A Cunning Man's Grimoire

9780738760728

The Secret of Secrets: a sixteenth century English grimoire

From Dr. Stephen Skinner and the Golden Hoard Press comes a historical grimoire that features a fascinating blend of high magic and local village magic. Originally a handbook for a working sorcerer, this book includes a wealth of magical workings in addition to a treasure trove of critical astrological information, including a unique set of astrological tables that are generally absent from other grimoires. Going beyond the planetary days and hours, A Cunning Man's Grimoire reveals detailed aspects of timing and magical operations connected with the 28 Mansions of the Moon and image magic, which rarely appear in Solomonic grimoires. This practical manual of magic is strongly influence by Arabic and Indian roots, placing it at the crossroads of several powerful magical streams.

  • Author(s): Dr. Stephen Skinner & David Rankine
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 176 pp.
  • Dimensions: 17.0 x 2.0 x 25.1 cm
  • ISBN: 9780738760728