24 Sep Some time ago, I was given a beautiful signed copy of Avalonia’s The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet: a 17th Century London Cunning-man’s Book. 4 Aug Readers of The Book of English Magic will love Avalonia Books’ latest offering: The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet edited by David Rankine. 15 Sep The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet is a fascinating example of a The only known published literary reference to Arthur Gauntlet was by the.

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Share on twitter or facebook. Open Preview See a Problem? Cunning-man Arthur Gauntlet was based in Gray’s Inn Lane in London, and his personal working book contains a fascinating diverse mixture of herbal remedies, prayers, magical and biblical charms, with previously unseen angelic conjurations and magic circles, in an eclectic blend of practical magic for health, wealth, love and protection.

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Who was Arthur Gauntlet?

But even those eyewitness accounts are second-hand at best — descriptions of what a person saw and thought they were seeing that gives us little insight into the motivations and skills of the wizard himself. The magic circles found in this work athur some very interesting features which are not seen in other grimoires, and which would seem to be the result of experience being applied.

Published June 10th by Avalonia first published June 1st The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet. Gauntlt Duncan rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Overall, we can see clearly in the above a notebook that would have been in use by an active practitioner of the art — specifically one offering frimoire services to others in his community.


Geetha marked it as to-read Oct 01, Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Then the process of elimination is followed rhe above — adthur using feet rather than miles.

This is a unique work which draws attention to the often neglected place of women in seventeenth century magic, both as practitioners such as skryers and Cunning-womenand customers. You are commenting using your WordPress. Then follow the various charms and lore he picked up in his own spiritual quest and professional career.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. This section continues with alternate methods of summoning angels for yet further purposes — such as protection, theft, love and pleasures of the flesh. Bob rated it it was amazing Mar 04, What a perfect illustration of how divination is properly done! Cunning-folk were practitioners of magic and herbal medicine who dealt with problems in their local communities.

Julie McCord rated it really liked it May 17, Arthur Gauntlet worked with a female skryer called Sarah Skelhorn, and drew on numerous preceding sources for his craft, including the Arbatel, the Heptameron, Folger Vb.

The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet – Avalonia

Gauntlet used that as his source. Based on that definition, I have contended that Solomonic mages have historically served the functions of the shaman for their communities.

Paperbackpages. Instead, The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet falls in the category of a true receipt book — a record of the spells and charms and occult wisdom of a Solomonic mage and healer actively plying his trade.

Mighty rated it it was amazing Oct 15, He also employed a skryer named Sarah Skelhorn, who worked with him until — the possible time of his death. The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet is a wonderful illustration of this very paradigm.

Ashtoreth Eldritch rated it liked it Jul 18, Some of the best examples of this latter dynamic is found in the instructions for skrying — which are absolutely some of the best I have ever seen in print.


Then one asks how long the recovery will take grimoure once again by naming different lengths of time. Scott Wells December 31, at 1: Julia Peach marked it as to-read Oct 07, Drac rated it really liked it Jun 24, This title has been given to the manuscript Sloane MS.

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Be the first to ask a question about The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet. Remember this was the day before the phone, or even the telegraph or mail service. It is also significant that in light of his conjurations being largely of angels; Gauntlet uses a second smaller circle for the crystal to be positioned in, and for angelic manifestation. We thhe easily see the practical nature of this grimoire by looking at the included material along with the order in which it is recorded:.

Their purposes are more of the same we have seen — such as the curing of several specific injuries and diseases. Andrew Cox added it Aug 06, There is a consecration of a wand given, as well as charms which require yhe use of a wand.

The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet

Such as bat blood for Saturn, that of a white rooster for Sol, that of a goose for Luna, etc. Curious to see what selections were made from certain texts, and how and in what order they were arranged; and to note the extremely Christianised grimolre to things of which the contemporary Christian establishment s would have murderously disapproved.

Alphonsus added it May 07,