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Binding Images: The Contemporary Use and Efficacy of Late Antique Ritual Sigils, Spirit-Beings, and Design Elements

Issue: Vol 9 No. 1 (2018) Special Issue: New Antiquities, part 2

Journal: International Journal for the Study of New Religions

Subject Areas: Religious Studies

DOI: 10.1558/ijsnr.37616


This article investigates the legacy and "re-use" of image and design elements from Late-Antique ritual texts in contemporary magical practice. Examples are drawn from "The Theban Magical Library" and The Books of Jeu (Codex Brucianus). The analysis includes consideration of epistemology, concepts of embodiment, and relation between image and text.

Author: Jay Johnston

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