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Invocating by Magic Crystals and Mirrors. Edited and with an Introduction by R. A. Gilbert

Invocating by Magic Crystals and Mirrors. Edited and with an Introduction by R. A. Gilbert (Used)

by Hockley, Frederick

Publisher: Teitan Press, Inc.

Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: 9780933429222, 0933429223

Description

Invocating by Magic Crystals and Mirrors is one of Hockley's own writings. In it he describes the philosophy and method of "crystallomancy" ("crystal gazing" or "scrying through crystals or mirrors"), a practice which has long been associated with ritual magic. John Dee and his seer Edward Kelly were of course famous proponents of the system during the Elizabethan years, and after a period of relative obscurity it had found a new popularity in Spiritualist circles during the nineteenth century. Hockley's is a short work, that is reproduced from an original manuscript, dated 1869, that he presented to Barbara Honywood, a well-known society Spiritualist of the time. Honywood was said to have mediumistic powers, and it seems likely that Hockley prepared and gave the manuscript to her in the hope that it would excite her interest in the process, and perhaps persuade her to act as his "seer." This Teitan Press edition is the first ever publication of the work. In addition to a full color facsimile of the beautifully decorated original manuscript, Invocating by Magic Crystals and Mirrors also includes a typeset transcription, a fascinating Introduction by Hockley scholar R. A. Gilbert, and the text of the "Invocation of the Crowned Angel," a related work taken from Hockley's manuscript records of his personal scrying activities.

Frederick Hockley (1809-1885) was an important if often-overlooked figure in nineteenth-century occultism. He was an active "seer" who engaged in scrying, and took an interest in ritual magic, alchemy and spiritualism. He was also a Freemason, who later in life joined the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia and other esoteric fraternities, and his work was posthumously used by various members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Hockley is also rightly renowned for the manuscripts he created, for he sought out and carefully prepared copies of numerous grimoires and other magical, alchemical and kabbalistic texts that had lain hidden in private collections around England. In addition he compiled a number of his own magical texts, as well as keeping detailed records of his many scrying sessions.

York Beach, Maine, USA: Teitan Press, 2010. First Edition Hardcover. Small octavo. 112pp. Bound in heavy black cloth with a gilt design after Hockley stamped on the front cover, and gilt title to the spine. Printed in color throughout. Edition limited to 600 numbered copies.

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