Binding Images: The Contemporary Use and Efficacy of Late Antique Ritual Sigils, Spirit-Beings, and Design Elements
New Antiquities - Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond - Dylan Michael Burns
Jay Johnston [+]
University of Sydney
This chapter 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.