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by Aaron Leitch

Category: Occult and Paranormal
Subcategory: Religious books
Author: Aaron Leitch
ISBN: 0738703036
ISBN13: 978-0738703039
Language: English
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; First Edition edition (August 8, 2005)
Pages: 456
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Scholar and magician Aaron Leitch sheds light upon the greatly misunderstood subject of the medieval mage in this comprehensive . If you are such a one, then these Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires await. 12 people found this helpful.

Scholar and magician Aaron Leitch sheds light upon the greatly misunderstood subject of the medieval mage in this comprehensive reference manual. In addition, he provides valuable comparisons among the magical practices described in the grimoires and various shamanic methods of working with the spirit world.

Aaron Leitch's Secrets of the Magical Grimoires provides a tremendous amount of new insight into the world of the medieval mage. By clarifying the objectives and procedures covered in these texts and spell-books, Leitch sheds light upon a subject which has been greatly misunderstood for far too long. In addition, he provides a valuable comparison between many of the magical practices described in the grimoires and various shamanic methods of working with the spirit world. Aaron Leitch, Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires: The Classical Texts of Magick Deciphered.

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The magickal methods and esoteric knowledge of medieval Europe (476 to. .Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. form the ancestral backbone of modern ceremonial magick. To understand medieval magick, it’s necessary to know the primary repositories of this knowledge - the grimoires of spells, incantations, and ritual instructions for working with angels and conjuring spirits. Scholar and magician Aaron Leitch sheds light upon the greatly misunderstood subject of the medieval mage in this comprehensive reference manual. form the ancestral backbone of modern ceremonial magick gels and conjuring spirits. And to understand the grimoires, you must delve into the life and times of the magicians who wrote them.

Scholar and magician Aaron Leitch sheds light upon the greatly misunderstood subject of the medieval . His most recent project is Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires, released by Llewllyn Worldwide in August 2005

Scholar and magician Aaron Leitch sheds light upon the greatly misunderstood subject of the medieval mage in this comprehensive reference manual. His most recent project is Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires, released by Llewllyn Worldwide in August 2005. To Write to the Author If you wish to contact the author or would like more information about this book, please write to the author in care of Llewellyn Worldwide and we will forward your request.

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The magickal methods and esoteric knowledge of medieval Europe (476 to 1453 C.E.) form the ancestral backbone of modern ceremonial magick. To understand medieval magick, it's necessary to know the primary repositories of this knowledge―the grimoires of spells, incantations, and ritual instructions for working with angels and conjuring spirits. And to understand the grimoires, you must delve into the life and times of the magicians who wrote them.

Scholar and magician Aaron Leitch sheds light upon the greatly misunderstood subject of the medieval mage in this comprehensive reference manual. In addition, he provides valuable comparisons among the magical practices described in the grimoires and various shamanic methods of working with the spirit world.

