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Author Lehrich, Christopher I
Title The Language of Demons and Angels : Cornelius Agrippa's Occult Philosophy
Imprint Leiden : BRILL, 2003
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Series Brill's Studies in Intellectual History Ser. ; v.119
Brill's Studies in Intellectual History Ser
Note Intro -- THE LANGUAGE OF DEMONS AND ANGELS -- Copyright -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- ABBREVIATIONS -- LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS -- CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION -- Theory and Method -- Cornelius Agrippa: Life -- Works -- CHAPTER TWO LOGOS AND NATURE -- The Natural Magic Problem -- The Practice of Natural Magic: Man as Operator -- Magic and Skeptical Philosophy: Experience versus Reason -- Conclusions -- CHAPTER THREE SIGN, SIGIL, TEXT -- Exemplum: Magic Squares and Figures -- Exemplum: The Practice of Images -- Theories of Signification -- The Elementary Forms of Language -- The Power of the Sign -- Inscribing the Powers -- Conclusions -- CHAPTER FOUR THE LANGUAGE OF DEMONS AND ANGELS -- Magical Kabbalah -- Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic -- Ritual Magic -- Ritual, Belief and Secrecy -- Manipulating the Demonic -- How to Summon a Demon -- Conclusions -- CHAPTER FIVE CONCLUSION -- Agrippan Interpretations -- Historical Speculations -- Theoretical Meditations -- APPENDIX ONE LATIN QUOTATIONS, DE OCCULTA PHILOSOPHIA -- APPENDIX TWO DE VANITATE ON ALCHEMY -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- Works by Agrippa(abbreviated) -- Works on Agrippa -- Premodern Sources -- Modern Works -- INDEX
This work is a modern study of Agrippa's occult philosophy as a coherent part of his intellectual work. It challenges traditional interpretations of Agrippa as an intellectual dilettante, and uses modern theory and philosophy o elucidate the intricacies of his thought
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Lehrich, Christopher I. The Language of Demons and Angels : Cornelius Agrippa's Occult Philosophy Leiden : BRILL,c2003 9789004135741
Subject Agrippa von Nettesheim, Heinrich Cornelius, -- 1486?-1535.;Occultism
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