This book is a translation of a series of Iberian stories, myths, and rural legends concerning the Book of St. Cyprian, the infamous spellbook of the patron saint of occultists, St. Cyprian of Antioch. According to popular legend, Cyprian was a pagan sorcerer who later converted to Christianity, and a number of grimoires have been attributed to him. These collected legends shed much light on Iberian conceptions of magic, witchcraft, and a world of mysterious, fairie-like beings -- Mouras -- who tempt and terrify the foolhardy and the unwary. These folk tales show that to own theBook of St. Cyprian is to risk one's soul. Jose Leito is the translator of The Book of St Cyprian: The Sorcerers Treasure (Hadean Press, 2014).
Seattle: Rubedo Press, 2017. Paperback, 136 pages. New.