Thoughts on grimoires

To think or talk about a magic hat or car or gun or other items, is to posit an object that is the product of some sort of occult knowledge, either mystical, technological or some blend of the two, while to speak about grimoire is to speak about a book that is the repository of occult knowledge while potentially being a mundane object in itself. The grimoire thus can occupy the double position of being both more and less special than the products of the knowledge which is held within its pages.


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