A complete instruction manual of greater than 1,000 magical phrases, words, symbols, and mystery alphabets
• Explains the origins, derivatives, and sensible utilization of every note, word, and spell in addition to how they are often mixed for customized spells
• in response to the mystical traditions of Europe, Greece, and Egypt and lately came across exceptional grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany
• contains an in-depth exploration of mystery magical alphabets, together with these according to Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological symptoms, and runes
From Abracadabra to the now well-known spells of the Harry Potter sequence, magic phrases are not any longer restrained to the practices of pagans, alchemists, witches, and occultists. they've got develop into a part of the preferred mind's eye of the Western global. handed down from historical Babylon, Egypt, and Greece, those phrases and the rituals surrounding them have survived during the millennia simply because they paintings. And as pupil Claude Lecouteux unearths, usually the extra impenetrable they appear, the more beneficial they're.
Analyzing greater than 7,000 spells from the paranormal traditions of Europe in addition to the mystical papyri of the Greeks and lately stumbled on exclusive grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany, Lecouteux has compiled a accomplished dictionary of historical magic phrases, words, and spells in addition to an in-depth exploration--the first in English--of mystery magical alphabets, together with these in keeping with Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological indicators, and runes. Drawing upon millions of medieval debts and recognized manuscripts equivalent to the Heptameron of Peter Abano, the writer examines the origins of every be aware or spell, delivering targeted directions on their winning use, even if for cover, love, wealth, or therapeutic. He charts their evolution and derivations throughout the centuries, displaying, for instance, how spells that have been as soon as meant to place out fires advanced to guard humans from witchcraft. He finds 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 paranormal desire handy.
Presenting a wealth of fabric on magical phrases, symptoms, and charms, either universal and imprecise, Lecouteux additionally explores the mystical phrases and spells of historical Scandinavia, the Hispano-Arabic magic of Spain ahead of the Reconquista, the traditions handed down from old Egypt, and people who have stayed in use until eventually the current day.