Michael Psellus on the Operation of Daemons

Michael Constantine Psellus (1018-1178 C.E.) was once the most outstanding writers and philosophers of the Byzantine period, the driver at the back of the collage curriculum reform designed to stress the Greek classics.

This crucial ebook delves into the lifestyles and scholastic contributions of Psellus. most significantly, it explains precisely how the traditional Byzantines perceived the character of Daemons―a severe section of really figuring out The Key of Solomon, and different vintage texts on magical airtight knowledge.

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