Harry Potter has nothing on these real wizards and alchemists who wielded God-like magical powers and performed the most amazing magical spells.
These amazing magicians, wizards, and warlocks could:
Change the weather
Heal the sick
Raise the dead
Turn lead into gold
Be in two places at once
Make fire with their will power
Live forever and never age
The book contains chapters on the following magicians:
Apollonius of Tyana - Wizard, Wanderer & Sage
Simon Magus - The Pretender Messiah
Michael Scot - The Great Scottish Wizard
Nicholas Flamel and the Book of Abraham the Jew
Paracelsus and the Beginnings of Science
Henry Cornelius Agrippa - The Occult Philosopher
John Dee & Edward Kelly - Elizabethan Magical Adventurers
Sir Francis Bacon / St. Germain - Royal Adept?
Sir Isaac Newton - Scientist and Secret Alchemist
Eliphas Levi - Founder of Modern Magic
Austin Osman Spare - Artist and Dark Magician
Frantisek Bardon - The Czech Master Magician
The Ordinary Magician - A Modern Tale of Magick
Listen now to learn about the amazing lives of real magicians and discover that fact is indeed often stranger than fiction....
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Much History in this Short Listen!
I found this listen intriguing...and I also found myself rewinding or starting over again so I could get all the names (they are in the book details so you don't have to do that) to go back and research them later.
While it is only an hour and 19 minutes long, there is a lot of history packed into this little audiobook with more detail than I would have thought possible. For almost all of the backgrounds, documented eye witness account lend validity to the idea that these people did indeed perform miracles or magical feats. From greek/roman times into the present, there are people in almost every generation that display the abilities and mystical learning that the author is retelling. The only one I would like more information on was the last one, I didn't catch a website to go view The Ordinary Magician and would like to be able to view some of the material for myself.
Lorraine Ansell narrated the material beautifully and gave life to the material that few could have. She made it enjoyable to listen to this audiobook.
I received this audiobook from Audiobook Blast in exchange for an honest review.
- Reg "Avid reader who is also a mommy. Audible saved my reading time!"
A Neat Look at Early Alchemists and Magicians
- Teresa "It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing."