Through this ancient manuscript the reader can attract and channel the energy of the cosmos, so that a certain event takes place according to the wishes and needs of the reader.
It is thought that Picatrix possesses a magic associated with the zodiac that will help you dominate in your life through the power of the universe, nature and its surroundings.
The Picatrix is not only talking about how to create a magical spiritual statues and talismans, but also talks about building an entire cities based on astrological magic. This manuscript was originally written in Arabic under the title غاية الحكيم Ghāyat al-Ḥakīm. Today the name Picatrix is used and it is a real book of magic spells of 400 pages.
Experts believe that it dates from the 11th century, although some claim that was created in the first half of the 10th century. The whole work is divided into four books, which records the lack of systematics.
In the 13th century the King of Castile, Alfonso X (also known as Alfonso the “wise”) ordered the translation of the ancient text in Spanish.
The translation into Latin gained a great popularity in Europe between the XV and XVIII century. It is believed that Picatrix was written by Abu Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Maslama. Astronomer and mathematician and the alchemist Al-Andalus, who wanted to acquire all the knowledge of the Middle East from the 8th and 9th century.
There are people who disagree with this authorship and attributed this book of magic spells to an unknown apprentice from a mysterious school for magic in the Middle East.
This belief exists largely because the book resembles a notebook. Many authors interpret the Picatrix as the “most thoroughly work for celestial magic in Arabic.”