Once again, a very powerful book, an excellent source for those researching the pagan occult arts, and not to be approached by the frivolous.
As for practicing magicians -- everyone should know that you can't just use someone else's book of spells, you need authorization and personal instruction!
If you desire to use this collection of texts in this manner, then you will need to make a thorough study of the various texts in this collection.
"The Greek Magical Papyri In Translation" is a series of attempted translations of some magical papyri dating to Hellenistic & Roman Egypt (ca. 100 BCE - ca. 450 CE). Read morePublished 11 months ago by William G. Pratt
This is one of the best, and the most useful books I've ever owned. The neophyte might have problems with it, but a practiced mage will find this a treasure trove of spells. Read morePublished 14 months ago by K. Work
This was a book that I ordered for research and I wasn't sure what I was going to get or if it was even going to help on research. Read morePublished 21 months ago by CTbella2
I am a Black Man. I can read pretty well. However the magic words threw me for a loop. I recited them as best as I could. Read morePublished 21 months ago by King David
While it no doubt took a lot of effort to create this book, some criticism is on order.
Simple mistakes are made; for example, Sekhmet is confused with Bastet ("Cat... Read more
The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation contains a wealth of Greek and Demotic magical texts from Roman Egypt. Read morePublished on March 12, 2011 by Dominus Liminis
Professor H. D. Betz has filled a lacuna in ancient Graeco-Egyptian scholarship for the English speaking world. Read morePublished on March 8, 2009 by John E. D. Malin
The Greek Magical Papyri have had a profound impact on a wide range of historical topics, from esoteric traditions of magic to the shaping of Christianity (see Morton Smith's book... Read morePublished on February 5, 2009 by Christopher R. Travers
A must have for anyone interested in Hermetic magick, this edition of PMG is fantastic, easy to read , very tidy clean work with many useful notes and references. Read morePublished on May 9, 2008 by Georgios Koklonis