Various Publications and Editions of Picatrix On CD


Various Publications and Editions of Picatrix On CD
On this page you can order on CD various publications of Picatrix (6 books).

Picatrix is the name used today, and historically in Christian Europe, for a grimoire originally written in Arabic entitled Gayat al-Hakim, which most scholars assume was written in the middle of the 11th century, though a supported argument for composition in the first half of the 10th century has been made. The Arabic title has been translated as "The Aim of the Sage" or "The Goal of The Wise". The original Arabic work was translated into Spanish and then into Latin during the 13th century. The name "Picatrix" is also sometimes used to refer to the author.

Picatrix is a composite work that synthesizes older works on magic and astrology. One of the most influential interpretations suggests it is to be regarded as a "handbook of talismanic magic". Another researcher summarizes it as "the most thorough exposition of celestial magic in Arabic", indicating the sources for the work as "Arabic texts on Hermeticism, Sabianism, Ismailism, astrology, alchemy and magic produced in the Near East in the ninth and tenth centuries A.D." According to Eugenio Garin "In reality the Latin version of the Picatrix is as indispensable as the Corpus Hermeticum or the writings of Albumasar for understanding a conspicuous part of the production of the Renaissance, including the figurative arts." It has significantly influenced West European magical thinking from Marsilio Ficino in the 15th century, to Thomas Campanella in the 17th century. The manuscript in the British Library passed through several hands: Simon Forman, Richard Napier, Elias Ashmole and William Lilly.
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Please NOTE: This is not a commercial distribution. The disc sold without any benefits to me. The price includes only the cost of USPS first class mail shipping, the cost of operations for burn information to a CD, the cost of blank CD media, VAT, and the cost of servicing of payment processor. The final price of the disc is $56.90 (sorry but due to higher prices of CD\DVD printing companiy, I also had to raise the price of a CD).

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Picatrix In Arabic by Hellmut RitterPicatrix is the name used today, and historically in Christian Europe, for a grimoire originally written in Arabic entitled yat al- ak m, which most scholars assume was written in the middle of the 11th century, 1 though a supported argument for composition in the first half of the 10th century has been made. 2 The Arabic title... more
Picatrix Krakau Manuscript In Latin by Medieval GrimoiresPicatrix is the name used today, and historically in Christian Europe, for a grimoire originally written in Arabic entitled Gayat al-Hakim, which most scholars assume was written in the middle of the 11th century, though a supported argument for composition in the first half of the 10th century has been made. The Arabic title... more
Picatrix The GHAYATAL Jjakim Edition In Latin by David PingreeDavid Pingree defines magical practices as those that are dependant on the premise that some natural products, such as stones, plants, and animals, have a direct sympathy with and can utilize the powers of spiritual or demonic forces. These spirits permeate the elements and exist on other worldly realms that correspond to our... more
Picatrix In German by Hellmut Ritter"Picatrix" Das Ziel des Weisen von Pseudo-Magriti, Translated into German from the Arabic by Hellmut Ritter and Martin Plessner, London, The Warburg Institute, University of London, 1962.The author of the Picatrix begins his preface with an elaborate praise to God and the prophet of Islam, thus identifying himself as a Muslim... more
Picatrix In Spanish by Maslama al MajritiThis is spanish translation of The Picatrix "The Goal of the Sage" is a Grimoire of uncertain origins, probably written circa 1256 CE. No author has been identified. The originally text was written in Arabic, with a Latin translation appearing approximately 1256 during the court of Alphonso X of Castile.The work is divided into... more
Picatrix First Chapter In Hungarian by Maroth MiklosMaroth Miklos (Budapest, 1943. Feb. 5) Hungarian classical philologist, Orientalist, professor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Vice-President since 2008. Between 1992 and 1999 the Catholic University, Dean of Faculty of Arts. In 1961, graduated from Benedictine High School, then in 1962 was recorded at the Eotvos Lorand... more

Please NOTE: This is not a commercial distribution. The disc sold without any benefits to me. The price includes only the cost of USPS first class mail shipping, the cost of operations for burn information to a CD, the cost of blank CD media, VAT, and the cost of servicing of payment processor. The final price of the disc is $56.90 (sorry but due to higher prices of CD\DVD printing companiy, I also had to raise the price of a CD).

Also please NOTE: On my site you can download and order on CD only PUBLIC DOMAIN versions of books, although in my home collection is copyrighted books. But for a site I found for each copyrighted book it PUBLIC DOMAIN version, if it were possible. If I did not find PUBLIC DOMAIN version, then, unfortunately, the site contains only a description of the book. I would be very grateful to all those who help me to find PUBLIC DOMAIN versions of books for those books that I could not find, or for any good books on magic, which I do not have.


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