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The Book of Oberon

Un libro in lingua di Daniel Harms Clark James R. Peterson Joseph H. edito da Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd, 2015

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Sitting a block away from the U.S. Capitol, the Folger Shakespeare Library holds one of the most unusual manuscripts of magic ever discovered. The book was written around the year 1580, a decade before Shakespeare began writing in earnest. This is a manual of magicians in search of results, who scribbled down whatever secrets they could find.

One of the most unusual collections of magical lore ever assembled, The Book of Oberonincludes:

  • Rituals for summoning several different spirits, including Oberon (one of the main characters of Shakespeare'sA Midsummer Night's Dream), Satan, Mosacus, Birto, and others
  • A ceremony to call Baron, a spirit associated with the notorious Gilles de Rais
  • Several intriguing drawings of spirits and other curious beings
  • A list of spirits similar to, but predating, that found in the magical manual theGoetia
  • Lore and rituals for the summoning of fairies
  • Pages of talismans for various purposes
  • One of the oldest known copies of the magical manual The Enchiridion, said to have been given to Charlemagne by Pope Leo III
  • Charms for toothache, bleeding, and the capture of thieves
  • Headings and words written in cipher, most of which we have managed to decipher
  • An account of a mystical brotherhood of magicians that seems to have ties to the conspiracy against the author and playwright Christopher Marlowe

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