Stephen Skinner

Book Author, Lecturer and Publisher

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Stephen Skinner is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. He was responsible for introducing real feng shui to the West, and wrote the first 20th century English book on the subject in 1976. His first profession was that of Geography Lecturer, at what is now the University of Technology in Sydney. He completed his Ph.D in Classics at the University of Newcastle with a thesis on the transmission of magical methods and implements from the Graeco-Egyptian world to the grimoires.

 

During the 1970s and 1980s he was the driving force behind Askin Publishers, producing lovely editions of classic magical works such as Agrippa's Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy and the  Archidoxes of Magic by Paracelsus, several titles by Austin Osman Spare, Aleister Crowley, Dr Donald Laycock (The Enochian Dictionary) and others, all of which are now collector’s items. The first of these was a huge quarter leather edition of the primary source book of Enochian magic, the True & Faithful Relation of what passed between Dr John Dee…and some Spirits. During this period he co-wrote books with Francis King, including the still popular Techniques of High Magic, which has gone through many editions since it was first released. Also with Francis King he wrote Nostradamus, following this with the best selling Millennium Prophecies. His interest in Western geomancy spurred him on to create the most complete and classic work in that field Terrestrial Astrology which has been considerably expanded and reprinted, and can be ordered here: Geomancy in Theory and Practice.

 

In the late 1990s he published and owned a number of monthly magazines such as Wining and Dining, Healthy Living, Alternatives and XL. Later in the decade he was publisher of a number of client and affinity group publications such as 050, ARP and Goldlife.

In 1998 he was responsible for launching and publishing the first full colour magazine on feng shui, Feng Shui For Modern Living, which was distributed in 41 countries with translated editions in German and even in Chinese. At its peak the English edition sold over 121,000 audited copies per month, and Stephen was nominated at the PPA awards as UK 'Publisher of the Year' (the UK print media equivalent of the Oscars).  

In 2003 he migrated to Malaysia/Singapore to facilitate his researches into feng shui, and helped found the International Feng Shui association in Singapore, which is now in its 10th year.

In 2004 he began publishing Source Works of Ceremonial Magic with co-author David Rankine. The first title was The Practical Angel Magic of Dr. John Dee’s Enochian Tables, opening the doors on real 17th century angel magic in a way never done before. This was followed by The Keys to the Gateway of Magic and then The Goetia of Dr Rudd, a complete 17th century version of the four books of the Lemegeton as used by a practising magician. He then produced a new edition of three versions of the most famous grimoire, the Key of Solomon as The Veritable Key of Solomon. More recently they deciphered and translated the Grimoire of St Cyprian, the Clavis Inferni.

He also edited and published the 16th century manuscript of Sepher Raziel: Liber Salomonis with Don Karr, and facilitated the publication of The Magical Treatise of Solomon or Hygromanteia, the forefather of the Key of Solomon.

 

In 2006 he published The Complete Magician's Tables with tables of Magic, Kabbalistic, Angelic, Astrologic, Alchemic, Demonic, Geomantic, Grimoire, Gematria, I Ching, Tarot, Pagan Pantheon, Plant, Perfume and Character Correspondences in more than 835 Tables, four times as many tables as Aleister, Crowley's Liber 777, or any other imitator.

In 2008 he completed the Guide to the Feng Shui Compass, the most detailed study of the Chinese luopan in any language. In 2011 he completed a project that he had planned since his teens, to edit and rectify the text of Dr John Dee's Spiritual Diaries (1583-1608) which was a fully corrected (against the original manuscripts) edition of A True & Faithful Relation of what passed for many yeers between Dr. John Dee...and some spirits. This mammoth work ran to 680 folio pages, with thousands of footnotes and corrections.

