Occultist. Theologian. Mercenary. Soldier. Physician. Spy. Scholar. Legal Expert. Peripatetic Polymath. Prisoner. Heretic. Certainly someone who lived a full life, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa looms large over the Occult, and is an obvious addition to the Fools Gallery. He is certainly one of the Titans of Magic, anyone seriously interested in the Occult must give Agrippa his due. In one book (or three) De Occulta Philosophia, it was Agrippa’s contention that there could be a synthetic vision of magic whereby the natural world combined with the Celestial and the Divine. On this Episode, Douglas is joined by Reverend Erik from Arnemancy; another fantastic Podcast, where we try to unspool the influence of the Knight Wizard that is Agrippa.
Become a follower of Arnemancy. Also, Rev. Erik has a wonderful website where he lays out some knowledge of esoteric concepts and provides online Occult classes as well. Click that Sigil!
- Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa writings on Esoteric Archives – Probably the greatest source of Occult Texts online. If you are not aware of Esoteric Archives, then now it’s time to know. Joseph H. Peterson is an absolute hero of mine and many others in the Occult world
- Some more info on Henry Agrippa
- Trithemius and the Steganographia
- Ritter – Yup. Agrippa was a Knight
- The Influence of Marcilio Ficino
- Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa and Witchcraft: A Reappraisal – Things might not be as cut and dry as we’ve made out. More to think about
- Johann Weyer – Agrippa’s Student
- The Vanity of Arts and Sciences – Give it a read. Agrippa at his caustic best
- The Agrippean Circle – From Theomagica, certainly a blog worth following
- Christian Platonism and Christian Neoplatonism
- Pico Della Mirandola and the Cabala
- The Secret History of Western Esotericism Podcast – Very good Podcast if the Philosophical side of the Occult is interesting to you
- Aldus Manutius
- Renaissance Magic
- Natural Magic in the Renaissance – Nifty little Slideshow presentation
- The Cunning Man’s Handbook by Jim Baker – One of my favourite books on Magic. To my mind, an absolute Classic so I will link to it every chance I get
- Issues in Frances Yates’ Hermetic Tradition – From The Modern Hermeticist, Dan Attrell’s contribution to modern esotericism
- Dr. Alexander Cummins on Agrippa’s dislike of sorcerers or Geotik Magicians – From Glitch Bottle Podcast, which is amazing. The whole interview is great, Dr. Cummins is a man that deserves attention
- Magic in the Cloister by Sophie Page
- Talking Agrippa with Eric Purdue – From Rune Soup Podcast. Eric will be coming out with his own Translation of De Occulta Philosophia so please watch for that to be released
- Commentaries on the Occult Philosophy of Agrippa by Willy Schrodter
- The Language of Demons & Angels: Cornelius Agrippa’s Occult Philosophy by Christopher I. Lehrich
- Agrippa and the Crisis of Renaissance Thought by Charles Nauert Jr. – I have not read this but some say it is wonderful
- Agrippa’s Dilemma: Hermetic Rebirth and the Ambivalences of De Vanitate and De Occulta Philosophia
- The Transformations of Magic: Illicit Learned Magic in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance by Frank Klaassen – This is one of my favourite Books, as it changed so many conceptions I had. Seriously, if contextualizing Magic within History is your thing, you need this book!
I will be appearing on Arnemancy Podcast soon to Discuss a topic of our choosing. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears clean for when that drops.
Also, yes. I know. I didn’t pronounce ‘Pronunciation’ properly. Piss off.
Also Also, I’m kidding about Saskatchewan. I have spent a lot of time there as half my family lives in Regina. Saskatoon is quite a beautiful place as well. It’s Canada, it’s all beautiful.
Cover Picture from @Mark_Truesdale