MANUSCRIT. — DURVILLE (Henri)

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MANUSCRIT. — DURVILLE (Henri)

Set of 9 manuscripts and typescripts from the first half of the 20th century, each of them bound in a modern half-calf in a case.
Important and fascinating collection of 9 autograph and typewritten manuscripts by Henri Durville (1887-1963), a French occultist, relating to the cycle of spells and enchantments published in the 1950s: - Les Fées: small manuscript in-4 of 78 unencrypted pages (manuscript pages and corrected printed proofs mounted), some original pen drawings.
- The Magic Wand: Typewritten in-4 of about 200 pages, with many handwritten corrections.
- The Magic Wand. Primitive notes: small manuscript in-4 of about a hundred pages, with some corrections, original drawings and reproductions; the magic wand among the Greeks, Persians, witches, magicians, etc.
- The Sceptre of All Power: an in-4 volume of 74 sheets of handwritten and typed notes, embellished with numerous pen drawings or photographic reproductions.
- Les Génies de l'air: small manuscript in-4 of 91 unquantified pages, some original pen drawings.
- The Geniuses of Land and Water: small manuscript in-4 of 65 unencumbered pages (manuscript pages and corrected printed proofs mounted), some original pen drawings.
- The Invisible and the Guardian of the Threshold: typed in-4 paginated from 1 to 5 and from 351 to 708, with abundant handwritten corrections, concerning the Guardian of the Threshold, considers severe and implacable who does not let any impure soul enter the invisible world (the role of the Guardian in the beliefs of pre-Columbian America, the Far East, Tibet, Indonesia, Egypt, etc.), (e. g. witchcraft, ceremonial magic, alchemists, dragons in various traditions).
- Symbolism of light in Egypt: in-4 manuscript of about fifty pages, decorated with original pen drawings and reproductions; some handwritten corrections.
- The Divine Worship in Egypt: in-4 manuscript of about 200 pages, in two parts, with corrections, original drawings and reproductions of Egyptian rites.
Each work in this "enchanted" cycle develops a particular occult idea and has an aspect dominated by two specifically distinct mysteries: the knowledge of the beneficial and evil forces that exert a powerful influence on Man, and the worship and domination of these entities and the initiatory practices that allow Man to beg or use them.
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