Renaissance Astrology is pleased to present original works and new translations of key esoteric texts, including the complete English translation of the Latin Picatrix, the most important work written on astrological magic and original translations of Thabit Ibn Qurra's De Imaginibus, the Hermetic Book of the Treasure of Alexander and a new modern translation of Cornelius Agrippa's Book One of Three Books of Occult Philosophy.
Many of these original works are available as E-Books.
You can find a reading guide to beginning your study of traditional astrology and astrological magic on our recommended reading list.
The Renaissance Astrology CD Library Series includes 120 rare books of magic, traditional horary, electional, natal and mundane astrology, plus esoteric and astrological philosophy, truly making this a portable library on four CDs. Our special collection CDs include Palmistry & Chiromancy and Medical Astrology.
Complete Translation of Latin Picatrix
Picatrix Kindle Editions
New Modern Translation!
Cornelius Agrippa's Book One of Three Books of Occult Philosophy
Secrets of Planetary Magic-Astrological Magic
Secrets of Planetary Ritual-Astrological Magic
De Imaginibus-Astrological Magic
The Book of the Treasure of Alexander-Hermetic Astrology, Alchemy & Magic The Mansions of the Moon Electional Astrology & Astrological Magic
Cabala of Planetary Magic, Wade Coleman Cabala & Astrological Magic
Fortuna's Wheel, Nigel Jackson on Tarot
Geomancer's Handbook, John Michael Greer Geomancy
Warnock's Horary Case Book Horary Astrology
[note many Renaissance Astrology books are available in e-book format follow the above link for a complete list or see the individual book listing]
Ancient Magic: Selected Picatrix Translation & Commentary E-Book
Picatrix Kindle Editions
Renaissance Astrology Facsimile Editions
Complete Set of Facsimile Editions
Renaissance Electional Astrology Compilation, 3rd Ed.
Mysterium Sigillorum-Astrological Magic
Blagrave's Introduction to Astrology-Horary, Electional & Natal
Thrasher's Jubar Astrologicum-Horary Astrology
Partridge's Mikropanastron-Horary, Electional & Natal
Middleton's Practical Astrology-Horary & Electional Astrology
Poole's Country Astrology-Natal Astrology
Angelus's Astrological Optics-Natal Astrology & Astrological Magic
Kyranides / Cyranides-Hermetic & Talismanic Magic
The Complete Picatrix is also available here, from the Renaissance Astrology website, in three different print on demand editions, the Liber Atratus, the Liber Viridis, Green Magic edition and the Liber Rubeus. All editions have the same complete Picatrix text and each adds various extras. Here is a video explaining the different Picatrix editions.
All three of the print on demand editions are available in hardcover for $69.95 plus shipping. The Liber Atratus and Liber Rubeus in paperback are $39.95 plus shipping and the Liber Viridis is $25.95 plus shipping. The Liber Atratus is also available in Amazon paperback and Amazon Kindle versions.
The Liber Viridis adds a Green Magic introduction and special Green Magic index. The Liber Viridis is provided free as part of the Green Magic Mini-Course. Here is a pdf extract of the Liber Viridis.
The Liber Rubeus adds a rather macabre section on the creation of a divinatory head, justifying its alternative title as the Liber Sanguinis "the Book of Blood". Printing of Liber Rubeus orders will only be initiated when the Moon is in her 5th Mansion, appropriate as a Mansion for divination, depicting a severed head. Each Mansion set of the Liber Rubeus will bear the individual Mansion date of its initiation. Here is a pdf extract of the Liber Rubeus.
But Picatrix goes beyond what you would expect from a grimoire, it's just not sets of practical recipes, though lord knows there is lots and lots of practical info. Picatrix explains Hermetic and Neo-platonic philosophy and how talismans work, logically and coherently. This is also why this book was prized by the highest of high mages. As John likes to say, Picatrix truly represents the rocket science of the day. Astrological magic is complex, but this complexity gives it such great scope and great power. Picatrix puts it all right in front of you! Finally the secrets of astrological magic are revealed! Here is even more information on Picatrix.
And now, finally all four books of Picatrix, are laid out clearly and cogently for you in one volume in English with a translation based on the Latin critical edition edited by David Pingree, plus spirit names in Arabic! Pingree didn't just use one manuscript, he used over 20, going line by line through every one and comparing all of these manuscripts word by word. The critical edition is longer and has much more material than any one manuscript. Now, you, too can have a copy of the English translation of the Latin Picatrix.
The paperback Complete Picatrix Liber Atratus is $39.95 plus $10.95 US shipping and $14.95 non-US shipping.
