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Commentaries on the Occult Philosophy of Agrippa [Paperback]

Willy Schrodter

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1 May 2000
For anyone who wants to obtain a general idea of the amazing knowledge of Agrippa, a contemporary of Paracelsus, without having to study his work in its entirety. This work contains Schr"dter's meticulous and authoritative notes on the three classicworks of Agrippa. The subjects of these definitive texts include: alchemy, telepathy, pranic nourishment, music therapy, fire magic, gem magic, dream work, out-of-body experiences, angels, near-death experiences, and soul travel.

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  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser; 1st Hardcover Ed edition (1 May 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0877289220
  • ISBN-13: 978-0877289227
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 1 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,667,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Getting a grip on Agrippa 18 Jun 2000
By Mark Stavish, The Institute for Hermetic Studies - Published on Amazon.com
For modern students of magic the Renaissance has an irresistible appeal. Yet, when confronted with the mass of material that such masters of the Art as Agrippa present, they are often overwhelmed. It is not just five hundred years that seperate us from them, but an entire attitude, a way of looking at the world. Schrodter helps us to bridge that gap and makes the visible and invisible worlds of the Renaissance Magi accessible to modern practitioners of the arcane arts. While not a book for beginners, it is an excellant adjunct to anyone attempting to read Cornelius Agrippa's "Three Books of Occult Philosophy" or even the works of Dee, Ficino, Trithemius, or Albertus Magnus.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent, specialized survey of Agrippa's works. 4 May 2000
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Willy Schrodter's Commentaries On The Occult Philosophy Of Agrippa provides an excellent specialized survey of Agrippa's works and philosophy and is recommended reading for any examining Agrippa's classics. Recommended reading for any studying Agrippa's philosophy or early occult literature.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Glad to find something like this. 2 April 2011
By Billy Kornacki - Published on Amazon.com
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Agrippa's Occult Philosophy is not a book for "light reading". It is very difficult to understand what Agrippa is trying to convey because of the sentence structure and grammar. I have tried for years to get through the book and end up with a headache every time...I just don't understand the man's English! With this book, the commentary starts at about chapter 6 and works through the book attempting to explain just what Agrippa was saying, in modern language. If you want to understand Agrippa's Philosophy this book will help you work though it. It is NOT, however, a book you can pick up and read in place of Agrippa's and expect to come away with all the information.
1.0 out of 5 stars WTF. Is author serious about this opus? 9 Sep 2014
By A_v_N - Published on Amazon.com
Just one word: LOL.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Is it really a help? 13 Jun 2007
By Lemich Drakkar - Published on Amazon.com
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When I ordered the book, I was expecting that it would delineate, amplify and develop the content of the "philosophy" of Agrippa. Well, I didn't get this impression, since the book is the sum of isolated comments of a gifted scholar in occultism.
It does not mean that the Commentaries have little value, but it is not the type of document which leads to a better understanding of the Agrippa philosophy. The bibliography is also outdated.
On the other hand, if you are interested in the occultism in general and its history, it is interesting to get it.
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