Michael Constantine Psellus (1018-1178 C.E.) was one of the most notable writers and philosophers of the Byzantine era, the driving force behind the university curriculum reform designed to emphasize the Greek classics.
This essential book delves into the life and scholastic contributions of Psellus. Most importantly, it explains exactly how the ancient Byzantines perceived the nature of Daemons—a critical component to truly understanding The Key of Solomon, and other classic texts on magical Hermetic knowledge.
The idea of using the stars for magic and ritual is not new. Medieval texts included details about stars and constellations, and how to determine the optimal time to draw their influence into talismans for spells, healing, and other purposes. A small remnant of this remains today in the use of birthstone jewelry.
The stars have always had a... read this article