MAGIC CIRCLES IN THE GRIMOIRE TRADITION. Three Hands Press Occult Monograph III.
Hercules: Three Hands (Xoanon), 2012. Limited to 800 copies only. A FINE CLOTH COPY IN FINE DUST JACKET. With the center of the circle as a starting point, orientation can take on precise meaning in the context of its ritual, which was designed to secure spiritual knowledge and material dominion in the world through the agency of spirits, stars and cabalistic arcana. Magic Circles have been depicted in popular Expressions of magic and witchcraft as well as detailed with full rubrics in traditional manuals of magic such as the CLAVICULA SOLOMONIS or LIBER JURATUS. Using narrative, visual and textual material available from European grimoires and manuscripts, the author discusses the various forms and functions of this important piece of apparatus employed by magicians in the Western Esoteric Tradition, including their role in providing authority and protection to the operator. Octavo. OUT OF PRINT. (Item ID: X-M3)