which are more deadly?
Demons won't eat a hole in your stomach if you take them without eating a meal first. :P
Demons will eat a hole in your stomach for shits and giggles.
But they at least are imaginary.
That would be one hell of a sex toy if not for the hat and shoes.
Those aren't shoes, they're spats.
My point stands, though I used a bad example (prozac) - there's a widespread belief that Prescription Drugs Are Good (despite the increasingly long lists of side effects). Conversely, demons are either disbelieved or regarded as Bad, pretty much universally.
When acid reflux medication sings showtunes?
Try managing 1200mg Li + 80mg fluoxitine w/o barfing.While trying to diet.
"Prozac... it's a good life" -- Mark E. Smith(Glam Racket)
This explains a lot. And I mean, a lot.
...that would be even more interesting if the words actually sounded similar, instead of him just asserting that they do.
So essentially, Crowley thought that ancient tales of posession and demonology might have their roots in mental illness?
Whoo! Big insight.
It's not so much that the names of the drugs are close variants on the names of the demons, it's that were the demons not explicitly labeled as such, I would've assumed they were the names of prescription drugs.
It makes sense. In both cases, it's people who work hard to be persuasive (pharmaceutical marketing execs on one hand, and occultists on the other) who want something that sounds like Latin or Greek, is exotic and impressive-sounding, but doesn't actually mean anything.
The real comparison is that they make promises and give you what, but it never lasts. Then you have to make a deal with a new devil.