The hardcover Complete Picatrix Liber Atratus is $69.95 plus $12.95 US shipping and $15.95 non-US shipping.
Here is a pdf extract of the Liber Atratus.
The Picatrix Liber Atratus Edition is also available as in Amazon paperback and Amazon Kindle editions.
The paperback Complete Picatrix Liber Viridis is $25.95 plus $5.95 US shipping and $14.95 non-US shipping.
The hardcover Complete Picatrix Liber Viridis is $69.95 plus $12.95 US shipping and $15.95 non-US shipping.
Here is a pdf extract of the Liber Viridis.
The paperback Complete Picatrix Liber Rubeus is $39.95 plus $10.95 US shipping and $15.95 non-US shipping.
The hardcover Complete Picatrix Liber Rubeus is $69.95 plus $12.95 US shipping and $15.95 non-US shipping.
Printing of Liber Rubeus orders will only be initiated when the Moon is in her 5th Mansion, appropriate as a Mansion for divination, depicting a severed head. Each Mansion set of the Liber Rubeus will bear the individual Mansion date of its initiation.
Here is a pdf extract of the Liber Rubeus.
Three Books of Occult Philosophy Book One
New Modern Translation
Renaissance Astrology Press is proud to present the first modern translation from the Latin critical edition by Eric Purdue, edited with a Preface by the noted astrologer and magician Christopher Warnock. This edition is heavily annotated with over 1,000 footnotes, with all of Agrippa's sources carefully noted.
This volume contains Book One dealing with the Material World, natural magic and occult virtues. Finally Agrippa's occult masterpiece is available in an accurate modern English translation!
The new modern translation of Three Books of Occult Philosphy, Book One, 6 x 9 inch, paperback, 220 pages, direct from Renaissance Astrology is $25.90 with US shipping or $34.90 with non-US shipping. To order click the Paypal or credit card buttons to left for secure on line ordering. Or you can order the Amazon Paperback. Also available in Amazon Kindle Edition!.
The book explains the theory of planetary magic, the planetary hours and planetary hour elections, advanced planetary magic and contains a complete set of seven planetary images and planetary ritual and talisman consecration instructions.
I. Secrets of Planetary Magic
II. The Planets
III. Planetary Spheres & Planetary Hours
IV. Planetary Hour Elections
V. Advanced Planetary Elections
VI. Planetary Talismans
VII. Planetary Ritual Pages
Appendix A: Al-Biruni's Planetary Rulerships
Appendix B: William Lilly's Planetary Rulerships
Appendix C: Planetary Hour Elections from the Key of Solomon
Appendix D: Planetary Ritual Preparation from Picatrix
Translated by John Michael Greer and Christopher Warnock from Book III, chapters 7 & 9 Pingree's Latin critical edition of Picatrix it also contains the Arabic spirit names from the Ritter & Plessner's German translation of Picatrix. Authentic and magically potent, Secrets of Planetary Ritual provides the perfect ceremonial invocations for the creation of planetary talismans.
Planetary Invocations from Picatrix, Bk III ch. 7
Invocation of Saturn
Invocation of Jupiter
Invocation of Mars
Invocation of the Sun
Invocation of Venus
Invocation of Mercury
Invocation of the Moon
Planetary Operations from Picatrix, Bk III, ch. 9
Appendix A: Christopher Warnock's shorter Picatrix Invocations
The Secrets of Planetary Ritual, 6 x 9 inch, paperback, 93 pages, is $19.95 plus $12.95 US priority mail or $14.95 non-US shipping. To order click the Paypal or credit card buttons to left for secure on line ordering. Also available in paperback and Kindle editions from Amazon, order to right!
Thabit Ibn Qurra's De Imaginibus Astrological Magic
Translated by John Michael Greer
De Imaginibus represents the height of astrological magic technique and goes far beyond merely planetary talismans in using the full range of traditional astrological technique developed by the sophisticated Harranian Sabians. De Imaginibus explains how to create house based talismans, how to use horary questions to forecast and anchor talismans and how to tune talismans to individual natal charts.
The translator, John Michael Greer, is a noted Latinist and esoteric author. He is the co-translator of the Complete Picatrix. This translation was made from Francis Carmody's Latin critical edition of the astronomical works of Thabit Ibn Qurra and contains two variant texts along with extensive commentary by Christopher Warnock, the leading astrological magician and includes examples of talisman elections using Thabit's methods.
