Friday, February 23, 2007

Heptameron and Arbatel of Magick

This grimoire is devoted to the angels of the seven days with diagrams of circles, magical sigils and conjurations of the ceremonial art. Magical images of the planets engraved by Bernhard Maler [1482] and tables showing correct planetary hours are included. The Arbatel offers seven sepentaries of aphorisms of a kind of Theophrastical Magic. The initial groups of these aphorisms serve to introduce the Ritual of the Olympic Spirits, dwelling in the firmament and in the stars of the firmament, between whom the government of the world is distributed. Two volumes bound as one.

Translated by Robert Turner

Small octavo. Black cloth with gilt title and woocut decorative initials and completely re-set in Renaissance Fell Types designed by Johnathan Hoefler. Limited Trade Edition $40.00 USD.

Also available in Full Imperial Vellum [$225.00] and Full Goatskin Leather [$175.00] inquiries may be sent to ouroboros @ bookarts . org

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Picatrix: Ghayat Al-Hakim

The Goal of the Wise. The text of this Medieval work consists of the first two books of the classic Arabic manual of Astrological and Talismanic Magic. The Author has compiled information derived from 224 books by 'ancient sages' with the intention of uniting all these diverse arts into a practical system. Brought out of the obscurity of the Middle East it passed through the hands of many prominent figures throughout the history of Hermetic thought. Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola, Peter de Abano & Cornelius Agrippa were among them.

Available in full black goat leather, Hand-bound with raised spine-bands and gilt titles, silk ribbon bookmark and marbled endsheets, from the fine binders at Ars Obscura Bookbinding.

Picatrix Volume Two now available for ordering!

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Volume One is Sold Out in all editions.

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