Magia Naturalis et Innaturalis (~Natural and non-natural magic) was written in 1505 in Germany by a Doktor Johannes Faust, an alchemist and devil worshipper from the village of Knittlingen, Württemberg. It is said that he was a genius but several but after he had fled a teaching position in Kreuznach after molesting several of the boys and later was expelled from the University of Erfurt by the Franciscan monk Dr. Klinge he was unwanted in a number of German cities. Both Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon should have claimed that Faust stood in companionship with the devil himself. For a more complete biography about Doktor Johannes Faust read the article here: https://www.faust.com/legend/johann-georg-faust/
The book, Magia naturalis et innaturalis, is printed inGothicc German, but what I find interesting is the high quality of the graphic pages. I have removed empty pages and made the text searchable in this document.
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I just love this photo. At first glance it looks so wrong, however, it displays the joy and innocence of the Tibetan Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939-1987) while he tries to … Read more and download PDF