The Magus, Book 1

Francis Barrett

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The Magus, or Celestial Intelligencer; being a Complete System of Occult Philosophy is a handbook of the occult and ceremonial magic by English occultist Francis Barrett, first published in 1801. This is Book 1 of 2. Few people, even today, know that The Magus is a compilation, almost entirely consisting of selections from Cornelius Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy, the Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy attributed to Agrippa and the Robert Turner's 1655 translation of the Heptameron of Peter of Abano. Barrett made a few modifications and modernized the spelling and syntax of these selections. It deals with the natural magic of herbs and stones, magnetism, talismanic magic, alchemy, numerology, the elements, and biographies of famous adepts from history.

This book has 59,744 words, 109 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1801.

Production notes: This ebook of The Magus, Book 1 was published by Global Grey in 2018, and updated on the 5th September 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Lady Absinth' by Ferdinand Keller.

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