Synopses & Reviews
From raising the dead and foretelling the future to possession, curses, Kabbalah, alchemy, and more, this historical tour of the occult offers a captivating exploration of sorcery and ceremonial magic. Prepared by a noted French historian, it ventures into virtually all of the classical arts, with 375 high-quality black-and-white illustrations derived from paintings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and architecture, as well as a vast body of literature that includes many rare and beautiful manuscripts from private collections.
Incredible amount of information on sorcerers, bonds with the devil, the Kabbalah, alchemy, and similar topics. 360 illustrations, mostly unavailable elsewhere.
Historical tour of the occult offers a captivating exploration of sorcery and ceremonial magic. Its 375 rareand#160;black-and-white illustrations depict possession and exorcism, curses, Kabbalah, tarot, witches' sabbath, alchemy, more.
About the Author
Aand#160;noted scholar of the occult, Grillot de Givry was a prolific author whose works include Pacts with Demons, Spells, and The Punishment of Sorcerers.
Table of Contents
and#160; I. THE WORLD OF SHADOWS AS RIVAL OF THE WORLD OF LIGHT
and#160; II. SACERDOTAL REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DARK WORLD
and#160; III. DIABOLIC MANIFESTATIONS IN THE RELIGIOUS LIFE
and#160; IV. THE SORCERER AS PRIEST OF THE DEMONIACAL CHURCH
and#160; V. THE PREPARATION FOR THE SABBATH
and#160; VI. THE SABBATH
and#160; VII. THE EVOCATION OF DEMONS
and#160; VIII. THE BOOKS OF THE SORCERERS
and#160; IX. PACTS WITH DEM0NS
and#160; X. SOME CONCRETE NOTIONS ABOUT DEMONS FURNISHED BY OLD AUTHORS
and#160; XI. INVOLUNTARY DEMONIACS
and#160; XII. POSSESSION BY DEMONS
and#160; XIII. "NECROMANCY, OR THE EVOCATION OF THE DEAD "
and#160; XIV. SPELLS
and#160; XV. PHILTRES AND DEATH-SPELLS
and#160; XVI. THE PUNISHMENT OF SORCERERS
and#160; I. THE JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN CABBALISTS
and#160; II. ASTROLOGY AND THE MACROCOSM
and#160; III. ASTROLOGY AND THE MICROCOSM
and#160; IV. "METOPOSCOPY, OR THE SCIENCE OF THE FRONTAL LINES "
and#160; V. PHYSIOGNOMY
and#160; VI. CHEIROMANCY
and#160; VII. CARTOMANCY AND THE TAROT
and#160; VIII. THE DIVINATORY ARTS
and#160; WITCHCRAFT MAGIC AND ALCHEMY
and#160; IX. "RHABDOMANCY, OR THE ART OF USING THE DIVINING-ROD "
and#160; X. THE MYSTERY OF SLEEP AND CLAIRVOYANCE
and#160; XI. CURATIVE VIRTUES OF THE INVISIBLE FORCES
and#160; XII. TALISMANS
and#160; I. THE SECRET DOCTRINE
and#160; II. THE ALCHEMIC MATERIAL AND THE OPERATIONS OF THE WORK
and#160; III. THE LABORATORY OF THE ALCHEMISTS AND OF THE PUFFERS