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Book Title: Picatrix Vol. 1|
The author of the book: Maslama Al-Majriti
ISBN 13: 9780966295005
Edition: Ouroboros Press
Date of issue: 2002
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The Picatrix is the most famous grimoire of astrological magic and one of the most important works of medieval and Renaissance magic. The Kindle E-book versions are in two volumes, with one volume containing books one and two and the second volume containing books three and four of the four books of the Latin Picatrix. If you have the the two e-book volumes you have the complete Picatrix! Picatrix is translated & annotated by the noted scholars, magicians and astrologers John Michael Greer & Christopher Warnock, Picatrix takes its rightful place as an essential occult text. Picatrix is an encyclopedic work with over 300 pages of Hermetic magical philosophy, ritual, talismanic and natural magic. Greer & Warnock's complete translation is lucid and well annotated. Renaissance Astrology & Adocentyn Press have released the complete Picatrix in a variety of different editions, including the Liber Atratus, Liber Rubeus and Liber Viridis-Green Magic editions. All editions contain the same basic text, but add additional variant passages, either from the Arabic Picatrix or authors cited, but not found in the Latin Picatrix. The Liber Atratus edition adds a passage on poisons from Ibn Washiyya's Book of Poisons.
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Read information about the authorMaslama al-Majriti or Abu al-Qasim al-Qurtubi al-Majriti (Arabic: أبو القاسم مسلمة بن أحمد المجريطي, Latin: Methilem; d. 1008 or 1007 CE) was a Muslim astronomer, chemist, mathematician, economist and Scholar in Islamic Spain. He took part in the translation of Ptolemy's Planispherium, improved existing translations of the Almagest, introduced and improved the astronomical tables of al-Khwarizmi, aided historians by working out tables to convert Persian dates to Hijri years, and introduced the techniques of surveying and triangulation.
Al-Majriti was one of the earliest Alchemists to record the usage and experimentation of mercuric oxide.
He was among the most brilliant of Spanish Muslims during the reign of Al-Hakam II. According to Şā'id ibn Ahmad Andalusī he was the best mathematician and astronomer of his time (in Al-Andalus).:64 He also introduced new surveying methods by working closely with his colleague Ibn al-Saffar. He also wrote a book on taxation and the economy of Al-Andalus. (Wikipedia)
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