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A Complete Book of Magic Science: Containing the Method of Constraining and Exorcising Spirits (Used)

by Hockley, Frederick

Publisher: Teitan Press, Inc.

Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: 9780933429109, 093342910X

Description

Until this printing, the grimoire has existed only in manuscript form apparently derived from "an ancient Latin manuscript," said to date from 1519. The work is clearly related to the book known as 'The Secret Grimoire of Turiel,' although it is lengthier and contains much additional material. Occult scholar Frederick Hockley (1809-1885) made several manuscript copies of the original (which has since been lost) in the 1830s or 1840s. One of Hockley's manuscript copies, complete with beautiful color drawings of the sigils, magical circles etc., was recently discovered, and it is from this Hockley manuscript, that the Teitan Press edition has been prepared.

Hockley was a dedicated occultist and Freemason, who in later in life joined the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia and other esoteric fraternities, although his real passion lay in ceremonial magick of the type that involved contact with Spirits. He worked for the bookseller John Denley, who knew Francis Barrett and had provided him with many of the books that he used in compiling The Magus.' Hockley himself put together a huge library on the occult, and sought out and copied a number of manuscripts and grimoires that he found hidden in collections around England. After his death Hockley's library was dispersed, and it is known that Hockley manuscripts made their way into the hands of a number of members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the famous magical group in which Aleister Crowley started his career. There is a persistent speculation that Hockley was the source of the famous 'cipher manuscripts' from which the basic structure and rituals of Order were drawn and one of the groups founders, W. Wynn Westcott, not only wrote that Hockley's manuscripts were "highly esteemed," and claimed him as one of the Order's prominent Adepts.

This First Edition of the 'Complete Book of Magic Science' faithfully reproduces the text and diagrams of Hockley's manuscript. It is prefaced with an Introduction by Dietrich Bergman, who has also carefully analyzed the text in comparison to that of 'The Secret Grimoire of Turiel,' and annotated it accordingly.

First Edition Hardcover. Small 8vo. 136pp. Bound in high quality black cloth, with a gilt sigil stamped on the front cover, and gilt title etc. on the spine. Numerous black and white reproductions of sigils, Hebrew letters, etc. in the text. Color frontispiece and a 16 page color insert reproducing the original colored illustrations of sigils, seals, magical tools, etc. The frontispiece and color insert are printed on special coated paper stock, allowing for better quality reproduction than on normal uncoated paper. This First Edition is Limited to 450 numbered copies.

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