WISDOM OF THE CHALDEANS - Gaster, 2008 - ANCIENT HEBREW OCCULT MAGICK ASTROLOGY
THE WISDOM OF THE CHALDEANS: AN ANCIENT HEBREW ASTROLOGICAL & MAGICAL TREATISE
Book Details + Condition: Holmes Publishing Group (Sequim, WA). Second Edition (Revised), 2008. Octavo. Marbled grey stapled wrappers lettered and illustrated in black. 24 pages, with b&w illustrations. Translated from the Hebrew by Dr. Moses Gaster, this work focuses on the use of magical names and the sacred days of the seven planets (or Archangels). Gaster believed the manuscript he was working from survived in the possession of certain Spanish kabbalists and rabbis. Extending from these fragments, he seeks the possible origin of the text in the Chaldean tradition as he knew that the ancient gnosis claimed Chaldean genesis for its magical parts. An uncommon vintage edition in like-new condition, with firm binding and a clean interior.