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Grimoires: A History of Magic Books, by Owen Davies

Reviewed by BadWitch

Grimoires – or books of conjurations, charms and spells – have played an immensely important part in the history of magic and the occult, yet there is so much about them that is shrouded in mystery.

They have been called “the most dangerous books in the world” because of fears that reading them could drive people insane, lead them to commit horrendous acts and that just owning a grimoire could constitute a pact with the Devil. Yet grimoires have also been seen as holding the hidden secrets of power, wealth, success and divine knowledge.

Grimoires: A History of Magic Books is a serious attempt by author Owen Davies, professor of social history at the University of Hertfordshire, to reveal the truth about these books, their origins, authorship and influence throughout the world and through the ages.

Read the original article at: A Bad Witchs Blog

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