The Magus: A Complete System of Occult Philosophy


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by Francis Barrett

The Magus, being a Complete System of Occult Philosophy, is a handbook of the occult and ceremonial magic compiled by Francis Barrett and published in 1801.

This book facilitated the modern revival of magic by making information from otherwise rare books readily available. It may have influenced novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton and occultist Eliphas Levi. More controversially, it has been identified as an influence on Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, in Reed C. Durham, Jr.’s speech “Is There No Help for the Widow’s Son? ”

This long-renowned and often-referenced classic contains the ancient and modern practice of the Cabalistic art. Includes information on the occult properties of metals, herbs and stones, good and evil spirits, the nature, creation, and fall of man, and the magical power inherent in the Soul. A classic reference! Contains five color plates reproduced from the originals, using modern methods for color accuracy not achieved in previous reprints.

Reproduction of the 1801 Edition.

8 1/2 x 11

432 pages

Additional information

Weight 2.8 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × 1.25 in


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