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De Imaginibus: A Treatise on Astrological Talismans (On Images)

De Imaginibus: A Treatise on Astrological Talismans (On Images) (New)

by Thabit ibn Qurra

Publisher: Renaissance Astrology

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9780557250257, 0557250250


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De Imaginibus, "On Images" is, after Picatrix, the most important text for medieval and Renaissance astrological magic. De Imaginibus is accepted as the work of the Harranian Sabian sage Thabit Ibn Qurra. Written in the 9th century A.D. and the product of the Neoplatonic and Hermetic wisdom of the Harranian Sabians, the book was a key source for the Picatrix as well as being consulted by Albertus Magnus, Marsilio Ficino and Cornelius Agrippa.

De Imaginibus represents the height of astrological magic technique and goes far beyond merely planetary talismans in using the full range of traditional astrological technique developed by the sophisticated Harranian Sabians. De Imaginibus explains how to create house based talismans, how to use horary questions to forecast and anchor talismans and how to tune talismans to individual natal charts.

De Imaginibus is divided in the the following nine chapters:

  • On the Expulsion of Scorpions and Other Pests
  • Example of the Destruction of a City
  • Images for Receiving Wealth from Another
  • Images for Profit from your own Efforts
  • Third Part with Regard to Rulership and Authority
  • Conversion of the King to Affection or Displaying Fellowship
  • Fourth Part: Images for Concord and Separation and Love Between Two People
  • Summary
  • The Form in Which the Image is Cast

    Renaissance Astrology is proud to present the first English translation of Thabit Ibn Qurra's De Imaginibus, "On Images". This translation was made from the British Library's Royal CXVIII manuscript of De Imaginibus and includes an introduction to this key text of astrological magic and to the Harranian Sabians, of whom Thabit Ibn Qurra was perhaps the most distinguished philosopher, translator, scientist and master of the occult arts of astrology and magic.

    The Renaissance Astrology edition contains a complete translation, the shorter paraphrase contained in Cornelius Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy plus a commentary by the translator, Christopher Warnock, a leading contemporary practitioner of traditional astrological magic. This edition also contains beautiful illustrations by the artist and contemporary mage Nigel Jackson.

    The commentary explains not only the practical application of the teachings of De Imaginibus on the preparation of talismans, but also the deeper philosophical and spiritual significance of the work, which truly is an important guide to Hermeticism as a Practical Path to Gnosis, the mystic union with the Divine.

    The Renaissance Astrology translation of De Imaginibus is 64 pages, in 6 inch by 9 inch standard paperback perfect binding.

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