The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet is an outstanding example of a seventeenth century London cunning-man’s book of practice. Cunning-folk were. The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet. A 17th Century London Cunningman’s Book of Charms, Conjurations and Prayers. By David Rankine. pages, available in. 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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Cathryn added it Sep 09, Gauntlet seems to have used in his work. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. In the instructions given on p. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Please try again later. To ask other readers questions about The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntletplease sign up.

Historically a valuable document, and beautifully presented; a quite exceptional yet highly specialised tome of worth to perhaps a select few to whom such material would be of practical use today, though offering a broad enough overview of its histories to be of greater interest to others less actively inclined. Ashley marked it as to-read Jun 29, It also emphasises the vital and influential role played by Cunning-Men and Women in synthesising and transmitting the magical traditions of medieval Britain into the subsequent centuries, as well as their willingness to conjure a wide range of spiritual creatures to achieve results for their clients, including angels, demons, fairies, and the dead.

My quest for facts ended here Like Like Reply. Gauntlet went about his ritual process — starting with his preliminary prayers and invocations and the methods by which he and his skryer made contact with angelic entities.

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.

Rankine has been quite careful to avoid the temptation to judge and extemporise their intent. Published June 10th by Avalonia first published June 1st Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Not Enabled Word Wise: Matt Lee marked it as to-read Jul 08, On the other hand, it possesses a large number of invocations of various spirits including Oberioncharms, remedies, and advice, including some that appear in the Folger Manuscript.

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John Dee, as well as other London Cunning-folk. Tagged with avaloniadavid rankinegrimoire of arthur gauntlet. He also employed a skryer named Sarah Skelhorn, who worked with him until — the possible time of his death. Andrea marked it as to-read Jul 15, Darroch Greagoir rated it it was amazing Jul 22, If it is divined that the patient will recover, one must then ask how that recovery will take place.

Joseph Douglas rated it it was ok Aug 16, Imara marked it as to-read Aug 03, The arrangement of the text even gives us a clue into how Dr. Maria marked it as to-read Feb 07, Louis marked it as to-read Aug 12, Chris Arrhur rated it it was amazing Apr 18, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Samantha McGuire rated it really liked it Nov 23, While this text and many others give us the rituals to use in skrying angels and spirits, only this one among gaunylet classical texts gives step-by-step instructions on how to divine specific information from the entities thus evoked.

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Angels, faeries and ancestral shades make their appearance within this eclectic dynamic of the then secret arts cultivated by a very real Cunning-man. It would appear that Sarah was accurate enough in this divination to remain in the employ of the same client for many years.

Who was Arthur Gauntlet?

However a circle would make sense for angels as a perfect shape representing the divine and not seeking to dominate them as one would need to do for demons. 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 magic circles found in this work have some very interesting rgimoire which are not seen in other grimoires, and which would seem to be the result of experience being applied.


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. The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet Grimoire. Curious to guntlet what selections were made from certain texts, and how and in what order they were arranged; and to note the extremely Christianised approach to things of which the contemporary Christian establishment s would have murderously disapproved.

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What a perfect illustration of how divination is properly done! Trade in London particularly, was thriving and the book even highlights the grimlire politic of professional envy and competitive exploitation of available media.

Notify me of new posts via email. The grimoire documents his experiments and research, including various spells he recorded and text copied out from other grimoires in particular, a full copy of the Arbatel of Grimmoire Unfortunately, there is not to my knowledge a public domain online text of this grimoire, and as a result I have not been able to include the text of most of the spells.

Write a customer review. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: In this sense, a shaman is a person who operates outside of Church or Temple authority, and serves his or her community as a liaison between common folk and the realm of spirits.