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Kyranides - On the Occult Virtues of Plants, Animals & Stones: Hermetic & Talismanic Magic (New)
by Hermes Trismegistus
Publisher: Renaissance Astrology
Book ID: RAST7, RAST7
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The book of natural and talismanic magic known as the Kyranides or Cyranides, is one of the most important works of technical Hermetica, the practical magical, astrological and alchemical works attributed to the sage Hermes Trismegistus.
The Kyranides is a compilation of several earlier works, notably the treatise of Harpocration, that deal with the occult and magical properties of birds, animals, plants and stones. The Kyranides is truly an ancient text, dating to between the 2nd and 4th centuries A.D. The eminent scholar of Hermeticism, Garth Fowden, describes the Kyranides as the most important source for the Hermetic doctrine of the occult virtues and powers.
Kyranides is divided into four books, loosely organized by the letters of the Greek alphabet. Each chapter contains the magical and occult properties of animals, birds, plants and stones beginning with that letter, plus the first book includes instructions for talismans using the appropriate plants, animals and stones. This translation of the Cyranides was made in 1685 and is the only complete translation available in English of this key Hermetic text.
A invaluable source for Hermetic and talismanic magic and the occult virtues of plants, animals, birds and stones. 196 pages of original material in a facsimile version of the 1685 original. very clean copy, 8.5 x 11 inch format.
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