fascinating work includes information on divination and astrology, lycantrophy
and necromancy, and all the diverse varieties of magic and magical practices
from the earliest times to the present day.
A Treasury of Witchcraft includes and introduction to Black and White
magic; magic techniques, spells, conjurations, and formulas; magic operations
such as herb lore, sympathetic magic, wands, and potions; the appearance
and habits of witches and warlocks; voodoo; manuals of magic; the history
of witchcraft versus the state; and other topics.
Original texts arranged in historical sequence present actual records
referring to witchcraft and sorcery as realities together with specific
spells, charms, invocations, descriptions and occult practices, a Who’s
Who in Demonology, and imperial and state decrees relating to magic activities.
Magical practices from Babylon, Greece, Rome, Europe, India, Africa, and
many other areas are included. Each section has an interpretative essay
with additional notes fully elucidating provocative points.
1 General Introduction – Black and White Magic, Effects on Individuals
13 Magic Techniques, Spells Conjurations, Incantations, Periapts, Formulas
57 Operations of Magic, Sympathetic Magic, Herb Lore, Magic Instruments,
Potions, Wands Magic Circles, Pentacles
83 Raising the Devil – and the Dead, Satan the Arch Fiend, Satanic
Hierarchy, Satanic Realms, Satanic Pact, Rites, Exorcisms, Necromantic
117 Black Mass, Sabbat
131 Witches and Warlocks, Appearance, Characteristics, Habits
168 Lycantrophy, Vampires, Voodoo
181 Manuals of Magic
191 Who is Who in Witchcraft
217 Goetic Diversions – Divination – Astrology – Levitation
243 Witchcraft versus the State