The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy: The Companion to Three Books of Occult Philosophy

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The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy, by Henry Cornelius Agrippa and unnamed others, is considered one of the cornerstones of Western magic, and the grimoires it contains are among the most important that exist in the Western tradition. For more than three hundred years, this mysterious tome has been regarded as difficult or even impossible to understand—until now.

Occult scholar Donald Tyson presents a fully annotated, corrected, and modernized edition of Stephen Skinner’s 1978...

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Overview

The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy, by Henry Cornelius Agrippa and unnamed others, is considered one of the cornerstones of Western magic, and the grimoires it contains are among the most important that exist in the Western tradition. For more than three hundred years, this mysterious tome has been regarded as difficult or even impossible to understand—until now.

Occult scholar Donald Tyson presents a fully annotated, corrected, and modernized edition of Stephen Skinner’s 1978 facsimile edition of the original work, which was six tracts published as one volume in 1655. For the first time, these classic works of Western magic have been rendered fully accessible to the novice practitioner, as well as occult scholars and skilled magicians. Tyson presents clear instruction and practical insight on a variety of magic techniques, providing contemporary magicians with a working grimoire of the arcane.

- Astrology
- History
- Geomancy
- Ceremonial Magic
- The Nature of Spirits, Angels, and Demons
- Geomantic Astronomy
- Necromancy
- Invocation and Evocation of Spirits

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738718767
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2009
  • Pages: 465
  • Sales rank: 1,430,796
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald Tyson (Nova Scotia, Canada) is an occult scholar and the author of the popular, critically acclaimed Necronomicon series. He has written more than a dozen books on Western esoteric traditions. Visit him online at DonaldTyson.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Title Page, 1655 Edition 7

The Preface, to the unprejudiced Reader Robert Turner 9

Commendatory Poems to Turner by various friends 17

I Of Geomancy Henry Cornelius Agrippa 25

Analysis 1 Of Geomancy 57

II Of Occult Philosophy, or Of Magical Ceremonies: The Fourth Book Henry Cornelius Agrippa 75

Analysis 2 Of Occult Philosophy, The Fourth Book 113

III Heptameron: or, Magical Elements Peter de Abano 191

Analysis 3 Heptameron, or Magical Elements 223

IV Isagoge: An Introductory Discourse on the Nature of such Spirits as are Exercised in the Sublunary Bounds Georg Pictorius Villinganus 243

Analysis 4 Isagoge: Of the Nature of Spirits 305

V Of Astronomical Geomancy Gerard Cremonensis 323

Analysis 5 Of Astronomical Geomancy 341

VI Arbatel of Magic, or the Spiritual Wisdom of the Ancients Anonymous 367

Analysis 6 Arbatel of Magic 405

Bibliography 423

Index 435

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