**** TABLE OF CONTENTS ****
As of 4 July 1997, the first 5 chapters were placed in the Temple. Five more chapters were added on 25 March 1999. Unfortunately, i lost the rest of my work in a hard drive crash, so i will not be adding to this section.
PART ONE - GENERAL MAGIC
PART TWO - DIVINATION
- Chapter 13. An Introduction to Divination, Ancient Near East Style
- Chapter 14. Sortilege: Casting of Lots and Other Simple Divination Techniques
- Chapter 15. Omens: What Are They and How to Read Them
- Chapter 16. Scrying: Using Oil on Water or the Smoke of Incense
- Chapter 17. Bibliomancy: Messages in Books
- Chapter 18. Do You Have the Guts? Hepatoscopy, Haruspicy, and Other Forms of Divining using Sacrificed Animals' Internal Organs
NOTE: Before any one "has a cow," this is HISTORICAL documentation, not an incitment to practice.
- Chapter 19. You're a Dream: Dream Induction and Dream Interpretation
- Chapter 20. Palmistry: A Vague Introduction
- Chapter 21. Trance Work: Some Hypotheses
- NOTE: You will undoubtedly notice that i have left Astrology out.
- It is an ESSENTIAL part of Ancient Near Eastern Culture - There was no clear separation in the Ancient Near East between Astronomy and Astrology, they were combined and of extreme importance in Science, Religion, and Magic - This is also an incredibly complex topic - Rather than flaunt my ignorance, i will include some links, as i find them, to other sites with information about Ancient Near Eastern Astronomy and Astrology.
PART THREE - APPENDICES
- Appendix One MAQLU
Here is the abbreviated version of this tripartite Mesopotamian ritual which i have performed at dusk, midnight and dawn.
- Appendix Two Ancient Near Eastern Prayers
- Appendix Three Magic Bibliography
Until this is in place, please see my General Bibliography which contains many books on Magic
- Appendix Four Links related to Ancient Near Eastern Magic
Until this is in place, please see my Pagan Links Page, which contains many related links, including a link to an exhibit of Helleno-Egyptian magical papyri, Mesopotamian demon trap bowls, and magical and Gnostic gems and talismans
Thanks for visiting The Purple Book of Magic.
Due to a hard drive crash from which nothing could be recovered, i will not be adding to this section.