Culled from the rare and often inaccessible actual manuscripts of magical grimoires from the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries, this replica of the 1911 edition of the classic work on magic and its secrets reveals all the modern magician needs to know in order to begin communing with the supernatural and appropriating its power. Waite, a preeminent 19th-century expert in esoterica, here explores:
* the difference between white and black magic * the rituals of transcendental magic * the rituals of black magic * the names and offices of evil spirits * the mysteries of GoŽtic theurgy * the "key" of Solomon the King * the mysteries of "infernal evocation" * and much more.
Complete with all the diagrams you need to cast your own spells--black and white--this is an essential volume for the library of anyone in the thrall of magic. But be warned: Dabbling in the paranormal arts is an adventure undertaken at your own risk.
American-born British author ARTHUR EDWARD WAITE (1857-1942) was cocreator of the famous 1910 Rider-Waite Tarot deck. Among his numerous books are Devil Worship in France, The Holy Kabbalah, and New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.