The translation contains two complete variant manuscripts of De Imaginibus, plus the shorter paraphrase contained in Cornelius Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy plus an updated commentary by Christopher Warnock, a leading contemporary practitioner of traditional astrological magic. This edition also contains beautiful illustrations by the artist and contemporary mage Robert Place. This is an entirely revised translation from the earlier Renaissance Astrology edition of De Imaginibus translated by Christopher Warnock.
The commentary explains not only the practical application of the teachings of De Imaginibus on the preparation of talismans, but also the deeper philosophical and spiritual significance of the work, which truly is an important guide to Hermeticism as a Practical Path to Gnosis, the mystic union with the Divine.
John Michael Greer's translation of Astral High Magic: De Imaginibus of Thabit Ibn Qurra is 73 pages, in 6 inch by 9 inch standard paperback perfect binding. The cost from this website is $19.95 plus $10.95 priority mail shipping in the U.S. or $14.95 non-US airmail shipping. Amazon paperback $19.95. Amazon Kindle edition is $6.99.
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The Book of the Treasure of Alexander contains a fascinating look at Arabic alchemy with instructions for preparing the Great Elixir or Philosopher's Stone. It contains a dozen poisons, including the "Royal Water", the "cold poison" and the "poison that kills through laughter" as well as the antidotes to these poisons many of which have their powers enhanced through their creation according to astrological timing.
The Book of the Treasure of Alexander contains 30 new astrological talismans, most provided with special images from the original Arabic manuscript and a new set of planetary invocations for Venus, Mars and Mercury accompanying its section on creating astrological statuettes.
Translated from the Portuguese critical edition by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold and edited by Christopher Warnock, the Book of the Treasure of Alexander is an invaluable addition to the library of scholars and practitioners of authentic Hermetic astrology, alchemy and magic.
The Book of the Treasure of Alexander is also available in a special hardcover Poison Edition. Here is an Extract from the Poison Edition. The Poison Edition contains the astrological poisons of Ibn Wahshiyya, Ibn Wahshiyya was a celebrated 9th century Nabatean alchemist, scholar and mage, who wrote a number of esoteric texts including books on magic, alchemy, ancient alphabets and most famously, Nabatean Agriculture, an important source for Picatrix. The standard editions are illustrated with alchemical vessels and symbols and the Poison Edition with danse macabre motifs. All editions contain a variant source appendix with special planetary exaltation talismans.
The Book of the Treasure of Alexander is also available in deluxe hand clothbound imperial octavo Standard and Poison editions with gold stamped leather spine label and hand made slipcover. Each of the deluxe cloth bound editions is made individually, specifically for the owner and can be dedicated to them by name on the dedication page. Planetary consecration is available on request.
Warnock provides a complete introduction, including the history of the use of the Mansions and explains how to locate the Moon in the Mansions. A complete lunar Mansions ephemeris for 2006-2018 makes using the Mansions quick and easy! Explanations of the use of the Mansions to time activities auspiciously is fully explained and useful examples provided.
The key feature of Mansions of the Moon is a exhaustive individual listing of each of the 28 Mansions of the Moon. This includes a new English translation of the relevant sections from Picatrix, explaining the elections for each Mansions as well as the talismans of each Mansion, both benefic and malefic. Each listing includes a beautiful black and white illustration of the image of the Mansion from the description in Picatrix by Nigel Jackson, the talented mage and artist.
The author, Wade Coleman, is a skilled jeweler and one of the most experienced casters of astrological talismans in the world. His talismans are featured on the Renaissance Astrology website, the leading source of traditional astrological talismans. Mr. Coleman's talismans have been made a part of the permanent collection of the British Museum. Mr. Coleman brings a wealth of experience as a magician and expert on Cabala, his previous publications include Sepher Sapphires, an authoritative reference on the use of Gematria in Cabala.
The Cabala of Planetary Magic is available in a hardcover 1st edition limited to 50 copies and a paperback 2nd edition. The text of the hardcover first edition and paperback second editions is the same. The hardcover is only available from the Renaissance Astrology website, while the paperback is available here and also from Amazon.
Fortuna's Wheel is divided in the the following chapters, with an in-depth individual treatment of each of the 21 Major Arcana, each with a stunning new image by Nigel Jackson.
At the request of the author Fortuna's Wheel has gone out of print. Please Contact me for more information.
In the Geomancer's Handbook Greer explains this ancient divinatory art clearly and succinctly, allowing the practitioner quick mastery of this precise and accurate method of prediction. Because geomancy uses a good deal of astrological technique, it is an excellent predictive method for astrologers without requiring the arduous effort necessary to learn traditional horary astrology.
