By E. M Butler
Occult wisdom and perform could be divided into 3 major branches: Astrology, which goals to steer human fortune by way of foreknowledge; Alchemy, which attempts to safe energy throughout the supplier of the philosopher's stone; and formality Magic, which seeks to manage the spirit global. during this vintage e-book (first released in 1949), Butler explores ritual magic utilizing a variety of texts from the pre-Christian rites of the Akkadians and Chaldeans to the Solomonic Clavicles of medieval Europe. all through, there's vast citation from the records themselves, offering the reader with an actual feel of the richness and tool of those texts.Butler additionally examines the careers of famous magicians of the 15th to 19th centuries, the heritage of ceremonial magic in England, the parable of Satanism, and the rituals all in favour of the Faustian pact with the satan. Ritual Magic is vital examining for all drawn to the background of magic and within the method magic traditions have altered as they stream from tradition to tradition and from century to century.
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