The Testament of Cyprian the Mage - Jake Stratton-Kent
This two-volume work, The Testament of Cyprian the Mage is Jake Stratton-Kent's concluding work to his widely-acclaimed Encylopaedia Goetica series. Drawing on the Testament of Solomon, and a version of the Iberian Book of St. Cyprian, Jake Stratton-Kent presents a revolutionary understanding of the practice of grimoire magic as a tradition which is integrated with folk magic and witchcraft. Exploring the mythology of grimoire spirits and the contexts from which they derive, the author reveals the importance of the principal characters of the grimoire traditions; he expounds on the magical lore of the Decans and their associated plants and stones; on lunar magic, Theurgy, rites of 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.