The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet is an outstanding example of a seventeenth century London cunning-man’s book of practice. Cunning-folk were. The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet. A 17th Century London Cunningman’s Book of Charms, Conjurations and Prayers. By David Rankine. pages, available in. The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet is a fascinating example of a The only known published literary reference to Arthur Gauntlet was by the.

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This grimoire contains the grimoire Arbatel of Magic John Searle contributed a spell to this grimoire. Unfortunately, there is not to my knowledge a public domain online text of this grimoire, and as a result I have not been able to include the text of most of the spells. Their purposes are more of the same we have seen — such as the curing of several specific injuries and diseases. Emry Kereru rated it it was amazing Jul 01, This was a common feature of Solomonic magick, though we know that Gauntlet employed an adult woman for this purpose.

Stress artthur placed upon balance, harmony etc, being revivals of prized Renaissance values, given new life within an era of scientific enquiry, of natural magics. The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet is grimoirw outstanding example of a seventeenth century London Cunning-man’s book of practice.

Rankine has been quite careful to avoid the temptation to judge and extemporise their gauntlett. Head for the Red Brother Moloch: Gauntlet seems to have used in his work.

Who was Arthur Gauntlet?

Another interesting feature of this manuscript is that the one magical tool emphasised is the wand. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. This section ends with the spirit-curses found in many Solomonic texts for entities that are disobedient. Imagine, for example, trying to describe to another what you saw a surgeon do during an operation. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Dustin marked it as to-read Nov 30, These are similar to those found in Use gsuntlet the Psalms or the Book of Gold.


Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Arthur Gauntlet worked with a female skryer called Sarah Skelhorn, and drew on numerous preceding sources for his craft, including the Arbatel, the Heptameron, Folger Vb.

However a circle would make sense for angels as a perfect shape representing the grimpire and not seeking to dominate them as one would need to do for demons.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Gauntlet somewhat early in his career. It also emphasises the vital and influential role played by Cunning-Men and Women in synthesising and transmitting the magical traditions of medieval Britain into the subsequent centuries, as well as their gtimoire to conjure a wide range of spiritual creatures to achieve results for their clients, including angels, demons, fairies, and the dead.

These connections are also highlighted by the provenance artnur the manuscript, which is traced from Arthur Gauntlet through the hands of such notable grimmoire magicians as Elias Ashmole founder of the world’s first public museum, the Ashmolean in OxfordBaron Somers the Arfhur ChancellorSir Joseph Jekyll Master of the Gauntlwt and Sir Hans Sloane founder of the British Museumas well as the astrologer John Humphreys and the cunning-woman Ann Savadge.

Reviewed by Aaron Leitch:: Overall, it is an impressive compendium of magical material present in London in the 17th century. Maria marked it as to-read Feb 07, My Occult Circle Carolina Dean: Special attention is given to John Dee, the immediate predecessor in time and kind to those fellows listed within the pages of this book.


It was a good buy. This Sarah had a perfect sight, and indeed the best eyes for that purpose I ever yet did see. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Bill Dean rated it it was amazing Feb 09, First how many miles off he is — naming different distances until one is affirmed. It was written in English, with passages in Latin, by the titular Arthur Gauntlet.

Andrea Salgado reyes rated it really liked it Apr 17, There’s a lot of material here and it can take a little work to coordinate it all. This is a unique work which draws attention to the often neglected place of women in seventeenth century magic, both as practitioners such as skryers and Cunning-women arthir, and customers.

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Cunning-folk were practitioners of magic and herbal medicine who dealt with problems in their local communities. On the other hand, it gauntelt a large number of invocations of various spirits including Oberioncharms, remedies, and advice, including some that appear in the Folger Manuscript.

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