Greer combines teachings from traditional texts with his own deep knowledge of geomancy, distilling the essence of geomancy in seven chapters:
A fascinating explanation of divinatory geomancy by the leading contemporary geomancer! The key geomantic text for practitioners. Just $19.95!
Included in Warnock's Horary Case Book are general introductory comments on contemporary traditional horary practice, a discussion of practical issues arising for each topic and a listing of sources for each type of questions. Warnock's Horary Case Book is required reading for the Horary Astrology Course.
Warnock's Horary Case Book is 6 x 9 inch paperback perfect bound, 110 pages, $19.95 plus $12.95 US priority mail or $14.95 non-US priority mail shipping. To order the paperback directly from this web site click the Paypal or credit card buttons to left or you can order the Amazon Paperback edition or Amazon Kindle edition.
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Translations include the Mansions of the Moon, house based talismans, planetary images, daily planetary invocations and intriguing glimpses into the Hermetic philosophy of astrology and magic. Warnock’s commentary provides a window into the complex and powerful world of traditional astrological magic.
The Kindle edition of Ancient Magic: Selected Picatrix Translation & Commentary is just $2.99 from Amazon and is only available as an e-book!
By obtaining both volumes you get the Complete Picatrix Liber Atratus with all four books of the Latin Picatrix including the same text extensive introduction, 452 footnotes, glossary and bibliography of the paperback and hardcover editions.
The Kindle editions of Ancient Magic: Selected Picatrix Translation & Commentary are just $9.99 each from Amazon. Follow the links to left and right!
You can now order the complete set of Renaissance Astrology facsimile editions including:
Renaissance Electional Astrology Compilation, 2nd Ed.
Blagrave's Introduction to Astrology
Thrasher's Jubar Astrologicum
Middleton's Practical Astrology
Poole's Country Astrology
Angelus's Astrological Optics
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Separately costing $255, the complete set is $50 off, plus US orders get FREE media mail shipping! What a bargain, 20% off and free shipping on hundreds of pages of rare books of traditional astrology and magic unavailable elsewhere.
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NEW! Revised 3rd Edition
Neither Nauticum Astrologicum, Introduction to Astrology nor Opus Astrologicum have been republished since the 17th century and are only available from Renaissance Astrology! Astrologia Restaurata has been specially processed and enlarged substantially from the original for easier reading.
Newly added in the Revised 3rd Edition are an Electional Introduction by Christopher Warnock, the aphorisms of Hermes, Ptolemy and Bethem, plus Guido Bonatti's 146 Aphorisms and the electional portions of John Searle's Introduction to Astrology, over 500 pages of original material in facsimile!
The Renaissance Electional Astrology Compilation is a required text for the the Traditional Electional Astrology Course.
The Revised 3rd Edition includes electional sections plus a complete set of diagrams and tables, plus explanations of their use, including essential dignities, orb and aspect tables, almuten tables by degree for day and night using the Dorothean triplicities, planetary ruler house pairs, electional tips, planetary hour elections and a planetary hours diagram, plus Nigel Jackson's beautiful house and Mansion of the Moon diagrams. A must have for all electional astrologers!
A complete textbook of traditional electional astrology. over 500 pages of original texts in facsimile versions plus an additional 12 pages of tables and diagrams. perfect bound paperback 8.5 x 11 inch format, 297 pages $34.95 plus shipping.
Its most important feature, however, is a fascinating section on electional astrology with much new and exciting material. Blagrave explains, for example, how to fit the chart to a particular person, in order to properly elect an auspicious time to assist or influence them.
Blagrave also deals with the rectification of natal charts using primary directions and with solar revolutions and transits.
In addition, however, Jubar Astrologicum also gives complete instructions for answering horary questions for each of the twelve houses, including questions of wealth, property, birth, illness, marriage, partnership, death, travel, career and even witchcraft and curses.
One of the most useful features of Jubar Astrologicum is Thrasher's delineation of numerous example charts, providing invaluable practical insight to horary analysis.
Renaissance Astrology Facsimile Editions is pleased to present Jubar Astrologicum in its first publication in three hundred years. Like all 17th century authors on horary astrology Thrasher is clearly indebted to William Lilly, but Jubar Astrologicum contains much of interest for students of traditional astrology.
A fascinating look at late traditional astrological magic! 324 pages of original material with two facing pages of original per page. Facsimile version, very clean copy, 8.5 x 11 inch format, NOW in paperback!, and now just $29.95, a full 30% off the original price!
Partridge then passes onto natal astrology, packing in detailed information on all areas of the birth chart, including length of life, temperament, complexion, manners, wit, stature, wealth, childbirth, illness, marriage, journeys, religion, honor and dignity, friends and imprisonment. Partridge also gives useful instruction on directions in the natal chart and a catalog of fixed stars.
