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Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells: From Abraxas by Claude Lecouteux

By Claude Lecouteux

A entire guide of greater than 1,000 magical phrases, words, symbols, and mystery alphabets

• Explains the origins, derivatives, and sensible utilization of every notice, word, and spell in addition to how they are often mixed for customized spells

• in keeping with the paranormal traditions of Europe, Greece, and Egypt and lately found special grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany

• comprises an in-depth exploration of mystery magical alphabets, together with these in keeping with Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological symptoms, and runes

From Abracadabra to the now well-known spells of the Harry Potter sequence, magic phrases are not any longer restricted to the practices of pagans, alchemists, witches, and occultists. they've got turn into a part of the preferred mind's eye of the Western international. handed down from historic Babylon, Egypt, and Greece, those phrases and the rituals surrounding them have survived during the millennia simply because they paintings. And as student Claude Lecouteux finds, frequently the extra impenetrable they appear, the better they're.

Analyzing greater than 7,000 spells from the paranormal traditions of Europe in addition to the mystical papyri of the Greeks and lately found exceptional grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany, Lecouteux has compiled a entire dictionary of historical magic phrases, words, and spells besides an in-depth exploration--the first in English--of mystery magical alphabets, together with these in response to Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological symptoms, and runes. Drawing upon hundreds of thousands of medieval debts and recognized manuscripts comparable to the Heptameron of Peter Abano, the writer examines the origins of every note or spell, providing particular directions on their profitable use, no matter if for defense, love, wealth, or therapeutic. He charts their evolution and derivations in the course of the centuries, exhibiting, for instance, how spells that have been as soon as meant to place out fires developed to guard humans from witchcraft. He finds the inherent versatility of magic phrases and the way every one sorcerer or witch had a collection of inventory words they'd mix to construct a customized spell for the mystical desire handy.

Presenting a wealth of fabric on magical phrases, symptoms, and charms, either universal and imprecise, Lecouteux additionally explores the mystical phrases and spells of historic Scandinavia, the Hispano-Arabic magic of Spain prior to the Reconquista, the traditions handed down from historical Egypt, and those who have stayed in use until eventually the current day.

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Sara’s father had died before she was born. Her mother, Jashe, had fallen in love with a Russian dancer—not Jewish, a goy—with a handsome build and golden locks. When she was eight months pregnant, he climbed on top of a barrel full of alcohol to light a lamp. The lid broke, he fell into the flammable liquid, and it began to burn. The family legend was that he ran down the street, enveloped in flames, leaping up in the air as much as two meters high, and died dancing. When I was born I emerged with a full head of curly hair, as abundant and blond as the late idolized dancer.

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After all, I was the child who could disappear in a second. This legend came from a spectacle at which I had assisted at the local theater. The theater usually showed films (it was there that I had the great pleasure of viewing Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Boris Karloff in Frankenstein, Buster Crabbe in Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, and many other marvels), but sometimes the white screen was rolled back from the stage and visiting troupes would put on shows. So it was that Fu-Manchu, a Mexican magician, came to town.

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