Eliphas Lvi (Alphonse Louis Constant, 1810-1875) is one of the most influential occult authors of the nineteenth century; his works shaped the ideas of groups such as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and Aleister Crowley's system of Thelama. This work is divided into two main sections; the first explains the principles and theories that underlie magical work, while the second part is dedicated to instruction on magical ritual and ceremony from divination to necromancy. This classic work on magic will be of interest in students of occult history and practice alike.
York Beach: Weiser, 1968. Paperback, 480 pages. New.