The Red Book of Appin, according to its introduction, was a magical tome in the possession of Joseph Appin, an English merchant who died in 1689. The book was initially buried with him, then recovered by his sons.
“It is well known that this document, enwrapped in blood-red leather of some unknown creature (according to rumors , that was one of lower demons, invoked by Vlad specially for this purpose), was kept by the english merchant Joseph Appin (from this comes the title of the book), who died in 1689 and bequeathed to bury it together with him.
Having accomplished their father`s behest, two of his sons afterwards digged his grave out in order to get the access to the source of terrible transcendent knowledge, but found no book there. It is possible that the book had been stolen by some offspiring of Vlad, and since then it was imparted from father to son until the year 1869, when it got into the hands of the Hungarian secret community, which afterwards turned to one of branches of the Great Black Lodge under the abbreviation A.C.C. The copy had been imparted to the Pontiphic of the Lodge Johan Kellenheim in 1901 and translated to polish and german.
The further destinity of the original is unknown. It`s written in the purest version of the enochian language, in comparison with which the language of John Dee is just a pitiable senseless murmuring, and not with enochian symbols but with latin letters, which confirms the version of writing it by the monk, unfamiliar with the Heavenly Language.” – The Red Book of Appin
Little is known about Appin, though the text would suggest he was visited by darker forces, which prompted him to write down his divinations in the Red Book. Its authenticity as a historical document is in dispute.
The Infernal Names
Amongst the Superior Demons and Evil Spirits never exists the One who would exceed all the rest by all qualities, therefore they all are the Lord and the Ruler, and there is no chief among them, but there use to be the qualities prevailing in one of Them, and also that are present in one but absent in another — that is the principle according to which the Powers of Evil are divided in tractats of black wizards, which is called the Iron Tower or merely Tower.
Samael – “the Superior Evil Spirit;” “bottomless gloom or manifold of iron arrows flying towards him, and sometimes He comes like a man of low height dressed in black coat, with very hostile exterior”
Lilith – “Samael’s wife, the Goddess of Depths and Worms;” “a splendid naked woman with luxurious hair or as an oldwoman dressed in black”
Baalsebub – “Prince of Darkness, the Lord of demons, the Original Evil;” ” a horse`s head, a huge bee, or a naked man without skin, or as a high tree”
Asmodeus – “Demon of seduction, lie and deceit, the Keeper of the treasury of underworld;” ” King in luxurious clothes, might gift with riches and power all those who address to Him”
Astaroth – “Lord of Transformations, the Lord of the Dead, the Protector of sorcerers who search for gold;” “rain of pus, clouding gloom and black vortex with light from within”
Moloch – “Devourer of Infants, the Merciless Vengeance, the Superior Ruler of underworld, the Lord of burnt souls;” ” It`s impossible to invoke him, for in the world there is no place large enough to be occupied by his nature”
Adramelech – “Judge and the Hangman of underworld, the protector of tyrants and suppressors;” ” a wiseman dressed in black with shaven head”
Satan and Belial – “Satan the denial, and Belial the treachery are the two facets of Samael, but not the Original Evil Spirits. The image of the first one is black cock, the image of the second one is human with wings. One cannot invoke them, for they can’t manifestate in flesh, but he who prays to them addresses to Samael”
Naamah – “Queen of fear, the Queen of the Undead;” “a woman half naked with the body of thunderclouds colour, with crown and precious necklace on her neck”
Typhon – “Lord of storms and hurricanes;” “white snake”
Inhabulos – “the Dweller of Limb, the Outer Circle of underworld, the Lord of nightmares and horrific visions;” “white horse”
Abbadon – “the Demon of the Void. No one knows his true name , for the name by which he is called means <No One> in the language of demon;” “a malicious dwarf or like a skeleton with pieces of skin and flesh on its bone”
Azazel – “the Guardian, or the Keeper, the Gatekeeper of the City of the dead, i.e. the Inner domain of hell;” “One cannot invoke him for he at his own will come to the chosen ones to teach them”
Lyma – “helper of Lilith;” “a black blanket flying above the earth”
Hecata – “helper of Lilith, The Queen of Night, ghosts and spooks;” “a woman with three faces, a naked woman with bat wings, and a spinning clod of Darkness”
Belfegor – “helper of Asmodeus, the genius of richness and luxury;” “a wolf-headed man dressed in red with a crown on his head”
Kassan – “helper of Adramelek;” “a huge rat standing on its back paws, with crown and scepter. One cannot invoke her, but can easily see her in visions”
Abygor – “helper of Vaal, his name means <having led from nowhere>.A guardian of Limb;” “horseman in red coat and helmet sitting on a red horse”
For other Infernal Names, see:
Occult – The Satanic Bible, Pseudomonarchia Daemonum, Tentatio Diabolus, The Lesser Key of Solomon
Christian – Paradise Lost, Inferno, References to Demons in the Apocryphal Texts, Biblical References to Satan