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Witchcraft, magic & alchemy

Author: Grillot de Givry
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, Inc., 1971.
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From raising the dead to foretelling the future, this historical tour of the occult offers a captivating exploration of sorcery and ceremonial magic. Prepared by a noted French historian, it ventures into virtually all of the classical arts, with 375 rare black-and-white illustrations derived from paintings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and architecture.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grillot de Givry, 1870-1929.
Witchcraft, magic & alchemy.
New York, Dover [1971]
(OCoLC)892035994
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Grillot de Givry
ISBN: 0486224937 9780486224930
OCLC Number: 129772
Notes: Translation of Le musée des sorciers, mages, et alchimistes.
Reprint of 1931 edition.
Description: 394 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Sorcerers: The world of shadows as rival of the world of light --
Sacerdotal representations of the dark world --
Diabolic manifestations of the religious life --
The sorcerer as priest of the demoniacal church --
The preparation for the Sabbath --
The Sabbath --
The evocation of demons --
The books of the sorcerers --
Pacts with demons --
Some concrete notions about demons furnished by old authors --
Involuntary demoniacs --
Possession by demons --
Necromancy, or the evocation of the dead --
Spells --
Philtres and death-spells --
The punishment of sorcerers. Magicians: The Jewish and Christian Cabbalists --
Astrology and the Macrocosm --
Astrology and the Microcosm --
Metoposcopy, or the science of the frontal lines --
Physiognomy --
Cheiromancy --
Cartomancy and the tarot --
The divinatory arts --
Rhabdomancy, or the art of using the divining-rod --
The mystery of sleep and clairvoyance --
Curative virtues of the invisible forces --
Talismans. Alchemists: The secret doctrine --
The alchemic material and the operations of the work --
The laboratory of the alchemists and of the puffers.
Other Titles: Musée des sorciers, mages, et alchimistes.
Witchcraft, magic and alchemy
Responsibility: by Grillot de Givry ; translated by J. Courtenay Locke.
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From raising the dead to foretelling the future, this historical tour of the occult offers a captivating exploration of sorcery and ceremonial magic. Prepared by a noted French historian, it ventures into virtually all of the classical arts, with 375 rare black-and-white illustrations derived from paintings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and architecture.

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