A look at the history, lore, and inspiration behind our Demon Soap!
Demons go back as far as Ancient Greece where the word Daemon first appears, however the Greek interpretation of the word is somewhat different from modern understandings of demons. A Greek daemon was a spirit or divine inspiration and did not carry with it the negative connotations that currently are attached to the word. A daemon was more akin to a spiritual energy that brought with it inspiration like the Roman "genius", and daemons were often credited with the great creations of artists and thinkers of the age. Most notably Plato described Socrates as having a daemon or divine inspiration with him.
Near eastern religions, Abrahamic religions, and Christian demonology however understood demons to be malevolent and harmful spiritual entities that existed below the heavenly planes. Satyrs, Shedu, Ifrits, and Djinn were all considered demons, although the latter could be either good or evil and only the evil Djinn were treated as demons. In some interpretations of Jewish mythology, Adam was originally married to Lilith who was a Djinn created from the same earth as him. However, Lilith refused to be subservient to Adam and left the Garden of Eden where she eventually coupled with the Angel Samael, more commonly known as the Angel of Death.
Christian demonology tells us that demons are of three types, the souls of the wicked dead who roam the earth and torment people, Nephilim (the result of humans and angels coupling), and fallen angels who were cast out of heaven by Michael when Lucifer fell. Demons were seen as entities that can possess someone or temporarily over power them and use their bodies to their own advantage. People who were possessed would have to be exorcised in order to cast the demon out of their bodies and back into hell. To this day the Catholic Church maintains that angels and demons are real beings rather than symbolic devices and they continue to practice exorcism.
More modern interpretations tend to see demons as symbolic psychological devices. They are the things that haunt us or the things we battle with in our own minds every day. From depression, to anger, to addiction, internal demons are the struggles we all face and the source of the expression "Everyone has their demons".
Kaleidosoap's Demon Soap is inspired by the concept of traditional demonic energy as well as being a balm for troubled souls who constantly battle the personal demons we all carry. Made with sweet almond oil, red and yellow swirls of hellfire, and a dark, subtle, sexy fragrance that will possess you, this bar is an homage to demonology throughout the years and a soothing way to help you cope with your psychological struggles.