By Claude Lecouteux
A accomplished instruction manual of greater than 1,000 magical phrases, words, symbols, and mystery alphabets
• Explains the origins, derivatives, and useful utilization of every notice, word, and spell in addition to how they are often mixed for customized spells
• in response to the paranormal traditions of Europe, Greece, and Egypt and lately found distinctive grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany
• contains an in-depth exploration of mystery magical alphabets, together with these in line with Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological indicators, and runes
From Abracadabra to the now well-known spells of the Harry Potter sequence, magic phrases aren't 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 international. handed down from old Babylon, Egypt, and Greece, those phrases and the rituals surrounding them have survived throughout the millennia simply because they paintings. And as pupil Claude Lecouteux finds, frequently the extra impenetrable they appear, the more suitable 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 chanced on extraordinary grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany, Lecouteux has compiled a entire 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 response to Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological indicators, and runes. Drawing upon millions of medieval bills and recognized manuscripts comparable to the Heptameron of Peter Abano, the writer examines the origins of every be aware or spell, delivering precise directions on their profitable use, even if for defense, love, wealth, or therapeutic. He charts their evolution and derivations in the course of the centuries, exhibiting, for instance, how spells that have been as soon as meant to place out fires developed to guard humans from witchcraft. He finds the inherent versatility of magic phrases and the way each one sorcerer or witch had a collection of inventory words they'd mix to construct a customized spell for the paranormal desire to hand.
Presenting a wealth of fabric on magical phrases, indicators, and charms, either universal and imprecise, Lecouteux additionally explores the mystical phrases and spells of old Scandinavia, the Hispano-Arabic magic of Spain sooner than the Reconquista, the traditions handed down from historic Egypt, and those who have stayed in use till the current day.
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ADRA ADRATA ADRATTA: In the fifteenth century, if a prisoner wanted to free himself of his chains, he needed to write this phrase on the padlock and follow it with the letters: f. K. O. q. t. & Heidelberg, Germany, University Library, Cpg 369, folio 168 r°. ” The conjuration that follows is made with divine names. & Van Haver, no. 1031. ÆAS AIAET AIAS IN AOM INI IL BULI: This is a phrase to be written on a piece of paper and then placed under one’s pillow in order to uncover the identity of a thief; the guilty party will appear in a dream.
This phylactery is useful against all skin diseases (boils, cankers, and so forth). & Pseudo–Arnaldus de Villanova, Opera. Lyon, 1509, folio 302 r°. AGLATI: The phrase Aglati Aglata Calin Cala appears in a ritual intended to hold fast Uriel, the first seraphim, as well as other spirits. In order for these beings to speak truthfully to you, the moon must be in conjunction with Saturn. & Thiers I, 189, 191. AGLOROS † THEOMYTHOS † THEMYROS: The opening of the twenty-third orison of the Book of Consecrations: Agloros † theomythos † themyros † sehocodothos † zehocodos † hattihamel † sozena † haptamygel † sozihenzia † hemya † gettahol † helyna † sothoneya † geherahel † halimyz † zezoray † gezetiz † gerehona † hazihal † hazai † megnos † megalos .
Agla is also cited in the Agrippa as part of an invocation of the angels of the four parts of the world. Their names must be written inside a magic circle, then the following incantation must be spoken: O vos omnes, adjuro atque contestor per sedem Adonay, per Agios, Otheos, Ischyros, Athanatos, Paracletus, Alpha et Omega, et per haec tria nomina secreta, Agla, On, Tetragrammaton, quod hodie teneatis adimplere quod cupio. ] The Agrippa finally uses our magic name, deformed as Agia, in a charm intended to provide protection to the flock.
Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells: From Abraxas to Zoar by Claude Lecouteux