Continuing with our deep dive on Cornelius Agrippa, this time around the tables are turned and Doug is the Guest! The Arnemancy Podcast is Hosted by Reverend Erik, in which he discusses topics with many magically inclined folks. In this specific Episode, we toss around aspects of a book which may or may not have been written by Agrippa- The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy. Usually overshadowed by Agrippa’s Three Books of Occult Philosophy, Erik and Doug attempt to make a strong case for this strange document, one that needs to be seen as a vital occult work, and in Doug’s opinion- More functionally important than the Three Books.
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- The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy – Commentary by Dr. Stephen Skinner – My favourite edition
- The Mysterious Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy – Donald Tyson summary in Watkins Magazine – Tyson also has an edition of The 4th Book
- Of Occult Philosophy, or Of Magical Ceremonies: The Fourth Book – From Esoteric Archives, which is one of, if not the greatest magical resources on the Internet
- Georg Pictorius Villinganus
- Johann Weyer
- Peter De Abano
- The Heptameron, or Magical Elements
- Dr. Al Cummins on The Heptameron – Glitch Bottle Podcast
- Heptameron Ode to Autumn
- Arbatel: Of the Magic of the Ancients
- The Arbatel – Translation & Commentary by Joseph H. Peterson
- Digital Ambler on The Arbatel – Sam Block’s Blog is an unceasingly great resource
- The Arbatel Experience – Theomagica
- Conjuring Spirits in the ‘Tractatus de Nigromatia’ – Small Correction on my end. I said De Nigromancia was attributed to Francis Bacon. It is attributed to that other slice of Bacon- Roger. Mixed ’em up
- Ceremonial Magic & the Power of Evocation by Joseph Lisiewski – It has some good things in here about the Heptameron. And also some terrible things, specifically the ‘Slingshot Effect.’ Pick out the good parts, discard the rest. Also, I hate this cover so much. There. I’ve said it
- Seven Spheres by Rufus Opus
- The True Western Occult Tradition? A review of Jake Stratton-Kent’s ‘Encyclopedia Goetica’ – Jake’s books come highly recommended by me. HIGHLY
- The Discoverie of Witchcraft by Reginald Scot
- Of Geomancy by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa
- Operation of the Seven Spirits of the Planets – Very interesting document/Grimoire. A bit of Heptameron and a bit of Arbatel. This was the document I couldn’t for the life of me pronounce. Oui mon français est abyssal
- The Trickster & The Paranormal by George P. Hansen – Crucial reading ’round these parts, folks
- Magister Officiorum by Julio Cesar Ody – An absolutely essential book if you want to dabble in the Goetia and Grimoires in general
- Techniques of Solomonic Magic by Dr. Stephen Skinner – Also essential. I use this book constantly
- The Magical Treatise of Solomon or Hygromanteia – My go-to Grimoire. Most of my magical timing revolves around or is derived from the Hygromanteia
- Grimoires: A History of Magic Books by Owen Davies – Excellent. Great stuff about the 4th Book in this one
- Not talked about in the episode but interesting nevertheless, is that much of Francis Barrett’s The Magus is nicked from the 4th Book. An analysis of this is in More Cunning than Folk
- The Cunning Man’s Handbook by Jim Baker – Touches on the 4th Book’s influence on Cunning Folk. I love this book
That’s a wrap! Again, I want to thank Rev. Erik for the opportunity to do these back-and-forth episodes. I had a tonne of fun and I hope everybody got a load of information from them. Who knows, we very well might do this again sometime in the future!