 

He was educated at Sydney University graduating in English Literature, Geography and Ancient Greek Philosophy, and was awarded his Ph.D in Classics from the University of Newcastle for a thesis on magic. His interests include feng shui, ancient civilisations, geometry, travel, computers, magic and the Middle Ages. He is the author of more than 36 books published worldwide in more than 20 different languages. His books have had introductions by such diverse people as Colin Wilson, HRH Charles Prince of Wales, and Jimmy Choo shoe designer to the stars.

He spends his time writing, teaching and researching feng shui and the Western Hermetic tradition.

 

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Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic

by Stephen Skinner

          

This book uses academic tools to uncover the techniques which were actually used by Graeco-Egyptian magicians. This book will really strengthen your understanding of magic and its roots. After reading it magic will no longer be something to theorise about, but a real practice, a real interaction with divinities, daimones, spirits and even the dead, using evocation, invocation, skrying, dream techniques, talismans, amulets, defixiones, sacrifice and spirit offerings, ensouling magical statues and consecrating rings. It also explains the necessary protection for the magician, the circle and phylacteries.

Magical objectives include love (by attraction, compulsion, insomnia and ‘love’s leash’), health, invisibility, foreknowledge and memory. There are detailed sections on bowl and lamp skrying, the sending of dreams, encountering a god, and the Mystery rites for fellowship with the gods. First steps include the invocation of the paredros, the daimon assistant and the correct purity and fasting procedures. Encounter Thesallos of Tralles who persuaded an Egyptian priest to manifest a god for him, and the techniques that his Egyptian priest used to do this.

Egypt was at the heart of magic, and the Graeco-Egyptian papyri are the clearest and most extensive documentation of some of its earliest methods. These papyri were the handbooks of practicing magicians who lived during the first five centuries of this era. But attempting to read the Graeco-Egyptian magical papyri in Hans Dieter Betz's English translation The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation is a daunting task, as they seem to be in no particular order (except for papyrus number). Furthermore the papyri are a mixture of many different techniques, with minor snippets mixed in with serious and long invocations, many without the basic instructions needed to perform these rites.

Stephen Skinner discovered that in the original Greek, then they have a perfectly logical structure, as the scribes have in most cases used a headword to indicate what kind of rite was involved. This headword has however mostly been lost in translation. What Stephen Skinner has done here is to separate and tabulate each of the 40+ techniques used by Graeco-Egyptian magicians, throwing an enormous amount of light on these very practical texts. In many cases the translator has taken the easy way out and just used words like 'spell' or 'charm' to translate dozens of different technical words which are necessary for understanding exactly what is going on. Skinner has rectified this by extracting each of these specialist Greek terms for different magical procedures and, showing what they really mean, and has divided up the papyri into its constituent methods, so that the reader is directed to the specific passages relevant to his interest. The result is more than a guide to the papyri, it is a complete survey and explanation of the functioning of the types of Graeco-Egyptian magic, often noting where such techniques appear again in the later grimoires. If you want to understand Graeco-Egyptian magic, this is where you should start.

Chapters include:

* Amulets
* Calendrical Considerations
* Composite Rites
* Daimonic Possession and Exorcism
* Defixiones
* Ensouling Magical Statues
* Evocationary Bowl Skrying
* Evocationary Lamp Skrying
* Face-to-Face Encounters with a god
* Foreknowledge and Memory rites
* Health
* Homeric magic and divination
* Hymns, pagan
* Incenses, Herbs and Plants used in magic
* Invisibility
* Invocation of the gods and the god’s arrival
* Love
* Magical Rings and Gemstones
* Mysteries and Initiation Rites
* Necromancy
* Paredros or Assistant Daimon, securing a
* Phylacteries
* Procedures for Visions and Dream Revelation
* Talismans


 

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Feng Shui History

The story of Classical Feng Shui in China and the West
from 221 BC to 2012 AD

          

Feng Shui History tracks the evolution of feng shui in detail in China from 221 BC till the present day, and then its spread throughout SE Asia, and finally to the rest of the world in the last 35 years. This has never been done before in English. The only information on the history of feng shui occurs as scattered chapters in a number of books, but these books often repeat the same tired generalisations, and include many largely erroneous statements.

