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The Picatrix: The 400-page book that reveals how to obtain ENERGY from the COSMOS

The mysteries of the Picatrix – the ancient Arabic text considered to be the ultimate magical handbook.

Download link of an PDF version of the translated Picatrix at the end of the article
It is referred to as the Picatrix, the four-hundred-page book containing comprehensive details of magic and astrology which explains to the reader how to create magical statues, talismans and even entire cities using the power of astrology. While the book is considered to be rather obscure today, it has enjoyed vogues of enormous popularity since the 11th century. But despite its historical importance, the authorship of the book remains a matter of great dispute.

“Through this ancient manuscript…the reader could attract and channel the energy of the cosmos so that a certain event develops according to the will of the practitioner, zodiacal magic; which is said to help master and dominate with accuracy—through the force of the universe—nature and its surroundings.”
It is believed that the book was originally written in Arabic and arrived in Europe through the Moorish invaders of Spain where it was translated into Spanish. Later, in the thirteenth century, it was translated into the franca lingua of the day, Latin where is spread throughout Europe. While the original Spanish text has been lost over the years, there are still multiple examples of the Latin text in existence dating from between the 15th and the 18th centuries.

Red Dragon Grand Grimoire Picatrix
The majority of scholars who are interested in the unusual text believe that the Picatrix was originally composed by Abū- Maslama Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn ‘Abd al-da’im al-Majrīt in the eleventh century. Al-Majrit was an astronomer, mathematician and an alchemist who had a specific interest in the magical knowledge accumulated by Middle Eastern scholars between the 8th and 9th centuries. However, while he seems like the most likely candidate to have penned the astrological handbook some scholars believe that it may have been written by an Arab mathematician named al-Maijriti in the eleventh century.

While the true identity of the author may always remain a mystery, one thing is for certain – following the book’s arrival in Europe it took on a life of its own. Multiple readers from all over the continent read the book with fascination to learn how they could channel the energy of the planets using numerology and the lunar calendar to manipulate the physical world around them. The book also contains details about how to build and animate magical statues, how to create magical talismans and details about entire cities being constructed using the power of astrology.

In addition to the comprehensive details about numerology and the lunar calendar, the ancient text also contains a huge number of recipes for magical potions that would allow the potion master to control the spirits of the earth. Many of these potions contained mind-altering ingredients including hashish, opium and other psychoactive plants while others included some deeply unusual ingredients including blood, sperm, urine, earwax, tears, and saliva.

Whether the book was considered to be an interesting curiosity by its readership over the centuries or whether they attempted to use the spells to alter the course of history is still a mystery.

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Comment by darren on July 12, 2018 at 10:49am

"Picatrix is both an exhaustive manual of practical astrological magic as well as an expansive treatise on the Hermetic philosophy of astrology, alchemy and magic. This translation includes an extensive introduction and copious annotations, over 450 footnotes for 309 pages of text!

Like Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy which relies heavily on it, Picatrix represents the distillation of many earlier works. Written circa AD 1000 in Moorish Spain and translated into Latin in 1256 at the court of the Castilian king Alphonso the Wise, Picatrix is an authentic ancient work. The author says he consulted over 200 books of magic, astrology and alchemy. Picatrix was and still remains the premier grimoire of astrological magic, the highest of high magic, combining, as it does, ceremonial magic with the precise timing of traditional astrology. Picatrix explains how to create hundreds of different types of astrological talismans, including planetary, Mansions of the Moon, decan/face and house based talismans. Picatrix includes extensive planetary invocations and ritual from the pagan Sabians of Harran, renowned medieval magicians and astrologers. Sublime Neoplatonic and Hermetic philosophy bumps shoulders with "confections" of the brain of a black dove or blood sacrifice."

Pica is a psychological disorder characterized by an appetite for substances that are largely non-nutritive. Trix-triple exponential. Latin, the language of Saturn has 6 tenses but it lacks prepositional phrases. An example of a prepositional phrase includes, "We the people, for the people by the people and with the people."
It reads like a waltz, 1,2,3 1,2,3 1,2,3
but the prepositional phrase is the 3 part phrase starting with preposition, then article, then noun. Denial of the trinity willleave one stuck in duality. Ask what happened to Giordano Bruno for being stubborn about the trinity.

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