Partridge gives a particularly useful look at elections, carefully distinguishing between those elections that need to take into consideration the natal chart of the user and those that can be profitably made without a natal chart/ Very interesting!
Perhaps my favorite part of Mikropanastron is Partridge's extensive listing of aphorisms, short explanatory sayings, that were a favorite of our illustrious predecessors. He includes his own aphorisms for elections, Gadbury's natal aphorisms, plus 100 aphorisms of Hermes, 100 aphorisms of Bethem, an extra hundred aphorisms plus the famous Centiloquium attributed to Ptolemy!
A a great resource for 17th century horary, electional and natal astrology! 250 pages of original material with two facing pages of original per page. Facsimile version, very clean copy, 8.5 x 11 inch format, NOW in paperback!, and now just $29.95, a full 30% off the original price!
Middleton provides a complete explanation of traditional horary technique in all its varied permutations. While traditional horary astrologers will always rely on Lilly's Christian Astrology Middleton adds important details and nuances, particularly in the example charts. These practical demonstrations of horary skill by the 17th century masters are invaluable for our modern practice as only by honing our technique with actual examples can we hope to approach the amazing predictive power of our predecessors.
As a bonus Practical Astrology also contains a list of rules for elections, explaining how to pick auspicious times for many activities including voyages, receiving money, short trips, buying or selling houses, finding buried treasure, gambling, marriage, long trips and friendship.
Renaissance Astrology Facsimile Editions is pleased to present Practical Astrology in its first publication in three hundred years. Another unique and valuable addition for traditional horary astrologers of today!
A fascinating look at late traditional astrological magic! 282 pages of original material with two facing pages of original per page. Facsimile version, very clean copy, 8.5 x 11 inch format, NOW in paperback!, and now just $29.95, a full 30% off the original price!
Poole provides a complete listing of how to read each of the natal houses, explaining how to delineate for wit and manners, wealth, brothers and sisters, family, property, children, illness, marriage, inheritance, death, travel, spirituality and religion, fame and career, friends and imprisonment. Country Astrology also provides useful instruction in delineating natal timing techniques, including primary directions, the use of triplicity lords, solar revolutions, firdaria profections, eclipses, Great Conjunctions and the traditional use of transits.
Renaissance Astrology Facsimile Editions is pleased to present Country Astrology in its first publication in three hundred years. Another unique and valuable addition for traditional horary astrologers of today!
A fascinating look at late traditional astrological magic! Specially enlarged for easy reading 119 pages of original material in a Facsimile version of the 1650 original. very clean copy, 8.5 x 11 inch format, NOW in paperback!, and just $24.95
Astrological Optics also provides a complete description of the meaning of each of the 7 planets in the 12 houses and the 12 signs, plus the aspects of each planet with Mercury and the meaning of the Ascendant in each of the 12 signs. But don't take my word for it Astrological Optics comes highly recommended by the master astrologer, William Lilly!
Renaissance Astrology Facsimile Editions is pleased to present Astrological Optics in its first publication in three hundred years.
A invaluable source for traditional natal astrology and natal based talismans. 200 pages original material in a facsimile version of the 1655 original. very clean copy, 8.5 x 11 inch format, NOW in paperback!, and just $24.95
The Kyranides is a compilation of several earlier works, notably the treatise of Harpocration, that deal with the occult and magical properties of birds, animals, plants and stones. The Kyranides is truly an ancient text, dating to between the 2nd and 4th centuries A.D. The eminent scholar of Hermeticism, Garth Fowden, describes the Kyranides as the most important source for the Hermetic doctrine of the occult virtues and powers.
Kyranides is divided into four books, loosely organized by the letters of the Greek alphabet. Each chapter contains the magical and occult properties of animals, birds, plants and stones beginning with that letter, plus the first book includes instructions for talismans using the appropriate plants, animals and stones. This translation of the Cyranides was made in 1685 and is the only complete translation available in English of this key Hermetic text.
A invaluable source for Hermetic and talismanic magic and the occult virtues of plants, animals, birds and stones. 196 pages of original material in a facsimile version of the 1685 original. very clean copy, 8.5 x 11 inch format, NOW in paperback!, and just $24.95
If you would like to learn more about traditional astrology and astrological magic you may also find my Electional Astrology Course, Astrological Magic Course or Lunar Mansions Mini-Course, Planetary Magic Mini-Course and discussion group, Spiritus Mundi to be of interest.
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