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Highly recommended: a ten minute piece about grimoires on BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed programme (first broadcast today, Wednesday 18 March).

It features an interview with Prof Owen Davies from the University of Hertfordshire, author of Grimoires: http://tinyurl.com/cwhad6

Davies places the history of grimoires into their social context and links their existence to the development of printing and increasing literacy. De Laurence ("a name to conjure with") is of course discussed in detail.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00j4hk0/Thinking_Allowed_18_03_2009/
The relevant part begins approx 17 minutes into the programme.

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spike418
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Thanks for that Paul

Have also sent it on to a mate who I believe will be interested 😉

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"lashtal" wrote:
Highly recommended: a ten minute piece about grimoires on BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed programme (first broadcast today, Wednesday 18 March).

It features an interview with Prof Owen Davies from the University of Hertfordshire, author of Grimoires: http://tinyurl.com/cwhad6

Davies places the history of grimoires into their social context and links their existence to the development of printing and increasing literacy. De Laurence ("a name to conjure with") is of course discussed in detail.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00j4hk0/Thinking_Allowed_18_03_2009/
The relevant part begins approx 17 minutes into the programme.

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michaelclarke18
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I thought the programme rather good. Thanks for posting.


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Michael Staley
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Still available for listening via the BBC iPlayer, of course.


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lashtal
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I've just got round to reading Prof Davies' book, Grimoires: it's really rather good and is highly recommended.

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"lashtal" wrote:
I've just got round to reading Prof Davies' book, Grimoires: it's really rather good and is highly recommended.

So did I over Xmas and am now ploughing through JSK's Geosophia (onto vol. 2), which I would also recommend in conjunction with Owen Davis' book. Davis' work is naturally on grimoires as an external phenomenon only whilst Geosophia takes into account the meaning for the magical universe for the practising magician/sorcerer.


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