Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells: From Abraxas to Zoar

A complete guide of greater than 1,000 magical phrases, words, symbols, and mystery alphabets

• Explains the origins, derivatives, and useful utilization of every notice, word, and spell in addition to how they are often mixed for customized spells

• in accordance with the paranormal traditions of Europe, Greece, and Egypt and lately came across exclusive grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany

• comprises an in-depth exploration of mystery magical alphabets, together with these according to Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological indicators, and runes

From Abracadabra to the now recognized spells of the Harry Potter sequence, magic phrases aren't any longer constrained to the practices of pagans, alchemists, witches, and occultists. they've got turn into a part of the preferred mind's eye of the Western global. handed down from old Babylon, Egypt, and Greece, those phrases and the rituals surrounding them have survived during the millennia simply because they paintings. And as pupil Claude Lecouteux unearths, usually the extra impenetrable they appear, the more desirable they're.

Analyzing greater than 7,000 spells from the mystical traditions of Europe in addition to the mystical papyri of the Greeks and lately came across exceptional grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany, Lecouteux has compiled a finished dictionary of old magic phrases, words, and spells besides an in-depth exploration--the first in English--of mystery magical alphabets, together with these in accordance with Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological symptoms, and runes. Drawing upon hundreds of thousands of medieval debts and recognized manuscripts similar to the Heptameron of Peter Abano, the writer examines the origins of every be aware or spell, delivering designated directions on their profitable use, no matter if for cover, love, wealth, or therapeutic. He charts their evolution and derivations in the course of the centuries, exhibiting, for instance, how spells that have been as soon as meant to place out fires advanced to guard humans from witchcraft. He finds the inherent versatility of magic phrases and the way every one sorcerer or witch had a suite of inventory words they'd mix to construct a customized spell for the paranormal want to hand.

Presenting a wealth of fabric on magical phrases, symptoms, and charms, either universal and imprecise, Lecouteux additionally explores the mystical phrases and spells of historical Scandinavia, the Hispano-Arabic magic of Spain prior to the Reconquista, the traditions handed down from old Egypt, and those who have stayed in use till the current day.

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P. e. r. o. t. e. p. e. t. o. r. e. p. o. r. o. t. o. s. X SATUR X AREPA TEVET APERA X RUTAS X S a t a r A p i r a T i t i t A r i p a R a t a s S A T A R A P I R A T I T I T A R I P A R A T A S S A T A R A R I P A T I N I T A P I R A R A T A S +++++ Sator ++++ arepo ++++ tenet ++++ opera ++++ rotas SATOJ(R) AREPO guiding principle OPERA ROTAS Vaitkevičienė , no. 1376–92, 1533, 1625 (spell from Lithuania), 1377 (spell from Poland). SATOR: the 1st recorded example of the spell Sator Arepo guideline Opera Rotas dates again to the yr 70 advert. It used to be present in a Christian church in Pompeii. in spite of the fact that, it used to be reversed and depicted within the following shape: ROTAS / OPERA / guideline / AREPO / SATOR. It additionally seemed on different structures in other places, akin to one of the graffiti of Bonaguil fortress (Perigord quarter of France). The spell gave upward push to a slew of attainable interpretations, which are present in the research via Harald Fuchs that has the advantage of demonstrating that the spell encompasses a go shaped through guideline within the middle of the sq., which i'm going to convey by means of placing these letters in daring: S A T O R A R E P O T E N E T O P E R A R O T A S This has been interpreted to intend, “The laborer Arepo rigorously guided the plow,” “The employee holds the wheels, the sower the plow,” “With his chest the sower continues the wheels (of the world), his work,” and lots of different issues that experience no courting to the spell’s use. An abbreviation for a monastic principle used to be learn into it (SAT ORARE POTENter ET OPERAre RatiO TuA take a seat) by means of those that had forgotten that the spell were in use lengthy earlier than the formula of this principle! It was once regularly accredited that Sator unique God insomuch because the begetter of gods and males (deorum genitor atque hominum sator), and an exhaustive seek used to be made for its which means through those that had forgotten magic spell is encrypted and its clients definitely by no means sought to penetrate its mystery. absolutely its imprecise nature used to be appeared, as in lots of different instances, as a warrantly of its efficacy. in truth, the magic sq. conceals the identify of God. it truly is sufficient to exchange the letters by way of their position quantity within the alphabet, then upload jointly the 2 figures of the consequences to end up: The sum of the 2 figures because of the addition is 10, irrespective of in what path it truly is learn. 0 doesn't count number, as at the present time while the facts is made by way of nine, and hence the reply continues to be 1, in different phrases the only, the one, God. And if any shred of doubt continues to be, the truth that guiding principle types a go within the middle of the sq. may still carry that doubt. Let’s now have a look in what domain names this spell was once hired. † sator. Arepo. guiding principle. Opera. Rotas may be learn in an eleventh-century Christian allure meant to supply a simple childbirth. one other one, present in a manuscript of the Letter of Hippocrates (thirteenth century) exhibits that “this textual content will be connected to the stomach of the lady in labor:” Maria peperit Christum † Anna Mariam † Elisabeth Johannem † Celina Remigium † sator † arepo † guideline † opere † rotas a 3rd allure, in center English and Latin, positioned rotas after numerous Christian words.

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