By Jake Stratton-Kent
Geosophia strains the advance of magic from the Greeks to the grimoires, laying naked the chthonic roots of goetic ritual. by way of exposing the necromantic origins of a lot of contemporary magic we can reconnect with the resource of our ritual culture. there's a continuity of perform within the West which encompasses the pre-Olympian cults of Dionysus and Cybele, is located within the Greek Magical Papyri and Picatrix and flows into the grimoires. instead of a litter of superstition, the grimoire culture is published because the dwelling descendant of the traditional practices of the Goes.
This is a piece which redefines our realizing of the Western culture, one that doesn't commence with Cabbala or Solomon, yet particularly descends into the Underworld and brings forth new lifestyles. the writer illuminates scarce and missed texts with an incisive observation, from volcanic conjurations to over 70 pages facing Picatrix. Following the voyage of the Argonauts, Geosophia bargains biographies of the heroes and gods, and discovers the hidden magical meanings and value in their activities and adventures.
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