The Magus: A Complete System of Occult Philosophy

By Francis Barrett

The Magus, or Celestial Intelligencer; being an entire method of Occult Philosophy is a instruction manual of the occult and ceremonial magic compiled through Francis Barrett and released in 1801. This ebook facilitated the fashionable revival of magic by means of making info from in a different way infrequent books available. it will possibly have stimulated novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton and occultist Eliphas Levi. extra controversially, it's been pointed out as a power on Joseph Smith, Jr., founding father of the Latter Day Saint stream, in Reed C. Durham, Jr.'s speech "Is There No aid for the Widow's Son? " replica of 1801 variation.

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