The Book of Ceremonial Magic: Including Sorcery and Necromancy

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The Book of Ceremonial Magic by Arthur Edward Waite was originally called The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts. It is an attempt to document various famous grimoires, explain the history behind them (refuting many of the legends surrounding them), discuss the theology contained therein (e.g. raising the question why good angels would be summoned to kill an enemy), and to synthesize many famous grimoires into one system.
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Overview

The Book of Ceremonial Magic by Arthur Edward Waite was originally called The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts. It is an attempt to document various famous grimoires, explain the history behind them (refuting many of the legends surrounding them), discuss the theology contained therein (e.g. raising the question why good angels would be summoned to kill an enemy), and to synthesize many famous grimoires into one system.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781470125974
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/23/2012
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,000,077
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

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Preface XIII
Introduction XXI
PART 1 The Literature of Ceremonial Magic
Chp 1 The Antiquity of Magical Rituals 3
Chp 2 The Rituals of Transcendental Magic 24
Chp 3 Composite Rituals 58
Chp 4 The Rituals of Black Magic 96
PART 2 The Complete Grimoire
Chp 1 The Preparation of the Operator 139
Chp 2 The Initial Rites and Ceremonies 150
Chp 3 Concerning the Descending Hierarchy 184
Chp 4 The Mysteries of Goetic Theurgy 195
Chp 5 Concerning the Mystery of the Sanctum Regnum 236
Chp 6 The Mysteries of Infernal Evocation 241
Chp 7 The Method of Honorius 265
Chp 8 Miscellaneous and Minor Processes 297
Chp 9 Concerning Necromancy 323
Conclusion 334
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