A Treatise on Angel Magic: Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks

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Adam McLean
Weiser Books, Apr 1, 2006 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 225 pages
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An invaluable contribution to esoteric scholarship, this classic text comprises an exact and complete transcription of a rare 17th century volume on Angel Magic. With editor Adam McLean's concise and illuminating observations, A Treatise on Angel Magic constitutes one of the most important links between John Dee and the late 19th century schools of occult-The Golden Dawn, Aurum Solis, and the O.T.O founded by Aleister Crowley. McLean distinguishes this edition from many other books in this field in that he does not present merely one viewpoint on western esoterica and the study of Angel Magic but encompasses all of the important thinking on these topics present in medieval times and those of the Renaissance. Rich with charts and explanatory diagrams, A Treatise on Angel Magic is a primary source work in hermetics. This volume is a great bringing together of several seminal texts not available anywhere else. McLean transcribes and preserves in its entirety one of the most important occult manuscripts in the British Library, Harley 6482, which includes wondrous sections of the Schemhamphoras, the hierarchies of fallen angels, rapturous Images of the Mansions of the Moon, evocation of the Nature Spirits, and John Dee's Enochian system of Angel conjuration. This volume concludes with Dr. Rudd's Treatise on the Nine Hierarchies of Angels and their conjuration to visible appearance. This book is an outstandingly complete source work on Angel Magic, and the correspondence and symbolism essential to the practice of angelology. Book jacket.
 

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Contents

Introduction by Adam McLean
18
Characters of the Sixteen Figuers of Geomancy Expressed
32
The Names of Some of the Good and Bad Spirits
51
Of Incubi and Succubi
64
Of Astromantic and Geomantic Gamahes
74
The Alphabet of Angels and Genii or
87
Of the Numbers that the Ancients
105
Of the Sun and Moon Magically Understood
122
Of Spirits Called Hobgoblins
135
Of Nymphs Sylphs Pigmies and Salamanders
153
Of Presaging
169
A Second Introduction
183
The Seals
202
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Adam McLean is a well known authority on alchemical texts and symbolism. He is the editor and publisher of over 40 books on alchemical and Hermetic ideas. Based in the UK, he has been writing and researching alchemical and hermetic literature for many years. Between 1978 and 1992, he edited the Hermetic Journal and began publishing the Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks, including The Alchemical Mandala, The Magical Calendar, and Rosicrucian Emblems. McLean organized the alchemy website, www.levity.com/alchemy and an extensive reference work on the subject. He lives in England.

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