Witchcraft, Magic and Alchemy (Dover Occult)

June 18, 2015 - Comment

From raising the dead and foretelling the future to possession, curses, Kabbalah, alchemy, and more, this historical tour of the occult offers a captivating exploration of sorcery and ceremonial magic. Prepared by a noted French historian, it ventures into virtually all of the classical arts, with 375 high-quality black-and-white illustrations derived from paintings, illuminated manuscripts,

From raising the dead and foretelling the future to possession, curses, Kabbalah, alchemy, and more, this historical tour of the occult offers a captivating exploration of sorcery and ceremonial magic. Prepared by a noted French historian, it ventures into virtually all of the classical arts, with 375 high-quality black-and-white illustrations derived from paintings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and architecture, as well as a vast body of literature that includes many rare and beautiful manuscripts from private collections.

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Anita Fix says:

An Art History of Occult Traditions—and vice versa… This is a classic photo-reproduction of the Artium Magister, Grillot de Givry’s: ‘Le Musee des sorciers, mages et alchemists’ (1929). It is an Art Historical tour of the Occult heritage in virtually all the classical Arts; from painting and illuminated manuscript, to sculpture and architecture, as well as a vast body of Literature, including many extremely rare & beautiful manuscripts “writ in the sublimest poesy” found mostly in private French and Parisian libraries, the…

K Brennan "Adams" says:

A wonderful find. I found a used copy of this in the occult section of the Strand book store in New York City. The price was 6 dollars, and it was intriguing enough after reading only a few pages, that I decided it could be a very good investment. It turned out to work out very well.The quantity and quality of illustrations in this book alone is enough reason to find a copy.The writer has a sort of passion for what he is dealing with, and yet does not get at all wordy about it. Every…

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