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Hermetic Magic: The Post Modern Magical Papyrus of Abaris by Stephen Eldred Flowers, PhD

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“The technical formulas of the Hermetic tradition of magic have been well documented, but they are barely known to the community of modern magicians.  Authentic Hermetic formulas concealed in the magical papyri of Egypt have great potency, representing the first known attempt to forge many traditions of magic into a unified system.  In Hermetic Magic, Flowers reveals the secrets of this “down-to-earth” form of magic that originated some 1500 to 2000 years ago.  Now serious students can use this information as a basis for developing and enacting their own vision.  Flowers, a scholar and magician, has organized this book into four parts—History, Theory, Practice, and Operation (in the form of the text of “Magical Papyrus of Abaris”), enabling students to proceed through these stages as they study the material.  By exploring both theory and practice, students will develop their individual teachings or methods of magic.  Included are extensive appendices outlining recipes for paints and purifications for use in ritual practice; days for divination; lunar positions for workings; a systemic listing of magico-poetic names of herbs; the pronunciation and writing of Greek letters; a glossary of divine names; and an index of common magical formulas.”