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Do you have to sell your soul to the Devil to master the magic arts? Find out in this true-life account of the secrets of a real Renaissance magician. Set in a time of witchcraft trials and magical adventure, "a work of meticulous scholarship" and "a gripping page-turner".
Faustus: The Life and Times of a Renaissance Magician
Faustus: The Life and Times of a Renaissance Magician was read by experts in the field even before it went to print. The book so impressed two university professors and an expert on the occult that they were willing to publicly endorse it. Here is what they had to say:
Dr Ruickbie has re-evaluated and contextualised the sources of the Faust tradition from a position of authority. The result is a work of meticulous scholarship that can be read as a gripping page-turner.
Professor Osman Durrani, University of Kent
During the Renaissance and Reformation, in a period of major historical changes, a delicate and complicated line separated the historical Faustus from the legendary one. Investigating the lures and dangers of astrology, magic, and devil pacts, Leo Ruickbie succeeds in reconstructing the events that reflect the birth and progress of the Faustian myth, and the man behind it.
Professor Frank Baron, University of Kansas
In looking at Faustus from the magical perspective Dr Ruickbie himself takes on the sorcerer's mantle as he summons up a nebulous shade from the distant past, giving it new life and making compelling reading.
Alan Richardson, occult author
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