The Praxis Magica Fausti, or “Magical Elements” of Dr. John Faust, Practitioner of Medicine
- Attributed Dr. Johann Faust, is a collection of lithographs (text and illustrations) that offer techniques for binding Lucifer and Mephistophiles (who appear as respective components of light and darkness) in order to gain access to the generative forces of the universe. The interesting historical tidbit this grimoire provides is a reference point for where Goethe might have sourced the name ‘Mephistopheles,’ as the Praxis Magica Faustiana may be the first historical record of the name. Believed to be of Greek origin, it translates (roughly) to “not light lover,” thereby setting him up as the opposing force with Lucifer, who was still enjoying the “light-bearer” sobriquet.
- There are 300 pages printed on French Aged Parchment and hardbound in midnight blue Italian leather with white leather sculpted Quill.