Greetings to All,
I’m become interested into more information about some the magical systems that were practiced by the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, etc. I’ve seen several books out there that speak about the subject in depth, however I’m curious as to which one focuses exclusively on the practical aspects as opposed the historical aspect. I’m trying to decided between 3 books:
Hermetic Magic: The Postmodern Papyrus of Abaris by Stephen Flowers
Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic by Stephen Skinner
The Greek Magical Papyri in translation: Including the Demotic Spells (Volume 1) by Hans Dieter Betz
I’ve read a couple of reviews on these books yet I can’t seem to get a good grasp on if these books are merely academic writings from a strictly historical perspective or whether they are more pragmatic in the format to which one can transpose the techniques and ideas into one’s own practice.
Has anyone read any of the books listed above? And if so, which one would you recommend?