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The Book of St Cyprian - Jose Leitao


Subtitled, 'The Sorcerer's Treasure,' this is an English translation of one of the most complete Portuguese grimoires attributed to St. Cyprian of Antioch, O GRANDE LIVRO DE S. CYPRIANO OU THESOURO DO FEITICEIRO. It is a rerarkable grimoire and is important for the practitioner as well as the scholar, as it shows the practices of this form of magic outside the Northern European region. 

 The editor has included extensive commentaries on the history of Western Iberian Bruxaria and Feitiaria, Catholicism, the blood war of Old and New Christians, the slave trade, and the Empire. It is an important book for people interested in  Portuguese or Brazilian folk magic, be it diabolical or saintly, fey traditions, ceremonial magic : it was an influence on the Ibero-African-American cults of Brazil.

France: Hadean Press, 2014. Paperback, 482 pages. New.