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Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa’s ‘Three Books of Occult Philosophy’ has exerted a fascination for centuries. Our new translation from the Latin of the 1533 edition aims to make this foundational work accessible to a new, wider audience. We will be publishing the text in three volumes, along with a fourth containing the apocryphal ‘Fourth Book’, and other magical texts by, or attributed to, Agrippa.
Volume One is Agrippa’s treatise on ‘Natural Magic’, and describes how the elemental world we inhabit relates to the archetypal realm, and the wonderful ways that contact manifests in the natural world, and within ourselves. It is also an account of how we cannot know the world by reason alone, but by experience and experimentation in a spirit of wonder. For Agrippa, the scientific and the magical have yet to part ways.