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Arbatel [Grimoire]

£31.00Price

A famous how-to book for summoning spirits, demons and angels, from the 16th century.

The Arbatel is one of the most influential grimoires of the sixteenth century, and here it is published in a scholarly edition, with both Latin and English translations included in full. Unlike many other grimoires of the era,  the Arbatel is concise, elegantly written, and clear in style; no doubt this helped make it so popular.  It also has advocates the magus have good values, avoiding dogmatism, helping one's neighbours using our time wisely. Joseph Peterson's excellent edition gives both the Latin text and its English translation, along with history of the text, its provenance, and a discussion of the grimoires it influenced.  

Lake Worth, Fl, Ibis Press, 2009. Hardback, xxxii 127 pages, New.

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