A Treatise on Angel MagicBook - 2006
An invaluable contribution to esoteric scholarship, this classic text comprises an exact and complete transcription of a rare 17th century volume on Angel Magic. With editor Adam McLean's concise and illuminating observations, A Treatise on Angel Magic constitutes one of the most important links between John Dee and the late 19th century schools of occult-The Golden Dawn, Aurum Solis, and the O.T.O founded by Aleister Crowley. McLean distinguishes this edition from many other books in this field in that he does not present merely one viewpoint on western esoterica and the study of Angel Magic but encompasses all of the important thinking on these topics present in medieval times and those of the Renaissance. Rich with charts and explanatory diagrams, A Treatise on Angel Magic is a primary source work in hermetics. This volume is a great bringing together of several seminal texts not available anywhere else. McLean transcribes and preserves in its entirety one of the most important occult manuscripts in the British Library, Harley 6482, which includes wondrous sections of the Schemhamphoras, the hierarchies of fallen angels, rapturous Images of the Mansions of the Moon, evocation of the Nature Spirits, and John Dee's Enochian system of Angel conjuration. This volume concludes with Dr. Rudd's Treatise on the Nine Hierarchies of Angels and their conjuration to visible appearance. This book is an outstandingly complete source work on Angel Magic, and the correspondence and symbolism essential to the practice of angelology. Book jacket.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Weiser Books, 2006.
Branch Call Number: 133.43
Characteristics: 225 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.