature of the beast"). I just finished reading The Lesser Key of Solomon and have questions about some of the demons he describes. I go back and forth on these 5 part writings, I've only read "Goetia" so far, and I go back and forth because yes it was written in the 1560s, but also, it was written in the 1560s, a time when people were killed based on whether or not they would sink or float. So while I'm not sure how to handle the piece, I want to go beyond the literature into the stories- I see that there is a lot of Hebrew letters, but most of these demons I can't find any reference to in Judeo or Christian texts, only referenced in the grimoire. This is not a case to favor or disfavor anyone's belief, but I do have questions, and this is entirely YOUR opinion I'm seeking, on how you define the nature of a "demon". I say "demon", because, well, google defines a demon as this: de·mon1 ˈdēmən/noun 1. an evil spirit or devil, especially one thought to possess a person or act as a tormentor in hell. And according to the description of some demons in this text, that definition doesn't really seem to apply universally. My main curiosity is Buer. A demon described as being a master of logic, wisdom, healing arts, knowledge of plants and herbs and one who provides excellent familiars to those who he guides. Healing arts are not traditionally associated with "evil" which is why I have elected to adopt the word "dark" instead. What is your take not only this text, but the idea of demons on the whole if you follow the idea of their existence?