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pAngels, Spirits, principalities, powers, gods, Satanthese, along with all other spiritual realities, are the unmentionables of our culture The dominant materialistic worldview has absolutely no place for them But materialism itself is terminally ill, and, let us hope, in process of replacement by a worldview capable of honoring the lasting values of modern science without succumbing to reductionism Therefore, we find ourselves returning to the ancient traditions, searching for wisdom wherever it may be found We do not capitulate to the past and its superstitions, but bring all the gifts our race has acquired along the way as aids in recovering the lost language of our souls In iNaming the Powers i I developed the thesis that the New Testaments principalities and powers is a generic category referring to the determining forces of physical, psychic, and social existence In the present volume we will be focusing on just seven of the Powers mentioned in Scripture Their selection out of all the others dealt with in iNaming the Powers i is partly arbitrary they happen to be ones about which I felt I had something to say But they are also representative, and open the way to comprehending the rest They are Satan, demons, angels of churches, angels of nations, gods, elements, and angels of nature p