1635 - Exorcism Manual w/Links to Clerical Necromantic Underground
Before standardization by the Church, the rite of exorcism was performed in a wide range of forms, often specifically suited for specific cases of possession. Thus, numerous exorcism manuals were published. Though, these volumes often sat uncomfortably close to the clerical necromantical practices of the time. So much so that volumes like this one would come to be banned by the very church itself. This beautiful exorcism manual contains means to combat demons from ‘standard’ exorcism, to casting out demons with incense, oils and even anti-magic incantations to defend against witchcraft. Truly and outstanding work of the period and even featured in an episode of Esoterica!
Manuale exorcismorum : continens instructiones, & exorcismos ad eiiciendos corporibus obsessis spiritus malignos, & ad quaeuis maleficia depellenda, & ad quascumque infestationes daemonum reprimendas.. Author: Maximilien de EynattenPublished by: Antverpiae : Ex officina Plantiniana, apud Balthasarem Moretum, 1635, 359 p. ; 16 cm. in Latin. Book was published in 1635 by one of the most famous printers of all the times Balthasar Moretus in his ‘Officina Plantiniana’ This is the one of the greatest exorcist’s manual ever published. Full original vellum.