Comments to eBook Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires: The Classical Texts of Magick Deciphered
Gavirgas
This is a hard review. I will divide it into two parts, the physical book and the contents.
1. The physical book.
It is a rather unfortunate editorial work. From the cover illustration (that has this "Harry Potter-esque" silly look and font) to the quality and size of the paper and the format of the pages, it isn't a nice sensory experience. It is, as you have probably noticed, increasingly difficult to find tasteful or aesthetically sophisticated illustrations in occult literature these days, and the mass-market paperback is probably to blame. The writing itself often gives the impression of a not very thorough editorial revision, but then again this is NOT an academic book (though a fair amount of research was done for its production, no doubt); this is a handbook/essay intended mostly --I think-- for beginners.
2. The contents.
Leitch has clearly done his homework to produce this manual. There is no denying that this book will remain an important source for a couple of decades at least, and if one is just entering to the world of GRIMOIRIC magic it is a nice volume to add to the reading list. The illustrations are wonderful and very legible (especially the inscriptions for tools and the diagrams), and the practical aspect of things is explained in a clear and concise manner. However, and again I think the publisher is in part to blame for this, the book conflates (to my mind) far too many topics and ideas in the first three chapters, which are a sort of historical and psychological exposition/interpretation of the roots and nature of solomonic magic. It tends to get blurry at times, and the sources cited on some of the core topics (especially judaic lore and shamanistic practices) are rather meagre. The sharp, funny and lucid wits of older and more victorian magical figures is frequently missed throughout the pages of this book, for it feels, at all times, completely technical. The parallel between solomonic magic and shamanism (and the idea that it is our own western version of it) is extremely interesting and deserves careful consideration; it will probably remain a central topic in occult literature for a while. As to the model of magic defended by the author (and an increasing number of writers and practitioners -especially in america-), that is, one that takes the spirits and angels as independent, autonomous and literal entities that exist in the world (or some dimension of it), we will have to wait for future books in which the dynamics of such ambitious ontological proposition are more clearly and solidly argued for. For now, the debate between the spirit and the psychological models of magick seems to very much alive, and I don't know of any methods that could be used to settle it in the near future, but who knows...
Overall this is a very interesting book that should lead one in new directions and open (instead of settle) many questions about the history, practice and nature of solomonic magic. It has secured a central place for Aaron Leitch in the world of occult writers, and raised the public's standards for well-researched, thorough handbooks of magic.
Ber
I can't fault the author in any way for this exceptionally insightful and engrossing book. In regards to the content I largely concur with the other positive reviewers. Copies of the Key of Solomon and the Abramelin are useful to have on hand and, since copies are plentiful and inexpensive, recommend to further enhance one's understanding. Agrippa's "Three Books" will also be helpful and a likely subsequent purchase to those with whom this book resonates.
However, I can't offer the same praise to Llewellyn, the book's publisher, as they give this worthy tome an unworthy embodiment. My first impression upon thumbing the pages is that the quality of the printing is lousy. The print is small with rather wide-spaced between lines (especially for a "grimoire-sized" book) and lacking boldness, seeming like a third generation photocopy. Previous work by the publisher was far easier on the eyes and didn't feel like a college reader rushed to the shelves. It makes for a poor reading experience.
Furthermore, and more problematic, is the terrible editing Leitch's work received. Simple misspelling and printer's errors are too common. Mostly it's of small concern but when Wittgenstein is said to be an "Australian" philosopher I can't help but wonder who is at fault. Also, portions of valuable text are occasionally not present where they are needed, such as pgs 200 and 201 where "the following characters" simply do not follow. Even the bibliography has failings as the publisher seems unaware of it's own output, citing Kraig's "Thirteen" Lessons in the High Magickal Arts when the edition current had it's original eleven. I wish for an unrevealed lost lesson as much as anyone but this is a sad sign indeed of the publisher's "rush release".
As I said, a fine work and surely deserving of five stars but an honest review of this book can't overlook "the book". I've found the errors and such mentioned above distract from my appreciation and enjoyment enough to drop one star due to it's poor production. As a final note, I found a previous book published by Llywellyn in a thrift store yesterday, "Planetary Magick from '92, and it's a wonderful product. Sturdy, compact, easily portable, with excellent cover art and crisp, dark print: if only Llewellyn would return to this quality and leave behind it's "occult coffee table" style. I'll try invoking Thoth/Hermes on this one...
spark
Fantastic insight into both the history of Solomonic magic as well as the practice. This book takes the info that is scattered through many chapters of the Key of Solomon and puts it all in one organized place.
Rich Vulture
Our author is one deeply conversant with the most arcane mysteries and the most minute demands made by these highly symbolic and powerfully charged rituals. He has served his apprenticeship, and dared to cross the bounds separating the known world from the world of eldritch powers. He speaks as one who knows, not merely as one who has a theoretical interest in his subject matter. The seeker after such power, who would interrogate the angels and call the demons to account; he must soil his hands, he must dig out the precious truths. Spadework is all. Preparation, scrupulous preparation is the sine qua non, neither deviating to the left nor to the right; adding in nothing, leaving nothing out.
I take for my guide such a person; better one who has trodden the wine press than a host of dilettantes who have pontificated upon proper treading technique from afar, or called a committee to investigate and report back sometime, with jargon-laden illegibilities replete with footnotes. The only sure guide is the one who has made the existential decision to know, to dare, to perform, and to keep silence thereafter. His few words are pearls of great price, for which a man should sell all.
That is this book. Deciphering a grimoire, the fancifully named magical grammar, is not a task for the faint hearted. Our author has roundly succeeded.
This first task is done. Now must come those who will advance this Great Work even further. Similar souls who know no fear, and who, once they have put their hands to the plow, will not look back. If you are such a one, then these Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires await.
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