Witchcraft, Magic and Alchemy

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From raising the dead to foretelling the future, 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 rare black-and-white illustrations derived from paintings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and architecture.
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Overview


From raising the dead to foretelling the future, 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 rare black-and-white illustrations derived from paintings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and architecture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486224930
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 6/22/2009
  • Series: Dover Occult Series
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

BOOK I
  SORCERERS
  I. THE WORLD OF SHADOWS AS RIVAL OF THE WORLD OF LIGHT
  II. SACERDOTAL REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DARK WORLD
  III. DIABOLIC MANIFESTATIONS IN THE RELIGIOUS LIFE
  IV. THE SORCERER AS PRIEST OF THE DEMONIACAL CHURCH
  V. THE PREPARATION FOR THE SABBATH
  VI. THE SABBATH
  VII. THE EVOCATION OF DEMONS
  VIII. THE BOOKS OF THE SORCERERS
  IX. PACTS WITH DEM0NS
  X. SOME CONCRETE NOTIONS ABOUT DEMONS FURNISHED BY OLD AUTHORS
  XI. INVOLUNTARY DEMONIACS
  XII. POSSESSION BY DEMONS
  XIII. "NECROMANCY, OR THE EVOCATION OF THE DEAD "
  XIV. SPELLS
  XV. PHILTRES AND DEATH-SPELLS
  XVI. THE PUNISHMENT OF SORCERERS
BOOK II
  MAGICIANS
  I. THE JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN CABBALISTS
  II. ASTROLOGY AND THE MACROCOSM
  III. ASTROLOGY AND THE MICROCOSM
  IV. "METOPOSCOPY, OR THE SCIENCE OF THE FRONTAL LINES "
  V. PHYSIOGNOMY
  VI. CHEIROMANCY
  VII. CARTOMANCY AND THE TAROT
  VIII. THE DIVINATORY ARTS
  WITCHCRAFT MAGIC AND ALCHEMY
  IX. "RHABDOMANCY, OR THE ART OF USING THE DIVINING-ROD "
  X. THE MYSTERY OF SLEEP AND CLAIRVOYANCE
  XI. CURATIVE VIRTUES OF THE INVISIBLE FORCES
  XII. TALISMANS
BOOK III
  ALCHEMISTS
  I. THE SECRET DOCTRINE
  II. THE ALCHEMIC MATERIAL AND THE OPERATIONS OF THE WORK
  III. THE LABORATORY OF THE ALCHEMISTS AND OF THE PUFFERS
INDEX
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