Автор: Skinner Stephen Название: Techniques of Solomonic Magic ISBN: 9810943105 ISBN-13(EAN): 9789810943103 Издательство: Gazelle Book Services Рейтинг: Цена: 5187 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: An analysis of the methods of Solomonic magic from the 7th to the 19th century as found in the Hygromanteia and Key of Solomon. This volume is about the methods of magic used in 7th century Egyptian Alexandria and how they have been passed via the Greek grimoires of Byzantium (the Hygromanteia), to the manuscripts of the Latin Clavicula Salomonis and its English incarnation as the Key of Solomon. Jewish techniques like the use of pentacles, oil and water skrying were added along the way, but Solomonic magic (despite its name) remained basically a classical Greek form of magic. Amazingly, this transmission has involved very few changes: the technology of magic has remained firmly intact. The emphasis is upon specific magical techniques such as the invocation of the gods, the binding of demons, the use of the four demon Kings, the construction of a circle and lamen (for protection of the magician). The requirements of purity, sexual abstinence, and fasting have changed little in the last 2000 years. The concrete reasons for that are explained. The difference between amulets, talismans and phylacteries or lamens is outlined along with their methods of construction. Examples of magical circles have been taken from many sources and their construction and development traced out. Practical considerations such as choice of incense, the timing of the cutting of the wand, utilisation of rings and statues, use of the Table of Evocation, or the acquisition of a familiar spirit are explained. The structure of a Solomonic evocation puts into perspective the reasons for each step, the use of thwarting angels, achieving invisibility, sacrifice, love magic, treasure finding, and the binding, imprisoning and licensing of spirits. The facing directions and timing of evocations have always been crucial, and these too have remained consistent. By examining the way these same methods were used again and again in the various periods, minor omissions in magical practice can be observed and repaired. This book is thus a follow-on from Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic. This volume investigates precise methods used by magicians from the magicians own handbooks rather than from the opinions of theologians, historians, anthropologists or legislators. The emphasis is on what magicians did and why. Tools used by magicians in 7th century Alexandria, 15th century Constantinople and 19th century London are very much the same. Detailed comparisons are made chapter by chapter with 70 illustrations of magical equipment like the wand, the sword, wax and clay images and magical gems, drawn from a wide range of manuscripts and reproduced with detailed analysis. Literally hundreds of manuscripts in libraries across Europe have been read and checked to ensure this is the most detailed analysis of Solomonic magic, from the inside, ever penned.
Автор: Skinner, Stephen Название: Techniques of graeco-egyptian magic ISBN: 0956828566 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780956828569 Издательство: Gazelle Book Services Рейтинг: Цена: 4505 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: This book uses academic tools to uncover the techniques which were actually used by Graeco-Egyptian magicians. This book will really strengthen your understanding of magic and its roots. After reading it magic will no longer be something to theorise about, but a real practice, a real interaction with divinities, daimones, spirits and even the dead, using evocation, invocation, skrying, dream techniques, talismans, amulets, defixiones, sacrifice and spirit offerings, ensouling magical statues and consecrating rings. It also explains the necessary protection for the magician, the circle and phylacteries. Magical objectives include love (by attraction, compulsion, insomnia and loves leash), health, invisibility, foreknowledge and memory. There are detailed sections on bowl and lamp skrying, the sending of dreams, encountering a god, and the Mystery rites for fellowship with the gods. First steps include the invocation of the paredros, the daimon assistant and the correct purity and fasting procedures. Encounter Thesallos of Tralles who persuaded an Egyptian priest to manifest a god for him, and the techniques that his Egyptian priest used to do this. Egypt was at the heart of magic, and the Graeco-Egyptian papyri are the clearest and most extensive documentation of some of its earliest methods. These papyri were the handbooks of practicing magicians who lived during the first five centuries of this era. But attempting to read the Graeco-Egyptian magical papyri in Hans Dieter Betzs English translation "The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation" is a daunting task, as they seem to be in no particular order (except for papyrus number). Furthermore the papyri are a mixture of many different techniques, with minor snippets mixed in with serious and long invocations, many without the basic instructions needed to perform these rites. Stephen Skinner discovered that in the original Greek, then they have a perfectly logical structure, as the scribes have in most cases used a headword to indicate what kind of rite was involved. This headword has however mostly been lost in translation. What Stephen Skinner has done here is to separate and tabulate each of the 40+ techniques used by Graeco-Egyptian magicians, throwing an enormous amount of light on these very practical texts. In many cases the translator has taken the easy way out and just used words like spell or charm to translate dozens of different technical words which are necessary for understanding exactly what is going on. Skinner has rectified this by extracting each of these specialist Greek terms for different magical procedures and, showing what they really mean, and has divided up the papyri into its constituent methods, so that the reader is directed to the specific passages relevant to his interest. The result is more than a guide to the papyri, it is a complete survey and explanation of the functioning of the types of Graeco-Egyptian magic, often noting where such techniques appear again in the later grimoires. If you want to understand Graeco-Egyptian magic, this is where you should start.
Автор: Skinner, Stephen Название: Geomancy in theory and practice ISBN: 0955738709 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780955738708 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 4509 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Skinner Stephen Название: Original Eight Mansions Formula ISBN: 1533507481 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781533507488 Издательство: Gazelle Book Services Рейтинг: Цена: 2819 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Original Chou Shu Door Opening Method, the key to Eight Mansions feng-shui from a rare 1739 text. Originally the Eight Mansions formula was used to determine the best main door positions. The positioning of the main door is much more critical than the utilisation of the interior rooms. This formula finally solves the problem that has perplexed many modern practitioners: as to which (the building or the apartment) entrance should be used for feng-shui calculations. This text dates back over 250 years. It predates many Chinese texts, and is definitely much older and more authentic than anything else available in English on the Eight Mansions. This classic examines each of the 24 Mountain sitting positions. The translation comes with facing Chinese text, and the original illustrations.
Автор: Skinner, Stephen Rankine, David Название: Veritable key of solomon ISBN: 0955738768 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780955738760 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 4514 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Skinner, Stephen Название: Guide to the feng shui compass ISBN: 0954763998 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780954763992 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 4514 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Shows you how to read the San He and San Yuan lo p`an, with an explanation of each ring in detail, the history and background of feng shui and the lo p`an (luo pan). This book is packed with information on using even the most complex lo p`an. It illustrates over 50 rings, tabulated, and classified by Plate and School, with their use and history.
Автор: Skinner, Stephen Название: Bac one-eleven ISBN: 0752427741 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780752427744 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1838 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: A history of BAC One-eleven
Автор: Skinner, Stephen Rankine, David Название: Grimoire of st cyprian clavis inferni ISBN: 0955738717 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780955738715 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 4514 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
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