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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
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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.



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