First published in 1957, The Secret Lore of Magic contains within it a series of major source-books of magical arts. Many of them translated into English for the first time, these works are annotated and fully illustrated. The book’s title in itself signalled the fact that the bulk of material in this bibliographical study had never been published openly before. Together with Oriental Magic which appeared in the preceding year, it provided a complete survey of fundamental magical literature, and thus a comprehensive reference system for psychologists, ethnologists and others interested in the rise and development of human beliefs. Both books also introduced the general reader to dependable information about what was a shadowy and confusing subject.
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This book, which is out of print and quite hard to find a copy of (took me 3 years to find a copy myself, and then finally it was through Amazon), is one of Idries Shah's more esoteric ones. In fact the book is not listed on any of the books-lists under his name (for instance you can look at [...] This book is truly a treasure-house when it comes to esoteric material and I can only recommend it. But I will also draw attention to some of I. Shahs other books, for instance "Learning How to Learn" and "The Sufis".
This classic brings together translations of a half-dozen of the most important medieval 'grimoires' - magicians' how-to books of the late middle ages and renaissance. It includes the Greater Key of Solomon, the Goetia of the Lemegeton, the Ars Almadel, the Grimoirium Verum, Albertus Magnus' Natural Magic, and excerpts from Agrippa. All are presented in a raw form, free of the various 'corrections' (and expurgations) of Mathers and Waite.
The book *is* hard to find, and has been removed from all of Shah's booklists that i can find. It has become, in its own right, a hidden and forbidden volume. If you can find it, it remains unmatched for all-in-one-place lore.
this amazing book may teach you the true ancient way of conjuring spirits. once you have been there, you may stop to bother the invisible world and just realise that the power of thoughts contain every possible thing in the universe and you can do without the book. try it, and become master of your world
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