A Treatise On Angel Magic


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A Treatise On Angel Magic, Being a Complete Transcription of Ms. Harley 6482 in the British Library. Edited and Introduction by Adam Mclean. Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks, 1982. Limited Edition of 250 Copies. Bound by hand. Signed. 173 pages.

Volume is bound in new full leather with gilt lettering to spine. Gilt has faded, very light shelfwear. Boards Clean and unmarked. Minor marking to page edges, Binding is firm, pages are clean and bright. Work is illustrated with frontispiece depicting the seal of Aemeth, full- and double-page illustrations, and tables. Very good copy of a rare book. 

This series of limited edition hand-bound books by Adam McLean were initially produced between 1979 and 1986. They were never sold through book dealers, but only by direct mail order. Consequently, these books became collectors items, often fetching high prices on the second-hand market. Only a few copies remain of some of the older titles in this series and a number are now entirely sold out. Since 1997 fourteen new titles have been issued with more in preparation.

'This volume is an exact and complete transcription of a late 17th century compendium of Western esoteric ideas on Angel Magic. An important occult manuscript in the British Library, Harley 6482 includes sections on the Schemhamphoras, the hierarchies of fallen angels, the Images of the Mansions of the Moon, the Nature Spirits, and John Dee's Enochian system of Angel conjuration, and concludes with Dr. Rudd's Treatise on the Nine Hierarchies of Angels and their conjuration to visible appearance. It is thus an outstandingly complete sourcework on Angel conjuration, correspondences and symbolism, and will be of great value to both scholars and occultists for assessing the broad spectrum of ideas present in Medieval and Renaissance Angel Magic. The book is highly illustrated with explanatory charts and diagrams.

An invaluable contribution to esoteric scholarship, this classic text comprises an exact and complete transcription of a rare 17th century volume on Angel Magic. With editor Adam McLean's concise and illuminating observations, A Treatise on Angel Magic constitutes one of the most important links between John Dee and the late 19th century schools of occult-The Golden Dawn, Aurum Solis, and the O.T.O founded by Aleister Crowley. McLean distinguishes this edition from many other books in this field in that he does not present merely one viewpoint on western esoterica and the study of Angel Magic but encompasses all of the important thinking on these topics present in medieval times and those of the Renaissance. Rich with charts and explanatory diagrams, A Treatise on Angel Magic is a primary source work in hermetics. This volume is a great bringing together of several seminal texts not available anywhere else. This volume concludes with Dr. Rudd's Treatise on the Nine Hierarchies of Angels and their conjuration to visible appearance. This book is an outstandingly complete source work on Angel Magic, and the correspondence and symbolism essential to the practice of angelology.'