This book has been meticulously researched, from authoritative Chinese texts and the analysis of many antique lo p'ans, and gives the real history of feng shui. It contains the biographical details of many masters, and tracks the developments and people involved in propagating feng shui in the US, UK, Europe, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, in the 20th century, right up to date in 2012. It clearly shows the different feng shui methods and masters, and how they relate to each other.

It also dispels a number of feng shui myths, such as:

1. "Feng shui is 6000 years old." In fact the characters 'feng shui' were not used in this context before 320 CE. Even the older names (ti li, kan yi, etc.) for this practice do not occur in any surviving texts before 221 BC.

2. "Feng shui derives from the Yi Jing." In fact, apart from the 8 trigrams being used as basic directional indicators, no feng shui compass shows the 60 hexagrams till 1600 CE, and not the full 64 hexagrams till 1824.

3. "The feng shui compass derives from a magnetised spoon revolving on a plate." In fact this incorrect deduction made by Wang Chen-To in 1946 (and later reluctantly repeated by Needham) was completely discredited by several researchers in the 1990s.


 

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Dr John Dee's Spiritual Diaries (1583-1608)

Being a reset and corrected edition of a
True & Faithful Relation of what Passed for many Yeers between Dr John Dee...and Some Spirits...


Preface by Meric Casaubon
Edited by Stephen Skinner

          

This is a completely revamped and reader-friendly edition of A True & Faithful Relation of what passed for many Years between Dr. John Dee... and some Spirits, transcribed and prefaced by Meric Casaubon in 1659. Now re-edited by Stephen Skinner, with a detailed introduction, appendices, extensive footnotes, supplementary texts, additional illustrations, and a Dee timeline.

This book contains John Dee's Spiritual Diaries for 25 years (1583-1608), now made available for the first time in an organized and readable form. For any scholar or practitioner of magic, easy access to Dee's Enochian system is one of the most important parts of the Western Esoteric tradition. This book covers Dee's invocation of the angels, the reception of his Enochian system of magic, his experiments in alchemy, and experiences in the courts of the crowned heads of Europe.

This book has been totally re-set, re-formatted and updated, incorporating over 5000 corrections from the original notes of Meric Casaubon, Elias Ashmole and William Shippen and with reference to the original manuscript written by Dee. Sections which were originally missing from Casaubon's edition have been added. Angels, spirits, people, places, dates and times have been fully footnoted, and Casaubon's errors corrected. The reader will find this a much more accessible entrance to the world of Dr Dee's conferences with angels and spirits, and a welcome improvement.

Stephen Skinner was responsible for initially stimulating the renewed interest in John Dee and Enochian magic by first re-publishing Meric Casaubon's True and Faithful Relation... in 1973.


 

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Key to the Latin of Dr John Dee‘s Spiritual Diaries

          

The Key to the Latin is a full translation of the more than 50,000 words printed in Latin in Dee's Diaries originally published in 1659 by Meric Casaubon as A True & Faithful Relation..., and fully corrected and republished by Stephen Skinner as Dr John Dee’s Spiritual Diaries (see above). Now you can finally read all of Dee's Latin passages.

Many of the insights provided by this text have never been picked up, or noticed, by Dee's biographers in the past. This volume should be read in conjunction with the edited version of Dee's Diaries, illustrated above. Both are available direct from www.GoldenHoard.com or from Llewellyn.


 

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The Magical Treatise of Solomon or Hygromanteia

Translated and edited by Ioannis Marathakis
Foreword by Stephen Skinner

          

This is the true ancestor of the Key of Solomon. This book is sometimes called the Hygromanteia, and this book has hidden behind the mistaken idea that all of it is a work on water divination, a scholarly mistake that has hidden the true value of this book for centuries. Throughout history thousands of people have been fascinated by the grimoire the Key of Solomon. This is the original Greek book of magic that was the source of the Key of Solomon, and in turn the ancestor of most of the grimoire-based ceremonial magic practiced in Europe and the US today. It is therefore the key to understanding the grimoires.

