theomagica means 'divine magic'. this page is the front-room of my magical workshop. It's the place where I store things that are done. Things that might be of use to others.

- Frater Acher

Holiday Gift!

In case you think you cannot afford all the magical sourcebooks and works of reference you had on your holiday wish-list, I might have just the right hint for you. Archive.org is a well know website for its incredibly rich content and the slogan 'universal access to all knowledge' - which one could easily mistake for a mirror of Wikileaks. But let's not get into this here...

If you search Archive.org for your favorite grimoire or sourcebook you might be surprised about the results that come up. Avoid the link to GoogleBooks as these aren't for download due to copyright reasons in many cases. Yet, most of the best sourcebooks are out of print and without copyright these days and you can find the direct PDF download link on the page.

Here are just a few of my all-time favorites:

English language:

  • The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, Vol 1-14, available here
  • The Books of Enoch, book 1-3, available here
  • E.A. Wallis Budge, collected works, available here
  • Various works on Babylonian Magic, available here

German language (extremely rare editions!):

  • Johann Scheible, Das Kloster, Vol. 1-12, available here
  • Georg Conrad Horst, Zauberbibliothek, Vol. 1-6, available here
  • Theodor Hopfner, Griechisch-ägyptischer Offenbarungszauber, Vol 1, available here

Well, if you now think of coupling these PDF versions of extremely rare or expensive sourcebooks with an iPad - your reading list for the next couple of years should look pretty good.

Happy holidays!

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