German Manuscript of Magical Talismans

With the new semester starting, ongoing writing (Fury is over 37K at the moment, and Phil and I are still plotting) and a matter or two to attend to about the Undisclosed Location, I don’t have the leisure to dive into everything I’d like to do.  Instead, I’ll just link to this description of a 16th century German magical manuscript with sample images and let y’all look it over on my behalf.  A sample paragraph from the description:

Of a modest appearance, this small manuscript, written in cursive script and illustrated with meticulous pen and ink drawings, is most likely a manual for the composition of talismans or seals perhaps for use by a physician-alchemist. Its pages present a combination of astrological seals with diagrammatic talismans in Greek and Hebrew letters along the lines of those created by Agrippa and Paracelsius.

I think some material of interest to Clavis scholars might be found therein.

Published in: on January 20, 2009 at 11:49 pm  Leave a Comment  

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