New Worlds of Mind and Spirit, Spring/Summer 2003

P. 24: Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires

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ISBN 0-7387-0303-6 $29.95 U.S. $46.50 Can.
North American Release July 2003
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Aaron Leitch (Florida) is a practitioner of the magickal systems that existed in the Renaissance era (pre Golden Dawn). He's written a number of essays, both in print and on the web, and his website has had many thousands of visitors since its creation six years ago.

New Age / Magick / Hermetic
8 1/2 x 11 *480 pp.

world rights available

Aaron Leitch

Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires
The Classical Texts of Magick Deciphered

What was really in those medieval grimoires?

The magickal methods and esoteric knowledge of medieval Europe (476 to 1453 C.E.) form the ancestral backbone of modern ceremonial magic. To understand medieval magic, it's necessary to know the primary repositories of this knowlege - the grimoires of spells, incantations, and ritual instructions for working with angels and conjuring spirits. And to understand the grimoires, you must delve into the life and times fo the magicians who wrote them.

Scholar and magician Aaron Leitch sheds light upon the greatly misunderstood subject of the medieval mage in this comprehensive reference manual. In addition, he provides valuable comparisons among the magical practices described in the grimoires and various Shamanic methods of working with the spirit world.

Selling Features

  • The only existing primer of the Renaissance grimoiric tradition

  • Explains the obscure meanings of the classical grimoiric material from a strictly historical context

  • Examines such texts as Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy, The Key of Solomon, the Lemegeton, Dee's Enochian diaries, The Book of Abramelin, and others

  • Compares the texts to other pagan and tribal cultures

  • Serves as a bridge between Ceremonial Magick and Wicca


  • Author appearances at pagan festivals and other events in 2003

  • Print and review concentration with esoteric publications and websites

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