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Title Touch me not : a most rare compendium of the whole magical art / edited and translated by Hereward Tilton and Merlin Cox.
Publication Somerset, United Kingdom : Fulgur Press, 2019.
Copyright date ©2017
Edition Second edition.
Description 158 pages : chiefly color illustrations, facsimiles ; 33 cm
Call # 133.4 T
Note Translation of Noli me tangere : Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae sistematisatae per celeberrimos Artis hujus Magistros, 1057.
Translated from the German and Latin.
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references.
Contents Introduction / Hereward Tilton -- Notes -- The Manuscript -- Text and Translation / Hereward Tilton and Merlin Cox -- Notes to the Translation -- Bibliography of Sources.
Summary Touch Me Not is an Austrian manuscript compendium of the black magical arts, completed c. 1795. Unique and otherworldly, it evokes a realm of visceral dark magic. As the co-editor of this volume Hereward Tilton notes, the manuscript "appears at first sight to be a 'grimoire' or magician's manual intended for noviciates of black magic. Psychedelic drug use, animal sacrifice, sigillary body art, masturbation fantasy and the necromantic manipulation of gallows-corpses count among the transgressive procedures it depicts. With their aid hidden treasures are wrested from guardian spirits, and the black magician's highest ambition--an infernal transfiguration and union with the Devil--can be fulfilled." Hidden for decades within the Wellcome Library collection, Touch Me Not is published here as a full-color facsimile. The German and Latin texts have been translated by Hereward Tilton and Merlin Cox, scholars who have explored the sources for the various elements and provided copious references. Tilton provides an introduction that lays out the context for the survival of this extraordinary manuscript.
Subject Demonology -- Early works to 1800.
Magic -- Early works to 1800.
Occultism -- Early works to 1800 -- Facsimiles.
Occultism -- Austria -- 18th century.
Satanism -- Rituals -- Facsimiles.
Divination -- Early works to 1800 -- Facsimiles.
Manuscripts -- Facsimiles -- 18th century.
Magic. (OCoLC)fst01005468
Witchcraft. (OCoLC)fst01176327
Addl. Author Tilton, Hereward, editor, translator.
Cox, Merlin, editor, translator.
ISBN 9781527228832

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