Daemonologie (full name "Daemonologie, In Forme of a Dialogie, Divided into three Bookes. By James Rx") is the book written and published in 1597 by King James VI of Scotland (later also James I of England). In the book he approves and supports the practice of witch hunting. He starts the book: "The fearefull aboundinge at this time in this countrie, of these detestable slaves of the Devil, the Witches or enchaunters, hath moved me (beloved reader) to dispatch in post, this following treatise of mine (...) to resolve the doubting (...) both that such assaults of Satan are most certainly practised, and that the instrument thereof merits most severely to be punished." The book is in the form of a dialogue between characters called "Philomathes" and "Epistemon".