The Magitians Discovered, Excluded Chapters from The Discoverie of Witchcraft, Volumes 1 - 3 ( Three volumes, complete ); Volume One: Analysis. Volume Two: The Core Texts. Volume Three: Supplementary Texts. John MADZIARCZYK.
The Magitians Discovered, Excluded Chapters from The Discoverie of Witchcraft, Volumes 1 - 3 ( Three volumes, complete ); Volume One: Analysis. Volume Two: The Core Texts. Volume Three: Supplementary Texts
The Magitians Discovered, Excluded Chapters from The Discoverie of Witchcraft, Volumes 1 - 3 ( Three volumes, complete ); Volume One: Analysis. Volume Two: The Core Texts. Volume Three: Supplementary Texts
The Magitians Discovered, Excluded Chapters from The Discoverie of Witchcraft, Volumes 1 - 3 ( Three volumes, complete ); Volume One: Analysis. Volume Two: The Core Texts. Volume Three: Supplementary Texts

The Magitians Discovered, Excluded Chapters from The Discoverie of Witchcraft, Volumes 1 - 3 ( Three volumes, complete ); Volume One: Analysis. Volume Two: The Core Texts. Volume Three: Supplementary Texts

Seattle, WA: Topaz House, 2016. First Edition thus. Hardcover. Large octavos. Three volumes (complete). Blue cloth, black cloth and red cloth (respectively) all with gilt lettering to spines, b&w illustrations. An examination of the anonymous treatise on magic which was appended to Reginald Scot's 1584 "Discovery of Witchcraft." Volume 1 analyzes who the authors of the anonymous material were, their worldview, and what their motivations were in compiling and adding the anonymous material as well as the cultural context of the material. It deals with topics such as how the work of John Dee was regarded by thinkers in the 17th century, antiquarian history in general, etc., and how these were used by the anonymous authors. It also deals with the tradition of aerial spirits used in "Liber Juratis" and the "Heptameron," as well as with the tradition of the Shem-ha-mephoresch in magic, including an analysis of the Semiforas' in "Liber Razielis." Includes material on Scottish fairy lore, Paracelsan medicine and metaphysics, corpse or mummial medicine, and 17th century theories on the Antediluvian world, the Prisca Theologia, the Book of Raziel, and the nature of Giants. Volume 2 consists of the anonymous material added to the 1665 edition of the Discoverie of Witchcraft, Scot's "Discourse on Devils and Spirits", along with the sections from Scot's original "Discoverie" that deal with ritual magic, talismans, and amulets. This comprises a treatise on the nature of ghosts, elemental spirits and demons, sympathetic magic, as well as nine chapters of ritual material including rituals to summon the Wild Hunt, summon thunder elementals, and an account of the reanimation of a corpse that was much used in subsequent English occult publications. There are also instructions on summoning a personal genius, aerial spirits, and how to construct an magic circle in the mind. Volume 3 consists of supplementary texts from outside of the "Discoverie" that shed light on the anonymous material. These include excerpts from the "Heptameron", Agrippa's "Three Books of Occult Philosophy", Agrippa's "Fourth Book", Robert Burton's "Anatomy of Melancholy", John Dee's "A True & Faithful Relation", and Olaus Magnus' "Description of the Northern Peoples" and others. NEW books, thus Fine in Fine mylar covered dust jackets. Additional shipping may apply on domestic orders and will apply internationally. Item #57862

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