Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
View your shopping cart Shopping Cart | My Account | Help | Become a Fan on Facebook Become a Fan | Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us | Watch Us on YouTube Watch Us | Subscribe to our RSS Feeds Subscribe
Browse ProductsAuthorsArticlesBlogsEncyclopediaNewslettersAffiliate ProgramContact UsBooksellers
Advanced Search
Animals & Mythical Creatures
Golden Dawn
History & Biographies
Theory & Technique

Email Exclusives
Sign up to receive special offers and promotions from Llewellyn.

Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires
Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires
The Classical Texts of Magick Deciphered

By: Aaron Leitch
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738703039
English  |  456 pages | 9 x 11 x 1 IN
Pub Date: August 2005
Price: $34.95 US,  $39.95 CAN
In Stock? Yes, ready to ship

Product Summary
In-depth Description
Browse Inside
(You must be logged in to recommend a product)
   Not yet recommended

The magickal practices and esoteric knowledge of medieval Europe form the foundation of modern ceremonial magick. To truly understand medieval magick, one must decipher the repositories of this occult knowledge-the grimoires of spells, incantations, and ritual instructions for summoning spiritual entities (both celestial and infernal) for magickal purposes.

With Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires, scholar and magician Aaron Leitch has written a masterwork for novice and mage alike. This comprehensive reference manual is the only existing primer of the Renaissance grimoiric tradition. It has been designed to provide both an understandable and useful synthesis of the magickal material as well as a historically accurate context for the development of the grimoires.

This groundbreaking guide examines Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy, The Key of Solomon, the Lemegaton, Dee's Enochian diaries, The Book of Abramelin, and several other classical texts. It compares the texts to one another, and then to other pagan and tribal cultural practices-reaching a conclusion that may surprise you. Using this newfound insight to the grimoires, the author presents innovative techniques that you can use for truly astounding results in your own magickal practice.

When we think of meditation, we tend to think of Eastern meditation techniques. Many are familiar with zazen, for example—sitting, attending to the breath, and bringing the mind back from stray thoughts. Or maybe we think of yogic meditation, focused on a particular image or idea to the exclusion of all else. "Meditation" just comes with an... read this article
The Natural Psychic... It's Time
Demons, Fairies, and Saints in a Renaissance Manuscript of Magic
May Bush and Wishing Tree Magick for Beltane

The Essential Enochian Grimoire
The Essential Enochian Grimoire
An Introduction to Angel Magick from Dr. John Dee to the Golden Dawn
Aaron Leitch
$27.99 US,  $32.50 CAN | Add to Cart

Sepher Raziel
Sepher Raziel
A Sixteenth Century English Grimoire
Don Karr, Stephen Skinner
$65.00 US,  $74.95 CAN | Add to Cart

The Lost Books of Merlyn
The Lost Books of Merlyn
Druid Magic from the Age of Arthur
Douglas Monroe
$18.99 US,  $21.95 CAN | Add to Cart

The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy
The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy
The Companion to Three Books of Occult Philosophy
Donald Tyson
$39.99 US,  $45.95 CAN | Add to Cart

The Long-Lost Friend
The Long-Lost Friend
A 19th Century American Grimoire
Daniel Harms
$17.95 US,  $20.95 CAN
$14.36 US,  $16.76 CAN On Sale! | Add to Cart