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BIBLIOTHECA MAGICA ET PNEUMATICA: Oder, Wissenschaftlich Geordnete Bibliographie... (New)
by Graesse, Johann Georg Thr
Publisher: Martino Publishing
Book ID: 9781578983322, 1578983320
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Graesse, Johann Georg Theodor. BIBLIOTHECA MAGICA ET PNEUMATICA: Oder, Wissenschaftlich Geordnete Bibliographie der Wichtigsten in das Gebiet des Zauber-, Wunder-, Geister- und Sonstigen Aberglaubens Vorzüglich älterer Zeit Einschlagenden Werke.
Cloth. pp.[iii].iv.176. Leipzig: W. Englemann, 1843.
The basis for "magic" was realized, the very moment when humans discovered and recognized the thought processes needed to accomplish an act of deception or trickery. Exactly when this occurred is unknown. The definition of "magic" by todays standards (according to Webster) is: Mag·ic 'maj-ik n. 1) The art of persons who claim to be able to do things by the help of supernatural reatures or by their own knowledge of ature's secrets. 2) Something that charms; any seemingly hidden or secret power; as, the magic of a voice; the magic of a great name. 3) Sleight of hand. -adj. 1) Of or having to do with magic. 2) Seemingly requiring more than human power; startling in performance; producing effects which seem supernatural; as, magic skill. 3) Having the powers or effects of magic; as, a magic land or scene.
Whatever the definition, the bibliographical study of books on magic is not extensive. Besterman lists only four works under "magic," Graesse's being the most extensive by far. In all 3000 published items are identified. Besterman 3653.
Gnosis 19: The Trickster. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions
"As long as we lie to ourselves, the Trickster will be with us.
He'll show up just when we least want him, to embarrass us on a
first date, to prove us fools in front of the learned company
we're trying to impress, to make us miss a power breakfast with
that all-important business contact."
- Richard Smoley, from the introduction
Contents -- Spring 1991
Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
In November 1949, architect Frank Lloyd Wright announced the death of "the greatest man in the world," yet few knew who he was talking about. Enigmatic, misunderstood, declared a charlatan, and recently dubbed "the Rasputin who inspired Mary Poppins," Gurdjieff's life has become a legend. But who really was George Ivanovich Gurdjieff?
Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...
Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways.
Three Hands Press
As the governor of the Dead and the burial ground, the Baron Samedi is one of the most distinctive and potent loa of Haitian Vodou. An imposing figure in black raiment, he is most often pictured as a corpse. His other magical domains, less discussed in esoteric literature, include disruption, obscenity and -- importantly for the practicing sorcerer -- not only the arts of Magic but the very fabric of which it is made.
Emergent from the spiritual crossroads of traditional Vodou and English w...
The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
A lavishly packaged, two-volume box set containing the most faithful and accurate versions of John Dee's journals ever published. This is a must-have treasure for Dee aficionados and esoteric scholars who absolutely need the most meticulously detailed version of these highly influential works. A labor of love twenty years in the making, these volumes include transcripts of four manuscripts from the British Library and one from the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Two of these manuscripts have never b...More