This is a ground-breaking work. For the first time (outside of a handful of pages in academic works) the full Greek original of the Key of Solomon has been translated into English. Till now it has only existed in Bysantine Greek manuscripts.

Contrary to popular opinion the Key of Solomon was not translated from a Hebrew original. During the gradual decline and fall of the Byzantine Empire, this precious text, along with many others, was taken to Italy. This may have happened when Constantinople was sacked in 1453. It is quite likely that it was taken to Venice, where parts of it were translated into Latin and Italian.

Abridged Latin copies entitled the Clavicula Salomonis circulated in Europe, going through many changes, languages and versions to become the Key of Solomon as we know it (some of those manuscripts are published as Volume IV of the present series). Now for the first time you can read the whole text (large portions of which were left out of the Latin translations) derived from 17 different manuscripts.

 

 

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Geomancy in Theory & Practice

Stephen Skinner

 

This is the most complete history of Western geomancy in any language.

Geomancy - divination by earth - ranks alongside the tarot, astrology and the I Ching as a major form of divination. Since the Renaissance it has largely fallen out of favour. This is the first and most comprehensive book in English to cover the full historical background and practice of divinatory geomancy, and will therefore be invaluable to all those interested in divination, magic and astrology. It is the only complete history in any language, covering geomancy's various manifestations in different cultures, as well as being a practical manual showing how to cast and interpret geomantic figures.

 

Drawing on material from Latin, French, German and Arabic manuscript and book sources, Stephen Skinner explores the roots of geomancy in the Islamic raml divination of northern Africa, which lead to Fa, Ifa and voodoo divinatory practices on the West Coast and sikidy in Madagascar. He examines the impact Islamic geomancy had on medieval Europe, where it rose to prominence and became, after astrology, the prime method of divination. It even resulted in the creation of an amazingly complex brass 12th century geomancy calculator. The part it played in Renaissance thinking and in the great astrological revival of the nineteenth century is followed by an examination of its use in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and its declining influence in the twentieth century only to be revived again in the last decade. This western geomancy is not, and has nothing to do with, feng shui.

 

The second section of the book is concerned with the practice, manipulation and generation of geomantic figures as standardized in Europe, and gives practical examples as a guide to the interpretation and practice of the art. Also covers astro-geomany which relates astrology and geomancy. This is shown in the cover picture which clearly shows Islamic astronomers at work whilst geomancers look for portents of the future in the sand.

 


 

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Sepher Raziel – a 1564 grimoire

Don Karr & Stephen Skinner

          

Sepher Raziel - also called Liber Salomonis is a full grimoire in the Solomonic tradition from a rare sixteenth century English manuscript. It is completely different from the Sepher Raziel ha-Melakh published by Steve Savedow, and is the oldest grimoire so far published in the Sourceworks of Ceremonial Magic series. It shows clear signs of Hebrew and Greek roots, quoting both Solomon and Hermes.

It contains seven complete treatises:

  • Clavis, concerned with astrology and its use in magic, with precise interactions between planets, Signs, and Houses;
  • Ala, outlining the magical virtues of stones, herbs, and animals;
  • Tractatus Thymiamatus, which deals with incense and perfumes used in the Art;
  • Treatise of Times detailing the correct hours of the day for each operation;
  • Treatise on Preparations on ritual purity, and abstinence;
  • Samaim, on the different heavens and their angels; and finally,
  • Semiforas or a Book of Names and their virtues and properties, being seven 'semiforas' attributed to Adam and seven semiforas attributed to Moses.
The Sepher Raziel text is given in two forms: an exact literal transcription of the 16th century English with no changes in spelling or wording, and a full modern annotated English version for easier reading.

