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Fumigations of the Seven Planets

Fumigations of the Seven Planets by S Aldarnay, is a recent release from Hadean Press, which may be of interest. This is a short 16 page monograph, available directly from the publisher in print and digital formats.

S Aldarnay Fumigations of the Seven Planets from Hadean Press

“The recipes in this pamphlet have been compiled using the writing of Cornelius Agrippa, the author of the famous Three Books of Occult Philosophy. In these books, Agrippa outlines the history of and working behind much western magic including lengthy chapters dedicated to the influences of the 7 classical planets (the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn) on the world, and their applications in magical working. Owing to the inclusion of many animal parts or poisonous ingredients, many practitioners may feel perturbed at creating these recipes in their original form. In Fumigations of the Seven Planets, author S. Aldarnay offers alternatives based on the principles laid down by Agrippa himself.” [via]

An Historical Summary of Angelic Hierarchies from Part VII: The “Seven” Thrones in In Operibus Sigillo Dei Aemeth by David Richard Jones.

“In both St. Denis and in the Hermetica the philosophers and theologians of the Renaissance would find seemingly ancient authority for the correlation of their Neoplatonic speculations to Judeo-Christian angelology and metaphysics, speculations that would lead directly to the magical revival of the late Renaissance and the works of Ficino, Della Mirandola, Reuchlin, Cornelius Agrippa, Giordano Bruno and of course the angel magick of John Dee.” [via]

Abraham the Jew on Magic Talismans

You may be interested in Abraham the Jew on Magic Talismans now available through Weiser Antiquarian Books and published by Teitan Press.

Abraham the Jew on Magic Talismans is a previously-unpublished manuscript by Frederick Hockley, probably transcribed by him circa 1850 from an earlier work. The manuscript deals with the creation of talismans, and is divided into two parts, the first of which details methods for their manufacture ‘under the fixed stars’ and the second ‘under the twenty-eight mansions of the moon.’ Both sets of concepts were popular in mediaeval and later European astrological and magical practice, having apparently been incorporated into them from Arabic astronomical and astrological treatises composed during the ‘Golden Age’ of Arabic science from the middle of the eighth to the middle of the thirteenth centuries.

This first published edition comprises an Introduction in which Silens Manus explores the history of the manuscript, and it’s relationship with other early magical works, notably those of Cornelius Agrippa. It is followed by a typeset transcription of the text of the manuscript, with explanatory footnotes, etc., and a reproduction of various relevant passages from the 1651 edition of Agrippa’s Three Books of Occult Philosophy. The final section is a facsimile of the original manuscript, printed on special coated paper that gives a photograph like quality to the reproduction.”