Demonic possession, wicked spells, and ancient bindings all come together in this exploration of Sumerian magick and exorcism. Discover the roots of modern demonology and explore prayers and incantations from the very cradle of Western civilization. This book focuses on the original writings themselves, so you can read for yourself spells drawn from the Maklu Texts and other Sumerian magickal tablets. The translations present a fascinating view of Sumero- Babylonian religion, myth, and demonology. The gods Shamash, Marduk, and Ea play pivotal roles in the fight against the dark powers of Lilitum, Labartu, and the Utukku - a host of evil spirits dedicated to sowing destruction and disease amongst humanity.