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  • Forbidden Rites A Necromancer's Manual of the Fifteenth Century Magic in History
  • Richard Kieckhefer
  • English
  • 13 December 2019
  • 9780271017518

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Read Forbidden Rites A Necromancer's Manual of the Fifteenth Century Magic in History Forbidden Rites A Necromancer's Manual of the Fifteenth Century Magic in History Free download ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free characters Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Richard Kieckhefer Preserved in the Bavarian State Library in Munich is a manuscript that few scholars have noticed and that no one in modern times has treated with the seriousness it deserves Forbidden Rites consists of an edition of this medieval Latin text with a full commentary including de. I had Dr Kieckhefer for Medieval History classes back in college days and he was a terrific teacher with an eye for the strange side of history I was not surprised to find him authoring this amusing and scholarly analysis of a 15th Century compendium of necromantic lore A guide to one of the seminal surviving texts presumably compiled by someone who believed it to be a workbook the manual here is eual parts folklore myth inverted Catholicism and arcane ritual from sources we can only guess it The author approaches it as intrinsically interesting but also as a guide to the mindset of its era both for people summoning demons and those concerned with burning the summoners There are dozens of little details in this that a modern horror writer might learn from if one wants to avoid the cliches of the genre I was especially taken with the to me at least unknown role of the lowly hoopoe in demonic commerce and the rituals that involved polishing a fingernail as a scrying instrument Even if the mage couldn t afford a mirror here s a window into the other world Mostly this is an intriguing sampler of things almost lost to time entertaining as one of the good doctor s lectures and who knows Maybe useful if one has a hoopoe to spend

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Read Forbidden Rites A Necromancer's Manual of the Fifteenth Century Magic in History Forbidden Rites A Necromancer's Manual of the Fifteenth Century Magic in History Free download ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free characters Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Richard Kieckhefer Than a systematic treatise It is exceptional however in the scope and variety of its contents prayers and conjurations rituals of sympathetic magic procedures involving astral magic a catalogue of spirits lengthy ceremonies for consecrating a book of magic and other material. The title doesn t lie A lot of books claim to be what this book is One medieval ritual after the other It is well written and the commentaries not unnecessary of presumptuous When looking for a book on necromantic rites look no further

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Read Forbidden Rites A Necromancer's Manual of the Fifteenth Century Magic in History Forbidden Rites A Necromancer's Manual of the Fifteenth Century Magic in History Free download ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free characters Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Richard Kieckhefer Tailed analysis of the text and its contents discussion of the historical context translation of representative sections of the text and comparison with other necromantic texts of the late Middle Ages Like many medieval texts for the use of magicians it is a miscellany rather. Kieckhefer s Forbidden Rites presents a typological analysis of the means and ends of late Medieval nigromantia necromancy which is to say magic facilitated by the agency of spirits Taking as his primary object of analysis the instructions for magical operations collected in manuscript Clm 849 of the Bavarian State Library Kieckhefer divides the contents according to immediate function illusory apparitions psychological manipulation or divination The categorization is somewhat arbitrary with many of the operations plausibly corresponding to than one type or none of the above but it does at least provide a sufficient framework for discussing the unsystematic mass of material in some depth The two concluding chapters of the book s analytical part then discuss the structural characteristics of the verbal conjurations employed to interact with spirits and the nature and identities ascribed to the spirits themselvesOverall this work is a very good introduction to the field of Medieval religio magical beliefs and practices and specifically those which pertained to a certain literate often clerical stratum of society The second part of the volume an annotated transcription of the Latin text of Clm 849 makes this an excellent resource for in depth research as well