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On Astrology, Talismans & Images with Charles Burnett

In this episode Professor Charles Burnett speaks about his recent research on the construction of astrological talismans. He addresses his in-progress editor of On Talismans by Thābit ibn Qurra. This works is being developed in partnership with colleague and is based on a recently discovered manuscript containing an Arabic version of the text.

Works mentioned:
Astral High Magic: De ymaginibus of Thabit Ibn Qurra, translated by John Michael Greer with a commentary by Christopher Warnock, n.p., 2011.

Burnett, Charles, ‘Tābit ibn Qurra the Ḥarrānian on Talismans and the Spirits of the Planets’, La Corónica, 36 (2007), 13–40.

Weill-Parot, Nicolas, Les “Images astrologiques” au moyen âge et à la Renaissance (XIIe-XIVe siècle), Paris 2002.

Cover talisman by Tony Mack

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