This volume also includes a foreword which offers an overview of Raziel manuscripts, which represent a number of independent traditions, an essay on the literature of Solomonic magic in English, an introduction to the Sepher Raziel manuscript itself, an appendix on incense names, botanical names and identification, a list of printed notices and manuscript sources of Sepher Raziel, and a full bibliography of printed works on Solomonic magic and items of related interest.

 

Sourceworks of Ceremonial Magic Series - Volume V

 

 

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The Grimoire of St. Cyprian - Clavis Inferni

Stephen Skinner & David Rankine

 

The Grimoire of St. Cyprian - There have been many grimoires attributed to St. Cyprian of Antioch due to his reputation as a consummate magician before his conversion to Christianity, but perhaps none so intriguing as the present manuscript.

 

This unique manuscript (unlike the more rustic examples attributed to St Cyprian or the Black Books of Wittenburg as found in Scandinavia, or the texts disseminated under his name in Spain and Portugal) is directly in line with the Solomonic tradition, and therefore relevant to our present series of Sourceworks of the Ceremonial Magic.

 

It is unique in that instead of being weighed down with many prayers and conjurations it addresses the summoning and use of both the four Archangels, Michael, Raphael, Gabriel and Uriel as well as their opposite numbers, the four Demon Kings, Paymon, Maimon, Egyn and Oriens. The later are shown in their animal and human forms along with their sigils, a resource unique amongst grimoires. These manuscript illustrations of the Demon Kings do not appear anywhere else.

 

The text is in a mixture of three magical scripts, Greek, Hebrew, cipher, Latin, (and reversed Latin) with many contractions and shortforms, but it has been expanded and made plain by the editors. The title of the manuscript, Clavis Inferni sive magia alba et nigra approbata Metratona, literally means ‘The Key of Hell with white and black magic as proven [tested] by Metatron’.

 

 

 

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Michael Psellus on the Operation of Dæmons

translated by Marcus Collisson. Introduced by Stephen Skinner

 

 

It was the fall of Constantinople in 1453 that released a tide of Greek reading scholars into Western Europe, particularly Venice. With them came much of the magical and Hermetic knowledge which the Greeks in their turn had inherited from the Egyptians. The Key of Solomon was one such text. It is therefore essential to the understanding of such magical texts that one understands exactly how the Byzantines understood the nature of daemons. Psellus forms the bridge between the ancient world, Byzantine Greek, and the grimoire conception of the nature and use of daemons.

Michael Psellus (1018 – 1178 C.E) was one of the most notable writers and philosophers of the Byzantine era. The Byzantine domain was effectively the eastern Greek speaking part of the Roman Empire centred on Byzantium (Constantinople, modern Istanbul) which split off from the Latin West in 364 C.E. Its intellectual legacies helped lay the foundations for the Italian Renaissance.

 

Hailing from Constantinople, Psellus’ career was an illustrious and practical one, serving as a political advisor to a succession of emperors, playing a decisive role in the transition of power between various monarchs. He became the leading professor at the newly founded University of Constantinople, bearing the honourary title, ‘Consul of the Philosophers’. He was the driving force behind the university curriculum reform designed to emphasize the Greek classics, especially Homeric literature. Psellus is credited with the shift from Aristotelian thought to the Platonist tradition, and was adept in politics, astronomy, medicine, music, theology, jurisprudence, physics, grammar and history. He was well qualified to speak about daemons.

 

Sourceworks of Ceremonial Magic Series - Volume IV

 

 


448 pages
160 full colour diagrams
talismans and tables
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The Veritable Key of Solomon

Stephen Skinner & David Rankine

 

 

The Key of Solomon is the most important and influential of all European grimoires. This is the most beautiful and detailed version of this grimoire ever published. With a comprehensive introduction by Stephen Skinner and David Rankine. This is a book that every practicing magician or scholar of the occult must have. The source is two French manuscripts scribed for a French aristocrat in 1796. This is not the earliest, but it is the most detailed version of the Key of Solomon. The book contains three separate versions of the Keys, in order to cover as much of the material as possible. It is much more complete than the Mathers’ 1909 edition. It includes a full commentary on all the 144 extant manuscripts of this grimoire, including illustrations from the earlier Greek manuscript precursor of the Key of Solomon, which is also published by Golden Hoard (see The Magical Treatise of Solomon elsewhere on this site).

