Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks Series
This series of limited edition hand-bound books by Adam McLean were initially produced between 1979 and 1986. They were never sold through book dealers, but only by direct mail order. Consequently, these books became collectors items, often fetching high prices on the second-hand market. Only a few copies remain of some of the older titles in this series and a number are now entirely sold out. Since 1997 thirty new titles have been issued with more in preparation.
No. 41.Triangular Magical manuscript of Saint Germain
Transcribed and translated by Carl Lavoie
With a short Introduction by Adam McLean
The work which is credited to the notorious Comte de Saint Germain is written in a cypher text, which to the modern mind makes it mysterious and alluring. The cipher turns out to be a simple substitution and is easily decrypted into French. The work contains three magical diagrams or lamens used in a simple low magic ritual. It opens in grand style describing itself as "The Holy Magic revealed to Moses, discovered in an Egyptian monument and preciously preserved in Asia under the emblem of a winged dragon". The magic presented is of a low nature rather than some elevated philosophical or transcendental form.
This has been printed and bound as a triangular book and is an intensive hand crafted item, involving a number of hours more work to produce this book than the standard Magnum Opus format. Probably I am the only person crazy enough to devote the time to the complex layout and handbinding. The price is rather high but this item should be very collectable and will keep its value and may even increase significantly when the edition is fully sold. It will not be reprinted, only one edition will be issued.
Limited edition of 200 signed and numbered copies hardbound in leather. 4 illustrations. Triangular format. 137 pages.
Temporarily unavailable. Another batch will be prepared when I have a new guillotine.