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Título: THE BOOK OF CEREMONIAL MAGIC
Editorial: Rider & Co
Año de publicación: 1987
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good
Including the rites and mysteries of Goetic theurgy, sorcery and infernal necromancy. Handsome gilt-blocked white cover with design - an impressive looking book. Rider 1987. illus xliv + 338pp hb dw clipped & slightly marked, book fine. N° de ref. de la librería 000627
Arthur Edward Waite writes The Book of Ceremonial Magic as a newer and more accurate edition of his previous title The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts, written in 1898. As most ancient texts on magical literature are rare and hard to come by, it becomes very difficult for modern scholars to ascertain an accurate knowledge of ancient spells and rituals. Waite responds to this lack of accessible literature and approaches this text as a methodical and systematic account of magical procedures of the past. He remains faithful to the original sources before making any conclusions by way of his thorough research methods.
Part I provides the reader with essential passages from leading magical texts from the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. Part II is a more systematically organized version of these ancient texts, adapted by A.E. Waite to the ways of the modern academic. This volume remains one of the best sources of magical procedure, touching on such topics as gods, costume, and the planets and their relation to the supernatural. Although disapproving of the application of magic and the black arts in his introduction, Waite nonetheless defends those victims persecuted throughout history because of their participation in these superstitious beliefs. He also speaks positively about astrology and alchemy, noting them as more important categories of the magical arts. Through this volume, the contemporary reader can finally begin to understand the beliefs in the black arts that were so deeply rooted in our civilization's past.
Sinopsis: Culled from the rare and often inaccessible actual manuscripts of magical grimoires from the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries, this replica of the 1911 edition of the classic work on magic and its secrets reveals all the modern magician needs to know in order to begin communing with the supernatural and appropriating its power. Waite, a preeminent 19th-century expert in esoterica, here explores:
* the difference between white and black magic * the rituals of transcendental magic * the rituals of black magic * the names and offices of evil spirits * the mysteries of Goëtic theurgy * the "key" of Solomon the King * the mysteries of "infernal evocation" * and much more.
Complete with all the diagrams you need to cast your own spells--black and white--this is an essential volume for the library of anyone in the thrall of magic. But be warned: Dabbling in the paranormal arts is an adventure undertaken at your own risk.
American-born British author ARTHUR EDWARD WAITE (1857-1942) was cocreator of the famous 1910 Rider-Waite Tarot deck. Among his numerous books are Devil Worship in France, The Holy Kabbalah, and New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.
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