The Picatrix is a little known 400-page book written in Arabic text considered to be the world’s ultimate magical handbook.
Referred to as the Picatrix, the book hides groundbreaking details of magic and astrology including how to create magical statues, talismans, and even entire cities by harnessing the powers of the universe and astrology.
The book is now considered extremely obscure in modern society, but back in the 11th century, it enjoyed enormous popularity.
What is even more strange is the authorship – there is a significant dispute on who wrote the book, some also say it was written by an ET.
“Through this ancient manuscript…the reader could attract and channel the energy of the cosmos so that a certain event develops according to the will of the practitioner, zodiacal magic; which is said to help master and dominate with accuracy—through the force of the universe—nature and its surroundings.”
It is believed that the book was initially written in Arabic and shown up in Europe through the Moorish invaders of Spain where it was equated into Spanish.
Later on, in the thirteenth century, it was translated into the franca lingua of the day, Latin where is spread out throughout Europe.
While the initial Spanish text has been lost throughout the years, there are still numerous examples of the Latin version out there dating from between the 15th and the 18th centuries.
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The majority of scholars who have an interest in the original text believe that the Picatrix was initially made up by Abū- Maslama Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn ‘Abd al-da’im al-Majrīt in the l lth century.
Al-Majriti was an astronomer, mathematician and an alchemist who had a particular interest in the magical understanding collected by Middle Eastern scholars in between the 8th and 9th centuries.
Nevertheless, while he seems like the most likely prospect to have penned the astrological handbook, some scholars believe that it may have been composed by an Arab mathematician called al-Maijriti in the l lth century.
While the real identity of the author might continuously remain a mystery, one thing is for particular, following the book’s arrival in Europe it took on a life of its own.
Numerous readers from all over the continent read the book with fascination to discover how they might transport the energy of the worlds using numerology and the lunar calendar to manipulate the physical world around them.
The book also consists of details about the best ways to build and animate magical statues
How to produce magical talismans and features about entire cities being constructed utilizing the power of astrology.
In addition to the exact details about numerology and the lunar calendar, the ancient text also contains a significant number of dishes for beautiful potions that would allow the potion master to control the spirits of the earth.
Many of these potions included mind-altering active ingredients consisting of hashish, opium and other psychoactive plants while others included some profoundly different components comprised of blood, sperm, urine, earwax, tears, and saliva.
Whether the book was thought about to be an exciting curiosity by its readership over the centuries or whether they attempted to use the spells to alter the course of history is still a secret.