The Ghâyat al-Hakîm fi'l-sihr, or Picatrix, because it is understood within the West, is a vital Arabic magical textual content. it's might be the most important and such a lot finished of the grimoires, or handbooks of magic. The attribution to the Andalusian mathematician al-Majriti (or al-Madjriti) (d. ca. 1004-7) is taken into account pseudo-epigraphic. The Latin translation dates to 1256 and the court docket of Alphonso the clever, king of Castille, and exerted a substantial impact on Western magic thereafter. it really is stated that a lot of Ficino's astrological magic derives from the Picatrix (see I.P.Couliano, Eros and Magic within the Renaissance, collage of Chicao Press, 1987, p. 118). The Picatrix is pointed out by means of Johannes Trithemius in e-book 2 of his infamous Steganographia (1500) and in his Antipalus Maleficiorum (c. 1500). One replica (British Library, Sloane manuscript 3679) handed down from Simon Forman (d. 1611) to Richard Napier (d. 1634) to Elias Ashmole (d. 1692) to William Lilly (d. 1681).
E.M. Butler wrongly affiliates it with Gio. Peccatrix, (no doubt a pseudonym) who edited an Italian model of the main of Solomon (British Library, Sloane manuscript 1307). Misled through a few reviews via Mathers and others, Dr. Butler incorrectly concluded that the Picatrix was once "an Italian variation of the Clavicle, strongly impregnated with black elements" (Ritual Magic, 1949, p. 135.)
By Serge Kahili King
By Carmen Porter
¿Sabía usted que los hechos narrados en los angeles película El Exorcista se basan en un caso actual? ¿Conoce los extraños sucesos que rodearon las apariciones marianas de Garabandal, en las que a las niñas videntes las clavaban agujas en los ojos durante sus éxtasis sin que se inmutaran?
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By John Michael Greer
Have you misplaced a big item? Are you taking over a brand new activity? trying to find buried treasure? The paintings and perform of Geomancy teaches readers find out how to divine the solutions to life’s daily questions about wellbeing and fitness, good fortune, new jobs, and love, in addition to these much less mundane projects akin to discovering buried treasure, predicting the elements, being published from felony, and deciding on mystery enemies. Greer gives you to readers an historic procedure of divination in an easy-to-use shape requiring little greater than a pen and a section of paper. utilizing a procedure of counting atypical or even numbers—from a deck of playing cards, a roll of the cube, or perhaps by way of hitting sand or airborne dirt and dust with a persist with generate patterns—readers find out how to forged their very own geomantic chart. And should you desire to delve additional, he deals routines for geomantic meditation and formality magic. The artwork and perform of Geomancy will entice pagans, fans of the Western secret culture, students of folks magic and divination, and a person who desires to take their earlier, current, and destiny into their very own arms.
By Johann Valentin Andreae
By Yoko Tawada
"Das Interessante liegt im Zwischen", sagte Yoko Tawada in einem Interview. Zwischen den Worten, zwischen den Menschen, zwischen den Kulturen. Kleine detailgenaue Beobachtungen aus dem europäischem Alltag - mit "japanischem Blick". Es geht um Bleistifte, Bürogegenstände, um die Bedeutung von "drei mal auf Holz klopfen", um Ohrringe und Aufkleber als Talisman und Abwehrzauber, um eine Reise zu einer "typisch deutschen Puppe", um Telefonzellen, Seelen, das Übersetzen und vieles mehr... "Wie eine Ethnologin betritt sie ein fremdes Land" (FAZ) und sieht alles mit absichtlich naiven Augen, als hätte sie noch nie etwas von diesem Land und seinen Gebräuchen gehört. Nach der Lektüre von Tawadas Büchern betrachtent guy die alltägliche Welt um uns herum mti neuen Augen ...
By Cheryl Kaye Tardif
Strangers submerged in guilt, introduced jointly via fate...
After a sad vehicle coincidence claims the lives of his spouse, Jane, and son, Ryan, Marcus Taylor is immersed in grief. yet his kin isn't the single factor he has misplaced. An habit to painkillers has taken away his occupation as a paramedic. operating as a 911 operator is now the nearest he will get to redemption--until he will get a decision from a lady trapped in a vehicle.
Rebecca Kingston yearns for a quiet weekend getaway, so she will take into consideration her drawing close divorce from her abusive husband. while a mysterious truck runs her off the line, she is pinned at the back of the guidance wheel, not able to assist her teenagers within the again seat. Her in simple terms lifeline is a cellphone with a fast depleting battery and a stranger's calm voice at the different finish telling her every thing could be alright.
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By J. Daniel Gunther
In 1904, The publication of the legislation declared the arrival of a brand new interval during human background - The Aeon of Horus or Aeon of the kid. The doctrine codified within the publication of the legislations and the varied different Holy Books referred to as Thelma published Aleister Crowley because the Prophet of the recent Aeon.
In this ground-breaking booklet, writer J. Daniel Gunther offers a penetrating and cohesive research of the religious doctrine underlying and informing the Aeon of the kid, and the chic formulation of Initiation encountered through those that could probe its mysteries. Drawing on greater than 30 years of stories as a pupil and instructor in the Order of the A;. A;. the writer examines the doctrinal thread of Thelema in its old, non secular, and functional context.
This e-book is written in transparent, certain language that would relief these scholars who search to navigate the tough terrain of the religious quest. extra complex scholars will locate tantalizing clues to function guideposts and eventual affirmation of direct experience.
With quite a few diagrams and targeted references encompassing historical Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, the Apocrypha, the previous and New Testaments, alchemy, airtight Qabalah, and tarot, in addition to the writings of Carl Jung and Aleister Crowley.
By Eleanor L. Harris
Drawing from her personal reports and significant works together with The Leyden Papyrus and The Papyrus Ani, Harris explores the how's and whys of magical instruments, amulets, phrases of strength, divination, and magic of the traditional Egyptian culture.
She additionally explains how the traditional temples and priesthoods functioned, and the way scholars at the present time can create their very own operating setting.