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The Flying Sorcerer: Being the magical and aeronautical adventures of Francis Barrett (The Magus) (New)
by King, Francis X
Publisher: Mandrake of Oxford
Book ID: 9781869928209, 1869928202
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The Flying Sorcerer is the only biography of an enigmatic 18th century magus Francis Barrett, whose book The Magus or Celestial Intelligencer, laid the foundation of the current magical revival. He was the first author since the middle ages to compile a manual or grimoire' of magick. The Magus or Celestial Intelligencer is widely read and still capable of providing insight.
Francis King offers a fascinating picture of Francis Barrett, a man who lived on the frontier of technology, both in terms of the inner landscape and his pioneering experiments in balloon flight. It discusses his teachers, peers, and the subsequent progress of his disciples.
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