Dictionary of Ancient Magical Words and Spells
This book is a comprehensive dictionary of ancient magical words, spells, phrases and terms. Author Claude Lecouteux analyses over 7,000 spells from the Greek Magical Papyri and European grimoires; he examines the origins of each word or spell, discusses its usage, and offers ideas on how it may have changed over time. The dictionary is scholarly but its style is clear, making it user-friendly for the general reader. It is lavishly illustrated with signs, seals and talismans throughout. A wonderful resource, it repays readings and invites practical application.
Rochester: Inner Traditions, 2014. Hardback, xxix 418 pages. New.