By Claude Lecouteux
• Explains the origins, derivatives, and useful utilization of every be aware, word, and spell in addition to how they are often mixed for customized spells
• in response to the paranormal traditions of Europe, Greece, and Egypt and lately came upon exceptional grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany
• comprises an in-depth exploration of mystery magical alphabets, together with these in accordance with Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological indicators, and runes
From Abracadabra to the now recognized spells of the Harry Potter sequence, magic phrases aren't any longer constrained to the practices of pagans, alchemists, witches, and occultists. they've got turn into a part of the preferred mind's eye of the Western international. handed down from historical Babylon, Egypt, and Greece, those phrases and the rituals surrounding them have survived throughout the millennia simply because they paintings. And as pupil Claude Lecouteux finds, usually the extra impenetrable they appear, the more suitable they're.
Analyzing greater than 7,000 spells from the mystical traditions of Europe in addition to the paranormal papyri of the Greeks and lately came across unique grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany, Lecouteux has compiled a complete dictionary of historic magic phrases, words, and spells besides an in-depth exploration--the first in English--of mystery magical alphabets, together with these according to Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological indicators, and runes. Drawing upon millions of medieval debts and recognized manuscripts similar to the Heptameron of Peter Abano, the writer examines the origins of every note or spell, delivering specified directions on their winning use, no matter if for defense, love, wealth, or therapeutic. He charts their evolution and derivations throughout the centuries, displaying, for instance, how spells that have been as soon as meant to place out fires developed to guard humans from witchcraft. He unearths the inherent versatility of magic phrases and the way each one sorcerer or witch had a suite of inventory words they'd mix to construct a customized spell for the mystical desire handy.
Presenting a wealth of fabric on magical phrases, indicators, and charms, either universal and imprecise, Lecouteux additionally explores the mystical phrases and spells of historic Scandinavia, the Hispano-Arabic magic of Spain earlier than the Reconquista, the traditions handed down from historic Egypt, and people who have stayed in use till the current day.
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Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells: From Abraxas to Zoar by Claude Lecouteux