Monday, November 6, 2017

Two More Manuscripts on Magic

Revelations of Thirty Six Other Worlds, Ormskirk

Among the other topics there is reference to a kingdom that lies behind mirrors, a kingdom which is apparently full of the most convenient roads from one place to another.

Another text mentioned was Francis Pevensy’s Eighteen Wonders to be Found in the House of Albion. Pevensy was a sixteenth-century magician who was purported to have been trained by Martin Pale.1

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke

1Dr Martin Pale (1485-1567) was the son of a Warwick leather-tanner. He was the last of the Aureate or Golden Age magicians.

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