Picatrix Volume 2 at the Printer

William Kiesel has just announced that volume 2 of the English translation of the classic work of magic, the Picatrix, is at the printer.  Compiled at the court of Alfonso IX circa 1200, the Picatrix is one of the most influential works of ceremonial magic, so this release is quite significant.   I’ll have a review ready when it comes out.

Published in: on August 21, 2008 at 5:03 pm  Comments (6)  

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  1. Thank goodness!

    The cliffhanger at the end of Volume One has been worrying my mind beyond its endurance. We were left with so many unanswered questions. Like: Will the author list the substances from which the inks of the planets may be made? Can the Koran be reconciled with astrology in any meanginful way? What is the “perfect nature” of a wise man and can it be cultivated? If my mother can give the evil eye, but my father can’t, can I? And lastly, can you trust the testimony of shrubbery and feel proud enough to brag about it with friends?

    Yes, I’m sure there are spoilers out there on the web, but why ruin the “Al-Majriti Experience” with its plot peculiarities, dilettanteish dialogue and colorful composition.

  2. […] Grimoire Wish List: The Maqlu Text With the recent announcement of Volume 2 of the Picatrix by Ouroboros Press,  I thought I’d review my personal wish list of important magical texts […]

  3. @ S. Harris:

    I want you to know that all of those questions are indeed answered in volume two!



  4. To William J. Kiesel
    Sent funds by pay pal 5 days agobut got no reply.
    Are you so backed up

  5. I’ve sent at least 5 e-mails requesting the book but no reply.

  6. […] book were available, would be find paralells to the Greek and Demotic magical papyri?  To the Picatrix?  To traditions of Jewish and Christian magic, both in the Middle East and in Western Europe?  […]

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