Achieving Invisibility and Having Sex with Spirits: Six Operations from an English Magic Collection ca. 1600
Keywords: Manuscripts, Magic, Invisibility, Sex, Animals, Necromancy, Nigromancy, Secrets, Wonders, Fairies, Demons, Ritual Magic, Experiments
AbstractSix operations to achieve invisibility are contained in a sixteenth-century manuscript, London, British Library, Sloane 3850, ff. 143-166. This edition explores what may have motivated the scribe to record these texts and how pre-modern readers would have regarded them.
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