 

A Complete Compendium of Classical feng shui

 

 

448 pages

hardback with dust jacket

65 tables, 174 illustration

32 colour plates

 

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Guide to the Feng Shui Compass or lo p'an :

a Compendium of Classical feng shui. Including a history of feng shui, a detailed description of 75 rings of the lo p'an, and a feng shui time line.

Stephen Skinner

 

Material never before available in English…and difficult to find even in Chinese

 

How to read the San He and San Yuan lo p'an, with an explanation of each ring in detail, the history and background of feng shui and the lo p'an (luo pan).

 

This large book is 448 pages in size, and packed with detailed information which is very clearly explained, so that after reading it anyone should be comfortable reading even the most complex lo p'an. This book is the result of 30 years of research and practice. More than 75 rings are documented, illustrated, tabulated, and classified by Plate and School, with their use and history. Anyone reading the book can go from being a complete novice to complete familiarity with any lo p'an, ancient or modern. It clearly explains for the first time in English how feng shui developed and the relationship between the San He and San Yuan Schools.

 

There are 65 Tables, 174 illustrations, and 32 full colour plates. These include rare pictures and analyses of Ming and Ch'ing (Qing) dynasty lo p'ans.

 

Every technical term, book title, or person's name, is carefully footnoted in traditional Chinese characters with supporting pinyin and Wade-Giles transliterations.

 

 

"No Classical feng shui practitioner can afford to be without this book.”

 

Partial List of Contents

 

A Short History of Feng Shui

History of the Compass - Misconceptions

The Shih Board

The Chai Ching Earth Plate

Reading the Lo P’an

How to Align the Lo P’an

Tricks of the Trade

How to Buy a Lo P’an

Physical Structure of the Lo P’an

The Rings of the Lo P’an

Rings, Plates and Needles

Mistaken Western Identifications

The 4 Seasons and Celestial Animals

The 8 Mountain Killings or yao sha

The 8 Wandering Stars of the 8 Mansions

The 9 Flying Stars or fei hsing

The 9 Numbers of the Lo Shu

The 10 Heavenly Stems or t’ien kan

The 12 Earthly Branches or ti chih

The 12 Jupiter Years or tz’u

The 12 Life Stages Palaces or kung

The 12 Provincial divisions or fen yeh

The 12 Sovereign Hexagrams or p’i kua

 

 

The 12 Yellow Springs or huang ch'üan

The 24 Heaven Stars or t'ien hsing

The 24 Mini-Seasons or chieh ch’i

The 24 Mountains or shan

The 24 Robbery Sha or chieh sha

The 28 Lunar Mansions or hsiu

The 60 Earth-Penetrating Dragons or tou ti lung

The 60 Root Hexagrams or pen kua (San He)

The 60 Sexagenary Combinations or chia tzu

The 60 Uneven Dragons or ying so

The 64 Hexagrams or kua

The 72 Mountain-Piercing Dragons

The 120 Golden Divisions or fen chin

The 240 Golden Divisions or fen chin

The 360 new Western degrees or hsien tu

The 365.25 Chinese day-degrees or tu

The 384 Hexagram lines or kua yao

The 940 Degrees of the Complete Calendar

The ‘Alphabet’ of Feng Shui

Chinese Dynasties and Feng Shui Chronology

The Schools of Feng Shui

Catalogue of Common Lo P'an Rings

 

 

 

 

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The Complete Magician's Tables

Stephen Skinner

 

This book has now reached its 4th edition and has expanded to 835 tables in 480 pages. These tables are the most complete set of tabular correspondences covering magic, astrology, divination, Tarot, I Ching, Kabbalah, gematria, angels, demons, pagan pantheons, religious and mystical correspondences ever printed. They are more than four times larger and more wide ranging than Crowley’s Liber 777.

