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Public Domain Pictures from Historic Grimoires

Monday, March 13, 2017 1:02
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A friend sent me links to these wonderful pictures from historic books of magic via The Public Domain Review, a project of the Open Knowledge Foundation.

If you want to see more of the pictures and read about them, one of the posts is on The Key of Hell: an 18th-Century Manual on Black Magic. Here is the link:

The second is about a Compendium of Demonology and Magic (ca. 1775). Here is the link for that:

I wasn’t aware of The Public Domain Review before now, but I’m going to spend more time reading it as I can see it has lots of material about historic witchcraft, magic and the occult.

If you are interested in reading more about the history of this subject, the book I would recommend is Grimoires – A History of Magic Books by Owen Davies.

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