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An Excellent Book of Necromancy: Introducing a Sixteenth-century Handbook of Magic, An Illustrated Lecture with Al Cummins
Morbid Anatomy Museum
Brooklyn, NY
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An Excellent Book of Necromancy: Introducing a Sixteenth-century Handbook of Magic, An Illustrated Lecture with Al Cummins
Date: Friday, December 2nd
Time: 7pm
Admission: $12
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215

The Excellent Booke of the Arte of Magick and its attendant Visions are two historically underappreciated documents of English necromancy. The former is a sixteenth-century handbook concerning the summoning of (mainly demonic) spirits and the ghosts of dead magicians. The latter manuscript is a record of the visions and instructions given by these spirits (along with angels, saints, and even King Solomon himself) that made up the Excellent Booke itself. Details of early modern conjuration not often explored are laid bare in these behind-the-scenes records of writing a grimoire. Together these texts offer unique insights, both for historians and practitioners.

Dr. Alexander Cummins is an historian, poet, and diviner. His first book, The Starry Rubric: Seventeenth-century English Astrology and Magic was released through Hadean Press in 2012, and he has authored articles on topics ranging from millenarianism, to the material history of amulets, to herbs in the grimoires, to the occult history and philosophy of the cut-up technique. Al curates an archive of scanned texts  www.grimoiresontape.tumblr.com  and can be found at www.alexander-cummins.squarespace.com


Morbid Anatomy Museum (View)
424 A Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States




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