Welcome to The Coronzon Press publishing project

Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone.

E M Cioran

The Coronzon Press is one step above an obscure author stuffing writings in a trunk and waiting for death. We drink to our shattered illusions. Truth be told, we’re not trying to interest a lot of people. Just making it available for any who may want to read it.

What’s in a name?

Coronzon, the demon of the abyss, first appears as the name of a ‘mighty Devil’ on page 92 of a book by Meric Casaubon entitled A True & Faithful Relation of what passed for many Yeers Between Dr John Dee … and Some Spirits, published London, 1659. Examination of the source materials, however, suggests that the name as written by Dee’s hand in 1584 may have been ‘Coronzom’ (Cotton Ms. XLVI Pt. I, fol. 91a). Misspelling or not, Coronzon nonetheless appears in a conjuration in Ebenezer Sibly’s A New and Complete Illustration of the Occult Sciences, Book 4, published London, circa 1795. Curiously, in this work he becomes a ‘mighty Prince’. The occultist Aleister Crowley later amended Coronzon’s name to Choronzon in 1909, seemingly so it would add up to to 333 by gematria, a half-price 666. For further information, see Joel Biroco’s essay ‘The seven-headed dragon and the demon Choronzon’ in KAOS 14, pp 109–118, which points out, among other things, that the identification of Coronzon as Lucifer is a simplistic conflation.

See also

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