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Magic miracles daemonology divination astrology and alchemy were the arcana mundi the secrets of the universe of the ancient Greeks and Romans In this path breaking collection of Greek and Roman writings on magic and the occult Georg Luck provides a comprehensive sourcebook and introduction to magic as it was practiced by witches and sorcerers magi and astrologers in the Greek and Roman worlds In this new edition Luck has gathered and translated 130 ancient. Reading for my research Absolutely fascinating texts Get your hands on it

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Arcana Mundi Magic and the Occult in the Greek and Roman Worlds A Collection of Ancient Texts

Nd at times startling alternative vision of the ancient world For a long time it was fashionable to ignore the darker and to us perhaps uncomfortable aspects of everyday life in Greece and Rome Luck has written But we can no longer idealize the Greeks with their 'artistic genius' and the Romans with their 'sober realism' Magic and witchcraft the fear of daemons and ghosts the wish to manipulate invisible powers all of this was very much a part of their lives. This book has lots of information i didn t know Maybe for some people like philosophy scholars is a basic book but it gave a big picture of how these arts were explored Even though it gives you repetitive sources and of course there were around i enjoyed it alot

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Texts dating from the eighth century BCE through the fourth century CE Thoroughly revised this volume offers several new elements a comprehensive general introduction an epilogue discussing the persistence of ancient magic into the early Christian and Byzantine eras and an appendix on the use of mind altering substances in occult practices Also added is an extensive glossary of Greek and Latin magical terms In Arcana Mundi Georg Luck presents a fascinating a. 4 stars glad I own a copy and it has absolutely motivated me to read primary sources and has impacted my own pursuits This book is an excellent introduction to primary sources The introductory essays are a lovely primer and the summaries written by Luck give you the a context and contemporary English framework with which to appreciate what you re reading The excerpts in the book are organised by subject Magic Religion Daemonology Astrology Alchemy etc I preferred to go through the excerpts and read from one primary source at a time The alchemy section especially blew my mind as making a lot of connections and containing beautiful inspiring works


8 thoughts on “Arcana Mundi Magic and the Occult in the Greek and Roman Worlds A Collection of Ancient Texts

  1. says:

    Another solid entry in the Where Did We Get The Category of Magic? vein I am compelled to read It's fascinating to read the primary sources to study the linguistics to know the history and then compare it all to

  2. says:

    Reading for my research Absolutely fascinating texts Get your hands on it

  3. says:

    4 stars glad I own a copy and it has absolutely motivated me to read primary sources and has impacted my own pursuits This book is an excellent introduction to primary sources The introductory essays are a lovely primer and the summaries written by Luck give you the a context and contemporary English framework with which to appreciate what you're reading The excerpts in the book are organised by subject Magic Religion Daemonology Astrolog

  4. says:

    Exactly what it says on the tin a broad sourcebook of Greek and Latin texts on ancient magic miracles daemonology divination astrology and alchemy with commentary on each excerpt and an introduction for each of the six themes

  5. says:

    This book has lots of information i didn't know Maybe for some people like philosophy scholars is a basic book but it gave a big picture of how these arts were explored Even though it gives you repetitive sources and of course there were around i enjoyed it alot

  6. says:

    Very readable An excellent and comprehensive survey of ancient esoteric throughout and of how it influenced Greek philosophy reading it with the companion and greater Dobbs The Greeks and the Irrational is a good mix

  7. says:

    This book is marred by the author's freuent references to Castenada as a serious authority But it still has some valuable informati

  8. says:

    A source book of extant Greco Roman passages detailing magical theory and practice Invaluable