The Book of Ceremonial Magic
|Author:||A. E. Waite|
Occult historian A. E. Waite created this meticulously researched survey in order to unite and interpret the scattered and often-inaccessible details of magical traditions. Part I contains essential passages from Renaissance-era documents; Part II analyzes the texts from a modern perspective. A century after its debut, this volume remains among the best sources of information on casting spells, conjuring spirits, and other occult practices.
Best known as the co-creator of the popular Rider-Waite Tarot deck, A. E. Waite (1857-1952) is the author of the widely consulted Pictorial Key to the Tarot. Waite was also a noted historian of the occult and a respected expert on ceremonial magic whose many books included surveys of Rosicrucianism, Kabbalism, Freemasonry, and alchemy.