A entire instruction manual of greater than 1,000 magical phrases, words, symbols, and mystery alphabets
• Explains the origins, derivatives, and useful utilization of every be aware, word, and spell in addition to how they are often mixed for customized spells
• in line with the mystical traditions of Europe, Greece, and Egypt and lately chanced on exclusive grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany
• contains an in-depth exploration of mystery magical alphabets, together with these in accordance with Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological indicators, and runes
From Abracadabra to the now well-known spells of the Harry Potter sequence, magic phrases aren't any longer restrained to the practices of pagans, alchemists, witches, and occultists. they've got turn into a part of the preferred mind's eye of the Western international. handed down from historical Babylon, Egypt, and Greece, those phrases and the rituals surrounding them have survived in the course of the millennia simply because they paintings. And as pupil Claude Lecouteux finds, usually the extra impenetrable they appear, the more advantageous they're.
Analyzing greater than 7,000 spells from the mystical traditions of Europe in addition to the paranormal papyri of the Greeks and lately came across different grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany, Lecouteux has compiled a accomplished dictionary of old magic phrases, words, and spells in addition to an in-depth exploration--the first in English--of mystery magical alphabets, together with these in line with Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological indicators, and runes. Drawing upon millions of medieval debts and recognized manuscripts similar to the Heptameron of Peter Abano, the writer examines the origins of every note or spell, providing specific directions on their profitable use, no matter if for defense, love, wealth, or therapeutic. He charts their evolution and derivations throughout the centuries, exhibiting, for instance, how spells that have been as soon as meant to place out fires advanced to guard humans from witchcraft. He unearths the inherent versatility of magic phrases and the way every one sorcerer or witch had a collection of inventory words they'd mix to construct a customized spell for the mystical want handy.
Presenting a wealth of fabric on magical phrases, indicators, and charms, either universal and imprecise, Lecouteux additionally explores the paranormal phrases and spells of historical Scandinavia, the Hispano-Arabic magic of Spain sooner than the Reconquista, the traditions handed down from old Egypt, and those who have stayed in use until eventually the current day.