Testament of Cyprian the Mage - Jake Stratton-Kent
Jake Stratton-Kent presents a revolutionary understanding of the practice of grimoire magic, namely he argues it has always been integrated with folk magic and witchcraft. His study focusses on two works: the Testament of Solomon, and a version of the Iberian Book of St. Cyprian. He looks at the mythology of grimoire spirits, and also the main characters of the grimoire traditions. As well, he goes in depth to look at the various elements of grimoire magic: the lunar Decans, lunar magic, theurgy, conjurations and pacts. This is a monumental work by an accomplished scholar-practitioner which aims at nothing less than the regeneration of Western Magic. A must-read for anyone working in the grimoire tradition or students of the developments of Western esotericism.
London: Scarlet Imprint, 2014. Two Volume set. Paperback, xxv+283 pages/266 pages. New.