I want to thank the good folks at Weiser Books for this review copy. The book will hit the shelves May 1st for those of you who are interested in Theban mysteries.
Based on the ancient magical writings of 14th-century magus, Honorius of Thebes, the Theban Oracle is a codex employed for centuries as a means of devotion and divination. Used by such masters of the occult sciences as Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, Dr. John Dee, Francis Barrett, and later Gerald Gardner, it has remained relatively obscure and elusive to the modern practitioner. Until now.
In this book, author Greg Jenkins, PhD, offers both the complete history of this medieval magical system and a working manual for the modern mage to utilize it. In these pages, you’ll find:
- How to make and care for your own set of stones.
- A variety of methods for divination, from using just one stone to using nine stones and more.
- How to use the Theban stones for spellcasting, including love and purification spells and Theban incense and candle magick.
- A complete lexicon of the Theban alphabet with a who’s who of Theban history along with divinatory meanings and how they relate to the modern world.
- A quick reference to the sacred herbs and angelic orders associated with each symbol.