The Arbatel De Magia veterum was a Latin grimoire of renaissance ceremonial magic . Latin text with parallel English translation by Joseph H. Peterson, Arbatel: Concerning the Magic of the Ancients. Newly translated, edited and annotated. All about Arbatel: Concerning the Magic of the Ancients by Joseph Peterson. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. There’s lots going on at the Undisclosed Location, so it’s a good thing that my latest book for review is so damn short. Joe Peterson’s works are.

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Christine Schwarz rated it it was amazing Jul 20, Frank Van Wesemael rated it liked it Jul 15, In fact, to the author this virtually defines the magus. Above all, it teaches us to pay attention, looking for the wondrous and miraculous. This influence lead Nicholas Clulee to posit that Dee did not see his angelic experiments as magical, but in fact religious, as both Dee’s ceremonies and the magical system of the Arbatel begin with prayers to God that cautiously lead into requests to see heavenly angels.

Stole this from Joey. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Tags What are tags? Often quoted and reprinted, both praised and condemned, its impact on western esoteric philosophy has been called “overwhelming.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The Bible is the source most often quoted and referred to throughout the work indeed, the author appears to have almost memorized large portions of it, resulting in paraphrases differing from the Vulgate.

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I read this once already, i liked it, but literally nothing has stuck in my brain. Serena Goode rated it it was amazing Mar 08, The Arbatel ancienys be understood if separated from the philosophy of Paracelsuswho appears to have coined the term ” Olympic spirits “, and was the inspiration for the Arbatel ‘ s understanding of elementals including Paracelsus’s gnomes and the uniquely Paracelsian “Sagani”the macrocosm and microcosmand experimentation combined with respect for ancient authorities.


On the Magic of the Ancients was a Latin grimoire of renaissance ceremonial magic published in in Switzerland. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Pages About Abramelin Contents: Arthur Vanderbilt rated it it was amazing Aug 09, Arbatel– concerning the magic of the ancients: Open to the public Book; Illustrated English Show 0 more libraries You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item.

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He also provides a lengthy introduction and an index. Unlike the vast majority of writings, it is clear, concise, and elegantly written. Lists What are lists?

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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Full review located at http: This single location in Queensland: Martine Wood rated it it was amazing Aug 10, Parnell rated it it was amazing Apr 24, I found the material on the Olympic spirits interesting, but I’ve seen it summarized in other books. Joe Crow rated it it was amazing Dec 10, Concerning the Magic of the Ancients by Joseph Peterson.


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Some German manuscripts produced shortly after its publication attribute the work to Paracelsus, though without evidence. Lists agbatel This Book. Open Preview See a Problem? Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Arbatel: Concerning the Magic of Ancients: Original Sourcebook of Angel Magic

Originally issued in Basel inthis set of forty-nine aphorisms provide guidelines for one who wishes to become a magician through Christian means, along with thoughts on elementals and the sigils of seven Olympian, or planetary, spirits.

Become a LibraryThing Author. Waitequite clear of the Christian nature of the work if dissatisfied with its ideas of practical magicwrites that the book is devoid of black magic and without any connection to the Greater or Lesser Keys of Solomon. Books reviewed here are my own purchases, unless noted otherwise. Paul rated it it was amazing Jun 24, Add to Your books.

But it is about more than magic; filled with gnomic wisdom, it urges us to help our neighbors, be positive and grateful, and use time wisely. In many ways, Arbatel is unique among texts on magic. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Books by Joseph H. Comments and reviews What are comments?

I give Joseph Peterson five stars for his introduction, annotations, and translation skills.