 

The source of the data in these tables ranges from unpublished manuscript mediaeval grimoires and Kabbalistic works, Peter de Abano, Abbott Trithemius, Albertus Magnus, Henry Cornelius Agrippa, Dr John Dee, Dr Thomas Rudd, Tycho Brahe, MacGregor Mathers (and the editors of Mathers’ work, Aleister Crowley and Israel Regardie),  to the most modern theories of prime numbers and atomic weights. The sources include many key grimoires such the Sworn Book, Liber Juratus, the Lemegeton (Goetia, Theurgia-Goetia, Almadel, Pauline Art), Abramelin, and in the 20th century the grimoire of Franz Bardon.

 

All this material has been grouped and presented in a consistent and logical way covering the whole Western Mystery tradition and some relevant parts of the Eastern tradition, with an extensive commentary.

 

Partial List of Contents

 

Alchemy and Alchemists

Angels: Biblical and Gnostic

Astrology: Zodiac, Planets, Decans, Mansions

Fixed Stars and Constellations

Buddhist Meditation

Colour Scales

Demons

Dr John Dee’s Angels

Emblems

Feng Shui and Taoist Magic

Gematria

Geomancy

Grimoires

Herbs

Isopsephy

Kabbalah

 

 

 

Letters, Alphabets & Numbers

Magic and Sorcery

Natural Magic: Plants, Stones

Orders, Grades and Officers

Pagan Pantheons     

Perfumes & Incenses

Planetary & Olympic Spirits

Questing and Chivalry

Sacred Geometry     

Tarot

Timeline: Magicians, Kabbalists, Alchemists, Astrologers, Knights Templar, and gnostic masters

Vedic and Hindu Meditation and Magic

Wheel of the Year: Hours, Months, Seasons, Festivals

Yi Jing / I Ching
Full analysis of all the nagels, demons and spirits in all the main grimoires.

 

Sourceworks of Ceremonial Magic Series - Volume III

 

 

448 pages

hardback with dust wrapper

19 illustrations, 12 tables

 

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The Goetia of Dr Rudd

Stephen Skinner & David Rankine

 

The Goetia is the most famous grimoire after the Key of Solomon. This volume contains a transcription of a hitherto unpublished manuscript of the Lemegeton which includes four whole complete grimoires:

 

Liber Malorum Spituum seu Goetia

Theurgia-Goetia

Ars Paulina (Books 1 & 2)

Ars Almadel

 

This manuscript was owned by Dr Thomas Rudd, a practicing scholar-magician of the early seventeenth century. There are many editions of the Goetia, of which the most definitive is that of Joseph Peterson, but here we are interested in how the Goetia  was actually used by practising magicians in the 16th and 17th century, before the knowledge of practical magic faded into obscurity.

 

Many practical techniques used in the past have since been forgotten. The authors restore these using Dr. Rudd's manuscript. For example, to evoke the 72 demons listed here without the ability to bind them would be foolhardy indeed. It was well known in times past that invocatio and ligatio,  or binding, was a key part of evocation, but in the modern editions of the Goetia this key technique is expressed in just one word  ‘Shemhamphorash’, and its use is not explained.

 

This volume explains how the 72 angels of the Shemhamphorash are used to bind the spirits, and the correct procedure for safely invoking them using dual seals incorporating the necessary controlling Shem angel, whose name is also engraved on the breastplate and Brass Vessel.

 

 

Feng Shui Style

 

 

 

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May 2004

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Sacred Geometry

 

 

Gaia / Hamlyn

November 2006

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Awards

  • Stephen was nominated as Publisher of the Year in the 1999 PPA Awards (like the Oscars of Publishing) for his production of Feng Shui for Modern Living magazine.

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