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Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells

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Description for Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells Hardcover. A comprehensive handbook of more than 1,000 magical words, phrases, symbols, and secret alphabets Num Pages: 448 pages, 214 b&w illustrations. BIC Classification: VXW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 228 x 152 x 27. Weight in Grams: 729.
From Abracadabra to the now famous spells of the Harry Potter series, magic words are no longer confined to the practices of pagans, alchemists, witches, and occultists. They have become part of the popular imagination of the Western world. Passed down from ancient Babylon, Egypt, and Greece, these words and the rituals surrounding them have survived through the millennia because they work. And as scholar Claude Lecouteux reveals, often the more impenetrable they seem, the more effective they are. Presenting a wealth of material on magical words, signs, and charms, both common and obscure, Lecouteux also explores the magical words ... Read more

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About Claude Lecouteux
Claude Lecouteux is a former professor of medieval literature and civilization at the Sorbonne. He is the author of numerous books on medieval and pagan beliefs and magic, including The Book of Grimoires, The Tradition of Household Spirits, A Lapidary of Sacred Stones, and The High Magic of Talismans and Amulets. He lives in Paris.

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The anything-but-dry presentation by Lecouteux makes this book a must-add for someone curating careful resources for magic work. This belongs on a shelf between that favorite, oft-used herbal and that collection of favorite spells. The history, illustrations, and above all the words themselves beg for a reintroduction into living use
although, word of warning, few of them are actually rated as ... Read more

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