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Galdrabok: An Icelandic Grimoire

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THE GALDRABOK, or Book of Magic, is the most important single document for understanding the practice of magic in late medieval Iceland. In this translation, the author discusses books of the black art, old gods, daemons of hell, runes and magical signs, theory and practice of magic.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1st 1989 by Weiser Books
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May 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Classic Flowers. EXCELLENT translation, including explanations of ambiguity where possible, and no pretension. Half of this book is sortof a historical prologue, which does an amazing job at giving you a thorough understanding of the context these spells were created in, so you can really get a feel for their form and function.
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An excellent look at a medieval Icelandic Grimoire. The history was very interesting to read, especially since it is a subject so overlooked.
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Fun and informative.
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Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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VERY well done. Excellent foreword (about half the book) to provide context. Many references cited. Very highly recommended for fans of The Necronomicon or other grimoires. Flowers is hands-down the best in the field.
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Apr 16, 2016 rated it liked it
The Galdrabok section itself is only a few pages and 47 spells. The first part of the book is the context for the work and the latter additional material from Germanic magic.
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Great if you are into runes and runic lore.
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American Runologist and proponent of occultism and Germanic mysticism.

Flowers is an advocate of "Esoteric Runology" or "Odinism", an occultist version of Germanic Neopaganism

Flowers has graduated in Germanic and Celtic philology.
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